Why Hillary Will Win!
By George Hodge
[+ Chapter 11- Business leaders for Hillary +]
Chapter 18 – Credits
This story is fiction about a political race for President to rule the world’s #1 superpower called USofAir.
In these modern times, with cutting edge technology, androids that look like humans are living among us; and, thus, there are two identical worlds that coexist today. It is as though there is a perfect clone for each and every person, thing and place.
“10,001 reasons why Hillary will win!” is a fiction that seeks to give as realistic as possible a picture of the political landscape in USofAir, the duplicate of America the world’s most advanced democracy.
Thus, any resemblance to any person living or dead anywhere in the real world is intended; for, it is inevitable that there be resemblances and duplications to real life people with regard to names, places, institutions, groups, associations, conversations and situations. However, no malice is intended and none should be taken.
This author is not a biographer of any living or dead person named or aliased Hillary or Trumpf; no, of any persons in real life where a comparison might be believed to exist in this fiction; neither does he profess to be an authority on any of them; nor, a spokesman or representative for any of them.
Neither does this author seek to denigrate or praise any person living or dead where some comparison with a character or characters in this fiction might be perceived; neither does he seek or profess to support or advocate against any real life political campaign or anyone’s aim or desire to be the President from either the Republican or Democratic parties in the USofAir or their perceived duplicates in the real world.
Instead, this author merely seeks to paint an intriguing real life political scenario where the central humanoid actors each use their skill and craft to reach out to their party supporters and the electorate in general; and, to show how elections are won or lost through networking, insult, deceit, accusations, passion, demagoguery, pandering, controversy, comedy, oratory and other means.
A seat in USofAir’s Oval Office requires the same mandatory 270 of the 538 electoral college votes as in the real life super power.
According to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), Donald Trumpf is expected to win 21 States for a total of 170 electoral votes; while, Hillary, the former Secretary of State, will likely win 20 States plus Washington, DC for a total of 253 electoral votes.
The prognosis is of the nine States the EIU identifies as up for grabs, Hillary needs to win only three; but, Trumpf needs to make up ground in seven which can be difficult or next to impossible.
A recovering USofAir economy is also working in Hillary’s favour.
Joseph Lake, Director of global forecasting at the Economist Intelligence Unit, went on to state that “in years where the economy is doing quite well, the incumbent [party] in the White House often wins… and the economy… has been recovering for seven years in a row now.”
It is a also strongly believed that the country’s changing demographics, too, are in Hillary’s favor.
There is a claim that USofAir is even less white currently than when Mitt Romney lost in 2012. Drawing on this, the reasoning is that Trumpf would have to secure a far larger portion of white voters than Republican candidates have in the past to win the presidency.
For instance, in Texas, the Hispanic vote has gone up to about 30%, causing veteran Republican John McCain some worry about retaining his seat.
Trumpf’s statement on this possibility caused senior Establishment members to further distance themselves from him.
An August Politico article said "70% of the GOP insiders want Trumpf to drop out; but, 55% of voters on either side feel that his ego will not let him".
“I’d rather take our chances with nearly anyone else than continue with this certain loser who will likely cost the Senate and much more,” said a New Hampshire Republican.
“The effect Trumpf is having on down-ballot races has the potential to be devastating in November,” added a Florida Republican. “His negative image among Hispanics, women and independents is something that could be devastating to Republicans. Trumpf’s divisive rhetoric to the Hispanic community at large has the potential to be devastating for years to come.”
But, it all boilds down to the fact that a wealth of positives exists with and for her; for, among a long list of other differences, he has mere brawn, she has varied beauty; he’s impatient and impulsive, she’s patient and calculative; he’s crass, she has class; he’s a novice, she has been in the Oval Office; he malleable, she’s reliable; he’s infamous, she’s famous; he’s unsteady, she’s ready; and, he’s definitely wrong for the job, while she’s right!
Because of the vast opposing differences that the electorate can readily discern and are largely aware of, Hiliary will decisively win the November 8 Presidential election; and, there are 10,001 and more reasons why this is so!
