Democrats Don’t Have A Plan If Donald Trump Is Elected

It’s clear that the GOP is preparing for the possibility of a Clinton presidency and several Republicans have already declared they plan to block Hillary Clinton’s picks for the Supreme Court should she win.House Republicans believe there are “years” worth of material on Clinton to investigate and several other Republicans have already floated the possibility of impeachment.But Democrats have made no such declarations in regards to a possible President Donald Trump. That’s because they find the idea of Trump actually winning so unimaginable, no one has given much thought to how they’d handle him winning the election.“It’s never talked about in much depth or detail because the guy is such a joke. We can’t fathom it and therefore are not planning for it,” said Texas Rep. Marc Veasey.“My personal opinion is that Hillary is going to win,” he said. “If Donald Trump wins it would be chaos. He can’t hold a thought for more than one or two minutes.”Several senior Democrats laughed at BuzzFeed News when asked if they had any contingency plan for a Trump presidency.“No one is sitting around planning for a President Trump,” said a senior Democratic Senate aide. “No one is meeting, no one is contemplating, no one is meditating about this.”The aide said that Senate Democrats haven’t even planned too far down the road for a Clinton presidency because they were “focused on winning the Senate,” but that the working assumption was that Clinton would win the White House.A senior Democratic aide in the House, confident of a Clinton win, said that there wouldn’t really be anything for Democrats to plan for in the case Trump wins because they disagree with everything he says.“We don’t want to build a wall, we don’t want to give tax cuts to the wealthy, and these are long-held positions by Democrats,” the House aide said. Continue Reading

Harry Reid claims FBI covered up how Russia helped Donald Trump win election, demands director James Comey resign

The FBI knew that Russia was meddling in the U.S. election to help ensure a Donald Trump victory — but the agency’s director turned a blind eye to the interference, outgoing Senate minority leader Harry Reid claimed. A day after a secret CIA assessment showed several people connected to the Russian government leaked hacked emails from the Democrats to whistleblowing site WikiLeaks, Reid called for the resignation of FBI director James Comey. “The FBI had this material for a long time but Comey, who is of course a Republican, refused to divulge specific information about Russia and the presidential election,” Reid said on MSNBC Saturday. “I am so disappointed in Comey. He has let the country down for partisan purposes.” The Nevada senator compared Comey to the FBI’s controversial founder, J. Edgar Hoover, accused of abusing his power to harass his rivals. “I did not believe that that Comey was the new J. Edgar Hoover. I thought that he would do the right thing for the country,” Reid said before cutting into the FBI leader. When asked directly if he thought Comey sat on intelligence that showed Russia’s election meddling, Reid was equally blunt: “That’s right, that is true.” Reid, who will retire when his current term ends in January, encouraged the Senate and other organizations to investigate the allegations. "He should be investigated by other agencies of the government including the security agencies because if ever there was a matter of security it’s this,” he said. “I don’t think any of us understood how partisan Comey was.” New York Sen. Chuck Schumer, who will replace Reid as the Senate Democratic leader next year, said he’d press for a congressional investigation into the CIA findings, but did not mention Comey’s alleged involvement. "That any country could be meddling in our elections Continue Reading

Joel Embiid says 76ers teammate Ben Simmons will get deported if Donald Trump wins election

Looks like Ben Simmons needs to be more worried about Donald Trump's right foot than his own. The Sixers' overall No. 1 pick from Australia, who is nursing a broken right foot, could be kicked out of the country if Trump is elected president, at least according to Simmons's teammate Joel Embiid. During the third and final presidential debate Wednesday night, in which the subject of immigration was a hot topic, Simmons, who was born in a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, tweeted “I can’t listen to this guy,” referring to the GOP’s presidential nominee. Embiid, the Sixers' 7-foot first-round pick in 2014 who has yet to play a regular-season game due to his own never-ending foot injury, shot back over the Twitterverse, “If he wins, he’s gonna deport you.” Simmons wasn't done, however, tweeting more debate commentary, calling the event “childish,” and reminding Embiid that he has nothing to fear since he has dual citizenship. The Australian wrapped that tweet up with a "bye bye Jo," a possible reference to the fact that Embiid was also not born in the U.S., having emigrated from Cameroon at the age of 16 to play basketball. Simmons had surgery on his right foot which he'd broken during the team's last training camp scrimmage. There is no timetable for his return. Continue Reading

Bryan Cranston moving to Canada if Trump wins election: ‘I’d be an expatriate’

If Donald Trump wins the presidency, it's going to break Bryan Cranston pretty bad. The "Breaking Bad" star told hosts of The Bestseller Experiment podcast that he''s trekking up north if The Donald is in charge. "Absolutely. I would definitely move. It’s not real to me that that would happen. I hope to God it won’t," Cranston said. Adding, “It wouldn’t be a vacation. I’d be an expatriate." He's not the first to threaten a move north of the border. Celebrities such as Lena Dunham, Chelsea Handler, and Barbra Streisand have all claimed they would move to Canada if Hillary Clinton loses come Nov. 8. Regardless of the election results, Cranston said Trump's brand isn't going anywhere. "There will be books written, movies made. I'm telling you, there will be theatrical productions about Donald Trump because of the anomaly that he presented," Cranston told The Hollywood Reporter. Continue Reading

