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How Donald Trump will spend the first 100 days after the election. Mr. Trump’s outline for his first 100 Days in the Malignant Narcissist Wing of Long Island Non-Jewish Psychiatric Resort-Casino begins on Day 6. For the first three days, arm restraints forced him to try and learn to tweet with his tongue. It took an additional 48 hours before he realized the cellphone he had been given upon admittance was made of plastic. Chinese plastic. Since then, all detailed policy positions have been dictated to the night janitorial staff. The positions and updates will be posted, unfiltered, on the new Trump website just as soon as Barron, who is great on the computer, gets rights to the domain name didIcallitorwhat?.

DAY 6: Other than Sean Hannity, who I’m told is on another floor, there is no media here. DAY 7: Come up with six pilot ideas for “Trump TV,” and three pilot ideas for Mike Pence. DAY 12: Replace “Repeal and Replace Obamacare” with “Repeal Obamacare except for that Mental Health Parity Act.” Right now, we have one door with a flimsy lock. Trump Hires Breitbart Executive to Run Campaign - With Roger Ailes, Is This a Move Towards Trump TV? GettyThe Washington Post Donald Trump often says he hates the "disgusting," "rigged" media. Well, with 82 days left until Election Day, he's now enlisted two media executives to run his campaign. On Tuesday we learned that Roger Ailes, the former Fox News chairman who left the company under a cloud of sexual harassment accusations, will be coaching Trump for the upcoming presidential debates.

And today The New York Times reported Trump has hired Steve Bannon, the executive chairman of Breitbart News, to serve as the campaign's chief executive. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Bannon, who's been described as "the most dangerous political operative in America" and who considers Fox News too liberal, will take the reins from Paul Manafort, the International Friend of Dictators who had been running the Trump campaign. Bannon has convinced Trump that rest of campaign needs to be bare-knuckles brawl, w/ full-bore populism/movement politics— Robert Costa (@costareports) August 17, 2016.

Who’s to blame for Donald Trump’s rise? Conservatives use revisionist history to claim liberals are responsible. As a Hillary Clinton victory in the presidential election has come to seem more and more likely, one of the big questions in political circles is what the Republican Party will do starting on November 9. Will the GOP as an institution admit it has spent decades incubating the ethno-nationalism and white supremacy that Trump exploited to grab the loyalty of the party base and the presidential nomination? Will the party conduct an appropriate housecleaning, expelling the poison of the alt-right and moderating its conservatism to appeal to a wider range of the electorate? Or will the GOP go in another direction by blaming Democrats and the mainstream media for somehow duping Republican voters into falling under the spell of this tangelo-shaded demagogue in ill-fitting suits?

Conservatives are beginning what will probably be a years-long argument over the answer to these questions. And wouldn’t you know it, some of them are going with the latter option. Donald Trump's Campaign Just Launched A Live Nightly News Show | Huffington Post. BuzzFeed CEO: I Heard Ivanka Trump Talk About "Mulatto Cocks" - BuzzFeed News. Trump advisers took group of reporters to Vegas strip bar before last debate. Donald Trump is killing Ivanka’s business as women boycott her brand — and the stores that carry it. The Internet Has a Lot of Feelings About This Picture of Eric Trump. Eric Trump just pulled a move that every rebellious teenager has tried at least once — and the internet has a lot of feelings about it. According to a tweet from @xwnklmnx on Thursday, his friend met the Republican nominee’s son at an In-N-Out in Las Vegas, presumably before or after Wednesday’s presidential debate, and asked to take a photo with him.

While at first glance, the photo seems pretty innocuous, as @xwnklmnx points out, the snap ~scandalously~ reveals that Trump filled his free water cup with what appears to be lemonade. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below While this isn’t exactly the worst crime on the planet, many were quick to point out that it is still considered stealing, and you can technically get arrested for it. At least he chose Lemonade? Has Donald Trump destroyed his brand, and his business? GOP nominee stands to lose more than the election. Hope Hicks’ damage control Mad Libs: Is Donald Trump’s press secretary using a form letter to put out his fires?

Hope Hicks’ job is as easy as her boss, Donald Trump, is subtle. From the onset, the Republican nominee has played himself while his dutiful 27-year-old Greenwich, Connecticut-raised press secretary does her best to clean up a mess before the next one occurs. For campaign statements — as with the cover letters she’ll have to start sending out on Nov. 9 — sometimes a rubric is essential to ease an overwhelming workload. With only slight modifications, Hicks’ form letter for the campaign’s screwups has been as follows: “The campaign had no knowledge of [Latest Screwup] and strongly condemns these views.” Here’s a timeline: March 2, 2016: According to Politico, after Donald Trump Jr. gave a radio interview to virulent white supremacist James Edwards, Hicks said, “The campaign had no knowledge of [Edwards’] personal views and strongly condemns them.” Of course, the incident had indeed been caught on CCTV. Trump national political director 'steps back' from campaign.

