October 21, 2016 Leave a comment
While most Republicans will accept the results of the election, “Mr. Rigged” said “I will tell you at the time; I will keep you in suspense”. What does that tell you.
The day after the debate, Donald Trump Says “…I will totally accept the results of this great and historic presidential election, if I win.” He said “if” and not “when”. So maybe he is unsure he will win.
In his past, Trump calling the Emmy Awards rigged when he didn’t win an award. “This is how Donald thinks. It’s funny, but it’s also really troubling” said Clinton.
When asked about Trump’s decision to wait until the results are released before accepting [or not] the results, “So, you know, absent widespread fraud and irregularities, then, we’ll see,” Kellyanne Conway, his campaign manager said. “What he’s saying is we have to see what happens.” So if he wins he’ll accept no matter if there are fraud and irregularities. He won’t accept if he loses. Sounds like a sore loser. Not surprised with his giant ego.
Conway tried to compare it with Al Gore initially not accepting the 2000 election. But that was a different reason where Florida decided the election. In this case Trump has been calling a “rigged” election even before the voting began.
Meanwhile, Trump’s daughter Ivanka, arguably his most influential adviser, said that her father would “do the right thing”. [Dropping out would be the real right thing – but it is too late.]
Acting like he knows nothing [as usual], former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani says “There are indications of a lot of fraud around by the Clintons.” Oh ya?
Trump said that “from Pew report and other places – millions of people that are registered to vote that shouldn’t be registered to vote.” A 2012 report from the Pew Charitable Trusts found that 24 million voter registrations on the books were either no longer valid or inaccurate in some way. Some were failures to remove names of people who had died or moved, blamed on “antiquated” state registration systems. But the report didn’t find or even discuss any evidence of voting fraud.
Mike Pence says that “we will absolutely accept the result of the election” even if the election is rigged.
“Of course there is large scale voter fraud happening on and before election day. Why do Republican leaders deny what is going on? So naïve!” Trump tweeted. He also said at a rally that “voter fraud is very, very common.” [A study by a Loyola Law School professor found that out of 1 billion votes cast in all American elections between 2000 and 2014, there were only 31 known cases of impersonation fraud.]
“People that have died 10 years ago are still voting. Illegal immigrants are voting. I mean, where are the street smarts of some of these politicians? So many cities are corrupt,” Trump added, “and voter fraud is very, very common.” And yet, statistics say otherwise.
Trump also has concerns about the integrity of the voting system — especially in cities, like Philadelphia, with large minority populations. So he’s going after minorities –those that will most likely not vote for him.
Trump also cited a controversial 2014 op-ed in The Washington Post by a group of professors at Old Dominion University promoting their research concluding that “enough” non-citizens have voted in recent elections that their participation could plausibly change the outcome of close elections. the authors were prompted to issue a follow-up defense.
Trump has said the only way he could lose Pennsylvania is if there is “cheating,” and singled out Philadelphia as a city to watch and yet Pennsylvania votes mostly for the Democrats. Philadelphia has a large minority population. So trump has little chance in winning the city.
“You want me to (say) that I think the election in Philadelphia and Chicago is going to be fair? I would have to be a moron to say that,” Rudy Giuliani said. He’s already one.
Buying into Trump’s “rigged election” nonsense [and he would buy anything Trump says], “I’m sorry, dead people generally vote for Democrats rather than Republicans,” Rudy Giuliani told CNN after taking Trump’s cue that many votes are illegal and mostly done by Democratic votes – again no proof. Giuliani claims some people voted up to ten times in 2012. He did admit that a gap of more than a few percentage points in the results nullifies the cheating.
“There were machines that already had hundreds of votes on them [in the 1989 New York mayoral election],” Giuliani said. “When they open that machine — if you don’t have your poll watcher there to look at the back of it, you could start off the election in that district down 100 votes, down 200 votes, down 300 votes.” Of course if this was true [when they opened the machine], the machine should of immediately been removed from the election.
