Just too much Trump stuff… I couldn’t wait!

[Blogger’s note: I tend to wait until Friday to deliver the latest in funnies…. Errr. Trump…. But just too much has happened since Friday. Towards the bottom are some older stuff that didn’t make the cut originally.]

Trump continues to pull out the most ridiculous ideas out of his … The latest has Trump accusing President Obama of wiretapping his place at Trump Tower in New York prior to the election. No proof or investigation says someone with direct knowledge who was from the Department of justice.

If Trump Tower was wiretapped, how did the secret Service not find it? They didn’t do their job? Surely the Secret Service made sure his floors at the Trump Tower was secured from things such as wiretaps?

The FBI asked the Justice Department on to refute Trump’s assertion that President Barack Obama ordered the wiretapping of Trump’s phones last year. The FBI made the request because such wiretapping would be illegal, since the President cannot just order the eavesdropping of a U.S. citizen’s phones.

“Neither the White House nor the President will comment further until such oversight is conducted,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer – if there will be an investigation. Many former officials deny the accusation including the former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.

Trump may have somehow put two and two together [equals three!] from Conservative conspiracy nut and talk show host Mark Levin who made a comment recently claiming how many Republicans are being wire tapped. It isn’t the first time that Trump went on a Twitter tyrant after watching or hearing someone else make unverified wacky comments. [I guess Trump isn’t original – he has to plagiarize like the way Melania plagiarize Michelle Obama’s speech].

Seems in those accusation tweets against Obama, Trump can’t even spell. He twice had to change the spelling of “here by” and also misspelled “tap”.

The allegations also may be related to anonymously sourced reports in British media and blogs, and on conservative-leaning U.S. websites, including Breitbart News. Those reports claimed that U.S. officials had obtained a warrant under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to review contacts between computers at a Russian bank and Trump’s New York headquarters.

[I am assuming you can’t take the commander in chief to court for libel, slander, etc.]

Prior to his speech to Congress, Trump was with Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro and other state attorneys general who met at the White House, told BuzzFeed News Trump made confounding claims comments about the bomb threats during their sit down. Shapiro said “He just said, ‘Sometimes it’s the reverse, to make people, or to make others, look bad,’” which implied that Jews were responsible for the bomb threats and tombstone desecrations aimed at the Jewish community across the US. “This is not what he said or meant,” a White House spokesperson told the New York Daily News in an email. “He means (he) was referring to protesters.” Protesters doing this to the Jewish community?

Former campaign adviser, Anthony Scaramucci, tweeted, “It’s not yet clear who the JCC offenders are. Don’t forget the Democrats effort to incite violence at Trump rallies.” So basically he’s indirectly accusing the Democrats of the bomb threats at Jewish Community Centers and the desecration of tombstones. Just like his ex-boss, no proof. More like fake news! [About 74% of Jews voted for the Democrats in November.]

So the new travel ban came out. Down to 6 countries [Iraq excluded]. Visas currently authorized will be allowed. When asked why there was no fanfare or press allowed in for the signing, Spicer said, “I tweeted a picture out,” which was greeted by groans from the press.

Expect the lawsuits to be flying. A good time to be a lawyer!

Trump claims Jeff Sessions “Didn’t say anything wrong” but did he get a transcript. Makes no difference if he didn’t say anything wrong. He met with the ambassador to Russia who is also known to be a spy. As well, Sessions used campaign funds even though he claims the talks were senate related business.

Trump is extremely frustrated with his senior staff and communications team for allowing the firestorm surrounding Sessions to steal his thunder in the wake of his address to Congress. Oh. Poor baby.

Trump suggested he felt that Sessions’ move to recuse himself from any investigation into administration links to Russia felt like an admission of defeat.

Trump has vowed repeatedly that only steel from American steelmakers could be used on Keystone as well as other U.S. oil pipelines. But the fine print in the Executive Order says the ruling only applies to new pipelines.

Arnold Schwarzenegger says he left The New Celebrity Apprentice. Trump tweeted [of course] “he was fired by his bad (pathetic) ratings, not by me. Sad end to great show”. Who do you believe? If the show isn’t canceled then either Arnie left or the producers ditched him. Trump is one of the producers. Wouldn’t he know if Arnie was terminated? With the “Sad” part, it looks like the show may be canceled and that is usually because of bad ratings. So you can’t be fired or quit. But what does Trump know?

So Sarah Palin won’t be the US Ambassador to Canada. Instead a Republican fundraiser from Kentucky – assuming she’s confirmed.

