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  • Carly Fiorina: Trump ‘Wasn’t the Only Man I Faced Nastiness From’ While Campaigning in 2016

    02/10/2019 3:00:21 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 73 replies
    Mediaite ^ | Feb 9th, 2019 | Tamar Auber
    (VIDEO AT SOURCE) On Saturday, one-time Republican presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina talked about what it was like running against now-president Donald Trump during the last presidential primary. “You memorably had some unpleasant exchanges with then-candidate Donald Trump,” CNN’s S.E. Cupp asked Fiorina who was there to talk about her new book. “You know he can be nasty. He can be tough. What’s your advice to any of the Democratic candidates — men and women — when it comes to running against him?” “Let me just say in fairness — and yes I did face nastiness from Donald Trump — but...
  • Trump Sought a Loan During the 2016 Campaign. Deutsche Bank Said No.

    02/02/2019 1:46:41 PM PST · by zeestephen · 59 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 02 February 2019 | DAVID ENRICH, JESSE DRUCKER and BEN PROTESS
    Donald J. Trump was burning through cash. It was early 2016, and he was lending tens of millions of dollars to his presidential campaign and had been spending large sums to expand the Trump Organization’s roster of high-end properties. To finance his business’s growth, Mr. Trump turned to a longtime ally, Deutsche Bank, one of the few banks still willing to lend money to the man who has called himself “The King of Debt.”
  • Mueller wants to know about 2016 Trump campaign's ties to NRA

    01/23/2019 6:22:11 AM PST · by Red Badger · 72 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 4:56 PM ET, Tue January 22, 2019 | By Sara Murray
    Special counsel Robert Mueller's team has expressed interest in the Trump campaign's relationship with the National Rifle Association during the 2016 campaign. "When I was interviewed by the special counsel's office, I was asked about the Trump campaign and our dealings with the NRA," Sam Nunberg, a former Trump campaign aide, told CNN. The special counsel's team was curious to learn more about how Donald Trump and his operatives first formed a relationship with the NRA and how Trump wound up speaking at the group's annual meeting in 2015, just months before announcing his presidential bid, Nunberg said. Nunberg's interview...
  • Wall Street Journal: Michael Cohen paid thousands to rig polls in Trump's favor

    01/17/2019 8:06:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | 01/17/2019 | Devan Cole
    Washington (CNN): President Donald Trump's former "fixer" Michael Cohen paid the head of a small technology company thousands in 2015 to rig online polls and elevate Cohen's character to benefit Trump's presidential campaign, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. According to the paper, Cohen paid John Gauger, the owner of RedFinch Solutions LLC, between $12,000 and $13,000 for activities related to Trump's campaign, including "trying unsuccessfully to manipulate two online polls in Mr. Trump's favor" and creating a Twitter account called "@WomenForCohen" that "praised (Cohen's) looks and character, and promoted his appearances and statements boosting" Trump's candidacy. In making the...
  • Rand Paul: Promise To End The War In Syria Is Why Trump Won The Election

    12/21/2018 6:50:25 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 60 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | December 20, 2018 | Tim Hains
    On 'America's Newsroom' Senator Rand Paul backed President Trump in the face of harsh criticism from Republicans over his decision to withdraw the 2,000-strong U.S. force from Syria. RAND PAUL: This is a very bold move for President Trump. It is exactly what he promised the American people -- in fact it is one of the reasons he won the election. Because he is different from so many Republicans who want us to be everywhere all the time around the world. They want us to be the world policeman, that every war on the planet we have to have our...
  • One Indisputable Takeaway From Comey Performance: Thank God Trump Won

    12/11/2018 7:21:00 AM PST · by Liberty7732 · 18 replies
    Insidious: Working or spreading harmfully in a subtle or stealthy manner. Mr. Gowdy. Why is the appearance of bias as insidious as actual bias? Mr. Comey. The appearance of bias is as important. I don’t know exactly what the word “insidious” means, so I’m not saying that one. On Friday, Former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation James Comey met in a closed meeting with members of Congress to discuss Hillary Clinton’s email investigation and Comey’s handling thereof. Comey’s initial response to being interviewed was to avoid a closed hearing, apparently preferring an open setting. After realizing that he...
  • Google Considered Censoring Pro-Life Conservatives After Trump Win: “Let’s Reverse This in Four...