The oldest College Republicans chapter in the nation rejected Trumpf in an August 4 press release in which it announced that, for the first time since its inception in 1888, it would not be endorsing the GOP’s nominee for President.
Just the simple news of this would have resonated across the width and breadth of USofAir; so, think of the damning impact it will have on Trumpf’s chances.
It’s only fitting – indeed seemingly mandatory – to give you the salient portions for you to peruse for yourself; and, come to your own conclusions.
It stated, “In every presidential election since 1888, the members and Executive Board of the Harvard Republican Club have gathered to discuss, debate, and eventually endorse the standard-bearer of our party. But for the first time in 128 years, we, the oldest College Republicans chapter in the nation, will not be endorsing the Republican nominee.”
The ultra clear stated decision was followed by reasons for making the historic act, namely, “Donald Trumpf holds views that are antithetical to our values not only as Republicans, but as USofAirans. The rhetoric he espouses – from racist slander to misogynistic taunts – is not consistent with our conservative principles, and his repeated mocking of the disabled and belittling of the sacrifices made by prisoners of war, Gold Star families, and Purple Heart recipients is not only bad politics, but absurdly cruel.”
The Club released its devidion via posting to their official Facebook, Twitter and Medium pages.
Of course, it was quickly picked up and “widely noted by credible news outlets”; and, of course, “some readers who encountered it via social media (would be) were skeptical about its origins!”
But, the damage was already done – the Club’s decision and the publicising of it would hurt Trumpf’s chances in the November 8 Presidential elections.
In addition, mainstream media would most surely pick up and further circulate the university’s daily newspaper’s (Harvard Crimson’s) published survey details that "only 10% of the Club's members intended to support Trumpf for President, while 80% of club members said they would not support him".
The collective act struck a death blow to Trumpf’s chances to win enough of the Republican vote, much less make any real dent in the votes within the Democrat, Libertarian or independent demographics.
Trumpf has no earthly chance of becoming President, with Hillary poised to win by a landslide, with a double digits margin; and, for this, Trumpf himself must take most of the blame and the shame; for, his name not only brought much baggage with it; but, his words, , attitude, mannerism on the primary and presidential campaign stages have increasingly turned him into the dreaded tornado that he is perceived to be.
The following are just some of the instances and situations in USofAir’s greatest political mockery played out on the various celebrity stages with some of the most widely renowned A-listers.
Trumpf called the world’s mumber one Catholic authority, Pope Francis, “disgraceful” in reaction to the Pope’s remark – that he was “not a Christian” – made following his stated plan to build a wall along the Mexican border.
Pope Francis was flying back to Rome from a trip to Mexico when he said, “A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian.”
Trumpf, in a backhand like slap reaction, remarked, “For a religious leader to question a person’s faith is disgraceful.”
He followed up later with, “No leader, especially a religious leader, has the right to question another man’s religion or faith.”
As though that was not enough, he accused the Mexican government of “using the Pope as a pawn”; and, went on to say, “They should be ashamed of themselves, especially when so many lives are involved and illegal immigration is rampant and bad for the USofAir.”
Such an assault on the Pope is bound to cost him votes he can least afford to lose. Especially in the swing States like Pennsylvania where the Catholic vote is believed to be equally split among the two candidates, while has held a double digit lead over him, State-wise.
The even split might very well be across the entire USofAiran Catholic demographic because Catholics oppose, among other things, Hillary’s stance on abortion, while they are against Trumpf’s waterboarding and unjust immigration plans.
A professor confirmed this general channelling saying that while some Catholics oppose abortion, they might still vote for Hillary because they “don’t want the nuclear codes in the hands of essentially a crazy person.”
When it comes to dealing with money, Trumpf the billionaire boasts that he is the best. Voters are well aware of some of his alleged unethical business tactics; and, will vote for because of his perceived tarnished record.
