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Donald Trump Demands Rick Perry Take IQ Test Before GOP Debate

| by Michael Allen

Republican presidential candidate and reality TV star Donald Trump recently came under criticism from some of his fellow GOPers.

Former Republican Gov. Rick Perry of Texas, who is also running for president, said in a statement today

I have a message for my fellow Republicans and the independents who will be voting in the primary process: what Mr. Trump is offering is not conservatism, it is Trump-ism – a toxic mix of demagoguery and nonsense.

Perry also slammed Trump on immigration because the real estate mogul claimed on Wednesday that he (Perry) failed to stop undocumented immigration in Texas, notes TalkingPointsMemo.com.

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Perry stated:

Rather than thanking Texas for stepping into a gap it shouldn’t have to fill, Mr. Trump has made clear that he believes the states should fend for themselves on border security. Not only is this wrong, it perpetuates the same failed policies that have left our southern border porous and vulnerable.

In response, Trump slammed Perry on Twitter today: "@GovernorPerry failed on the border. He should be forced to take an IQ test before being allowed to enter the GOP debate."

Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona appeared to take a shot at Trump, although he didn't call him about by name, over a recent appearance in Phoenix.

McCain told The New Yorker, "This performance with our friend out in Phoenix is very hurtful to me. Because what he did was he fired up the crazies.”

“Now he galvanized them. He’s really got them activated,” McCain added.

Trump also tweeted about McCain today: "@SenJohnMcCain should be defeated in the primaries. Graduated last in his class at Annapolis--dummy!"

Sources: TalkingPointsMemo.com, The New Yorker, Twitter 1, Twitter 2
Image Credit: Gage Skidmore