Трамп - предводитель американской ваты или ватный предводитель.

Оказывается Вата(биомасса,быдло) - понятие универсальное. Это не только интернет-мем, иронически описывающий одну из сторон в современных российско-украинских отношениях, он применим и к сторонникам Трампа в сегодняшней Америке.

Посудите сами, какой ватой нужно быть, чтобы поддерживать беспринципного, беспардонного, фальшивого Трампа, жулика и лгуна, обманщика, дурака, лицемера, банкрота, совешенно бесчестного человека. Развратника, хвалящегося своим развратом. Человека, не способного держать себя в соответствии с высокой должностью. Безмозглого манипулятора. Он - отвратительный пример для наших детей. Тут я совершенно согласна с Ромни: Трамп - враг партии, народа и грозная опасность для будущего страны.

Тут же всплыли на поверхность с поддержкой Трампа дурочки республиканской партии: Сарочка Пейлин, не в состоянии связать двух слов и идиотка Мишель Бакман, которая пошла в сенаторы по приказу мужа ( послушная жена по библии!), поддерживающие это ничтожество Трампа, который назойливо повторяет как прекрасно он все обустроит, будучи президентом, не затрудняясь никакими пояснениями как же он это сделает.

А драки на ралли Трампа и его подстрекательства к насилию, и это он пока - никто, что произойдет со страной, если он, не дай Бог, станет президентом? Сегодня он угрожает, что если его не номинируют в Кливленде на съезде республиканской партии в президенты, то следует ожидать бунты. Дожились!

До чего вата довела Украину мы знаем, что ждет Америку летом, можем ли мы надеятся, что здравый смысл победит, или страна пойдет на поводу у кретинов?
Сегодня показывают по ТВ то, что просто не могло не произойти - драки на ралли Трампа и его подстрекательства к насилию, и это он пока - никто, что произойдет со страной, если он, не дай Бог, станет президентом?
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Текст специально для всех интересующихся "Чо там у америкосов с выборами?" и для @EvgenyFeldman

The Millennials, the younger generation of today's voters, do not vote for Hillary, because they vote for Sanders, who is repeating over and over again the romantic-sounding for young ears word "revolution." However, neither his supporters nor he himself do not understand any meaning or significance of the term. But it sounds very romantic and exciting for young idiots.

Sanders and Trump are singing to the young generation the magical sleep, leading millennials nowhere, as the Pied Piper of Hamelin.

When asked Trump how are you going to do it, the answer is the same: You will not believe, how it would be great! - I do not believe and what to believe? Not a single argument, any justification! Believe boasting one who was 4 times bankrupt? How many times Trump will bankrupt the country?! Bankrupt, politically, economically, and morally.

Sanders is a Trump for those who still live in parental home and never in their life pay any taxes yet. Bernie promises to impose a 95% tax on the same 1%. Result? Corporations are fleeing abroad, taking with them a capital, jobs, and those taxes, for which he hopes. But for his insane socialist projects all of this is not enough, he also will raise taxes on everyone else and would lead the country into even greater debt.

Neither Trump nor Sanders have real calculated program unlike Hillary, but calculating is boring, and believing empty promises is so sweet.

Olga Vinogradov.

The Pied Piper of Hamelin was a rat-catcher, hired by the town to lure rats away with his magic pipe. When the citizens refuse to pay for this service, he retaliates by using his instrument's magic power on their children, leading them away as he had the rats.

Millennials (also known as the Millennial Generation or Generation Y) are the demographic cohort following Generation X. There are no precise dates when the generation starts and ends; most researchers and commentators use birth years ranging from the early 1980s to the early 2000s.
Кто ведется на безумные проекты Сандерса и Трампа.

Millennials, молодое поколение нынешних избирателей, не голосуют за Хиллари, потому что голосуют за Сандерса, повторяющего снова и снова романтически звучащее для молодых ушей слово "революция." Однако ни его сторонники, ни он сам совершенно не понимают ни смысла, ни значения этого термина. Но для молодых идиотов оно звучит очень романтично и возбуждающе.

Хотя, на самом деле, и Сандерс, и Трамп напевают молодому поколению волшебный сон, уводя его в никуда, как Гамельнский крысолов.

Когда спрашивают Трампа, как Вы будете это делать, ответ один: Вы не поверите, как это будет здорово! - Я и не верю, а чему верить? Ни единого аргумента, никаких обоснований! Верить хвастовству того, кто 4 раза банкротился? Сколько раз он будет банкротить страну?! Банкротить и политически, и экономически, и морально.

Сандерс – это Трамп для тех, кто живет по прежнему в родительском доме и никогда в жизни не платил налоги. Берни обещает обложить 95% налогом тот самый 1%. Результат? Корпорации бегут за рубеж, уводя с собой капиталы, рабочие места, и те налоги, на которые он так рассчитывает. Но для его безумных социалистических проeктов и этого недостаточно, он еще повысит налоги всем остальным и заведет страну в еще большие долги.

Ни Трамп, ни Сандерс не имеют просчитаной реальной программы в отличии от Хиллари, но считать молодым скучно, а верить пустым обещаниям так сладко.

Ольга Виноградова

Га́мельнский крысоло́в (нем. Rattenfänger von Hameln), гамельнский дудочник — персонаж средневековой немецкой легенды. Согласно ей, музыкант, обманутый магистратом города Гамельна, отказавшимся выплатить вознаграждение за избавление города от крыc, c помощью колдовства увёл за собой городских детей, сгинувших затем безвозвратно.
Why Republicans will likely hold their noses and vote for Hillary in the 2016 presidential election. By John Kimelman March 5, 2016

On the presidential campaign trail, Hillary Clinton has called out Wall Street for wrecking Main Street during the financial crisis. And her desire to jack up taxes on short-term capital gains isn’t exactly good news for the investor class.

Yet Clinton, the strong favorite to win the Democratic nomination, seems better suited to help the markets than the Republican front-runner, Donald Trump. With a Trump-Clinton race looking more likely after last week’s Super Tuesday voting, Barron’s has sized up each candidate’s positions on taxes, spending, trade, and other issues that directly affect markets.

Our conclusion: Clinton is the more investor-friendly of the two.

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Her recent rhetoric aside, Clinton’s moderate political instincts and left-center policy goals suggest a president who wouldn’t stand in the way of the financial markets. A fan of compromise and a knowledgeable Washington player, she might even be able to strike a bargain with House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate leaders on tax reform.

