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post #9901 of 22490
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Originally Posted by Trav McGee View Post
 

Sweet mother of God, this new WaPo interview reads like a fucking Funny Or Die parody.

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/08/03/donald-trump-has-a-secret-state-strategy-that-you-cant-know-about/?hpid=hp_rhp-top-table-main_trump-transcript-1150am%3Ahomepage%2Fstory

 

 

So many worthy pull quotes, but I agree with Cillizza that this is my favorite by far.

 

That interview is just incredible.  All his ticks are in full swing.  He's doing "very well, very great" everywhere and with everything, including the states where he's trailing significantly.  He keeps trying to shift focus away from questions he doesn't want to answer by literally just pointing at the TV and going "hey, look at that!"   Halfway through he finally starts talking a little about why he is a better option for conservatives than Hillary...then 20 seconds later he's explicitly threatening to fund PACs to defeat Republican rivals' re-election bids.  And that's not even getting into the 20 demonstrably false statements he makes, because of course he would.

post #9902 of 22490

Trump Taj Majal is closing in Atlantic City next month:

 

http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/breaking/trump-taj-mahal-set-to-close-after-labor-day-weekend/article_d297274e-59a7-11e6-962b-4b2234e7959b.html

 

Not Trump's anymore.  If not for the many jobs lost, this would be wonderful timing.

post #9903 of 22490

Not a big deal, but funny.

 

post #9904 of 22490
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Originally Posted by Iron Maiden View Post
 

Trump Taj Majal is closing in Atlantic City next month:

 

http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/breaking/trump-taj-mahal-set-to-close-after-labor-day-weekend/article_d297274e-59a7-11e6-962b-4b2234e7959b.html

 

Not Trump's anymore.  If not for the many jobs lost, this would be wonderful timing.

 

^ Hillary damn well better run with this. Hard.

 

According to Chris Matthews this evening, she's now up by about three points over Trump on the whole, "Who Do You Trust to Handle the Economy Better?"-question.

post #9905 of 22490
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Originally Posted by JustAncient View Post

Not a big deal, but funny.



Mair also defended George Zimmerman 's acquittal on "Real Time with Bill Maher", so she can go suck a loud mouthed dick as far as I'm concerned.
post #9906 of 22490
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Originally Posted by Doc Happenin View Post
 

Burn all the copies of The Man With No Name trilogy! Disqualify Unforgiven as one of the best goddamn westerns! Remove his entire catalogue from history, I say!

 

UNFORGIVEN was his last good movie.

 

Looking at Nate Silver's site and seeing Hillary's lead grow every day is great to see.

post #9907 of 22490
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Originally Posted by Leto II View Post
 

 

^ Hillary damn well better run with this. Hard.

 

According to Chris Matthews this evening, she's now up by about three points over Trump on the whole, "Who Do You Trust to Handle the Economy Better?"-question.


​Anyone looking for lolz should read this recent Trump Taj Mahal review:

 

http://www.weeklystandard.com/trumps-dump/article/2003548

 

I'll quote the lede:

 

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Have you ever stayed at a hotel that was so dingy, dirty, and broken down that, when you returned home, you felt like you just had to take a shower? I did—last weekend, in fact. And this one bears the name of the GOP's nominee for president of the United States of America.

 

The not so funny part:

 

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And they're cutting corners on staff, too. The Trump Taj Mahal was running on a skeleton crew because 1,000 workers—members of UNITE-HERE Local 54—are striking in protest of their measly benefits packages. The Tropicana and Caesars came to an agreement, but Trump Entertainment Resorts is holding out.

 

And anyone looking for Trump's own example of cutting corners should check out this doozy:

 

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/06/02/the-murders-at-the-trump-taj-mahal.html

post #9908 of 22490

^ True dat. Katy Tur said the exact same thing about the Trump Taj when she stayed there overnight a couple weeks back -- that it's now basically a ramshackle, dilapidated shithole.

post #9909 of 22490

Metaphor! 

post #9910 of 22490

Also, this bit from the article cracked me the hell up:

 

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When Donald Trump opened this behemoth of a casino in 1990, he claimed it was the eighth wonder of the world. This was a weirdly prescient boast: I would not want to attend a sporting event at the Roman Coliseum nowadays, and I would not recommend you vacation at the Trump Taj, either.
post #9911 of 22490

Trump told CBS' Florida affiliate this regarding an emergency session of Congress for Zika:

 

 

He's going to leave a congressional session up to the governor of Florida.  No, really.  He said that.

