The Smoking Gun: Trump, The Least Charitable Billionaire

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    Donald Trump's Campaign Is in a World of Pain | Fortune

    Trump needs to go into damage control mode. Is he up to the task?

    On Wednesday, Donald Trump will give an address that, he claims, will lay out all of the facts of his case against Hillary Clinton, focusing on her “failed policies and bad judgment.”

    But even as he zeroes in on his opponent, Trump will be facing an audience that knows full well that the past few weeks have been disastrous for his campaign. Even if he doesn’t focus on the series of blows his campaign has endured, the presumptive Republican nominee will need to do his best to show that his campaign can find its footing. Here’s a look at some of the problems the candidate and his campaign are facing:


    A recent poll from CNN showed that almost half of Republican voters want to see Trump replaced as the Republican nominee. Unless he addresses his campaign’s issues quickly, the Party may start to search for an emergency exit.
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    The Weird Story Behind The Trump Campaign’s $35,000 Payment To ‘Draper Sterling’ | ThinkProgress

    On Monday night, the Trump campaign filed its monthly Federal Election Commission campaign disclosure report for May. The headline was that his fundraising was anemic and he finished the month with just $1.3 million on hand, a pittance for a presidential nominee.

    But buried in Trump’s 1699-page report was something much weirder. The Trump campaign made $35,000 in payments to an entity called “Draper Sterling” for “web advertising.” Three $10,000 payments and one $5,000 payment were placed on the campaign’s American Express card on the same day.

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  4. he was a good friend with Jeff Epstine, convicted pedophile, and partied with him.
    "I've known Jeff for fifteen years. Terrific guy. He's a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side. No doubt about it -- Jeffrey enjoys his social life."

    In a 2003 interview with Howard Stern, Trump spoke of how beautiful he thought Paris Hilton was when he first saw her. She was 12.
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    California woman's rape lawsuit against Donald Trump resurfaces in New York court

    A bizarre lawsuit involving a California woman’s charge that Donald Trump raped her when she was an underage teen have resurfaced, this time in a Manhattan Federal Court.

    Trump, the Republicans’ presumptive presidential candidate, has already denounced the allegations once as “categorically false” and “disgusting.”

    But the lawsuit — dismissed by a Los Angeles Federal Court judge last month — has new life and the backing of a new lawyer, although some of the salacious charges have been dropped.

    Gone from the new lawsuit is an allegation that Trump threw money at the plaintiff for an abortion when she expressed fear about getting pregnant after being raped. Gone, too, is the allegation that Trump called co-defendant and accused pedophile and sex party host Jeffrey Epstein a “Jew bastard,” and her request for $100 million in damages.

    But the complaint’s core allegations remain unchanged, that Trump and Epstein sexually assaulted an underage girl at a series of Manhattan sex parties Epstein hosted in 1994.

    “Immediately following this rape, Defendant Trump threatened me that, were I ever to reveal any of the details of Defendant Trump’s sexual and physical abuse of me, my family and I would be physically harmed if not killed,” the plaintiff said in an affidavit.

    Alan Garten, vice president and general counsel of the Trump Organization, said the allegations were “categorically untrue, completely fabricated and politically motivated.”

    Epstein has also denied the allegations. Epstein is alleged to have preyed on dozens of underage girls in the late 1990s and early 2000s, but pleaded guilty to soliciting a minor in just one case in 2008.

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    “Jane Doe” files civil rape complaint against Trump in NY court

    The lawsuit, which repeats some allegations made in a dismissed complaint filed in California in April, offers a graphic account of the young girl’s alleged encounters with Trump, the worst of which is described as a “savage sexual act.” The lawsuit claims that during this instance, Trump tied her to the bed and struck her face with his hand, saying he could do what he wanted, despite her pleas for him to stop. The complaint alleges that Epstein also raped her.

    Rape Allegations Against Donald Trump Unfortunately Won't Take Away From His Freedom Or Presidential Bid

    While these specific claims of violent rape of a minor are new, his treatment of women has been in question since his bid for the White House began. For starters, his ex-wife, Ivana, accused him of raping her during their 1991 divorce, although she later said it was not in “a literal or criminal sense,” and he denied the claims.