Just look at the company she keeps. Many Wall Streeters, including Roger Altman, executive chairman of Evercore; Marc Lasry, chairman of Avenue Capital Group; and George Soros, chairman of Soros Fund Management, are supporting her candidacy and contributing to her campaign and political action committees.

“Hillary would be fairly predictable, and markets like predictability,” says Greg Valliere, the chief strategist of Horizon Investments and a well-known handicapper of the political scene. “She is a bit more moderate than Obama, and despite all the concerns that she would repeat the Obama agenda, she would be more willing to compromise,” particularly on efforts to lower tax barriers that prevent U.S. corporations from repatriating profits made abroad.

Make no mistake. We are not endorsing Hillary Clinton for president of the United States. Nor are we saying that she would be the best president for investors from among the current crop of candidates. We are simply weighing the impact of a President Clinton on the financial markets, based on her stated positions and past actions, against those of her most likely rival, Donald Trump.

Photo: Drew Angerer/Bloomberg

Though some of Trump’s tax-cutting initiatives could potentially help both the economy and markets, those tax cuts coupled with his adamant refusal to address ballooning entitlement costs, such as Medicare and Social Security, would expand the national debt to the breaking point. On top of that, his call for heavy tariffs against China could cause a trade war that would devastate the world economy. In a cover story last fall (“Trump Is Wrong on China,” Nov. 14), we noted that Trump’s tariff plans were reminiscent of the protectionist policies of the 1920s and early 1930s that plunged us into the Great Depression.

Clinton, by contrast, hasn’t offered any ideas that are overly risky for the economy or markets, though her aggressive stance of driving down prescription-drug costs has Big Pharma investors concerned. Like Trump, Clinton has yet to offer a realistic plan to cut spending on entitlements, which make up about two-thirds of federal spending.

Valliere, who advises his firm’s institutional-investor clients, adds that he knows a number of professional investors who are considering “holding their nose and voting for Hillary, because the devil you know is better than the one you don’t know.”

Even David Kotok, a top money manager who doesn’t plan to vote for Clinton, thinks she can please the markets. “As far as being market-friendly, Hillary is a formidable contender,” says the chairman of $2.4 billion Cumberland Advisors. “There is a substantial constituency in the markets that could find her a very acceptable president.” Kotok is a Republican and plans to vote for John Kasich in the coming Florida primary.

Many Americans have trouble voting for Clinton because they are troubled by her reputation for accepting campaign contributions and personal favors from special-interest groups, including the financial-services industry. Six-figure speaking fees, not to mention large contributions to the Clinton Foundation, certainly call her objectivity into question. Then there’s her poor judgement when, as secretary of state and the nation’s top diplomat, she used a private computer server to conduct government e-mail communication.

That has led to a FBI investigation into whether national security was compromised. If Clinton is indicted on charges arising from her e-mail practices, it could destroy her candidacy. It’s difficult to gauge the odds of this happening.

ANY APPRAISAL OF TRUMP must factor in his brash personal style, which is a turnoff to many. Though he gave a restrained speech after his Super Tuesday victories, Trump’s penchant for put-downs, which was much on display at the Republican debate on Thursday night, reveals a personality type that many view as unsuited to the presidency.

His initial failure to strongly repudiate the support of former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke has raised questions about his political character. Then there’s a nagging concern that Trump, a career real estate developer and reality-television star, hasn’t properly schooled himself in the myriad issues a president will face.
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Trump’s refusal to release his recent tax returns to the general public raises the question of what he has to hide. Normally, the failure of a candidate to release his tax returns would be a big deal, says Valliere, “but I think he’ll get away with it because he gets away with everything.” Clinton has posted the past eight years of her returns on her Website.

In recent days, a number of leading Republicans have voiced fears of a Trump presidency, including 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney, who in a scathing speech called Trump “a phony” and “a fraud” who “has neither the temperament nor the judgment to be president.” Indeed, the Republican Party appears to be ginning up a Stop Trump movement, which could throw the nomination open to a vote in a brokered convention come July.

“Trump is not presidential,” says a leading hedge fund manager who requested that his name not be used. “He is appealing to people’s worst instincts. And I can’t stand Hillary Clinton. She is pandering to the 99%. She is not a person of integrity.”

All of that may be true, but the likelihood of a Clinton-Trump matchup in November is growing. A CNN poll of Democrats nationwide conducted on Feb. 24-27 has Clinton leading Sanders 55% to 38%, and a CNN poll of Republicans has Trump with 49%, Marco Rubio at 16%, and Ted Cruz at 15%. If the polling data over the past month is any indicator, Clinton and Trump have both gained steam in recent weeks as they piled up primary victories.

SHOULD CLINTON WIN the presidency, investors can expect a president whose tax, spending, and trade proposals will be easily processed by markets, assuming they make it through Congress.

Clinton plans to encourage long-term investment by raising the short-term capital-gains rate on couples making more than $465,000 per year. She also wants to effectively raise the marginal income-tax rate to 43.6%, from 39.6%, on taxable income of more than $5 million, according to the Tax Foundation.

Her tax-raising agenda focuses on the wealthy and leaves most other Americans untouched. Republicans in Congress will probably oppose such a hike, but some Wall Streeters have spoken favorably of her plans.

By contrast, Trump’s more ambitious and business-friendly agenda cuts the corporate tax rate to 15% from the current 35% and consolidates the seven current tax brackets into four, with a top marginal rate of 25%, according to the Tax Foundation.

He would also create a special repatriation tax of 10% on the foreign profits of U.S. companies to encourage them to invest those funds in the U.S., as part of the effort to spur capital investing and hiring in the U.S.

Cumberland Advisors’ Kotok believes that Trump’s ideas for lowering taxes and bringing U.S. corporate earnings abroad back to the U.S. are appealing and could help spur some economic growth. “I would characterize it as a modernist version of the supply-side argument,” he adds.

But there are questions about whether this plan would create added problems for the economy while creating new jobs. A study of Trump’s polices by the Tax Foundation concluded that while they would cut taxes by close to $12 trillion over the next decade, the costs would also expand the federal debt by more than $10 trillion, a dangerous development.

And there are no guarantees that most of these repatriated profits will be put to good use. Indeed, past efforts to offer tax breaks or holidays to encourage repatriation haven’t always resulted in companies hiring millions of new workers in the U.S. or building new plants. A study by the nonpartisan National Bureau of Economic Research of the last U.S. tax holiday, in 2004, found that “repatriations did not lead to an increase in domestic investment, employment, or R&D, even for the firms that lobbied for the tax holiday stating these intentions.”

