Donald Trump Knocks GOP Leader Eric Cantor Over Proposal To Tie Aid For Tornado Victims To Spending Cuts
ABC News? Michael Falcone (@michaelpfalcone) and Arlette Saenz (@arlettesaenz) report:
Real estate and reality television mogul Donald Trump, who passed on a presidential run, did not miss an opportunity to criticize members of his own party on Friday night.
Trump laced into House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., for suggesting that emergency aid for victims of the recent tornado that struck Joplin, Mo. be contingent on cuts in government spending.
?Representative Cantor -- who I like -- said we don?t want to give money to the tornado victims,? Trump said in a speech to a conference of social conservatives in Washington, DC, ?and yet in Afghanistan we?re spending $10 billion a month but we don?t want to help the people that get devastated by tornados -- wiped out, killed, maimed, injured.?
Trump complained, as he has before, that the United States was not getting its fair share from oil-rich countries and other places where the American military has intervened.
?We don?t have money for them,? Trump said of those affected by recent natural disasters across the country, ?but we?re spending $10 billion a month in Afghanistan, we?re spending billions and dollars in Iraq where they have the second largest oil fields in the world. We?re spending billions and billions of dollars and we can?t help people that got flooded with the Mississippi that got hit horribly by the tornadoes??
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