President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign manager, Brad Parscale, said that the campaign had sold almost a million MAGA hats, citing the milestone as evidence that Trump had redefined the art of electioneering. Speaking on CBS News’ Face the Nation on Sunday, Parscale said the key to Trump’s appeal was that his supporters felt directly involved in his campaign. Parscale discussed the Trump campaign tactics with host Margaret Brennan, and said that voters “want to be part of an activity…they want to be involved.” One example was the campaign to send House Speaker Nancy Pelosi foam bricks—labeled with donors' names—during the partial federal government shutdown at the start of the year over funding for Trump’s long-promised border wall. Parscale said a tactic like that could earn the campaign between $3 million and $4 million. “It’s a way for them, somewhere in the middle of Nebraska, who is so … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Campaign Manager Says Nearly 1 Million MAGA Hats Sold, and $45 Million Made
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President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign manager Brad Parscale has said that the organization has sold almost a million MAGA hats, claiming the milestone as evidence that Trump has redefined the art of electioneering. Speaking on CBS News’ Face the Nation on Sunday, Parscale said the key to Trump’s appeal is that his supporters feel directly involved in his campaign. Parscale discussed the Trump campaign tactics with host Margaret Brennan, and suggested that voters “want to be part of an activity…they want to be involved.” One example was the campaign to send House Speaker Nancy Pelosi foam bricks—labeled with donors’ names—during the federal shutdown at the start of this year over funding for Trump’s proposed border wall. Parscale said a tactic like that could earn the campaign between $3 and $4 million. “It’s a way for them, somewhere in the middle of Nebraska who is so far from the system but … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Campaign Manager Says Nearly 1 Million MAGA Hats Sold, $45 Million Made
A prominent campaigner for Donald Trump is facing court action over his role in a fundraising scandal exposed by the Telegraph. US prosecutors reported Jesse Benton for breaching the terms of his probation for a recent conviction when he met reporters to allegedly seek an illicit donation from a foreign backer. The Department of Justice warned that "media reports, along with video clips, alleged Mr Benton attempted to gain funding from foreign entities for President Elect Donald Trump's campaign", according to court filings. The papers, filed in Iowa, state that Mr Benton has been "verbally admonished" for "unauthorised travel" to meet reporters from this newspaper. He is currently three months into a 24-month probation period being convicted in May in connection with buying a senator's endorsement on a prior campaign. However prosecutors have formally objected to a decision by his probation officer to take no further action beyond the admonishment. Papers signed by … [Read more...] about Donald Trump campaigner faces court over role in foreign donor scandal
Hillary Clinton is secretive and self-serving, but Trump is reckless and dangerous for the country The two most distrusted presidential nominees in polling history have produced a shameful, depressing campaign. There is the candidate put forth by the party of Lincoln, the bellicose New York developer and celebrity con man Donald Trump, whose reckless ignorance is more informed by disturbing Internet conspiracy theories than evidence, wisdom or reason. His election would be a disaster for our democratic republic. Then there is the nominee of the party of Jefferson, Hillary Clinton, a savvy career politician whose policies are consistent with the Democrats’ longstanding platform but who suffers from an inflated sense of entitlement and a well-earned lack of trust. Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, have a 25-year track record of secrecy, self-dealing and ethical shortcuts that all but guarantee an administration shadowed by ever-present clouds of scandal. … [Read more...] about Editorial: First, say no to Donald Trump
Gov. Matt Bevin's Facebook rant about the Courier Journal's one-year partnership with ProPublica, the nonprofit investigative reporting organization, seemed to some like the unhinged ravings of an irrational politician. The fact that Bevin would lash out Wednesday night like he did at the Courier Journal and ProPublica — without even knowing what the upcoming investigation is about — had some questioning whether he had something to hide. But a source called Thursday morning with an interesting theory — and it shouldn't be dismissed. Bevin's rant had nothing to do with the Courier Journal and its partnership with ProPublica. It has nothing to do with what the two news organizations are going to dig up about his administration. "Get this," the source said. "It has everything to do with Trump." Background: Matt Bevin bashes Courier Journal, ProPublica in social media outburst Read more: Courier Journal and ProPublica to … [Read more...] about Was Matt Bevin’s ProPublica video rant just a kiss-up to Donald Trump?