The Smoking Gun: Trump, The Least Charitable Billionaire

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  1. The Wrong Guy Member

    Hillary Clinton’s health just became a real issue in the presidential campaign

    By Chris Cillizza, The Washington Post


    Hillary Clinton falling ill Sunday morning at a memorial service on the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks will catapult questions about her health from the ranks of conservative conspiracy theory to perhaps the central debate in the presidential race over the coming days.

    "Secretary Clinton attended the September 11th Commemoration Ceremony for just an hour and thirty minutes this morning to pay her respects and greet some of the families of the fallen," spokesman Nick Merrill said. "During the ceremony, she felt overheated, so departed to go to her daughter's apartment and is feeling much better."

    What that statement leaves out is that a) it came 90 minutes after Clinton left the ceremony b) reporters — or even a reporter — were not allowed to follow her and c) the temperature in New York City at the time of Clinton's overheating was in the low 80s. (A heat wave over the eastern United States broke last night/this morning.)

    She later left her daughter's apartment, saying she was "feeling great" and waving at the crowd, per the Associated Press. Clinton was diagnosed Friday with pneumonia, according to her doctor, who ascribed her illness on Sunday to that ailment.

    Whether Clinton likes it or not, her "overheating" episode comes at a very bad time for her campaign. Thanks to the likes of Rudy Giuliani and a small but vocal element of the Republican base, talk of her health had been bubbling over the past week — triggered by a coughing episode she experienced during a Labor Day rally.

    That talk was largely confined to Republicans convinced that Clinton has long been hiding some sort of serious illness. I wrote dismissively of that conspiracy theory in this space last week, noting that Clinton had been given an entirely clean bill of health by her doctors after an episode in which she fainted, suffered a concussion and then was found to have a blood clot in late 2012 and early 2013.

    Coughing, I wrote, is simply not evidence enough of any sort of major illness that Clinton is assumed to be hiding. Neither, of course, is feeling "overheated." But those two things happening within six days of each other to a candidate who is 68 years old makes talk of Clinton's health no longer just the stuff of conspiracy theorists.

    Whereas Clinton and her campaign could laugh off questions about her health before today, the "overheating" episode makes it almost impossible for them to do so. Not only has it come at a time when there was growing chatter — with very little evidence — that her health was a problem but it also happened at a 9/11 memorial event — an incredibly high-profile moment with lots and lots of cameras and reporters around.

    Her campaign may well try to dismiss this story as nothing more than an isolated incident, meaning nothing. (Democrats were already pushing the story of George W. Bush fainting in 2002 after choking on a pretzel, via Twitter.)

    But the issue is that Clinton kept reporters totally in the dark for 90 minutes after her abrupt departure from the 9/11 memorial service for a health-related matter. No reporter was allowed to follow her. (Clinton has resisted a protective pool for coverage because Donald Trump refuses to participate in one.) This is, yet again, the Clinton campaign asking everyone to just trust it. She got overheated! But she's fine now!

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  2. NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report)—In a positive development for the Democratic nominee for President, a new poll released on Sunday reveals that likely voters find an unconscious Hillary Clinton “substantially more fit” to be President than a conscious Donald Trump.
  3. DeathHamster Member

    She didn't throw up on anyone, right?

  4. The Wrong Guy Member

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    "If Trump tried to take political advantage of an actual medical condition, he could appear crass or turn Clinton into the victim, several consultants said. And candidates who are 68 and 70 shouldn’t use each other’s relative health as a hammer, they said.
    “The Trump campaign tends to play to their base," Ohio-based Republican strategist Jai Chabria said. "If they try to exploit her health issues, they could easily overplay their hand.”
    I'm taking bets on how long Trump can keep his mouth shut.
    I choose 10 am EST
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  9. Trumps phantom donations - $ he says he gave, the the charities didn't receive
    'And, in at least five cases, the Trump Foundation may have reported making a donation that didn't seem to exist.

    These five cases turned up in The Post's reporting, which looked at 24 years of tax filings and reached out to more than 200 people and groups listed in those filings as donors or recipients of gifts.

    Five times, the Trump Foundation's tax filings described giving a specific amount of money to a specific charity — in some cases, even including the recipient's address. But when The Post called, the charities listed said the tax filings appeared wrong. They'd never received anything from Trump or his foundation.'
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  11. The Internet Member

    Also, both are con artists who compulsively steel and talk bullshit.
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  12. "Dr. Mehmet Oz to analyze new Donald Trump medical records on television"

    has changed to:

    Trump will not release medical records on Dr. Oz show

    The usual Trump slight of hand, now he can use Dr. Oz as arm candy and bloviate about woo medicine
  13. The Wrong Guy Member

    Donald Trump surprises Dr. Oz with results of recent physical | CNN

    Donald Trump, a master showman, surprised the "Dr. Oz Show" studio audience on Wednesday by revealing the results of a recent physical exam. The "Oz" episode, taped on Wednesday morning, will not air until Thursday. But a campaign spokeswoman confirmed that Trump handed Dr. Oz a one-page summary of the physical exam he underwent last week.

    The physical was conducted by Dr. Harold N. Bornstein, the same doctor who previously said Trump would if elected be the healthiest president in history. The campaign plans to share the information from Dr. Bornstein on Thursday.

    "When the numbers come in, I'll be releasing very, very specific numbers," Trump said earlier this week.

    During the taping, Trump told Dr. Oz that he wants to lose about 15 pounds, according to an audience member interviewed by CNN's MJ Lee.

