Trump’s bigotry on clear display … again

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Donald Trump is just fine letting Hispanic-American laborers do the dirty work of building his hotels or manicuring his golf courses. As he tells us often, he just loves him some Hispanics.

However, Trump draws the line at letting a person of Mexican-American heritage sit in legal judgment of him. In interview after interview, he is demanding that because of his Mexican heritage, U.S. District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel should be removed from a fraud case in California involving Trump University .

“I’m building a wall. It’s an inherent conflict of interest,” Trump complained to the Wall Street Journal.

“We’re building a wall,” Trump said to CNN’s Jake Tapper.  “He’s a Mexican.  We’re building a wall between here and Mexico. The answer is, he is giving us very unfair rulings, rulings that people can’t even believe.”

On and on it went, with Trump once again confirming that everything he says and does is ultimately about him. He’s running a race for president, and this is what he chooses to talk about.

So let’s discuss this “Mexican.” Curiel’s father came to this country back in the 1920s with an elementary-school education, settling in Indiana, where Gonzalo Curiel was born and raised. After graduating from high school, Curiel attended Indiana University, a known hotbed of Hispanic radicalism, and studied law there as well. Later, as a federal prosecutor, Curiel was deeply involved in breaking up the drug cartels infiltrating the country, serving as lead attorney on the national Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force. He was so effective in that role that at one point the cartels targeted him for assassination.

But to Trump, he’s still not American, he’s Mexican.

Not surprisingly, the comments inspired another round of half-hearted tsk-tsking from Trump’s fellow Republicans. Mitch McConnell refused an invitation to say Trump was wrong. “What I am willing to say is that Donald Trump is certainly a different kind of candidate,” he said, leadership just oozing from his pores. Paul Ryan was at least willing to say that he disagreed with Trump’s reasoning, but went on to claim that the comments had come “out of left field,” as if this kind of thing were some sort of surprise.

Sorry, Speaker Ryan. You don’t get to claim to be shocked and appalled. Neither does anybody else in your party who has embraced Trump. You don’t get to make that claim now, after you endorsed him and promised him your vote, and you won’t get to make that claim when this is all over, either. Everybody knows who and what Trump is, and we’ve known it for a long time. He didn’t win the GOP nomination in spite of this garbage; he won it because of this garbage, which he began spewing from the earliest days when he called Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals.

In an op-ed in the Washington Post this week, U.S. Sen. David Perdue wrote glowingly of Trump, lauding “the incredible skill set our nominee possesses.”

“He is bold and unpredictable, always keeping the opposition off balance. And he is a master of earned media,” Perdue wrote, concluding that “It is time to let Trump be Trump, and to help him win this election.”

And this is Trump being Trump. He’s all yours, senator, every last bigoted bit of him.

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DawgWhistle
DawgWhistle

Guess what, our other Senator, Johnny I-son, supports the racist ess-oh-bee too...and the Dem contender for the post still won't come within 15 points of him. Not sure if that's a knock on Georgia voters, the Georgia Democratic Party, or both.

hnbc
hnbc

I would say Georgia voters.

lvg
lvg

Potential 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addresses reporters in New York about her exclusive use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state. Republicans and some Democrats are questioning whether all of the emails she sent during her tenure were archived or if she is withholding some. We look back at another controversy involving  thousands of White House emails that were sent on a private server that were deleted in this April 2007 Washington Week.


In 2007, when Congress asked the Bush administration for emails surrounding the firing of eights U.S. attorneys, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales revealed that many of the emails requested could not be produced because they were sent on a non-government email server.  The officials had used the private domain gwb43.com, a server run by the Republican National Committee. Two years later, it was revealed that potentially 22 million emails were deleted, which was considered by some to be a violation of the Presidential Records Act.
http://www.pbs.org/weta/washingtonweek/web-video/missing-white-house-emails

EliasDenny
EliasDenny

We certainly do have a distinguished senator for all of you that voted for him. 

lvg
lvg

Joe Scarborough a former GOP congressman on MSNBC eviscerated Trump this morning and the  crazy loons who endorsed him in congress.

