Donald Trump’s white supporters are holding up ‘Blacks for Trump’ signs


Even though I know I need to just focus on the good news, I can’t help but feel a little bit queasy that this race is going to tighten up in the last thirteen days. In the latest poll out of Florida, Donald Trump is leading by a few points. Can Hillary Clinton win without Florida? For sure. But I’m still worried. Trump supporters and independent voters don’t seem to mind or care that Trump is increasingly paranoid and unhinged, even for him. So, here are some of the political stories going around:

“Blacks for Trump.” I’ve gotten to the point where I just think we should stop saying “the blacks” or “blacks” and say “African-Americans” or “black folks.” But Trump disagrees, and so do his white supporters, many of whom proudly hold their “Blacks for Trump” signs. This is really happening – white folks are really holding “Blacks for Trump” signs at his rallies.

The Orange One v. Diamond Joe Biden. A few days ago, VP Biden said that he would love to take Trump “behind the gym” and basically beat the sh-t out of him. It was classic Joe Biden. And not to be outdone, Trump said at a rally last night: “Did you see where Biden wants to take me to the back of the barn? Me. He wants to. I’d love that. I’d love that. Mr. Tough Guy… You know, he’s Mr. Tough Guy. You know when he’s Mr. Tough Guy? When he’s standing behind the microphone by himself — that’s when. Some things in life you could really love doing.”

Newt Gingrich unloads on Megyn Kelly. First, the build-up to this is… fascinating and terrifying. Newt is making an argument about “alternate universes” between the two sides and it’s just like… yes, that’s the problem. The GOP is living in an alternate universe. Why is that Newt’s argument? But if you pick it up around the 3:30 mark, you’ll see Megyn ask Newt about Trump being “a sexual predator” and Newt has an absolute meltdown and he starts shrieking about how she’s “fascinated with sex.” Megyn comes across really well here.

And finally, since I absolutely hate covering Donald Trump’s sons – Eric and Donald Jr. seem like Patrick Bateman-esque serial killers to me – I’m just going to leave this here. Eric Trump is too cheap to buy a soda at In-and-Out. He got a free-water cup and filled it with lemonade. SHAME. *rings bell* SHAME.

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    • browniecakes says:

      My sister will be a volunteer at a large polling place in her Detroit adjacent neighborhood. I hope this craziness is just hype and won’t materialize. Scary.

  1. LiterallyaShambles says:

    Gossip Gods give me the strength to see facebook photos of every idiot bimbo I went to high school with in a “Trump Pence” t shirt and an “I voted” sticker and NOT unleash every Nasty do-you-even-know-what-the-f*ck-you’re-doing sentiment I can on them. I cried when I cast my vote for Hillary, because it’s so damn historic and powerful, and because this election season has been emotionally rough as hell. UGHWGEJVSHEIEHE.
    ANYWAY, I can’t with Blacks for Trump. Disgusting yet not surprising in the least.

    • embertine says:

      Have you seen the Gods2 website that’s referenced on most of the signs? I just looked it up on my phone and it is EFFING BATDOODOOS. I can’t see that the endorsement of someone who plainly needs immediate psychiatric intervention is going to help Trump’s cause.

    • Anastasia says:

      I kept staring at my vote for Hillary before I clicked the submit button. I was memorizing what it looked like. Then as I walked out, I couldn’t stop grinning. Ear to ear. It felt like one of those moments you always remember.

      • Esmom says:

        Ha, I did the same thing. Just savored the “Clinton Kaine” line on the receipt for a bit. Partly to make sure I didn’t make an error but mostly just to finally be able to just do this!!

      • lucy2 says:

        I did the same thing. I voted via absentee, and definitely had a moment as I looked at it before sending it off.

    • Jessica says:

      Same here. The HS friends also now fancy themselves tax policy experts. I actuallyam a tax lawyer so it takes everything I have to scroll past. A friend is getting married in my tiny small town the Saturday before the election. Whole town is invited. God help me.

  2. Jenns says:

    Eric Trump looks like something straight out of The Dark Crystal.

  3. Natalie S says:

    Maybe their last name is Black? Or a Potter reference? The Slytherins would support Trump, right?

    I’m worn out. I’m ready for this dumpster fire to be over. Bring on the lawsuits against him and the failure of Trump TV and all general Trump merchandising, and let’s get this over with.

    • SunnyD says:

      Slythern obviously stand with trump.

      Pffft, muggles.

