REVENGE: Trump Attacks Cruz, Says Nobody Has Ever Disproved That His Father Helped Kill JFK [VIDEO]

So this happened today. Via Politico:

A day after accepting the Republican Party’s nomination for president, Donald Trump rehashed a conspiracy theory that claims the man who killed President John F. Kennedy once cavorted with Ted Cruz’s father.

“I don’t know his father. I met him once. I think he’s a lovely guy,” Trump said at a morning-after rally in Cleveland. “All I did is point out the fact that on the cover of the National Enquirer there was a picture of him and crazy Lee Harvey Oswald having breakfast.”

“This was a magazine that, in many respects, should be well respected,” Trump said. “I mean if that was The New York Times, they would have gotten Pulitzer Prizes for their reporting.”

  • Michael Smith

    This buffoon could be our next President.

    • MaryOGrady

      Only if we let that happen.

    • Rex

      Elected by the bazillions of buffoons that hang on his every word and don’t question any of them.

    • MarkOH

      Its so nice to see him unifying his party! Think how he’ll unify the country as a whole (God help us)

      • Oscarlating Wildely

        Sadly, Hillary is uniting them much more than he is. I know, not much of a solution.

        • UiscePreston

          I’ll take slightly crappy over full-blown, syphilitic and poly-saturated evil anyday.

          • The_Wretched

            An easy choice isn’t necessarily a happy one.

          • Todd20036

            Keep in mind, most of your complaints with Hillary are faux scandals the GOP kept trying to get her with for decades.

          • The_Wretched

            No, most of my complaints about Hillary are centered on her trying to incorporate as much 80’s and 90’s conservatism as possible into the democratic party. I’m not fond of corporatism.

            Thanks for telling me what I think and implying that I’m just a media diet clone.

          • Johnson

            Well Articulated. Kudos.

          • NancyP

            The perfect is the enemy of the good. It’s time to break out of the circular firing squad, peeps!

          • The_Wretched

            I said clearly that it’s an easy choice to vote for Hillary. I don’t see how wanting progressive policy is a circular firing squad. It really looks like the clinton fans are out to silence anyone who isn’t a 100% gungho.

      • SoCalVet

        He’ll unify the planet. Against him.

        • Lumpy Gaga

          Against us.

          • SoCalVet

            unfortunately, yes.

    • NancyP

      The wilder he gets, the better for us. Attacking a rival’s father via ancient conspiracy theory? Published by “I had sex with aliens” National Enquirer? I have to think that at least the suburban undecideds get turned off. What I really hope is that he has an Akin (the “can’t get pregnant from real rape” losing Senatorial candidate)moment that goes viral and stays there. A few of he women and girlfriends of the Angry White Men could be peeled away from Trump if he disses white suburban/rural women in explicit language.

      • kaydenpat

        My hope also. He cannot control himself so he’ll continue to mess up.

    • CCleverly

      V O T E …

    • Guest


    • kaydenpat

      Please no.

  • ScottinPhilly

    Anyone thinking that Hillary Clinton is holding VP announcement since Trump is making all the wrong kind of headlines today and she doesn’t want to help him by becoming the lead story?

    • Buford

      There are no ‘wrong kind of headlines’ for Trump. He advocates ‘No publicity is bad publicity’, and so far he’s 100% correct. No idiotic, dangerous statement or action seems to impact the support of his followers.

      • Bruno

        Then there’s nothing that can be done about it. The media won’t just stop paying attention to him, especially now that he’s made the presidential finals. So, we let him say stupid shit and hope at least just barely enough people don’t falsely equate his ridiculousness with whatever overblown, largely sexist disdain they harbor for his opponent.

  • Gustav2

    So now we know where he also gets his ideas on Foreign Policy.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    “Bless his heart.”

    — Mike Pence

  • Pollos Hermanos

    Shorter Trump: “I didn’t want his stupid endorsement anyway. He’s a doodie head”

  • Joseph Miceli

    Well, that’s what I expect from my President: conspiracy theories and attacks on their rival’s families. Remember all those times Obama did that?

    • Rex

      I also remember Obama’s feud with Rosie O’Donnell – good times!

      • another_steve

        Thankfully, I suspect that feuding with Rosie O’Donnell is a death knell for one’s political career.

        Do not mess with that girl.

  • JT

    No one has ever disproved that Drumpf is the spawn of Hitler.

  • Piercedchrlz

    No one has disproved you’ve nailed your daughter, either…….

    While we’re throwing around disproved theories……

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      ….or your son(s)….. bawahahahwaha!!!

  • Buford

    Right… and Trump raped a several women. I read their claims, and he has never disproved them.

    • zhera

      Disprove it, Donny!

  • DH Esq

    Logical fallacy alert.

  • crewman

    As a true narcissist, he insults people routinely, but any insult, small or large, receives the fullest punishment at his disposal. Imagine how terrifying this kind of person would be with the power and influence of the office of US President at his disposal.