Jim Murphy, Donald Trump’s national political director, is no longer playing an active role on the campaign, according to three sources briefed on the move – a troubling development for the Republican nominee coming just 19 days before the election. "I have not resigned but for personal reasons have had to take a step back from the campaign," Murphy said in a statement to POLITICO. He did not elaborate on the reasons for his departure. Story Continued Below Several Trump aides said that Murphy has been conspicuously absent in recent days as the campaign mobilizes for the final push. Since joining the Trump campaign in June, Murphy, a longtime party operative, has played a key role in setting up field programs in battleground states. The move comes at an inopportune time for the campaign, with little more than two weeks remaining until Election Day and Trump cratering in opinion polls. It’s the latest departure in a campaign rife with turnover.

Trump campaign sued over Donald Trump Jr.’s Skittles tweet. After being publicly chastised by a candy company for comparing Syrian refugees to poisoned Skittles, Donald Trump Jr. is now being sued by the photographer of the image – a refugee. Trump Jr. recycled a white-supremacist meme first shared by former Republican congressman Joe Walsh last month when he affixed the official Trump campaign logo onto an image of a bowl of Skittles candy, asking, “If I had a bowl of Skittles and I told you three would kill you, would you take a handful?” “That’s our Syrian refugee problem.” David Kittos, the photographer of the Skittles imaged used by Trump Jr., filed a lawsuit Tuesday in an Illinois federal court alleging that the photo used in the tweet is his and was used without his permission.

Kittos, an England-based photographer who shares much of his work on Flickr, is suing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr., the Trump campaign and vice presidential candidate Mike Pence for copyright infringement. “Skittles are candy. WATCH: CNN’s Chris Cuomo crushes Kellyanne Conway’s half-hearted attempt to compare Trump to Al Gore. Kellyanne Conway made the rounds Thursday morning to mop up the mess after Donald Trump threatened to upend American democracy if he loses the Nov. 8 election. The Republican presidential nominee said Wednesday night during the third and final presidential debate that he hadn’t decided whether he would accept the results if he lost, saying he would keep voters “in suspense.” Conway, his campaign manager, has been comparing Trump’s pre-emptive concerns to Al Gore’s decision to withdraw his concession after the excruciatingly close Florida vote in the 2000 presidential election.

“You know what happened next, we went on for six weeks until we found out who the president was,” Conway said on CNN’s “New Day.” CNN’s Chris Cuomo said her comparison broke down at that point, because many Americans recall exactly what happened 16 years ago. “That’s the problem, though, because we all do know what happened in Florida — and this is different,” Cuomo said, as Conway shook her head. Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway is already auditioning for her next gig.

Donald Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway must be making a covert cry for help, as nothing short of desperate confusion could explain a tweet she sent in the middle of the third presidential debate. During a discussion about his stance on immigration reform, Conway’s boss, the Republican presidential nominee, made the baffling decision to throw out a Spanish term to describe undocumented immigrants.

“We’ll get them out, secure the border and once the border is secured at a later date we’ll make a determination as to the rest. But we have some bad hombres here and we’re going to get them out,” Trump told moderator Chris Wallace: WATCH: Kellyanne Conway doesn’t believe Donald Trump’s voter fraud claim. Appearing on MSNBC ahead of the third and final presidential debate in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Donald Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway imploded. Right out of the gate, Conway took a stance almost entirely opposite that of her boss when asked if she thought there would be widespread voter fraud on Election Day, as the Republican presidential nominee has recently suggested: “No, I do not believe that,” she told MSNBC’s Stephanie Rhule.

“Absent overwhelming evidence that there is, it would not be for me to say that there is.” She added, “We know that people who are dead are still on the voter rolls. Conway argued that Trump’s rhetoric refers to a “larger conspiracy” and “collusion” between “some members of the media” and Democrat Hillary Clinton’s campaign, as evidenced by recent WikiLeaks email hacks. Then in defending Trump’s often broad and uninformed policy proposals, Conway listed as a counterexample his “five-point plan to defeat Islam.” Watch below: The Desperate Gamble of Scottie Nell Hughes, World's Most Loyal Trump Surrogate. Like the rest of Trump’s devoted street team, Hughes spends her days evangelizing The Donald with a relentless series of appearances on TV. But why? And what if she he loses? For Scottie Nell Hughes, the day had been remarkably chaste. She'd taken her daughter to see Disney on Ice in Nashville, where she lives, and then they visited the Old Spaghetti Factory.

At 4 P.M. Hughes, who is 36 and a mother of a 9-year-old boy and an 8-year-old girl, cuts an exaggerated presence both on air and off. And so, last Friday evening, as a different kind of allegorical blaze raged inside the Trump campaign, Hughes knew just how to help. Still, Hughes couldn't help going full Leave It to Beaver on CNN, noting repeatedly that the news of the Trump tape was an opportunity to discuss the dangers of vulgar language. "I think every single Republican is going to have to answer for, what did you do the day you saw the tape of this man boasting about grabbing a woman's pussy? " That was all Navarro needed. Ivanka Trump distances herself from father’s campaign: ‘I’m not a surrogate, I’m a daughter’