Keegan-Michael Key of ‘Key & Peele’ might flee to Canada if Trump wins election, refuses to write jokes for billionaire

If Donald Trump wins, Keegan-Michael Key says he's moving to Canada. “Jeez, I might leave,” the “Key & Peele” co-creator smiled to TMZ when asked whether immigrant groups would flee the country under The Donald’s reign. He promptly chose the Great White North as his destination. “It’s like, 10 minutes from Detroit,” said Key. “That’s where I’m from; my mom lives there. It’d make her happy too.” The rising comedy star, who served as President Obama's “Anger Translator” during a skit at last year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, also flat-out refused to write jokes for the boisterous real-estate tycoon — even if he were offered $1 million. “Absolutely not,” Key said. “It would be on my conscience no matter how much money it was. No, no, no, not with him.” Needless to say, the 44-year-old comic — who with his writing partner Jordan Peele created the critically acclaimed, Emmy-nominated sketch comedy series — is “not a fan” of the GOP front-runner. He’s not the only Hollywood elite running for the hills if Trump wins the 2016 presidential race — Hillary Clinton supporter Samuel L. Jackson, who recently entered into a golf-related social-media feud with the billionaire, declared during a December “Jimmy Kimmel Live” bit that he’d move to South Africa. “Daily Show” alum Jon Stewart had a far more dramatic exit plan. “I would consider getting in a rocket and going to another planet, because clearly this planet's gone bonkers,” Stewart told People during the Emmys in September. Caps lock-happy Cher agreed, even specifying her planetary destination of choice. “IF HE WERE TO BE ELECTED,IM MOVING TO JUPITER,” she tweeted. Continue Reading

O’Reilly: Charlotte Unrest Will Help Donald Trump Win North Carolina

Cell Phone Video of Keith Scott Shooting Released by Family Little Boy Gives Charlotte Police Officers 'Free Hugs' and Donuts Ted Cruz: I Will Vote for Donald Trump Regarding the police-involved shooting of Keith L. Scott in Charlotte, N.C., Bill O’Reilly warned that observers of the incident and its aftermath should “let the investigation play out before you form a judgement.”Scott, who authorities say was armed, was shot and killed by a police officer last week. Scott’s wife released reportedly inconclusive video of the confrontation. Video from the officers’ perspective has not yet been publicly released.“Some Americans will reach conclusions that have little basis in reality,” he said.He reminded viewers that, when it comes to racial division, exemplified by the protests in the Queen City, the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gained respect of both white Americans and African-Americans by peacefully preaching a “message of fairness” and by “exposing bigotry.”“Racial division can only be healed by dignified conduct—no hate, no violence and no anarchy.”However, O’Reilly also said that the scenes of unrest in Charlotte, the latest city to be subject to such demonstrations, will help Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Election Day.“The social unrest in Charlotte will give North Carolina’s 15 electoral votes to Donald Trump,” he said.“Social order will always be a conservative issue.”What do you think? Let us know in the comments. Watch the Moment a Woman Opened Fire on 3 Armed Robbers Inside Home Judge Jeanine on Charlotte: 'Dems Need This Narrative, It's All About the Election' 'What's the Best Way to Reach You? Email?': Galifianakis Quizzes Hillary Continue Reading

Donald Trump wins Michigan by 13,225 votes in final unofficial count

With seven critical Genessee County precincts now reporting results, Donald Trump appears to have won Michigan by 13,225 votes -- a margin of less than three-tenths of a percent --  out of more some 4.8 million cast, according to unofficial results posted late this morning by the state.Trump held a 12,488-vote lead over Hillary Clinton through the morning. But with all 83 Michigan counties reporting, Trump won 2,277,636 and Clinton 2,264,361. Trump's margin of victory was exceedingly close: He won 47.6% compared to 47.33% for Clinton, according to state totals updated at 11:30 a.m. today.The Associated Press has not yet called the race.Those numbers include Wayne County, where Clinton won 517,022 votes compared to Trump's 228,313, numbers provided to the Free Press by the Wayne County Clerk's office show.►Related: How Clinton lost 'blue wall' states of Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin►Explanation: How the Free Press missed mark on Michigan projection for Clinton►Henderson:President-elect Trump, the country needs you to lead us all now► Editorial: Trump must jettison demagogic election rhetoric for healing to beginAcross the state, Trump used out-state and rural counties to build his lead. Clinton used Wayne, Washtenaw and Genesee counties — typically Democratic strongholds — to chip into the lead. Those three, along with Monroe County, were the last counties in the state to report numbers.It was a stunning turnabout. Michigan in recent weeks became a surprise last-minute election battleground, even though less than a month ago polls gave Clinton what appeared to be a nearly insurmountable double-digit lead in the state.As Trump settled down as the election loomed and Republicans initially wary of the volatile, politically inexperienced businessman came home to support their nominee, Clinton's lead narrowed considerably, dropping to 4 points in the latest Free Press poll last Continue Reading