    Even without being accused of criminal sexual assault, Trump’s track record with women is abysmal — from calling them “pigs” and “disgusting animals,” to demeaning female journalists, to sexualizing all women, including his own daughters. Though many of his past actions toward women are not allegations, but mere facts, his supporters don’t seem to care. At this point, pro-Trump Republicans know how sexist he is and continue to push for him to occupy the White House any way, so yet another alleged story about him mistreating someone with a vagina isn’t going to suddenly open their eyes.

    Trump is a known sexist and is successful in spite of that, if not because of it. It would take a lot to bring him down at this point, and — as depressing as it is — rape allegations just aren’t going to do it.
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    Donald Trump flies in for Scotland visit as protesters converge on Turnberry | The Guardian

    Demonstrations including aerial banner and mariachi band planned at golf resort, while Scottish leaders refuse to meet presumptive Republican candidate


    Donald Trump is scheduled to land at Glasgow Prestwick airport after dawn on Friday for the start of a two-day visit to Scotland. He will be greeted with far-from-traditional Scottish hospitality, with no senior British or Scottish politicians prepared to meet him and protesters preparing noisy and colourful demonstrations.

    US presidential candidates normally go on foreign trips to establish their foreign policy credentials, with pictures taken with world leaders for use later in the election campaign. But this is the only international trip that Trump has made since launching his bid for the White House and it is for business purposes: to formally open his newly refurbished Turnberry golf resort in Ayrshire and to pop into his other golf course resort, north of Aberdeen.

    While his visit coincides with the result of the EU referendum, his comments so far indicate he has little interest in, or grasp of, the arguments – though he has said publicly he supports Brexit.

    Keir McKechnie, one of the organisers of the Stand Up to Trump protest planned to take place at the Turnberry Hotel, said: “We want the whole world to know he is not welcome in Scotland because of his toxic, racist views, his Islamophobia, his misogyny and homophobia.”

    He said protesters had travelled from various parts of Scotland and London to take part. Three busloads were scheduled to leave Glasgow’s George Square at about 6am to reach Turnberry for Trump’s arrival, press conference and formal opening of the renovated hotel.

    McKechnie, an organiser with Stand Up to Racism, estimated there would be about 200-300 protesters, many of them waving Mexican flags in protest at Trump’s planned wall along the border with the US. They will be accompanied by a mariachi band made up of Mexicans living locally in Ayrshire. They hope to base themselves in the caddies’ car park, within shouting distance of the press conference and other events.

    One of the biggest campaigning groups in the UK, 38 Degrees, is to fly a plane over the Turnberry golf resort flying a banner saying “Love Trumps Hate”.

    Kathryn Stribley, a spokeswoman for 38 Degrees, said: “Donald Trump’s views have shown him to be way out of line with the values that 38 Degrees members – and most people across the UK – hold. We’re part of a movement building peace and respect in our country. We’ll do all that we can to make sure he hears that during his visit to Scotland.”

    Stribley said almost 14,000 members of 38 Degrees had signed a petition calling on Trump to meet Edinburgh Muslims to help educate him about the religion.

    Scotland’s first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, who has criticised Trump over his remarks about Muslims, is refusing to meet him as are other Scottish party leaders: the Conservative Ruth Davidson, Labour’s Kezia Dugdale and the Liberal Democrat Willie Rennie.

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    Bad News for Hillary: Huge Percentage of Bernie Supporters Won't Vote for Her


    Sen. Bernie Sanders’ supporters don’t lack in enthusiasm, as a cursory perusal of social media proves. In fact, mainstream media once likened their zealotry to that of an “unhinged cult.” And now, with Hillary Clinton all-but cementing the Democratic nomination, the Bernie-or-bust crowd has drawn a line in the proverbial sand: nearly half of voters who support Sanders refuse to capitulate to the Democratic establishment by casting a vote for Clinton in the national election.

