I just got back from dinner. I wonder if there’s any breaking Donald Trump news? Well, now, let’s just—oh my:
We honor Capt Khan’s sacrifice but Khan advocates Sharia. Sharia inconsistent with US Constitution re treatment of women, gays, Christians
— Roger Stone (@RogerJStoneJr) August 3, 2016
Jesus Christ. The Trumpsters are still going after the Khans? Does anyone else have anything to say about the death of Captain Khan in Iraq?
“It was under Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton that changed the rules of engagement that probably cost his life,” spokeswoman Katrina Pierson said in an interview Tuesday with CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer. Khan died during the presidency of George W. Bush, while Obama was a state senator in Illinois.
Did any other other Trump surrogates melt down today? How about that Corey guy that CNN hired, the one who assaulted a reporter. Has he said any—oh God, no. Not that:
Corey Lewandowski questioning if President Obama got into Harvard as a US citizen on CNN pic.twitter.com/76In10bZwI
— Correct The Record (@CorrectRecord) August 3, 2016
And how about Trump himself? How did he do in his Washington Post interview today? It sounds like he was a little distracted:
[Trump looks at a nearby television, which was tuned to Fox News.]
[Trump looks up at the television]
[Trump watches himself on TV]
[Looks at the television again] Look at this. It’s all Trump all day long.
[Trump looks at the TV.]
That’s our Donald. Aside from checking himself out on TV, though, he also made time to tell the world that he wouldn’t endorse Paul Ryan, John McCain, or Kelly Ayotte in their primary races. What do other Republicans think about this? How about you, Reince Priebus? You’re the head of the Republican National Committee. Any thoughts about Trump declining to support the Republican Speaker of the House?
Top republican: @Reince is ‘apoplectic’ over Trump’s refusal to back Ryan. He called several Trump staffers to express his displeasure.
— Katy Tur (@KatyTurNBC) August 3, 2016
Meg Whitman joins chorus of Republicans supporting Hillary Clinton
Meg Whitman, the Hewlett-Packard chief executive who ran unsuccessfully for governor of California in 2010, will back Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, joining other prominent Republicans troubled by Donald Trump’s candidacy.
….Sally Bradshaw, an influential GOP strategist in Florida who advised former Gov. Jeb Bush during his primary campaign, announced Monday that she would leave the party. A day later, Maria Comella, a top former advisor to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, also called Trump a demagogue and signaled her support for Clinton.
And that’s a wrap for Tuesday. See you in the morning.