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Trump adopting same behavior he criticized Clinton for

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    President-elect Donald Trump is embracing some of his top attacks on Hillary Clinton as he forms his new administration, engaging in some of the same behavior he used against his rival during the presidential campaign.

WASHINGTON >> Donald Trump spent the past two years attacking rival Hillary Clinton as crooked, corrupt, and weak.

But some of those attacks seem to have already slipped into the history books.

From installing Wall Street executives in his Cabinet to avoiding news conferences, the president-elect is adopting some of the same behavior for which he criticized Clinton during their fiery presidential campaign.

Here’s a look at what Trump said then — and what he’s doing now:

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GOLDMAN SACHS

Then: “I know the guys at Goldman Sachs,” Trump said at a South Carolina rally in February, when he was locked in a fierce primary battle with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. “They have total, total control over him. Just like they have total control over Hillary Clinton.”

Now: A number of former employees of the Wall Street bank will pay a key role in crafting Trump’s economic policy. He’s tapped Goldman Sachs president Gary Cohn to lead the White House National Economic Council. Steven Mnuchin, the Treasury secretary nominee, spent 17 years working at Goldman Sachs and Steve Bannon, Trump’s chief strategist and senior counselor, started his career as an investment banker at the firm.

Trump is following in a long political tradition, though one he derided on the campaign trail: If Cohn accepts the nomination, he’ll be the third Goldman executive to run the NEC.

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BIG DONORS

Then: “Crooked Hillary. Look, can you imagine another four years of the Clintons? Seriously. It’s time to move on. And she’s totally controlled by Wall Street and all these people that gave her millions,” Trump said at a May rally in Lynden, Washington.

Now: Trump has stocked his Cabinet with six top donors — far more than any recent White House. “I want people that made a fortune. Because now they’re negotiating with you, OK?” Trump said, in a December 9 speech in Des Moines.

The biggest giver? Incoming small business administrator Linda McMahon gave $7.5 million to a super PAC backing Trump, more than a third of the money collected by the political action committee.

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NEWS CONFERENCES

Then: “She doesn’t do news conferences, because she can’t,” Trump said at an August rally in Ashburn, Virginia. “She’s so dishonest she doesn’t want people peppering her with questions.”

Now: Trump opened his last news conference on July 27, saying: “You know, I put myself through your news conferences often, not that it’s fun.”

He hasn’t held once since.

Trump skipped the news conference a president-elect typically gives after winning the White House. Instead, he released a YouTube video of under three minutes. This week, Trump abruptly canceled plans to hold his first post-election news conference, opting instead to describe his plans for managing his businesses in tweets. “I will hold a press conference in the near future to discuss the business, Cabinet picks and all other topics of interest. Busy times!” he tweeted in mid-December.

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FAMILY TIES:

Then: “It is impossible to figure out where the Clinton Foundation ends and the State Department begins. It is now abundantly clear that the Clintons set up a business to profit from public office. They sold access and specific actions by and really for I guess the making of large amounts of money,” Trump said at an August rally in Austin.

Now: While Trump has promised to separate himself from his businesses, there is plenty of overlap between his enterprises and his immediate family. His companies will be run by his sons, Donald Jr and Eric. And his daughter, Ivanka, and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, have joined Trump at a number of meetings with world leaders of countries where the family has financial interests.

In a financial disclosure he was required to file during the campaign, Trump listed stakes in about 500 companies in at least 25 countries.

Ivanka, in particular, has been caught making early efforts to leverage her father’s new position into profits. After an interview with the family appeared on “60 Minutes,” her jewelry company, Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry, blasted out an email promoting the $10,800 gold bangle bracelet that she had worn during the appearance. The company later said they were “proactively discussing new policies and procedures.”

Ivanka is also auctioning off a private coffee meeting with her to benefit her brother’s foundation. The meeting is valued at $50,000, with the current top bid coming in at $25,000.

“United States Secret Service will be Present for the Duration of the Experience,” warns the auction site.

