Donald Trump denies sniffling, does not deny a strict ‘no fat chicks’ policy

The 2016 presidential debate - Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump

Remember the week immediately following the Democratic National Convention? Remember how the Dems had a really good convention and Donald Trump just began unraveling in spectacular fashion over the course of a week? I said at the time that I wished the whole thing was happening later in the cycle, so that could have been this election’s “October Surprise.” Surprise: Donald Trump is an unhinged, thin-skinned, baby-fisted bully and moron who is unfit to be president. Well, it looks like we’re getting a second bite at that apple following Trump’s incredibly bad debate performance. Following the debate, Trump once again went into free fall. And it’s been amazing.

Let’s start with his sniffles, shall we? Here’s the supercut of Donald Trump sniffling.

And like a sniffling grifter who only knows grifting and lies, Donald Trump DENIED sniffling. Because it’s not like there’s actual video and audio proof. Trump told media outlets: “I had a problem with a microphone that didn’t work. My microphone was terrible. I wonder, was it set up that way on purpose? My microphone, in the room they couldn’t hear me, you know, it was going on and off. Which isn’t exactly great. I wonder if it was set up that way, but it was terrible.” Then in an interview on Fox & Friends, Trump said that the mic was “very bad” and yet “good” enough to pick up on all of his heavy breathing/sniffling. In the same interview, he said “I have no allergies. No cold. There was no sniffles.” Sniffle Bitch, we heard you. And check your syntax, bruh.

But the real treat came during the same Fox & Friends interview, when Donald Trump returned to one of his favorite subjects: how much he hates fat women. Hillary Clinton had name-checked Miss Universe winner Alicia Machado, who came out publicly months ago saying that Trump had treated her appallingly, calling her “Miss Piggy” when she gained some weight and “Miss Housekeeping” because she’s Latina. You can read more about Machado here and you can watch a video of Machado describing her encounters with Trump here. Many thought that moment for Clinton was one of her strongest, a late-debate reminder that Trump dehumanizes women and sees them solely as playthings who must adhere to his standards of beauty above all else. While calling into Fox & Friends, Trump volunteered these quotes about Machado:

“She was the winner and she gained a massive amount of weight and it was a real problem. We had a real problem—Not only that, her attitude. And we had a real problem with her. So Hillary went back into the years, and she found this this was years ago, and found the girl and talked about her like she was Mother Theresa, and it wasn’t quite that way, but that’s okay.”

[From Vox]

So, basically Trump feels he was justified entirely for mocking a woman to her face and calling her “Miss Piggy” because, according to him, she “gained a massive amount of weight.” As Salon points out, it does not bode well for Donald Trump’s base if he has a strict NO FAT CHICKS policy. It also doesn’t help that Donald Trump is himself quite a Miss Piggy.

The 2016 presidential debate - Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump

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  1. Tate says:

    I sometimes wonder if Trump owns a full length mirror. I mean the way he throws insults around about other people’s looks… 🙄

    • Gardenia says:

      As Hill said, he lives in his own world. It’s crazy. I remember a Howard Stern interview where he (Drumpf) described himself as handsome.

      • INeedANap says:

        When he was younger he wasn’t a bad looking guy. Not movie star handsome, but not terrible. In his 20′s he would have been the passably cute guy in your office. But it’s all gone downhill from there. I can’t get over the fact that when he talks his mouth looks like a pinched butthole.

      • Christin says:

        They say you earn the face you have in later life.

      • JudyK says:

        In one of the debates or interviews recently (can’t remember which), he called himself handsome. He’s a total narcissist, among other things.

      • Granger says:

        Of course he thinks he’s handsome — look at his wives. They’ve all been incredibly beautiful women. And so, ergo, Trump must also be a looker. So he’s also delusional about why women marry him. It isn’t for your looks, and it isn’t for your hands, honey… if you know what I mean.

    • LadyMTL says:

      If he does (and if he uses the mirror) he probably sees himself as freakin’ Gaston from “Beauty and the Beast” lol. Delusional x 1000.

      I mean, even the Fox news reporters were floored when he started mouthing off about Machado. When THEY start going ‘wtf is he saying??’ you know things are getting bad.

    • Locke Lamora says:

      I don’t think it matters to him. In his mind men are the providers, he has money so he doesn’t have to be pretty. Women are beneath men, and their only value is to be pretty enough for men to look at them.

      • Kitten says:

        Exactly. In Trump’s version of the world men don’t have to be good-looking.

      • eggy weggs says:

        @Locke Lamora — I was coming here to say the same thing. Trump continuously drives home his feeling that women’s bodies are not their own.

      • LinaLamont says:

        Uh uh. Looks are important to him for, both, men and women. This narcissistic-sociopath-sphincter thinks he’s an Adonis. His own looks are very important to him–integral to his delusional psyche. Since he’s the most beauteous man in the world, he doesn’t have to be braggadocious about it. No need to compare himself to other men. No contest.
        Didn’t he attack wife#1 for offering a bad plastic surgeon for Trump’s scalp reduction?

      • MC2 says:

        LinaLmont- he did worse. He physically attacked Ivana, pulled out chunks of her hair & raped her for recommending a bad plastic surgeon. He is sick.

      • isabelle says:

        Also think he doesn’t see it. He is a classic narcissist and they believe bloated exaggerations or lies about themselves.

      • hogtowngooner says:

        Ding ding ding, we have a winner.

      • Mary Mary says:

        Trump motto:: “Darling, there is no such thing as an ugly rich man.”
        – Zsa Zsa Gabor

    • PunkyMomma says:

      Maybe all his mirrors are funhouse mirrors – you know – the kind that elongate small hands . . . .

    • naomipaige says:

      Good point!

    • SilverUnicorn says:

      Maybe he has a magic mirror like Snow white’s stepmother…. The mirror says what Trump wants to hear…

    • Deborah says:

      I heard that they had put his mind so high you can hear him breathing,lol. All these silly games, I was disappointed, they both played it safe. There were so many topics to go after but they didn’t go anywhere near. I hate the way he talks about certain people, hate that she lied about being under fire visiting Lybia and then we saw the video and there was no diving,shots or danger. Why would she need to go there?

      • Who ARE These People? says:

        We can be sure that Donald Trump’s mind is never high, unless by “high” you mean whatever made him sniff so much.

        It wasn’t his mike. In any case, after years of public speaking, surely he knows how to adjust a mike.

        As for Clinton’s exaggerated report about her visit to Croatia – not Libya (note spelling) – of course she shouldn’t have spun that story. Have worse things been said during presidential primaries and campaigns? Yes. Should she have done that? No. I suspect she’s learned to be more careful. Whereas Donald Trump has not, and you’re comparing her exaggeration in 2008 to his lies throughout his career, his pursuit of “birtherism,” and his entire presidential campaign.