Donald Trump wins Tennessee Republican primary

Donald Trump won Tennessee’s Republican presidential primary in a rout on a Super Tuesday that saw the real estate mogul from New York sweep most of the South and look ahead to a possible November matchup against Democrat Hillary Clinton.Trump finished with 39 percent of the vote in Tennessee, beating U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who finished second with 25 percent, and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who came in third with 21 percent. They were followed by retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, both of whom had less than 8 percent of the vote.The double-digit win for Trump in Tennessee spoiled last-minute efforts from the state’s GOP establishment to try to stop his rise by uniting behind Rubio. Republican Gov. Bill Haslam and U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., each endorsed Rubio over the past week and campaigned alongside him Monday in Knoxville.But their help came after a record 254,659 Tennesseans had already voted early in the state’s Republican primary — historic turnout that, following Tuesday’s results, was shown to be driven foremost by Trump.The polarizing Trump, speaking before supporters in Palm Beach, Fla., went right after Clinton, who also won Tennessee on Tuesday, arguing she’s been in positions of power for years but hasn’t fixed the country’s woes.“She wants to make America ‘whole again,’ ” Trump said. “And I’m thinking, what is that all about? ‘Make America great again’ is going to be much better than ‘Make America whole again.’ ”Trump also won Alabama, Georgia, Arkansas, Virginia, Massachusetts and Vermont on Tuesday. Cruz won his home state of Texas and Oklahoma. Rubio won Minnesota.Trump congratulated Cruz for his win in Texas, but called Rubio a “lightweight” who had a really bad night and isn’t Continue Reading

How anti-establishment outsider Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump was shunned by much of the Republican establishment, but he forged a message of economic grievance and political change that resonated with white voters in rural areas and small towns.Early Wednesday morning, the political novice who was taken seriously by almost no one when he announced his presidential bid 16 months ago won the White House over Democrat Hillary Clinton, the final stunning turn in a campaign that defied one conventional wisdom after another.With a signature pledge to "make America great again," Trump managed to run up a huge margin in counties that have voted Republican in every election since 2000. He was winning those counties by 66%-30%, a margin of 36 percentage points. In 2012, Mitt Romney had carried them by 29 points.But Clinton didn't make similar gains in traditionally Democratic counties. She was winning in those by 66%-31%, the same margin that Obama had carried them four years ago.The long, contentious and sometimes ugly campaign deepened divides by geography, gender and education. New coalitions were emerging that could roil the two major parties and reverberate in American politics for a generation.Clinton's Democratic coalition included overwhelming support from African-Americans and a wide margin among Latinos, plus the backing of a majority of white college-educated women and the affluent — voters that used to be Republicans. Trump's Republican coalition was almost entirely white and included a crushing margin among men without a college education — the sort of working-class guys who used to be Democrats.They were battling for votes in a nation that was downbeat about their leaders and, for some, their lives.In exit polls by Edison Research, more than three in five voters said things in this country had gotten "seriously off on the wrong track." Among those voters, 69% supported Trump, 25% Clinton. Nearly a quarter of voters described themselves as Continue Reading

Donald Trump wins Arizona primary

Donald Trump, the celebrity billionaire who has channeled the anger and frustration of Arizona’s immigration hardliners into national Republican front-runner status, on Tuesday appeared headed for an easy victory in Arizona’s presidential primary.Trump, who campaigned Saturday in Fountain Hills and Tucson, captured Arizona’s 58 winner-take-all delegates, despite an aggressive challenge from his chief GOP rival, conservative U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas.The Associated Press called the race for Trump shortly after 8 p.m., even as hundreds of voters across Maricopa County stood in long lines to cast their ballots on a day marked by hours-long waits, confusion and fewer polling sites than in prior years.A triumphant Trump tweeted: "Much bigger win than anticipated in Arizona. Thank you, I will never forget!"Cruz made a late play for the state, rallying supporters in Phoenix on Friday and in Peoria on Sunday, despite trailing Trump in the few public polls ahead of the presidential preference election, as Arizona’s primary is officially known.While losing Arizona, Cruz was, however, expected to win the Utah caucuses, where 40 delegates were up for grabs.But Trump took the bigger prize in Arizona, a state he had courted. Last year, he presided over well-attended rallies in Phoenix and Mesa and has seemed to gain strength from the state’s reputation for antagonism toward illegal immigration.Trump’s harsh rhetoric on Mexican immigrants has drawn widespread fire from Latino activists and civil-rights groups, but his outsider candidacy was embraced by the state’s border hawks such as Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former Gov. Jan Brewer.Pro-Trump Arizona voters cited his immigration policies, such as his promised border wall built at Mexico's expense, as well as his perceived economic prowess and his anti-establishment swagger."We need an outsider who will get things done," Continue Reading