Category: Presidential Hopefuls

Panic Mode: LA Times Poll Shows Donald Trump Skyrocketing as Hillary Clinton Falters in Black Community – Breitbart

Republican Donald J. Trump has the support of 20 percent of the African-American vote in Sunday’s “Daybreak Poll” by the University of Southern California and The Los Angeles Times.

Trump’s Democratic opponent Hillary R. Clinton is the choice of 71 percent of black voters.

For the week after Trump’s Aug. 16 speech on the status of African-Americans in America in West Bend, Wisconsin, the Republican had support in the Daybreak Poll between 13 percent and 15 percent.

The New York Post reported that Clinton has had a dramatic drop in support among blacks:

Meanwhile, the same poll showed Clinton’s support among that group plummeting from 90.4 percent on Sept. 10 to 71.4 percent.

Clinton’s nearly 20-point crash began Sunday, said Dan Schnur of USC. Sunday was the day Clinton was recorded collapsing while entering a Secret Service van at a 9/11 event.

In the larger sample, Trump leads Clinton with 47.7 percent of voters to her 41 percent. This is a new high for Trump in the Daybreak Poll, breaking through his previous high of 47.4 percent recorded July 28 and Sept. 16.

Clinton’s support is her lowest since July 28, when she was at 40.1 percent. Her lowest point in the poll came July 14 at 40 percent.

The former first lady’s highest support came July 14 with 46.3 percent, she was never before or since been over 46 percent.

The Daybreak Poll, which was launched July 10, is a unique approach to tracking the presidential election. The poll questions roughly 3,000 voters every day and then hones the sample to match a turnout model based on 2012 turnout.

In the 2012, President Barack Obama collected 93 percent of the black vote, according to research by Cornell University’s Roper Center. Obama’s Republican rival W. Mitt Romney was the choice of 6 percent of black voters.

Black turnout in 2012 was 67 percent, the first year it topped turnout by white voters.

The last Republican to win the majority of the black vote was Vice President Richard M. Nixon in 1960.

Source: Panic Mode: LA Times Poll Shows Donald Trump Skyrocketing as Hillary Clinton Falters in Black Community – Breitbart

Donald Trump Cuts Hillary Clinton’s Lead in Liberal Minnesota in Half – Breitbart

A new poll finds that GOP nominee Donald Trump is tightening the polls even in liberal Minnesota where Hillary Clinton’s lead has been cut in half since last week.

A poll taken of 625 registered Minnesota voters ending on September 14 found that Hillary’s one-time 13-point lead in the deep blue state has been slashed to 6 points,according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

Clinton now leads Trump 44 to 38 percent. But only a few months ago that spread was at 48 percent for Clinton to Trump’s 35 percent.

While the state’s big cities favor Clinton 58 percent to Trump’s 28 percent, it is the outlying areas and suburbs where the GOP nominee is gaining.

In the suburban areas, for instance, Trump leads Clinton 41 to 37 percent while, in the rural sectors of the North Star State, Trump tops Clinton by a more lopsided 44 to 28 percent.

In addition, independents are choosing Trump over Clinton by a wide margin with 42 percent going for Trump and 32 percent for Clinton.

The poll also found that fully ten percent of respondents are still undecided.

The survey taken from September 12 to 14 has a margin of error at plus or minus four points.

Follow Warner Todd Huston on Twitter @warnerthuston or email the author at igcolonel@hotmail.com.

Source: Donald Trump Cuts Hillary Clinton’s Lead in Liberal Minnesota in Half – Breitbart

Trump to Victims of Illegal Alien Crime: You Have Been ‘Forced into the Shadows’

Trump to Victims of Illegal Alien Crime: You Have Been ‘Forced into the Shadows’

On Saturday, Republican nominee Donald Trump addressed the American families victimized by open borders that have been “forced into the shadows” by both establishment politicians and media elites.

“Help is coming,” Trump told the angel families, assuring them that “their loved ones will not have died in vain.”

At a Saturday luncheon hosted by the Remembrance Project, a group that represents the American victims of illegal alien crime, Trump honored the “stolen American lives” and pledged to “advocate for justice on behalf of all American victims.”

