In a NPR exit interview with Steve Inskeep, President Barack Obama said in his post-White House life he plans to develop “a whole new generation” of Democratic talent.
Update at 10:55 a.m. ET: As this post was publishing, the auction for coffee with Ivanka Trump was pulled from the Charitybuzz website. The link now redirects to its home page, with no explanation.
Rolling Stone has finally published a post-election interview they did with President Obama the day after Donald Trump’s presidential victory. In his sit-down, Obama offered no self-accountability for the Democrats’ whopping loss in just about every level of government. He (briefly) acknowledged that Democrats did not effectively campaign in enough working class environments. Yet, he then quickly blamed the defeat on one of his favorite targets: Fox News.
“Part of it is Fox News in every bar and restaurant in big chunks of the country, but part of it is also Democrats not working at a grassroots level, being in there, showing up, making arguments. That part of the critique of the Democratic Party is accurate. We spend a lot of time focused on international policy and national policy and less time being on the ground. And when we’re on the ground, we do well.”
Obama has taken numerous swipes at Fox News throughout his presidency, noting that if he watched the network regularly, he wouldn’t want to vote for himself either.
Donald Trump won the Electoral College vote 290-232 (Clinton looks like she’ll win New Hampshire, Trump will clinch Arizona). Trump is also on the verge of winning over 300 electoral votes when Michigan is called. The fact is that Trump won. It’s certainly one of the most shocking presidential upsets since Harry Truman beat New York Republican Gov. Thomas Dewey in 1948; Truman didn’t even watch the results, he went to bed.
The feelings of shock are rampant across the Left, especially the news media. After Trumpmentum swept the country, you would think that you’d see headlines like “Stunning Upset,” which is what Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin was expecting. Instead, we got “Democrats, Students, and Foreign Allies Face The Reality Of A Trump Presidency,” the day after the election from The New York Times, which shocked and appalled Halperin, who was on MSNBC’s Morning Joe this morning. Host Joe Scarborough also ripped into The Times saying that their editorial board just doesn’t get it.
“Their headline isn’t ‘Disaffected Americans Have A Champion Going to the White House ‘or ‘The Country Votes for Fundamental Change;’ the headline is about how disappointed the friends of the people who run The New York Times are about what has happened,” said Halperin. “It’s amazing,” he added.
“This is staggering,” said Scarborough.
A super PAC that supports GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump has only increased its promotion of an anti-Clinton ad following the Democratic nominee’s campaign’s attempt to bar the advertisement with cease-and-desist letters to Florida television stations.
The ad from the Defeat Crooked Hillary PAC, a subsidiary of the pro-Trump Make America Number 1 PAC, features a clip of Michelle Obama seemingly jabbing Hillary Clinton’s home life in 2008 when Clinton was competing for the Democratic nod against her husband, Barack Obama:
One of the things, the important aspects of this race, is role modeling what good families should look like. And my view is that if you can’t run your own house, you certainly can’t run the White House.
In the cease-and-desist letter, Marc Elias, general counsel for Hillary for America, contends that Michelle Obama was talking about her own family — not Clinton’s — when she made the remarks. And the Obamas themselves even denied in 2008 that the future first lady was referring her husband’s opponent.
\Donna Brasile has not fared well from the Wikileaks leaked emails showing her sending debate questions to Clinton before the debate and other evidence of collusion between the DNC and Clinton campaign. It seems Ms. Brasile claimed her incriminating emails were doctored.
According to The Blaze:
“I have seen so many doctored emails. I have seen things that come from me at two in the morning that I don’t even send,” Brazile told Fox News’ Megyn Kelly following Wednesday’s third and final presidential debate in Las Vegas. Brazile had been asked specifically about one email that indicated Hillary Clinton may have received a Democratic primary debate question ahead of the event, which aired on CNN in March.
But the technology blog, Errata Security, explained in a post published Friday that the email in question did, in fact, come from Brazile. Further, the blog offered proof the email was not “doctored,” as the DNC chairwoman had claimed. Had the message been altered, the program would have flagged the email as being “unverified.”
It reportedly used a system called DomainKeys Identified Mail, which essentially acts as a spam guard. It can verify the actual sender of an email and ensure the content is not altered between the time it is sent and the time it is received.
“It took less than five minutes. It took me longer to document what I had found,” cybersecurity expert Robert Graham told Fox News.
Clinton’s running mate, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, has also floated the possibility that the emails released by WikiLeaks are not authentic. However, neither the DNC chairwoman nor the vice presidential candidate has provided any evidence for their claims.
It’s interesting that the Democrats (and Hillary) seem willing to say or do anything to push their agenda. Ms. Brasile used an ignorant, poorly thought out excuse to cover blatant conspiracy and collusion.
Apparently, the DNC did not want to respond to the evidence of collusion. At this point, anyone doubting the primary was rigged for Hillary despite Bernie’s popular vote, should not be surprised by Trump’s claims that the election will be rigged.
Will Trump be able to counter the fraud? Leave a comment with your thoughts below.
Watch the exchange below:
Donald Trump has not been one to disguise his feelings behind politically correct language, but even some of his supporters were shocked to hear his warning about Hillary’s Syria policy and where it could lead.
According to The Blaze:
Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy stances increase the threat of a conflict with Russia over how to intervene in Syria, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said in an exclusive interview with Reuters.
The Manhattan billionaire said the U.S. should focus more on defeating the Islamic State than trying to force Syrian President Bashar Assad to step down.
“What we should do is focus on ISIS. We should not be focusing on Syria,” Trump said during the interview at his Trump National Doral golf resort. “You’re going to end up in World War Three over Syria if we listen to Hillary Clinton.”
