Donald Trump let fly with a number of bold proclamations Friday when he stumped before a crowd of 3,000 at a New Hampshire High School.
One of the presidential’s candidates most spirited monologues came, according to New Hampshire news outlet WMUR, when he addressed his controversial responses during the recent FOX News Republican candidate debate, in which he offered curt answers to moderator Megyn Kelly and refused to be, in his words, “politically correct.”
In Trump’s trademark candid style, he was quoted as saying that he “would’ve gotten clobbered” in the debate if he’d maintained a stance of political correctness.
In lieu of the soft sell, the well-coiffed real estate mogul pushed hard for his platform of honest and direct answers.
A video provided by WMUR showed clips of Trumps speech. The golden-haired guru of investment stood wore a dark suit with a blue tie. A banner behind him read, “Make America Great Again!”
The Trump video clips included one segment in which the presidential hopeful said Americans are “tired what’s happening to our country.”
People are tired what’s happening to our country. They are tired of being ripped off by everyone in the world.
Kentucky newspaper Lexington Herald-Leader started their story on the debate with a less generous spin, saying the GOP candidate was “light on policy details but heavy on flair.”
Reporter Kathleen Ronayne went on to write that Trump’s lead in the Republican presidential primary has transpired despite his “spat with Fox News personality Megyn Kelly” and his “comments about Mexican immigrants.”
Although he speaks without a script, Trump’s talking points here echoed those he’s made on the campaign trail for months, namely touting his skills as a negotiator. The crowd ate it up.
Trump also got himself in hot water in late July when he criticized former Republican presidential nominee John McCain for being a P.O.W.
The “Celebrity Apprentice” kingpin is working on the specifics of his policy and is set to release the details some time in September.