The Donald Had a Very Good Week

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Last week we heard that Donald Trump was hunkering down with his team after a bruising loss to Ted Cruz and an onslaught of media and GOPe attacks. This week it appears he made the most of his time. Three big things happened this week.

The first is that the Michelle Fields-Corey Lewndowski imbroglio came to an end (for now) with the prosecutor deciding they couldn’t win the charges and declining to prosecute. In a very strange press conference, the prosecutor asserted that Lewandowski did gab Ms. Fields by the arm, but that his version of events would likely amount to an insurmountable reasonable defense [of candidate Trump]. What we learned in this press conference is that there was additional 15 seconds of footage that showed that Ms, Fields had tried to get at Trump, but was redirected back ti the press area by secret service, and that she came right back out of the press pen to go after him again. We also learned that Trump alleges Ms Fields touched him, and the prosecutor has that footage and conform that Trump recoiled as she touched him.

Now, she’s still blathering on about defamation, but for all intents and purposes, this story is dead on arrival. And Ms. Fields herself is neutralized by the fact that she disregarded secret service instructions and touched the candidate.

Another big deal with Trump’s op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, published online last night just ahead of the Dem Debate, and in the WSJ Friday morning. In it, Trump keeps & refines the message, but pivots on tone, asking Americans if “the system” is working for them. It’s about a savvy an appeal to frustrated voters as I’ve seen. It also casts Teddy-boy as a scavenger seeking a “voterless victory.” Well done there.

But the biggest puzzle piece this week came in the form of news that he and Megan Kelly have met and talked at Trump Tower. This is what I call the tell. Originally the press in New York all rushed over to Trump Towers upon hearing the news that Kelly was seen entering the building. On her show later that night, she told viewers that she had approached him, and that they had an amiable discussion and she asked him for an interview. No word yet on whether he said yes, but she hopes to have more soon.

I think this last piece is telling because Kelly approached him. A month ago she was still licking her wounds and talking about how she wasn’t sure she would renew her contract next year in light of O’Reilly’s lack of support. Now she’s taken the lonely trek up to Trump Towers of her own volition. Something is up with that. Whether that’s word from the boss or word from the party, or just her own spidey-senses suggesting that it’s in her best interests to patch things up with The Donald, something has sure changed.

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133 Responses to The Donald Had a Very Good Week

  1. Dora says:

    Great write up Lola. Thanks. It’s good to see you on board the Trump Train. I had my doubts for a while. 🙂

    You HAVE To See WHY These Passionate Trump Supporters Are Praising Donald

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  2. Dora says:

    Does this opinion give me hope? A little. I don’t think the party cares much about the consequences. They just want to get rid of The Donald. 😦

    Commentary: Why the GOP can’t take the nomination from Donald Trump

  3. DeniseVB says:

    Trump bashing Mark Levin takes aim at Kasich.

    • elliesmom says:

      Most of my friends on the left side of the political divide are Bernie supporters, but the leftists in my life skew young. I have a few female friends “of a certain age” who are holdouts for the first woman to be president. Most of the people I know who are voting Republican are all in for Trump, but they aren’t really Republicans. The few diehard Republicans I know (Remember where I live. Republicans are an endangered species here.) were convinced we were going to have a Clinton/Bush showdown in November. They’re all “NotTrump”, but they aren’t “for” anyone. Not even a player to be named later. They want Cruz and Kasich to stop Trump, but they don’t want either one of them to get the nomination. When I say to them “None of the above” can’t be president, they laugh at me. So I’m assuming they will be voting for the Democrat although they say they never do.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Lots of chatter on the social medias that if Hillary “steals” the nomination from Bernie (his supporters still don’t have a clue they will do that), 40% of his supporters will not vote for Hillary. Since Trump is the closest thing to Bernie (Revolution!), this could bode very well for DJT. That is, if the GOP doesn’t steal the nomination from him😉

        • Jadzia says:

          Honestly, I still fail to understand why the manipulation of The Rules that took place in 2008 = not cheating HRC’s voters while following Those Same Rules in 2016 = stealing the nomination from Uncle Bernie, but that’s just me. Seems like The Rules are SUPER IMPORTANT until suddenly they aren’t anymore. Which is giving me flashbacks to dealing with my ex-husband, who has exactly that mindset (i.e., principles are SUPER IMPORTANT when they get him what he wants but when those same principles end with a different result, suddenly It’s Different!).

