Trump Throws a Fit Over Faulty Microphone

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump ranted about a poorly working microphone at a campaign rally, pledging not to pay the “bastard” who set it up.

And by the way I don’t like this mic, whoever the hell brought this mic system, don’t pay the son of a bitch who brought it in,” said Trump through visible annoyance and several pops. “This mic is terrible, stupid mic keeps popping… Don’t pay him. You know I believe in paying but when somebody does a bad job like this you shouldn’t pay the bastard. Terrible! Terrible!

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http://www.mediaite.com/online/trump-throws-tantrum-over-faulty-microphone-dont-pay-the-son-of-a-bitch-who-installed-it/

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/265843-angry-trump-rants-about-bastard-who-set-up-faulty-microphone

Trump Doesn’t Blink at Journalists Being Murdered

In the middle a some Putlin-love-fest on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Donald Trump didn’t really mind that Russian Strong Man President Vladimir Putin kills journalists who disagree with him.

TRUMP: When people call you “brilliant” it’s always good, especially when the person heads up Russia.

HOST JOE SCARBOROUGH: Well, I mean, also is a person who kills journalists, political opponents and …

WILLIE GEIST: Invades countries.

SCARBOROUGH: … and invades countries, obviously that would be a concern, would it not?

TRUMP: He’s running his country, and at least he’s a leader, unlike what we have in this country.

SCARBOROUGH: But, again: He kills journalists that don’t agree with him.

TRUMP: Well, I think that our country does plenty of killing, too, Joe.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2015/12/18/donald-trump- glad-to-be-endorsed-by-russias-top-journalist-murderer/

http://www.cnn.com/2015/12/21/politics/trump-putin-killing-reporters/

Trump Calls Megyn Kelly Overrated

Donald Trump continues bashing Fox News host Megyn Kelly, calling her “overrated.”

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https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/676786396036661248

 

Trump Tweets S. E. Cupp a Biased Loser

Donald Trump tweeted CNN conservative reporter a “totally biased loser who doesn’t have a clue.”

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https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/674777043163332608

Donald Trump: Most of The Media Are ‘Absolute Scum’

At a campaign speech in  Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Trump first went after the media, again.

“The mainstream media wants to surrender the constitution. These people back here,” said Trump motioning to the camera crews in the back of the room, “are the worst. They are so dishonest … 70 to 75 percent are absolutely dishonest. Absolute scum. Remember that. Scum. Scum. Totally dishonest people.”

Trump singled out NBC’s Katy Tur, referring to her as “little Katy” and calling her a “third-rate reporter” all because of how she reported on a recent Trump rally.

“What a lie it was. What a lie. What a lie it was from NBC to have written that … A third-rate reporter. Remember that. Third rate.”

Katy Tur responded gracefully on Twitter.

Links

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/262400-trump-media-is-scum

http://www.adweek.com/tvnewser/donald-trump-most-of-the-media-are-absolute-scum/279109

Donald Trump Mocks Reporter With Disability

Trump mocks reporter's disability

The New York Times is angry that Donald Trump appeared to mock one of its reporters who has a physical disability, but the candidate denied Thursday that he was mimicking the reporter.

In a statement Trump said:

I have no idea who this reporter, Serge Kovalski (sic) is, what he looks like or his level of intelligence

After confronted with backlash, Trump backtracked and in his speech at a rally:

I merely mimicked what I thought would be a flustered reporter trying to get out of a statement he made long ago. If Mr. Kovaleski is handicapped, I would not know because I do not know what he looks like. If I did know, I would definitely not say anything about his appearance.

In an article The New York Times then pointed out that Serge Kovaleski covered Donald Trump extensively for many years, rebuking Trump’s claim that he does not know him. Trump responded with even more insults:

Serge Kovaleski must think a lot of himself if he thinks I remember him from decades ago — if I ever met him at all, which I doubt I did.

“He should stop using his disability to grandstand and get back to reporting for a newspaper that is rapidly going down the tubes.

(h/t CNN)

Reality

Trump claims he has the world’s greatest memory, but now he claims he doesn’t know a man who covered and interviews him for The New York Daily News for ten years.

