Hillary Clinton Swipes at Trump After Campaign Relaunch: I Wasn’t ‘Up Late Last Night Watching InfoWars’


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Hillary Clinton‘s Twitter account took a swipe at President Donald Trump today after his big campaign relaunch last night. Trump railed against Clinton a few times last night, going off on her email scandal at one point, and the crowd chanted “Lock her up!” Andrew Gillum tweeted last night that Clinton “must be EXHAUSTED” because she’s been running through Trump’s “small mind for a LONG time.” This afternoon, Clinton responded with a tweet saying, “I can handle it. Blessed with stamina. And thankfully I didn’t stay up late last night watching InfoWars…”

Trump Was Wrong About the Central Park Five, But They Were Not ‘Exonerated’


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I realize better than just about anyone that we live in an era where nuance is deader than disco, and that going against a popular politically correct narrative is as ill-advised as stepping in front of a freight train. However, for whatever reason, sometimes, when the facts warrant it, I still can’t resist trying, even when that means some people will misinterpret what I am saying as defending President Donald Trump. Such is the situation with regard to the ongoing, now thirty-year-old, controversy over the “Central Park Five,” who were condemned to death by then “businessman” Donald Trump, convicted of a brutal 1989 assault and rape, only later to have their convictions overturned and be paid millions of dollars by the city of New York. Tuesday, now as president of the United States, Trump reiterated his stance that he would not apologize for his position on the case and strongly Continue reading "Trump Was Wrong About the Central Park Five, But They Were Not ‘Exonerated’"

Fox News’ Howard Kurtz: Networks Not Carrying Entire Trump Rally is ‘Unfair’ and ‘Shows a Lack of Class’


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Fox News’ Howard Kurtz attacked other networks for showing “a lack of class” by not carrying President Donald Trump’s Orlando rally live in its entirety like Fox News did. “Fox News carried the whole thing live, but MSNBC didn’t deign to cover a minute of President Trump kicking off his reelection campaign and CNN took two or three minutes and dumped out of it,” Kurtz said — then accusing MSNBC and CNN of showing a “lack of class” by not carrying the rally live and uncritically. “What I have to say about this is it’s a lack of class,” Kurtz said on America’s Newsroom Wednesday morning, speaking with Bill Hemmer and Sandra Smith. Trump made little to no news in the rally launching his re-election bid Tuesday, deploying his rally staples of bashing CNN as “fake news” and attacking Hillary Clinton, who is not running for president in 2020. Continue reading "Fox News’ Howard Kurtz: Networks Not Carrying Entire Trump Rally is ‘Unfair’ and ‘Shows a Lack of Class’"

Tucker Carlson Has Reportedly Been in Trump’s Ear, Trying to Talk Him Out of Military Action Against Iran


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Tucker Carlson has reportedly, privately, been advising President Donald Trump against military action in Iran. According to the Daily Beast, the Fox News primetime host has had a number of personal conversations with Trump — in which he is advocating his opposition to U.S. military action against Iran. Further, he has been criticizing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Adviser John Bolton — who have adopted more hawkish positions on Iran. From the Beast’s report:
A source familiar with the conversations told The Daily Beast that, in recent weeks, the Fox News host has privately advised Trump against taking military action against Iran. And a senior administration official said that during the president’s recent conversations with the Fox primetime host, Carlson has bashed the more “hawkish members” of his administration.
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Don Jr. Mocked Biden For Vowing to Cure Cancer Just Hours Before Trump Did the Same


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Donald Trump Jr. mocked Joe Biden on Tuesday night for vowing to find the cure for cancer if he is elected, despite President Donald Trump making the same promise at his campaign’s opening rally in Orlando three hours after his son’s attack on the former Vice President. The eldest Trump son’s gaffe, which MSNBC edited into side-by-side clips with his father’s comments for comparison, came as Trump Jr. warmed up the raucous Florida crowd ahead of the president’s 2020 launch. “What was the good one last week? Remember? Joe Biden comes out, ‘Well, if you elect me president, I’m going to cure cancer,'” said Trump Jr. — referencing the top Democratic candidate’s vow to eradicate cancer, which took the life of his son Beau Biden in 2015. “Wow, why the hell didn’t you do that over the last 50 years, Joe?” Apparently Trump Jr. did not get an advanced Continue reading "Don Jr. Mocked Biden For Vowing to Cure Cancer Just Hours Before Trump Did the Same"

GOP Chair Reports Record Fundraising Following Trump Rally: $24 Million in Single Day


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Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel claimed President Donald Trump broke fundraising records on Tuesday night after launching his 2020 re-election campaign. “Donald Trump has raised a record breaking $24.8M in less than 24 hours for his re-election,” McDaniel said in a tweet. “The enthusiasm across the country for this President is unmatched and unlike anything we’ve ever seen!” ABC News reporter Will Steakin elaborated on how the fundraising played out.

