If you read Charles Killebrew’s commentary (“If you’re reading this, you’ve benefited from Trump,” The Daily News, Sept. 26-26) — you saw hypocrisy and lies.

Kamala Harris had a shameful affair, he said. Oh, my!

Let’s see what else might he might’ve mentioned… Oh, yes! Trump got Marla Maples, his mistress/second wife, pregnant before his divorce from his first wife. He cheated on Maples and then on Melania while she was pregnant with Barron. National Enquirer paid $150,000 killing that story. Trump cheated on Melania with a porn star, paying her $130,000 hush money, a federal crime.

Trump’s whole life has been cheating and scandals.

He paid someone to take the SAT. The Department of Justice charged Trump with racial discrimination at 39 apartments. He hired 200 undocumented Polish workers at $5 an hour to raze the Bonwit Teller building.

Still, he cheated them of wages while some had to sleep at the demolition site. He bragged about assaulting women by grabbing their genitalia.

There’s no shred of evidence that George Soros supports antifa. It’s a lie.

Killebrew said Trump cut individual income tax. A few hundred bucks each for tens of millions versus $1.5 trillion to the already super rich. Sixty companies, including Amazon, Chevron, Eli Lilly & Co. and John Deere paid zero 2018 taxes — twice as many as in 2017.

John Deere earned $2.15 billion in U.S. income before taxes in 2018 but actually claimed it deserved a $268 million tax refund.

“Corporations brought all their manufacturing jobs back to America” after the tax break, he said. Manufacturing added 288,000 jobs after the corporate tax cut, 2 percent of growth. But manufacturing as a percentage of overall employment and production as a percentage of GNP have declined for many years.

“The tax cut does not appear to have had a positive influence on any of these economic factors,” Industry Week reported in April 2020.

And many new manufacturing jobs are low-paying, non-union, according to Pew Research. Which means loss of good wages for Americans without a college degree, the majority of whom voted for Trump.

A University of California at Berkeley study found a third of manufacturing employees still rely on food stamps or other federal assistance programs to make ends meet. Trump won Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin in 2016, promising working class voters he would revive U.S. manufacturing. But all four states have lost more than 16,000 factory jobs in 2019 alone.

That $25 million Trump U fraud settlement? Paid by Las Vegas billionaire Phil Ruffin, not Trump. It was one of 3,500-plus lawsuits involving Trump when elected. And now we know that Trump has paid almost no personal federal income tax in many years.

Y’all are proud of this guy? This guy who says our heroic military are “suckers” and “losers?” Who thinks hardworking, taxpaying Americans are actually fools? Who’s a proven racist and a pathological liar?

Y’all are purposely ignorant of the truth. You’ll deserve what you get if he wins Nov. 3.

Your children and grandchildren don’t deserve it but they and our nation will suffer for it for many, many years.

Kevin Moran lives in Galveston.

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Bailey Jones

Tonight's debate was shameful spectacle. How anyone can still support Trump is beyond me. He debases everything he touches.

Mike Zeller

Carlos (Livin' in the Bubble) Ponce. Here are more companies and brands for you to defend and make excuses for. Notice "Trump" is proudly displayed as the first word of each company or brand.

By Sahid Fawaz

Donald Trump loves to talk big about how great he is at business. His record says otherwise.

Trump’s Failed Businesses:

1. Trump Steaks

2. GoTrump

3. Trump Airlines

4. Trump Vodka

5. Trump Mortgage

6. Trump: The Game

7. Trump Magazine

8. Trump University

9. Trump Ice

10. The New Jersey Generals

11. Tour de Trump

12. Trump Network

13. Trumped!

Trump companies that sought bankruptcy protection:

1. Trump Taj Mahal

2. Trump’s Castle

3. Trump Plaza Casinos

4. Trump Plaza Hotel

5. Trump Hotels and Casinos Resorts

6. Trump Entertainment Resorts

This is the guy Republicans want leading America’s economy?

Carlos Ponce

Zeller Bait Camp - Whoops, that's yours. My bad.

Charles Douglas

Joe RACIST got his behind handed to him in grand fashion by a warrior! Trump killed Joe on:

1) The transition comment about power transfer. Hilliary Crooked is to this day claiming she is the President!

2) Law and Order! ( Trump wiped the floor with JOE ). He even tried to blame Trump foe all the troubles in Democratic Led Cities!

3. HUNTER Biden ( Joe tried to brag about Beau Biden's military record, and Trump called out Joe's CRACK-HEAD son, Hunter who got kick out of the military in disgrace! He also called Hunter out for influence peddling, with wire transfer evidence to prove what has just come out!