Trump explained that contrary to the corporate media’s narrative, it is these American victims who have been “truly forced into the shadows.” Trump said:

I’m honored to be here today and to shine a national spotlight on a group of victims who have been forced, and I mean truly forced into the shadows. Your stories are not featured in the news. You don’t have demonstrators taking to the streets on your behalf. You have no special interests taking up your cause. And the politicians ignore your cries for help. But I never will. I will never… Your cause and your stories are ignored by our political establishment because they are determined to keep our borders open at any cost. To them your presence is just too inconvenient. That’s all it is, it’s an inconvenience.

Help is coming. I’ll tell you that, help is coming,” Trump declared. “On November 8th, we’re going to win the White House [loud applause]. And we are going to deliver justice for every American family and every single American victim… Together we will save American lives and prevent the next thousand American parents from suffering the same fate of the people in this room today. Their loved ones will not have died in vain.”

Trump noted that “there are so many people,” who have been victimized by open borders. “The devastation is unbelievable.”

“This has to end. It will end. if I become president, I promise you it will end,” Trump pledged. “Not one more American life should be given up in the name of open borders.”

“Whether its drug, terrorism, or violent crime our government is utterly failing in its core mission to defend and protect the people of this country,” Trump said, adding:

The most fundamental duty of government is to protect American lives… Anyone who fails to understand this is not fit to hold public office (loud applause). Every day our border remains open, innocent Americans are needlessly victimized and killed… Every day we fail to enforce our laws… is a day when a loving parent is at risk of losing their child. And it’s happening every single day. All across this country, dining room tables have an empty seat at the family table because our government abandoned its duty and failed to enforce our basic laws.

“What do you tell the mother who just buried her daughter because someone was released at the border who should have been sent home?” Trump asked. “What do you tell the young boy who will grow up without a dad because a criminal was deported five times, but was allowed to keep coming back, and coming back, and coming back into our country doing tremendous harm?”

“There are a lot of numbers in the immigration debate,” Trump added. “Let me give you the most important number of all. That most important number of all is the number of American lives that is acceptable to lose in the name of illegal immigration. Let me tell you what that number is: zero. Zero. Our nation should not accept one lost American life because our country failed to enforce its laws.”

Trump, who described these forgotten American families as “some of the bravest people I know,” said that advocating on behalf of their interests has “become a personal passion” of his:

I’ve met many incredible people during the course of this campaign but nothing has moved me more deeply than the time I’ve spent with the families of the Remembrance Project… I have known many of you for a long time now. I’m still here, and you’re still here—still fighting… The strength and the courage that you’ve shown in your very often lonely fight for justice—we’ll get there—you are the heroes. You are. And your actions will help us to save the next thousand American citizens from losing their brothers and sisters and sons and daughters and parents.

Trump met with the families privately backstage for an hour prior to the luncheon. “These are truly wounded families. And sadly, they’ll never be the same.” Trump told the crowd, noting that while they were backstage, “I asked them if it gets better with time… They said it doesn’t, and that sometimes it gets worse with time.”

Trump explained that these “unbelievably strong and brave people” are “representing thousands and thousands” of others who have suffered similar losses as a result our open borders.

Trump concluded by, once again, reaffirming his commitment to fight on their behalf and on behalf of the American people. “We will fight, and we will win, and again I say your loved ones will not have died in vain.”

Maria Espinoza, founder of the Remembrance Project, thanked Trump for the compassion he has shown to “America’s most forgotten families.”

Espinoza said, “On June 16th 2015, most Americans probably don’t remember that day, but here our families do. We remember that day because that is the day Donald Trump announced his run for President of the United States. There is only one candidate who spoke the truth. There is only one candidate who reached out to our stolen lives families, America’s most forgotten families. There is only one candidate who embraced and took in his arms the mothers whose children were killed, innocent victims. And for over 15 months Mr. Trump has traveled all across the United States and met with our families and listened to their stories.”

Source: Trump to Victims of Illegal Alien Crime: You Have Been ‘Forced into the Shadows’ – Breitbart

Globalists-The scum of the Earth

Listen to Alex Jones lay out these evil peoples plans to destroy millions of Faithful Americans. The Movement is now, the Movement is You….and I! May we all Stand and clasp hands to take this Evil Empire and its Ruthless Evil down! Our Leader is Trump and hes in it to Win!!

INFOWARS-—The News You Can Trust!

