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Trump Arizona post election campaign rally doesn’t have barbs thrown at GOP Sen. Flake…

The political media was a buzz at Donald Trump’s visit to Arizona today….

The story was Trump was going there to throw down against Republican Senator Jeff Flake , who is running for re-election and has been critical of Trump in the media….(The other Arizona Senator is Republican John McCain , who helped derail the Healthcare Repeal bill effort)

That story didn’t play…

Instead Donald Trump got a chance to recharge his batters with a large crowd that was supportive….

Oh, and changed directions on the Charlottesville violence and comments he made for the third time….

Of course he attacked the media….

President Donald Trump was back in his natural element on Tuesday night, revving up a stadium of supporters in Phoenix, launching attacks on the media and defending last week’s response to a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, the day after a scripted, sober address about an increased American military presence in Afghanistan.

Trump seemed to be reveling in the crowd’s love from the moment he entered, clapping his hands as he made his way slowly to the podium, and before long he was enticing the crowd to rain boos on reporters.

“Wow, what a crowd, what a crowd,” were Trump’s first words when he stepped to the microphone.

“There aren’t too many people outside protesting, that I can tell you,” Trump quickly added, before going on to marvel at the size of the crowd, and noting that some people were still in line waiting to get in.

Trump then issued a call for unity.

“We all share the same home, the same dreams and the same hopes for a better future,” he said. “A wound inflicted on one member of our community is a wound inflicted upon us all. When one part of America hurts, we all hurt. And one American suffers an injustice, all of America suffers together. We’re all together.”

But quickly, Trump became animated and began a broadside against the “very dishonest media,” as the crowd booed loudly. Apparently lifted by the energy of the crowd, Trump quickly moved off script.

“I have a home in Charlottesville,” Trump quipped, before attacking the media and re-reading his initial statements from after Charlottesville, claiming repeatedly that he was misrepresented by the press. He did not repeat his call for blame on “many sides.”

Trump derided The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN — the crowd chanted “CNN sucks!” — and “little George Stephanopoulos” of ABC.

The crowd roared along with each attack, as Trump was repeatedly interrupted by protesters, one of whom he berated for not having a “powerful voice.”…

Large protests were planned near the Phoenix Convention Center, where Trump appeared.

Arizona is not exactly friendly territory for Trump to begin with. He carried the state in November by less than four points, a slim margin in a state that hasn’t gone Democratic in a presidential race since 1996. Neither of the state’s Republican senators, Jeff Flake and John McCain, supported him on Election Day. Flake never endorsed Trump, and McCain withdrew his support after a tape surfaced in October in which Trump bragged about groping women.


CNN host calls President Trump ‘a piece of s—‘

…from the Hill….

CNN host Reza Aslan called President Trump “a piece of s—” and “an embarrassment to humankind” on Saturday night after Trump renewed his call for U.S. courts to approve his executive order banning travel from six Muslim-majority countries in the wake of a deadly terror attack in London….

This piece of shit is not just an embarrassment to America and a stain on the presidency. He’s an embarrassment to humankind. https://t.co/Dl5tMQMhMO

— Reza Aslan (@rezaaslan) June 3, 2017

The Iranian-born Aslan is the host of CNN’s “Believer,” which airs weekly on Sunday nights. The 45-year-old author and religious scholar also called the president a “man baby” in a subsequent tweet in response to a decision by NBC News to not report on Trump’s retweet of a Drudge Report tweet because it contained “unconfirmed information” at the time. The network instead referred to the situation as a “security incident” instead….


Trump twitter comment…

We need to be smart, vigilant and tough. We need the courts to give us back our rights. We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety!


Asian’s twitter feed has been bombarded by pro-Trump responses to his comment….

Conservative Newspapers increasing backing Hillary Clinton for President….

While some may think that ALL Conservetive Media would hold their noses and support Donald Trump as the Republican choice for President?

That’s not the case….

The Arizona Republic, formerly the Arizona Republican, had never endorsed a Democrat for president in its 126-year history. Then Donald Trump came along.

The newspaper’s conservative editorial board on Tuesday threw its support behind Hillary Clinton, calling her “the only choice to move America ahead.”

“The 2016 Republican candidate is not conservative, and he is not qualified,” the Phoenix paper wrote. “That’s why, for the first time in our history, the Arizona Republic will support a Democrat for president.”

The Arizona Republic joins a growing list of newspapers with right-leaning editorial boards that are breaking with tradition and rejecting Trump. The Cincinnati Enquirer, noting it “has supported Republicans for president for almost a century,” endorsed Clinton on Friday. The Dallas Morning News backed Clinton earlier in the month, even though it “has not recommended a Democrat for the nation’s highest office since before World War II.” And the Houston Chronicle endorsed Clinton in July, marking just the second time in 13 elections that it has supported a Democrat.

Clinton also has earned more expected endorsements from the likes of the New York Times and San Francisco Chronicle.

Trump, meanwhile, has not yet picked up the general-election endorsement of a single daily newspaper, although it is still early. Three other right-leaning papers — the Union Leader of Manchester, N.H., the Winston-Salem (N.C.) Journal and the Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch — have backed Libertarian Gary Johnson….