          • Jadzia says:

            I hope that didn’t sound like it was directed at you, Denise, because it wasn’t!

          • DeniseVB says:

            It’s why I typed “steals” while rolling my eyes which you couldn’t see😀 I just hoped there would be a better system by now, especially during a national election where every state wants to be relevant, however they screw the voter.

            My thing now is that voter i.d.’s don’t suppress the vote, whacky rule changes that are manipulated by the state parties’ status quo do. If my state was a caucus state, I wouldn’t go or vote or whatever hoops they’d want me to jump through. I’m lazy, just give me the damn Dem/GOP ballot, lemme vote and go home.

            I would also like to see electoral votes awarded by congressional district won in each state in the general election. When that’s introduced in state legislatures they’re shot down as being racist. Might have been a different result in 2012…..

        • nerdle says:

          I’ve heard that too, about Bernie supporters not voting for Hillary. And I have to say that I don’t buy it because we’ve already been through this with the “Hillary Holdouts.” They’ll change their tune with a little fear-mongering of the right or by appealing to history making.

  4. Somebody says:

    One little nugget from the press conference I found very interesting. During the Q&A period the woman prosecutor that reviewed the case made mention that the state’s attorneys office had access to pictures taken on Ms. Field’s I-phone. There was a picture taken later that evening of her arm that showed no marks. She also said they had talked to medical experts about bruising.

    What wasn’t uncovered is where the picture in the tweet came from and what camera had taken that picture because based on what they said it wasn’t Ms. Field’s phone. One reporter sort of zeroed in on that and the woman prosecutor said there was a report by a medical expert on file anyone could access. She was then asked what that meant and then I think it was the head male prosecutor said “People bruise in all sorts of different ways” and left it at that.

    We all had discussions about how unusual it was that she was bruised so quickly and that her bruises were already brown a few hours later. It also appears from the video that Corey grabbed her upper arm.

    I think Michelle Fields is lucky she wasn’t exposed as a complete and utter fraud. What I’d really like to know is why she pulled this stunt. Was it just for attention or was it a coordinated effort to hurt the Trump campaign?

    • Ann says:


      “I picked up the phone and I called Michelle,” Lewandowski said. “I wanted to find out what happened because I didn’t know what happened because I never heard from her. To this day the campaign’s never heard from her. She never once called and said ‘hey, this took place. I’d like to go and resolve this issue. I don’t want to make this a story.’ None of that ever took place. But because I saw what the Twitter feed was saying, I said ‘jeez, let’s find out what’s going on.’”

      The campaign manager said he turned over his phone records to the district attorney’s office in Florida in order to prove he made the calls that evening.

      So much for “I just want an apology” …

      Based on some of the incidents in her past, I think she just likes attention. While Michelle Fields may have felt she was handled roughly, having the tape on to catch the conversation while “traumatized”, the byplay afterwards, the two approaches and touching of Trump…none of that passed the smell test. Was she hoping Trump would shove her away? If the SS got to her, she’d have been more than touched.

      The bruising thing was very odd… when you accuse a high profile person with all the money in the world (in this case via Trump) to do their own investigation, you (generic you of course) have to assume your story better be completely true and hold up to scrutiny.

      She took down a few colleagues with her. I wonder if they will all look back and think the last few weeks were worth it.

      • DeniseVB says:

        I saw where an expert analyzed the “bruised arm” photo saying that was the arm of a much heavier woman. How dumb was Fields not to include her face with the arm ? After all selfie generation has mastered the art of the bathroom photo🙂

        • leslie says:

          I also saw aport that the arm photo was actually a leg. So I guess it all depends where you read something. Still, it comes across as a lie no matter what.

      • leslie says:

        The “colleagues” she is taking down with her, were all anti Trump to begin with, iirc. I think they were only too eager to support her story in order to support their own individual purposes. The story was all bs; it felt like it from the beginning.

