Donald Trump Calls Ted Cruz a ‘P—–‘ in New Hampshire, Repeating Insult From Crowd

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — Donald Trump revved up the faithful Monday night at a packed rally at the Verizon Wireless Arena here that included the GOP frontrunner repeating a vulgar insult hurled at fellow Republican Ted Cruz by an audience member.

Trump hesitated for a beat after a female member of the crowd yelled “he’s a p—-” while Trump was discussing his surprise at Cruz’s hesitation during Saturday night’s ABC News Republican debate when asked for his views on water-boarding as an interrogation tactic. But Trump repeated the woman’s comment, referencing female genitalia, and then made a show of “reprimanding” her for the benefit of reporters in attendance. “Ma’am, you’re reprimanded. Can she stay? This is a serious reprimand…for the press,” he said.

About 5,000 supporters battled a snow storm to cheer and boo as Trump laid out his plan for “making America great again” and took aim at various targets.

Trump had no shortage of bravado — he predicted a huge margin of victory in Tuesday’s primary vote, and he cited a new poll showing that he’s “beating Hillary (Clinton) so badly in the general election.” But he also hammered the message that his “movement” needed every last vote.

“This is our final love fest,” he told the crowd. “Tomorrow will be an even better one. You have to get out and you have to vote no matter what.” Noting the bad weather that supporters would be heading into as they drove home, he reinforced later: “If you’re going to go out and drive like a maniac, do it tomorrow after you vote.”

Trump was full of ire for a host of other subjects, in remarks that characteristically veered from topic to topic. He brought up NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke early on, saying that the exec tried to convince him to renew his deal for NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice” and didn’t believe that he would run for president. NBC has since reconstituted the show with Arnold Schwarzenegger as host.

Trump proved his showman’s reputation during the roughly 45-minute speech, which was delayed by nearly an hour when he got caught up in a weather-related traffic jam. He delivered applause lines and boo lines like a seasoned performer, and introduced the Trump family cast of characters, notably his wife Melania and daughter Ivanka, the latter of which is due to have a baby in about two weeks. “If she has the baby tonight in New Hampshire that guarantees victory tomorrow. Please Ivanka, have the baby tonight,” he joked.

Trump took aim at a host of familiar targets: “criminal illegal aliens,” who he promised to deport to their native countries; Obamacare, which he promised to repeal and replace with a system that could save up to $300 billion a year through competitive bidding; “stupid trade deals” made by “political hacks” that are shipping jobs outside the country; and his Republican competitors including Marco Rubio.

But nothing generated quite the response as his oft-repeated vow to “build a wall” to protect America’s border with Mexico. The goal is not only to curb undocumented aliens but the flow of heroin and other drugs.

“We have to build a wall. Walls work. Just as Israel. Walls work,” he assured the crowd. “Not little walls. I mean serious walls. I mean Trump walls!”

The crowd, packed with teenagers and young adults, let loose with a chant of “USA! USA! USA!”

After a few seconds, the call and response continued. “And who the hell is going to pay for the wall?” Trump questioned. “Mexico!” the audience replied. Trump noted that Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto was quoted recently as saying the U.S.’s neighbor to the south had no intention of paying for any wall. “The wall’s just going to get bigger when he has that attitude,” Trump vowed.

Overall, the presentation was as polished as the reality series that Trump hosted for more than a decade. He bragged (“I did win Iowa when you count the Carson votes”), he cajoled (“We’re going to have so many great things”), he scoffed (“Obama says the biggest problem we have as a country is global warming”) and he mocked (“I don’t like Donald Trump’s tone,” he said, mimicking Clinton and Jeb Bush). He engaged in a bit of media bashing here and there while also bragging about his ubiquity. “That’s when you’re really hitting it big — when you’re on the cover of Time magazine and you don’t even know it,” he said, referring to last week’s issue.

Most of all, Trump gave voice to the anger that was on display among many attendees. At least two protestors were hustled out of the arena without incident. Before Trump appeared on stage, an overhead announcement coached the crowd on how to respond should a disruption occur in the crowd: “Please do not touch or harm the protestor.”

Amid the barbs and jabs, Trump like every other politician on the planet, sought to convince his troops that there’s a better world on the horizon, just after Election Day.

“You won’t be angry anymore. You’ll be happy,” he said, dropping his voice a decibel or two. “It won’t take a long time.”

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  1. LeRoy Brown says:

    That Donald Trump. lol. He calls ’em like he sees ’em.

