CNN showed the media how to rip the mask off of Donald Trump by doggedly repeating three little letters until Trump would answer a question.
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) May 2, 2016
CUOMO: What do you tell these people, whether they are the Berners or the people who are in the streets out there in Los Angeles, the workers, when you say you want to be with me? Nobody’s stronger on trade, nobody’s going to bring back jobs here. Just give me two things that you can tell those people as to how and why that’s true.
TRUMP: Well, the two things are jobs, OK, because you mentioned jobs. We’re going to bring jobs back —
TRUMP: — and we’re going to do something else. We’re going to keep jobs in this country.
TRUMP: We’re not going to have Carrier air conditioning think they’re going to move to Mexico, make air conditioners, send them back here, lose all these jobs, —
TRUMP: — pay no tax when they’re sent, and hurt our country. So that’s not going to happen.
TRUMP: So, we’re going to do that. But, you know, the other thing — how? It’s very simple. We’re going to put — we’re going to make them pay. There’s going to be consequences. You’re not just going to take your company, move to Mexico, make air conditioners, and now start selling them in our country and not have consequences.
The consequences are a tariff or a tax, and if you don’t do that you’ll lose all of your businesses because our businesses are moving out of our country and they’re moving out fast. You know, I won New York State by a landslide. I won everything by a landslide and every single place I go to I almost don’t need — you know, I go, give me the statistics on New York State or give me the statistics on Pennsylvania or Maryland. It’s all the same. I don’t even need the statistics anymore.
Notice that Trump did not want to tell viewers that what he was talking about was a tariff. Experts have already warned that Trump’s tariff’s plan could be an economic disaster that would provoke a trade war, and if Chris Cuomo wouldn’t have asked Trump wouldn’t have admitted that he was referring to a proposal that would damage the US economy.
H-o-w? That simple three-letter question should be asked by any member of the media who interviews him from now until Election Day. Trump has been able to fluffibuster through interviews by not saying anything and sticking to his empty promises that mean nothing.
When Trump gets pushed, he crumbles. There is nothing behind the empty salesmanship. Donald Trump is a dangerous empty suit who is trying to con his way into the White House.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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