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To put it simply, Donald Trump is a MONSTER! The man that has shaken the 2016 presidential election should never have been there in the first place. How this creep made it this far is a demonstration of the pathetic ineptitude of the Republican Party. This guy makes Mitt Romney look like the second coming. ‘The Donald’ is shallow as they come, no substance, obviously not well read, doesn’t know a damn thing about international relations or geopolitics. And yet, there are morons out there that will vote for this abhorrent piece of dog crap.
I watched a 60 Minutes piece back in the 1990’s about Trump. He was already musing about entering federal politics back then, more specifically the presidential race. During the documentary the 60 Minutes reporter -it may have been Morley Safer – asked Trump what he would do regarding the money owed by Iran for unpaid American weapons systems. Without hesitation, Trump said he would invade the Iranian oilfields and sell the oil to get the debt due paid off. An unequivocal, unprovoked invasion of a sovereign country to settle a money issue. With Trump, the bottom line is the golden rule in life.
To put it more subtly, Trump is a mean, boorish, vindictive, ignorant, self-centered, greedy dirty rotten short-fingered vulgarian. This dirty scoundrel will be burning with Bin Laden in the mind imagined hell of the great religions when his portly body finally expires.
During the last debate Trump said Hillary Clinton had the devil in her heart, he continued that he would put her in jail if he was elected. Banana republic come to mind, only in those countries does the opposition jail, or even torture or execute the losing candidate. How mean-spirited and irrational can this disgusting excuse for a human being get. He brings Bill Clinton’s mistresses to the debate just days after his blabbering video tape about grabbing women’s genitals surfaced. His handlers are just as psycho as he is.
Trump’s campaign strategist Roger Ailes was fired as head of Fox News for sexual misconduct. Over 20 women complained that the chubby and very homely Ailes was groping them and constantly asking them for sex. And this pervert is advising the Donald on how to get women’s votes! Right-wing conservatives are intrinsically blind to reality and furthermore very dangerous.
Trump and his Birther circus. To set things straight, the Birther controversy over where President Obama was born, either in the States or in a foreign country, was started by an obscure Illinois political candidate Andy Martin, who painted Obama as a closet Muslim in 2004.
A Clinton staffer in the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination race tried to utilize the rumour.
Much of the insinuation that Clinton had a hand in birtherism traces to the role of her then-senior strategist Mark Penn, who issued a memo in 2007 suggesting that Clinton emphasize Obama’s upbringing in Hawaii and Indonesia and paint him as fundamentally un-American. The memo never questioned Obama’s citizenship but did suggest highlighting his “lack of American roots.”
“[H]is roots to basic American values and culture are at best limited,” Penn wrote. “I cannot imagine electing a president during a time of war who is not at his center fundamentally American in his thinking and in his values.”
The Clinton campaign never employed Penn’s strategy, and to this day it provokes sharply different perceptions among those who remember discussing it. Two sources with knowledge of the deliberations say Penn’s memo caused a “near-staff revolt” at the time it came up and contributed to factional infighting that would later hobble the campaign.
But Trump ran with the conspiracy theory. He did not let up. Even after Obama produced his long form birth certificate verifying that he was born in Hawaii, Trump said the certificate was likely a fraud. Concrete empirical evidence has no meaning to the man with the hair.
Then there is a little publicized Trump position that shows how mentally unstable he is:
US election 2016: Trump and his Central Park Five defiance
The weekend’s revelations about Donald Trump’s sexually aggressive boasts overshadowed comments he made last week about the 1989 Central Park Five case. This deserves more attention.
Last week, just before the explosive ‘hot mic’ tape upheaved the Republican nominee’s campaign, Mr Trump told CNN he still believes the Central Park Five are guilty, despite DNA evidence.
“They admitted they were guilty. The police doing the original investigation say they were guilty. The fact that that case was settled with so much evidence against them is outrageous,” he said in a statement to the network.
The Central Park Five were five teenagers, aged 15 to 18, who were arrested and convicted in the 1989 beating and rape of a 28-year-old female jogger in Central Park, New York City.
The woman, Trisha Meili, nearly died of her injuries and remained in a coma for 12 days. The teenagers were black or Hispanic. Meili was white.
The heinous attack was committed while New York City was in the throes of a crack epidemic and the number of homicides were reaching all-time highs.
In this climate, and in response to the attack, Donald Trump – then known only as the flashy real estate developer who had just purchased the Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City – took out a full-page ad in four New York newspapers.
“Bring back the death penalty. Bring back our police!” the ad read
“I want to hate these murderers and I always will. I am not looking to psychoanalyse or understand them, I am looking to punish them,” he continued.
“Civil liberties end when an attack on our safety begins!”
Then, in 2002, a new investigation revealed that serial rapist and convicted murderer Matias Reyes had actually committed the crime.
He confessed he had acted alone. DNA evidence confirmed his account.
The Central Park Five were all freed after serving between six and 13 years in prison. The city paid them a $40m (£24m) settlement.