        They went through plenty of topics, by the way: the changing economy and tax policy, the bleeding of manufacturing jobs from the heartland, major and controversial trade pacts, nuclear arms and security, multilateral treaties, cybersecurity and hacking by Russians, and more. Let us presume they will move to other topics in the next 2 debates, but those questions were substantive and important to the country’s present and future. What’s more they were chosen by Lester Holt, the moderator.

        Didn’t see any silly games – just one person who did her homework, and one person who behaved like a big bully who kept shouting over his opponent and the moderator. When not sniffing.

      • Christin says:

        I read that the total time ran out before the moderator could get to several other topics. Now why did that happen? (Sniffle, interrupt, sniffle, interrupt…)

      • TotallyBiased says:

        Deborah: I’m with Who ARE–it is disingenuous to compare something she said in 2008 AND CORRECTED, AND APOLOGISED FOR, with Trump’s constant lies and flailing. Also, your comment rather implies she made that statement during the debate, rather than eight years ago–just a syntactic error in English, or deliberate misspeaking on your part? I’m genuinely curious.

    • Saras says:

      He thinks he is an Adonis like a typical narcissist. Probably thinks women are fat when they are pregnant birthing out his children. This guy is so gross I can’t believe he has come this far!

    • Yolie C. says:

      I find that the people who are the most critical of people’s looks are really insecure themselves. I once had a guy call me fat and he was twice my size and bald!! Like where do you get off sir??

    • delorb says:

      I’m sure that he does, but when he looks into it, he sees a great body and a thick mane of hair! IMO, he’s not only a habitual liar but someone who also believes their own lies. Bad combo, but it does make it easier to lie with a straight face. So there’s that.

  2. Onerous says:

    HE is the pig. CBS This Morning just played old footage of him with Miss Universe, where he had her working out for tv crews and then said she gained 50+ lbs when, in reality, she gained 15. He is beyond any comprehension. Just vile. Disgusting. I have no respect for anyone who votes for him.

    • Kitten says:

      I’m at that point too. I instantly lose respect for anyone who is voting for him.
      Just…you are not a bright person/compassionate person/good person if you vote for this turd.

      • eggy weggs says:

        @kitten AMEN.

      • Yup, man had the poor woman working out in front of cameras while he casually discussed her like she didn’t exist. He’s sick and selfish.

      • Pamela says:

        Agreed. Previously, I was trying to be open minded and fair and thought “well, I don’t like him, but I won’t judge others if they do.” I am sooooooooooo past that now. I see Trump signs in yards (thankfully in MA, there are not too many of them) and think “OMG..aren’t they embarrassed for people to know they support him?”

        My father in law is voting for him. I love my father in law, but never thought he was the brightest bulb, yet this still shocked me.

      • RedWeatherTiger says:

        YES! This! I have come to loathe people over this election that I merely disliked before.

    • doofus says:

      there are a couple of options when it comes to Drumpf voters.

      1) you’re just as much of a bigot as he is
      2) you’re a low information voter and you believe all the BS that has been thrown at HRC for the past 25 years. add “lazy” as you don’t try to get the truth for yourself, and closed-minded as you don’t want to hear the truth from someone who might try to educate you.
      3) you value party over country and winning is more important that actually governing.

      or a combo of the three. in any case, NOT someone I want in my life.

      • delorb says:

        “add “lazy” as you don’t try to get the truth for yourself,”

        THIS!!! So much THIS!!! I’ve had a few of these idiots spout off about things that aren’t even true. One guy complained about welfare for the poor costing America billions. Meanwhile, welfare for the rich costs us TRILLIONS!

        Another guy complained that his special needs child can’t get help in school because we’re teaching Latino kids English. Never mind the fact that his special needs kid wouldn’t be in the same classroom as those kids who only speak Spanish. The list goes on and on and all it takes is a bit of research.

    • Embee says:

      I remember seeing that interview of her exercising for the men/cameras years ago, before I got my feminist cred, and thinking, “Wait. Something is seriously wrong here…” it was one of the first cracks through which the sweet light of understanding poured through.

    • Christin says:

      Some of us remember when he was tabloid fodder in the late 1980s-1990s. There is a lot to unpack from his past.

      He also brought up Rosie, who mentioned him on the View 10 years ago due to another beauty pageant issue with him. She called out his bankruptcies and divorces, which led to ugly comments from him that just keep going.

      • Plewas says:

        Yeah -he threatened to get guys to seduce risked then-wife. And that’s putting it in more graceful terms. The inference was her wife would see what she’s missing. Just so vile and disturbing.

      • Christin says:

        Some claim one or both exes are locked down with NDAs, so the extent of his behavior with them may be worse than rumors.

        His TV show had to be highly scripted/edited. That’s not the real person. The debate revealed that.

    • B n A fn says:

      @Onerous, I saw that video where Trump invited a horde of photographers to watch Ms Universe working out because he thought she was too fat. When I saw how he humiliated that woman it brought tears to my eyes. I cannot imaging anyone humiliating me like this. Anyone who is voting for this man it really missing a screw. First. of all he is totally unqualified for the position he’s applying for. I know I’m not a great speaker but I’m not applying to be president of the US. Whenever I read what he said in his debates it’s almost unreadable because he talks in word salad, jmo.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I saw that footage too. It was so disgusting!!!! I was so uncomfortable, seeing her do exercises in front of hordes of male photographers taking pictures while she bended and bounced. She was objectified and degraded to such an appalling level. It felt abusive.

    • Em says:

      Yeah, I saw that and was horrified. She was standing right next to him and there he was talking about her weight like she was the prize pig at last year’s country fair. Dehumanising doesn’t even come close to describing it. I have no idea how any woman out there could even contemplate voting for him.

    • hogtowngooner says:

      I was too young when the incident happened, and to see that the other was beyond appalling. He’s such a POS.

    • Looty says:

      That video enrages me.

  3. lilacflowers says:

    So, when a woman gains wait, she can’t be a good person? Fortunately for Mother Theresa, she wasn’t overweight because what would Donald think of her then? Fired! No sainthood for fat chicks! SNIFF!

    • als says:

      Sainthood is reserved for Ivanka, his Favorite.
      Other women that are not Ivanka can go to hell.

      • lilacflowers says:

        Well, at this point, Ivanka does look like one of those plaster statues you see in churches. Nothing real there. SNIFF.

      • Locke Lamora says:

        Even Ivanka, his favourite child had to get a new nose and cartoon sized breasts.

      • B n A fn says:

        I always wonder how he treats his wife it home. Whenever I see them together I never see any connection, no holding hands, no love, no affection. His wife always appears standoffish and cold. I have seen more love between Donald and Ivanka than with his like.

      • Granger says:

        Wonder if Ivanka would still be his favourite if she gained weight?

    • Gardenia says:

      Hahaha at SNIFF! I hope that meme lives on and on.

    • isabelle says:

      Thought he was more hinting toward her winning a beauty contest. So ladies if you have entered one of his pageants that is exactly what he thinks of you. Not a good person and what you are doing is meaningless.

    • SamLT says:

      Unrelated, but Mother Theresa was apparently quite a horrible person. Google it.