      • AngelaH says:

        Wrong! Slytherins expect results from claims of greatness and power. We can see right through Trump.

        Now someone who has her enemies taken out, commits all kinds of crimes and nothing can ever be proven? That’s our kind of leader.

        ALSO, I’M KIDDING ABOUT ALL THE REPUBLICAN SMEAR CAMPAIGNS OVER THE YEARS. I DON’T BELIEVE THAT GARBAGE! I’m just saying that, as a Slytherin, that’s the kind of leader I could stand behind!

    • LiterallyaShambles says:

      Sirius Black would never be a Trump supporter. Ev-ah.
      His cousins Bellatrix LeStrange and Narcissa Malfoy would be holding “Women for Trump” signs, though, because they already sold their souls to the Dark Lord, who is the Harry-Potter equivalent of the Orange Lord.
      Hillary is the Professor McGonagle we all need.
      I’m worn out too, friend. Harry Potter analogies make me feel better. So thank you.
      **This Just In**
      Stephen Colbert tweeted:
      Emma Watson wrote a note urging Americans to vote. She didn’t spend her whole childhood fighting a dark lord so we could elect one.

      • SunnyD says:

        I would totally vote McGonagle. I’m not a huge fan of either candidate, but let’s be honest I can dislike Hilary Clinton until the cows come home, she still is getting my vote because the Republicans even in the primary couldn’t dig up anyone good.

        But on a serious note, when Harry potter starts to mirror the election we have problems.

      • Kristen820 says:

        @Literallyshambles – I really don’t think Narcissa would automatically vote Trump. She would most likely align herself with whoever she thought would win. I’ve always felt her main motivation was to stay close to whoever was in power in order to protect her family.

        Bellatrix? OBVIOUSLY a Trump supporter. 😈

      • LiterallyaShambles says:

        That’s a really interesting point about Narcissa, and I think you’re right.
        In the later books, her main priority seemed to be protecting her son more than anything. So maybe she would vote for the candidate that she thinks would provide the best future for Draco? As Donald Trump is all about gross blondes, he still might be the better choice for her. 😉

      • Kristen820 says:

        @Literallyshambles – Touche about the blondes! lol

        Here’s the list of likely ballots IMHO: (some, like HP/Dumbledore/Hermione/Ron are obvious, and therefore not included)

        Bellatrix – Trump
        Lucius – Trump
        Draco – whoever Lucius votes for
        Narcissa – whoever she thinks will win
        Sirius – will TELL people he’s voting for Trump. Because Sirius.
        Snape – Clinton, because Sirius said he’s voting for Trump

    • Megan says:

      I don’t know a single African American person who would use the word “blacks.” Trump is such a grotesque racist pig. Actually, he is more than a pig, he is a hog.

      • SunnyD says:

        Lol, seriously? I’m half black, my Dad is black, my kids are part black. It’s okay to say black. There are black communities many with no ties to Africa. My dad is from Barbados, saying African American is not the right thing to call us, because we’re not from Africa in any type of memorable history. Black is cool.

      • Betsy says:

        @SunnyD – sure, “black” is one thing. “Blacks” is another word and a whole ‘nother set of connotations.

      • Lucy says:

        Yes agree Betsy. My husband is biracial and as he puts it ‘blacks’ has a negative connotation, as in black people as a whole are not human and some other species…like oh those ‘blacks’….. when referring to oneself as black it is completely different then referring to a group of people as ‘blacks’

      • TwistBarbie says:

        Sunny D: It’s basically the difference between saying “Gay people/the gay community” and “The gays”, or “A transgendered person” vs “A transgendered”
        One is acknowledging a trait someone has, another is completely defining them by that trait. The latter examples also completely remove their “person-ness”
        But yes, I always chuckle when someone refers to a black person as “African American” when they are from Canada or the UK etc.

      • Kath says:

        I’ve been saying this for years. The difference lies between whether you use the word as a noun (“the blacks”) or as an adjective (“black people”, “black folks”).

        The first is dehumanising, the second isn’t.

        You can tell a lot about a person by how they use these words, and in what context.

      • Original T.C. says:

        “my Dad is black, my kids are part black. It’s okay to say black. There are black communities many with no ties to Africa. My dad is from Barbados, saying African American is not the right thing to call us”

        If your father is black and from Barbados then you do have ties to Africa. The only people native from your country would be the native Ameri tribes. Black people were brought in as slaves from Western Africa. More African slaves actually ended up in the Caribbean and South America than in the usa.

