2016 Election

Trump Turns On Top GOP Candidates, Refuses To Endorse Paul Ryan And John McCain For Primaries

This, perhaps obviously, is revenge for Ryan’s trolling of Trump with the Constitution photo and for McCain’s comments on the Khan controversy. Via the Washington Post: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is refusing to back House Speaker Paul D. Ryan in his upcoming primary election, saying in an interview Tuesday that he is “not quite there yet” in endorsing his ...

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TWO HOURS LATER: Trump Melts Down After Obama’s “Unfit” Comment, Issues Whiny Statement

It took the notoriously thin-skinned Donald Trump just two hours to issue a reaction to Obama calling him “unfit to serve as president.” From Trump’s Facebook page: “Obama-Clinton have single-handedly destabilized the Middle East, handed Iraq, Libya and Syria to ISIS, and allowed our personnel to be slaughtered at Benghazi. Then they put Iran on the path to nuclear weapons. ...

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Trump Rips “Phony” Polls Showing Him Behind

When Trump is leading in the polls, he can’t praise them enough. When he’s behind? The Hill reports: Donald Trump cast doubt on general election polls that show him trailing Hillary Clinton, calling those polls “phony.” “I see some great polls — I see one from the Los Angeles Times, just came out, where were ahead by 4 or 5 ...

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Eric Trump: My Strong Powerful Sister Would Never Let Herself Be Sexually Harassed At Work [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: If Ivanka Trump was being sexually harassed at work, she should take it to human resources, her brother Eric Trump said Tuesday — adding that it likely wouldn’t get to that point because she’s “a strong powerful woman” who wouldn’t “allow herself to be subjected to that.” The vice president of the Trump Organization was speaking to ...

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Obama: Trump Is Unfit To Be President [VIDEO]

BOOM. From the New York Times: In his strongest denouncement of Donald J. Trump so far, President Obama on Tuesday said Mr. Trump was “unfit to serve as president” and urged the leaders of the Republican Party to withdraw their backing for his candidacy. Mr. Obama said the Republican criticisms of Mr. Trump “ring hollow” if the party’s leaders continue ...

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Trump Busted In Lies About Vietnam Draft Deferments

Yesterday the New York Times issued a lengthy report on the five draft deferments Donald Trump received during the Vietnam War. As is always the case with Trump’s memory and the facts, the story is rife with contradictions. From the Times: For many years, Mr. Trump, 70, has also asserted that it was “ultimately” the luck of a high draft ...

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NEW YORK: Rep. Richard Hanna Becomes First GOP Member Of US House To Switch To Supporting Hillary

Talking Points Memo reports: Rep. Richard Hanna (R-NY) on Tuesday became the first Republican member of the House to openly say that he plans to vote for Hillary Clinton in November. Hanna, who is not running for re-election this year, told Syracuse.com in an interview published Tuesday that Donald Trump is “unfit to serve our party and cannot lead this ...

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Paul Ryan Digs At Trump With Constitution Photo

Politico reports: Paul Ryan’s office has released a series of “must-see photos” featuring a shot of the House speaker holding up the Constitution. “Speaker Ryan holds up a pocket Constitution as a reminder that Congress’ first responsibility is to support and defend the Constitution,” the caption reads. Although Ryan has been pictured holding up copies of the Constitution in the ...

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Trump Slams New York Times: “They Don’t Write Good”

“You look at The New York Times, I mean, the fail — I call it ‘The Failing New York Times’ because it won’t be in business for another, probably more than a few years unless somebody goes in and buys it and wants to lose a lot of money. But The New York Times is so unfair. I mean they ...

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NEVADA: Military Mom Booed At Pence Rally [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: Mike Pence just can’t escape the controversy surrounding Donald Trump’s critical remarks about the parents of fallen soldier Capt. Humayun Khan. Taking questions from the audience at a rally in Carson City, Nev., the Indiana governor was asked how he could “tolerate” Trump disrespecting military families. “Time and time again Trump has disrespected our nation’s armed forces ...