      • isabelle says:

        …and MLK had affairs, blah blah blah….Doesn’t matter to me cause she did accomplish many good things in her life time and brought recognition to the caste system in India. According to hipsters, too for school know it alls, Christopher Hitchen worshippers, couch sitters wasting their lives away (a lot of us if not most btw)and Reddit atheists. The lot that wants to find fault with everyone and everything. They really want to discredit her because she was religious and they probably have done little to change anything in the world. Of course she wasn’t perfect, of course she made mistakes, of course she would be guilty like the rest of us if we had any hint of public recognition. Even though she was crowned a saint she was a person like the rest of us. Most people, if not all are contradictory and yes often hypocrites. We should all look in the mirror. HATE when we as public need to rip humanitarians images up to make ourselves feel better about sitting on our as**s. So tired of the cynicism everybody is a hypocrite but me mentality our culture now holds as the false truth.

      • Timbuktu says:

        @isabelle
        Sheesh. So, atheists are to blame, really? From what I read, Mother Theresa took it upon herself to tell people that they must suffer in their final hours even when she had the medication to alleviate their suffering. That seems like a pretty awful thing to do, does it not to a Christian? That reeks of a zealot.
        Of course, that doesn’t preclude her from doing other things well.
        The point of speaking about it, IMO, is not to rip her image up, but to stop worshipping other people. I see how the worship of Constitution and the Founding Fathers or the military is used again and again to advance nefarious agendas in this country, for example. If we begin to view the Constitution as just another document, albeit an important one, and the Founding Fathers as just human beings, who were right on some accounts and quite wrong on others, than we might not be so compelled to hold on to our myth-making at the expense of progress.

      • Payal says:

        And yet check Isabelle’sresponse. Of course hapless, clueless brown people needed a European to teach them the error of their ways. People with curable diseases lay untreated in warehouses of the dying while those on their deathbed suffered without pain meds. Of course, Mother Thersa got the best medical care herself including a pacemaker for her failing heart and hospitalisation when she was dying herself. What a saint indeed.

    • Who ARE These People? says:

      No, but she can be a hacker sitting on a 400-lb. bed.

    • Bubbles says:

      I think WHEN Trump loses, he’ll rage all over FOX News for weeks & his idiot cult-like supporters will cause riots. I am worried that one of them will try & harm Hillary. One of the 2nd amendment crazies…
      While I am excited for her to be victorious, I’m also dreading the aftermath. :-(

  4. als says:

    It’s amazing when a man that looks like Donald Trump calls other women out for being fat.
    Not that it’s ok to do it when you look like The Rock either but it is a special kind of feeling one gets when being called fat by the likes of The Donald.

    • naomipaige says:

      Well said!

    • GentleDove says:

      I know a Trump supporter who is fat and guess what? He cheats on his girlfriend because…guess what…she’s fat. Yup, she had the AUDACITY to gain weight after she quit smoking cigarettes.

      Funny thing is, this guy always makes comments about “keeping his figure” and blames HER for his gaining weight. Like Trump, he’s delusional about his self-image and cannot take responsibility.

      In their chauvinistic world, it’s ok for a man to look however he wants. Women are just adornments and pleasure toys.

      In their chauvinistic world, it’s more important for a woman to look thin than to be healthy.

      Cheeto Man cannot be president, or he and his shallow family will be our children’s role models for the next 4 years. Not good, America. Not. Good.

      • isabelle says:

        Trumps voting scum pond is full of Alpha blog reading men wannabes. Seriously the PUA, mans right, negging communities love him are huge followers of him. They are some of his biggest supporters.

  5. BengalCat2000 says:

    The only women who matter are the ones this talking piece of excrement want to f*ck. So c’mon ladies, let’s get into SHAPE!

    God I’m so worried for my country.

  6. Mew says:

    Calling him a pig is an insult to all pigs in the world. He’s something far worse. Watching him in debate was sheer pain.

  7. TheOtherMaria says:

    He’s such a twat waffle 😤

    I won’t body shame a man who has no shame in doing so to others, however, his contempt for women who don’t fit his ideal as well as his perpetual objectification of women who do is VERY disturbing.

    I could never vote for any person who blatantly demeans others for something as trivial as aesthetics 😒 His sense of entitlement never fails to amaze me.

    As a Latina, I’m side eyeing anyof my own who willingly support Cheeto Turd; I saw Ms Machado’s interview and was appalled, not only did he mock and insult her, he also did not pay her for the advertisements she endorsed.

    This man is incapable of not only telling the truth but of practicing ethical business standards, how anyone can believe he’d run this country with integrity mystifies me. Also, he’s one to talk about bringing up ‘old news’ given the recent debate invitation he extended last week.

    This man is trash.

  8. Size Does Matter says:

    Teflon Don can’t even admit having the sniffles, must instead gaslight us all into believing we didn’t see and hear what we saw and heard.

    • Esmom says:

      It really does seem like he’s a compulsive liar, it’s crazy. Remember during the debate when Hillary called him out for saying global warming was a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese? He immediately flat out denied it, we all heard it. But that’s exactly what he said, even with proof he still denies stuff and lies. He’s like a preschooler — “I saw you hit Joey. No I didn’t.”

      But even worse to me is that people still support him, no matter what. In fact the more he gets criticized the more they double down. Reading my local paper’s comment section, I see people who thought he was a joke during the primaries are now seriously supporting him. It’s appalling.

      • lilacflowers says:

        Not only did he deny it but his staffers immediately tried to delete it off his Twitter account DURING the debate. Too late because others were immediately retweeting it the second he denied it.

      • Onerous says:

        One hour after the debate he denied saying that paying no federal tax “made him smart.” He said it in front of 80 million people! We all saw it! He clearly has untreated issues.

      • Kitten says:

        He really does have a verbal diarrhea problem.
        Maybe it’s related to his sniffles. I don’t know. You tell me.

      • doofus says:

        The man lies so much, about so many things that are often inconsequential, and almost always fact check-able.

        He said Immigration and Customs Enforcement endorsed him. they did not.

        he said that he won the debate according to a CBS News poll. they immediately tweeted that they never took a poll.

        he SNIFFED! through the entire debate and he said he didn’t do it at all.

      • Esmom says:

        lilac, I hadn’t heard they tried to delete his tweet. I saw it retweeted and it was beautiful.

        Does anyone remember Lili Taylor’s character in Mystic Pizza and her “Joe Lies” song? I’ve been singing that to myself with “Trump” in place of Joe. I’m losing it…

      • doofus says:

        Esmom, yes! (but it was Say Anything, not Mystic Pizza…love both movies!)

      • LinaLamont says:

        @Kitten
        Diarrhea of the mouth; constipation of the brain.

      • Esmom says:

        doofus, yes, my mistake. I was under caffeinated earlier. :) I love both movies, too! I’ve been trying to get my teens to watch Say Anything with me but they don’t trust my 80s movies recommendations anymore since Pretty in Pink and Sixteen Candles, both of which left them mostly cold.