The son of Muhammad Ali was detained by immigration officials at a Florida airport and questioned about his ancestry and religion for 2 hours and even asked “Are you Muslim?” even though he is born in the US. A US Customs and Border Protection spokesman confirmed he was held for questioning by customs officers, but said “it wasn’t because he’s a Muslim and it wasn’t because of his Arabic-sounding name.” Uh huh. Sure.

Trump has amassed 3,643 domains under his name [adding 490 in the 18 months prior to his inauguration]. Some to stop cybersquatting, some to stop scams, and some to stop complains aimed at him [DonaldTrumpSucks.com, TrumpisFired.com and ImBeingSuedByDonaldTrump.com]. Even his trump University has 157 domains registered that are related to the university. The way Trump bought domains also shows how he methodically planned his political rise. In 2012, the Trump Organization acquired VoteAgainstTrump.com, TrumpMustGo.com, and NoMoreTrump.com. The vast majority are just blank pages [someone is lazy that they can’t forward to an actual site?]. Only 50 of these domains are unique websites for Trump businesses. Another 400 redirect you to Trump websites.

A commentator from the government controlled Rossiya channel suggested that “intransigent radical liberals” who oppose Trump are “plotting a revolution” against the U.S. president. As well, popular publications also indicated that Russia’s infatuation with Trump is waning.

At a recent [small] rally in support of Trump in Washington, someone was holding up a sign saying “Fire Obama Appointees”. Hmmmm. Probably 99% of them were gone by January 20th. Maybe the sign holder should watch some news.

Members of the European Parliament have called for the European Commission to impose visas on US citizens visiting Europe amid an ongoing dispute over visa restrictions against five EU nations. MEPs called on Washington to grant the same visa-free access to nationals of Bulgaria, Croatia, Poland, Romania and Cyprus as enjoyed by citizens of the other 23 EU nations. EU rules require equal treatment for all member states.

Patrick Stewart [best known in the X-Men movies and Start Trek: The next Generation] is unphasered by Trump. In fact, the “Star Trek” captain wants to become a US citizen so he can “fight” his presidency.

Trump’s original nominee for secretary of the Navy, Philip Bilden, has withdrawn his name from consideration as his business interests created complications.

Sean Spicer once criticized the then-presidential candidate for saying that Sen. John McCain, who was held as a POW for six years in Vietnam, was not a war hero because he was caught. “He is a war hero because he was captured,” Trump said during a town hall when on the campaign trail. “I like people that weren’t captured, OK?” Then Spicer later said that “There is no place in our party or our country for comments that disparage those who have served honorably” after the comments made about McCain. McCain has been one of Trump’s biggest advisories since.

“Nobody knows the system better than me, which is why I alone can fix it,” Trump said last summer when he accepted the GOP nomination in Cleveland. One man government. He can do it all!

 

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We’re almost there: A bit more Trump news

With another batch of Emails appearing, no one knows if they are damaging. The new controversy centers on emails found on a device of Hillary Clinton’s close aide Huma Abedin’s estranged husband, Anthony Weiner. The FBI’s Director, James Comey, indicated that this is another part of the investigation that he exonerated Clinton back in the summer. Comey didn’t even mention if any Emails are confidential or even if Clinton is involved directly. So why did he announce this over the disagreements of top DOJ officials, including Attorney General Loretta Lynch [his boss]? Not he is under the gun for releasing this so close to election day. He can probably kiss his job goodbye when Clinton gets elected.

The protocol is for the FBI and the Department of Justice not to comment on investigations and to stay silent on politically sensitive matters less than 60 days from an election.

Not surprising, Donald Trump says this new information has [partially] reversed his comments about the judicial system. Surprised, though, Trump didn’t go after Abedin harder [she’s Muslim] except to get her bounced from Clinton’s campaign.

Even Republican Newt Gingrich said it was not right to announce this so close to election day – particularly when nothing was mentioned.

Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said “Had he sat on the information, one can argue that he also would be interfering in the election,” but supposedly the FBI knew for at least a couple of weeks already prior to the disclosure. So why did Comey wait until a week before the election date.

Minority Leader Harry Reid [the senate’s top Democrat] said that Comey himself could be charged with interfering in the election by waiting until the last full week to disclose this is – especially since there has been no indication that Clinton is even involved. “My office has determined that these actions may violate the Hatch Act, which bars FBI officials from using their official authority to influence an election.” [Reid underscored that he has been a supporter of the FBI director and fought for Comey’s Senate confirmation when Republicans blocked the nomination.]

Former Attorney General Eric Holder and dozens of other former federal prosecutors [some Republicans] signed a letter critical of Comey’s recent actions in the Clinton email case.

“I think we hit the mother lode, as they say,” claims Trump even though no information about the emails have been released. Trump [jokingly] thanked both Abedin and Weiner.

