Trump’s Top Adviser Leaves Campaign

Politico reports:

Donald Trump made the surprising announcement Saturday afternoon that he was firing his top adviser, Roger Stone, but hours before the political consultant’s friends told POLITICO that he was actually quitting. Earlier in the day, Stone’s friends told POLITICO that he sent an email to Trump announcing his decision to leave the campaign. More than an hour later, Trump told a Washington Post reporter he fired Stone. The news coincidentally hit Twitter about 15 minutes after Stone told a Fox News TV show that he couldn’t appear Saturday because he was no longer affiliated with the campaign, friends say. “I can’t believe Roger got out-Trumped, that he got out-Stoned,” one of Stone’s friends said. “Roger’s mistake was trusting Donald and not establishing a clear record that he was resigning first.” Regardless of who resigned or was fired first, the campaign shakeup was the first sign that Trump’s election effort was seriously damaged from within after his Thursday night debate performance and his subsequent comments in which he attacked one of the Fox debate moderators, Megyn Kelly.

According to Politico, Stone is considered to be a “Nixon-era dirty trickster.” Hit the link for a conversation that reportedly took place between the two after the debate.

  • Judas Peckerwood

    Oh man, this just keeps getting better and better!

  • Sporkfighter

    Anyone who would work for Trump is a whore* of the worst kind already.

    *as opposed to a sex worker.

    • MattM

      “We take the cash, we cash the check, we show ’em what they wanna see.”

    • Bad Tom

      Anyone who would stamp themselves with a tattoo of Richard Nixon’s ugly mug is certified suitable to work with Trump.

  • You can’t fire me! I QUIT!

    You can’t quit me! You’re FIRED!

    • Dazzer

      It’s more like Brokeback Mountain. Donald: “Oh Roger, I can’t quit you. You’re fired!”

      • Octavio

        So much for their couple of high altitude fucks every year. 🙁

    • gaymex

      Stone probably didn’t read the fine print in his contract which states that no matter what happens Mr. Trump retains the perogative of firing him two hours before he quits.

      • TampaDink

        Or two hours after….Mr. Trump reserves the right to fire retroactively.

        • gaymex

          lol

    • Ben in Oakland

      Do they now say to each other:
      I wish I could quit you.

  • Dazzer

    The Republicans aren’t so much a clown car – these days they’re like little kids in a bouncy castle trying to throw each other out of it.

    • bkmn

      More like projectile vomit on whoever they want out of there.

    • TheManicMechanic

      Seems to me more like one of those ball pits that haven’t been cleaned since installing them. The occupants fling feces and rage piss on each other and the whole disgusting lot of them bathe in it.

  • Joe in PA

    Roger’s mistake was trusting Donald ….

    Oh, the jokes just write themselves.

    • Marc

      Doesn’t seem like someone (intelligent enough to) take advice from…

    • JT

      Trump or a Nixon like dirty trickster? Who has the higher ground? So hard to decide!

      • JT
        • Randy Left Brooklyn

          I just posted on this very story!

          • JT
          • Randy Left Brooklyn

            I just wrote about that too!

          • JT

            We are on a roll!

          • Randy Left Brooklyn

            Yes!

          • Joe in PA

            “chicks dig it”…Ann Coulter is all atwitter. 🙂

          • Randy Left Brooklyn

            Can you imagine finding yourself in bed with someone who had Nixon’s face tattooed on his back?

          • Joe in PA

            eeeewwwhhh.

          • pj

            hers is reagan

          • AtticusP

            My Nixon tattoo would have been positioned quite a bit lower…

          • Michael Rush

            literally ” tricky dick ” ?

          • Ben in Oakland

            Omigawwwwwwwd! The only person to see that during sex would be a man. and the thought of NIXON watching me?
            EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

          • JT

            I had the same thought. Talk about an anti-aphrodisiac.

          • Gustav2

            Boner killer, huh?