McGarnagle
McGarnagle

Trump will win the Latino vote. I bet it on my Trump university diploma.

straker
straker

Down - "vote for Hillary"


They can always vote Libertarian. 

ScubaSteve
ScubaSteve

So, if the assumption is that a Mexican-American judge has friends or family members that stand to gain if Trump is not elected and never builds a wall has a conflict of interest and should recuse himself, should a white American judge have to recuse himself as well? After all he or she may have family members that stand to benefit if Trump IS elected and DOES build a wall.

ScubaSteve
ScubaSteve

Donald Trump is "I'm not racist, I've got 3 black friends" guy. THIS is who you want for president? Lol

ScubaSteve
ScubaSteve

@RangeRover @ScubaSteve Not stealing from Yahoo message boards this time. Progress.


I don't need to read this, I've got eyes and ears. Donald Trump is a racist cretin, and not a single person -- black, white, red, or orange -- should vote for him.

RangeRover
RangeRover

"Donald Trump is just fine letting Hispanic-American laborers do the dirty work of building his hotels or manicuring his golf courses."

"He didn’t win the GOP nomination in spite of this garbage; he won it because of this garbage, which he began spewing from the earliest days when he called Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals."

"And this is Trump being Trump. He’s all yours, senator, every last bigoted bit of him."

Bookman,

Watch this video below.  This is one of many.

Every day and often several times a day you write how Trump is a racist, a bigot, a fascist, belittles women, essentially painting him s this evil monster while you deliberately ignore every single black, Hispanic or woman that has known him, works for him, or supports him that says everything to the contrary.  So who are we to believe, them, or little-known, left-wing extremist sitting in a cubicle with a laptop somewhere generating hate blogs day after day after day?

Of course, this is your right, Jay, as a member of the press, right? You can write anything you want to generate clicks and subscriptions, right? Zero accountability. Got it!

But let me tell you what you’re doing, Jay. It is media hacks like you that are responsible for this violence.  That's right, every time a person is punched, slapped, thrown at, spat on or mercilessly kicked or beaten you are in some way responsible for this.  Yes, you, Jay!

But know this, Jay Bookman, if this gets worse because of your deliberate attempts to incite people causing riots and someone, God forbid, gets severely injured or even killed, or someone assassinates Trump you, yes YOU Jay, will be in no small way responsible.

And if and when this happens, don't you dare start a blog about how wrong this was!  This would be like you killing someone and then helping the police look for the murderer. 

Shame on you Jay Bookman!  Shame on you!

https://youtu.be/fXf5_Ry0OSA

Donnie_Pinko
Donnie_Pinko

@RangeRover 

So who are we to believe, them, or little-known, left-wing extremist sitting in a cubicle

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LOL! Who's the 'left wing extremist'? 

Don't tell me you think Jay Bookman is a left wing extremist. You can't be that stupid can you? 

Kamchak
Kamchak

@RangeRover 

 That's right, every time a person is punched, slapped, thrown at, spat on or mercilessly kicked or beaten you are in some way responsible for this. 

Not intended to be a factual or even a rational statement.

ScubaSteve
ScubaSteve

How do I keep kids from getting teeth? I sit him down and try to reason with him that daddy has to sleep, so if he could just save his toothaches for the daytime that I'd really appreciate it.


Why didn't you all warn me?? I thought we were friends.

ScubaSteve
ScubaSteve

@PaulinNH @ScubaSteve Haha thanks, did that last night and it worked decently. Then woke up to him banging on his ear like a drum. Ear infection & teething  = double misery.


Single dad life rules -__-

DownInAlbany
DownInAlbany

Hillary Clinton posted and shared information that was classified because it could endanger “life or physical safety” on her unprotected email system.

These new revelations could provide further justification for the FBI to recommend indicting Clinton for violating the Espionage Act, which forbids the mishandling of national defense information through “gross negligence.” These revelations also add to a growing scandal for Clinton regarding her exposure of protected intelligence information, which recalls the Valerie Plame scandal that engulfed the George W. Bush administration.  Just remindin'

lvg
lvg

@DownInAlbany How about the Turd Blossom and Gonzales scandal of destroying e-mails wanted in a federal investigation?