        Whites came from Europe to steal the land from the natives and started the slave trade. As a black person I very much find the slur”the blacks” dehumanizing and offensive.

      • jwoolman says:

        SunnyD isn’t denying African heritage, just pointing out that the reference culture for immigrants is typically the last culture of origin (Barbados in this case) because that’s the “Old Country” where the immigrants grew up. Humans have always moved around a lot, voluntarily and involuntarily. But families know which place is their “Old Country” with the culture they try to maintain to some degree in the new country. And for SunnyD’s family, that is clearly Barbados.

    • mimismiles says:

      My first thought was how does the Presidential election have anything to do with rugby? But I’m only on my first cup of coffee for the day so my brain is running a little slow.

    • AngelaH says:

      As a Slytherin, I’m here to tell you that I’M WITH HER! We respect real intelligence and real power. Say what you want about us, but we always demand receipts for claims of greatness.

    • Malificent says:

      That will be the next Harry Potter sequel. Hermione, Ginny, and Luna Lovegood have to fend off the Horrifying Trouser Snake of House Slytherin.

  4. Nancy says:

    Trump seems to have lost all touch with reality. I love Joe Biden. Before this election, Megyn Kelly was to me just another conservative Fox person. Now she has become a voice of reason and refuses to let these old boys intimidate her. New found respect for Ms. Kelly.

    • EEV says:

      I agree with everything you said. She came off really well here and I’m happy she stood her ground.

    • Floydy says:

      I thought the same watching her – at least she’s not taking any sh*t and standing up to that old fart when he tried talking over her!

    • Kitten says:

      me too, Nancy. Who’d a thunk it?

    • lucy2 says:

      It is an odd day when we’re all cheering for Megyn Kelly, isn’t it?

      • elle says:

        Agreed! I actually don’t think she did that well, it’s just that she looked good compared to completely crazy.

        Looking at Newt Gingrich, I’m reminded of Kathleen Madigan’s skit about people whose head never stops growing (John Madden, Ted Kennedy).

    • Tate says:

      Megan does stand up to the angry old white guys.

  5. Ariel says:

    Early voting began in Louisiana yesterday.
    While I am sure our deeply racist state will go to the gop candidate, the long lines (moved pretty quickly) at New Orleans’ City Hall were filled with HRC supporters. I’ve never seen early voting lines like that here.
    I proudly voted for Hillary Clinton and i no longer have to give the gop “candidate”/circus freak any attention.
    Please, Nov 8, hurry and get here.
    (I really want to get to Nov 9, but wouldn’t dream of cheating HRC out of her night of victory)

  6. Dhavynia says:

    I am hoping I wake up Nov 9 and let out a sigh of relief, I am a Floridian (Miami) and the orange one was here yesterday and I was shocked to see how many people were standing outside the Trump golf course supporting him, nightmare beyond belief. Where are the Hillary supporters in Miami? Am I the only one????
    Our county is probably the most democratic one in the state but I got my Obama yard sign stolen from my yard last election.
    Oh, NG is a pig and I’m glad she didn’t answer the Bill Clinton question he was barking her way

    • Jennah says:

      I live in a small town in a swing state and there are ten trump signs to every Clinton one. However Someone said that on both sides people were driving around stealing signs from the other’s yards. Makes me sad.

      • Kitten says:

        My friend’s mom got her HRC sign stolen. I told her she should go get three signs to put back out there.

      • Esmom says:

        Ha, people stole signs in my old Chicago neighborhood for local elections. In my new suburban neighborhood, there are very few signs at all. A few Trump banners and homemade signs as well as the regular signs, a few HRC signs, it’s fairly equal with maybe a slight edge to Trump. I did hear that some elderly residents took their HRC signs off their lawns when people drove past and heckled them. Such a shock, right?

      • SapphireJD says:

        Absentee ballot here in a state that will probably go blue. Seriously, I felt a thrill voting for HRC. first female president of the United States. She, god(s) willing and the creek don’t rise, will be POTUS!

      • EM says:

        I LOATHE Trump and cannot wrap my head around how many people are STILL supporting him. Seriously, what kind of person supports him: Attacks women, check. Attacks Mexicans, the Pope, POWs – check, check, check. Makes fun of the disabled, check. Damn you fellow citizens!

  7. ElleBee says:

    Have you guys seen the video comparing Orange Mr. Hyde to Mr. Richfield from Dinosaurs? It’s great and terrible at the same time.