      • doofus says:

        oh, Esmom…Pretty in Pink was on the other night and I caught it almost from the beginning and watched the whole thing, much to the bf’s annoyance.

        what a great soundtrack!

    • Soror Bro says:

      “You are a slow learner, Winston.”
      “How can I help it? How can I help but see what is in front of my eyes? Two and two are four.”
      “Sometimes, Winston. Sometimes they are five. Sometimes they are three. Sometimes they are all of them at once. You must try harder. It is not easy to become sane.”
      ― George Orwell, 1984

      • LinaLamont says:

        “There’s man all over for you, blaming on his boots the fault of his feet.”
        I don’t know why, this whole thing reminds me of Beckett.
        I also think of Molloy sucking stones (even though Trump’s incapable of insight).

      • adastraperaspera says:

        Chilling quote. Orwell nailed the trends and here we are. It feels like a referendum on humanity. Bigly!

    • B n A fn says:

      I have telling my daughter that his sniffing always drive me crazy for months. She told me she never heard it until I brought it to her attention. So for him to say he was not sniffing he must have known for at least two months I have been listening to his sniffing, sniffing. The man is such a liar that he denied sniffing. Who do you want us to believe, DT, my ears and eyes or your lying thongue.

    • isabelle says:

      He always plays the victim as well. Emotional, always the victim, petty and reactive. Why the heck do men think he is a so called Alpha? Maybe because they associate emotion cry baby men with being “aloha” by their own weak natures.

  9. Soror Bro says:

    At this point it wouldn’t surprise me if Trump denied saying he was going to build that wall. It really wouldn’t.

    • Esmom says:

      Me neither. And his supporters will do the same thing.

    • Jayna says:

      Oh, no. He’s not backtracking on the wall. He was so shaken by the bad reviews of his debate, that he went whining and deflecting. etc., at his next rally in front of his 10,000 deplorables in my state, Florida. He was saying he was going to build that wall and yelled out to them that who is going to pay for it, and they’re screaming that Mexico will pay for it. They all live in the delusional land of Donald Trump.

      They were also chanting ” Lock her up.”

    • Lolo86lf says:

      The one who was really disappointed about the wall not being mentioned at the debate was Ann Coulter. She does not care what DT says or does because he will build the wall. That is all she cares about.

    • bread says:

      After he loses, he’s going to deny ever running for president.

    • popup says:

      Good God. At the next debate, can the moderator just ask him point blank “Why do you lie so much?” I would love to hear his bullshit answer.

  10. Neo says:

    How are people falling for this?

    • Lucy2 says:

      I did just read an article that said supporters at a recent rally did acknowledge the debate was not great, so some semblance of reality has broken through, however briefly. But then there were oblivious people like the woman who said “he made it also easy for me to understand”. Really? Because all I heard was word salad, insults, and a petulant child having a temper tantrum.

      • Kitten says:

        Here’s the thing: Trump’s doublespeak is extremely effective.
        He gives multiple-choice answers to every question, which allows his followers to fill in the blanks. It’s actually pretty ingenious if you think about it. Most of his followers are people who don’t possess any kind of strong political ideology and most don’t uniformly agree on what should be done with this country. But with the multiple-choice format, they can self-select which answer works best for them.

        It’s like those shampoo commercials that promise thicker hair. A balding man could watch that ad and think “it will make my hair grow back” when really all it’s promising to do is make existing hair follicles thicker.

        In other words, the more vague Trump is, the more he “speaks” to his base.

      • SilverUnicorn says:

        “It’s like those shampoo commercials that promise thicker hair. A balding man could watch that ad and think “it will make my hair grow back” when really all it’s promising to do is make existing hair follicles thicker.”

        It sounds like ‘Brexit means Brexit’ (which in turn means nothing and everything at the same time).

      • antipodean says:

        How can people say “he made it easy for me to understand”, when it is blatantly obvious by his bluster, obfuscation, misdirection and deflection that he has absolutely no understanding himself? The blind leading the blind?
        The sentence that forever damned him in my eyes, and was straight out of his own mouth, is that paying no Federal taxes, “made him smart”. Hoisted on his own petard, and condemned from his own lips.
        I was interested to see trophy wife lurking behind Ivanka after the debate. She was obviously relegated to the background. Her face was a mask, no movement or emotion whatsoever. There was no physical contact between them at all in direct contrast to Hillary, Bill, and Chelsea, who were warmly tactile with each other afterwards.
        When/if Trump doesn’t get elected (I have my fingers, toes, and legs crossed in fear that it never happens), I wonder how long latest wife will last before she is traded in for a younger model?

      • deevia says:

        @Kitten: Thank you for all your insights. I have been following the comment section as an outsider and yours have been the most calm and collected. I never watched any Trump speeches / debates but from what has been described here, he is clearly doing everything reality show-style. Even his media flip-flopping and vagueness closely resembles Kardashiah playbook. All his appearances play within “heat of the moment” and all he has to do is throwing the most memorable shades / punchlines and he will have a large audience. Just like any successful reality show contestants. Hillary treats its like a business meeting so that’s why many people in the audience can hardly warm up to her even if what she’s presenting is much more sensible.

      • Hazel says:

        I can’t understand anything he says. The man can’t construct a simple sentence to save his non-existent soul.

    • Soror Bro says:

      Because they’re supporting him in spite of what the reporters and other “elites” in the MSM are saying about him. So even if he screws up royally when the press reports it his supporters are like “Screw you. I’m voting for him because you don’t want me to.”

    • Tiffany :) says:

      He was so incoherent and nonsensical in the debate. WHO can vote for someone who gives answers like this about important topics? He acts like he has never used a computer before! (Someone posted a meme of his quotes from the debate last night, and seeing the text laid out like that really drove it home for me. I hope this does the same for others).

      “…under President Obama, we’ve lost control of things that we used to have control over. We came in with an internet, we came up with the internet.

      And I think Secretary Clinton and myself would agree very much, when you look at what ISIS is doing with the internet, they’re beating us at our own game. ISIS. So we have to get very, very tough on cyber and cyber warfare. It is a, it is a huge problem. I have a son.

      He’s 10 years old. He has computers. He is so good with these computers, it’s unbelievable. The security aspect of cyber is very, very tough. And maybe it’s hardly doable. But I will say, we are not doing the job we should be doing, but that’s true throughout our whole governmental society. We have so many things that we have to do better, Lester and certainly cyber is one of them.”

      • Kitten says:

        Yeah this is brilliant though. But you have to stop thinking like Tiffany and get into a Trump-supporter’s head to understand why he is so good at this.

        To continue my comment from up-thread, what is Trump saying here?
        Is he saying:

        1) That cyber attacks are escalating and the country is at great risk
        2) That ISIS will expose any holes in homeland security and exploit them
        or
        3) Modern technology puts our country at an increased risk for terror attacks

        It’s brilliant because he’s using simple buzzwords like “ISIS” and “cyber” to play upon his follower’s fears. He’s making the world seem like a scary place and here’s the guy that’s gets how scary it is and is going to do something about it.

