The event was hosted by two Republican women’s groups and the reception took place at the Treasure Island casino, where Trump’s 30-minute speech focused heavily on foreign policy, highlighting issues such as Chinese-American globalization, Libyan and Saudi oil, and reconstruction in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Trump’s tirade targeted America’s political leaders, saying "they are stupid people" and a bunch of "bloodsuckers," who are burying the U.S. economy in the ground.
He berated the U.S. government for building schools in Afghanistan while neglecting to fix schools in America. "We build a school, we build a road, they blow up the school, we build another school, we build another road, they blow them up, we build again, in the meantime we can't get a f*****g school in Brooklyn!"
And then there’s China, a country Trump has become a vocal critic of. During his virulent speech, he acknowledged that Trump-branded clothing and accessories — Trump ties, Trump cufflinks, and even Trump teddy bears — have the "Made in China" label slapped on them, to which he claimed higher tariffs are the only solution. His message to China: "Listen you mother******s we're going to tax you 25 percent!"
Since his sudden political arising, Trump has honed in on the Asian economic powerhouse, claiming it is a dumping ground for U.S. jobs, and due to the continuing burden of high unemployment, he has formed a somewhat isolationist view toward the global economy. Higher tariffs will return jobs to the U.S. and loosen China’s grip on international competition, he says.
Trump’s anti-globalist dogma may be revealing future policy strategies that may manifest if he finds residence in the White House. He recently told employees at Wilcox Industries, a company that manufactures tactical equipment for the U.S. government, "China is raping this country." Why? According to Trump, it’s because China’s leaders are "smarter."
But he did not just single out China; he also unloaded criticism on Libya, Afghanistan, and Saudi Arabia — and President Obama’s incompetent dealings in foreign affairs. He ripped the Saudi’s for gouging oil prices and chastised the U.S. government for doing nothing about it.
Saudi Arabia got hit by a Trump F-bomb because of its healthy role in determining gas prices. "They go in and raise the price of oil, because we have nobody in Washington that sits back and says, ‘You’re not gonna raise that f*****g price. You understand me?’"
At one point during his speech, a lady in the crowd demanded he declare his candidacy for president, to which he responded, "I think I am going to make you very happy." But he lamented, "There is a really good chance that I won’t win because of one of these blood-sucking politicians."
With the birther issue now under wrap, Trump may be driving another avenue, a winding road of verbal shock and political incorrectness. Whether or not Trump's tirade of F-bombs will burden his presidential aspirations is yet to be determined, but such vulgarity may not be popular among many conservatives, particularly Christian conservatives.
One thing is certain, Trump’s unique form of profane and abrupt "populism" is unlike what the American people have ever seen.
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