Donald Trump

CRIMINAL COMPLAINT SENT TO JUSTICE DEPT. OVER TRUMP CAMPAIGN SOLICITING FOREIGN DONORS

 

East County News Service

August 16, 2016 (Washington D.C.) — It’s illegal for U.S. federal candidates to solicit or receive campaign contributions from foreign donors.  So why has Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s campaign repeatedly sent fundraising letters to foreigners including elected officials in other countries—despite repeated warnings that this violates federal election law?

TRUMP DENOUNCED FOR INCITING GUN VIOLENCE AGAINST CLINTON

 

East County News Service

Rep. Duncan Hunter defends Trump's remarks



August 10, 2016 (Washington D.C.) – Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is drawing fire for remarks that many believe were intended to incite gun owners to shoot Hillary Clinton, his rival, and potentially, justices she may appoint to the Supreme Court if elected. Trump’s campaign has said he only meant to encourage political action, not violence.

TRUMP SPEAKS ON ECONOMIC PLAN: CUT TAXES, HALT TRADE DEALS, BRING BACK COAL PLANTS AND END OBAMACARE

 

Clinton slams plan as “lower wages, fewer jobs, more debt, tax breaks for the 0.1.%.”

By Miriam Raftery

August 8,2016 (Detroit) –  Donald Trump laid out his economic agenda, promising to “jump start” the American economy in a speech in Detroit today.  The plan calls for tax cuts, dismantling trade pacts, slashing regulations on businesses, eliminating Obamacare and boosting production and burning of coal, a greenhouse gas blamed by scientists for climate change.

IS TRUMP MENTALLY UNFIT TO BE PRESIDENT?

 

By Miriam Raftery

August 3, 2016 (Washington D.C.) - It’s been a bad week for Donald Trump.  A recent poll shows him trailing his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, by 8 points.  Trump has continued to alienate a broad swath of the electorate and prominent Republicans within his own party, even insulting families of fallen military members and showing eagerness to launch nuclear weapons. Now, an online petition is asking the GOP to require a mental health screening of the party’s presidential candidate following his latest erratic actions.

PRESIDENT OBAMA URGES AMERICANS TO REJECT FEAR AND CYNICISM, ELECT CLINTON

 

“I’m asking you to join me – to reject cynicism, reject fear, to summon what’s best in us; to elect Hillary Clinton as the next President of the United States, and show the world we still believe in the promise of this great nation.”—President Barack Obama  (View video ; read full text.)

Other speakers included victims of gun violence, a  retired admiral and ex-CIA director

By Miriam Raftery

July 28, 2016 (Philadelphia) – President Barack Obama delivered a rousing speech to cap off day three of the Democratic National Convention, citing accomplishments of his administration, praising Hillary Clinton as the most qualified candidate for the presidency, and criticizing Republican nominee Donald Trump as unqualified, lacking plans to solve America’s problems, and a dangerous demagogue who would jeopardize international relations and national security.

TRUMP URGES RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT TO STEAL CLASSIFIED INTELLIGENCE NECESSARY TO HELP HIM BEAT CLINTON

 

Reprinted with permission from The Moderate Voice, ,a member of the San Diego Online News Association (SDONA)

July 28, 2016 (Washington D.C.) - Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump is now cheering on and encouraging hacking by Russian hackers increasingly — and strongly — believed by experts to be working for the Russian government to undermine Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Trump’s own running mate Sen. Mike Pence is distancing himself from Trump, but I’m betting Sean, Rush, and many conservative Internet writers will not repudiate it but a)defend it, b)try to change the subject, c)do a mixture of defense and changing the subject.

It’s a unique moment in American political history: the nominee of a political party cheering on hackers to not just hack into the Democratic National Committee’s emails, but into a former Secretary of State’s private emails written when she was Secretary of State.

What was that old conservative book? “None Dare Call it Treason.” This is NOT from The Onion:

READER’S EDITORIAL: THE REAL DIFFERENCES BETWEEN CLINTON AND TRUMP. READY?

 

By Tom H. Hastings

July 24, 2016 (San Diego) -- So, let’s channel the cranky ghost of George Wallace as he justified his 1968 run for the presidency when he noted, “There's not a dime's worth of difference between the Democrat and Republican parties.” What do we know about that in our day, in this election season?

