Friday, September 30, 2016

Alicia Machado - Hillary And Her Media Surrogates Attempt To Stop Trump (Full Analysis)

Hillary Clinton can't win on her own merits.  This election is a referendum against Trump.  She has to destroy Trump to win, and being that she's Hillary Clinton, she is willing to destroy whoever comes in her way.  The Clintons have no conscience when it comes to power.  She has wanted this for most of her adult life, and she was thwarted by a change agent 8 years ago.  She doesn't want to be thwarted again, although she is ironically running on the same positions that Barack Obama touted as "change" 8 years ago - just even further left.

Hillary practiced for the debate with tenacity and had all various attack lines from the media against Trump stored away.  She, with the aid of Lester Holt, squeezed in every attack line you know she practiced saying over and over again in front of her mirror.  One person that she brought up, in an attempt to pull the woman card and paint Trump as a misogynist, is Alicia Machado.  Alicia Machado is a Miss Universe winner from 1996.  She gained weight, Trump had her work out with the press there, and she claims that he called her "Miss Piggy" and "Housekeeping" (because she's Latina).  She even accused him of giving her bulimia (will be addressed later).  Now this is hardly a new line of attack.  This was in a largely discredited piece done months ago by the New York Times.  However, when Hillary brought it up, the media, aware that some people hadn't been paying attention the first time and in their attempts as pro-Hillary surrogate, seized on it to revive Hillary's sagging poll numbers.  This is not the first time the media has resurrected an old line of attack and pretended it wasn't covered already.  They just did it with the birther story (which Hillary's helper Lester Holt brought up in the debate while ignoring all of the scandals affixed to Hillary's name).

The problem is that the media has made fools of themselves in bringing up this Machado story.  In fact, as you will soon see, Trump is partially vindicated by Hillary's own network - CNN.

First of all, I want to start out by saying that this woman entered an international beauty contest and won.  Of course women are judged on their beauty in the contests.  If someone has the honor of winning, they are supposed to maintain their body contractually for that year as they represent that beauty pageant.  However, we'll see that Trump didn't stand there with a whip forcing her to exercise like the media made it seem like.

In an interview with Bill O'Reilly:

O'REILLY:  Now, the other avenue they are going to come after you is the woman card.  Alright, and they're gonna say that you're a mean guy and you don't respect women.  Do you have anything further to say on this Miss Universe thing?

TRUMP:  No, not much...I mean, look, I hardly know this person.  This is a person 20 years ago, she wasn't a successful uh....You know, I sold the Miss Universe at a, you know, for a tremendous price amount, you know, six months ago, uh... it worked out great.  I don't have anything to do with it anymore, but I really enjoyed it when I had it.   But this is a person, Bill, that was the first one under my ownership, she did not do well, she had a lot of difficulties, and you know, they wanted to fire her - the company itself wanted to fire her  - I saved her job.  I bet you if I, if you put up and added up all the time I spoke to her, it's probably less than five minutes.  I mean, I wasn't, I had nothing to do with this person, but they wanted to fire her.  I saved her job because I said that's going to be ruinous, and I've done that with a number of the young ladies where I saved their job, but the staff itself.  And you know what happened?  Look what I get out of it.  I get nothing.

So a lot of things are coming out about her.  I'm not going to say anything - I couldn't care care less - but it's somebody I don't know, don't know certainly very well.  I saved her job because they wanted to fire her for putting on so much weight - and it is a beauty contest - you know, say what you want, Bill, but they know what they are getting into.  It's a beauty contest, and I said, let her try and lose the weight.  Can you imagine?  I end up in this position like this, so that's the way it is.  I really just don't know her.

O'REILLY:  Do you think that was a cheap shot by Secretary Clinton to bring that up?

TRUMP: Well, I think it was, and now a lot of things are coming out that I wasn't aware of  like they say she threatened the life of a judge, and they got involved in all sorts of problems, and some reports just came out 20 minutes ago about her, and you know, I mean if that turns out to be true, a lot of the things that are turning out to be perhaps true, I think it's going to make Hillary look extremely bad.  But again, I help somebody and this is what you get for helping somebody, but I just don't know her.


Right after this, the media sneered at Trump.  They clearly didn't buy Trump's explanation.  A check of the archives of Clinton's own network shows that what Trump said is TRUE.  He did save job.  He also wasn't disrespectful to her like the media made it out.  Why?  Because the media was there at that very work out press conference, and they sure didn't seem to have a problem with it then when they showed up like vultures with their cameras.

NEW YORK (CNN) -- When Alicia Machado of Venezuela was named Miss Universe nine months ago, no one could accuse her of being the size of the universe. But as her universe expanded, so did she, putting on nearly 60 pounds. 

Indeed, the reigning Miss Universe learned the hard way that an extra 15 or 20 pounds can gain you a ton of publicity. But now she's determined to shed at least 15 pounds, though the loss of her Miss Universe crown is no longer an issue. 

"Some people when they have pressure eat too much. Like me. Like Alicia," said Donald Trump, the executive producer of the Miss Universe Pageant. 

Since winning the crown, the former Miss Venezuela went from 118 pounds to -- well -- a number that kept growing like the size of the fish that got away.


Rumors also surfaced that she might be forced to give up her Miss Universe crown. 

But Trump, as co-owner of rights to the pageant, said he would never let that happen. "We had a choice of: termination or do this," he said. "We wanted to do this."

The pageant's meaning of "do this" was for Machado to get her weight down to about 130 pounds. At a recent photo op, Machado -- hardly a blimp at 5-foot-7 -- pedaled a stationary bicycle and jumped rope in front of a pack of photographers and reporters who could themselves use a little training. 

"A lot of you folks have weight problems. I hate to tell you," Trump told the rowdy pool of reporters

A video also emerged of this workout also from Clinton's News Network.  Let's look at it and see if Donald Trump treated her terribly.  Alicia was smiling and giggling with Donald Trump.

MACHADO: "When did you want you can work out with me." 

TRUMP: I'll work out with her anytime she wants I'll tell you.

MACHADO: OK.  (Giggles)

A reporter asks what advice Trump would give to Alicia.

TRUMP: Well, I don't think Alicia needs much advice.  I will say that last year, before I owned the Miss Universe contest, I went to the Miss Universe pageant last year  - it was in Las Vegas - and I felt that Alicia was one of the most beautiful women I've ever seen.  It was incredible, and all of the folks that were here agreed with that.  Alicia is like and like a lot of other people - I love to eat, we all love to eat - not all of you, some of you are lucky - but we eat.  We like to eat.  We like to eat.  And she had tremendous pressure put on her with the win and everything else.  Plus she was going all over the world, all foreign places, and that was a huge amount of pressure.  And some people when they have pressure don't eat, and some people when they have pressure eat too much - like me, like Alicia.  And what's she going to do now, she has one of the great trainers of the world...

