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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Over the next decade, as Donald J. Trump assumed an increasingly prominent role in the business, the company's practice of turning away potential black tenants was painstakingly documented by activists and organizations that viewed equal housing as the next frontier in the civil rights struggle.

The Justice Department undertook its own investigation and, in 1973, sued Trump Management for discriminating against blacks. Both Fred Trump, the company's chairman, and Donald Trump, its president, were named as defendants. It was front-page news, and for Donald, amounted to his debut in the public eye.


Michael Gerson, Washington Post: [Donald] Trump's campaign has been a roiling, noxious, dysfunctional mess from the start, characterized by public feuds, subject to sudden leadership changes and unable to fulfill key functions (like actually having a campaign apparatus in key states). And Trump's personnel selections have been both instructive and disastrous. Consider this list of Trump's chosen: Former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski had a brutal and demeaning style that resulted in a staff revolt, and his manhandling of a female reporter overshadowed the Trump campaign for weeks. Former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was paid lucrative consulting fees by foreign interests and resigned after reports that Ukraine anti-corruption investigators were scrutinizing millions in alleged payments there. ... Confidant Roger Ailes recently stepped down from his job at Fox News under a cloud of sexual harassment claims. And Steve Bannon, Trump's new campaign chief executive, is known for his bullying tactics and for running a website (Breitbart News) that flirts with white nationalism. read more


Friday, August 26, 2016

They might as well place "Vote Trump" bumper stickers on the back of their suicide bomber's vehicles.

ISIS members are hoping for a powerful new recruiting tool come November - a Donald Trump presidency.

Even though the GOP presidential candidate has promised to "knock the hell out of" ISIS, the terror group is rooting for him to win the upcoming general election because they believe it will boost their ranks along with their sick cause.

An analysis of ISIS social media channels and interviews with 12 members -- some of whom have since defected -- shows extremists strongly back Trump over his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, according to Foreign Affairs magazine.


One of the country's most outspoken elected officials, Maine Gov. Paul LePage, left a bizarre and threatening voicemail for a Democratic state lawmaker he thought called him racist, calling Rep. Drew Gattine a "socialist ----------."

"Mr. Gattine, this is Gov. Paul Richard LePage," a recording of the message begins. "I would like to talk to you about your comments about my being a racist, you ---------."

"I want to talk to you. I want you to prove that I'm a racist. I've spent my life helping black people and you little son-of-a------, socialist ----------," the governor continued. "You … I need you to, just friggin. I want you to record this and make it public because I am after you. Thank you."


Stephen K. Bannon, one of the two officials running Donald Trump's campaign, was charged in 1996 with misdemeanor domestic violence, battery and dissuading a witness. The case was ultimately dismissed when his ex-wife did not appear in court. A Santa Monica, California, police report states Bannon's then-wife claimed he pulled at her neck and wrist during an altercation over their finances and an officer saw red marks on her neck and wrist. Bannon also reportedly smashed the phone when she tried to call the police. The case ended when his ex-wife did not appear in court.


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