OldEngineer
OldEngineer

Uh-oh - another squirrel has been let loose.

JohnnyReb
JohnnyReb

Three years later the IRS has produced due to court order a list of groups targeted for extra scrutiny on their tax exempt application.

The attorney in the class action suit against the IRS is charging the agency has added liberal groups to the list to offset the obvious Conservative attack.  This can be proved/disproved in court.

The administration who claimed to be the most transparent in history clearly has a record of dragging their feet to avoid exposure.

And anyone who thinks there is nothing there in the IRS and Benghazi scandals needs to go sit in the corner without their electronic connection.

It is no accident these two incidents coincide with the Obama reelection campaign.

Hillary may have no connection to the IRS mess, but clearly colluded on Benghazi to protect herself and Obama.

Obama agreed because the attack was contrary to his election messaging.

Doubters, there is ocean front property available in Arizona as George sings.

honested
honested

@JohnnyReb 

How tightly can that tenuous imaginary thread be drawn before it breaks for even you true believers?

Reality must be exceptionally difficult to absorb, because I'm sure it is also difficult to create these imaginary scenarios so that all the disjoint pieces fit.

FIGMO2
FIGMO2

@JohnnyReb

The administration who claimed to be the most transparent in history clearly has a record of dragging their feet to avoid exposure.

Agreed! They also have a talent for lying by omission.

They've been exposed for having done so.

honested
honested

@FIGMO2 @JohnnyReb 

What is the lie by omission?

Cons attempted to misuse tax law for evasion and were initially not allowed to.

Whining got them excessive exemptions that I hope are reined in.

What is legally actionable?

straker
straker

FIG - "poor Bernie"


Sanders supporters are large in number and will not go away after the election, nor will they change their ideology.


They and many others will be around for the 2020 elections. You may be certain this has not gone unnoticed by alert Democratic AND Republican politicians.


Don't be surprised if, in the time leading up to the 2020 elections, more and more politicians start to sound like Bernie.

FIGMO2
FIGMO2

SACRAMENTO — When Hillary Clinton relentlessly criticized Donald Trump from a lectern in San Diego last week, supporters say they saw the candidate that they have been waiting for.

Even Clinton’s most ardent backers say that the speech revealed a new candidate: one who is authentic and unafraid to push boundaries.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/06/06/its-the-real-hillary-coming-out-supporters-cheer-clintons-new-tone-on-trump/ 

Looks like supporters from both sides are lookin' for a brawler. 

Poor Bernie was late to the game. He thought voters wanted something above the fray...something better.

Donnie_Pinko
Donnie_Pinko

@FIGMO2 

Poor Bernie was late to the game. He thought voters wanted something above the fray...something better

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Maybe you meant it ironically, but, are you kidding me? 

A candidate who storms his part's primary contests drawing massive crowds that dwarf the enthusiasm for the presumed candidate not being what voters wanted? 

Clearly, the pundit class has ginned up a fake cheering section for its preferred candidate, but the choice of large numbers of engaged and highly motivated voters is clear.

Donnie_Pinko
Donnie_Pinko

@FIGMO2 @Donnie_Pinko 

To be quite honest, I am not at all sure what Bernie Sanders' actual motivations were in entering this race. It very much appeared - and there's some evidence to suggest - that his intention was initially nothing more than to help the Democratic Party by providing a foil to the pro-Wall St. establishment candidate in hopes of helping it avoid electoral collapse after horrendous showings in the last -mid-terms and in light of terrible morale among base voters disappointed with the sham of 'hope and change'. 

But during the course of the primaries, his candidacy sparked a movement, which may not have been his intention at all, but it had an effect on him. 

Then, he got to see the slimy tactics of the establishment up close on a couple of occasions - especially more recently when it launched a witch-hunt against him and his supporters on trumped up grounds - and this has angered him and strengthened his resolve to run a more adversarial campaign. 

So it turns out that maybe he wasn't the best guy to run as a punching bag foil candidate against a slimy unprincipled corporate operative after all. 

He actually had some principles and some fight - precisely the things the Democratic Party lacks - who knew!

