Donald Trump: ‘A Little Establishment’ Doesn’t Hurt

donald_trumpAfter all the RINO establishment phony conservatives, is this what you REALLY want?

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Thursday there’s nothing wrong with a little deal-making to get things done.

“You know what? There’s a point at which: Let’s get to be a little establishment,” he told about 1,500 people at a rally at the Las Vegas South Point Resort and Casino. “We’ve got to get things done folks, OK? Believe me, don’t worry. We’re going to make such great deals.”

It was an effort by the billionaire developer to draw contrasts with Ted Cruz, his top rival in the Feb. 1 Iowa caucuses. The author of “The Art of the Deal” suggested that Cruz, largely boxed out of Senate deal making circles, can’t operate effectively in office.

“Guys like Ted Cruz will never make a deal because he’s a strident guy,” Trump told a crowd of about 1,500 people at a rally at the Las Vegas South Point Resort and Casino.

Trump, who is dominating national polls, highlighted his endorsement this week from Tea Party darling Sarah Palin as validation of his outsider status. But he also pushed back against the idea that collaboration is a dirty word.

He pointed to the famous relationship between President Ronald Reagan talks with Democrat House Speaker Tip O’Neill in the 1980s. “That’s what the country’s about really, isn’t it?”

The attack comes as Trump and Cruz are locked in a tight battle in Iowa, where voting will begin on Feb 1. Cruz is an ideological purist who has long argued that Republicans need to elect a conservative who will energize the base instead of another moderate.

Speaking to reporters in New Hampshire, Cruz repeated his charge that the Republican establishment is “rushing to support Donald Trump.”

“So if as a voter you think what we need is more Republicans in Washington to cut a deal with” congressional Democratic leaders, Cruz said, “then I guess Donald Trump is your guy.”

Trump, who has questioned Cruz’s edibility to serve as president because he was born in Canada, also noted that none of Cruz’s senate colleagues had come to his defense on the issue.

“There’s something wrong there. And I can tell you, they like me, those guys. And there’s nothing wrong with that, folks. We’ve got to make deals!” he said. The next president, he said, shouldn’t have to rely on executive orders to push through his agenda on issues like improving trade imbalances with countries like China.

http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/US-GOP-2016-Trump/2016/01/21/id/710372/

3 comments

  • I’m a big Ted Cruz fan. He’s a renowned constitutional scholar but a purist. No one is. He voted for obamas top trade bill. He’s in bed with Goldman Sachs the most evil investment banking firm and big oil. He is more conservative than trump but purist no one is.

  • Cruz understands that to compromise truth is to negate it.

    Luckily, Trump is so wrapped up in his book about scheming in business to get it.

    Ted Cruz would make a better President than Reagan who sold weapons to the Ayatollah for cash, exactly the type of dangerous ‘deal’ Trump could make.

    We need a President who will stop Iran from getting nukes, not one who might sell them some.

  • I like Ted Cruz. However, the GOP (which is sick) wants Trump’s money, so he’ll probably get in. I hope not.

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