No people in any country anywhere are quick to support and vote for those in political office – or, vying for such – whom they perceive are trying to avoid paying taxes or avoid supplying proof that they do.
Thus, Trumpf’s perceived reluctance to release his tax returns will cost him even Republican votes: for, every major party presidential candidate since the 1970s has released their tax returns!
It’s said and known that Hillary has released her returns for several decades – including last year’s – and, that she has put pressure on Trumpf to release his in a timely manner.
While she is in the money with an army of A-List celebrities and fundraisers, there aren’t even enough D-Listers endorsing Trumpf.
His lineup – which included Hulk Hogan, Kid Rock, Roseanne Barr, Gary Busey, Stephen Baldwin, Jon Voight, Ted Nugent, Loretta Lynn and Scott Baio, Tila Tequila, Willie Robertson and Mike Tyson – is far inferior in number and influence to that of Hillary’s which includes fundraisers like George Clooney and Beyonce.
Many are putting their money where their mouths are for Hillary; but, Trumpf’s own mouth – which many maintain helped him in the primaries – has come back to haunt him in the Presential race.
His spewings include the nicknames he gave to those in his way or who offended him, such as “Lyin’ Ted” and “Little Marco”, “Crooked Hillary” and “Pocahontas” for Sen. Elizabeth Warren which many deem as being “flatly racist”.
He went so far as to insult the three GOP presidential nominees who preceded him. He called Mitt Romney “Lightweight”; said about John McCain, “I like people who weren’t captured”; and, “The World Trade Center came down during (his) reign” about George W. Bush.
Even in the dirty game of politics at its highest level, voters expect a certain amount of fair play amongst competitors; but, It is said that his “Twitter feed toward Hillary Clinton reads like a terribly drunk ex-boyfriend at 3 a.m.”
His tweeting has “become a bit much for his wife” Melanie who did not linger long in answering the question on the Today Show as to what she habit would like to see her husband give up. “Let’s see,” she said. “The tweeting.”
It is common knowledge that Trumpf has “become embroiled in rows over his tweets”.
In one, he labelled a high profile publisher as being “unattractive inside and outside”. To add further insult and pain, he twisted the knife in the gut by saying that he understood why “her husband left for a man”.
In another post, he joked that a popular singer “must have been drunk” to marry the man she did.
He carelessly exchanged tweets with a group that is branded as being racist and supremacist.
And, this further underlined accusations that he was endorsed and supported by such groups; and, his failure to disavow a known leader has raised much concern even among Republican voters.
Tweeting can become a form of abuse; and, constant or excessive abuse eventually backfires. Sympathy builds up for the abused, while the abuser is seen as a tyrant, who succeeds in alienating even the most loyal base supporters.
In addition to this, the list of voter “constituencies” that Donald Trumpf has alienated during his run to become the Republican presidential candidate isn’t short.
Over the past year or so, Trumpf and his machine have “alienated women, Latinos, African USofAirans, Muslims, veterans, people with disabilities and Native USofAirans, among others”.
Ana Navarro put Trumpf straight about Hispanics and immigrants, remarking, “You don’t get to beat us like piñatas for a year and then come back at the last minute and try to make nice.”
In 2015, Macy’s cut business ties with Trumpf after his Mexican attack. The USofAiran iconic business began selling his menswear line in 2004.
He is accused of statements that stirred up some of his ardent followers and supporters to resort to violence against those who protested at his rallies or meetings.
Even Republicans feel that he has brought the level of presidential campaigning to an all time low. So low that many can’t picture him as a Presidential to respect and admire.
That’s why a growing number has either already turned away from him; or, will not vote for him on November 8, some preferring to support and vote for Hillary despite her stances on abortion, euthanasia and other issues that run against their Republican values.
Trumpf, while he might change his rhetoric to woo alienated voters and supporters, is predictable in standing his ground on what he believes will gain him ground, even if it goes against the Republican manifesto; or, if riles the Establishment. This will cost him valuable support and votes he can least afford to lose.
