Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton told SiriusXM talk radio host Howard Stern on Wednesday that Donald Trump was “more shocked” than she was the night he won the 2016 presidential election, recalling the phone call she had with the president-elect in which she conceded the race.“As I told him when I called him that terrible night and said, ‘Look, Donald, I want you to be a good president. I will do whatever I can to help,'” she recalled: After hearing President Trump’s inauguration speech, @HillaryClinton says she began to get nervous. And it sounds like she wasn’t the only one. “George W. Bush says to me, ‘Well that was some weird sh-t.’” pic.twitter.com/BOlOHaLpER — Stern Show (@sternshow) December 4, 2019 She told Stern that Trump was “shocked” during the phone call. “He was so shocked, he could barely talk. He was more shocked than me, I think. He was shocked,” she said. … [Read more...] about Hillary Clinton: Donald Trump ‘More Shocked than Me’ on Election Night Call
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Russian President Vladimir Putin may not follow President Donald Trump on Twitter, but Kremlin staff keep Putin up to date with the U.S. leader's tweets, his spokesman has said. And Moscow takes them very seriously. "Everything that comes out of his authorized Twitter [account] is perceived in Moscow as his official statements, and nothing else," Dmitry Peskov, Putin's spokesman, told the Interfax news agency on Tuesday. "Of course this is reported to President Putin alongside other information from official statements by politicians and heads of state from other countries in the world." Related: Those who botched Trump meeting will be "punished" says Putin Trump's use of Twitter during his campaign and presidency has repeatedly stoked controversy, as critics have noted the often-aggressive tone and haphazard grammar and spelling is inappropriate for the highest office in the country. The president has repeatedly come under fire for his tweeting of political memes, including one … [Read more...] about Donald Trump’s Tweets Are in Vladimir Putin’s News Briefs
Front-runner Donald Trump says that fellow GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush keeps attacking him because the former Florida governor is “embarrassed” that he has failed to gain traction on the campaign trail and in the polls. “Well, look, Jeb has had a very hard time,” Trump said via telephone on “Good Morning America” today. “He’s way down in the polls. He’s doing very poorly. He’s embarrassed by what’s happening. So he has to attack me to try to get his numbers up. “The last thing we need is another Bush. We’ve seen what happens. The last thing we need is another Bush and he understands that and the voters understand that. You know, to compare me to Michael Moore; that one hasn’t happened before.”Trump Leads in Expectations, Shows Strength on Attributes (POLL) Feud Between Trump, Jeb Bush Shows No Signs of Stopping Bush has defended his brother George W. Bush against Trump's saying that … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Says Jeb Bush ‘Embarrassed by What’s Happening’
Kasich may have never taken off his 2016 boxing gloves. But intra-party challenges to presidents usually come from ideologues, not sensible centrists. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images This week, five Republican governors bucked the party line, signing onto a bipartisan letter calling on Congress to abandon the GOP’s highly partisan drive to repeal and replace Obamacare, and instead work across party lines for incremental improvements in the health care system. Needless to say, this was not the approved GOP message, and 4 of the 5 signatories represent states carried by Hillary Clinton. And then there is John Kasich of Ohio, who stands alone. He is from a state that Donald Trump won in November. But Trump did not win the Buckeye State in the primaries, because Kasich handed him a rare defeat there. And he neither supported nor voted for the 45th president in the general election (according to his own account, he wrote in John McCain’s name on his presidential ballot). … [Read more...] about Is Kasich Preparing a Primary Challenge to Trump in 2020?
President Donald Trump on Saturday simultaneously attempted to talk up his economic achievements while warning of financial doom and gloom if he is not reelected in 2020."The Trump Economy is setting records, and has a long way up to go," wrote the president on Twitter Saturday morning. "However, if anyone but me takes over in 2020 (I know the competition very well), there will be a Market Crash the likes of which has not been seen before!" While a number of traditional economic indicators, including unemployment and job growth, have continued to be a positive for the Trump administration, a recent survey from Bankrate.com found that nearly half of American adults — some 47 million people — feel they are currently worse off now than they were before the Great Recession. One of the reasons, notes the survey, is the lack of wage recovery. Around 55 percent of survey respondents said they are now making the same — or less — than they were in 2007, before the … [Read more...] about Trump Predicts ‘Market Crash the Likes of Which Has Not Been Seen Before’ If He is Not Reelected in 2020
Russian bots retweeted Donald Trump nearly half a million times in the final weeks of the 2016 campaign, and more than 60,000 Americans RSVP'd for Facebook events created by Kremlin-linked trolls, the social media giants revealed in congressional documents this month. In written statements to two congressional panels investigating Russia's election interference, the companies revealed new details about the extent of the Kremlin disinformation that reached more than 120 million Americans during the presidential race. The U.S. intelligence community has concluded that Russia launched an unprecedented series of cyber attacks and fake news floods to sow division and sway voters ahead of Trump's surprise victory. Twitter revealed that Russian-linked bot accounts recirculated Trump's tweets more than two million times between September 1 and November 15, 2016, with nearly 500,000 of those coming in the campaign's final stretch. The automated accounts retweeted Republican candidate Trump 10 … [Read more...] about Russian Bots Retweeted Trump 500,000 Times at End of 2016 Campaign, Created Fake Facebook Events Seen by Thousands