Presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses the 2016 Republican National Convention Thursday night, taking the stage after an introduction from his daughter Ivanka. David Brock ― the Democratic founder of Correct The Record, the group that sent the speech text to reporters ― told Politico “a Republican source” leaked a draft of the speech. “It’s safe to assume” the release was “a huge screwup,” one Republican operative told HuffPost on the condition of anonymity. Read the full draft of Trump’s speech as prepared for delivery below. Note that the remarks are subject to change: Friends, delegates and fellow Americans: I humbly and gratefully accept your nomination for the presidency of the United States. Together, we will lead our party back to the White House, and we will lead our country back to safety, prosperity, and peace. We will be a country of generosity and warmth. But we will also be a country of law and order. Our … [Read more...] about Read The Draft Text Of Donald Trump’s 2016 Republican National Convention Speech
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POLITICS 08/06/2018 12:12 pm ET Tom Steyer’s campaign did not exactly take Netroots Nation by storm. By Daniel Marans NEW ORLEANS ― In a speech to Netroots Nation on Thursday evening, liberal donor Tom Steyer delivered a stinging rebuke to “establishment Democrats” for failing to back the immediate impeachment of President Donald Trump. Steyer, who noted that not one member of the Senate Democratic Caucus has embraced his impeachment crusade, indicted these elected officials for a misguided lack of political courage. “In less than a year and a half, Donald Trump has gone from someone too awful to think about ... to someone so awful that we have to think about him every single day,” Steyer declared. “And I don’t see the Democratic establishment doing anything real to stop him. They’re not willing to face a devastating and obvious truth about this president: That he is wildly corrupt.” Thanks to a $40 million … [Read more...] about Progressive Activists Are Pretty Meh About Impeaching Donald Trump
POLITICS 08/29/2018 04:47 am ET The president is unblocking his critics and they're wasting no time speaking out. By Ed Mazza President Donald Trump ― or whoever has access to his Twitter account ― apparently spent part of Tuesday evening unblocking users. Since taking office, Trump has blocked a number of people for criticizing him or even just cracking jokes at his expense, including celebrities such as model Chrissy Teigen and author Stephen King. However, in May, a federal judge said Trump’s blocks were unconstitutional as his Twitter feed was a public forum which “has been used in the course of the appointment of officers (including cabinet secretaries), the removal of officers and the conduct of foreign policy.” U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald advised Trump to use Twitter’s “mute” function instead and asked the president and White House social media director Dan Scavino to unblock the users. So … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Was Forced To Unblock Twitter Critics. Now They’re Getting Sweet Revenge.
POLITICS 10/15/2018 07:43 pm ET Her attorney Michael Avenatti said that he planned to appeal the ruling and that Daniels' other suits against the president would move forward. By Nick Visser A federal judge on Monday dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed by porn star Stormy Daniels against President Donald Trump and ordered the woman to pay the president’s legal fees. U.S. District Judge James Otero said that Trump was well within his right to free speech when he tweeted about Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, earlier this year, saying she was a “total con job.” Those comments, which Daniels’ attorney Michael Avenatti called defamation, were just politics, the judge ruled. “The court agrees with Mr. Trump’s argument because the tweet in question constitutes ‘rhetorical hyperbole’ normally associated with politics and public discourse in the United States,” Otero wrote. “The … [Read more...] about Judge Dismisses Stormy Daniels’ Defamation Lawsuit Against Donald Trump
POLITICS 10/30/2018 07:16 pm ET Trump will hold two rallies in the state before Nov. 6, even as GOP nominee Ron DeSantis claims some distance from him. By S.V. Date ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Ron DeSantis decided a year ago on a Donald Trump-first strategy in his run for Florida governor, and now the president is making certain he sticks with it. Trump will appear with DeSantis at a rally in Fort Myers Wednesday night and again in Pensacola Saturday night ― effectively making it impossible for the former congressman to put some distance between himself and Trump even if he wanted to. “On October 31, Florida is in for a treat! President @realDonaldTrump will be joining us in Fort Myers for a #MAGA rally! You won’t want to miss it,” DeSantis wrote on Twitter Monday, and then added: “Stand with me. Stand with our President. Stand for Florida.” For Floridians used to statewide candidates who try to appeal to moderate Democrats and … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Making Sure The Florida Governor’s Race Is All About Him
POLITICS 12/20/2018 08:16 pm ET A look at how the president's thinking has shifted, as the government faces possible shutdown over border security funds. By Antonia Blumberg One of President Donald Trump’s main campaign talking points was a very clear promise to build a wall along the southern border of the United States and somehow get Mexico to pay for it. But over time, the president’s thinking ― or, at least, his rhetoric ― has shifted. This week, as the federal government faces a possible shutdown over Trump’s insistence on more funding for border security, the wall of his campaign trail appears to be nowhere in sight. Here’s a brief look at Trump’s evolution in talking about that wall: “Build the wall!” Trump’s vow that he would “build the wall” was unequivocal throughout his campaign and reiterated in one way or another in almost every rally, speech and interview. The promise went more or … [Read more...] about See Donald Trump Evolve On The ‘Border Wall’ He Promised During His Campaign