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    Melania Trump arrived in United States on visa her husband wants to eliminate, lawyer says; campaign won't release immigration records


    Melania Trump’s immigration history remains undocumented. An immigration lawyer for Donald Trump’s third wife said Wednesday the former model arrived in America legally — on a visa her husband has vowed to eliminate if elected president. But the campaign still withheld all records relating to Mrs. Trump’s immigration to the United States.

    A letter from the lawyer also failed to answer some of the biggest lingering questions about Trump’s entry to the United States. The letter, at one point, simply took Trump’s word about her hazy history.

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    Pastor telling Trump to STFU.
  16. Why do they use the word " re boot"? Why not "reversal" or "WTF is he doing?"

    He has attacked the pastor who stopped him from grandstanding in her church.
    He said his audience supported him and not the pastor when they heckled him.

  17. Trump jr admitted his dad won't release tax returns because they could be politically damaging, and makes a holocaust joke
    "Trump Jr. has committed a pair of notable gaffes in the last 24 hours. First, during a meeting with the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, he delivered a perfect example of a Kinsley gaffe—when a politician or surrogate accidentally tells the truth. There has been a steady and growing drumbeat of questions about why Donald Trump won’t release his tax returns, and Trump Jr. explained it this way: “Because he's got a 12,000-page tax return that would create … financial auditors out of every person in the country asking questions that would detract from (his father's) main message.”

    In other words, in the face of suggestions that Donald Trump won’t release his tax returns because something in them could be politically damaging, his son admitted that Trump won’t release his tax returns because something in them could be politically damaging."
    The holocaust joke was a reference to gassing up the ovens.
  18. Bon mots from Trumps favorite son and a director of Trumps charity
    "An aide abruptly shut down a local TV reporter's Thursday interview with Donald Trump Jr. when the real estate scion was asked about a six-foot-tall portrait of his father reportedly bought with money from the family's charitable foundation.

    "You're a director of the Trump Foundation charity," a reporter from Pittsburgh TV station WTAE asked in video flagged by BuzzFeed News. "Did you sign off on charity money for a portrait?"

    "No, I don't know anything about that," Trump Jr. replied.

    "So how come you didn't know about it?" the reporter pressed.

    "All right, that's it," a person off-camera interrupted, speaking over Trump Jr. "We have to move on. We have to move on to the next one."
  19. DeathHamster Member

    That's a lie! Donald Trump has never had any rails in his entire life!
  20. Ick

    Daddy drooled over smooching his daughter and Dr. Oz edited the comment out of the interview.
    Bullshit and hopefully a Strisand moment.
  21. The Wrong Guy Member

    Here's a new ad from the Clinton campaign.

    Disclosure | The Briefing

    The Briefing
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    Why Is Donald Trump Jr. Following White Supremacists on Twitter? | Little Green Footballs


    If you follow politics on Twitter you’ll eventually run into the “alt-right” cavemen — a group of antisemites, neo-Nazis and white supremacists who make no attempt at all to hide what they’re about. “Alt-right” is just the latest term they’re using; in the past they’ve called themselves “race realists,” “racialists,” “nationalists” and a host of other lofty-sounding names, but the hatred always remains the same.

    Today, Buzzfeed’s Rosie Gray noticed that Donald Trump Jr., who has been taking a large role in his father’s campaign, had “liked” a tweet by one of the worst and most active of these “alt-right” freaks on Twitter:

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  25. "Miami (CNN)Donald Trump on Friday wondered aloud what would happen to Hillary Clinton should her Secret Service detail disarm.

    "I think her bodyguards should drop all weapons. Disarm immediately," Trump said. "Take their guns away, let's see what happens to her."
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    “Crooked Hillary wants to get rid of all guns and yet she is surrounded by bodyguards who are fully armed,” Mr. Trump wrote. “No more guns to protect Hillary!”

    Violence and allusions to it have punctuated Mr. Trump’s campaign: Punches have been thrown at his rallies, protesters have been roughed up by Trump supporters, and the candidate himself has repeatedly deployed a lexicon of physical aggression.

    “I’d like to punch him in the face,” Mr. Trump said in February when a protester was dragged out of his rally in Las Vegas.

    In the past, Mr. Trump has sought to distance himself from his own menacing remarks by later dismissing them as playful or misinterpreted. His Republican supporters, meanwhile, have been pressed after every remark to distance themselves from him. On Friday night, officials of the Republican National Committee, which is working to help his campaign, did not respond to a request for comment."
  28. DeathHamster Member

    Mexico will pay for a wall -- to keep Trump out.
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    Obama in front of the Black caucus

    .. as he addressed the so-called "birther" controversy. The second-term president began his speech by remarking: "There's an extra spring in my step tonight. I don't know about you guys, but I am so relieved that the whole 'birther' thing is over."
    Chuckling, the President said, "I mean: ISIL, North Korea, poverty, climate change -- none of those things weighed on my mind like the validity of my birth certificate. And to think: that with just a 124 days to go, under the wire, we got that resolved."
  31. The Wrong Guy Member

    Bender B. Rodriguez ‏@Orovio04 Sep 15
    Naked Donald Trump statue by the Holland tunnel


    Naked Trump Now Gazing at New Jersey Commuters


    Good news, creeps: The lumpy, venous, naked Donald Trump statue removed from Union Square last month has found a new home.

    As certain commuters could tell you, it’s now mounted on a Jersey City rooftop, just outside the Holland Tunnel. (A copy spotted gazing down at I-95 in Miami was reportedly taken down yesterday.) According to its creators, the artist collective INDECLINE, the piece, which was installed with the help of New Jersey’s Mana Contemporary gallery, is supposed to stay where it is until the election in November, hopefully sparing the public from additional Parks Department dick jokes.

  32. DeathHamster Member

    It's not naked, it's wearing great robes. Magnificent!

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