post #9912 of 22490

There was one moment at the GOP convention where it was possible to stop Trump and the RNC decided to ignore the rules and deny the 10 states that wanted to vote on the conscience clause.   These assholes fought to keep the Trump nomination on track in the name of "optics" and now he's the official nominee.   I don't feel sorry at all for Reince Prebius for having "buyer's remorse".   He had his chance to stop Trump and didn't take it.

post #9913 of 22490

I wish Trump would fuck off so this election could be between Hillary Clinton and the Libertarians. Still a ton of things I don't agree with, but they do genuinely seem like honest and principled guys that at least want the job and wouldn't start world war 3. Shame that they're considered the fringe candidate in a year with Trump.

post #9914 of 22490
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Originally Posted by JustAncient View Post
 

I wish Trump would fuck off so this election could be between Hillary Clinton and the Libertarians. Still a ton of things I don't agree with, but they do genuinely seem like honest and principled guys that at least want the job and wouldn't start world war 3. Shame that they're considered the fringe candidate in a year with Trump.

 

I get the feeling that the Republican establishment will endorse Johnson and make him the defacto nominee of the Republican Party.   Because Trump right now IS a fringe candidate.

post #9915 of 22490

Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney need to get off their asses and do the right thing. Two fiscally responsible republican governors wouldn't be a radical team to endorse. I know Romney has stated that he has great respect for Weld, and if he was the nominee he would have endorsed by now. I guess pot smoking Johnson still has work to do.

 

But an interesting thing Johnson said was that he and Weld would basically co-govern. They would share a staff. So maybe that's a way of appealing to people who like Weld's more moderate style of libertarianism. 

post #9916 of 22490

Sorry, but while the libertarians might have some interesting progressive ideas, their core ideology would be just as devastating as those put forward by the GOP, if not more so.

 

Their 'free market' outlook would fuck this country way beyond what the GOP could even dream of.

 

EPA- fuck it

IRS - dismantled

Medicare - gone

Social Security- you didn't save enough, fuck you.

..etc.

 

That's pretty much exactly what the GOP would love to do...

 

 

And apparently Green Party candidate, Jill Stein has been saying some really questionable shit lately, re: her comments about vaccines and wi-fi

post #9917 of 22490
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Originally Posted by Schwartz View Post
 
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Originally Posted by Trav McGee View Post
 

Sweet mother of God, this new WaPo interview reads like a fucking Funny Or Die parody.

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/08/03/donald-trump-has-a-secret-state-strategy-that-you-cant-know-about/?hpid=hp_rhp-top-table-main_trump-transcript-1150am%3Ahomepage%2Fstory

 

 

So many worthy pull quotes, but I agree with Cillizza that this is my favorite by far.

 

That interview is just incredible.  All his ticks are in full swing.  He's doing "very well, very great" everywhere and with everything, including the states where he's trailing significantly.  He keeps trying to shift focus away from questions he doesn't want to answer by literally just pointing at the TV and going "hey, look at that!"   Halfway through he finally starts talking a little about why he is a better option for conservatives than Hillary...then 20 seconds later he's explicitly threatening to fund PACs to defeat Republican rivals' re-election bids.  And that's not even getting into the 20 demonstrably false statements he makes, because of course he would.

 

Reading him is even worse than listening to him.

 

"People are saying."

 

"Everyone is talking about."

 

"Everybody wants my support."

 

 

How does anyone hear this fucker and think he has anything credible to say? I absolutely do not get it.

post #9918 of 22490
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Originally Posted by VTRan View Post

 

 

And apparently Green Party candidate, Jill Stein has been saying some really questionable shit lately, re: her comments about vaccines and wi-fi

 

I did the "which candidate's views to you most fit with" and I got Jill bloody Stein (97%).  A day after I read about her thinking wi-fi melts your brain and her anti-vax beliefs.  Un-fucking-believable.

 

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/08/02/jill_stein_joins_run_for_president/ 

post #9919 of 22490

I will never be tired of Sassy Trump though.

 

post #9920 of 22490
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Originally Posted by Bradito View Post

They didn't 86 him before the convention, they didn't 86 him at the convention, they're not going to 86 him now. Republicans are stupid fucking people who don't know how to fix a problem, only how to exacerbate one.

 

For years, I had thought that the Republican pandering to the most angry and uneducated among us was a grand Machiavellian strategy, and who knows, maybe at some point it was.

 

But the last 4 elections have proven to me that the Republican leadership actually ARE the angry and uneducated ones. The only difference between them and the worst elements of their constituents is that they're rich.

 

They can't abandon Trump or his followers, because they'd be abandoning themselves.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Leto II View Post
 

 

^ Hillary damn well better run with this. Hard.

