The Smoking Gun: Trump, The Least Charitable Billionaire

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    Gloria Allred to Donald Trump, You Sue Us, We Sue You | TMZ


    Gloria Allred has no fear when it comes to going after Donald Trump, vowing to push the 3 accusers she reps into filing a lawsuit against Trump if he sues them.

    Gloria tells us she will recommend to the 3 accusers that they file a defamation suit against Trump, but only if he sues first.

    She also makes it clear if she files a countersuit, it's gonna get nasty and she'll force Trump to answer lots of questions involving sexual interactions.

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    Watch Donald Trump’s Hollywood Star Destroyed: Exclusive Video | Deadline

    Donald Trump’s star on the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame was destroyed early Wednesday morning by a man dressed as a city construction worker wielding a sledgehammer and pickaxe. The man, who told Deadline his name was Jamie Otis, said he was trying to extract the star to auction it off and raise funds for the women who have come forward to accuse Trump of sexually assaulting them over the decades.

    Donald Trump's Walk of Fame star destroyed, police investigate | Fox News

    Someone took a sledgehammer to Donald Trump's Walk of Fame star | Los Angeles Times

    Donald Trump's star on Hollywood Walk of Fame destroyed | New York Daily News

    Donald Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star destroyed | New York Post

    Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame star destroyed | POLITICO

    Donald Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame star vandalized | Reuters

    Donald Trump’s Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star Got Sledgehammered To Pieces | SPIN

    Donald Trump's Hollywood Walk Star Obliterated On Camera by Vandal | TMZ

    Donald Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame star hammered into oblivion | USA Today

    Video shows man destroying Donald Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star | The Washington Post
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    The Story Behind These Very Strange Anti-Trump Ads That Popped Up in NYC Today | Adweek


    Out-of-home has been a great venue for anti-Trump advertising this year, from the Nuisance Committee's clever billboards to Wieden + Kennedy's baloney-fixated food truck. Now, we can add an unpaid guerrilla campaign to that list, as some strikingly weird Donald-bashing posters suddenly popped up Wednesday on bus shelters in New York City.

    There are five executions in all. Each poster is based on a fictional story—Dr. Strangelove, Dumb & Dumber, Humpty Dumpty, Thelma & Louise and The Shining.

    Check out the ads below — in situ, as well as the original artwork.


    The work was done by three friends—Alex Reinoso, an art director at R/GA; Alessandro Echevarria, an illustrator at Wieden + Kennedy; and Nick Elliott, a copywriter at Campbell Ewald.

    "The idea basically came out of the fact that life with Trump running for president has become stranger than fiction," Elliott tells AdFreak. "So we wondered what would happen if we literally mashed up Trump and the election with well-loved fictional stories. … These are, of course, cautionary tales."

    The "Doomsday Mission" poster went up 61st and Broadway, right in front of the Trump International Hotel. The others are at 5th Avenue and 23rd Street, West Houston and LaGuardia Place, 23rd Street and 7th Avenue, and 34th Street and 9th Avenue. There are also a bunch of wild postings in Williamsburg and Bushwick.

    If you're in NYC, go have a look at the ads — while they last. After all, as Elliott says, this stunt was "more in the guerrilla activist art vein than paid media."

    Here's the full article, with ten photos:
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    Two Corinthians walk into a bar...

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    Trump TV: About As Terrible As You'd Expect | The Young Turks

    Trump TV recently launched its first broadcast online. It's just plain unwatchable, but here, watch some anyway! Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

    "In a new Facebook Live show launched Monday night, Donald Trump's campaign painted a rosy picture of the election in just two weeks, with campaign manager Kellyanne Conway even saying "unequivocally" that "we will win."

    Her interviewers were two of the GOP nominee's campaign advisers, Boris Epshteyn and Cliff Sims, hosting the inaugural edition of an online show "bypassing the left-wing media," as Epshteyn put it, "which skews everything."

    The "nightly campaign coverage" had some of the hallmarks of a newscast. Set for 6:30 p.m. ET each night, running up against network TV news, the campaign will broadcast live from Trump Tower until Election Day. There was a news scroll at the bottom of the newscast, but there was also a button to donate to Trump's campaign. Monday's setting was in the Trump "war room," where a large photo of the real estate mogul hovered behind the anchors' heads as campaign staff meandered around.”*

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  10. BIG DEAL ! let me rephrase: ! BIG DEAL !

