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Watch Trump saying he'd rather be a "well-educated black" because he'd have a tremendous advantage

in the job market over well-educated whites.

This was from 1989, but he hasn't changed.

Clinton leads Trump by eight points: Reuters/Ipsos Poll

Source: Reuters

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton leads Republican rival Donald Trump by 8 percentage points among likely voters, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Friday.

The Aug. 14-18 survey showed 42 percent of Americans supported Clinton ahead of the Nov. 8 general election. That compares with 34 percent support for Trump. Another 23 percent of likely voters would not pick either candidate.

Clinton has led Trump in the poll throughout most of the 2016 campaign, and has maintained her advantage following last month's Republican and Democratic conventions. Since late July, support for the former secretary of state has ranged between 41 percent and 44 percent of likely voters, while Trump's support has varied between 33 percent and 39 percent.

The race was tighter at this point in the 2012 election, with Democratic President Barack Obama ahead of Republican nominee Mitt Romney by less than 2 percentage points.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-poll-idUSKCN10U1YI

Trump: "Laziness is a trait in blacks. . . .it's not anything they can control."


John O’Donnell, who was president of the Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino and later wrote a memoir about his experience, said Trump blamed financial difficulties partly on African American accountants.

“I’ve got black accountants at Trump Castle and at Trump Plaza — black guys counting my money!” O’Donnell’s book quoted Trump as saying. “I hate it. The only kind of people I want counting my money are short guys that wear yarmulkes every day. Those are the kind of people I want counting my money. Nobody else. . . . Besides that, I’ve got to tell you something else. I think that the guy is lazy. And it’s probably not his fault because laziness is a trait in blacks. It really is; I believe that. It’s not anything they can control.”

Of course, Trump hasn’t read O’Donnell’s book, because Donald Trump doesn't read.​ But he did give an interview.

Trump told Playboy magazine that O’Donnell’s memoir was “probably true.”

Donald Trump's new TV ad, "Change that Makes America Safe Again" is same-old, same-old

anti-immigrant fear mongering, like at the Convention.

I don't see how that's going to swing votes in the swing states.

Aug 9 BuzzFeed story: Breitbart staffers believe Trump PAID Breitbart for positive coverage.

So, before Breitbart became an overt part of the campaign, staffers thought he was a COVERT part of the campaign. For money.

Breitbart News denies this, of course.


As Donald Trump faces a growing backlash from conservative media over his recent attacks on a Fox News host, one prominent right-wing outlet remains firmly in his corner: Breitbart News, which has set itself apart by plastering its homepage with fawning headlines about the candidate, and all-caps assaults on his critics.

But not everyone within the website’s editorial ranks is on board with Breitbart’s boosterism, and many inside the company believe Trump has provided undisclosed financial backing to the outlet in exchange for glowing coverage, as I report in my forthcoming book about the GOP and 2016, The Wilderness.

According to four sources with knowledge of the situation, editors and writers at the outlet have privately complained since at least last year that the company’s top management was allowing Trump to turn Breitbart into his own fan website — using it to hype his political prospects and attack his enemies. One current editor called the water-carrying “despicable” and “embarrassing,” and said he was told by an executive last year that the company had a financial arrangement with Trump. A second Breitbart staffer said he had heard a similar description of the site’s relationship with the billionaire but didn’t know the details; and a third source at the company said he knew of several instances when managers had overruled editors at Trump’s behest. Additionally, a conservative communications operative who works closely with Breitbart described conversations in which “multiple writers and editors” said Trump was paying for the ability to shape coverage, and added that one staffer claimed to have seen documentation of the “pay for play.”

All four sources spoke on condition of anonymity so as not to jeopardize their jobs; and none knew exactly how Trump’s alleged arrangement with the privately held company worked.


Ex-Breitbart spokesman: Bannon (Trump CEO) talked like a white supremacist


As the media and political worlds continue reacting to Donald Trump‘s campaign shake-up, a former employee for one of the mogul’s new hires is speaking out about how much racist rhetoric he casually throws out on a regular basis.

Kurt Bardella used to work under Stephen Bannon at Breitbart, where he served as the conservative website’s spokesman. Bardella walked away from the site in March as part of the staff protest that took place when Breitbart seemingly proved its allegiance to the Trump campaign by siding against their own reporter during the Corey Lewandowski–Michelle Fields saga.

Bardella spoke on ABC News’ Powerhouse Politics this week, where he described how Bannon would frequently rip on minorities, women, and immigrants during Breitbart editorial meetings.

“If anyone sat there and listened to that call, you’d think that you were attending a white supremacist rally,” said Bardella. “This is someone who has a very low moral compass, and the idea that this is the type of person that Donald Trump, as the Republican nominee, as president, would have closest to him is very disturbing.”


Zika Might Affect Adult Brains, Too, Study Finds

Source: NBC News

The Zika virus, previously thought only to be a big threat to developing babies, might also affect adult brains, researchers reported Thursday.

Tests in mice suggest the virus can get to and damage immature brain cells in adults — something that indicates Zika infection may not be as harmless for grown-ups as doctors have believed.

It will take much more study to know if human beings infected by Zika are at risk, but the report, published in the journal Cell Stem Cell, adds another disturbing twist to the Zika saga.

Zika is known to home straight in on developing nerve cells, especially brain cells, when it infects a fetus. The result is devastating birth defects — a small head, known as microcephaly, profound brain destruction, and sometimes less obvious brain damage.

Read more: http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/zika-virus-outbreak/zika-might-affect-adult-brains-too-study-finds-n633951

Clinton Foundation to end foreign donations if Hillary elected


The Clinton Foundation says that if Hillary Clinton is elected president, it will no longer accept foreign and corporate donations, the Associated Press reported.

Scrutiny of the Democratic presidential nominee's relationship with her family’s charity is intensifying as Republicans charge that she gave its donors preferential treatment and access as secretary of State.

Bill Clinton told staff members on Thursday that it will also hold its final Clinton Global Initiative meeting in September in New York, the AP reported, citing meeting participants who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

The decision also comes as Reuters reported that the foundation hired a cybersecurity firm to examine its data systems after detecting possible indications they’d been hacked.

Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2016/08/18/clinton-foundation-end-foreign-donations-if-hillary-elected/88969534/

As stated above, the foundation will also no longer accept corporate donations.

Trump should sell all his companies and pay off his bank debt if he wins.

Otherwise he'd be beholden to the banks the government regulates; and all his businesses would be impacted by every bill he signs.

How come the people complaining about a charitable foundation aren't more worried about Trump?

So how has the establishment GOP reacted to becoming the party of Trump/Breithart?

Have you seen any top GOP people willing to express a public opinion on this?
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