          • JulieBL

            Heh. Unless he’s into pegging, in which case a woman would be privy to that … urp… vision.

          • popebuck1

            That’d make even a dildo go limp.

          • JulieBL

            LOL!!

          • Cherry

            What an oddly shaped back

          • JT

            He’s done some weight lifting.

          • Bad Tom

            It should be waaaay lower down, where tramp stamps belong.

        • bkmn

          I expect his name was in the DC madam’s phonebook.

        • Michael Rush

          Well Trump will work with just about anyone !!!

          In 1973 the Government contended that Trump Management had refused to rent or negotiate rentals “because of race and color.”

          Donald decided to go on the offensive. He hired his friend Roy Cohn, the celebrity lawyer and former Joseph McCarthy aide

          Read up on Roy Cohn , despicable amd homosexual !

          more on this story :

          http://www.salon.com/2011/04/28/donald_trump_discrimination_suit/

          • Bad Tom

            A connection between Trump and Roy Cohn!

            That’s an angle Angels in America did not cover.

          • 2karmanot

            Cohn’s bestest beard was BaBa WaWa.

          • JT

            Roy Cohn was despicable. He did get his literary comeuppance in the great Angels in America.

            The film version available on Amazon Prime. When I checked, I discovered that the film has been freeped by christofascists in the last few months, so it now has many more 1 star reviews than it used to, with idiots saying things like “I thought it was about angels, but it’s not” or “I am anti-gay and was disgusted by the whole thing.”

          • Michael Rush

            i posted this before but i thought it was really interesting …

            photographer George Lois …. ( i can’t make out the year maybe 1966 ? )

            ” To illustrate a self-serving piece by Roy Cohn in which he rationalised his skullduggery as the demagogue Joe McCarthy’s favourite gofer in the 50s, I asked him to pose as the angel he thought he was.

            I made no bones about the photo: he was to be shown wearing a halo that was visibly pinned on, a self-applied halo.

            He posed for the shot and said as he was leaving the studio: “I suppose you’re going to pick the ugliest one.”

            “You bet.” I said. “I hate your guts.”

            For once in his life he was speechless. ”

            https://www.anony.ws/image/DBHq

          • B Snow

            There was also a TV movie about him starring James Woods. It showed what a piece of hypocritical garbage he was.

            And then there’s that Simpsons bit: “…and that little boy that nobody liked turned out to be: Roy Cohn. And that’s the rest of the story.”

      • AtticusP

        Higher ground? Death Valley is Everest to these people.

        And all this from the party of Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt.

        Shame. Shame.

        • David Walker

          From Bull Moose to bull shit.

          • AtticusP

            In one fell swoop!

            Kind of depressing. 100 years of politics, and this is what we have to show for it.

          • Lincoln’s corpse has spun so hard and fast for the last few decades, i think it’s bored its way to the center of the earth.

          • Gustav2

            And TR’s

    • Gerry Fisher

      I don’t understand how both “I knew him well and for many years” and “I shouldn’t have trusted him” could both be true.

      • IamM

        RepubliCON nature.

  • Cherry

    This is absolutely delicious!

    • TampaDink

      It must be fattening and/or addictive. It cannot possibly end up being “good” for us….but we are hooked.

  • justmeeeee

    Does anybody remember the “fat-fingered vulgarian?”

    • delk

      SPY

  • another_steve

    AND… Trump’s polling numbers will go higher.

    Queer brethren, we are witnessing a phenomenon that will not come our way for another 100 years.

    Were Donald Trump to announce that his real name is Zoltar and that he is from the planet Zeffrini, his polling numbers would go higher.

    • Gustav2

      Wait a couple of weeks for the more accurate polls

    • Chucktech

      I’m beginning to wonder if the higher poll numbers mean his admirers want to see him get the nomination or just want to see more of his shtick on the tee vee?

      • Sporkfighter

        Hell, I’d vote for him in the primary! Wouldn’t you?