He is, however, quite predictable in visibly demonstrating that he has been ruffled, when the wind is knocked out of him; or, when he is directly personally insulted; and, this evokes a swift salvo at the perpetrator.
This type of predictability is scaring voters generally, including Establishment Republicans, who cringe over the thought of the nuke codes ever falling into his hands.
The reasoning is that his tendency to be ever so incensed when poked about something regarding his physical appearance can be easily exploited by foreign leaders; and, this also makes voters generally scared that, as Commander-in-Chief, he would be riled up into using nuclear weapons against his enemies.
Such fear is not unfounded; for, Joe Scarborough of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” reported that Trumpf asked former CIA Director, Michael Hayden, three times during an hour-long security briefing why USofAiran forces couldn’t use nuclear weapons.
It’s said that Hayden drew the host’s attention to Trumpf’s temperament and asserted that his erratic and unpredictable statements “scare your friends and they tempt your enemies.”
It is said that a foreign policy expert on the international level went to advise Trumpf; and, the report is that “three times he asked about the use of nuclear weapons; (and), three times he asked at one point if we had them why can’t we use them.”
“There is no truth to this!” said Trumpf’s campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks.
About foreign policy, he sent a scare throughout USofAir from early (in March), when his egotism got the better of him and he stated, “My primary consultant is myself”, adding, “and I have a good instinct for this stuff.”
He dropped the dreaded bombshell; and, it has done much to help kill Republican voter support and his chances of ever winning the Presidential election.
He dropped yet another bombshell during his convention speech with his witless “I alone can fix it!”
Such statements should make every USofAiran shudder; and, impress upon them that he is, indeed, a danger to the Republic!
In actuality, he boasts of being unpredictable; and, sees this personal trait as a resource that could be used to USofAir’s advantage; but, USofAiran voters are largely very politically literate; and, generally, they will not vote for someone who is also generally viewed as a “malleable man”.
How toxic is Trumpf’s name to Republicans vying for office – or, trying to keep their seats – is captured in Jack Ohman statement, “When members of Trumpf’s party in Congress go around saying things like they’ll vote for Trumpf but not endorse him, that’s a sign. A very, very bad sign.”
The following statement which describes Trumpf’s chances at the polls, also holds true for other Republican candidates vying for Congress or the Senate.
“Any one of Trumpf’s less-than-sterling qualities – his erratic temperament, his dodgy business practices, his racism, his Putin-like strongman inclinations and faux-populist demagoguery, his contempt for the rule of law, his ignorance – is enough to be disqualifying.”
Really, nearly every possible thing about him provides a valid reason why Hillary will win!
Trumpf’s current wife, Melanie, is a big reason why he will lose to in the November 8 Presidential elections.
In 2000, the said Melanie is said to have told the New York Times that she would be “very traditional – like Betty Ford or Jackie Kennedy”, if it ever happened that she would become First Lady.
But, she is no Betty Ford, no Jackie Kennedy, no Laura Bush and, certainly, no Michele Obama!
In fact, the National Post said, “Melanie Trumpf’s popularity is lower than nearly any other recent candidate’s spouse during an election year.”
For it, there’s good reason; for, now that she is in the spotlight – being the wife of a presidential candidate – some very valid and pertinent questions about her have emerged; and, though she is beautiful in looks and personality, USofAirans, on closer scrutiny, seem convinced that – even on her own merits – she is not worthy to be granted residence in the White House.
For one, she is not a born USofAiran; and, to make matters worse, her path to citizenship has become “questionable”.
Thus, while, it is said, she urges her husband to speak and act presidentially, the perceived course of action taken on the part of the former immigrant has left a stain that many believe will hurt his chances of winning.
Accusations are often smoke that register on fertile minds; and, quite often, can quickly build up to damming proportions; but, the accusation that she plagiarised “word-for-word phrases and themes” of Michele Obama’s 2008 speech at the Republican National Convention set all USofAir on fire!
