Exclusive Interview: Donald Trump on Animal Rights

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump continues to be a lightening rod of controversy, even recently admitting he is a danger to America. Whether railing against jobs lost to China or discussing his opponents’ energy level, Trump is the most polarizing figure in American politics.

I sat down with him on his private jet on his way from New York to Iowa to discuss his ideas on a wide range of topics. He was eating lamb chops and bacon and tweeting while watching MSNBC throughout the interview. Before you read the interview, check out these five reasons to vote for Donald Trump.

Andrew Kirschner (AK): Thank you for…

Donald Trump (DT): Excuse me, excuse me. I hate the press. Very sleazy.

AK: All right, let’s get started. Do you support an initiative that would require grocery stores and restaurants to play slaughterhouse videos wherever they sell animals so people can see what happens to them?

DT: We’re looking into it.

AK: Rumors started swirling yesterday that you were a member of the A.L.F. at Wharton. Is that true?

DT: Yes.

AK: Do you want to elaborate?

DT: No, I really don’t. It was a long time ago.

AK: The report said you wore a black ski mask and raided fur farms to free foxes.

DT: I was young like Rubio. Move on. Next question.

AK: Your sons shoot wild animals like leopards and elephants for fun.

DT: They do. I’m proud of my boys. They like hunting.

AK: The World Health Organization recently released a report confirming that eating animals causes prostate, pancreatic, and colorectal cancer and classified processed meats as being as carcinogenic as cigarettes and asbestos.

DT: Look, people are going to stop eating animals. Forget about WHO. Who the hell is WHO? Who, what, where, I don’t care. They’re going to stop. It’s wrong. I hear all this talk about health, the environment. As Jeb would say, “Blah, blah, blah.” It’s about the animals. You have to think about the animals. The animals. Think about them.

AK: You recently went undercover at an animal slaughterhouse disguised as a sane person. What did you see?

DT: My wife called and said, “How bad is it darling? How bad is it?” I told her it’s bad. Very bad. We have animals being punched, thrown, and beaten and getting their heads ripped off while fully conscious and Hillary Clinton is talking about my tone. My tone. She is worried about my tone. She said, “I don’t like Donald Trump’s tone.” Think of it. She doesn’t like my tone. Can you imagine? Think of it. My tone. My tone. We have animals dying by the billions and she doesn’t like my tone. It hasn’t been like this since medieval times and she is talking about my tone. Think of it. Think of it. We have to be politically correct so they can rip off the heads of animals and we can’t water board the abusers. Think of how crazy and lopsided our country has become. Think of why we’re not respected. These are dirty rotten people. In the old days, boom, firing squad. I love the Second Amendment.

AK: Chris Christie said you’re unelectable.

DT: Listen, let me tell you something, have you seen the polls in Iowa? We’re winning big time in Iowa even though the Iowa Pork Producers Association hates me. I don’t eat animals. They hate me. That’s okay. That will teach Christie a lesson. He vetoed a ban against gestation crates in New Jersey to get votes in Iowa and he’s polling at 4% there. That didn’t work for him. He sold out. He sold out. Not me. I’m going to send every animal abuser to China when I win and we are going to win big. It’s going to be big time.

AK: How does sending the animal abusers to China solve the problem. Aren’t they just going to abuse animals in China?

DT: First of all, no. Second, listen, what are you like one of those terrible CNBC debate moderators? Did you see those guys with blood coming out of — what kind of questions are these? There won’t be any jobs in China. Where are they going to work? I’m taking our jobs back from China.

AK: The polls in…

DT: We’re winning New Jersey by a lot. I’m at 21 and he’s at four. Four percent. Christie was a friend of mine but his veto of the gestation crate ban did him in. After that, poof. Not friends now. Not friends. We were friends. How does someone do something like that? The guy has no conscience. They don’t even like him in Iowa. He’s at like 4%. New Jersey is a mess.

AK: What do you mean when you use the term “silent majority?”