MACHADO: Absolutely

TRUMP:  ...and a very very famous man in his own right, and he's been working with her for the last few days, and I think she's going to show up at that conference, actually, probably being a little bit bigger than when she won it, but you think that's actually better? (to trainer)  When she won it, she weighed about 118 pounds (too light says trainer present) and actually, from what I understand a little bit heavier.  But I will say, when she won the conference, I had never seen anybody more beautiful, and she's totally beautiful now, but I think come contest time, what are you talking about in terms of weight? (to trainer)

The trainer says she was too light before, and they want her to weight more than the 118.

A reporters asks if Trump really considered letting her go.

TRUMP:  Well, I'll tell you, there was a group that wanted us to do that very much, and I have to credit CBS also because they are my partner.  I bought the contest, the Miss Universe/Miss USA contest, and then CBS joined me as my partner, I mean more that just five years of broadcast rights.   They actually are 50/50 partners now, and they were with me 100%; we really agreed on it together.  And one of the reasons is that, you know, you have a lot of people that have problems with weight, eating disorders, whatever you want to call it.  A lot of you people, I mean I'm looking at you reporters, and I can't believe how many showed up, but a lot of you folks have weight problems I hate to tell you.  (Machado laughs and leans in towards Trump).  And that doesn't include you, but a lot of you folks that I'm looking at right now aren't in the greatest of shape, and the truth is...and I'm not meaning that you're too skinny, although you're pretty skinny I have to tell you (to reporter).  The fact is that this is a universal problem.

The bottom line, from Clinton's own news network, is that Trump does not take the advice to terminate her contract which some wanted him to do, and instead he does this so she can maintain her crown.  He then talks about how she is one of the most beautiful women he has ever seen, says she's still beautiful with weight gain, and proceeds to defend her by putting himself in the same boat.  He says it's been stressful for her, and she, like he does, eats when stressed.  He hires her a trainer (more on that in a second) who tells her she doesn't need to lose all the weight and wants to help her stay at a healthy BMI (not be too thin).  He then says this is a problem many people, including the reporters present, have.  Classic Trump was insulting reporters back then too.

As far as Trump calling her "Miss Piggy" and "Housekeeping," there hasn't been a witness to this that has come forward to my knowledge.

We'll address her claims that Trump gave her an eating disorder.   Megyn Kelly called her out on that.  She had one before she met Trump:

You said, as a result of what he said to you, you developed an eating disorder of bulimia and anorexia, but you had said publicly at the time that you suffered from both of those eating disorders prior to the Miss Universe contest,” Kelly said.

“No, no, never, never,” Machado cut in. “I never had any problem before the pageant.”
“This is from the Washington Post,” Kelly said. “This quote is from you: ‘I was anorexic and bulimic but almost all of us are…When I was preparing for Miss Universe, it was an obsession for me to not gain weight. By the time I won, I was actually recovering. But the year leading to it, I didn’t eat at all. And whatever I ate, I threw up. I weighed 116 pounds when I won. I was skeletal.'”
Machado, who is now a citizen and plans to vote for Clinton, denied the quote.

“No, I’m sorry, but that was not true,” Machado responded. “Maybe in that moment, they — the company, Miss Universe, and in specific, this person — they manipulated a lot of information about me.”

Did she mind the attention at the time?   It doesn't seem like it.  She liked that it made her more famous, and this is two other sources including the AP and Newark-Star Ledger, who back up Trump's account of what happened:

Machado would claim months later that she was shocked and resentful at being ambushed by a crush of media. But as camera flashes erupted, she rejoiced.

'Famous publicity!' Machado exclaimed to the AP. 'Before I had 15 pounds more, nobody knows [me]. Now I am Miss Universe and everybody knows.'

'Now I have publicity for 15 pounds more – I think it's good!' she added.

The AP reporter noted that Machado 'lifted a 10-pound weight, skipped rope and pedaled a bike – all while laughing, smiling [and] waving.'

And he told the AP then what he says now: that Miss Universe officials wanted to depose Machado, but he stepped in to spare her.

'There were people in the pageant industry who thought there should be a termination,' Trump told the AP.

'The weight was unacceptable to a lot of people. It was not unacceptable to me.'

The Newark Star-Ledger reported a line that day that has become fodder for finger-wagging in Trump's direction: 'You could call her an eating machine,' he told reporters.

But in the next breath he said he was helping Machado avoid losing her Miss Universe crown and sash. 

'She'd be destroyed if they take it away.'

Trump told Newsweek the following month, with Machado's future still in doubt, that a forfeit 'would be unfair to her and to people with a weight problem.'

In the aftermath, reflecting three months later on the entire episode, Machado told the Miami Herald: 'At first I felt deceived by the press. I thought, with so many important things happening in the world, why are these idiots spending so much time worrying about something as absurd as my weight?'

'But thanks to these idiots, I am famous. Even in Malaysia, people know me.'

Now what about that trainer?  It turns out Trump did more than give her a trainer:

Trump paid for her healthy renaissance, putting her up at his palatial Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida and giving her the run of the house.

Three weeks after the New York workout PR stunt, a Cox News Service reporter spilled the details.

The real estate billionaire paid for a 'wellness' regimen that included a 1,200-calorie, 29-grams-of-fat diet prepared by a 'world-class' chef; laps in Trump's oxygenated, Mediterranean-tiled pool; and a package of perks that included yoga, t'ai chi, shiatsu massage, and guided movement for five hours a day.

Speaking to reporters poolside at Mar-a-Lago, he said that 'there are a lot of people out there who have similar problems, including some of us.'

'For people who have a weight problem, she serves as a tremendous example.'
Trump's self-critique led a Dallas Morning News columnist to mock him for being on the 'pudgy' side, and challenge him to drop 10 pounds in the month remaining before the 1997 Mis Universe pageant.

'You're absolutely right,' he replied. 'I really need to do this. I accept the challenge. I will do it by pageant night.'

Trump 'agreed to a weigh-in, if pressed,' according to the lighthearted column. 

But that's just not the end of the story.  Hillary Clinton failed to vet this person.  Of course, the Democrats don't care.  Clinton's own news network is still using this story to prop up Clinton, but their own article and video should have put it to bed.

