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The Morning Roundup: Trump Gets Booed by Charity Crowd

Posted by on Fri, Oct 21, 2016 at 8:00 AM

Well, it's Friday. We made it. Of course, some of us—cough, cough, Donald Trump—had a tougher time getting here than others. Let's dive in:

1) Trump marks another first, gets heckled at Catholic charity event.

Tradition? Throw it out the window. Who needs tradition when you can just wing it and, again, be a giant dick? That, apparently, was Donald Trump's mantra as he used a Catholic charity event as an opportunity to attack Hillary Clinton.

Here is a tidbit, courtesy of CNN:
"I wasn't really sure if Hillary was going to be here tonight because, I guess, you didn't send her invitation by email. Or maybe you did, and she just found out about it through the wonder of WikiLeaks," Trump said. "We've learned so much from WikiLeaks. For example, