Trump Hoped For Home Foreclosures And Economic Pain, That’s “What America Needs”

In response to criticism of his 2006 statements hoping for a housing crash, Trump claimed in a statement to NBC News that, “This is the kind of thinking our country needs.” Trump doubled down on those statements tonight in Albuquerque, NM reiterating that, “That’s the kind of thinking we need,” and, “If it goes down, it goes down.

Trump’s callous disregard for the millions of Americans affected by the housing crisis reveals a man more concerned about his bottom line than the good of the country. While millions lost their homes and retirement savings, Donald spun a profit. Trumps’s reckless, self-serving approach represents the worst of our society, not the best; and it definitely doesn’t belong in the White House.

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Donald Trump’s Albuquerque Lowlights

In case you didn’t catch the full Trump rally in New Mexico tonight, we did. Here are some lowlights:

Trump bragged about having rooted for the housing market to fail, calling it “the kind of thinking our country needs.”

Trump trashed Republican Governor Susana Martinez. So much for party unity, eh Reince?

Trump bemoaned Hillary for yelling too much. ‘Cause Donald Trump never shouts.

Trump (again) called Senator Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas”.

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WATCH: The T Files: Donald Trump, Conspiracy Theorist

From birtherism to 9/11-trutherism, and a long-held conviction that global warming is “a hoax,” Donald Trump has for years dabbled in widely-debunked and discredited conspiracy theories.

Theories like Trump’s National Enquirer-inspired suggestion that Ted Cruz’s father was linked to the JFK assassination. Or that Justice Antonin Scalia was murdered with his own pillow. Or that vaccines cause autism.

“All I know is what’s on the internet,” Trump has rationalized. So who can blame the sometimes Alex Jones guest for lacking a firm grasp on reality when he’s getting his news coverage from internet conspiracy websites?

Watch “The T Files” here:

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Trump Rages At Calls For Veteran Donation Accountability

Donald Trump is fuming following a series of reports showing that the blustering billionaire likely hasn’t made good on his claim to have raised $6 million in charitable contributions for veterans groups.

Trump’s campaign has been evasive and combative when pressed to account for the donations, with campaign manager Corey Lewandowski revising the donation total and refusing to disclose to whom Trump donated.

Last night, Trump went on a big league Twitter-rant decrying calls for accountability and, of course, blaming the “dishonest and disgusting” media

There’s no reason for the Trump campaign to conceal donations to veterans groups. Trump’s claim that, “Why should I give you records? I don’t have to give you records,” reveals another layer of hypocrisy within an already opaque campaign.

Trump doesn’t think the American people have the right to see his tax returns, and apparently also doesn’t think that they have a right to know if he […]

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Trump Warms To Woody “Will Totally Control What Happens” Johnson

Donald Trump wants GOP megadonors to know he’s ready to capitulate to their self-interested policy agenda in exchange for their financial backing.

Three months ago, Donald Trump lied and said he was self-funding his campaign. Flash-forward to today, and Trump’s still lying about the self-funding, but now Donald’s started sucking up to the Republican donor class — the types that manipulate weak and needy candidates like him in exchange for “tremendous amounts of money.”

Trump, in February:

“I’m the only politician that’s not getting money.  All these guys, like Cruz, is getting tremendous amounts of money from oil and all these different. Jeb Bush — Woody Johnson, from Johnson & Johnson is his campaign finance chair. Woody will totally control what happens.” 

[Donald Trump, Press Conference, Hanahan, SC, 2/15/16]

 

Trump, yesterday:

“Donald J. Trump met privately on Monday with Woody Johnson, the New York Jets owner and a top Republican fund-raiser”

“Woody’s a […]

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How ‘Bout That Colorado Republican Senate Primary

The description that the Colorado GOP Senate primary is “an insult to burning dumpsters everywhere” gets more accurate by the day.

 

A Denver 7 reporter finally caught up with the woman who helped collect those 13 apparently forged signatures and one dead voter for Jon Keyser’s campaign petition. Watch:

 

 

Jon Keyser hasn’t commented since the video was posted, but we’re willing to bet we already know what he’ll say.

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Will Trump Make Good On The $6 Million He Lied About Raising For Veterans?

 

Will Trump Make Good On The $6 Million He Lied About Raising For Veterans?

 

 

And where’s the $1 million that Trump claims to have personally donated?

 

 

This weekend, the Washington Post reported that Donald Trump flat-out lied about how much money he raised at a January event billed as benefiting veterans’ organizations.

 

Trump repeatedly claimed to have raised $6 million. Now, facing scrutiny, Trump’s campaign confessed to the Washington Post that he actually raised far less. Meanwhile, Trump said he personally contributed $1 million to veterans’ groups as part of the fundraiser, but he’s refused to name any specific organizations that benefited from his donation.

 

“Donald Trump has made a career of scamming and cheating everyday Americans — seniors, small business owners, employees, and now veterans. Trump bragged about raising $6 million for veterans groups, but came up short and now he won’t say where he directed his personal donation, which seriously calls into question whether he […]

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Asian Americans Are Looking For Inclusion, Donald Says ‘We Want Deal’

Yesterday, Asian And Pacific Islander American Vote released its spring Asian American voter survey. Asian Americans represent a rapidly expanding voting bloc, and things don’t look good for Donald Trump. Trump is currently viewed unfavorably by 61% of respondents and viewed favorably by a meager 19%, 42 points underwater. 

What could be behind these numbers? The study reveals that Asian Americans are shifting toward the Democratic Party and, “exclusionary rhetoric is a likely cause.” Donald Trump has engaged in such “exclusionary rhetoric” regularly throughout his campaign, often adopting an offensive “Chinese accent” when discussing trade with China. Trump has used his offensive Chinese accent–imitating Chinese negotiators saying, “We want deal.”

Trump’s offensive rhetoric about Hispanics and Muslims is well documented, but his bigotry doesn’t stop there. His offensive parodies of the Chinese, as well as South Asians, is being noticed by minority communities, and the electoral implications are […]

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WATCH: Is The Miss Universe Winner Trump Called “Miss Piggy” Voting For Him?

In 1996, Trump ridiculed her as “Miss Piggy” and an “eating machine,” and publicly shamed her by forcing her to attend workout classes and inviting the media to watch. (In the clip below, the misogynist explains “he’d probably do the same thing with” then-wife Marla Maples, if she gained weight.)

Former Miss Universe-winner Alicia Machado isn’t the only woman to be bullied and humiliated by Donald Trump, but his cruelty toward her was particularly public and repugnant.

Machado was featured on last night’s Inside Edition. Watch here:

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Trump Profits As Working People Lose Their Jobs And Homes

In 2006, Donald Trump hoped for a housing market crash: “I sort of hope that happens because then people like me would go in and buy.” Trump’s wish came true, and millions of Americans lost their homes and jobs — presumably as he padded his pockets.

Ten years later, Trump is still making money off working people losing their jobs.

Donald just revealed he’s profited off an investment in United Technologies, the parent company of Carrier, an air-conditioning manufacturer that recently laid off 2,100 Indiana workers in order to shift its production to Mexico.

Working families were losing their jobs and Trump was hypocritically criticizing the company for outsourcing, but he kept on making money.

Ten years after he wished for a recession, hoping to profit off a housing crisis, Donald Trump is still making money while working people pay the price.

At least he’s paying his fair share in ta- oh […]

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