    Nice try with the “Blacks for Trump” bahahaha No.

  8. Sullivan says:

    Ewwwww. Make it stop!

  9. Anilehcim says:

    There were white supporters, or at least people being paid, holding “Latinos For Trump” signs during the first debate as well.

  10. GingerCrunch says:

    Can’t look at Eric Trump for the next four years. Just. Can’t. Do. It.

    • Natalie S says:

      I’m nostalgic for the intense, murderous stare of Josh Romney. Eric Trump looks like a human lab rat.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      “He got a free-water cup and filled it with lemonade.”

      This irritates me so much!!!
      People do it all the time, and it is straight up theft. I mean seriously. If you don’t want to spend $$ on soda then get water. Water will still quench your thirst and you aren’t stealing to do it.

  11. Jennah says:

    Kaiser minor quibble it’s around 4:30 I think?

  12. Pedro45 says:


  13. Ninks says:

    I just really hope that on November 9th, we’ll be able to look back at this stuff and laugh our asses off. Until then, it’s really horrifying.

    The one thing that has really become clear in this campaign is that Trump is stupid. Yeah, he’s a narcissistic, racist, homophobic, sexist, anti-Semitic, swindler. But he’s also just really dumb. He’s incredibly articulate. He literally pointed at the signs, drew everybody’s attention to it so that we could all see the white woman holding the sign. I mean…. It’s just dumb. (Also not the first time his campaign has pulled this stunt, at the GOP convention, they had white people holding up grammatically incorrect signs claiming to be Latinos for Trump.)

  14. Snowflake says:

    If Hillary Clinton has guys coming out of the woodwork to accuse her of sexual assault, the gop would have a blast. Instead, they are covering for Trump. Guess their plan to throw bill under the bus failed.

  15. Patricia says:

    I feel a shiver of terror when I read that Trump is polling well in Florida, and I’m not even exaggerating.
    I was rereading my copy of “The Rise of Hitler” because it’s SO goddam relevant. I’m trying to keep a sense of humor but I’m just freaking terrified of what is happening.

    My opinion, as a social studies teacher who couldn’t find work in NJ because we barely teach kids history anymore and nobody is expanding their history departments: Trump is taking advantage of ignorance. If we had an educated public that understood how government works (for example, a president can’t just repeal the second amendment on her own and for example, denying people entry to the US based on religion is utterly unconstitutional etc) Trump would be getting nowhere.

    Im just so afraid that on Nov 8 it will be apparent that there are more racist, ignorant animals than normal people and he will win. Console me if you can, fellow celebitches! And thank goodness for this site!!

    • Tiffany :) says:

      “Im just so afraid that on Nov 8 it will be apparent that there are more racist, ignorant animals than normal people and he will win.”

      I was worried about this during Obama’s first run in 2008. I will never forget the rush of knowing that my fellow citizens exceeded my expectations and overlooked the racists crap. I am hoping the trend holds for this election.

  16. Jennah says:

    I remember reading on gawker that former republican speaker Dennis Hastert molested children he coached in wrestling, and republicans who were his friends endeavored to pass laws to decrease the statute of limitations on child molestation and wrote letters of strong support so Hastert wouldn’t serve jail time. I can’t remember if Gingrich was one of those repubs who endeavored to help Hastert or not, but I believe he was.

    Unfortunately the gawker page doesn’t work anymore.

    Anyway that whole interview makes me sad, unless Megan jelly were agreeing to gingrichs point of view 100% she’s not doing her job….and should be written off as mainstream media, right.

    When they agree with you they are geniuses, when they disagree with you it’s a conspiracy theory. Seriously?

  17. Eric says:

    Bill Marer called the Trump sons “American Psychos” who would cover the Oval Office furniture in plastic to kill…

    Well, you get the drift.

  18. Kezia says:

    Sorry, but is newt Gingrich a politician (as an Irish person, I’m asking for a friend)? If any politician spoke like that on tv in Ireland there’d be uproar. Our national broadcaster toes the party line of our government so they’re not ideal by any means! And I get that Fox News is an independent station but jeez watching clips during this election, the way commentators speak to hosts is insane! I’m an americanophile (yes I just made up a word) In that I only listen to American podcasts, love my classic American authors -Wharton, Fitzgerald etc. And I think America has so so many beautiful places to visit, but this election is really ruining it for me personally, such hate and bigotry being spouted.