    • Gustav2

      And he continues to punch down to make himself feel better.

      • colleencstandifer1

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    • Gil

      Why don’t his kids see the pathology ?

      • The_Wretched

        Did you see the pic in this thread of them all standing together? They have been dominated by The Donald for their entire lives. They could probably give several PhD candidates their thesis in how people cope with that kind of person in their lives. I suspect they have a range of interesting issues.

        • Gil

          And what’s with the Gordon Gekko hair ?

      • NancyP

        They hope that Dad still has money when he dies, so that the kids inherit it.

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    • kaydenpat

      He’s so petty and childish that he’d send nuclear warheads to get back at a perceived slight by a foreign leader. I can just see us all blowing up when he loses his dang temper. This man cannot be President!!

  • sfjohn

    god I cannot wait until he loses & we get to watch him literally explode like Mr. Creosote (apologies to Monty Python)

  • ryan charisma

    he just can’t help himself. he simply can not show any restraint.

  • Oscarlating Wildely
    • coram nobis

      She should probably wait and see how the Münich situation proceeds.

  • rusty57

    “I don’t know his father. I met him once. I think he’s a lovely guy,”

    “But I will continue to talk shit about him and hint at unprovable allegations of presidential assassination. Then I shrug my shoulders and absolve myself of all responsibility for the ensuing balagan.”

    • StraightGrandmother

      This is Trumps MO.
      “He is a nice guy, or she is a lovely lady, but I don’t know, I don’t know…” then her proceeds to slam them.

      Somebody should really make a video of him doing this same thing over and over across many different situations.

  • Benny S.

    My oh My! What an awkward situation for Pence, having to just stand in the background and look attentive. Pence supported Cruz during the Indiana primary.

    • zhera

      And he’s smiling and going all ‘Aww, that Donny. He so clever. I’m gonna make him a mixed tape this weekend!’

  • zhera

    “What’s a false negative?”

  • Rex

    Does this hot mess reality show huskster ever talk about the issues?

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      Have you met his followers? They probably can’t spell issues, and they have plenty of them.

  • DH Esq

    Anyone with doubts about Trump’s judgment need only consider this statement: he says the National Enquirer is respectable and deserves Pulitzer Prizes.

    • Bruno

      He’s pandering to the supermarket mom vote.

      • another_steve

        Hey, I read all those tabloid headlines too, standing in the checkout lane.

        How else would I know Hillary is a lesbian?

        • Robincho

          Billz WISHES he got as much pussay as Hillz…

          • another_steve

            Hell YES!!

            Huma Abedin is some good lesbo pussy!!!

    • zhera

      But he reads all the papers/magazines.

      • DH Esq

        I’m not sure if he has claimed to read anything. He has stated that he “watches all the shows.”

      • Hue-Man

        The half-term governor could list some magazines/papers that are required reading for him!

  • JT

    Drumpf: No one has disproved that I have sex with my daughter.

  • Rex

    Welcome to Hell, Mike Pence.

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      Dude’s from Indiana. He’s used to it.

  • tcinsf

    None of the GOP puerile thugs should be allowed to cross the Potomac.

    • Craig Howell

      Unfortunately, if they approach DC from the north, they won’t have to cross the Potomac.

    • Robincho

      Rubicon, yes. Potomac, no…

    • billbear1961

      We are supposed to accept–to recognize–these lying THUGS, these sellouts and hypocrites as our legitimate representatives!

      DAMN the media that REFUSE to hold them accountable!

      “Impartiality” doesn’t mean you let people LIE without challenging them, that you treat arguments based on LIES with the same consideration you treat those based on FACTS, that you treat extreme views as perfectly reasonable, that you lend credence to CON MEN pushing WILD conspiracy theories with no PROOF as though their accusations were worthy of serious debate.

      You aren’t journalists–you’re sinister CLOWNS, chasing after and encouraging a dangerous FREAK SHOW!!

      Soon the ONLY press remaining will be the GUTTER PRESS!!

  • AtticusP

    He looked an awful lot like Mussolini in his Fearathon last night.

    Even when he loses this election, we need to remember that Trump, while scary, is only a symptom.

    The real problem is that the millions of Americans who support a man so undeniably unqualified to lead this nation will still be here after the Trump machine crashes and burns come November.

    And a lot of them aren’t going anywhere soon, although a fair amount are headed for the graveyard. Soon.

    Happy trails to them all!

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      And a lot of them aren’t going anywhere soon, although a fair amount are headed for the graveyard. Soon.
      And the last dinosaur cried the loudest.

    • Bruno

      Unfortunately, there are many who are nowhere near the graveyard, too. Unless they all get hit by buses, which is a pipe dream. And I’m not so sure Trump is going to lose this election.

      • Oscarlating Wildely

        I do believe that he has demographics working against him.
        I also believe that we have apathy working against us.