Regarding the nine women complaining about sexual harassment, “Those stories have been largely debunked,” and says Hillary Clinton’s campaign is behind it. Where was it debunked? Trump said he would release proof and never did. For one woman, six colleagues and close friends of the woman have since come forward to corroborate her story, including a People news editor, a co-worker and a friend who said the woman told her about the alleged attack the following day.
When Trump said “Nobody has more respect for women than I do. Nobody.” The moderator asks the audience to stop laughing.
Trump is even denying that he said he could not possibly have done those things to those women because they were not attractive enough but did so at an October 13th rally.
Trump denied the accusations, saying the women coming forward “either want fame or her campaign did it.”
After at least 9 women claimed that Trump groped or kissed them, Trump said he had proof that there were all lies. So far only a cousin of one of the women came forward claiming the woman had praised Trump. The cousin is said to be a huge Trump supporter. No other proof that they didn’t happen as Trump claimed that he had.
“Can’t believe these totally phony stories, 100% made up by women (many already proven false) and pushed big time by press, have impact!” said Trump in a tweet. But where is the proof? We are still waiting and yet in rallies he says he’s given proof.
Melania Trump tried to defend her husband saying he was “egged on”. But he [or someone] obviously told her what to say because she wasn’t there. Egged on? Is he a child [maybe] that he doesn’t know what he was saying? He is an adult [supposedly].
“They [Democrats] want to damage the presidency of my husband…” said Melina Trump – but her comment sounds like the hubby has already been elected. Maybe the hubby has rigged the votes already.
Trump backed Supreme Court justices who would overturn the landmark Roe vs. Wade ruling and said that a Clinton government would allow abortions even just before birth.
When Trump said “We’re not making things anymore, relatively speaking”, U.S. factory production has more than doubled since 1979, when manufacturing employment was at its peak. Employment has dropped but production is at the highest ever set just before the eve of the Great Recession in 2007.
According to the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, they predict Trump would add $5.3 trillion over 10 years to the debt compared to $200 billion for Clinton’s plan.
Trump says under his plan U.S. would have “more free trade than we have right now.” Wonder with whom. He wants to scrap NAFTA and the TPP. Those partners won’t be too happy.
Trump said “Our country is stagnant. We’ve lost our jobs, we’ve lost our businesses. We’re not making anything anymore.” He should know. His “Make America Great Again” aren’t completely made in the US.
Trump claims that “they [Russian] create warheads. We can’t.” Ridiculous as it sounds. The current treaty from 2010 restricts each country to a total of 1,550 warheads deployed on bombers, submarines and in underground silos and requires that this limit be reached by February 2018. This shows again he still knows nothing about foreign policies.
Trump says “Her plan is going to raise taxes and even double your taxes.” Clinton’s plan wouldn’t raise taxes at all for 95 per cent of Americans, according to the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center. The very wealthiest would take the greatest hit, though a doubling is highly questionable.
As a senator from New York, Clinton did support the 2006 Secure Fence Act, which authorized the construction of hundreds of miles of fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border. Nearly 700 miles of fencing was put in place during President George W. Bush’s second term and the beginning of President Barack Obama’s first term. The fencing is placed largely in urban areas along the nearly 2,000-mile frontier. It is not the type of solid wall that Trump has pledged to construct at Mexico’s expense. The fence has miles-long gaps.
Trump said “Last week … they came out with an anemic jobs report. A terrible jobs report.” But the September jobs report that Trump calls “terrible” is actually viewed by most economists as encouraging.
As well, Trump said under Hillary Clinton, “$6 billion went missing” at the State Department. In 2014, the State Department’s inspector general released an alert warning that the documentation for $6 billion in State Department contracts was incomplete. But there’s no reason to think that all occurred under Clinton. The inspector general, Steve Linnick, specifically disavowed the conclusion that the money went missing.
Trump claims that “President Obama has moved millions of people out … millions of people have been moved out of this country.” Actually Obama has overseen the deportation of more than 2.5 million immigrants since taking office in January 2009.
Trump references heroin “pouring” over borders and affecting communities in New Hampshire. Seriously?
During the first debate, traffic on news and media sites increased by 58 percent from 8:40 pm ET to 10:50 pm ET. Traffic on social media sites increased by 26 percent from 8:40 pm ET to 10:50 pm ET. There was also a spike of up to 3000 percent to media sites fact checkers when Hillary Clinton referenced her own website and its fact checkers.