    • lightpurple says:

      Gingrich is the former Speaker of the House during the 1990s. He put forth the Republican “Contract with America,” which was basically a contract on the disabled, the elderly and poor women and children. He blamed all the problems in our country on poor women living on welfare. He had serious ethics problems. He also was responsible for wasting $40 million of our tax dollars investigating Clinton (including all those alleged incidents of being a sexual predator) and all they found was Monica Lewinsky. Whilst all this was going on, Gingrich was cheating on his then wife with his current wife. And he is accusing Kelly of things he does himself: using inflammatory language etc.

      • Kezia says:

        Thanks for the background. He sounds like an absolute peach!

      • Lama Bean says:

        This is his third marriage, so I’m not sure to which wife this applies. But one of the wives on whom he cheated was battling cancer at the time.

      • Lightpurple says:

        @lama bean. Gingrich’s first wife was going through cancer treatment when he divorced her. The second one, whom he dumped for Calista, may have had MS. All 3 marriages were to women with a lot more money than Newt.

      • HK9 says:

        Don’t forget he was a drug addict during this time as well. (This guy doesn’t do anything by halves.)

    • susanne says:

      We love the Irish in the US, and there are a lot of generous, open people here. Our state and national parks have beauty that can’t be beat. If you haven’t, please come visit.
      We are going through a rough patch, so you may want to wait until after the election.

    • Kath says:

      Gingrich was the politician who started this whole slide into the cesspool in the 1990s as Speaker of the House. He encouraged the insane partisanship that we see today and put an end to ‘working across the aisle’.

      A lot of the mess we see today between Repubs and Democrats started under his watch.

      The man is pond scum and a massive hypocrite to boom (‘social values’ my arse).

  19. OSTONE says:

    Please go out and vote!!! If that orange cheeto wins the election we are going to go back 80 years. Can’t believe Florida, a highly diverse state, has Trump leading!!! In what universe!!!

    • MellyMel says:

      Right?! I’m in Fl too & it’s weird to read that. We do have a large community of what I like to call hillbilly rednecks, especially up north where I’m @. But I’m hoping things change on election night.

  20. Sixer says:

    Actually, as a Brit, if someone could explain to me the best American usage for “black” as a noun rather than an adjective, I would be grateful. This side of the Pond to say “the blacks” or “blacks” as a noun would definitely be racist. I have seen it used in what I perceive to be a racist way by some white Americans. But I’ve also seen it used positively (and often capitalised to Black/Blacks) by black Americans.

    I don’t understand at all in which circumstances it’s acceptable as a noun and which aren’t, so I don’t use it as a noun. But it would help if I actually understood when it is and when it isn’t!

    • Lama Bean says:

      I’m only speaking for myself here. “The Blacks” is racist here as well. Sounds like ownership and like we are “others” or “them”. I have no issue with (and actually use) Blacks when discussing a group as a whole, as in “Blacks have a different wealth rate partly because of reverse inter-generational transfers”. I see no way it would be acceptable to use Black as a noun for just one person, unless it’s “Black person”, which then makes Black an adjective, so never mind.

      Some people hate the term Black and prefer African-American. I’m not that serious about it and it’s hard to tell who prefers to be Black vs African American. To me, the distinction is not something to fret over.

      • Sixer says:


        Not that it’s any of my business cos I’m not American nor am I black, but I don’t generally use African American since it’s kinda tied up in my mind with the British term Afro-Caribbean, which is now outdated and often perceived negatively. I generally go with POC/WOC or black American depending on context, which I’m assuming is ok! Would happily train myself into using African American if that’s better though.

      • Lama Bean says:

        Actually, let me correct something. I find I don’t use the term “Blacks” in normal life. I’m an economist, so normally I only say it when I’m referencing research regarding race. (Same with Whites)

      • jwoolman says:

        When I interviewed people, I always asked what descriptive nouns, adjectives, and titles they wanted me to use rather than trying to guess… Nobody complained. It’s really impossible to know without asking, everybody brings different experiences to it depending on when and where they grew up and lived as an adult.

    • Bonzo says:

      I think I use POC now more than black, but it’s good to be aware of the distinction between “black people” and “blacks”.

      The hubs and I dropped our ballots in the box this week and now we count down to the end of seeing Trump in our headlines every damn day. At least I can avoid “Trump TV” if that’s what he’s got planned next. Though, it appears that the Trump brand is faltering. Besides the rumor that they’re renaming all the Trump properties, the decline in sales for Ivanka, now I see that an honorary sign for Trump plaza may get removed. The less Trump I see, the better.