They told harrowing tales of their time in police custody and behind bars.
Nevertheless, Mr Trump has never apologised for his ads or acknowledged the existence of the true perpetrator.
To this day, he insists the Central Park Five are guilty.
Soon after Mr Trump made the statement to CNN, the Washington Post broke the story of the Republican nominee bragging as he filmed a 2005 segment for Access Hollywood that he could grab women’s genitals.
In the ensuing uproar, the Central Park Five comments were lost.
With them went an opportunity to carefully examine why Mr Trump refuses to accept the exonerations of the five men, and what implications that has for a Trump presidency.
There were no questions about it at the Sunday debate.
However, many prominent observers want the moment marked.
“Apparently Mr Trump is unfamiliar with the concept of wrongful conviction,”tweeted documentarian Ken Burns, who made a critically acclaimed film about the bungled investigation and prosecution of the five boys.
“He should be apologising for calling for their death, not claiming they’re guilty,”tweeted California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom. “This is not ‘law and order’.”
On Friday, several members of the Central Park Five went public with statements of their own, condemning Mr Trump’s remarks.
“He’s gotten worse,” Yusef Salaam told Mother Jones. “He believes in everything he’s put out there.”
As Republicans fled the Trump campaign in droves on Saturday, only Senator John McCain acknowledged Mr Trump’s “outrageous statements about the innocent men in the Central Park Five” case.
Mr McCain used a word for the defendants that Mr Trump never has: “innocent”.
Trump in control of the nuclear codes? God help us all! Only a deranged psychopath would water at the mouth at that idea.
Trump’s respect and what appears to be admiration for Vladimir Putin. Putin is the second coming of Josef Stalin. He is a cold calculating murderer who has had opposition members, critics, journalists and whistle blowers killed. He is an aggressive totalitarian autocrat who is only in it for the power. Trump loves power to. Nothing gets in Putin’s way, and Trump finds that kind of trait very appealing. Donald would love to run the USA just like Vladimir rules Russia.
Trump also wants to withdraw from NATO. An alliance that has kept the peace for the last 71 years. Through the dangerous Cold War and many other crisis. It’s all about the money again. He would dismantle an alliance that would make Putin’s Russia foam at the mouth when it looks at Poland, the Baltic states and Europe in general.
But 40 percent want to vote for this power mad rat because they hate Hillary. What the F#@k is with that?
The dark depths of hatred for Hillary Clinton
Few US presidential candidates have been disliked as much as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. But attacks on Clinton in particular have sometimes crossed a line, displaying open hatred. Why?
Emily Longworth, 25, grew up in the southern state of Georgia discussing politics around the dinner table with her father and grandfather, both staunch conservatives.
Working as a weapons repair specialist in the US military, she had to be careful what she said about America’s politicians.
But since leaving the military for an office job three years ago, she doesn’t hold back – especially when it comes to Hillary Clinton.
“She is a lying, manipulative, narcissistic woman who deserves nothing except to be put in jail for life,” she says.
Longworth’s expletive-laden tirades have been attracting hundreds of thousands of viewers on Facebook and YouTube.
In one video, addressing Clinton and her “diehard feminist Nazi fans”, Longworth describes her “disgust” at having to listen to “that painful scratching noise that you like to call intelligence spew from your mouth like typical Clinton diarrhoea”.
She is also spokesperson for a group that sells T-shirts and merchandise carrying the slogan “Hillary for prison” – Clinton deserves a prison sentence, they argue, for episodes such as the Whitewater property controversy in the 1990s, the deadly attack on the US diplomatic compound in Benghazi in 2012 while she was secretary of state, and her use of a private email server while in office.
Many Americans might agree that Clinton is tainted by her role in these controversies, and this may help explain her unfavourability rating of more than 50%.
But most critics would not resort to the kind of extreme language that has seen Longworth blocked by Facebook for repeatedly violating its “community standards”.
So why does she do it?
“If you have controversy… you strike conversation,” she says.
“Unfortunately, it’s the way society works… You do strike up conflict, but it promotes business and promotes the cause.
“This may be rash and unjustifiable with other people. It’s not with us.”
Longworth is part of a small but noisy radical tendency on the fringes of the Republican Party.
At Trump rallies, pockets of supporters shout “Lock her up!”
Campaigning in Philadelphia on Monday, Trump clapped along as supporters chanted “Lock her up!”
Trump is also the focus of contempt, and worse – he’s been likened to Adolf Hitler and accused of having a personality disorder.
“I’ve seen both candidates attacked based upon physical characteristics, both attacked based upon personality traits, both attacked based on past decisions,” says Jennifer Mercieca, a historian of American political rhetoric.
“The one element that separates that two is that Clinton is also attacked for being a woman, and Trump is not attacked for being a man.
“Perhaps, since she is the first female presidential candidate, people are ill-equipped to criticise her about anything else, or in any other way, than via gendered and misogynistic slurs.”
Misogyny can be obvious, she says – as in the use of the word “bitch” – or it can be hidden.
