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.
Japan wants to dump Fukushima radioactive water into ocean
Japan's top government spokesman slapped down the environment minister on Tuesday after he said there was "no other option" but to release radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant into the ocean.
"It is not true that we have decided on the disposal method," Chief Cabinet Minister Yoshihide Suga told reporters after Environment Minister Yoshiaki Harada's comments earlier in the day.
The operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), is storing more than one million tonnes of contaminated water in tanks at the site of Fukushima Daiichi Plant that was wrecked by the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown.
Here’s one big reason why Trump is having a white-hot meltdown over the Fed not dropping interest rates
President Donald Trump has a personal conflict-of-interest that may be impacting his decisions in his public feud with Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell.
"President Trump stands to save millions of dollars annually in interest on outstanding loans on his hotels and resorts if the Federal Reserve lowers rates as he has been demanding, according to public filings and financial experts," The Washington Post reported Saturday.
Trump approves of North Korea missile tests: ‘I have no problem’ because they’re just ‘short-range missiles’
On Thursday, in conversation with reporters, President Donald Trump said that he had 'no problem' with North Korea's new round of missile tests.
"Short-range missiles, we never made an agreement on that," said Trump. "I have no problem, we'll see what happens, but these are short-range missiles. They're very standard."
The thought that short-range missiles would still be capable of hitting our allies in the region, like South Korea and Japan, does not seem to have occurred to him.
Trump says he has "no problem" with North Korea testing missiles because they are just "short-range missiles" that are "very standard." pic.twitter.com/fdKtQ6yrBE