Well this will be my last update prior to the election. I don’t want the Donald Trump accusing me of whatever on election day. 🙂
After Hillary Clinton was cleared [again] by the FBI related to the emails, Donald Trump said that Clinton is “guilty” of federal crimes and said a “rigged” system was protecting Clinton. Trump also cast doubt on FBI Director James Comey’s conclusions, just over a week after the Republican nominee praised the FBI director for announcing the review of the emails. So not surprised, Trump is happy when things go his way and whines like a baby when they don’t.
The New York Times reported that in the 1990s, Trump avoided paying potentially hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes in a way even his own lawyers considered questionable, using a maneuver Congress explicitly banned in 2004. At issue is how Trump cancelled hundreds of millions of dollars of debt as his Atlantic City casinos went broke. The Times says it obtained documents showing that Trump claimed his creditors’ losses as his own, a strategy that his lawyers said the IRS would likely not allow. Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks said Trump’s approach was appropriate. So Hicks is either also a lawyer or an accountant?
After a recording emerged last month in which Trump could be heard bragging about groping women, Paul Ryan told his fellow Republicans that he would no longer defend the party’s presidential nominee. Trump fired back on Twitter, chastising Ryan for undermining the GOP’s efforts. So what does Ryan do? He announced he voted for Trump.
“So we’d have a criminal trial of a sitting president” Trump said about Clinton and her email server scandal. But while in office as President, she is protected from any criminal cases. She would probably have to be impeached first or resign. If only Trump new about US laws.
At a rally on Saturday Trump claims that Clinton is in a second investigation related to her bribery tactics at the state department. Finally he claims that if she wins she will be arrested for these issues while as a President. Well again, once you are president, to protect the Presidency and the country, you can’t be prosecuted.
Trump then complained about the “corrupt politicians” and the “political elite” but didn’t specify just the Democrats. Also he claimed that he was up 7 points and he was winning in a whole bunch of swing states and win Florida because of the “turnout”.
Newsweek is releasing a “commemorative edition” for the elections. And has already printed the edition [or most of it]. The cover was leaked and right away, Trump campaigned called it rigged. So Newsweek showed both covers. Meanwhile if Trump somehow wins, they’ll destroy the Clinton version. You read it right. They predict Clinton will win.
Trump knocked US military leaders as a “group of losers” for not launching a “surprise” attack and said he was convinced the offensive — which is led by the Iraqi military — was launched “for political reasons” to benefit his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton. He suggested she would get “credit” for its success.
Trump has received fewer endorsements from the nation’s largest newspaper editorial boards than any major party presidential candidate in history. Among the top 100 largest newspapers in America, just two endorsed Trump [one owned by a major supporter]. Clinton has received endorsements from 57 newspaper editorial boards across the country including some that usually side with the Republicans. Four newspapers have taken the unusual step of explicitly advising readers to vote against Trump, even if they cannot bring themselves to recommend Clinton. Even Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson has had more success with editorial boards than Trump four.
Interesting: Trump owned Forty Wall St. which actually is the tallest building in downtown Manhattan but was the second tallest once the World Trade Center was built.
Trump mocked hip-hop music as he once again criticized the performance Jay Z and Beyonce delivered at a rally for Hillary Clinton, asking whether it was “talking or singing.” I guess that won’t help him get the African-American or young vote. Trump insists that African-American voters are turning out in droves for him, an assessment contradicted by polls that show Trump with low single-digit support among black voters. Trump has also described inner cities as worse than war zones and equated the lives of minorities living in inner cities with members of those communities at large, even though a majority of African-Americans do not live in poverty.
Trump’s digital director Brad Parscale is in hot water after saying “It will be close. It’s like predicting your wife’s mood. You have no idea what you’re going to get until you get home.”
Naughty Melania Trump. She raked in $20,000 in under 2 months for 10 modeling jobs when she just had a regular Visa – not the Visa that allows you to work.
It seems Trump had an affair in 2006 for 10 months with the 1998 Playmate of the Year. But he had his National Enquirer buddy/owner pay her $150,000 for two years’ worth of her fitness columns and magazine covers as well as exclusive life rights to any relationship she has had with a married man. It was an exclusive – so it bars her from telling the story to others and she could lose at least $150,000 if she tells another publication.
Paul Ryan flip flops like the stock market. Now, not only did he vote for Trump, he is campaigning for him. Go back just a few months and he didn’t want to be near Trump.
A 60-second Clinton ad that features Trump in his own words over the years concludes: “Anyone who believes, anyone who says, anyone who does what he does, is unfit to be president.” This is when being in the spotlight too much [let alone tweeting] can bite you in the butt later.
A man on ABC TV claimed Hillary Clinton’s team paid him US$3,500 to pretend to be a protester at a Donald Trump rally, simultaneously calling into question the sincerity of anti-Trump demonstrators and Clinton’s ethics. Eric Trump said it was bad and campaign manager Kellyanne Conway called the practice “deplorable.” Problem was that it wasn’t the American ABC TV but a web site out of Columbia. They’ll believe anything.
This week, Sean Hannity, the influential Fox News commentator and Trump backer, aired a story suggesting Michelle Obama had erased all her pro-Clinton tweets in the wake of the renewed FBI email probe. It was a fake, easily disproved simply by examining Obama’s Twitter feed. Hannity later apologized.
