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Name: Miles Archer
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Hometown: Hamilton Massachusetts
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Current location: Nevada
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Trump Suggests Shooting Clinton, Her Supreme Court Picks, Or Both



Trump Suggests Shooting Clinton, Her Supreme Court Picks, Or Both

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-clinton-shoot_us_57aa2f6de4b0ba7ed23dd652?vvtsl5nxgzmyujtt9

Donald Trump on Tuesday warned his supporters that if Hillary Clinton were elected president and appointed members to the Supreme Court, there was nothing anyone could do about it – but then added that, given the Second Amendment, maybe there was.

“If she gets to pick her judges ― nothing you can do, folks,” Trump said at a Wilmington, N.C., rally with a shrug. “Although: the Second Amendment, people, maybe there is. I don’t know.”
Posted by Miles Archer | Tue Aug 9, 2016, 04:14 PM (6 replies)

Trump Could Learn Something From The Way Clinton Responded To The Benghazi Parents Suing Her

Trump Could Learn Something From The Way Clinton Responded To The Benghazi Parents Suing Her

Clinton campaign spokesman Nick Merrill responded to the wrongful death lawsuit in a statement Monday:

While no one can imagine the pain of the families of the brave Americans we lost at Benghazi, there have been nine different investigations into this attack and none found any evidence whatsoever of any wrongdoing on the part of Hillary Clinton.


In any other election, this statement probably wouldn’t be notable. But this year, it is, because it’s a marked contrast to the way Trump responded to the Gold Star family that criticized him.

nstead of issuing a restrained response, Trump went after the Khans. The GOP presidential nominee repeatedly tweeted about Khan, and in an interview with ABC News, Trump suggested that Khan’s wife, Ghazala Khan, didn’t speak at the convention because her Muslim faith didn’t allow her to.
Posted by Miles Archer | Tue Aug 9, 2016, 02:38 PM (7 replies)

According to Trump, those 50 Republicans "would have loved to have been involved with the campaign.”

In a Tuesday morning interview on Fox Business, the Manhattan real estate mogul cast the officials as part of the Washington establishment he is trying to uproot, and accused them of signing the letter in order to get publicity.

“Well, I respond by saying that I wasn’t using any of them and they would have loved to have been involved with the campaign,” Trump said. “But I wasn’t using. I had no interest in using. Look where the country is now on national policy. Look what we are in defense. Look where we are. Look at the mess we are in. Whether it’s the Middle East or anyone else.”

“And these were the people that have been there a long time,” he continued. “Washington establishment people that have been there for a long time. Look at the terrible job they’ve done. I hadn’t planned on using any of these people.”

“They don’t feel relevant because of that and they form a group and they go out and try to get some publicity for themselves and they hope that somebody else other than Trump wins because that way they can get a job,” he added.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-letter-national-security-officials_us_57a9d201e4b0b770b1a43baf?section=&
Posted by Miles Archer | Tue Aug 9, 2016, 10:52 AM (3 replies)

"Lucifer in the Flesh" encouraged Republicans to "vote their conscience," was booed, and...

GOP senator Susan Collins: Why I cannot support Trump

50 Republican National Security Officials Eviscerate Trump In Open Letter

Ted Cruz May Get The Last Laugh If Donald Trump Implodes
The Texas senator’s decision to not endorse the GOP nominee is looking pretty good right now.
08/08/2016 05:02 pm ET

Pundits and politicians quickly pronounced that Cruz’s gambit had failed and that he had done serious damage to his political career. A CNN poll released after the speech showed his favorability rating within his own party cut nearly in half. Even his longtime billionaire benefactors, Robert Mercer and daughter Rebekah Mercer, said they were “profoundly disappointed” with his decision not to support the GOP nominee.



But after a week of Trump repeatedly setting himself on fire (declining even to wait for the previous fire to go out), politicians who endorsed Trump, such as House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), have found themselves feeling the heat, while Cruz’s decision is starting to look like the better long-term bet. The panic within the party spread so much last week that several high-profile Trump supporters reportedly began contemplating staging an “intervention” with the candidate.

And Cruz, in rare fashion, has let the fire rage without adding his own gasoline. “He’s doing a remarkable job staying quiet and letting people come to that conclusion on their own,” said Amanda Carpenter, a longtime adviser to Cruz.

While those close to Cruz were confident the decision not to endorse would be the right one in the end, the quickness with which it’s panning out has been a bit of a surprise. “Trump blew his own convention. While predictable, it still boggles the mind it happened,” Carpenter said. “Trump is like a tornado. You know it’s going to be devastating when it rips through your house but the aftermath is still shocking.”

NY man convinced "pro-Hillary hate crime" behind burning of his giant red, white & blue lawn "T"



http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/staten-island-mans-yuuuge-trump-sign-set-on-fire.html

A Staten Island Trump supporter’s gigantic red, white, and blue T lawn ornament went up in flames early Sunday morning.

The incident occurred shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday on a New York island that Donald Trump won with an astounding 80 percent of the vote. The homeowner, Sam Pirozzolo, said his neighbors knocked on his door to alert him that the 12-by-8-foot foam sign was ablaze. The FDNY put out the flames, which, thankfully, did not damage Pirozzolo’s home. The NYPD is investigating the crime as an arson; the sign appears to have been doused in gasoline.

