Trump claims Clinton got Debate Questions ahead of time

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  1. thermodynamic Suspended

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    Neither does WikiLeaks.

    But this is politics, Didn't "shame" went out a very long time ago on the part of the players? Like when Donna Brazile stepped down from Dukakis' campaign because she thought it would be fun to claim Bush #41 had an affair? But that was so 1988 and mudslinging has been around longer. How come only in 2016 it's given more screen time when this slime has been going on for decades if not longer? When is the line drawn, rather?

    Also, have any of those leaks' veracity been officially disputed yet?
     
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    Why would a Fox News host leak to Hillary? And why would he even need to given there wasn't anything we haven't heard conservative media repeat over and over?
     
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    "The Republican nominee was clearly unhappy with Wallace because after the debate; he didn’t shake the moderator’s hand"

    That's ********. He shook Wallace's hand and talked to him as well ... the camera even showed it. Trump made no indication that this is about the third debate specifically (even though it was tweeted after the third debate) ... just politico being an idiot.
     
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    This is an example of why trump is a child. If it doesn't go his way, he claims something or someone is against him. I don't like Hillary but At least she is an adult compared to that 5 year old.
     
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    I agree - he shook his hand. However it's not just politico that's reporting this tweet (as said above). Some are saying Trump meant previous debates. The timing is suspect though. Seems like a poor choice in timing - and lack of clarification. Part of his "strategy?" Gets him in the press and then he can deny that's what he meant - but talk about wikileaks perhaps? Trying to throw shade on the stories about conceding the election if he loses?
     
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    That's a possibility. Though, wasn't the leak about the death penalty question within the last few days? Perhaps he was "busy" preparing for the debate and so tweeted about it now...

    Still, I think it's a shame he keeps falling back on WikiLeaks. I wish the media did it's fair share and reported it properly without having Trump to be in the center of it. Other than that, Trump really should stop with the Wikileaks stuff and focus on his presidential policies and plans.
     
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    If he cannot express himself properly, then it is disqualifing. He can't be meeting with world leaders giving them vauge impressions of what he meant. He must be more clear at all times.
     
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    Trump seems to have mistaken being prepared and knowing what the hell you're talking about to getting the questions in advance.
     
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    Donna Brazile sure is mumbling and stumbling over her words when trying to answer in interviews.
     
  11. samcraig thread starter macrumors P6

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    Too busy to tweet? That's a joke right? But I agree. Trump's worst enemy is himself. He, himself, is losing this election - it's not because anything is rigged.
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    More than Trump? Here's a transcript from part of his answer last night. He starts talking, interrupts himself and then interrupts his own interruption. Can you chart this?

    "ut who is going to get Mosul really? We will take eventually. If you look at what's happening much more tougher it's going to be more deaths than we thought. But the leaders I wanted to get are all wrong is because they're smart. What do we need this for? So Mosul is going to be a wonderful thing and Iran should write us a letter of thank you just like the other really stupid. The stupidest deal of all time. A deal that's going to give Iran absolutely nuclear weapons. Iran should write us yet another letter saying thank you very much because Iran as I said many years ago Iran is taking over Iraq. Something they wanted to do forever but we made it so easy for them. So we're now going to take Mosul and you knows who is going to be the beneficiary? Iran. Boy are they - they are outsmarting -- look you are not there you might be involved in that decision but you were there when you took everybody out of Mosul and out of Iraq. We shouldn’t have been Iraq but you did vote for it. You shouldn't have been in Iraq but once you're in Iraq you should have never left the way -- the point is the big winner is going to be Iran."
     
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    PoliticsUSA makes Breitbart look sane.
     
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    Clinton was given at least one debate question (from Donna Brazile) in the Dem primary. Clinton should have divulged this fact rather than answering that question. She basically cheated in that debate. It's not unreasonable to be suspicious that this may have happened again in her debates with Trump.
     
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    Yes, more so than Trump. She is everything that is wrong with politics and media.
     
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    Meagan Kelly is in the tank for Hillary. She already got questions ahead of time for the Bernie debate. It's not unreasonable.
     
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    Those words will be mentioned 100's of times on SNL Saturday.
     
  18. samcraig thread starter macrumors P6

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    It is if you remember that the primaries are run by the DNC and the presidential debates are not.

    But sure - we can get Oliver Stone on this lol
     
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    Yep it was joke, that's why busy was in quotes :p
     
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    Trump says "big league," not "bigly." Although, the latter does sound better.
     
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    Any cheating on Hillary's part doesn't change the fact that Donald J. Trump is an incoherent mess. The debates exposed his lack of knowledge, horrible temperament and inability to connect with most American voters. Trump is great when he's in front of his true believers, riffing contemporaneously in a quasi stand-up comedic role. But when it comes to rationally debating the important political issues facing the nation and the world, Trump is a failure, and no amount of cheating by HRC changes that.

    Choking, low-energy, poorly spoken, irrationally thought out, FAILURE.

    I like the ones ... who didn't fail.
     
  22. samcraig thread starter macrumors P6

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    I bolded something too true. You can see him gauge reactions from his audience and then stop and repeat things that they swoon over and move on if they haven't. If you want his rallies - it's like he's testing new material to see how it plays.
     
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    Having the audacity to question Trump on Fox News does not make Megyn Kelly a Hillary operative. And again, there was nothing new about these questions. Trump is just trying to excuse his complete ignorance.
     

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