More question raised about Trump, his comments, etc.
April 28, 2016 Leave a comment
Activist groups, particularly those representing minorities and women, are pressing major corporations not to sponsor the Republican convention in July. They hope to persuade companies like Microsoft and Google to drop out of sponsoring what is sure to be a contentious event. It is bad messaging and poor business strategy for corporations to be seen as promoting the increasingly toxic Donald Trump brand. But companies’ dollars would go to support the Cleveland Host Committee, not Trump himself.
Although a spokesman declined to identify the specific reasoning behind the company’s decision, Coca-Cola has already agreed to limit its role at the GOP convention, according to The New York Times. In contrast to 2012, when Coke kicked in $660,000 to the Republican convention, this year they are capping their contribution at $75,000.
Delegates have already faced death threats they say come from Trump supporters.
Convention organizers clearly anticipate chaos, as evidenced by the fact that the city of Cleveland is seeking bids on 2,000 sets of riot gear for its police force in advance of the convention. The convention could be as chaotic as the violence at the 1968 Democratic Convention.
Trump’s son claims that the party would rather lose than have Trump as their leader. I wonder how he concluded this.
Arizona Sen. John McCain and some other have already said they probably won’t attend the convention. McCain would be too busy campaigning to attend. Others have given excuses such as the high cost of a hotel room to legitimate reasons on the direction of the convention is going.
Meanwhile, Trump claims that “If Hillary Clinton were a man, I don’t think she’d get 5% of the vote. The only thing she’s got going is the woman’s card and the beautiful thing is, women don’t like her.” A bit less than half of Democratic women back her while just 27% of women back Trump. So women like him less. I wonder why.
Trump also has claimed to be the “presumptive nominee” even though he may not have enough delegates accumulated prior to the convention to be the actual nominee. Does he know the definition of “presumptive”?
Trump also commented about a number of celebrities including Rosie O’Donnell and comedians Whoopi Goldberg and Jon Stewart and actress Lena Durham who are thinking of moving to Canada. For Durham, “Well, she’s a B-actor. And you know, has no mojo.” What a nice guy. She probably thinks he’s a B-nominee. Some of the celebrities [not surprisingly] have had some feuds with Trump previously.
Oh, the day after George W. Bush’s re-election in 2004, Canada’s immigration website smashed its then-record for single-day visits. Maybe the same this November? For at least one reason, I hope not.