Small sentences. Small words. Repeated words. And hard to follow.
I want a President that can show me the paper trail of facts that leads to a decision.
Not “I read it” or “I heard it”.
‘NBC’s Lester Holt asked Trump what proof he’d seen that Clinton’s server had been hacked’.
“You don’t know that it hasn’t been [hacked],” Trump said. “What she did is illegal. She shouldn’t have had a server.”
‘When Holt pressed Trump to say what evidence he’d seen of a hack, Trump struggled to respond’.
“I think I read that and I heard it and somebody—” Trump said’.
“Where?” Holt asked’.
“Somebody gave me that information,” Trump said. “I will report back to you.”
‘This is what he said in his speech’:
“[Clinton’s] server was easily hacked by foreign governments, perhaps even by her financial backers in communist China. Sure they have it. Putting all of America and our citizens in danger, great danger. Then there are the 33,000 emails she deleted. We may not know what’s in those deleted emails. Our enemies probably know every single one of them. So they probably now have a blackmail file over someone who wants to be the president of the United States. This fact alone disqualifies her from the presidency”.
‘Remember when everyone called Ted Cruz Joe McCarthy for implying that Chuck Hagel had been taking money from North Korea? John McCain admonished him publicly over it. Everyone was aghast. But Trump has so lowered the bar for decency that he can say this in a formal speech and it doesn’t even garner any notice’.
‘Update: There’s more’:
‘Donald Trump sleep-walked back his remark that Hillary Clinton was ‘asleep’ during the attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi Libya in 2012, saying whether Clinton was snoozing or not she was ‘asleep at the wheel.’
‘He modified his comment a handful of times, saying Clinton ‘might have been sleeping’ and that the attack went on for ‘a long time’.
‘Trump got a wake up call about his comment in an appearance on NBC News Thursday, when Lester Holt asked him about his comment during a blistering speech Wednesday’.
‘Trump had said in his anti-Clinton speech that Hillary ‘spread death, destruction and terrorism everywhere she touched’ as secretary of state’.
‘Among the victims was our late Ambassador Chris Stevens. I mean what she did with him was absolutely horrible. He was left helpless to die as Hillary Clinton soundly slept in her bed. That’s right. When the phone rang, at 3:00 in the morning, Hillary Clinton was sleeping” Trump said’.
‘Holt asked Trump about the comment, saying that fact-checkers found the attack occurred during the day. Politifact reported that the attack occurred at 3:30 pm Eastern Daylight Time’.
‘It happened all during the day and it was going on for a long period of time,’ Trump responded, as Holt pressed him’.
‘Excuse me, it was going on for a long period of time,’ Trump continued’.
‘And she was a sleep at the wheel. Whether she was sleeping or not – who knows if she was sleeping? She might have been sleeping,’ Trump continued’.
‘Then he tried to knock down the idea that she was awake because she sent a tweet’.
‘Why, because she put out a Tweet. Somebody said she put out a tweet therefore she wasn’t be sleeping. Nobody else could put out a tweet?’
‘There was no tweet’.
‘As recently as Wednesday, Trump said he didn’t think his opinion on the referendum mattered since he didn’t know much about the issues involved’.
“I don’t think anybody should listen to me because I haven’t really focused on it very much,” Trump told Fox News.
Two days later…….
‘On Friday Trump said several times during the conference that he knew the vote would turn out this way’.
“You know, I felt, again, knowing that people here very well, but not wanting to get involved, but I felt that was going to happen,” he claimed’.
‘“Look, if the pound goes down they’re going to do more business,” Trump said when asked about the economic ramifications. “When the pound goes down, more people are coming to Turnberry, frankly. The pound has gone down, and let’s see what the impact of that has, but places like Scotland and England and different places, in Great Britain, I think you’ll see a lot of activity.”
Asked about the “seismic impact” on the global economy and if he would “steal back” his investments from Scotland, Trump noted that he had “big investments in Europe.”
“As you know I own Doonbeg in Ireland, a phenomenal hotel. One of the most beautiful hotels. One of the most highly rated hotels in all of Europe and it’s got a golf course on this large almost 500-acre parcel of land, on the Atlantic Ocean, and does great. I own Turnberry. I own Aberdeen,” he said, before saying he was looking forward to returning to the campaign trail’.