GOP Threatens Government Shutdown Rather Than Provide Clean Water & Flood Relief

American Bridge President Jessica Mackler released the following statement in response to this afternoon’s Senate votes:

“Republicans are threatening to shutdown the government rather than provide clean water to familiies in Flint, Michigan, or offer flood relief to Louisianans who lost their homes and belongings only weeks ago. The GOP continues to prove they can’t get the job done when they’re in charge, adding to the burden on American families in order to play politics with women’s health care. Americans are sick of the Trumpian bullying. There’s no chance of redemption for the vulnerable GOP senators as they attempt to fight for re-election after threating to close the government (again) and voting to hurt working families.”

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Confessed con artist, foreign policy amateur, all-around ignoramus

When Trump wasn’t being racist or sexist at last night’s debate, he found time to betray his foreign policy ignorance, anti-science views, and con artist mentality.

1.) Trump said China should invade North Korea

“You look at North Korea, we’re doing nothing there. China should solve that problem for us. China should go into North Korea.”
2.) Trump defended cheering on the housing crisis

“That’s called business.”
3.) Trump lied about calling climate change “a hoax.” (He did.)

“I did not.”

4.) Trump admitted to not paying federal income taxes

“That makes me smart.”

5.) Trump admitted to stiffing small business owners

“Maybe he didn’t do a good job and I was unsatisfied with his work.”

6.) And claimed that a federal agency endorsed him. (Wrong again!)

“I was just endorsed by ICE; they’ve never endorsed anybody before.”

Donald Trump: Con artist, foreign policy amateur, all-around ignoramus. 

Unfit to be commander in chief.

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WATCH: McCrory-Made Recession

Governor Pat McCrory’s job-killing HB2 continues to wreak havoc on North Carolina’s economy. Every week the discriminative law accrues more damages — from the NCAA pulling out of the state to more than 50 big investors calling for its repeal, but even as it sinks him in the polls, McCrory won’t back down.

NC Republicans and McCrory could take action to repeal the legislation, but they are too busy blaming everyone else for the problems it’s caused to take responsibility for the catastrophic consequences. No wonder it’s being called a McCrory-made recession.

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Trump’s Guide to Losing a Debate

Donald Trump’s post-debate strategy this morning was just about as bad as his real debate strategy last night:

1.) Attack a woman for gaining weight

“It was a Miss Universe person, and she was the worst we ever had, the worst, the absolute worst. She was impossible…She was the winner, and she gained a massive amount of weight, and it was a real problem.”

2.) Raise the expectations (after your guy lost)

“He did a lot of debate prep, Steve. I think that’s a myth that people are pushing sorta to diminish how serious he is about this.”

3.) Blame the moderator for being unfair

“I give [Lester Holt] a C, a C+…He gave me very unfair questions at the end, but you know, I’m not complaining about that.”

4.) Come up with excuses about microphone problems and technical difficulties you had

“I had a problem with the microphone that didn’t work. I don’t […]

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Trump is the Worst, the Absolute Worst–on Fox & Friends this Morning

Instead of repairing his meltdown from last night’s debate, Donald Trump went on Fox & Friends to disparage Alicia Machado, the former Miss Universe:

“It was a Miss Universe person, and she was the worst we ever had, the worst, the absolute worst. She was impossible…She was the winner, and she gained a massive amount of weight, and it was a real problem.”


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American Bridge Statement On The First Presidential Debate

American Bridge 21st Century President Jessica Mackler released the following statement on the first presidential debate:

“Donald Trump confirmed tonight, once again, what we already knew — he’s unfit to serve as Commander in Chief. His complete lack of substantive ideas and two-minute long tirade on birtherism aside, Trump couldn’t manage to keep his temper in check for even a few moments before he lashed out. While Republicans watched with bated breath hoping “presidential” Trump would appear tonight, it became clear that “presidential” Trump simply does not exist. Trump showed himself to be angry, thin-skinned, prone to lies, and operating on a hair trigger temper — and those qualities have no place in the Oval Office.”

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Trump’s War On Women

Once again, Donald Trump went after Hillary Clinton in sexist terms, with nothing to back it up. Throughout his campaign, Donald Trump has launched openly sexist attacks against journalists (e.g., calling Megyn Kelly a “bimbo”), defended past remarks calling women “dogs” and “disgusting animals,” and insisted that women have an easier path through life than men.

But that’s just the beginning of Donald Trump’s decades of following through of his own advice on women: “you have to treat ’em like shit” — and he’s been particularly outspoken on his apparent view that mothers should stay out of the workplace, at least where he’s in charge.

And in a running mate, Trump chose a man that once forcefully assorted with all the authority of a non-expert with no idea what he’s talking about that, “day-care kids get the short end of the emotional stick” and suggested that working mothers’ induce “stunted emotional […]

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Unstable. Unpredictable. Unfit.

Donald Trump thinks that his temperament is his greatest asset? He is proving tonight just as he has time and time again that he is temperamentally unfit to be commander in chief. Trump has proven time and time again that he is temperamentally unfit to be commander in chief.

When challenged, Trump loses his mind at the drop of a hat, blindly lashing out critics, and easily baited by something as inconsequential as a single tweet. Trump’s unstable and utterly unpredictable; the only certainty is he’ll never apologize.

Trump’s campaign is occasionally able to keep him from lashing out and control him via teleprompter. But there is no teleprompter for the presidency. And that’s why Donald Trump’s volatile and unstable temperament make him a serious threat to our economic and national security and fundamentally unfit to be commander in chief.


Here are just a few of Trump’s most dangerous and erratic moments from the past year: 


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