Such conduct would not be tolerated for wives of USofAiran presidents; for, the bar has traditionally been high; and, USofAir is not ready or willing to ever lower it. It would be a show of blatant disrespect for the First Ladies who have gone before, especially such sweethearts like Betty Ford, Jackie Kennedy, Laura Bush and Michele Obama.
In addition, USofAirans are not likely to be happy with a First Lady who does not meet the basic requirements of being a model USofAiran wife; for, in her case the yardstick has been broken with the emergence of nude photographs which include her “posing nude with another female model for a French men’s monthly magazine”.
Melanie – even her adoring husband – might say, “In Europe, pictures like this are very fashionable and common”; but, Europe is Europe and USofAir is USofAir!
A photographer (who took a nude photo of her handcuffed in a private jet in 2000), when asked what kind of First Lady Melanie would make, remarked, “Probably a very good one. It’s her husband I’m worried about.”
Someone wrote, “The US has never before seen so much (naked flesh) of a potential first lady, although Pat Nixon and Betty Ford both had (clothed) modelling careers.”
USofAirans could forgive a model in her youth being free and liberal to a point; but, did Melanie demonstrate maturity and good sense at a time when it was most needed to be evident? The USofAiran electorate will be hard pressed to say “Yes!”.
In 1999, when her husband was running for president of the Reform party, she is reported to have been “apparently scantily clad and conveniently sitting nearby” the icomic infamous Howad Stern who asked her what she was wearing. “Uh, not much,” she replied.
“Are you naked? Are you nude?” Stern asked.
“Almost!”, she said coyly!
Little did she know or believe, then, that these words would come back to haunt her; and, this is most often true of persons who are vacuous; and, are just having a great time for the moment!
Her talent does go beyond her modelling skills; for, she is said to speak five languages fluently – Slovenian, English, French, Serbian and German – and, these could come in handy at White House functions; but, USofAir is not going to afford her the opportunity; for, the person she has molded herself to be will contribute to her husband’s defeat at the polls in November.
It will not be because she is an immigrant; for, so also was Louisa Adams, the English wife of sixth President John Quincy Adams.
Instead, it would be because of the totally stripped and nude Melanie the electorate would have seen, she having come under intense scrutiny, being the spouse of a Presidential candidate.
Nobody in their wildest dreams – not even Donald Trumpf himself! – would have ever believed that the billionaire would have made it so far into the primaries as he did, let alone emerge as the undisputed winner, leaving his GOP Establishment’s “golden boy” rivals in the dust.
Success in the primaries further increasingly inflated Trumpf’s already oversized ego; and, acted like a wedge in widening the distance between him and the GOP Establishment which, from early, started to search for a way to prevent him from becoming their Presidential candidate.
They considered staging a “brokered” convention; but, that did not pan out; and, inevitably, they had to accept him as their official nominee.
Following their last man’s (Cruz’s) drop out of the race in early May, the GOP Establishment might have considered colluding with the Ross Perot Libertarian party to run a candidate.
As it turned out, later in the month, the Libertarians chose former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson as its Presidential nominee, with former Massachusetts Governor William Weld as the Party’s Vice President.
It is quite possible that they were motivated by the GOP’s general unhapppiness with Trumpf; and, quite possibly, by any overtures the GOP might have made to them or the expectations of such.
And, because of general Republican disenchantment with Trumpf and his perceived unsuitability, the Libertarian Party is expected to do well in the Presidential elections in all 50 States, having polled 8%, a showing that is considered “remarkably high for a Libertarian by historical standards”.
As late as early August, senior GOP Establishment officials were “actively exploring what would happen if Trumpf dropped out and replaced him on the ballot,” GMA’s George Stephanopoulos was told.
The confidant continued, “The answer… is they can’t force him out; he would have to go out voluntarily. And it would have to be the 167 members of the RNC through a complicated process to pick a new candidate. And it would have to happen by early September.”