4) Trump asked Joe to name one Law Enforcement Agency which had endorced his candidacy, and Joe was DUMB FOUNDED!

5) JOE disavowed all of the the Green-Deal which he has agreed to from the extreme LEFT composing of Crazy Bernie and AOC! He says he got a Green Deal of his own. ( LYING LIKE A DOG ).

5) JOE would not answer the Packing of the Supreme Court, nor the Filibusting rule questions! Why, this was supposed to be a debate?

6) JOE had no answers for his prison Law created against African-Americans, and he freak-out under pressure ..calling Trump a clown and telling him to SHUT-UP!!!

Now why would I want somebody, who have no self control, graduated LAST in his college class..... to be President? This man is a Con being played on America by Democrats!

Craig Mason

Other than number 6 everything else rings pretty hollow Mr. Douglas. The debate was a shit show and neither candidate did well. I would really like to hear what their positions are without all of the BS.

Craig Mason

Oh one more thing. Even if Biden was last in his class at least he took his own SATs. What do you call a medical school graduate with a C average.....Doctor. So I really don't care where Mr. Biden graduated in his class just like I don't care where Mr. Trump graduated in his, they graduated.

Charles Douglas

Mr. Mason, I wish I could argue about that. I think you are right about the place of graduation.

Carlos Ponce

Trump took his SATs, Craig Mason. His niece's (Mary Trump's) claims he did not are easily debunked since it allegedly occurred on his TRANSFER from Fordham to the University of Pennsylvania. When transferring schools one DOES NOT retake the SAT test. University of Pennsylvania takes the TRANSCRIPT from your former college for admission.

Now here's one for you to ponder: Creepy Joe Biden claims he attended Delaware State.

“I got started out of a HBCU [historically black colleges and universities], Delaware State. Now, I don’t want to hear anything negative about Delaware State. They’re my folks."

Delaware State says Biden NEVER attended the traditionally all-black university. As VP he did give a commencement speech there.

Mike Zeller

Proud Boys "Stand back and Stand by". Three takeaways from debate.

1. Donnie Trump REFUSED to condemn white supremacy

2. Our President REFUSED to condemn white supremacy

3. Our Commander in chief REFUSED to condemn white supremacy

Carlos Ponce

I've never heard Mike Zeller condemn White Supremacy. We have heard President Trump condemn White Supremacy. Getting forgetful, Mike? Well here's one example:

Trump, Aug. 14, 2017: "As I said on Saturday, we condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence. It has no place in America.

And as I have said many times before: No matter the color of our skin, we all live under the same laws, we all salute the same great flag, and we are all made by the same almighty God. We must love each other, show affection for each other, and unite together in condemnation of hatred, bigotry, and violence. We must rediscover the bonds of love and loyalty that bring us together as Americans.

Racism is evil. And those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans.

We are a nation founded on the truth that all of us are created equal. We are equal in the eyes of our Creator. We are equal under the law. And we are equal under our Constitution. Those who spread violence in the name of bigotry strike at the very core of America."

Here's are three takeaways from Mike's post:

1. Mike fabricates lies about the president.

2. Mike makes up lies about the president.

3. Mike is not truthful in his posts.

Mike Zeller

Carlos (cherry-picking) Ponce. Here is what Trump said, not what a White House official said for Trump.

"We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides," Trump said during a short statement from his private golf club in New Jersey. "It has been going on for a long time in our country -- not Donald Trump, not Barack Obama. It has been going on for a long, long time. It has no place in America."

The President did not mention white nationalists and the alt-right movement in his remarks, and later called for a "study" of the "situation."

Carlos Ponce

I still have never heard Mike Zeller denounce white supremacists.

Here's what Trump said Monday August 14, 2017 from the White House Diplomatic Room news conference:

"Racism is evil and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs including the KKK, neo Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans."

https://time.com/4899813/donald-trump-charlottes-ville-remarks-transcript/

Here's the video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxY_OCRS33c

Mike Zeller, will you also call KKK, neo-Nazis, white Supremacists and other hate groups "criminals and thugs" like Trump did?

Carlos Ponce

And from last night:

CHRIS WALLACE: You have repeatedly criticized the vice president for not specifically calling out Antifa and other left wing extremist groups. But are you willing tonight to condemn white supremacists and militia groups.....

Trump: Sure!

CHRIS WALLACE:.....and to say that they need to stand down and not add to the violence in a number of these cities as we saw in Kenosha and as we've seen in Portland.

DONALD TRUMP: Sure, I'm willing to do that.

CHRIS WALLACE: Are you prepared specifically to do it.

DONALD TRUMP: I would say almost everything I see is from the left wing not from the right wing.

