Donny Deutch's take on why Trump doesn't reach beyond his base of 35-40% of hardcore support:
An interesting anecdote that someone told me when they were at his club in Bedminster. And Trump was about to walk into the room, and some of the secret service guys came up to people he was going to see and say 'Hey when you see the president say positive things. Pump him up." You know,they were basically like fluffers in the room, in effect. And... I just said that word, didn't I? Well metaphorically I guess. The point is Donald Trump is at the point where he is so fragile and cannot be in any interaction, any exchange, any room, that's just no pure lionization, canonization... he's built so fragiley (sic) now that he can only exist in that alternative universe regardless of whether it's the smart of dumb political thing, where he is basically just pillowed around by that 35%.
.@MarkBurnettTV called to say that there are NO TAPES of the Apprentice where I used such a terrible and disgusting word as attributed by Wacky and Deranged Omarosa. I don’t have that word in my vocabulary, and never have. She made it up. Look at her MANY recent quotes saying....
...really bad things. Nasty to people & would constantly miss meetings & work. When Gen. Kelly came on board he told me she was a loser & nothing but problems. I told him to try working it out, if possible, because she only said GREAT things about me - until she got fired!
Let me tell you a story about Stephen Miller and chain migration.
It begins at the turn of the 20th century in a dirt-floor shack in the village of Antopol, a shtetl of subsistence farmers in what is now Belarus. Beset by violent anti-Jewish pogroms and forced childhood conscription in the Czar’s army, the patriarch of the shack, Wolf-Leib Glosser, fled a village where his forebears had lived for centuries and took his chances in America. Story continued
After FLA News exclusively reported Tuesday that Republican State House candidate Melissa Howard didn’t have the college degree from Miami University in Ohio that she claimed to have earned, Mrs. Howard flew to Ohio Friday to prove our report wrong.
She posted a picture of a partial college transcript on her Facebook page and then later that day posted a picture of her sitting with her mother and holding a copy of a diploma. FLA News took her word and, despite evidence to the contrary, rescinded our story.
There is, however, one problem – the degree is a fake, Miami University General Counsel Robin Parker has confirmed to FLA News.
BlacKkKlansman is the latest film from Spike Lee, starring John David Washington and Adam Driver. The film is based on a memoir by Ron Stallworth, the first black police officer in Colorado Springs. Working undercover, Stallworth (Washington) responded by phone to a KKK recruitment ad, posing as a virulent white racist. When he was invited to meet with the local KKK leader, he sent a fellow officer, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver). The film mostly remains in the past, but the psychological and social themes are still very much relevant today. I'm not especially a fan of Spike Lee's films, but this one is great.
Laura Ingraham: "The America we know and love doesn't exist anymore. Massive demographic changes have been foisted on the American people, and they are changes that none of us ever voted for, and most of us don't like ... this is related to both illegal and legal immigration" pic.twitter.com/s5G2qIY4W0
She had a new job at her Chicago-area megachurch, led by a dynamic young pastor named the Rev. Bill Hybels, who in the 1980s was becoming one of the most influential evangelical leaders in the country.
The pay at Willow Creek Community Church was much lower than at her old job, but Ms. Baranowski, then 32, admired Mr. Hybels and the church’s mission so much that it seemed worth it. She felt even more blessed when in 1985 Mr. Hybels and his wife invited her to move into their home, where she shared family dinners and vacations.
Once, while Mr. Hybels’s wife, Lynne, and their children were away, the pastor took Ms. Baranowski out for dinner. When they got home, Mr. Hybels offered her a back rub in front of the fireplace and told her to lie face down.
Stunned, she remembered feeling unable to say no to her boss and pastor as he straddled her, unhooked her bra and touched her near her breasts. She remembered feeling his hands shake.
I lived in my first apartment, right by this church, when the church was built. I was shocked by the size of the church complex. Subsequently, my then girlfriend and I had friends who were members of Willow Creek. They were wild about the young pastor, and encouraged us to attend a service with them. We didn't. I was suspicious because I'm suspicious of charismatic people. They aren't all bad, but I intuitively recognized that I should to be cautious about trusting charismatic individuals because it's easy to become blind to their faults. I can think of some that I've come to have great respect for, but I never met Hybels--only heard about him--so I remained a skeptic.
It doesn't sound like Hybels committed any crimes, but if the accusations in the article are true, he abused his authority and seriously harmed some of the people around him. I believe the accusers. The contemporaneous notes, the corroborating witnesses, including a therapist granted permission to speak, are convincing. Unfortunately, Hybels has chosen to continue his denials, further injuring those he's injured.