  2. In 1989, Donald Trump took out newspapers ads and requested the death penalty for 5 teenagers, 4 black and 1 latino, for the rape and savage beating of a female jogger in Central Park. The teenagers were coerced into a confession and later convicted. for the crime. These teenagers spent between 6 to 13 years in prison. They were later exonerated when the real rapist confessed in 2002. Donald Trump remains adamant that these men committed the crime and is disgusted that the City of New York is paying them a total of $41 million dollars settlement for this injustice

  3. A Perez says:

    I thought that calling someone a “p—y” is shorthand for calling someone a “pussy cat”. Like how you call someone a “scaredy cat” When did this change?

  4. Yeah, that’s the idiot I want for my President… NOT.

  5. Tom says:

    This is why Trump will win. Headlines like this that Skew the truth to make him look bad, People are smarter than this and will not fall for the medias attempt to make him look bad. It wont work.!!!

  6. Greg says:

    I hate Ted Cruz, but this is a pretty classless move from the audience member and Trump.

  7. TIME FOR THE LIBERAL NEWS MEDIA TO START TELLING THE TRUTH FOR A CHANGE. BUT SADLY THEY DO NOTHING BUT LIE MOST OF THE TIME OR SPIN TO SUIT THEIR OWN GAMES. AS USUAL. TOTALLY SICK.

  8. GO DONALD. YOU TELL THE TRUTH AND THE LIBERALS DON’T LIKE IT. TOUGH! TIME TO CONTINUE KICKING THEM IN THE REAR ON BOTH SIDES OF THE FENCE. LIBS AND GOP. WE DON’T HAVE A GOVERNMENT AT THE PRESENT TIME. WE HAVE A TRASH HEAP AND NON LEADER IN THE ILLEGAL muslim TRAITOR AND ALL THE YES PEOPLE, THAT KISS UP TO THIS ILLEGAL.

    GOOD FOR DONALD FOR TELLING THE TRUTH. FOR A CHANGE IN PLACE OF THE STUPIDITY OF POLITICS AS USUAL. THESE TYPES CARE ONLY FOR SELF IN PLACE OF ALL THE PEOPLE IN THIS NATION.

  9. beyond says:

    It’s been understood for decades that pussy means woman-ish and cowardly. Not necessarily a literal slur regarding genitalia. I wonder how long it’ll take until someone calls another candidate a dick…

  10. Hey why don’t you media demons leave off your criticism of Donald Trump….your hell bent to defeat
    him, I hope he wins just to shut your politically correct mouths

  11. Sam America says:

    amazing every day the left wing media continues to make up stories and propaganda to destroy
    Trump they way they built up this fake messiah Obomba character who has proven to be a liar
    and a complete unqualified and incompetent loser who has destroyed America but Trump just
    gets stronger and more support by this attack and the public is fed up and on to them and all
    the lying socialist demoncrap party and the do nothing republicans who let Obomba run free.

  12. Kschneider says:

    Someone needs to nail Ted up on a Cruz. It’s the only way he will ever achieve notoriety beyond aboot 2020.

  13. The spiritually-lost easily manipulated condition in NE region allows states like NH to be decided like puppets on string not by voters, but by WICKED DEMONIC-DEMOCRAT media manipulating mind of people to vote for their WICKED agenda choice while intentionally IGNORING RIGHTEOUS Ted CRUZ!

  14. Hahahahahha….Trump is hilarious, that was just classic how he said it…repeating what someone said in the audience….hahahhaha!

  15. gene hackman says:

    yes Donald is right–dogs living with cats etc we need to stop this political correctness– throw out all illegals and muslims—-no muslim like Amaricans–wake up everybody– their already amoungst us — even in politics here– The Donald is a true American although Clinton -Trump -and especially Sanders are way to old —

    • PHD Dem says:

      Gene Hackman you are quite the brain trust aren’t you? You don’t even know the difference between they’re and their as in they’re already among us…..typical low brow Trump follower……

  16. Not only a wall, but put a moratorium on visa’s from anywhere until the US find the 1/2 million that have expired Visa’s. Its time to change!! Desperate measures for desperate times!!!

  17. boo123tx says:

    I could think of a lot of things to call rafeal cruz and not just a whimp.To be able to post I’ll just go with sinister lowlife scum for now.

  18. Bob says:

    Now again this is a lie and twist from the leftist liberal media. Trump did not say this, a women in the crowd said it. Get your facts straight Variety!