CHRIS WALLACE: But what are you saying?

DONALD TRUMP: I'm willing to do anything. I want to see peace.

CHRIS WALLACE: Well, do it, sir.

Then Biden interrupts.......[rolleyes]

Mike Zeller

"Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Wednesday said it is “unacceptable” not to condemn white supremacists when asked about President Trump’s perceived side-stepping of the issue during his debate with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

McConnell, when asked whether it was a problem that Trump did not directly rebuke white supremacy, said he agreed with the remarks made by Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), the only Black Republican in the Senate, calling on Trump to “correct” his statement.

“With regard to the white supremacy issue, I want to associate myself with the remarks of Sen. Tim Scott,” McConnell told reporters. “I think he said it exactly correctly and that’s exactly how I would express myself on that issue."

“He said it was unacceptable not to condemn white supremacists and so I do so in the strongest possible way,” the GOP leader added."

https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/518988-mcconnell-it-was-unacceptable-not-to-condemn-white-supremacists

Carlos Ponce

[yawn] Trump already condemned white supremacists MANY TIMES. But we still haven't heard from Mike Zeller!

Kevin Moran

Let's see..... Would I believe you over Mary Trump about what Trump did in his early life? Don't think so. She'd know if he paid someone to take the SAT. Pretty much an "eye-witness" status.

Paul Sivon

By telling them to “stand-by” he does not choose to condemn, but to command and use them

Carlos Ponce

Paul Sivon, " Okay, boys stand back and stand by" tells them NOT TO DO ANYTHING.

If you were to "stand back", would you be involved? No.

If you "stand by", are you doing anything? No.

Carlos Ponce

Whoppers told by Moran:

"He paid someone to take the SAT." FALSE, Mary Trump, mad at not getting in on the family wealth took a rumor that does not pan out since Donald Trump was transferring from Fordham to the University of Pennsylvania. You do not retake SATs on tranferring. You submit your transcript.

"The Department of Justice charged Trump with racial discrimination at 39 apartments. " - True , but that was FRED Trump, Donald's father. This was 1973. Fred then named Donald president of the enterprise AFTER the investigation. Result? Fred Trump was ordered to take out a newspaper ad saying they do not discriminate. BIG WHOOP!

"He hired 200 undocumented Polish workers at $5 an hour to raze the Bonwit Teller building." Actually he hired a CONTRACTOR to do the demolition. Now if the CONTRACTOR hired the undocumented should we blame Trump? Kevin Moran does.

Did he call military "suckers and losers"? No proof, in fact 25 NAMED sources on the trip including anti-Trumper John Bolton say he did not.

What is true is Creepy Joe Biden calling our military "Stupid Bastards". Want to see the video?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6cJO1ioopQ

Jim Forsythe

Fordham requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores, except for prospective Student-athlete. Did Trump even take the SAT for Fordham University ?

Fordham University does not require the SAT writing section form any student.

University of Pennsylvania. requires --- SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing: 690-760, a lower score was required at the time Trump was going, because they change the total score numbers a few years back..

For Trump to be accepted by the University of Pennsylvania, he needed to have the SAT writing section that had the level required. If Trumps score (or who ever did take the SAT) for the writing section did not score high enough, the University of Pennsylvania would have required Trump to take the SAT again, to reach the level required in the SAT writing section by the University of Pennsylvania.

Fordham University uses "superscoring." " This means that you can choose which SAT tests you want to send to the school. Of all the scores they receive, your application readers will consider your highest section scores across all SAT test dates you submit.

Fordham University does not require the SAT writing section. Trumps SAT writing section may have been lacking or not a high enough score for the University of Pennsylvania, which would have required Trump to take a new SAT to get into the University of Pennsylvania.

For Prospective Student-athletes: Fordham now does not require the ACT or SAT standardized test scores as part of admission process for Prospective Student-athletes. Did Fordham require it when Trump was at Fordham. At that time most University accepted lower scores for the SAT or the ACTs, if they even required a SAT form Prospective Student-athletes. When Trump was accepted by Fordham University, he may not have even been required to take the SAT. Trump competed as a member of the squash team for both years he studied at Fordham, and joined tennis the spring of his sophomore year.

Jim Forsythe

Biden’s comment was made in jest, just moments after he told the troops how much he appreciated their sacrifice. Even the right-wing website Breitbart reported that Biden had “jokingly” made this remark about the troops, writing: “Former Vice President Joe Biden jokingly referred to members of the U.S. military and its overseas coalition partners as ‘stupid bastards’ while making banter with troops during a 2016 trip to the United Arab Emirates.”