A woman in Iowa has been arrested [a felony] for voting twice in advance pools. Once in the main polling building and another one in a satellite polling station. She claims she thought her original ballot would be given to Clinton even though she is a registered Republican. Yes, Donald. Maybe wide scale cheating. Wrong side.

Jessica Drake, an adult film performer and director, is at least the 11th woman to accuse Trump of unwanted sexual advances. Drake claimed that Trump asked her for her phone number and invited her to his suite the night they met in 2006. She went and brought along two other women to accompany her because she said she did not feel comfortable attending alone. “He grabbed each of us tightly, in a hug and kissed each one of us without asking permission.”

When she left after 45 minutes, first a Trump representative said Trump wanted to see her alone. Then Trump himself then got on the phone with her, asking her to come back and to go out to dinner or attend a party with him, but she again declined. He then asked, “What do you want? How much?” She said he eventually offered her $10,000 and use of his private jet if she accepted. Trump, of course, denied everything.

Trump also warned that he would take all 11 women [and any others] to court. “All of these liars will be sued after the election is over.”

Trump often threatens to file lawsuits without actually doing so. Earlier in October, he threatened to sue The New York Times when it published assault allegations against him, but nearly two weeks later, he has declined to follow through.

Trump told a television station that the First Amendment to the Constitution may give the press too much freedom. He suggested that America adopt a system like England’s, which makes it easier to sue the media. Of course he is saying this because most of the media is against him. Doesn’t go his way? He wants to change it so it does. Good luck in an amendment. Would need three-quarters of the states plus two-thirds in both the Senate and the House of Representatives of the United States Congress.

In a 2009 radio interview with Don Imus, Trump said that he did not vote for George W. Bush in 2004. But after the election in 2004, he is on file saying that he did vote for Bush.

Now Trump believe that Democrats are making up poll numbers to suppress his candidacy. But why care? Trump, a connoisseur of polls, said he had even lost faith in the few surveys that have him ahead. “Now even though we’re doing pretty good in the polls, I don’t believe in the polls anymore,” he said.

Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway admitted “We are behind. “She has tremendous advantages,” Conway said of Clinton. “She has a former president, happens to be her husband, campaigning for her, the current president and first lady, vice president, all much more popular than she can hope to be.” Not really surprising since former Republican Presidents and Presidential nominees aren’t even backing Trump.

CNN interviewed Conway and her time so far with Trump. “I believe — Donald Trump has told me and his family, and the rest of America now, that none of this is true. …. And I think that it’s not for me to judge what those women believe.” So Trump can tell her the sky is actually orange and she’d believe him. She made a name for herself as a pollster by teaching politicians and corporate clients how to reach female voters and consumers. Obviously she isn’t helping much. [Conway’s husband George, is one of the lawyers who defended Bill Clinton accuser Paula Jones in the 1990s.]

“Go out and vote and that includes helping me re-elect Republicans all over the place,” Trump said. “I hope they help me too! It’d be nice if they help us too, right?” Even though many GOP candidates aren’t getting and help from Trump or giving him help.

Former New York mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani insisted that Democrats overwhelmingly engage in voter fraud because they “control the inner cities.” No proof of course.

On AB’s Good Morning America, Melania Trump was asked if she would do some speeches within the last couple of weeks of the campaign. She says “we’ll see”. And she appears surprised when the hubby says 2-3 appearances.

“…all the accusations, they should be handled in a court of law,” Melania Trump said. “To accuse somebody of — without evidence, it’s very hurtful and it’s very damaging and unfair.’ Except many have evidence or those who know of the sexual assault years before they came to light frequently.

Asked if he still planned to sue his accusers as he recently said he would. “We’ll see what happens, OK? Let’s see what happens on November 8,” Trump said. Changing his mind again.

“Hey, look, it’s [Twitter] a modern-day form of communication,” Trump said, laughing. “It’s a big asset. You have to use it right. But it’s a big asset.” But he doesn’t use it right.

Trump supporters are forced to cherry pick everything that show their candidate competitive. Eric Trump said his father had 10,000 people in Cleveland but Clinton could only get 600 in a gym in Pennsylvania.

In an June 2012 interview with CNBC’s Squawk Box, Trump said he didn’t believe in deporting undocumented immigrants. Yet he wants to do that now. “…they’ve done a great job, they’ve done wonderfully, they’ve gone to school, they’ve gotten good marks, they’re productive – now we’re supposed to send them out of the country, I don’t believe in that…” Trump kicked off his campaign in June 2015 by calling saying “They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”

The Las Vegas Review-Journal has become the first major American newspaper to Trump. The paper is owned by Republican casino mogul Sheldon Adelson. Numerous journalists either quit or were fired in the months after the purchase by Adelson 10 months ago. The newspapers who endorsed Mitt Romney in 2012 but are now siding with Clinton include the Houston Chronicle, Dallas Morning News and the Arizona Republic.