    According to a recent national poll from Bloomberg Politics, just over half, 55 percent, of the Vermont senator’s followers said they would toe the Democratic Party line by voting for Hillary. Twenty-two percent would rather vote for her putative nemesis, Donald Trump, while 18 percent claim they’ll abandon the Democrat-Republican duopoly entirely by supporting Libertarian candidate, Gary Johnson.

    Despite the coordinated effort by the corporate media to proffer Hillary as a viable, acceptable candidate — by both downplaying his followers’ dedication and mocking their devotion as obstinate foolishness that could land Trump in the White House — many of Sanders’ proponents remain steadfastly undeterred.

    Indeed, as the poll proves, an arguably bigoted demagogue and a third-party quasi-outsider have nearly the same appeal as the Democratic establishment’s darling — and the sheer volume of voters who balk at the prospect of voting Clinton has exploded in just three months’ time.


    So far this election cycle, the Washington Post reported, vociferous pledges warning against a vote for either Clinton or Trump have been found in 119 obituaries. That’s well over 100 people who felt strongly enough to leave a scathing political commentary as part of their last words for humanity...
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    If it is a hillary vs trump, it will be because neither one of them hits the bar.

    So the question is: Do we vote for he former board of director of wall mart, or the funny haired mad man? Or do we throw our votes away with the libertarian party?

    The presidency will come down to "who do you hate the least?" considering that Clarence Thomas has announced that he will retire next year, i can expect the republicans and the evangelical's to jump on the trump train.

    Then again, with women having to sign up for the draft in 2018, a Clinton sponsored war int he middle east would kill enough people to really thin out the herd.
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    Guardian Journalists Barred from Trump Event in Scotland | Democracy Now!


    Trump has barred yet another journalist from his events. During Trump’s two-day visit to his golf resorts in Scotland over the weekend, Guardian reporter Ewen MacAskill asked Trump about how British politicians weren’t meeting with Trump because he is "regarded as toxic." Trump called him a "nasty guy." The following day, Ewen MacAskill and a Guardian photographer were denied entrance to Trump’s golf course. A security press list reportedly had "No Guardian or Buzzfeed" penciled on top. Among other outlets whose journalists have been booted from Trump events or explicitly banned are Politico, Univision, The Huffington Post, The Daily Beast and The Des Moines Register.

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  13. Some people are easily amused by these memes some not so much and they would be if the standard was higher and less frequent.
  14. Always the critic.
  15. Do better if you think you can.
    Trump is begging of $$ in Iceland.

    "Accepting contributions from foreign nationals is illegal of course though in this case it seems more a matter of incompetence than criminal intent, as though Trump has bought his email list not for a party list vendor but maybe from a Nigerian email scammer. In any case, it's not just the UK. It turns out some or perhaps all members of the Icelandic parliament have also receiving fundraising emails from the Trump campaign .."
  17. So edgy
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    Trump's 'America First' echoes old isolationist rallying cry | The Associated Press

    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump boils down his foreign policy agenda to two words: "America First."

    For students of U.S. history, that slogan harkens back to the tumultuous presidential election of 1940, when hundreds of thousands of Americans joined the anti-war America First Committee. That isolationist group's primary goal was to keep the United States from joining Britain in the fight against Nazi Germany, which by then had overrun nearly all of Europe. But the committee is also remembered for the unvarnished anti-Semitism of some of its most prominent members and praise for the economic policies of Adolf Hitler.

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    Replace Catholic with Muslim, German with Mexican .. pretty much nails it.
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    These memes are low energy.

    Not gonna lie, on the meme front, the Trump supporters have better memes.
  21. If Tyson is all they got they ought to give it up.
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    Poll: Clinton expands lead over Trump | The Hill


    Hillary Clinton has expanded her lead nationally over Donald Trump, according to a new Fox News poll that finds a majority of Republicans would prefer a different presidential candidate.

    The presumptive Democratic nominee leads Trump, 44 to 38 percent in a head-to-head matchup.

    Earlier this month, Clinton held only a 3-point lead over the presumptive GOP nominee in Fox News's poll, and in May, Trump held a 3-point lead over Clinton.

    The poll also found that 51 percent of GOP voters say they would rather someone other than Trump as their nominee.