Trump criticized her in an interview with Fox and Friends saying she was "the worst we ever had" and "ultimately a winner who they had a tremendously difficult time with as Miss Universe."  The media was mortified.  She seemed like such a stand up person, yet it quickly came out that she threatened the life of a judge as he indicted her boyfriend for attempted murder.  For that attempted murder, she was accused of driving the getaway car: 

Shortly after she won her crown in the late '90s, a judge in Venezuela accused Machado of threatening to kill him after he indicted her then-boyfriend for attempted murder.

Machado threatened "to ruin my career as a judge and ... kill me,'' Judge Maximiliano Fuenmayor said at the time.

Her boyfriend, Juan Rafael Rodriguez Regetti, was accused of shooting and wounding his sister's husband, who he blamed for his sister's suicide.

Rodriguez was accused of shooting and wounding Francisco Antonio Sbert Mousko outside a church in Caracas where his wife -- Rodriguez's sister -- was being eulogized.

Sbert reportedly suffered brain damage from the attack.

The victim's family accused Machado of driving her boyfriend's getaway car, but she denied any involvement and apparently was never indicted, due to lack of evidence.

Now you might say that she wasn't indicted.  However, she refused to deny it on Anderson Cooper:

'The judge in the case also said you had threatened to kill him after he indicted your boyfriend for the attempted murder.' Cooper said. 'I just want to give you a chance to address these reports.'

'He can say whatever he wants to say. I don't care,' Machado said, referring to Trump as she waved her hand in defiance.

'You know, I have my past. Of course. Everybody has. Everybody has a past. And I'm not a saint girl. But that is not the point now.'

Machado in the same breath called the accusation 'wrong' and said it 'happened' decades earlier.

'That moment in Venezuela was wrong, was another speculation about my life, because I'm a really famous person in my country, because I'm an actress there, and in Mexico too,' she said.

'And he can use whatever he wants to use. The point is, that happened 20 years ago.'

There's three more things, though:
First, she was the only Miss Universe contestant ever to pose nude (which the Daily Mail considered relevant enough to put in the intro to their piece so I included in this post) :
But focus has snapped back to Machado's own past, including a 2006 Mexican Playboy photo shoot that made her the only Miss Universe winner to pose in the buff, and a stint on a Spanish reality TV show where she was shown having sex on camera – while engaged to a Major League Baseball player.
Second, she had sex on national television while engaged to another man:
In the 2005 episode of 'La Granja,' she had sex in front of the cameras with Spanish TV host Fernando Acaso.

Machado was engaged to Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Bobby Abreu at the time. The Venezuelan-born major-leaguer called off the wedding after clips of the show appeared online.

The broadcast showed Acaso on top of her, with Machado whispering in Spanish about his manhood. 

Trump Tweeted about this last night:

Did Crooked Hillary help disgusting (check out sex tape and past) Alicia M become a U.S. citizen so she could use her in the debate?

The MSM went into meltdown mode and tried to deny the tape:

The New York Times: ‘Donald Trump Bashes Alicia Machado Again, Alleging a ‘Sex Tape’ (Without Evidence)’

Reuters: “Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump deepened his attacks on a former beauty queen Alicia Machado on Friday, calling her disgusting and alleging the existence of a sex tape…”

Huffington Post: “Donald Trump ramped up his feud with former Miss Universe Alicia Machado on Friday, calling her “disgusting” and accusing her of having a sex tape.”

ThinkProgress: “…his accusation that Alicia Machado starred in a “sex tape” is unproven.”

The media is LYING.  There is video of that tape at the link.

She ADMITTED to it in 2005:

 Miami, U.S., June 10, 2005 (Notimex) - Venezuelan former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, said she has "people's support" and ruled out being sorry for having starred a porn video in a Spanish reality show.

"I felt fine as a person, as a human being...and well, that was the purpose," said Machado while she arrived to Miami, about her participation in reality TV "La Granja" where she had sex in front of the cameras with Spanish presenter Fernando Acaso.

"It's the way I am as a person, as a woman and I keep going forward," said in her first statements to Univision network's El Gordo y la Flaca, interviewed at the Airport of Miami, city where she lives.

"It was a very strong experience, very difficult in all senses, and I feel very happy with the events in Spain. I had people's support once more and I gained respect for what I am as a person and that was the purpose," said.

"When you take a challenge and responsibility, you take it until the end. Also, when you do a reality show, it's just that, a show of reality, and that's what I am as a person, as a woman and I keep going forward." NTX

Hat tip to GotNews for that article which is now deleted.

Third, in 2007:
More troubling is the story emerging about the paternity of Machado's daughter Dinorah, born in 2008.

Univision reported in 2010 that Gerardo Álvarez-Vázquez, a drug kingpin linked to the infamous Sinaloa cartel, fathered the child.

And the police informant who first testified about the pair's relationship was executed gangland-style in a Mexico City cafe months later in broad daylight.
Álvarez-Vázquez, nicknamed 'El Indio' or 'El Chayán,' was arrested in April of that year and charged with running the Beltrán-Leyva narco-trafficking cartel, a Sinaloa affiliate.

The U.S. government at the time considered him a fugitive, and offered a $2 million reward for his capture.

He was 'responsible for facilitating communications between [cartel] hierarchy and Central and South American sources of supply for cocaine,' the State Department writes.

'Álvarez-Vázquez was also believed to be responsible for overseeing the ... narcotics-related activities in multiple cities of Mexico and to be actively involved in major bulk crystal methamphetamine procurements. He coordinated the movement of illegal narcotics into the United States and overs[aw] the repatriation of narcotics-related proceeds.'

The Mexico City newspaper El Universal reported in 2010 that Vázquez had faced drug trafficking charges in California going back to 2007 – the year Machado became pregnant.

Reforma, another Mexico City newspaper, cited a police report on Vázquez's arrest, reporting that he and four other drug lords attended Dinorah's 2008 baptism.

They included cartel 'chiefs' Arturo and Héctor Beltrán, top lieutenant Edgar Valdés Villarreal and Colombian drug trafficker Harold Mauricio Ojeda.

Vázquez's role in the drug cartel was to drum up business with other criminal gangs in Central and South America, Univision reported. He was also a reputed 'sicario' – a hitman.

The police shootout that resulted in his capture killed two other sicarios and resulted in the arrests of 18 more.

Machado issued a stinging denial – after Vázquez's arrest – telling People in Spanish that she 'did not have any relationship... with Mr. Jose Gerardo Alvarez Vazquez known by the nickname of "the Indian".' 

She said her daughter's father was 'a very respectable businessman' named Rafael Hernandez Linares.'

But in the same statement Machado also claimed the story of drug lords attending her daughter's christening could not be true because Dinorah had never been baptized – a highly unusual omission in 81-percent Catholic Mexico. 

