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Trump IMPLODES on 60 Minutes

Original post made by Trump has mental difficulties, Menlo Park: other, on Jul 18, 2016

Forget that today at the RNC, a "GOP delegate Calls Trump Supporters ‘Brownshirts’ Who ‘Act Like Fascists’" Web Link

Last night's Trump implosion on 60 Minutes perfectly illustrates the dumpster fire that is the Leader of the GOP:

Donald Trump: Yeah, you went to Iraq, but that was handled so badly. And that was a war-- by the way, that was a war that we shouldn't have entered because Iraq did not knock down--excuse me
Lesley Stahl: Your running mate--

Donald Trump: Iraq did not--

Lesley Stahl: --voted for it.

Donald Trump: I don't care.


Lesley Stahl: What do you mean you don't care that he voted for?
Donald Trump: It's a long time ago. And he voted that way and they were also misled. A lot of information was given to people.

Lesley Stahl: But you've harped on this.

Donald Trump: But I was against the war in Iraq from the beginning.

Lesley Stahl: Yeah, but you've used that vote of Hillary's that was the same as Governor Pence as the example of her bad judgment.

Donald Trump: Many people have, and frankly, I'm one of the few that was right on Iraq.

Lesley Stahl: Yeah, but what about he--

Donald Trump: He's entitled to make a mistake every once in a while.

Lesley Stahl: But she's not? OK, come on--

Donald Trump: But she's not--

Lesley Stahl: She's not?

Donald Trump: No. She's not.

Lesley Stahl: Got it.


Dump. Ster. Fire.

Trump: so the man I chose to replace me when I quit is entitled to make a mistake, but the woman is not entitled to make a mistake


Comments (20)

Posted by Menlo Voter.
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jul 18, 2016 at 4:58 pm

Menlo Voter. is a registered user.

Trump sycophants won't care.

Posted by Trump has mental difficulties
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jul 19, 2016 at 7:25 am

After a year of attacking the Obama's as the worst of the worst, the Trump campaign steals Obama's words.

Steal's Michelle Obama's words on HARD WORK and DIGNITY. Just another Trump con, like Trump University.

It's never-ending. By November, the GOP will just be a smoking crater in the ground. What little that remains will have to owe up to supporting Trump as the leader of their party. Imagine the utterances.

Posted by Kar
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jul 19, 2016 at 9:03 pm

If Michelle Obama had criibbed Nancy Reagan's speech, we would hear for 8 years.

Posted by Trump has mental difficulties
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jul 21, 2016 at 9:44 am

the other night at the RNC was supposed to be their vision for jobs and the economy.

Zero about jobs and the economy. Not even light fluff. And almost no one praised Trump. That only left one thing: attack and lie while doing it.

I guess even the GOP realizes that the Democrat party runs a better econmy than they do - Clinton and Obama add jobs, Bush and the GOP destroy the economy.

Nothing at the RNC tells us any different.

Posted by Kar
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jul 22, 2016 at 1:56 pm

There isn't a living president that will vote for Trump. Pappy Bush, George W. Bush, etc.

And Reagan's kids there would be zero probability of Reagan voting for Trump.

When this all blows up, the only Republican who can say "told you so" in 2020 will be Ted Cruz.

Posted by Trump has mental difficulties
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jul 24, 2016 at 6:28 am

At least some are asking the correct questions, and researching for answers:

Web Link

Nicholas Kristof, NYT asks:

Is Donald Trump a Racist?

Has the party of Lincoln just nominated a racist to be president? We shouldn’t toss around such accusations lightly, so I’ve looked back over more than 40 years of Donald Trump’s career to see what the record says.

One early red flag arose in 1973, when President Richard Nixon’s Justice Department — not exactly the radicals of the day — sued Trump and his father, Fred Trump, for systematically discriminating against blacks in housing rentals.

I’ve waded through 1,021 pages of documents from that legal battle, and they are devastating.

Posted by Trump has mental difficulties
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jul 24, 2016 at 6:31 am

and here is how Trump's impulsiveness is deadly:

Another revealing moment came in 1989, when New York City was convulsed by the “Central Park jogger” case, a rape and beating of a young white woman. Five black and Latino teenagers were arrested.

Trump stepped in, denounced Mayor Ed Koch’s call for peace and bought full-page newspaper ads calling for the death penalty. The five teenagers spent years in prison before being exonerated. In retrospect, they suffered a modern version of a lynching, and Trump played a part in whipping up the crowds.

Posted by Dual tivos
a resident of Woodside: other
on Aug 2, 2016 at 7:59 am

Trump implodes or makes insane statements a couple times a week.