    11/30/2018 9:07:41 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    Life News ^ | NOV 30, 2018 | 10:35AM | PETER HASSON
    FULL TITLE: Google Considered Censoring Pro-Life Conservatives After Trump Win: “Let’s Reverse This in Four Years” Google employees debated whether to bury conservative media outlets in the company’s search function as a response to President Donald Trump’s election in 2016, internal Google communications obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation reveal. The Daily Caller and Breitbart were specifically singled out as outlets to potentially bury, the communications reveal. Trump’s election in 2016 shocked many Google employees, who had been counting on Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton to win. Communications obtained by TheDCNF show that internal Google discussions went beyond expressing remorse...
  • Ex-Trump campaign aide Carter Page to host program on cable outlet OAN

    11/01/2018 10:11:06 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/01/18 | Joe Concha
    Former Trump campaign aide Carter Page has been awarded his own program on the conservative cable outlet One America News Network (OAN). Page, 47, who has appeared on the network before, will launch "America in the World With Carter Page" this Saturday with a focus on the upcoming midterm elections. The one-off special will have two subsequent airings before the elections on Tuesday, according to an announcement from the network. Page, who has become one of the central figures in the special council investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, said in a statement to The Hill that...
  • Spidey-Senses... (Who was the embedded spy in the Trump campaign?)

    10/30/2018 2:17:12 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 23 replies
    Conservative Treehosue ^ | October 28, 2018 | Sundance
    Apparently George Papadopoulos knows; but can’t say: Unfortunately CTH only has our spidey senses to go with. However, our antenna has been looking at one specific person since he was initially put into the 2016 campaign as an advisor on security matters. Those of you who have read here a long time will note the reasons for our long held suspicions…. There was always something sketchy about Decepticon former Representative Mike Rogers; and former head of the House Intelligence Committee; being on the Trump team as a national security adviser to the campaign. The guy is brutally ‘Deep State‘ sketchy....
  • Donald Trump: Midterm Campaign ‘Feels Very Much Like It Did in 2016’

    10/17/2018 9:41:30 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/17/18
    President Donald Trump signaled optimism for Republicans in the midterm elections on Wednesday, after conducting over 30 campaign rallies across the country since he was elected. “I think we’re going to do well. … Honestly, it feels very much like it did in ’16,” the president said in an interview with the Associated Press. He pointed out that some of his supporters were not interested in voting for members of Congress, but urged them to support Republicans. “I do like Congress because I think, and when I say Congress I like the Republicans that support me in Congress,” he said....
  • How the GOP Became Trump’s Party

    10/01/2018 11:13:55 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 24 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 1, 2018 at 2:36 AM | CHARLES J. SYKES
    The tribalization of conservatism. Late on the afternoon of October 7, 2016, I texted an old friend, fellow Wisconsinite Reince Priebus. The Access Hollywood videotape had just been released, showing the GOP presidential nominee describing his approach to seducing and perhaps assaulting women. “You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful—I just start kissing them,” Donald Trump said on the tape. “It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything.” In the course of his campaign, Trump...
  • LEAKED VIDEO: Google Leadership’s Dismayed Reaction to Trump Election

    09/12/2018 3:16:18 PM PDT · by StACase · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 12, 2018 | steve case
    LEAKED VIDEO: Google Leadership’s Dismayed Reaction to Trump Election
  • Trump calls his election Clinton's funeral: 'It was a wake'

    09/07/2018 8:39:31 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/7/2018 | Justin Wise
    President Trump on Friday described his 2016 presidential election as Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's funeral. "I call it Hillary Clinton’s funeral, that was the night she lost the election," Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One. "It was a funeral, it was a wake." Trump made the remark while speaking about special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference. The president has repeatedly attacked the probe as a "witch hunt" and blasted lawyers in the special counsel's office as "17 angry Democrats." Mueller is himself a longtime Republican, previously serving as FBI director under presidents of both parties. Trump...
  • Why Trump Won… Updated

    08/30/2018 4:35:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Yonkers Times ^ | August 30, 2018 | Bill O’Shaughessy, Chairman WVOX 1460 AM
    Editor’s note: There are many reasons why I enjoy, and appreciate, the thoughts and commentary from Mr. Bill O’Shaughnessy, chairman of Whitney Radio and WVOX 1460 AM radio. First, he is one of the lone survivors of bi-partisanship, and of telling it like it is regardless of political party. “Mr. O,” as we like to call him, is a supporter of both President Donald Trump and Gov. Andrew Cuomo. He endorsed former County Executive Rob Astorino over New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson is 2013, and then endorsed George Latimer over Astorino in 2017. Mr. O is also unafraid to come...
  • Trump campaign aide socialized with alleged Russian agent during 2016 campaign