The Mexican Attorney General and GotNews’ unnamed federal law enforcement source both agree that Machado’s baby daddy is locked-up drug trafficker Gerardo Alvarez-Vazquez.

Alicia Machado herself has variously claimed it’s her “best friend” Rafael Hernandez Linares and that “she’s kept quite about his identity because he isn’t involved in the entertainment world and she’d like to respect his privacy.”

Does Alicia Machado’s daughter Dinorah look like she could be the drug kingpin’s kid? Yep.

Legal documents from Miami-Dade county prove Hillary Clinton’s mentally ill anti-Trumper Alicia Machado had an anchor baby in Miami with Mexican drug kingpin Gerardo Alvarez Vazquez, also known as “El Indio.”

A declaration of domicile document that is publicly available through lists Machado’s daughter Dinorah as “Dinorah Valentina Alvarez Machado.”

Look closely:

(Document at link)

According to Spanish naming customs, children have a first surname from their father and a second surname from their mother. That means:
  • Dinorah is the first name.
  • Valentina is the middle name.
  • Alvarez is the father’s last name.
  • Machado is the mother’s last name.
This mean’s that Dinorah’s father’s last name is Alvarez.

As in Gerardo Alvarez Vazquez, the Mexican drug trafficker who had a $2 million bounty on his head by the U.S. government in 2010.

Gerardo’s paternal/first surname is Alvarez, and maternal/second surname is Vazquez. His children would take his paternal/first surname Alvarez. Children such as Dinorah Machado a.k.a. Dinorah Alvarez Machado.


Now we have U.S. legal documents signed by Alicia Machado herself as further proof. Boom: busted.
The document also shows that Dinorah Machado was born in the United States, unlike her mother. Anchor baby confirmed.

Here’s a link to the whole PDF document from MiamiDade.govmachado_document_2014

Not only did the media deny her existing sex tape, but the media had her on their radar.  Hillary did as well as she had reached out to her months ago.  She was a Hillary surrogate.  Cosmo and The Guardian were both writing pieces on Machado which they claim they had to hurry out after Hillary brought her up at the debate:

That moment kicked off a flurry of positive press for Machado orchestrated by the Clinton campaign – first with the release of a video interview with Machado, and then with a coordinated phone call with Machado and journalists. It also prompted a proper freak-out from both Cosmopolitan writer Prachi Gupta and Guardian U.S. columnist Lucia Graves, who were both working on profiles of Machado that they had planned to run later in the week. 

Both publications pushed out their profiles the following day, prompting some to suggest that the timing was more than just good fortune. But contrary to some reports that the interviews were “embargoed for post-debate release,” neither Gupta nor Graves had an agreement with Machado or the Clinton campaign to release their profiles at a certain time, they told POLITICO. In fact, they said, they had no idea their profiles would suddenly have the news peg that it did. 

“We were all very surprised to hear Clinton name-drop Alicia during the debate,” Gupta told POLITICO.

 “As soon as that moment happened, our team hustled to get the story up sooner than we had planned … My editors and I knew we had to get this out the door sooner.” 

Graves told POLITICO she stayed up all night to finish her profile, which as of Monday night had only been a jumble of notes and quotations. 

Graves, who has written a series of profiles about Trump’s treatment of women, said she knew about the Cosmopolitan profile that was in the works, and that she was operating with the understanding that she would publish only after Cosmopolitan published its exclusive with Machado, slated to go up on Wednesday. Cosmopolitan also told POLITICO that their initial publication date was supposed to be Wednesday. 

“The debate changed everything,” Graves told POLITICO. “The news desk and features editors, they were like, ‘sorry, but we can’t wait for Cosmo anymore. Hillary Clinton just blew this embargo.’”

Yep.  I'm sure it was just a coincidence that they were writing pieces and had enough material to finish their profiles right at the time Hillary name dropped her at the debate.

The system is rigged, folks. 
So this is the woman that Hillary and the media are using to bring down Donald Trump?  Clinton's own news network should have looked at their own archived article and video and dropped the whole thing.  We have the MSM denying the existence of this sex tape when it is out there for the world to see, and she admitted to it.  She's accused of driving the get away car for an attempted murder, she threatened a judge who convicted her boyfriend of that murder, and the father of her child (anchor baby) is likely a Mexican drug kingpin.  Not to mention of course the bottom line that Trump helped her keep her title, made fun of himself and reporters in defending her, and even called her beautiful.

The media is trying to turn this into the next Kahn or Curiel story.  They can't win using Hillary's policies.  They rarely mention them.  They have to win by destroying Trump.


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Donald Trump vs. Hillary And Biased Lester Holt

Well, the first debate is in the books.  Hillary came out very prepared and polished.  It was obvious she knew all the leftist media talking points against Trump was prepared to throw them in whenever she could.  Trump is not a politician.  He didn't speak in political speak, and he did well the first part of the debate (and this was agreed on CNN - Clinton's own network).

Lester Holt Was Biased

What did Lester ask Hillary that was tough? He asked Trump four tough questions:

1) He asked Trump about his taxes.

2) He asked Trump about the birth certificate.

3) He pressed Trump on his opposition to Iraq.

4) He asked Trump about his comments on Hillary not having the "look" of being President and then proceeded to repeat Meghan Kelly's point about Trump calling women pigs, etc.

5) He rebuffed Trump on stop and frisk (saying that stop and frisk was found unConstitutional). He responded, but to it, but still...

Also, I don't know how many times Hillary Clinton was allowed to ramble on, but Trump would attempt to respond, and Lester would say something like, "Only a few seconds, Mr. Trump," or "We really have to move on, Mr. Trump, and get to the next question."

CNN keeps saying that Trump went into the weeds. Well, Trump was responding to Lester's questions.
Things you didn't hear:

1) He never asked Hillary about Benghazi.

2) He never asked Hillary about her emails.

3) He never asked Hillary about pay for play.

In fact, after I wrote this post right after the debate concluded, the RNC themselves put out a list of 10 things that Lester neglected to bring up to Hillary.

The list went as follows:
  1. The 5 Aides Given Immunity By The FBI Or Her Reckless Secret Server
  2. The Multiple False Statements About How Her “Extremely Careless” Actions Endangered Our National Security
  3. Her “Basket Of Deplorables” Insult Toward Millions of Americans
  4. Clinton Foundation Pay To Play Accusations
  5. Her Failures And Lies On The Attacks In Benghazi
  6. Her Support For Obamacare
  7. Her Deep Support From And Ties To Wall Street
  8. Veterans Affairs Scandal She Arrogantly Called “Not Widespread”
  9. Her Comments About Wanting To Put The Coal Industry Out Of Work
  10. Her Deception And Lack Of Transparency On Her Health
 Various outlets did stories on the biased coverage.  This is key from Breitbart:

A close analysis of the transcript of the first presidential debate on Monday night shows that moderator Lester Holt of NBC News asked 15 questions exclusively of Republican nominee Donald Trump, and only 2 questions exclusively of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

The analysis, posted on social media and drawing intense attention on Reddit, walks through the entire 90-minute exchange and notes Holt asked six questions of both candidates, in addition to Trump’s 15 and Clinton’s two.