Pirozzolo said two smaller pro-Trump signs disappeared from his property last week, too. “I assume it was committed by a pro-Hillary supporter,” Pirozzolo told the Staten Island Advance. “I hope that this incident (the fire) is elevated from an arson to a hate crime, because that’s how I see it since it was done on my private property.”

Gotta lose your mind in Detroit, Rock City...especially if you're Trump reading from a Teleprompter.

Trump makes his grand entrance at the one hour 13 minute mark ( ! ) and he has clearly been spoken to.



http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-protester_us_57a8b6bde4b0aae2a5a08e8b?

“You want to close Michigan plants and outsource our jobs! ” yelled Jacquie Maxwell, a Grosse Pointe auto worker. “How are we supposed to raise our families without good jobs? Is that what you call winning?”

Another protester targeted Trump’s comments on sexual harassment. “Why are you blaming the victims of sexual harassment?” shouted Sarah Messer, a food service worker from Detroit. “Why shouldn’t women be safe at our work? It’s not our fault!” Trump recently said if his daughter were sexually harassed at work, he hoped she would quit her job and find a new career.

The protests began less than a minute into Trump’s speech, and continued every few minutes throughout his address, which Trump read from a teleprompter.

Trump’s carefully scripted format may help to explain why he did not lash out at any of the protesters Monday, as he has done in the past. Instead, the nominee said “thank you” to his supporters, who shouted down and booed the protesters.
Posted by Miles Archer | Mon Aug 8, 2016, 03:46 PM (2 replies)

Trump's ready to pivot. It's going to be a good pivot. A very, very good pivot. The best pivot.

Donald Trump Tries a Campaign Reboot
As the GOP nominee slumps in polls, he plans an economic speech in Detroit

http://www.wsj.com/article_email/donald-trump-tries-a-campaign-reboot-1470610338-lMyQjAxMTI2MDA3ODAwNTgwWj

At weekend rallies, the GOP nominee read from a hand-held script and offered endorsements for the re-elections of a trio of Capitol Hill Republicans whom he had toyed with rebuffing. On Monday, he will head to Detroit to deliver an economic policy address that is expected to draw contrasts with Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

Many in Mr. Trump’s party have been clamoring for weeks to see these kinds of adjustments. If he is to persuade Republican skeptics to buy back into his campaign, just weeks before the crucial post-Labor Day stage, the unorthodox, first-time candidate now must show he can make the changes stick.

Mr. Trump in his speech is expected to give broad strokes about his economic plan, particularly to underscore his support for tax cuts. He is also likely to reiterate his plan to create a single top business tax rate that would apply to corporations and to businesses that pay taxes through their owners’ individual returns.

The candidate isn’t likely to offer a detailed revision of his previously announced plan for big tax cuts. Advisers have been working on an overhaul of that plan to address criticism it would rapidly expand the federal deficit, but that revision isn’t yet ready, advisers said.
Posted by Miles Archer | Mon Aug 8, 2016, 09:37 AM (7 replies)

George P. Bush knows Trump is "a bitter pill to swallow," but he'd like you to swallow anyway.

George P. Bush, a Trump Holdout, Urges Support For Nominee

by Patrick Svitek Aug. 7, 2016



https://www.texastribune.org/2016/08/07/george-p-bush-trump-holdout-urges-support-him/

Land Commissioner George P. Bush, who has not endorsed Donald Trump, is now asking Texas Republicans to support the party's presidential nominee.

Addressing state GOP activists Saturday, Bush said it was time to put aside any lingering animosity from the primaries — where Trump defeated Bush's dad, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, among others — and get behind Trump.

"From Team Bush, it's a bitter pill to swallow, but you know what? You get back up and you help the man that won, and you make sure that we stop Hillary Clinton," Bush said, according to video of the remarks provided by an audience member.

Bush was speaking in his capacity as the Texas GOP's victory chairman, who is responsible for overseeing the party's statewide campaign in November. Bush had been criticized for taking the role without backing the party's presidential nominee.

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Posted by Miles Archer | Sun Aug 7, 2016, 07:40 AM (6 replies)

BabyGate Mom: "I was never kicked out of the rally."

For clarity, since we obey the 4 paragraph rule here: "Dale" is Daniel Dale, a reporter from the Toronto Star, who was sitting behind Ms. Ebert.

Dale’s account is confirmed by the mother herself — Virginia resident Devan Ebert. (She spoke on the condition that we not report her town.)

“The media did in fact blow this entire situation out of proportion,” she wrote in an email. “I’m not looking to make it into anything bigger. All I’m hoping is that Trump personally is aware that I am in agreement with him and stand by the fact that I was never kicked out of the rally.”

She said that she decided to leave the auditorium on her own because “it’s the considerate thing to do for others around, trying to listen or for those presenting,” adding that “it was blatantly obvious he was joking.” She said she stood with the police officers outside the auditorium, who were very kind to her, and then returned to her seat once her child had calmed down.

“I had a wonderful time and I appreciate Trump’s graciousness during a time that is usually considered stressful,” she said. “His comic relief was a breath of fresh air.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2016/08/06/trumps-right-he-didnt-kick-a-baby-out-of-a-campaign-rally/
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