Cleveland- Yes, Donald Trump is crazy. And, yes, the Republican party owns his insanity. Fewer than twelve hours after Republicans rallied in support of his nomination for the presidency, Trump once again implied that Rafael Cruz, Ted Cruz’s father, was involved in the JFK assassination. At a press availability during an event to thank campaign volunteers Friday morning, Trump revived suggestions that the elder Cruz was an associate of Lee Harvey Oswald, Kennedy´s assassin, and that they two were together months before the assassination. "I don´t know his father. I met him once. I think he´s a lovely guy. I
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump used his remarks to campaign staffers and volunteers Friday to revive conspiracy theories linking Ted Cruz’s father with Lee Harvey Oswald, the man who killed President John F. Kennedy. “I don’t know his father. I met him once. I think he’s a lovely guy,” Trump said the day after accepting the presidential nomination in Cleveland. “All I did is point out the fact that on the cover of the National Enquirer there was a picture of him and crazy Lee Harvey Oswald having breakfast.” In May, the National Enquirer published a story claiming that Rafael
After Megyn Kelly was slammed for donning a spaghetti-strapped dress during the Republican National Convention on Wednesday, it appears she opted for a more modest outfit Thursday night. While covering the fourth and final night of the GOP convention in Cleveland, Ohio tonight, the Fox News star was seen wearing a more formal black dress featuring an asymmetrical neckline. The shoulder straps were noticeably thicker than the ones seen on last night´s form-fitting dress, with one strap featuring a cut-out, baring part of her left shoulder, while the other featured an overlay of white fabric. Her more modest look comes on the
Donald Trump plans to create and fund super-PACs specifically aimed at ending the political careers of Ted Cruz and John Kasich should either run for office again, after both snubbed the Republican nominee during his party´s convention this week, a source familiar with Trump’s thinking told Bloomberg Politics on Friday. The plan would involve Trump investing millions of his own money --perhaps $20 million or more -- in one or two outside groups about six months before their respective election days if Texas Senator Cruz or Ohio Governor Kasich stand for office again. The source said Trump is willing to
The fullness of time will vindicate Ted Cruz´s actions at the National Convention this week, and as a bonus, the reaction has exposed that Donald Trump has indeed jumped in between the sheets with the Republican Establishment. On the second point, let´s not quibble over who seduced whom. I know that the conventional wisdom is that Cruz committed suicide. Good. Let´s check the scorecard of conventional wisdom. Almost everyone thought it was crazy in the fall of 2013 to say Cruz´s Obamacare filibuster would actually help Republicans in 2014 and that it would help Cruz´s career.
They didn’t riot in the streets of Cleveland, as Donald Trump said his supporters would do had things not gone his way. But you saw the raw essence of a riot, the madness and loss of reason, on display in four days of chaos at the Republican National Convention. For a campaign now devoted to “law and order,” the launch was mob rule: in spirit, in tone, in words. Long after we’ve forgotten Trump’s closing speech — that paean to self, that nightmare portrait of an America where the lights have gone out — we will remember the savagery just below
Some progressives and former backers of Bernie Sanders´ presidential candidacy started signaling their dissatisfaction with the choice of Sen. Tim Kaine as Hillary Clinton´s running mate before it was even announced on Friday night. Already suspicious of Clinton’s commitment to liberal policies, they were closely watching her decision on the vice presidency, wary for any sign that she may be drifting back to the political center as she prepares for the general election. Choosing Kaine would be “greeted by many as confirmation that she intends to run away from, if not betray, the progressive base of the