Trump cut an interview with WCMH short when he was asked about criticism over his treatment of minorities and women.

Trump claims that many of his employees are paying a lot more because of “Obamacare” but then backtracked when it was revealed that most of his employees are under his company’s plan.

One Trump supporter claims that Vladimir Poutine said that if Clinton wins, Russia will go to war with the US. He’s taking lessons from his hero.

The Log Cabin Republicans, one of the country’s most influential LGBT Republican groups, announced that it would not back the party’s presidential nominee, Trump. Not really surprised there and I don’t think Trump cares. Oddly the group, while praising Trump as “perhaps the most pro-LGBT presidential nominee in the history of the Republican Party,” does not like the views held by some of Trump’s advisers [record of opposing LGBT equality] and his support for a bill that would protect people who disagree with same-sex marriage from federal penalties. The bill would have allowed businesses to turn away gay and lesbian customers in the name of religious freedom. The Republican platform expressed opposition to same-sex marriage, a lack of support for allowing transgender people to use the restrooms of their choice and support for conversion therapy.

The Trump “brand” is hurting. Even with his new Trump International Hotel in Washington, there are plenty of empty room at cheaper rates than the five major luxury competitors in the city – they generally charged more – sometimes hundreds of dollars more – or were sold out. By the end of the week, rates were cut by 10%. The managing director claims that it “has been the most successful in terms of opening bookings, interest from groups and large events” [for any Trump hotel].

Trump calls his hotel “One of the great hotels of the world.” Yes probably slightly better than a hotel where you can buy a room by the hour.

Trumps former chef – who was supposed to chef/run the premier restaurant in the hotel was on stage endorsing Clinton. Trump and the Chef had a major fall-out earlier in the year after the chef killed the deal after Trump made some comments about immigration. Trump is taking the chef to court.

Meanwhile, an event planner in Chicago cut all ties with his hotel. She removed herself from the list of “preferred vendors” and even pulled pictures related to the hotel from her web site.

A woman angry about Trump’s groping comments, and that his daughter still supports him, has created the hashtag “GrabYourWallet” on Twitter to boycott the Ivanka Trump Collection.

Some charities, including the Susan G. Komen Foundation are considering moving events from Trump’s properties. The U.S. Golf Association faces pressure from protests to move the 2017 U.S. Women’s Open from a course owned by Trump, although no decisions have been made.

Trump Place in Manhattan has new uniforms for doormen and other staff, ones that will no longer bear the Trump name. A petition is asking the owners to pull the Trump name. Those who live there don’t mention the name – only the address.

After several big-name brands including NBC, Macy’s and others severed ties in July 2015 following Trump’s derogatory remarks about Mexican immigrants, but there has been no similar high-profile exodus since. But no additions either.

A research firm, which monitors brand perception for 3,500 brands, said that the Trump brand was “collapsing” among people with a household income of over $100,000 a year. But gained for those under that amount.

Trump says “I’m fighting, AT&T is buying Time Warner and thus CNN, a deal we will not approve in my administration because it’s too much concentration of power in the hands of too few.” Or maybe he has no shares. Of course this all left wing Democratic Party controlled media and he doesn’t want to make them too powerful. Trump also said that if he is elected, his administration would look at breaking up the 2011 merger of Comcast and NBCUniversal. Unsure how he can do that.

The comments shocked some regulatory experts. Republicans are usually supportive of mergers and acquisitions while Democrats are generally more skeptical.

There is already talk that Trump could start his own network, particularly after having his own commentators after the third debate.

“I think it’s a very rude question, to be honest with you,” said Trump when a CNN ask a simple question – where he will be spending his time in the last two weeks of the campaign. This took place on the day he opened his Washington hotel.

Trump claims the hotel opened under budget and before the actual completion date. Clinton claims it was under budget because he used undocumented workers. He could also pulled back on some of the luxuries to reduce the cost.

“A long time ago, before I was married, I met Kelly Preston at a club and worked like hell to try and pick her up,” Trump wrote. “She was beautiful, personable, and definitely had allure. At the time I had no idea she was married to John Travolta.” She married Travolta since 1991. “Before” he was married makes it unlikely before Ivana Trump as he married her in 1977. While not married he was with Marla Maples during the period from his divorce to Ivana [and before that!] to Marla Maples. So that leaves the period from his divorce to Marla Maples and his marriage to current wife Melania Trump. But would he gone after Preston at age 37 with his history of going after younger women?

 

Post third debate Trump news

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.