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Trump update 5/16/2016..Digging Up Dirt

Monday, May 16, 2016 15:41
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(Before It's News)

Nancy Pelosi: I “Guarantee” Trump Will Not be President

Hillary Clinton Calls Donald Trump ‘A Loose Cannon’

Obama at Rutgers: ‘Ignorance Is Not a Virtue’

Pres Obama Blasts GOP & Trump, State Of Politics In Commencement Speech

Priebus: Third Party Attempt Against Clinton Would Be Suicide – Fox Report

RNC Chair: Third-Party Bid Is “Suicide Mission” – Trump Urging Sanders To Run As Independent

Inside the GOP effort to draft an independent candidate to derail Trump

A band of exasperated Republicans – including 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney, a handful of veteran consultants and members of the conservative intelligentsia – is actively plotting to draft an independent presidential candidate who could keep Donald Trump from the White House. These GOP figures are commissioning private polling, lining up major funding sources and courting potential contenders, according to interviews with more than a dozen Republicans involved in the discussions. The effort has been sporadic all spring but has intensified significantly in the 10 days since Trump effectively locked up the Republican nomination. Those involved concede that an independent campaign at this late stage is probably futile, and they think they have only a couple of weeks to launch a credible bid. But these Republicans – including commentators William Kristol and Erick Erickson and strategists Mike Murphy, Stuart Stevens and Rick Wilson – are so repulsed by the prospect of Trump as commander in chief that they are desperate to take action. Their top recruiting prospects are freshman Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., a conservative who has become one of Trump’s sharpest critics, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, R, who withdrew from the 2016 race May 4. Romney is among those who have made personal overtures to both men in recent days, according to several people with knowledge of the former Massachusetts governor’s activities.

Earlier prospects included former senator Tom Coburn, R-Okla., and retired Marine Corps Gen. James N. Mattis. Former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice and retired Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal have been bandied about as potentially potent political outsiders. The recruiters also delved into the world of reality television for someone who might out-Trump Trump: Mark Cuban, the brash billionaire businessman and owner of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team. Again and again, though, these anti-Trump Republicans have heard the same tepid response: Thanks, but no thanks. “I don’t see it happening,” Cuban wrote in an email. Cuban, who hosts “Shark Tank,” the ABC reality series in which entrepreneurs pitch investors about their business ideas, said his pursuers – he declined to name them – have told him his “bluster and volume, combined with substance and the ability to connect with voters on a more personal basis,” could make him a winning candidate. “He could come after me all he wanted, and he knows I would put him in his place,” Cuban said of Trump. “All that said, again, I don’t see it happening. There isn’t enough time.”

Report: Romney Wants Trump Challenger – America’s Newsroom

UK PM defends calling Trump policy stupid

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The Media Lies on Donald Trump while Hillary gets away with Attacking Women

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Trump’s Fmr Girlfriend Says Time Misquoted Her – America’s Newsroom

Anti-Trump Teacher Gets Owned by Student
“For Trump to be a bigot, there should be hundreds of examples over his 40 year career, which there’s not,” student says

A high school student destroyed an anti-Trump rant by a government teacher which relied on straw man arguments against the GOP nominee. Jacob Kassuba, a senior at Mt. Pleasant H.S. in Michigan, responded to the letter written by social studies instructor Nick Gregory that was published in the Huffington Post. “Mr. Trump, at worst your popularity is a cruel reminder that many of our neighbors and friends have xenophobic leanings and a worldview skewed by sexism and bigotry,” Gregory proclaimed. “At best, your entertainment value has clouded the judgment of too many voters.”

“Regardless, for my curious students, you are their first living lesson on the perils of populist racism.” You can read the rest of the letter here, but basically it’s no different than anything you’ll hear from a social justice warrior. In response, Cassaba penned the following:

Mr. Gregory,

I am a high school senior who will be graduating within two weeks.

I find your open letter to Donald Trump to be a disgrace to the American public school system and the millions of voters who have had their voice heard in the caucus/primary events.

If students have concerns about a political figure, it is your duty as a public educator to ease them of their concerns and present both sides to an argument.

Your open letter, however, exemplifies your inability to stay open-minded and portrays how you blatantly push your political opinions towards students.

Please help me understand how taking questions from students about a presidential candidate’s plan to build a wall to help lessen the surge of illegal immigration – that our country has been experiencing for decades – is tough.

A true professional educator would explain how the U.S. government can only estimate how many illegal immigrants are in the country because there’s so many.

A true professional educator would elaborate how it’s completely plausible to have Mexico forcefully pay for the wall by impounding all remittance payments derived from illegal wages, increasing fees on all temporary visas issued to Mexican CEOs and diplomats, increasing fees on all border crossing cards – of which the U.S. issues over 1 million to Mexican nationals each year – and increasing fees at ports of entry from the U.S. to Mexico – not to mention the tariffs and foreign aid cuts!

What is so hard about explaining this?


It probably has to do with you having to look past your bias and provide a non-opinionated answer to your students.

I realize this is very tough.

Give me one example of Mr. Trump saying anything that could be remotely implied as being racist.

I’ll help you out here – you can’t.

In order for Trump to be a bigot, there should be hundreds of examples over his 40 year career, which there’s not.

And it’s comical that a professional educator like you has the complete inability to understand a populist movement that has been dominating the political landscape this entire election cycle.

The entirety of your letter rips on Trump’s antics and nothing on policy. This is a terrible example you’re setting for your students and it speaks a testimony to one of the many reasons why our American public schooling system is failing.

Trump will not flame out. He is here to stay and is more likely now than ever to become the 45th President as he’s set up against one of the weakest Democratic Party candidates in history.

Do not speak for the students of America. Speak for yourself.

The desperate tone of your letter reminds me of a satirical The Onion article entitled “This Will Be The End Of Trump’s Campaign, Says Increasingly Nervous Man For Seventh Time This Year.”

Advancing American democracy demands a citizenry that is vigilant and informed. You could not be any more incorrect, Mr. Gregory.

Jacob Kassuba


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