Donald Trump’s Reddit AMA: The Highlights

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Donald Trump’s Reddit AMA took place last night and quickly became one of the most popular Reddit AMAs ever. It received over 24,300 comments, more than Barack Obama’s AMA three years ago.

Trump answered dozens of questions relating to his presidential campaign, his opinion of Hillary Clinton and his plans for H1- B reform. One of these was from Breitbart Tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos, who pitched a question to Trump on the subject of immigration: 

“America has a proud tradition of stealing the most brilliant and talented people from countries around the world for ourselves. Albert Einstein, Wernher von Braun, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Melania Trump… the list goes on and on. In recent years, however, H-1B visa abuse has become rampant.

A program meant to bring truly exceptional talent to America has been twisted by globalist politicians and corporations, allowing low-cost, short term labor to steal jobs from everyday Americans and take everything they learn back to their home countries. Will you curb H-1B abuse and make sure visas are going to people who want to become American, stay American, and make America great?”

Donald Trump replied to Yiannopoulos: “I have put forward a detailed plan for H-1B reform to protect American workers which can viewed on the immigration paper on my website. My plan is the exact opposite of Crooked Hillary Clinton.”

When asked his opinion on why Hillary Clinton refuses to hold press conferences, Trump said, “Crooked Hillary Clinton will not do press conferences because she cannot explain her illegally deleted 33,000 emails, or her disaster in Libya, or her role pushing TPP (which she would 100% approve if she got the chance), or her support for a 550% increase in Syrian refugees, etc.”

One user, who identified himself as a Libertarian, stated that he was leaning towards voting for Gary Johnson and asked what did Trump have to say to people that were on the fence or considering voting for third party candidates.

In response, Trump had this to say: “Americans in every party are tired of our rigged system and corrupt politicians, and want to reform our government so it no longer benefits the powerful at the expense of everyone else. They know I will fix it so it works for them and their families. Hillary Clinton’s message is that things will never change. My message is that things have to change, and they have to change right now.” said Trump. “We have to change a foreign policy that has led us to one economic disaster after another, and an economic policy that has failed our poorest citizens. We will never fix a rigged system by relying on the people who rigged it in the first place. I am going to return the government to the people. Together, we will Make America Great Again.”

Another user asked Trump which of his policies and political positions he would like to convey to disillusioned Bernie Sanders supporters to convince them to vote Republican in the election.

Trump gave his thoughts on the Democratic primary candidate saying, “Though Bernie is exhausted and has given up on his revolution, many of his voters still want to keep up the fight. I expect that millions of Bernie voters will refuse to vote for Hillary because of her support for the War in Iraq, the invasion of Libya, NAFTA and TPP, and of course because she is totally bought and sold by special interests. She and her husband have been paid millions and millions by global corporations and powerful interests who will control her every decision. She is their puppet, and they pull the strings.

Trump offered an open invitation to all former Bernie supporters fighting against the establishment, “We welcome with open arms all voters who want an honest government and to fix our rigged system so it works for the people. This includes fixing one of Bernie’s biggest issues, our terrible trade deals that strip our country of its jobs and wealth.”

Trump also voiced his approval of NASA, “Honestly I think NASA is wonderful! America has always led the world in space exploration.” and listed the past US presidents that have inspired him, “There have been many amazing Presidents in American history, including George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Dwight Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan, all of whom I greatly admire.”

Read the full AMA interview here.

Lucas Nolan is a Journalism and Media student at Dublin Business School and a regular contributor to Breitbart Tech. He can be contacted via Twitter here: @LucasNolan_


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