Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump argued that “the problem with Washington, they don’t make deals, it’s all gridlock” and “I’ll get everybody together. We’ll make great deals for the country” on Wednesday’s “Fox & Friends” on the Fox News Channel.
Trump, in response to a question on criticisms from fellow candidate Texas Senator Ted Cruz that he would capitulate to Democrats too much and how he would work with Democrats, said, [relevant remarks begin around 7:00] “Well, I’ve been making deals all my life, and that’s why I’m worth many billions of dollars, more than $10 billion, because that’s what I do. I make deals, and you get it done. And the problem with Washington, they don’t make deals, it’s all gridlock, and then you have a president that signs executive orders because he can’t get anything done. I’ll get everybody together. We’ll make great deals for the country. We’ll take back our trade. We’ll strengthen our military.”
“We’ll take care of our vets, the vets are a huge problem, they’re being taken care of so badly, I mean, so badly,” he continued. “We’ll strengthen up the borders. Yeah, we’re going to make deals. We’re going to make great deals. And politicians don’t know how to make great deals. like a guy like Ted, you know, he borrows money from Goldman Sachs. he borrows money from Citibank. He doesn’t report it on his forms where you have to report it, it’s, you know, violation at a very significant portion, and he doesn’t report things like that. You can’t just say that. I mean it’s very sad to see it. And he’s got the other problem. You know what the other problem is, because now he’s being sued by numerous people, saying he was born in Canada. So he’s got to work that out somehow.”
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