Daily Audio News from Breitbart

The Liberal Progressive Democrats and Muslim Refugees coming into our America are the Hateful Violent Racist ones! This is a very good News session depicting on whats really going on out there.  I dont trust the majority of the Mainstream media but I use to trust Fox News which sadly has gone down the toilet with the Globalists agenda. I’ve been feeling like Trump is feeling like he is losing the Battle for us against all the Corrupt Politicians and World Leaders based on the fact of his recent statement that he may lose to Hillary but am praying he throws himself in the ring all the more fiercer. We cannot lose this election, we cannot give up the liberties of Conscious and our God given….not man given, rights to life, liberty and success. I will not hide my Bible around a Muslim either! I will not deny God or my faith because it offends them!  They need to leave if our way of life offends them! We need to invest not only our time, but whatever money we can donate to help Trump out. Hes our last hope!

Inside Donald Trump’s Closed-Door Meeting, Held To Reassure ‘The Evangelicals’ : NPR

Most Donald Trump events kick off with music from Elton John or the Rolling Stones at deafening volumes. But praise choruses ruled the day Tuesday as hundreds of conservative Christians gathered at a hotel in Times Square to question Trump.

Under glittering pink-and-white chandeliers, evangelicals and conservative Catholics filled the large ballroom, some raising their hands and closing their eyes as they sang, “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God/And his righteousness/And all these things shall be added unto you.”

The meeting was closed-door and invitation-only, but NPR was able to obtain access to observe the event.

“We Love Each Other”

As soon as Trump entered the room, it quickly became clear this was a largely friendly audience. The moderator, former Republican presidential hopeful and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, told Trump this would not be an “inquisition,” but rather people had come because they want someone who will “lead this nation out of the abyss.”

Organizer Bill Dallas of the Christian group United in Purpose says the event was designed to give religious conservatives, some of whom have had concerns about Trump, a chance to “understand” him better before the November election. It started out as a meeting for about 100 leaders but quickly grew to nearly 1,000 after a “tidal wave” of interest.

“That shows we all love each other,” Trump told the group.

Huckabee began by asking Trump about his family, saying that he’d seen them up close: “People can fake it on stage, they can walk out and do the happy family moment, but you can’t fake that backstage.”

Trump thanked Huckabee for the “nice question,” and said, “I have great children … through God they were born intelligent, they all went to great colleges.” He added that he always advised them all to avoid alcohol, drugs and smoking.

Trump drew applause for another bit of parenting advice: “If they do go to church, and if they start at a young age, that’s a tremendous asset … because you don’t see that as much today … That’s not so automatic anymore.”

“You Don’t Really Have Religious Freedom”

Trump then turned to what evangelical leaders have told him is a top priority – religious freedom. Many conservative Christians say they feel threatened by lawsuitsaimed at requiring business owners to provide services for same-sex weddings, restrictions on prayer in public schools, and a growing move to allow transgender people to use the restrooms they choose.

“The next president is going to be very vital … in freeing up your religion, freeing up your thoughts,” Trump said. “You really don’t have religious freedom.”

Clergy leaders demonstrated outside the hotel in New York’s Times Square where Donald Trump met with evangelical clergy Tuesday.

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Trump said ministers, in particular are “petrified” of talking about politics because of IRS rules barring groups like churches that receive charitable tax exemptions from engaging in political advocacy.

“We are gonna get rid of that,” Trump said, though he did not specify how he’d change the law. Pastors aren’t allowed to endorse candidates from the pulpit, but that rule is rarely enforced.

Doubting Hillary Clinton

Fresh from a smaller-group meeting between Trump and about 40 key leaders, Nebraska businessman Charles Herbster announced, “We just spent time with the next President of the United States, Donald J. Trump.”

Trump had just met with members of the steering committee that helped organize the event — including Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, psychologist and radio host James Dobson, Bob Vander Plaats of the Iowa Family Leader, longtime activist Gary Bauer, and others.

From that room, the Rev. E.W. Jackson tweeted a video of a moment where Trump questioned Democratic rival Hillary Clinton’s faith, saying, we don’t know “anything about Hillary in terms of religion. You know, she’s been in the public eye for years and years, and yet there’s no, there’s nothing out there, there’s like nothing out there.”

Trump continued: “You can pray for your leaders, and I agree with that — pray for everyone — but what you really have to do is you have to pray to get everyone out to vote for one specific person.

Clinton has spoken openly about her Methodist faith, and often campaigns in black churches.

Event organizer Dallas, CEO of the group United in Purpose, says he will issue a similar invitation to Clinton to meet with Christian leaders, probably in the next couple of weeks.

