Donald Trump on ‘cliff’: ‘Other countries are eating our lunch’

While lawmakers in Washington are haggling over how to navigate the fiscal cliff, Donald Trump weighed in with his views on New Year’s Eve with Fox News.

“We have no leadership at many levels,” said Trump reacting to President Obama’s Sunday interview with Meet the Press. Trump noted that Obama was “condescending” in blaming Republicans for protecting tax breaks for the wealthy, rather than trying to set a positive tone to move the talks forward.

Trump explained that he “would rather go over the cliff and make the big deal” later on, instead of “kicking the can down the road” and not addressing the real spending problem facing the country.

“We get nowhere,” Trump said. “Other countries are eating our lunch.”

Saying lawmakers face a very important moment in the upcoming debt ceiling, Trump noted that Republicans hold more cards than they realize in shaping their negotiations.

See the interview with Trump here:

 

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Cheryl Carpenter Klimek

Cheryl Carpenter Klimek has been a political consultant handling public affairs and PAC management for nearly 20 years. Cheryl can be reached by email at Cheryl@bizpacreview.com & on Twitter @CherylBPR
About Cheryl Carpenter Klimek

Cheryl Carpenter Klimek has been a political consultant handling public affairs and PAC management for nearly 20 years. Cheryl can be reached by email at Cheryl@bizpacreview.com & on Twitter @CherylBPR

  • lynn Trevino

    love this courageous man, never was that fond of him, till he put his neck on the line for this country unabashedly, to defend the current 'unpopular' position against a viscious, angry, communist, founder hating/constitution hating, God hating deluded left. The man is a heor, just becasue he is will ing to suffer for what is right. When things get tough, the Donald gets going. Very proud of this man.

  • Rich

    "Influence is not government. Let us have a government by which our lives, liberties, and properties will be secured, or let us know the worst at once." George Washington. Happy New Year. Let's get back to basics.

  • hal mason

    Donald Crump is one of the 1 percent ! TOO bad cotton candy head has to pay the same taxes once again ! Thats the only reason boss orange is upset ! I hope he leaves the country!

  • hal mason

    HOW SAD FOX NONNEWS and republidicks ,,,, BUSH tax cuts Bush tax cuts Bush tax cuts .. no matter what it was a temporary tax cut which like EVERYTHING george bush did…. was a mistake ! No one gives a rats puss if Danald Crump has to pay the same tax percentage that I do!