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GOP to Trump: Move on from Judge Curiel's Mexican heritage

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GOP To Trump: Move On From Judge Curiel's Mexican Heritage

Trump is likely unaware, as he seems to be of any matter related to the truth, that the GOP-tea has dumped him in the rubbish. Cleveland may feature Trump's riots but no Republican will soil themselves with Trump's history of racism featured in his complaint against a Federal Judge.

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Oh I suspect Trump isn't going to back down at all. Looking forward to it.

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Gingrich answered: “I think that it was a mistake ... I hope it was sloppiness. “(Trump) says on other occasions that he has many Mexican friends, et cetera, but that’s irrelevant. This judge is not Mexican. This judge is an American citizen.” - article

The beautiful part of Gingrich's yoga? Gingrich calls Trump's month long campaign against a Federal Judge, "sloppiness".

Gingrich, impeached by the House and fined $300,000, is groveling before Donald J. Trump. Maybe Gingrich thinks Trump will cover his unpaid bills at Tiffany's Fifth Ave?

The GOP-tea would be well advised to abandon Trump at Cleveland's convention. As a caution, an recognition of the threat to public safety, the Republican Party could take a pass, skip the convention and issue a Statement of Endorsement then leave Trump to twist in the wind.

Many will see they already have. Blood spilled at the Cleveland convention will soak into the Public perception of the GOP-tea for far longer than anyone cares to imagine and it will be squarely placed on Donald J. Trump's words that endorsed rioting.

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The DNC-commies are afraid of Trump. They have been supporting the anti-Trump protests and we all see what they do. Burn the nations flag, waive foreign flags. Destroy, assault and vial verbal from children.

Oh, kc, just exactly IS Trumps "history of racism"? Is it the headlines in recent history? Or is it actually deep rooted evident history? Option 3... Fabrication? Do tell!

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"For a party that in 2012 explicitly pinned its survival on drawing support from Hispanics, Trump’s words create an ugly series of headaches." - article

The Party that pinned its hopes on JEB Bush, fawned Rubio and now faces Donald J. Trump's "Mexican rapists"?

Stick the fork in. The history is a matter of record and the Republican's are wise to abandon Cleveland to Trump's thumpers. Take the week off Cleveland, Trump's racists will look terrible foolish in an empty city and that's what they deserve.

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Oh, kc, just exactly IS Trumps "history of racism"? Is it the headlines in recent history? Or is it actually deep rooted evident history?

Google: https://www.google.co.jp/?gfe_rd=cr&ei=tLVUV82RNoH-8wew4Y9Y&gws_rd=ssl#q=trump+history+of+racism

Any other simple questions I can answer, mark?

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MarkG: The DNC-commies are afraid of Trump. They have been supporting the anti-Trump protests

The protestors have been condemned from Obama on down in the Democratic Party and in left leaning editorials. More than a few of us here have spoken out against it. Where is this support you are talking about?

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There once was politician named Ryan, Who couldn't help himself from lying. Along came a Trump, and made Ryan his chump. Now the GOP is dying.

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Not Mark, but here's a doozy of a head scratcher for you. Why do Trump supporters say Trump's father's racist acts have no bearing on the candidate, but then go along with the idea that Latino and Muslim heritage people like Judge Curiel and President Obama are somehow unfit for their jobs? Is it simply a patisan game?

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Partisan

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GOP seniors are trying to make Trump to win in Nov, Meanwhile, Democratic party are more interested in party unity that they let Sanders disrupt Hillary every day.

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Gingrich urged Trump to become more of a statesman. . . .“Trump has got to, I think, move to a new level,” he said. - article

Donald J. Trump has found his level.

A racist demagogue who chased Disabled American Veterans from his Fifth Avenue Trump Towers making their licensed and legal subsistence vending a crime. Enjoy Cleveland Donald.

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Stand firm ya big twisted orange freak! Don't check yaself! Just wreck yaself! Then the GOP can be done with you & rebuild .

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To reword the great Muhammad Ali, suck like a mosquito, slump like a Trump. Can the orange man pull out of his latest tailspin that shows Clinton winning states like California by double digit margins?

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Media reporters asked Bernie when he will join Democratic Party and. he did not answer.

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"Like Ryan, all three Republicans have endorsed Trump. But their comments carried the implicit caveat that their support depends at least in part on Trump dropping his criticism of Curiel." - article

WHAT?! That's Trump's whole campaign.