Moreover, most of Holt’s questions prompts were overly friendly to Clinton’s point of view, while hostile to Trump. In one of the last exchanges of the debate, for example, Holt strongly implied Trump was a sexist when asking about a past criticism he had made about Clinton lacking a “presidential look.” He also introduced the opening topic of the debate by praising Obama’s economic performance, ignoring the fact that growth never reached 3% under Obama and labor force participation has fallen.

Breitbart News noted that Holt intervened several times to “fact-check” Trump — often erroneously — while never checking Clinton’s facts, even when she was completely wrong, as in her claim that she had never flip-flopped on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. In addition, the Washington Examiner‘s Eddie Scarry notes Holt asked Trump six follow-up questions, and none of Clinton, leaving Trump “having to debate the highly anticipated event’s moderator as well as his Democratic opponent.”

This is from the Daily Caller:

Holt interrupted Trump a whopping 41 times, either to “fact-check” the Republican nominee, or to ask a follow-up question. Clinton was only interrupted seven times during the course of the 90-minute debate.

Moderator Lester Holt interrupted members of the crowd who cheered on Republican nominee Donald Trump Monday, but allowed the crowd to cheer for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the debate.

As I said, she was polished and rehearsed. Trump dropped some opportunities with regard to this. Here are some:

One example is how he handled the birther issue being called racist. There were other ways that could have been addressed like bringing up white Presidents questioned over their birth, explained he questioned Ted Cruz, explained why it wasn't racist, explained concerns with why people questioned birth certificate, etc.

Another example was about his comments about women. That was not good that he went for the Rosie O'Donnell line. He should have talked all about how he hires women at the Trump Organization and his record there, about the women who support him, about how she takes money from countries that are terrible to women, about the Benghazi and angel moms, about the woman whose life is ruined because Hillary defended her rapist when she was 12, etc. He should have talked about what he will do for women and how his policies will help women.

A third example was about Saudi Arabia when she said he wanted them to get a nuclear weapon. He should have talked about how she takes money from them. That could have led into pay to play.
A fourth example was taxes where he let her get away with saying he doesn't pay taxes. After the debate they asked him, and he said that he does pay federal taxes. He should have talked about the waste with our tax dollars too.

Benghazi, the emails, and pay for play weren't brought up by Lester, but Trump should have tried to work them in more. Of course, that's hard when Lester seemed to let her drive the conversation by always telling Trump he had to move on.

The focus groups on two networks, one being CNN, showed Hillary winning the debate 18-2 and 16-6. The CNN poll after the debate which had a much larger Dem sample, showed her winning by a large margin.  That said, 10 online polls from various news organizations overwhelmingly showed him winning.

Trump's Online Debate Polls (from Trump's own Twitter)

It was his first debate. CNN's panel universally agreed he did a great job at the beginning on trade and the economy. His team a couple weeks to prep and be ready for the next one. She is a good debater, but she has a lot of canned lines. He has a good feel now for how she is going to handle things, and I think he can prepare for the next one. Hopefully the moderator is more balanced and puts her on the defensive more with some tough questions her way. Watching her smirk as he got tough questions while she got none was disgusting.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Great Piece On Trump And Social Media

#TrumpTrain reaches 30 million, changes how campaigns use Internet

In just a year, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his close-knit family and team of social media warriors have shattered Internet records, collecting over 30 million followers and fans and generating billions of views, according to a Secrets analysis.

The social media #TrumpTrain, as fans know it, is driven by the candidate, who touches base with Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and even Snapchat 18-20 hours a day, sending out his own messages or quickly scanning those offered by his family and campaign team.

"The success to our social media is all Mr. Trump and his messaging. What sets his social media apart from the rest is simple — since day one, he has been directly involved and he LOVES communicating with the American people," a top aide emailed.

Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, a real estate and publishing force, and the campaign's social media director, Dan Scavino, who was general manager of Trump National Golf Club, team to run the multiple platforms, updating them many times a day with news from events, hits on Clinton and peeks behind the scenes of the unconventional campaign.

But it's the number of eyes on Trump social media platforms that even has the campaign shocked. Just consider:

The article goes on to list the following of members of the Trump family and campaign staff across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Periscope.  The number would even higher if they added in Mike Pence and some other lower profile members of the Trump campaign like Boris Epshteyn, AJ Delgado, etc.

Interesting, though, that:

And it's all being done without the huge social media team Clinton and others in the political world, like the White House, have. Clinton, for example, has at least 100 staffers working social media platforms for her. Trump has 131 total staffers for the whole campaign, according to Federal Election Commission records.

This, if Trump wins (which I obviously hope), is a complete failure and humiliation for Clinton and her bloated political apparatus.  Trump was able to spend significantly less in the primary with a smaller staff, but he was able to win.  He is taking the same approach in the general.  Will it pay off?  It certainly sounds like it with regards to social media.  Will this translate to a win?  We're hoping. Trump wants to take this spend less, achieve more approach and use it as President.  We have seen the out of control spending in Washington and the sheer waste and ineffectiveness that sometimes occurs with tax dollars.  Trump, using his campaign as an illustration, can help this country so that less money is spent and more is achieved - a win for the taxpayers.




Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Washington Post Has New Trump/Hitler Comparison Article Out - Writer Claims Comparing Trump To Hitler "Belittles" Hitler

Don’t compare Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler. It belittles Hitler. (He's serious)
Washington Post ^ | September 13, 2016 | Shalom Auslander 

Posted on 9/20/2016, 6:16:58 PM

Before their recent meeting — and I suspect a few times after — Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto compared Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler. He wasn’t the first to do so, even in his own country. Vicente Fox, the former president of Mexico, has also compared Trump to Hitler. Cher has compared Trump to Hitler. Abraham Foxman, former national director of the Anti-Defamation League, has compared Trump to Hitler (although in fairness, that’s kind of his whole brand). Even Glenn Beck compared Trump to Hitler. We’ll no doubt hear it again many times before this election is over, and, to be honest, it’s a comparison that bothers me for two reasons.

