Trump said having Putin treat him with respect is a positive development if he becomes president.
The dominant Republican in the nominating race was pressed by ABC’s host, George Stephanopoulos, about his seeming to draw a moral equivalence between the killings of journalists under Putin and the American government’s killing of terrorists overseas.
“We’re going to make our country great again and it’s going to be a handsome thing to watch, Trump said as the Christmas music signaled the end of his rally. As you see, traffic’s backed up and I think you got a big opposition out here, and I think you’ll see through the night”, Adam Underhill said.
Trump spoke to a crowd of about 1200 in Cedar Rapids. “I’ve been looking forward to seeing Mr. Trump and I feel he’s going to change America”. “Nobody can trust Putin, no matter what”.
“That’s very, very disturbing to me and very scary”, Zito said, “and scary that there are so many people out there supporting him”.
Scott Erdman, 56, an engineer for a military contractor in Cedar Rapids, agreed. As part of the segment, conservative pundit Kurt Schlichter, reflecting on the debate, said, “Is it too much that he knows what the nuclear triad is?”
In fact, Trump may be stronger than polls suggest- with most Republican primary voters agreeing with his call to ban Muslims from entering the country. “I mean, I don’t want to sound rude, but I hope if it explodes, it’s going to be now rather than two months into another administration because, honestly, you’ve got yourself problems”. A Christmas soundtrack played over the loudspeaker.
President Barack Obama says criticism of his strategy to combat the Islamic State group is legitimate and failure to keep the public informed has contributed to fears that not enough is being done.
In October, it was revealed that the United States middle class, long considered as a role model of prosperity and a driver of the economy, was for the first time been overtaken by China, according to the 2015 Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report. Trump, however, laid the blame at Clinton’s feet.
“She was favored to win and she got schlonged, she lost”, he said.
The rally marked the billionare businessman’s first visit to West Michigan since announcing his presidential run.