Trump on Saturday said he would dissolve his charitable foundation amid efforts to eliminate any conflicts of interest before he takes office next month.

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CLINTON INVESTIGATIONS

Then: “If I win, I am going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation, because there has never been so many lies, so much deception. There has never been anything like it, and we’re going to have a special prosecutor,” Trump said in the October presidential debate.

Now: Since winning office, Trump has said he has no intention of pushing for an investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server as secretary of State or the workings of her family foundation. “It’s just not something that I feel very strongly about,” he told the New York Times.

“She went through a lot. And suffered greatly in many different ways,” he said. “I’m not looking to hurt them.”

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        • So what’s so bad about it? I mean if all you Libertards and Democrats liked/supported Crooked Lying Hillary then TheDonald ain’t all that bad. Why are you Libertards ranting on what Hillary was all about? Losing Whiners! lol

        • Why does Keoni insist the press and everyone else coddle poor widdle tweety Trump? It just makes his hero look weak. Trump won, it’s now time for him to put on his big boy pants and get ready to govern, and to face criticism for every mistake, every hypocrisy, every disgraceful comment, every lie, every unethical or illegal action.

          Oh, and it’s past time for Trump to release his tax history for public scrutiny.

    • I don’t like Mr. Trump but this does seem like a partisan hit-piece. I don’t like it. (BTW Keoni, this wasn’t a high school football game, you didn’t “win” I didn’t lose. This is the Presidency of the United States of America. I don’t like him but I’ve never failed to support my President.)

      • Your point well taken.
        The football game…I was just paraphrasing O…remember this:
        “Go out there and win an election.” That’s about as direct as you will ever hear a politician be about how he feels about his opposition and how they are conducting themselves. (It’s not the first time Obama has used the “I won” construct during the health-care summit in early 2010.

        #MAGA

      • If it had been an article about Hillary it wouldn’t be to the Trump supporters. It’s all relative. If the facts are “hits” then we need to re-examine what news articles are.

        • I think the article is a little smelly because it is the usual attempt to “pivot” from the facts relevant to an accusation to some other facts, without responding to the initial accusation.

          Tu Quoque.

    • Yeah, Trump is God and whatever he says is true and everybody else is false and blah blah blah. Reminds me of a dictator from a 3rd world country such as North Korea that controls the media 100%. The reason why we have freedom of the press in the constitution is to keep our leaders in check and made sure the masses are aware of what is going on. This is why thin-skinned Trump wants to dissolve that and accuses the media of bias every time they post a negative article on him.

      • Number one and two : he is putting in people who know the ins and outs ofreason for the recession. Big donors are working for him, not making contributions to any foundations. No press conferences because the media twists everything he says. Working on trying to separate hisbysiness/familyfor conflicts. He is still the PE. He offered an olive branch to Clinton and the media has turned it into backing down. No matter what Trump does the MSM and fame news, liberals will do anything to acres him over. Way to go, remember if the President fails we all fail. My goodness give him a chance.

        • Nalogirl if the Chump fails the Chumpsters fail. Do not include those of us who did not buy into his cr-p to go down the cesspool where all of you are headed.

        • I have made it clear in the past that I am willing to give him a chance. I want to see what happens to our country and not listen to a bunch of kaka from either side of the aisle. Why are you so bent out of shape if you believe the news is fake? Why not just ignore it? Why can’t both sides stop whining? Let’s see action, not words.

        • El burro that’s the point. No transparency equals to no action. How long are you willing to wait. Previous PE’s have been more than willing to share their transition plans with the nation so far only tweets from the tweetie bird. Maybe that is presidential to you but certainly not for me. So far he has been as impressive as a middle school student body president and that maybe stretching it a bit.

      • Because they are in denial. This article is factual and 100% true. It’s too early for them to cry uncle. I didn’t vote for the Chump so I have every right to celebrate the facts that validates my vote for Hilliary. I am just one of almost three million voters who will continue to haunt the Chump until he is forced out of office because of his incompetency.