Then there’s the political feasibility of it all. “Our concern with Trump’s 15% corporate tax rate…is not in the policy merits, but in the politics,” wrote David Bahnsen, the chief investment officer of the Bahnsen Group, a wealth management firm, on Forbes.com. “Because Trump has offered no specifics about how to pay for it, and because we think he would face a very challenging relationship with Congress, we cannot be excited for this tax reform because we do not believe it will happen in its present form.”

For all of Trump’s bold talk, much of his plan to “make America great again” could prove to be fiscally impractical. And his aggressive tariff threats could cause turmoil with our trading partners, whether or not those plans see the light of day. The more temperate Clinton is promising less when it comes to revitalizing the U.S. economy and bringing competitors like China to heel. But sometimes less is more.

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Большие Деньги США выступили сегодня против Трампа. Enfant terrible американской политики — Дональд Трамп продолжает ломать вековые традиции США.

Кстати, выборы этого года — ещё и лучший ответ всем лжецам, утверждавшим, что в Америке нет настоящей политической борьбы, что голос масс не решает, всё определяется элитой, а между позициями кандидатов нет существенных различий.


На этих выборах видна борьба элит и народа ... )

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A Black Lives Matter protester was reportedly punched and kicked as he lay on the ground at a rally in Alabama.11/22/2015 01:51 pm ET | Updated Nov 22, 2015 Kim Bellware Reporter


Donald Trump approves of the way his supporters responded to a Black Lives Matter protester, reportedly beating him during a Saturday rally in Birmingham, Alabama.

"Maybe he should have been roughed up," Trump said during a Sunday morning call-in appearance on "Fox & Friends." "It was absolutely disgusting what he was doing."

A CNN reporter captured video of the Saturday incident in which a protester was reportedly punched and kicked after he was tackled to the ground by attendees or security at Trump's rally. At least one onlooker yelled, "Don't choke him! Don't choke him!" according to The Washington Post.

Trump is heard in the video yelling, "Get him the hell out of here!"
Eric Schultz/Associated Press A protester is removed by security as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, in Birmingham, Ala.

Birmingham police removed three protesters following the episode and told The Huffington Post that no incident report was filed after the altercation.

"The man you say was, I don't know, roughed up -- he was so obnoxious and so loud, he was screaming," Trump said Sunday. "I had 10,000 people in the room yesterday and this guy started screaming by himself."

"This was not handled the way Bernie Sanders handled his problem, I will tell you," the Republican presidential hopeful added.

In August, Black Lives Matters protesters commandeered the podium at a Seattle rally where Sanders was scheduled to speak. The incident prompted Sanders to both meet with prominent activists supportive of Black Lives Matter and release a racial justice platform.

Protesters have been a common sight at Trump rallies. In October, a pro-immigration demonstrator was violently dragged out of a campaign rally in Florida.

The Trump campaign did not respond to requests for comment following the Saturday campaign stop.

"This was a very obnoxious guy who was a troublemaker and he was looking to make trouble," Trump said Sunday, noting he didn't see the actual incident.
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"I don't talk about that anymore."09/23/2015 01:46 am ET | Updated Sep 23, 2015 Ed Mazza Overnight Editor, The Huffington Post


Donald Trump has been coming under fire for refusing to distance himself from the "birther" movement he helped fuel, which claims President Barack Obama wasn't born in the United States. On Tuesday night's "Late Show," host Stephen Colbert offered the GOP frontrunner a chance to put the question behind him once and for all.

"I'm going to throw you a big fat meatball for you to hit out of the park right now," Colbert said. "This is the last time you'll ever have to address this question if you hit the ball."

"I want to hear this one," Trump said.

"Barack Obama, born in the United States?" Colbert asked.

When Trump hesitated, Colbert tempted him with the "meatball."

"It's a meatball, it's hanging out there," Colbert said, mimicking a batter's home-run swing. "Right there -- c'mon."

But for Trump, it was a swing and a miss.

"I don't talk about that anymore," he said.

"You don't talk about it?" Colbert asked.

Trump said he would rather talk about jobs and veterans, but Colbert cut him off.

"The meatball is now being dragged down subway steps by a rat," Colbert said, referring to the now-famous pizza-stealing rat. "You missed the meatball."

The response is in line with what Trump offered on Sunday to a similar question on "Meet the Press."

"I just don't want to discuss it," Trump told host Chuck Todd, calling it a "long, complex issue."

After taping his Colbert appearance, Trump tweeted that the birther movement began with Hillary Clinton:

FactCheck.org reports that while the issue was raised by diehard Clinton supporters in 2008, there is nothing to link Clinton, her campaign or her staff to the issue.

Trump is set to appear on national TV again on Sunday on "60 Minutes."

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Yes, this man is running for president.08/19/2015 05:35 pm ET | Updated Aug 24, 2015 Nina Bahadur Women Deputy Editor, The Huffington Post


Donald Trump claims to "cherish" women, but his actions -- and words -- suggest otherwise.

Fox News' Megyn Kelly called him out on his sexist behavior during the GOP debate on August 6, reminding him: “You have called women you don’t like ‘fat pigs’, ‘dogs’, ‘slobs’, and ‘disgusting animals."

Trump laughed off the question, claiming he doesn't "have the time for total political correctness." Later, Trump called Kelly a "bimbo" and said that he "didn't recognize" the remarks she was referencing.

Well, we recognize them.

Trump has consistently insulted, belittled, sexualized and stereotyped women. He has also taken the time to personally insult individual notable women like Sarah Jessica Parker, Rosie O'Donnell, Cher, Bette Midler, and others.

