PATHETIC: G.W. Bush & Bill Clinton Refuse To RSVP For Trump Inauguration

The sore losers mantra persists in the  political elitist worlds of Bush and Clinton as both former presidents break from long-standing tradition in accepting invitations to an upcoming presidential inauguration. 

Via POLITICO :

“One month out, Jimmy Carter is the only former president to RSVP to President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, while Bill Clinton and George W. Bush are putting off their decision until the new year.

…’It would be especially bad if the Clintons did not attend, because it seems like they do not support the transition of power,” said a top Clinton donor. “It would be petty, they have to suck it up. [Hillary] has to go as a former first lady. She will sit prominently.’

A spokesperson for Trump’s inaugural committee did not respond to a request for comment.”

President-Elect Donald Trump has repeatedly indicated the upcoming inauguration is to be a celebration “for the people” and not the celebrity and special interests that have dominated previous presidential inauguration events.

That said, an absence of former presidents  attending the inauguration with be a clear symbolic slap to the face of the incoming President of the United States. Let us hope both Bill Clinton and G.W. Bush put the needs of a country first, and put aside personal differences they may have with Mr. Trump.

We shall see.

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Trump Has More Support Among Hispanic Voters In Florida Than Bush & Rubio COMBINED

Donald Trump is once again confounding pollsters, politicos, the media, Democrats, Republicans, and his GOP rivals as a just-released Florida Atlantic University poll has him garnering (by far) the greatest support among Hispanic Republican voters in Florida.

Jeb Bush in particular thought he would entice the Hispanic population with his repeated overtures to his own version of their concerns. He rebuked Trump for speaking so strongly against illegal immigration, with Mr. Bush claiming illegals crossing the U.S. border did so, “…as an act of love.”

Marco Rubio has to be stunned at the Florida polling results as well. Both he and Bush are from Florida and were expecting to utilize their appeal to voters there to aid them in securing the GOP nomination.

Then came Donald Trump who leads all Republican candidates in that state with an astonishing 47.6% support. Ted Cruz comes in at a very distant second place with 16.3%.

Among Hispanic Republicans Trump’s lead is even greater at 54% – more than DOUBLE  the combined support among Hispanics for Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio:

Donald Trump – 54 percent
Marco Rubio – 15.1 percent
Rand Paul – 14 percent
Ted Cruz – 10.2 percent
Jeb Bush – 5.5 percent

RELATED ARTICLE:  HERE

 

BREAKING: Top Jeb Bush Campaign Staffer Jumps Ship…

Christine Ciccone was among the highest ranking members of the Jeb Bush 2016 campaign.

Emphasis on the word, WAS

As of this morning, Ms. Ciccone is no longer part of Team JEB!

The reason indicated by Bush campaign officials is a reduction in staff due to funding issues.

The loss is a stinging end to what was a tough week for the GOP hopeful who saw his stock fall after a debate performance altercation with fellow Floridian, Senator Marco Rubio.

Rumors now suggest more staffers are already on their way out as Jeb Bush struggles to remain in the race for the next presidential debate in two weeks, hosted by the Fox Business Channel.

DEVELOPING…

Latest Anti-Trump Attack – He’s A Crazy 9-11 “Truther”

A few days earlier, Donald Trump was asked a question during a CNN interview in which he disputed Jeb Bush’s blanket assertion that his brother (President G.W. Bush) “…kept us safe.”

Trump replied, “When you talk about George Bush, I mean, say what you want, the World Trade Center came down during his time…He was president, OK? … Blame him, or don’t blame him, but he was president. The World Trade Center came down during his reign.”

Almost immediately after the comments were uttered, the media was pushing Jeb Bush for a reaction. In the hours after, various media figures, but primarily those associated with the GOP establishment, began calling Donald Trump a 9-11 Truther in what is an obvious attempt to marginalize the current Republican presidential front-runner.

This effort was initiated by former Bush affiliate Ari Fleischer who was among the first to declare Trump a 9-11 Truther, a small group of conspiracy-theorists who believe the destruction on September 11th, 2001 was in fact U.S. government sponsored. Regardless of one’s feelings for or against such a belief, nothing Donald Trump said is even remotely affiliated with placing any blame upon the American government with the possible exception of potential negligence by the Bush administration to do a better job in preventing the attacks.

Since Fleischer’s use of the “truther” term, it has been parroted by media cohorts on Fox, CNN, MSNBC, and various news publications. The simple fact of what Donald Trump actually said – that 9-11 did happen on George W.Bush’s watch and therefore Jeb Bush is incorrect in asserting his brother “kept us safe” is being ignored in favor of a manufactured narrative of which its sole purpose is to try and dismantle the Trump campaign.

Will this latest anti-Trump smear campaign work?  For now, Trump enjoys his highest levels of voter approval since joining the race for President and appears undaunted by the ongoing and relentless media attacks against him.

Not since Ronald Reagan has America seen a candidate so strongly opposed by establishment forces from within both political parties and the Mainstream Media. If Mr. Trump is to survive it would be a most unlikely and unexpected achievement.