DT: Obviously, I’m talking about the animals. Look, we have billions of animals getting abused and killed. Does anyone hear them talking? No, that’s why they’re silent. They can’t speak. They speak their own language but we don’t understand it. Nobody listens. They’re the majority. Silent majority. Get it? There are more of them than us. I don’t know why this is difficult for people to understand. Listen, leave the animals alone. Leave the animals alone. I will be the best president for the animals God has ever created. Let me go one step further. I am the best human of any kind that God has ever created. No, I am God.

AK: How are you going to do it?

DT: What kind of stupid question is that? I’m just going to do it. What do you mean how? I’m not like this administration that tells the enemy everything they’re going to do. You have to be unpredictable. Trust me, trust me on this, the beef and chicken industry do not want Donald Trump president. Trust me on this. I’ve talked to people. They don’t want it. It’s going to be a nightmare for them. Have you ever seen the fountains in the lobby at Trump Plaza? I just did it. I didn’t talk about it. One day there were no fountains, the next day we had the nicest fountains anybody has ever seen. Was it hard? I don’t think so. God couldn’t create fountains like that. That’s why I’m God.

AK: What are you going to do about the political hacks at the U.S. Department of Agriculture subsidizing the “meat” industry with taxpayer money?

DT: They should let demand dictate the market instead of propping up these people. I’m sick and tired of incompetent people running our government. I don’t even know who these people are. Who are these people? Drop them. Drop them. It’s a terrible thing. It’s a terrible, terrible thing. They’re puppets.

AK: How will you get rid of them?

DT: I’ll get rid of them. I get elected, they’re gone. Puff. Gone. I’m not a politician.

AK: Why do you…

DT: They have these things called Super PACs. It’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever seen. Where are the Super PACs for animals? This stuff has to stop.

AK: Do you think…

DT: We have to bring honesty back to government. The animals never win anymore. If you elect me president, the animals are going to win. We will win big time. Trust me on this, big time. All we do is lose. John Kerry was in Iran trying to cut a deal and he fell off his bike and broke his leg. How is he going to fight for animals when he can’t even ride a bike? Somebody tell me that. He can’t even ride a bike!

AK: How do you plan on dealing with ISIS?

DT: Very simple. Feed them bacon and they all die, right? Bacon causes cancer. It’s true. They say bacon is like cigarettes and asbestos, then feed them bacon. Awful. No seriously, ISIS is going down. The hedge fund managers will pay for it.

AK: What do you think of the polls showing people are eating fewer animals?

DT: I love polls. Everyone knows I love polls. I’ve seen this poll that meat consumption is declining. People are starting to get it. It’s an ethical issue. That same poll shows I’m winning in Nevada by 30 points. Tremendous Hispanic population. I’m winning with the Hispanics. I keep telling everybody I’m winning with the Hispanics. I love the Hispanics and ya know, many Hispanics eat plant-based food. Cesar Chavez didn’t eat animals. The Hispanics love me. Women love me. I will be the best president for women ever. I’m going to treat women so good. Ask my wives. A lot of women really care about animals. The talking heads said animal rights has plateaued. The media loves that word, “plateaued.” Plateaued, plateaued. These are among the dumbest human beings I’ve ever met.

AK: How will you create jobs in the plant-based food industry or support
plant-based food companies like Hampton Creek, Field Roast, Gardein, Daiya, So Delicious, Beyond Meat, and others?

DT: I’ll bring jobs back from China, from Japan. Nobody can do that. Watch me. I’m the only one who can do that. We will build plant-based companies bigger than Nabisco. Nabisco went to Mexico. Mexico! I can tell you one thing right now, Hampton Creek isn’t going to Mexico if I’m president.

AK: How do you…

DT: I’m Presbyterian. I’m a great Christian. True. True. I’m the best leader. I’m the best on the animals by far. It’s not by a little. It’s by far. So I’m leading on men. Big league. I’m not doing as well with women. What is going on? Nobody respects women more than me. That I can tell you and I think they know it. With men I’m not doing great. Not terrible but I could do better. Eh. Maybe it’s because they like to hunt.

