Instead of Fred Jr., it was Donald who slid into the role of heir apparent. Lacking the skills of his older brother, Donald nevertheless had the brashness, self-promotion and even shamelessness favored by Fred Sr., in many ways reflecting his own character, Mary writes. She goes to great lengths to try to dispel the myth that Donald Trump was self-made, instead crediting his early forays into the Manhattan real estate market to his father’s wealth, not a small amount of seed money. As she tells it, Fred Sr. was captivated by Donald’s penchant for publicity and media attention, enough to overlook his son’s limitations. … [Read more...] about Mary Trump Book Review: In The Chaos Of Donald Trump’s Presidency, Will His Niece’s Tell-All Matter?
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Biden’s standing in Florida, arguably the most important state in the entire race, illustrates both the promise and pitfalls of this approach. Steve Schale, a strategist who works for Democrats in the state (including a pro-Biden super PAC), says Biden is seeing stronger support from college-educated white voters and even non-college-educated women than Clinton did, while his backing among Florida’s Hispanics has lagged. Winning Florida, Schale explains, will come down to places like Pasco County, an exurban swath of land north of Tampa that’s home to more than half a million people and hasn’t gone for a Democratic presidential contender since Al Gore in 2000. Biden almost certainly won’t win Pasco; it’s a matter of narrowing the margin of defeat. Barack Obama lost Pasco by 8,000 votes in 2008 and 14,000 in 2012; Clinton lost by 52,000. “In a place like Pasco, do we get back to what Obama did? No,” Schale says. “But if we get back … [Read more...] about How Far Will Donald Trump Go to Win?
“I hate to say it but there’s other stations right now that are doing the same thing,” Cohen told Maddow. “They are becoming state run television as well as newspapers that, you know, if Donald Trump sneezed, it’s the greatest sneeze in the history of the world. And front — front, you know, front page news story, breaking news.” … [Read more...] about Michael Cohen’s Book Details Coordination By Donald Trump, National Enquirer To Vanquish Rivals
The senior staffer writes that some in the White House and the administration are working to thwart POTUS’s “worst impulses.” This mirrors the leitmotif of Woodward’s book Fear: Trump in the White House that senior administration officials are trying to protect the United States from Donald Trump. … [Read more...] about Donald Trump “Amoral … Impetuous, Adversarial, Petty, Ineffective,” Senior Official Says In NYT Op-Ed
“Those who seek to erase our heritage want Americans to forget our pride and our great dignity, so that we can no longer understand ourselves or America’s destiny,” Trump said. “In toppling the heroes of 1776, they seek to dissolve the bonds of love and loyalty that we feel for our country, and for each other.” … [Read more...] about Donald Trump, In Mount Rushmore Speech, Tries To Set Off New Fireworks In Divisive Culture Wars