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It was a roil of anger — calling for punching anti-Trump protesters; endorsing the killing of Muslims in the U.S. and the nuking of Muslim countries abroad; suggesting Hillary Clinton should hang herself; joking that Obama might be shot. He accused Clinton of a career spent killing unborn babies — after having told me in detail that he believed abortion was not the government’s business. He advocated “pitchforks and torches,” having assured me that my fear of violence was baseless.
“That smug c*** has been sitting on that tape just waiting to release it to the media … she’s way behind and desperate,” he wrote after the “Access Hollywood” audio was released.
“Finally someone is speaking to this f***ing witch the way she deserves to be spoken to,” he wrote after the first presidential debate.
“.9% of the US Population is Muslim 63 percent of those are immigrants. Would it really be a big loss if we just got rid of them all?” he asked after the Brussels attacks.
And the day after I’d stopped by, he’d written, “These sensitive frustrated liberals blathering over a Trump win are like spoiled naughty children being scolded for the first time ever,” meaning maybe we hadn’t been sharing in quite as friendly a way as I had thought.
A few days later, I headed back to talk some more. I brought a camera crew because Chris had agreed we could make a video to run with this article. I also brought some printouts from his Twitter feed and warned him in advance I might be reading them aloud in case he wanted his children to leave the room first.
“Chris,” I blurted, cameras rolling. “You ARE the spider.”
I'm glad of it, too.
originally posted by: TommyD1966
a reply to: BuzzyWigs
I am actually OK with most of the things he is back-pedalling on.
Glad, actually, for a lot of them. I'm way more moderate than what he was campaigning on and actually HOPED he would reverse his stance on many things he said.
- Election is over, I don't care about Hillary. Spend effort on getting actual things that are important accomplished (economy)
- He will backpedal also on social issues - which I am again OK with.
If he can actually help jobs and the economy, I'm good. I don't care about the fluff.
Now, if I was hardcore alt-right I may think differently - but thank goodness I'm not a complete nutcase
Trump began backing off campaign promises Tuesday, including his hard line on climate change and his vow to jail "Crooked Hillary" Clinton that had brought thunderous "Lock her up" chants at his rallies.
Trump is now focused on matters that are essential in setting up his administration, not on comments he made during the heat of the campaign.
— Took his strongest stance yet against the "alt-right," a term often used as code for the white supremacist movement. Though members are celebrating his victory, he said, "It's not a group I want to energize. And if they are energized, I want to look into it and find out why."
— Spoke positively not only of fellow Republicans in Congress — "Right now they are in love with me" — but also of President Barack Obama, who he said is "looking to do absolutely the right thing for the country in terms of transition."
Adviser Kellyanne Conway said ... Trump is "thinking of many different things as he prepares to become the president of the United States, and things that sound like the campaign aren't among them."
[He had] angrily barked at her that "you'd be in jail" if he were president.
"I don't want to hurt the Clintons, I really don't," Trump said in the interview. Sympathetically, he said, "She went through a lot and suffered greatly in many different ways."
LOL!!! Sheesh, you just can't make this stuff up.
If Trump's appointees do not follow through on his pledge to investigate Clinton for criminal violations he accused her of, "it would be a betrayal of his promise to the American people to 'drain the swamp' of out-of-control corruption in Washington," said the group Judicial Watch.
And Breitbart, the conservative news site whose former head, Stephen Bannon, is now a senior counselor to Trump, headlined its story about the switch with "Broken Promise."
he allowed, "I think there is some connectivity" between human activity and climate changes.
Earlier Tuesday, it was confirmed that Trump's charity had admitted it violated IRS regulations barring it from using its money or assets to benefit Trump, his family, his companies or substantial contributors to the foundation.
originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: BuzzyWigs
Its not up to Donald to prosecute Hillary, thats for the DOJ and FBI. But we saw their loyalty during numerous investigations, roasting and hearings, din we...
Was he my first choice? No. But, at the risk of sounding arrogant, I saw a lot of "me" in Trump.
originally posted by: NerdGoddess
a reply to: alphabetaone
This is honestly why I cannot stand nearly all media outlets. It's all at the end of the day, meticulously curated to push whatever the particular media establishments agenda is.
When I was a kid I thought it was the medias duty to report the FACTS and not inflame issues with personal opinions or speculations....... Just give us the facts and buzz off!