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Oct 28 2016

What Trump Has Been Doing Instead of Fundraising

As reported earlier, Trump has already called it quits on major fundraising, despite (or because of, out of spite) the devastating effect this could have on genuine Republicans down ballot. This is how he has been spending his time instead:

With the countdown to the election marked in days and Trump trailing in the swing states, Politico reports that he’s getting back to the business of building his brand. On Monday, Trump kicked off a nightly internet newscast that many feel may be a precursor to a Trump network. On Tuesday, Trump held a press event at the Trump National Doral Miami where he bragged that his property was “one of the great places on earth.” On Wednesday, he took time out from the campaign to attend a ribbon-cutting at the new Trump hotel located in the Old Post Office in Washington, D.C.

“Politics is a side hobby for Trump, kind of like fishing or model railroading. Hotels, that’s serious business, and I hear the hotel is fabulous,” Curt Anderson, a top Republican strategist, told Politico. “Which of his aides would like to take credit for scheduling this trip to D.C.? Is no one able to stand up to this guy? No one at all?”

Yet it is believed that once he is made the most powerful person in the world, he will be miraculously transformed into someone who humbly follows the wise advice of grownups.

trump smug
Has played millions for chumps.

On a tip from Torcer.



  • calmly_observing

    Should Trump win (I’m not predicting it) this site will be the first place I visit. The entertainment value will be priceless.

  • Torcer

    Just imagine with Comrade Clinton’s troubles at the moment what we could have done with a decent candidate at the top of the ticket Ted Cruz, Rubio, Walker… we could have easily won the presidency and taken n even bigger majority in the Congress.

    Setting the national socialist left back decades…

    Good thing you Trumpers forced Don on the party and halted that….

    New emails tied to the FBI's Clinton inquiry were discovered during the investigation into Anthony Weiner's sexting https://t.co/FMHEkn03B0— The New York Times (@nytimes) October 28, 2016

  • Torcer

    Too bad the man doesn’t seem to want to win….

    Yes, RIGGED is the Right Word for the Rigged Election
    Hillary the lever-puller, the one who can sway an election by her will according to Trump’s own people, actively sought the nomination of Donald Trump, a fact that we know now from the Wikileaks emails. Hillary wanted Trump to win and, just as they argue she is doing now, she used her influence to try and make it happen.

    See? Rigged.

    Another way in which the system is rigged, according to Trump’s own supporters, is that the media manipulates people with selective coverage, selective outrage, and framing events to their liking. In the general election, that means against Trump and for Hillary. But what about the primaries?

    Jesse Watters@jessebwatters
    Watching debate in enormous room of media in Vegas. Press laughs and cheers for Hillary and groans and gasps when Trump speaks. #inthetank 10:12 PM – 19 Oct 2016

    Proof. Of being rigged.

    Got it? Caleb Howe@CalebHowe
    No matter the event I cover, whenever Trump talks smack the liberal press clap and laugh and eat it up. No wonder he gets so much coverage.
    8:56 PM – 20 Feb 2016

    Look at the dates on those posts.
    Everything Watters describe, the press did it for Trump. The correct ox was being gored, you see.
    Proof. Of being rigged. Got it?

    The free media coverage that Trump received during the primaries is the stuff of legend.
    And we needn’t even mention the in the tank conservative press, with certain websites and certain news networks and certain brown belts fawning all over him.

    Steve Deace puts the number of crossover votes in the Republican primary, ie. Democrats voting, at 12 million. These open primaries don’t merely allow unaffiliated voters to decide who the GOP will nominate, but people who are actually registered Democrats. Neil wrote about the problem at length way back in March. Eventually, as the free publicity and stack of wins sank in, he began to win closed primaries as well. Momentum matters.
    http://www.redstate.com/absentee/2016/10/28/yes-trump-rigged-election/

  • Torcer

    The Hillary Clinton Campaign Has A Cow | RedState http://www.redstate.com/streiff/2016/10/28/hillary-clinton-campaign-cow/

