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Why Isn’t Donald Trump Attacking Hillary Clinton?

This week was perhaps the most damaging week of Hillary Clinton’s career.

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This week was perhaps the most damaging week of Hillary Clinton’s career. FBI Director James Comey’s decision to recommend that she not be charged for mishandling classified information was overshadowed by the facts that he laid out. Comey called her “extremely careless” in her handling of classified information and judged that her account as well as email accounts that she was in contact with were likely compromised by “hostile actors” that could threaten the security of the United States. How has Trump responded to the FBI assault on the basic competence of his opponent? He spent several days embroiled in a controversy over an allegedly anti-Semitic tweet and then came out of in favor of Saddam Hussein and Moammar Gadhafi. Why isn’t Trump attacking Hillary?

 

To be sure, Donald Trump did accuse Clinton of offering a “bribe” to Attorney-General Loretta Lynch by floating the possibility that Lynch might keep her job in a Clinton Administration. The Washington Post noted that Clinton has never publicly stated that Lynch might be welcome in her White House, but that the New York Times had attributed the idea to Democrats close to Clinton.

NBC News also reported that Trump had criticized Director Comey’s decision at a rally in North Carolina on Tuesday, July 5, the day of the FBI announcement. Trump used his pet name for Clinton, “Crooked Hillary,” and told the audience, “You didn’t have to be careless. You didn’t even have to really know that what you were doing was wrong, and you’re guilty. The laws are very explicit. Stupidity is not a reason that you’re going to be innocent, OK? It’s not a reason.”

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At that point, Trump seemed to veer off message. He became distracted by a controversy about a Trump campaign tweet that featured a six-pointed star that some associated with a Star of David. The tweet featured Hillary Clinton in front of a pile of cash and carried the logo, “History made: Most corrupt candidate ever.” The phrase, “most corrupt candidate ever” was inside a six pointed star that has been variously described as a “Star of David” and a “sheriff’s star.” CNN notes that the meme originally appeared “on an anti-Semitic, white supremacist message board.”

 

Trump said in a tweet that his campaign should not have removed the controversial meme and defended the star on Wednesday, July 6. CNN commented, “Trump’s comments on Wednesday revived a controversy that appeared to be quickly fading under the weight of the news that Hillary Clinton’s private emails included classified information, and that she will not face charges. On a day when Clinton’s controversies dominated the airwaves, Trump resurrected his own.”

 

By Wednesday night, Trump was totally off message. Rather than spending time attacking Clinton’s judgement, Trump told a North Carolina crowd that Saddam Hussein was a great anti-terrorist.

 

“He was a bad guy — really bad guy. But you know what? He did well? He killed terrorists. He did that so good. They didn’t read them the rights. They didn’t talk. They were terrorists. Over. Today, Iraq is Harvard for terrorism,” Trump said.CNN points out that Trump supported the Iraq War in 2003.

 

Saddam Hussein’s Iraq was a state supporter of terrorism. The “9/11 Commission Report” stated that “Baghdad actively sponsored terrorist groups” and “Saddam used foreign terrorist groups as an instrument of foreign policy.”

 

Donald Trump not only is wrong about history, his comments further focused attention on himself and distracted attention from Hillary Clinton’s disastrous week. This is not the first time that Trump has gone easy on Clinton.

 

On June 2, Clinton sharply mocked Donald Trump on foreign policy. “Donald Trump’s ideas are not just different, they are dangerously incoherent,” she said in Reuters. “They’re not even really ideas, just a series of bizarre rants, personal feuds and outright lies.” She went on to speculate that Trump might start a nuclear war if elected to the White House simply because “somebody got under his very thin skin.”

 

One might expect a broadside against the Secretary of State who presided over the withdrawal of US forces from Iraq and the rise of ISIS, the bungling of the Arab Spring and the Iranian uprising, the implosion of Syria, the failed Russian reset, and, of course, the debacle at Benghazi. One would be wrong.

 

Rather than challenging Hillary on the substance of her speech or attacking her own record, Trump responded with tweets as Hillary predicted he would do during her speech. The first gave a general challenge to Clinton’s credibility while the second criticized her poise.

 

“Bad performance by Crooked Hillary Clinton!” Trump tweeted. “Reading poorly from the teleprompter [sic]! She doesn’t even look presidential!”

