They don't like to be called white supremacists. The well-dressed men who gathered in Cleveland's Ritz-Carlton bar after Donald Trump's speech accepting the Republican nomination for president prefer the term "Europeanists," "alt-right," or even "white nationalists." They are also die-hard Trump supporters. And far from hiding in chat rooms or under white sheets, they cheered the GOP presidential nominee from inside the Republican National Convention over the last week. While not official delegates, they nevertheless obtained credentials to attend the party's highest-profile quadrennial gathering. "I don't think people have fully recognized the degree to which he's transformed the party," said Richard Spencer, a clean-cut 38-year-old from Arlington, Virginia, who sipped Manhattans as he matter-of-factly called for removing African-Americans, Hispanics and Jews from the United States. read more
Over the last year there has been a recurrent refrain about the seeming bromance between Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. More seriously, but relatedly, many believe Trump is an admirer and would-be emulator of Putin's increasingly autocratic and illiberal rule. But there's quite a bit more to the story. At a minimum, Trump appears to have a deep financial dependence on Russian money from persons close to Putin. And this is matched to a conspicuous solicitousness to Russian foreign policy interests where they come into conflict with US policies which go back decades through administrations of both parties. There is also something between a non-trivial and a substantial amount of evidence suggesting Putin-backed financial support for Trump or a non-tacit alliance between the two men. read more
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said on Saturday that David Duke, a former KKK leader and newly announced Senate candidate, has "no place in the Republican Party."
"David Duke & his hateful bigotry have no place in the Republican Party & the RNC will never support his candidacy under any circumstance," Priebus tweeted Saturday.
Appearing on Fox News, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani decided to make the bold claim that the world is more dangerous than ever after citing shootings like Orlando. He even went so far as to say:"Do you ever remember the world as dangerous as this? I don't."
It's like, c'mon man, you were the mayor of NYC during 9/11/01, but I get it, that happened under a Republican president, and you don't want to dare insinuate your own party is weak on terror. Got it.
Now, to be completely honest, it's not so much that Giuliani "forgot" he was mayor of NYC during the worst terrorist attack on American soil, but he seems to be playing completely ignorant to that fact, and is just trying to throw President Obama and Hillary Clinton under a bus.
The results just came in from the final Latino Victory Project poll from the RNC including reactions to Trump speech, and they aren't pretty.
The Republican convention failed to win over Latino voters. The convention started with Clinton at +55 lead with Latino voters and ended with her at +63 lead. Thanks, Donald.
The results from the last day of the Latino Victory Project convention show Donald Trump ended with a 15% favorable rating and an 82% unfavorable rating among Latino voters.
"The Hispanics love me. Latinos love Trump, and I love them," Trump has said. Yet 89% of Latino voters said no, they don't love Donald Trump.
Eighty-one percent say the crowd chanting "build the wall" is "disturbing and encourages discrimination against immigrants and Latinos."