Folks just forget how crazy the last one was when Trump rolls a new lie.

Those that allow Trump and do not denounce him are committing political suicide.

Posted by Caleb
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Aug 5, 2016 at 6:41 am

With all the Trump craziness (a new episode of ridiculousness every other day,) it's easy to forget the extreme examples that identify why Trump is not fit to serve.

For example, with all the laughing about Trump attacking a baby this week, the insidiousness of Trump attacking a Gold Star family, of Melania being an "illegal" immigrant in 1994, and so many more, folks are losing sight of a huge Trump flaw:

Donald Trump cannot accurately judge and choose quality people to support his campaign. He has three key members of his staff that have taken money from Vladimir Putin. Donald Trump asked a despot to interfere in America's elections.

Completely unfit.

As are any Republicans that have supported him. They have flawed judgement, if they ever believed Trump was qualified to serve.

Posted by CrescentParkAnon.
a resident of another community
on Aug 5, 2016 at 1:40 pm

I could not believe that people voted for Reagan in the 80's.
Then it was Clinton in the 90's.
Then it was Bush.
Now that feeling is red-lining thinking that ever the fact this Trump idiot
can even be taken seriously let alone get a solid third of Republicans to
vote for him and support ... what??? he cannot come up with a coherent
idea backed by facts if his life depended on it.
Woe is my country that we are facing days like this ... but at least it highlights
the basic mindset of Republicans, and of people who watch TV and listen to
Right Wing AM radio. Is there any doubt that this kind of garbage rots your
brain out? Please people, let's not let this degenerate further. I don't want to
see crazy people with SUV's driving around trying to take over cities in my
country like we see in other parts of the world.

The US should start to turn towards the other civilized Western developed
countries in the world. We all have problems but at least they are not losing
their hearts and souls to insanity.

I also believe there is a real lesson to be learned about hugely rich people
in this campaign. No one is a leader because they made or inherited a lot
of money. Usually people who make huge fortunes do not make good
spouses, friends or parents. Their kids are lucky if they get great nannies
and tutors, but their parents should not get credit for them. People who
get hugely rewarded financially get arrogant and conceited and think they
know everything and they are better than everyone else - the exact opposite
of everything this country has ever stood for, but we keep getting these
candidates, such a DuPont, Romney, Trump and others. It is a person's
character, intelligence and vision that makes a good President.

Posted by Trump has mental difficulties
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Aug 11, 2016 at 1:33 pm

Web Link

The list is too ling for her - just a sample

The list of Republicans endorsing Hillary Clinton just got a whole lot longer

Rep. Richard Hanna (N.Y.), a moderate Republican who is retiring this year, told that he will support Clinton and that Trump is unfit to lead. He cited Trump's criticism of Khizr Khan. "I think Trump is a national embarrassment," Hanna said. "Is he really the guy you want to have the nuclear codes?"

Bush administration officials

Henry Paulson, treasury secretary
Carlos Gutierrez, commerce secretary
John Negroponte, director of national intelligence and deputy secretary of state under Bush, five-time ambassador and Reagan deputy national security adviser
Richard Armitage, deputy secretary of state and adviser to Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush — Trump "doesn't appear to be a Republican, he doesn't appear to want to learn about issues. So I’m going to vote for Mrs. Clinton."
Brent Scowcroft, chairman of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board and adviser to three previous Republican presidents — "The presidency requires the judgment and knowledge to make tough calls under pressure. ... [Clinton] has the wisdom and experience to lead our country at this critical time."
William Reilly, Environmental Protection Agency adminstrator
Alan Steinberg, regional EPA administrator
Robert Blackwill, former deputy national security adviser and ambassador to India
Scott Evertz, former director of the Office of National AIDS Policy
Lezlee Westine, former White House director of public liaison and deputy assistant to the president — “Our nation faces a unique set of challenges that require steady and experienced leadership. That is why today I am personally supporting Hillary Clinton."
Shirin Tahir-Kheli, special assistant to the president and ambassador and senior adviser for women's empowerment under Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
Ashley J. Tellis, special assistant to the president and senior director for strategic planning and Southwest Asia
David A. Gross, State Department coordinator for international communications and information policy
James Kunder, assistant administrator for Asia and the Near East at USAID
Matthew Waxman, senior official in the State Department and Defense Department
Kori Schake, National Security Council and State Department aide