      • Cuberly

        Well, 19 Captives and Counting was cancelled soooo….

    • Eebadee-eebadee-thatsallfolks

      There was an article today in the New Republic about how The Donald is winning over young Republicans. The quotes are mind-blowing, but to summarize it, it seems that his appeal to them is that he is an anti-politician, so everything he does that is the opposite of what a politician is supposed to do just increases his appeal.

      I don’t know where this ends…. a black hole swallowing the universe maybe?

      • David L. Caster

        I’d settle for consumption of the GOP and ‘baggers.

      • another_steve

        “I don’t know where this ends…. a black hole swallowing the universe maybe?”

        Some astrophysicists believe our universe will eventually go away and be replaced by something different.

        I’m ready. I’ve had it with this universe.

        • Eebadee-eebadee-thatsallfolks

          I just figured that Donald Trump’s ego has enough mass to create a black hole.

  • gaymex

    Please Donald, escape from those nasty advisors and run as an independent and choose palin as your running mate.

    • TampaDink

      But take your time, drag this shitshow out for another 6-12 months. kThanks.

      • gaymex

        Please please please.

        • Bad Tom

          Ya think Donald reads JMG?
          Nah, he delegated that to one of his minions.

    • Snarkaholic

      …and be sure to invite her daughter, Bristol, to tour with you; giving her “abstinence until married” speech at every stop!

  • pj

    this will continue to be a clusterfuck while he follows what he considers to be winning. fasten your seatbelts….

  • Gustav2

    When a Nixon dirty trickster quits the campaign because the candidate has reached a new low in politics…Houston we have a problem.

    • RemusL

      It’s merely a case of there being no honour amongst thieves.

      • Gustav2

        Well, you are supposed to place rumors in the New York Times, not twit them out under your official handle. Amateur!

  • Paula

    Hmmm. Makes me wonder.

    • TampaDink

      There’s a feeling I get, when I look to the west and my spirit is crying for leaving.

      • Treg Brown

        Zep!

        • TampaDink

          I couldn’t help myself when I read Paula’s “Hmmm. Makes me wonder.”

        • Nexus1

          Wow, he went commando there.

        • medaka

          Percy!

  • anne marie in philly

    you just CAN’T make this shit up!

  • Randy Left Brooklyn

    Roger Stone is a very old political adviser. He was a big deal in the Reagan era with the christian right until the Enquirer published a story about how he was very active in swingers clubs, and they had the Amex receipts, etc. to prove what they said.

    A few years ago there was a profile of him in Esquire magazine. One tidbit they included was that Stone had Nixon’s face tattooed onto his back. The writer quoted Stone commenting about the tattoo, saying, “Chicks dig it.”

    I am not making any of this up. It is 100% true.

    He seems very well matched to Trump.

    • TampaDink

      Maybe they’ll reconcile…quickly.

  • bryan

    Trump should be careful, with all these lies. Someone might punch him in the wherever.

  • LADY MABELINE

    I am certain that by Monday Trump will announce that he will get the women’s vote. Just like he has the Hispanic vote.

    • Gustav2

      LOL

    • ZhyKitty

      Conservative women are, sickeningly enough, defending him all over Twitter and in the comment sections of the right wing loony websites.
      Those women don’t have an ounce of self respect or common sense.

  • bkmn

    So where will this slimeball resurface? Jebya, Cruz, Piyush? One of the remaining Tributes will love to pick this guy up.

    • Gustav2

      Cruz, going after the same folk.

      • gaymex

        Cruz and his dad wrote the book on slimely tricks and lies, so they don’t need Stone’s advice.

        • Gustav2

          Birds of a feather…

    • clay

      Paul just lost his dirty tricks fund-raiser.

  • Octavio

    I’ve . . . eaten . . . too much . . . popcorn. (belch) Pardon. :-/

    • clay

      (dairy does a bit to help digest corn)

  • LADY MABELINE

    This Trump candidacy is like binge watching a tv show.