Mexican bad. Trump good.

Read the bloody papers.

Trump knows his base and it's base, some would say, for funk.

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toshiko,

First off, Sanders is running as a Democrat, so he's already "joined" the party. What the media is really asking is when he's going to quit, and he has already told them that he's going to take it all the way to the convention.

Sanders is not "disrupting" Clinton, he's running against her in a primary race that lasts up until and after the convention in July. He has no obligation to quit early, so why should he when he still draws MUCH bigger crowds and enthusiasm than Clinton? Do voters in California, New Jersey, etc. not get to have their say?

There's plenty of time between August and November for party unity. Media reporters incessantly asking Sanders when he's going to quit is just another sign that they've picked their winner before voters make their decision.

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“Trump has got to, I think, move to a new level,” he said. “This is no longer the primaries"

Revealing statement. To win the GOP nomination, spouting low-level, divisive, inflammatory babble will do the trick but you need to cut this crap out if you want to be taken seriously elsewhere.

You shouldn't go to the restaurant in pyjamas and crocs, Donald.

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"On Thursday, House Speaker Paul Ryan tepidly endorsed Trump — but 24 hours later disavowed the billionaire’s remarks about Curiel." - article

House Speaker Paul Ryan is the real victim of Donald J. Trump. The last best hope for the GOP-tea has the unsavory role of playing politics with Trump's racist ball. As the kids say, 'icky'.

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You know how rock bands have a unique name for every tour they embark on? I am picturing the 2020 GOP candidates touring the country under the banner Sorry About Trump Tour. Even funnier would be if he ran again as a Republican after the 2016 debacle. Don't they have school board races and such out in New York where people build up thicker skin and political acumen?

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The DNC-commies are afraid of Trump.

Pretty much sums it up. But I don't blame the Dems and liberals to call out all war against Trump, if I were a liberal, I'd be fighting tooth and nail myself, he's to powerful, scary and a serious threat to all liberal and their causes, so I shouldn't really fault them, use everything you have in your arsenal and do what you can, whatever it takes to take this guy out.

Good luck with that.

They have been supporting the anti-Trump protests and we all see what they do. Burn the nations flag, waive foreign flags. Destroy, assault and vial verbal from children.

When have liberal protesters ever been rational??

Oh, kc, just exactly IS Trumps "history of racism"? Is it the headlines in recent history? Or is it actually deep rooted evident history? Option 3... Fabrication? Do tell!

Fabricated, of course. Now, I will say, the comments he made were really not good, can't defend him there, but to imply that the man is a racist is no different than Obama making racial statements about white southerners and their religion or Hilkary supporting Racist groups like the BLM.

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Judge Curiel is as Mexican as the Dunning-Kruger poster child Trump is German.

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The question is - can U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel fairly judge the case against Trump University, or should he recuse himself? Does this judge have a personal conflict of interest that would unfairly influence any ruling he may issue on this case? Will the judge's bias lead to a mistrial? As it is, the judge's political leanings may be grounds for an appeal.

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the man is a racist is no different than Obama making racial statements about white southerners and their religion or Hilkary supporting Racist groups like the BLM.

So would you say that all 3 are racist?

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Sanders has been Independent and running as Democratic candidate, Feinstein Boxer among other Calif. Democrats try Sanders to join. that is why reporters have been chasing after him.

Don't. You watch CNN news? It is all day long reporting. One of their channel, US politics news only.

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@paul, good question. How often do judges recuse themselves based on their membership in student organizations, frats, sororities, secret societies like Skull & Bones, etc.? I am guessing the number is so miniscule as to be almost nonexistant. Why expect differently from Judge Curiel? Because it's a slow Monday and Trump wants something to bitch about?

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TRUMP's RHETORIC: NOT THE SPIRIT OF OF OUR CONSTITUTION !!! "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America". If it was 1776: TRUMP WOULD BE ON ENGLANDS SIDE FOR FEAR OF LOSING HIS PROPERTIES & WOULD NOT have signed THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. In the Declaration of Independence, the word "WE" is used 9 times and "I" is not used at all. The last line"And the support this declaration,with a firm reliance on the protection of divine providence, we mutually pledge to each other, our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor". IN SPIRIT, every enlisted soldier signs that declaration when they join to serve our country. Remember, the 1st word of the U.S. Constitution is also WE. TRUMP WILL LOSE BECAUSE IT's ALL ABOUT HIM and not his Fellow Americans. Sua, Sponte Former Army Ranger SGT.

