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.
“In the middle of it he says to George, ‘Are you sleeping with her?’ Meaning me. And George looked a little shocked and he said, ‘Well, yeah.’ And he goes, ‘Well, for the weekend or what?'”
Even if Trump weren’t the nominee, America is on the verge of a massive decision, unlike any we’ve consciously faced in our lifetime.
Donald Trump reiterated his call for the U.S. to pull back from its commitment to NATO and said the Republican leader of the Senate was wrong to call the proposal “a rookie mistake.” “He’s 100 percent wrong. OK?” Trump said in an interview aired Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
James Edwards celebrated going “mainstream” by appearing at the RNC with “All-Access” media credentials.
Trump and the RNC seem to have paid licensing fees for his campaign’s music, so irked artists don’t have much say in the matter. The National Memo wanted to help work the situation out, so we’ve assembled some alternatives for Donald — songs he can grow to love, but that are a better fit for the… tone of his campaign.
The cases against Trump University have regularly cropped up during the presidential campaign. Trump was roundly criticized in May when he accused U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is of Mexican descent, of being biased against him because of the candidate’s pledge to build a border wall between the United States and Mexico.
“When Donald Trump says he has your back, you better watch out,” Kaine said. Clinton sat his side, nodding. “He leaves a trail of broken promises and wrecked lives wherever he goes. We can’t afford to let him do the same thing to our country.”
The incurable Donald Trump, party standard-bearer, can be seen as the opposite of a lighthouse. He brings out the darkness in people, leads the establishment to recklessly crash on the rocks and speaks to followers in the spirit of a mutiny. The way they talk could make a sailor blush.
New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof wrote that Trump’s and Ailes’ “trajectories are deeply interwoven” and that “Trump is the Republican nominee perhaps in part because Fox News and other prominent right-wing commentators weakened the control of Republican Party bosses.”
Listening to Trump assume the leadership of the Republican Party, a degrading event compared to death by many Republicans, inevitably brought thoughts of that party’s founding president.
I love it when holders of high office who are arrogant, vain and disdainful suddenly decide that they need to stress one other quality to the voters: their humility. If Mike Pence were an act, nobody could play him better than Mike Pence.
The Republican Party’s choice for the next occupant of the White House intends to seize upon people’s fears and transform the nation into an isolationist country, inwardly focused and always on the lookout for scapegoats. Trump fancies himself as some sort of dictatorial leader at the helm.
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.
Trump has had only nice things to say about Putin, who has fed the candidate’s vanity with approving murmurs about his “flamboyant” personality and “talent.” In response, the candidate has called for ending “this horrible cycle of hostility” between the U.S. and Russia.
Experts have warned that Trump’s suggestion that he might abandon NATO’s pledge to automatically defend all alliance members could destroy the organization. A letter signed by a bipartisan group of 39 national security experts said Trump’s “inflammatory remarks” do not represent the interests of the United States.
In a stunning display of rage and resentment, Trump shouted accusations against the Democrats for more than an hour, blaming his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, the former secretary in chief, for the rise of ISIS (which actually resulted from the actions of the George W. Bush administration in Iraq) and the failure of the Arab spring. He accused her of criminal actions.
Stewart brought the righteous rage he’s known for and pointed it at perhaps his favorite target over the years: Sean Hannity and the endless hypocrisies of conservative media.
VDare Celebrated Its Tweets Being Featured At RNC: “This Is Great Fun!” The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) describes VDare.com as “an anti-immigration hate website” with a white nationalist ideology.
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.
Donald Trump accused Hillary Clinton of a legacy of “death, destruction, terrorism and weakness” as U.S. secretary of state and vowed to be tough on crime and illegal immigrants in a speech on Thursday accepting the Republican presidential nomination.
“’Isn’t Mr. Trump bad on trade?’” he said someone would ask. “‘Yes, but we’re going to fix it. Don’t worry.’ ‘Isn’t his tax plan a problem that’s going to lose $12 trillion?’ ‘Yes, but we’ll fix it. Don’t worry.'”
On Thursday in Cleveland, he will take the convention stage for the first time since his controversial “culture war” speech in 1992. And it certainly won’t be a surprise if the two-time Republican primary candidate stirs up a controversy of similar proportions.
The GOP nominee’s stated belief in both a protectionist foreign policy, and a weaker NATO are two factors—not to mention, more casual remarks admiring Russia— all suggest that a Trump presidency could give way to the Soviet Union’s second coming.