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I expect criticism. We don't talk about REOs anymore, we talk about foreclosed properties. I can honestly say there has not been a single conversation I've had since I've been here where we talked about REOs, do I know what they are ? Of course. Could I remember what the' O' was at that particular moment ? No. I couldn't.
It took a month to actually find out who actually signed off on that, but the important thing is there were financial controls that were necessary that were not in place. We have put those in place. And the other important thing is that the order was cancelled with no consequences. So not a single penny that the taxpayers have to pay.
You take somebody that has the right mindset, you can take everything from them and put them on the street, and I guarantee in a little while they'll be right back up there, and you take somebody with the wrong mindset, you can give them everything in the world, they'll work their way right back down to the bottom.
There were other immigrants who came in the bottom of slave ships, who worked even longer, even harder, for less, but they too had a dream that one day their sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, great grandsons, great granddaughters might pursue prosperity and happiness in this land, and do you know of all the nations in the world, this one, the United States of America, is the only one big enough and great enough to allow all those people to realize their dream. And this is our opportunity to enhance that dream.
During slavery -- and I know that's one of those words you're not supposed to say, but I'm saying it -- during slavery, a lot of the slave owners thought that they had the right to do whatever they wanted to the slave, what if the abolitionists had said, 'I don't believe in slavery, I think it's wrong, but you guys do whatever you want to do?
Recognize that a lot of money is going to be saved by enforcing our borders, by not, you know, giving various types of benefits to people who are here illegally, that money is money that we otherwise would not have had and that can be applied to the wall and various other things. That’s I believe the spirit in which that comment is made. I don't think Mexico is going to write a check out and say here, pay for the wall.
Even if Donald Trump turns out not to be such a great president, which I don't think is the case, I think he's going to surround himself with really good people, but even if he didn't, we're only looking at four years as opposed to multiple generations, and perhaps the loss of the American dream forever.
What I've been seeing recently is political operatives... once again trying to assert themselves and trying to thwart the will of the people, i find that to be an extraordinarily dangerous place right now. News of the endorsement broke Thursday, and the real estate mogul confirmed Carson's support during a GOP debate hosted by CNN.
I am confident that the five remaining candidates can rise above the sophomoric attacks of past encounters and have a serious discussion about substantive issues and how we will lead our nation forward toward a more prosperous and secure future, america's children and grandchildren are depending on us to fight for them and future generations, not fight each other.
A lot of times, it's sitting under your nose and they don't recognize it, there's always a possibility that people will awaken and recognize that just what they were asking for, I have presented for them -- someone who is honest. They can't find any scandals. All the lies that have been told have been debunked.
There's always a possibility that people will awaken and recognize that just what they were asking for, I have presented for them -- someone who is honest. They can't find any scandals. All the lies that have been told have been debunked. many of my social media fans are begging me not to get out, continue to support us tremendously and economically.
Like most Americans, I was proud that we broke the color barrier when he was elected, but I also recognize that his experience and my experience are night-and-day different. He didn't grow up like I grew up by any stretch of the imagination, he's an 'African' American. He was, you know, raised white.
I think the way that I'm treated, you know, by the left is racism, because they assume because you're black, you have to think a certain way. And if you don't think that way, you're 'Uncle Tom,' you're worthy of every horrible epithet they can come up with; whereas, if I weren't black, then I would just be a Republican.
Because they assume because you're black, you have to think a certain way. And if you don't think that way, you're 'Uncle Tom,' you're worthy of every horrible epithet they can come up with; whereas, if I weren't black, then I would just be a Republican. i don't find any particular problem being an African-American in the Republican Party. The people??I know that in the progressive side of things, they like to say that the Republicans are racist. I know that. I haven't experienced that.
I had a program at the hospital where I'd bring in 800 students at a time, frequently elementary students, and you would say, 'How are you going to be able to speak to 800 elementary students and keep them quiet?' You know what: By speaking softly. Because then they'd say, 'Oh, what's he saying?' And they would shut up.
We didn't spend nearly as much money in New Hampshire as many others, we didn't spend anywhere near millions of dollars there, recognizing there were certain things that were going to happen there. So you have to pick your battles very carefully. We're doing just fine, people will continue to support us, we will move forward.