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So would you say that all 3 are racist?

I don't know, can't say, but I do know Hillary openly said, she supports the BLM and without a doubt, these vile scum are racists.

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On Sunday, Trump doubled down on the idea. Asked on CBS whether a Muslim judge would be unfair given Trump’s plan to ban Muslims from the U.S, Trump responded: “Yeah. That would be possible, absolutely.”

What the Public will judge is clear enough.

Donald J. Trump is demanding the Federal Judge be removed from the case because Trump hates his parents' homeland.

Comical to a point.

The point the Public must judge is whether Donald J. Trump, who stole millions from 5,000 Americans as the suit contends, should pick his own judge.

That may be Donald's idea of how the Law should work because Donald had a TV show about Donald long ago.

The Public may not agree.

And, obviously the highest ranking Republican Members of Congress are telling Donald he is dead wrong.

But, as Trump's supporters know, racism comes at a cost Americans should be willing to pay if it makes Donald J. Trump happy to not go to jail for fraud.

The logic is inescapable. Just as Trump's pending conviction for fraud to the tune of $40,000,000.00 is.

Enjoy Cleveland Mr. Trump. Or the Clinton Correctional Facility at New York, which ever comes first.

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she supports the BLM and without a doubt, these vile scum are racists.

No they aren't. Is that what they're telling you in the bubble these days? If so, they're lying to you. You should probably check your facts before spreading their lies.

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toshiko,

Have you heard of Occupy CNN? It was Sanders supporters protesting against CNN's biased coverage of the primaries. CNN is owned by Time Warner, and Time Warner has donated of $400,000 to Clinton's campaign. I won't blame you if you've never heard of the protests, because CNN failed to cover it in their all-day reporting.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brian-hanley/money-talks-why-cnn-wants_b_8313536.html

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Imagine the optics of the overseas tour Trump is planning for this month, visiting golf courses he owns. Every interview is going to start with a question about why Trump's course in Florida lost its PGA tournament this year (to Mexico City!) and that will make it impossible for Mr. Thinskin to keep his cool. History books may call it the 2016 Fairway Freakout.

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I guess we will never know about Clinton.

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A sample exchange:

Mr. Trump, when you decided to run for president, did you plan on acting in such a way that would devalue the valuable golf assets in your investment portfolio?

Trump: Yeah, absolutely, pro golfers love me so much that instead of going to Mexico, they are quitting the sport to work for my latest sche-, I mean start up. We are offering short term kidnapping insurance for celebs visiting American allies. Can I show you the Sean Penn Gold Plan?

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Puerto Rico Clinton won. Sanders is still struggling in Calif. Some time ago,, Dole wants Trump choose Gingrich as VP candidate.

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Sanders is still struggling in Calif.

Catching up from a double-digit gap to a virtual tie is "struggling"? Let me guess, according to CNN?

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Trump to GOP: Get with the program already unless you want a Hillary Clinton presidency.

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@Mr Burn: how Sanders protesting? are they throwing chairs and handing death threatening note just like they did in Las Vegas? Or attacking like they did in Chicago? Dem party officials said you have to sign and pay membership fee to be a Dem. Member. Maybe his wife does not feed him anymore?

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toshiko,

how Sanders protesting?

The Occupy CNN protest was peaceful. Massive crowds right outside CNN's headquarters in LA, zero coverage from CNN.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLAx_YY48gI

are they throwing chairs and handing death threatening note just like they did in Las Vegas?

Do you have proof that chairs were thrown? Because not even the media does. That doesn't stop them from repeating the story over and over. Meanwhile, we have Barbara Boxer telling CNN that she feared for her life when we have video evidence of her taunting, blowing kisses, and literally giving the angry crowds in Vegas the middle finger.

http://sourceplanet.net/politics/video-barbara-boxer-flipping-off-bernie-supporters-nv-convention/

Or attacking like they did in Chicago?

We don't know for sure if they were really Sanders supporters. If they were, they were wrong to resort to violence.

Dem party officials said you have to sign and pay membership fee to be a Dem. Member.

The Dems had no problem with Sanders running in their party until after he ignited a movement. It's a little late to be complaining now, isn't it?

Maybe his wife does not feed him anymore?

What???