  • Michael Rush

    Trump doesn’t care , he KNOWS that even you
    losers will be voting for him …. ( 2014 )

    http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac199/jumpinacrater/a970/trumplosers.jpg

    • TampaDink

      The gift of prophecy?

      • Michael Rush

        he’s a regular Pat Robertson .

        Pat Robertson 2014 prediction:
        ” It’ll be the greatest year in the history of the church ” .

        • TampaDink

          Does he have a Cindy Jacobs waiting in the wings?

  • Marides48

    Another GOP “cat fight”?

  • JCF

    I know I should just be eating popcorn, but I can’t help but feel the US’s political discourse is being (is it possible?) LOWERED by this mess. }-/

  • Hate is a virtue

    “Regardless of who resigned or was fired first, the campaign shakeup was the first sign that Trump’s election effort was seriously damaged from within after his Thursday night debate performance and his subsequent comments in which he attacked one of the Fox debate moderators, Megyn Kelly.”

    But, wait Breitbart declared that “TRUMP LOSES ZERO GROUND AFTER FOX’S UNFAIR, UNBALANCED ATTACK IN DEBATE”

    I guess I’ll just believe Breitbart since after all, it is just undebatable fact, that Breitbart is a paragon of fair and balanced reporting on its website.

    • Gustav2

      Hey, a Drudge reader poll is an accurate reading of America.

      • Eebadee-eebadee-thatsallfolks

        I get your sarcasm, but it is profoundly unsettling how much of America that is true about.

        • Gustav2

          What is unsettling is the hysteria around nothing polls, and folks here react like it is REAL!

  • Max_1

    What is left when the snake consumes its tail…?

    • Marides48

      What if the snake decides to climb into his own asshole? He should bring a flash light, it will be a long dark trip.

  • PLAINTOM

    It is getting impossible to write fiction.

  • Max_1

    “I cannot say I have to respect the person that–if it’s not me–that wins.”
    … The man will split the party.

    • TampaDink

      OhPleseOhPleaseOhPleaseOhPlease!!!

  • JamesStone

    People with the last name of “Stone” have great insight! 🙂

    • TampaDink

      And at least one has a smokin’ hot body.
      Hint: I’m not talking about Roger or Sharon.

    • grada3784

      I’m waiting on Milburn and Lewis.

  • bambinoitaliano

    I wonder how much the Koch brothers are paying him to sabotage Trump campaign. He knows what he was signing up for since day one. Same can be apply to the rest of the clowns.

    • clay

      I wonder if it was Stone who confirmed to Erickson that Trump meant uterus, rather than nose or whatever?

      • bambinoitaliano

        I’m not surprise one bit if he did. They are trying to kill his campaign before he gains anymore traction and erode the Republicans/Teabeggers base.

  • Max_1

    Expect a T-Rump tweet about this:
    “Loser Stone quits. Sissy”

  • canoebum

    Ok, I think I see were this is going now. The Donald won’t get the nomination, either by not getting enough votes or through some GOP 3-card Monte. Either way, The Donald will be infuriated, take his ball and go home, then declare war on the Republican party and spend the rest of the campaign season taking pot shots at all the candidates, their comments, positions and photo ops. If he can’t win, he sure as hell isn’t going to let them win either. Should be fun.

    • Gustav2

      Maybe the press will finally at long last ignore Trump.

      Who the fuck am I kidding.

      • clay

        He’s a ratings maker!

    • clay

      The Donald will be out by mid-January– he won’t risk his ego to the Iowa voters infatuation with the local boy. I’ll look forward to fall ’16 to see if he tries to pull a Perot.

  • Six Pins Delores

    Roger Stone is loser bleeding out of his whatever….Trump is WIINNG!

    • Reality.Bites

      Charlie Sheen for VP candidate!

  • clay

    Trump’s out a strategist and his lawyer, both in issues involving women.
    Paul’s out his high-end fundraiser (apparently did NOT inherit his daddy’s list).

