I think little Donald is having another very bad day

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(AP)

Here’s the Trump situation report for Wednesday morning, Aug. 3, 2016:

— With poll after poll showing a large and growing lead for Hillary Clinton, Trump grumbles that “there’s something phony” going on with pollsters. Oh, and the press is rigged against him. Oh, and if he loses in November, it will be because the entire U.S. election system was rigged against him.

— Oh, and as he tells the Washington Post , unknown forces tried to steal the nomination from him by altering votes in the primaries.

— He suggests to The Post that Kelly Ayotte, Republican senator from New Hampshire, is weak and disloyal. “I’m beating her in the polls by a lot …I’m doing great in New Hampshire. You know, as you saw, I’m eight points up. I’m leading Hillary Clinton by eight points.” Clinton has led in every poll taken in New Hampshire.

— According to NBC, Reince Priebus, head of the RNC, is “apoplectic” at Trump’s refusal to endorse either House Speaker Paul Ryan or U.S. Sen. John McCain, and called Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort to express his “extreme displeasure.”

— John Harwood of CNBC reports that the Trump campaign is in total disarray. According to Harwood’s source, “Manafort not challenging (Trump) anymore. Mailing it in. Staff suicidal.”

Trump supporter Newt Gingrich says his candidate is being “very self-destructive” and is throwing his chance away. “There’s always going to be a residual possibility that Trump can win. The question is, can he in August slow down, take a deep breath and reorganize how he’s operating so that he gets to the standard of a potential president of the United States.” The answer to that is big N-O.

— According to ABC News, top Republican officials are exploring what emergency options they would have if Trump decides to say screw it and drops out of the race.

— Trump surrogate Katrina Pierson accuses President Obama of causing the 2004 death of Capt. Humayun Khan by ordering a change in the U.S. military’s rules of engagement in Iraq. At the time of Khan’s death, Obama was an Illinois state senator.

— Retired four-star Gen. Michael Hayden, former head of the CIA and National Security Agency and director of national intelligence under President George W. Bush, warns that we could see a major breach in military/civil leadership under Trump. He is the second retired four-star general to issue that warning in a week.

— Hayden concludes that Trump is too erratic to be trusted as commander in chief. “Inconsistency, unpredictability — those are dangerous things,” Hayden says on “Morning Joe”. “They frighten your friends and tempt your enemies. So I would be very, VERY concerned.”

— Following Hayden’s statement, “Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough drops a bomb of his own by alleging that in a briefing with a top foreign-policy expert several months ago, Donald Trump asked three separate times why we couldn’t use nuclear weapons to solve whatever problem was under discussion.

— Trump said the same thing publicly back in March, suggesting for example that we could use nuclear weapons against ISIS.

— Meanwhile, Trump brags that he knows “far more” about foreign policy than Obama. He also says that he regrets nothing that he has said or done in his ongoing confrontation with Khizr Khan. And he’s up bright and early, spreading good cheer:

We still have 97 days to go.

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Wascatlady
Wascatlady

Anyone want to make bets on when Little Donald picks up his toys and goes home?

DS
DS

I wonder if Trump's staff have given him the briefing books for debate prep yet. I'd love to be a fly on the wall and see the expression on his face when he's handed one of those. 

"Wow. This is kinda heavy. Sad!"

N-GA-Online
N-GA-Online

Without a doubt he's gonna pull a Palin and drop out........

jeffcamaro
jeffcamaro

Again, my fear is that he drops out.  That would totally be in character for him.  Somehow we would end up with Ryan probably.  The dynamics of everything would change instantly.


carterjoseph1950
carterjoseph1950

He doesn't want to be president. He wants to be the Emperor. As Harry Truman said, 'If you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen".  The only thing phenomenal about Trump is his egomania and self-delusion. He is self-destructing before our eyes. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

Hedley_Lammar
Hedley_Lammar

@carterjoseph1950 I wonder sometimes if his bid for the Presidency was some kind of hail mary to save himself from impending financial doom. Would explain the hesitation to release his tax returns. He has been on the edge of financial ruin before.


For example as President he could make the Trump U stuff go away pretty quick.


So he wins. Is in office for 100 days or so accomplishing what he wants for himself personally.


Then resigns saying the whole thing is "rigged" etc and he has better things to do.

gotalife
gotalife

Media should save themselvres and stop covering trump.