      • Lulu says:

        And ignoring that the incident was in a room full of closed circuit camera in TRUMP’S own hotel with his OWN security staff operating them. All if these “journalists” are as stupid as can be. Why did this woman, and her WaPo co-conspirator/enabler, think that their every movement was not recorded on Trump’s own security system. Did they not know this or not case the joint or not care? I want to know what the WaPo is going to do to that little freak who was in on it with her? Morons. This is more like a dumb criminals caper caught on security camera.

    • I think Michelle Fields is lucky she wasn’t exposed as a complete and utter fraud. What I’d really like to know is why she pulled this stunt. Was it just for attention or was it a coordinated effort to hurt the Trump campaign?

      I think she was probably prompted by that weaseling WaPo reported who “witnessed” it and wrote it up a day later. Remember the strange recording of their discussion right after? Him asking if he could write this up and then saying he was going to write this up? I think he probably goaded her to ask that question (about affirmative action) and the goaded her to go back out when she got sent back to the press pen. I think she’s probably just one of those weak females who cater to men in a heavily male field. She got hoodwinked, and now she’s continuing to try to elicit sympathy in the hope that it gets her her next networked gig.

      • Lulu says:

        The weasel WaPo reporter is dear pals with her Daily Caller nobody of a on again/off again boyfriend. On CCTV after the “incident” they shake hands. WTF? Is it a business deal? I don’t know about other women but I don’t shake hands with my husband’s friends after getting knocked around. They would drag me to the perimeter to recover my wits or call an ambulance or cop. The handshaking makes me think they got paid and have an agreement.

        • Somebody says:

          I didn’t notice that Lulu, now I’m going to have to go look at it again. A handshake? That is very interesting, very interesting indeed and points to this being a collusion aimed at causing problems for the Trump campaign.

          THAT is pretty big news. Right now it seems to have died down, but if the WP fucks with Trump too much it might be a nice little thing to have in his pocket.

      • AFVet says:

        Consider this Lola.
        She has a history.

        • AFVet says:

          Allen West was never a senator.
          This may be nothing more than a hit piece.

          • DeniseVB says:

            I did see the DiCaprio video of her in his face while he was on a greenie march for greener green or something. He was polite to her, then someone pulled her back away from him. Even the TMZ and their paparazzi reporters don’t get that inyourface agressive.

          • taw46 says:

            I have seen the interview where she claimed NY Police hit her in the back with a baton and knocked her down. She said the protestors were nice and the police were violent.

          • Venus says:

            Allen West was never a senator, but she did claim he grabbed her breast in an elevator and she did later recant.

            She also made the claim about Leonardo DiCaprio.

            Seems no man within 15 feet of her can keeps their hands to themselves.

          • Myiq2xu™ says:

            She’s kinda pretty, but not gorgeous. Certainly not pretty enough to make up for her personality.

            OTOH I have never seen her close-up and in person. Lots of people manage to look good on television.

        • leslie says:

          She’s most likely an agent for whoever offers her the most *whatever* she believes will get her the most notoriety.

          • DeniseVB says:

            She could try to be a respected journalist and do serious investigative reporting on actual issues rather than make herself the news. Yeah, that would be nice.🙂

          • leslie says:

            Ya think?
            Of course that would take integrity and dedicated work ethics.

          • DeniseVB says:

            lol Leslie, I think she just wants to meet and be one of the boys. She’s West Side Story “Anybodys” of journalism. “In,out of the shadows, gotcha Daddy-0” 😀

          • leslie says:

            If that photo of her (above) is any indication of what she wants… it isn’t to be “one of the boys”. At least not in that “good buddy” kind of way. 😉

  5. Dora says:

    Anyone here who goes back as far as I do might remember the word “payola”. If you don’t remember it, you’d better look it up. It’s back! 😦

    Cruz PAC’s Paid Talk Radio Insider $8 Million Dollars – Was Money Illegally Used To Buy Talk Host Endorsements?

    • Lulu says:

      Now that is funny. They are trying to get around FEC (election money rules) and probably fall foul of FCC (broadcast and licensing) rules. What dummies.

