Republicans have long known that repetition and other basic marketing tactics were effective in politics. But cartoonist Scott Adams argues Trump took this a step further with something he calls “the linguistic kill shot,” which is a fancy way to explain why he called Hillary Clinton “Crooked Hillary” and mocked Jeb Bush as “low energy.”
These “kill shots” had to be visual concepts that hadn’t been heard in politics before. It’s also known as “name calling,” which is why Democrats discounted and avoided such pettiness. But it’s also effective because “every time you looked at the candidate being described you would look for confirmation bias.”
When interviewer Charlie Rose mentions “draining the swamp,” Jon Stewart cuts him off: “McConnell and Ryan, those guys are the swamp.”
What exactly do Trump voters think they’re getting out of the Russian connection? Most simply don’t care. They’ve basically chosen party over country. They dislike Americans who vote Democratic far more than Putin, a distant figure. And most are too busy gloating and rationalizing Trump’s boasts to worry about the Kremlin’s arm lock on the White House.
Stein’s Green Party campaign said it will file for emergency relief in the Pennsylvania effort in federal court on Monday, “demanding a statewide recount on constitutional grounds.”
A Reuters/Ipsos national Election Day poll offered some clues to the outcome. It found Clinton underperformed expectations with women, winning their vote by only about 7 percent, similar to Obama when he won re-election in 2012.
More than twice as many voters told exit pollsters they had been reached by the Clinton campaign as had been reached by the Trump campaign.
This anthemic get-out-the-vote video — created by Rachel Bloom and packed with fellow stars — charmed us with its blunt messaging and parodic style. But be warned. It’s NSFW!
Clinton holds a five-point lead over Trump in the latest Washington Post-ABC Tracking Poll, increasing her margin by two points in two days.
If Trump loses Nevada, based on early voting numbers, Silver says he wins in only nine percent of scenarios. That’s a far cry from the 35 percent mark he reached in FiveThirtyEight’s latest estimate.
Two weeks ago Roger Stone, a Trump adviser and Republican operative, linked to a copy of the fake document on Twitter, writing, “If this is real: OMG!!”
Her aides broke the news to Clinton when her plane landed in Cedar Rapids. If what they said troubled her, she was determined not to show it as she stepped onto the tarmac.
Most American adults – 62 percent of Democrats and 48 percent of Republicans – think Putin is supporting Trump for the White House, the poll found.
Most national polls now show the Democrat with a substantial lead. The ABC News tracking poll, second most accurate in 2012, also places Clinton at 50 percent and Trump at 38 percent.
“Donald Trump is a gift to all tin-pot dictators on the African continent. He is giving currency and legitimacy to rigging because if it can exist in America, it can exist anywhere,” said an opposition leader in Zimbabwe.
“This election is being rigged by the media pushing false and unsubstantiated charges, and outright lies, in order to elect Crooked Hillary!” Trump said in a Twitter post.
“These thefts and disclosures are intended to interfere with the U.S. election process,” the joint agency statement said. “However, we are not now in a position to attribute this activity to the Russian Government.”
In his tweet, since deleted, Mike mentioned my seizures and included a small video. It contained images of Pepe the Frog, a cartoon character identified by the Anti-Defamation League as a hate symbol.
No one yet knows the true dimensions of the 2016 electorate (the people who actually cast a ballot on Election Day). But we do know that women historically vote in greater numbers than men.
“I don’t love [Putin], I don’t hate. We’ll see how it works. We’ll see,” Trump told supporters during a campaign stop in the swing state of Nevada.
The primary Super PAC supporting Trump, Great America PAC, reported raising $1.4 million in May – accounting for most of the $2.5 million the group has raised this year. The PAC had $500,971 cash remaining at the beginning of June.
Donald Trump could take a giant step on Tuesday toward securing the Republican presidential nomination if he wins the Florida and Ohio primaries.