Trump: ‘I Grab People’s Credulity. When You’re a Star, They Let You Do That’

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Lookin’ for credulity to grab

A new scandal erupted this morning when a tape was discovered of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump talking candidly several years ago about grabbing people’s “credulity” and getting away with it because he’s a star.

“You know, It’s like a magnet. I don’t even wait. Grab their credulity. You can do anything,” Trump was heard saying to Fox News host Sean Hannity, unaware that his microphone was live. “And when you’re a star, they let you do it.”

The comments, although several years old, caused a firestorm because it feeds into the view that Trump doesn’t respect the people who support him.

“Donald Trump should leave the race,” said former Utah governor and presidential candidate Jon Huntsman. “The time has come for the Republican ticket to be led by Mike Pence, who doesn’t believe in evolution and wants to force women who have a legal abortion to hold a funeral for her unborn child.”

Other Republicans also called for Trump to step aside, but the candidate instead released a video in which he apologizes for the remark but also accused his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, and her husband, former president Bill Clinton, of grabbing people’s credulity even more than he does. “I’ll be talking more about this,” he promised. “Those two are much worse than I am.”

Larry Conner, a middle-aged man from Terra Haute, Ind., said Trump’s off-the-cuff remarks about grabbing people’s credulity do nothing to soften his support for the real estate mogul. “He’s going to build the wall,” he said. “He’s going to keep out the Muslims. He’s going to have little Jews in yarmulkes doing the books because they know money better than anyone. And he’s going to do something for the Blacks. They’re living in hell right now, you know. He’s going to make America great again and the Washington elites can criticize him all they want. He’s going to bring the change we need because right now the American Dream is dead.”

Conner says he even borrowed from his ailing cousin to make a donation to Trump’s campaign because he lost his savings two years ago investing in a Trump-branded resort that was never built. “You can thank everything that’s wrong with America today for that resort not getting built,” he said. “I’d be a rich man today if America wasn’t in such bad shape.”

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