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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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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ICYMI: Rachel Maddow Takes Down Keyser For Forging His Way Onto The Ballot

The NRSC’s top pick in the Colorado GOP Senate primary is making news for all the wrong reasons.

First, the committee struggled to find a candidate they liked in the Centennial State. Once they settled on Jon Keyser, he fell short on securing enough ballot signatures to land on the Republican primary ballot. After cajoling a judge to allow him on, despite being almost 90 signatures short, forged signatures were discovered on his ballot petitions.

Watch Rachel Maddow’s take on how Keyser’s fraudulent signatures and his inability to answer questions about the forgery is causing turmoil for the GOP’s senate chances:

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WATCH: Trump’s Tax Evasion

This morning on Good Morning America, Donald Trump said the American public doesn’t have a right to see his tax returns. The saga over Trump’s tax returns continues as the presumptive Republican nominee continues to refuse to release his returns and breaks the precedent of every presidential candidate releasing their returns dating back to 1972. Trump assuredly regrets criticizing Mitt Romney for not releasing his returns more quickly and pledging multiple times to release his own returns. Because hey, his tax rate is “none of your business.” 

Trump, release your returns.


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WATCH: Trump Doesn’t Think Public Has Right To See His Tax Returns

Donald Trump would be the first major party presidential candidate since 1972 to not show transparency by releasing his tax returns, and on Good Morning America this morning we got his reason why: He doesn’t think the public has a right to see his tax returns before they vote in November.

Head to for more from American Bridge about the long bipartisan precedent Trump would be breaking by not releasing his tax returns and clues to what Trump might be hiding.

George Stephanopoulos: “Yes or no: Do you believe voters have a right to see your tax returns before they make a final decision?”

Donald Trump: “I don’t think they do.”


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WATCH: Trump on Muslim Ban: “No I’m Not Softening My Stance At All”

Matt Lauer: “Are you softening your stance and using subtle differences in words simply to be more moderate to try to attract people like Speaker Ryan and get an endorsement?”

Donald Trump: “No I’m not softening my stance at all…but I’m not softening my stance. We have a major problem and we have to look at the problem and we have to solve the problem.”


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Republican Civil War

Get along with Donald Trump or “pay a big price.” That’s the message that Paul Ryan is sure to hear yet again at today’s closed door meeting with the presumptive Republican nominee.

While Reince Priebus is desperately trying to hold a fraying party together, the ongoing feud between Trump and Ryan shows no sign of cooling. Supporting Trump? Ryan just “isn’t ready to do that.” Supporting Ryan’s conservative agenda? Well, Trump isn’t ready to do that either.

Asked about “unity”, Trump just doesn’t see the need. The GOP is his party now and he knows it.


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Trump and Bill O’Reilly Talk Overturning Roe v Wade on Fox News

Donald Trump went on Fox News with Bill O’Reilly tonight where they talked overturning Roe v. Wade and Trump pledged to appoint anti-choice Supreme Court Justices, claiming that electing him is the biggest way anti-choice voters can advance their agenda.

Trump recently said “there has to be some form of punishment” for women seeking abortion.

Watch Trump talking about overturning Roe v. Wade here:

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Get This: Trump Thinks Women Have It Easier Than Men

Donald Trump at a rally in Spokane, Washington today continued to prove that he’s nothing more than a out-of-touch misogynist who really believes women have it easier than men. Trump is the embodiment of the Republican Party’s backwards views on women — whether it’s a woman’s role in the 21st century, her right to choose, equal pay for equal work, or affordable and quality access to women’s healthcare.

Trump today: “I mean all of the men, we’re petrified to speak to women anymore. We may raise our voice. You know what? The women get it better than we do, folks. Alright? They get it better than we do.”


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