It wouldn't be the first time that the 45th President, who skipped out of serving in the Vietnam War due to bone spurs, spurned American soldiers and even war heroes. His life in business and politics shows no ethos for public service and self-sacrifice, which is why parts of the Atlantic story ring so true: At Arlington National Cemetery outside Washington, where more than 400,000 former service personnel are interred, Trump reportedly told Kelly, "I don't get it. What was in it for them?" at his son Robert's grave. … [Read more...] about Does it matter to voters if Trump insults the military?
How many voters voted for trump
At three points, Trump would still trail the popular vote but would go from a loser to a winner in Florida and North Carolina and would be within two points in Pennsylvania and Arizona, which would make him a winner if he could pick up those states, according to the 538 site. That’s a thin thread, to say the least, and time is not only running out, early voting is about to start. … [Read more...] about Stagnant polls, ‘hidden’ voters, and Trump’s path to re-election
“It is no secret that Trump will use reckless and racially inflammatory language and grievance politics to try to rally his voters,” a memo from the group said, adding, “Unlike those states, with large majority white populations, Florida’s electorate is far more diverse.” … [Read more...] about GOP anti-Trump group plans multimillion-dollar ad blitz in Florida
While restrictive measures, such as voter ID laws, undermine the ability of Blacks and poor people to vote, such measures limit the rights of women more broadly, including White women who may not have updated their ID after changing or hyphenating their names upon marrying. The Washington Post notes that women are more likely to change their names when shifting their marital status, reporting that "90 percent of women change their names when they get married, and many change their names back if they get divorced." Additionally, women live longer and, in part because of this, make up a larger share of the electorate than men. Plus, the cost of obtaining ID burdens women (as women are more likely to live in poverty). … [Read more...] about Two anniversaries Trump is dishonoring
If Putin is held in the highest regard in Trump's mind, Cohen writes, Trump's own voters rank among those in the lowest. Speaking to Cohen after Trump gathered religious leaders at Trump Tower in the lead up to the 2012 presidential race, an encounter during which they asked to "lay hands" on him, Trump asked Cohen, according to the book: "Can you believe that bullsh*t?...Can you believe people believe that bullsh*t?" … [Read more...] about In tell-all book, Michael Cohen says Trump hired a ‘Faux-Bama’ before White House run