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BOUNCES: Hillary +8 In NBC Poll, +9 In CNN Poll

The Hill reports: Hillary Clinton leads rival Donald Trump by 8 points following the Democratic National Convention, according to the latest NBC News/SurveyMonkey poll. Clinton has 50 percent support to Trump’s 42 percent in the poll released early Tuesday. Clinton’s support has grown while Trump’s has decreased since last month’s poll, which had her ahead by 1 point, 46 to ...

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Todd Starnes: Does Trump WANT To Lose? [VIDEO]

Todd Starnes, of ALL people, is over Trump’s lies. He writes: My readers have a question for Donald Trump: does he really want to win the White House? It’s a legitimate question. Truth be told, the Trump campaign seems to be doing their best to drive people away from their cause. Let’s start with the recent front pages of the ...

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Trump: The Election Will Be Rigged Against Me [VIDEO]

The Wall Street Journal reports: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Monday cast doubt on the legitimacy of the November general election, expanding on his long-running theme that the political process is stacked against him. “I’m afraid the election is going to be rigged, I have to be honest,” Mr. Trump told a rally in Columbus, Ohio. Mr. Trump spent ...

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HYPOCRISY EXPLOSION: Trump Signs Anti-Porn Pledge

From the Daily Beast: A day after his team praised the nude photos of his wife that the New York Post published, Donald Trump promised to be tough on internet pornography. The mogul signed a document called the Children’s Internet Safety Presidential Pledge, bemoaning “unfettered internet access by youth.” In signing the pledge, Trump also promised to “give serious consideration ...

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President Obama Slams Trump In Speech To Veterans: I’m Tired Of People Trash-Talking Our Troops [VIDEO]

Talking Points Memo reports: As Donald Trump continued to hurl attacks on the family of U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan, President Barack Obama praised the sacrifice of American armed services members and their families Monday at the Disabled American Veterans convention. “As Commander-in-Chief, I’m pretty tired of some folks trash-talking America’s military and troops,” Obama said in a thinly-veiled rebuke ...

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GALLUP: Trump Support Tumbles After Convention

Politico reports: In the wake of the Republican and Democratic national conventions, voters are more likely to support Hillary Clinton than Donald Trump, according to a Gallup poll released Monday. While 36 percent of adults are more likely to support Trump coming out of the GOP’s four-day event, 51 percent are less likely to vote for the real estate mogul ...

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Trump Backer Roger Stone Promotes Anti-Khan Claims By “Death To Gays” Lunatics Ted And Walid Shoebat

Last night leading Trump surrogate and pro-Trump super PAC head Roger Stone tweeted out a link to the site of Ted Shoebat and his father, Walid, who claim that Khizr Khan is an agent of the Muslim Brotherhood. As regular JMG readers know, the Shoebats frequently call for the executions of homosexuals, women who have abortions, and Christians who support ...

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Trump Surrogate Scottie Hughes: Trump Sacrificed His First Two Marriages Because He’s A Job Creator [VIDEO]

Oh, brother. Via Raw Story: Donald Trump surrogate Scottie Nell Hughes defended the GOP hopeful over the weekend after he came under fire for appearing to equate the death of a soldier in the Iraq war to “sacrifices” he made during his business career. While speaking to ABC News on Sunday, Trump fired back against criticism from Khizr Khan, the ...

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Growing Chorus Questions Trump’s Mental Health

The Toronto Star reports: There is an elephant in the election. It was tiptoed around for a full year by Republicans and Democrats and the media alike. And then, on Wednesday, Michael Bloomberg hoisted it onto the stage of the Democratic National Convention. His plea for Hillary Clinton: “Let’s elect a sane, competent person.” The compliment barely disguised an extraordinary ...

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John McCain Issues Denouncement Of Trump’s Attack On The Khans: He Doesn’t Represent The GOP [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: In a remarkable and lengthy rebuke of his party’s nominee, Senator John McCain sharply criticized Donald J. Trump’s comments about the family of a fallen Muslim Army captain, saying, “While our party has bestowed upon him the nomination, it is not accompanied by unfettered license to defame those who are the best among us.” Mr. ...

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