    • Gustav2

      Jr. got the list but could not consistently sustain the racist crazy under the patina of “Libertarianism”

      • clay

        Surely Santorum’s going to start shedding, soon. I actually hope Fiorina hangs on until at least November.

        • Gustav2

          Her campaign is getting money from other candidates’ PAC’s so she can call Hillary a “liar” and not appear as sexist as a male Republican

          • clay

            This should be like baseball, with a trade deadline. But then, this is actually still pre-season!

          • Gustav2

            Or the fucking press ask her why Cruz gave her money.

          • clay

            They’d have to ask Cruz; she could only answer why she accepted it.

          • Gustav2

            Cruz-ghazi! Connect the dots! LOL

        • Eebadee-eebadee-thatsallfolks

          Stop calling him Shirley.

          • Six Pins Delores

            Is that Sanotrums lifeless pickled mantle babies name?

          • clay

            It’s more polite than “pRick”.

  • Circ09

    Why is this guy worthy of so many posts? I guess I just need to be happy that they are all so busy fighting amongst themselves that it makes for a news cycle excluding attention to the usual anti-gay opinion twerps.

    • David L. Caster

      We’re yesterday’s news. Everybody knows that the SCOTUS ruling is going to stick and no constitutional amendment is going to gain any traction. We aren’t enough of a wedge to drive for the GOP.

    • Cuberly

      I’m taking it like the christianist grievance industry has pretty much filled Reince Prebus’ voicemail to bursting. Where’s their access, where’s the fear mongering, where’s the christianist litmus test for all candidates? Why aren’t they talking about gawd and bortions and fags and Israel and…..

      It’s hater half-time. We’re going to be vilified soon enough.

  • bambinoitaliano

    I am sending evil energy to keep Trump strong. He is the stake to the heart of the rethuglican vampire. He is the silver bullet to the head of the rethuglican werewolf. He is the holy water to the rethuglican satan and most of all he is the mirror to the rethuglican Medusa.

    • Bad Tom

      I’ll help your spell:

      Scale of dragon, tooth of wolf,
      Witches’ mummy, maw and gulf
      Of the ravin’d salt-sea shark,
      Root of hemlock digg’d i’ the dark,
      Liver of blaspheming Jew,
      Gall of goat, and slips of yew
      Silver’d in the moon’s eclipse,
      Nose of Turk and Tartar’s lips,
      Finger of birth-strangled babe
      Ditch-deliver’d by a drab,
      Make the gruel thick and slab:
      Add thereto a tiger’s chaudron,
      For the ingredients of our cauldron.

      Double, double toil and trouble;
      Fire burn and cauldron bubble.

      Cool it with a baboon’s blood,
      Then the charm is firm and good.

      That should do it.

      • bambinoitaliano

        Hey! My pizza grew legs and jump off the balcony!! 😛

        • Bad Tom

          A small price to pay.

      • Ginger Snap

        I don’t remember this spell from Harry Potter.

        • Bad Tom

          Wm Shakspe grimoire.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    Trump is going to run as a 3rd party candidate, stealing away the votes from the Republican candidate and the Democrats are going to have four more years in La Casa Blanca. Was that Trump’s plan all along?

    • ben-andy

      You know, Rebecca, I said something like that to the husband over breakfast this am. My main entry point is the COMPLETELY illogical outcome that Tramp WINS, ergo becomes POTUS because he’d NEVER enter a race to become a “loser” which is his lowest slur.

      What happens when you become POTUS? Why, you have to place ALL of your assets in a BLIND TRUST and ignore them for your term of office. Tramp, putting his assets on autopilot for 4 years? OK, so maybe he runs w/ Paling and wins and then resigns? Isn’t that kinda loser-ish too? And she’s not going to serve 4 years, so she resigns and we end up w/ the Speaker of the House? Or someone not even elected appointed by the House? Someone that was NOMINATED by Paling? Who, Bristol?