 

According to Chris Matthews this evening, she's now up by about three points over Trump on the whole, "Who Do You Trust to Handle the Economy Better?"-question.

 

It just shows how little time people are spending actually learning about the candidates. Trump may -literally- be the worst businessman in America. Practically everything he has done has been a failure, and the reason he won't release his tax returns is that it would show that over his lifetime, all he has done was to take daddy's money... and lose most of it.

 

Similar to his party, I had thought that Trump was a con artist, tricking people with his projected image. But he's not a con-man; he's just ignorant and delusional. "It's not a lie if you believe it." And he believes every batshit boast he makes.

 

That's why Trump isn't an outlier candidate for the Republicans. He's actually exactly what they've been going for all these years.

post #9921 of 22490
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Originally Posted by Andy Bain View Post
 

 

I did the "which candidate's views to you most fit with" and I got Jill bloody Stein (97%).  A day after I read about her thinking wi-fi melts your brain and her anti-vax beliefs.  Un-fucking-believable.

 

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/08/02/jill_stein_joins_run_for_president/ 

 

You should just decide to run for president. You would have a candidate you agree with 100 percent. And you'd have as good of a chance as Jill Stein of winning.

 

I've never had a situation where I've actively hated someone who I seemingly agree with on so many issues. I just find her to be such a lackluster candidate. Such an opportunist. As a person that supported Bernie during the primaries I couldn't stand her inserting herself into the conversation every day and acting like she was leading the true revolution and asking Bernie and his supporters to join her failed attempt at relevancy.

post #9922 of 22490
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Originally Posted by Schwartz View Post
 

 

That interview is just incredible.  All his ticks are in full swing.  He's doing "very well, very great" everywhere and with everything, including the states where he's trailing significantly.  He keeps trying to shift focus away from questions he doesn't want to answer by literally just pointing at the TV and going "hey, look at that!"   Halfway through he finally starts talking a little about why he is a better option for conservatives than Hillary...then 20 seconds later he's explicitly threatening to fund PACs to defeat Republican rivals' re-election bids.  And that's not even getting into the 20 demonstrably false statements he makes, because of course he would.

 

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Originally Posted by MichaelM View Post
 

 

Reading him is even worse than listening to him.

 

"People are saying."

 

"Everyone is talking about."

 

"Everybody wants my support."

 

 

How does anyone hear this fucker and think he has anything credible to say? I absolutely do not get it.

 

It got kind of swamped by the convention, so I'll again point to the TAL story about the Koch-Libertatian-Republican Billionare donor family being turned around on Trump, if people haven't heard it.  It won't quell your confusion any, believe me.  It's just kind of hilarious.  I mean, you probably would not find anyone who would consider themselves more rational, more fiscally conservative, more 'just the facts, no sales BS please'...and then you can pretty much feel the afterglow of meeting the guy over the radio.  And the glimpse of the shit he shoveled doesn't sound all that different from the usual!

Hilarious and disturbing.

 

I don't know how, but this crap works on people.

post #9923 of 22490

I highly recommend checking out this reporter's experience at the Trump Jacksonville rally today:

 

https://twitter.com/JYSexton

 

It starts of sort of funny, gets pretty misogynistic and then falls down into scary, full-blown racism where protestors are continuously taunted with Confederate flags. 

 

You built this, Republican Party.  You built this.

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post #9925 of 22490
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Ocampo, a 5ft tall woman, placed her hand over that of the 6ft 2in Trump. Hers was slightly smaller.

“They’re very feminine,” she noted of Trump’s hands. “They’re the size of a regular-size female. If I were normal size they’d be bigger.”

 

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post #9926 of 22490
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If a Napoleon complex is someone overcompensating for being short, will there someday be a Trump complex where someone has a down right psychotic zeal to make up for having tiny hands?

post #9927 of 22490

As someone with small hands I have to say that Trump doesn't represent me or my brethren. He has formally been excommunicated from The Secret Brotherhood of The Tiny Hand despite being the winner of the 'tiniest hand award' for 50 years and running. 

post #9928 of 22490
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Originally Posted by Iron Maiden View Post

I highly recommend checking out this reporter's experience at the Trump Jacksonville rally today:

https://twitter.com/JYSexton

It starts of sort of funny, gets pretty misogynistic and then falls down into scary, full-blown racism where protestors are continuously taunted with Confederate flags. 

You built this, Republican Party.  You built this.