    Voters were also more confident that Clinton would make the right decisions for the country as opposed to Trump. According to the poll, 48 percent of voters said they were confident Clinton would make the right decisions whereas only 42 percent of respondents said the same about Trump.

    Clinton holds advantages among blacks, 87 percent to 3 percent; women, 51 to 32 percent; and voters under age 45, 45 to 35 percent.

    Trump holds the lead among white evangelical Christians, 66 to 18 percent; whites without a college degree, 51 to 33 percent; whites in general, 48 to 34 percent; and men, 46 to 36 percent.

    But among Republicans, only 74 percent of respondents said they were backing Trump over Clinton, down from 82 percent of Republicans in the May poll. More than 70 percent of Republicans also described Trump as "hot-headed and obnoxious."

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    The 2016 Republican National Convention will be held on July 18-21, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.

    Cops refuse to send help to the Republican National Convention | RT America

    The Cleveland Police Department has been claiming they'll have at least 1000 officers on the ground for the upcoming RNC. Their plan includes recruiting officers from around the country to come help. But as the convention draws near, more and more police departments are refusing to send their officers to pitch in.
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    Anonymous email threatens students at Berkeley school after Sacramento rally tied to local teacher

    By Emilie Raguso, Berkeleyside, June 27, 2016


    Local and federal authorities investigated threats Monday targeting youth at a North Berkeley middle school by a group that demanded the termination of a teacher who protested against a neo-Nazi rally in Sacramento over the weekend.

    The rally Sunday made national headlines due to violent clashes between the white supremacists who took out a permit to rally at the state capitol and the counter-protesters who showed up to confront them. According to some news reports, members of the counter-protest appear to have initiated the violence. The LA Times reported that seven people were stabbed and 10 hospitalized.

    One of the people who took responsibility for helping organize the counter-protest was Yvette Felarca, a teacher at North Berkeley’s Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, at 1781 Rose St. Felarca is an organizer with the activist group By Any Means Necessary, which helped lead a series of Black Lives Matter protests in Berkeley in December 2014.

    Parents of day campers were told Monday morning that one of the counter-protesters from Sacramento had been linked to the Berkeley school where the camps were located. The public outing had prompted an influx of emails to the principal demanding that the teacher be fired.

    The Berkeley Unified School District confirmed, in a prepared statement at 5:40 p.m., it had been informed Monday morning that a King teacher had been involved with the protest in Sacramento.

    “Since that incident, the school and principal have received calls and emails from parents and community members. One anonymous email in particular threatened that if certain actions were not taken against the teacher within the week, someone would come to King with the intent to harm students,” according to the statement. “The FBI has reviewed the email in question and has determined that by their criteria it should be considered a low level threat.”

    The statement continued: “Meanwhile, the Berkeley PD has said that they are taking this threat seriously. They have increased their patrols around our schools and are assigning an officer to King. We have sent security staff to King, and we have moved two outside user groups who are renting space for summer programs to other locations."


    One parent told Berkeleyside he had been told by a camp leader that individuals tied to the right-wing group “involved in the brawl at the state capitol yesterday figured out that one of the counter protesters was a teacher at King. They then flooded the principal with e-mails demanding that the teacher be fired, and there was at least one credible threat of violence (a shooting) at the campus if the demand was not met. Police and security were on site at King, our camp had been offered indoor space at the school, and the district is looking for alternate sites.”

    Another parent told Berkeleyside on Monday morning that “all the kids are to be moved inside because a King teacher was involved in yesterday’s protest in Sacramento and was subsequently threatened. Someone evidently claimed they were going to shoot up King because of the teacher’s participation in the Neo Nazi counter-protest.”


    Reached by phone Monday, Felarca said the threats were outrageous. But she said they were evidence of the true character of the individuals and groups making them.

    “I am disgusted and condemn these attacks on myself and the children, the faculty and staff at my school,” she said. “I hold Donald Trump responsible for this. His politics of racist demagoguery and hate is inciting these vile threats of violence, even against children. It exposes why Trump and his racist, Nazi, and KKK supporters need to be defeated — and it shows us what Donald Trump’s vision for America really is.”

