Category Archives: Election 2016

Previous Running Mate Endorses Trump

Ted Cruz took to Facebook on Friday to announce his decision to support Republican nominee, Donald Trump. He said he prayed and thought hard about this decision and followed through with his promise to back the Republican nominee this year. Go to Buzzfeed for more information on why Cruz withheld support until now. Cruz says he based his decision on this previous promise to back the Republican nominee and his desire to beat Hillary Clinton at all costs. This decision has already caused a fall in Senator Cruz’s popularity in Texas. The backlash from his statement of support could affect his upcoming 2018 senatorial reelection.
Trump has claimed that he is honored to accept this support when previously this summer, he claimed he would never accept Cruz’s backing. The relationship between these two men up to this point has been hateful at best. Some could see the mending of fences happening with these two through recent events. Cruz publicly thanked Trump on twitter for endorsing him on a government funding bill. Trump put Sen. Mike Lee on a list of potential for the Supreme Court. Cruz’s campaign manager even hinted at the upcoming show of support by telling voters that Sen. Cruz was thinking about his choice daily. Many believed that Cruz would not flip to support Trump after holding out so long past the other primary republican nominees.

Former Trump Models: The Rules Don’t Apply to Trump

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has taken a strident position against illegal immigration. The billionaire has played to an audience that blames illegal immigrants for taking their jobs, promising he will deport them and even build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico to keep immigrants out. It’s a popular stance with frustrated voters – but did Trump’s own Trump Model Management company violate immigration laws? Some of his former models say that’s exactly what it did.

In an interview with Mother Jones Magazine, Canadian citizen Rachel Blais revealed how she was hired by Trump’s agency and worked in the U.S. for six months in 2004 before she had the legal right to do so. Blais even appeared on Trump’s television show, The Apprentice, during that time period. Hers is not the only such report – other models tell similar stories of working illegally in the U.S., before the agency obtained their work visas. The women claim that Trump’s agency even advised them to lie to airport security staff that they were tourists when coming in and out of the country. They also say that they were housed in overcrowded and overpriced apartments and that a high percentage of their earnings as models went toward various fees they did not understand.

Trump Model Management was contacted and declined to comment on this breaking story.

Celebrity Cher Promotes Hillary Clinton

In a partisan election season filled with vitriol and gross exaggeration, Americans might expect that at least celebrity fund raising parties for political candidates would involve good natured humor. Cher, a beloved singer and the ex of the late Republican entertainer-turned-Congressman Sonny Bono, made an appearance in Provincetown, Massachusetts on Sunday in support of aspiring presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton. Her harsh words would probably not please either fact checkers or Secret Service agents, but they did certainly attract press coverage.

After receiving a warm introduction from Mrs. Clinton, Cher grabbed headlines at the event by comparing Republican Donald Trump to the late Fascist madman Adolf Hitler and Communist dictator Josef Stalin. The singer reportedly calling Mrs. Clinton’s opponent a “f**cking idiot” in a rambling rant that compared the Republican businessman to a horror film character. Then she expressed her hope he would “fall off the face of the Earth”. Harsh sentiments indeed.

Scholars still debate whether Hitler or Stalin killed more people during the World War II era. Both likely carry the responsibility for millions of deaths.

Later, after the private event in Massachusetts, Cher allegedly characterized Donald Trump to reporters. She attacked him viciously as a “misogynist”, a “racist” and a “horrible person”.

On Friday night, Cher had appeared in Miami and raised an impressive $130,000 for Mrs. Clinton. Some media pundits have speculated that presidential campaigns this year might use surrogate celebrity spokespeople to launch negative attacks deemed beneath the dignity of the candidates.