Trump “Batman” Campaign Ad Taken Down For Copyright Infringement

After Donald Trump illegally used music from The Dark Knight Rises soundtrack for a 2020 campaign video, Warner Bros. had the video taken down for copyright infringement.

After Donald Trump illegally used music from The Dark Knight Rises soundtrack for a 2020 campaign video, Warner Bros. had the video taken down for copyright infringement.

Now, Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale is pointing the finger at CNN’s connection to AT&T for the removal.

Parscale tweeted an image of the dead link with the caption, “Sad to see an ⁦@ATT⁩ owned company pull such a great video made by an every day American in good fun. AT&T now owns ⁦@CNN⁩ and is positioning themselves as a weapon of the left.”

CNN is owned by WarnerMedia News & Sports, which is owned by AT&T, which also owns the Warner Bros. entertainment company.

The fact of the matter is Trump’s campaign has repeatedly run into the same situation using music without permission by its creators.

Neal Young, Rihanna, Elton John, REM, Adele, Axel Rose, Pharrell and more have all asked Trump to stop using their music as they feel it represents an endorsement of Trump.

Trump Lament’s Loss Of Midterm ‘Momentum’ After Pipe Bombs & Synagogue Shooting

Campaign trail last night, Donald Trump complained that the recent pipe bomb scare and the deadly shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue slowed momentum for the Republicans which he described as "incredible."
Donald Trump laments loss of midterm momentum after 11 people were killed

On the campaign trail last night, Donald Trump complained that the recent pipe bomb scare and the deadly shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue slowed momentum for the Republicans which he described as “incredible.”

From The Washington Post:

President Trump complained, once again, on Thursday that the recent mail bomb scare and Pittsburgh synagogue mass shooting had “stopped a tremendous momentum” for Republicans ahead of next week’s midterms.

Speaking to an energized crowd in an airplane hangar decorated with American flags in Columbia, Mo., the president took time at the end of his speech to brag about the “tremendous numbers” of Republicans going to vote. Yet, he said that the weeks leading up to the “very important election” haven’t exactly gone smoothly.

“Now, we did have two maniacs stop a momentum that was incredible, because for seven days nobody talked about the elections,” Trump said. “It stopped a tremendous momentum.”

After two former presidents were threatened with bombs and 11 people lost their lives, the Trumpster’s concern is Republican momentum?

It really says it all, doesn’t it?

Out On The Campaign Trail, President Obama Puts It All In Perspective

President Obama ,out on the campaign trail this week for midterm elections, reminded me (again) why I loved this guy as president.

Here’s just a few examples of how clear he makes it all to understand.

Remember how ‘Hillary’s email’ was the worstest thing in the world in 2016?

OMG, the sky is falling! She’s leaking classified info! She’s irresponsible.

And then this week comes the report that Donald Trump doesn’t like using his secure government phone.

So, he tweets and calls informal advisers like Sean Hannity on his iPhone – a phone that apparently the Chinese and Russian governments can listen in on.

Barack puts it all in perspective:

Dang, I miss this guy.

Hillary Clinton: The Comey Letter & Wikileaks “Scared Off” Voters

I was listening to this as it happened, and I was struck almost numb listening to such a competent, thoughtful, articulate person address the issues at hand.

And to think we have Trump for a president.

Business Insider reports:

Hillary Clinton told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour during a women’s event on Tuesday that she believes she was “on the way to winning” the 2016 presidential election until the FBI announced 11 days before the election that it was revisiting the investigation into her emails.

The former Secretary of State said that while she takes “absolute personal responsibility” for her defeat, “a combination of [FBI Director] Jim Comey’s letter on October 28 and Russian Wikileaks raised doubts in the minds of people who were inclined to vote for me and got scared off.”

“The evidence” that those two “intervening events” were carried out to harm her candidacy is “compelling and persuasive,” Clinton told Amanpour on Tuesday. But she said she is “proud” of her campaign for overcoming an “enormous barrage of negativity, of false equivalence, of so much else.”

Regarding the comments on the campaign, Comey and Wikileaks, I absolutely agree with Hillary.

Yes, she and her team made mistakes, and she cops to them here taking responsibility.

But she definitely was on the cusp of winning before Comey came out with his stunning public statement about “new” (not new) emails 11 days before the election.

The clip about the campaign is below, but I really urge you to watch the full 34 minutes. It’s striking to think what an intelligent president we almost had.

NYT: Trump Associates Were In Regular Contact With Russian Officials During Campaign

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More bad news for the Trump administration as the New York Times reports several members of Donald Trump’s campaign team were in regular contact with Russian officials during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Phone records and intercepted calls show that members of Donald J. Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and other Trump associates had repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials in the year before the election, according to four current and former American officials.

