MSNBC host Tamron Hall on Tuesday faced off against Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump about details of his plan to build a border wall and whether he has the ability to act presidential if elected.
“You’ve talked a lot about building this wall, a very big wall,” Hall noted during an interview with the candidate. “How much will the wall cost?”
Trump estimated the cost of the wall at $8 billion, which he said was a “tiny fraction of the money that we lose with Mexico.”
“But you’re doing construction numbers, not real numbers,” Hall pointed out. “You bring up, for example, the Great Wall of China that was built with slave labor. You don’t have that in the United States.”
“I think it’s a good example,” Trump said of China’s wall. “We can build a Great Wall.”
“We have 2,000 miles, it’s long, but it’s not 13,000 miles like they have in China,” Trump insisted.
Hall also challenged Trump on his recent use of the word “p*ssy,” which a supporter had first used to describe GOP hopeful Ted Cruz.
“I was repeating something somebody said from the audience, and it was cute,” Trump opined. “A woman kept shouting a certain word so I repeated it, and people had a lot of fun.”
“Many would say, ‘What will Donald Trump do to the presidency if he’s willing to on stage say something like that and other comments that I could laundry list here?'” the MSNBC host wondered.
“When you get to be president — or just before you get to be president — the attitude would change very much,” Trump promised. “Right now, we are in a very combative stage, and we also want to have a little fun.”
Watch the video below from MSNBC, broadcast Feb. 9, 2016.
Beto O’Rourke calls for a ‘war tax’ in release of health care plan for veterans
The Democratic presidential candidate uses his eighth policy announcement to focus on an area that he prioritized in Congress.
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Monday morning released a plan to improve the lives of veterans, returning to an area of priority during his time in the U.S. House for his latest 2020 policy rollout.
In keeping with measures he supported in Congress, the plan calls for a "responsible end" to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — reinvesting $1 out of every $2 saved in veterans programs — and the creation of a Veterans Health Care Trust Fund for each future war. The fund would be paid for by a "war tax" on households without service members or veterans.
Conservative Ben Shapiro tweeted something many found offensive — so now he’s calling his critics ‘garbage’
Right wing "thought leader" Ben Shapiro appeared today to say not using the "N" word is nearly impossible as he defended conservative, pro-gun teen Kyle Kashuv, one of the Parkland survivors who just had his acceptance to Harvard rescinded over his racist remarks, which included repeated use of the "N" word.
To be clear, Shapiro denies that's what he meant.
Here is Shapiro on Twitter, in what many took as him appearing to call not using the "N" word – in Kashuv's case, repeatedly, over and over and over again, "an insane, cruel standard no one can possibly meet."
Obsessed Trump: ‘Only fake polls show us behind’ Democrats. Fox News: 5 Dems would beat him
President Donald Trump is obsessed with polls – but not facts – and increasingly so. He just fired his internal pollsters after leaked internal poll numbers show devastating lossesfor Trump in key battleground states.