Last Updated Jul 21, 2015 3:25 PM EDT South Carolina senator and Republican presidential candidate Lindsey Graham found out the hard way the price of calling Donald Trump a "jackass" on national television.Trump will give out your phone number on national television in return.During a campaign stop in Bluffton, South Carolina Tuesday the businessman, reality TV star and Republican presidential candidate said, "This guy, Lindsey Graham, so he calls me a jackass this morning. And I said to myself, 'You know, it's amazing. He doesn't seem like a very bright guy, okay? He actually probably seems to me not as bright honestly as Rick Perry. I think Rick Perry is probably smarter than Lindsey Graham, but what do I know?"Then, Trump pulled out a piece of paper on which he had written Graham's number. He said he got it a few years ago when Graham called seeking a donation and a "good reference" at Fox News."Give it a shot," Trump said, urging the audience to call the number, which had a … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo What happens when you call Donald Trump a “jackass” on TV?
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Responding to criticisms about the profanity he sometimes uses in campaign speeches, Donald Trump pledged Saturday during the Republican debate that he would no longer use vulgar words while on the campaign trail. But first, he explained that he has used expletives in the past to make a point. "People have asked me, big companies have asked me to make speeches -- and friends of mine that run big companies -- on success," he explained. "And on occasion, in order to sort of really highlight something, I use a profanity." But he complained that sometimes, the charges have been incorrect. "One of the profanities that I got credited with using that I didn't use was a very bad word two weeks ago that I never used. I said 'you' and everybody said, 'oh he didn't say anything wrong,' but you bleeped it so everyone thinks I said the -- I didn't say anything. I never said the word." "I will say this," he continued. "With all that being said, I have said I will not do that at all. Because if I … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Donald Trump promises to cut use of profanity
Donald Trump has exceeded all expectations as president, Nigel Farage will tell America’s largest annual gathering of conservative activists as the ‘Bad Boys of Brexit’ return to Washington. Mr Farage, the former Ukip leader, will use a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference (Cpac) to insist Mr Trump is delivering on his campaign promises. He will also tell US right-wingers that the populist “revolution” is alive and well in Europe despite the defeat of Marine Le Pen in the French presidential race. Mr Farage will be by Arron Banks, the ex-Ukip donor, and his ally Andy Wigmore - who together posed by a gold lift with Mr Trump in a now infamous post-election photo. The group,... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium … [Read more...] about Donald Trump has exceeded all expectations as president, Nigel Farage to tell US right-wingers
Story highlights Trump and Sanders offer simplistic and demagogic solutions to our problems, writes Frida Ghitis The campaign echoes the 1930s, she writes Trump appeals to our worst instincts; Sanders is running honorable but mistaken campaign, Ghitis says Frida Ghitis is a world affairs columnist for The Miami Herald and World Politics Review, and a former CNN producer and correspondent. Follow her @FridaGhitis. The opinions expressed in this commentary are hers. (CNN)It's too bad Superman is not running for president of the United States; this would have been his year. Americans, as we have discovered, are angry, frustrated, disillusioned -- and yearning for a savior. This happened before, almost a century ago in Europe. It was a time of despair; a time when the old models didn't seem to be working, when the world was changing in confusing ways, and hyperconfident individuals proposed a way out by blaming scapegoats and promising exciting, almost miraculous change. The … [Read more...] about Donald Trump brings out the worst in people
Story highlights If elected, Trump could veto a bill that aims to curb nuisance lawsuits, says Marc Randazza Trumps could appoint Supreme Court justices hostile to a free press, Randazza writes Our democracy depends on robust free speech, Randazza says Marc J. Randazza is a Las Vegas-based First Amendment attorney and managing partner of the Randazza Legal Group. Follow him on Twitter: @marcorandazza. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his. (CNN)Donald Trump has said a lot of strange things -- some funny, some creepy, but none scarier than what he said on Friday: that if he is elected president, he will "open up our libel laws" to make it easier to sue the media and "win lots of money." No matter what you may think about his other policy ideas, if he keeps this promise, we won't be able to effectively express dissent against anything else he might want to do. We can fight any bad policy if we have a robust First Amendment. Marc Randazza Some say that … [Read more...] about Is the First Amendment safe from Donald Trump?