Fox’s “business block” show, Cashin’ In, gave presidential candidate Donald Trump quite a chunk of friendly airtime to promote himself today. Host Eric Bolling was openly admiring and rarely challenged anything Trump said.
“I’ve come out and said I like what Donald Trump is saying, I like what he’s doing,” Bolling admitted. “A lot of my fan base says, 'I like Donald because he says what he means, means what he says, and it’s refreshing to hear it,' but I get beat up, even from some people in my own tent at times for defending some of the things you’re saying.”
Bolling brought up the wall on the border that Trump wants to build and get Mexico to pay for. “People want specifics. How are they going to pay for it?” Bolling asked.
Trump did not answer the question. He immediately changed the subject by talking about Ford building a plant in Mexico.
Bolling pressed, “So tell me, Where does the money come from to pay for the wall?
“Let me explain,” Trump said. But his “explanation” was little more than hot air. “I have great respect for Mexico. Their leaders are too smart. They’re killing us… at the border and…with trade. …We need people that can deal with this, Eric.”
Trump also doubled down on attacking Mexico “They bring drugs into this country from all over. They bring drugs into our country, and they take the money out, and the people in Laredo were telling us this.”
After Bolling gave Trump the chance to sound off on his campaign opponents, he went after McCain again.
TRUMP: John McCain is disappointing because he’s done very poorly with respect to the vets. And he’s a politician like so many politicians. All talk no action. And when I was in Phoenix, we had tremendous – thousands and thousands of people there and he called them ‘crazies.’ I said, ‘That was terrible’ and then he tried to say it was a term of endearment. It wasn’t a nice thing to say. Those are great Americans. Those people are great. And all they wanted is security at the border. …They didn’t want the illegals poring in. …That wasn’t good.
There was quite a bit of baloney in that short rant. For one thing, McCain chairs the Armed Services Committee but does not sit on the Veterans' Affairs Committee, so it’s more than a little disingenuous to attack him for veterans’ issues. Secondly, while it's true that "thousands and thousands" attended Trump's Phoenix rally, he has previously lied about the attendance there. Thirdly, Trump left out his childish response to McCain’s comment that smeared McCain’s record as a war hero. Which Trump has refused to apologize for.
But Bolling challenged none of that. Nor did he challenge Trump’s coffee-spray of a follow up. “But I will say this. The vets are special and we have to take care of them.”
That is, when he’s not insulting them.
Watch the egomania below, from the August 1 Cashin’ In.
“When you’re given things easily in life, it’s hard to appreciate them”