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by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Tuesday, September 20. Also check out Tim Kaine’s pitch to Millenials.

  • Yep, this is the Trump family – bigots, killers of endangered species, inciters to violence, and now claiming that refugees are akin to poisoned skittles


  • Andy Schmookler

    “There’s no escaping the conclusion that he regards violence as a legitimate political tool.”

    It is worse than that. It is not just that Trump “regards violence as a legitimate political tool,” but worse, Trump is wholly indifferent to whether something is legitimate or not. If it serves his purposes, he has no scruples about using it.

    That said, Dana Milbank in this piece does a fine job of compiling a diverse set of examples of Trump’s ongoing encouragement of and flirtation with political violence. I would think that the Clinton people who have done such outstanding work in crafting ads that consist almost entirely of Trump’s own words spoken in Trump’s own voice — to expose the man’s darkness and unsuitability for the presidency — could use this piece by Milbank to craft yet another.

    The American people can use help in putting such pieces together so that they can envision the danger and degradation that a Trump president might inflict on the nation.

  • HFA Response to Report that Trump Foundation Used Charity Money to Settle Legal Problems

    In response to David Fahrenthold’s latest story in the Washington Post on Trump’s Foundation, HFA Deputy Communications Director Christina Reynolds offered the following statement:

    “Clearly the Trump Foundation is as much a charitable organization as Trump University is an institute of higher education. Trump’s version of charity is taking money from others to settle his own legal issues and buy at least two pictures of himself, which experts say is a clear violation of laws governing charitable organizations. Once again, Trump has proven himself a fraud who believes the rules don’t apply to him. It’s past time for him to release his tax returns to show whether his tax issues extend to his own personal finances.”

  • Video: Seth Myers Takes on Donald Trump and His Birther Past. BTW, f*** Jimmy Fallon.


    • True Blue

      Loved this! I took liberty with some of the twit’s tweets:

      An “extremely credible source” has called my office and told me that Donald Trump’s business credentials are fraudulent.

      Isn’t it time that Trump release his tax returns and business dealings? Boy would that create a mess! He is not who you think.

      Why won’t Trump release his tax returns? Is there something “foreign” about them?

  • Video: Samantha Bee rips NBC, Jimmy Fallon for their handling of Trump


  • From the Clinton campaign:

    Virginia Leaders and Veterans Call Trump ‘Temperamentally Unfit’ to Serve as Commander in Chief

    Ahead of Pence’s Williamsburg visit today, Virginia leaders, veterans and military family members highlighted how Donald Trump and Mike Pence are temperamentally unfit and unqualified to lead the nation. At a press conference, Virginia Legislative Black Caucus Chair and State Senator Mamie Locke, Delegate Marcia Price and Councilman Cliff Hayes rejected the Trump-Pence campaign’s bigotry and divisiveness and local veterans and military families spoke out against Trump’s record of disrespecting veterans and his dangerous proposals that would threaten our national security.

    See what Virginia leaders, veterans and military families had to stay:

    “Americans are looking for a president and vice president who can bring people together, Donald Trump and Mike Pence have done nothing but divide us, tearing people down with hateful rhetoric and bigoted policy proposals,” said State Senator Mamie Locke. “Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine know that we are stronger together and that America is built on the strength of our diversity.”

    “Trump has refused to apologize or take any accountability for his years of divisive rhetoric, peddling a bigoted attack against our country’s first black president. Instead, he stood up and told more lies about the origin of the conspiracy theory,” said Delegate Marcia Price. “What’s worse is that in absence of that apology, he and Pence continue to push for policies and politics that are steeped in the same sexist, racist and xenophobic philosophies of his earlier career.”

    “We have one candidate who has dedicated her life to caring for others and in contrast another candidate who makes fun of the disabled, who makes fun of military heroes, after giving their time and sacrificing,” said Councilman Cliff Hayes. ‘We cannot afford to have Donald Trump and Mike Pence anywhere near the White House.”

    “I’m a mother of three with a husband who served,” said Norfolk military spouse Nikia Miller. “Donald Trump is dangerous. And, regardless of how much Mike Pence tries to soften the message that’s presented by his candidate, by Donald Trump, it doesn’t erase the fact that he is a hothead and he is temperamentally unfit to be the president of the United States.”

    “The Trump-Pence campaign is insulting to veterans and I can’t support it,” said Coast Guard veteran Nancy McPherson. “I just can’t imagine we would have somebody in the Oval Office that would be so thin-skinned.”

  • Video: A Message To Millennials From Senator Al Franken