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    Donald Trump tweets out-of-context Michael Moore audio: 'I agree' | Entertainment Weekly


    Donald Trump tweeted out an audio clip of Michael Moore on Thursday, where the filmmaker discusses why Trump has received such support through the presidential election. “I agree, [Michael Moore],” Trump wrote. “To all Americans, I see you & I hear you. I am your voice. Vote to #DrainTheSwamp w/ me on 11/8.”

    The only problem? The video ends before Moore finishes his monologue and claims Trump would be “the last President of the United States.”

    The segment comes from Michael Moore in Trumpland, Moore’s new documentary which the director produced in secret and released last week. In the film, Moore discusses Trump supporters. “I know a lot of people in Michigan who are planning to vote for Trump, and they don’t necessarily like him that much, and they don’t necessarily agree with him,” Moore says in the clip Trump tweeted out. “They’re not racists and rednecks. They’re actually pretty decent people. So I wanted, after talking to a number of them, I wanted to write this.”

    From there, Moore begins a speech that highlights Trump’s outreach to the disenfranchised voters in Michigan and other battleground states by speaking to their fears about the economy.

    “Whether Trump means it or not is kind of irrelevant because he’s saying the things to people who are hurting. And it’s why every beaten-down, nameless, forgotten working stiff who used to be part of what was called the middle class loves Trump,” Moore says. “He is the human Molotov cocktail that they’ve been waiting for. The human hand grenade that they can legally throw into the system that stole their lives from them.”

    As Moore explains, the result could lead to an election day where Trump supporters cast their ballots for the GOP nominee as a “fuck you.”

    “They see that the elites, who ruined their lives, hate Trump. Corporate America hates Trump. Wall Street hates Trump. The career politicians hate Trump. The media hates Trump – after they loved him, and created him, and now hate him. Thank you, media. The enemy of my enemy is who I’m voting for on November 8th,” Moore says, adding “Trump’s election is going to be the biggest ‘fuck you’ ever recorded in human history. And it will feel good.”

    That’s where the clip Trump praised ends, but it’s not where Moore’s speech stops in the film. He continues: “And it will feel good. For a day. Maybe a week. Possibly a month. And then? Like the Brits, who wanted to send a message, so they voted to leave Europe. Only to find out, that if you voted to leave Europe, you actually have to leave Europe. And now they regret it.”

    Moore goes on to cite the Brexit response – and how more than 4 million people signed a petition to hold another “do-over” election after the result was announced this summer – before tying it back to a possible Trump victory.

    “So when the rightfully angry people of Ohio and Michigan and Pennsylvania and Wisconsin find out after a few months in office that President Trump wasn’t going to do a damn thing for them, it’ll be too late for them to do anything about it,” Moore says. “But I get it. You wanted to send a message. You had righteous anger, and justifiable anger. Well, message sent. Good night, America. You just elected the last President of the United States.”

    Michael Moore In Trumpland is out now in limited release and available via iTunes. Read Trump’s tweet below.

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    Voter Suppression Is the Real Election Scandal

    By Alice Speri, The Intercept


    The integrity of this year’s election is under attack — but not in the way Donald Trump claims it is. Ahead of last week’s final debate, the Republican nominee called the election “rigged” dozens of times — in at least 20 tweets sent in the course of a single weekend as well as at rallies across the country in which he called on supporters to show up in “certain areas” and watch the polls.

    “And when I say ‘watch,’ you know what I’m talking about, right?” he told supporters in Ohio. “Go to your place and vote. And go pick some other place and go sit there with your friends and make sure it’s on the up and up,” he encouraged supporters in Michigan. “The only way we can lose, in my opinion — and I really mean this, Pennsylvania — is if cheating goes on.”

    Trump’s comments, as well as those made by some of his supporters who more explicitly voiced the racism behind his call to watch the polls, sent chills down the spines of many Americans, conjuring up visions of civil rights era violence and voter harassment that’s not unheard of even in more recent elections.

    But the real problems with this year’s vote will be largely invisible on election day. Three years ago, the Supreme Court struck down a major section of the Voting Rights Act, opening the doors to new efforts to restrict voting. The impact of that decision will be felt at the polls for the first time this year. Measures passed in the aftermath of that decision — restrictive voter ID laws, new requirements for voter registration, cuts to early voting options and polling sites, and other schemes — are the real threat to the November 8 vote, civil rights advocates say. And these procedural obstacles to the polls pose more insidious, large-scale challenges to suffrage than the more egregious and illegal harassment of the sort Trump has repeatedly advocated.

