Bannon to 2018 GOP Senate Candidates: I’m In Charge

Another day, another sign Trump is empowering white nationalist Steve Bannon with a growing role in the White House. Bannon’s latest power play? Laying down the law to Sen. Mitch McConnell and any Republican thinking about running for Senate in 2018. America First, the pro-Trump Super-PAC, is ramping up to “direct fire on congressional Republicans who defy Trump’s agenda.”

Statement from American Bridge President Jessica Mackler:

“Apparently, Senate Republicans’ rubber stamp for Trump’s extreme and xenophobic agenda isn’t enough. Steve Bannon has laid down the law: If Senators and Senate candidates don’t march in lock step with Trump, they will be punished. Trump and Bannon want a puppet Congress and are promising to campaign for one. This is how authoritarianism begins.”

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KKKan You Believe David Duke Loves Trump?

At last night’s Louisiana Senate debate, Trump supporter and former KKK leader David Duke went off on an angry rant that not only echoed Trump campaign talking points, but also concluded with Duke favorably comparing himself to Trump (claiming that the two are both unfairly maligned by the media).

Oh, and then Duke promised to be Trump’s “most loyal advocate,” should he make it to the Senate.

David Duke doesn’t just like Trump, he actually seems something of himself in the Republican Party’s birther in chief. So much so, that Duke sincerely believes Trump listens to his radio show and even reads his books.

But is it any wonder that a former KKK leader is enamored with Trump, who’s called for racial profiling, a Muslim ban, and the forcible deportation of the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States?

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Does Tea Party Extremist Joe Heck Carry His Koch Cash In A Wallet Or A Money Clip?

Joe Heck is trying to buy a Nevada Senate seat with the help of millions in outside spending from the Koch brothers’ political network. The only hiccup in this scheme is that Heck has to take the debate stage tonight and actually defend his congressional record . Unfortunately for Heck, money can’t change the fact that he’s been an unmitigated disaster in Congress for the Silver State.

Heck will try to portray himself as a “thousand points of light” moderate tonight, but Heck rode into Congress on the Tea Party wave and hasn’t strayed from the extremism that got him elected in 2010.

Heck’s anti-choice extremism cannot be overstated. In 2012, Heck voted for a 20-week abortion ban that didn’t include exceptions for rape or incest. Heck also voted to deny women access to emergency reproductive care–even if an abortion were necessary to save their life–if hospitals objected on moral grounds. Heck […]

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Trump On Pope Francis: He’s “Disgraceful”

Four months after bizarrely questioning Hillary Clinton’s faith, Donald Trump has, with less than than 30 days until the election, decided to claim that she is anti-Catholic. But only one candidate running has called the Pope “disgraceful” and claimed he “doesn’t get it.” (Trump also suggested that the Pope was acting as a pawn of the Mexican government, so there’s that…)

Like so many others viciously attacked by Trump, all Pope Francis did was challenge Donald Trump on his radical, anti-immigrant policy positions, characterizing Trump’s “Build the Wall” fervor as “not Christian.”

Unsurprisingly Trump, a small-minded bully who’s easily baited into conflict by mere tweets, couldn’t resist lashing out at Pope Francis:

Trump Attacked Pope Francis

February 2016: Trump Said The Pope “Doesn’t Get It” When Speaking about Immigration On The US-Mexico Border. According to The New York Times, “Donald J. Trump has a message for Pope Francis ahead of […]

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AB21 President’s Statement On Washington Republican Senator Ayotte’s Extremism

“During her time in Washington, Senator Kelly Ayotte has sided with Mitch McConnell, the Koch brothers, and corporate special interests again and again instead of representing the Granite State. Ayotte repeatedly refused to do her job, ignoring her constitutional duty to confirm the president’s Supreme Court nominee. She’s held up funding for crucial programs and services for women, veterans, and schools, and skipped nearly half of Homeland Security Committee hearings. Most egregiously, Senator Ayotte is voting for sexist, racist, and bully Donald Trump, normalizing his hatred and supporting his dangerous foreign and economic policies. Senator Kelly Ayotte can’t hide her partisan record from New Hampshire voters any longer.”

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Is this what Paul Ryan means by discipline?

Paul Ryan actually thinks Donald Trump has gotten “more disciplined” recently, begging the question: Has Ryan been paying attention to the words that are coming out of his presidential candidate’s mouth?

Here are five of Trump’s most absurd moments, in the past six weeks alone:

Fawned over Vladimir Putin while trying to convince the American people that he’s fit to be Commander in Chief.

Repeatedly claimed that President Obama is the “founder of ISIS.”

Suggested that “Second Amendment people” could prevent Hillary Clinton from nominating justices to the Supreme Court.

Attacked a Gold Star military family and repeatedly refused to apologize.

Appealed to white supremacists and the alt right movement, and promised to forcibly deport 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States.

Not to mention, Trump has repeatedly said that he is who he is, and has promised he won’t […]

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After this insane immigration speech, can we finally stop pretending Trump will change?

Statement from Jessica Mackler, president of American Bridge 21st Century:

“Are we done pretending Donald Trump will ever change? Fifteen months after calling Mexicans rapists, Trump wailed about the same exact mass deportation and immigration policies that he’s been yelling about this whole time. He’s appealing to people’s worst fears and nativism. Trump’s policy are far from humane and are practically and fiscally irresponsible.

“Just hours after meeting the Mexican president and proving that he’s nothing more than a scared bully who choked on the international stage, Trump reminded Americans why he is dangerous and unfit to be Commander in Chief. Republicans who still support Donald Trump after tonight ran out of excuses — they’re actively endorsing Trump and his hatred that would make the United States less safe.”

Declaración de Jessica Mackler, presidente de American Bridge 21st Century:

“Ya podemos dejar de pretender que Donald Trump cambiará? Quince meses después de llamar a los mexicanos violadores, Trump […]

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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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