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.
Donald Trump:’There were people that were cheering on the other side of New Jersey, where you have large Arab populations!’
Trump said at a rally on Saturday in Birmingham, Ala. that he watched as the World Trade Center “came tumbling down.”
“And I watched in Jersey City, New Jersey, where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down,” he added. “Thousands of people were cheering.”
ABC “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos asked Trump on Sunday if he misspoke, noting that “police say that didn't happen and all those rumors have been on the Internet for some time.”
D onald Trump has retaken his lead atop the GOP presidential field in Iowa, according to a new poll released Sunday on CBS's "Face the Nation."
Trump is polling at 30 percent in the all-important early voting state, and enjoys a 9-percentage-point lead over rival Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), in the CBS News 2016 “Battleground Tracker.”
The results come several weeks after the same poll found Trump tied at 27 percent with retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson. Carson has dropped to 19 percent in the new poll.
Cruz picked up some of Carson’s lost support. His 21 percent in the latest poll is a 9-percentage-point boost from that late October poll, which showed Trump and Carson in a dead heat.
S en. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) says Donald Trump's suggestion the U.S. set up a database to register and track Muslims is "outrageous and bigoted."
The Democratic presidential contender took to Twitter to blast the GOP front-runner on Friday, adding that Trump "should be ashamed of himself."
Trump sparked controversy following last week's Paris terror attacks by suggesting a database for U.S. Muslims, as well as special identification or warrantless searches to allow law enforcement to keep tabs on those of the Islamic faith.
G OP frontrunner Donald Trump is the leader in three new statewide polls in New Hampshire, Florida and New Jersey that were released on Wednesday.
Here’s a look at the three polls on the GOP race for the White House.
Trump takes 22 percent in Boston WBUR News’s poll in New Hampshire, well ahead of Ben Carson and Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.), who tie for second at 11 percent.