        • Bruno

          My fear is that he’s rewriting the script so violently, that those old demographics numbers may not be accurate this time around. No, he won’t do well with Latinos or AA’s or other minorities. But he might actually do well with white women and white LGBT. He might be activating an audience that was sitting home for the last few cycles. This is what he wants us to believe anyway, but we won’t know if it’s true or not until November.

      • AtticusP

        Still, I’m rooting for the buses in this one. 🙂

        And I know that a lot of our fellow Americans are stupid, but…

        • Bruno

          That’s what bothers me more than tRump as president…the American stupidity/ignorance/racism/sexism. What does it say about our country if he’s elected? What does it say about our country if 45% of the electorate votes for him? It’s like a lose-lose to me at this point, just one loss is much greater than the other.

          • AtticusP

            I agree.

            It’s likely that humans have looked for scapegoats since before they even started to walk upright.

            I had always thought that most Americans were exempt from that.

            I’m not so sure about that any more, and that makes me sad.

          • MichaelJ

            It says to me that willful ignorance is in the cultural DNA of this country, and that it’s not a recessive gene.

      • Reality.Bites

        Especially since so few of them live in places with good public transit

      • billbear1961

        I will NOT accept the election to the White House of a SCAM ARTIST who is guilty of FRAUD, or of a man who owes his financial survival largely to interests in RUSSIA.

        Trump, the Russian connection–his admiration for the fascist Putin is NOT accidental, but totally wrapped up–surprise, surprise–in self-interest.

        Some important excerpts:

        One of the important facts about Trump is his lack of creditworthiness. After his 2004 bankruptcy and his long streak of lawsuits, the big banks decided he wasn’t worth the effort. They’d rather not touch the self-proclaimed “king of debt.” This sent him chasing less conventional sources of cash. BuzzFeed has shown, for instance, his efforts to woo Muammar Qaddafi as an investor. Libyan money never did materialize. It was Russian capital that fueled many of his signature projects—that helped him preserve his image as a great builder as he recovered from bankruptcy.

        These projects are simply too ambitious, too central to his prospects, for Trump to have ignored the underlying source of financing. And it was at just the moment he came to depend heavily on shadowy investment from Russia that his praise for Putin kicked into high gear. In 2007, he told Larry King, “Look at Putin—what he’s doing with Russia—I mean, you know, what’s going on over there. I mean this guy has done—whether you like him or don’t like him—he’s doing a great job.”

        While Putin hasn’t dirtied his hands in American elections, the Russians have cultivated Washington—hiring fancy firms to craft strategy, donating money to think tanks, building a small coterie of wonks sympathetic to their leader’s view of the world. The Trump campaign is the unlikely culmination of this effort. It has been a magnet for like-minded fans of Putin. Fans might not be quite the right term, since so many of these advisers have profited from proxies of the Russian state.

        Let’s begin at the top. Trump’s campaign manager is a wizened operative named Paul Manafort. It’s true that Manafort is a mercenary by trade. His old Washington consulting firm pioneered the practice of representing the dictators of the world, no matter their grim record. (I profiled his authoritarian ambit earlier this year.) Late in his career, however, Manafort dedicated himself to working on behalf of clients close to the Kremlin. His grand achievement was reviving the doomed career of the anti-charismatic politician Viktor Yanukovych. Manafort’s image-crafting and shrewd strategy culminated in Yanukovych’s election to Ukraine’s presidency in 2010. Thanks to Manafort’s handiwork, Ukraine pulled into Putin’s sphere of influence. Unlike other American consultants who flitted in and out of Kiev, Manafort set up camp there. He became an essential adviser to the president—his tennis partner even.

        If Manafort were the only Kremlin connection in the Trump campaign, his presence might signify nothing. But he’s hardly isolated.

        More recently, Richard Burt, a Reagan administration official, has begun advising Trump on foreign policy. His criticisms of NATO and pleas for greater cooperation with Putin grow from a deeply felt realism. Yet his ideological positions jibe with his financial interests. Burt is on the boards of Alfa-Bank, the largest commercial bank in Russia, and an investment fund with a large position in Gazprom.

        Trump’s advisers have stakes in businesses where the health of the Russian state is the health of the firm—where, in fact, the state and the firm are deeply entangled. [Mussolini’s definition of FASCISM.] The campaign isn’t just one man with an aesthetic affinity for Putin and commercial interests in Russia; his sentiments are reinforced and amplified by an organization rife with financial ties to the Kremlin.

        Donald Trump’s ego compounds his naïveté. He’s vulnerable to flattery; his confidence in himself exceeds his intellectual capacities. All of this makes him particularly susceptible to exploitation, an easy mark. For this reason, dubious figures have always gravitated to him. (Please read David Cay Johnston’s persuasive account of Trump’s long ties to organized crime.) It seems the Russian president has noticed this, too. To quote Trump on Putin, “A guy calls me a genius and they want me to renounce him? I’m not going to renounce him.”