      • Somebody says:

        We can only hope so……but meh if you know the right people you can do whatever you want like use a private server for your official government emails. It is probably true that they may have run afoul of FCC rules, but the uniparty isn’t going to go after one of their own.

      • DeniseVB says:

        I’ve seen some fingers pointing at NRO,Beck,Shapiro and Ericksons websites for taking major corporate ad buys on their sites in exchange for anti-Trump themed messaging. I’m sure that’s possible and legal. Makes sense to me too.

  6. Dora says:

    She was very young; very gullible and she was treated very badly. She is still getting over it. BTW she looks very pretty. That’s my opinion, of course.

    Monica Lewinsky: ‘The shame sticks to you like tar’

    Nearly 20 years ago, Monica Lewinsky found herself at the heart of a political storm. Now she’s turned that dark time into a force for good

  7. Dora says:

    Denise will agree. 🙂

  8. lyn says:

    This week’s anti-Trump push will blame his threatening supporters.

    “Many Trump supporters have taken the bait and swallowed the stump speech swill that the Republican “establishment” is trying to steal the nomination. Trump and his pundits would have you believe that every delegate who supports Kasich or Cruz is a fat-cat millionaire lobbyist or businessperson who’ll personally prosper only by maintaining the status quo.”

  9. lyn says:

    h/t to wmcb

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  12. mothy67 says:

    Okay Ted Cruz freaks me out because I find something in his face disturbing. Not rational I knoe, but he is so ugly in a a smarmy way. So grandpa munster. Yesterday news about manson family. Al Frankin who was grandpa munster used Manson as a baby sitter.

    • Somebody says:

      There is something disconcerting about Ted Cruz’s facial expressions.

      • mothy67 says:

        I am shallow. I am drawn to strength. Hillary hadcit in 08′ no more. Donald is sexy. My god crus, kasich — not enoigh bourbon.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Al Lewis played Grandpa Munster😉 Al Franken is the worse politician to come out of Minnesota since Jesse Ventura. And yes, I sent campaign contributions to them both because liberalism is a mental disorder😛

  13. swanspirit says:

    How Trump can lock up the nomination before the convention. Also a very encouraging read.
    Great post Lola!!!
    We have early voting here in Maryland, and I am going to vote early, so I don’t have to stand in a long line.

  14. swanspirit says:

    Forget 1237, Trump is on the way to 1378.

    Don Surber uses the delegate counter at RCP.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Love Surber. He was a columnist for a WV newspaper, then suddenly was retired because he may have been a little too hard on Obama. Like Obama’s done any favors for WV and their coal industry.

  15. DeniseVB says:

    In a nutshell, why I support Trump. Anyone else, nothing will change. Again.

  16. DeniseVB says:

    I ran across the Bernie voters article again, this time I’ll post it😀 A Dem strategist told Cavuto Trump could easily pull 40% of those voters away from Hillary.

  17. ginainmo says:

    If all primaries and caucus are only kabuki theater,an elaborate scheme to fool the proletariet into thinking their voices really matter, can we the taxpayers funding these charades sue for misappropriation of millions of our tax dollars?

    • AFVet says:

      Sure, you can sue them til the cows come home.
      They will just laugh at you.
      Find out who they are are and vote them out of office.
      They fear you as an educated individual far more than the mindless drones that they consistently fool into voting for them.
      Career politicians, millions of dollars to use to eliminate the competition,
      They will tell you that it is all fair.
      Fair ?, according to whose rules ?
      This is the game we play.

      Now the rules are evidently changed depending on the popularity of the candidates running for office.
      Oh wait, we can’t let this guy get ahead in this we will deny the voter’s their voice.

      Hey Colorado, stick it.
      Colorado voters,…wake up.

  18. DeniseVB says:

    This made a tear roll down my cheek, dang allergies😉

  19. Dora says:

    She will never wash the blood from her hands. 😦

    She admitted 3 days after Benghazi that she knew it was a planned attack, not a video…

  20. Dora says:

    This must have been minutes before the famous escalator ride. 🙂

  21. Dora says:

    I love it! 🙂

    • Lulu says:

      That accent is growing on me. At first I hated it now I kind of like it. Of course my accent is a cross between Lyndon Johnson and Tallulah Bankhead so I shouldn’t be judgmental. .

