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CNN Offers Insight Into Trump Campaign Psyche (It was Ugly)

In Conway, Jones, Lewandowski, Navarro, Trump, Trump In Milwaukee, Trumpism, Your GOP on August 17, 2016 at 10:34 AM

Corey Lewandowski, who tried to blast Navarro saying, “What you don’t want to talk about is the thousand Hispanics that he employees in Florida, no one wants to mention that fact. Which is more so than Ana Navarro employees or for that matter anyone else.”

Well, this is hat happens when the uninformed attempts to verbally joust with a professional commentator.  

Donald Trump apparently decided on Tuesday that maybe he should try to get more than one percent of the black vote and proceeded to make a complete fool of himself.
Speaking to almost entirely white crowd in West Bend, Wis., the Republican nominee said that Hillary Clinton is the one who is really guilty of “bigotry.” Trump also claimed that Democrats have “done nothing in return” for the African Americans who vote for them.
They’ve taken advantage of the African-American citizen,” Trump said. “It’s time to give the Democrats some competition for these votes and it’s time to rebuild the inner cities of America and reject the failed, rigged system.
“We reject the bigotry of Hillary Clinton, which panders to and talks down to communities of color and sees them only as votes, that’s all they care about, not as human beings worthy of a better future,” he said. “They have taken advantage.
Trump continued, insisting that the lack of policing has hit African American communities the hardest. In the wake of protests and increased racial tensions in Milwaukee following another fatal police shooting of a black man, which was only about 40 miles from where he was speaking, Trump called for enhanced law enforcement.
According to Trump, “law-abiding African-American citizens living in these neighborhoods” are the hardest hit by lawlessness. Then he added that “there is no compassion in tolerating lawless conduct for anyone.”
Not surprisingly, Twitter erupted in mockery and called Trump out on his bullshit.
That speech still has me heated. African Americans? We see right thru him & that’s exactly why he has just 1% of our vote.
Trump’s speech wasn’t aimed at African-Americans. At a guess, it’s aimed at moderate white conservatives who don’t want to be seen as racist

Hey @realDonaldTrump I wonder why African Americans want nothing 2 do w/ur campaign?!
“There were more African-Americans in the choir that opened up the DNC than there were in the entire RNC.”
— @ananavarro
“Trump’s speech tonight will resonate with African-Americans” — White people
If Trump cares this much about African Americans, he’ll come out strongly against all the laws designed to suppress their votes. Right?
Trump: Immigrants will “take all the jobs, including from low-income African Americans.”

He doesn’t even know he’s being racist.

Trump has only said one actual thing he plans to do to win over African Americans: “More police.”

Great plan y’all.

Trump – whose early properties marked African Americans with a ‘C’ for ‘Colored’ – says he’s candidate African Americans have been waiting 4
Trump is delivering standard Republican stuff about how blacks are being tricked by Democrats. Blacks generally do not believe this.
It takes some audacity for a man with a 1% to 2% approval rating with African-Americans to present himself as their true savior.

Trump started his speech seemingly trying to appeal to African Americans, who it would seem were not at the rally.
Wow. @realDonaldTrump is explaining how much he wants to help African-Americans — to a room that is 99.9% white.
Well, it certainly seems like that was effective. Surely Trump will see a huge boost in the polls now that he has successfully convinced African Americans that he is the candidate, the best candidate, to protect their interests. Who gives a damn that David Duke, the former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, is his BFF. Nevermind the fact that he is the darling of white supremacists and loves retweeting neo-Nazis. It is obviously Hillary Clinton that is real racist bigot here. Right?
No one, not even the narcissistic billionaire himself, can seriously believe that people are going to buy this crap.

Featured image via Joe Raedle/Getty Images

VIDEO QUICK HIT: Trump AgainTickles Hs "2nd Amendment" Supporters

In Renine Priebus, Trump, Trump 2nd amendment supporters, Trump makes boom joke, Your GOP on August 16, 2016 at 3:57 PM

Trump gets lots of cheers and laughs as a distant boom offers an opportunity to make a “2nd Amendment” remark about the President of the Untied States.  Since we know the president doesn’t spend time firing weapons nor ordering jet aircraft sonic booms, we can onlya ssume Trunmp continues to fli9rt with potlcial assassination.

Oh, the shame of ti all.

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Trump’s Man And Growing Connections To Putin

In GOP 2016, GOP Leadership Americans lovign Putin, Putin and Trump, Trump. YOUR GOP, Trumpism on August 16, 2016 at 12:26 PM

We don’t actually partake in conspiracy writing here at the TPI, but we are observant and we will ask questions when we notice ‘strange things happening.’

