“Stop-and-frisk”: Trump Tells African Americans What They “Have To Lose”

This afternoon, Donald Trump told African American voters “what the hell [they] have to lose” if he’s elected:

“I would do stop-and-frisk. I think you have to,” Trump told Sean Hannity this afternoon, adding, “I think that could be one step you could do.”

Trump again proved that he’s unaware of the current climate between the African American community and law enforcement and has on multiple occasions endorsed racial and religious profiling during the course of his nativist presidential campaign.

That’s nothing new. But this is seemingly the first instance of Trump calling for racist and unconstitutional — at least in the case of the New York discriminatory program Trump cites as a model — targeting of African Americans.

This is just the latest chapter in Donald Trump’s long racist history of discriminating against African Americans — first in housing, denying African Americans’ rental applications, now […]

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Ever Want To Know How To Outfox Trump?

In advance of Monday’s presidential debate, American Bridge today launched a new resource, “How to Outfox Trump.” Facts are inconsequential to Donald Trump, and he has no problem shifting positions and ducking not only the hard facts but also what he’s said, when he’s challenged on his lies.

How to Outfox Trump” uses videos of Trump’s efforts to dodge the truth, allowing debate-watchers the opportunity to anticipate Trump’s attempts to weasel out of his past positions and statements, from mocking a reporter with a disability and going bankrupt six times, to being a racist birther and supporting the invasion of Iraq.

American Bridge President Jessica Mackler issued the following statement on the project’s launch:

“From his years of birtherism to his support for the Iraq War, Donald Trump hasn’t hesitated to distract, distort, and outright lie about his well-documented record. Trump dances around the truth and ducks the facts when […]

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Donald Trump: Mitt Romney A “Fool” For Waiting Until September 21st To Release Tax Returns

A mere seven weeks before Election Day, Donald Trump is still refusing to release his tax returns. On this day back in 2012, Mitt Romney finally released his own returns after months of back-and-forth on the subject.

In February, however, Trump had some harsh words for Mitt Romney regarding the late release of his tax returns in 2012. In a debate, Trump slammed Romney for waiting so long to release his returns, calling him a “fool” and saying the move “cost him big league.”

A note to The Donald — It’s September 21st. You’re still hiding your tax returns. Who’s the fool now?

WATCH more below:

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How To Outfox Donald Trump

Donald Trump is a master at dodging questions and avoiding his own positions on nearly everything, even when he’s on-screen and on the record. Facts, to Trump, are merely words that get in the way. On any given day, Trump can be unhinged from reality and pose a threat to our economic and national security.

While Trump’s shifting positions and backtracking can be mind-numbing, he poses a larger challenge – Trump’s recklessness with facts and even what he’s said in the past is dangerous to voters hoping to get a clear picture of his thought process and leadership style.

When it does exist, Trump is erratic and spastic. He has little understanding of the issues facing our country – from terrorism to tax policy to our immigration system.

Trump intentionally lies, plain and simple. But the good news is we have the facts on our side. That’s why American Bridge created “How To […]

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Trump Uses Foundation For Corporate Settlements, Brags About Using “Other People’s Money”

This morning we learned that Donald Trump has used his charitable foundation — funded by donors other than himself — to settle legal problems for his for-profit company. Previously, it was revealed that Trump has also used his foundation to illegally pay out donations to politicians,” and this latest revelation looks a whole lot like illegal “self-dealing.”

Jump forward a few hours and Trump was back to bragging about — what else — using “other people’s money” for his personal gain:

“It’s called OPM. I do that all the time in business, it’s called other people’s money. There’s nothing like doing things with other people’s money.”

Trump seems to think that his sketchy, likely illegal, dealings with his foundation prove he’s commander-in-chief material, but if anything it’s further evidence that he puts his own interests first and is fundamentally unfit for office. 

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Now Trump is promoting his hotel with campaign donor money

Donald Trump’s campaign just launched a new TV ad. And as with Trump’s travesty of a press conference last Friday, there’s no mistaking that Trump is using the ad advertise Hotel Washington, DC.

It’s been in the news for months that Trump’s used campaign donor money to pay himself and his businesses — to-date upwards of a million dollars. And then we learned that Trump upped Trump Tower rent on his campaign offices as soon as he started hauling in donor money instead of “self-funding.”

Now Trump’s using campaign ads to promote his business interests. His new ad somehow manages to feature the hotel twice…

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WATCH: Trump Pulls Back The Curtain On Cozy Relationship With Rob Portman

Rob Portman and his campaign have tried again and again to distance themselves from Donald Trump, continuously insisting that they’re running their own campaign separate from the bombastic Republican presidential nominee. Regardless of what the Portman campaign claims, the Ohio senator has endorsed Donald Trump and continues to support him after each shameful and outrageous comment — and he’ll have to keep answering as to why he hasn’t denounced the racist, xenophobic nominee.

This morning, Donald Trump pulled back the curtain on the Portman campaign on Fox News, saying:

“…We’re getting along great with Rob Portman, who’s also doing well. We’re working together. We’ve endorsed each other. We have a great relationship.”

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Would Temperamentally-Unfit Trump Trash Military As Commander In Chief?

I should be a newscaster, because I called it before the news!” Donald Trump’s disqualifying lack of maturity was once again on full display this morning, as he took his latest self-congratulatory victory lap in the wake of an act of violence.

Trump didn’t come across as any more temperamentally balanced over the weekend, which he spent tweeting out petty attacks on former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. Trump also went after Gates during a campaign rally, calling him a “clown” who “probably has a problem that we don’t know about.” Yesterday, Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s campaign manager, echoed Trump’s attacks on Gates and invoked Trump’s “I know more than the generals do, believe me” bravado, suggesting that she and Trump know far more about terrorism than Gates.

Throughout his campaign Trump’s established a pattern of attacking defense experts, as well as military commanders and servicemembers, raising […]

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