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“We’re all behind him now,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell warned, adding that it’s time for unifying the party, not “settling scores and grudges.” “I hope he’ll change his direction.”

My god. This is what the GOP has devolved into. A hollow shell of a party with former powerbroker scrambling desperately to maintain some degree of legitimacy in political world all but overturned by a racist, bombastic, ass-kissing, used-car salesman. It's going to be a rebuke a week from GOP leaders fro here until November for some asinine, obnoxious comment or other from Trump.

GOP leaders having to regularly tell their presumed candidate to stop being an obnoxious a-hole before the election? This has never happened in the history of American presidential politics. Never.

The GOP on Trump as of this moment: *"Yes, we realize full well that he's a racist, a misogynist, a hothead, and has zero practical knowledge of foreign or domestic policy, much less basic knowledge on how to manage complex economics or a nation. But there are areas where we see eye-to-eye, so we're willing to overlook all of that."

What in the name of all that is good could they possibly see eye-to-eye with Trump on?

Immigration reform? So the GOP is willing to back a not only bidding a wall on our southern border, but to also somehow compel Mexico to pay for it? Seriously?

Transgender issues? Trump has very publicly announced he doesn't believe in banning transgendered from restrooms.

Abortion? Trump's been all over the map on this issue, even changing his mind 180 degrees in the course of one interview.

Fiscal conservatism, the alleged backbone of the GOP platform? Trump has proposed zero for reducing government spending and lowering the national debt. No policy papers. No ideas. Nothing. Zip. Zilch. Just populist pandering by promising to paradoxically cut taxes for everyone, from the wealthiest to the poorest.

So really what else is there? Any way the GOP establishment tries to package this betrayal of the American people, they are lending implicit support and agreement to some of the most noxious political ideas since the Civil War.

Or is this really all about doing anything and everything -- including selling their own children and mothers -- to win in November?

Trump's an absolute fraud playing at being a presidential contender and the GOP, out of a pathological and debilitating hatred of Clinton, genuinely thinks it can control the megalomaniac if he gets into the White House. They can't and they won't, a truth borne out by Trump’s refusal to take the advice of his own campaign people.

When this all goes tits-up -- and it will if Trumo makes it to the presidency -- politically amoral cowards like McConnel, Ryan, and Christie will be have to answer to not only history, but to the American people they sold out I their desperate efforts to win at all costs, even if that means lying in bed with the devil.

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The question is - can U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel fairly judge the case against Trump University, or should he recuse himself?

It is not a question; it is precedent, one that clearly displays the pathology of Trump: supreme self-confidence coupled with absolute cluelessness and a complete disregard for the collateral damage he leaves behind. The Atlantic provided an article which explains why.

In 1998, some attorneys (one of whom was Larry Klayman, the founder of the conservative advocacy group Judicial Watch) were dissatisfied with a ruling made by a Second Circuit judge, Denny Chin, and thought it wise to send a note asking about the judge’s Asian American background and then filed a brief questioning the judge’s impartiality. The judge was not amused. Here is how he responded:

(The attorneys) were required to withdraw as counsel from the case and would not be permitted to appear in Chin’s court on any matter ever again. They would be required to show his opinion to any other judge in the district in any future case. The court clerk would also report the sanctions to every court where they held bar membership.

I would imagine that, even if Trump ordered his attorneys to demand recusal based on ethnicity or membership in an organization catering to a particular ethnic group and not on publicly-known evidence of bias, his attorneys would refuse - if not, they might well meet the same fate, their careers forever tainted in the judicial world.

Trump clearly does not understand this and probably wouldn't care even if he did, but they would. And even if he were able to persuade them to file such a motion, it would fail, so the whole move would be pointless.

This is the man the GOP is set on nominating for the presidency.

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/06/the-problem-with-calling-out-judges-for-their-race/485732/

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@Toshiko, people will probably engage in political banter as soon as you retract the ridiclous comment you made that Trump was not born into a rich family. Tell us how the Trumps and Adelsons of the world worked their way up from entry level blackjack dealer to casino owner. No dice?

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I neglected to add that the attorneys appealed the case to the Second Court bench which rejected it with these comments:

Courts have repeatedly held that matters such as race or ethnicity are improper bases for challenging a judge's impartiality. Nor should one charge that a judge is not impartial solely because an attorney is embroiled in a controversy with the administration that appointed the judge. … Finally, appointment by a particular administration and membership in a particular racial or ethnic group are in combination not grounds for questioning a judge's impartiality. Zero plus zero is zero.