    Paul Ryan Mercilessly Trolls Hillary Clinton | RedState http://www.redstate.com/streiff/2016/10/28/paul-ryan-mercilessly-trolls-hillary-clinton/

    CNN: White House caught off guard with new FBI investigation of Hillary emails! http://therightscoop.com/cnn-white-house-caught-off-guard-new-fbi-investigation-hillary-emails/

  • Karma’s Janitor

    He is going to crash Washington DC in a super capitalist venture in about 10 days

  • FrozenPatriot

    If Trump wins, meh. If Hitlery wins, slightly different meh. You know who’s certainly going to keep winning after the election? Me. It’s what I do. 🙂

  • calmly_observing

    Just imagine if Cruz, Rubio, Walker had run in the primary and gotten more votes…..(I’m not making that statement because I support Trump – who I think is the most flawed of all of the flawed GOP candidates post Reagan – but because that hope/wish/retrogressing is getting tiresome.)

  • ‘Politico reports that he’s getting back to the business of building his brand. ‘

    When did he stop? Strikes me as his entire campaign has been one long ‘buy Trump’ ad.

  • jack burns

    Poor Dave. This must be hard for you huh?

  • Sauer Thirtyeight

    “Politics is a side hobby for Trump”

    Which is exactly how those dead white guys – the ones who founded the country – thought of it. They never intended for the government to fall into the hands of professional politicians, knowing full well that those tend to be corruptocrats or hucksters. They thought a man who had actually managed to do something in the real world (that is, something other than suck on the treasury his entire adult life) would later dabble in politics a while before going back to ordinary business.

    Unfortunately, they didn’t take adequate steps to prevent the professional leeches from taking over. But hey, nobody’s perfect.

  • TrojanMan

    My reaction will be the same whichever one wins. Hey look the New York liberal won.

  • TrojanMan

    You are very much correct that the founders never intended for there to be professional politicians. The problem is thinking that Trump or anyone else these days is not also a huckster.

    “they didn’t take adequate steps to prevent the professional leeches from taking over.” They did we have just not used the tools they gave us.

  • calmly_observing

    Fair. But the article posts here are already way over the top with hyperbole and every possible name call. And if he was speaking them I can imagine blood shot eyes and spittle hitting me in the face. Should Trump win…….hooboy.

  • 762×51

    Checking in with reality, tRump is down by 5.2 points, outside the margin of error with a scant ten days left.

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2016/president/us/general_election_trump_vs_clinton-5491.html

    Someone needs to explain to him that he can’t make up the deficit in the second season or by filing bankruptcy.

  • 762×51

    Decisions, decisions, who to vote for in this four way contest. The Flake, the Bake, the Fake or the Snake? Hint: ALL OF THEM ARE PROGRESSIVES.

    You want to do the right thing on election day? Stay home and manufacture ammo.

  • calmly_observing

    Come back next week and share some more of your polling wisdom with us after the next emails bombshells finally filter out through the internet . We can expect most of the media to deflect and excuse. But I expect it will explode on social media, etc.

  • Norenejkrom2

    Google is paying 97$ per hour! Work for few hours and have longer with friends & family! !hy377f:
    On tuesday I got a great new Land Rover Range Rover from having earned $8752 this last four weeks.. Its the most-financialy rewarding I’ve had.. It sounds unbelievable but you wont forgive yourself if you don’t check it
    !hy377f:
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  • 762×51

    Two things I think are true in that scenario.

    1. Had the GOP run any other candidate, even the despicable JEB!, Hillary would now be losing by at least 10 points.

    2. Had the DNC run any other Democrat candidate, tRump would now be losing by at least 15 points.

    As it is, this latest email blow up has Shitlery back down skimming the margin of error. but still ahead by 4.6 points.

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2016/president/us/general_election_trump_vs_clinton-5491.html

  • 762×51

    Oh I shall do exactly that. Had you bothered to read what I posted though, you would have seen that it had nothing to do with my “polling wisdom”. That was the Real Clear Politics Average, but then shooting the messenger is SOP for tRumpers.