        In the end, we only have circumstantial evidence about the Russian efforts to shape this election—a series of disparate data points and a history of past interference in similar contests. But the pattern is troubling, and so is the premise. If Putin wanted to concoct the ideal candidate to serve his purposes, his laboratory creation would look like Donald Trump. The Republican nominee wants to shatter our military alliances in Europe; he cheers the destruction of the European Union; he favors ratcheting down tensions with Russia over Ukraine and Syria, both as a matter of foreign policy and in service of his own pecuniary interests. A Trump presidency would weaken Putin’s greatest geo-strategic competitor. By stoking racial hatred, Trump will shred the fabric of American society. He advertises his willingness to dismantle constitutional limits on executive power. In his desire to renegotiate debt payments, he would ruin the full faith and credit of the United States. One pro-Kremlin blogger summed up his government’s interest in this election with clarifying bluntness: “Trump will smash America as we know it, we’ve got nothing to lose.”

        I cannot BELIEVE that the Clinton campaign AND U.S. Intelligence are not FULLY aware of this.

        It is DEVASTATING!!

        And if it doesn’t come out in a BIG way, something MAD is going on.

        EDIT: I saw another online article that said Manafort had been in Russia recently, trashing the U.S. and praising Russia and Putin.

        • Bruno

          I’m sure the campaign and US intelligence are aware of this. It’s just tough when people are buying his lies and voting for him in droves. Maybe Clinton was waiting for him to accept the nomination before going full-bore at his foreign policy, but even so, it may not matter to voters who just choose to believe the “rich businessman” over the woman. Like I said elsewhere in this thread, the biggest alarm is what this says about our society.

          • billbear1961

            I will not accept that two-faced SWINDLER and cynical HATEMONGER as POTUS.

            He would put the Rule of Law, the economy and the national security in serious JEOPARDY.

            He would place the future stability of the WORLD in grave danger.

            He isn’t QUALIFIED to be POTUS.

            He is grossly UNFIT.

            Whatever it TAKES, he must NOT enter the Oval Office.

            Nothing can justify or legitimize FASCISM, Bruno–NOTHING.

            It has no place–no legitimate authority–in a FREE society, a GENUINE democracy.

            I do not recognize the RIGHT of a democracy to commit SUICIDE.

            I will not CONSENT to it.

            Anyone who DOES is a TRAITOR in the TRUEST sense of the word, a traitor to all DECENCY.

          • billbear1961

            It wouldn’t be a question of trusting any ONE individual if the FACTS cannot be denied.

  • Derrick Johns

    No, we don’t want him to be quiet. We want him to keep running his stupid mouth between now and November.

    • DH Esq

      Any time Trump is near a microphone and far from a teleprompter is the best time for his opponents.

  • billbear1961

    Look at Pence SMILE.

    Oh, it’s all so amusing.

    Jesus, these goddamned fascists make me SICK!

    They never disproved YOU weren’t involved in JFK’s assassination, either, PIG.

    EDIT: What was that about being a “Christian,” Pence?

    How do “Christians” feel about slander, about CALUMNY, you FRAUD??

    • Lazycrockett

      He will have that deer in the headlights look that Christie was sporting soon enough.

  • Blake Jordan

    O/T: I read that the Green Party is only on the ballot in 23 states*, so even if Stein won all of those (ha ha ha), she could not become the president…
    So it is undeniably a petulant, immature wasted vote!!!

    *Probably including all the swing states!

    • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

      That’s good news, since it is less likely to divide the progressive vote. You have the source?

  • The savage troll-haired psychopath really, truly cannot let anything go, even after it stops mattering.

    The mango-hued horse-fucker has the nomination. Ted Cruz is irrelevant and can do nothing. And yet the fact Cruz refused to endorse him — after he’d spent all those months insulting him, his father, and his wife — is apparently eating Trump alive. He’s obsessed with there being a foe out there that he did not crush utterly to the point of abject submission like he did to Chris Christie and Mike Pence.

    The classy response would’ve been, “Yeah, I ran a pretty rough campaign against him. I apologize for bringing his family into it — I really shouldn’t have done that. I can’t say I blame him for being sore at me and hopefully in time we can bury the hatchet and work together to pass my agenda in the Senate.”

    But no, not Donald the Cock-knob! And the whole, “I’m not saying it, I’m just pointing out others are saying it, including a supermarket tabloid well-respected newspaper” — has to be the lamest, laziest, sleaziest slander strategy there is.

    BTW, look for Trumpy to continue making infantile remarks about John Kasich, for exactly the same reasons.

    • The_Wretched

      I agree, not letting go once you’ve won is a sign of a disordered person.

    • Bruno

      I still am just not buying any of it. tRump would’ve known well beforehand that Crudz would not endorse. In fact he admitted to knowing he wouldn’t a couple hours beforehand, though I think it was much longer. This is all a show to him, it’s all loosely scripted to get him the maximum amount of media time and to look as “anti-establishment” as possible. Either that, or it’s an even more sophisticated ruse to get Hillary Clinton elected.