AK: In your book, How to End Animal Agriculture, Beat China, and Build a Wall, you write, “People don’t need to eat animals to survive and it’s going to stop when I’m president. People will eat plant-based food and they will love it.” What is your plan for animal liberation?

DT: Two words: Carl Icahn. I called Carl last week. I said, “Carl.” He said, “What.” Typical Carl, right? I said, “I’m putting you in charge of freeing all animals.” That’s it. I give it to Carl, it’s done. Carl knows how to negotiate a deal and I can tell you one thing, he isn’t going to fall off a bike. I can tell you that right now. Carl Icahn knows how to ride a bike. Can you believe this guy Kerry? Can’t even ride a bike. Falls off a bike and breaks his leg. Carl will get these meat companies to make plant-based food. Trust me on this.

AK: What would you do to reduce the consumption of animals given the close relationship between legislators and the industry?

DT: Let me tell you something. Within about two minutes, they’re going to stop supporting these monsters. Within about four minutes, they’re going to support plant-based food companies and non-profit, farm animal advocacy organizations. The whole thing will take less than five minutes.

AK: Why do you think previous administrations haven’t done more to help animals?

DT: Super low energy. We need tremendous energy, right? We need tremendous energy. We need energy. We can make our country so great again for animals. Great again for animals. We are going to make this country great again for animals!

AK: Why do you talk about China so much?

DT: I love China. They buy my apartments. I do them like hotcakes. Bah-dah! But China is also killing too many animals. Animals are getting killed like crazy in China. Their leaders are too smart for us. How stupid are we? We should be ashamed of ourselves. I don’t blame China. They get away with it. They get away with it. We need to stop killing animals here and we need to tell China to stop killing animals. People complain about how China kills animals. I got news for you — it’s no better here.

AK: What do you…

DT: Animals don’t win anymore. When was the last time animals won? They lose with de Blasio in New York with the carriages. They lose with Christie in New Jersey with the gestation crates. They lose with the government subsidizing animal agriculture. When I’m president, animals are going to win! Secretary Kerry should get the hell off his bicycle. Here’s a man, he’s riding a bicycle and falls off and breaks his leg. What the hell kind of negotiation is that? I will not fall off a bicycle. I can tell you that. I can tell you that right now. We’re going to have so many victories.

AK: Jeb said he has some really “cool things” he would rather be doing than running for president if you’re going to keep attacking him.

DT: What cool things does Jeb do? He eats animals. That isn’t cool. Who talks like that anyway? Not a president. Jeb is desperate. It’s sad. He’s a nice guy but he can’t be president. If he comes to me for money, I’ll tell him, “No, I would rather donate it to an all-volunteer farm sanctuary. You have enough money.”

AK: Some people have criticized you for your immigration policies.

DT: We have to stop animal abusers from coming into this country. So we’re going to build a wall. This is going to be a beautiful wall with a giant door. The door is going to be huge. But to get in the door, you’re going to have to follow the law. No eating animals. No eating animals. No eating animals. You eat animals, you can’t come through the door. That’s it. It’s true. That’s it. It’s true. It’s true.

AK: Is it true that you said, “Animals are heroes because they get captured. I like animals who don’t get captured. Okay?”

DT: I never said that. I never said that. That’s a lie.

AK: It was on your website, DonaldTrump.com.

DT: That isn’t my website. The animals people eat aren’t captured. They’re bred in captivity. Ninety-nine percent of them come from factory farms. Ninety-nine percent. It’s going to stop when I’m president.

AK: Why should people vote for Donald Trump?

DT: I’m disavowing all restaurants that serve animals. I’m calling on all candidates to do the same. Disavow them. Ben Carson eats animals. I like him. He’s a nice guy but he eats animals. It’s really unfair. I don’t think he should be allowed to do that.

AK: Some people say you just eat tofu.

DT: Who says that? Chuck Todd? Jake Tapper? Look, these are very ignorant people. Very, very ignorant. They say that to make people think the only choice is to eat animals. Ridiculous. Do you know Ivanka? Everyone loves Ivanka. Ask Ivanka what I eat. It’s not tofu.

