Donald Trump on Energy


“I’m in favor of nuclear energy, very strongly in favor of nuclear energy,” Trump said.

Here’s Where The 2016 Candidates Stand On Nuclear Power

The Daily Caller – Feb 20, 2016
“We have to protect your coal industry which is being decimated” by EPA regulations, Trump added.

[VIDEO] Clinton: ‘We’re Going To Put A Lot Of Coal Miners Out Of Business’

The Daily Caller – Mar 14, 2016
“We are going to bring the coal industry back 100 %” Trump said.

Trump campaigns in Southwest Virginia ahead of Super Tuesday

WJHL – Mar 1, 2016
“Energy independence is a requirement if America is to become great again,” Trump said Tuesday.

The Trump‑Cruz Brawl

The Atlantic – Jan 20, 2016
Trump suggested clean energy policies to reduce CO2 emissions would “imperil jobs” and “the middle class and lower classes.”

Donald Trump vs. the Pope on immigration & climate change

KVLY-TV – Sep 24, 2015
He discounts the “negative impact of natural gas, oil, and coal.”

Opinion: Donald Trump’s USA Inc. will kill our climate, our economy and our democracy

MarketWatch – Aug 25, 2015
He writes that sources of “green energy” are “really just an expensive way of making the tree-huggers feel good about themselves.”

Seven things in Donald Trump’s new book you probably won’t hear at a rally

The Washington Post – Nov 3, 2015
And Donald Trump said Ohio’s prosperity under Gov. John Kasich was a stroke of luck, “John got lucky with a thing called fracking, ok, he hit oil,” he said.

Moderate GOP senators form green working group

Politico – Oct 29, 2015
“I consider climate change to be not one of our big problems,” Trump said Thursday, when asked about the debate’s concluding exchange on climate change.

Carly Fiorina looking to capitalize on another strong debate

WFTS-TV – Sep 17, 2015

Donald Trump on Veterans


“But actually, I raised, as you know, $6 million for the vets by not doing the debate,” Trump said, referring to his alternate fund-raiser for military veterans timed against the Fox News candidates’ debate.

Donald Trump Confirms to Sean Hannity: ‘Everything Now Is Good With Fox’

TheWrap – Feb 3, 2016
“The current state of the Department of Veterans Affairs is absolutely unacceptable,” Trump said at a rally in front of the retired battleship USS Wisconsin.

Trump says 300,000 veterans died waiting VA care – Nov 9, 2015
Trump wrote: “Thanks to McCain and his Senate colleague Bernie Sanders, their legislation to cover up the VA scandal, in which 1,000+ veterans died waiting for medical care, made sure no one has been punished, charged, jailed, fined or held responsible. McCain has abandoned our veterans. I will fight for them.”

After ‘not a war hero’ remark, Donald Trump says John McCain has ‘done nothing’ for veterans – Jul 21, 2015
In a USA Today op-ed published Sunday evening, Trump said his “record of veteran support is well-documented. I served as co-chairman of the New York Vietnam Veterans Memorial Commission and was responsible, with a small group, for getting it built.”

Leader of New York Veterans Group Defends Donald Trump

ABC News – Jul 20, 2015
“They did a poll recently and I’m very popular with the vets because they know I’ll fix the veterans administration,” Trump said.

The Interview Between Sarah Palin and Donald Trump Some Say Was ‘Inane’ and ‘Bonkers’

TheBlaze – Aug 29, 2015
“The power to choose will stop the wait time backlogs and force the VA to improve and compete if the department wants to keep receiving veterans’ healthcare dollars,” Trump stated in his plan.

Donald Trump Releases Plan to Reform Veterans Affairs

ABC News – Oct 31, 2015
“Veterans Administration is slow…I’ll tear it down and build it from scratch.”

Dump the Trump Campaign Gears Up

Random Lengths – Sep 17, 2015
“During my entire business career, I have always made supporting Veterans a top priority because our heroes deserve the very best for defending our freedom,” Trump said in a statement on Sunday, pointing to his work on a veterans memorial and as grand marshal of the New York City Veterans’ Day Parade.

Trump Could Bump GOP Veterans Off Debate Stage

WGBH NEWS – Jul 21, 2015

Donald Trump on National security


“The fact is that we need unpredictability,” Trump said of his openness to using nuclear weapons.

Donald Trump open to nuclear retaliation after Brussels attack

CBS News – Mar 24, 2016
As for his supporters, Trump said in Ohio, “It’s not necessarily loyal to me, it’s loyal to the country. They want great security. They want great military. They want to take care of their vets. They want a border. They want a wall.”

Trump blames ‘planned attack’ by ‘professional’ protesters for not taking stage in Chicago

Chicago Tribune – Mar 12, 2016
When dealing with terrorists, Trump said, “we should go for waterboarding and we should go tougher than waterboarding.”