    “This is an unfortunate part of our history,” Leah Aden, a senior counsel with the NAACP’s Legal Defense Fund, told The Intercept. “People are acutely aware of the changing demographics in this country and while we should all be working towards more people participating, there’s always been this segment of our country that has wanted to limit who is part of the political process.”

    Voter intimidation, Aden noted, has traditionally gone hand-in-hand with the growing political participation of minorities. This election is slated to be the most racially diverse in U.S. history, a reality that’s already beginning to tip the scales in some swing states. One in three eligible voters is a member of a minority, and minorities also make up 43 percent of new voters.

    The growing diversity of the electorate, coupled with the uniquely racist and incendiary rhetoric of the Trump campaign, has fueled fears of widespread intimidation. Responding to Trump’s call to watch the polls, a supporter at a recent Ohio rally told the Boston Globe that he planned to look for “Mexicans. Syrians. People who can’t speak American.”

    “I’m going to go right up behind them. I’ll do everything legally,” he said, describing a practice that’s unequivocally illegal under federal law. “I want to see if they are accountable. I’m not going to do anything illegal. I’m going to make them a little bit nervous.”

    The specter of voter intimidation and growing fears of violence at the polls have led some local officials to add “active shooter training” to election day preparation, and the Southern Poverty Law Center has documented growing threats of “civil war” from white supremacists should Hillary Clinton win.

    “It’ll be bloody but I think if enough heads are busted the will become loud and clear” a commenter wrote on the alt-right website the Daily Stormer. “They want violence? Just let them try declaring Hillary winner,” another user wrote. “Enough of being tough in the blogs, be tough in real life,” wrote a commenter in one of 240 militia group Facebook pages that are open to the public.

    The Trump campaign has called on volunteers to sign up as election observers. To lead the effort, the campaign reportedly recruited Mike Roman, a Republican who in 2008 helped promote a video showing two members of the New Black Panthers, one with a billy club, outside a Philadelphia polling site. That isolated incident fueled months of media frenzy over voter intimidation and prompted two DOJ investigations. Trump advisor Roger Stone told the Guardian that 1,300 volunteers from the grassroots Citizens for Trump group planned to conduct exit polls in nine swing-state cities with large minority populations — a plan resembling voter intimidation more than traditional exit polling. The Trump campaign did not respond to a request for comment on these reports.

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    Nearly every demo group thinks less favorably of Trump brand now, says CNBC survey

    Yuengling Beer’s Endorsement Of Donald Trump Sparks Outrage, Boycott | Huffington Post

    Former Miss Finland is 12th woman to accuse Trump of sexual assault | The Guardian

    Ninni Laaksonen, a former Miss Finland in the Miss Universe competition that Trump once owned, alleged that he ‘grabbed my butt’ during a photo shoot
  16. Trump: 'We should just cancel the election and just give it to Trump

    Let's repeat that
    Trump: 'We should just cancel the election and just give it to Trump

    When are the Americans that support going to look up and notice he doesn't want the US constitutional law to run the USA.
    He wants to be Putin.
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    18 Falsehoods Just From Trump's Thursday Night | NBC News

    From extreme Obamacare tax hikes to allegations of widespread corruption by Hillary Clinton and her allies, Donald Trump's Thursday night speeches and a Fox News interview offered up more than a dozen inaccuracies — an impressive feat even for a campaign that has spawned a cottage industry of fact checkers.

    Donald Trump's New Hindi Ad Looks Like 'Some Spoof Video' | Huffington Post

    Trump raises about half as much as Clinton in campaign’s final weeks, finance reports show | The Washington Post

    Donald Trump raised about half as much as Hillary Clinton for his presidential campaign in the first 19 days of October, putting him at a severe financial disadvantage in the crucial final days of the White House contest, new campaign finance reports filed late Thursday show.

    As Donald Trump drops in polls: The polls are "absolutely" rigged | CBS News

    Donald Trump Stands A Real Chance Of Being The Biggest Loser In Modern Elections | Huffington Post
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    Trump is cobbling together a coalition of Hindus, white males, Israel ( except for his theory of international banking conspiracy), hired mouthpieces and Putin. Did I leave anyone out?
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    Trump: NBC releasing the 'Access Hollywood' tape was an 'illegal act' | USA Today


    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said that NBC releasing the Access Hollywood tape in which he makes aggressive sexual comments about women was "certainly illegal, no question about it."

    Trump told Fox News host Bill O'Reilly in an interview Thursday that, "it was locker room talk, the microphone was not supposed to be on — not that I make that as an excuse for myself, but certainly it was an illegal act."