  19. IKRover says:

    For the Trump’s supporters nothing is out of bounce: Clean the country form the illegal element, stop muslims from coming, spy on mosque activities, use any kind of torture to prevent a massacre, show a fist to America’s enemies, bring back well-paying manufacturing jobs, get rid of thousands of useless government agencies, clean up the VA and prosecute those responsible, stop throwing taxpayer money abroad to make nice, etc. etc.

  20. IKRover says:

    It all comes down to the pussyfication of America, men acting like women, and women acting like men!

  21. Michael says:

    What’s the difference between being a pussy and a dick? You are still genitalia

  22. JIMEVANHOE says:

    TRUMP TRUMP is a GUY !

    TOM BROKAW + Albright + Clinton and Gloria ….. good try on changing the Sexist Comments from ALL WOMEN SHOULD VOTE FOR CLINTON……… to Trump using p–sy instead of weak kneed.

    TOM TOM go home TOM join Albright Clinton and Gloria ! Have a party, dance, wear makeup, dress up ! But go Home Brokaw Albright Clinton & Gloria.

  23. I can’t imagine anyone wanting this clown to be President.

  24. Isabella Sterling says:

    My parents used to tell me, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” Which is pretty ironic because now they’re solid Trump supporters that hang onto everything he says like it’s the word of God.

  25. Linda says:

    Cruz is a pu**y!

  26. But Trump repeated the woman’s comment, referencing female genitalia, now PUSSY is that he was a
    COWARD…. nothing to a female genitalia…. author mind is in the Gutter… think like most of US…

    he can help to make America Great…

  27. Lavon Roads says:

    I watch an interview of Robin Williams: he remarked that P-ssy was his favorite word. I agree with him.

  28. Eric Fuller says:

    He’s making America into a laughing stock instead of making it great.

  29. Paul Behnken says:

    I’m so sick of this guy that words fail me.

  30. Bob says:

    Don’t fret. Donald Orangutan will be gone next fall. Good riddance.

  31. Diana says:

    America, the land of the ‘double standard’. It is disgraceful that Trump is allowed to ‘get away’ with his disgraceful behavior and antics. If he were a minority candidate (non-white) and did and said these expletive comments he would be considered a ‘ghetto thug’. Instead, because he is a rich white boy who really exemplifies the idea of ‘white privilege’, he is allowed to get away with it with only a ‘slap on his hands’. How is that behavior going to make America great again!!!

  32. Paul says:

    My parents always told me it was OKAY to tell the truth. AND to speak the TRUTH…Nothing wrong with the TRUTH….

    So Donald told the truth and people don’t want to hear it…

    The truth is vulgar…(?) Some times …

    Cruz IS a Pu22Y!

    Deal with it!

  33. Bill B. says:

    I think your comment truly confirms Brainwashed’s comment on the class of Trump’s followers.

  34. Wow, Trump is a sick pervert. This man has no class whatsoever. He is a barbarian. For those who are his brainwashed followers… you will get what is coming to you if you elect this man as president. No real intelligence at all. Trump was not made to win. He was picked by the Democrats to beat the Republicans and throw the debate/win over to Hillary Clinton. That I can assure you. Trump has the vocabulary of a 6th grader. I am pretty sure the majority of his followers are the same, because conventional wisdom would tell you that this guy is completely unfit to even enter the White House.

  35. Any Christian who would vote for Donald Trump is gong against every word in the Bible!

  36. b-mac says:

    It’s pretty bad when you are able to make Cruz look like the sane one . . . . Trump / Palin 2016 !!!!!! The end of America 2017 !!!!!!

  37. Didi Smith says:

    sadly, I am not sure Cruz actually knows what a p#ssy is…

  38. So someone in Trump’s audience says Cruz is a kitty cat… He repeats it… BFD. The real pussy is Rubio, I think Cruz has some testicular fortitude having done the filibuster when everyone was against him. It is really humorous to observe the cognitive dissonance among the far left PC crowd and the GOP elites every time Trump takes the stage. As their heads are spinning, there are many of us out here thinking “right on Donald” it is very refreshing to hear a candidate (not a politician) speaking in plain language, saying what we say when sitting around over a beer. The uptight, stuffy political class and their trained voting minions may have met their match.

  39. Hazel says:

    Who wants a president that acts like a two year old brat that know he can’t have his way.?