  22. leslie says:

    Just saw this and it made me smile….

    • DeniseVB says:

      LOL, Hollywood is pretty split this year, unfortunately it’s between the fringe left and socialist wings.

    • Lulu says:

      It looks like a circus poster. It is making fun of Clooney, who is a hick from Kentucky, putting on airs. Ha! They ought to call him “Colonel” Clooney and his wife “Madame” (see Wayland Flowers puppet).

  23. DeniseVB says:

    ICYMI, poor North Carolina, this is not ANTI-LGBT law, this is keeping men in dresses from stalking girls and women in public restrooms. Most major airports, shopping centers and other large public places already have “Family Restrooms” in place. They are private rooms with a lock to give Mom or Dad a place to take the little ones when nature calls without the hassle of dragging them into the public bathrooms. Since I’ve rarely seen them used, perfect place for our trans friends to pop into.

  24. DeniseVB says:

    True story. A criminal complaint does affect the family too. If you can read the comments on this tweet, it gets weird that Ted supporters think he has it much worse than Corey.

    • leslie says:

      “This is the family that Michelle Fields, Ben Shapiro, Cruzbots, GOPe, and MSM did not care if they destroyed.”

      And they never will.
      Because #NeverTrump and “to hell with anyone connected to the Trump campaign.”

      • DeniseVB says:

        Word. I still don’t get the Trump hate. I don’t hate Cruz or Kasich nor Hillary or Bernie. This is worse than 2008😦

        • lyn says:

          Exactly. It’s irrational.

          • Lulu says:

            If you look at who Cruz and Kasich are hooked up with, Goldman Sachs and the late great Lehman Bros plus their brethren, their approval of open borders (Cruz changed for now) and advocacy for ruinous trade deals that benefit globalist investment banks and their customers, you can clearly see who and why they are so rabid. The hate, hyperbole, is paid for by the globalists and executed by their hirelings. The exact same thing is going on in the UK over Brexit, and in the EU over open borders for Schegan leading to be their being overrun. Same bunch (Soros and Davos crown) and same issues with a twist. The US isn’t quite as far along in the subversion as the EU.

        • Anthony says:

          Here’s why: Trump is the only candidate that does not have to 1) answer to, 2) pass legislation for,3) pander to and suck up to donors, establishment party members or lobbyists.

          Of all the candidates, if he continues to self fund and actually wins, there will be NOBODY who is going to walk into the oval office and say “Fuck your campaign promises. You’re working for us now, and this is the agenda you’re going to advance”. Every other candidate is owned by the benefactors that funded their way.

          In short, the establishment D’s and R’s, lobbyists, donors etc are all scared shitless because he owes them no favors and will totally shut down the never-ending gravy train

  25. DeniseVB says:

    I have blabby fingers tonight because I moved and spread 26 bags of mulch today so delaying the muscle aches with a lovely beverage of vodka and V8’s Carrot and Mango juice. Heavenly mellow…and healthy too! Win, Win ! It would be a third Win! if I could convince my husband to hire “the guy” to do this. Lovely weather, I didn’t mind.

    Unfortunately, the end of our yard has a deep drop to the lake, impossible to mow so we planted a politically incorrect slope full of Indian Hawthorne, gorgeous spring flowering bush, en masse, more gorgeous. And they’re evergreen, no boring leafless plants.

  26. lyn says:

    Crooked Hillary is Trump’s newest nickname for her.

  27. DeniseVB says:

    Good grief. Isn’t this Poltibunny “I’m so cute” foo-foo territory, she really hates the Trumpster? WY has 3 electoral votes in the general…..keep that in mind….

  28. DeniseVB says:

    Meanwhile, in Denver w/Dems……go Bernie go !

  29. mothy67 says:

    I showed the Trump warrior vs beta male to my 90 year old lady friend. She admitted she was turned on. I said I know right it’s hot. She said I bet that little bitch boy masturbates for weeks about being taken by a real man. I said she was 90. I never said she was polite.

