Note: This post has been republished from 10/22/16. — – A new report suggests that Hillary Clinton might not be the only “nasty woman” who holds the interest of the Donald Trump campaign. According to Page Six, several media members accompanied three Trump advisors this week while they were in Las Vegas for the final presidential debate. Sources state that the group took time before the debate to visit the Sapphire Las Vegas Strip Club, which prides itself on their website for having “70,000 square feet of topless entertainment and serving the finest variety of cocktails, wines, champagne and cigars.” The Trump campaign staff who reportedly went to Sapphire were Jason Miller, a senior communications advisor, AJ Delgado, a senior advisor (and former Mediaite columnist), and Jessica Ditto, a deputy communications director. The three of them were supposedly accompanied by CNN producer Noah Gray Continue reading "FLASHBACK: Trump Advisors (Jason Miller & AJ Delgado) Visited a Strip Club Prior to Las Vegas Debate"
A&E announced on Saturday that they were axing the documentary series they had planned, which was going to be focused around the Ku Klux Klan. The show, originally titled Generation KKK, was a lightning rod of controversy in recent weeks due to concerns that it would put white supremacists in a positive light. The show was eventually renamed Escaping the KKK in order to emphasize its focus on individuals trying to break away from the KKK and their participating family members. A&E put out a statement today, explaining that they would not air their documentary after learning that “third-party producers” violated network policy by taking payments in order to access some of the participants. “Our goal with this series has always been to expose and combat racism and hatred in all its forms,” the statement says. “However, A&E learned last night from the third-party producers who made the documentary Continue reading "A&E Cancels ‘Escaping the KKK’ Documentary Series Over Network Policy Violations"
Julian Assange is speaking out in a new interview reflecting on Wikileaks’ role in the U.S. election. Assange spoke with La Repubblica and immediately dismissed the idea that he was in the business of helping Donald Trump. And he has this assessment of how Trump’s team is beginning to form:
“Donald Trump is not a DC insider, he is part of the wealthy ruling elite of the United States, and he is gathering around him a spectrum of other rich people and several idiosyncratic personalities. They do not by themselves form an existing structure, so it is a weak structure which is displacing and destabilising the pre-existing central power network within DC. It is a new patronage structure which will evolve rapidly, but at the moment its looseness means there are opportunities for change in the United States: change for the worse and change for the better.”As Continue reading "Julian Assange: Hillary Clinton ‘Tried to Destroy Us’ and Failed"
In his upcoming interview for Fox News Sunday, President-Elect Donald Trump elaborated on why he has considered Exxon Mobil chief Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State. Indications are that Trump will officially name Tillerson as his top diplomat at some point in the very near future. This being the case, Chris Wallace decided to ask Trump why it made sense to appoint a businessman like Tillerson to one of the most important roles in his cabinet. “He’s much more than a business executive, he’s a world-class player” Trump said. He proceeded to explain that Tillerson’s management of Exxon and his connections with international figures make him an an ideal fit for the job. “To me, a great advantage is he knows many of the players, and he knows them well,” Trump said. “He does massive deals in Russia, he does massive deals for the company.” The full interview Continue reading "Chris Wallace Asks Trump: Why Pick Business Exec. Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State?"
Today, Andrea Mitchell reported that Donald Trump had selected Exxon Mobil’s CEO Rex Tillerson as his Secretary of State. Wondering who he is and what it all means? Let’s review. He was born in Texas and went to college there, too. Now, he lives there. According to his profile on the Exxon Mobil site, he began working there in 1975 as a production engineer before becoming general manager of Exxon Company U.S.A.’s central production division in 1989. He is known for donating to Christian and Republican organizations. Last year, the Attorney General of New York began investigating Tillerson and Exxon to find out “whether Exxon misled investors, regulators, and the public about its climate research since the late 1970s.” Massachusetts and the Virgin Islands opened investigations, too, according to the Dallas News. He received the Order of Friendship decoratio from the Kremlin in 2012, according to the Continue reading "Who Is Exxon Mobil’s Rex Tillerson, Trump’s Reported Secretary of State Pick?"