AK: You’ve complained a lot about the debate questions.

DT: I think I should be able to ask myself questions and then answer them. “Donald Trump, why don’t you eat animals?” It’s cruel and unnecessary. That’s it. It’s not a gotcha question. It’s very simple. I ate them, I found out what happens to the animals, and then I stopped. It’s not right. Watch Earthlings. You won’t eat animals.

AK: How long will it take before we start having major victories for animals?

DT: The problem is China. The problem is Mexico. It’s China and Mexico. We’re getting killed by China and Mexico. We never win anymore. We don’t win. When I’m president, animals will win. We’re going to have so many victories! How long will it take? About three seconds.

AK: Why do you think Jeb and Dr. Carson are so low energy?

DT: They’re eating animals. They’re eating animals. You eat a steak, you fall asleep. You eat fruits and vegetables, you have energy. They’re eating animals. They are super low energy. We gotta do it right. We gotta do it right. We gotta do it right.

AK: What do you make of these undercover investigations that show factory workers torturing farm animals? How will you solve this problem?

DT: Carl Icahn. He’s a great guy. But I don’t care. Everything. Now if I say Carl, go to China and save the animals, Carl will save the animals. Get people to stop eating animals Carl. Done. That’s it. Done. Done. If I tell Carl go watch over the animals, trust me, good things are going to happen for the animals. Believe me. Really good things are going to happen. If people stop eating animals, people won’t be able to abuse them anymore. Right? Am I right? Of course, I’m right. I’m a smart guy.

AK: You’ve talked about funding more plant-based food companies to reduce climate change, shrink health care costs, and improve the lives of people and animals. Can you tell us about some of the people you’re supporting?

DT: They go to Harvard. They go to Stanford. They go to Wharton.

AK: A lot of the food companies that kill animals have contracts with major grocery stores. How will you…

DT: Iran also has a contract. That doesn’t mean we can’t change it.

AK: What would you say to people who are frustrated that more progress for animals hasn’t been made for animals?

DT: We’re not going to take this crap anymore. We’re going to end it. We’re not going to take it anymore. We are not going to take it anymore. This crowd is absolutely incredible.

AK: There is no crowd. It’s just me and you.

DT: There’s a crowd outside. What a crowd. What a crowd. Incredible. There’s a crowd. Believe me, there is a crowd. There must be 15,000 people outside.

AK: Many people have suggested America would be much greater without people like you living in it. How do you respond?

DT: That’s a very disrespectful question. What kind of third-rate reporter are you? This interview is over. Get out of here. Get him out of here. Take his coat and kick him out.

AK: I don’t have a coat.

DT: Get out!

125 thoughts on “Exclusive Interview: Donald Trump on Animal Rights

      1. Very true, one of my fb friends believes this is true and that he is for animal welfare. We are trying to convince her he is not. The article needs to state clearly at the top that it is satire.

  1. there are no words to convey properly to you how much I appreciate this brilliant plea for kindness extended toward all species…not only an inspired literate approach but a truer than true message imparted! THANK YOU…i am sharing! near and far!

      1. I believe this is not a real interview with Trump!!! The person who wrote it added statements he usually said over a period of time. I know he enjoyed eating a steak while he was campaigning. He does not believe in Monsanto/GMOs and tries to serve natural foods at his resorts. I do believe that satires or misrepresentations are not appropriate at this time.

        1. Hi Carolyn,

          I didn’t realize there is a time period when satire is or isn’t appropriate in a presidential race.

          P.S. Satire has been a form of political expression without pause since the founding of our country and the passage of the First Amendment.

          1. Andrew, you are giving the world too much credit. People believe satire now. They do not understand the difference.

      2. I agree. Trump eats meat. His sons are Trophy Hunters (the worse) it’s sad someone would make this up to get people who care about animals lives n against all abuse n killing of animals for any reason. The only candidate who is vegetarian is Ben Carson. Too bad he doesn’t have a chance. Shame on the person who put this out!