        • Sorry, oh ignorant one, but the article doesn’t validate you. I didn’t vote for Trump either, but I most certainly didn’t vote for Jailery. Haven’t we had enough of the Bushes and Clintons?! Time for change, and if Obama couldn’t bring it, we need to get even more radical.

          Certainly, Hilly is the definition of “status quo” so why anyone supported her is beyond me. She doesn’t even reflect what Hawai‘i wanted, since Bernie Sanders destroyed her in the Hawai‘i primary. Mahalo to the faithless elector who voted Sanders. Staying true to your roots, brah! keaukaha, OTOH — you must be a crook to defend a crook, and no politician is more crooked than HRC.

        • Droid you are the one that wasted your vote. Should have just left it blank. Like I said I am one of three million people who voted for the best choice that was available to us under the circumstances. This article points out the similarities of what the Chump said was Hilliary’s biases and now that he is PE is doing the same thing. So you tell me wise one when is twitter bird going to show us that he was the right choice. Also tell me why you didnt vote
          for the Chump since it was obvious that there was no way in hell that anybody else was going to be elected.

        • keaukaha, wea you been for da last 8 years, living in a cave? Braddah, you gotta lay off da pipe. Da real world left you behind 8 years ago.

        • No way buggahz. My investments have been positive since the dubya left office in 2009. President Obama has been good for my financial portfolio. Steadily growing for the past 8 years. Not rich but more than comfortable. Maybe you should take a look at your investments if you have any and I don’t mean the slots in Las Vegas.

      • Can’t be Fake News. it’s been recorded on video and I think most reporters who were present also have memos of his proclamations.
        Some people here can’t and won’t believe anything bad about this PE. So sad but time will definitely tell us that this PE is all about PR and so far short on action.
        He’ll be having his kids run the business but he will not give up ownership.
        “The president fails, we fail”. You must tell that to McConell and Boehner. Legislative leaders who vowed to block anything President Obama tried to do. They did try and they did obstruct. The people need to hold the PE to his words and promises. This guy will try to rely on peoples short memories. The press need to call him on things he promised. This article does exactly that. Go ahead and try to prove that it is Fake News.
        Reality is going to hit some people pretty hard in a few days.

        • Dai truer words never spoken. The Chumpsters are like someone who has crap-ed in their pants. It takes time for them to figure out how to get out of the mess without drawing specific attention to themselves.

    • IRT KeoniGohan, fully agree with your post. Each and every political race is a “Race” to win, never to los. Only one candidate wins, period. Also, most important is the “Platform” or the “Ideology” of the Party with the candidate. Win, and we get the Party’s ideology or “Platform”. Beginning on January 20, 2017, the United States becomes a “Conservative” Nation and the opposition will come from the “Liberal Progressives”. President elect Donald J. Trump is not even in the same ballpark as Ms Hillary being a Crook, Corrupt, and Weak.

  • Not a surprise. Trump took a lot of ignorant voters for a ride. He is a danger to the uSA and is embarrassing in his ignorance and incompetence. He is gone in 4 years. But how much damae does he do tot eh economy and the country?

    • Oh! Allie dear. It’s hard to type with thumbs. If you have an iPhone you can just dictate. Do you have a place to go tonight? If not you’re welcome at our place in Mililani. I’m making prime rib and baking rolls. We can always set an extra place.

        • Nana, This recipe is from the Halekulani from years gone by…saved this recipe from my Tutu…
          500d at 4.5 minutes per pound…Fat side up…then drop it down to 200d. for two hours. Cook uncovered and DO NOT open the oven .
          Prior to cooking, I rub it down with fresh homegrown rosemary and Hawaiian salt.
          Enjoy. and don’t forget the Au Jus sauce and the horseradish. If the horseradish is too strong cut in some sour cream. So ono!!

        • @Cellodad, Garlic herb butter…hmmm. Let me know how it turns out. I’ve never changed the recipe because I belong to the Alma Mater of “If It Ain’t Broke, DON’T Fix It”. However, as every cook knows, butter fixes everything.