The Wall Street Journal crawling back to Trump?….

The editorial board of The Wall Street Journal is either deeply-torn, or else manoeuvring and squirming its way into supporting Donald Trump as the lesser of two evils. This will be a hard contortion for the ‘Journal’ which has been opposing Trump for the whole nomination cycle, but would put it into line with Rupert Murdoch’s other New York daily newspaper, The New York Post….

The Journal seems (fondly) to be hoping that it could save itself from self-contradiction and possible schism by somehow persuading Donald Trump to be what few of us on this board or in much of the commentariat and GOP establishment believe possible, a normal, unifying, electable, acceptable candidate and President.

Remember that the WSJ, long before Murdoch’s purchase, waged an incredibly bitter, unending war against the Clintons. You can still (I think) download a six-volume compendium of all their columns and editorials about Whitewater. So to them, a Clinton presidency is just as intolerable as they have always feared (up to now) that a Trump one would be.

Here’s the conclusion of yesterday’s editorial:

….’In his own self-interest, Mr. Trump should be working overtime to prevent a third-party challenge that would attract Republicans and make his defeat likely. The more Mr. Trump declares war on party dissenters, the more Republicans he will convince that the Presidency is probably lost in any case and even a long-shot third-party campaign may be worth the political risk.

Above all, now that Mr. Trump is the presumptive nominee, millions of Americans are looking at him as a potential President. They are watching with a new seriousness and making judgments about his character and political values that will be hard to change once they become fixed. This audience of voters is far larger than the 10.6 million who have supported him in the primaries.

If Mr. Trump really wants to be President, as opposed to losing as a populist martyr, he has to build a broader coalition. He needs to persuade doubters not by lashing out but by sounding like a potential President. He needs to find a running mate people will respect and advisers willing to serve in his Administration. And he needs to give thoughtful speeches with specific ideas for reviving economic growth and keeping the country safe.

Time is more fleeting than he seems to think. If he doesn’t act more like a genuine leader soon, he may find that his candidacy has imploded before he is even nominated’…..



Donald Trump’s interview with the Washington Post ….Crazy Shit….

…from Chris Cillizza  @ The Fix….

Donald Trump sat down with the Washington Post’s editorial board on Monday. The interview was, well, amazing…..

FREDERICK RYAN JR., WASHINGTON POST PUBLISHER: Mr. Trump, welcome to the Washington Post. Thank you for making time to meet with our editorial board.

DONALD TRUMP: New building. Yes this is very nice. Good luck with it.

RYAN: Thank you… We’ve heard you’re going to be announcing your foreign policy team shortly… Any you can share with us?

TRUMP: Well, I hadn’t thought of doing it, but if you want I can give you some of the names… Walid Phares, who you probably know, PhD, adviser to the House of Representatives caucus, and counter-terrorism expert; Carter Page, PhD; George Papadopoulos, he’s an energy and oil consultant, excellent guy; the Honorable Joe Schmitz, [former] inspector general at the Department of Defense; [retired] Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg; and I have quite a few more. But that’s a group of some of the people that we are dealing with. We have many other people in different aspects of what we do, but that’s a representative group.


TRUMP: No, other than to say, we’re working hard, I think we’re all in the same business of trying to make our country better, a better place, so we have something in common. I’ve been treated very, very badly by The Washington Post, but, you know, I guess — and I’m your neighbor, I’m your neighbor right down the road, in fact we’re actually giving a press conference there in a little while, I think your people are going to be there. And by the way, Bob Costa is an excellent reporter, I’ve found him to be just an excellent reporter. I should tell you, because I have to give you the good and the bad. Not that he does me any favors, because he doesn’t, but he’s a real professional.

So we’re having a news conference today in the new building that’s going up, and the building is very much ahead of schedule, because it was supposed to open two years from September, and we’re going to open it in September. We could open it actually sooner but we’re going to break it in a little bit, so we’re going to open it in September, and it’s under budget, even though we’ve increased the quality of the finishes substantially, marble finishes, very high quality of marble, so we’re under budget and ahead of schedule. And I’m, you know, I am that way when I build, I know how to build, I know how to get things done.

The GSA [General Services Administration], I will say, GSA has been very professional, they’ve been very, very professional. They chose us over—I think they had more than 100 people who bid, you can imagine, because of the location, but they had over 100 people that bid, and it was broken down into ten finalists, and I got it. We got it because of the strength of my financial statement and also because of the strength of what we were proposing. So we’re having a news conference there today. What time is that, Hope?

TRUMP: 2:15. I hear a lot of the press is going to be there, we’re going to give them a tour of the building. It’s still a little bit rough — as an example, a lot of the marble surfaces all have sheetrock covering, and plywood covering on them, so a lot of people won’t see as much as they think. It’ll be like a miracle, you take it off and it explodes, like it’s finished, right? But that’ll be a fun news conference.

HIATT: If I could, I’d start by asking is there a secretary of state and a secretary of defense in the modern era who you think have done a good job? Who do you think were the best?

