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Today in Trump is the Worst

Trump feels bad for Roger Ailes who stepped down because of sexual harassment allegations:

Speaking with NBC’s Chuck Todd, Trump repeated one of the defenses put forth by Ailes’ side: “Some of the women that are complaining, I know how much he’s helped them. And even recently. And when they write books that are fairly recently released, and they say wonderful things about him.”

In fact, Carlson is the only accuser who recently wrote a book. It included praise for Ailes. She was still employed by Fox News at the time, and her representatives have said it was necessary to include the positive language in the book.

“Now,” Trump told Todd, “all of a sudden, they’re saying these horrible things about him. It’s very sad. Because he’s a very good person. I’ve always found him to be just a very, very good person.”

Trump blames France and Germany for terror attacks in their countries:

Trump was asked in an interview airing Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” to expand on his proposal to suspend immigration from what he calls countries “compromised by terrorism” until vetting mechanisms are in place.

“I’m going to be coming out over the next few weeks with a number of the places,” said Trump according to an excerpt of the interview.

“We have problems in Germany, and we have problems in France” — both countries rocked by fatal attacks claimed by the Isis group.

“Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd asked specifically if the proposal would limit immigration from France, saying: “They have been compromised by terrorism.”

“They have totally been,” Trump responded. “And you know why? It’s their own fault. Because they allowed people to come into their territory.”

The candidate has repeatedly called for “extreme vetting” to be put in place for such nations to protect the United States from the risk of attack.

Trump denied the policy amounted to backing away from his previous call for a temporary ban on Muslim immigration.

“I actually don’t think it’s a rollback. In fact, you could say it’s an expansion. I’m looking now at territory,” he said.

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Tim Kaine on Abortion

Looks like that arrow in Clinton’s logo is pointed right for a reason:

Q: When you first ran as Lieutenant Governor, you were classified as a pro-life Democrat. You’re now not considered a pro-life Democrat. How would you describe your abortion position?

KAINE: People use labels all the time. But I’m kind of a traditional Catholic. I don’t like it personally. I’m opposed to abortion. And personally I’m opposed to the death penalty. I deeply believe, and not just as a matter of politics, but even as a matter of morality, that matters about reproduction and intimacy and relationships and contraception are in the personal realm. They’re moral decisions for individuals to make for themselves. And the last thing we need is government intruding into those personal decisions. So I’ve taken a position which is quite common among Catholics. I’ve got a personal feeling about abortion, but the right role for government is to let women make their own decisions.

This isn’t a horrible answer because it still allows for a woman to have control over her body. If I have any quibble with anything in that statement it would be this: “I don’t like it personally. I’m opposed to abortion.”
Nobody actually likes abortions. It’s not like women are getting knocked up so they can experience the joys of an abortion. And it’s pretty easy to say you’re opposed to abortion when you don’t have a uterus. But whatever.

I have a faith-based opposition to abortion. As governor, I will work in good faith to reduce abortions by:

Enforcing the current Virginia restrictions on abortion and passing an enforceable ban on partial birth abortion that protects the life and health of the mother;
Fighting teen pregnancy through abstinence-focused education;
Ensuring women’s access to health care (including legal contraception) and economic opportunity; and
Promoting adoption as an alternative for women facing unwanted pregnancies.

Bans on partial birth abortions and abstinence-focused education. Well, fuck.

Tim Kaine

I don’t know much about him but from the graphic from Clinton’s twitter, the number 1 thing listed leaves me with a bad taste in my mouth. As a general rule, I find most missionaries extremely patronizing that they need to go to developing nations to save the souls of the indigenous people who are praying to the wrong sky magician. Meh.

Trump revives rumor linking Cruz’s father to JFK assassination

From Politico:

A day after accepting the Republican Party’s nomination for president, Donald Trump rehashed a conspiracy theory that claims the man who killed President John F. Kennedy once cavorted with Ted Cruz’s father.

“I don’t know his father. I met him once. I think he’s a lovely guy,” Trump said at a morning-after rally in Cleveland. “All I did is point out the fact that on the cover of the National Enquirer there was a picture of him and crazy Lee Harvey Oswald having breakfast.”

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