Here are 18 of the most outrageous things Trump has said about women:

1 That giving your wife "negotiable assets" is a terrible mistake.
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“I would never buy Ivana any decent jewels or pictures. Why give her negotiable assets?” Trump is quoted as saying of his then-wife in a 1990 Vanity Fair piece.
2 That women are essentially aesthetically-pleasing objects.
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In his 2006 book Trump 101: The Way to Success, Trump wrote: "Beauty and elegance, whether in a woman, a building, or a work of art, is not just superficial or something pretty to see."
3 That sexual assault in the military is totally expected.
Because what else could possibly happen when you put men and women together?
4 That women on "The Apprentice" need to rely on sex appeal.
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"It's certainly not groundbreaking news that the early victories by the women on 'The Apprentice' were, to a very large extent, dependent on their sex appeal." -- How To Get Rich, 2004
5 That bad press doesn't matter as long as you have a sexy girlfriend.
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"You know, it doesn't really matter what [the media] write as long as you've got a young and beautiful piece of ass." -- from an interview with Esquire, 1991
6 That a woman MUST be hot in order to be a journalist.
"I mean, we could say politically correct that look doesn't matter, but the look obviously matters," Trump said to a female reporter in a clip featured on "Last Week Tonight." "Like you wouldn't have your job if you weren't beautiful."
7 That pumping breast milk is "disgusting."
When a lawyer facing Trump in 2011 asked for a break to pump breastmilk for her infant daughter, The Donald reacted very poorly. "He got up, his face got red, he shook his finger at me and he screamed, 'You're disgusting, you're disgusting,' and he ran out of there," attorney Elizabeth Beck told CNN. Trump's attorney does not dispute that his client called Beck "disgusting."
8 That all women hate prenups, because they are gold diggers.
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“The most difficult aspect of the prenuptial agreement is informing your future wife (or husband): I love you very much, but just in case things don’t work out, this is what you will get in the divorce. There are basically three types of women and reactions. One is the good woman who very much loves her future husband, solely for himself, but refuses to sign the agreement on principle. I fully understand this, but the man should take a pass anyway and find someone else. The other is the calculating woman who refuses to sign the prenuptial agreement because she is expecting to take advantage of the poor, unsuspecting sucker she’s got in her grasp. There is also the woman who will openly and quickly sign a prenuptial agreement in order to make a quick hit and take the money given to her.” --Trump: The Art of the Comeback, 1997
9 That women have a "great act" going on to trick men.
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“Women have one of the great acts of all time. The smart ones act very feminine and needy, but inside they are real killers. The person who came up with the expression ‘the weaker sex’ was either very naive or had to be kidding. I have seen women manipulate men with just a twitch of their eye — or perhaps another body part.” -- Trump: The Art of the Comeback, 1997
10 That Hillary would be a bad president because of her husband's actions.
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Just... what?
11 That Angelina Jolie has dated too many guys to be attractive.
“[Angelina Jolie’s] been with so many guys she makes me look like a baby... And, I just don’t even find her attractive," he said in an interview with Larry King in 2006.
12 That Bette Midler's "ugly face and body" are offensive.
But don't worry, he's too much of a gentleman to actually say it. Or something.
13 That Rosie O'Donnell is "crude, rude, obnoxious and dumb."
Along with basically every other insult, ever. Ugh.
14 That the best line in any movie is this beautiful gem.
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“My favorite part [of 'Pulp Fiction'] is when Sam has his gun out in the diner and he tells the guy to tell his girlfriend to shut up. Tell that bitch to be cool. Say: 'Bitch be cool.' I love those lines.” -- TrumpNation: The Art of Being The Donald, 2005
15 That a journalist who offended him had an ugly face.
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New York Times columnist Gail Collins recalled: "During one down period, I referred to him in print as a 'financially embattled thousandaire' and he sent me a copy of the column with my picture circled and 'The Face of a Dog!' written over it."
16 That Cher is 'lonely' and 'a loser' because she doesn't support him.
"Cher is an average talent who's out of touch with reality," he said in a 2012 Fox News interview. "Cher is somewhat of a loser. She's lonely. She's unhappy. She's very miserable."
17 That women fawn all over him because he is rich and powerful.
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"Love him or hate him, Donald Trump is a man who is certain about what he wants and sets out to get it, no holds barred," Trump said about himself one time. "Women find his power almost as much of a turn-on as his money."
18 That the ladies on "The Apprentice" are all super in to him.
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"All of the women on 'The Apprentice' flirted with me -- consciously or unconsciously. That's to be expected." -- How To Get Rich, 2004
WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential hopeful and real estate mogul Donald Trump is calling for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States" following deadly terror attacks involving Islamic extremists in California and France.

"Without looking at the various polling data, it is obvious to anybody the hatred is beyond comprehension," Trump said in a statement emailed to reporters on Monday.

"Where this hatred comes from and why we will have to determine. Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life," he continued.

Corey Lewandowski, Trump's campaign manager, told The Associated Press that the ban would apply to "everybody," including Muslims seeking tourist visas. Last month, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), one of Trump's rivals for the GOP presidential nomination, introduced a similar proposal that would prevent refugees from obtaining tourist and immigration visas if they are from one of about 30 countries with a "significant jihadist movement."

Trump's call to bar Muslim immigration into the U.S. is just the latest in a series of anti-Islamic statements. He previously suggested shuttering certain mosques in the U.S. and claimed he saw footage of American Muslims cheering after the 9/11 attacks -- footage that no television network has been able to dig up.

There is some evidence that such anti-Muslim rhetoric has support among GOP primary voters. According to Public Policy Polling, which has regularly polled voters on their attitudes toward Muslims, a significant portion of GOP primary voters in North Carolina believe Islam should be outright illegal in the United States.

Over and over again, Trump's outlandish statements have pressured Republican candidates and party leaders to respond. Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus will likely face calls to do so ahead of a scheduled fundraiser with Trump in New York City this week.

On Monday, Trump touted his new proposal on his favorite medium -- Twitter.

"Just put out a very important policy statement on the extraordinary influx of hatred & danger coming into our country," he wrote. "We must be vigilant!"

Other Republican presidential candidates condemned Trump for his plan:

Syed Farook, one of the suspected shooters in last week's attack in San Bernardino, California, was an American citizen. The other suspect is his wife, Tashfeen Malik, who reportedly pledged allegiance to the so-called Islamic State on social media. Malik entered the U.S. on a K-1 "fianceé visa."

Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, the shooter who allegedly killed four Marines earlier this year in Chattanooga, Tennessee, was also a naturalized U.S. citizen. In an address to the nation Sunday night, President Barack Obama cited the Chattanooga shooting as an act of terrorism.

"But just as it is the responsibility of Muslims around the world to root out misguided ideas that lead to radicalization, it is the responsibility of all Americans -- of every faith -- to reject discrimination," Obama said. "It is our responsibility to reject religious tests on who we admit into this country. It's our responsibility to reject proposals that Muslim-Americans should somehow be treated differently."
Donald Trump’s affront against the Latino community reached new heights last week after Mexican-American journalist Jorge Ramos was forcibly removed from the presidential candidate's Iowa press conference. But it wasn’t the first time Trump has offended Latinos.

His anti-Latino remarks have cost him several business partners since the launch of his campaign in June, including NBCUniversal, which aired Trump's reality show "The Apprentice" and co-owns the Miss Universe Organization. Several prominent figures in the Latino community have also spoken out against Trump; actress America Ferrera and singer Ricky Martin published scathing op-eds condemning Trump’s actions and rallying Latinos to unite against him.

Even though only 18 percent of Hispanics take Trump seriously as a presidential candidate, the Republican has vowed that he “will win the Latino vote” if nominated.

If Trump wants to win the Latino vote, he might want to learn from past mistakes. Here are 9 of the most outrageous things the presidential candidate has said about Latinos.

9 He Called Latino Immigrants "Criminals" And "Rapists"
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In Trump's speech when he announced his candidacy for president, he began by comparing Mexican immigrants to "rapists" and then decided to broaden the scope of his insult to all Latinos. Shortly after his initial "rapists" remark in his speech, the candidate expanded his comments beyond Mexico. "It's coming from more than Mexico," he added. "It's coming from all over South and Latin America..."
8 He Said Mexicans (And Other Immigrants) Were "Killers" Too
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After his anti-Latino remarks, Donald Trump was asked to clarify his comments on CNN's "State of the Union". Instead, he decided to call Mexicans "killers", as well.
7 He Insisted The Mexican Government Intentionally Sends Their Criminals To The U.S.
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In an interview with Fox News' Chris Wallace, Trump responded to his previous claims that the Mexican government was purposefully sending undocumented criminals over the border.
6 He 'Provided Evidence' That Latino Immigrants Were Rapists
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When asked to provide evidence for his claim that Latino immigrants crossing the border were rapists on CNN's "The Situation Room," Trump told host Don Lemon he got his information from a Fusion article. When Lemon corrected him -- explaining that article actually said 80 percent of women and girls from Central America are raped by human smugglers, gang members other migrants or government authorities while immigrating to the U.S. -- Trump shot back dismissing the victims and suggesting Latino immigrants were the ones raping the victims.
5 He Took A Jab At Jeb Bush Over His Mexican-Born Wife
Donald Trump retweeted (and then deleted) a comment meant as a jab to fellow GOP candidate Jeb Bush. The tweet suggested that Bush would have more lenient views on immigration reform because of his Mexican-born wife, Columba.
4 He Brought Up Jeb Bush's Wife Again Less Than Two Months Later
Trump retweeted another follower that said Jeb Bush was crazy and spoke "Mexican" -- which is not a language but a reference Bush's Wife's roots.
3 He Said His Followers Were “Passionate” After Being Told Two Men Beat A Hispanic Man In His Name
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Two brothers reportedly attacked a 58-year-old Hispanic homeless man in Boston, breaking his nose and urinating on him, in mid-August. They alegedly told police they targeted the man because of his ethnicity and added, “Donald Trump was right, all these illegals need to be deported.” After the GOP candidate was told of the attack, instead of denouncing the act Trump said his followers were "passionate." Later the presidential candidate tweeted about the incident, saying he would "never condone violence."
2 He Kicked Jorge Ramos Out Of A Press Conference
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When award-winning Hispanic journalist Jorge Ramos attempted to ask Trump questions about his immigration stance during a press conference in Iowa, the presidential candidate refused to respond because he said Ramos had spoken out of turn. As Ramos attempted to finish his question, security approached him and physically removed him. Right before he was ejected from the conference, Trump told Ramos: "Go back to Univision." On the way out a Trump supporter confronted the journalist, a U.S. Citizen, and said: "You were very rude. It's not about you. Get out of my country." Ramos was eventually allowed back into the press conference to ask his question.
1 He Blamed Blacks And Hispanics For Violent Crime Across The Country
Trump first tweeted statistics that broke down New York City shooting suspects by race and ethnicity, citing Fox's Bill O'Reilly as a source. Minutes later he tweeted again, correlating race and ethnicity with violent crime across the country. In response, media critic Eric Deggans wrote in the Tampa Bay Times: "There is no doubt that violent crime is a serious problem in communities of color. But connecting it to race in such a blunt and unfair fashion seems more about blaming certain kinds of people than solving the problem."
"I realized that I like what he's saying," the American Freedom Party chairman said.03/05/2016
Christina Wilkie National Political Reporter, The Huffington Post
Dana Liebelson Staff Reporter, The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Robert Whitaker, a lifelong segregationist who says racial diversity will lead to “white genocide,” is frustrated. He's worked hard to promote his candidacy for president on the white nationalist American Freedom Party ticket. He wrote robocall scripts, sold bumper stickers, and vainly tried to get “White Self-Hatred Is SICK!!!” posted on a billboard in Nevada.

But the leaders of Whitaker's party have been neglecting his campaign so they can back a rival candidate: Republican front-runner Donald Trump.

Whitaker said he's not mad that his allies are backing Trump -- he offered in December to quit the race if Trump "sticks to his guns." He's just upset that they're doing it without him.
American Freedom Party

The American Freedom Party, or AFP, is one of more than 40 minor political parties in the U.S. Many of them nominate a candidate for president every four years. In 2012, the AFP nominee appeared on the ballot in three states, and received a total of 2,716 votes.

The chairman of AFP is Los Angeles-based attorney William Johnson, a soft-spoken corporate lawyer and vehement white nationalist. Last fall, Johnson launched The Daily Trump, a website that blends news about Trump's campaign with thinly veiled white supremacist messages.

White nationalists have a history of using dog-whistle messaging to try to influence mainstream politics. When former Alabama Gov. George Wallace ran for president in 1968, he talked up the importance of "states' rights." But his supporters knew those "rights" meant Jim Crow segregation.

More recently, Trump has proposed a ban on Muslims entering the United States. For white nationalists, Trump's blend of populism and xenophobia has given the movement a rare opportunity to see its dominant themes reflected on the national stage.

Johnson's activities are not affiliated with Trump in any way, and Trump said last month that he would return a $250 donation that Johnson made to his campaign.
The Daily Trump

Around the time he launched the website, Johnson created the wholesome-sounding American National Super PAC to support Trump, funded exclusively by Johnson. He brought in a Yale-educated white nationalist with a patrician voice, Jared Taylor, to help write and record pro-Trump robocalls.

Taylor is the editor of American Renaissance, a pseudo-intellectual journal that imagines a war against "white America." His diction is formal and self-assured (think William F. Buckley), and he uses sciency-sounding words to make white nationalist arguments.