Officials in previous GOP administrations

Frank Lavin, former Reagan political director and ambassador to Singapore — "It might not be entirely clear that Hillary Clinton deserves to win the presidency, but it is thunderingly clear that Donald Trump deserves to lose. From this premise, I will do something that I have not done in 40 years of voting: I will vote for the Democratic nominee for president."
Doug Elmets, former Reagan spokesman — "I could live with four years of Hillary Clinton before I could ever live with one day of Donald Trump as president." Elmets spoke at the Democratic National Convention, along with other Republicans now backing Clinton.
Jim Cicconi, former Reagan and George H.W. Bush aide — "Hillary Clinton is experienced, qualified and will make a fine president. The alternative, I fear, would set our nation on a very dark path.”
Fred T. Goldberg Jr., former assistant U.S. treasury secretary and IRS commissioner under George H.W. Bush
Charles Fried, former U.S. solicitor general under Reagan and current Harvard Law professor — "Though long a registered Republican, this will be the third consecutive presidential election in which my party forces the choice between party and, in John McCain’s words, putting America first. ... It is to [Mitt] Romney's credit that this year, like John Paulson and George Will, he is standing up against the brutal, substantively incoherent, and authoritarian tendencies of Donald Trump."
Pete Teeley, press secretary to then-Vice President George H.W. Bush, former U.S. ambassador to Canada and U.S. representative to UNICEF
Richard Howill, former deputy assistant secretary of state and ambassador to Ecuador under Reagan
William Ruckelshaus, former Environmental Protection Agency head, deputy attorney general and acting FBI director
Carla Hills, U.S. trade representative under George H.W. Bush

Business leaders/donors

Meg Whitman, former Hewlett-Packard chief executive and California gubernatorial nominee — "Donald Trump's demagoguery has undermined the fabric of our national character. America needs the kind of stable and aspirational leadership Secretary Clinton can provide."

Marc Andreessen, venture capitalist — "[Silicon] Valley wouldn't be here, we wouldn't be doing any of this if we didn't have the amazing flow of immigrants that we've had in the last 80 years. And the idea of choking that off just makes me sick to my stomach."

Harry Sloan, head of Global Eagle Acquisition — "He is unprepared and temperamentally unfit to be our president. Most of my Republican friends feel the same way. As a businessman, a father and a conservative, it is clear to me that Hillary Clinton is the right choice in this election."

Dan Akerson, former chairman and chief executive of General Motors — "Serving as the leader of the free world requires effective leadership, sound judgment, a steady hand and, most importantly, the temperament to deal with crises large and small. Donald Trump lacks each of these characteristics."

Chuck Robbins, chief executive of Cisco

Hamid Moghadam, chairman and chief executive of Prologis — "Our country is about tolerance and inclusion and that's why, as a lifelong Republican supporter, I endorse Hillary Clinton for president in this election."

William Oberndorf, donor of $3 million to GOP candidates since 2012 — "If it is Trump vs. Clinton, and there is no viable third-party candidate, I will be voting for Hillary Clinton."
Mike Fernandez, $4 million to GOP candidates in recent years — "If I have a choice — and you can put it in bold — if I have a choice between Trump and Hillary Clinton, I’m choosing Hillary. She’s the lesser of two evils."

There are many more - go to link

Posted by Sweeping Floors
a resident of Atherton: West of Alameda
on Aug 22, 2016 at 1:54 pm

More teleprompterso, less Tumps implosion.

Too bad he isn't smart enough to speak extemporaneously without a teleprompter.

And the flip flop on his tough-boy immigration shift.

The wall is next! Soon, his white nationalist base will go awol.

No more 88 tattoos at Trump rallies?

Posted by Trump has mental difficulties
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Aug 25, 2016 at 9:17 am

How do you defned Trump when he gets caught in so many lies?

Trump spokesperson Katrina Pierson says they are not lies, just words. Quit being so darn picky.

Web Link

Katrinia Pierson on CNN just said Trump hasn't "changed his position on immigration, he's just changed the words he's saying."

Let's lie a little about our ridiculous, anti-American or unconstitutional positions. Yeah, that sounds better!

Little wonder serious Republicans, Libertarians and also true conservatives hate the leader of the Republican Party - Donald J. Trump.