He is dragging media and gop down his sinking ship.

skydog12
skydog12

@gotalife

Why can`t he release the tax years that are not being audited?

anguslee
anguslee

There is a wee problem afloat in all the laughter about Drump. He sez, "I'm gonna fix things because it's all such a disaster." And if you think back to 2008 and look at what trickle down Bushnomics and Shock and Awe did to the country and the world, there was and still is a good deal of fix'n to be done. Now Mr Cinnamon head goes after Paul Ryan. The same Paul Ryan that was a big part of creating both those horrors and preventing any reasonable reforms. Professional Republican politicians only have a one note reform policy; lower taxes for really rich, mostly men. So in all that, there is the scent of a reformist right winger. He has also gone after Fake News. How bad can that be? And the crazies and thugs that support him out in the street agree with those criticisms of the party and the few others he's able to articulate. Obama was able to get some reform. Clinton will too, but not much due to the same idiot intransigence. No sane human can vote for him, but it does seem like if elected, he would not only crush the Constitution, he might just crush the GOP. Hail, he might have already. And it's no use denying that there is the same kind of smug smarmy careerism in the Democratic Party. I still and have since 1968 preferred the less smarmy of the two, but a wee crushing there wouldn't be so bad.

DebbieDoRight
DebbieDoRight

@anguslee - I'm scared he may just crush this country too. And since I live in it and have children.....I prefer that he NOT take the reigns as CIC.

DebbieDoRight
DebbieDoRight

@gotalife - I wouldn't be surprised....


Remember that time when Obama and Hillary killed off the last Tyrannosaurus Rex? Jerks. #KatrinaPiersonHistory

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TetoLeo
TetoLeo

How is this election this close. Trump has been massively outspent in advertising, continues to get negative press (of his own doing) seemingly everyday, and had no real "ground game" to speak of.

May possibly be the first election I remember that both candidates of the two major parties are facing the only person they could beat.

TetoLeo
TetoLeo

Why would anyone doubt you. You are the epitome of reasoned and rationale thought. At least your post indicate as much

TetoLeo
TetoLeo

The thoughts in your head are not indicative of reality.

Not neck and neck, but far from not close

TetoLeo
TetoLeo

You're welcome,

You are aware greatest and most prolific are not the same thing?????

OldEngineer
OldEngineer

@TetoLeo Trump is "self funded" - so he must be going on the cheap. His problem then.

TetoLeo
TetoLeo

I agree his problem. My point being what does it say that having that as his problem, many others as well, the race is as tight as it is?

Finn-McCool
Finn-McCool

Hillary would beat any of the starting 16 at the first gop debate.

Menace
Menace

@TetoLeo  You may be right.  Both have high negatives.  Really not much of a choice.  If the R's had nominated Kasich (sp?) I would've easily considered him.  But, Trump is too unhinged for me.

OldEngineer
OldEngineer

@Finn-McCool Given that she's the only one in the bunch that actually knows the ropes, absolutely.

TetoLeo
TetoLeo

Finn,

Maybe, not my opinion though. Trump best them in a base race, because republicans seem pissed and wanted someone to voice their anger.

Anyone of the other 16, with the exception of maybe Cruz, would have kept their mouth shut and avoid controversy allowing Hillary Clinton's negatives to become more examined.

gotalife
gotalife

Funny, trump wants to be friends with russia but not Iran.


Iran is a russian ally.



gotalife
gotalife

@OriginalProf @gotalife Not a fan of the gop so don't have empathy for them.


They have caused enough damage to America.


They should disband.

OriginalProf
OriginalProf

@gotalife 

This narcissist is destroying the Republican Party  because he can only focus on his own image. As a lifelong Democrat who has never voted for a Republican, I am very sorry to see this happening.

HDB0329
HDB0329

@gotalife ...yep.....plus there's another aspect to karma.....


'Obama's attack was right on the merits, but it also changed the political calculus for Republicans considering backing away from Trump. Changing the issue from "supporting Trump" to "agreeing with Obama" turns what might have been relatively harmless with GOP voters who backed Cruz or other Trump rivals into a real risk. Obama probably knew that his call to desert Trump would make it harder for GOP leaders to do that; he understands better than anyone just how knee-jerk GOP opposition has been. No doubt he is enjoying using it against them.

More important, though, the question for all the Republicans who withdraw their support now is: Party disloyalty is what changed your mind? Not smearing the parents of a soldier who gave his life for his country? Not asking Russia to interfere in a U.S. election? Not hesitating to disavow the Ku Klux Klan? Refusing to back a congressional candidate was a more heinous offense to your conscience than all these outrages and many more? There will be some who will wait for the next outrageous statement and use that as an excuse, but the questions still remain: Why did you not quit before? Why did you endorse him in the first place?" 


http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-donald-trump-paul-ryan-endorsement-20160803-story.html

HDB0329
HDB0329

@OriginalProf @gotalife ...problem is that Trump is finally revealing to the world the TRUE nature of the GOP....and now that they are confronted with that truth, they don't like what they see!!


Ain't no pity in this city.......