He tends to talk about things that are right versus wrong. And that's something that I think many evangelicals identify with. And I'm sure there are some who may be a little skeptical about some of the depth of his evangelical conversion. But they like the fact that he paints things in a way that is very clear.
There isn't anything that's non-mainstream Christian about Seventh day Adventists -- the one exception may be that they believe that Saturday is the Sabbath, simply because that's what the Bible says, that doesn't mean that people who worship on Sunday are evil people or doomed, I don't believe that.
Political correctness will destroy us if we don't wake up, we should all be careful about what we say, but the fact of the matter is, let's not get so concerned about how offended our enemies are. And let's pay a whole lot more attention to who we are and how do we protect our people here in the United States.
We're not in the era now where you send, you know, big armies to fight or, you know, air forces. We're in a place where you use a jet plane as a missile to knock down buildings; where dirty bombs can be used to extinguish large numbers of people, there are lots of different techniques that you use -- cyber-attacks, attacking our electrical grid.
There's no question that they use anything that they can against us, they use anything that they can possibly get their hands on to try to make their case and particularly to go after the disaffected people of the world, and what we need to be thinking about is how do we give them a different message -- disaffected ones -- so that they won't be so attracted to those kinds of messages?
There's no question as I haven't spent a lot of time schmoozing and asking for big money and going to cocktail parties, but I've spent many a night in the operating room -- cold, sterile place with a little child's life on the line working very hard to preserve that, you know, it's a very different kind of experience.
If the leaders of the Republican Party want to destroy the party, they should continue to hold meetings like the one described in the Washington Post this morning, if this was the beginning of a plan to subvert the will of the voters and replace it with the will of the political elite, I assure you Donald Trump will not be the only one leaving the party.
Polls go up and down, when people were asking me when I was polling at the top spot was I excited, I said no, because polls go up and down, and I will say that now, I think you will see them continue to rise, at this stage of the game, very few people can sustain the kinds of attacks I have and still be at this level, so that tells you that there is a strong base of support there.
Look at what happened, again another hate crime in San Bernardino today. At least 14 people killed, when less than a week ago we had the shooting in Colorado. And then look at all the things that are going on around the world. ISIS and groups like this. Just hatred and evil. And we need to be able to combat these things because otherwise we will melt into despair. And that's not who we are. This is America.
Look at what happened, again another hate crime in San Bernardino today, at least 14 people killed. When less than a week ago we had the shooting in Colorado. And then look at all the things that are going on around the world. ISIS and groups like this. Just hatred and evil. And we need to be able to combat these things because otherwise we will melt into despair. And that's not who we are. This is America.
The general principle that I've been talking about is that if we don't fight them and eradicate them where they are, we will end up with situations like we have in Paris, we will end up with situations similar to that, or even worse, here in the United States, and I think we ought to take this as a warning that we need to really go in there with very serious intent -- not to contain them -- but to take (ISIS) out completely.
I would use every resource available to us, i would use the world banking system to strangulate them in terms of currency. I would try to get rid of any revenues they could derive from the oil and energy fields that they control. I would look at all the pathways, entrance and exit, like in Sinjar. You know, they took control of the supply routes first. And that made the subsequent capture easier. You know those typical, old fashioned but really effective military strategies -- they work.
Bringing people into this country from that area of the world I think is a huge mistake, because why wouldn't they infiltrate them with people who are ideologically opposed to us? It would be foolish for them not to do that. So, we need to be very compassionate to understand that these people have been displaced and we should use our expertise and resources to help get them resettle over there, and to support them over there, but to bring them here under these circumstances is a suspension of intellect.
It's OK to disagree with people, but it's not OK to destroy them, people are so frightened of the politically correct police that they are willing to do things that are irrational in order to appease them. I believe it's going to be necessary for those people who truly believe in our system, who believe in our Constitution, who believe in our principles and values that made America great, to be willing to stand up.