Posted by nehw yakker
a resident of Woodside: Kings Mountain/Skyline
on Aug 26, 2016 at 10:28 am

WaPo has an op-ed on Guiliani's falsehoods on terror and specifically Rudy's lies about hrc

Web Link

WE ARE a little worried about Rudy Giuliani, the Republican former mayor of New York. Is “America’s mayor” okay?
During his 15-minute speech at the GOP convention last month in Cleveland, it was notable that when he said Donald Trump loves “all people, from the top to the bottom,” Mr. Giuliani animatedly gestured toward his knees as he said “top,” and above his head as he said “bottom.” Also, why did he say that he and his wife, Judith, have been friends with Mr. Trump for 30 years, though he met his wife in 1999, only 17 years ago?
Also — we’re noting this purely out of concern — during his speech he often licked his lips, indicating dry mouth, which, according to the Mayo Clinic, can be a symptom of nerve damage, stroke or Alzheimer’s disease. At the end of his address, beads of sweat were visible on his pate — did that not suggest heart disease?
Mr. Giuliani is just 72, but he seemed slightly stooped as he walked to the lectern, where his wide stance made us wonder if he’s unsteady on his feet. Then there was his slurred diction, as when he referred to “jushtified” police shootings and Syrian “refyoongees.” More evidence of a stroke?

Good stuff. Read it. Clown lying for a clown.

Posted by Kale is good for you
a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Aug 27, 2016 at 7:42 pm

Does Trump ever look into the background of these freaks he hired?
Just goes to show, even an idiot makes money in real estate.

Breitbart News, the media company which Bannon ran for four years before taking a leave of absence to join Trump's campaign, has adopted an antagonistic approach toward the topic of climate change, mocking climate science as "tosh" and "eco-propaganda" and claiming that the Earth is actually cooling. But Bannon sang a much different tune when he was interviewed by C-Span at Biosphere 2 in 1995.

"A lot of the scientists who are studying global change and studying the effects of greenhouse gases, many of them feel that the Earth's atmosphere in 100 years is what Biosphere 2's atmosphere is today," Bannon explained. "We have extraordinarily high CO2, we have very high nitrous oxide, we have high methane.”

Posted by nehw yakker
a resident of Woodside: Kings Mountain/Skyline
on Aug 28, 2016 at 5:13 pm

Sunday reality from Milbank

"Moderates and reasonable Republicans who are considering voting for Trump portray it as a choice between two unpalatable options. But it isn’t.

It’s a choice between one unpalatable option and one demagogue who operates outside of our democratic traditions, promoting racism, condoning violence and moving paranoia into the mainstream. This presidential election, unlike the six others I have covered, is not about party or ideology. It’s about Trump’s threat to our tradition of self-government."

Posted by Menlo Voter.
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Aug 28, 2016 at 5:38 pm

Menlo Voter. is a registered user.

sorry new yahker, two unpalatable choices is accurate. Vote for Gary Johnson. Send a message. A REAL message.

Posted by Trump has mental difficulties
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Sep 2, 2016 at 4:23 pm

Want more money in politics?

Then Trump is the billionaire for you!

Trump hires the man who lead the Citizens United lawsuit that allowed super PACs, nonprofits and corporations to make unlimited contributions to political campaigns.

What will he do?

Attack the Clintons, of course.

"David N. Bossie, the veteran conservative operative who has investigated the Clintons for more than two decades, has been named Donald Trump’s deputy campaign manager."

Web Link

Where he will be "crafting attacks against Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, mining past controversies involving her and former president Bill Clinton, and cultivating Trump’s bond with conservative activists."

Get your waders out!

Posted by Trump has mental difficulties
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Sep 8, 2016 at 9:40 am

(and we all thought Trump was the slow learner)

Jeopardy Challenge:

Alex Trebek: The answer is: "Vote for Gary Johnson."

Contestant: "What is Aleppo, Alex?"

Alex Trebek: "No, I'm sorry, Gary Johnson doesn't know anything about geography, current events or national security, because he is a head-in-the-sand isolationist. And there's the whole legalizing pot and reduced memory function thing"

But thanks for playing Jeopardy!

Posted by Trump has mental difficulties
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Sep 8, 2016 at 10:04 am

Nah, I'm being harsh on poor Gary Johnson.

I would actually enjoy dinner with him. As I would have with Bush, too. Interesting, and FUN, dudes. But neither belong within a country mile of the Oval.

Gary told us that in 2000, when campaigning for his buddy George: Web Link

"Boosting his friend George W. Bush to reporters, Gov. Gary Johnson of New Mexico recalls a conversation they had at a conference on state government.

'George turns to me and says, 'What are they talking about?'
I said, 'I don't know.'
He said, 'You don't know a thing, do you?'
And I said, 'Not one thing.'
He said, 'Neither do I.'
And we kind of high-fived. "

Bush can bring a painting. Gary can bring herb. Menlo Voter can bring some vino. I'll do ribs, and we can all laugh at Trump.

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