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 don’t fault any one host for throwing a party, or any journalist for attending. Many of them are friends. There’s nothing inherently wrong with savoring Johnnie Walker Blue with the politicians we cover.
But the cumulative effect is icky. With the proliferation of A-list parties and the infusion of corporate and lobbyist cash, Washington journalists give Americans the impression we have shed our professional detachment and are aspiring to be like the celebrities and power players we cover…
As I began to do the RSVPs for a few of this year’s parties, I thought about what our hardbitten journalistic forebears would make of Cee Lo and SamRo and the Donald. Then I made other plans for the weekend.
WSJ: So you would keep troops in Iraq after this year? Trump: I would take the oil. WSJ: I don’t understand how you would take the — does that mean keeping troops there, or staying involved in Iraq? Trump: You heard me, I would take the oil.