Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump fielded questions at the No Labels Problem Solvers event in New Hampshire, a politically-neutral gathering. When Trump was asked hard questions, he dodged and got frustrated with the audience.

Trump’s shiftiness started when a woman asked him about the Tea Party. Trump defended the Tea Party and said nothing against its effort to shut down the government over Planned Parenthood funding.

“I love the Tea Party, I do,” Trump said, cutting her off. “I’ll tell you about the Tea Party, these are people, in all fairness, these are people that love this country. They do love this country and they want the country to be great.”

“But that’s their point of view,” he added. “They don’t want Planned Parenthood funded. I think a lot of people understand that, including me.”

The interaction begins at 30:05 in the video below.

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Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at DeSmogBlog.com. He also hosts the weekly DeSmogCAST and serves as co-host for Ring of Fire on Free Speech TV. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced