Trump’s Ban on Immigration to Include Allies

You get a ban! And you get a ban! And you get a ban!

Everybody gets a ban!

It seems GOP’s bloviating, orange gas-bag is so addicted to the rush he gets by claiming he’ll ban immigrants, that he’s expanding the ban to other nations.

Donald J. Trump suggested in an interview on Sunday that he would expand his proposed immigration restrictions to include anyone entering the United States from countries or territories “compromised” by terrorism, including allies such as Germany and France.

This latest revelation came during a segment of NBC’s “Meet the Press.” The goal, according to Trump, is to protect the nation from exposure to any culture that had been “infiltrated” by Muslim immigrants.

“I actually don’t think it’s a rollback. In fact, you could say it’s an expansion,” Mr. Trump said in the interview with the NBC host Chuck Todd. “I’m looking now at territory.” In the coming weeks, Mr. Trump told Mr. Todd, he would be unveiling a detailed list of countries and territories from which immigrants would be subject to “extreme vetting.”

And while Trump is looking to block German and French immigration, he seems to be growing ties with Russia. Reports from earlier in the week suggest Russian hackers were behind the document leaks on Wikileaks that have caused so much turmoil within the Democrat ranks. These reports further suggest Trump may be the intended beneficiary of those leaks.

“Experts are telling us Russian state actors broke into the D.N.C., stole these emails, and other experts are now saying that the Russians are releasing these emails for the purpose of actually of helping Donald Trump,” Mr. Mook said in an appearance on CNN.

Mr. Mook provided no evidence that the Russian government had directed the release of the emails, which were posted Friday by WikiLeaks. An internal D.N.C. audit conducted by the firm CrowdStrike indicated that the hack was perpetrated by two groups of hackers with ties to Russian intelligence.

Mr. Trump has praised President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia and suggested he would reconsider the United States’ commitments to NATO, a move that would likely empower Mr. Putin. At the Republican convention last week, Trump allies modified a plank in the party platform calling on the United States government to provide arms to Ukrainian forces fighting Russian and Russian-backed rebels. And Mr. Trump’s campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, has worked in the past for Ukraine’s former Russian-backed president, Viktor F. Yanukovych.

But… nothing to see here. Trump and Manafort call the claims of Russian entanglements nonsense, with no basis.

This election is shaping up to be a race to determine who can be the most corrupt, with the dirtiest foreign ties.


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BREAKING: That Was Fast! Hillary Immediately Brings Disgraced DNC Chair Onto Her Campaign!


Hillary to Schultz: You’re Fired. You’re Hired. Within about no time at all, Debbie Wasserman Schultz went from embarassed, to losing a speaking slot, to “resigning“, to … brand new top Clinton campaign official. Sorry again, Bernie fans. But she’s not sorry.

Hillary just sent this statement out by email:

Like President Obama, Hillary offers no apology or even acknowledgment that it was wrong of the DNC to rig the election against Senator Sanders. Instead, she praises DWS and gives her a new job. ON HER CAMPAIGN.

If that isn’t a middle finger to the Bernie Sanders voters, I don’t know what is.

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DNC Email Leaks Claim First Scalp After Debbie Wasserman Schultz Puts Out a Statement

The DNC leaks that were released by WikiLeaks are really sending the Democrat Party in a downward spiral.

DNC Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is now stepping down after several emails show how Schultz was in favor of Hillary — and wasn’t a fan of Sanders. The DNC released a statement on Sunday saying that she’ll step down at the end of the convention, which is held this week.

Her statement, reads, in part:

“Going forward, the best way for me to accomplish those goals is to step down as Party Chair at the end of this convention.

As Party Chair, this week I will open and close the Convention and I will address our delegates about the stakes involved in this election not only for Democrats, but for all Americans.”

We have planned a great and unified Convention this week and I hope and expect that the DNC team that has worked so hard to get us to this point will have the strong support of all Democrats in making sure this is the best convention we have ever had.”

While it’s unclear at this time who will replace Schultz, some Hispanic leaders close to Clinton want Julian Castro, the White House’s Secretary and of Housing and Urban Development.

And reactions are rolling in.

Hillary’s campaign reacted:

Obama even made a comment:

And then Trump weighed in:

This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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Young Teen Made the Agonizing Choice to End Her Life. But First, She Had to Fulfill a Final Wish

After suffering from Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 2 for the last 14 years of her life, Jerika Bolen made the decision to forgo anymore of the treatments that would prolong her life come August.

Bolen was diagnosed at just eight months old and her mother, Jen, has been doing every thing she can to make sure her daughter has had the best quality of life.

Image Credit: GoFundMe

Image Credit: GoFundMe

However, despite Jen’s best efforts and the 30 or more surgeries she’s endured, the chronic pain that comes with the genetic condition has become too much for Bolen to bear, the Post-Crescent reports.

“I was ready a long time ago,” Bolen says. “But I kept going. After that surgery—it didn’t work and my pain got worse—I kind of sat down and thought, ‘Am I doing this for me or for my family?’ I kind of realized I was doing it for my family.”

After finishing up her last year in middle school, Bolen decided to have one more fun-filled summer before she is to be removed from the ventilator that keeps her breathing.

Over the weekend, Bolen’s final wish was granted. The teen wanted to have a prom.

More than a thousand people from all over the country came to witness “J’s Last Dance,” even members from her favorite boy band, “New District,” sent her a video message.

The teen — looking as stunning in a gorgeous blue and green gown — dance the night away, before being crown queen.

But when Bolen’s “best night ever” came to an end, those closest to her couldn’t help but get emotional. One of her best friends, MacKenzie Falck, tells USA Today that Bolen is more than a friend, she’s family:

“I know she’ll be with me,” MacKenzie admits. “She’ll be an angel and she’ll look over me, because that’s what friends do, right?”

Jen tried her best to keep her emotions in check, saying that she “had to be strong for her.”

“It’s a celebration of her life, you know?” Jen tells USA Today. “It was more than anybody could ever want or wish for — just a lot of love.”

But without the prom keeping her mind off the inevitable, reality began to set in.

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Hillary Might Want to Push ‘Reset’ Button Again After Lighting Up Who’s ‘Really’ Behind DNC Leaks

The Democratic Party is in panic mode after the release of over 20,000 DNC emails on Friday by WikiLeaks.

From trying to undermine Bernie Sanders’s campaign, to apparently backing Hillary Clinton from the get-go, each leak seems to be more damning than the last.

In response to the emails that recently forced DNC Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz to step down from her role at the DNC this week, Hillary’s campaign is blaming a foreign power for it, namely, Russia. The campaign released the following statement:

From the Clinton Campaign:

We are very proud of the campaign we ran. Hillary Clinton has said a number of times publicly that Sen. Sanders ran an extraordinary, hard-fought-campaign based on a real vigorous, and contested primary.

As far as DWS and Bernie that’s a question to ask Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

This is further evidence the Russian government is trying to influence the outcome of the election.

Then, in an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, Clinton’s campaign manager, Robby Mook, said that Russia is helping Trump with these emails.

The Trump campaign was quick to respond with:

“You know the Clinton campaign is desperate to change the subject from the disunity at their convention when they’re the ones bringing up compromised email servers.

Their time would be better spent apologizing to Bernie Sanders for the mistreatment he received at the hands of the Democratic National Committee.”

Paul Manafort, Trump’s campaign chairman, weighed in:

So let’s examine what we know:

It just so happens that Manafort has done business with Russia.

The Washington Free Beacon reported that:

A senior aide to Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump helped a scandal-plagued Ukrainian oligarch with ties to political and criminal figures in Russia park millions of dollars in offshore real estate investments, according to documents released as part of a federal racketeering suit.