At the presidential level, we might conclude that:

REPUBLICAN CONVENTION DAY FOUR: TRUMP IS OFFICIALLY NOMINEE, IVANKA DEFENDS HER FATHER ON CLOSING NIGHT

 

By Liz Alper

Slideshow photo credit to Bede735 on Wikipedia

July 21, 2016 (Cleveland) – On Closing Night, Day Four, perhaps the biggest day of the Republican National Convention, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump formally announced his election as Republican presidential nominee.

TRUMP FORMALLY NOMINATED AT DAY TWO OF REPUBLICAN CONVENTION

 

By Liz Alper

Photo courtesy Anythingyouwant on Wikipedia

July 19, 2016 (Cleveland) - Republican delegates formally nominated their frontrunner, millionaire businessman and reality TV star Donald Trump as their candidate for president at day two of the Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena.

REPUBLICAN CONVENTION DAY ONE: TRUMP VS. ANTI-TRUMP, CELEBRITIES HAVE THEIR SAY

 

East County News Service

July 18, 2016 (Cleveland) - Day one of the Republican National Convention was already filled with drama, as Trump supporters and anti-Trump delegates took the floor for a tug of war.

COMPANIES INCREASINGLY PASS ON SPONSORING TRUMP'S REPUBLICAN NOMINATION CONVENTION

 

By Joe Gandelman

Originally printed in The Moderate Voice, a member of the San Diego Online News Association

June 17, 2016 (San Diego's East County) - It’s almost like a scene in Titanic, where the lucky ones are able to flee the sinking ship and get away on a lifeboat.

Big corporations often jump at the chance to sponsor big conventions. But when the Republican Party holds its convention in Cleveland next month, it’ll be minus some big corporations which don’t want to be stuck with the smell of the party’s presumptive Presidential nominee Donald Trump on their branding. This is a YUGE development, if you follow how conventions work:

SANDERS DRAWS THOUSANDS IN FINAL SAN DIEGO STOP BEFORE TUESDAY ELECTION

 

East County News Service

Photo: 10 News Twitter feed

June 6, 2016 (San Diego) – At a concert and rally in Qualcomm’s parking lot Sunday, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders told a crowd of around 4,500 supporters that Donald Trump will  not win in November, “because in the year 2016, the American people will not accept a bigoted president.” 

First, though, Californians will head to the polls for Tuesday’s primary election—and California polls show Senator Sanders running neck and neck with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.  

Sanders told San Diego supporters, “Real change has never taken place from the top down, only from the bottom up.” He urged people to reject income inequality and billionaires seeking to “buy elections.”

TRUMP CALLS CLINTON LIAR FOR SAYING HE’S BACKED NUKES FOR JAPAN, BUT HE DID – IN AT LEAST 3 INTERVIEWS WITH MAJOR MEDIA

 

By Miriam Raftery; Chisato Iverson, ECM intern, also contributed to this report

Photo: Screenshot on CNN today

June 2, 2016 (San Diego) – In a speech on foreign policy today in San Diego,  former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton slammed her rival in the presidential campaign, Donald Trump for suggesting  that America should encourage Japan “to get nuclear weapons, and said this about a war between Japan and North Korea—and I quote, `If they do, they do. Good luck, enjoy yourself, folks.’  I wonder if he even realizes he’s talking about nuclear war.” 

LARGE CROWD PROTESTS TRUMP IN SAN DIEGO; 35 ARRESTS INCLUDE CITY ATTORNEY CANDIDATE

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

 

Photos: Left:  Trump in San Diego by Shor Masori, courtesy of San Diego Jewish World, a member of the San Diego Online News Association. Right: Police in riot gear, courtesy of Nadin Abbott,Reporting San Diego.  Cover:  Protesters, by Nadin Abbott.

May 28, 2016 (San Diego) –Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump spoke to a crowd of several thousand people at the San Diego Convention Center yesterday, while a crowd estimated  by police at at least 1,000 people  protested outside. The protesters included representatives from labor, the Democratic Party, Mexican Americans, Muslims, women’s rights advocates and an array of progressive groups who urged that voters oppose Trump's divisive politics.