  • 762×51

    Which would have effective . . . if he were selling toilet paper.

  • Johnny Monday

    If it’s crony capitalism, he’s all in.

  • Johnny Monday

    It doesn’t matter which one wins. It’s pretty much the same either way. Those of us who believe is supporting and following the constitution lost this election months ago.

  • calmly_observing

    You cited a value and linked it. That implies you support and/or believe in it. Not that you are expert in it, but it shows you have thought it through however you process it and decided. How else does someone display wisdom? You don’t have to be an analyst or a professor to show wisdom. Just read, think, agree/disagree.

    My question – did RCP average predict Obama by over 4 points last time? Hardly. It missed by almost 4 points.

    And you have absolutely no room to criticize as long as you paint anyone and everyone who might support Trump the way you do. BTW, I am not a Trump fan. But my tolerance for Hillary is 100 times lower.

  • calmly_observing

    I’m with you regarding small government and following the Constitution. But that battle was lost a while ago. Perhaps in 2012. Too many ran spewing all kinds of rhetoric about that and once in office or back in office betrayed every voter who had that in mind. Then in 2014 they were given the entire Congress, and have done nothing.

    To me that’s a huge reason why someone like Cruz never got enough traction. There is a HUGE amount of distrust of the elected class. And it’s based on reality – after all, the Senate continues to be controlled by the despicable Harry Reid, not the GOP, for starters.

    But this is the real world. I don’t have any other choice but the two. One of them WILL be in office. One of them praises most of the SJW culture and perhaps sees the modern college campus as the template for a more “progressive” culture. Change the SCOTUS and you can use law to change the culture the way you want just as colleges do. Of course, they don’t use laws specifically, but rules and intimidation.

    The other is a gamble. But a gamble that at least has disdain for a lot of progressive culture (not all) and irresponsible money management. We will not get the small government constitutionality we want either way. But this is an election about which is worse. And we have 2 years of proof that a GOP Congress cannot and will not keep the executive well enough in check. So which one would work better with a GOP Congress to at least stop us from sliding further into the massive government, culture controlling SJW world?

  • okydokyartichoky

    He says he only sleeps 3 hrs a day so he has plenty of time for everything he does. He is also in about 2-3 states a day, or as many cities. What more do you want?

  • chomama1

    I don’t understand why anyone on this site would have any difficulty at this point in choosing someone to vote for. There is no one but Trump. Unless you want Hillary, and if that is the case, why aren’t you on Huffington Post??

  • Torcer

    They would have IF the national socialist and other media had been fair in their ‘objective’ coverage.

    Just think about it – we could have nominated someone decent who would be winning in a landslide by now with the coattail effect sweeping in an even larger majority in the Congress.

    We could have reversed the nation’s running off a cliff and restored the rule of law..

  • calmly_observing

    Are you telling me the mainstream media impacted GOP primary voters more than the internet and talk radio? I doubt it.

  • Torcer

    Exactly – and we would have very good prospects at bigger majorities in the Congress.

  • Torcer

    calmly_observing

    Are you telling me the mainstream media impacted GOP primary voters more than the internet and talk radio? I doubt it.
    http://moonbattery.com/?p=77595#comment-2975550412

    Ah yes, throw in a Strawman when it’s advantageous.

    Where did I say those exact words?
    Please post an excerpt in you answer.

  • calmly_observing

    No strawman. You replied with a complaint about the “national socialist” media not being “fair” in its coverage, using your words. Were you referring to Rush Limbaugh, LOL???

    So you don’t mean Cruz lost the primary because of the mainstream………or using your term…..the national socialist media? You’re retracting?

  • Torcer

    Denial isn’t an argument TRY AGAIN:

    calmly_observing

    Are you telling me the mainstream media impacted GOP primary voters more than the internet and talk radio? I doubt it.
    http://moonbattery.com/?p=77595#comment-2975550412

    Ah yes, throw in a Strawman when it’s advantageous.

