James Richard "Rick" Perry (born March 4, 1950) is an American politician who served as the 47th Governor of Texas from December 2000 to January 2015. A Republican, he was elected Lieutenant Governor of Texas in 1998
George Elmer Pataki (/pəˈtɑːki/; born June 24, 1945) is an American lawyer and politician who served as the 53rd Governor of New York (1995–2006). A member of the Republican Party, Pataki was a lawyer who was elected Mayor of his home town of Peekskill, later going on to be elected to State Assembly, then State Senate. In 1994, he ran for Governor against three-term incumbent Mario Cuomo, defeating him by over a three-point margin as part of the Republican Revolution of 1994. Pataki, succeeding a three-term Governor, would himself be elected to three
Dr. Darrell Scott, Pastor of New Spirit Revival Center in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, said the Monday meeting between black pastors and Donald Trump was a “meaningful dialogue… and we voiced concerns that were sensitive to the African-American community.”
Donald Trump:’I don’t think I have the kind of leverage I’d like to have in a deal and I don’t want to take the chance of hurting my campaign. So I’ll do the debate!’
Donald Trump is reluctantly agreeing to participate in the next Republican primary debate hosted by CNN on Dec. 15, after threatening to skip it if the network refused to pay him $5 million to attend.
“When you’re leading in the polls, I think it’s too big of a risk to not do the debate,” Trump told The Washington Post in a Thursday interview.
“I don’t think I have the kind of leverage I’d like to have in a deal and I don’t want to take the chance of hurting my campaign. So I’ll do the debate," the GOP front-runner continued.
“If I don’t do 'em, the problem will be, ‘Oh, he’s chicken, he’s using that as an excuse.’ Every single person doing the debate would knock the hell out of me and say I’m afraid to be there. The one thing I’m not in life is a chicken."
Trump’s decision to attend the debate comes after CNN President Jeff Zucker earlier Thursday said he won’t pay the billionaire businessman to participate.
“We do not pay candidates to appear" on the network, Zucker told BuzzFeed editor Ben Smith.
At a Monday rally in Georgia, Trump proposed CNN pay him $5 million to attend the debate, saying he would donate the money to wounded veterans.
“We are fools,” he told host Stephen K. Bannon on Sirius XM’s “Breitbart News Daily.”
“All he wants to talk about is climate change,” Trump said of Obama. "We’re like the dummies that everyone laughs at."
“[Obama] thinks that climate change is a far bigger problem than Russia loaded up with nukes, China doing what they’re doing in the [South China Sea] where they’re literally building up islands, building up fortresses,” he continued. "They have no respect for us.
Donald Trump’s classmates share their memories about his ‘Lord of the Flies’ days in military school
R epublican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has cited his high school experience at the New York Military Academy as having given him "more training militarily than a lot of the guys that go into the military."
In recent weeks, Business Insider reached out to several of Trump's former classmates at the school. They paint a picture of Trump as a star athlete who rose to become one of the highest-ranked members of his class. They also hinted at regular hazing and fighting that went on at the academy.
According to his yearbook, Trump, who grew up in Queens, arrived at the school in upstate Cornwall, New York, in 1959. He graduated in 1964.
T hough she says her father is one of her "closest friends," Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump don't always agree on public policy issues.“I’m a daughter, not a clone,” she told host Amy Robach on Wednesday's “Good Morning America.”
W ithin the first few minutes of his speech Monday night, real estate mogul Donald Trump came out swinging at a primary opponent’s low standing in the polls and mocked the media’s coverage of his events.
At a rally in Columbus, Ohio, the Republican presidential candidate, who frequently alludes to polls, once again touted that he’s leading the pack and specifically took aim at Ohio Governor John Kasich on his home turf.
“Your governor is only 2 [percent]. What happened?” Trump said to a mix of cheers and boos.
The two presidential candidates have been recently sparring after a super PAC supporting Kasich launched a $2.5 million ad campaign against Trump. A day later, GOP operatives also waged a “guerilla campaign” to take down Trump.
M artin Joseph O'Malley (born January 18, 1963) is an American politician who was the 61st Governor of Maryland from 2007 to 2015. Prior to being elected as Governor, he served as the Mayor of Baltimore from 1999 to 2007 and was a Baltimore City Councilor from 1991 to 1999.
O'Malley served as the Chair of the Democratic Governors Association from 2011 to 2013, while serving as governor of Maryland. Following his departure from public office in early 2015, he was appointed to the Johns Hopkins University's Carey Business School as a visiting professor focusing on government, business, and urban issues.