      • Josh Marshall of TPM has devised an analytical tool he calls “Trump’s Razor.” Its concept is simple: The stupidest explanation for what the Trump campaign does is usually the true one.

        Also, consider the source of the prepared remarks: Ted Cruz himself. How hard would it have been for him to submit the speech and spin a line about how he was going to surprise everyone by giving an off-script endorsement. Doesn’t that sound like the kind of rat-fucking Cruz would gladly do?

        It’s also worth remembering how lazy Trump is. There’s no chance in hell he will have read these speeches, but instead will have had someone else do it. And Trump’s staffers aren’t exactly experts.

        I also watched the behavior before, during and now days after Cruz’s speech. Before, Trump and his people seemed to be oblivious. During, Trump and his family gave every appearance of dismay and rage. And now? Trump is still ranting on about Cruz.

        No, I think Trump is so divorced from reality, he may have even told himself that Cruz was a loyal Republican and would fall in line, just like everyone else.

        • Bruno

          I don’t know. tRump may be lazy, but I really don’t think he’s stupid either. And though I didn’t watch the convention, the descriptions of Ivanka making “there there” faces at daddy after Crudz ended the speech just doesn’t sit right with me. Of course, it’s possible that that was just a last minute kind of thing after having lazily overlooked Crudz’ planned insolence. I just can’t fathom how something like this would be allowed to happen without some sort of ulterior motive. I hope you and Josh Marshall are right though, because if true, tRump will absolutely torpedo his campaign in no-time.

          • Bruno

            No, but are they acting? These are reality TV stars.

          • All of the Trump family in on putting on an act of faux disappointment and rage… or them expecting an unscripted endorsement which was not forthcoming?

            I’ll go with the simpler theory, which depends on their complete lack of experience in politics, general incompetence, and rank stupidity. Because all it requires is Cruz — the sleazy weasel that he is — to assure the Trump people he’ll give an off-script endorsement.

          • Bruno

            I’m just skeptical is all. Like I said, I hope you’re right, and it is the simpler explanation. But I’m used to machinations and trickery when it comes to both politics and reality television.

          • The_Wretched

            It’s the emotionally dead.

          • Oscarlating Wildely

            No, Ivanka is totes thinking about those new flats on sale on Bergedorfs. She’s pleased as punch!

          • marshlc

            He’s not stupid, but he’s smart like a wild animal – instinct and gut feeling are what he goes by. He’s good at spotting weakness and attacking it. I would suspect he is very good at feeling the mood of a room, and riding it like a surfer.

            But a thought-out, logical plan? Nothing he’s shown us, over the many many years he’s been a public figure, have shown that to be his strong suit.

          • charemor

            I think this is one of the best descriptions of him that I have seen yet; smart like a wild animal.

    • Robincho

      I’m not sure that whoring couchedunt Ivanka will like being referred to as a horse, but otherwise, yes…

    • SoCalGal20

      Ivanka must have taken his phone away because you know he would have just been on twitter in the middle of the night going on about Cruz dissing him.

  • bambinoitaliano

    I am still waiting for him to submit his income information. The only way that will cause his total meltdown that he is not a billionaire that he keep insisting of telling himself and others.

    • The_Wretched

      Someone at the IRS should fall on their sword for the good of the country and ‘accidentally leak’ Trump’s returns.

      • bambinoitaliano

        By my guessing, he is probably worth in the low 100’s of millions the most, way off his desire billionaire status.

        • Or, possibly even having a negative net worth. Chances are also very good the tax returns will show Trump paying very little or no income taxes at all.

          His billionaire lifestyle is heavily subsidized by his companies, which seem oddly enough to provide all of the services he likes to use the most. He’s got planes and helicopters, a bunch of luxury apartment buildings, vacation resorts and golf courses. Hell, even his household staff is probably paid for by one of his businesses.

          • Bruno

            It’s so disgusting to me to think that lower-income Americans somehow think he would ever have their interests at heart.

          • The_Wretched

            I wish it were possible to get them to understand how a narcissistic millionaire doesn’t give a shit about them.

          • Bruno

            I think the tRump voter type may not believe he cares about them. They may just be follower-types looking for that person to come in and get things operating. A business leader. The problem is that most of them probably have never met a CEO of a large corporation or empire. They don’t realize that the major things such a person is good at is acquiring money and happiness for himself and golfing.

          • SoCalGal20

            It would be nice.

            When you have people who are terrified of a changing society and/or a changing job market, they become vulnerable to manipulation. So he tells them things they want to hear and they rationalize away all the awful things he says as , “Oh he would never ACTUALLY do that” or they agree with him that brown people are running amuck, causing crime and stealing their jobs and the world is a horrible place.

          • SoCalGal20

            Or that they think he’s a good businessman. He’s a grifter, no different than Tony Perkins and the like. Why he hasn’t ended up in jail or at least had criminal charges filed against him at some point is beyond me.