Many foreign policy watchers have warned of the U.S. and Russia becoming embroiled in a proxy war in Syria — a concern Trump said he shares, especially given Russia’s nuclear capability.
“You’re not fighting Syria any more, you’re fighting Syria, Russia and Iran, all right? Russia is a nuclear country, but a country where the nukes work as opposed to other countries that talk,” he said.
More from Reuters:
On Russia, Trump again knocked Clinton’s handling of U.S.-Russian relations while secretary of state and said her harsh criticism of Putin raised questions about “how she is going to go back and negotiate with this man who she has made to be so evil,” if she wins the presidency.
Trump also blamed the Republican establishment’s resistance to his candidacy for Clinton’s lead in polls.
“If we had party unity, we couldn’t lose this election to Hillary Clinton,” he said.
It’s interesting that Trump is being portrayed by some as a ‘Nazi’ when he is the one wanting peace through strength with Russia and Syria, while Hillary wants to run head first into war with them, which could lead to nuclear war.
What do you think? Leave a comment with your thoughts below.
The FBI recovered more than 12,000 emails than were turned over to it from the Clinton camp during its investigation. Contained within those were hundreds of classified documents, some of which were extremely sensitive.
According to The Blaze:
The department posted to its website 112 documents that the FBI recovered during its investigation into Clinton’s private email server. In one email, the department censored several paragraphs that it determined contained “foreign government information” deemed “confidential” — the lowest level of classification.
Several other documents published Friday also contain classified information, but they are from email chains that were previously classified and released in earlier tranches of Clinton’s email, according to the State Department.
The message in question, to Clinton from her deputy chief of staff Huma Abedin on Nov. 26, 2010, contains readouts of two telephone conversations a senior U.S. diplomat had with top leaders from the United Arab Emirates. The paragraphs with the descriptions of the calls with the Emirati officials were not marked classified when Clinton received the email. They were redacted entirely for public release under Freedom of Information Act standards on Thursday.
State Department spokesman John Kirby said the classification does not necessarily mean the information was mishandled at the time it was sent or received.
“While foreign government information may be protected from public release, both the executive order on classification and the Foreign Affairs Manual acknowledge that FGI often can be maintained on unclassified systems,” he said. “There are specific rules for how to handle FGI material given how we receive it. In other words, maintaining FGI on unclassified systems may not amount to mishandling the information.”
The FBI provided the State Department with about 14,900 emails purported not to have been among the 55,000 pages of work-related documents that Clinton had turned over and had been previously released. Of those previously released, the department classified more than 2,000 emails, mostly at the “confidential” and next-highest “secret” levels. Twenty-two emails were withheld entirely from publication on grounds that they were “top secret.”
Friday’s email release is the latest in a series of batches from the FBI-provided documents that the department is under court order to process and release under the Freedom of Information Act. The next releases are scheduled for Nov. 3 and 4, before the 2016 presidential election in which Clinton is the Democratic nominee.
Although the FBI did not deem Clinton’s use of a private email server worthy of indictment charges, agency director James Comey concluded the former secretary of state and her aides were “extreme carelessness” with classified information.
It’s interesting that anyone else would have been charged for mishandling classified information and immediately lost their security clearance. Mrs. Clinton, on the other hand, can intentionally bypass classified material handling procedures, ignore a Congressional subpoena, destroy evidence, obstruct justice AND mishandle thousands of classified documents…and she doesn’t get charged, or lose her security clearance.
And people question Trump’s assertion that the system is rigged? What do you think? Leave a comment with your thoughts below.
If you follow politics, you understand that when the Left doesn’t have a legitimate argument, they resort to name calling. Names like; racist, misogynist, bigot, white supremacist and the list goes on. Well, during a recent Trump rally, CNN correspondent Jim Acosta was ‘scared’ by a sign he saw left for the media.
According to The Blaze:
Specifically, Acosta found a sign Thursday he claims was left on the media table at a rally in Palm Beach, Florida, by a Trump backer. The disturbing poster reads, “MEDIA,” and features a swastika.
— JM Rieger (@RiegerReport) October 13, 2016
The CNN reporter astutely observed this presidential election has become nothing if not a “race to the bottom.”
“It is, at times, getting downright scary,” Acosta said. “The people surrounding our press pen at the end of these rallies are really yelling some things at us that they would not want caught in a hot mic moment.”
He added, “It’s pretty bad stuff.”
A Trump supporter left behind this sign on media table in press pen. Shows swastika with word "media" pic.twitter.com/egrMm4shgl
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) October 13, 2016
This latest anti-media jab comes on the heels of some pretty intense hatred leveled against CNN in particular by Trump supporters. During a recent campaign event in Lakeland, Florida, rally-goers began vehemently chanting, “CNN sucks” at Acosta — a cheer the GOP candidate’s loyalists have repeated on several occasions.
In yet another instance, Salena Zito, a freelance reporter at a rally in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, earlier this week, recounted an interaction she had with a Trump supporter who assumed she was a CNN journalist.
“I was going to spit on you,” the supporter told Zito, after learning that she was not, in fact, a member of the national news outlet.
What’s interesting is nothing in the above article addressing the valid concern by these angry Americans. They are angry at the press for covering up the lies and corruption of Clinton and the rest of the establishment. They are refusing to address why people are angry, and instead, focus on the anger itself.
What’s ironic is the person who left the sign was comparing the current media to the media of Hitler’s Germany, where they were simply spokesperson for the evil Administration of the Nazi’s or National Socialist. And today’s media is no different, in bed with the Clinton campaign, pushing her talking points and supporting, at all costs, the National Socialist nominee for President, Hillary Clinton.
What do you think? Leave a comment with your thoughts below.