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Trump Criticizes Bush During Visit To Maryland

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Trump Criticizes Bush During Visit To Maryland

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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun (TNS)

LINTHICUM, MD — There were no golden escalators and no paid actors. But even without props, Donald Trump knows how to put on a show.

The billionaire real estate mogul, who entered the race for the GOP presidential nomination this month, told Maryland Republicans in Linthicum on Tuesday night that his background as a negotiator and businessman makes him the most qualified candidate to “take back our jobs,” “take back our money” and “take back our country.”

His visit to Maryland, which had been in the works months before he announced his presidential bid, came as a new Suffolk University poll put Trump in second place in New Hampshire behind former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

Trump reacted to the poll’s findings by attacking Bush.

“I can’t believe Bush is in first place. This guy can’t negotiate his way out of a paper bag,” Trump said. “So I’m in second place to Bush? I hate it!”

More than 600 people attended the annual dinner of the state Republican Party, and a GOP official said the event would bring in more than $100,000, money the party plans to use to support candidates in local and state races.

Republican Gov. Larry Hogan did not attend the dinner, and several speakers acknowledged his announcement this week that he had been diagnosed with cancer.

The dinner at the BWI Marriott was quieter than Trump’s campaign announcement in New York, when he descended into the crowd on a golden escalator. Still, there was plenty of Trump’s characteristic bombast. He reiterated his opinion that the nation’s current leadership is “stupid” and “desperate,” and he called President Barack Obama “incompetent.”

He focused his remarks on the nuclear negotiations underway with Iran — suggesting the Obama administration appeared “desperate” in the talks with Tehran — but also spent significant time arguing that reporters had taken statements from his announcement speech out of context.

In particular, Trump has been criticized for suggesting Mexican immigrants entering the U.S. are rapists.

Asked about the April riots in Baltimore, Trump said he “loved Baltimore,” but then said the city was afflicted with “killings on an hourly basis, virtually.”

“Baltimore is a very, very special case, and it’s a very sad thing that’s happened,” Trump told reporters. “Baltimore needs jobs and it needs spirit. It’s got no spirit. None.”

(c)2015 The Baltimore Sun. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

Photo: Gage Skidmore

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6 Comments

  1. Dominick Vila June 24, 2015

    Take back our jobs? Take back our money? Is the Duck proposing a government with tentacles that extend to imposing its will on American investors and entrepreneurs? As far as our money goes, deficit spending and accumulation of debt have finally been reduced since the end of two unfunded crusades and economic/fiscal mismanagement. It is too late for this clown to show up as a savior. He, and “conservatives” in general should wake up to the realities that surround us and remember that the mess we finally left behind was theirs. No need for a sequel. We must stay the course, and focus instead on issues that can be solved, instead of cheap allegations to impress the naive.
    Maybe Donald should explain how he is going to solve the salary stagnation problem, promote investment at home (President Obama’s suggestion to reward those who invest at home and penalize those who invest abroad was ignored by the GOP), how we can remain the leaders of the world without investing in infrastructure and education, and what is the GOP proposing as an alternative to the social programs that plan to dismantle.

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  2. bobnstuff June 24, 2015

    You have to love the Duck, he is that little child in the republican party that just says what ever comes to mind. He thinks he is the smartest man in the room. He has no answers, in fact he doesn’t even understand the question. The fact that he’s polling at number two says something about the republican party.

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    1. FireBaron June 24, 2015

      Would you rather him or the Koch Brothers’ sock puppet – Scott Walker? Granted, neither of them have a chance to win the nomination, but it is a nice show.

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      1. bobnstuff June 24, 2015

        I hope your right, although I don’t see anyone on the clown car who I would vote for. It’s almost like they are trying to see how crazy they can get. The closest one to being sane is Kasich and I don’t think he has any chance at all.

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        1. groversyck June 24, 2015

          hbobnstuff
          Crapish (Kasich) has made a major mess here in Ohio. His buddies are running a smoke screen for him and much of the public here are too stupid to realize what is going on

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  3. phylin June 24, 2015

    Bur he knows how to manipulate bankruptcies so that he does not have to pay his creditors. Quite a talent.

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