Questioning Trump’s Beliefs

For about an hour on Tuesday, Trump took questions from a pre-selected handful of Christian leaders, among them Dobson, outgoing Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd and Perkins.

The Rev. Sammy Rodriguez, who leads a network of Latino churches, told Trump, “We are not in favor amnesty, but you talked about building a wall … There is an idea in the Latino community that you have no commitment whatsoever in building a bridge with the Hispanic American community.”

Trump responded by repeating a common theme from the campaign trail — the importance of border security — and added that he has “thousands” of Latinos working with him, who are “phenomenal people.”

Dobson asked one of several questions about religious freedom, to which Trump reiterated his promise to appoint conservative Supreme Court justices. He said he would soon announce several more potential nominees to the court, to go along with the 11 he’s already suggested.

“They will be great intellects, talented men at what they do — and women — but also be pro-life,” Trump said.

In that answer, Trump took aim at his Democratic rival: “If Hillary gets in … we know exactly what’s gonna happen. We’re gonna end up being a different country … a Venezuela.”

LGBT Rights: All About The Judges

Trump was less comfortable addressing questions about LGBT rights – an issue he’s been stressing in the wake of the massacre in Orlando. Kelly Shackelford of the conservative legal organization First Liberty asked for his take on pending cases involving gay and lesbian weddings — what he described as an “attempt to use gay rights to trump religious freedom.”

Trump steered away from the issue, saying such decisions ultimately will be made in court, and, “If it’s my judges, you know how they’re gonna decide, and if it’s her judges, you also know how they’re gonna decide.”

Trump returned to the subject of religion, bringing up his proposed temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States, saying “I was met with tremendous rebuke — and praise. I was met with everything … but if I said something about Christianity, it would be a whole different thing. We can’t let that happen.”

He added that things were different “when I used to go to church,” telling the crowd, “You’re the most powerful group in the country, but you have to band together.”

As Huckabee wrapped up the question-and-answer session, he quipped, “After what you said about church and going to church, I have a feeling you’re going to have a thousand invitations to show up at churches every Sunday.”

Voting By Default

There was no time for most people in the room to directly question Trump. But an afternoon panel discussion allowed for a larger-group conversation about Trump’s appearance. Several speakers expressed concern about whether Trump is conservative enough on LGBT issues.

Greg Quinlan of the group Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays, who describes himself as a “former homosexual,” was among those who raised the subject.

“The big elephant in the room for us is the homosexual agenda, whose objective is to silence the church, period. I was a part of that movement, I know exactly what they are doing,” Quinlan said. “What are we going to do to address the homosexual agenda, the homosexual juggernaut, and what will Donald Trump do? We know what Hillary Clinton will do because her initials are HRC — Human Rights Campaign,” he said, referring to a group known for its activism on issues including LGBT rights.

Quinlan suggested getting together a “panel of ex-gays” to meet with Trump to explain that “people can change.”

To that, Ralph Reed of the Faith & Freedom Coalition nodded. He mentioned Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal’s veto of a “religious liberty” law earlier this year after objections from business and gay rights groups.

“There has been an alliance built between the radical gay lobby and corporate America to intimidate these governors from signing that kind of legislation,” Reed said.

Similar concerns lingered for Jim Garlow, pastor of Skyline Church in San Diego, though he described Trump’s relatively buttoned-down demeanor in front of the group as “very presidential.”

“I hope somebody can help him connect the dots,” Garlow said, that many debates surrounding the courts “all boil down to the homosexual or transgender issue.”

Perkins, of the Family Research Council, managed a work in a joke about the debate over transgender rights and a jab at Clinton in one swing. During a discussion about whether female voters would turn out in large numbers Clinton, Perkins said, “I was puzzled that somebody on the left would run with gender being their top issue — given that it could change.”

That drew laughter and applause from the room.

For many of those in attendance, the election boils down to a choice between Trump, whose track record causes them some heartburn, and Clinton, who they believe would continue the legacy of President Obama. And for many, that’s a non-starter.

“There’s no chance for me to vote for Hillary Clinton in November, so by default I will be voting for Trump. But my vote for Trump is insufficient. He needs me to get 10 more people to vote for Trump,” said former UN Ambassador Ken Blackwell.

Blackwell said he came away feeling like Trump needs to continue to “flesh out this relationship.” The big question, he said, is whether he will he spend his “political capital” getting other conservative Christians to vote.