 

In fact, Trump’s attacks on Hillary seem very restrained. Compare his criticism of Clinton to his concerted attacks on Judge Gonzalo Curiel, the judge assigned to his Trump University fraud case. Trump spent weeks and devoted large amounts of air time to attacking Judge Curiel’s Mexican heritage just after becoming the presumptive Republican nominee. The time might have been better spent unifying the Republican Party or launching attacks on Hillary Clinton, who had yet to secure her own nomination.

 

The Wall Street Journal reported that, after clinching the Democratic nomination, Clinton ran 20,000 ads to get her message out to potential voters. For the same period, Trump ran none. Zero. Not a single commercial. This total shutout in advertising is almost certainly what allows Hillary to maintain a lead over Trump in spite of her seriously damaged campaign.

 

While Trump may be attacking Hillary at his campaign rallies, his criticisms are overshadowed by his own outlandish and rambling comments. Time and time again, Trump’s antics have distracted the news cycle from Hillary’s troubles. Whatever his strategy or motive, his anti-Hillary message is not getting out to voters. Trump is destroying his own campaign.

 

David W. Thornton is a freelance writer and commercial pilot. He writes from the perspective of a conservative Christian and economic libertarian. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia and Emmanuel College. A native of Georgia, he currently lives in Villa Rica with his wife and two children. An archive of his work can found at his syndicated blog, CaptainKudzu.com. David can be contacted at [email protected]

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BREAKING From White House- Traitor Just BACKSTABBED Trump – This Is HUGE!

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The left has been foaming at the mouth ever since Donald Trump was elected president of the United States. These anti-American traitors were convinced that Hillary Clinton would win and continue Barack Obama’s destructive policies of dismantling America. However, those plans were thwarted when the American people banded together and sent a resounding no to these politicians by voting for Trump. Every step that Trump has taken he has faced ridicule, lies, and hate from the “tolerant” left. These lies have ranged from Trump conspiring with Russia to win the election to him being a racist bigot who desires to send all minorities to FEMA camps.

Because of these lies, Trump has done his best to surround himself with people he can trust, but even those individuals have turned out to be wolves in sheep clothing as we all found out just today. After the sudden dismissal of Omarosa Manigault-Newman, who served as the White House’s Director of Communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison, people around the country were shocked.

For years Omarosa Manigault-Newman was one of Donald Trump’s biggest fans, but as it turns out, she is just another White House traitor biding her time to back-stab her former mentor at the very first chance she had.

Not even 24 hours after being let go, Omarosa Manigault-Newman was already sitting down with the liberal mouthpieces at Good Morning America to share her side of the story and throw President Trump under the bus.

Here is more from People:

Although Omarosa Manigault-Newman denies being fired from her role in President Donald Trump’s administration, the former reality star alluded to situations in the White House that made her feel “uncomfortable” and “upset,” leading to her resignation.

In a sit-down with Michael Strahan on Good Morning America Thursday, Manigault-Newman shot down reports that she was dramatically escorted out of the White House after being canned.

“[Chief of staff] John Kelly and I had a very straight-forward discussion about concerns that I had, issues that I had raised, and as a result, I resigned and it will be taking place January 20, when I leave this very interesting administration,” she said. 

Manigault-Newman explained that while Trump “chose me for his team,” Kelly may not have wanted her on his roster.

However, the former director of communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison revealed that she was unhappy with the handling of certain situations.

When Strahan asked about reports that she was displeased with the handling of this year’s Charlottesville riots and Trump’s support of Roy Moore in the race for Alabama senator, she was vague but promised to share her thoughts someday.

“Because I am serving until [Jan.] 20th, I have to be very careful about how I answer this,” she said. “But there were a lot of things that I observed during the last year that I was very unhappy with. That I was very uncomfortable with. Things that I heard and observed. I can’t expand upon it because I still have to go back and work with these individuals.”

Manigault-Newman continued, “When I have a chance to tell my story, quite a story to tell, as the only African American woman in this White House, as a senior staff and assistant to the president. I have seen things that made me uncomfortable, that have upset me, that have affected me deeply and emotionally, that has affected my community and my people. When I can tell my story, it is a profound story that I know the world will want to hear.”

 Manigault-Newman explained that her pass had been changed to restrict her access at the White House and denied reports that she tried to enter the residence at the White House.
“Certainly I had more access than most, and people had problems with that,” she said. “People had problems with my 14-year relationship with his president, but I’ve always been loyal to him, straight-forward, and I’ve provided him with the support he needed throughout this year.”
There is no reason that Omarosa Manigault-Newman needed to sit down right away with these liberal hacks and start slinging dirt about Trump. It is obvious she is pissed over being fired and is desperately attempting to save face by starting rumors about President Trump to the mainstream media. If she had any class and dignity, she would keep her mouth shut and just release a press statement saying she has decided to pursue other ventures. These vindictive individuals will do whatever they can to bring Trump down to save their own skin.
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BREAKING NEWS: Karma Was FINALLY Served – He Just Got Knocked Out COLD!