DEVELOPING…

“Open Season” Declared On Donald Trump 24 Hours Prior To CNN Debate…

Presidential hopeful Rand Paul declared today that Donald Trump “deserves both barrels” during tomorrow night’s presidential debate hosted by CNN and taking place at the Reagan Library in California. Senator Paul’s words mirror similar threats to engage the current GOP front-runner much more aggressively during the second debate, a threat Mr. Trump appears, at least publicly, to have little concern for.

Both Jeb Bush and Carly Fiorina have already indicated they will be more than happy to challenge Trump’s lead in the polls, while New Jersey Governor Chris Christie told a national television audience to “expect something different” during Wednesday’s debate.

Of all prospective challengers, it is the quick-thinking and policy-strong candidate who is Carly Fiorina that insiders suggest has the Trump campaign the most concerned. Mrs. Fiorina pushed back against the New York billionaire with what many are calling the single most effective anti-Trump political ad so far this election cycle:

And while the public animosity aimed at Trump by Rand Paul appears to have crossed into the realm of personal dislike, some are suggesting it is Florida Senator Marco Rubio who is poised to steal Trump’s thunder tomorrow night and return the 2016 GOP Race for the White House to the establishment.

See related report:  Jeb Bush Campaign Hints It’s “Ready To Rumble” At This Week’s GOP Debate

GOP Power Brokers Prepare Plan To Force Trump To Swear Allegiance To Republican Party

When this story first surfaced 24-hours earlier some declared it had to be a joke.

Now Fox News has confirmed it.

Republican Party leaders in two critical GOP primary states are preparing to have candidates “pledge” their loyalty to the party or face the very real possibility of not being on the state’s primary ballot meaning if Donald Trump were still the front runner early next year, voters wouldn’t even see his name on the primary ballot!

“Anybody who wants to seek the Republican nomination should have to commit to supporting the ultimate Republican nominee.”

So said Virginia’s former Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. It should be noted that Cuccinelli hosted a fundraising event in 2013 in which Jeb Bush was the “special guest.” Since that time Bush has become increasingly cooperative with Virginia’s GOP leadership.

Cuccinelli is said to be actively promoting the idea to other state GOP leaders and is said to have already garnered support from the South Carolina Republican leadership, the intent of which appears to be to paint Mr. Trump into an electoral corner that would force the current Republican front runner to sign an oath of support for whomever the eventual Republican nominee might be and not run as a 3rd party candidate.

Donald Trump has yet to respond to the GOP power play, but given his penchant for speaking out that response is likely to come sooner rather than later.

DEVELOPING…

 

New Poll: Trump Soars – Clinton Bores

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has been mocked, vilified, dismissed, and had his supporters described as “crazies” and yet it would seem each attack upon his campaign has only strengthened it. The often brash and outspoken New York billionaire sits atop yet another poll this week – leading his GOP rivals while at the same time watching the political fortunes of Hillary Clinton crumbling beneath her.

Election 2016 is already proving to be both highly entertaining and in the case of Mr. Trump, an example of one candidate refusing to bow to the established political powers that so often overrule the will of the people.

(ABOVE: While Mr. Trump’s campaign soars, Hillary Clinton has seen her own White House hopes fading, requiring her to spend millions on new political ads in an attempt to yet again re-introduce herself to seemingly disinterested voters.)

 

According to a just-released Fox News poll, Donald Trump’s support is now at 26% among all GOP candidates, a number that reflects a more than DOUBLING of his support from just two months earlier. Trump’s closest Republican rival is Jeb Bush who has remained steady at 15% support and then in third is Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker at 9%.

An aspect of Trump’s support that no doubt has the other Republican candidates and Mrs. Clinton worried is how sharply his negative ratings have dropped. In June 59% said they would “never” vote for him. That figure is now down to just 33% – a decline of 26 points and undeniable proof of Mr. Trump’s overall and far-reaching popularity.

Another statistic sure to raise eyebrows from the Fox New poll is that Donald Trump currently leads among white evangelical Christian voters at 22% followed by Jeb Bush at 17%. Various media political “experts” were warning weeks earlier that Trump would never win the GOP nomination due to his lack of support among Christian voters. That notion appears, at least for now, to have been proven false. Mr. Trump also leads among voters who prize “strong leadership” as well as those who affiliate with “Tea Party” political principles – all of which indicates an increasingly strong candidate with a growing base of support.

As for Hillary Clinton, her support among Democrats has eroded by 11 point in just the last two weeks. Just as troubling for Clinton and Democrats is the apathy among Democratic voters who indicate a stark drop-off in enthusiasm. Currently Republicans voters show an 18-point 2016 enthusiasm advantage vs Democrats which if those numbers hold, will result in millions of Democrats simply not voting.

