Which Candidate Got the Mexican Piñata Treatment at the Kennedy’s’ 4th of July Party?

This is even better than a taco bowl! In general, Donald Trump‘s relationship with Hispanic people is rocky. Ask Univision reporter Jorge Ramos. Ask any Mexicans who’ve heard about the earliest days of the mogul’s presidential campaign when he said that their homeland wasn’t sending its “finest” to America, but rather, its rapists and killers. Add to that the nationalistic displays that pop up whenever the man talks about his proposed wall on the Mexican border and the tension really starts to make sense. Here’s how the Kennedy family feels about all that: They turned Trump into a Mexican piñata. You know how those work, right? Partygoers take turns beating on them with a stick? Yeah, you know. The photo above was posted to Instagram by Kathleen “Kick” Kennedy Continue reading "Which Candidate Got the Mexican Piñata Treatment at the Kennedy’s’ 4th of July Party?"

Black Conservative Tears Into Trump’s Flirtation With White Supremacists: ‘This Is Not Excusable’

Tara SetmeyerCNN political commentator Tara Setmeyer went off on Donald Trump Tuesday and his campaign’s history of sharing racist memes and images from white supremacists, getting in a shouting match with Trump supporter Jeffrey Lord. “When I heard this sheriff’s star nonsense yesterday, that this was the excuse, I looked at my husband– who is a federal law enforcement officer, by the way, who was very offended by the implication that a sheriff’s star was what this was instead of the Star of David– the first thing he said when he looked at that was, ‘A sheriff’s star has points on it,’” she began. “That’s not true,” Lord interrupted “Most of them they are, yes. Come on, give me a break, Jeffrey, just stop it,” Setmeyer shot back. “This is one of the nonsense excuses that this campaign is using to make up for their incompetence and the fact that Continue reading "Black Conservative Tears Into Trump’s Flirtation With White Supremacists: ‘This Is Not Excusable’"

Capehart: Bill Clinton Meeting AG Loretta Lynch Was ‘Disaster of Epic Proportions’

1trumpThe fallout from former President Bill Clinton‘s impromptu tarmac meeting with Attorney General Loretta Lynch continues unabated, given fresh life by the news that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was interviewed by the FBI over the weekend. On Tuesday’s edition of Morning JoeWashington Post columnist and Hillary Clinton supporter Jonathan Capehart continued the flagellation by calling the meeting a “disaster of epic proportions” while dissecting his various and sundry interviews with AG Lynch on the subject of that meeting. Capehart told dour MJ concern troll Mika Brzezinski that AG Lynch wanted to accomplish two things: to explain how the process works, and to emphasize how the process works:
One, she’s trying to explain how this process works, because she knows that this was and remains a disaster of epic proportions when it comes Continue reading "Capehart: Bill Clinton Meeting AG Loretta Lynch Was ‘Disaster of Epic Proportions’"

Trump Foreign Policy Advisor: He’s Not Going to Get Rid of Iran Deal

Whalid PharesIn an interview with The Daily Caller Monday, a key foreign policy advisor to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump indicated that the candidate will not try to get rid of the Iran deal despite his fiery rhetoric on the issue. “He’s not going to get rid of an agreement that has the institutional signature of the United States,” Walid Phares said. “He is a man of institutions.” Instead, Phares explained, Trump would consult with his advisors and try to renegotiate a new deal with Iran. “So he is not going to implement it as is, he is going to revise it after negotiating one-on-one with Iran or with a series of allies.” Phares also hinted that Trump could change his view on his proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the country. “Lately, he has been adapting his position,” he said. “The more he is informed of the subject, the Continue reading "Trump Foreign Policy Advisor: He’s Not Going to Get Rid of Iran Deal"

Trump Reaffirms ‘Sheriffs Star’ Claim, Blasts Clinton for ‘Ridiculous’ Anti-Semitism Charges

trumpDonald Trump doubled down on his assertion that the red Star of David that appeared in a meme posted Saturday on his Twitter account was in no way anti-Semitic. In a statement released Monday afternoon, Trump blasted Hillary Clinton for her criticisms, which he said were “ridiculous.” The meme previously appeared on a white supremacist message thread (as Mic originally reported), though Trump maintains that the star is “often used by sheriffs who deal with criminals and criminal behavior.” Despite claiming that there was nothing offensive in the original image, Trump’s campaign removed and replaced it with one superimposing a red circle over the original star. The Trump statement reads in full:
These false attacks by Hillary Clinton trying to link the Star of David with a basic star, often used by sheriffs who deal with criminals and criminal behavior, showing an inscription that says “Crooked Hillary is the Continue reading "Trump Reaffirms ‘Sheriffs Star’ Claim, Blasts Clinton for ‘Ridiculous’ Anti-Semitism Charges"

Trump Supporter Scottie Hughes Flips Out, Ignores Facts Defending the Anti-Semitic Tweet

HughesThings had already gone off the rails by the time that CNN’s Brianna Keilar began speaking slowly and using small words to help Trump supporter Scottie Nell Hughes understand what a sheriff’s star actually looks like. Hughes was summoned to defend the anti-Semitic image posted Saturday to Donald Trump‘s Twitter account. The image featured Hillary Clinton amid a sea of 100-dollar bills and a red Star of David proclaiming the caption “Most Corrupt Candidate Ever!”
“Why can’t he just admit that this was a mistake?” Keilar asked. “It’s absurd, foolish, and ludicrous that we’re still talking about this on day three,” Hughes said. She added that this was a “petty controversy” that had been “magically” drummed up to obscure news about the FBI investigation into Clinton’s emails. “Not magical, Scotty. In fairness, we didn’t tweet out the six-pointed Continue reading "Trump Supporter Scottie Hughes Flips Out, Ignores Facts Defending the Anti-Semitic Tweet"

Ivanka Trump Doggedly Insists Her Father ‘Is a Feminist!’

ivankaForget everything you know about Donald Trump‘s relationship with women. Forget that his followers love to call female reporters the  c-word on Twitter when they dare challenge the candidate. Forget that former employees have reported that he got progressively more misogynistic the longer they worked for him. Forget that whole thing where Trump said women should be punished for getting abortions. Forget every quote about women we have from him, especially the ones compiled for this pro-Hillary Clintonad. Forget all of it. Why should you forget? Ivanka Trump says her dad is a feminist! She told the Sunday Times. Here:
My father is a feminist. He’s a big reason I am the woman I am today. People talk about gender equality. He has lived it, he has employed women at the highest levels of the Trump Organization for decades, so I think it’s a great testament Continue reading "Ivanka Trump Doggedly Insists Her Father ‘Is a Feminist!’"