Within the insular world of organized white supremacist groups, Taylor is admired for how respectable he looks and sounds. He "wears coat and tie very well," Whitaker said ruefully. “They suddenly decided the smart boys like them would take over," he later added.

In an email to HuffPost from his Yale account, Taylor asked to be referred to as a "white advocate," and not a white supremacist.

“A white supremacist is defined as someone who thinks that whites are the superior race," Taylor said. "I do not believe that at all. East Asians are objectively superior to whites.”
American Renaissance

The robocalls that Taylor voiced made national news. But asked about Whitaker's AFP presidential campaign, Taylor said he had no opinion. "​I don't know about Mr. Whitaker's campaign."

Reached at his Los Angeles law firm, Johnson, who once proposed a constitutional amendment to revoke citizenship of non-white Americans, said he never planned to back a candidate from outside the American Freedom Party.

“When Donald Trump first announced he would run for president, my view of Trump was 'he's a scoundrel.' But then he started talking, and I realized that I liked what he was saying. I decided to tailor my approach to promote Donald Trump."

Early this year, Johnson and Taylor recorded a pro-Trump robocall that was sent to voters in Iowa. "We don't need Muslim [immigrants], Taylor said on the robocall, "we need smart, well-educated white people."

After Iowa, Johnson kept at it, paying for calls in New Hampshire, Vermont, Minnesota and North Dakota. A round of calls went out this week to Idaho, which holds a GOP primary on March 8, and to Utah, where voters caucus on March 22.

"We are promoting Donald Trump and populism and white nationalism," Johnson said of the robocall campaign. But he still supports Whitaker, he said, and if given a choice between Trump and Whitaker, he'd pick Whitaker.

Almost as soon as the robocalls were launched, Trump denounced them -- an outcome that Whitaker sees as a failure.

The calls weren't moderate enough for Whitaker. "They went too far," he said. "They didn’t use their words right. They could have talked free speech. They could have done some of the things they needed to do, which was not to give out probes that people like Huffington could use to label them racist."

Like Whitaker, Johnson said getting people to embrace pro-white views is just a matter of finesse. He worries that white nationalists "have such a bad reputation" that mainstream political candidates feel pressured to denounce them. But he has a plan to change that, and Trump plays a central role.
American Freedom Party

For all the media coverage they've received, the white nationalist robocalls are surprisingly homespun. Johnson puts his cellphone number at the end of the recording, "so after the robocall goes out, I'll sit down and I'll get hundreds of calls over several hours.

"A good 50 percent of them are saying things like, 'I don't recognize this number, who is this?'" Johnson said. "Of the rest of them, 70 percent were negative and 30 percent were positive.”

He added that “after all this time, I've become inured to the negative calls."

Johnson pays for the calls himself. He plans to spend at least $5,000 on his robocalling campaign, or "as much as my wife will let me."

AFP isn’t the only white supremacist group suiting up for Trump. On Saturday, another pseudo-intellectual white nationalist group, the National Policy Institute, will hold its annual Washington dinner at the Ronald Reagan building. This year's subject: Donald Trump.

Whitaker, meanwhile, is continuing his campaign, but more to keep Trump "honest,” he said, than to actually win the presidency. He doesn't trust that Trump will stick to some of the most nativist parts of his platform.

But certain words and phrases that are familiar code to white nationalists, like "reverse racism" and "European-Americans," could take on new significance if uttered by a mainstream presidential candidate. One phrase that Whitaker is particularly keen on is "white genocide."

"If and when Trump endorses the deadly heresy of White Genocide in so many words, I will be the happiest man who was ever mistaken,” he wrote on his blog.

In January, Trump shared a tweet with his 6.7 million followers from a Twitter user who claimed to be tweeting from "Jewmerica."
Socialist, Can Win By Bill Maher February 10, 2016

It's finally a "Bill Maher election." And by that I mean it's a year of new rules — to borrow from Real Time — largely rewritten by Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. No one thought a politician could survive, much less stay in the lead for as long as Trump has, based on a campaign of braggadocio and utter contempt for political correctness. But the younger generation is leading a movement to prize authenticity above all. Trump is a petulant child, but at least that's real, they seem to be saying. Bernie, too, is as real as real gets. (So real he doesn't even own a comb.)

Bernie tied in Iowa after starting 30 points down; as I write this, it looks like he's going to win New Hampshire, and that's not just, or even mainly, because Vermont is a neighbor state. [Sanders and Trump both coasted to easy victories in New Hampshire.] Rather it's because he is putting on the table something we've never seen before: the idea that America could be more like a Western European democracy, quasi-socialist (we're that already, of course, with Social Security, Medicare and farm subsidies) where you pay more in taxes, but you get more: free health care and free college. I call this his "New Deal," and we haven't really had one of those since FDR's.

But that's what it is — a platform that says the old deal just hasn't been working for a long time, and we need something else for the half of America that is desperate. We haven't seen a true leftist since FDR, so many millions are coming out of the woodwork to vote for Bernie Sanders; he is the Occupy movement now come to life in the political arena. These are people who have sat out for a long time because the Democrats became a corporatist, center-right party and the Republicans became radically right (and, of course, just plain nuts in many ways).

There's been enough "no one thought it could ever happen" stuff this year — Trump! — that until anyone proves otherwise, Bernie has earned the right to be considered absolutely viable. Will a conservative state like Indiana vote for a socialist? Probably not, but then again, as I say, this stuff has never been on the table, and these voters have never been activated. They're like a sleeper cell: Let's see if they can assassinate the old way of doing things.

And poor, poor Hillary Clinton. I mean she just is such a Charlie Brown figure. I could see the nomination slipping away from her again. I don't know why everyone just wants to beat up on her. If you are threatened by Hillary Clinton, you were molested by a real estate lady, I used to say. There is no other explanation because she is just not that threatening. I actually like Hillary. I think she is unfairly demonized and has been for her entire career. I personally don't think she is dishonest. And yet the hatred for her is just amazing — the hatred on the right and the abandonment on the left. She's particularly hard to watch as a candidate. (That laugh.) Yes, the hard truth is that Hillary Clinton is a terrible campaigner who is living in a different era.