You can access the entire Fox News poll results: HERE

Latest National Poll Has Trump In First Place – Jeb Bush Slides To Third

Coming in at 20% support, the highest figure for any GOP candidate in the last two years of the Quinnipiac poll, Donald Trump appears to be solidifying an increasingly strong base of support while former front runner Jeb Bush drops to third place overall and Governor Scott Walker continues to poll strongly in second place.

For now it appears Mr. Trump’s defiant promise to “Make American great again” is resonating with many Republican voters.

Here is a breakdown of the just released Quinnipiac numbers:

Donald Trump:  20%

Scott Walker:      13%

Jeb Bush:             10%

Ben Carson, Mike Huckabee, Rand Paul, and Marco Rubio are all tied at 6%.

The first GOP debate is scheduled for next week, August 6th. Mr. Trump has indicated he doesn’t intend to do much preparation for the event. Instead he will be spending time in Scotland on one of his golf courses over the weekend.

His Republican rivals will be doing the opposite – preparing and hoping to prove to Republican voters that they are in fact deserving of their support and not the billionaire New York developer and media personality. If Donald Trump is to fall, it will likely be the result of his debate performance as both the media and Republican establishment are clamoring to see him fail on a national stage.

BREAKING: Donald Trump Takes Lead In Jeb Bush Home State Of Florida!

Just a few weeks ago, the Trump campaign was hoping to merely compete in Florida, the home base of primary opponent and political dynasty benefactor, Jeb Bush. A just-released poll now has Donald Trump actually leading in Florida among Republican voters – and by a wide margin.

According to a St. Pete Polls survey, Donald Trump now leads Florida with 26% while former Florida governor, Jeb Bush trails in second place with just 20% support. The next closest competitor in the all-important electoral state is Scott Walker at 12%.

You can access the full poll results:  HERE

This news is just breaking so is certain to be among the top items of discussion among the media later tonight and into tomorrow and will no doubt send the Bush operatives scrambling to initiate damage control.

It should also be noted that Mr. Trump scored third among the Hispanic voters in the poll, right behind Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio, a figure that would indicate Trump’s strong stance on border security is making him MORE popular than many of his less aggressive border security political contemporaries.

For now, the Trump machine continues to grow in strength…

 

Bill Clinton Tells Jeb Bush, “This Trump Thing Will Be Taken Care Of.”

Just a few weeks earlier GOP 2016 candidate Jeb Bush was sitting atop nearly every Republican presidential poll as he used his family name, media contacts, and a still formidable and long-standing Bush dynasty fundraising machine to place himself as the prospective favorite among a growing list of White House hopefuls.

Then Donald Trump arrived and now Jeb Bush is quietly but urgently telling those around him that something must be done to diminish the sudden popularity of the New York billionaire.

Initially during Mr. Trump’s rise in the polls the Bush team was dismissive, declaring it a momentary blip. As days turned to weeks though, and Trump supporters appear to be multiplying at a pace that even has people associated with the Trump campaign surprised, the Bush 2016 operation is now openly declaring it wants help with the what is being called, “The Trump problem.”

The call for help has even been issued to Jeb Bush’s seeming Democratic rival – Team Clinton. Apparently Bush operatives believe that between the two political dynasties and their many supporters among the Mainstream Media and corporate business world, the Trump threat can be quickly terminated before it grows into a legitimate challenge to the seemingly pre-determined Bush vs Clinton 2016 showdown.

A D.C. Whispers source put it this way:

“It’s said that Hillary Clinton wants nothing to do with Donald Trump. To most they just call him a clown, but privately they’re afraid of him. The Clinton team doesn’t fear Jeb Bush because they know what they are up against and that lack of fear is mutual among the Bush operation as well. They both run in similar circles politically and financially, so it’s a choice of shades of the same color and that’s how they want to keep it.”

Apparently Jeb Bush’s focus on “The Donald” has become quite personal. Bush is said to be “deeply disappointed” that the media and corporate attacks on Mr. Trump have only made the outspoken billionaire’s appeal to voters that much stronger. It is a political dynamic for which Bush political operatives are increasingly confused and concerned over.

Those concerns were said to be given some salve in the form of assurances from Bill Clinton during a personal call he had with Jeb Bush two days earlier. While most of that conversation remains private, Jeb did share with others that the former president reminded the would-be presidential hopeful that, “a lot of this Trump thing will be taken care of during your debates, if not sooner.”

As for Donald Trump, he recently held a news conference in Los Angeles with some who have lost family members to crimes committed by those who entered the United States illegally. Several of those at the conference declared to the media that Mr. Trump was, “the only politician listening to us.”  The Mainstream Media has largely refused to report on the event.

Mr. Trump is later scheduled to appear at a legal immigration rally in Phoenix, Arizona later today that is estimated to have nearly 10,000 supporters attend. Several far-left open border groups have initiated nationwide anti-Trump protests with money that is alleged to having been funneled to them by political donors from BOTH the Clinton and Bush camps.

Note the AnswerLA signs – a group funded by many of the same donors as support the Clinton Foundation – including the infamous George Soros…