    Where did I say those exact words?
    Please post an excerpt in you answer

  • 762×51

    RCP had Obama by .7 and the final result was Obama by 3.9 which is within the margin of error for the polls. Whether tRump loses by .7 or 3.9 points is irrelevant. Furthermore, you fail to grasp WHY Romney lost by that margin. It was because Republicans didn’t want a Progressive candidate and refused to vote for him, just like we refuse to vote for the even more Progressive tRump. Your cult leader makes Romney look like Barry Goldwater.

    The real unknown in this election is how many blacks will stay home instead of voting for Hiterly. She obviously isn’t going to command the same participation in that bloc as Obama but the true percentage is unknown. There is no empirical data today that supports a tRump win scenario. He may possibly pull it off but the victory will be based on how many Democrats don’t back Hilary, not how many Republicans back tRump. This is absolutely a lose/lose scenario.

  • calmly_observing

    I see. Is that your retort for every counterargument? “Strawman”. I’ve addressed your words directly. You are now just being trite.

  • Torcer

    calmly_observing

    I see. Is that your retort for every counterargument? “Strawman”.

    I’ve addressed your words directly.
    http://moonbattery.com/?p=77595#comment-2977141848

    Really – where is the excerpt?
    BTW, trying to dodge the question with invective is worthless.

  • calmly_observing

    Are you really that bewildered by my simple words?

  • Torcer

    You can dispense with trying to dodge the question with childish tactics such as that and providing the required excerpt.

    calmly_observing

    Are you telling me the mainstream media impacted GOP primary voters more than the internet and talk radio? I doubt it.
    http://moonbattery.com/?p=77595#comment-2975550412

    Where did I say those exact words?
    Please post the excerpt in your answer

    calmly_observing

    I see. Is that your retort for every counterargument? “Strawman”.

    I’ve addressed your words directly.
    http://moonbattery.com/?p=77595#comment-2977141848

    Really – where is the excerpt?
    BTW, trying to dodge the question with invective is worthless.

  • calmly_observing

    What puerile attention seeker. You’re nothing more than a link poster with little intelligence to back it up.

  • Torcer

    Childish invective is a poor substitute for Intellectual debate.
    TRY AGAIN.

    calmly_observing

    Are you telling me the mainstream media impacted GOP primary voters more than the internet and talk radio? I doubt it.
    http://moonbattery.com/?p=77595#comment-2975550412

    Where did I say those exact words?
    Please post the excerpt in your answer

    calmly_observing

    I see. Is that your retort for every counterargument? “Strawman”.

    I’ve addressed your words directly.
    http://moonbattery.com/?p=77595#comment-2977141848

    Really – where is the excerpt?

  • calmly_observing

    You need a meaningful hobby or a live audience to impress. Your energy is wasted here.

  • Torcer

    Have you figured out that you cannot simply make things up without being called on the practice?

    calmly_observing

    Are you telling me the mainstream media impacted GOP primary voters more than the internet and talk radio? I doubt it.
    http://moonbattery.com/?p=77595#comment-2975550412

    Where did I say those exact words?
    Please post the excerpt in your answer

    calmly_observing

    I see. Is that your retort for every counterargument? “Strawman”.

    I’ve addressed your words directly.
    http://moonbattery.com/?p=77595#comment-2977141848

    Really – where is the excerpt?

  • calmly_observing

    Nuh uh.

  • Torcer

    Face it, you cannot backup your previous claim and now you are devolving into childish behaviour.

    Suffice it say that I will repeat this inquiry until you answer it.

    calmly_observing

    Are you telling me the mainstream media impacted GOP primary voters more than the internet and talk radio? I doubt it.
    http://moonbattery.com/?p=77595#comment-2975550412

    Where did I say those exact words?
    Please post the excerpt in your answer

    calmly_observing

    I see. Is that your retort for every counterargument? “Strawman”.

    I’ve addressed your words directly.
    http://moonbattery.com/?p=77595#comment-2977141848

    Really – where is the excerpt?

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  • calmly_observing

    I’m aping your shallow but manic behavior.