    Here's the full article, with over 400 comments that have been closed:

    This was posted on Facebook. Quote:

    Yvette Felarca
    June 27 at 11:58pm

    On the racist and misogynistic threats coming from Nazi/KKK supporters: Thank you to everyone for your proud support! I am disgusted and condemn these attacks on myself and the children, the faculty and staff at my school. I hold Donald Trump responsible for this. His politics of racist demagoguery and hate is inciting these vile threats of violence, even against children. It exposes why Trump and his racist, Nazi, and KKK supporters need to be defeated — and it shows us what Donald Trump’s vision for America really is, and why we need to keep building the movement.


    Yvette Felarca has been mentioned here once before, back in November of 2011:
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    UK MPs are complaining about Trump e-mails asking for money as well.

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    Why Some Jihadists Consider Donald Trump To Be The Perfect Enemy

    By Tierney Sneed and Lauren Fox, Talking Points Memo, June 30, 2016


    With bellicose foreign policy and his hostility to Muslims, Donald Trump has fashioned himself as a major threat to jihadist extremists, but they themselves see his posturing also as an opportunity, according to analysts who study their communications.

    In some quarters of the dark internet, where supporters of the Islamic State and other extremist groups linger, the presumptive GOP nominee has emerged a rallying point of sorts. To them, he is the “perfect enemy,” as one Islamic State defector told a researcher interviewed by TPM, and they are using his posturing to advance their own agenda, according to another analyst.

    As Trump emerged as the presumptive GOP nominee -- and specifically after he called for a ban on Muslims entering the United States -- experts who monitor the activity of terror networks have raised concerns about a possible backlash driven by his rhetoric. Hillary Clinton herself said in a December Democratic debate that Trump was “becoming ISIS’ best recruiter” -- a comment viewed with general skepticism at the time and vehemently rebuffed by Trump himself.

    But what has emerged instead is perhaps more complicated.

    “It’s clear they find his comments, they find his demeanor, they find his approach, in some way serving the goals of ISIS in some manner, whether it be in having a ground war in Syria or weakening the United States,” Laith Alkhouri, a counterterrorism analyst and co-founder of the threat intelligence firm FlashPoint, told TPM. “They believe that with the U.S. weakening down that the Caliphate will actually rise.”

    Alkhouri researches online networks used by terrorist groups and their supporters, including one dark web site he described as a “holistic jihadist web forum” the also serves as an Islamic State mouthpiece.


    One such discussion began with a meme posted by a user of a homeless person in California holding a sign that says “Give me $$$ or I will vote for Trump," which the commenter captioned, “even the American beggar knows the danger of Trump on the Americans.”

    The replies that followed predicted that Trump “ will be a disaster to America,” while celebrating that he could bring the end-of-days battle in Syria that jihadists call for.

    “Trump's governance will be the destroyer of America and its traitor Arab allies," one commenter said.

    According to Alkhouri, the jihadist supporters' desire to see Trump become president is two prong. One one hand, they think he will weaken the United States -- politically, economically and internationally -- and thus is a figure to be mocked. On the other, Trump has also made promises to be more aggressive with the Islamic State -- such as “I would hit ISIS so hard you wouldn’t believe it” -- that they believe will drive home their us-against-the-West messaging.

    “They believe that while Trump is running for the highest office in the world potentially, he is somebody that they can mock, they can joke about, and in some manner they believe that this guy who, if anything, if anything, is advancing their agenda, instead of going against their agenda,” Alkhouri said. “That is pretty disconcerting. People talk about ISIS not releasing anything about Trump, well clearly ISIS followers, or at least many of them, believe that Trump is the guy they would want to see in the White House.”

    Dov Zakheim, a conservative foreign policy adviser, asserts that Trump’s rhetoric would be used as a recruiting tool.

    “If he gets elected it could be a rallying cry for ISIS and al Qaeda and all these extremist groups,” Zakheim said. “They could say ‘see they really do hate you, and if you are Muslim and you think you can get along in the West, you are kidding yourself. “

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  30. When Trump speaks the world shudders in fear and disbelief at what his next words will be.
    Tomorrow he might wake up tongue tied.
    One hopes.

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