Transcript for Donald Trump on His Double-Digit Lead Against Ted Cruz
Donald Trump joins us now by phone. Thank you for joining us, Mr. Trump. I want to pick up where Cecilia just left off. It seems like Fox News might be taunting you a little bit saying -- suggesting you're showing fear about being questioned by megyn Kelly in that debate. No, I have no fear. I don't think she's a good professional. I don't think she's professional at all. She's very biased against me. I've done six debates now including one with her. I've won every one of them according to every online poll if you look at drudge -- So you will be there Thursday? Excuse me? You will be there Thursday. I'm making a decision. I think she's not a professor ago. I don't think she's a very talented person. I don't think she's a good reporter. I think they can do a lot better than that I love doing the debates. I do think they should get competent reporters, shouldn't use somebody like her. She's not very good at what she does, I will tell you. We should assume you'll be there Thursday night. Well, you can probably make that assumption, but I'm thinking about it. You talked about our latest poll. It shows 64% of republicans now expect you to be the nominee. Which part of the job of president gives you the most pause? Well, that's a very daunting task and we're in deep trouble, the country is a mess. You look at the Iran deal which is so sad. Now they're taking that money and spending it with everybody else including terrorists, by the way. You saw that with secretary Kerry the other day which was disgusting when he expects it to be given to terror. What's he making the deal for if they give it to terror? You look at so many different aspects. Our economy, look at the stock market today and the worst opening in its history we've gone down so much. We're in a bubble and, you know, frankly if there's going to be a bubble popping I hope they pop before I become president because I don't want to inherit all this stuff. I'd rather have it the day before rather than the day after, I will tell you that. Ted Cruz is coming at you hard in Iowa launching a new ad today in Iowa. Here's a part of it. Would president trump ban partial birth abortion. I am pro-choice in every respect. And what does trump think about Iowa? How stupid are the people of Iowa? He's backing that up on the stump saying a candidate who for 60 years supported partial birth abortion, we should not be surprised if as president he does not defend the right to life. George, I'm pro-life. 100%. He knows it. Everybody knows it. And as far as the Iowa, I was talking about they were backing somebody and I didn't say just Iowa, I said the people of Iowa, I said the people of the united States, it's just like his last ad which he had to take down because he said I ripped down a woman's house which I didn't because of eminent domain. Eminent domain you wouldn't have roads, you wouldn't have highways, you wouldn't have hospitals without eminent domain or the keystone pipeline ever gets built so he really does lie. He's so nervous -- I saw him the other day. He is so nervous, he is such a mess his polls have gone down like I've never seen polls gone down. People realize he probably can't even run for president. He was born in Canada and now all of -- Where is the line in that add. You used to be strongly pro-choice, now strongly pro-life. What caused the conversion? I'm saying I'm pro-life and he's not making it that way. Yesterday he said that I ripped down a woman's house for an economic development job. I never ripped down the house. I never -- I decided I wouldn't do that. I mean he's just saying lie after lie. It's so -- it's not becoming and he's got a problem. He's got a very much bigger problem. There's a lot of people think he can't run for president. He was born in Canada. There are many constitutional scholars including Laurence tribe, including many others, I mean, I'm not even talking about Laurence tribe of Harvard anymore. We have so many others that say flatly he is unable to run, Illinois has a problem. They might not be able to certify him because of it so he's got to get that straightened out otherwise he can't even run for office. You have a lot of top republicans nervous including Haley barber saying the establishment should rally behind anyone not named Cruz or trump after Iowa and new Hampshire. How do you respond? Well, look, he's an old-time politician, up in my office looking for money for many times and he's an old-time politician who's losing his grip and, frankly, I haven't heard the name Haley barber mentioned in a year and a half and I guess people don't like to get out. The fact is whether they like it or not I'm in first place by a lot. Cruz is in second place. And a lot of that is because people are fed up with the old-time politicians like Haley barber that haven't done anything and you look, we have Barack Obama for the last eight years because of people like Haley Barbour that don't know what they're doing. They're only good for them 168s not for the people. Thanks for your time this morning. Thank you very much. Our poll on trump shows an incredible conversion, six month P months ago two-thirds said they wouldn't support him. T two-thirds say he'll be the nominee and say they can support
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