Dipshits with Confederate flags is nothing new in Jax...
What bites my ass is that the orange monster put his campaign HQ smack in the middle of the progressive enclave in town. Everyday I have walk by his smirking face.
post #9929 of 22490

 

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“Oh, look it’s this asshole,” said Maribel Ocampo, a 39-year-old New York City resident.

 

Okay, I lolled at this line. 

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The fist bumping phenomenon for smalled minded, non progressive individuals:

The Trump Bump
post #9931 of 22490
A Fox News poll has Hillary ahead, 49% to 39%.

69% of their poll respondents agreed that Trump's feud with the Khans was inappropriate for a presidential candidate.

The story about Trump trying to make hay out of the return of $400 million to the Iranians by the Obama administration has a new wrinkle. When delivering his speech to the crowd in Daytona, Florida, Trump asserted having been shown video footage of Iranians unloading duffel bags full of cash off a plane. The comedy of thinking Obama would just give the money to the Iranians in cash and tell them to transport it and deposit it themselves aside, no such footage is available to the public.

The office that handles the classified information briefings for presidential candidates isn't responding yet to inquiries from the press about whether Trump is using the contents of classified briefings in his campaign speeches now, but you'd better believe that the press is asking.
post #9932 of 22490
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Originally Posted by WasteofTape View Post

Dipshits with Confederate flags is nothing new in Jax...
What bites my ass is that the orange monster put his campaign HQ smack in the middle of the progressive enclave in town. Everyday I have walk by his smirking face.

Cool to see another 904 MVP on the boards.. In Fayetville now but am from Jax, spent 11 years in Riverside after high school, other than Atlantic Veach pretty much one of the only tolerable places..

My last visit down make me a little nauseous with seeing tge Rebel flag Trump sticker combos.

What part of Duval are you in?
post #9933 of 22490

What a dumbass.

 

The 'Update' doesn't make any sense, since literally nothing in the video they describe matches what Trump is talking about. The guy is a Grade A bullshitter, but I don't see how anyone can confuse hostages getting off a plane to money being unloaded somewhere.

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post #9935 of 22490
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Originally Posted by VTRan View Post
 

Sorry, but while the libertarians might have some interesting progressive ideas, their core ideology would be just as devastating as those put forward by the GOP, if not more so.

 

Their 'free market' outlook would fuck this country way beyond what the GOP could even dream of.

 

EPA- fuck it

IRS - dismantled

Medicare - gone

Social Security- you didn't save enough, fuck you.

..etc.

 

That's pretty much exactly what the GOP would love to do...

 

 

And apparently Green Party candidate, Jill Stein has been saying some really questionable shit lately, re: her comments about vaccines and wi-fi

 

Thank you. I know several people that identify as Democrat or Liberal, yet they will gladly support the Libertarian platform -- especially right now. I, personally, find most ideologies of each platform to be at odds with each other, so it puzzles me to no end how so many people can support both; some folks in equal measure.  As a liberal socialist (although I do not agree with a blanket minimum wage increase), I deplore Libertarianism. As far as I am concerned, it's not much different than Anarchism. On paper, I can see the appeal, however in practice I find it to be naive and occasionally petulant.

 

I mean no offense by my comments. I apologize if it comes across that way.

post #9936 of 22490
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Originally Posted by Call Me Roy View Post

Cool to see another 904 MVP on the boards.. In Fayetville now but am from Jax, spent 11 years in Riverside after high school, other than Atlantic Veach pretty much one of the only tolerable places..

My last visit down make me a little nauseous with seeing tge Rebel flag Trump sticker combos.

What part of Duval are you in?

I've been here since 2003, pretty much lived in every part of town since. My wife and I bought a house a few years back Avondale, the liberal mecca of Jax. Trumps office is on the corner of Park and King in Riverside. For a while it was gettibg vandalized nightly, now nobody pays it much mind.
Yeah aside from Atlantic Beach, I usually don't leave Riverside...
post #9937 of 22490
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Originally Posted by Reasor View Post

The story about Trump trying to make hay out of the return of $400 million to the Iranians by the Obama administration has a new wrinkle. When delivering his speech to the crowd in Daytona, Florida, Trump asserted having been shown video footage of Iranians unloading duffel bags full of cash off a plane. The comedy of thinking Obama would just give the money to the Iranians in cash and tell them to transport it and deposit it themselves aside, no such footage is available to the public.

 

[EXT: DOWNTOWN TEHRAN]

Motorcade of bulletproof SUVs screams to a dusty stop in front of a large stone building. Car doors fly open and several men in gold-trimmed white robes, ostentatious turbans, designer sunglasses, and Snidely Whiplash-esque mustaches and goatees pour out, carrying duffel bags overspilling with American dollars. They speed through the open doors of the marble-columned FIRST BANK OF TERRORISM.