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Serge Kovaleski and Donald Trump

Trump mocks Serge Kovaleski

By stating, “You should see the guy”, then making hand and arm motions to imitate him Trump obviously knows who Kovaleski is, as Trump was Kovaleski beat for many years. To debate otherwise requires a burden of proof.  Trump said things about Kovaleski’s appearance and clearly mocked a reporter with disabilities.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/27/us/politics/donald-trump-says-his-mocking-of-new-york-times-reporter-was-misread.html

CNN Journalist Threatened While Trying to Film Trump Protester

CNN reporter Noah Gray is threatened to have his press pass revoked if he doesn’t return to the designated press area by Trump official.

After Noah Gray left “the pen” to document a group of protesters who unveiled a sign reading “Migrant lives matter,” Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski turned to campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks and said: “Hey: Tell Noah, get back in the pen or he’s fucking blacklisted,” according to a recording of the incident.

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The press at Trump events are confined to metal barriers which prevent them from asking the candidate questions or reporting on incidents.

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Links

https://twitter.com/NoahGrayCNN/status/667182208231211008?ref_src=twsrc^tfw

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/01/08/an-insiders-look-at-what-its-like-to-cover-donald-trumps-presidential-campaign/

Trump Asks “How Stupid Are the People of Iowa?”

Donald Trump railed against GOP presidential rival Ben Carson’s life story in a 95-minute speech late Thursday, telling Iowa voters they were “stupid” if they believed him.

“Give me a break, give me a break, give me a break,” he told listeners during a rally in Fort Dodge, dismissing a tale Carson describes as a miracle in which he tried to stab someone, only to have the blade break on a belt buckle.

“He took the knife and he went like this and plunged it into the belt and amazingly the belt stayed totally flat and the knife broke,” Trump said, recounting Carson’s tale while imitating knife thrusts.

“Anybody have a knife and want to try it on me?” the Republican presidential front-runner asked. “Believe me, it ain’t going to work. You’re going to be successful.

“How stupid are the people of Iowa? How stupid are the people of the country to believe this crap?”

Trump’s remarks come as he is neck-and-neck with Carson in the race for next year’s GOP presidential nomination. He is ratcheting up his attacks on the retired neurosurgeon, who is surging in Iowa, after the pair’s formerly cordial relationship on the 2016 campaign trail.

The outspoken billionaire also suggested Thursday Carson’s struggles with his temper may mirror the mental issues of child molesters.

“It’s in the book that he’s got a pathological temper,” Trump said on CNN’s “Erin Burnett OutFront” Wednesday night, referencing Carson’s memoir “Gifted Hands.”

“That’s a big problem because you don’t cure that,” he said. “As an example: child molesting. You don’t cure those people. You don’t cure a child molester. There’s no cure for it. Pathological, there’s no cure for that.

“I’m not bringing up anything that’s not in his book … when he says he’s pathological — and he says that in his book, I don’t say that — and again, I’m not saying anything, I’m not saying anything other than pathological is a very serious disease.”

Carson and Trump’s dominance of the Republican presidential primary is worrying some GOP strategists who believe neither candidate can win a general election.

At issue is the pair’s lack of political experience, tendency toward controverisal remarks and disregard for establishment politics.

(h/t The Hill)

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Trump Interrupts Fiorina to Criticize Her Interrupting

Donald Trump risked accusations of unchivalrous behavior at the Republican presidential debate Tuesday, asking his fellow candidates why former Hewlett-Packard chief executive Carly Fiorina kept “interrupting everybody.”

It all began when the real estate bigwig answered a question on foreign policy, saying he had a good personal relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin. “I got to know him very well because we were both on 60 Minutes,” he said. “If Putin wants to go and knock the hell out of ISIS, I am all for it, 100%.”

Fiorina responded with a shot at the front runner’s foreign policy chops, saying she had also met the Russian leader, “not in a green room for a show, but in a private meeting.”

Apparently stung, Trump cut in as Fiorina competed with Kentucky Senator Rand Paul for time on a foreign policy answer. “Why does she keep interrupting everybody?” he said, to nervous laughter and some boos from the audience.

(h/t Time)

Reality

Trump jumped into a fray that he wasn’t even a part of to make an observation that could be considered sexists and misogynist. Fiorina wasn’t the only one interrupting but yet he singled her out for criticism.

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Trump Revokes Fusion’s Press Credentials

Reporters from Fusion were denied entry to a Donald Trump campaign rally in Doral, Florida Friday evening due to—in the words of a top campaign staffer— Mr. Trump’s pending lawsuit against Univision. Fusion is jointly owned by Univision and Disney/ABC.

Links

http://fusion.net/story/220592/trump-revokes-fusions-press-credentials-to-cover-miami-campaign-rally/

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