    08/03/2018 6:57:42 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/03/18 | Justin Wise
    The Russian woman who was indicted on charges of acting as an unregistered agent of Moscow reportedly socialized with an associate of then-candidate Donald Trump's during the final months of the 2016 presidential campaign. Citing documents and testimony that was provided to the Senate Intelligence Committee and later described to the newspaper, The Washington Post reported Friday that Maria Butina had many interactions with former Trump campaign aide, J.D. Gordon, over email. Gordon served as the Trump campaign's director of national security for six months until departing in August 2016 for a role on Trump's transition team. The Post reported...
  • How Agile Helped Elect Donald Trump

    07/26/2018 12:05:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 22, 2018 | Steve Denning
    The idea of democracy is that voters will compare the candidates and select the better on the merits of their respective campaigns. But what if the outcome reflects better use of technology, independent of the merits? In 2012, Democrats celebrated the Obama campaign’s smarter use technology that helped lead to victory. But in 2018, the shoe was on the other foot, as the Trump campaign is being hailed for nimbler use of technology, specifically the “test, learn, adapt” approach that exemplifies Agile management. The Trump Campaign On Facebook In the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the Trump campaign spent about 50%...
  • Facebook's Zuckerberg congratulated Trump after 2016 election: report

    07/19/2018 6:04:52 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/19/18 | Ali Breland
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg congratulated President Trump after his election victory in 2016 in a private, previously unreported phone call, according to a BuzzFeed News article published Thursday. While many CEOs, including IBM’s Ginni Rometty, publicly congratulated Trump after his Election Day victory, few of them provided services that played such a pivotal role in Trump’s campaign operations. Facebook also considered the campaign an "innovator" when it came to marketing on its platform, according to internal documents obtained by BuzzFeed News. According to the memos and presentations, Facebook ultimately took advertising methods used by the Trump campaign and used it...
  • Congratulations, Mr. President: Zuckerberg Secretly Called Trump After The Election

    07/19/2018 1:36:53 PM PDT · by Behind the Blue Wall · 14 replies
    BuzzFeed.News ^ | July 19, 2018 | Ryan Mac and Charlie Warzel
    Facebook’s reticence to publicly weigh in on the Trump campaign’s use of its ad platform has rankled some within the former campaign. "I believe Facebook was a great platform for the president," Trump 2016 campaign digital director Brad Parscale, who is now serving as Trump's 2020 campaign manager, told BuzzFeed News. "I'm completely disappointed that Facebook won't step up and announce to the world how well we used the platform and that we changed the way Facebook advertising will work in the future." So far, any praise for the Trump campaign’s use of the platform has been made in private....
  • "The Great Revolt" by Salena Zito and Brad Todd

    07/19/2018 6:14:37 AM PDT · by LS · 17 replies
    self ^ | 7/19/2018 | LS
    For over a year and a half, Rush Limbaugh has been saying "the only person who can separate Trump from his voters is himself." I know---because he mentioned it on air---that only recently did he read "The Great Revolt" by Salena Zito and Brad Todd, but he had certainly accurately stated the views of most of the people they interviewed. Salena Zito was one of the very few reporters in the 2016 election who captured the mood of the country that the rest of the media missed. She did this largely because instead of staying with the press gaggle---as did...
  • Senate Intel agrees with assessment that Russia meddled to help Trump (CBS headline)

    07/04/2018 1:10:50 AM PDT · by gattaca · 109 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 3 2018 | Olivia Gazis
    The Senate Intelligence Committee concluded that the 2017 Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA) that found Russia interfered in the 2016 election in an effort to help President Trump and hurt Hillary Clinton is "a sound intelligence product." The newly released, unclassified 7-page report -- whose conclusions the Republican-led committee previewed in May -- put to rest some questions that had arisen about the integrity of the assessment and the political agenda of the agencies that authored it. "The Committee has spent the last 16 months reviewing the sources, tradecraft and analytic work underpinning the Intelligence Community Assessment and sees no reason...