Post debate #2 Trump news

A week ago, most could of said that they would have to wait well past midnight [eastern time zone] before the results of the elections on November 8th would be announced. But as of late last week, the US could have a new President before the pacific time zone results are announced.

While the first Presidential debate was sort of like an exhibition game, the second debate ids like the Super Bowl. Particularly after the week Donald Trump had [think – talk on a video about women].

“This is locker room talk. I’m not proud of it. I apologize…” and yet according to reports, “locker room talk” is usually about other things.

Even with the 2005 video Trump said “No, I didn’t say that at all” when asked whether the predatory behavior with women that he described in a 2005 video amounted to sexual assault.

Trump claimed that “Hillary Clinton attacked those same women and attacked them viciously.” But no evidence, as usual. Hillary Clinton was also quoted over the years making disparaging comments about other women linked with her husband. What is lacking is proof that she engineered efforts to smear their reputation.

Trump had said he’d instruct his attorney general to appoint a special prosecutor who would investigate the tens of thousands of emails that Clinton deleted when she was secretary of state and would jail her if found guilty. The threat was made during the debate – an unprecedented break with U.S. political decorum. [I would guess Trump would say to the guy to “investigate” for a week to make it look like you did some work. 24 hours isn’t enough. Maybe take just over 2 weeks but take a vacation for 2 weeks.”] Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway , is dismissing it as “a quip”.

If Trump wants to go after Bill Clinton with his alleged abuse to women, what about his alleged rape of at 13 year old in 1994 with Jeffrey Epstein. While she did meet Trump and Epstein on 4 occasions, she described the fourth as a “savage sexual attack” after which he threatened that she and her family would be “physically harmed if not killed.”

When asked whether Trump used the $916 million tax loss, Trump said “Of course I do… I understand the tax code better than anybody that has ever run for president… very interesting why she’s leaving carried interest… I absolutely used it and so did Warren Buffett and so did … Soros and many of the people Clinton is getting money from.” He’s a tax specialist or his accountants are?

Investor Warren Buffett says he’s never used the kind of tax deduction that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump did, and Buffett says he’s paid taxes every year for 72 years.

Trump said “We have to be sure that Muslims come in and report when they see something going on… As an example, in San Bernardino, many people saw the bombs all over the apartment of the two people that killed 14 and wounded many, many people…” According to research by New America, of the more than 360 jihadist terrorism cases since 9/11 in the US, more than a quarter were precipitated by tips from the Muslim community or from family members. Only 12 of those 360 were refugees. 81% of the 360 jihadist terrorism cases since 9/11 have involved American citizens or legal residents.

“I would not have had our troops in Iraq” but he did claim to look warm support of the war in a 2002 interview with Howard Stern.

Trump said that “I don’t like Assad at all. But Assad is killing ISIS. Russia is killing ISIS.” But in fact it is partially true as Assad is going after anyone other than Syrian and Russian forces. Even those “rebels” fighting ISIS are terrorists to him.

Asked whether he had ever sexually assaulted a woman: “No, I have not.” Trump’s first wife, Ivana Trump, accused him of rape in a deposition in the early 1990s. She later said she didn’t mean it literally, but rather that she felt violated. Trump was also sued for sexual harassment in 1997 by Jill Harth. Harth said Trump ran his hands up her skirt during dinner in 1992, and on another occasion, she said Trump tried to force himself on her in his daughter Ivanka’s bedroom.

Trump said “She is raising your taxes and I am lowering your taxes. …She’s raising everybody’s taxes massively.” Clinton is not raising taxes on “everybody.” Nearly all of Hillary Clinton’s proposed tax increases would affect the wealthiest 5 per cent of Americans, according to the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center.

Trump is proposing massive tax cuts for both individuals and businesses. The conservative Tax Foundation estimates that the bottom 80 per cent of taxpayers would see their after-tax income rise from 0.8 per cent to 1.9 per cent. The wealthiest 1 per cent would see their after-tax incomes rise at least 10.2 per cent to 16 per cent.

Trump’s plan eliminates the personal exemption, which currently allows households to reduce their taxable income by $4,050 for each member of the household, including children. He would replace that with higher deductions, but for many single parents and families with three or more children, the standard deduction wouldn’t be large enough to offset the loss of personal exemptions.

While Trump wants to completely dump “Obamacare”, the Republicans have expressed support for some goals of the health care law, such as assuring that people with health problems can get coverage, but whether a GOP replacement plan would work as well remains to be seen. Trump’s own plan was recently evaluated by the Commonwealth Fund and the RAND Corporation, and the analysis found would increase the number of uninsured people by about 20 million.

Seems Trump and his running mate, Mike Pence, can’t even agree on their platform with Trump saying things in the debate that contradicted Pence. Pence himself is sticking with Trump even after the 2005 video release. [Pence’s political career could be finished with a loss in 4 weeks].