I am a Jew — a New York Writer Liberal Jew, the scariest Jew of all — and from a very young age, I was taught about an unimaginable horror called the Holocaust and about an evil man named Adolf Hitler. The elderly man who sat beside me every Saturday morning in synagogue was a Holocaust survivor, and his elderly wife was a Holocaust survivor, as well. And so the first reason the comparison of Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler bothers me is not because it belittles the deaths of millions of innocents, but because, frankly, it belittles Adolf Hitler.

Hitler believed Jews were the cause of every problem. He believed extermination was the solution. He believed that the “Spear of Destiny,” the spear the Romans used to poke Jesus on the cross, would give him magical powers. He had an elaborately developed, hideous, deplorable theory of how things worked, and he believed in it deeply.

Trump doesn’t.

Hitler was a psychopath. Trump is just a con man.

(Excerpt) Read more at ...

This article is so disturbing.  There are two parts to this.  First, addressing this article.  Second, we have to address the number of times the Washington Post has referred to Trump as Hitler.  They are going after Don Jr. now too. 

I am a Jew — a New York Writer Liberal Jew, the scariest Jew of all — and from a very young age, I was taught about an unimaginable horror called the Holocaust and about an evil man named Adolf Hitler.

The Jew part doesn't scare me at all.  The only thing scary is "New York Writer Liberal."  

Hitler was a psychopath. Trump is just a con man.

Even if that were true, how in the world would that make Trump worse?  There is a huge difference in a psychopath who murdered and tortured millions and a con man.

Hitler had some opinions, he had some plans. They were monstrous and evil, and reason enough for even an avowed atheist to consider the existence of Satan. But I don’t recall Hitler flip-flopping. I don’t see him saying one morning, “I’m going to invade Poland,” and then “softening” his stance that afternoon after meeting with Sean Hannity. He didn’t decide to kill the Jews, then change his mind when his new campaign manager arrived. “I said the kill the Jew — singular, one Jew, not all the Jews. Just the bad ones.” Hitler was a megalomaniacal psychopath who should burn in Hell for eternity… who actually believed in something.

He's an atheist.  So he's not even a practicing Jew.

This man, who was raised in synagogue and sat next to a man who survived the Holocaust, says Hitler was a "megalomaniacal psychopath", but gosh darn it, at least he had "opinions" and "plans".  This is better than Trump who has changed his mind on issues - although I think he has been consistent on issues like lowering taxes, removing regulations, expanding American energy, building the wall, trade, America first foreign policy, repealing Obamacare, school choice, and appointing conservative SCOTUS judges.  Irrelevant, though, that Trump has changed his mind on things after time and discussion.  Hitler was at least not a flip flopper - he was consistent.

To make a buck, to get out of hock, to get some fame, to get his own TV network — the ignominious ends always justify the ignoble means. Even his run for president is a con, a way to gain even more power than this millionaire’s son was already born with. It certainly isn’t to implement any deeply felt ideas. It can’t be. He hasn’t got any. It’s all about the con.

First of all, Trump already had bucks.  Trump already had fame.  Trump spent over 60 million of his own money to run for President.  If there is any candidate running for the sheer power, it is Hillary Clinton.  She stuck with Bill and enabled his bimbo chasing, working her way from governor's wife, to First Lady, to Senator, to a failed run, to Secretary of State, and now she is aiming for the Presidency again.  That has always been her ultimate goal.  She wants the power.  As stated above, Trump does have consistent positions on issues.

And give the man credit, by the way — he’s good at it. He is, as he says, the best. The white nationalists are eating it up,

Trump has disavowed them, but continue on.  The Communists have endorsed Hillary by the way with no disavowal.

Am I praising Hitler? No. I’m saying that if you absolutely had to find just one thing to say about Hitler that was positive — if you could somehow siphon out all the festering, maggot-infested sewage that filled his soul to reveal one razor-thin sliver to point to in his favor — you could possibly say, well, at least he believed what he said.

WOW!  (He says you can't say that about Trump.)

Is Trump a megalomaniacal demagogue? Yes. Is he a sociopath? Undoubtedly. Is he dangerous? Maybe.

Wait a minute.  Am I reading the same article?  He just said that Trump isn't a psychopath but a con man paragraphs earlier.  Now he's sociopath which is essentially the same thing.  He also said Hitler was megalomaniacal while referring to Trump as a con man, but not he has applied that word to Trump too.

The comparison that matters is not, “Is Donald Trump like Hitler?” but, “Are we like Hitler’s willing executioners?”

This is from the same people that bristle when abortion is compared to the Holocaust because there are legitimately over 50 million dead unborn children.  However, this guy makes a Holocaust style comparison with Donald Trump and liberals praise it.  Shameful.

Will we look the other way, say we didn’t know, stand silently by while millions of our neighbors are rounded up, while women who get abortions are “punished,” while immigrants are given “ideology tests” and our leader heaps praise on oppressive tyrants?

~Millions of your neighbors rounded up?  I would assume he is referring to people who are here ILLEGALLY.  Also, based on Trump's speech it doesn't sound like there is going to be a big round up of illegal immigrants right away (if ever).  It sounds like the focus will be on securing the borders and rounding up criminals.  How many illegal immigrants do you think are neighbors to this guy anyway?  I mean, really.  If he's like a lot of liberal elitists, he lives in a nice neighborhood or nice part of town where there are no illegal immigrants next door.

~Trump is NOT going to punish women who get abortions.  Useless argument.

~Trump wants to check immigrants to ensure that they are immigrants who love and want to assimilate into this country, not people who want to do it harm.  Hitler!

~Here we go with the old Washington Post Trump and tyrants spiel again to end this.  I have done extensive posts addressing these issues if anyone is interested:

Hillary's Camp Says Trump Loves Dictators - Media Agrees With Slew Of Articles

Barack Obama And Dictators

Hillary Clinton's Ties To Russia



The Washington Post is so far in the tank for Hillary that I'm not sure they would find the surface if they had to get oxygen. One of their tactics, besides churning out generalized anti-Trump pieces on a daily basis, is to try to scare people into not voting for Trump by comparing him to Hitler and assorted dictators. This is is irresponsible, wrong, and an insult to those who suffered under Hitler and the millions who lost their lives.

This is not the first time the liberals have compared GOP candidates to Hitler. They did it with George Bush. The leftists would have big anti-war parades with signs comparing George Bush to Hitler. They did it with McCain and Romney. Here's Romney:

The next Republican in the next election will undoubtedly be referred to as Hitler, and they'll mean it that time!

