Donald Trump Discusses Michigan, Mississippi Primary Strategies

The GOP front-runner tells George Stephanopoulos about the latest happenings on the 2016 presidential campaign trail.
3:57 | 03/08/16

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Take that responsibility. Back to the white house race. Now four contest, Donald Trump the front-runner in all of them. He joins us now, Mr. Trump, thank you for joining us again this morning. You are the front-runner in the four states today but you're taking a lot of hit, as well. We showed them sons of money coming in against you and our poll shows you falling off your peak, both Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio beating you in head-to-head matchups. Are you worried this is drawing blood? No, I think we're doing very well and leading in Michigan and we're leading in Mississippi and nationally we're leading as I think you see the CNN poll had us at 49% to 15%. But certainly they're spending tens of millions on fighting me, the establishment and, you know, they would rather not see me in there. You had failed people Mitt Romney talking, one of the worst campaigns I've ever witnessed in my life and he's out there now speaking negatively as negatively as he can. You know, where was that energy when he was fighting Obama? He disappeared he was a terrible candidate so I guess, you know, I would imagine something like that could have an impact but we have a lot of loyal people. Nobody would call Michael Bloomberg a failure. Here's what he said. He's not getting in because he's worried it might help you and said "Trump has run the most divisive and demagogic campaign I've seen preying on people's prejudices and fears. Trump appeals to our worst impulses" from someone who's been pretty friendly to you and says he won't get in to help make sure you don't win. Well, look, you know, I mean I used to be a friend of his when he had a problem with ferry point a failed project in new York he called on me to solve it and I did. I made it successful and was under construction for 0 years and no one knew what to do. He used to be a friend of mine. I guess he disagrees with what I'm saying but I lot agree. We have to be vigilant, smart, strengthen our military and strengthen our borders. We have to get rid of obamacare and replace it with something good, George and, you know, I mean the polls I'm looking at, I don't know about the ones you have but the ones I'm looking at, I'm way up in Michigan and way up in Mississippi which are going today and I'm doing well in Idaho. I love their potatoes and I doing well in Idaho and doing well in Hawaii, so I just don't know what to tell you. Meantime the number of prominent people comparing you to Adolf hitler is growing by the day. You saw over the weekend Louis C.K. And Glenn beck called you a dangerous man and yesterday the Mexican president said you're using the same language that ushered in hitler and mussolini. I can't remember that kind of comparison being used against any other presidential candidate. Does it suggest to you should tone down your rhetoric and tactics? Well, maybe so but I mean, look, I have a tremendous following. We want to make America great again. It's a strong following. I don't know about the hitler comparison. I hadn't heard that but it's a terrible comparison. I'm not happy about that certainly. I don't want that comparison but, you know, we have to be strong and we have to be vigilant and people agree with that and we don't want to lose our jobs to China and we don't want to lose our jobs to Mexico and Japan and all these countries taking our jobs away from us like we're children. We don't know what we're doing. We have leaders that don't know what they're doing. We're losing so much in this country and we're losing -- we're losing the spirit and we just can't do it so I have to be -- I have to be strong and, again, I have a group of -- I have a tremendous following. You know, the republican, the biggest story in politics is how many people are going to the primaries on the republican side, it's a record number. They're up 55%, 60%. Some are up as much as 100%. And that hasn't happened ever. They say it's never happened. And the democrats are down 35% so something positive is happening? We'll wait to see what happens tonight, thanks for joining us this morning. Thank you very much.

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