Donald Trump appeared on the TODAY show in New Hampshire for a “pancakes and politics” town hall meeting with voters. The show was hosted by Matt Lauer.
Trump is currently the Republican front runner in the presidential campaign. And he attributes this to not being “politically correct” all the time, as people are frustrated by other politicians who don’t speak their mind. “I could be more politically correct than anybody in politics if I wanted to,” he said. But he added the reason why he’s doing so well nationally is that “people are tired of this political correctness.”
One undecided voter asked him if, outside of his family, he has ever been told “no.” He said he has been told no plenty of times. “It’s not been easy for me. I started off in Brooklyn. My father gave me a small loan of a million dollars,” he said, noting he paid the loan back with interest.
On the Syrian refugee crisis Trump said he would “take a big swatch of land” in Syria and contribute to building safe zones for people who otherwise seek other nations – like the United States – for shelter. “We have to help these people, I’m okay with it, but they’re not coming to the United States.” Lauer point out the controversy in this statement as the Statue of Liberty reads:
“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
Trump criticized President Obama’s proposal to allow 250,000 Syrian refugees into the nation. “This could be the greatest Trojan horse of all time.” I think this suggested that some refugees could be terrorists fighting for ISIS.
He also stated that the biggest misconception about him is his hair. “It may not be pretty but it’s mine.” He also says he can relate to average Americans because he has eating at McDonald’s and has driven himself in a car.
Watch the entire recap of Donald Trump on TODAY above!