        1. Judy, the piece is SATIRE – it is not clearly marked as such – but at the bottom you can see it is posted in satire. None of it is true. Sadly not everyone who has seen this understands satire and many people now think Trump is pro-animal…UGH.

      1. She KNOWS that, that’s why she referred to the piece as “an inspired literate approach” – referring, of course, to it being satirical! She was expressing appreciation, same as I have, for the clever use of this literary technique to communicate a powerful message, perhaps (hopefully) in the process causing some who would not otherwise do so to contemplate a serious and difficult issue – in this case the horrific injustice of Animal Agriculture. I am giving benefit of the doubt when I say I think too many people either read Kirschner’s “interview” or the misinterpreted comments too quickly/carelessly to grasp their meaning.

        1. Thank you. Yes, it is not an exercise in futility. The interview has now been read by tens of thousands of people, thus exposing people outside of the animal advocacy movement to animal agriculture issues without many of them realizing it. Most of those people would not have likely read an article titled, “The Problems with Animal Agriculture.” It’s simply a strategic way to reach an audience. That’s satire.

      1. Thank goodness, at least one of my fb friends recognizes this as satire. I’ve got a thread going on my wall and one of my other fb friends thinks he really had an interview and that he is pro-animal. Told her IMO that all our wild horses will be gone if he is elected.

  2. I dont believe him when both his sons KILL animals for trophy and pleasure, elephants, lions, water buffalo, Tigers, Giraffe, just to send back home to mount on the wall! ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,he is full of it!

    1. I was wondering that myself, L. King. I know Trump himself does not hunt, but how can he agree with what his sons do and then talk about how he hates that so many animals are killed?! What I think would be great is if he told his sons he will disinherit them if they don’t stop their murderous ways. Would he do this? I doubt it, but he would definitely gain the votes of animal lovers across the country, including me.

      1. It is not Trump doing the hunting, his sons are not him, most people should realize how difficult it is to tell your kids what to do. They will usually do the opposite. And even with hunter sons, he is far more passionate about animals than any politician that I am familiar with. He is exactly what we need to advance the animal rights solution. Thank you DT.

    2. I agree with you 100 % ,I was going to mention his sons hunting tigers & I do believe they were in some pretty deep trouble but then we never heard about it again .Funny how that works when you have money doesn’t it .

  3. If this is true its a plus, though I see no source. No source = unreliable. True or not, he’s a racist and sexist,any fondness for animals does not change the fact he’s a horrible person. He still wouldn’t have my vote.

    1. Precisely. Never trust an Israel supporter who preaches an ethical position. This is why Gary Yourofsky is a shill, to a greater extend than Trump actually, but nonetheless, Trump will do nothing if elected for the animals. He doesn’t have the power to, and if he tried, he’d be killed, and this isn’t the kind of man who would die for an ideal.

  4. He’s a politician reaching for an additional voting bloc. This man, with his love for racist Israel, and his sport hunting children, will do nothing for animal rights if elected. He’s smart in reaching out to this demographic, but fellow vegans, I implore you to secede from contributing to ZOG charades aka ‘democracy’ and voting. It’s all smoke and mirrors, and these people are Jew puppets who, if a true threat to their exploitative establishment, would not be publicized, and – if somehow became popular – would be killed like they did JFK.

    1. One can only hope (even pray) that this comment is just a bit of brilliant satire (not unlike the Trump interview)…but alas, I suspect it’s not. So let me be the first to break it to you: there are a shitload of us Jewish-by-heritage, non Zionist, anti apartheid, anti AIPAC, animal rights activists out there..who, like you…would never consider voting for Donald Trump (especially based on a satirical article)…but unlike you…are not racists, and have enough brain cells to realize that “Jews” don’t control the government.