Donnie_Pinko
Donnie_Pinko

@ScubaSteve @Donnie_Pinko @FIGMO2 

That's not accurate. 

A better analogy - borrowing from boxing that's fresh on our minds - would be a bout where it's one guy ahead 5 rounds to 3, but the guy trailing has knocked the opponent down in three straight rounds. Ultimately there's no decision based on rounds alone. The fighter in the lead will crawl over the finish line and some kind of 'technical' decision will decide the outcome.

ScubaSteve
ScubaSteve

@Donnie_Pinko @ScubaSteve @FIGMO2 You still have to win on points. Bernie has run a great campaign, and I applaud him for not getting out of the race and taking it to the convention. You're right on the energy & momentum, but don't pretend he has just wiped her out in that arena. There may have been a "ginned up cheering section" but the idea that there isn't also a very real, very large organic cheering section for HC is just not accurate. The popular vote spread indicates at least that much.

KUTGF
KUTGF

A former Texas official said a fraud investigation into Trump University was silenced in 2010, under “highly unusual” circumstances. Former Deputy Chief of Consumer Protection John Owens told CBS he had a strong case against Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s company for scamming students at his unaccredited real estate school. Shortly after the company folded in 2010, Owens’ says he was ordered to drop the case.

At the time, Owens’ boss was Greg Abbott, then the state attorney general and now the state’s Republican governor.

But Owens, now retired, made public a 14-page internal summary of the state’s case against Trump on Friday. The Attorney General’s office, now led by Abbott’s successor, Republican Ken Paxton, immediately issued a cease-and-desist letter to Owens in response
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Hmmmmm.... looks like TrumpU just got worse for Trump. 

ByteMe
ByteMe

@KUTGF Wonder how "open records" laws in Texas will play into this.

DownInAlbany
DownInAlbany

@KUTGF Another controversy to be played out in the media...and, on blogs such as this.

KUTGF
KUTGF

However, Gonzales told Fox News host Tucker Carlson that the judge should not be disqualified based on his Mexican heritage as Trump has suggested.

“To disqualify someone based on that I think would be inappropriate,” he said. “But it’s perfectly legitimate to look at other reasons. You are a litigant, you want a fair trial, you want to win that case.”

“I should not matter, it does not matter who the litigant is,” the former Attorney General added. “Whether or not they’re a terrorist, whether or not they’re a child molester, a rapist, a murderer or a racist. Everyone in this country is entitled to a fair trial before an impartial judge.”
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Molesters, rapists and Trump - oh my. 

ByteMe
ByteMe

@KUTGF And publicly complaining about the judge on the Presidential campaign trail is certain to get you a fair trial, right?

Seems like he's trying to judge-shop and the current judge is not obliging him.

KUTGF
KUTGF

@ByteMe @KUTGF If Trump's idea of "conflict" were correct to disqualify judges, then no GOP judge could have determined an Obama case.  Scalia would have been disqualified on a number of cases. 

straker
straker

Republicans in Congress will do whatever it takes to keep getting elected and re-elected.


If that means endorsing Trump, then they will do it.


Meanwhile Trump and Bernie both continue to draw large crowds.


To me, this is the real problem. Trump supporters and Sanders 

supporters have VERY different views.


The very large number of their supporters shows a deep and dangerous divide in America.


Makes one wonder how much longer we will last as a country. 

InTheMiddle2
InTheMiddle2

@straker Would you expect Republicans to support Hillary?  Of course they are going to support Trump. He won, that's how it works

Peachs
Peachs

I listened to 30 minutes of the CBS Sunday show, Trump being interviewed the whole time. If I could get reporters to handle me with kid gloves like they do Trump, I could be president.

If Thump being president was a crime, the press would be co-conspirators with him!

Orange15
Orange15

@Peachs  Why are they only asking him about the Mexican judge issue? They aren't asking him about anything else.

InTheMiddle2
InTheMiddle2

@Peachs The press has just spent the last 8 years doing everything they could to avoid tough questions. Give them time, they will get the hang of it if the GOP ever gets in the WH. If a Dem wins then 4 more years of duck and cover