MSNBC’s O’Donnell: ‘Haters’ of Obama Have Made Trump the Frontrunner

‘The haters of the president, the believers of lies have made Donald Trump the frontrunner’

O’DONNELL: “If you took away the white supremacists from the — for Donald Trump support base, if you took away all of the people who believe President Obama is not a legal citizen of the United States, if you took away the people who believe Barack Obama is a Muslim, Donald Trump would be polling in single digits. He would not be a factor in this presidential campaign and would soon be going the way of Bobby Jindal and Lindsey Graham. But instead, the haters of the president, the believer of lies have made Donald Trump the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination and he has made himself America’s vulgarian-in-chief.”

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TRUMP: “Everything that’s been involved in Hillary has been losses. You take a look, even her race to Obama, she was going to beat Obama. I don’t know who would be worse. I don’t know. How does it get worse. But she was going to beat, she was favored to win and she got schlunged. She lost. I mean she lost.”
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O’DONNELL: “For 24 hours now, Donald Trump has been criticized for the rather unpresidential use of the Yiddish word for penis, a word that’s impossible for lifetime New Yorkers not to understand. And now, Donald Trump has mounted his defense using his customary defensive tactic, a tweet in which he tries to redefine the Yiddish term that no presidential candidate and no candidate from New York City council or even Bronx borough president has ever used in a campaign. There is America’s loudest vulgarian trying to redefine vulgar, trying to tell us what is and isn’t vulgar. We reached Dr. Ruth Wisse tonight, a Harvard Yiddish scholar, who told us, quote, ‘the word is a Yiddish vulgarism — vulgar Yiddish term for penis.’ Donald Trump had more to say about Hillary Clinton last night and revealed all of the important policy thinking that went through his head when he was watching the Democratic debate.”

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TRUMP: “What happened to her? I’m watching the debate and she disappeared. Where did she go? Where did she go? I thought she quit. I thought she gave up. Where did she go? Where did Hillary go? They had to start the debate without her. Phase two. I know where she went. It’s disgusting. I don’t want to talk about it. (Laughing) No, it’s too disgusting. Don’t say it. It’s disgusting. Let’s not talking about it. We want to be very, very straight up. OK.”
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O’DONNELL: “Donald Trump who apparently has not gone to the bathroom since he became a presidential candidate is still the Republican front-runner. A new Quinnipiac shows just how embarrassed America would be to have a disgusting vulgarian as president of the United States. The poll shows that 50 percent of registered voters say they would be embarrassed if Donald Trump became president. Fifty-nine percent of women would be embarrassed to see the vulgarian-in-chief take the [indecipherable] office. Thirty-five percent said they would be embarrassed to have Hillary Clinton as president and 28 percent of women said they would be embarrassed to have Hillary Clinton as president. The embarrassment question was not asked about any of the other potentially embarrassing presidential candidates. That same poll shows Donald Trump maintaining his lead nationally among Republican voters at 28 percent with Ted Cruz right behind him and actually within the margin of error at 24 percent. Marco Rubio is at 12, Ben Carson at 10, Chris Christie at 6 and Jeb Bush at 4.”

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