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Donald Trump never met Dalton Javier Ramirez. But the 69-year-old real estate mogul would have a grudging respect for the ambitious 28-year-old piñata entrepreneur.

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Bexar County Republicans gathered for Thursday night’s presidential debate applauded Donald Trump’s brash, unfiltered comments. But many were more interested in the performance of a fellow Texan. 

The hype leading up to the first Republican presidential debate was all about the irreverent, colorful, sometimes insulting front-runner, Donald Trump. He had Bexar Republicans howling as he fielded an early question about his credibility with female voters after he’s referred to women as “fat pigs, dogs, slobs fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals.”

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On Fronteras: Laredo Residents Give Donald Trump A Mixed Review

This week on Fronteras…

--Protesters met Donald Trump at the border in Laredo but the GOP presidential candidate insisted he’ll win the hearts and votes of Latinos.

--In New Mexico, faith leaders are objecting to proposed changes that would make it harder to get food stamps.

--Tijuana's mayor recently sent hundreds of homeless migrants into drug rehabilitation, but not everyone who was rounded up was homeless.

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump didn’t acknowledge the Hispanic indignation that confronted him on the Texas-Mexico border in Laredo. 

At the World Trade Bridge in Laredo, a half a football field from the US-Mexico border, Donald Trump told reporters he would win the Republican presidential nomination with the help of the Hispanic vote.  He referenced a political poll that shows him leading Republican contenders with more than 20 percent support.

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Now let's talk about one of the people who wants to replace President Obama in the White House - Donald Trump, who went to the border with Mexico yesterday. The Republican candidate expressed outrage over illegal immigration.

Trump Keeps Texas Trip After Union Pulls Out

Jul 23, 2015
Texas Tribune

LAREDO — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is still coming to Texas on Thursday, his campaign said, even though a Border Patrol union here backed out of hosting him.

Local 2455 announced early Thursday it would "pull out of all events involving Donald Trump," citing discussions with its national organization. That announcement throws into question Trump's plan to tour the Mexico border.

"Just to be clear, an endorsement was never discussed for any presidential candidate," the union said, reiterating it does not endorse candidates.

Donald Trump: Political Figure or Pop Icon?

Jul 22, 2015

From Texas Standard

Some say the crowded contest for the 2016 GOP presidential nod is more spectacle than substance. While there are plenty of candidates to cover, the lion’s share of the spotlight has fallen on someone who’s never even held elected office: Donald Trump.

Huffington Post editors say that Trump's run is more entertainment than politics, so they recently announced that there will be no more Trump in the politics section. Instead, they say, news about Trump and his campaign will go straight to the entertainment section.

Ryan Grimm, Washington bureau chief for the Huffington Post, says the online publication has always been a mix of high- and low-brow news. 


David Letterman returned to comedy at a Friday show in San Antonio, saying that retiring from Late Night before Donald Trump announced his presidential run was "the biggest mistake of my life."

He offered a brand-new Top Ten list, aimed directly at the Donald. Shots taken included:

10 - His toupee is actually the gopher in "Caddyshack."

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WASHINGTON — Worried about “Republican-on-Republican violence,” top party donors are taking action, with one firing off a letter calling for more civility and another seeking to block businessman Donald Trump from the debate stage altogether.

Foster Friess, a Wyoming-based investor and one of the party’s top 20 donors in the last presidential contest, issued a letter to 16 White House prospects and the Republican National Committee late last week calling for candidates to stay on the “civility reservation.”

“Our candidates will benefit if they all submit to Ronald Reagan’s 11th Commandment, ‘Thou shall not speak ill of a fellow Republican,’” Friess wrote in a letter sent to Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus. A copy was obtained by The Associated Press.

In the dispatch, Friess cites the backing of casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and Chicago Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts. “Would you join the effort to inspire a more civil way of making their points?” Friess wrote. “If they drift off the ‘civility reservation,’ let’s all immediately communicate that to them.”

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