        • Just want to add my two cents: This comment is too late for anyone cooking today but you might want to think about it for future reference. My Tutu always took the meat out of the refrigerator three hours before putting it into the oven. Also, she always used a meat thermometer. I think 140 was medium well done but I’m not too sure about that.

        • Chumpsters can’t say anything positive about the Chump so they’ve turned this commentary into a tribute to Julia Child.

        • Spoke to my stepson. He’s an executive chef in S.Carolina. He said to sear at 450-500 degrees for about 30 minutes. then cook at about 325-350.

        • Thanks all for tips on the roast. See we had tips from both sides of the aisle. Lol. Roast came out great. Merry Christmas.you too lespark.

    • Hmmmm….TROLL! This fake news story about Trump; these things never seemed to bother you when your queen was in office. The “ole” double standard with a touch of endless fake news attacks buy a partisan media. Go back to klastri hole and whine and dine on defeat far away so we don’t have to listen to your **** any more.

      As a side note I am going to count the inauguration as another defeat for your queen in this election cycle. Thus totaling four loses for your whining holiday cheer. Enjoy losers!

    • Trumps has said many times that he loves the uneducated since they are the only ones willing to give their blind faith trust in trump and eat up everything he says like somebody attending a WWE pro wrestling match.

        • So are saying that he hasn’t appointed people connected to Goldman Sachs to his cabinet and did not slam Hilliary for her political connections to Wall Street. Simple yes or no.

        • Corporal not crying. More like celebrating the fact that the Chump has no intention of fulfilling his promises to all you suc-ers. Only a matter of time before all the s-it floats to the top. That will be my ultimate Christmas present. I get all giddy just thinking about it.

  • Does this belong on Top News SA? It sounds like Richard Borreca moved from editorial to the front page. One wish for Christmas is that SA could be more fair and balanced in the future and not focus in on Trump hit pieces all the time.

  • Oh the hurt the media feels. They can’t even back off for just one day, Christmas at that. It strengthens my resolve even more to support their target.

      • I don’t waste my time waiting for anybody especially the PE. To me twitter is not an appropriate communication tool for the PE. You Chumpsters are forced to wait because you have placed all of your hope in the Chump. It’s like you paid big bucks to go to a concert and it’s really shit-y but you are forced to stay to get your money’s worth.

        • Go ahead and moderate all you want. I’m on a run and you need to give them some time to recuperate. No problem just waiting to see the Cowboys get their ass kicked.

  • Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. God, this was so predictable. lol

    I know I am just a sore loser, well rather be a loser than to have voted for the Town butcher to perform brain surgery. Now we shall see what republicans can do. Prove me wrong republicans.

    • They will do nothing except prove you right. Trump’s voters are going to be the ones who are hurt most by him – they just aren’t bright enough to recognize that yet. They’l get clued in eventually.

      • Klastri, can’t you ever say anything without saying negative things about Trump voters. Great way to unite our country. It’s people like you who create a lot of unneeded doomsday gibberish. Go eat some chocolate and have a Merry Christmas.

        • I’m not trying to unite with white supremacists and racists. They can rot in their miserable, ignorant lives for all I care. Thinking people will never be able to unite with anti-semites, bigots, racists, alt-right nut cases and white supremacists – Mr. Trump’s base. You can forget that fantasy.

          This is the time to fight Mr. Trump at every illegal or unconstitutional turn.

        • Why are you still here klasless? President Trump is doing just great. Live and learn loser lawyer.

        • lol, as if the Donald’s supporters are interested in uniting the country. The red states won and guess what? You now have to govern which means you should be working to improve the living conditions for everyone. But will you? I doubt it.

          Sadly the people who talk about Uniting the country are generally the first ones to break it apart.

        • Klastri, where were you on all of Obama’s unconstitutional turns? You know the ones to which I refer – the numerous Executive Orders Obama issued that made or changed laws passed by Congress. I do not recall you ever fighting President Obama at every illegal or unconstitutional turn and seem to remember you defending his actions.

        • Ronin006 – Which executive orders, specifically, do you think were unconstitutional and why?