GOP debate: Trump’s character draws focus

BP News – Mar 4, 2016
GOP front-runner Donald Trump also chimed in, tweeting, “Do you all remember how beautiful and safe a place Brussels was. Not anymore, it is from a different world! U.S. must be vigilant and smart!.”

DC Heightens Security After Brussels Terror Attacks

Roll Call – Mar 22, 2016
“Our jobs are being sucked away, our military can’t beat ISIS… our borders are like Swiss cheese,” Trump said to the energetic crowd.

How to go: Donald Trump in Dayton Saturday

Dayton Daily News – Mar 12, 2016
Trump argued in a USA Today op-ed published last weekend that he “would support and endorse the use of enhanced interrogation techniques if the use of these methods would enhance the protection and safety of the nation.

Trump: ‘Torture Works, OK Folks?’

The Weekly Standard – Feb 17, 2016
The military under Trump, he said, will “be so big, so strong, so powerful, nobody is going mess with us.”

New Hampshire Primary 2016: Republican winner Donald Trump declares ‘We’re going to make … – Feb 10, 2016
“We need much tougher, much smarter leadership – and we need it NOW!” Trump said on Twitter.

Carnage renews debate over military and terrorism

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution – Nov 16, 2015
“I will build a military so strong that we’ll never have to use it because they are going to be saying, ‘I’m not going to mess with that guy,’ ” he said, without explaining how he would bolster America’s defense.

Donald Trump drops dime on Lindsey Graham, gives out senator’s cellphone number

The Post and Courier – Jul 21, 2015
Mr. Trump said he would like to “build a safe zone in Syria, build a big, beautiful safe zone, and you have whatever it is, so they can live.”

Political News, Now.

New York Times – Nov 13, 2015
“We have to have a strong military so people don’t mess with us,” Trump said.

Fourth Republican debate winds up in Milwaukee

Newsday – Nov 10, 2015
On trade , Trump said our country is in trouble if, “…we don’t get smart, very very quickly, on trade. On defense. We have to build our country big. Powerful.”

Katz: First Thoughts On Trump In Indy

WIBC – Apr 20, 2016
“Waterboarding would be fine. If they can expand the laws, I would do a lot more than waterboarding,” Trump said on NBC’s “Today” program, adding he believed torture could produce useful leads.

Trump backs waterboarding and ‘a lot more’ after Brussels attacks

WHTC – Mar 22, 2016

Donald Trump on Budget and spending


“We are going to cut the Department of Education,” Trump said when asked if he would cut spending to curb the national debt.

Trump speaks in MSNBC town hall to counter Cruz, Rubio appearance on CNN

The Dallas Morning News – Feb 18, 2016
Trump added that as a result of the funding plan, Americans will have to “absorb higher deficits, greater debt, less economic liberty, and more corporate welfare.”

Donald Trump Excoriates House Republicans Over Budget Deal: Republicans ‘Threw the Towel In, …

TheBlaze – Dec 18, 2015
Trump, asked for details of his budget plan, said, “We will cut so much, your head will spin.”

Dana Milbank: Donald Trump’s ‘Captain Underpants’ Campaign

Investor’s Business Daily – Feb 26, 2016

Donald Trump on Education



“I’m a tremendous believer in education, but education has to be at a local level. We cannot have the bureaucrats in Washington telling you how to manage your child’s education,” Trump said.

Small businesses for Trump: ‘Just get somebody different in there’

Center for Public Integrity – Feb 25, 2016
“These student loans are probably one of the only things that the government shouldn’t make money from and yet it does,” Trump wrote in his 2015 book “Crippled America.”

Trump’s 6 populist positions

Politico – Feb 13, 2016
On college debt, Trump said, ““I’m going to look into colleges. …. We’re going to do something with regard to really smart financing.”

Donald Trump’s Latest Venture: Retail Politics

Time – Feb 8, 2016
“Nothing (is) more important than higher education and education in general,” Trump said.

Trump: Christie could have ‘a place’ on my ticket

The Hill – Nov 11, 2015
“It’s the only thing the government makes money on — college students,” he said.

In Dubuque, Trump vows to unite, stresses need for right leaders

Telegraph Herald – Aug 25, 2015
“I’m not concerned about the kids growing up in wealthy communities, where high property taxes have allowed them to build great schools, hire the best teachers, and provide all the supplies they need. Those schools are doing fine,” Trump writes.

Seven things in Donald Trump’s new book you probably won’t hear at a rally

The Washington Post – Nov 3, 2015
In his chapter on education, Trump writes, “Look, I know that people both for and against school choice can roll out endless arguments showing charter schools are either very successful or make no difference at all. This is a legitimate debate.”

