MEMO: Donald Trump Is Committed To These Dangerous Immigration Views

Donald Trump will head to Phoenix to deliver another teleprompter speech outlining the latest variant of his immigration plan. Despite the efforts of his staff to broaden Trump’s appeal and rescue his sinking electoral hopes, Trump has made it clear that he has no desire to alter his approach to immigration policy. 

Much to the chagrin of Establishment Republicans and Trump’s own advisers, there will be no pivot from Trump’s outlandish immigration proposals. For the past year, the Republican nominee has called Mexican immigrants rapists and drug dealers, threatened to take away U.S. citizenship from children born in this country, and insinuated that all Muslims hate America. Through all of that, Trump has made it clear that he won’t change. He’s described his immigration proposals as “a very hard-line position” and it won’t be easily abandoned. Despite pleas from Republican […]

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Memorándum: Cómo Marco Rubio le ha fallado a Florida

Cuando Marco Rubio rompió con su promesa de no postularse para la reelección en la Florida, demostró que su camino estaría atado a la mentalidad valemadrista de Donald Trump. Lo que no sabíamos en ese momento era la fuerza con la cual Rubio apoyaría a Trump y cómo se convertiría en un seguidor de sus políticas racistas y xenófobas que son tan peligrosas para nuestro país.

Rubio está elevando más aún su apoyo hacia Trump: dice que está dispuesto a aparecer en la campaña con Donald Trump.Recientemente, el Sun Sentinel reportó que Rubio “el jueves por la noche dio un fuerte discurso electoral – en favor de elegir a Donald Trump a presidente.”

A pesar de creer que Trump no se puede confiar con los códigos nucleares y de negarse a decir que Trump está calificado para ser el Comandante en Jefe, Marco Rubio sigue apoyándolo y está dispuesto a […]

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MEMO: How Marco Rubio Has Failed Florida

When Marco Rubio reneged on his pledge to not run for reelection in Florida, it was clear that his path would be linked with Donald Trump’s bull-in-a-china-shop mentality. What we didn’t know at the time was just how forcefully Rubio would support Trump and become an advocate for his racist, xenophobic policies that are dangerous to our country.

Rubio is now taking his Trump endorsement to the next level: He says he’s open to campaigning with Donald Trump. Recently, the Sun Sentinel reported that Rubio “delivered a strong election pitch Thursday night — to elect Donald Trump president.”

Despite believing that Trump cannot be trusted with the nuclear codes and refusing to say that Trump is qualified to be Commander in Chief, Marco Rubio is still supporting him and willing to campaign on his behalf. That’s just one reason why Marco Rubio has failed Florida during his term in the Senate. From […]

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Chuck Grassley Stumps For Trump’s Campaign Of Hate, Bigotry and Racism

Chuck Grassley is now in the tightest race in his career, and as his poll numbers continue to plummet, he’s increasingly harder to find in state. Grassley skipped out on an Iowa tradition this month when he refused to appear at the Des Moines Register’s Soapbox at the Iowa State Fair. Editorial boards and voters alike have noticed that the Senator who, in the past has been lauded for his accessibility, has become completely absent.

Chuck Grassley is coming out of hiding this weekend — to join his friend Donald Trump at Joni Ernst’s Roast & Ride. Grassley has been working behind the scenes to obstruct the confirmation of President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee and hold the seat open for a potential Trump nominee, so it’s no surprise that he’s making a public appearance to stump with Trump.

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WATCH: The Trump-Duke Ticket

What is it about Donald Trump’s candidacy that is so appealing to racist white nationalists? Why does the former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan David Duke emphatically support Donald Trump?

The closing of U.S. borders, demonizing immigrants, saying we must protect “our” country, and attacking the media as disgusting–these are all shared views of Trump and Duke. Trump refused to disavow Duke’s support and even insinuated that he’d vote for Duke in his U.S. Senate race depending on who his Democratic opponent was. 

Trump has mainstreamed the hate espoused by Duke more than Duke was ever able to. 

