Republican Presidential nominee hopeful Donald Trump made the rounds of the Sunday morning political shows this week, bringing his patented brand of mud-slinging, political spin with him. NBC Meet the Press host Chuck Todd immediately put Donald Trump on the defensive by airing a new Ted Cruz ad. The ad accuses Trump of using eminent domain to get powerful business connections to "bulldoze the home of an elderly widow." The ad claims that Donald Trump won't change the system because he's what's wrong with it. Trump denied the claims made by the ad.
"I have to tell you his ad is wrong, because I never knocked down that house. I wanted to get that house to build a major building that would have employed tremendous numbers of people, but then the woman didn't want to sell, ultimately I just said, 'Forget about it.' So he's got me bulldozing down a house, I never bulldozed it down. It's false advertising."
As the interview continued, Donald Trump compared himself to former President Ronald Reagan, saying that Reagan started as a Democrat and eventually became a conservative Republican.
"And what I say to people is this: Ronald Reagan. He was a somewhat liberal Democrat, and over the years, he evolved and he became fairly conservative. Not overly, a fairly conservative Republican... But I use the term Ronald Reagan, I use the name Ronald Reagan, and that's pretty good to me."
But even Donald Trump struggled to spin his missing tax returns. When Todd noted that Trump is the only potential nominee who hasn't released his tax returns, Trump said that his team is working on it, but that his returns are "complicated." Trump then pivoted and said that he paid as little in taxes as possible because he hates the way the government spends tax money.
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