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Rick Perry Hits At Trump — And Trump Hits Right Back

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Rick Perry Hits At Trump — And Trump Hits Right Back

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Rick Perry is one of the first Republican presidential candidates to seriously take on Donald Trump’s comments about Mexican immigrants being rapists and other types of criminals. And for his part, The Donald is answering right back — by trash talking Perry on Twitter.

“Well I don’t think he’s reflecting the Republican Party with his statements about Mexicans. I think that was a huge error on his part — and number one, it’s wrong,” Perry said Thursday, during an appearance on Fox News. “When I think about the Hispanics in Texas, and I think about the individuals who have paid a great price, whether they were Tejanos at the Alamo in 1836, or whether it’s been as late as the last wars that we’ve had — when you see Hispanics being killed, for America.”

Fox News guest host Charles Payne interrupted to say that Trump was referring to people who are here illegally. Perry replied: “But I will suggest to you — he painted with a very broad brush, and I think that’s the problem.”

Perry also touted his own experience with the southern border as governor of Texas.

“What I would say is that we want somebody that’s actually dealt with this before, not somebody that’s just gonna shoot from the hip,” he said. “And I will suggest to you, I know how to secure the border.

“And the border security is the real issue here —it’s not painting with this broad brush that, obviously, I think Donald Trump painted with where he tried to say, you know, Mexicans are bad people, they’re rapists and murderers. Yes, there are bad people that cross the border. But how about, let’s get a Commander-in-Chief that knows how to secure the border, and at that particular time we can have a conversation about how to deal with this immigration issue — but not until that border is secure.”

Payne asked Perry whether the many companies that are dumping their deals with Trump were right to do so. “Listen, that’s their call,” Perry said. “My way to address this is to talk about the contributions that the Mexican-American has made to this country.”

Later that night, Trump posted on Twitter:

Perry previously got in trouble with the GOP base during his campaign for president in the last cycle, when at a September 2011 debate hosted by Fox News he defended his state granting in-state tuition at public colleges to students who had been brought into the United States as children of undocumented immigrants.

But if you say that we should not educate children who have come into our state for no other reason than they’ve been brought there by no fault of their own, I don’t think you have a heart. We need to be educating these children, because they will become a drag on our society.

Within about a week’s time, however, he walked that comment back: “I probably chose a poor word to explain that. For people who don’t want their state to be giving tuition to illegal aliens, illegal immigrants in this country, that’s their call, and I respect that.”

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11 Comments

  1. Siegfried Heydrich July 3, 2015

    . . . . I’m gonna need a bigger popcorn popper . . .

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  2. charleo1 July 3, 2015

    Oh snap!!!

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  3. Lynda Groom July 3, 2015

    Translation: I’m the leader of the stupid movement…no I’m the leader. Oh well, lets agree they are both correct.

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  4. Independent1 July 3, 2015

    “But how about, let’s get a Commander-in-Chief that knows how to secure the border, and at that particular time we can have a conversation about how to deal with this immigration issue — but not until that border is secure.””

    More horse manure out of the mouth of Rick Perry. Rick knows full well that the southern border IS NEVER going to be SECURE!! Anyone who seriously believes that it can be is a mental incompetent and unqualified to be president.

    Barack Obama followed through on what George Bush had started and authorized the continued building of fences to ‘secure the border’ and has sense increased border guard staffing to the point that border crossings today are at the lowest levels seen in at least the past 3 decades. In fact, for a time during the Great Depression, there were actually more immigrants leaving than coming.

    And the increased fencing and border staffings have actually created problems. The added fencing has actually resulted in people losing their lives because they were cut off from their normal sources of food, and the same is true of a number of animal species some of which are in danger of becoming extinct. In addition, flooding caused by the added fencing has not only resulted in severe property damage in some cases but has also resulted in a number of people killed by drowning.

    And the added border guards have actually also resulted in border guards being killed via friendly fire, because there are sometimes too many guards trying to guard certain stretches of the border. And all these added fences and guards has not necessarily resulted in making the border MORE SECURE!!

    STOP LYING TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE RICK PERRY, OUR SOUTHERN BORDER WILL NEVER BY FULLY SECURE!! THAT IS ONLY A FAIRY TALE CREATED BY DEVIOUS CORRUPT REPUBLICANS!!!

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  5. FireBaron July 4, 2015

    Wow. THE Donald likes Rick Perry “anyway”. There’s a ringing endorsement if ever I have heard one.

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  6. Jef Peace July 4, 2015

    It’s the battle of the feeble-minded … I can’t take either of these clowns seriously … but then I can’t remember the last Republican candidate or hopeful that I had even a little respect for.

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  7. Dominick Vila July 4, 2015

    The GOP has been talking about the need to secure the border before anything is done to solve this issue since at least the 1980s. We have to go no further than remember what happened to Sen. McCain when he proposed the “Guest Worker Program” solution. He almost lost his re-election bid in Arizona, and had to back pedal and embrace the higher fences and more border patrol crowd to stay in office. When Sen. Marco Rubio decided to participate in immigration law reform to solve the illegal immigration problem, he was almost run out of town by the white supremacists that constitute an important segment of the GOP. He quickly apologized and dropped that issue like a hot potato.
    The GOP needs a lot more than savvy strategists to influence a change of opinions by LEGAL Hispanic-Latino voters. They need a miracle!

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  8. dtgraham July 4, 2015

    Perry is going to be walking this back too, as judicious and sensible as some of it sounded. Yes, today’s GOP. Where you have to go to Rick Perry for moderation and reason.

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  9. jamesowens July 5, 2015

    tweettlly-dumb and tweedly- dumber decided to go to washington

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  10. idamag July 6, 2015

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