I've told my audience, who are overwhelmingly for Bernie: If you're on a plane and they don't have your first choice — the fish — eat the chicken! That's Hillary; no one is exactly excited, but that's not all her fault. She's been around forever, so people tend to take her good points — her accomplishments, her deep knowledge of policy — for granted, and she's been demonized more than anyone ever by the right wing. If Bernie doesn't get the nomination, really, eat the chicken. Look, I'm all for a woman president. I love Elizabeth Warren. Warren is very close to Bernie on a lot of this stuff. If he got the nomination, what an awesome vice president pick to really double down on those ideas. Joe Biden, on the other hand, no — that's just more of the same. He's a nice guy, but his time has passed. And if Michael Bloomberg decides to run as an independent, he'd just split the sane vote and wind up electing President Cruz or Trump. I don't see that as helping. No, what we need is something new and radical.

As long as I've lived out here in Hollywood, which is more than 30 years, I've found that at any party with grown-ups in attendance, there will be a lot of talk about politics. The show business community in Los Angeles has always been very engaged, no matter the year or who's running. Hillary has her fans out here, but there's no doubt that the sentiment and energy are for Bernie. Key Hillary endorsements — like David Geffen's — are MIA. It's definitely cooler to be for Bernie; all the kids are doing it. But it's also true that Hollywood is no different than anywhere else: For every informed person, there are legions of lazy dopes who just know which team to cheer for. They don't delve into the issues too deeply; they just go with the flow. These are the people who say, "Obama didn't live up to his promises." To which I always say: "Are you sure about that? Maybe they just didn't cover it on TMZ."

It's funny that both the left and the right could not agree more that the country needs radical change. It's no longer this endeavor where you have to watch every word you say. Bernie said in early February, "I'm not involved in organized religion." Not a deal-breaker. "I'm a socialist." The world didn't fall apart. Donald Trump, on the other hand, obviously says whatever flies into his head — there are Tourette's patients with more control — and people like it. Americans have been choking on political correctness and overly careful politicians for the last generation or two and are sick of it. Remember Mitt Romney? He used to say in stump speeches that he loves Michigan because "the trees are the right height." The trees are the right height?

Hillary Clinton is still playing that kind of politician, the one who never upsets anybody, who always says the thing that no one can quite attack, so she comes off in this new era as inauthentic and just unappetizing to watch. I think all the enthusiasm that people wanted to have for Hillary Clinton — the first woman president! — they're having trouble mustering because of the way she campaigns and because Bernie is more exciting.

Which isn't to say Hillary isn't extraordinarily capable and accomplished. I don't think she'd blow up the world, the way probably most of the Republicans would. The Democrats are wonks — and I say that as a compliment. This idea that the Republicans have been playing since Reagan — that government is always the problem, that it only makes things worse — has been so detrimental to America for so long. Republicans hate government, but they want to be in it. Right away, that's not a good formula for success. It's one of the reasons I have never become a priest. They love, love, love America — it's the greatest country in the world and I will kill anyone who dares say different! — except when a Democrat is in office, and then it's an unlivable shithole.

Yet somehow Obama, even with the Republicans saying no to everything he proposed (including things that used to be their own ideas), still managed to get a lot done. He stopped the country from falling into a depression when it easily could have. "No Drama" Obama was exactly what the country needed in that nervous time right after the banks collapsed in 2008. And he is the first black president. I always called him the Jackie Robinson of American politics because Jackie Robinson, as the first black baseball player, had to be perfect. Obama never took the bait, not once. His personal life, private life — always above reproach. And you know they were looking for something.

America is in so much of a better place than it was when Obama took office, and history will record that. If it was in a worse place or he had been caught in a scandal, all those people who were — whether they admitted it or not — not thrilled about a black person being president would have ammunition. He gave them none. As far as his second term, he looked more like a free bird than a lame duck to me, just going down the list of stupid things: Gay marriage? Let's cross that off our list. And let's open up Cuba. He visited a prison and started talking about ending the drug war. This is important stuff and will be remembered as such.

Now he's trying to address guns, and obviously it's something he feels deeply. I guess it was after the last attack — there are so many I can't even remember which one — Obama got teary and said in an interview that he would not support any candidate who did not support gun control. Personally, if I was going to pick one issue on which to lay down the law, it wouldn't be guns. It would be the environment. I wish I didn't live in the gun country, but I do. It's not going to change in my lifetime. When Democrats talk about guns, they should understand that they don't actually belong to a party that's anti-gun. They belong to a party that wants to get rid of a couple of hundred out of more than 3,000 guns available in this country. There would still be nuts who go out and shoot places up — they just would have to reload a little more. I own guns. I just don't love them. We live in a country where people love guns. I call them "ammosexuals": the people who polish them and take pictures with them and go on dates with them to Chipotle. This is sick. Do you know in the last five years, people have been giving their babies gun names? Like Trigger, Pistol, Shooter and Remington? I'm not joking about this. Liberals don't do this. They don't name their kids Prius and Juicer. "This is my son, Kale."

Both parties basically support guns. The Democrats remember that Al Gore lost Tennessee in 2000 because he came out for some limited gun control. Hillary has gone after Bernie for his gun record, but as he frequently points out, "I have a D-minus rating with the NRA! I come from a rural state! People live in isolation out in the woods! They perhaps need a gun! But don't ask me about Jews and guns! I won't even use a salad shooter!"

Trump has leveraged the gun issue to his benefit. When it comes to campaigning, he's a natural. He has a sense of what his audience wants and what works for them like nobody I've seen in a long time in politics. He also has a talent for smiting his foes that is very rare, literally anyone who crosses his path. Ben Carson rose in the polls for a while — bam, dead. Ted Cruz, he went right for the jugular: "You're a Canadian, Ted." Hillary? Who even thought to bring back Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky? Everybody thought that was old news; Bill Clinton is an elder statesman now. "Nope, your husband is a rapist, first woman president, and you've been enabling him." Next! Like many people, I would have thought he would have been out after the first outrageous thing he said, which was probably the John McCain POW comment: "I like people that weren't captured, OK?" Everyone thought, well, that's an ultimate third rail. And the base was like, "F— it, that's what he believes. We like him, he's a winner, he's going to make great deals, he's going to make America great again. It says it right on his hat so obviously that must be true." Carly Fiorina: "You're too ugly to be president." "Hey, wanna see my impression of a guy with cerebral palsy?" What does this guy have to do to get people to turn against him? Fart in Jesus' face or call Reagan a fag?