American law enforcement and intelligence agencies intercepted the communications around the same time they were discovering evidence that Russia was trying to disrupt the presidential election by hacking into the Democratic National Committee, three of the officials said. The intelligence agencies then sought to learn whether the Trump campaign was colluding with the Russians on the hacking or other efforts to influence the election.

The officials interviewed in recent weeks said that, so far, they had seen no evidence of such cooperation.

But the intercepts alarmed American intelligence and law enforcement agencies, in part because of the amount of contact that was occurring while Mr. Trump was speaking glowingly about the Russian president, Vladimir V. Putin. At one point last summer, Mr. Trump said at a campaign event that he hoped Russian intelligence services had stolen Hillary Clinton’s emails and would make them public.

The officials said the intercepted communications were not limited to Trump campaign officials, and included other associates of Mr. Trump.

And, cue the angry tweets from the Trumpster:

But remember when the Donald LOVED leaked info…? Let’s take a ride on the “way-back machine” to the presidential campaign:

Republican National Committee Gives Trump Campaign “Grim Prognosis”

In the aftermath of whatever success or failure folks believe occurred at the two major political parties conventions in July, it’s been clear that the Trump campaign had lost it’s footing as polls showed Hillary Clinton widening her lead on Donald Trump.

The past weeks saw noticeable shifts for the Trumpster. Testing the waters with a possible “softening” of his immigration prescriptions then pulling back, it was clear Trump was lurching about trying to find some kind of message that might sell in the general election.

The New York Times explains a bit as to the underlying dynamics at play in the Trump camp.

Mr. Trump’s course adjustment emerged in an atmosphere of growing urgency and alarm within his campaign. Over the last week, close associates have told both Mr. Trump and members of his family that he is in real danger of losing the race, according to a half-dozen people close to the Trump campaign and briefed on its activities, who spoke on condition of anonymity to avoid angering the nominee.

Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, who lobbied in favor of the trip to Mexico, has told Mr. Trump that he must make immediate changes to regain his footing, associates said. And on Monday, Mr. Trump’s son Eric met with senior officials at the Republican National Committee in Washington and heard a grim prognosis of his father’s campaign, according to people briefed on the meeting.

Without a major shake-up of the electoral map, strategists indicated to the younger Mr. Trump, his father’s already narrow path to the 270 electoral votes he needs to win could vanish. Going through the swing states one by one, party officials showed Eric Trump that his father was drastically underperforming other Republicans in the polls.

Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Anthem “Stronger Together” Gets Dance Remix

Pop campaign anthem “Stronger Together,” penned by music industry veterans Bruce Roberts, Babyface, and Carole Bayer Sager specifically for the Hillary Clinton campaign had it’s debut at the Democratic National Convention sung by American Idol finalist Jessica Sanchez following Hillary Clinton’s speech.

Here’s the original:

This week, Billboard Dance premiered the first official dance remix of the spirited track by remix crew Dirty Pop (the duo of DrewG and Brian Cua).

New York Times Documents Coarse, Violent Language At Trump Rallies

The New York Times documents a year on the road with the Donald Trump campaign.

The Times notes the rough, violent language on display at Donald Trump rallies.

“Kill her.” “Trump that bitch!” “Build a wall — kill them all.” New York Times reporters have spent over a year covering Donald J. Trump’s rallies, witnessing so many provocations and heated confrontations at them that the cumulative effect can be numbing: A sharp sting that quickly dulls from repetition.

But what struck us was the frequency with which some Trump supporters use coarse, vitriolic, even violent language — in the epithets they shout and chant, the signs they carry, the T-shirts they wear — a pattern not seen in connection with any other recent political candidate, in any party.

Campaign Ad: “Role Models”

Highlighting the sharp, heated rhetoric of the Donald Trump campaign, Hillary Clinton releases this new spot contrasting the images and language of the two presidential campaigns.

As Stephen Sondheim once wrote, “Careful the things you say, children will listen.”

Via the Washington Post:

The sharply negative spot comes a day before Trump is expected to announce his vice-presidential running mate and several days before the Republican Party’s convention.

In it, video of Trump plays in the background as children watch. Entitled “Role Models,” it contrasts Trump — using profanity, mocking a disabled reporter, apparently alluding to a female reporter’s menstrual cycle — with Clinton, who appears at the end of the ad.

“I love the old days, you know what they used to do to guys like that when they were in a place like this? They’d be carried out on a stretcher, folks,” Trump says in one clip. “And you can tell them to go f*** themselves,” he says in another.