Pastor Tells Rally Crowd ‘Demonic Networks’ Are Working Against Trump, He Will Overcome ‘Every Strategy From Hell’


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Trump spiritual adviser Pastor Paula White delivered something resembling a political exorcism at President Donald Trump‘s campaign kickoff rally, railing against “every demonic network” aligned against Trump, and declaring that he will “overcome every strategy from Hell.” Hours before Trump took the stage in Orlando, Florida Tuesday night for his official campaign kickoff rally (and 60th rally of his presidency), White told the crowd to “Just grab that sweaty hand that you’ve been holding” and join her in prayer. White thanked God for Trump, and asked that his “favor causes his horn, his power, to be exalted,” then cited a scripture that posed Trump as God’s “anointed,” asking “Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain, the kings of the Earth rise up and the rulers band together against the Lord and against his anointed, saying ‘Let us break their chains and throw out their Continue reading "Pastor Tells Rally Crowd ‘Demonic Networks’ Are Working Against Trump, He Will Overcome ‘Every Strategy From Hell’"

Mollie Hemingway Dings Reported Trump July 4th Event: ‘You Shouldn’t Use Air Force One for Political Gain’


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Federalist editor, and frequent Fox News guest, Mollie Hemingway is a consistent defender of all things related to President Donald Trump and a frequent critic of those who trespass against him. But during a Wednesday morning Fox & Friends segment dedicated to unfair media criticism of the commander in chief, she appeared to gently push back on reports of how the Trump Administration plans to celebrate Independence Day on July 4th. President Trump teased plans for a Lincoln Memorial address during Tuesday nights campaign rally, a clip of which was first aired on the pro-Trump morning show. Host Steve Doocy then said that when Trump went to France on Bastille Day “he was so struck by the military presence big rollout” he decided “we have got to do that here.” He then noted reports that Trump is considering a flyover of Air Force one during the celebration. When asked Continue reading "Mollie Hemingway Dings Reported Trump July 4th Event: ‘You Shouldn’t Use Air Force One for Political Gain’"

Morning Joe Mocks Trump Rally ‘Victimhood’ With Montage of ‘Pity Party’ Complaints


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MSNBC’s Morning Joe highlighted what they see as President Donald Trump’s “real culture of victimhood” and outsider resentment that has fueled his rise to the White House Wednesday morning, following an Orlando campaign announcement rally that was derided by the show as a “pity party” of complaints. Co-host Joe Scarborough opened the segment by noting that “Republicans used to mock” the claiming of victimhood that he sees in Trump’s rhetoric, noting that the President is “even claiming that it would be over 50% but for Robert Mueller when in fact, he was at 38% before Robert Mueller began his investigation.” The conversation that followed focused on Trump’s not at all unreasonable position that the “they are all against us” was proven right in his historic 2016 election in which nearly every political “expert” and pollster predicted a loss to then-candidate Hillary Clinton. And that sense of resentment towards Continue reading "Morning Joe Mocks Trump Rally ‘Victimhood’ With Montage of ‘Pity Party’ Complaints"

Joe Scarborough Compares Trump’s Rally Performance to Fat Elvis: ‘His Heart is Just Not In It’


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Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough likened President Donald Trump’s performance at Tuesday night’s campaign rally to the later-stage performance of Elvis Presley. The Trump Campaign held a large rally in Orlando’s Amway Arena to ostensibly launch the commander in chief’s reelection efforts, and while it was presented as something unique, much of the rhetoric and stagecraft was very familiar to Trump supporters, who didn’t seem to be disappointed in the familiarity of the event. Scarborough, not surprisingly, saw it in another way: Trump was playing his “greatest hits” in a half-hearted manner that reminded him of late-career, overweight and the drug-addled King of Rock and Roll. “It’s Elvis in ‘77 sweating, trying to sing the old hits but his heart is just not in it,” Scarborough said, adding “They know what he’s going to sing before he sings it. They know all the words and the guy who was once Continue reading "Joe Scarborough Compares Trump’s Rally Performance to Fat Elvis: ‘His Heart is Just Not In It’"

Rick Wilson Gives Dems 2020 Campaign Advice: Don’t Try to Play Catch-up With Trump’s ‘Tidal Wave of BS’