        Meanwhile, his base can choose which answer most directly reflects their fears. If a Trump-supporter is particularly terrified of ISIS, then he chooses #2. If an older Trump supporter is terrified of how quickly modern technology is taking over they choose #3 and so on.

        The double-speak works on his base because they’re already scared and feeling disenfranchised. Trump essentially just mirrors that frightening world back to them and wins them over because they feel like he understands them. On a very basic level, he’s just validating them.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        You’re right, it is a good strategy (for him) because the massive blanks that he leaves get filled in with a personalized boogey man for whomever the listener happens to be.

        The base is always going to be the base, there is no hope of changing their minds. I just hope that there are enough voters in the middle/undecided group that see these blanks for what the really are: massive gaps in knowledge about matters of vital importance.

    • Erica_V says:

      On Monday my Republican boss was SO excited – gleeful even – about the debate.

      On Tuesday morning he “really didn’t want to talk about it”.

      I believe it was a turning point for those who (somehow) are still on the fence.

  11. Barrett says:

    I think this is terrible. Looking back the 80s and 90s had even more accepted misogyny. I am voting for Hillary but isn’t this a dangerous move considering the clintons Monica Lewinsky, Paula Jones stuff.

    I feel like both sides have major skeletons in this issue. Hillary should stick to her strength in policy, foreign affairs. As a little kid said they weren’t nice to each. Stick to the issues so we don’t have to take a time machine repeatedly back in time for the Clinton or trump eras.

    • Size Does Matter says:

      Enlighten me as to how Monica Lewinski and Paula Jones are skeletons in Hillary’s closet, please.

      • original kay says:

        Yes, I would like to know as well.

      • Soror Bro says:

        Maybe they were hiding in her closet when she came home sooner than Bill expected?

      • SusanneToo says:

        Simple. It’s because EVERYTHING is Hillary’s fault.

      • Kitten says:

        They must be so uncomfortable being stuck in Hill’s closet with all the pantsuits. I hope somebody brought them some water or something.

      • Brunswickstoval says:

        As women we are judged (still) by how our significant others treat us. I’m amazed Trump hasn’t excused BC’s infidelities on the fact HRC wasn’t model thin.

      • Christin says:

        Blaming a wife for her husband’s alleged infidelities is an interesting tactic sure to garner more votes, right? Especially if an admitted / caught adulterer does it.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        Especially as Paula Jones actually LOST her case. And Lewinsky was a WILLING participant.

  12. NAT says:

    I have to ask. Anywhere I look, I only see negative comments about Trump and yet he is in the final phase for the US president election? Who gives him so much support?

    • Mumzy says:

      Just had this convo with my 12-year old son over breakfast this morning. This is the first election that my kids are tuned into politics and what a circus! My daughter is old enough to vote this time around and I keep hoping that someday she will laugh as she tells her kids about her first time voting and how this insane candidate was running…

      Wondering where the support is coming from … my only guess is that the vast majority of Americans agree that the government (and politics in general) is broken and needs a major overhaul. Many people I know who plan to vote for He Who Must Not Be Named are doing so only because he is the “non-political” choice; they think the only hope for real change is to bring in someone so *not* a politician — who is the least like what they feel hasn’t been working. They don’t agree with a lot of how he behaves or what he says (or at least have the decency to not admit that they agree), but rather see him as the only possibility for overhaul of a broken system. I am flummoxed over the lack of logic or foresight missing in that line of thinking, but it’s my best guess about the origin of his support.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        And yet these people will probably send the same rep back to Congress for an 8th term.

      • TotallyBiased says:

        Politics are broken (campaign financing and Koch brothers as the highest bidder)–the government is NOT. Look at the improvement President Obama has managed over the last eight years, and imagine what he could have accomplished without Republicans deliberately refusing to participate in a working government. NOT “give in to his every whim”, but simply agree to negotiate, or, for example, even HOLD HEARINGS on the Supreme Court nominee. Which is their job.

      • Mae says:

        Interesting. This was the reasoning behind many people’s votes for Rob Ford in Toronto. Educated people with jobs also voted for him, not just the disenfranchised.

      • Jwoolman says:

        The health care system has problems, so suggest that next time they get sick or injured, they should consult with the fellow who works at the local car wash rather than a doctor or nurse. Heaven forbid someone who actually is a certified surgeon take out your appendix. Need someone with a fresh approach who isn’t really sure where the appendix is or what it does.

    • Patricia says:

      His supporters are angry white men with little to no education who feel that the world was supposed to be theirs alone, who feel that anyone who isn’t white but has a job is “taking” jobs away, who are willfully ignorant of our constitution and think that the president can take guns away and that this is “a Christian nation!!”
      And, according to my Facebook research of clicking on the angriest of Trump supporters to see their profiles, his supporters are big-haired white women from Georgia. Anecdotal, I know. But I got three in a row in a comments section the other day. All of them were heavy, big-haired white women who’s profile showed no college education. Don’t they know trump doesn’t like fat ladies?!

      (I’m a heavy white lady, just leaving that as a disclaimer 😂).

      • LinaLamont says:

        You just contradicted yourself. Is it angry white men or big-haired fat women?

        Yeah. I agree with you, though.
        There are 3 groups who support him (they’re not mutually exclusive)
        1) Angry and frightened white people “with little to no education who feel that the world was supposed to be theirs alone, who feel that anyone who isn’t white but has a job is “taking” jobs away, who are willfully ignorant of our constitution and think that the president can take guns away and that this is “a Christian nation!!” And, they’re afraid of a non-white Amurica. They also believe all the lies about Hillary. They don’t have the interest or brain cells to delve into the truth.
        2) The 1% that wants to protect and grow its bank account at any cost.
        3) Don King

    • LinaLamont says:

      Morons

    • adastraperaspera says:

      Mainly whites of all class levels who have viewed civil rights/equal rights laws as taking away their place as first in line for all jobs, entitlements, leadership positions, etc. Obama’s presidency was the last straw for these people. And they see Hillary quite frankly as a “******-lover” liberal who has supported civil rights and left them in the cold. Her whiteness makes them revile her more, because they expect her to be “loyal to her race.” This racism comes in many forms, but the most poisonous version was unfortunately not pulled up by the roots after the Civil War, and so you see it flowering all across the U.S., mainly in the southern states, but in some form in all regions.

      In regards to class, we can’t just blame this debacle on working class whites. The educated elite of the Republican party, plus many other media, business and religious leaders are the power behind this campaign, and they are rubbing their hands with glee at the specter of getting Trump in there to fill the Supreme Court with judges who will reverse civil rights laws and get us back to the days where people of color and women of all races are restricted from equal access to society. (Ominously, we have already seen this happening — the Robert’s court has recently overturned the 1965 Voting Rights Act and also approved a Hobby Lobby decision that allows an employer to remove birth control coverage from their group insurance plans, thus imposing the company owner’s religious beliefs on employees.)