Just days before such time – on August 29 to be exact – an article was published, entitled “At least 110 Republican Leaders Won’t Vote for Donald Trumpf. Here’s When They Reached Their Breaking Point”.
These high profile Republicans don’t need to vote for Hillary (although an increasing number of Republicans has said they will); but, a vote for the Republican Libertarian Party is still a vote for Hillary in that it reduces the Republican vote going to Trumpf; and, thus, also reduces the number of electoral votes needed to win the presidency.
These high profile Republicans who could notstand Trumpf any longer; and, who piblicised the fact that they will not vote for him would comfort themselves by supporting their “Little Libertarian Brother”; and, feel that a Hillary win would work out for the good of the Party’s future.
Their objective would be that, with Trumpf out of the way, the party can rebound by the end of a hopeful Hillary one term to win the 2020 Presidential elections.
Hillary certainly stands to benefit from this stance; but, they saw in her win, a much needed breathing space for their Party to recover from the disastrous effects of the Trumpf tornado.
The Kock billionaire brothers had preceded their Republican “kith and kin” in deciding to opt for a course around Trumpf, preferring to concentrate on securing the Republican control of the Senate; for, with control in both Congress and Senate, they could help pave the way for a Republican President to be elected in 2020.
The following published list includes current and former members of Congress, Governors and high-level officials from Republican administrations; also what Trumpf said (or, what finally broke the horse’s back) when they announced the pulling of their support and vote.
June 16, 2015
Trumpf announces his candidacy and remarks about
undocumented immigrants from Mexico, “They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists!”
This was, perhaps, the first straw that became woven with others; and, eventually broke the horse’s back.
July 18, 2015
About Senator John McCain of Arizona, a former prisoner of war, Trumpf said, “He’s not a war hero. He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured.”
Sept. 15, 2015
“Club for Growth”, a conservative organization, announces an ad campaign to discredit Mr. Trumpf.
Nov. 12, 2015
“I know more about ISIS than the generals do. Believe me.”
Nov. 13, 2015
Nov. 24, 2015
“Now this poor guy, you ought to see this guy.”
Who did not see the live meeting; or, view the video, surely might have read the published report: “Mr. Trumpf jerked his arms around in front of his body and used a mocking tone to imitate a disabled New York Times reporter.”
Dec. 2, 2015
San Bernardino attack
Dec. 7, 2015
“Donald J. Trumpf is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the USofAir.”
Dec. 11, 2015
Representative Reid Ribble of Wisconsin says he will not support Mr. Trumpf if he is the Republican nominee.
Dec. 16, 2015
“Trumpf … is employing the kind of hateful rhetoric and exploiting the insecurities of this nation, in much the same way that allowed Hitler and Mussolini to rise to power in the lead-up to World War II.”
Dec. 18, 2015
Christine Todd Whitman
Former governor of New Jersey, “When people call you brilliant, it’s always good, especially when the person heads up Russia.”
Dec. 22, 2015
Robert J. Dold
Representative of Illinois
Jan. 14, 2016
Former official in the Reagan and both Bush administrations
Jan. 22, 2015
The National Review, a conservative magazine founded by William F. Buckley, publishes a series of essays by 22 prominent conservatives, including the radio hosts Glenn Beck and Erick Erickson, denouncing Mr. Trumpf’s candidacy.
“Donald Trumpf is a menace to USofAiran conservatism who would take the work of generations and trample it underfoot on behalf of a populism as heedless and crude as The Donald himself.”
Feb. 1, 2016
“So if you see somebody getting ready to throw a tomato, knock the crap out of them, would you?”
Feb. 6, 2016
“I would bring back waterboarding, and I’d bring back a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding.”
Feb. 23, 2016
Representative of Florida
Feb. 28, 2016
“I don’t know anything about David Duke. O.K.? I don’t know anything about what you’re even talking about with white supremacy or white supremacists.”
The media had this to say about the matter, “Mr. Trumpf later blamed a bad earpiece for declining to disavow support from the former Ku Klux Klan leader in the CNN interview.”