  • Torcer

    Except that is YOUR behaviour.

    Suffice it say that I will repeat this inquiry until you answer it.

    calmly_observing

    Are you telling me the mainstream media impacted GOP primary voters more than the internet and talk radio? I doubt it.
    http://moonbattery.com/?p=77595#comment-2975550412

    Where did I say those exact words?
    Please post the excerpt in your answer

    calmly_observing

    I see. Is that your retort for every counterargument? “Strawman”.

    I’ve addressed your words directly.
    http://moonbattery.com/?p=77595#comment-2977141848

    Really – where is the excerpt?

  • calmly_observing

    For the record since you prefer to stay anonymous and operate as a mimic, are you beyond puberty? You act in a way that seems poor camouflage.

  • Torcer

    And ‘calmly_observing’ is your real name?

    Have you run out of intellectual discussion points and now you have to attack on this basis?

    Suffice it say that I will repeat this inquiry until you answer it.

    calmly_observing

    Are you telling me the mainstream media impacted GOP primary voters more than the internet and talk radio? I doubt it.
    http://moonbattery.com/?p=77595#comment-2975550412

    Where did I say those exact words?
    Please post the excerpt in your answer

    calmly_observing

    I see. Is that your retort for every counterargument? “Strawman”.

    I’ve addressed your words directly.
    http://moonbattery.com/?p=77595#comment-2977141848

    Really – where is the excerpt?

  • calmly_observing

    You haven’t disproved my original point. By even the narrowest margin. Ball’s in your court sonny.

  • I get that all the time from moonbats. There are certain people here who just love to argue incessantly.

  • We got a show coming up Friday. Too bad he’s not here – I’d invite him up.

  • Of course it depends on who you ask:

    http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/09/15/l-times-tracking-poll-donald-trump-six-points/

    L.A. Times Tracking Poll: Donald Trump Up Six Points

    Donald Trump continues his polling climb in the L.A. Times political tracking poll, as he now leads Hillary Clinton by six points.

    Trump is now at 47.2 percent while Clinton is at 41.3 percent.

    http://dailycaller.com/2016/11/02/louis-farrakhan-compares-hillary-to-black-communitys-hitler-in-fire-and-brimstone-sermon-video/

    Louis Farrakhan Compares Hillary To Black Community’s Hitler

    Louis Farrakhan railed against Hillary Clinton during a sermon this past Sunday.

    The Nation of Islam leader first commended Donald Trump for taking away power from the media.

    ————–

    This isn’t going to help her chances either:

    Top Democratic Donor at Ross Fundraiser: Blacks Are “Seriously F***ed in The Head”

    http://projectveritasaction.com/Ross

    —————-

    Clinton worried about losing, of all states, MICHIGAN!

    http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-11-02/clinton-heads-back-to-long-safe-michigan-as-race-grows-tighter

    Clinton Heads Back to Long-Safe Michigan as Race Tightens

    The decision by Clinton to return four days before the election to a state that supported her husband in 1992 and has backed every Democratic presidential nominee since then suggests growing concerns about a tightening race with Republican Donald Trump.

    ————–

    Veterans, Feeling Abandoned, Stand by Donald Trump

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/03/us/politics/donald-trump-veterans.html?_r=0

    —————-
    http://www.investors.com/politics/trumps-women-problem-disappears-ibdtipp-poll/

    Trump’s Women Problem Appears To Have Disappeared: IBD/TIPP Poll

    —————

    http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2016/11/01/minnesota-high-school-vote-donald-trump/

    Trump Edges Out Clinton In High School Mock Vote

  • Torcer

    My response is here:
    http://moonbattery.com/?p=77641#comment-2981344562
    Since I prefer to eviscerate those who cannot answer a basic question in a more public forum.

  • Torcer

    My response is here:
    http://moonbattery.com/?p=77641#comment-2981344562
    Since I prefer to eviscerate those who cannot answer a basic question in a more public forum.

  • Karma’s Janitor

    I’m never going to stop laughing now.

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