From a press release bearing that title, sent to us by Michele Bachmann’s press team. Bold emphasis is ours:
Las Vegas, NV - Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann and entrepreneur Donald Trump discussed vital economic issues with thousands of voters across the country tonight in a unique tele-town hall. The Bachmann campaign invited Mr. Trump to co-host the call as an admired and respected leader in business and politics.
“Small business is what it’s all about, they are the big job creators in this country,” Trump said. “Obamacare is a total disaster, wait ‘til that hits you, that’s going to be a real beauty.”
One caller asked Bachmann what she would do as president to fight illegal immigration.
“I would enforce the laws in the books, the problem is they haven’t been enforced, and I would build a fence,” Bachmann said. “I was in Arizona today and they are talking about people being killed down there. We can’t joke about this issue, we can’t have magnets to attract illegals to our country.”
Alice from New Hampshire asked about the silence from Republicans on Wall Street protests.
“Those camping out in Wall Street – many are just having a good time at other people’s expense. Many didn’t know why they were there,” Trump said. “At some point something is going to have to be done.”
Both Bachmann and Trump agree that the Obama administration has done tremendous damage to American’s reputation on the world stage.
“Iran is waiting to take over our oil reserves because our leaders are stupid. We are not smart people, we have pathetic leadership,” Trump said.
“After all the money we have poured into Iraq, Iran wants to be the dominant partner in the Middle East region and this is what President Obama failed to appreciate.”
Another feature of the call was to gauge voters’ opinions on what could be done to turn around America’s economy. Callers listed the following: cutting spending, repealing Obamacare, legalizing American energy production, cutting taxes, and enforcing immigration laws.
“I’m thankful that you are the first in the nation state because you are the liberty state,” Bachmann said. “That is your charge. You keep that baton of liberty. You’ve done it very well for almost 20 generations from the time the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, and I’m sure the very first one came up to New Hampshire and said, ‘This is where I want to be.’”
Several school-aged children attended the event, which was held at the site of a planned private high school.
Bachmann sprinkled in remarks related to her concerns about the public education system with her calls for fiscal restraint.
“I don’t think that our public schools are necessarily the place where one fixed set of political beliefs should be imposed on students,” Bachmann said. “I think that knowledge, facts, and information should be on the table, and let students decide what their beliefs should be.”
Speaking of beliefs, Michele Bachmann, I believe that the Pilgrims did land at Plymouth Rock, and that Plymouth Rock isn’t on New Hampshire’s 18-mile coastline. But everyone’s entitled to their beliefs, right?