  21. Anastasia says:

    1. I’m certain Joe Biden could take Trump. I’d bet good money on it. And he’d knock him out in under three minutes, too. Biden is in MUCH better shape than doughy old marshmallow Trump.

    2. I don’t know a single African-American/Black person who is for Trump. And I live in a really diverse area, so it’s not as if I don’t know any! I’ve talked and talked about this election with so many people–not a single one. I USED to know a Hispanic couple who were for Trump last spring, but they have changed their minds completely now, and are voting for Clinton (after dabbling with the idea of voting third party). Every Hispanic person I know is solidly Clinton, too.

    3. If Trump does pull this off (he won’t), Eric’s face will be the least of our worries.


    • Kori says:

      I am SO waiting for the percentage of AA voters Trump gets. I’d love to see a historic 0%.

      • jwoolman says:

        Ben Carson will vote for Trump, if he isn’t sidetracked by watching his luggage.

        The Hispanic vote might be lower than usual for Republicans. But Trump might get a vote from that guy who actually thought people wouldn’t like to see taco trucks on every corner. Unless he’s too busy researching the taco truck business, now that he knows how popular they are. Much more certain bet than real estate.

  22. Incredulous says:

    Dear America,

    Stop hogging Joe Biden all to yourself, you big meanies.

    • Kori says:

      I’m an actual native Delawarean. Joe doesn’t belong to the U.S.–he belongs to us. He was a great, hands on Senator. Can’t wait till he’s back. I only wish he’d run this year. He’d have demolished Trump–none of HC’s baggage and he loves bragging on the Obama record–unlike some Dems.

      • jwoolman says:

        Kori – I wouldn’t bet on them not going after Biden the way they do with Hillary if they saw him as a threat. They do have more experience making up lies about her, but they would get in the groove with Joe very fast. The problem isn’t with Hillary, it’s with the people smearing her. They could easily switch targets.

        If you look at Hillary’s record objectively, it quickly becomes clear that she doesn’t have all that much baggage herself. Maybe a small carry-on that easily fits under the seat at worst. She actually has a better record on truthfulness than the overwhelming majority of politicians. The load she carries is heavy with the crap the Republicans have been flinging at her. And you know about crap-flinging primates — it’s their own crap, not hers.

  23. What was that? says:

    The BEST name for those 2 psycho’s is Uday and Quasay!
    They are also wildlife killers so it’s very appropriate !

  24. Scal says:

    Darn it election-stop making it so that I agree with Megan Kelly. The line “I think your defensiveness on this may speak volumes, sir.” and “You can take your anger issues and spend some time working on them, Mr. Speaker,” and his reaction to that just made me laugh out loud and say go Megan.

    And Megan Kelly is a AWFUL PERSON. I know she’s awful. What is happening to the world? up is down and down is up. Newt Gingrich just accused Fox News of liberal bias is this same interview (say what?!?!?!)

    • bleu_moon says:

      Same here. Megan Kelly has said some truly repugnant things in the past, but I couldn’t help rooting for her in this interview. I live in a very conservative area and there is quite an anti-Megan Kelly backlash amongst Republicans.

    • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

      I’ll give her kudos on how she’s handled the sexual harassment, but I stop there.

      She behaves herself when lots of people are watching but the rest of the time it’s ‘Jesus and Santa are white! The Black Panthers are coming to kill white people! Obama is waging a war on affluent white people! Black Welfare! That little girl who was tackled by the cop at a pool party deserves it!’ Are you telling me that she has completely abandoned the foundation upon which her whole belief system is built in several month? Please don’t. She’s driven by rich white girl self-interest alone and I have no doubt that if she saw me walking down the street she’d clutch her bag and run for cover. I know she’s become this big feminist hero to white women, but all of the women I know who aren’t white are still on the ‘overall, it’s a ‘no” train because none of her championing is on the behalf of minorities. She’ll disingenuously pretend that she’s not the vicious bigot that she is because it fits the ticket and she’ll ride that lie until people start believing that she’s a legitimate journalist, but some of us are not so naive that we can’t see right through her. She’s not advocating for me, in fact she’s fomenting hostility towards me, and I’m not surprised that she has become the patron saint of white girls, who have the luxury of being able to look past her myriad faults. None of her hatred will ever touch them, so why should they care?