So there you have it: Zero plus zero is zero. We'll see how much further Trump will stumble with this before his inevitable retreat. Being Trump, the only question is how he will frame his failure.

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As long as Republicans keep limping along with weak-kneed responses, Trump will continue.)

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Bass4funk let's not forget about Hilary putting on blackface, that's pretty darn racist

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My prediction is that the Dems will make hay with Trump's overseas tour of his golf courses later this month. He may have to cancel and stay in the US to deal with whatever self created crisis he sparks week after week. Nobody cares about a golf showcase right now, so if Trump hits the links it will be a way of hiding himself.

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The judge is a Hillary contributor and a well know figure in La Raza (the race). Again the media is falling for trumps bait hook line and sinker.

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Hahahaha!!! The GOP can't even stand behind their nominated leader without tearing each other apart! and of course, bass4funk and MarkG and others are absolutely desperate to deflect and take the focus off of that fact. I don't blame them, I'd be embarrassed as hell, too.

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Hahahaha!!! The GOP can't even stand behind their nominated leader without tearing each other apart!

Who's being torn apart? But I am looking forward to the confrontation in California between Sanders and that woman.

and of course, bass4funk and MarkG and others are absolutely desperate to deflect and take the focus off of that fact. I don't blame them, I'd be embarrassed as hell, too.

I didn't take the focus off on anything if you read....or read my past posts, I denounced Trump's comments, but unlike liberals that will NEVER fault liberals for anything, NO MATTER WHAT it just tickles me. But I have to say one thing, this PC that's gone haywire and the racist violent assaults on the Trump supporters is doing Trump a favor and that's a positive thing. The more we see hostile intimidation, sucker punches and brutal oppression of free speech by these people, you will see Trump's numbers grow. The Hillary camp and liberals in general have a lot to fear. If Trump does become president, these people will be too busy working to get out and protest.

The judge is a Hillary contributor and a well know figure in La Raza (the race). Again the media is falling for trumps bait hook line and sinker.

BINGO!

Trump doesn't realize it, but the liberal media has just made him that more of a victim to PC, now watch his numbers swell. They've become his best friend (tongue and cheek)

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@ Tora. Mr. Adelson is not related to Trump and he uses wheel chair. Trump is new in casino scenes. Mr. A is one of Jewish businessmen here. He outsmarted Mafia casino owners and built his casino business. Nothing to do with Trump on his business. Mr. A tried to expand his business to Japan some years ago but he settled with Macao. He used to donate Gingrich. I thought his Macao casinos are better than his Sands but we keep our mouth shut. Again, Mr. A' business differ Trump's ghost town feeling Trump casino on Strip Blvd.

When you want to insult Trump, don't bring out a businessman's name who have nothing to do with Ghost hotel

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Toshiko, thumps up for the local gossip. You do know your stuff when it comes to Vegas.

I didn't even know about Adelson's wheelchair. Is that recent or long ago? And the new Governor of Texas Abbott is also wheelchair bound, so kudos to both men on overcoming a disability. But I bet the gov is wishing that he hadn't waded into the Trump U fiasco and the 30 grand campaign donation from Trump after getting the case dismissed when he was AG. Lots of Texans now see him as less an outstanding leader and more a corrupted puppet.

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Trump clearly does not understand this and probably wouldn't care even if he did, but they would. And even if he were able to persuade them to file such a motion, it would fail, so the whole move would be pointless.

He obviously understands it which is why they haven't done anything before he starting attacking Judge Curiel in February, or since.

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He obviously understands it which is why they haven't done anything before he starting attacking Judge Curiel in February, or since.

Lizz, there are a few types of people one does not screw with - the IRS, immigration officials, and judges being prominent on this list. If he indeed does "obviously understand," that makes his behavior all the more reckless. What could he expect to achieve by insulting not only the man who will be overseeing a trial of great importance to him but also his entire demographic? Has he not noticed what began from the GOP in regards to his statements as sharp intakes of breath which later sharpened to pointed advice to cut it out and have now degenerated to stern warnings? If he "obviously understands" this, why does he continue to dig himself deeper?

The only answer I can figure is that he is mentally unstable. The idea of having this man as president in charge of executing affairs domestic and foreign is increasingly frightening, not less so.

