This guy has an unstable personality, driven by unyielding resentments, poor emotion management, and suspicion of conspiracies everywhere against him. A creepy character for anyone -- but terrifying for someone who wants to occupy the most powerful position in the world
He's just losing it . . .
Donald Trump late Friday accused Hillary Clinton of intentionally stacking debates against primetime programming to “rig” the election process, despite the fact that the schedule has been set since last September. . . The preliminary debate schedule for the general election has been set since September, 2015, by the non-partisan Commission on Presidential Debates . . .
Donald Trump lamented Friday that Hillary Clinton did not congratulate him during her acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention. . . . During a rally in Colorado Springs, Trump said he tuned in to Clinton's speech "out of curiosity" to see if Clinton would mention his name and was disappointed she didn't congratulate him for winning the GOP nomination. "I was curious to see whether she'd do a class act and not mention my name," Trump said. "Or mention it with respect, like, say, 'I'd like to congratulate my Republican opponent for having done something that nobody has ever done in the history of politics in this nation.'"
[NB: Does it even occur to this combed-over buffoon that he might have congratulated HER "for having done something that nobody has ever done in the history of politics in this nation."?]
Trevor Noah: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/07/30/trevor-noah-trump-losing-his-sh-t-after-dnc-proves-he-doesn-t-have-the-temperament-to-be-president.html
“As a leader of democracy, you can’t just lose your shit at the slightest provocation,” the host continued. “It appears, though, Cinnamon Hitler didn’t get the memo.” [watch]
Thinking about the quote, above, is Trumpy trying to lay the groundwork for getting out of the debates (which would be a disaster for him)?
Donald Trump gave his first hint last night that he might try to get out of the Fall presidential debates. But I'd thought for months that he'd likely try to get out of them. I think he will be at a steep strategic and tactical disadvantage in any debate with Hillary Clinton . . . [read on]
What kind of man is this?
In his first response to a searing charge from bereaved Army father Khizr Khan that he’d “sacrificed nothing” for his country, Donald Trump claimed that he had in fact sacrificed by employing “thousands and thousands of people.” He also suggested that Khan’s wife didn’t speak because she was forbidden to as a Muslim and questioned whether Khan’s words were his own. “Who wrote that? Did Hillary's script writers write it?” . . . “I think I've made a lot of sacrifices. I work very, very hard.” [watch]
Horrifying, even for Trump . . . [read on]
Donald Trump is a coward . . . [read on]
Ghazala Khan speaks! http://www.vox.com/2016/7/30/12333640/donald-trump-khans-muslim
Ghazala Khan: "First of all, I think all America who listened from their heart to my husband’s and my heart, and I’m so grateful for that. It was very nervous because I cannot [look at] my son’s picture. I cannot even come in the room where his pictures are. And that’s why when, I saw [his] picture [on the video screen behind me], I couldn’t take it. I controlled myself at the time. So it was, it is very hard."
Ghazala Khan: "I begged my son, I begged him, do not come back a hero, come back to me a son. He came back a hero."
Why Rove's "accuse the other of what you are doing" strategy doesn't work for Trump against Clinton
Polls, grain of salt, blah blah -- but these are interesting. If true, Trump's numbers have dropped off a cliff
The new RABA Research tracking poll shows Hillary Clinton has opened a significant lead over Donald Trump, now leading him by 15 points, 46% to 31%. . . A similar poll conducted the day after the Republican convention showed Clinton ahead by only five points.
“Donald Trump, confronting a daunting electoral map and a significant financial disadvantage, is preparing to fall back from an expansive national campaign and concentrate the bulk of his time and money on just three or four states that his campaign believes he must sweep in order to win the presidency,” the New York Times reports. . . .
Trumpy's been reduced to this. Sad!
Said Trump: “If you really like Donald Trump, that’s great, but if you don’t, you have to vote for me anyway. You know why? Supreme Court judges, Supreme Court judges.” He added: “Have no choice, sorry, sorry, sorry. You have no choice.”
[NB: Love it! Can we get some bumper stickers made?]
So, Trumpy reaches out to the Koch Bros, because he is clearly having money troubles and apparently doesn't want to spend his own money. They tell him no. So, what does he tweet?
"I turned down a meeting with Charles and David Koch. Much better for them to meet with the puppets of politics, they will do much better!"
Donald Trump Is Understating His Debt by $500 Million
How the world appears to a hard-core Trump supporter
Perhaps the hardest thing to do in contemporary American politics is to imagine how the world looks from the other side. . . .
Clinton versus Trump on climate change
Hillary's campaign is forcing us to think in new ways about women's leadership styles
In other news . . .
More good news on the voting rights front
Fox World blows up
Bombshell Report Paints A Picture Of Knowledge And Cover Up Of Ailes Sexual Harassment At The Top