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TRUMP: "I am the world's most efficient human being. I go downstairs in the elevator....."


http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/17/business/media/donald-trump-apprentice.html?_r=0

Where Is She? - Optical illusion with Donald Trump's running mate is really freaking people out...



Tweeted out by Pence from a restaurant in New York, the photo first gained attention for the fact that he chose a run-of-the-mill fast food joint and secondly because they'd barely touched their food.

But the thing that really freaked people out is the fact that you can't see the reflection of Pence's daughter (sitting to his left) in the mirror:



https://twitter.com/Independent/status/754625472017813504
http://indy100.independent.co.uk/article/this-optical-illusion-with-donald-trumps-running-mate-is-really-freaking-people-out--ZJGTlbtIk8b

BEING HONEST ABOUT TRUMP By Adam Gopnik

As I have written before, to call him a fascist of some variety is simply to use a historical label that fits. The arguments about whether he meets every point in some static fascism matrix show a misunderstanding of what that ideology involves. It is the essence of fascism to have no single fixed form—an attenuated form of nationalism in its basic nature, it naturally takes on the colors and practices of each nation it infects. In Italy, it is bombastic and neoclassical in form; in Spain, Catholic and religious; in Germany, violent and romantic. It took forms still crazier and more feverishly sinister, if one can imagine, in Romania, whereas under Oswald Mosley, in England, its manner was predictably paternalistic and aristocratic. It is no surprise that the American face of fascism would take on the forms of celebrity television and the casino greeter’s come-on, since that is as much our symbolic scene as nostalgic re-creations of Roman splendors once were Italy’s.

What all forms of fascism have in common is the glorification of the nation, and the exaggeration of its humiliations, with violence promised to its enemies, at home and abroad; the worship of power wherever it appears and whoever holds it; contempt for the rule of law and for reason; unashamed employment of repeated lies as a rhetorical strategy; and a promise of vengeance for those who feel themselves disempowered by history. It promises to turn back time and take no prisoners. That it can appeal to those who do not understand its consequences is doubtless true. But the first job of those who do understand is to state what those consequences invariably are. Those who think that the underlying institutions of American government are immunized against it fail to understand history. In every historical situation where a leader of Trump’s kind comes to power, normal safeguards collapse. Ours are older and therefore stronger? Watching the rapid collapse of the Republican Party is not an encouraging rehearsal. Donald Trump has a chance to seize power.

Hillary Clinton is an ordinary liberal politician. She has her faults, easily described, often documented—though, for the most part, the worst accusations against her have turned out to be fiction. No reasonable person, no matter how opposed to her politics, can believe for a second that Clinton’s accession to power would be a threat to the Constitution or the continuation of American democracy. No reasonable person can believe that Trump’s accession to power would not be.


MORE:
http://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/being-honest-about-trump?mbid=social_facebook

LOL: "mr trump your lips moved"

The hands! THE hands!


"and what do you think about mr trumps ban on muslims"

*he's..i'm totally for it"


https://twitter.com/darth/status/754371877238366208?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Back in the day

John Boehner is somewhere drinking Bourbon, smoking a cigarette and laughing his ass off.


http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/07/16/us/politics/donald-trump-mike-pence-vp.html

Trump Had To Grab Tourists Off The Street To Fill The Room For VP Announcement
By Jason Easley on Sat, Jul 16th, 2016 at 2:46 pm
The crowd for Donald Trump's VP announcement was made up of Trump family, friends, and tourists who were pulled off of the street and allowed to come in and watch.
http://www.politicususa.com/2016/07/16/trump-grab-tourists-street-fill-room-mike-pence-announcement.html

Spotted At RNC: I'm told it's being replaced for obvious reasons.

Sign At Donald Trump Convention Highlights White Elevators
By Sarah Jones on Sat, Jul 16th, 2016 at 1:05 pm
Republicans inadvertently draw extra attention to Donald Trump's flaming racism with a sign that suggests (surely incorrectly) they are segregating people.



http://www.politicususa.com/2016/07/16/sign-donald-trump-convention-highlights-white-elevators.html

So *Trump* is in charge of appealing to the middle? Heh. Gonna need a new plan, guys.


http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/16/us/politics/mike-pence-donald-trump-vice-president.html

Today Trump's military advisor demanded-Ayatollah Khomeini, who died in 1989, condemn Nice attack

Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, a military adviser to Donald Trump’s campaign who was briefly on the vice presidential short list, repeatedly called on a deceased Iranian leader to denounce the terrorist attack in Nice, France.

“I want the Imam, or I want Khomeini in Iran to stand up and be counted,” Flynn told Fox’s Megyn Kelly on Thursday night. Twelve hours later, Flynn again called on the late leader to respond to the attacks.

“I have called out for the leaders of Iran ― Khomeini ― and the leaders of the Muslim world” to denounce the terrorist attack, Flynn told “Fox & Friends” on Friday morning.

“I can tick them off if you want, there’s a bunch of countries with a bunch of so-called leaders,” said the former Defense Intelligence Agency director.

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

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-military-adviser-nice-attack-khomeini_us_5788f0c6e4b03fc3ee50788b

Thank You Trump


https://twitter.com/jpm238/status/754325777248882688/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
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