Watch David Duke praise Trump in his own words:

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Donald Trump, White Nationalist Hero

With the hiring of Breitbart’s Steve Bannon as his campaign’s chief executive, Donald Trump has fully embraced the hateful alternate reality inhabited by the self-stylized “alt-right”. While they may identify under a new banner, their ideas and rhetoric are the same as their white nationalist and neo-Nazi forerunners. Trump’s candidacy has emboldened a resurgence in political discourse that had been considered unacceptable in American politics for more than a generation: including language which is virulently anti-Semitic.

From terming conservative commentator Bill Kristol a “renegade Jew” to a parade of anti-Semitic tweets directed at former Breitbart editor-at-large Ben Shapiro, Trump’s fans on the white nationalist fringe reveal another ugly truth of Trumpism-Populism. Whether it’s Hispanics, Syrian refugees, or Jews, anyone who doesn’t fit within the narrow constructs of the alt-right’s identitarian framework is fair game.

This is the rebranding of neo-fascism and white nationalism, and they’re running Trump’s campaign. […]

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Donald Trump’s Real African American Outreach

“Look at how much African American communities are suffering from Democratic control. To those I say the following: What do you have to lose by trying something new like Trump? What do you have to lose? You live in your poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs, 58 percent of your youth is unemployed. What the hell do you have to lose?” — Donald Trump, 8/19/2016

Tonight in Ohio, Trump will likely continue to pander to African Americans but his latest pitch to African American voters isn’t holding water, and it won’t win votes. His latest attempt to woo African American voters is insulting and out-of-touch with the community. But what else can be expected from the same man whose past and present is tattooed with racism and discrimination against all minorities? Trump has already lost Republicans any hope of winning the Hispanic vote; his latest focus will only continue […]

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Unfit Demagogue Releases Ad Full of Lies

Mere hours after Donald Trump promised to always tell the truth to the American people, his campaign launched its first ad of the general election; it’s a negative smear full of lies and thinly veiled racial animus. But what did we expect from the man who demeaned Mexicans as rapists and criminals?  From his weeks long racial tirade against Judge Gonzalo Curiel to his warnings that Americans need to “lock their doors” to keep safe from refugees, Trump’s entire campaign has been built upon stoking racial fear and division.

Today’s ad demonstrates that despite a revolving door of campaign managers and senior staff, Trump isn’t changing. Making false claims about his opponent and citing discredited and racist lies from a known hate group show that Trump is still Trump: a temperamentally unfit demagogue whose immigration proposals stoke fears, seek to divide families, and would kill 4 million jobs.

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Commander-In-Thief: Trump Is A Racist, Unstable Con Man Who’s Unfit To Be President

The Republican Party created and nurtured a racist birther and now they want him to be president of the United States.

Donald Trump has called President Obama the founder of a terrorist organization; said Hillary Clinton is ISIS’s “Most Valuable Player” and questioned her religious faith (also, incited violence against her); called immigrants “rapists” who are “bringing drugs” and “crime”; endorsed religious profiling and a religious test on individuals entering the U.S.; promised to bring back waterboarding and “a hell of a lot worse”; indicated he’d kill the families of terrorists; refused to rule out using nuclear weapons in Europe; attacked prisoners of war and a Gold Star family; threatened to pull out of NATO; and cheered, on multiple occasions, the prospect of an economic crisis.

The man is an unapologetic con man, who’s made a career of skipping out on his billsdiscriminating  Read more after the jump.

Who’s Borrowing Trump’s Talking Points? First David Duke, Now Hezbollah

Last week, Donald Trump absurdly called President Obama the “founder of ISIS.”  There was initial backlash, but that didn’t stop Trump from doubling-down almost immediately. The next day, Trump decided he was just being sarcastic (“DONT THEY GET SARCASM?“). But Mike Pence contemporaneously insisted that Trump wasn’t joking around, arguing, “I think he was being very serious.”

Guess who else is serious about the “Obama was the founder of ISIS” thing: the leader of Hezbollah, who commented, “This is not simple speech. This is an American presidential candidate. This was spoken on behalf of the American Republican Party. He has data and documents.”

Over the weekend, we learned that Trump and former KKK leader are sharing messaging, and Trump’s previously echoed Kremlin talking points on Crimea.

Is anyone else concerned that Trump is irresponsibly accusing the president of leading a terrorist […]

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