      Anyway, I think he’s going to become a 3rd party candidate and not “debate” anyone and is throwing the election to Hillary. And I never think in conspiracy terms. I just simply cannot believe the initial two facts: that he’d really enter an election w/o doing it to win it and that he’d put his assets in a blind trust. Maybe he’s not been told that last part.

  • Balderdashing

    And Trump’s managerial style emerges once again. If he became president, expect a revolving-door cabinet. Sarah, are you paying attention or remaining too smitten with the possible limelight?

    • Gustav2

      Now how do you fire an elected Vice President?

      • Balderdashing

        Perhaps by calling her “loser” continually, referring to her menstrual
        cycle, and so forth, belittling her publicly until she resigns. I know, Sarah may be impervious to shaming in general, but I think she’d resign so she
        could go back to Fox to wage her own private war. Trump would never leave her without ammunition.

        Let’s hope we never find out.

    • TampaDink

      Its okay….Sarah isn’t terribly well known for her follow-through in past employment.

    • Dear Belgium, please finalize your plans to invade and conquer the USA. We anxiously await you. –America.

    • Kenneth Hwang

      If he was to become president, perhaps Texas would finally get that secession that they’ve always wanted, after all. And you guys would be knees-deep in a new World War before 2017 even arrives.

  • JustSayin

    Donald needs to keep sidde show going at least until November
    Then he can make the split to third party.

    RNC announced after Mittens loss that they would not allow an elongated war between republicans as it cost them the elections two cycles in a row . which is why we have this early debate and kerfuffle now they want the infighting and lunacy to be history months before the first primary in Feb 2016.

    tRump neends to stay the course and keep them twirling and eating their own …

    • Gustav2

      Maybe we should start a grassroots campaign sending him $5 each to continue to destroy the Republican Party

  • Max_1

    He won’t support the Party nominee… unless it’s him.

    • Cuberly

      Pretty much.

      (Here’s hoping. Third party, third party third party…please oh please oh please…)

      • David L. Caster

        He has to get serious about it early though if he intends to be on the ballot in every state. He can’t wait as long as Perot did. If he is serious, he needs to get with it, once the GOP dumps him.

        • Cuberly

          Beginning to think Trump doesn’t do strategy. Ever.

          • Max_1

            He feeds a very hungry ego…

          • David L. Caster

            Ravenous, even.

          • Cuberly

            Yep, ravenous and clueless.

          • Bad Tom

            If he didn’t need strategy before, why would he start now?

          • Cuberly

            Exactly.

            He’s one of those “go from the gut” people. In other words, he’s a sociopath that lacks the ability to work WITH people.

          • ZhyKitty

            I just read an article that said he doesn’t even prepare for public appearances, including these debates. He wings it.
            Can you imagine?

          • David L. Caster

            Yeah, pretty much just shoots from the hip. We’ll see how he weathers this current storm.

  • Nexus1

    Aww come on! I don’t want him to implode yet. He’s supposed to do that next year. He’ll be long forgotten by the election if he implodes now. Come on Donald get it together hang in there for at least another 10 months, we need you to do as much long term damage as possible. Take some political Viagra Donald and don’t worry if the effects last longer than 4 hours.

    • Steven Leahy

      He’s not the type to back down. And even so, a tremendous amount of damage has been and will continue to be done.

      • Nexus1

        I agree he won’t back down, but will he implode and lose support? That’s my concern. I don’t want him cut out of all the forums and right wing getogethers. He needs to speak and speak often, he needs every platform available. I don’t want the GOP to coalesce around shunning him. Hopefully he can ride out this wave like he did the McCain comments, but we’ll see.

        • Steven Leahy

          Maybe he’ll buy Fox, fire Megyn, and host his own!

