Donald Trump to Alex Jones: America Can’t Be Great Again ‘If I Don’t Win’

alex jones donald trumpRepublican presidential candidate Donald Trump told radio show host Alex Jones the United States had no chance of ever becoming great again if he didn’t win the 2016 election. Throughout the course of the 30-minute interview, Jones and Trump rehashed some of the more prominent news stories surrounding the New York real estate mogul’s campaign. Greatest hits included Trump asking CNN for $5 million to attend the next GOP debate, and his repeated claim that “thousands and thousands” of Muslims cheered in New Jersey on Sept. 11, 2001. Yet the best part came in the final few minutes, when the GOP front-runner put off plugging his book to make a statement about his chances of winning. “I am in this to win it. I am not in this to say, ‘Oh gee I’ve done a really good job.'”

Scarborough Laughs Uncontrollably at ‘Too Terrible to Describe’ Hillary Ad

vlcsnap-2015-12-02-10h21m25s869The Wednesday morning panel of MSNBC’s Morning Joe were not fans of Hillary Clinton‘s newest ad “44 Boys,” which features young girls talking about how excited they are that Clinton will be the country’s first female president. Former Republican strategist Steve Schmidt got the hatefest rolling. “It’s really, like, too terrible to describe in the English language,” he deadpanned.
That sent host Joe Scarborough into a laughing fit. “You don’t like little kids?” he asked between chuckles. “I love little kids. I hate little kids being used by cynical politicians,” Schmidt said. “That reminds me of the politicians that will actually hire children,” Scarborough agreed. “They don’t have children, don’t have a family.” Liberal host Mika Brzezinski trashed the ad as well, saying it seemed like it was made decades ago. “What I would Continue reading "Scarborough Laughs Uncontrollably at ‘Too Terrible to Describe’ Hillary Ad"

Trump Spokeswoman Battles CNN’s Costello: Your Network’s Reporting Is Wrong!

Screen Shot 2015-12-02 at 10.03.52 AMAs the media speculation continues surrounding Donald Trump‘s claims that he supposedly saw “thousands” of Muslim Americans cheering in New Jersey streets, CNN’s Carol Costello welcomed Katrina Pierson to discuss the GOP frontrunner’s statements. Pierson, who currently serves as the campaign spokeswoman for Trump’s candidacy, did not take to CNN’s reporting very well; she criticized the network while sitting for her interview live on the air with Costello. “I would like to do a little fact-check for CNN,” Pierson told Costello before the two disagreed over a Tuesday night poll revealing Trump’s numbers over Democratic challenger Hillary Clinton. Pierson accused the network of using incorrect data to support their coverage. After playing back an interview with former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani questioning Trump’s veracity, Pierson willingly offered the most contentious media point of Trump’s recent headlines: that he witnessed thousands of Muslim Americans celebrating in Jersey City on September 11, 2001. “I’d just like Continue reading "Trump Spokeswoman Battles CNN’s Costello: Your Network’s Reporting Is Wrong!"

Trump Declares How to Defeat ISIS: ‘You Have to Take Out Their Families’

Oh Wednesday morning, undisputed GOP frontrunner Donald Trump called in to Fox & Friends to discuss his proposed policies to defeating the Islamic State. Trump also used the opportunity to further criticize the leadership of President Barack Obama, telling the Fox & Friends cohosts, “If you’re gonna do your job, do your job. Don’t talk about it,” referencing last Wednesday’s press conference on holiday safety. “We have a President that doesn’t know what he is doing,” Trump continued. Although Trump has made his viewpoints on defeating ISIS known in the past — he recently said he would “bomb the sh*t” out of the Islamic State’s caliphate — he heightened his rhetoric on Wednesday morning. “I would knock the hell out of ISIS. I would hit Continue reading "Trump Declares How to Defeat ISIS: ‘You Have to Take Out Their Families’"

Mediaite Interview: Scarborough and Brzezinski on Who They’re Really Looking to Impress on Morning Joe

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Two days before Thanksgiving I stood just off-camera in the main studio of MSNBC’s Morning Joe. Behind me rows of NBC employees typed furiously away, the ones you see in the background of studio shots and always wonder about. I was struck most by how quiet the on-set conversation of the Morning Joe panel was even just feet away despite the vibrancy I’ve long equated with the venerable cable news fixture.

There in the 8 a.m. hour,  the conversation swayed from Trump to foreign policy; author Peggy Noonan sat at the end of the table, feet away from Morning Joe favorite Mike Barnicle; Huffington Post’s Sam Stein appeared on that morning’s episode as well, and off camera next to me I recognized BBC’s Katty Kay. These four anchors, writers, and contributors are a percentage of the larger revolving door of on-camera media influencers many have grown Continue reading "Mediaite Interview: Scarborough and Brzezinski on Who They’re Really Looking to Impress on Morning Joe"

Graham: Nominating ‘Race-Baiting Religious Bigot’ Trump Would Irreparably Damage GOP

grahamThe New York Times has a new report out today about the panic and nervousness spreading throughout the establishment GOP that Donald Trump could actually become the Republican nominee for president. And they’re not just worried about losing the White House, they’re worried about losing in more local races. Some Republicans are worried Trump being on the national ticket would hurt party nominees in state and local races, and so they’re trying to figure out how best to take him down. The problem, Jonathan Martin reports, is that absolutely no one is willing to start publicly attacking Trump, though a few did go on record to the Times about how devastating a Trump nomination would be. And then there’s Lindsey Graham, one of Trump’s presidential rivals. He hasn’t done terribly well in the polls thus far, but he’s been very consistently critical of Trump, and now he’s laying out Continue reading "Graham: Nominating ‘Race-Baiting Religious Bigot’ Trump Would Irreparably Damage GOP"

Martin O’Malley Reportedly Asks House Dems If He Can Be Their ‘Second Choice’

Martin O'MalleyDemocratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley told House Democrats during a closed-door meeting that he wanted to be their second choice for president, if they would have him. According to the Associated Press, O’Malley’s comments were heard in a hallway outside of what was supposed to be a closed-door meeting. Perhaps the doors were truly closed, but that didn’t stop the former Maryland governor’s remarks from going public. “If I cannot be your first choice now, I would like to be your first choice later,” he reportedly said. In other words, O’Malley — who has struggled to keep his campaign financially viable amidst dropping poll numbers and few endorsements — asked House Democrats and so-called “super delegates” to consider at a later date. “If I could not today be their first choice,” he said of the super delegates, “I would like today to be their second choice and I look forward to Continue reading "Martin O’Malley Reportedly Asks House Dems If He Can Be Their ‘Second Choice’"