Donald Trump doesn’t take kindly to criticism, and if you’re not careful, he’ll make his response personal. He said Trump didn’t understand the issue and touted his own efforts as governor to secure the border while blasting the federal response from the Obama administration.

America doesn’t need another president who pays lip service when issues of national security are at stake.

Perry offered a calm defense in an interview this week, saying, “I’m focused on talking to the American people about the only person that’s going to be standing on that stage that actually has done something about border security, not just talked about it”. We need a president who will finally act to secure the border after decades of failed leadership in Washington, D.C. And Mr. Trump has done nothing to prove that he is the president America needs.

Unless candidates can raise their name identification and popularity in national polls, they won’t make the cut for the first Republican debate, scheduled for August 6.

But this week one of the candidates did decide to take a courageous step of wooing some of those non-bigoted Iowans by taking on Trump directly. Perry then has to hope the skirmish turns out well for him and that it helps lead to the long-term disqualifying of Trump as a candidate. Now it’s time for him to show us what he’s got.

“.@GovernorPerry failed on the border”. Perry denounced Trump’s controversial illegal-immigration remarks and even went as far as to release a straight-to-camera video where he directly told Trump he was wrong about Mexican immigrants.

“Graduated last in his class at Annapolis – dummy!”

Donald Trump has jumped back into the ring – this time for an all-out brawl with fellow Republican presidential contender Rick Perry.

The nod from an old Perry college classmate, announced Friday, made clear what most political operatives suspected this presidential campaign: The Texas GOP delegation, a fearsome and united voting bloc in the House, would split its endorsements in the presidential campaign.