    2. One can only hope (even pray) that this comment is just brilliant satire, not unlike the Trump interview…but alas, it doesn’t appear to be the case. Let me be the first to break it to you that there is a shitload of us Jewish-by-heritage, non-Zionist, anti apartheid, anti occupation, animal rights activists out there…who, like you, would never consider voting for Donald Trump (especially based on a satirical article posted on Word Press)…but unlike you, are not racist, and have enough brain cells to realize our government isn’t controlled by the “Jews.” Thanks for enlightening us about Trump though.

    3. my children have Jewish ancestry, you racist. Trump has my vote because he’ll do something about people like you. That is why you fear him. The Jews are God’s chosen people. I respect all religions with the exception of Muslim because I believe that is the devil’s hate religion. Every other religion I respect. Trump will win. He represents a huge percentage of the US population who detest people like you, so go back to wherever you came from, just do us a favor and find a new country to live in, preferably somewhere that shares your views like Saudi or Iraq or Iran.

  5. Perfect! You nailed it. So good, it might send AR activists (who don’t have a grasp on satire) to the polls to vote for Trump. Not your fault of course. “A member of the A.L.F. at Wharton” is my favorite…although it’s filled with gems.

  6. I’m a Trump supporter but this obviously is not a real interview, however, having studied Trump for almost a decade before he ran for president, I’ve learned 3 things from him regarding animal rights and veganism/vegetarianism:
    1-A lot of years ago, I think around the 90s, somewhere in the US there was a horrific practice where they made horses jump off a tall plank into a pool, I don’t remember the details, but I remember Trump stopped it just because of the horses, the story is actually on PETA, here’s the link: http://www.peta.org/blog/victory-cruel-horse-diving-shows-canceled/

    2-Trump is not a hunter, he doesn’t like it, both of his sons do hunt, and Donald Sr. loves his kids very much to say bad things about them, so he just says “It’s their thing”, I would hate it if he hunts, but he doesn’t, I feel way better supporting Trump that doesn’t like hunting instead of Romney.

    3- Donald Trump likes to eat extremely healthy, so yes, he does eat meat, but he also eats lots of veggies and I’m sure he would gladly adopt a vegan-vegetarian diet if he’s informed correctly.

    Donald Trump may not be an openly pro-animals person, but I’m really sure he’s also not bad for them, in fact he has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to animal organizations, like the NorthShore Animal League.

  7. So Donald Trump is for the animals. Why was he not asked about his son who hunts wild animals and posts it on Facebook.

  8. for the first time D T has my attention ,,,, but if he is a Animal rights activist ,,, where is his chain of Vegan Eateries that we need so bad ?

    1. My thoughts are that DT would actually lose votes regarding his stand on AR’s. The vast majority of this population are dissenters of veganism and animal rights. At times I read the comments regarding animals
      and the comments are grossly adverse to anything animals. I think his views on animal rights are newsbreaking, I haven’t heard any other politician with such passionate remarks on animals, maybe some embellishments but on the whole wonderful. and because of the dismal treatment of animals in food production, the mindset to help animals “trump” all other issues in my view. No other group faces the unimaginable horrors that animals face today and the situation is only getting worse. Animals need all the help that they can garnish.

  9. I am so astounded by this interview. I was wavering on who to vote for but now I am totally convinced to vote for DT. I am now an avid supporter of DT, he has the intellect to discover and see the truth.

  10. Would you really vote for a guy who still give the same answers/plans: “trust me” “poof”??? Those are his plans…No real plans!!! I dont trust what he said because he also says he loves women and immigrants and we all know where he stands on that!!! And did anyone pick up at the end where in his head there was a huge crowd and AK had to tell him “THERE IS NOT CROWD, JUST YOU AND ME!!!

    1. He has been kind to animals in the past, around the 80s-90s there was a horrific thing in Atlantic City where they made horses jump off a tall plank into a pool, on 1993 Trump bought the resort and immediately shut down that activity because he said it was cruel to the horses, and he also has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to animal organizations like the NorthShore Animal League.

    2. And how is he a bigot? Because he doesn’t want people coming to this country illegally and raping our system? Maybe if he offered more hand outs to lazy people he’d be a better candidate.