  25. Lama Bean says:

    The Blacks for Trump signs are funny. But I figured out they are paying people to hold these signs. Not actual supporters. They find random people on the street in whatever city to hold these signs. I’m trying to be sensitive here…You can tell they are looking for something to do to get money because they are often quite disheveled, more so than the average person.

    Applaud Megyn Kelly for not cowering to the melting Newt Gingrich. She’s held her own all election season (except that weird Trump interview that I suspect was forced on her by Roger Ailes). Between the sexual harrassment by Ailes (ewwww) and these asses acting up on her show, she really should be searching elsewhere.

  26. Anastasia Beaverhausen says:

    I live in Florida. I will be voting early. I physically can’t with Trump. I’ll be damned if I don’t get out there and vote.

  27. Veronica says:

    “You’re fascinated with sex!” says the man who had to drop out of the 2012 primary due to an extramarital affair.

  28. nicole says:

    I just watched a peice about Trump from’ real billionaire’ Richard Branson on CNN, and he told a story about having lunch with Trump, he thought they would talk about world affairs etc, but all Trump wanted to talk about was all his bankrupsies and how he was going to get revenge for all the people that wouldnt help him, and that he was going to make there life hell, Branson said that he has a real vindictive and dangerous side and thinks he would be a very dangerous president, he also said he didnt think he was a good businessman, so there you go.

    • Christin says:

      A woman (an engineer and lawyer) who worked for him nearly 20 years has mentioned that characteristic. She was interviewed within the last month, and summed up why she would NOT vote for him.

      That was one of her main points — temperament and specifically just how vindictive she believed he could be.

  29. Kitten says:

    Gah. You guys–I have the terrible timing of starting a new relationship with a guy who just happens to be a Bernie Bro.
    He voted Stein a couple days ago and hates Clinton almost as passionately as he hates Trump.
    Our political conversations are challenging, to say the least.

    We had a date last night and as I patiently listened to him roll out the conspiracy theories surrounding Bernie’s candidacy I jokingly interjected “next you’ll tell me you’re a 9/11 Truther” to which he responded “well I definitely think the government knew and was likely involved”.


    What’s the antithesis of Occam’s Razor?
    I think that’s the principle that my guy applies to everything.

    • antipodean says:

      Dear Kitten, I love all your comments, and you often make me laugh, and think, so thank you for that. Could I just say, with your very best interest at heart, that this new guy does not sound like a keeper. Someone of your heart, and intelligence, will most likely not be able to stomach his questionable views for long, before feeling like ripping out every hair on your head. I am sure there is a much smarter, and more informed chap in your future. You deserve it. Every good thought for you, and GOOOO HRC!

    • Kath says:

      Sorry Kitten. While the right wing has the bulk of conspiracy theory loons, it looks like you managed to snag one on the left. Commiserations.

      My brother is an ardent believer in conspiracy theories, from faked moon landing to anti-vaxxer beliefs.

      I just can’t have a sane conversation with him.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      Oh wow, Kitten!
      There was a guy I was dating in college and he made some seriously questionable comments like that, and in my mind he just totally fell of the pedestal and there was no coming back. He was really hot too, so it was a shame. Not that I can’t disagree with guys that I date(d), but we have to have some common ground when it comes to reality.

    • Ange says:

      I can’t see an intelligent, articulate and above all grounded person such as yourself lasting with a guy like that.

    • Esmom says:

      Aw, Kitten, that might be a deal breaker. But I say give him a chance if you like everything else about him. If anyone can show him the light, you can! 🙂

  30. Lama Bean says:

    Other nice little fact that Lawrence O’Donnell (one of my journalism crushes) revealed last night. Barbara Corcoran (Shark Tank millionaire) was sued by Trump years ago over some contract where she helped him structure a bankruptcy plan. He sued her. She won. He had to pay her the 4 milly she was owed (in installments no less).

    • notasugarhere says:

      I liked that she revealed, if this had happened a year before when the business wasn’t booming, she would have had to accept it and not fight because she wouldn’t have had money to fight. Like so many other small businesses Trump has cheated, attacked, or sued.

      The bit about Trump going on about Marla’s (and her) pregnancy breast size? Again, she saying that if she had been in her twenties when that happened, she wouldn’t have been able to handle it.

      The flowers was also a great story. Every month he paid, she sent him flowers as a thank you for paying. He sent them back. She gloried in having flowers in her office every month for five years because of it.

    • Kath says:

      Trump is one of the most litigious nutjobs in US history, but I’ve never heard of him winning a case. The judge threw out his ridiculous suit against Bill Maher and his ‘orangutan’ jokes.

