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Sun Jul 31, 2016, 09:40 PM

Did the Don himself leak his wife's nude photos as a distraction from the Khan story?

It seems all too plausible a theory . . . . What a monster, if he sacrificed his wife this way.

But he failed miserably. Since Dems are not Rethugs, he couldn't push the re-set button on the ongoing political controversy.

http://gawker.com/did-donald-trump-leak-nude-photographs-of-melania-to-di-1784622478

Late on Saturday night, amid Donald Trump’s ongoing feud with Gold Star parents Khizr and Ghazala Khan, the New York Post, which endorsed Trump in April, published several nude photographs of the candidate’s wife. “THE OGLE OFFICE,” the Post’s Sunday edition punned.

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At the DNC last week, Khizr Khan, whose son, U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan, was killed by a suicide bomber while fighting in Iraq in 2004, said that Trump had “sacrificed nothing” in his life. Trump said that yes, he has made sacrifices, and he works very hard, and also why didn’t Khizr’s wife speak at the DNC, is it because she is a Muslim woman and Muslim women are not permitted to speak? No, actually, it is because she is a mother overcome with grief. Trump’s comments, Khizr said later, were “typical of a person without a soul.”

This, coming on the heels of a pretty terrible Republican National Convention, makes for a rather inauspicious start to the general election for Donald Trump. Still, is it any wonder that his campaign might want to create a diversion? It’s also the second time in two weeks that Melania has gotten thrown under the bus for the Trump campaign’s ineptitude and routine mediocrity. So much for being “really good” for women!

Everybody knows that Melania is a former model, although that never seems to stop Trump from missing an opportunity to mention it. (Perhaps the most convincing argument that they were purposefully leaked is the fact that Trump hasn’t tweeted about it.) To use her past now as a political plow only feeds into his self-conception as a Strong Man and a Great Leader, further exoticizing and eroticizing his (largely silent!) mysterious European wife.

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Reply Did the Don himself leak his wife's nude photos as a distraction from the Khan story? (Original post)
pnwmom Jul 2016 OP
Renew Deal Jul 2016 #1
etherealtruth Jul 2016 #2
COLGATE4 Jul 2016 #15
MFM008 Jul 2016 #3
chillfactor Jul 2016 #4
KMOD Jul 2016 #5
duncang Jul 2016 #14
Princess Turandot Aug 2016 #25
MichiganVote Jul 2016 #6
Tal Vez Jul 2016 #7
pnwmom Jul 2016 #9
ghostsinthemachine Jul 2016 #8
Warren DeMontague Jul 2016 #10
Onlooker Jul 2016 #11
Person 2713 Jul 2016 #12
EffieBlack Jul 2016 #13
unitedwethrive Aug 2016 #16
AgadorSparticus Aug 2016 #17
rocktivity Aug 2016 #18
msanthrope Aug 2016 #19
DavidDvorkin Aug 2016 #20
pnwmom Aug 2016 #21
DavidDvorkin Aug 2016 #22
texanwitch Aug 2016 #23
Doctor Jack Aug 2016 #24
Peregrine Took Aug 2016 #26

Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 09:41 PM

1. That's what I think happened.

Inside job. Dirty trick. Try to control the media for the next week.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 09:42 PM

2. i am hoping this sticks in the craw of his evangelical fans ....

the racism, bigotry and raw hatred does not seem to disturb them .... this might (as they seem to have more problems with stuff like this than hatred bigotry and general meanness of spirit)

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Response to etherealtruth (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 11:35 PM

15. Naw. They hate the sin but love (to look at nudies of) the Sinner.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 09:43 PM

3. Yes

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 09:44 PM

4. well if it was t-rump....

it was a complete failure.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 09:45 PM

5. I am certain he leaked them because they appeared in the NY Post.

 

However, I don't think he's smart enough to do this as a distraction from his awful comments about the Khans. I just think he's a vain, sick, sexist who wanted to show off and brag about his attractive wife.

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Response to KMOD (Reply #5)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 10:38 PM

14. This

Manafort probably came up with it. He gets a two for one doing it now. He knows the pics will come out anyways. Better now so people will forget and move on. I think they thought it at the same time distracts from the Khan some. And even though it was run by his buddy Murdoch. It will get blamed on left wing media. Don't worry some new stuff will come up tomorrow.

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Response to KMOD (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 3, 2016, 12:31 AM

25. Yes. Especially with all those 'little man' pokes from various Democrats..

I feel sorry for her little boy.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 09:49 PM

6. Wouldn't surprise me.

 

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 09:53 PM

7. Who owns the Post? Maybe that's a clue.

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Response to Tal Vez (Reply #7)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 10:02 PM

9. "Conservative power broker Rupert Murdoch." nt

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 09:57 PM

8. Where is Melania?

Scrubbed from the internet, and nearest I can tell, scrubbed from the campaign altogether. I am sure the speech controversy devastated her, poor woman, and she is GONE gone.
Could be a kill two stones with one bird kind of thing, poison Melania, and stop the soldier story.
I think the T rump's will be divorcing on November 3rd after the results are in.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 10:10 PM

10. Well, they were already out there.

Maybe he wanted to change the subject from Pence promising to overturn Roe V. Wade and the GOP platform calling pornography a "public health crisis".

I can't imagine this helps. Our side doesn't generally get all frothy and outraged over consenting adult sex and nudity. That's their trip.



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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 10:14 PM

11. Going for the white male vote

 

The fact that the New York post published was is essentially porn. The Post is a pro-Trump, Murdoch newspaper. I think this is a coordinated effort to get the photos out there before someone else does so as to control the message and to try to further build on the already strong support Trump has among white men. Sadly, there are men who like Trump for all the wrong reasons, including his rampant sexism.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 10:18 PM

12. Big fail Trump... Your wife is not even

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 10:34 PM

13. That poor woman

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Mon Aug 1, 2016, 12:32 AM

16. Well it didn't work, they're just talking about the Stephanopoulos interview and

the Khan fiasco.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Mon Aug 1, 2016, 01:17 AM

17. Definitely.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Tue Aug 2, 2016, 07:59 PM

18. When you have to choose between bad and worse, ALWAYS CHOOSE BAD

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Which Duh Donald™ clearly did not learn from Kahn-Gate. But it seemed that maybe he'd finally taken the hint with the Melania pics.

Occam's Razor dictated to me that the alternative to not publishing the pics was the liberal media controlling the story, so having friend Rupert Murdoch beating them to the punch would the lesser of two evils.

But The Young Turks have come up with a couple of alternate theories. And remember look how the Rethugs reacted to the sight of Michelle Obama's arms.




rocktivity

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Tue Aug 2, 2016, 08:01 PM

19. Yes. He is that much of a pig. nt

 

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Tue Aug 2, 2016, 08:43 PM

20. If he had, he would then have stopped talking about the Khans

And none of his people would have mentioned the death in battle again.

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Response to DavidDvorkin (Reply #20)

Tue Aug 2, 2016, 08:47 PM

21. You're assuming he has the self-control to stop talking about the Khans. n/t

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #21)

Tue Aug 2, 2016, 08:50 PM

22. Well, there is that.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Tue Aug 2, 2016, 11:48 PM

23. Maybe the little voices in his head told him to.

I think he has lot of little voices going on.

He has the best voices and the best words.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2016, 12:04 AM

24. That would only work if he would shut up about the Khans

But he keeps going. Even after 5 bad days of getting his ass kicked, he went back for more just an hour or two ago.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2016, 12:39 AM

26. My thoughts exactly. N/t

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