Trump on a tizzy

October 1, 2015

U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump went on a cursing tear Wednesday night at a town hall in Keene, New Hampshire.

Although he said he opposed the war in Iraq when it began, he complained that after a drawdown of American troops, rebel forces “kicked the (expletive) out of everybody.”

The front-runner for the Republican nomination said earlier in an interview on CNN that he had no issue with Russian President Vladimir Putin beginning airstrikes in Syria. He does, however, have a problem with Syrian refugees coming to the United States, and he said at his town hall that if he is elected president, he would send them back.

Foreign policy wasn’t the only topic that had Trump reeling.

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Keene, New Hampshire September 30, 2015. REUTERS/Gretchen Ertl

He’s been attacking rival Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor, for months. Recently, he started going after U.S. Senator Marco Rubio. In New Hampshire, he lumped the two of them together by mocking political pundits who assumed Rubio wouldn’t run for president in 2016 out of respect for his mentor, Bush.

“They hate each other. They hate,” he said. “Trust me I know. They hate so much. They hate more than anyone in this room hate their neighbors.”

And then, this: “It’s political (expletive).”

Not so ironically, Trump has needled pundits and the press before for using language that may fall a peg below what he used in his family friendly town hall, broadcast live on C-SPAN.

Earlier this month National Review editor Rich Lowry said on Fox News that Republican presidential contender Carly Fiorina “cut his (expletive) off” in the second debate, sending Trump into a Twitter tizzy. He suggested the FCC should fine Lowry.

When NBC News correspondent Katy Tur interviewed him live on MSNBC in July and asked whether his temperament may “piss off” foreign dignitaries rather than ring of diplomacies, he asked her if that kind of language was permissible on television. She corrected herself.

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