          When Mr. trump was asked which of Mr. Obama’s EOs he would repeal (this after saying that he would repeal all of them) he was unable to name a single one. Not one.

        • Klastri, glad you asked. Let’s start with the Executive Order issued by Obama in June 2012 that created the program known as “DACA” – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Unconstitutional because he was making law which Congress only can do. Obama also used executive actions to make forty-three changes to the Affordable Care Act. Unconstitutional because Congress and only Congress can make or change laws. http://galen.org/2016/changes-to-obamacare-so-far/

        • Ronin006- If any member of Congress believed that either of those acts were unconstitutional, they should have taken it to SCOTUS. Right wing web sites and you don’t make that determination. Anyone with standing could have and should have challenged the President in the manner prescribed by the Constitution, instead of just whining about it.

          They were just whining because they probably would have lost their case, and then the whining would have stopped. The President has very wide authority with regard to how laws are enforced and under what circumstances they are enforced.

        • Ronin006 – Mr. Obama has issued fewer EOs than any other two term President.

          And with regard to the ACA, it sounds like you haven’t actually read that law. The law gave the rule making authority to the Executive, and the President explained that the EOs were rules. No one challenged that, so the Republicans didn’t think they could win. They just used the ignorance of their voters as a fund raising vehicle.

          The President’s source of authority to issue Executive Orders can be found in the Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution which grants to the President the “executive Power”, so you might want to look that up Section 3 of Article II further directs the President to “take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.”

          If lots of Republicans just whine about an EO instead of actually doing something about it that could have any effect, that’s a pretty good indicator that it’s constitutional and would not be overturned in a challenge.

        • Klastri, I can’t believe that you are a law school graduate as you have claimed. Presidents have the authority to make rules to implement laws passed by Congress, Executive Orders are one way of doing it, but they do not have the authority to change the laws. Explaining that an EO that changes a law is a “rule” doesn’t pass the smell test. There were verbal challenges from Republicans and legal scholars and there probably would have been impeachment hearings if Obama was not part black. It would have been a political minefield which Republicans dared not to enter.
          Presidents do have the authority under the Constitution to issue Executive Orders. That is not the issue. The issue is what you have clearly stated, that being Section 3 of Article II that directs the President to “take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.” Thank you for mentioning that. Issuing Executive Orders that change laws or simply ignoring laws passed by Congress as Obama has done is not taking “Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.” That, Counselor Klastri, violates the Constitution and is an impeachable offense. Republicans in the House did not have the backbone to hold hearing to impeach the first black President.

  • This is more of an opinion piece than a news article.
    Is it really a fact that Goldman Sachs executives or big donors are controlling Trump? Or, since he is now their boss, is he controlling them?
    Is it a fact that Trump is giving access to the State department for a donation? Or is his daughter just selling jewelry by branding without giving special access to the Federal government?
    Is it a fact that Trump is afraid of answering questions? Or is Trump, after trying to make peace with the media through a meeting, gave up on being portrayed objectively?
    Is it a fact that Trump really wanted to prosecute Clinton? Or, was he just responding to and countering Clinton’s debate point? Clinton asserted during the debate that Trump was unfit for President due to his character.
    This article is a lesson that one needs to separate facts from opinions and suggested conclusions even when reading “non-fake” news.

    • It’s news because Mr. Trump lied when he said that he wouldn’t do what he is doing. What he’s doing is not a matter of opinion – it’s simply fact.

      • The opinions in this article is whether what Trump said matches what he is doing is.
        For example, Trump said not to be controlled by Goldman Sachs executives. What he is doing is have the Goldman Sachs president lead an economic advisory council, and have two people who quit Goldman Sachs 14 and 26 years ago play a part in his administration. Whether this is being controlled by Goldman Sachs is an opinion that many would disagree with.

  • Folks here who don’t know anything are writing that this is a “hit piece” or other nonsense, but the problem for Mr. Trump and his clueless followers is that the article is entirely true. He cannot have news conferences because he doesn’t know anything. That was obvious after listening to him talk for five minutes at any of his rallies. He is a malignant narcissist and psychotic.