    Trump did not rule out the possibility of legal action against the network. "You know that was a private dressing room. Yeah, that was certainly illegal, no question about it."

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    Trump and the GOP Crack-Up: A Closer Look | Late Night with Seth Meyers

    Seth takes a closer look at what Donald Trump's candidacy has done to the identity of the Republican Party.
  21. This is a Trump Presidency in miniature:

  22. DeathHamster Member

    Hey Donnny, first rule of politics: Treat every microphone as live. If you don't see the mic, assume that it's hidden.

    You should know that.
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  24. Bingo! He was an entertainer so he knows about hot mics, I think he was boasting and at that point in his life he was fine with thT being recorded. He's sloppy and has bad judgement.
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    FBI: New Clinton emails prompt further investigation | The Associated Press


    The FBI informed Congress Friday it is investigating whether there is classified information in new emails that have emerged in its probe of Hillary Clinton's private server. The FBI said in July its investigation was finished.

    The disclosure raises the possibility of the FBI reopening the criminal investigation involving the Democratic presidential nominee just days before the election, although it is not clear if that will happen.

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    FBI Says It Will Investigate New Hillary Clinton Emails | NBC News


    The politically-explosive revelation, which came just 11 days before Election Day, appeared to catch the Clinton campaign by surprise. "No idea," a top Clinton campaign spokesperson told NBC News.

    Tim Kaine, Clinton's vice presidential running mate, who was at an early voting site in Tallahassee on Friday told reporters "gotta read a little more, gotta read a little more" before continuing on.

    But the Republican-led House Judiciary Committee quickly applauded the FBI's move.

    "The FBI's decision to reopen its investigation into Secretary Clinton reinforces what the House Judiciary Committee has been saying for months: the more we learn about Secretary Clinton's use of a private email server, the clearer it becomes that she and her associates committed wrongdoing and jeopardized national security," their statement read.

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    ‘I care about doing the right thing’: James Comey again steps into a charged political debate | The Washington Post


    When FBI Director James B. Comey announced Tuesday that the bureau would not recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server while at the State Department, sharply criticizing what he called her “extremely careless” behavior, he knew his words would reverberate through a charged political climate.

    Comey, a former federal prosecutor, acknowledged that his remarks were “an unusual statement,” saying that he was offering more detail than he normally would because of the heightened interest in the middle of a presidential campaign. But for Comey, stepping into a political debate is not new territory.

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    FBI dramatically reopens Hillary email investigation - because of new messages found on Anthony Weiner's phone as they probed him after revealed he 'sexted' a 15-year-old girl
    • FBI Director James Comey has dramatically revealed Hillary Clinton is back under investigation because new emails have come to light
    • Clinton said nothing when she made her first public appearance, just over an hour after bombshell, at a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    • She had been on a plane without WiFi when the news broke and ignored shouted questions as she got into her Secret Service SUV
    • Donald Trump, in Manchester, New Hampshire, was cheered as he told supporters FBI were right to overturn 'a miscarriage of justice'
    • Development is just 11 days before America votes and amid a sliding poll lead for Clinton who has been hit by revelations of her family's tangled business and charity interests from leaked emails
    • Source of new emails remains unknown and Trump's campaign are now demanding that all of them be published before the election
    • FBI director James Comey announced in July that he wouldn't recommend prosecuting Clinton for breaching laws on the handling of classification
    • He said he found her 'extremely careless' but she had no criminal intent

    FBI’s review of Clinton email evidence reportedly tied to Anthony Weiner sexting case


    The FBI's new review of emails pertaining to Hillary Clinton's server were found on electronic devices seized from her top campaign aide Huma Abedin and her husband, Anthony Weiner, the New York Times reported Friday.

    Earlier this summer, Weiner, the disgraced former member of Congress, was caught sending sexually explicit messages to an underaged girl, leading to a review by the FBI and the New York Police Department.

    According to the Times, the FBI is now going to look into whether the emails found "contain classified information, as well as to assess their importance to [the] investigation."

    Since the FBI announces its review of the emails, the Associated Press reported that the emails did not come from Clinton's private server, which has dogged her presidential campaign.

    NBC News justice correspondent Pete Williams added that it's unlikely the new review will have an impact legally on Clinton, but could cause political damage in the final days of the race.

    It's not clear that the new revelations will derail Clinton's bid, but they could tighten the race in the final days.

  27. DeathHamster Member

    So far, it doesn't say that the FBI is reopening the investigation, just that they found some stuff on a phone and that they're checking to see if it's relevant. Informing the committee is due diligence.

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