Friday, August 19, 2016

Deeper and Deeper...

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Just out as reported by BuzzFeed News.

Donald Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said former campaign chair Paul Manafort was asked to resign on Friday.

She noted that the decision was mutual, but said the last couple weeks on the Trump campaign had been tumultuous.

“He was asked and he indeed tendered his resignation today,” said Conway on WABC radio’s Drive at Five, being hosted by Rita Cosby. “Mr. Trump accepted his resignation and wished him well and thanked him for his service. I think it’s as simple as that.”

“The last couple weeks have been very rough at the campaign, and Donald Trump was to perhaps — the speeches, focusing on substance, getting into the last 11, 12 weeks, Rita, of a fought-out campaign — and he has every privilege of surrounding himself with the team that he wants,” she continued.

Earlier this week, the Trump campaign hired Breitbart News executive Stephen K. Bannon as his campaign’s CEO and promoted pollster Kellyanne Conway to campaign manager. The move was an apparent demotion for Manafort before he resigned on Friday.

Still, Conway said the decision for Manafort to resign was “mutual.”

“I think it was a mutual decision, to be frank with you,” Conway said. “In the conversations in which I participated, it was a mutual and a mutually respectful decision.”

Our best guess, this was a political decision possibly planned well in advance of this Friday's "mutual" decision. And yes. if you think we're implying something you'd be absolutely correct.

Great to be back, and, as far as we can see nothing has changed


  1. Where is Lee Atwater when he's needed?

  2. The way he's doing this, it'd be a wonder he could even run a lemonade stand successfully.

  3. Anyone giving odds on how long Bannon will last?

  4. So Paul Manafort is responsible for what is coming out of Trump's mouth? Is he some sort of Cyrano guy who speaks through The Donald?

    1. But in a political world of Pinocchio's, the nose of a Cyrano is nothing at all.

  5. Welcome to the New Trump, same as the Old Trump.

    Can a 70-year old short-fingered vulgarian change his personality in time to convince women, Latinos/Hispanics, African-Americans, POWs, American judges of Mexican heritage, Muslims, highly educated voters, people with principles, and sane people to vote for him?

    Who knows? The fact that he's the nominee of a major political party demonstrates, to me at least, that today anything is possible.

    1. Since millions of voters watch America's most watched cable "news" channel, FAUX News, and their line up of rightwing political shills, it is indeed possible.

      One only needs to read the posts and comments on FreeThinke's weblog to know even the highly educated of yesteryear are susceptible to falling for Trump's snake oil.


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