      • RedSoleSista says:

        “Mainly whites of all class levels who have viewed civil rights/equal rights laws as taking away their place as first in line for all jobs, entitlements, leadership positions, etc. Obama’s presidency was the last straw for these people.”

        This sums it all up. The blatant disrespect and hostility shown to the 44th President and the First Lady is a giant clue.

        The very thought of being second in anything, scares a wide range of the white population. Otherwise what rational responsible person would vote for him. A person who actually researches and goes by facts not populism.

      • NAT says:

        So this suggests that those people are not happy with Obama?
        I actually thought he has been a decent President.
        And I think Trump is the exact opposite of Obama right? I’m not that much into politics and I’m white too but how could I vote for someone who doesn’t believe in climate change/thinks all non-white people steal jobs and only respects non-fat people oh and also wants to build a second Great Wall?
        To be honest – I think I’d be scared for us all if Trmup was elected.

      • yogapants says:

        “In regards to class, we can’t just blame this debacle on working class whites.”

        So true. I know several examples, including my own sister. Highly educated, with a master’s degree, hates President Obama and Clinton with a passion. In speaking of the latter, she’ll just roll her eyes and say “Benghazi!” Was very excited about Trump’s promise to build the wall. Her so-called “politics” turn my stomach. I put “politics” in quotes because I believe that people who are truly into politics will get their information from various sources to gain different perspectives. Sister is a Fox News fan. Saddens me greatly.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      People ok with bigotry and authoritarianism.

      • hmmm says:

        People eaten up with baseless hatred of the other. Every single one who supports and enables the likes of El Cheeto is consumed with hate. To me, that’s the bottom line. There are no excuses. And as long as Trump taps into and legitimises their hatred they don’t care about the facts. The only thing that matters is that their hatred be realised and actualised. That is Trump’s promise.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I agree, but going down the rabbit hole a bit further… I also think to a certain extent that hatred is motivated by fear. Fear of the other, fear of the other taking their jobs, fear of having to modify their bigoted speech in public, fear of institutionalized power being taken from one group and shared with others…It comes from weakness and insecurity.

        But I so agree, there are no excuses. Anyone who supports him has to think it is acceptable to be a bigot, or they wouldn’t vote for one for president.

  13. Cynic22 says:

    The man is disgusting. Disgusting on every level, outside and in.

    The idea of him being president is horrifying. I honestly question whether we would survive it. “Bombing Iranian Ships over “hand gestures.” He talked about going in and “taking the oil”. His ranting seems to all gel together for me at this point but he’s a monster in human form. And I know people that say they want to vote for him and blame the media (that has been coddling the HELL out of this CREATURE). I am seriously thinking about reassessing some of the relationships in my life due to the fact that some plan on voting for him.

    I also blame the media for letting him get this far. He and his family should have been torn apart when they started lying and denying cold hard facts left and right. They bear some of the blame for this monster making it this far.

  14. Jayna says:

    His debate responses were so troubling. A supposed billionaire practically acknowledging he doesn’t pay Federal taxes and says, That makes me smart, and saying basically he only cares about himself and his family.

    What a patriot. He shot himself in the foot big time on that, with Hillary’s zingers regarding that finishing him off. He was too dumb at the time to see it.

    He is such scum.

    • Mumzy says:

      It raises an important issue — assuming he is obeying the law, is it “wrong” if he hasn’t paid taxes. I don’t know of anyone who willingly opts of of deductions so that they can pay more tax because it would be better for the country. If wealthy people follow tax laws and end up not owing tax, isn’t this just a clear sign that the laws need to change?

      Given that he has shown little concern for being sensitive to the “optics” of issues and thus would likely not be worried about alienating supporters by not owing taxes, his refusing to release his returns makes me wonder if he is doing something illegal that might come out if people (beyond the IRS) see the records.

      That said, he needs to go away so we can heal from the trauma of him.

      • Jwoolman says:

        Minimizing taxes is neither illegal nor immoral.

        But many rich people also donate quite a bit to charity, which of course is a tax deduction up to a point but a good number of them do feel an obligation to share. Trump doesn’t seem to have that feeling at all. If he were diligently donating to charity, I don’t think people would react badly to his low or zero federal tax. There are many ways to contribute to society.

      • NGBoston says:

        With all of his Real Estate holdings, NO- it is not necessarily illegal to be entitled to Federal Tax breaks from the government! However, when said properties are SOLD- the owner gets hit hard with huge Capital Gains Taxes. So this is an unfair spin for HRC or anyone to make it look like Trump did not pay ANY taxes on a State or Federal level all his years of reporting income. Trust!!! The man has paid many millions in taxes over his lifetime and I wish people would be more informed about Real Estate Acquisitions and Liquidations and Bankruptcy Law (all of which is completely legal and anyone who is qualified may file for) before everyone starts jumping to conclusions.

        He did NOT get $14m from his Father to start with also. That is a over exaggeration and really technically not true! Half truth.

        Anyway- I am only pointing out these items bc his businesses and taxes are so detailed, intricate and voluminous when he files- the IRS has red flagged him for about the past 15-20 yrs just to closely audit and examine each and every tax law and loophole which his Accountants apply for to ensure what he claims is all legitimate.

        I’m NOT voting for him, or defending all his other obnoxious ramblings and outrageous behavior- merely pointing out what many people have no understanding of who went along with the sound bite HRC tried to nail him on by suggesting he illegally did not pay his Federal taxes.

        She should ask current DEM and SOS John Kerry if she remebers how recently the State of Massachusetts caught Kerry red handed trying to avoid paying a luxury tax on one of the Yachts he owns. Once caught, of course, he promptly paid but should have been fined for attempting to fraudulate the State government. And lets noy even get started on Barney Frank and a littany of other extremely corrupt politicians from my State or Congressional Representatives alone- across all State Lines and including Federal
        Government Branches and Officials!!! Sooo many CORRUPT CORRUPT CORRUPT. It is rampant and. No, I am not posting links or proof for any nitpickers with your heads in the sand.

        Just saying ! Hmmnnnn…and I wonder who the Clintons Accountants were/are during/after Whitewater (Company they invested in and were co-owners of I think?
        ) and THE CLINTON FOUNDATION. Yesss– shall we take a
        Peek at those General Ledgers and books and see how they have been cooked over the years? Well, of course we are not publicly allowed to since it is a private foundation. LOL. Who audits that gemstone? Who decides where mlions are paid and received from SPECIFICALLY. It is shady as hell so now Bill & Hillary have put it on the back burner so to speak until the election is over. Funny how finally- not more than a month ago bc of conflict of interets the Clintons announced their Foundation would no longer have funding contribute to HRC’s campaign or have any financial involvment/acticity with any special interests other than current philantrophy work. I don’t know if I am wording it correctly or if I got my facts straight on the CF’s recent change but I am reciting best I can recall from memory.

        STOP the panick, hate and worrying.

        HRC will be our next POTUS and I do not even think it is going to be as close of a race as many are predicting. Donald Trump may have a loyal base of lunatics but it is still not going to give him the numbers he needs in the corresponding states to attain his magic number of delegates needed for his win.