A researcher discovered that a small town in the country of Macedonia, of all places, has 100 dubious news sites pumping out mostly pro-Trump material.
“Hillary Clinton will keep us on the road to stagnation,” a narrator says in one of Trump’s latest ads. Economy? If anything, economy is doing better in the US than before Barack Obama came in.
Trump Tower has gone “under” in Toronto after 4 years. Trump doesn’t own the building but his management manages it – figures. This after Trump Taj Mahal closed its doors.
With Trump slightly creeping up in the polls, he said there could be a “constitutional crisis”? Huh. Where? You win the vote on November 8th or you lose. It’s that simple [unless a tie and even that can be broken].
Before he flipped to the Republicans, Trump praised Clinton [calling her “terrific”] and the Democrats [Nancy Pelosi is “terrific” as well] on the Don Imus show in 2007.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich voted for 2008 Republican nominee John McCain as a write in instead of for Trump.
Melania Trump claims that as the First wife, she will work hard to get rid of bullying. Has she seen what her husband has done during the campaign? Her husband has used language including calling women “Miss Piggy” and “dogs.”
A local Republican ad in update New York state said the Democrats will add 88 cents per gallon of gas if the Democrats win because of carbon tax.
“@MELANIATRUMP to say u will stand for “anti-bullying” is hypocrisy. Your husband is 1 of the most notorious bullies we have ever witnessed,” said Lady Gaga in a tweet.
“There was a collective gasp across the nation going, ‘Have you met your husband Donald?’ ” said Alice Stewart, a former senator Ted Cruz communications official. Trump, has regularly used his Twitter account to launch personal attacks against people, including against one-time rival Cruz’s wife, Heidi Cruz.
Ivanka Trump’s clothing line hit $30 million in sales. She is aiming at professional women between 25 and 34 years old. That same group are against Donald Trump 2 to 1.
“…the only way we think we can best stop is to make him [former KKK leader David Duke] look like a bigot, racist, xenophobic, this and that,” said Eric Trump. Hmmm. Those last 3 adjectives can probably describe his father as well.
Trump wrongly said that Amazon “through its ownership controls the Washington Post” at a rally. In fact, Bezos owns the Post separately from his role at Amazon, though some partnerships between the two entities have been forged.
At one of his event, Trump said he will “stop” the “sick media.” Unsure how he will do that – unless he nationalize the media – something a dictator would do.
Trump actually sued Bill Maher for $5 million. It was in response to a 2013 joke on “The Tonight Show,” when Maher said he would donate $5 million to charity if Trump could prove he wasn’t the “the spawn of his mother having sex with an orangutan.” This joke was in response to Trump’s offer of the same amount if President Barack Obama would release his college transcripts. Trump later withdraw the lawsuit – as usual.
Pennsylvania’s Democratic governor is holding back a Republican-backed bill that would let Trump voters travel to any precinct in the state to challenge votes.
Fact checkers rate Trump’s statements as entirely false 52% of the time compared to Clinton’s 12%. This is entirely – and not some truth in their statements.
Even Macy’s, Nascar and NBC cut ties with Trump early after his comments disparaging Mexican immigrants plus the closure of the Trump Taj Mahal casino and problems at the Trump tower in Vancouver, Trump has said his brand is hotter than ever. But of course, he never shows proof to his claims.
A recent book cataloged all the synonyms for bullshit, and one of the oldest dates back to the 1400s. It originally referred to trickery and scamming, although its meaning has evolved to include general nonsense and insignificance. That word: trumpery.
What does this tell you? The house in Queens where Trump lived for his first 4 years is going to auction. Originally the asking price was $1.6 million US and then $1.39 million. Then $850,000. Now the owner wants to auction it off.
Although not yet confirmed, it appears that an Apple iCloud account belonging to Hillary Clinton’s campaign chief, John Podesta, was accessed and possibly erased by hackers less than 12 hours after his password was published on WikiLeaks.
Scholastic says Democrat Hillary Clinton took 52 per cent of its 2016 Student Vote, while Republican Donald Trump won 35 per cent of the ballots. The company says 13 per cent of students wrote in “other” choices. The student vote has been a fairly accurate predictor of the actual election over the years. As well, it has mirrored the results in every election since 1940, with the exception of election years 1948 and 1960. 150,000 Kindergarteners through 12th graders were allowed to vote. Scholastic acknowledges it wasn’t a scientifically designed sample.
The most public aspect of President Obama’s online presence is the Twitter handle @POTUS, which he first tweeted from in 2015. Whoever the next president is will have access to that handle on January 20, 2017. The account will keep its 11 million or so followers, but the tweets will be wiped from the timeline. @POTUS44, a newly created handle maintained by NARA, will contain all of President Obama’s tweets and will be accessible to the public on Twitter as an archive of President Obama’s use of the account.
Tweets from @WhiteHouse, @FLOTUS, @PressSec, and @VP will be archived at NARA, where citizens can access them in a similar way they would access other records. The new president will also gain access to the official White House Instagram and Facebook accounts, with the Obama administration’s content moved to Instagram.com/ObamaWhiteHouse and Facebook.com/ObamaWhiteHouse, respectively.