In the two hours of this -- of this debate, five people have died from drug-related deaths, $100 million has been added to our national debt, 200 babies have been killed by abortionists, and two veterans have taken their lives out of despair, this is a narrative that we can change, not we the Democrats, not we the Republicans, but we the people of America, because there is something special about this nation, and we must embrace it and be proud of it and never give it away for the sake of political correctness.
We need to reestablish ourselves in that area, we need to give Ukraine offensive weapons. We need to reestablish a missile defense system in the eastern bloc of countries so that we oppose him. Let's keep him on the run, we need to recognize that, you know, his fuel is oil. And we need to do everything we can to develop our energy resources at an economical rate so that we keep the oil prices down, which keeps him in his little box.
If you happen to be in an affluent community, there's a lot more money for the schools, better facilities, everything. All that does is perpetuate the situation, wouldn't it make more sense to put the money in a pot and redistribute it throughout the country so that public schools are equal, whether you're in a poor area or a wealthy area?
I think it's very different than a situation where someone is working hard, is making a lot of money, is providing a lot of jobs and is contributing to the fabric of America, and us going along and saying, 'Well, this one, he has too much, and this guy over here, he has too little, so let's just take this one's and give it to that one.' That's much more arbitrary, we are talking about the entire nation.
We have to recognize that we can't just round them up, but we can give them an opportunity to register, i would give them an opportunity to become guest workers -- not citizens, not voting people, not people who get goodies. I think that would be a fair way to do it. In terms of them becoming citizens later on down the road if they've done things the right way, we the American people will decide what the criteria for that ought to be.
I would have problems with somebody who embraced all the doctrines associated with Islam, if they are not willing to reject sharia and all the portions of it that are talked about in the Quran -- if they are not willing to reject that, and subject that to American values and the Constitution, then of course, I would.
I've worked with Muslims. I've trained Muslims. I've operated on Muslims. There are a lot of Muslims who are very patriotic. Good Americans and they gladly admit, at least privately, that they don't accept sharia or the doctrines and they understand that Islam is a system of living and it includes the way that you relate to the government, and you cannot, unless you specifically, deny that portion of Islam be a Muslim in good standing. Now if that is the case, if you are not willing to reject that, then how in the world can you possibly be the president of the United States.
What we should be talking about is Islam and the tenets of Islam and where do they come from? They come from Sharia. They come the Koran. They come from, you know, the life works and examples of Mohammed. They come from the fatwas, which is the writings of scholars, you know, and if you go back and you look at -- what I would like for somebody to show me is an improved Islamic text that opposes Sharia. Let me see -- if you can show me that, I will begin to alter my thinking on this.
Congress is a different story, but it depends on who that Muslim is and what their policies are, just like it depends on what anybody else is, if there's somebody who is of any faith but they say things and their life has been consistent with things that will elevate this nation and make it possible for everybody to succeed and bring peace and harmony, then I'm with them.
I make no bones about the fact that I used to be a Democrat. I used to be a pretty left-wing Democrat, in fact. Over the course of time, you know, my views have changed very dramatically, in 1992, I personally was against abortion, but I was not for causing anybody else to do anything. I was pro-choice in that region.
Without anywhere, anytime surprise inspections, a full accounting of Iran's past secret nuclear arms pursuits, elimination of Iran's uranium stockpiles and the lifting of any sanctions only upon verification of Iranian compliance (means) this is not a good deal, but a recipe for disaster and the first fateful step toward a frenzied nuclear arms race in the Middle East.
The Confederate flag causes a lot of people angst and they are not able to see beyond that, i think the people of South Carolina should sit down and have an intelligent discussion about what can they use that captures their heritage, captures the heritage of America and allows them to coexist in peace.
Parents, grandparents, guardians need to play a very active role in the lives of these children. That's what will mold the kind of adults that they become, i don't necessarily think violence is always the answer, but sometimes in a desperate situation, a mom needs to get her son out of that situation, feeling that he may be in a danger.
Why do gay people want to get married? Why do they say they want to get married? Because they want to have various rights -- property rights, visitation rights, why can't any two human beings, I don't care what their sexual orientation is, why can't they have the legal right to do those things? That does not require changing the definition of marriage.