The moment of truth: We must stop Trump

Like any number of us raised in the late 20th century, I have spent my life perplexed about exactly how Hitler could have come to power in Germany. Watching Donald Trump’s rise, I now understand. Leave aside whether a direct comparison of Trump to Hitler is accurate. That is not my point. My point rather is about how a demagogic opportunist can exploit a divided country.

The Hitler-ification of Donald Trump

Trump’s flirtation with fascism

Donald Trump’s new favorite slogan was invented for Nazi sympathizers

He wasn’t quite promising “America über alles,” but it comes close. “America First” was the motto of Nazi-friendly Americans in the 1930s, and Trump has more than just a catchphrase in common with them.

Would checks and balances stop Trump? Don’t bet on it.

Trump is following in the path of despots

Donald Trump’s creepy fascist infomercial

The theory of political leadership that Donald Trump shares with Adolf Hitler

Don’t compare Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler. It belittles Hitler.

Trump’s Hitlerian disregard for the truth

From building walls to Hitler comparisons, Emmy night was full of digs at Trump


Donald Trump, America’s modern Mussolini

 In 1927, Fox News Service filmed Benito Mussolini telling immigrants to ‘make America great’


This is how fascism comes to America

How does Donald Trump stack up against American literature’s fictional dictators? Pretty well, actually.

Clinton hits Trump’s dictator infatuation

Trump’s favorite dictators: In reviled tyrants, GOP nominee finds traits to praise

Donald Trump is a unique threat to American democracy

Former Mexican president calls Trump ‘a false prophet’ and warns, ‘Wake up, America!’

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Media Attacks Trump For Saying "A Bomb Went Off In NY"...But Hillary Said Same Thing

The media is growing increasingly unnerved at the fact that their endless attacks on Trump appear not to be having an affect on his poll numbers and at the fact that Trump pwned them twice in 2 days. They decided the only thing to do is ramp up the number of hit pieces.  Check the Washington Post and New York Times for reference.  The media is always looking for an opportunity to attack Trump.  It only takes a sentence or a fragment of one.  The media decided there was an opportunity to portray Trump as as too reactionary and therefore non Presidential.

Donald Trump opened his rally in Colorado and said that a bomb went off in NYC - mind you he was briefed on the plane before he got off.  The media, however, has determined that Trump jumped the gun in saying that bomb went off.  They said that wasn't confirmed yet.  Don Lemon contrasted Trump's response to Hillary's where a commentator on there raved and essentially said she seemed more Presidential.

Full Trump statement:

Thank you everybody!  Wow!  This is great, in a hanger yet, right, in a hanger!  Boy oh boy.  It's a movement like they haven't seen before.  I wanted to tell you that, just before I got off the plane, a bomb went off in New York, and nobody knows exactly what's going on, but boy, we are living in a time...we better get very tough, folks, we better get very, very tough.  It just happened, so we'll find out, but it's, it's a terrible thing that's going on in our world and and in our country, and we are going to get tough and smart and vigilant.  And we're gonna end it.  We're gonna end it.  So we'll see what it is.  We'll see what it is is.

First, he was briefed.  Just because the media didn't know what caused it at that time, doesn't mean Trump didn't have more info.  Granted, De Blasio didn't call it a bomb yet officially, but we don't know what Trump was told behind the scenes.  CNN sourced the FDNY saying it was an IED.  This was released on the network after Trump spoke, but that doesn't mean Trump wasn't told on the plane in briefing.  Second, what else could have caused the explosion with the exception of gas, a transformer, etc.?   Third, does that sound like a man who has all the answers?  He says that "nobody knows exactly what's going on" and "we'll see what it is."  Fourth, Trump told people that it's terrible, but, "...we are going to get tough and smart and vigilant.  And we're gonna end it.  We're gonna end it."  Reassuring I think.  Obama and Hillary can say all the right things, but we need all the right actions.  Their policies have enabled the growth of ISIS. Finally, and most importantly, Hillary Clinton also proceeds to call it a bomb as well, but that's different of course.

I have compiled examples from various media outlets and reporter Twitter accounts (make sure you check out the Washington Post headline disparity if nothing else):


4h4 hours ago Colorado Springs, CO
Trump, without confirmation of anything, tells CO crowd that a bomb went off in New York.
852 retweets 774 likes
Someone responds:

Ford Vox, MD Retweeted Noah Gray
hm CNN reporting he got a briefing just before: 
Sopan responds back:

4h4 hours ago Colorado Springs, CO
Sopan Deb Retweeted Ford Vox, MD
Note Noah's wording. Explosion, not bomb.

Sopan writes an article for

“I must tell you that just before I got off the plane, a bomb went off in New York and nobody knows exactly what’s going on,” Trump said.

Some in the crowd audibly gasped. Trump gave no further information. In large part, Trump was right. Nobody knew exactly what was going on. But it didn’t stop Trump from telling a crowded airport hangar that a bomb had gone off – though at the time he had no confirmation. At that time, the only reports that were circulating were filled with speculation. Neither the NYPD or the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) had confirmed that there was a bomb, only that they were responding to reports of an explosion in the Chelsea area of Manhattan.

The Trump campaign did not respond to a request for comment on whether Trump had been told that a bomb had exploded in Manhattan or who briefed him on the explosions that occurred.

Hours later, New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio said in a news conference that the city believed that the explosion was “an intentional act.”

Trump’s opponent, Hillary Clinton also referred to the explosion in Chelsea as a “bombing,” telling reporters late Saturday night, “I’ve been briefed about the bombings in New York and New Jersey.” But Clinton’s comments came after De Blasio had characterized the explosion as “an intentional act” and after she had spoken with the mayor’s office. However, she added, “I think it’s always wiser to wait until you have information before making conclusions.” And Clinton said she’d “have more to say about it when we actually know some facts.”

Look at this blatant shilling for Hillary Clinton.  Look at this.  He justifies her using the same language as Trump because De Blasio said it was intentional, even though he said it was an explosion and didn't use the term bomb.

Then he lists times he thinks that Trump jumped the gun like:

It wasn’t the first time Trump has speculated before the totality of facts had been revealed.
In the immediate aftermath of the Nice terror attacks in France​ in July, Trump called into Fox News to immediately to make the link to Islamic terror, before it was confirmed that this was the case.


In June, soon after the mass shooting at a nightclub in Orlando, Trump tweeted:

Reporting that Orlando killer shouted "Allah hu Akbar!" as he slaughtered clubgoers. 2nd man arrested in LA with rifles near Gay parade. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 12, 2016

At the time Trump tweeted this, it was not confirmed that this was the case.


Note that nowhere in the article is the full statement posted where Trump says "nobody knows exactly what's going on" and "we'll see what it is." 