TRUMP: Well, because I know so many of them, and because in many cases I like them, I hate to get totally involved. I think George Shultz was very good, I thought he was excellent. I can tell you, I think your last secretary of state and your current secretary of state have not done much. I think John Kerry’s deal with Iran is one of the worst things that I’ve ever seen negotiated of any kind. It’s just a horrible giveaway.

HIATT: What in particular?

TRUMP: Well, I think, number one, we shouldn’t have given the money back. I think, number two, we should have had our prisoners before the negotiations started. We should have doubled up the sanctions. We should have gone in and said, ‘release our prisoners,’ they would have said ‘no,’ and we would have said, ‘double up the sanctions,’ and within a short period of time we would have had our prisoners back. And I think that was a terrible mistake. I think giving the money back was a terrible mistake. And by the way they are not using the money on us, they are not buying anything from us,….


It goers on…ALL over the place as Trump tends to do…..Here

What IS scary is that the guy seems to sound like a High School Junior….Not someone running for President….

‘ I have friends’……

“we’re gonna do this and that’…No Congress Ok’s the money for what THEY want…

Asked about racial disparities with law enforcement?…. he hops to jobs

Under strong questioning, he advocates stronger libel laws

He spends time ducking giving a straight answer on campaign violence

He would make better deals with countries the US has relations with …

He would circle the oil in the Middle East with US Troops

He would secretly send American troops to fight around the globe…

His hands and Johnson size…

It goes on and on….

Most of it bobing and weaving….

Marco Rubio jumps ALL OVER Donald Trump in Texas GOP Debate…

Rubio had a Good Debate…

Don’t know if it matters…


And Mitt Romney’s go at Trump on releasing his taxes isn’t go0nna go away….

It was good to have a Latina asking questions….

Foreign Policy, Immigration and Obamacare lead the topics discussed…

The audiance was loud and unruly and Wolf Blitzer of CNN lost control of the debate several times…

Sen. Marco Rubio finally went after Donald Trump hard in a debate. He attacked relentlessly and landed some solid punches — particularly by exposing the fact that Trump really doesn’t have a plan to replace Obamacare. (Of course, Rubio doesn’t have a health care plan either.) Rubio also slammed Trump for comparing Middle East peace to a real estate deal. Rubio had Trump against the ropes for most of the night and clearly got under his skin.

As soon as Ted Cruz smelled blood, he also turned his attacks on Trump. He was especially effective raising questions about the audit of Trump’s tax returns and the fraud charges surrounding Trump University. If Trump wins the GOP nomination, expect Democrats to use both issues quite effectively against him in the general election.

The interesting thing about Rubio and Cruz attacking Trump is that it wasn’t as much about convincing Trump voters to switch allegiance as it was about being seen the Trump alternative. Rubio clearly won that argument. He was much more effective than Cruz.

But for someone who was attacked literally from both sides for more than two hours, Trump actually did fairly well. After months of practice, Trump is much better at these debates. I’m not sure he would have held up to these attacks a few months ago. But neither Rubio or Cruz came close to landing a knockout punch. They drew blood, but Trump was still standing.

Trump is not good when talking about actual issues but he’s great when talking about winning. He repeatedly referred to his huge lead in the polls and his big victories in New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada. It’s effective for two reasons: 1. It suggests the attacks by Rubio and Cruz are from desperate candidates and 2. the media loves to cover the horserace.

John Kasich was a non-factor in the debate. But after Rubio established himself as the leading Trump-alternative, expect the calls for him to leave the race to get louder. The longer he stays in the race, the more he helps Trump. He’s now playing the role of spoiler.

Ben Carson talked about fruit salad.

The runaway winner of this debate was the Democratic party. If there are many more nights like this one, the Democratic nominee will have a much easier time in November. It was a truly pathetic mess…..

Taegan Goddard @ Politicalwire….


People want to know HOW hardup the media  is to give Trump airtime to the exclusion of the other GOPer’s running???

Trump gets extra airtime right after the debate

Something odd happened right after CNN’s Republican presidential debate on Thursday: Donald Trump got an almost immediate post-game interview with CNN’s Andrew Cuomo.
The interview went for about 10 minutes and Trump ticked off most of the points he tried to get across during the debate. He dinged Sen. Marco Rubio as a “meltdown guy,” attacked Mitt Romney for pushing Trump to release his tax returns (“Mitt is just trying to remain relevant.”), and said Dr. Ben Carson and Ohio Gov. John Kasich should have gotten more time during the debate.


Trumps Hometown NY Daily News disses him….AGAIN…

Troubles  back home, eh Donald?

The New York Daily News led with  this after Trumps win in New Hampshire……..

I guess they are not riding with the national media which can’t enough of the showman/businessman turned entertainer/politican, eh?


The New York Daily News’ monthslong attacks on Donald Trump as a clown intensified Tuesday night when the Republican presidential candidate won his party’s New Hampshire primary.

The tabloid’s Wednesday cover features an image of Trump as a clown with text declaring his win as representing the “dawn of the brain dead.”

“Clown comes back to life with N.H. win as mindless zombies turn out in droves,” the Daily News says in its subtitle, referring to voters in the Granite State…..