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Today was a big day for the internet as five people decided the fate of Net Neutrality. Whether you agree with the decision that was made concerning the future of the internet, you have to admit the debate became rather fierce. On both sides of the aisle, Republicans, and Democrats argued whether to repeal net neutrality regulations enacted by the Obama administration.

It became so heated, there were reports of Democrats sending death threats to Republicans who SUPPORT net neutrality and were fuming that it could be repealed.  But unfortunately, those who sent death threats had a bit dose of karma coming back and it was all caught on video.

New York Representative Jose Serrano was speaking at a rally in Washington, D.C., on the same day the Federal Communications Commission was expected to repeal net neutrality regulations that were enacted by the Barack Obama administration. As Serrano stood on the stage speaking in favor of the heavily contested bill, the sign behind him began to wobble before hitting the congressman in the head knocking him off the stage.

As the Serrano regained his footing, he made light of the situation saying, “Wow. I have never been hit that hard in the South Bronx, but I‘ll speak from here, and I’m doing that with a pulled muscle in my leg.”

You can watch the video here.

While Serrano may chuckle off being hit in the head, the fact that Republicans have received death threats is no laughing matter. Over the past several month’s many Republicans that support net neutrality has been under attack and yet, there has been no one to come to their rescue.

Here is more Free Beacon:

A New York man was arrested for making a death threat against Rep. John Katko over the net neutrality debate, the latest in a string of threats from advocates of the liberal policy.

Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai has received numerous threats since announcing the agency’s intention earlier this year to repeal the Obama era rules that expanded federal regulation over the internet.

Katko, a Republican who represents upstate New York and has no role in the FCC agenda, received a threatening voicemail from Patrick Angelo, who vowed to kill Katko’s family if he supports repealing net neutrality.

“Listen, Mr. Katko, if you support net neutrality, I will support you,” Angelo said, according to a complaint filed in federal court. “But if you don’t support net neutrality, I will find you and your family and I will kill… you… all. Do you understand? I will literally find all… of… you and your progeny and just wipe you from the face of the earth.”

Angelo was charged with threatening to kill a U.S. congressman and is facing up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

“I condemn in the strongest possible terms any attempts to intimidate government officials with violent threats, and in particular, efforts to target their families,” said Chairman Pai. “I would also like to express my sympathy to Congressman Katko and his family and thank law enforcement officials for taking this matter seriously.”

The net neutrality debate has become increasingly heated, with Chairman Pai reporting this week of threatening signs targeting his family. Protest signs of the repeal policy, which Pai formally released last week, turned up in his neighborhood naming and targeting his young children. “Dad murdered democracy,” one sign read, and another featured Pai’s children’s names.

“This reminds me of another point, one that has been brought home to me in the past few days,” Pai said Tuesday. “This debate in our culture and our public policy on this and other issues need quality information and not hysteria, because hysteria brings us to unpleasant and dangerous places.”

“We can disagree on policy,” Pai added. “That is the American way. We shouldn’t demonize, especially when all of us share the same goal of free and open internet.”

Pai’s home has been the target of pro-net neutrality protests before. In May, alt-left groups involved in violent riots and protests in the past targeted Pai’s neighborhood. Organizers connected to DisruptJ20 and Code Pink said they were “taking the fight to Pai’s front door,” leaving leaflets on the doors in Pai’s neighborhood.

An online campaign organized by John Oliver opposing changes to the Obama rules, which for the first time in history classified internet service providers as utilities that are subjected to greater regulation, included numerous racist comments aimed at Pai, and death threats. Oliver had to appeal to his viewers to not leave racist comments.

Threats and violence have reached other Republicans and segments of the Trump administration, as well. Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt has to have a 24-hour security detail given the amount of threats he has received.

The left is completely unhinged, and yet they dare to call Republicans heartless and cruel despite the fact they are treating the lives of innocent people.

Thankfully,= karma does not care about politics and will serve up justice to who deserves it whenever the time is right.

H/T [100 Percent FedUp]

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BREAKING NEWS About America’s Most Popular Restaurant! You’ll NEVER Eat There Again – This is SICK!