 

[INT: FIRST BANK OF TERRORISM]

The EVIL IRANIANS haul the duffel bags up to the queue, which thankfully has only one person in front of them, who also has a turban, sunglasses, and menacing facial hair, as well as several sticks of dynamite strapped to his waist. There is a 10-minute wait for a free teller. At last, the men with the duffel bags (which have left a trail of spilled American dollars behind them) approach the nearest teller.

 

TELLER: May I help you?

 

SNEERING IRANIAN: At the expense of the foolish Americans and their weak leadership, we would like to make a depos-- Shit! I don't have a deposit slip. Did someone remember the checkbook? Tell me someone brought the checkbook. [everyone slaps their pockets, shakes their heads "no," rolling their eyes] Fuck. Can I use my debit card? Wait, it's in the car. Achmed, get my wallet! It doesn't have the chip thing, is that all right?

post #9938 of 22490

I mean the $400 million was delivered in cash to the Iranians (the only new detail to this story that the White House was forthcoming about 7 months ago), but that doesn't really seem like a major issue to me. I get that Trump and Republican actors are trying to distract from his meltdown earlier this week, but I am not sure that this story makes sense to do that. Hillary wasn't Secretary of State when this transfer was made, so you can't really pin this on her. I mean you can make the connection that a Clinton Presidency is 4 more years of the Obama Presidency and that she would do the same thing, but that argument requires some nuance to make. Instead, Trump just wants to blame the whole thing on Hillary, despite her having no involvement in the decision.  

post #9939 of 22490
Trump had his spokescreature on CNN on Wednesday, blaming Clinton and Obama for the death of the Khans' son in Iraq as well. (Captain Khan died in combat four years before Obama was elected.) This is the desperate flailing of a drowning man.
post #9940 of 22490
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Originally Posted by Reasor View Post

Trump had his spokescreature on CNN on Wednesday, blaming Clinton and Obama for the death of the Khans' son in Iraq as well. (Captain Khan died in combat four years before Obama was elected.) This is the desperate flailing of a drowning man.

I mean, if he was smart, he would say Clinton was partially to blame by voting for the disastrous war in Iraq or something. It would be a dumb argument, but you could make it work.

 

Throwing Obama into that argument, though, makes no sense. 

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post #9942 of 22490
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Originally Posted by COULD432 View Post

I mean, if he was smart, he would say Clinton was partially to blame by voting for the disastrous war in Iraq or something. It would be a dumb argument, but you could make it work.

Throwing Obama into that argument, though, makes no sense. 

When she was fact-checked on the dates by CNN's anchors, the spokesperson tried to turn it into "Captain Khan would still be alive if Trump had been President then, because we would have avoided the war," but it was trying to take back a dump you had taken.
post #9943 of 22490

I would love to...link missing?

post #9944 of 22490
I thought I'd reached the end of the Internet.
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post #9946 of 22490
The link text isn't super reassuring.
post #9947 of 22490
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Originally Posted by Reasor View Post

Trump had his spokescreature on CNN on Wednesday, blaming Clinton and Obama for the death of the Khans' son in Iraq as well. (Captain Khan died in combat four years before Obama was elected.) This is the desperate flailing of a drowning man.

She said Obama's foreign policy caused 9/11. OBAMA. CAUSED. 9. 11.

To quote the fascist republitards, lock her up (in the loony bin).
post #9948 of 22490
Ahahahahaha!
post #9949 of 22490
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Originally Posted by COULD432 View Post
 

I get that Trump and Republican actors are trying to distract from his meltdown earlier this week, but I am not sure that this story makes sense to do that. Hillary wasn't Secretary of State when this transfer was made, so you can't really pin this on her. I mean you can make the connection that a Clinton Presidency is 4 more years of the Obama Presidency and that she would do the same thing, but that argument requires some nuance to make. Instead, Trump just wants to blame the whole thing on Hillary, despite her having no involvement in the decision.  

 

Oh, he actually literally somehow blamed the whole Iran-deal on Hillary yesterday evening during a rally ("IT'S ALL CROOKED HILLARY'S FAULT!!" -- his exact words), despite the fact that....er...no, Donald, JOHN KERRY was Secretary of State back in January when this all went down.

 

John Kerry, Donald.

 

I'm no longer shocked at this point that little details like "facts" and "reality" are utterly meaningless to him.

post #9950 of 22490
He knows his Trumplings will believe anything. They're not fact-checkers.
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