Trump sounded his familiar themes denouncing illegal immigration and calling for a wall, slammed trade deficits with Mexico, China and other nations, said he would eliminate Common Core in education, inexplicably claimed California has no drought, called media “bloodsuckers” and bashed Judge Gonzalo Curiel, an Obama appointee set to hear a civil fraud trail in San Diego after the election over the now defunct Trump University.  

 “I love you San Diego—get out and vote,” he concluded. (View video of Trump speech on CSPAN.)  

TRUMP BACKS OFF DEBATING SANDERS, PROMPTS #CHICKENTRUMP MOCKERY ON TWITTER

 

East County News Service

May 30, 2016 (San Diego) -- After Hillary Clinton backed out of debating Bernie Sanders in California,  late night comedy host Jimmy Kimmel asked Donald Trump if he would debate Sanders.  Trump said he would – provided $10 million could be raised for a charity.

SOUNDING OFF ABOUT THE MONEY IN POLITICS!

Plutocrats United: Campaign Money, the Supreme Court, and the Distortion of American Elections, by Richard L. Hasen (Yale University Press, New Haven, Connecticut, 2016, 241 pages).

Book Review by Dennis Moore

May 28, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) - Plutocrats United: Campaign Money, the Supreme Court, and the Distortion of American Elections, this scholarly and insightful book by Richard L. Hasen, a leading expert on election law, gives a compelling answer to the dilemmas of money in politics, and comes at a time when presidential candidates such as Bernie Sanders has as his mantra campaign finance and reform. Hasen, Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of California, Irvine, has written this book in the midst of one of the most unusual presidential campaigns in memory, where the character and personas of Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders seem to shape our political history and agendas.

LOCAL REPUBLICAN PARTY SNUBS TRUMP, WITHHOLDS ENDORSEMENT; SD DEMOCRATS MAKE DUAL ENDORSEMENT OF CLINTON AND SANDERS

 

By Miriam Raftery

May 27, 2016 (San Diego) – The San Diego County Republican Party’s list of endorsed candidates has a glaring omission at the top:  there is no endorsement for President.  Donald Trump, who visits San Diego today and this week won enough delegates to mathematically qualify to win the national Republican Party nomination, has been snubbed by the San Diego GOP.

TRUMP TO HOLD RALLY IN SAN DIEGO MAY 27, COUNTER PROTEST PLANNED

 

East County News Service

May 25, 2016 (San Diego) – Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, will hold a rally at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego this Friday, May 27th at 2 p.m.  You can register for tickets here.  The stop is one of several for Trump in California in anticipation of the June 7th primary.

The billionaire businessman and reality TV star’s visit has also sparked a counter-protest planned by San Diego County Democrats.  A “Stop Trump” rally will be held starting at 12 noon (gathering at 11:30) in the plaza at the southeast corner of the Convention Center across from the Bayfront Hilton.  You can RSVP here, sign a Stop Trump petition here  and visit a Facebook page for the event here.)

LOCAL TRUMP BOOK AUTHOR HOLDS SIGNING JUNE 12

 

East County News Service

May 25, 2016 (Alpine) -- Carlette Anderson, local author, has written another book. However, this one is very different from her other books. This book is titled, "Trump - A Legend in Our Time." Ms. Anderson, an unabashed Trump fan, has done extensive research on Mr. Trump's business dealings, his family history (going back to the 1600's), his policies and his race for the presidency.

CROWDS WELCOME BERNIE SANDERS, BILL CLINTON IN SAN DIEGO

East County News Service

Photo, left, by Leon Thompson: Sanders speaks to overflow crowd in National City

May 22,2016 (San Diego) -- The Democratic presidential candidates’ campaigns both held rallies and other events in the San Diego region over the weekend in anticipation of California’s June 7th primary.

Senator Bernie Sanders drew about 10,000 people at a rally at Kimball Park in National City on Saturday, the San Diego Union-Tribune estimates. On Sunday, he held a second rally at a high school in Vista.  Earlier, he toured Friendship Park at the international border, a meeting place for separated families between San Diego and Tijuana.

