(VOVworld) - Eleven Republicans concluded the second debate at the Ronald Reagan Library in California on Wednesday in the race for the Republican nomination, with insurgent front-runner Donald Trump at center stage. During the debate, which lasted 3 hours, the candidates discussed a series of hot issues including Iran’s nuclear deal, immigration, taxation, the budget, and the specter of a government shutdown over Planned Parenthood funding. Donald Trump, a billionaire businessman, has become the first Republican presidential candidate to top 33% support in the race for the Republican nomination and was the target of criticism by almost all the other Republican rivals. The second gathering offered an opportunity for Republican voters to compare the 11 presidential candidates. The party has planned to organize 9 debates before its preliminary vote which will take place next February. Meanwhile the Democratic Party has scheduled 6 discussions with the first to be held on … [Read more...] about Donald Trump continues the center of second GOP debate
Donald Trump continued to dominate the Republican race for US president by causing further controversies in the first debate. The tycoon's refusal to rule out a third-party run drew boos from the audience on Thursday night. And he stood by offensive comments he has made in the past about women. The 10 candidates in Cleveland, selected by Fox News on the basis of recent national polls, provided a frank and bruising exchange of views. Facing some tough questions from the debate moderators, the candidates tried to stand out in a crowded Republican field. Key moments included: • "I don't have time for total political correctness," said Mr Trump, when asked about misogynistic remarks • Jeb Bush called Mr Trump a divisive figure over comments he made about immigrants • In a testy exchange, Chris Christie attacked Rand Paul over surveillance curbs • All candidates condemned nuclear deal with Iran • Join Isis against America and you sign your death warrant, … [Read more...] about Defiant Donald Trump dominates US Republican TV debate
On June 16th, billionaire businessman and reality television star, Donald Trump officially announced his candidate for the 2016 US presidential candidate. "I am officially running for president of the United States and we are going to make our country great again," he told supporters at New York's Trump Towers on Fifth Avenue. He added : "I will be the greatest president that God ever created". Beside Donal Trump, eleven other Republicans have announced they are running for next November's election, the latest being former Florida Governor, Jeb Bush who launched his candidacy on June 15th. Donald Trump (born on June 14th, 1946) is an American business magnate, investor, television personality, author, and politician. He is the chairman and president of The Trump Organization and the founder of Trump Entertainment Resorts. Trump's extravagant lifestyle, outspoken manner, and role on the NBC reality show The Apprentice have made him a well-known celebrity. In 2010, Trump expressed … [Read more...] about Donald Trump announces 2016 Presidential candidate
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Thursday intervened explosively in the US election campaign, saying Donald Trump cannot claim to be a Christian and also vow to build a border wall to keep out immigrants. "Anyone, whoever he is, who only wants to build walls and not bridges is not a Christian," the pontiff told journalists during his return journey from a trip to Mexico. He was responding to a question about the Republican White House hopeful's anti-immigrant stance. "Vote, don't vote, I won't meddle. But I simply say, if he says these things, this man is not a Christian," Francis said. "We need to see if he really said them and for this I will give him the benefit of the doubt." Despite that qualifier, Francis's remarks drew swift and angry condemnation from the billionaire tycoon. "For a religious leader to question a person's faith is disgraceful," Trump said in a statement delivered on a campaign stop in South Carolina, which holds its Republican primary this weekend. "I … [Read more...] about Pope says Donald Trump ‘not a Christian’
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Monday called for a ban on Muslims entering the United States in the most dramatic response by a candidate yet to last week's shooting spree by two Muslims who the FBI said were radicalized. Trump's "statement on preventing Muslim immigration" drew fierce criticism from some of his rivals for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, all of whom have been searching for ways to knock him out of the lead. Withering reaction flowed in from former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Ohio Governor John Kasich, Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. "Donald Trump is unhinged. His 'policy' proposals are not serious," Bush said in a tweet. The billionaire developer and former reality TV star, who frequently uses racially charged rhetoric, called for a complete shutdown of Muslims entering the country "until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on." "Until we are able to … [Read more...] about Donald Trump urges ban on Muslims entering U.S.