Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he was frustrated with the audience at the CBS debate last weekend, but “I don’t want to run as an independent because I’m leading by a lot as a Republican and it’s certainly the better way to go in terms of victory, he told South Carolina Radio Network. “But I think that the RNC has to do a better job of distribution of tickets.”
“A guy like Bush, who’s going nowhere, the room burst out into applause every time he moved because they are all contributing to his campaign.”
In a one-on-one interview with Ashley Byrd before a rally in North Augusta Tuesday, Trump continued to level his counter-attack on GOP rival Ted Cruz. We asked him about his threat of a lawsuit:
The real estate mogul does not hesitate to criticize South Carolina leaders, including rising GOP star Gov. Nikki Haley. The governor told CBS News Tuesday that “Trump represents ‘everything a governor doesn’t want in a president.'” He said that she could do more to block Syrian refugees from coming into the state.
“Governor Haley, who I like and I think she likes me, I’ve been her supporter…but I think governors, not just her, should fight hard not to take that,” he said:
Trump also differs with the SC GOP establishment on the role of unions.
“My position on unions is fine, but I like right to work. My position on right to work is 100 percent. What they did with you and Boeing making it so tough, we almost lost Boeing over it. It was horrible,” he told South Carolina Radio Network.
“I can live with unions in certain locations. Don’t forget if you look at places in certain Northeast areas and even the they are mostly unionized. The Teamster’s Unions is an example, you know the workers not the top people, because I fight them all the time, and I fight unions very hard. But there are certain areas of the country where you only have unions. You don’t have a right-to-work state. I like the right to work, but the union people, people in unions, they seem to really want to vote for me. It’s been amazing.”
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