As has been the case with the GOP’s nominee’s campaign, Trump’s rich friends are filling the spaces that would normally be occupied by Republican bigwigs who refuse to support his candidacy.
President Obama held a news conference at the Pentagon on Thursday to discuss the war on ISIS, but as its been the case every time he answers reporters’ questions lately, he ended up responding to the latest ridiculous Trump controversy. This time, it was about the GOP’s nominee’s claims that the November presidential election could be rigged.
After repeatedly stating that he had watched ‘secret’ footage of a U.S. plane unloading money in Iran the same day four American detainees were released, Trump took to Twitter to acknowledge that he never watched such a video, because, of course, it does not exist. “The plane I saw on television was the hostage plane in Geneva, Switzerland, not the plane carrying $400 million in cash going to Iran!” Trump clarified on Friday.
According to the footage released earlier this week, Trump rallies are a space where his supporters feel comfortable expressing extreme and racist, offensive behavior.
If someone who’s been near the nukes is afraid of a major presidential candidate, something ain’t right.
Former Nuclear Missile-Launch officer John Noonan appeared on MSNBC’s All in with Chris Hayes on Wednesday to elaborate on his now-viral tweets about the danger of a Donald Trump presidency. “Buckle the hell up,” the former Jeb Bush adviser tweeted. “Nuclear deterrence is about balance. Trump is an elephant jumping up and down on one side of the scale. So damn dangerous.”
It’s been a bad week for Donald Trump — even by Donald Trump standards, and his Senior Junior Campaign Strategist agrees. Timmy Jenkins, the “Trump Bully Kid,” returned to the Late Show to help Stephen Colbert decode the latest wave of Trump controversies. Jenkins takes credit for the nicknames “Lyin’ Ted,” “Lil’ Marco,” and “Booby Jindal.” But even the mastermind behind Trump’s campaign strategy can’t stick with him after the GOP nominee’s disastrous last few days. Like many in the GOP, Jenkins has finally had enough of Trump, and will vote for Clinton despite her “cooties.”
Bush did not name Trump at the fundraiser for Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), but his comments against policies of “isolationism, nativism and protectionism” were a clear jab at the GOP’s nominee platform.
“Have those ever been released, and the question was did he get in as a U.S. citizen or was he brought into Harvard University as a citizen who wasn’t from this country?”
“I’ll bring my tax return, he can bring his tax return … and let people ask us questions about the items that are on there,” he continued, before arguing that Trump must be “afraid” of what voters would see in his taxes.
The Koch’s Freedom Partners network has a budget of about $750 million, and they will spend it supporting Republican candidates across the nation. Make no mistake: While the Koch brothers have an ideological difference with Trump which they cannot overlook – on free trade — the Republican Party is still theirs.
Roger Stone’s tweet links to an article on a low-budget conspiracy site that accuses Mr. Khan of having links to groups planning a “military conquest” of the U.S., and shamelessly suggests that Mr. Khan’s son, Humayun Khan, may have been planning a suicide attack on his fellow soldiers.
Like Trump, dictators throughout history have often been charismatic demagogues who love matching their bombastic rhetoric with equally eye-grabbing movements.
“Some issues are not left versus right or liberal versus conservative, they are right versus wrong,” Barber said. “We need to embrace our deepest moral values and push for a revival of the heart of our democracy.”
To Oliver, Kaine won the night. “Forget the President,” he said, introducing a 6-minute rant on the glory of the Virginia senator’s speech. “Tim Kaine is where it’s at.”
Dr. Jill Stein’s campaign headquarters in south Philadelphia looked exactly as you would expect – megaphones lined one wall. There was an improvised recycling station. Everyone looked like a hipster stereotype, but older. Around ten members of the campaign were trying to figure out Stein’s schedule for Wednesday – is it a live stream or a TV interview […]
On the 25-minute walk from the train station to the convention, a swarm of incredulous Sanders delegates could be seen walking back the other way from the Wells Fargo Center, after the Vermont senator decided to end the roll call vote and nominate Hillary Clinton for the presidency.
“His hands are tied,” Green said about Sanders. “He’s endorsed Hillary and he can’t say anything bad about her because he would still like to be part of the political race. He’s leaving up to us. He knows we will not follow Hillary.”
“Immediately, right now, we have got to defeat Donald Trump and elect Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine,” Sanders said, as his delegates began booing against the cheers of some.
While the RNC featured the parents of victims killed by undocumented immigrants on stage, the DNC will include speakers who are undocumented immigrants themselves in order to shine a sympathetic light on their experience.
Last Week Tonight’s John Oliver came back on Sunday after a month-long absence to comment on what was perhaps the most bizarre Republican National Convention in history, or as the HBO host called it, “the most apocalyptic thing ever to happen” in Cleveland.
This year’s Republican National Convention was the whitest event on TV. While Donald Trump made sure to line up some minority speakers who could attest that he’s not a racist, despite his multiple attacks against minorities, the ethnic composition and themes of the convention attendees undermined that effort in a big way.
The Republicans in New York City are not the Trump crowd, or so it seemed. They didn’t even want to lynch Hillary Clinton, like the crowds at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland have been demanding all week.
According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, gross domestic product has grown between 1.5 and 2.5 percent every year since 2012. In addition, private sector jobs have grown and the unemployment rate has declined under the Obama administration.
District Court Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos had previously ruled against the Texas law, also finding that it had “a discriminatory impact on minority voter turnout.”