Carlos Ponce

So if someone calls Jim Forsythe a "stupid bastard" in jest that's okay.[unsure]

"Joe Biden jokingly referred to members of the U.S. military and its overseas coalition partners as ‘stupid bastards’...." Uh-huh[ohmy]

No proof Trump ever called US Military names (except McCain whose own family said that was a two way street). But it's okay for Creepy Joe to call them "stupid bastards". Really?

Carlos Ponce

By the way, Jim, Creepy Joe denies calling them "Stupid Bastards". Jim Forsythe says Joe did but in jest. So was Joe Biden lying last night?

Jim Forsythe

In October 1973, the government accused Fred and Donald Trump of violations of the Fair Housing Act of 1968 at 39 Trump-built-and managed buildings in Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island.

The Trumps needed a lawyer to help them defend the case. It was the kind of case that any lawyer would advise the Trumps to settle. But Fred Trump was not inclined to settle. Donald, then 27, began searching for a lawyer to represent him and his father, and his life took a new turn. Fred tasked Donald with funding legal representation in the discrimination case. Most of the lawyers Donald Trump consulted told the Trumps to settle.

Carlos Ponce

And the settlement was..... Take out an ad in the Newspaper saying you do not discriminate!

Jim Forsythe

The judge found against Trump, his partner, and the contractor, saying they had joined in a “conspiracy.” Judge Stewart found that Trump’s man on the scene, Thomas Macari, “was involved in every aspect of the demolition job.”

“He knew the Polish workers were working ‘off the books,’ that they were doing demolition work, that they were non-union, that they were paid substandard wages with no overtime pay, and that they were paid irregularly if at all,” the judge found.

Judge Stewart suggested that it would have been difficult for anyone not to notice the Polish Brigade.

“The Polish workers were obvious not only in numbers but also in appearance,” the judge found. “In contrast to the union workers, the nonunion Polish workers were distinguished by the fact that most of them did not wear hard hats.”

Carlos Ponce

So it was Thomas Macari, Trump-Equitable's vice president, not Donald Trump. Thanks for the research, Jim! You proved Trump was not responsible for the hiring of the Polish workers. It was THOMAS!

Jim Forsythe

The judge found against Trump, his partner, and the contractor,

Jeff Patterson

TDS lives well in you...

Carlos Ponce

More Moran lies:

"Trump got Marla Maples, his mistress/second wife, pregnant before his divorce from his first wife."

FACTS: In 1977, Trump married Czech model Ivana Zelníčková. Their divorce started in late 1991, finalized in July 1992.

Marla Maples' daughter Tiffany Trump was born on October 13, 1993.

That's FIFTEEN MONTHS after Trump divorced first wife Ivana!

Isn't the normal gestation for a human only 9 months?????

Carlos Ponce

"And now we know that Trump has paid almost no personal federal income tax in many years." No one knows, Kevin.

Do you think Trump actually did his own taxes? He's smart enough but used a tax consultant to do the paperwork. Trump looks it over, signs and submits.

Does H & R Block want you to pay more in taxes? How about Jackson Hewitt? Each firm will present the LEGAL deductions you can take. Same with Trump's tax consultant.

Trump has donated his $1,600,000 salary to the US Treasury during his first term, except for $1 per year.

Snopes provides a partial list of where the money went:

https://www.snopes.com/news/2019/12/13/president-trump-salary-donation/

Now how much does Kevin Moran DONATE to the Federal government above and beyond his usual tax load?????

Charles Douglas

I don't blame Trump for abiding by the tax laws on the books! I abide by them myself. I don't pay more taxes than I have to under law and this is so with many other folks! If I decide to give my money away that is fine, but like many others, I prefer to live under a government which leaves that up to me instead of taking my money and redistributing it to those who for some reason have less than I have.

Bailey Jones

Be sure you all get your t-shirts for the next MAGA rally. https://1776.shop/product/proud-boys-standing-by

Carlos Ponce

Must be where Bailey got his T.

domenico nuckols

I glad Trump doesn’t directly launch the nukes

domenico nuckols

No Donnie, that’s not a football

Carlos Ponce

domenico, they CALL it the "football" but it doesn't look like a football. It looks like a briefcase or satchel.

domenico nuckols

I know

domenico nuckols

It doesn’t have a button either

domenico nuckols

Donnie don’t play with the grownups things

domenico nuckols

How can anyone support Trump after last night.

Carlos Ponce

How can anybody support Biden after last night? He started the interruptions. He was calling Trump names. He was LYING throughout the debate.

domenico nuckols

The book in Vegas has Biden Over Trump. I’ll take it over the polls

Carlos Ponce

Then place your bets. I'll take Trump to WIN!

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