“A presidential candidate who boasts about what he’ll do during his ‘reign’ and refuses to condemn the K.K.K. cannot lead a conservative movement in America.”
Senator of Nebraska
Feb. 29, 2016
Paul D. Wolfowitz
Former deputy defense secretary
Former White House political director and Republican National Committee chairman
Former Florida senator and R.N.C. chairman
March 1, 2016
Representative of Virginia
March 2, 2016
Governor of Massachusetts
More than 100 Republican national security leaders – many of them former Republican administration officials – sign a letter stating they are “unable to support a party ticket with Mr. Trumpf at its head.”
Robert D. Blackwill
Former top Iraq adviser on the National Security Council
Eliot A. Cohen
Former State Department counselor
Former secretary of Homeland Security
Patrick M. Cronin
Former assistant administrator of the Agency for International Development
Eric S. Edelman
Former national security adviser to Vice President Dick Cheney
Former representative of Arizona
Former acting general counsel at the Department of Homeland Security
Chester A. Crocker
Assistant secretary of state for African affairs in the Reagan administration
Richard A. Falkenrath
Former deputy homeland security adviser to President George W. Bush
National security official in the George W. Bush administration
Former State Department and National Security Council official
Former special assistant to President George W. Bush
Former deputy national security adviser under President George W. Bush
Francis Q. Hoang
Former associate counsel to President George W. Bush
Former deputy national security adviser to Vice President Dick Cheney
Former director of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
Under secretary of commerce for President George W. Bush; political director in the Reagan White House
Mary Beth Long
Former assistant secretary of defense
James K. Glassman
Former under secretary of state
Former director for North America, National Security Council
Andrew S. Natsios
Former administrator of the Agency for International Development
Former legal adviser to the National Security Council
Former director of defense strategy at the National Security Council
Former assistant secretary of state
William H. Tobey
Former deputy administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration
Dov S. Zakheim
Former under secretary of defense
Robert B. Zoellick
Former USofAir trade representative
Philip D. Zelikow
Former counselor of the State Department
Former director of policy planning at the State Department
Former director for China and Taiwan, National Security Council
Former strategic adviser at the National Security Council
Former assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights and labor
Robert G. Joseph
Former under secretary of state for arms control and international security affairs
Scott W. Muller
Former C.I.A. general counsel
Stephen D. Krasner
Former policy planning director at the State Department
Roger F. Noriega
Former assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs
Former deputy assistant secretary of defense
Paul D. Miller
Former director for Afghanistan and Pakistan, National Security Council
March 3, 2016
“Look at those hands, are they small hands? And, he referred to my hands: ‘If they’re small, something else must be small.’ I guarantee you there’s no problem. I guarantee.”
“He has neither the temperament nor the judgment to be president.”
Republican presidential nominee in 2012 and a former governor of Massachusetts
Former senator of Minnesota
March 9, 2016
Representative of New York
In August, Mr. Hanna became the first Republican member of Congress to announce that he would vote for Hillary Clinton.
March 15, 2016
Former representative of Oklahoma
March 16, 2016
Former special assistant to President George W. Bush
March 23, 2016
“The images are worth a thousand words.”
A Twitter post with an unflattering image of Senator Ted Cruz’s wife, Heidi, next to a glamour shot of Mr. Trumpf’s wife, Melanie.
March 24, 2016
Governor of Maryland
May 3, 2016
Mr. Trumpf becomes presumptive nominee
May 6, 2016
Representative of Florida
Former presidential candidate and governor of Florida
Senator of South Carolina
May 10, 2016
Former representative of South Carolina: “He’s insulted me, the people I love, the community I represent.”
U.S. Treasurer under George W. Bush
June 5, 2016
“I’ve been treated very unfairly by this judge. Now, this judge is of Mexican heritage. I’m building a wall, O.K.? I’m building a wall.”
On Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel, a federal judge overseeing a suit against the defunct Trumpf University.