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Longtime White House critic Rick Wilson offered Democrats some free 2020 campaign advice on MSNBC’s The 11th Hour after President Donald Trump’s re-election kickoff rally in Orlando, Florida, warning the party that it would be fruitless to try to play catch-up with the “tidal wave of BS in this campaign.” Referring to a Trump supporter interviewed at the rally who said she supported the president because he “doesn’t lie,” Wilson noted that any voter who ignores the nearly 11,000 lies and misleading statements he’s made as president will never be persuaded to abandon him. “Those folks tonight,” Wilson said, “Donald Trump can say and do anything and there is no boundary he can cross with them that loses their vote. The ones committed enough to go show up in that room tonight live in a completely separate political sphere. It is hermetic. They live inside Donald Trump’s definition of Continue reading "Rick Wilson Gives Dems 2020 Campaign Advice: Don’t Try to Play Catch-up With Trump’s ‘Tidal Wave of BS’"

Rubio Hits Back at Reporter Saying It’s ‘Very Strange’ to See Him at Trump Rally After 2016 Campaign


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Senator Marco Rubio was one of several lawmakers in attendance at President Donald Trump‘s big Orlando rally tonight. New York Times reporter Michael Barbaro pointed out on Twitter tonight that it’s “very strange” to see Rubio there after the 2016 campaign went: And indeed things got particularly heated between Rubio and Trump during that campaign. Rubio’s attacks on Trump during the campaign are what led to the infamous moment when the man who is now president bragged about the size of his dick during a GOP debate. Fast-forward to 2019, and Rubio tonight responded to Barbaro by snarking and remarking, “In an unprecedented move a Republican Senator attended a rally in his home state in support of the re-election of a Republican Continue reading "Rubio Hits Back at Reporter Saying It’s ‘Very Strange’ to See Him at Trump Rally After 2016 Campaign"

Rubio Hits Back at Reporter Saying It’s ‘Very Strange’ to See Him at Trump Rally After 2016 Campaign


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Senator Marco Rubio was one of several lawmakers in attendance at President Donald Trump‘s big Orlando rally tonight. New York Times reporter Michael Barbaro pointed out on Twitter tonight that it’s “very strange” to see Rubio there after the 2016 campaign went: And indeed things got particularly heated between Rubio and Trump during that campaign. Rubio’s attacks on Trump during the campaign are what led to the infamous moment when the man who is now president bragged about the size of his dick during a GOP debate. Fast-forward to 2019, and Rubio tonight responded to Barbaro by snarking and remarking, “In an unprecedented move a Republican Senator attended a rally in his home state in support of the re-election of a Republican Continue reading "Rubio Hits Back at Reporter Saying It’s ‘Very Strange’ to See Him at Trump Rally After 2016 Campaign"

Trump Mocked for Launching His 2020 Campaign Against Hillary Clinton: He’s ‘Totally Ready For Her’


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President Donald Trump was mocked on Twitter Tuesday night after he dedicated a significant amount of his official re-election campaign launch speech to attacking Hillary Clinton, despite the former secretary of state’s absence from politics since her presidential election loss in 2016. He mentioned Clinton at least eight times throughout the rally, according to the transcript generating service Grabien, which prompted the Orlando, Florida crowd to return to their “lock her up!” chants — a staple of the 2016 campaign. “Just before the [2016] election, the FBI told President Obama about possible Russian interference and he did nothing because he thought Hillary Clinton, cricket Hillary, was going to win,” Trump said at one point during the speech. “That’s why he did nothing. He did nothing. I built up the military, imposed sanctions on Russia and provided alternative energy sources for all over Europe that competed very, very strongly Continue reading "Trump Mocked for Launching His 2020 Campaign Against Hillary Clinton: He’s ‘Totally Ready For Her’"

CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Trump Rally: Democrats Right Now Aren’t Able to Pack a Stadium Like He Can


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CNN’s Chris Cuomo opened tonight with Senator Amy Klobuchar, but his first question was related to President Donald Trump‘s big rally. “One simple question,” he asked, “why don’t the Democrats pack stadiums the way this president does?” “Oh, but we do,” Klobuchar responded. “We have a lot of stadiums we’re packing at the same time with so many people running. I think you’ve seen our candidates throughout the years generate that energy and you certainly saw it in 2018… I am not one bit worried about the excitement on our side.” Right after the interview with Klobuchar, Cuomo said he would “actually differ with the senator, I don’t think Democrats are packing any place the way he is.”

