In an interview with Rolling Stone, the director of the newly released ‘Michael Moore In Trumpland’ documentary spoke about his time with Trump voters. Moore gave his two cents on the 2016 election. He considers Trump voters to be “legal terrorists,” as they know that Trump wants to blow up the system, and many are legally voting and hoping it happens.
The first installment of Trump’s Facebook live stream came Monday night, with senior advisor Cliff Simms kicking off the Webcast. Many are postulating that it is a precursor to the post-election Trump TV initiative much talking about. Trump denies all claims.
President Obama presided over a Republican takeover of Congress during his presidency. He is now, in his last months in office, looking to reverse the trend by endorsing about 150 candidates in 20 states. A first set of 13 endorsements came out on Friday, all in Florida. Many more are expected this week, as we reach the final days before the election.
At the State University of New York, New Paltz, fliers appeared over the weekend that tell students they can vote on social media by simply using a hashtag. “Type the word ‘Hillary’ and post it to Twitter of Facebook using the hashtag ‘#PresidentialElection’ between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. to cast your vote for Hillary,” read the fliers. The Hillary Clinton campaign has been notified of the fliers. Votes cannot be cast using social media.
To win on November 8, Donald Trump pretty much requires a win in Florida. His campaign understands that, having planned a robust number of campaign stops throughout the state early this week. He has been holding two rallies in the state each day, closing out his Florida stint in Tallahassee on Tuesday.
Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s campaign manager, has conceded that the campaign she is running is “behind.” After accepting that Clinton has a number of advantages over Trump, Conway said: “Let me tell you something: You go out on the road with Donald Trump, this election doesn’t feel over.”
Just as Trump’s campaign is starting the crucial final push to November 8, the campaign’s national political director Jim Murphy has decided to take a “step back.” Murphy explained that he is not resigning, but because of personal reasons he has decided to reduce his involvement. The Trump campaign has been unusually prone to turnover.
In New York City last night, just 24 hours after facing each other on the debate stage, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were both invited by Cardinal Timothy Dolan to speak at the annual Al Smith Gala, which raises money for charity. While self-deprecating jokes abound, there were still some shots taken at either candidate. Trump called Clinton “Catholic-hating” and Clinton made fun of Trump’s exaggerated wealth.
Based on its analysis of three “hyperpartisan” right-wing Facebook pages, Buzzfeed found that 38% of all posts were either a mixture of true and false or mostly false -- compared to 19% of posts from three hyperpartisan left-wing pages that were either a mixture of true and false or mostly false. “These pages … represent a new and powerful force in American politics and society,” Buzzfeed writes. “Many have quickly grown to be as large as -- and often much larger than -- mainstream political news pages.”
Largely due to Donald Trump’s tanking poll numbers, GOP House leaders are worrying that more seats in Congress could be in question. Just hours before last night's debate, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, House GOP whip Steve Scalise and chief deputy whip Patrick McHenry convened a conference call asking GOP members for more money to help with down-ballot races.