        Then we will need to listen to his big mouth whining about “I told you so this election was rigged”. UGH

        Looking forward to that said NO ONE EVER.

      • Jwoolman says:

        NG Boston – I don’t know where you are getting your information, but it is incorrect. No book cooking in the Clinton Foundation. It is not a private foundation – you must be thinking of the Trump Foundation. The Clinton Foundation is a public foundation and its books are open. It has an overhead of about 11%, which is very good. It is not pass-through like Trump’s but directly funds projects here and abroad, and is very highly regarded by those who scrutinize such charities. There is no evidence that donors received special favors from Hillary as Secretary of State. Those donors that she saw were ones any Secy of State would have seen for other reasons.

        You must be mixing up the Trump and Clinton Foundations. The Trump Foundation has been making political donations (he was just fined for that by the IRS) and has been used to buy promotional materials for Trump and also to pay Trump’s business obligations – quite illegal for a tax-exempt charity. The Clinton Foundation has not done any of that. Many of their projects involve health care and nutritional/farming projects. The Clintons have donated millions to the Foundation that they have earned as speakers fees. Trump has donated very little to his foundation.

        The Whitewater situation was investigated and they were cleared. Just as other situations were investigated and repeatedly cleared. If there was anything there, the Republicans would have found it. They have been trying to neutralize Hillary in particular since she first started working on health care reform during her husband’s Administration. There is tremendous profit at stake in medical insurance. She was known even then for competence and persistence, so she was a threat. She still is.

    • Christin says:

      I have a feeling he will be under scrutiny by authorities before this is over. People are saying (with some evidence) that his foundation has a lot of questionable activity. Hmmmm…

  15. Kenya says:

    In Reading conservative news sites, there seems to be a theme that they hate being told what they say is unacceptable, uneducated, or that they are racists or misogynist. Make America great again to them means ‘stop policing my thoughts’ and ‘I can exercise my first amendment rights by saying things you might find racist or misogynist, doesn’t hurt anybody.’

    They admit they voted for trump because he would attack Hilary at a baser level than the others. Seriously?

    Oh yeah and crickets on Alicia machado.

    Why don’t people get that yes, presidential candidate hate speech is legal, but also it translates into deeds – like not hiring fat chicks, minorities, laws policing women’s bodies, etc. – befuddles me.

    I had anorexia exactly because of men like trump – that they would call me fat and reject me for jobs and because I had no feminism in my life, and my own father still doesn’t even get how what trump says is horrible and just thinks it is funny.

    grateful for CB and moderation here though.

    • Kitten says:

      +1,000,000 to everything you said.

      I’m sorry you suffered from an ED. I struggle myself and it’s no fun.
      Stay strong, friend.

    • SilverUnicorn says:

      Ditto to everything you said in your post. I suffered from anorexia too and for nearly the same reasons as you (bullied at school, “no career because nobody wants fat employees”, “no relationships because men don’t like fatties”, etc. etc.). I got to a point I nearly committed suicide out of non-eating and drinking.
      Men like Trump disgust me, how this moron is even electable is completely beyond my logic.

  16. naomipaige says:

    If he’s lying about all this stuff, just imagine what he’s gonna do if he becomes President! Watch out.

  17. Jayna says:

    Has he even denied calling her Miss Piggy and Miss Housekeeping?

    And he was sniffling throughout the debate, right from the get-go. It was beyond noticeable.

    And he has the balls to just deny it? Of course he does. If it would have been Hillary sniffling, that would have been front page news.

    • Santia says:

      The New York Post actually said that he should have called Hillary out on her “health issues.” Meanwhile, he was the one sniffling all over the stage. I’m convinced that I’m living in an alternate reality, because whatever Trump says, his followers seem to swallow, hook, line and sinker.

  18. I Choose Me says:

    Donald Trump is like a toddler who puts his hands over his eyes and thinks no one can see him. Unfortunately, we hear and see you. You jumped up, orange, fart-faced, sexist, racist, delusional, lying turd.

  19. Giddy says:

    Donald feels free to insult other people, even though: he grows out a section of his hair so that he can fold it origami-style into his combover, he dyes his hair orange, he dyes his skin orange, he’s overweight, he has itsy bitsy baby hands, and also has a baby’s temper tantrums! How can anyone say that he “looks Presidential”? SNIFF!

  20. Lolo86lf says:

    The human dorito Donald Trump is a sexist, ageist, fat-shaming bully who refuses to acknowledge just how much damage he inflicts on people’s self-esteem.

  21. Megan says:

    OMG. SNIFFLE BITCH!!

    HAHAHAHA… sorry, nothing is funny anymore and this “man” is terrifying, but Sniffle Bitch made my day.

    Guys… please don’t vote for this bloviating sniffle bitch. Please!!!

  22. Greeneyes says:

    For the record, his idea of massive weight is 12lbs! That’s how much weight she had gained in total. He’s disgusting!

  23. QQ says:

    Scattered Thoughts:

    *The Shade of the Commercial Banner in Youtube being about Suboxone Pills Is Truly Legendary

    *That Video Had Me in Tears, Legitimate Tears

    *whilst Trump Is a disgusting *ssclown bar none I hate with every Fiber of my Venezuelan Soul that this gives an ounce of Attention to Alicia Machado .. Cause that Lady Is Legendary for her Thirst I Mean … Ya’ll welcomed to Keep her For Reals, but KNOW that one is Indefatigable! Though If that’s what it takes to sink this shit of crap… well.. I Guess

    • Ennie says:

      QQ , I am old enough to remember the Alicia Machado circus right when it happened. I was 26 yrs old and we used to watch the pageant. I remember reading about Trump and Ivana
      In Vanidades mag and when he bought the pageant I did not have a good feeling about it, it was held at Las Vegas and Before we saw it as more of a true international pageant, and now it was more of a show that belonged to this business man. Maybe it was before, but it became blatantly about him, you know?
      Cue the press conference where she had to exercise in front of the cameras. I have had weight fluctuations all my life and I related. Back then she was just 19 years old, and in backsight, the winners probably even therapy to cope with the pressure and responsibilities, not being shamed worldwide.
      I don’t
      Follow her currently, but I remember her name coming up here and there. Still, what Trump did, masking it as “tough love” was atrocious to an employee, because that was what she became for him.

    • Jwoolman says:

      Machado doesn’t have to be a nice person to have been treated badly by The Trumpster. He definitely has a pattern which fits her story.

  24. Neelyo says:

    The only reason Trump started hanging out with Chris Christie is because it made him look slimmer.

  25. nicegirl says:

    Yesterday was National Voting Registration Day, right?

    Let’s get our SHIZ in order and get to voting, y’all!!

    I know that here in Oregon, (where we vote by absentee ballot – no polling booths in my county) the deadline to get your voter registration completed is October 18, 2016 – because I called to check!

    GO HILLARY!!!

  26. Colette says:

    He is overweight.
    Pot meet kettle.