      1. You haven’t read or heard any of his thoughts on Muslims or the whole Obama being born in Africa thing? And hard to forget his comment about Mexican immigrants raping women, not just the system.

      1. Should I inform Trump about this? Since he knows nothing about it.
        Yes, Trump has a book coming out but it’s not named that.
        Should I forward this “story” to his legal team?
        Please let me know.

        1. Yes Shari, definitely send it to his legal team because I’m sure you know them. I think they will find it funny since I’m sure they understand satire (which is legal under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution).

  11. I love this interview..and I love Mr. Trumps view on saving the animals. I’m an animal advocate and our group tries as hard as we can with shelters, treating animals humanly, getting in volunteers to walk them, play with them as well as human,y putting them to sleep when necessary Etc. we also try to get the word out there about the most misunderstood breed out there in this century, the Pit Bull, I would like to know how or what Mr. Trump will do in educating humanity about this misunderstood breed? And also the Puppycide that is going on in this country, (cops killing our furry family members) illegally entering our yards, wrong address, a dog just barking, in the house, behind the fence even raining up to them wagging their tail Etc. As for trophy hunting, you can’t dictate your adult children to believe in what you do, I’m sure he does NOT CONDONE this at all, and I’m sure he’s had some major discussion with them on the subject.

  12. There seem to be many disbelievers here, I think that much of the interview’s validity can be researched relative to DT’s views and actions on animal rights, rather than just speculating in opposition. if he has supported animals in the past then he leaves a trail/history behind that can be established with the involved organizations. Frankly, I believe the interview and its the best info yet that I have heard from any other candidate. Although, Carson is a vegetarian. They might make a great team, and Republicans to boot!

  13. People are sharing this on social media as if it were true. Would you please put a giant, bold, red, flashing note at the top that it is not? All the people sharing it and professing their love for the animal advocate Trump is rather frightening.

  14. To believe this interview happened, you would have to suspend disbelief in unimaginable ways. The fact that so many people believe it’s true and the failure of people to conduct the most elementary exploration of the claims reveal why Donald Trump is winning. Facts don’t matter.

    1. The tags at the end of the article say, “fakenews, satire, theonion.”

    2. A simple google search reveals the book Trump wrote (How to End Animal Agriculture, Beat China, and Build a Wall) that I ask him about in the interview does not exist.

    3. To believe Donald Trump was a member of The Animal Liberation Front (A.L.F.) means you believe Donald Trump was freeing foxes from fur farms while wearing a black ski mask while at the Wharton Business School.

    4. A simple Google search reveals no other media in the world have picked up the interview even though multiple quotes from the interview would be national headlines and likely end his candidacy. Take your pick but here are a few that would be the lead story on every news show and online publication:

    Trump to Make Eating Chicken Illegal

    Trump to Kill ISIS with Bacon

    Trump to Ship All Animal Abusers to China

    Trump Supports Playing Slaughterhouse Videos in Every Restaurant

    5. I ask Trump about his recent experience going undercover at a factory farm disguised as a “sane person.” Do you believe Donald Trump is an undercover animal cruelty investigator? Do you get the joke that his disguise is being sane?

    6. I have no media credentials. None are listed. No bio is listed. Nothing is sourced. The article is posted on a blog. A cursory search of my blog illustrates I write satire including the article that preceded the Trump interview (found directly below it). I saw articles on the internet yesterday claiming that multiple members of Congress had been outed as KKK members. I googled the story to see if a single reputable news outlet picked it up. None. So I didn’t share it even though it was all over the internet. It was completely unsourced. It took me less than a minute to conclude it was unreliable. The same could have been done here.

    7. In the interview, Trump states he is going to round up all animal abusers and send them to China even though they’re not from China. No due process. No trials.

    8. In the interview, Trump compares stopping billions of people from eating animals to building a water fountain in one of his hotels. That didn’t raise any red flags for some people. He added that it will take five minutes to accomplish. Five minutes. The incredulity of the statements should have far exceeded the measuring stick for satire. Even if this interview actually happened, his answers should not have been believed.

