Trump defends Equinox investor amid media’s fundraiser fury

Trump defends Equinox investor amid media’s fundraiser fury

August 13, 2019 100 By Stanley Isaacs


AND THIS IS “THE FIVE.” PRESIDENT TRUMP NOT BACKING DOWN AS OUTRAGE FROM THE LEFT INTENSIFIES OVER A FUNDRAISER HOSTING BY THE CHAIRMAN OF EXINX. URGING BOYCOTTS.>>I WANT PITCH FORKS OUT THIS MAN’S HOUSE IN THE HAMPTONS.>>YOU DON’T GET TO SAY I AM FOR RACIAL EQUALITY. BUT I LIKE HIS ECONOMIC VIEWS.>>YOU OWN THE BLOOD THAT HAPPENS. YOU CAN’T DO IT. THAT’S WHAT SWING VOTERS HAVE TO UNDERSTAND AND BE SHAMED INTO.>>PRESIDENT TRUMP RESPONDING BY DEFENDING STEPHEN ROSS AND SAYING THE BACK LASH WILL BACK FIRE.>>STEPHEN ROSS IS A GREAT FRIEND OF MINE. HE IS A SUCCESSFUL GUY. BY THE WAY, I THINK HE IS PROBABLY MORE INCLINED TO BE A LIBERAL IF YOU WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH. BUT HE LIKES ME AND RESPECTS ME. THE CONTROVERSY MAKES ME HOTTER. THEY WILL FIGURE THAT OUT IN A WEEK. HE IS VERY SUCCESSFUL. I GUESS THEY ARE GOING TO RAISE 11 OR $12 MILLION.>>MR. PRESIDENT –KNOW.>>I AM USED TO SAYING BILLION.>>HE WAS RIGHT. PRESIDENT TRUMP RAISED $12 MILLION TODAY. THE CAMPAIGN IS AWASH IN MONEY.>>HOW SORRY AND SAD OF A LIFE DO YOU HAVE TO HAVE TO BE FOCUSSED ON ENDLESS BOYCOTTS ALL THE TIME. GO TO YOUR KIDS SOCCER GAME AND HAVE POPCORN AND GO TO A MOVIE. THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE RIGHT AND THE LEFT. THE RIGHT BOYCOTTS THINGS BECAUSE OF PEOPLE’S WAY OF LIFE. THE BETSY ROSS FLAG. THE LEFT BOYCOTTS ON THE DUMBEST THINGS. ROSS WHO IS CLEARLY NOT A CONSERVATIVE AND SAID I DON’T AGREE WITH EVERYTHING DONALD TRUMP HAS. HE WANTS CONVERSATION GOING WITH THE PRESIDENT. THEY BOYCOTT HIM. LIKE THEY HAVE NOTHING ELSE TO DO. GO TO A SOCCER GAME. ENJOY YOUR LIFE. IS THERE A LIST OF ALL OF THE LIBERAL BOYCOTTS?>>DANNY DEUTSCH SAID YOU OWN EVERYTHING. IF YOU SUPPORT A POLITICIAN YOU OWN EVERYTHING.>>I THINK IT’S BETTER TO TRY TO BE DANNY TRAHOE AND NOT DANNY DEUTSCH. THIS IS LINKING INNOCENT PEOPLE TO A HORRIFIC EVENT AND INSTIGATE A MOB ON TWITTER. THIS IS MOB ACTION. IT’S NOT A BOYCOTT. IT’S MORE LIKE GET THESE PEOPLE! PITCHFORK. HE SAID THAT. THE GREAT THING ABOUT “THE FIVE” WE CAN READ THE MOOD OF A NATION. EVEN IF WE WANTED TO STAY CERTAIN THINGS, WE WAKE EVERY MORNING AND ASK OURSELVES WHETHER WE WILL BE A PLUS OR A MINUS.>>I AM A PLUS.>>YOU ARE A PLUS! YOUR VIEWERS ARE NO DIFFERENT. THEY GO TO WORK THINKING I WILL MAKE SOMEBODY PAY. AT MSNBC YOU HAVE TO ASK YOURSELF: DO YOU WANT TO WAKE UP EVERY MORNING AND MAKE A TERRIBLE WEEK WORSE? THAT’S WHAT YOU ARE DOING. THEY ARE NOT READING THE MOOD OF THE NATION. THEY ARE NOT CHECKING THE THERMOSTAT. THEY SAY SWING VOTERS HAVE BLOOD ON THEIR HANDS. YOU ARE ESCALATING DEMONIZING THESE PEOPLE. CAN YOU DISAGREE WITH PEOPLE AND CALM DOWN. THIS IS NOT RIGHT.>>WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THAT? WHEN PEOPLE CRIT SIZE THE PRESIDENT, HIS SUPPORTERS?>>PEOPLE FELT THE SAME WAY WHEN PEOPLE WENT AFTER PRESIDENT OBAMA. THE OUTRAGE MACHINE IS ACTIVE ON BOTH SIDES. I RECALL A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO I GOT A MESSAGE I COULD NOT GO TO HOME DEPOT.>>WHY?>>BECAUSE THE OWNER OF HOME DEPOT MADE A COMMENT THAT HE WAS GOING TO GIVE TO THIS PRESIDENT’S CAMPAIGN. UNFORTUNATELY I WAS ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE THAT FOR YEARS BEGGED FOR HOME DEPOT COME INTO THE INNER CITY OF WASHINGTON, D.C. OH, GOD, I HAVE A COUPON. I NEED TO GO TO HOME DEPOT BECAUSE THE BOY COT BEGINS. I RAN TO HOME DEPOT AND WANTED TO PUT ON A DISGUISE BUT I REALIZED NO ONE LOOKS LIKE ME. SOME PEOPLE ON THE RIGHT WERE CRITICIZING NETFLIX. I CANNOT. BOYCOTT STARBUCKS AND NIKE. AT&T. THE PRESIDENT TWEETED THAT. THIS IS FREE SPEECH. IF YOU RUN FOR CONGRESS, I MIGHT GIVE YOU A NICKEL OR TWO. I WON’T GIVE YOU ALL MY MONEY. I MIGHT EVEN THROW A FUNDRAISER. BECAUSE I KNOW YOU AND LIKE YOU.>>THAT’S NICE OF YOU.>>HELL YEAH! DO YOU THINK I AM SCARED? HELL NO!>>[LAUGHING].>>LAWRENCE, DID YOU GO TO THE GYM TODAY?>>STILL LIGHT TODAY.>>IS THE BOY COT WORKING?>>I THINK IT IS WORKING AND I DON’T CARE. IT’S A CLEAN GYM AND THAT’S THE ONLY THING I CARE ABOUT.>>IT IS THE CLEANEST GYM. THE POINT THAT BOTHERS ME ABOUT THIS DEBATE IS THE HYPOCRISY. SAYING THAT THE PRESIDENT IS THE ONLY ONE ESCALATING THINGS. THE DEMOCRATS AND THE PRESIDENT ARE NOT FAR APART. IT’S ONLY ONE SIDE TELLING THE OTHER SIDE TO CALM DOWN. EVERYTHING IS TAKEN SO PERSONNEL. THE DEMOCRATS CALL THE REPUBLICANS HATEFUL PEOPLE. ANY TIME WE LIKE SOMETHING, WE ARE THE RACISTS. THEY ARE THE ONES LIKE WE SAW ON TV SAYING SHOW UP TO PEOPLE’S HOMES WITH PITCH FORKS. WHEN WE DON’T LIKE SOMETHING, THIS IS A BOYCOTT BUT NOT COMING WITH GUNS.>>IT’S LIKE YOU SAY YOU DON’T