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i expect a lot of this:

Trump campaign press release:


VS:


Actual tweet:


https://twitter.com/jonallendc/status/765749974240026624

Why Breitbart? --EGO: If you love him and say wonderful things about him then he loves you back.

Trump has always been very black and white when it comes to his friends and enemies. If you love him and say wonderful things about him then he loves you back. But if you criticize him you are biased against him and are a traitor.

So it really makes sense that he would appoint Steve Bannon as his new CEO, since Breitbart is the Trump fantasy-news network.




Read more: http://therightscoop.com/stephen-hayes-perfectly-summarizes-breitbart-takeover-of-trump-campaign/#ixzz4HbemXQDh
Trump has always been very black and white when it comes to his friends and enemies. If you love him and say wonderful things about him then he loves you back. But if you criticize him you are biased against him and are a traitor.

I think this is a campaign that’s deeply conflicted inside and that reflects the internal conflicts of the man at the top of the campaign. I guess I would argue that it would be a mistake to read too much into Donald Trump reading a teleprompter speech and assume that this is a new person. He’s been telling us all along he doesn’t want to change, he’s more comfortable with who he is, that he’s rejecting advice from people who are telling him to be more presidential, and I think that’s what this is. This is really more of a validation of Donald Trump and his sort-of gut instincts on how to run a campaign.

If you followed Breitbart or read the site over the past year, it’s basically created this alternate reality where Donald Trump is the best and everything he does is amazing and the people who oppose him are either idiots or traitors. It’s really this sort of fantasy world where Donald Trump is king and only he can fix the problems that are facing the country.


I think he likes that. I think he wants that kind of validation. I think it’s one of the reasons that he sought to bring on Stephen Bannon at the top of his campaign.




Read more: http://therightscoop.com/stephen-hayes-perfectly-summarizes-breitbart-takeover-of-trump-campaign/#ixzz4HbeXfPkGg

John Yoo Is Willing To Write Off SCOTUS Rather Than Risk A Trump Presidency

John Yoo -- a conservative lawyer and a George W. Bush administration alum who authored the so-called "torture memos" -- warned in an Los Angeles Times op-ed Tuesday that Donald Trump's promise to appoint conservative judges is not enough of a reason to support him. Yoo said the concerns raised about Trump's foreign policy proposals outweighed his vows on judicial appointments.

"While he is shaking up the world, Trump will also nominate conservatives to the federal courts — or so he says. But no one should rely on his vague promises," Yoo wrote. "He has already flip-flopped on numerous core issues, such as the minimum wage, tax rates and entitlement reform. Even when he announced his list of judges in May, Trump would not be pinned down."

Yoo cited the comments Trump has made suggesting he doesn't understand basic facts about the U.S. legal system. He argued that, even if Trump did name conservative nominees, he would face obstacles pushing them through the Senate.

"Trump’s outbursts won’t persuade the Senate to embrace more conservative nominees, where Reagan’s sunny optimism and George H.W. Bush’s patrician decency failed," Yoo wrote.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/yoo-trump-supreme-court?utm_content=buffer9e9c8&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

So basically Trump has to be treated like an 11-year-old girl?

from WAPO:


On a recent afternoon, spooning chilled pea soup at a French restaurant near Times Square, Conway, 49, hints how she’ll tackle this challenge. You can’t just tell Trump what to do, she said. You have to give him options.

She illustrates the point with a story about her 11-year-old daughter.

When Claudia emerged from her room on Memorial Day sporting turquoise, Conway asked her to change into blue. “She goes, ‘Turquoise is blue.’ And it is. But it wasn’t a shade available to Betsy Ross when she stayed up through the night sewing the damn flag.”

Conway follows the same approach with the Republican presidential nominee. Never command. That could insult him. Always make suggestions, backed with information in 10-second sound bites:

Betsy Ross lacked turquoise. Female voters want compassion.


https://www.balloon-juice.com/2016/08/17/more-on-trumps-new-brain-trust/#comments

The Orange Menace is doubling down. As if we all thought he couldn’t get any crazier:

While Manafort, a seasoned operative who joined the campaign in March, will remain in his role, the advisers described his status internally as diminished due to Trump’s unhappiness and restlessness in recent weeks.

While Trump respects Manafort, the aides said, he has grown to feel “boxed in” and "controlled" by people who barely know him. Moving forward, he plans to focus intensely on rousing his voters at rallies and through media appearances.

Trump's turn away from Manafort is in part a reversion to how he ran his campaign in the primary with then-campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. Lewandowski's mantra was "let Trump be Trump" and Trump wants to get back to that type of campaign culture, the (anonymously-cited campaign] aides said.

.................

Bannon, in phone calls and meetings, has been urging Trump for months to not mount a fall campaign that makes Republican donors and officials comfortable, the aides said. Instead, Bannon has been telling Trump to run more fully as an outsider and an unabashed nationalist.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/08/17/trump-reshuffles-staff-in-his-own-image/
http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/8/16/1560973/-What-a-joke-Trump-turns-to-Breitbart-exec-to-rearrange-deck-chairs-on-his-sinking-ship





CNN: The last time Trump toured America, he was, uh, booked into 10,000 seat arenas, and 15,000 seat venues, and it seems that now, on his current tour he’s being booked into 1,200 seat hotel ballrooms, and uh I was just wondering, does this mean uh...his popularity is waning?

