I will not falter.
Speaking to more than 1,000 conservative Republicans at an event sponsored by the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition, Trump says that he is not obligated to defend the president and read a series of tweets he has written to defend his position.
Front-runner Trump declined to correct a town hall participant who wrongly said President Barack Obama was a Muslim. “Because somebody doesn’t think the way I do doesn’t mean that I can’t care about them or I can’t love them”.
Clinton said she quickly sent a Tweet expressing her “great disappointment with that kind of rhetoric”, and called on Trump and others seeking the presidency to “start behaving like a President, to show respect and to stand up for the truth”.
Activists headed home Sunday from the Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference on Mackinac Island, where they heard from five of the 16 candidates.
Meanwhile, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Texas Sen.
“There are over a dozen candidates running for president right now who are shaping the profile of the party, and for everyone who promotes a view outside the mainstream, there are many more promoting views and policies focused on unifying the country and broadening the party’s appeal”, Madden said.
Republican presidential candidate former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks at a presidential forum sponsored by Heritage Action at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Friday, September 18, 2015, in Greenville, S.C. Rand Paul were also expected to address the Michigan conference on Saturday. John Kasich, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina and Kentucky Sen.
“You wouldn’t hire me to be a neurosurgeon… you wouldn’t want to hire me to run HP”, Walker said.
Fiorina offered a three-part plan for cutting bureaucracy: Zero-based budgeting each year “so we know where every single dollar of our money is being spent”, meritocracy employment in federal government and empowered inspector generals who report to Congress.
The message was similar to Bush’s. Bush has begun hitting back aggressively since Trump used a dire description of the state of the country and negative characterizations of Mexican immigrants to win support.
Paul said in an after-dinner speech at the Grand Hotel that both Republicans and Democrats stay in Congress too long and become part of a system they can’t shrink. “The Constitution specifies that there shall be no religious test for public office, and I am a constitutionalist”, Cruz said.
Cruz spoke to a lunchtime audience in Michigan before joining the Iowa group as its final speaker.