Trump’s Melania gag was inspired…
5 minutes of the best lines…
Anti-Faragist elements in UKIP are seeking to censure their leader over his support for Donald Trump. The party’s beleaguered NEC is meeting today to discuss the punishment for Steven Woolfe and Mike Hookem, as well as the rules on whether Woolfe, Raheem Kassam and Suzanne Evans are allowed to stand in the leadership election. If Woolfe receives any sort of suspension he will theoretically lose his status as a member “in good standing”, leaving him ineligible. Intriguingly there are also moves afoot to issue some sort of punishment against Farage for his trips to the States to appear on stage with The Donald. Unlikely to succeed but a measure of how factional the UKIP NEC has become…
WikiLeaks has revealed Louise Mensch’s support for Hillary Clinton included a private suggestion for an advert for her campaign. Louise has since switched support to independent candidate Evan McMullin who she calls an “actual Republican” – even though he is not the official Republican candidate. This was the email from Louise which was forwarded to the Democratic campaign in February:
“Her competence and intelligence are beyond doubt, her problem is warmth.
If I may, here is an ad I would love to see run;
A succession of mostly young women, a few old women, one with a baby daughter, multiracial and multi-occupation, to include a nurse and a woman in uniform of some kind where permitted… one after the other, smiling and looking to camera and saying ‘It’s our time.’ and the last woman says, ‘It’s our time. I’m with her.’
fade to banner credit ‘Hillary 2016’ “
Here was her response today:
A criminal offence in U.K. to hack emails and I find myself in the happy position of being able to make a criminal complaint vs #Assange 🙂
— Louise Mensch (@LouiseMensch) October 12, 2016
However here is her tweet from yesterday, happily attacking Clinton from Wikileaks emails.
— Louise Mensch (@LouiseMensch) October 11, 2016
Here’s a montage of the key moments from the second presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton https://t.co/8Mtmn4LIbB
— Sky News (@SkyNews) October 10, 2016
— Press Association (@PA) October 10, 2016
Media are hitting the Donald hard over this…
— ABC News (@ABC) September 27, 2016
No knockout blows… Judging by lack of triumphalism from left the Donald didn’t screw up and Hillary won the pundits.
Continuing the theme of presidential candidates being grilled by comedians, Hillary meets Zach Galifianakis. “I really regret doing this…”
US talk show host Jimmy Fallon is getting stick for failing to properly grill Trump. He did however ask the all important question…
Hillary Clinton 9/11 NYC pic.twitter.com/q9YnsjTxss
— Zdenek Gazda (@zgazda66) September 11, 2016
This video purportedly shows Hillary Clinton stumbling and being held up by her handlers after suffering a “medical episode” at the 9/11 memorial today. Her team say she “overheated”. Hillary’s health concerns are going to become even more of an issue now…
On Monday top Hillary Clinton aide Neera Tanden sensationally claimed “the Russians” were “directly funding” UKIP. Quite an allegation, and one for which Team Clinton alas offered zero evidence. Nigel Farage has addressed the claim :
Breitbart: “According to her, Nigel, you are a far-right politician funded by the Russians. Is that right?”
Farage: “Hmm. Well, I can’t tell you how touched and thrilled I am that, starting with Hillary, and now one of her acolytes, they’ve chosen to make me a political football in this presidential election… All I can say to her acolyte is that I’ve never taken a penny piece from Mr Putin, so frankly what she’s saying is slanderous, there’s no other way of putting it.”
Now, about those Saudi donations to the Clinton Foundation:
Bit rich of Saudi-funded Hillary, a “family friend” of Egyptian tyrant Hosni Mubarak, to accuse anyone else of having cosy relationships with foreign despots…
The Daily Mail has issued a lengthy, grovelling retraction after Melania Trump filed a lawsuit against them in a Maryland court for publishing claims she was once an escort. Trump’s attorney Charles Harder is suing them for $150 million:
“Defendants broadcast their lies to millions of people throughout the US and the world. Defendants’ actions are so egregious, malicious and harmful to Mrs Trump that her damages are estimated at $US150 million.”
Harder is the infamous lawyer who represented Hulk Hogan in his successful suit against US gossip blog Gawker. Hogan was awarded damages of $140 million, Gawker was bankrupted and shut down. Late last night the Mail published a long retraction expressing “regret“:
“To the extent that anything in the Daily Mail’s article was interpreted as stating or suggesting that Mrs. Trump worked as an ‘escort’ or in the ‘sex business,’ that she had a ‘composite or presentation card for the sex business,’ or that either of the modeling agencies referenced in the article were engaged in these businesses, it is hereby retracted, and the Daily Mail newspaper regrets any such misinterpretation.”
Calling a presidential candidate’s wife a hooker does seem a little high risk. Gawker went under for reporting the truth…
Trump discussed the wall, though not who is getting the bill for it. The liberal US media has flipped out; accusing the Donald of selling out by not causing a row at his first meeting with the Mexican government and then flipped to accusing him of doubling down on his tough “no amnesty” stance in a speech immediately afterwards in Arizona. Still a long way to go until November…
With 70 days to go this is of course before the TV debates and in the context of it being socially unacceptable to support Trump in liberal circles. Will it be as with Brexit? The elite has the media and the pollsters, does Trump have the votes?
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“Just yesterday, one of Britain’s most prominent right wing leaders – a man called Nigel Farage – who stoked anti-immigrant sentiments to win the referendum to have Britain leave the European Union, campaigned with Donald Trump in Mississippi. Farage has called for a ban on the children of legal immigrants from public schools and health services, has said women are quote ‘worth less’ than men, and supports scrapping laws that prevent employers from discriminating based on race – that’s who Donald Trump wants by his side when he is addressing an audience of American voters.”
“And the grand godfather of this global brand of extreme nationalism is Russian president Vladimir Putin.