There was an eight percent decrease in traffic during the second debate whereas new media social traffic had a three percent increase. After the debate, there was a 500 percent spike in traffic as people went to check information heard during the debate.
Trump ledged to fire or discipline Veterans Administration employees who fail veterans or breach the public trust. He also would create a “White House hotline” dedicated to veterans. If a valid complaint is not addressed, “I will pick up the phone and fix it myself if I have to,” Trump said. You think he’ll answer the phone?
Trump invited Barack Obama’s half-brother from Kenya as well as the mother of a Benghazi victim [Sean Smith]. The New York Post reported that Malik Obama called now-deceased Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi one of his best friends — a potential source of awkwardness for Smith’s mother. Malik Obama is an American and supports Trump. [After all the birthed issue from Trump for the last 5 years, I guess he believes Malik is an American now.] Smith claims that Clinton “murdered him [her son]”.
“This entire campaign comes down to a single question: If Hillary Clinton can’t give us the truth, why should we give her the presidency?” Smith said to cheers on the convention’s opening night of the Republican convention. Has Trump given any truths yet?
Clinton invited HP CEO Meg Whitman, a long-time Republican, and Mark Cuban who isn’t a fan of Trump. Cuban once ran unsuccessfully for the Republican candidate for governor in California. Trump lashed out at Cuban for attending the debate with Clinton, calling him “dopey.” [Very presidential-like there, Donald.]
“Bernie Madoff now has a better brand [than Trump],” Trump nemesis Mark Cuban wrote in reference to the infamously disgraced fraudster and former stockbroker. After the video tape’s release that Trump’s actions could make employees at his properties “toxic and unemployable.”
According to a new Politico/Morning Consult poll, conducted among 1,999 registered voters in the week after the second presidential debate, 73 percent of Republican voters now worry that their votes will not be counted. I guess it shows you that if the majority of Republican votes to still want to vote for Trump then they are dumb enough to believe him.
Trump told supporters at a rally that the Justice Department’s handling of the probe into Clinton’s email server let her off the hook and suggested that both Democrats and Republicans in Congress went along with it.
Trump claimed that there is a “whole sinister deal going on” that has prevented Ryan and other Republican leaders from fully backing his campaign but he didn’t elaborate [as usual]. Trump noted that Ryan didn’t call and say “good going” after his performance in the second debate. He’s expecting positive [only] comments from everyone?
Trump was a constant target for comedian Billy Crystal, who at one point compared the Republican candidate to hurricane season: “Think about it: It starts with a lot of hot air spinning out of control. It hits America, causes a lot of damage and panic. But it’s completely over by November.”
After a GOP office in Democratic leaning North Carolina was firebombed Trump tweeted “Animals representing Hillary Clinton and Dems in North Carolina just firebombed our office in Orange County because we are winning @NCGOP.” Unsure what he is winning there when 75% of the vote went to the Democrats in the last election.
After Clinton tweeted that she was hoping everyone were OK, the North Carolina Republican Party tweeted its appreciation in response. “Thank you for your thoughts & prayers, Sec. @HillaryClinton.”
“The failing @nytimes reporters don’t even call us anymore, they just write whatever they want to write, making up sources along the way!” tweeted Trump. Not surprised since Trump will end up denying everything and then exaggerate anything he does say [with nothing to back up what he said].
Trump wants Saturday Night Live to be shut down claiming it has run its course. Meanwhile, SNL has had great ratings this season – partially due to the topics that Trump creates. He didn’t say anything prior to the latest episode. In that episode, it had Alec Baldwin portraying him. So he can’t take any criticism. I wouldn’t say Clinton’s actress on SNL portrayed her much better [blinded to what’s going on].
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani told a crowd that Hillary Clinton had falsely claimed to have been in New York on Sept. 11, 2001 – an incorrect claim he took back a few hours later. [Clinton came into New York the day after since she was in Washington on that day.] Giuliani thought he heard Clinton said that she was in New York that day.