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Tuesday, April 05, 2016

"I am doing so good on nuclear by people that are fair"

by digby

Trump laid out his plan to entire the national debt of 19 trillion dollars and also finance his massive tax cut estimated to cost 12 trillion in addition to a bunch of new programs to a talk show host this week:

Trump told radio host Joe Pags over the weekend that he will do this by putting the squeeze on Japan and appointing “great people” to cut the budget of each federal department “2 or 3 percent.” Such a plan, Trump said, would be “very easy” to pull off.

The GOP presidential frontrunner, who has previously said that he would be fine with Japan, South Korea and Saudi Arabia acquiring nuclear weapons in order to reduce the U.S. burden to defend those nations, said he would cut the national debt by putting the squeeze on countries like Japan, never mind the threat it faces from North Korea. These budget cuts and new tribute payments, Trump explained, will not only cover the national debt but will also fund his huge tax and spending plans.

He said:

“It’s possible that if Japan doesn’t want to pay up, we’ll say, ‘Good luck and defend yourself. If that means they’re going to have to arm in some way, they’re going to have to arm in some way. We can’t afford to — we’re paying for the military of Japan. And every time this maniac in North Korea — and it’s a bigger problem for them than it is for us, frankly — every time this maniac in North Korea raises his head, we start doubling up. At one point do people take care of us? We’re a debtor nation. Our country is falling apart. Our infrastructure is dying. We owe all of those trillions of dollars. $19, it’s going to be $21 very soon with that stupid budget that was just passed three months ago, the omnibus budget, at what point do we say, ‘Enough, enough’?”

“The [Japanese and Saudi Arabians] don’t like us so much and you know what, with me, they’re going to like us and they’re going to pay more and they’re going to be very happy, okay?”

He has no clue about the omnibus but it's a staple of right wing radio so he says it knowing that the listeners will respond with anger even though they don't know what it means either except that a bunch of RINOs led by Paul Ryan betrayed them by failing to repeal Obamacare.

And if you're wondering what he means when says they'll be happy, he means that people will do what he says because, like Vince Lombardi" he is a winner and that means everyone will be afraid to cross him. Because nobody crosses a winner and they're happy to do what they're told. Or something.

There's more:

I know how to fix it [outsourcing], so easy, that aspect of it. And even, you know, the nuclear. I am doing so good on nuclear by people that are fair. What’s happening now is we’re paying for the world’s — we’re like the world’s policeman but they don’t pay us for it. We lose a fortune on the military. You know, our military budget is phenomenally higher than any other budget but it’s not for us, we’re protecting everybody else and we lose a fortune. Frankly, Joe, we lose a fortune on everything we do and we have to make our country strong financially again and if we don’t do that we’re never going to have a strong country again. And I’ll save Social Security. I’ll save things that everyone else says can’t be saved because I’ll bring back all of this money that we’re wasting on other countries.”

“We’re going to have a country like you wouldn’t believe."

We agree on something at long last.