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@Tora:I don't remember exact time but one years ago, he was on chair, the kind. Of chair younuse button to move by yourself but he had someone moving around. I wanted because free under Medicare but India not qualify as I tan to see models. People who run do not qualify I found. His wife is a doctor and together they donated addiction preventing programs and they me and drink or gambling addiction. Casinos supposed to give free drinks but gambling people do not drink except diet soda. They say they lose concentration. I Adelson was the biggest campaign done in last election. $200million total. He has been careful this year, He hasn't given anyone yet. He created building. H is time, there was no blackjack yet. Craps, maybe. These casino owners don't gamble. They don't want disrupt. But they sure like to donate to local schools.

Back to Sanders supporter violence, WC626 reported first I did not believe until lone of NBC showed death threat note. If you live this area, there are funny news every day.

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RIP GOP. You've allowed xenophobic know-nothing to hijack your party. It will surely lead to the Republican Party joining the Whigs in the dust bin of American history, not that that particularly disturbs me.

I do feel sorry that some members of the party whom I admired but didn't agree with such as Speaker Ryan and Senators Rubio and McCain have sold their principles for the sake of party loyalty. I'd expect as much from Newt who is really nothing more than a smaller, less wealthy version of Chump ("I shall dub him 'mini-me'.")

A Trump victory would spell the end of the Republic. However I remain firm in my believe that there just are not enough racists and morons for him to win. I sure wish that either Presidents Obama or Clinton were eligible to run against him as that would be the debate equivalent of watching Christians being fed to the lions. (This is the only way that Trump should be mentioned in the same sentence as the word "Christians".)

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Ivanka Trump might be the first female U.S. president after two terms of Donald.

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RIP GOP. You've allowed xenophobic know-nothing to hijack your party.

The GOP didn't allow anything, if it were up to them, Trump would have never gotten this far. It was THE PEOPLE that choose him and rejected the entire Washington establishment as it was meant to be.

It will surely lead to the Republican Party joining the Whigs in the dust bin of American history, not that that particularly disturbs me.

Don't smile too much, that smooth sailing ship of the DNC is about to hit rock real soon and chaos will ensue, it's already started between Hillary and Sanders and that really enlightens me.

I do feel sorry that some members of the party whom I admired but didn't agree with such as Speaker Ryan and Senators Rubio and McCain have sold their principles for the sake of party loyalty. I'd expect as much from Newt who is really nothing more than a smaller, less wealthy version of Chump ("I shall dub him 'mini-me'.")

But a lot smarter, even than most Washington Democrats. He's the sole reason Clinton was able to get things done in his second term as president and together they accomplished a lot.

A Trump victory would spell the end of the Republic.

It already started 8 years ago, that's why the people are trying to revive it.

However I remain firm in my believe that there just are not enough racists and morons for him to win.

Hillary will probably get a large chunk of them.

I sure wish that either Presidents Obama or Clinton were eligible to run against him as that would be the debate equivalent of watching Christians being fed to the lions. (This is the only way that Trump should be mentioned in the same sentence as the word "Christians"

What?

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that smooth sailing ship of the DNC is about to hit rock real soon Can you be more specific?

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"In 1998, some attorneys (one of whom was Larry Klayman, the founder of the conservative advocacy group Judicial Watch) were dissatisfied with a ruling made by a Second Circuit judge, Denny Chin, and thought it wise to send a note asking about the judge’s Asian American background and then filed a brief questioning the judge’s impartiality." - comments

The comment, in its brevity and precision, grants two points. The ignorance of Trump's use, in California, of prejudice and the utter stupidity of Donald J. Trump's plans to evade prosecution for fraud.

The purpose of Trump's prejudicial motivation was to block the release of public documents and depositions showing Trump's calculated fraud.

It is important to also note Trump is charged in the New York Attorney General's case with theft from 5,000 American Citizens with a forty million dollar judgment being sought.

The New York Supreme Court of Appeals has already rendered their decision, prosecution will proceeds despite Trump's counsel's efforts to challenge the case set in motion in 2013.

The GOP-tea has their candidate for the Presidency now publically shown engaged in a five year con and the disgusting and prejudiced attack on a Federal Judge.

The quoted comment above does more than any amplification presented here and it raises the quality of discussion in these deliberations of Trump's ongoing campaign of hate and contempt for the American Legal system.

This then is why the Republican Senate Majority Leader and Republican Speaker of the House have condemned Trump and few Republicans will likely attend the hate festival of Trump's coronation at Cleveland.