  30. mothy67 says:

    So I told brat I was gay. Not really a big deal i had feared it for years. One day she was watching Joey Gastroffala(sp) and said he dates boys. I said so do I. SHe was a wee bit less than comfortable. It passed. Last night she was watching Mean Girls with her bff. She told her bestie I was gay. Kid is here for hours every week. Her mom knows I’m gay. Hervslug sleeps over almost every. Saturday night. Should I call her and say they should chat? Or just let it go. Kens and I were arguing ten minutes later.. i fight with my pup non stop about everything. I am not a martinet. Nor am I sensitive. Blunt and crass. Not one time in 9 years have I ever needed to yell at her. We fight but I never raise my voice. Does she listen? Sometimes. She has a sense of fairness and she will object. Last month she had the flu. I picked up her school work everyday. One thing wasn’t there so her teacher gave her detention. Little Miss Sunset was having none of that. Teacher called me laughing said Shay told her it was absurd that she was being penalized because she(the teacher) had been remiss. I have no idea how brat acquired remiss.

  31. Myiq2xu™ says:

    I finished six books since Wednesday.

  32. Myiq2xu™ says:

    The Florida prosecutor should have announced that his office wasn’t going to waste time and taxpayer money on a petty “He touched me!” claim and that she could pursue a civil claim if she wished.

    • Lulu says:

      I thought that in Florida there needed to be some kind of criminal “conviction” to set up the “damages” for a civil suit. Otherwise a judge would just dismiss. I think I remember that kind of thing from the Trayvon trial (“all we want is trial so we can sue”). Florida had too many junk lawsuits thus statutes so you have to have a foundation or fault to sue for being wronged and damaged. And people have forgotten, and the media leaves out, that this all happened on Trump’s own damn property. I think the prosecutor is acutely aware that this woman was trying to set up Trump, act butthurt, then sue one of the major taxpayers and employers in his jurisdiction. I don’t think a Florida judge would let her get past filing before dismissing. She may have wanted some “go away money” and/or attention. The whole stunt was stupid and amateur hour level fraud (she has done it before) and I think it backfired big time. As a hotelier Trump has seen this before many times and why the place is covered in CCTV. I imagine Megyn brought it up at her meeting and her drum banging for a fraud which she should have known better as a lawyer and now she looks like an idiot too.

      • taw46 says:

        And why would they let her sue, when prosecutor already explained how she entered USSS protective bubble? Secret Service already told her to move, and she doubled back around to approach Trump. All the anti-Trump crowd conveniently ignored this fact. They clear a space for a reason, don’t have time to “work out in their minds” whether or not a person is OK. No one allowed around person they are protecting.

        • Lulu says:

          Exactly. The MSM has just dropped it because the details all indicate a setup, possible federal criminal violation of entering a secure Secret Service security zone, creepy stalking behavior by her, the WaPo punk writer being in cahoots with her and publishing libel, and an ex-FBI security expert (I bet he works for consulting company who works for Trump Inc) explaining that the civilian non-fed staff of the Secret Service protected person is allowed to fend off stupid women trying to touch a presidential candidate with a pen looking object in her hand. The closeup photo of her poking Trump looked like she was trying to poke him with something in her hand and then he disappears for a few days. What did she do? Would she be in jail if not for the Obama DOJ? The statute of limitations is way into the future so this isn’t resolved if anything serious happened. I find her rather psycho-ish and dumb as a stump and the perfect dunce to get used for something stupid.

          • taw46 says:

            Why did he recoil, pull his arm away from her? Hmmmm.

          • Lulu says:

            She smells bad? Has cooties and germs? /S If you watch the whole CCTV she is running around like a headless chicken, grabbing stuff out of a chair, then badly sneaking around, making a nuisance of herself to ask the dumbest question someone else can think up, then acting like she is stunned she got brushed off so easily. What a dope. Then a hysterical reaction from her because why? She failed. F’ed up? Her immediate reaction is stunned incredulity and some sympathy from WaPo guy. Then massive butthurt. Or diversion? I think that none of them realized there were a zillion CCTV cameras capturing every single move from every angle. And the Trump organization held it back to see what the dopes would do and say and hang themselves. Because they are stupid, are amateurs, and are expendable.

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  35. votermom says:

    New open thread

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