Daily Archives: November 3, 2015
Donald Trump on Monday invoked New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady to suggest himself as the best Republican presidential candidate on the international stage.
"We need very strong people, because our country is being taken away like candy from a baby," Trump said in an interview on Fox Sports 1's "The Herd" with host Colin Cowherd.
"We need strong people. We need the Tom Brady of negotiators," Trump continued on the program, mentioning trade deals and the recently negotiated deal over Iran's nuclear program.
The celebrity real estate tycoon has long cast himself as a tough negotiator, suggesting his business skills could translate well into White House responsibilities.
Christopher James "Chris" Christie (born September 6, 1962) is the 55th Governor of New Jersey. He has been governor since January 2010 and was re-elected for a second term in the 2013 election.
Born in Newark in 1962, Christie volunteered for the gubernatorial campaign of Republican Thomas Kean when he was fifteen years old. A 1984 graduate of the University of Delaware, Christie earned a J.D. at Seton Hall University School of Law. Christie joined a Cranford, New Jersey, law firm in 1987, rose to become a partner in 1993, and continued practicing until 2002. He was elected county legislator in Morris County, serving from 1995 to 1998. By 2002, Christie had campaigned for Presidents George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush; the latter appointed him as United States Attorney for New Jersey, a position he held from 2002 to 2008.
In January 2009, Christie declared his candidacy for Governor of New Jersey. He won the Republican primary, and defeated incumbent Governor Jon Corzine in the election that November. In 2013, he won re-election as Governor,
Though Donald Trump devotes an entire chapter of his just-published book “Crippled America” to his tax proposal, it remains difficult to see how it will have a detrimental effect on the Republican presidential candidate's bottom line—as he has often claimed while pitching the plan in speeches and media appearances.
"I will probably end up paying more money," he told CNN in late September, "but at the same I think the economy will do better, so I’ll make it up that way."
In the book, which will be released Tuesday but which Bloomberg Politics obtained at a Washington, D.C. bookstore last week, Trump says his plan is to simplify the U.S. tax code so it no longer takes too much money from people who need it most, while letting others use loopholes to reduce their burden.
"The current code is crazy."
"The proposed policies will allow the middle class to keep most of their deductions while eliminating many of the deductions for the very rich," Trump writes.
Nonetheless, his plan would help top earners when it comes to wages. It sets the top income tax rate at 25 percent, compared to the current 39.6 percent. But there are breaks