          • Bruno

            He never will. Guys in his “class” never do.

        • Chucktech

          A tax return won’t tell you that. What it will tell you is how much tax he’s paid and what his charitable contributions are. That’s why we’re not seeing it.

      • billbear1961

        I was thinking the same thing.

        There must be some way to do it anonymously.

        Maybe Anonymous could get hold of them.

  • Ray Butlers

    OK. Now I’m afraid. I’m gonna start crying.

    Last night after seeing just a few moments of that awful speech, my heart was racing with anxiety. I’m scared. I’m offended. I’m hurt. I couldn’t sleep at all.

    I know this clip is so dumb that it should be funny, but it’s not funny when the nominee for a major party talks like this. I know the Republicans will laugh at me, but I’m reverting back to the scared little boy during the Seventies afraid that no one would ever like or understand him. That’s how pervasive the hatred was back then. Now I feel it coming back like rows of tanks in the street.

    • Bruno

      You’re not alone. It is very, very frightening.

    • zhera

      The Orange Scare.

    • billbear1961

      We don’t have to accept these BASTARDS as our government just because so-called “journalists” REFUSE to hold them ACCOUNTABLE!! [edited]

      Nothing can justify or legitimize FASCISM–NOTHING!!

      They will NOT, in effect, GUT the Constitution and take this country back a CENTURY!!

    • tco

      I don’t think he won any new converts with that speech. He just whipped the ones who already hate up into a froth. These dinosaurs are fighting tooth and nail for their survival. But I know for a fact, he did lose some people. We’ve seen the ugliest part of this country this week and this election cycle, but it’s NOT the majority. Everyone is scared, and rightly so, and I think it will translate into votes and our win. Just remember that even the conservatives’ own kids are softer on their views on social issues. On that note, I really hope HRC reaches out to the youngest age group and makes them feel significant and empowered and brings home the necessity of voting.

  • Sporkfighter

    Nobody has proved Trump’s mother wasn’t rape by an orangutan at the Brooklyn Zoo on September 14, 1945 either. When somebody asserts that she was, they should provide evidence as well.

  • Rex

    I see he’s back on the diet pills now that the RNC is over.

  • Jack_Carter_USA

    Nobody has ever disproved that Trump isn’t a pedophilic, child-molesting pervert who didn’t sneak into his daughters’ bedrooms so he could be the first man to introduce them to the ways of the flesh.

    • Rebecca Gardner

      You know he wants to fuck Ivanka. Look at this creepiness.

      • Jack_Carter_USA

        He glanced down as he did it as if he was aiming. Plus you can tell she was seriously creeped out by how she yanked her hand away followed by the suddenly frozen smile. I suspect he told he he wouldn’t feel her up anymore and (surprise!) did it anyway. Family values indeed.

    • billbear1961

      Not saying it’s true, but I understand there are people out there saying it MAY be.

  • I am so glad that Donald Trump has become more dignified since the primary campaign has ended..

    • Lumpy Gaga

      “Digging deep is BORING.”

      — our Free Press

      What are the odds that Oswald and Cruz found each other (on the beach?) and were just best buddies? You don’t have to be all “Rafael killed JFK” to want to go – what, 50? – years back before all involved are dead.

      Who knows? Maybe even a discussion of the fact that we’re shielding the Cuban terrorist who blew up a plane might actually happen.

  • Gerry Fisher

    …and Mike Pence behind him, trying desperately to make all this appear normal, plastering on his uncomfortable smile.

    • I’m not so sure it’s uncomfortable. Trump probably made Pence the same offer he supposedly made to Kasich: “You get to be the actual President, in charge of all foreign and domestic policy. I concentrate on making America great again.”

      • Gerry Fisher

        This gets back to the question that’s so hard to answer: “Do they believe the crap they’re saying and supporting, or are they in on the scam?” Dunno.

      • The_Wretched

        It’d create quite a bit of cognitive dissonance to be the de facto president when alone and Trump’s bitch every time they are together. Not many have the right kind of psychology to switch that hard and fast and often. I especially doubt that a brittle conservative like Pence can do it without severe psychological trauma.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    OT – Just heard a great line on Thom Hartmann’s show.

    Trump puts the mousse back in Mussolini.

  • joe ho

    This post-convention “event” was media manipulation. A free 60 minute ad for Trump. The media is shameless for broadcasting it in full.

    • lymis

      He keeps crowing about how he’s not spending a dime on television advertising. This is why.

  • Gigi

    Nobody’s disproved that Trump’s real parents were orangutans, so does that mean they were?

    • Xuuths

      Ask Bill Maher.

  • Macbill

    Just wait until Trump’s private eyes get back from Hawaii with the real dirt on Obama’s birth.

    • Gil

      Best statement today..

  • SoCalGal20

    Trump had to throw a presser because his Nielsen rating numbers were the same as Romney’s in 2012 (not that great).

