Donald Trump arrived in Iowa in style on Saturday in one of his self-embroidered helicopters, then wasted no time before blasting Jeb Brush and Iraqi leaders.
“Jeb Bush is a puppet to his donors,” Trump said donning his red “Make America Great” hat. He also slammed the former Florida Governor for saying we have to prove we have “skin in the game” in Iraq.
“It may be one of the dumbest statements I ever heard,” the GOP frontrunner said, adding Iraqi officials are a bunch of “crooks” and Bush should apologize to the families of fallen U.S. soldiers.
The Donald acknowledged he was one of the puppeteers pulling politicians strings, but now that he’s running, he’s no longer in the lobbying game.
— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) August 15, 2015
Trump also claimed to have rejected a $5 million donation on Friday from a lobbyist. “I don’t want it,” he said, and recounted telling the lobbyist he won’t be indebted to donors years from now. He revealed he’s willing to spend up to $1 billion on his presidential campaign.
In response to a question about when he’s going to release policy specifics, Trump suggested it’s only the press who cares about those, because voters simply “trust” him.
“The press is more eager to see it than the voters,” he said. “The voters like me, they understand me, they know I’m going to do the job.”