Trump knocks rivals, gets literary in New York

Politico – Nov 3, 2015
“I’m a tremendous believer in education, but education has to be at a local level,” Trump says to open a video he put on Facebook Tuesday.

Trump Slams US Public Schools, Pledges To Kill Common Core [VIDEO]

The Daily Caller – Jan 27, 2016

Donald Trump on Environment


On Jan. 29, 2014, Trump tweeted: “Snowing in Texas and Louisiana, record setting freezing temperatures throughout the country and beyond. Global warming is an expensive hoax!”

What Donald Trump said about the Chinese inventing the ‘hoax’ of climate change – Jan 24, 2016
Trump says that “people in the 1920s thought the Earth was cooling, now it’s global warming,” implying that all subsequent climate science is nonsense.

Donald Trump On Climate Change: ‘I Believe It Goes Up And It Goes Down’ – Sep 22, 2015
Trump warns Obama: “EPA is an impediment to both growth and jobs.”

Opinion: Donald Trump’s USA Inc. will kill our climate, our economy and our democracy

MarketWatch – Aug 25, 2015
“I’m a huge believer in clean air,” Trump said June 28 on CNN’s State of the Union.

Jerry Brown to Republican Visitors: Welcome, ‘Merchants of Destruction!’

Bloomberg L.P. – Sep 15, 2015

Donald Trump on Crime and safety


“If they make one mistake its on your newscasts all night, all week, all month. The police in this country have done an unbelievable job of keeping law and order,” Trump said.

Here are the best moments from the GOP debate

Business Insider – Feb 7, 2016
“I have to say that the police are absolutely mistreated and misunderstood,” Trump said.

Rubio falters while Christie, Kasich shine in critical GOP debate

San Francisco Chronicle – Feb 6, 2016
“Police and law enforcement, I will never, ever, let them down,” Trump said at the candidate forum, according to the New Hampshire Union Leader.

UMass police union disavows parent union’s endorsement of Donald Trump – Dec 18, 2015
The video begins with the now infamous remarks Trump made last month during his presidential launch speech, in which he said: “When Mexico sends its people, they’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.”

DNC mocks ‘Retrumplican Party’ on immigration

The Hill – Jul 9, 2015
The Washington Post’s Charles Lane, a regular “Special Report” pundit, faced off against radio host Laura Ingraham over Trump’s June 16 comments, in which he said, among other things: “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best…They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.”

Washington Post pundit on Fox News: Crime by illegal immigrants ‘not a real issue’

The Washington Post – Jul 9, 2015
“Our police officers have been treated horribly,” Trump told ABC News aboard his private jumbo jet Wednesday.

Experts Doubt Donald Trump’s Plan to Execute Cop Killers Would Pass Muster

ABC News – Dec 17, 2015

Donald Trump on Civil liberties


“I want surveillance and I don’t care, are you ready for this, are you ready,” Trump asked the crowd.

Donald Trump wants ‘surveillance of certain mosques’

WIAT – Nov 21, 2015
“These people always hit me with eminent domain, and frankly I’m not in love with eminent domain,” Trump said.

Trump Opponents Try To Build Eminent Domain Into S.C. Primary Issue

KGOU – Feb 17, 2016
Trump added that “when eminent domain is used on a person’s property, they get a fortune. And if they’re smart they’ll get two or three times the value of their property.”

Donald Trump Gets Booed, Then Attacks Debate Crowd for Being Filled With ‘Donors and Special Interests’

TheBlaze – Feb 7, 2016
He also cites a 2000 interview in The Advocate, in which Trump emphasizes his support for workplace discrimination protections and “strong domestic-partnership law that guarantees gay people the same legal protections and rights as married people.”

Gay YouTube Personality ‘Comes Out’ In Support Of Donald Trump

The Huffington Post – Oct 28, 2015

Donald Trump on Economy and jobs


“Raising the prevailing wage paid to H-1Bs will force companies to give these coveted entry-level jobs to the existing domestic pool of unemployed native and immigrant workers in the U.S., instead of flying in cheaper workers from overseas,” wrote Trump.

Donald Trump, zingers and all, emerges as sharp H‑1B critic

Computerworld – Aug 16, 2015
“We’re bringing your business back. We’re bringing your jobs back. I love you, Ohio,” Trump roared.

Donald Trump Is Turning on John Kasich

Time – Mar 15, 2016
“It will be a tax if they don’t behave,” Trump said of China.

Live Republican debate updates: Donald Trump and rivals strike a more civil tone

Los Angeles Times – Mar 11, 2016
Not so, Mr. Trump argued, explaining that he would “start building those factories and those plants here instead of China,” thus creating more jobs.