Let’s start with reality. Corey Lewandowski was Trump’s campaign manager from June 2015 at the tie of his declaration to run for the GOP nomination As we approached winning the campaign via millions of conservative (GOP) voters, what happened to Lewandowski?  He was offered Trump’s famous refrain of: ” You’re fired.”  Who came into the picture upon Lewandowski’s firing? Actually, Lewandowski’s replacement was probably decided well before he was unceremoniously fired as the sampling manager (and immediately hired by CNN).

Trump somehow came across this man:

Paul Manafort
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Paul John Manafort, Jr. is an American lobbyist and political consultant. Manafort was an adviser to the presidential campaigns of Republicans Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, Bob Dole, …Wikipedia
In addition to an existence “for hire” background around the GOP, ti seems Manafort has other chapters in his storied history.

Before we move to recent revelations about Manafort’s more recent “consulting” across the globe, let’s establish a couple of points. The points of the lie as a critical tool of consultancy.

The Art of the Lie

I. CNNs Chris Sumo interview Manafort regarding Trump’s wife’s plagiarized convention speech. Manafrort lied about the plagiarism without regard for irrefutable evidence to the contrary. He offered a straight faced lie equal to any carnival barker seeking your ticket purchase for his fake tent exhibit. 

Within hours of the on-camera lies, the Trump campaign issued statements regarding the alleged speechwriter and her ‘confessions: of adding the stolen phraseology.  Why lie?

II. Within the past 72 hours, Manafort again joined the CNN cameras for another round of “lie for effect.”  Jake Tapper took the veracity scarce Manafort to task for continuing to spew lies and sticking with his story, simply because he (Manafort)  says so”.

Manafort as a consultant fully competent to issuing the lie (on camera) without shame, has been established and credibly challenged. Why wouldn’t more Americans question his veracity regarding the release of a handwritten ledger showing his name associated with $12.7 million dollars while contracting in the Ukraine?

Last night Lawrence O’Donnell, sat with a person intimately involved in the recent Manafort revelation.

If you want far more detail, the New York Times piece is a good read.

Secret Ledger in Ukraine Lists Cash for Donald Trump’s Campaign Chief

KIEV, Ukraine — On a leafy side street off Independence Square in Kiev is an office used for years by Donald J. Trump’s campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, when he consulted for Ukraine’s ruling political party. His furniture and personal items were still there as recently as May.
And Mr. Manafort’s presence remains elsewhere here in the capital, where government investigators examining secret records have found his name, as well as companies he sought business with, as they try to untangle a corrupt network they say was used to loot Ukrainian assets and influence elections during the administration of Mr. Manafort’s main client, former President Viktor F. Yanukovych.
Handwritten ledgers show $12.7 million in undisclosed cash payments designated for Mr. Manafort from Mr. Yanukovych’s pro-Russian political party from 2007 to 2012, according to Ukraine’s newly formed National Anti-Corruption Bureau. Investigators assert that the disbursements were part of an illegal off-the-books system whose recipients also included election officials.
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Manafort responded.

 “The simplest answer is the truth. I am a campaign professional. It is well known that I do work in the United States and have done work on overseas campaigns as well… The suggestion that I accepted cash payments is unfounded, silly, and nonsensical.”

Manafort’s complete statement follows. Let’s first take a look at the common vernacular of “I am a professional…..” Do you recall the Denzel Washington’s movie, Man On Fire? Check this out. Yes, the professional means, do not hold me responsible for my evils, I was being paid and I did my job.

Manfort’s full statement

Yes, of course, Manafort is “a professional…”

Manafort works for Trump. Manafort has a history of working for a Ukrainian leader who literally fled his country to avoid capture and possible prosecution. Manafort appears to have been contracted by the government of the now illusive leader. Something smells awful fishy for the world traveling professional and his employment with that Trump campaign.  And, all the fishiness has the smell of the Russian leader at its core.

As far back as I can recall Donald Trump has espoused an affinity for Vladimir Putin as a “true leader” and a ideal model when compared to the US President. The erratic GOP leader has suggest allowing Putin to lead the charge against ISIS without any regard for Putin’s history of brutal repression. Trump seems to add lip service to the reality of Putin’s oppression of free speech (In Russia) and more than a few cases of suppression of journalistic integrity in reporting. Trump exhorts Putin’s INTEL agencies to hack into US data and Internet systems. Trump seems to ignore or fails to understand Putin has invaded parts of the Ukraine and currently holds a tight grip on Crimea.

After all of the aforementioned, think of the optics and the prospect of Trumps beloved daughter currently “vacationing; in Croatia.  Also factor-in he reality of his daughter being photographed with a person some are referring to as a Putin consort (to keep it clean).  

There is simply too much oozing into sleaze regarding Manafort and the Trump campaign to excuse as coincidence or circumstance. Trump is a flim-flam man. It is impossible to no consider as we move towards November 8, 2016.

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