  27. JRenee says:

    I can’t imagine sleeping with, dating or God forbid, marrying this guy, ewww!

  28. Lunabean says:

    If this was a “mic” issue. Then this is a mic he has used before. I actually watched him deliver a speech a few weeks back. One of his – written most likely by a woman – teleprompter speeches. Which he did a wonderful job of impersonating a professor who really did not want to teach this subject, but was doing it to keep his job. And he was most certainly sniffling – often. I am a bit surprised that no news outlet has picked that up yet. That was not the only time.

  29. Moose says:

    One of my coworkers constantly sniffles. I think it’s an anxiety thing — drives me bonkers.

    • Jwoolman says:

      Some body language expert apparently said he showed signs of being afraid of Hillary. So if he’s been sniffling all along, it might just be a sign of anxiety for him. He might not actually be aware of it.

  30. Rapunzel says:

    Trump supporters are impossible to argue with. One, when I criticized him for saying our country is hell and third world, said “libs take him literally when he’s speaking figuratively”. What?

    Another said that our world is not global yet, and that we should support nationalism over globalization because ” multi-culturalism is the biggest lie the left ever perpetrated” and “there’s no power in a mish mash of cultures and people.”

    Seriously banging my head against the wall.

  31. Cinderella says:

    If he’s sniffing that hard during the day, can you imagine him at night? I bet he snores like a freight train.

  32. NGBoston says:

    How many more weeks, roughly 4, that the World has to listen to Trump’s BS ?!?

    I cannot WAIT till this election is over. Truly, tired of this HUGE mess and this particular election is, quite frankly, a total embarrassment for the United States and our MSM in general.

    UGH UGH UGH

  33. Apples says:

    I’m 5’9″ and when I was modeling, the lowest I managed to go was 125-127lbs. I was barely eating and constantly felt tired, but I still had my period so I assumed it was low but not morbidly so.

    According to Google Alicia is 5’7″. If she was 118 lbs she must have been on a diet of… water? Is anyone here who is the same height ever slimmed down to 118lbs?

    • pollyv says:

      Apples, I am 5’7″ and weigh 114lbs. My normal weight is 125 but I lost a massive amount of weight recently due to stress related illness and was down to 104. I looked like a survivor of a concentration camp. If I can regain up to 120 I think I will look about right.

    • Christin says:

      My mother was a small-average framed person, and she looked slim yet healthy around 120-125. She did go down to 110 at one point, and her arms and legs were getting scary skinny.

    • PGrant's Girl says:

      I’m 5-7 and I weigh 117-118. I eat between 1200-2000 calories every day, but I’m also in the fitness industry, which means I exercise literally every single day. I don’t have a thigh gap or otherwise look emaciated, but PGrant is always worried that I’m underweight, so after reading this comment thread I texted to tell him thanks for not telling me I should be even thinner! I had an ex who tried to give me an eating disorder and that was not fun.

  34. DSA says:

    OMG that supercut is so disgusting. I paused it after like 4 sniffles.

    I have lost the ability to think straight enough to read the rest of the post.

  35. Jay (the Canadian one) says:

    At a glance I thought the headline said “Trump does not deny ‘no fact checks’ policy” and I still thought it sounded exactly like him.

  36. Lambda says:

    I feel genuinely sorry for Melania. I know she’s a dishonest ditz, but, really, without drop of facetiousness, she works hard for the money.

  37. tmbg says:

    He actually reminds me of Miss Piggy’s Pigs in Space captain. His name was Link Hogthrob and his head and ego were as bloated as Donny Boy’s:

    http://www.giantbomb.com/captain-link-hogthrob/3005-7715/

  38. Juluho says:

    God save me for what I’m about to say and NOT to defend Trump but I’m confused (not about him being disgusting because of course he is) but it seems like all beauty pageants would have weight of BMI rules?

    • hmmm says:

      The issue here is that he constantly verbally abused her and humiliated her, culminating in that godawful exposure to the media and the world. He dehumanised her for all the world to see.

      • Juluho says:

        I understand, he’s awful. I am more thinking out loud over how surprised the world is that she might get in trouble for gaining weight in a “competition” that is solely about the objectification of a woman’s looks.

    • Jwoolman says:

      Her BMI during the pageant was in the underweight category. Her weight gain just put her into the healthy normal weight category. The pics make it obvious that she didn’t gain as much as he claimed. She looked fine and should have kept the weight. It did not affect her ability to do the job.

  39. Jenny says:

    I have a strict “no orange dumb-asses”-policy in my world so I guess I can relate.

  40. Erica_V says:

    That video was amazing. Someone needs to get him on a call and play that audio and then say “Please tell us again that you were not sniffing constantly.” and then time how long it takes for him to hang up.

    SNIFF!

  41. Neo says:

    Clinton was impressive. She’s starting to win me over as a good pick for the white House, not just a lesser evil.

    • TotallyBiased says:

      So glad to read that, Neo! You’ve brightened my day, honestly. I spend so much time on FB fact-checking friends who just believe and repeat the smear campaign used against her for the last thirty years. And it isn’t easy when one is perfectly honest and admits yes, she’s made mistakes and yes, she’s been a politician in some of her choices. But heck, so has Bernie Sanders! Absolutely President Obama has had to do so. But I do think she will be very good for our country, and I would be voting for her even if the other option wasn’t so vile.

    • Jwoolman says:

      She does the patient but firm mother of a toddler routine pretty well. Trump was like a two-year-old screaming “Mommy, look at MEEEEEE!” while mom is on the phone during the debate. He was babbling on and on while she was talking. Never have seen anything like that before during a Presidential debate. He really couldn’t keep his mouth shut except briefly while drinking the water! Can you imagine him at international conferences?!?

  42. Hazel says:

    May I say, Kaiser, you are on fire right now! Your election coverage is great!

  43. jana says:

    The ironic thing is that Trump KNOWS he is fat. It’s why he has all his suits custom tailored to hang long, so that they cover his ass, and his ties made especially long so they hang to his ballsack, distracting the eye from his huge gut. Those Chinese manufacturers must think he’s over 7 feet tall!

  44. SusanneToo says:

    If you didn’t listen to Fresh Air today, please check the podcast. Terri Gross interviews David Fahrenthold of the WAPO. He’s the reporter who has been investigating the corrupt Trump Foundation. All of the cheating and lies of Trump and the Foundation are laid out in this interview.

  45. Kath says:

    #whinylittlebitch

    *SNIFF*

  46. Shady says:

    I must say, awesome post Kaiser. Witty and spot on.

  47. Vivagal says:

    Agree, excellent coverage and great comments. Encourage a post to address the many shenanigans of the Trump Foundation. This could be what sinks him…

  48. Sheila says:

    Y’all I’m from Georgia (waiving and toasting to the veranda 🍷🍾) he has tons of supporters down here. I see the yard signs and bumper stickers everywhere and it’s mind boggling. I worry that people underestimate his support and won’t vote .This man could be our next president. SHUDDER!