What You Missed in the Debate

The New York Times – Mar 11, 2016
“This country is dying. And our workers are losing their jobs,” Donald Trump declared.

Why Donald Trump’s Populism Is Dangerous

The Nation – Feb 23, 2016
And last month, Trump slammed Apple’s foreign manufacturing, vowing, if elected, to make the company “start building their damn computers and things in this country instead of in other countries.”

Why Donald Trump’s Win Is Apple’s Loss

Fortune – Feb 21, 2016
“You see our businesses moving over to Mexico. You see other people are moving into Mexico. Mexico is going to become the next China on a smaller level,” Trump says.

Trump rally in North Augusta saw a protester thrown out and memorable quotes

WRDW-TV – Feb 17, 2016
“I will bring jobs back from China, I will bring jobs back from Japan. I will bring jobs back from Mexico,” Trump said.

GOP debate: Rubio chokes

Politico – Feb 6, 2016
“If you’re going to create 10,000 jobs for a town that’s in trouble and you need a piece of property, I’ll tell you what folks, I want to create jobs and I want to give the people that own that property more than it’s worth,” he said, suggesting a price structure at odds with the one he tried to use in 1994.

Washington Examiner: Stance on eminent domain puts Trump at odds with conservatism – Nov 9, 2015
In the Derry event referenced above, Trump went into a familiar riff: “China is killing us! They’ve taken so much of our wealth. They’ve taken our jobs. They’ve taken our businesses, they’ve taken our manufacturing.”

Donald Trump, American hustler: The frightening fascist tendencies of his GOP rise

Salon – Oct 7, 2015
Trump said the numbers will work out as long as “the economy grows the way it should grow, if I bring jobs back from China, from Japan, from Mexico, from so many countries.”

Trump hints at tax plans during ’60 Minutes’ interview

The Washington Post – Sep 27, 2015
Asked why, Trump responded, “Because it wouldn’t work, because it’s too much. You have to bring in jobs you have to take the jobs back from China, you have to take the jobs back from Mexico.”

Club for Growth vs. Trump – Sep 25, 2015
“I will create jobs like you’ve never seen,” Trump told reporters before his speech.

Trump, Clinton bring presidential messages to Arkansas

The Commercial Appeal – Jul 25, 2015
He promised to “take jobs back from Japan. I’m going to take jobs back from Mexico. I’m going to take jobs back from Vietnam.”

Former Gov. Beasley ‘very impressed’ with Trump

The Greenville News – Nov 20, 2015
In an op-ed piece in last Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal, Trump asserted that “the worst” of Beijing’s “sins” is the “wanton manipulation of China’s currency, robbing Americans of billions of dollars of capital and millions of jobs.”

Trump Is Wrong on China

Barron’s – Nov 14, 2015
“Imagine the impact that these practices have had on our weakened manufacturing base, our agriculture industry and every small business unable to compete internationally,” he wrote.

Trump: Currency manipulation ‘the worst of China’s sins’

The Hill – Nov 10, 2015

Donald Trump on Health care


“I would end Obamacare and replace it with something terrific, for far less money for the country and for the people,” said Trump.

Donald Trump campaign could have big impact on other candidates

KCCI – Apr 8, 2015
“We are going to repeal Obamacare. We are going to repeal Obamacare. We are going to replace Obamacare with something so much better,” said Donald Trump.

Six‑Year Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act

NJTV – Mar 23, 2016
“Since March of 2010, the American people have had to suffer under the incredible economic burden of the Affordable Care Act–Obamacare,” Trump said in a statement.

Donald Trump Releases Health Care Plan To Replace Obamacare

Talking Points Memo – Mar 3, 2016
“We’re going to repeal and replace the horror known as Obamacare, it is a horror,” said Trump.

Trump Expects to Win Arkansas

KOLR – Feb 28, 2016
“I want to get rid of Obamacare and get you something great,” Trump vaguely offered.

New Hampshire and Obamacare: What Donald Trump’s victory says about GOP healthcare priorities

Salon – Feb 10, 2016
Today Trump said there are people who desperately need care and “you can’t let em die in the streets.”

Trump: Some GOPers Would See a Person Dying Outside a Hospital and Say ‘Let ‘Em Die’

Mediaite – Feb 1, 2016
But in the 2011 volume, Trump complained that Obamacare was a scheme by liberals “to drag America closer to a so-called ‘single-payer system,’ otherwise known as total government-run health care.”

Will the real Donald Trump please stand up

Politico – Jul 26, 2015
Bot of course, Trump thinks Obamacare is “a big, fat, horrible lie” and “a total catastrophe,” which he’s promised “is going to be a disaster.”

Let’s all remember that time when Donald Trump sounded like Bernie Sanders on healthcare

Salon – Jun 17, 2015
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