    9. “I’m going to treat women so good. Ask my wives.” Plural. Get it?

    10. Carl Icahn, someone who has no experience, background, or interest in animal liberation in his 50 year career, is going to free all animals according to the interview. How? He is just going to do it.

    The interview ends by Trump thanking the 15,000 people outside cheering for him even though the interview takes place while we’re flying on his plane. For those of you who believed this interview was real, as a lesson in separating fact from satire, I encourage you to reread it now and see if you’re able to detect the absurdity of it all.

    The purpose of the article is to get non-animal advocates to click the hyperlinks which are loaded with actual undercover cruelty investigation videos, veg guides, farm sanctuary websites, etc. Humor can be an effective way to attract people’s attention to real issues that matter. I attribute the attempted edge in many of my pieces, satirical or not, to the success of my blog, the aim of which is to inspire people to show compassion for all animals.

    The reaction to this interview explains why politicians without substance such as Trump do so well — a sad commentary on the lack of discernment in the presidential selection process. So what if Carly Fiorina completely fabricated a story about Planned Parenthood. She said it so it must be true even if it was proven false. So, I make no apologies. It has satire written all over it. If you read the tags at the end of the article — literally.

    1. I knew it was unreal the minute I read “..from his days as an animal rights advocate..” – because, I know that someone would have to be on some sort of heavy shrooms to believe he was ever a part of ALF or actually had a book against animal agriculture.. but, the sad thing is.. people .. many people.. are clueless. In the animal rescue/advocacy etc realm .. too many people want to believe. This is why groups like Humanewatch get such absorption by people.. some people don’t research– they just believe what they are shown.. this is why so many people on social media in animal rescue have made such good marks for the bad guys. I totally understand this thing is not real.. I never believed it was.. but, a lot of people are sharing it as if it were. Some dog lovers are pulling out their Hillary signs and screaming the praises of Trump due to his plant based diet – yet, they never bother to google – otherwise they would see a lovely pic of him eating a pork chop on a stick at the IA state fair. ‘Trump’s” responses are not even totally coherent which is pretty much like he talks so most people who read this and shared this didn’t seem to actually digest what was being said… they didn’t click the links.. they just yelled ‘holy jesus! What a man!” and shared the post. So.. I wasn’t asking for you to apologize.. just a warning label for the easy believers… the non googlers.. the non clickers of links.. the non readers of tags.. the I want to believe and the share button is easy to click people.

  15. I think its rather pathetic. Naive or not, many thought this article genuine. One never knows about anyone else and some of the most obnoxious people are vegans, so it was a possibility. I am now so disappointed, should have known better. I will now check out most articles for the future for the truthfulness of it all. Signed, Disappointed!

  16. Donald Trump has my vote all the way around. I am an animal advocate, and I respect the hell out of Donald Trump for all that he stands for.

  17. Sorry, but I thought it was real. I think you are going to confuse people with this article. I deplore DT and all his policies but would actually vote for him if he was really a champion for animal rights because I think that is the world’s number one problem.

  18. There are over 8 million animal owners in the country !!!! We here what your saying Mr, Trump. We would love you to give Joe Schreibvogel 30 minutes of your time. So you can hear what the people really think!!! Were hoping someone will stand up for the animals and the little guys in this country. The ones that can’t afford to buy people off to get laws passed in their favor !!!

  19. It would be too good if it was true ..I truly hope that he had these views..It looks like is up for us , the environmentalist and animal advocate to do what we can to save our environmental , animals and so on ..There is a way..but It might be too late..humans exploit everything including these satire articles that do that just to make $ of people’s curiosity ..no hope

  20. Read some of this, did he explain the fur, did you ask about his sons trophy hunting? Maybe I missed it! Keep this, he’s made many great promises, hope they’re real

  21. After reading this I love Trump even more. I believe him when he says he doesn’t eat animals and he will protect them.

  22. It’s satire, idiots. Trump couldn’t care less about animal rights. His son is a big game trophy hunter and his wife is a fur hag.

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