Trump: ‘I’m the Only One’ That’s Going to Beat Hillary

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said of Hillary Clinton ” I’m the only one that’s going to beat her…nobody else is going to beat her” on Wednesday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel.

Trump was asked about the US’ standing in the world, he said, “It’s about respect” and that countries like Russia, China, and Japan don’t respect the US, but will respect him and said that he gets along with these foreign countries.

He was then questioned about his poll numbers, Trump said his numbers were improving and said he wasn’t running for president “for fun” and pointed to the loss of business ties that he has, including with the “very disloyal” Macy’s among others “weak” companies like NBC and Univision.

Trump, “Hillary was the worst secretary of state in the history of our country. I’m the only one that’s going to beat her, Sean, nobody else is going to beat her.” And “Jeb Bush will never take us to the promised land. No matter what you do, it’s not going to happen.”

After the discussion turned to illegal immigration, Trump said, “we wouldn’t even be talking about illegal immigration if it weren’t for me.” And that his controversial comments were about illegal immigrants forced into the US by Mexico. He further stated the other candidates for president were “weak and don’t understand what to do,” and that Mexico $100,000 for every illegal immigrant it sends in to the country. He further argued that Hispanic voters share his disdain for illegal immigration.

Trump also stated that Texas Governor and fellow Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry did an “absolutely terrible” job securing Texas’ border.

Later Trump argued he would save Social Security without cutting it by bringing jobs back to the US.

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Earlier, Trump criticized the Iran nuclear deal as a “disgrace,” but a “phenomenal deal” for Iran and criticized the advanced notice for inspections. He especially criticized the failure to secure the release of the American prisoners in Iran while stating that if he was president, the prisoners would be released. Trump also stated Iran was almost “taunting” the US by keeping the prisoners, and their release would have “softened” the deal from Iran’s standpoint since they don’t want or need the prisoners.

Trump continued that he would have increased sanctions on Iran, “would have waited for them to call us,” and demanded the release of the prisoners before negotiations started. He further argued that Iran will “very easily” be able to get nuclear weapons at the end of the deal’s term and that the deal was “potentially catastrophic” for Israel.

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