    Dylan Byers
    Dylan Byers‏ @DylanByers

    DNC ’12 (final night): 35.7m
    RNC ’12 (final night): 30.3m
    DNC ’08 (final night): 38.4m
    RNC ’08 (final night): 38.9m

    Alex Weprin
    Alex Weprin‏ @alexweprin

    An average of 29.9 million people watched Donald trump accept GOP nomination during 10 PM hour last night on broadcast, CNN, FNC, MSNBC

    • Bruno

      That’s what happens when you deliver an 80 minute speech late at night. Hmmm… I wonder if he didn’t WANT people to watch it.

      • SFBruce

        It would’ve been a lot quicker if Trump weren’t such a slow reader.

        • Bruno

          You’d think he’d have taken care of those cataracts by now.

    • joe ho

      and the media shamelessly covered every word of today’s self-promoting non-event.

      • SoCalGal20

        Of course! Drumpf makes for good tv. 🙄

  • bambinoitaliano

    He is a classic loser. A Failed Son, A Failed Father, A Failed Sibling, A Failed Husband and most of all A Failed Businessman. All this hot air that he keep spouting is his desperation to cover up all his short coming. It’s the reason why he is so thin skin because he’s got zero credential in many aspects of his life as a human being. He can’t see beyond superficial thing as accomplishment. It’s the reason why he likes decor of anything gilded with gold. His giant name sign in tall building, across his plane and helicopter. It’s all on the outside to cover up all of the nothingness in himself. He is essentially worthless as a human being.

    • Gil

      Let us know how you REALLY feel !

      • bambinoitaliano

        The reason I can read into him because our family has one that we are dealing with for decades.

    • Lazycrockett

      Plus he demonstrates psyochotic behaviour.

      • bambinoitaliano

        Pathological liar who lives in a different reality. He won’t admit the wrong that he has done rather pointing out all the none existence success he had accomplished.

    • Brianna Amoré

      And his choice of furniture. YEA GODS! Where does he shop, Dictators R Us?

    • kaydenpat

      Yet so many tout him as a successful businessman which somehow qualifies him to be President.

      • bambinoitaliano

        Any credit is due to his daddy connection not him.

  • billbear1961

    And THIS is the man saying OTHERS are slandering HIM!

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Nobody has disproved that Trump’s net worth is actually smaller than his micro-schlonge.

  • Bryan

    And, O/T, in contrast… Hillary speaks (and listens) to community leaders in Orlando regarding the Pulse club violence.

  • Tor

    The man is truly crazy.

  • SFBruce

    This is the way Trump celebrates a victory: with an utter lack of graciousness and class. On a day when he should be his most positive, he chooses to dig up personal attacks on a man he defeated weeks ago.

    • Hue-Man

      He’s busy shooting corpses.

      • Ben in Oakland

        those corpses could become zombies. you cant be too careful in 2Rump’s America.

  • pch1013


  • Gustav2

    More Revenge:

    North Carolina GOP Chair Leaves Delegates Behind

    North Carolina Republican Chairman Robin Hayes, who flew a private plane to the Republican National Convention, told two fellow delegates who had supported Sen. Ted Cruz’s defiant speech that he wasn’t giving them a ride home, the McClatchy Tribune reports.

    Said Hayes: “I think you need to ride the bus home.”

    “The episode underscores the fact that after four days of drama — and one memorable speech — unity remains elusive for North Carolina Republicans.”

  • motordog

    As much as I loath Cruz and his shitbag father…’guilty until proven innocent’?

  • Brianna Amoré

    I can’t even anymore. I just can’t. This nation has gone collectively insane.

  • Harley

    That’s like religious nutjobs telling atheists to prove there is no God. You can’t prove a negative.

  • TampaDink

    More of this, please, you orange faced buffoon. These are the kind of statements that you need to repeat & focus on every day until the election.

  • Guest Guestie

    So Trump is close friends with David Pecker, who is Chairman and CEO of American Media, which publishes the National Enquirer. Why isn’t this mentioned every single time anyone reports on Trump talking about the National Enquirer? Sad! Lame! Potato!

    • Guest Guestie

      It’s Citizen Kane with 100% less Rosebud.

  • “Clear the streets for the brown battalions,

    Clear the streets for the storm division!

    Millions are looking upon the swastika full of hope,

    The day of freedom and of bread dawns!

    Millions are looking upon the swastika full of hope,

    The day of freedom and of bread dawns!

    For the last time, the call to arms is sounded!

    For the fight, we all stand prepared!

    Already Trump’s banners fly over all streets.

    The time of bondage will last but a little while now!

    Already Trump’s banners fly over all streets.

    The time of bondage will last but a little while now.

    The flag on high! The ranks tightly closed!”

    The Nazi Horst Wessel song, lightly edited

    • Hue-Man

      Trumpence in the original German is


  • chris james

    How Presidential of him….someone is guilty until proven innocent…what a Nazi

  • Lakeview Bob

    OMG! I’d call him a fucking asshole but why keep repeating the obvious.