          • Nexus1

            OMG that would be awesome! lol

          • Reality.Bites

            Fox Entertainment Group (which owns Fox News) has a market capitalization of 63 billion. Trump is wealthy compared to almost everyone, but one person he’s not wealthier than is Rupert Murdoch.

          • David L. Caster

            Trump is way down the list of billionaires. Trump talks big but once this really starts to cost him money, his campaign will file for bankruptcy.

          • Ginger Snap

            He’d need to file bankruptcy again before he could afford faux.

          • Steven Leahy

            LOL keyword *again*

    • Gustav2

      Roger Ailes is winning…but only for now.

    • David L. Caster

      He just needs to stay alive long enough to get on the 2016 general election ballot in every state.

  • Steven Leahy

    Hey, where’s the loyalty? Stone did attend two of Trump’s three weddings after all!

    • TampaDink

      According to MeatLoaf:
      Two out of three ain’t bad.

    • TampaDink

      Disposal or dispenser?

  • Eebadee-eebadee-thatsallfolks

    OMG this just keeps getting worse/trumpier/more surreal by the minute. Now, apparently, one of Trump’s aides sent out a tweet about “gutting” Megan Kelly.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2015/08/donald-trump-deputy-megyn-kelly-gut-her-retweet-121160.html

    I’ve never seen anything like this in a campaign before.

  • Proposed new JMG tag: they eat their own.

  • Cuberly

    Can you imagine working for Trump. I mean, they’re basking in Trump’s orbit, ewww. But seriously.

    http://i.ytimg.com/vi/fsD-sePT3tY/hqdefault.jpg

  • Phil

    Probably fled in abject horror, with orders from on high not to look back, lest he be turned into a pillar of salt……

    It seems to me I’ve heard that someplace before though.

  • Jeffrey

    The most shocking thing here is learning that Donald had an advisor

  • TexasBoy

    Stone’s error was in believing that “The Donald” really wants to be the President of the United States, and that he isn’t just in it because his ego just couldn’t take the spotlight moving away from him to the Presidential candidates. Megalomania at its worst, and his minions can’t see it.

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    Hmm. Wonder who is lying. It could go either way.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    …aaaand the rats have started to jump…..

  • Merv99

    I have mixed feelings about Trump. I hate that he’s a boorish ass, but I love that he’s annoying the hell out of the Republican establishment. I just wish he was doing it for the right reasons.

  • Outlaw Woman

    Roger Stone is actually a real biggy in the electioneering industry … probably the best money can buy.
    He might be a “dirty tricks” expert, but he’s also good at keeping his clients looking “squeaky clean”.

    His only requirements are saying nothing more than what he tells you to say when he tells you to say it, and doing nothing more than what he tells you to do when he tells you to do it.

    Obviously, he and Trump were a train wreck waiting to happen.

    • David L. Caster

      If what you say is true, then yes, a clash was certain.

  • Blake Jordan

    I hope Trump achieves the same or better in the next polls run after this current debacle.

  • That Guy

    The linked article is worth a read. Here are some money quotes:

    “He is losing his grip on reality,” Stone told them. “He has these yes-men around him. And now he’s living in a parallel world.”

    Yes because The Donald was so insightful and discerning before.

    “Mr. Trump doesn’t have email and doesn’t email,” the manager said. “Mr. Trump has never sent an email in his life.”

    Oh lord, what is with these people and technology? Lindsey Graham doesn’t use email either IIRC.

  • gaymex

    Trump is 69. I hope he is in good health for I would sincerely hate for him to die before he can further fuck the republican party with their own dicks. His brother died at 43, so I am somewhat concerned.

  • Martin

    Trump offers no hope or inspiration. He is too sexist for words. It’s disgusting and very retrograde. NOT OPTIMAL.

  • Franciscan

    There is no comparison between Nixon and Donald Trump. Nixon is a tragic figure in his evil scheming, his vengefulness, and his comeuppance. Trump is a mere self-deluded nobody who happens to have a billion-dollar noise machine to keep his name alive.