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It’s common knowledge that when you put good in, you get good out. That’s true on many levels, but none so literal as with what we put in our bodies. We were designed to survive and thrive off of what the earth provides for us.  But the production of those life-giving substances has turned into such a finely-tuned machine that prioritizes profit and taste, that we’ve lost a lot of what was good for us along the way.

One of the biggest steps backward for the health of the western world was the introduction of “GMO foods”  or any food that is genetically modified in order to live even with poisons sprayed on them. The purpose of this is to keep the food growing when the plants are sprayed for bugs/weeds etc. Unfortunately, that means that things like Roundup are actually being put into our foods so that they’ll be immune to being sprayed with it. As you can imagine, that’s not great for your system.

McDonald’s Corporation is the largest dealer of GMO’s, according to Your News Wire, and according to recent reports, the golden arches have been seeing less green pass through them because of this information. The national awareness that GMO’s could be contributing to the bad health of this generation is finally affecting the fast food superstar’s bottom line. In fact, what is being served by the once beloved clown and his co-workers is hardly even being regarded as food anymore:

“McDonald’s recently launched a PR campaign called ‘Our Food, Your Questions’ to reassure customers that their Frankenfoods are safe for human consumption. Unfortunately for McDonald’s, their campaign backfired spectacularly.

While the company still denies they use ‘pink slime’ in their burgers, they were forced to admit using some highly questionable ‘ingredients’ that would be more at home in a science experiment than on the dinner plate of a growing child.

During the ‘Our Food, Your Questions’ campaign, McDonald’s admitted to using the chemical additive azodicarbonamide in their burger buns, which is the exact same substance found in yoga mats.

Naturally, the world’s leading Frankenfoods dealer insisted that adding rubber to food is quite safe. According to McDonald’s:

‘There are varied uses for azodicarbonamide, including in some non-food products, such as yoga mats. As a result, some people have suggested our food contains rubber or plastic, or that the ingredient is unsafe. Think of salt: the salt you use in your food at home is a variation of the salt you may use to de-ice your sidewalk. The same is true of ADA — it can be used in different ways.’

I guess that was supposed to make us feel better, but there really is a slight flaw in that logic.  Just because food products can be used in an industrial capacity, doesn’t mean that industrial products should be used in a food type capacity. You want to salt the front steps with Morton salt, fine, just don’t put a yoga mat in my rock salt grinder as one being okay doesn’t make the other okay.

These revelations are having far-reaching impacts on the take-home pay for the corroboration. AP reports that stores are closing nationwide, and profit margins are slimming down, unlike the waistlines of those who eat their food:

“According to an Associated Press review of the corporation’s regulatory filings, McDonald’s closed over 700 stores last year and suffered an 11 percent decrease in revenue and 30 percent drop in profit. For corporations the size of McDonald’s, operating on slim profit margins, falls in profit of 2 to 3 percent can have enormous ramifications. 30 percent? We are talking irreversible terminal decline, according to industry experts.”

But maybe you think that there’s to be some margin for error. Maybe the oddly shaped and pressed meat products should be a red flag, but we can stick with the pure, natural, one ingredient foods like french fries. We can all make french fries, it’s just potatoes, salt, and frying oil. Maybe that’s how you make french fries, but that’s not how Mickey D’s makes them.

French Fries are actually comprised of 19 shocking ingredients. The staple side dish is basically a laboratory experiment in creating an item that looks and tastes like a potato product but is actually a chemically engineered concoction of GMOs, trans fats, chemical stabilisers, preservatives, wheat, milk, and beef derivatives, as well as poisonous additives derived from petroleum and silicone.

Future generations will look back at McDonalds with horror. They will be astonished that the multinational corporation was allowed by the FDA to perform what is essentially a sick and twisted science experiment on the world’s population, damaging the health of millions of unsuspecting people in the process. McDonalds aim their advertising squarely at children and adolescents, trying to hook them on their chemical-laden addictive products while they are young and vulnerable – and all in the name of profit over all else.”

May we learn the error of our ways sooner rather than later and save our collective health while we still can. The honest truth is that you’d probably be better off to eat cane sugar out of the bag standing over the sink than to feel happy eating a Happy Meal. McDonald’s had its time, and that is now past; make the decision that is best for your health and drive past the drive-through and on to the farmer’s market, or even the meat market, or anywhere that doesn’t serve GMO’s and slime.

[H/T: Your News Wire]

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