      I wonder how much money he’s managed to spend on pointless, frivolous lawsuits over the years?

  31. K2 says:

    This reminds me of when I was at university, and the Women’s Officer got the first ever woman head of the security services (Judi Dench as M in Bond was based on her) at the women’s annual dinner as guest speaker, and some of the hard left dudebros decided this was unacceptable, because she was The Man, albeit with boobs. But they had a problem, because not a single one of the girls in college were willing to protest as their puppet and so they had to go to a local high school, and sweet talk a 17 year old girl into protesting for them. And there was this insane scene in the college bar when they mansplained to the women who’d organised this big feminist women-only event that they were totally feminist allies, and they thought it was just lovely that the ladies had organised this series of events around International Women’s Day, and that was why they’d arranged for some random kid, with the correct ladyparts, to come into college to shout and wave placards for them so they could disrupt a women’s event in a suitably feminist manner. The Women’s Officers thought it was hilarious, luckily. So did most of the university.

    If you can’t find anyone suitable from the correct marginalised group willing to wave your frigging placards, then you need to wonder why that might be.

  32. JurisGal says:

    Is Trump too cheap to pay ” the Blacks” to hold up those signs? Maybe “the Blacks” realize he’d stiff them- get your cash up front people! I wonder if he’d offer protection for them at his rallies…so many questions.
    Hmmm, maybe that woman’s last name is Black.( Inserting pause followed by hysterical laughter similar to Jack and Karen of Will & Grace).

    • jwoolman says:

      More likely it’s become too hard to find people who are black and willing to hold up those signs even for pay….

      I remember earlier, he occasionally put individuals who were black in the audience behind him on stage. They seemed uncomfortable to me. I know that “hell, I’m such a token” look. In my grad school physics department, the tiny number of black or female grad students had that look every start of the school year as the department chair rattled off “how many blacks and women we have , so there, Affirmative Action office, can’t touch me” and we tried to slink down in our chairs.

  33. MellyMel says:

    First of all as “a black”, I am not supporting that troll. And I don’t know of any of my black family members, friends or coworkers who are voting for him. I also don’t know any white ppl or other poc voting for him but I thankfully live in a diverse,left-leaning educated area (thank god). Secondly, I love Joe Biden so much & wish he could have ran for prez even though I respect his reasons for not. He would totally beat Trump’s behind (physically & at the polls) without even having to take off his Ray Bans.

    • Kath says:

      I think we all will owe “the blacks” a huge debt of gratitude when Trump’s arse is kicked to the curb.

      According to some polls, the % of black folks voting for Trump is so low that it can’t actually be counted!

      Thank goodness for single women, black and Latino people, college-education folks and every other demographic group who is going to save the day for the entire planet!

  34. ClaireB says:

    On Colbert last night, the larger version of the video shows what looks like a black man standing next to the white woman also holding a “Blacks for Trump” sign. Maybe he brought 2 and then couldn’t find another black person there?

  35. Alex says:

    The Trump scarry man children look like two funeral morticians.

  36. jferber says:

    I see no reason why Trump couldn’t get whites in blackface to hold up these signs. That shouldn’t present a problem, should it? SOLVED.

  37. jwoolman says:

    Just remember that your vote is important even if everybody else in your state is voting for the Trumpster. That popular vote has to be as high as possible to counteract any Trumpian post-election antics as well as to give Mr. Trump a message about how the rest of us feel about his ideas. It’s not all about the electoral vote.

    Also a high popular vote may make Republicans think more clearly about the wisdom of impeaching Hillary before she’s even inaugurated, blocking her every nominee to the Supreme Court (imagine how unfair that is just to the older members of the court who can’t just retire, they’re already suffering the effects of being down to 8 instead of 9 for almost a year since the Republicans decided it was okay to make Obama stop governing ’cause they don’t wanna hold public hearings on his candidate to replace Scalia), and generally refusing to do their jobs because they’re such sore losers. “Wah! Wah! Wah! We’re gonna hold our breaths until we turn blue unless you Democrats go away and let us be the government without you! The election was rigged!” (All stomp toddler feet in unison and insert pacifiers in mouths.)

    My brother thought he was hysterically funny by calling me up to ask innocently, “Who are you voting for?” I considered risking giving him a heart attack by answering “Trump….” But I’m hoping November 9 will be the beginning of the detrumpification of America.