Trump on Baton Rouge: How Many Officers ‘Have to Die Because of a Lack of Leadership?’

trumpDonald Trump issued a brief statement online this afternoon on the horrific shooting of multiple cops in Baton Rouge today. Trump said, “We grieve for the officers killed in Baton Rouge today. How many law enforcement and people have to die because of a lack of leadership in our country? We demand law and order.” After Dallas, Trump delivered a speech in which he referred to himself as the “law and order candidate.” [image via screengrab] — — Follow Josh Feldman on Twitter: @feldmaniac

Wallace Confronts Manafort Over Reports Trump Had ‘Difficulty’ Making VP Decision

manafort wallaceChris Wallace confronted Donald Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort this morning over the reports of how Trump was trying to get out of picking Mike Pence for veep at the last second. Multiple news outlets reported last week that after all those reports Trump was picking Pence, Trump kept trying to get out of it for who knows what reason. CNN, NBC, Fox, etc. all reported the same thing. Wallace asked Manafort about those reports, posing the question: “If he had that much difficulty making his first presidential-type decision, is he fit to be commander-in-chief?” Manafort completely dismissed those reporters and said they were untrue.
Wallace was persistent, citing a top GOP official who told him Trump was trying to get out of it because he considers Pence boring. Watch above, via Fox. [image via Continue reading "Wallace Confronts Manafort Over Reports Trump Had ‘Difficulty’ Making VP Decision"

Priebus Insists There Is Now ‘No Religious Test’ in Trump’s Muslim Ban

priebusThere’s been so much confusion recently about whether Donald Trump has changed the parameters of his Muslim ban, but RNC Chair Reince Priebus says everything is completely fine. Trump recently indicated a change––only Muslims from terror states––but his team indicated there was never any pivot. Priebus said on CNN this morning that Trump has clearly pivoted and “there is no religious test on the table.” Jake Tapper challenged him as that being just his “interpretation.”
The RNC chair insisted Trump’s ban is now limited to nations that are harboring and training terrorists. Watch above, via CNN. [image via screengrab] — — Follow Josh Feldman on Twitter: @feldmaniac

Trump Goes on Tweetstorm Against Clinton, ‘Pocahontas’ Warren, and CNN

Ahead of the Republican National Convention––kicking off tomorrow––presumptive nominee Donald Trump is doing his normal tweetstorm schtick. Trump went after Hillary Clinton bigly, but also singled out Elizabeth Warren after she attacked him and his VP pick Mike Pence as “insecure, weak men”:

Scott Baio Says He’ll Be Speaking at the Republican National Convention

scott-baioOne of Donald Trump‘s biggest celebrity supporters is Scott Baio––of Happy Days and Charles in Charge––and he said on Fox News last night that he’s been invited to speak at the Republican National Convention this week. Baio told Jeanine Pirro that he’s expected to be speaking on Monday, and he tweeted this out after: Baio has been supporting Trump for a while now, and recently he said he thinks President Obama is either dumb, a Muslim, or a Muslim sympathizer… “and I don’t think he’s dumb.” Meanwhile, Baio’s announcement has brought some attention to this Hillary Clinton meme he recently shared on Twitter:

Leslie Stahl Grills Pence: How Can You Support Trump if You Hate Negative Campaigning?

Screen Shot 2016-07-16 at 10.26.11 PMCBS released a preview of their interview with Donald Trump and Mike Pence, where the Indiana governor was asked an aspect of Trump that he showed deep disagreement with before they joined forces Beyond Trump’s reported hesitance in deciding on Pence, the GOP nominee’s VP choice is surprising when one considers how Pence stands opposite to him on a variety of issues. Pence has been trying to patch things up over the past two days, but in their 60 Minutes sit-down, Leslie Stahl asked him about whether he condones Trump’s incredibly negative campaign after having prominently spoken out against political mudslinging. Pence seemed to dodge Stahl’s question, saying that “this campaign and Donald Trump’s candidacy has been about the issues the American people care about.” Stahl repeatedly pressed Pence on this, but Trump jumped in…and immediately took the interview in a negative direction.

‘Two Small, Insecure, Weak Men’: Warren Unleashes Brutal Tweetstorm on Trump and Pence

PicMonkey Collage - WarrenJust in time for Donald Trump‘s presser with his new running mate, Elizabeth Warren took their Twitter dueling to the next level with a blistering rant on Trump and Mike Pence. The Massachusetts senator has proven herself as one of the most forceful voices for the Democratic Party, and she has sparred with Trump multiple times throughout the election season over his incendiary rhetoric. On Saturday, Warren proclaimed that Trump and Pence made a “perfect match,” and she explained why by going through an extensive list of slams against them.