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"Trump cites resignation of Mexican official as proof his Mexico visit was successful "

"Donald Trump pointed to the resignation earlier Wednesday of a high-ranking Mexican official as proof that his trip to Mexico last week was a success.

“If you look at what happened, look at the aftermath today, the people who arranged the trip in Mexico have been forced out of government,” Trump said in a commander-in-chief forum hosted by NBC News in New York. “That’s how well we did, and that’s how well we’re going to do have to do.”

Trump was referring to the resignation of Finance Minister Luis Videgaray, who reportedly lobbied hard to invite Trump to meet with President Enrique Peña Nieto last week. Trump did not explain why the departure of Videgaray, long considered Peña Nieto's closest advisor, constituted a success for his campaign. "

"Trump made his remarks about the finance minister in response to a question by moderator Matt Lauer about whether his temperament--and his acknowledgment that he sometimes says things he later regrets--undermined his ability to be the nation’s commander in chief.

In addition to mentioning Videgaray, Trump answered the question about temperament by pointing to his success in the GOP primary."


"Mr. Peña Nieto also used a second home owned by one of Mr. Hinojosa’s companies as an office during his presidential campaign and before he took office in 2012.

After a torrent of accusations that the president and his finance minister, Luis Videgaray, were receiving special favors from a contractor who wins lucrative government deals, Mr. Peña Nieto defended himself, saying there was no conflict of interest."

Rest of article , which is very interesting ...http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/31/world/americas/mexican-presidents-ties-to-contractor-raise-questions.html?_r=0

What is the connection between Donald Trump , Finance Secretary Luis Videgaray that stepped down on Weds and Juan Armando Hinojosa Cantú, a government contractor in Mexico ? Did Don cross the line and black mail someone for visit ? or Logan act ?


Know - Nothing party

" Know-Nothing party, byname of American Party, U.S. political party that flourished in the 1850s. The Know-Nothing party was an outgrowth of the strong anti-immigrant and especially anti-Roman Catholic sentiment that started to manifest itself during the 1840s. A rising tide of immigrants, primarily Germans in the Midwest and Irish in the East, seemed to pose a threat to the economic and political security of native-born Protestant Americans. In 1849 the secret Order of the Star-Spangled Banner formed in New York City, and soon after lodges formed in nearly every other major American city.

" Members, when asked about their nativist organizations, were supposed to reply that they knew nothing, hence the name. As its membership and importance grew in the 1850s, the group slowly shed its clandestine character and took the official name American Party. As a national political entity, it called for restrictions on immigration, the exclusion of the foreign-born from voting or holding public office in the United States, and for a 21-year residency requirement for citizenship.

By 1852 the Know-Nothing party was achieving phenomenal growth. It did very well that year in state and local elections, and with passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act in 1854 it won additional adherents from the ranks of conservatives who could support neither the proslavery Democrats nor antislavery Republicans. When Congress assembled on Dec. 3, 1855, 43 representatives were avowed members of the Know-Nothing party.

That, however, was the peak of Know-Nothing power. At the American Peak of Know-Nothing power. At the American Party convention in Philadelphia the following year,"

Rest of article https://www.britannica.com/topic/Know-Nothing-party

I do not remember this from Government class in HS ...... It was good Rachael M went through history of parties the other night on her show . President Obama also referred to the Know - nothing party on fareed Zakaria today , it fits Dons Campaign . Have feeling will hear it again .........

A little bit ago went over to FR there is a post about Obama 's interview , seemed like all the posters attacked Know - nothing as an insult and not an actual party that once was ............

Hillary will be on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight 8/22/16


Did not see this posted ... apologize for duplicate if one already had been posted

Elizabeth Warren is going to be on Colbert

show just started on CBC he has a special going recap of tonight convention . Warren will be his guest
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