Trump Calls Largest New Hampshire Newspaper 'A Pile of Garbage'
By: S. Harding, Xiro Xone News December 28, 2016
GOP Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump during a rally in Nashua, NH referred to one of the largest newspapers in New Hampshire as a "pile of garbage”. Monday night after the New Hampshire Union-Leader ran a front-page editorial calling him an insult to the intelligence of voters in the state while comparing him to “Biff Tannen” a character from the film “Back to the Future.
Speaking to a crowd of more than a thousand, Trump railed against the paper's publisher, Joseph McQuaid, who wrote the editorial. Trump repeated earlier claims that McQuaid asked him to write a tweet in favor of Chris Christie's inclusion in a prime-time GOP debate. "I believe in hitting back," Trump told the crowd. "I watch this guy, and honestly, he's a loser."
"I've been friends with Christie but McQuaid, he is Christie's lap dog," Trump added. "You're happy he's up here but the people of New Jersey want him thrown out of office since he's up here all the time… we love New Hampshire but he shouldn't be up here all the time, he's supposed to be running a state." After the event, speaking to an overflow room, Trump teased that his campaign will start spending more money next month.
"Starting around January 4th we're spending a lot of money… The press is hearing this for the first time, they're probably gonna go crazy... but we are gonna spend a lot of money over the next four weeks, we don't wanna take any chances.. we are too close."
During the event, Trump also got the date of the New Hampshire primary wrong while he was urging the crowd to get out and vote - calling it February 8th, before the crowd corrected him to the right date of February 9th.
Trump also mouthed a crude sexual term when talking about democratic front runner Hillary Clinton. “Voters didn’t trust the former Secretary of State in 2008”, he said, “because Obama ------- her. Can I say the word?”
“By the way, that word, that’s a common word in New York,” Trump said of the Yiddish phrase. “And it means to be beaten badly.”
Trump has said that the word is "not vulgar," but Clinton's team has previously decried the "degrading language" directed at the democratic presidential candidate.
Still, Trump has proved a durable front-runner, particularly in New Hampshire, where even some moderate Republican insiders who oppose his candidacy say they think he will prevail.