But then Cruz goes and wins Iowa, which is a completely evangelical primary. (That's super f—ed up to begin with — that you get the most religious nuts out there to set the course of the election.) Not that I really think Ted Cruz is an evangelical, but he certainly speaks their language better than Trump does. Given that Trump plainly is not a religious person, he did pretty well. And remember, this is not secret-ballot stuff — this is people going to each other's living rooms. Maybe Trump's supporters withered a little when someone said, "Hey, are you going to actually vote for this Spam-colored parade balloon?" As for Hillary, I'm not sure what she was so excited about — she won by about three people. The way these guys get up there. Rubio: "They said I couldn't do it!" You didn't. "They said it was impossible!" It was. You lost, you came in third. Then he thanks his "Lord and Savior" for picking him third?

Now the playing board is poised for another shake-up in New Hampshire and a Donald Trump comeback. Trump has gone as far as he has because he has street smarts. He's not a reader, I don't think. He's not an intellectual in the traditional sense. I think he tweets at night instead of reading. Everybody gets it at 3 a.m. from this guy. When does he sleep? Remember Hillary had that ad in '08: "Who do you want answering the phone at 3 a.m.?" Well, it won't be Donald Trump — he's busy in a Twitter war with Demi Lovato.

Then there's his plan to ban all Muslims. Let's get clear on something: I absolutely don't believe that we should ban all Muslims coming into this country. One, we need Muslims in the fight against Islamic terrorism. Two, it's not American. It's just un-American to do that, and it sacrifices who we are, and we can't do that. But let's not kid ourselves: A certain percentage of them will be radicalized. The more Muslims in your country, the more that is a possibility. America has the best record of any country as far as assimilating Muslims. American Muslims can leave the religion if they want, come out of the closet if they are gay, marry outside of their religion. If you're a Muslim woman in America, you can choose to wear a headscarf or not. You can argue with your husband.

But these are not privileges that the majority of the world's Muslims have. Forty countries in the world have some version of Sharia law. I just don't understand how liberals who fought the battle for civil rights in the '60s, fought against apartheid in the '80s, can then just simply ignore Sharia law in 40 countries. Apartheid was only in one. I am not anti-Muslim and never have been: I am anti-bad ideas. Killing cartoonists and apostates, these are terrible ideas and practices, and it would be lovely to think that they were confined only to terrorists. They unfortunately are not.

Not to be an "I told ya so," but when the Syrian refugee crisis happened, I said, "Certainly our hearts go out to these refugees, but the answer can't be to empty Syria and every other country in the Middle East where people live under repressive conditions and bring them all to Europe." Now Sweden is sending 80,000 refugees back and German Chancellor Angela Merkel is saying, "Hey, when we said you could come here, we didn't mean permanently."

Rather than letting them settle in Germany, these millions of young Muslim men, how about let's train them to go back and fight for their own country? That’s another one of my issues — the soft bigotry of low expectations. How come Saudi Arabia didn't take in any Syrian refugees? I would think they’d fit in there a little more than in Cologne. Why don't they fight their own battles? Why are Muslim armies so useless against ISIS? ISIS isn't 10 feet tall. There are 20,000 or 30,000 of them. The countries surrounding ISIS have armies totaling 5 million people. So why do we have to be the ones leading the fight? Or be in the fight at all?

So no, Donald Trump is not right — but he will win the election if the American people have to choose between his demagoguery and a party that won't even say the words "Islamic terrorism." I think the Democrats could lose on that issue alone, especially if there's another attack.

Trump sued me for $5 million in 2013, when Obama was running for re-election and Trump was all about his birth certificate. So he finally gets the birth certificate and Trump says, "Well, now I want to see his college records." Which was so racist to begin with, the idea being, "Black guy … in college? Right." So I offered Trump $5 million if he could prove that he was not the son of his mother and an orange-haired orangutan. And this idiot goes into court to get the $5 million from me. He brings his birth certificate in as if it was going to say "orangutan" on it or as if it's even possible for a human and an orangutan to have a child. I had to pay legal bills to fight this thing, and lawyers are not cheap. Of course, once the judge looked at it, he went, "Get the f— out of my courtroom," and that was the end of that.

Trump seems to think this "feud" started because we asked him to be on the show and he said no, but I could give a shit if he ever did my show. Now President Obama is a different story. I once made a $1 million donation to Obama. It was February 2012 — the first election since the Supreme Court ruling on Citizens United paved the way for super PACs — and I thought the liberals had absolutely not gotten the memo that the game had changed. It was really a method to shame the richer liberals. To say, "This hurts me. I'm not that rich. So Silicon Valley billionaires, where are you?" Did my donation result in an invitation to the White House? No. It didn't result in anything, really, and that's fine. I didn't expect it to, nor should it. That's not why he should do my HBO show. He should do Real Time because it's a large, underserved, under-respected audience.

As for Trump, I think he'd make a great guest, too — just obviously for very different reasons. I must admit there's a little bit of the serial killer and the detective going on between us. "We're not so different, you and I." I am the first to say that political correctness is a curse — that's why I called my old show Politically Incorrect — and so I harbor a hint of admiration for Trump, absolutely. I don't think he's the worst — I think Ted Cruz is the worst. Donald Trump can be talked to. The issue that bothers me the most with him is the environment. He's on the standard Republican moron page of, "It's a hoax, we don't need to do anything about it." But let's face it — Trump is a starf—er. One White House dinner with Leonardo DiCaprio, the big celebrity environmentalist, is all it would take. Trump, Melania, Leo, whatever supermodel Leo's with at the time. The two supermodel chicks can bond, and Melania will talk to Don that night. "Leo, he seem very smart, The Donald. Maybe you should listen to him." And the next day, Trump will switch. He does it all the time, and no one seems to care.

All of this probably would not have been possible without Sarah Palin. She got the country used to someone on the level of a car show spokesmodel being presidential timber. John McCain is the one who opened the Book of the Dead and let the monsters out. Trump may be their savior, but she was the immaculate mis­conception. She is beyond parody and beneath contempt. I almost feel bad making fun of her because I think she's on meth or something. I'm not kidding. It's crazy, the way she acts. She looks just like the people we knew in the '80s when they were on coke — just ranting, raving, not finishing sentences, way too overly energetic. That's the guy you couldn't get out of your apartment at 3 a.m. I was that guy a couple of times.

But that's why we love politics, right? It's all so crazy, fascinating and unpredictable. When that first debate got 24 million people, that should've been a wake-up call. What gets the best ratings on TV? Sports and reality TV — and now we found something that has both. And this isn't just sport. This is blood sport.
The Hollywood Reporter

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