SANDERS WINS OREGON; NEAR TIE SPLITS DEMOCRATIC DELEGATES IN KENTUCKY BETWEEN CLINTON AND SANDERS

 

Trump gets 66% of Oregon votes in uncontested Republican primary

By Miriam Raftery

May 19, 2016 (San Diego) – Both Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders will each pick up 27 delegates in the Kentucky primary where with 100% of precincts counted,  Clinton received 46.8% of the vote and Sanders 46.3%.

In Oregon, Sanders scored victory with 56% of the vote, while Clinton took 44%. Sanders will get 34 delegates and Clinton 25, as of the results with 96% of the count tallied, Associated Press reports.

TRUMP WOULD NAME CONSERVATIVE SUPREME COURT NOMINEES

 

By Miriam Raftery

May 19, 2016 (Washington D.C.) - The death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has left the high court split 4-4 among conservative and liberal to moderate justices.  The Republican-controlled Senate has refused to hold hearings on President Barack Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland, a judicial moderate—or any other Obama nominee during the president’s remaining time in office.

TRUMP’S HATCHET JOB ON THE MOHAWKS

 

By Leon Thompson, Tribal Beat reporter

May 5th, 2016 (Up State New York) – Presidential hopeful Donald Trump and his new campaign manager, super-lobbyist Paul Manafort, first collaborated in 1993 to halt the construction of a casino by the St. Regis Mohawks in the Catskill Mountains.

Trump feared completion from the casino would hurt his investments in Atlantic City, so Trump poured money into a shell group called the New York Institute for Law and Society. The group existed solely to publish ads smearing his potential Indian competition.

VOTERS REACT TO TRUMP AS PRESUMPTIVE NOMNEE AFTER KASICH AND CRUZ QUIT RACE

 

By Miriam Raftery

May 5, 2016 (San Diego) – Withdrawal of John Kasich and Ted Cruz from the presidential race leaves Donald Trump the only remaining Republican candidate in the race—and the presumptive nominee.  Across the nation and here in San Diego, Republicans shared their reactions, with many voicing deep concerns. 

CRUZ DROPS OUT OF PRESIDENTIAL RACE, CLEARS WAY FOR TRUMP NOMINATION

 

 

Update May 5, 2016: Ohio Governor John Kasich has announced he is also dropping his bid for the presidency, after winning only his home state of Ohio. This leaves Trump as the only GOP candidate still in the race.

By Miriam Raftery

May 3, 2016 (San Diego) –Texas Senator Ted Cruz announced that he is pulling out of the Republican presidential race.  Cruz made the announcement after losing the Indiana primary, all but assuring that Donald Trump will win the GOP nomination.

Cruz said, “From the beginning I’ve said that I would continue on as long as there was a viable path to victory. Tonight I’m sorry to say it appears that path has been foreclosed. With a heavy heart but with boundless optimism for the long-term future of our nation, we are suspending our campaign.”

READER’S EDITORIAL: ASHES OF HATE WILL REIGN ON AMERICA

 

By Daniel J. Smiechowski

May 2, 2016 (San Diego) -- The Treaty of Versailles was signed with almost no German participation on June 28, 1919.  The Great War had ended bringing embarrassment and hard financial times to a once proud nation. German leaders were looking for scapegoats and they were easy to find. Jews, homosexuals, Poles and even the disabled were targeted for extinction during the ensuing 25 years. Sound familiar?

The French have an old saying:“The more things change, the more things stay the same.” The candidacy of presidential contender Donald Trump is not one of assimilation but rather one of annihilation.  It is a furtive movement to maintain America’s white identity. His followers disavow political ideology in favor of a dream of what not America could be but rather what America was several generations ago.

PROTESTS IN CALIFORNIA BLOCK TRUMP MOTORCADE AT CONVENTION

 

By Miriam Raftery

April 29, 2016 (San Diego) – Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump was forced to cross a barricade and walk into the Republican National Convention hall in the Bay area, California today amid heavy Secret Service protection after hundreds of protesters blocked the street, preventing his motorcade from reaching the Hyatt Regency hotel.

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