The lawsuit, brought by former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, accused U.S. political consultant Paul Manafort of complicity in a complex scheme of retaliation against Tymoshenko and her political allies for impeding the business interests of Ukrainian gas tycoon Dmitry Firtash.

Trump’s foreign policy advisor, Carter Page, has deep-business ties with the largest gas company in the world, Gazprom. Gazprom is a Russian company.

According to Talking Points Memo:

Trump’s foreign policy advisor on Russia and Europe is Carter Page, a man whose entire professional career has revolved around investments in Russia and who has deep and continuing financial and employment ties to Gazprom.

If you’re not familiar with Gazprom, imagine if most or all of the US energy industry were rolled up into a single company and it were personally controlled by the US President who used it as a source of revenue and patronage.

That is Gazprom’s role in the Russian political and economic system. It is no exaggeration to say that you cannot be involved with Gazprom at the very high level which Page has been without being wholly in alignment with Putin’s policies. Those ties also allow Putin to put Page out of business at any time.”

Aside from that, Trump has openly expressed a desire to get out of NATO and said that he would not, as president, “necessarily come to the aid” of America’s NATO allies if they were under attack.

Donald Trump has yet to respond personally to claims from the Clinton camp. However, his son, Donald Trump Jr., did say:

“As Obama said, she will say anything to distract from rigged system exposure.”

Meanwhile, pressure continues to mount for DNC Chair Schultz to resign, with the DNC starting this week.

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All the Times Trump Has Revised His Position on the Muslim Ban

GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump shocked the world last December when he announced that he would consider temporarily banning all practicing Muslims from the United States if elected.

Since then, however, Trump has altered his position on the controversial issue quite a few times.

The latest change came on Sunday, when he told “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd:

“I don’t think so. I actually don’t think it’s a rollback. In fact, you could say it’s an expansion.

I’m looking now at territory. People were so upset when I used the word ‘Muslim’: ‘Oh, you can’t use the word ‘Muslim’.” Remember this. And I’m okay with that, because I’m talking territory instead of Muslim…”

Here are all the times that Trump has reversed or altered course on the ban since announcing it last December:

1. “It’s not about religion. This is about safety.”

In an interview with ABC’s “Live with Kelly and Michael” last December, the billionaire businessman declared that the ban was about protecting Americans’ safety — and had nothing to do with the religion of those affected by it.

2. “Certainly exceptions can be made”

Trump acknowledged that “certainly exceptions can be made” when it comes to who would be affected by the ban in an interview with CNN’s Don Lemon last December.

3. “We should temporarily ban Muslims”

The GOP presidential nominee further clarified his position on the ban in an interview with ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel late last year, calling it a temporary fix to the United States’ terrorism problem.

4. “No, it was never meant to be…”

It took a few months, but Trump finally made the first of several perceived reversals to his so-called Muslim ban, telling Fox News’s Greta Van Susteren back in March that:

“No, it was never meant to be… That’s why it was temporary. Sure, I’d back off on it. I’d like to back off as soon as possible, because frankly I would like to see something happen.”

5. “Terror states” only

Trump later restricted the areas in which the Muslim ban would apply, with spokeswoman Hope Hicks telling CNN’s Jeremy Diamond in June that only Muslims from so-called “terror states” would be affected:

6. “I will suspend immigration from areas of the world…”

Following the deadly terrorist attack on an LGBT nightclub in Orlando, Trump told supporters in a rare policy speech that he:

“…will suspend immigration from areas of the world when there is a proven history of terrorism against the United States, Europe or our allies, until we understand how to end these threats.”


7. “There is no religious test”

In discussing the differences between Trump and Vice Presidential nominee Mike Pence’s differing opinions on the Muslim ban, RNC Chairman Reince Preibus told CNN’s “State of the Union” last week that the GOP nominee supports:

“…a temporary ban on immigration from countries that harbor or train terrorists until we get a better vetting system.”