    This is going to be a really terrible four years for the people who voted for him.

    • Ease up on the Caffeine Klastri it’s Christmas! So? Do I “Merry Christmas” you or is it Happy Holiday ? Wouldn’t wanna get you all riled-up on this joyous and momentous Holiday!

      • Because everyone must be Christian? Yes, of course. That makes about as much sense as anything else you write.

        You are entitled to whatever imaginary friends you want to believe in.

    • IRT Klastri, completely disagree with your post. Have you reviewed his short list for nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court for Associate Justice. For your information, the short list is just outstanding for us Conservatives, Democrat or Republican.

        • Klastri Brah, we usually agree about almost everything but this is Christmas. I wish you a very Happy one. This is the time to embrace everyone around us. I’m trying to do this online. It seems to be working and it feels good. It’s wonderful to live in Hawaii with such great people.

        • Oh, BTW: I’ll extend the same invitation. I’m just making the dough for rolls and thinking about putting the prime rib in. If you are in the neighborhood, you are very welcome.

  • Your Comment has Been Sent for Moderation.

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! Feels so Good to say “Merry Christmas” again! Thank you President Trump and May the Almighty Creator grant you Wisdom,Health and Knowledge as POTUS.MAGA

    Did you see? Donald Trump Cheered Wildly during Christmas Eve Celebration? YouTube or just go to Drudge.
    Remember folks ,it’s not about Santa Claus or getting Cool Presents. It’s about Yahushua or Jesus Christ as we know today. It is he, that is “The Reason For the Season! Merry Christmas or Happy Hanukkah to all. Peace on Earth. IMUA!

    • What are you talking about? I have always been able to say Merry Christmas, haven’t you? You only say merry Christmas when your candidate, a crook gets in?

      • Eh Boots,I will give my feedback to you and Danno Boy tomorrow.But for today enjoy it! I have a little more respect for today,because……It’s Christmas!

    • What would Jesus say about Trump divorcing two wives, sexually assaulting several and lusting after many more?

      Matthew 19 (NIV):
      When Jesus had finished saying these things, he left Galilee and went into the region of Judea to the other side of the Jordan. Large crowds followed him, and he healed them there.

      Some Pharisees came to him to test him. They asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any and every reason?”

      “Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’[b]? So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”

      “Why then,” they asked, “did Moses command that a man give his wife a certificate of divorce and send her away?”

      Jesus replied, “Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because your hearts were hard. But it was not this way from the beginning. I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery.”
      …….

      Matthew 5:27-30 (NIV):
      “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. And if your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell.
      ……

      We’ll leave aside what Jesus would say about Trump’s greed and pursuit of riches, his distegard for widows and the poor, and his constant lying.

      Merry Christmas.

      • Dannoboy – apparently you forgot to also include the part where Jesus said “Whoever is without sin among you, let him be the first to cast a stone at her” (Jn 8:7).

        • Lecturing about the bible with no no moral compass makes you look foolish. Obviously I have not tried to stone Trump, but simply to point out that the actions he has taken, repeatedly, were clearly condemned by Christ. So I guess you really have a problem with Christ’s actions.

          Have right wing Repiblicans descended so far into hypocrisy and moral relativism that they would now accuse Jesus Christ of casting stones simply for having called for righteousness and teaching us about sin? That’s twisted.

          Why have so many right-wingers defended Trump’s guru, Steve Bannon, for recently bragging, “Darkness is good. Dick Cheney, Darth Vader, Satan. That’s power. It only helps us when they get it wrong. When they’re blind to who we are and what we’re doing.”

          Continuing to worship at the altar of greed, power and lies is not good for our nation, nor is enabling our leaders to do so.

          Read the gospel and is clear Trump is not following Christ’s teachings. While Trump shouldn’t pay for his sin-filled life by being killed by a rock throwing mob, we do him and our people no favors by ignoring his evil ways.

          Stop coddling Trump, for goodness sake.