Many of the barbs directed at Clinton revolve around her husband’s well-publicised sexual transgressions in the 1980s and 90s.
Last year, Trump himself retweeted the comment, “If Clinton can’t satisfy her husband, what makes her think she can satisfy America?” though he later deleted it.
But some critics focus on her alleged role in the scandal, as a co-ordinator of attempts to keep the women involved quiet and to blacken their character.
In a recent film, Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party – the top-grossing documentary in the US this year – conservative writer Dinesh D’Souza even argues that Hillary Clinton encouraged her husband to sleep with other women.
“She orchestrated all of this!” he says, in the film’s narration. “She used his addiction to make him dependent upon her!”
This attack and others like it show a determination to cast Clinton as a “co-perpetrator” in her husband’s wrongdoings, says columnist and author Michelle Goldberg.
“It also reinforces the idea that she is so power-crazed that she’s unmoved by normal human drives like love, loyalty and jealousy.”
In the decades that the Clintons have been in the public eye, US politics has become increasingly polarised – a process partly fuelled by the proliferation of radical voices on talk radio and the internet. The election of Barack Obama – the first black president, and one of the most liberal for decades – also proved to be a red rag to some, including D’Souza.
In one of a series of controversial books and films, the man described in the liberal media as “America’s premiere conservative troll” argues that the president wants America to be “downsized” as punishment for the “sins of colonialism”.
In his latest film – alluding to the Clintons’ ability to turn political success to financial advantage – he goes so far as to accuse Clinton of being a gangster who plans to “steal America”.
But Donald Trump himself has also done much to put about conspiracy theories regarded by many commentators as devices to whip up hostility towards Obama and Clinton.
He began his journey to the Republican nomination by reviving the long-debunked “birther” claim that Obama was not born in the US and is therefore ineligible to be president, only to disavow it last month.
He has warned the November election could be “rigged” in Clinton’s favour, and alleged that Clinton and Obama were co-founders of the so-called Islamic State group.
Obama, he has long suggested, is Muslim, and in Sunday’s debate he referred to Clinton, not for the first time, as “the devil”.
According to Alexander Zaitchik, author of Gilded Rage: A Wild Ride Through Donald Trump’s America, Trump’s candidacy has made conspiracy theories “shockingly accepted” among people who believe mainstream politics has failed.
“He’s promoting stuff that never would have been promoted up until now by the Republican Party,” Zaitchik says.
Of all the Hillary haters, one of the most vitriolic is Texan radio host and Trump supporter Alex Jones, described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as “the most prolific conspiracy theorist in contemporary America”.
The 9/11 attacks and the Boston Marathon bombings were, in his view, plots staged by the government.
Alex Jones is a dirty sewer rat
In a shouty performance on the BBC’s Sunday Politics in 2013 he reduced host Andrew Neil to twirling a finger around his temple, saying, “We have an idiot on the show today.”
But his programme, the Alex Jones Show, and his InfoWars website attract an audience of millions across the US.
“She’s a creep, she’s a witch, she’s turned over to evil,” Jones said, referring to Clinton, in a special broadcast during the Democratic Party convention.
“Look at her face… All she needs is green skin.”
During the same show, Jones played a video comparing the former first lady’s laugh to a hyena.
Posted on the internet by a comedy network, the video had been taken down after complaints.
But if some found it entertaining, Goldberg says mockery of Clinton’s appearance and her laugh represent “misogyny at its most elemental”.
Harsh attacks on Clinton have not been confined to the right-wing.
In a bruising primary campaign against rival Bernie Sanders, she also made enemies on the left, one of whom, Andrew Levine, a Senior Scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies, told the BBC he would “swim through vomit” before voting for her.
In Mercieca’s view, the rhetoric of this election has gone dangerously far.
“When we treat politics like sport or war, then we treat ourselves as fans or soldiers, cheering or booing or following orders,” she says.
“When we treat politics like that, then those who hold differing views from us are not wrong, they are evil. They are not mistaken, they are enemies.”
Clinton’s comebacks to criticism
Everybody has skeletons in their closet. But Hillary’s indiscretions are minimal compared to other politicians. An objective analysis shows there is nothing Hillary has done to deserve the level of hatred directed towards her by many deplorables and nuts.
And this is what, illogical hatred directed at Hillary, that is causing some of the nincompoops to vote for the the true anti-Christ – hey Alex Jones – ‘The Donald’ Trump freaktard.
Breaking News: US Election 2016: Trump ‘groped woman like an octopus’
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Two women have told the New York Times that Donald Trump touched them inappropriately, but the Republican candidate’s campaign denies the report.
One woman said the White House hopeful grabbed her breasts and attempted to put his hand up her skirt on a flight three decades ago.
The second woman said Mr Trump kissed her on the mouth against her will at Trump Towers in 2005.
Mr Trump’s campaign said “this entire article is fiction”.
The New York Times was launching “a completely false, coordinated character assassination,” a statement from his campaign said.