GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump slams media treatment of the Tea Party. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump took his fiery rhetoric to Nashville on Saturday (August 29) where he courted a constituency some say is a perfect political fit for him: the Tea Party. "I love the Tea Party," said Trump, addressing the National Federation of Republican Assemblies, a group that claims it was "the Tea Party" before there was a Tea Party. "Tea Party people, stand up and take a bow. You have not been treated fairly," said Trump touting them as hardworking Americans who get "beat up" by the media. "You don't know how big you are," he said to the cheering crowd. The real estate mogul hit all the major issues that resonate with the Tea Party, showing his anger at conventional politics and distrust of special interests and lobbyists. "I'm a Republican, I'm a conservative. But I'm just as angry with the Republicans, because they go to Washington, something happens. They become weak," said Trump. "It won't happen to me. I promise." A new Quinnipiac University Poll this week highlighted the widespread aversion to D.C. insiders, showing that 73 percent of Republicans believe someone who is a "D.C. outsider" would make a better president than a candidate with Washington experience.