        • I don’t recall Trump being convicted, much less prosecuted of sexual assault against anyone. Lots of allegations but no conviction. Do you? If not then a retraction is in order. If you’re following a moral compass, at the very least be accurate of those whom you accuse.
          Have you ever lusted after women? Even once? A simple yes or no will suffice. If you have, then you and I and just about every other red-blood male has committed adultery at some point in his life. Given your moral compass, that would just about disqualify the great majority of males in qualifying for POTUS. No doubt Trump is morally flawed, as most of us are.

          I have no problem with Christ’s actions. He condemned sin, warned the adulterous woman to sin no more and warned those who were quick to accuse her of sin lest they ignore their own sin. Thus we would be wise to do the same.

        • merry christmas and happy new year to all..
          except klastri
          i hope the myna birds eat all his mangoes..
          a rack of coconuts fall on his roof..
          and the popolo berries grow in his pool

          aloha everybody!

        • deepdiver311 – It’s bizarre and concerning that you think about me and write about me so often. Why are you obsessed with me? I have never thought about you. Not even once.

          You need psychiatric help. Just saying ….

        • Just another copy and paste from the clueless klastri. Not much from a self proclaimed critical thinker. Just another cricket.

    • Why? You far right wackos never gave Obama a chance. I will be expecting the Donald to make good his promise of making America great again. Will not accept excuses if he doesn’t give instantaneous results.

      • You’re delusional, boots! OF COURSE we gave Obama a chance — he’s a keiki o ka aina, but a carpetbagger like yourself wouldn’t understand that. Obama failed us. America owes nearly $20 trillion and our nation’s credit has been DOWNgraded from AAA to AA+ for the first time in U.S. history. The single piece of legislation Obama can take credit for — ACA aka “Obamacare” has resulted in most Americans paying MORE for medical insurance, NOT less. So we need change — the kind Hillary is simply incapable of due to her criminal/status quo/military-industrial complex/anti-change background.

        I didn’t vote for Trump, but if Gary Johnson wasn’t on the ballot, I would have. Good luck to him. He is our president for the next four years, and he has my support.

        • It would help if you knew what you were talking about. The downgrade was a result of the Republican congress threatening to default on the debt.

          Reading is fundamental.

  • This story is full of BS piled higher than the barn door. It is nonsense and biased reporting to say that Trump is adopting the same behavior for which he criticized Clinton. Clinton was being used by Wall Street and big donors. Trump, on the other hand, is using Wall Street and big donors. There is a very big difference between being used and controlled by Wall Street/big donors and using and controlling Wall Street/big donors as Trump is doing. With regards to press conferences, he will hold them in due time. He has more pressing things to do before being sworn in as President on January 20th, like interviewing and selecting about 1,400 people to fill key positions in his administration now filled with Obama’s appointees. He will be stuck with Obama’s appointees until he does that. It also is a really long stretch to say or suggest that Trump will be selling access because his children will still be involved in running Trump’s current business empire from which he has said he will separate himself. Do they not have a right to their own careers? I believe Clinton has committed crimes, which would have resulted in ordinary Americans serving some hard time in prison. However, I believe Trump has done the right thing by reversing his position to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Clinton because doing so would greatly alienate Clinton’s supporters, make it more difficult to united a divided America and do harm to the Republican Party.

    • great post, Ronin! I didn’t vote for Trump, but he could do no worse than Clinton. Hillary fans have no clue of all the crooked things she has done from Whitewater to Benghazi. At least Donald is an outsider. The Clintons have been in Washington, DC too long and it’s quite obvious they have been thoroughly corrupted by pay-to-play politics from top to bottom. When both establishment Democrats AND Republicans hate someone, that is a good indication that the “someone” represents TRUE change.

      • Droid you didn’t vote for the Chump so you are a party crasher. Anybody with half a brain knew that there was only two choices either Hilliary or the Chump. You didn’t vote for either of them so your comments are mute to me.

    • Because he is a spoiled brat who was never taught to tell the truth. He is also the reincarnation of the Pied Piper and has again rounded up all the ra-s and leading them to you know where.

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