June 7, 2016
“I find Donald Trumpf’s belief that an USofAiran-born judge of Mexican descent is incapable of fairly presiding over his case is not only dead wrong, it is un-USofAiran.”
Mark S. Kirk
Senator of Illinois: “Just when you think he can’t dig a hole deeper, he accuses a Mexican judge of not being competent to rule on the case.”
Former representative of Connecticut
June 12, 2016
June 14, 2016
“President Obama claims to know our enemy, and yet he continues to prioritize our enemy over our allies and, for that matter, the USofAiran people. When I am president, it will always be USofAir first.”
June 15, 2016
Former governor of Minnesota
June 16, 2016
Richard L. Armitage
Former deputy secretary of state
June 22, 2016
National security adviser to Presidents Gerald R. Ford and George Bush
June 24, 2016
“The G.O.P., in putting Trumpf at the top of the ticket, is endorsing a brand of populism rooted in ignorance, prejudice, fear and isolationism.”
July 1, 2016
Henry M. Paulson Jr.
Treasury secretary under President George W. Bush
July 27, 2016
“Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing.”
An apparent reference to Hillary Clinton’s deleted emails.
July 30, 2016
“If you look at his wife, she was standing there. She had nothing to say. She probably – maybe she wasn’t allowed to have anything to say. You tell me.”
On the parents of a Muslim soldier killed in Iraq after they denounced Mr. Trumpf at the Democratic National Convention.
Aug. 2, 2016
Representative of Pennsylvania
Aug. 3, 2016
“Donald Trumpf is beginning to cross a lot of red lines of the unforgivable in politics.”
Representative of Illinois
Former representative of Minnesota
Aug. 4, 2016
Justin Amash, Representative of Michigan: “I am ever more confirmed in my belief that Trumpf is a sociopath, without a conscience or feelings of guilt, shame or remorse.”
Aug. 8, 2016
Gordon J. Humphrey
Former senator of New Hampshire: “It is inconceivable that anyone, much less a presidential candidate, would attack two Gold Star parents. Rather than honoring their sacrifice and recognizing their pain, Mr. Trumpf disparaged the religion of the family of an USofAiran hero.”
Senator of Maine
Former director of the White House public liaison office under President George W. Bush
William G. Milliken
Former Governor of Michigan
Fifty senior national security officials from Republican administrations, many who served under President George W. Bush, sign a letter declaring that Mr. Trumpf would put the country’s security at risk. Many also signed the March letter.
Former Secretary of Homeland Security and governor of Pennsylvania
John D. Negroponte
Former director of national intelligence
Donald B. Ayer
Former deputy attorney general
John B. Bellinger III
Former legal adviser to State Department and National Security Council
Former deputy national security adviser
Former special assistant to the president
Michael J. Green
Former special assistant to the president for national security affairs
Former State Department chief of staff
Michael V. Hayden
Former C.I.A. director
Carla A. Hills
Former USofAir trade representative
Former assistant secretary of state for political-military affairs
Reuben Jeffery III
Former under secretary of state
Former deputy national security adviser
Former deputy secretary of commerce
Former chairman, Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board
Former assistant secretary of commerce
Former assistant secretary of the Treasury
Former associate attorney general
Former deputy national security adviser
Former deputy national security adviser
Former senior director for intelligence programs
Shirin R. Tahir-Kheli
Former special assistant to the president
William H. Taft IV
Former deputy secretary of defense and ambassador to NATO
Larry D. Thompson
Former deputy attorney general
Former deputy USofAir trade representative
Former assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism
Aug. 9, 2016
Former deputy assistant secretary of defense: “If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people – maybe there is, I don’t know.”
William D. Ruckelshaus
Former Environmental Protection Agency administrator
Aug. 10, 2016
About William K. Reilly
Former Environmental Protection Agency administrator, Trumpf said, “He’s the founder of ISIS. He’s the founder of ISIS. He’s the founder. He founded ISIS. I would say the co-founder would be crooked Hillary Clinton.”
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