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Herman Cain slams media, establishment ‘lies’ on Trump

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Former GOP presidential contender Herman Cain said late Monday that the media and establishment Republicans are plotting Donald Trump’s downfall.

“One of the reasons that I continue to set the record straight every day, as many of you know, is because you have a lot of people in the media and the establishment that are trying to bring down Trump with lies,” he told listeners during an evening rally in Macon, Ga.

{mosads}“I knew Donald Trump before he made the decision to run for president,” Cain said of the GOP presidential front-runner.

“Let me tell you a little something about the definition of an outsider,” the 2012 Republican White House hopeful added.

“If you are born in the United States of America you are an insider, through-and-through. There are no outsiders. If you’re born here, you’re not an outsider.”

The former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza then linked Trump with the principles of the nation’s founding.

“’We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men and women are created equal,’” Cain said, reciting the Declaration of Independence.

“’That they are endowed by their creator – not man’s, not the Democrats – with certain inalienable rights, among these life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,’” he continued.

“It says, ‘when any form of government becomes destructive of those ideals – life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness – it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it,” Cain added.

“We have some altering and abolishing to do with a new leader in the White House. My name is Herman Cain.”

Trump has upended the race for next year’s GOP presidential nomination by resonating with voters despite his lack of political experience. The outspoken billionaire has dominated most national polls since launching his Oval Office bid last June.

Cain also attacked former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-Fla.) in a blistering op-ed published earlier Monday. He took issue with the establishment Republican comparing his 2016 White House run with Cain’s four years earlier.

“At least I was once winning,” Cain wrote of Bush on his website. “Jeb Bush has been losing throughout his entire campaign. His problem is him.”

Bush used Cain as an example last week for why outsider political candidates often fade in popularity before reaching the early voting state of Iowa.

Trump has repeatedly defied rumors of his demise by rating high polling numbers despite multiple controversies earlier this year.

Bush, meanwhile, has struggled for traction with voters across multiple national polls.

Trump leads the former Florida governor by approximately 23 points, according to the latest RealClearPolitics average of samplings.

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