Not A “Coronation”

At the beginning of the day, a speaker had prayed that “If there is to be a coronation today, let it be of Jesus as King.” It wasn’t quite that, but much of the slate of speakers and was made up of people friendly to Trump.

The moderator, Huckabee, has endorsed Trump. So has Ben Carson, the retired neurosurgeon and another former presidential candidate who had strong support from religious conservatives. He helped organize the event, and told the audience, “This election that is coming up is not about a person … It’s about America and what America represents.”

Carson told the crowd God is like a “Grandmaster” chess player, and seemed to compare Trump to a chess piece that’s usually considered the weakest one: “Sometimes he uses a pawn; sometimes he does things in a way that is not very apparent to us. And that’s where faith comes in.”

Moving to a fresh analogy, Carson argued the nation is going the wrong direction under the leadership of President Obama, and now is no time for conservative voters to be overly choosy.

“We have to stop the ship, we have to turn it around, and then we have to sail it in the other direction,” he said, adding that the first step is to “stop the ship” – and then turn it around. “I’m not going to tell you who to vote for … but it should be very apparent who is for religious liberty.”

The president angered many religious conservatives by endorsing same-sex marriage in 2013 and celebrating the Supreme Court rulings that have extended marriage rights to same-sex couples. The Obama administration has also been in legal battles with religious institutions that are fighting against the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that they provide coverage for contraceptives for employees. The Supreme Courtpunted on that issue last month.

Hillary Clinton has made preserving the Affordable Care Act and championing gay rights tenets of her campaign.

Franklin Graham, the son of evangelist Rev. Billy Graham, addressed Trump’s personal flaws that bother some evangelicals — including his multiple marriages, past support for abortion rights and foul language.

Graham pointed out that in lots of stories in the Bible, people messed up. After all, Graham told the crowd of devout Christians, the prophet Moses led his people out of slavery in Egypt but disobeyed God; King David committed adultery and murder; and the Apostle Peter, who, as one of Jesus’ closest followers really should have had his back, denied three times that he’d ever known Jesus.

“There is none of us that are perfect,” Graham said. “There’s no perfect person — there’s only one and that’s the Lord Jesus Christ, but he’s not running for president of the United States.”

CorrectionJune 21, 2016

An earlier version of this story incorrectly referred to “the late evangelist Rev. Billy Graham.” Graham, 97, has not died.

Source: Inside Donald Trump’s Closed-Door Meeting, Held To Reassure ‘The Evangelicals’ : NPR

Donald Trump Issues a Formal Statement About Today’s Tragedy in Orlando – TruthFeed

Last night, our nation was attacked by a radical Islamic terrorist. It was the worst terrorist attack on our soil since 9/11, and the second of its kind in 6 months. My deepest sympathy and support goes out to the victims, the wounded, and their families.

In his remarks today, President Obama disgracefully refused to even say the words ‘Radical Islam’. For that reason alone, he should step down. If Hillary Clinton, after this attack, still cannot say the two words ‘Radical Islam’ she should get out of this race for the Presidency.

If we do not get tough and smart real fast, we are not going to have a country anymore. Because our leaders are weak, I said this was going to happen – and it is only going to get worse. I am trying to save lives and prevent the next terrorist attack. We can’t afford to be politically correct anymore.

The terrorist, Omar Mir Saddique Mateen, is the son of an immigrant from Afghanistan who openly published his support for the Afghanistani Taliban and even tried to run forPresident of AfghanistanAccording to Pew, 99% of people in Afghanistan support oppressive Sharia Law.

We admit more than 100,000 lifetime migrants from the Middle East each year. Since 9/11, hundreds of migrants and their children have been implicated in terrorism in the United States.
Hillary Clinton wants to dramatically increase admissions from the Middle East, bringing in many hundreds of thousands during a first term – and we will have no way to screen them, pay for them, or prevent the second generation from radicalizing.

We need to protect all Americans, of all backgrounds and all beliefs, from Radical Islamic Terrorism – which has no place in an open and tolerant society. Radical Islam advocates hate for women, gays, Jews, Christians and all Americans. I am going to be a President for all Americans, and I am going to protect and defend all Americans. We are going to make America safe again and great again for everyone.
– Donald J. Trump

Source: Donald Trump Issues a Formal Statement About Tyoday’s Tragedy in Orlando – TruthFeedy