  40. Keith Hardy says:

    Our founding fathers must be spinning in there graves to witness how Donald Trump has reduced our electoral process to a mere reality side show. He is a buffoon. He mocks his opposition with the vocabulary of a third grader. He has no real plan to run the country just rhetoric to rally his infantile supporters. “Telling it like it is” does not make you fit to represent this great nation. If Trump wants to embarrass himself, so be it. However, I will not support anyone who has such little respect or dignity for the highest office in our country.

  41. samuel says:

    Is this the same TRUMP that was PROCLAIMING to be a CHRISTIAN during the campaign in IOWA! In my opinion TRUMP is the BIGGEST HYPOCRITE running for office! I am afraid Trump is a WHITE obama! GOD bless SENATOR TED CRUZ! GOD BLESS AMERICA!

  42. Roudy Johnson says:

    In that part of the country, that word is insignificant, you should hear how people yell at each other from their cars, the foul mouths of the “little old ladies” can be shocking!

  43. Hazel says:

    First of all, you followers of Trump need a lot of help. He will if he become your president will lead you straight to hell. He will never be my president, anyway I don’t think Jesus will do that to us.You know Donald is always talking about where these men are born, has anyone ask where he was born? He don’t look like he was born here, so Donald take a good look in the mirror. My true feelings are someone need to put a muzzle on you, and like the wall, make you pay for it

  44. Steve says:

    What’s new Pussy Cat…whooooaaa, What’s new Pussy Cat whoooaaa. Trump 2016′

  45. Joe Shmoe says:

    Trump was a big Hillary supporter not long ago. He wants to replace Obamacare with Trumpcare, he is for ‘touch back’ amnesty where they get amnesty after leaving and re-entering. Trump was afraid of Megan Kelly so he hid from her because she ‘might be mean’. Well, I guarantee that Putin, and the Ayatollahs will be mean. Is he going to stay in the Whitehgouse basement because he won’t be able to pick and choose who he gets to ‘deal’ with? Trump lacks specifics, and the claims he does make (“I’ll gorce them to make iphones in the U.S.”) are outside the powers of a president.

    Ted Cruz recognizes the same issues that Donald talks about;but Ted has been consistent, has specific doable plans, and is twice as smart as Trump. Trump’s celebrity may actually get him elected, and get us more problems than we started with.

  46. DAVE says:

    Just one more example of MEDIA HYPOCRISY- in my book a pussy – as in “PUSSYCAT” – is someone who is non-aggressive. BUT THE MEDIA IMMEDIATELY ASSOCIATES IT WITH SOMETHING ELSE SIMPLY BECAUSE THE PERSON WHO REPEATED IT HAS AN “R” AFTER HIS NAME!!!!!! THE FAR-LET-LOVING EXTREMIST SOCIALIST MEDIA HAS BSOLUTELY ZERO CREDIBILITY!!! WHAT HPPENED TO NON-BIAS NEWS REPORTNG?!?!

    • b-mac says:

      Dave – some of your keys appear to be malfunctioning, I’d check the caps lock first. Until then I’m afraid your comments have “Bsolutely” zero credibility. Of course, afterwards they will still have zero credibility but at least you won’t come across like a rabid lunatic.

  47. DAVE says:

    Just one more example MEDIA HYPOCRISY- my book a pussy – as in “PUSSYCAT” someone who is non-aggressive. BUT THE MEDIA IMMEDIATELY ASSOCIATES IT WITH SOMETHING ELSE SIMPLY BECAUSE HAS AN “R” AFTER HIS NAME!!!!!! THE FAR-LET-LOVING EXTREMIST SOCIALIST MEDIA HAS ZERO CREDIBILITY!!!

  48. Bill B. says:

    Let’s see now. If a presidential candidate can get so low as to say words that can’t be printed in an article or heard by a television audience, I guess it is now time for us all to be able to say pussy, fuck, bastard, shit & son of a bitch, all “terms” that have been used by him in public speeches. If this doesn’t get deleted, I guess I am right. Thank you Trump for the freedom to lower our standards even further than they already are.

  49. AJ Steele says:

    Trump didn’t call anybody anything. He said he didn’t want to hear the word p…. used again. I mean, c’mon get the basic fundamentals correct.

  50. Mike says:

    I see the crybabies are out in full force. Yes, Trump called someone a name. Now you go home and cry about it while the tough guys go out and fix everything so you won’t have to wait 3 hours in line for bread like they did in the Soviet Union before it collapsed. 19 trillion in debt…who cares..the country is on the cusp of being irreparable and people are worried about name calling. Those are the same people that put the idiots in that added 12 trillion to our debt.

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