  • coram nobis

    I’m a little surprised the Apricot Duce is wasting time on his ex-rival. “Ned Drews? Who’s that?” But apparently he won’t let a grudge go. No, no, if you’re following the Hitler playbook, the time to shoot your party rivals is after you’re in office.

    Revenge is a dish best eaten cold.
    — Klingon proverb

    • Bob Conti

      Today IS a good day to die.
      — Klingon Battle Cry

  • delk

    Jeez—Pence looks like he’s thinking, “Isn’t he dreamy?”

  • Hue-Man

    I hate to rub it in after last night’s fear-fest but here’s polling results issued today (survey July 8th to 14th).

    Ekos also reported that only 6% of Canadians surveyed thought a Trump presidency would be good for Canada.

    Just wait until 2017 when the federal government is expected to legalize marijuana nation-wide. Don’t worry, be happy.

    • MichaelJ

      Why is morality opposed to reason and evidence? Some of us use reason and evidence, as opposed to faith, in support of our moral convictions.

  • Mark Neé Fuzz

    You don’t even need to be an elitist to know the reasoning there suuuuuucks

  • ExGayTherapyKills

    The CIA killed JFK. JFK knew the CIA had too much power and wanted to take away that power. Problem was JFK under estimate their evil and did not have enough of the right kind of protection, bodyguards, etc..

    • stevenj

      There was a massive security failure along the motorcade route in Dallas on Nov 22, 1963. Besides the CIA pissed at Kennedy (over the Bay of Pigs invasion and JFK putting the rogue CIA and Allen Dulles under more control), the mob was pissed because JFK and RFK were cracking down on organized crime, the military (and the military industrial complex) pissed that Kennedy wanted peace, not a war in Vietnam, and the racist Texas billionaire oil men that hated Kennedy and who did not want their stream of profits interrupted by JFK’s plans for them – or African Americans getting full civil rights). The digitalized Zapruder film completely and very graphically blows holes in the “lone gunman” theory.

  • Marides48

    A candidate for POTUS has never heard of “innocent until proven guilty”? He saw it on the cover of the National Enquirer. Where did he see this? Waiting in line at the local A&P?

    • coram nobis

      Presidential candidates don’t stand in store lines. George H. W. Bush didn’t know what a bar-code scanner was till he made a campaign stop or such and had to have it explained to him.

  • Michael Rush

    Lip Reader Reveals What Trump Said During Cruz’s Speech: ‘Do You Think I Made A Mistake?’

  • Octavio

    Someone needs to remind Trump that no one has disproven that Cruz’s father wasn’t the lone gunman on the grassy knoll. I mean, since we’re talking conspiracy theories and shite.

  • Daniel Leyva

    Pitting religious conservatives against trump zombies might be just the strategy to follow… just saying.

  • Bluto
    • Jerry Kott

      That is the definition of Insanity!

  • ColdCountry

    What a wonderful role model for our children! What a fabulous human being! (Pardon me while I go throw up.)

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    As Bill Maher has pointed out, nobody has ever disproven that Donald Trump’s father is an orangutan.

  • kaydenpat

    And Trump has never disproved that his mother is not an Orangutan so ….

  • UnkleSpunky

    Using that reasoning, no one has disproven that Trump was blowing Putin in the alley behind the Kremlin

  • Anastasia Beaverhousen

    “I love Alabama, I love Alaska, I love Arkansas…I love Zimbabwe, what? That’s not a state?”

  • bob

    In his warped little mind , he is never wrong ! Have you ever met people like that ? They are not fun to be around .

    • StraightGrandmother

      Well Cruz is the same way, “I am conservatively pure” read, I’m never wrong.

  • Ben in Oakland

    Donny– keep attacking sCruz and his ilk. Please. Please. Please.
    And sCruz. your reptilian visage is a comfort. So please attack donny early and often, don’t compromise. Go for whatever passes for a jugular. Please. Please. Please.

  • sword

    Trump needs to prove he has stopped beating his wives!

    • Nick Stadler

      More importantly, has he stopped raping them?

  • Natty Enquirer


  • DN

    By your logic, I could claim that this rock keeps tigers away.

    Oh…… how does it work?

    It doesn’t work! It’s just a stupid rock! But I don’t see any tigers around here, do you?

    Lisa, I want to buy your rock!

  • George Wilson

    When I first heard about this, I thought Trump was stupid to keep the issue going, that he should quit with Cruz looking like a fool. But, upon reflection, I realized that Trump is looking for ways to keep the media covering him during the Democrat convention.

  • Larry in Oklahoma

    Trump needs to realize that who may or may not have assisted Oswald is no longer fodder material. I’m not dissing Kennedy but a lot of his voters were not even born then and didn’t experience that trauma. Trump relies on and praises The National Enquirer? Since when have their stories been vetted as being factual??

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  • Ken

    Well, technically speaking, no one has ever proved that Donald’s dad didn’t sack villages and burn witches. So there is that.