20 judges that are “very beautifully reviewed”? How do you get beautifully reviewed? [And how many of them are blonde women?]

Trump claims that Clinton made a pile of money while as Secretary of State. Ummmm. I believe her tax returns would probably state she made little money other that what she was paid as a government employee.

“She has tremendous hate in her heart.” Sure Donald.

Trump claimed more murders in the last 45 years. Easy to verify on a US government web site. False.

“Long term works of the FBI are furious” according to Trump. Wow. He knows them all? Long term? Not short term?

Already Trump has stated that it was 3-1 against him [the 2 commentators and Clinton versus Trump]. So I am wondering what Trump will say about the commentators after the debate.

Already trump is threatening to go after the Clintons if any further tapes are released. Uh. It was not the Clintons or her campaign that released the 2005 tape.

Saying he has 25 million followers between Facebook and Twitter may be the only thing factual he has said. Didn’t look at Twitter but he has 11 million on Facebook.

Trump claimed that by announcing where coalition forces will be attacking, the ISIS leadership and fighters can leave the area. But debate co-moderator Martha Raddatz of ABC News gently suggested that the U.S. military might have an actual strategy in making these announcements, proffering that they could be “psychological warfare” or so civilians can flee.

Trump seems unaware that at a peak of 45,000 ISIS fighters [according to US Army Lt. General Sean McFarland] there are now under 20,000 two years later.

Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is pushing Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus to be more loyal and supportive of the Republican nominee, according to a source familiar with the conversations. The move reflects a sense within Trump’s family that Priebus is being too negative and the fallout from Trump’s tape may not be as bad as it seems.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie did not accompany Trump’s family and other close advisers on his campaign plane to St. Louis the debate with Hillary Clinton. Christie had taken the reins of Trump’s debate preparation and was at Trump’s town hall in New Hampshire – an event that advisers planned to familiarize Trump with a style he hadn’t practiced.

Christie said he was still grappling with Trump’s comments from the video, calling them “indefensible.” He said he still supported Trump “at this point” but was thinking about that.

Donald Trump built the Trump Taj Mahal casino and once called it “the eighth wonder of the world.” Not even a day after the debate, the Taj Mahal shuttered its doors amid a strike by union members that lasted over 100 days. There is talk that Trump friend and fellow billionaire Carl Icahn will keep the casino closed over the winter while renovating it and open with non-unionized staff. Icahn owns the casino – not Trump.

Trump stepped up his fierce attacks on his own party leaders, promising to teach Republicans who oppose him a lesson and fight for the presidency “the way I want to.” He called House Speaker Paul Ryan “weak and ineffective,” Sen. John McCain “very foul-mouthed” and “disloyal” Republicans “far more difficult than Crooked Hillary.”

More than two dozen high-profile figures — including the 2008 Republican nominee, Arizona Sen. John McCain, Paul Ryan, and 15 other senators — said they no longer supported their party’s nominee.

Donald J. Trump demanded that the Republican co-chairman of the Presidential Commission on Debates step down, intensifying a clash that could precipitate Mr. Trump’s withdrawal from the third and final debate. The move followed an extraordinary backstage confrontation on Sunday night between Mr. Trump’s campaign and the commission co-chairman, Frank Fahrenkopf Jr., who blocked Mr. Trump from giving his V.I.P. box seats to a group of women who have accused former President Bill Clinton of making unwanted sexual advances. Maybe Trump’s excuse to get out of the debate as the results from the debate seem to indicate either a draw or slightly favoring Clinton.

But Fahrenkopf insisted that the agreement with the commission and the two campaigns allowed only family members in those seats. The commission denied the Clintons’ request that Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri be seated in their box.

A sexual-assault victim [she was 12 years old] who is critical of Hillary Clinton [Clinton defended the alleged assaulter 40+ years ago] and who appeared alongside Donald Trump before Sunday night’s debate was paid $2,500 by a political action committee founded by a Trump ally, Roger Stone. The woman has accused Clinton of crossing ethical bounds in the case. So 40+ years ago she decided to whine and the fact that Clinton represented the alleged assaulter. Last I checked, everyone requires a lawyer. Clinton had to settle for a lower deal as evidence was lost. The May payment to the woman was described as “contract labor” in campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission. Nice accountant doctoring.

Committee to Restore America’s Greatness PAC, founded by Roger Stone, has been trying to line up women who were allegedly assaulted by Bill Clinton or anything related to Hillary Clinton. His PAC even payed the mortgage to another accuser. Stone served as a senior adviser to Trump’s White House campaign in its early days and even claimed to be involved in the Watergate scandal. Trump’s campaign has not endorsed Stone’s PAC, and has sent the group a cease and desist letter.

After Trump’s comments in a video about women were aired, a recording of Trump on the Howard Stern’s show a number of years ago where Trump comments about his daughter’s breast size.

 

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