No one wants their photo op with Trump's glaring racism in every frame.

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This then is why the Republican Senate Majority Leader and Republican Speaker of the House have condemned Trump and few Republicans will likely attend the hate festival of Trump's coronation at Cleveland.

Hate, can you prove it?

No one wants their photo op with Trump's glaring racism in every frame.

They'll come around. Two weeks from now, people will have forgotten about this.

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"They'll come around. Two weeks from now, people will have forgotten about this."

Not all people have the mental capacities of Trump voters.

And yes, HillarybenghazicrazypcbolshevikROFL.

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bass: I denounced Trump's comments

What was it about Trump's comments that you didn't like?

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Talk about own-goals: Trump isn't even facing a decided Dem opponent yet, and the five-week head start he was given he's not just squandered, he's beaten himself up.

Still taking bets on whether he'll make it to the Repub convention, much less November, before exploding.

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Well, from my understanding, trump sold the rights to use his name and to help promote it, but that was it. The idea, implementation and operation of the university was done by a seperate group of outside investors.

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Well, from my understanding, trump sold the rights to use his name and to help promote it, but that was it. The idea, implementation and operation of the university was done by a seperate group of outside investors.

I just watched a Trump University commercial where he claimed to pick every instructor himself. So it would seem he had a lot more to do with it than what you mentioned.

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Trump campaign HQ has internal fight going now. I think GOP has to give up this election. Or recruit Gingrich but Trump already has needed deligate counts. Another Democratic Gov't. But that is netter than Trump messing up USA.

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I just watched a Trump University commercial where he claimed to pick every instructor himself. So it would seem he had a lot more to do with it than what you mentioned.

That was part of the promotion aspect. I do believe he was lying.

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I think Trump is just testing the political waters and feeling out the mood of the country to see how these attacks will go over. The rulings haven't even been that unfavorable to him as far as I can tell, at least not notably biased.

The puffery and hard sell parts of the promotion are probably legal and par for the course in advertising to anyone with a minimally rational brain, the bit about "You'll be taught by Trump's handpicked experienced Real Estate professionals!"? if, contrary to The Apprentice, he wasn't personally involved in recruiting or evaluating these people -- that sounds actionable to me.

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Because Trump is very thin-skinned his mode of defense is attack.

Even when that knee-Jerk response would be better served if moderated.

This man simply has neither the temperament nor the judgment to be in control of America's military arsenal.

No responsible person could possibly vote for this clownish and dangerous fraud.

But millions and millions of Republicans and 'independent' conservatives will do just that.

The Republican party must be destroyed.

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http://www.98percentapproval.com/

Judge Curiel is only one justice Don the Con has attacked. He has proven time and time again to be a pathological liar, who whines and moans about how the system is 'rigged' against him. Time to face the music Donny, time to admit you are a lying manipulative con whose 'strongman' tactics appeal to only the dimwitted and hopelessly misinformed.

Using Donny's logic, I suppose any court case decided by a white justice upon a black suspect is now void as well?

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Judge Curtis, Isn't he the one crushed Drug cartel when some years ago? Bush era.

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One comment seems to combine the idea that Trump's market research for prejudice is ongoing and somehow a television show is sort of like a fraud, which, in a way, all television "reality shows" are.

A brief examination of these concepts seems to confirm Trump's pattern of contempt for human beings in general. Together, the ideas do reveal a strange justification of both.

"I think Trump is just testing the political waters and feeling out the mood of the country to see how these attacks will go over. The rulings haven't even been that unfavorable to him as far as I can tell, at least not notably biased." - comments

This 'testing' seems based on a year of Trump's campaign of prejudice for the Presidency following five years of a racist 'birther' campaign. Apparently, testing the political waters' depth of racism and hate is based on how many votes a bigot gets.

The idea of a test marketing of hate is hard to justify even if FOXNews has made a business of it providing Trump ample opportunity to express his 'birther' notions since 2011.

Trump's "plan" was to see how much hate he could throw on Mexicans, Muslims and Women to see what would stick and then base a Presidency on how much Trump felt the American Public should stomach of his prejudice. It defies reason and the concepts of a civilized human being's intent.