Bannon: Oh, no, no, no, no, no, no...no, no, not at all. I, I, I just think that his. uh.. his appeal is becoming more selective.

..too easy!


Dumping Manafort is Trump’s way of losing on his own terms & burning down the house on his way out



John HarwoodVerified account
‏@JohnJHarwood
top GOP strategist tells me Trump campaign shakeup will accelerate party move to shift resources toward House/Senate races, away from Trump

https://twitter.com/JohnJHarwood/status/765896548899295232
https://twitter.com/christinawilkie/status/765899692982964225

“Honey badger don’t give a shit.” Sounds like a match made in heaven.

BREAKING: Losing badly in polls, Trump overhauls campaign team, hires CEO from right-wing conspiracy pit Breitbart



Here is a pretty good profile of Steve Bannon from Bloomberg: http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/graphics/2015-steve-bannon/ His personal motto is “Honey badger don’t give a shit.” Sounds like a match made in heaven. Oh, and here is his photo. This is the guy we’ll be seeing on all of the Sunday shows, I guess:



and from the NYT:
Paul Manafort, the campaign chairman, will retain his title. But the staffing change, hammered out on Sunday and set to be formally announced Wednesday morning, represents a demotion for Mr. Manafort, who took control of the campaign nearly two months after Mr. Trump won the primary in Indiana, forcing the remaining two candidates from the race.

The news, first reported by The Wall Street Journal, was confirmed by four people in and close to the Trump campaign.

The people briefed on the move said that it reflects Mr. Trump’s realization that his campaign was at a crisis point. But it indicates that the candidate, who has chafed at making the types of changes his current aides have asked for even though he has acknowledged they would need to be made, has decided to embrace his aggressive style for the duration of the race.


http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/18/us/politics/donald-trump-stephen-bannon-paul-manafort.html?&hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region

Then they gave me mayo instead of mustard and I said nothing....

Lewandowski on Conway:
"very important Kellyanne w/him as often as possible. needs to understand gender gap. She brings calmness to Trump"

https://twitter.com/JohnJHarwood/status/765880452783669248


Of the two people now in charge of the Trump campaign, this is the one who **doesn't** run Breitbart News

Kellyanne Conway:


https://twitter.com/existentialfish/status/765786704208953344



http://townhall.com/news/politics-elections/2016/08/17/republican-donald-trump-shaking-up-campaign-n2206401

WORDS DO KILL: Son of Assassinated Israeli Politician Yitzhak Rabin Sounds Alarm On Trump's Rhetoric

"Words Do Kill": Son of Assassinated Israeli Politician Yitzhak Rabin Sounds Alarm On Trump's Rhetoric
Yuval Rabin: "Politicians Have To Exercise Restraint And Know Where The Line Must Not Be Crossed"

YUVAL RABIN: To reflect my sense, living about a third of my life over 20 years, was the sense of a lost opportunity with a sense that I was the -- I saw what's happening and failed to take action. And I think I'm expressing the view of many Israelis that felt very similarly in the aftermath of my father's assassination. I saw the progression of things in the U.S. campaign, latest campaign, and saw the analogies and eventually I felt that I cannot stay silent any longer and want to raise the flag and the warning light that things, where do things ending in a situation like this? The atmosphere is toxic, as you mentioned, and I think it was my responsibility to sound the bell, ring the bell to at least bring the discussion to the -- to raise the discussion, like others did.

CHRIS CUOMO (HOST) : And what is that discussion, Yuval? What do you want people to see in the words of Donald Trump? Those who see it as just hot headed political talk and the nature of a campaign. What do you see that's worse than that?

RABIN: I want to make things very clear. I think the debate is very legitimate. It can be fierce, it can be tough. There's no question that the election season brings up a debate and about expressions are being made. But I think, as I’d like to say, words do kill and the politicians have to exercise restraint and know where the line must not be crossed. Especially when you have, and I think this is quite a similar situation, where you have a divided nation, where you have people feeling that one side is totally wrong and the others feel the other side is very wrong. This contentious times had required the restraint of the politicians in order not to result to incitement and personal denigrations. And I will stick to our example. We saw this and it wasn't just a matter of days or weeks. It was an ongoing campaign where my father was depicted as a murderer, as a Nazi, as a -- many other despicable ways that eventually led an intelligent, capable, ideologically motivated person to take an action. And he felt that he had all the legitimacy in the world to do the action that he did.



America has known political assassinations, and quite a few of them, and I think it's only natural that people should be alarmed when unfounded, unreasonable allegations are trying to shut them.


https://mediamatters.org/video/2016/08/16/words-do-kill-son-assassinated-israeli-politician-yitzhak-rabin-sounds-alarm-trumps-rhetoric/212429

Guess which one of these two men is still alive.


https://twitter.com/TUSK81/status/765713664280109060
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