8. The RNC speech

In his speech before the Republican National Convention on Thursday, Trump said that the United States:

“…must immediately suspend immigration from any nation that has been compromised by terrorism until such time it’s proven that vetting mechanisms have been put in place.”

As The Washington Post notes, because he did not mention Muslims by name, many thought that Trump had formally changed his position on the ban — just like Priebus, Pence, and a number of his top allies recently suggested.

With the election still months away, and Trump’s tendency to frequently change this position, Americans shouldn’t be surprised if even more Trump revisions are on the way.

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Donald Trump Responds to Ailes Resignation at Fox News, Rumors He’s Going to ‘Run His Campaign’

Just last week, amid multiple allegations of sexual harassment from on-air personalities like Gretchen Carlson and Megyn Kelly, Roger Ailes left Fox News with a sizable severance package.

Longtime Ailes friend and Republican nominee Donald Trump responded to the decision, saying it was “too bad”:

“And when [these women] write books that are fairly recently released, and they say wonderful things about him. And now all of a sudden they’re saying these horrible things about him. It’s very sad. Because he’s a very good person. I’ve always found him to be just a very, very good person.”

Trump spoke with Mark Halperin on Showtime’s “The Circus,” praising Ailes for his groundbreaking work in television:

“Roger is — I mean, what he’s done on television, is in the history of television, he’s gotta be placed in the top three, or four or five. And that includes the founding of the major networks. So, it’s too bad. I’m sure it was friendly. I know Rupert [Murdoch]. He’s a great guy.

He continued: ‘Rupert has great respect for Roger and everything Roger’s done.’”

But then people began to speculate about where Ailes might go next:

CNN’s Brian Stelter pointed out during RNC coverage that an assist from Ailes could be mutually beneficial for both Trump and Ailes:

“Roger Ailes is in his 70s, he has had health problems…but he’s a political mastermind, he’s a television mastermind.”

But based on their responses to questions about the rumor, it appears that no one told the Trump campaign about this possible move…

Campaign manager Paul Manafort didn’t know:

Donald Trump Jr. had no idea:

And the Republican nominee himself spoke with NBC’s Chuck Todd on “Meet the Press” Sunday morning, saying: A lot of people are saying that he’s going to be running my campaign. I don’t want to comment — but he’s been a friend of mine for a long time.”

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After This Birthday Photo Of Prince George Is Released, People are Up in Arms…

When it comes to newly released photos of Prince William and (Kate Middleton) Princess Catherine’s son, it’s hard to find something to complain about.

On Friday, July 22, the royal family shared new images of Prince George for his third birthday:

While the majority of the photos were as adorable as always, one picture had a lot of people up in arms.

Image Credit: Matt Porteous/PA Wire via Getty Images

Image Credit: Matt Porteous/PA Wire via Getty Images

The picture might seem like nothing more than an innocent three-year-old sharing a cold treat with his favorite pup, but some people were appalled that his parents would let him do such a thing:

The picture also received comments on Instagram like this one:

“Don’t try this at home…”

Not only did social media trolls go after Prince George, they also went after “Wills” or Kate, accusing them of animal cruelty. Even the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) released a statement regarding the photo, the Daily Mail reports:

“It is lovely that Prince George is trying to help keep his family dog, Lupo, cool in these high temperatures. We would advise people to be cautious when giving their dogs food meant for human consumption as some items, like chocolate, can be highly toxic to dogs and dairy items can be difficult for them to digest.

Instead of ice-cream we would suggest making an ice lolly from pet-friendly ingredients. Making these can be really fun for children and the end product is both safe and enjoyable for dogs.”

According to The Guardian, veterinary director Paula Boyden says that the diary and sugar content in the ice cream can lead to digestive problems for the royal dog, Lupo.

Ultimate Home Life suggests dog owners should try natural frozen yogurt as a cold treat for their dog instead of ice cream. They also say that vanilla ice cream in small doses is fine.

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