This is nuts. One of the punches Hillary landed last night was that Trump’s sexism extends to calling women fat including one of a former Miss Universe, Alicia Machado. Trump went on Fox and Friends this morning and instead of distancing himself, he doubled-down on the claim:
At the end of Monday night’s presidential debate, Hillary Clinton accused Donald Trump of taunting one of his former Miss Universe contestants about her weight.
Clinton said the Republican nominee’s criticisms of Alicia Machado, a Venezuelan who won the Miss Universe contest in 1996, was “one of the worst things he said” about women. “He called this woman Miss Piggy. Then he called her Miss Housekeeping because she was Latina.”
While Trump appeared to dispute Clinton’s accusation on the debate stage, he called into Fox and Friends Tuesday morning and once again called Machado fat.
“I know that person. That person was a Miss Universe person,” Trump told the Fox News morning show. “And she was the worst we ever had, the worst, the absolute worst, she was impossible,” he said. “She gained a massive amount of weight, and it was a real problem. We had a real problem. Not only that, her attitude.”
As most media outlets will be reporting, the “presidential Donald Trump” did not show up for his debate with former Secretary of Sate Hillary Clinton.
Instead the blustery, shouting, bullying and lying Trump on the Republican primary debates showed up and inserted snide asides as Clinton spoke when he wasn’t rambling well over his allotted time.
Aside from a basket full of outright lies that will have fact checkers burning the midnight oil, Trump’s demeanor and bullying manner lit up Twitter with many agreeing they were watching a #TrumpTrainWreck.
Seatbelts fastened, tray up and seat in the upright position and legs over my head in the crash position. I’m watching CNNGo, I’m currently on Sudafed, Robitussin, Halls menthol, tea, brandy, and thinking about switching to whiskey depending on how things go. I’m also trying out this Live Blogging plugin. You have to click on this thread to see the updates though.
Because while Trump is a miserable bastard, YOU are the people who have handed him the bullhorn. YOU are the people willing to embarrass this nation and put it on the brink of economic ruin all because you wanna throw an electoral hissy fit. YOU are the people who want to revolutionize the way America does business by voting for its worst businessman, a disgusting neon pig who only makes money when he causes problems for other people instead of solving them. YOU are the thin-skinned yokels who clutch your bandoliers whenever someone hurls the mildest of slurs at you (“deplorables”), while cheering Trump on as he leaves a bonfire of truly hateful invective everywhere he goes. YOU are the people willing to overlook the fact that Trump is an unqualified, ignorant sociopath because DURRRR HILLARY IS BAD TOO DURRRR.
You know what? No, she’s not. She’s fine. I lived through one Clinton, and I can live through another. My reasons for hating Trump are better than your reasons for hating Hillary. Show me all the arguments against her you like. You guys don’t give a shit about facts and research when it comes to Trump, so I’m not gonna give a shit about whatever clumsy meme you cook up to explain why she did Benghazi. Nope. Sorry. Fuck your arguments, and fuck you. Trump has shown no respect for anyone, so I don’t see why you deserve any either. Whatever mildly frustrating centrist liberal bureaucracy that Hillary presides over will be fine compared to the spray tan mushroom cloud that would arise all because YOU thought Trump was such a brave, un-PC dickhead to everyone within shouting distance.
Trump is human waste. He is the worst of America stuffed into a nacho cheese casing, and he is emblematic of the kind of arrogant, flag-waving, trashy, racist moron that the rest of us have to DRAG kicking and screaming into the 21st century: Cliven Bundy, Sean Hannity, Kim Davis, and on and on and on. Trump voters are the people who have spent the past decade or so voting insipid obstructionists into office, sending death threats to anyone who even mentions the idea of gun control, demanding 100% tax cuts on millions of dollars they can only daydream about making, and getting suckered in by any Oil Party candidate waving a NO GAYS flag. Fuck them. These are needy hillbilly loons who are just as starved for attention as Trump himself. And voting for Trump is their way of emulating him, of saying FUCK YOU to everyone else as a mission statement, with no regard for the fallout.
I really wish she was running for Pres this time around. Although, she’s really good in the Senate.
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren to Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf: “You should resign. You should give back the money that you took while this scam was going on and you should be criminally investigated by both the Department of Justice and the Securities & Exchange Commission.”
“This just is not right. A cashier is held accountable, but Wall Street executives who never hold themselves accountable, not now and not in 2008 when they crashed the worldwide economy,” Warren said. “The only way that Wall Street will change is if executives face jail time when they preside over massive fraud. We need tough new laws to hold corporate executives personally accountable.”
Donald Trump Jr’s tweet comparing Skittles to refugees has caused a furore on social media. In a new development, the man who took the photo of the Skittles has revealed himself to be a former refugee.
David Kittos, 48, from Guildford, UK, woke up to find an image he had posted to Flickr in January 2010 had become embroiled in a political controversy.
“This was not done with my permission, I don’t support his politics and I would never take his money to use it,” Mr Kittos told the BBC.
“In 1974, when I was six-years old, I was a refugee from the Turkish occupation of Cyprus so I would never approve the use of this image against refugees.”
I think Reid hits the nail on its glowing orange head with this. Trump’s soft spot has always been when people claim he’s not as rich as he says he is. He is very protective of maintaining his billionaire image and sues anybody who attempts to say that he isn’t that rich.
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) ripped into Donald Trump in remarks from the Senate floor Tuesday, calling Trump a “scammer-in-chief” and accusing Trump of not releasing his tax returns because they would reveal that he is not as rich as he says he is.
“He was born with an inheritance but lost his daddy’s wealth,” Reid said. “That’s why Donald Trump won’t release his tax returns. That’s certainly one of the reasons, of course. He is not worth nearly as much as he claims to be.”