“Size does matter,” Cuomo added. “But we have to look at what matters about the size.” In the next segment, Cuomo said clearly the size of Continue reading "CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Trump Rally: Democrats Right Now Aren’t Able to Pack a Stadium Like He Can"

GOP Rep Repeatedly Refuses to Say If He Approves of Trump Conduct in Mueller Report in Fiery MSNBC Interview


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MSNBC’s Chris Hayes engaged in a fiery back-and-forth with Congressman Sean Duffy (R-WI) on his show, pressing the Republican six separate times to say whether or not he approved of the conduct of Donald Trump as detailed in the Mueller report, without ever getting a straight answer. Hayes teed off his segment with a clip of Republican Congressman Justin Amash making his public case for Trump’s impeachment. He then turned to Duffy, a staunch pro-Trump advocate, and pressed him to assess the number of damning details about Trump’s conduct from Volume II of the report. “I want to put aside for a moment the question of impeachment and talk about what Justin Amash, your colleague said about the conduct, the conduct reflected in the report,” Hayes said. “Is there anything in the report in the conduct of the president that you just think is not cool, not good, not the Continue reading "GOP Rep Repeatedly Refuses to Say If He Approves of Trump Conduct in Mueller Report in Fiery MSNBC Interview"

Trump Rants About ‘Russia Hoax’ at Rally: ‘They Went After My Family,’ Business, Finances…


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President Donald Trump railed against “the Russia hoax” while speaking at his official re-election campaign launch in Orlando tonight, accusing Democrats of targetting his “family, my business, my finances, my employees.” “For the last two and a half years we have been under siege and with the Mueller report we won and now they want a do-over,” the president said while speaking in front of the raucous Florida crowd. “It’s a hoax. The great hoax. Our patriotic movement has been under assault from the very first day.” He went on to call former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation “an illegal attempt to overturn the results of the election, spy on our campaign which is what they did, and subvert our democracy.” The president also told the crowd that Democrats want to go after them in the same way:
“The Democrats do not care about Russia. They only Continue reading "Trump Rants About ‘Russia Hoax’ at Rally: ‘They Went After My Family,’ Business, Finances…"

CNN Cuts Away from Trump Rally After Trump Bashes ‘Fake News’ and Crowd Chants ‘CNN Sucks!’


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It did not take very long for President Donald Trump to take shots at the press during his big Orlando rally tonight. A few minutes into his speech, he called his 2016 victory a big defining moment in American history. Gesturing to the press, he said, “Ask them right there.” A massive chant of “CNN sucks!” broke out at the rally, and the president immediately riffed briefly on the “fake news” in the room. Trump went on to say it’s like the Academy Awards “went political and their ratings went down the tubes.” As he continued CNN cut away. Anchor John Berman remarked, “He was talking about a bright rosy future, but then quickly reverted to the same themes he’s been talking about since he began running four years ago today.” He noted that Trump briefly talked about the economy but it “lasted for about 30 Continue reading "CNN Cuts Away from Trump Rally After Trump Bashes ‘Fake News’ and Crowd Chants ‘CNN Sucks!’"

David Gergen: Trump Claim He Just Found Out About Shanahan Family Allegations Yesterday ‘Either a Huge Lie’ or ‘Gross Mismanagement’


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CNN senior political analyst David Gergen dismissed President Donald Trump’s claim that he only learned of the abuse allegations acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan‘s family yesterday: “That’s either a huge lie or represents gross mismanagement in the White House, or perhaps both.” Speaking with OutFront host Erin Burnett, Gergen’s comments came after an Axios story from earlier in the day that reported White House officials had known about the allegations for at least a month. According to Axios, Shanahan visited the White House on Tuesday to tell the president he was withdrawing his name as nominee to fill the role permanently. Gergen, a White House counselor to four presidents, threw cold water on the notion that Trump would’ve heard about these allegations so late in process. “The story doesn’t add up.” Gergen said. “Frankly, it’s just impossible to believe they wouldn’t bring it to him. This is Continue reading "David Gergen: Trump Claim He Just Found Out About Shanahan Family Allegations Yesterday ‘Either a Huge Lie’ or ‘Gross Mismanagement’"

Trump Campaign Manager Brad Parscale Predicts Trump Will Win 2020 in ‘Landslide,’ Dismisses Polls


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Despite leaked internal polls showing the president losing badly in various 2020 scenarios, Trump Campaign manager Brad Parscale predicted Donald Trump will win re-election in a “landslide” during an appearance on CBS News tonight. “I think we win an electoral landslide as of today,” said Parscale ahead of Trump’s mega-rally in Orlando, adding that he believes Trump will win “even more electoral points” than the 304 votes the president netted in 2016. When asked about the unfavorable internal surveys that got to the press, which resulted in the firing of Trump campaign pollsters, Parscale refused to “comment on leaked stories.” However, he did defend Trump’s election abilities in the face of the bad internal numbers, which the campaign says were from polls taken several weeks ago:
“I just think the country is too complex now just to call a couple of people and ask them what they think. There Continue reading "Trump Campaign Manager Brad Parscale Predicts Trump Will Win 2020 in ‘Landslide,’ Dismisses Polls"