Trump just called early reports of an explosion in New York a "bomb." No confirmation of that yet. "We've got to get very tough," he says

Amid reports of explosion in NYC - which Trump called, w/o confirmed reports, a "bomb" - Trump doing usual political attacks against Clinton

Before officials confirm cause of explosion, Trump calls it a "bomb" 30 mins after initial reports:

Colorado Springs, Colorado (CNN)Donald Trump on Saturday night quickly described early reports of an explosion in New York by telling his supporters here that a "bomb went off" in that city.

Trump made the statement before local officials had publicly confirmed details of the incident or what caused the explosion. Typically, national political figures use caution when describing unfolding situations and law enforcement actions.
"Just before I got off the plane, a bomb went off in New York and nobody knows exactly what's going on," Trump said at a campaign rally here.

Two hours after Trump spoke, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said the explosion "was an intentional act."

But, he said, "there is no evidence at this point of a terror connection." And the city's police commissioner, James O'Neill, said the "exact nature and cause" of the blast "has not yet been determined."

The Trump campaign did not respond to numerous requests for comment Saturday night on whether Trump had any evidence the explosion was a bomb or whether he was in contact with NYC officials.
Trump's Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, spoke to reporters in White Plains nearly two hours after the explosion and similarly called the incident a "bombing."

Clinton said she had been in touch with various New York City officials. She declined to answer a question about what effect, if any, the explosion would have on the 2016 race.
It is not until paragraphs further in the article that he mentions Trump was briefed prior to getting off the plane.  No mention of that in his Tweets, though, which are retweeted by liberals who hate Trump.

Note he does add the "no one knows exactly what is going on," but he doesn't add "we'll see what it is."

Another one to round it out too:

4h4 hours ago Colorado Springs, CO
. says "bomb" went off in before NYC officials determined cause of explosion:

Hours later, Jeremy back at it:

He retweeted and responded to:

Stephen Miller Retweeted Jeremy Diamond
Your own network sourced FDNY saying IED.


Jeremy Diamond Retweeted Stephen Miller
Nope. Not before Trump said this.

Once again, just because CNN released info on air after Trump said it, it doesn't mean Trump wasn't given that info in a briefing. 

Joshua Chavers Retweeted Ali Vitali
Then Trump announced to a crowd in Colorado that "a bomb went off in New York" Wildly wreckless and irresponsible.


Trump says ‘bomb’ went off in New York before details of explosion confirmed

Actual contents of article didn't elaborate on anything except quote Trump, and they do provide full quote.  However, contrast that to their headline for Hillary (who also said a bomb went off):

Clinton Cautions Against Drawing Conclusions On The New York Explosions Before Facts Are In

This sort of BLATANT BIAS is why Donald Trump banned them from his rallies.  They have multiple hit pieces up on Trump including one calling him a charlatan because his hotel is expensive and not everything in the room is made in the USA and another saying Don Jr.s "missteps seem to involve white nationalists and Nazis."  


New from : Trump appears to preempt NYC officials, publicly deems explosion "a bomb" before investigators do

Donald Trump appeared to pre-empt New York City officials when he declared Saturday evening that a "bomb went off" in New York City before officials had released details.

"I must tell you that just before I got off the plane a bomb went off in New York and nobody knows what's going on," Trump said, minutes after stepping off his plane during a rally at an airport hangar in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

He continued: "But boy we are living in a time -- we better get very tough, folks. We better get very, very tough. It's a terrible thing that's going on in our world, in our country and we are going to get tough and smart and vigilant."
The Republican presidential nominee made the comments around 9:10 p.m., shortly after the explosion in Manhattan's crowded Chelsea neighborhood and as emergency officials were responding to the blast.
Local authorities have said they believed the explosion, which injured 29, was an "intentional act," but declined to answer questions about the cause at a news conference that began about two hours after Trump spoke.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said then that it was "too early to determine specifically what the incident was caused by" and that the investigation was still underway.

Note: also left out the "we'll see what it is."


Now Clinton:

Trump's rival Hillary Clinton, meanwhile, sought to present a more cautious response, underscoring the difference between the two candidates' styles.

Clinton was briefed on the incidents shortly after her speech to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation dinner in Washington.
After landing in suburban New York City, Clinton told reporters she had been briefed "about the bombings in New York and New Jersey and the attacks in Minnesota." She said, "we need to do everything we can to support our first responders — also to pray for the victims. We have to let this investigation unfold."

Hillary calls it a bombing too, but can we defend her?  You better believe the AP is going to try:

Clinton was referring to a pipe bomb that exploded in a New Jersey shore town and reports of a shooting and a stabbing at a Minnesota mall.

Oh, so when she referred to bombing she was only referring to New Jersey, eh?  Even other reporters didn't make that distortion.

Clinton, asked about Trump's saying that a "bomb" had gone off in New York, said it was "important to know the facts about any incident like this," adding, "I think it's always wiser to wait until you have information before making conclusions, because we are just in the beginning stages of trying to determine what happened."



5h5 hours ago
Trump started CO rally saying a "bomb went off in NY & nobody knows exactly what's going on...We’ll see what it is." Reports still unclear.
Ali Vitali Retweeted Ali Vitali
He said this with no confirmation and unclear reports from the ground on what happened. 

5h5 hours ago
Trump is continuing his rally - hitting Clinton on "deplorables" comment - even after reporting unconfirmed reports from NYC.

Reported 'explosion' in NY at 8:30. At 9:10 Trump tells CO a "bomb" went off. Source says trump was 'briefed' on plane. Who briefed him? (1)

4h4 hours ago
NYPD, FDNY, JTTF have not confirmed what caused the explosion. (2)

Did an investigator on scene call Trump before they told anyone else? (3)

David Martosoko of the UK Daily Mail responds, and he is objective:

She responds:

Katy Tur Retweeted David Martosko
Would Rudy announce it before the NYPD, FDNY, or JTTF?
He responds:

4h4 hours ago
he night have briefed Trump, is all I'm saying, and I'm betting his NYC intel would be pretty damned good

He then says, "This too is true."  This is in response to this:

seriously guys- posted source stating bomb 2 minutes after they got on scene.

Back to Katy Tur who Tweets a timeline of the press conference:

Q: Was it a bomb in a dumpster? Mayor: "It's too early" to say.

This is very significant because Hillary Clinton called it a bomb as well despite this.


5h5 hours ago Miami, FL
Frank Thorp V Retweeted Liz Kreutz
Hillary Clinton refers to "bombings in NY and NJ" and then is asked for her reaction to Trump calling NY a "bomb"

Thank you.

In fairness, there is a glimmer of hope for CNN too as Jason Chavers also retweeted that Tweet.