"The puffery and hard sell parts of the promotion are probably legal and par for the course in advertising to anyone with a minimally rational brain, the bit about "You'll be taught by Trump's handpicked experienced Real Estate professionals!"? if, contrary to The Apprentice, he wasn't personally involved in recruiting or evaluating these people -- that sounds actionable to me." - comments

Comparing Trump's fraudulent "Trump University" to a television show seems to miss the part about forty million dollars in damages Trump is being prosecuted for by the Attorney General in New York.

Two points then.

Test marketing hate is the sickest con from Trump whose fraud, that took millions from 5,000 Americans in the New York suit, isn't a case of perfecting a business plan. It is planned prejudiced appeals for personal gain of the Presidency.

It is an undeniable pattern of contempt for all Americans who Trump targeted since 2011 to sell a campaign of 'birther' hate and for five years to rob millions under the guise of a fraud educational "institution".

If this is the justification of some admiration for Trump or accepting hate and fraud from the GOP-tea, that is either ignorance or a rationalization of Trump's criminal intent in both cases.

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Trump, by virtue of being white, has exactly the same right as any other citizen to decry the bias of a Judge regardless of the cause. If he feels the Judge is breaking hard on him because he is white, then that is a perfectly legitimate basis for calling out the Judge. America hasn't become a PC shooting gallery with "white guy" targets... or has it? Should white guys start wearing Yellow W letters to mark them as legitimate targets for harassment and deprivation of rights? Idiotic PC attacks like this one are at the root of what ticks off the big middle. The whole libtard movement has become a threat to equal protection and due process. Get a grip and return to being a nation of laws.

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What decisions specifically has the judge handed down that are biased against Trump ? For instance Gingrich is saying the case should have been dismissed because the lead plaintiff dropped out. I can't say if that is accurate not being a lawyer but although the lead plaintiff acts as a representative of the class there are still three lawsuits left so it doesn't seem an automatic disqualification.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Gingrich has grudges against Trump.. Mr. S of GOP money man was supporting G but Trump poured money to Romney and G lost. Then Romney dumped Trump and Got Mr. So's money and Obama defeated Romney. Fortunately G became political Ana,lyst and GOP hated Trump since then.

Sanders will reveal his next plan tomorrow. He cooould be excellent but he is always slow that while delaying to reveal his plan, Hillary speaks up, Some GOP politicians are leaving GOP.

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Comments always provide interesting contrasts in perspective.

"Trump, by virtue of being white, has exactly the same right as any other citizen to decry the bias of a Judge regardless of the cause." - comments

This one is just too precious to miss.

It would seem one point of view is, because a Caucasian is white it doesn't matter why or what the cause of complaint, but that by being Caucasian they don't need any reason except the color of their skin.

That's what they call a brain cooker. A cooked brain can understand it, but, kids, don't try this at home. Stay in school.

Few have reached this pinnacle of solid reasoning and that is what Donald J. Trump is trying to accomplish with his campaign. Whatever that is it includes pretty cool hats from China to save American hat maker jobs apparently.

Finally, one point of view has clarified Trump purpose. Well done.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

@kcjapan,

A witty poster you are. Na what I`m saying is that if the show was on the other foot there would be an endless attack the a white male. Do your research witty guy.

@Lizz,

Go look up some information on the judge and the conflict of interest. If it was a a white male judge with the same connections the liberal press would be all over it.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

The only reason Trump is stalking a racist campaign against a Federal Judge is: Trump thought he could stop the release under FOI from The Washington Post of evidence that reveals the mechanism of frauds practiced for five years by "Trump University".

(an investigation began in 2013: 5,000 Americans are seeking forty million in damages)

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Gingrich has grudges against Trump..

____________________________________________________ He may have been forgetting it was a class action suit and that there were other parties besides this woman who was forced (out for whatever reason). Newt doesn't have it in for Trump, consistency is just not what he is known for...and it never has been. They do have that in common apparently.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Trump is wrong. Trump ripped into federal Judge Gonzalo Curiel who is a Mexican-American, presiding over class action lawsuits pending against Trump University and Trump, personally, for allegedly defrauding thousands of people out of money in connection with the now defunct school.

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The judge has played it pretty well down the middle I think. Trump was dead wrong in a legal sense to say the case should have been thrown out on summary judgment. A candidate needs to run for president and let his lawyers handle the courtroom drama. He has given up talking because the constant haraunging of Judge Curiel was starting to hurt him in the polls but the rulings have been more than fair IMO (the trial have been set for summer instead of Nov 2016....).

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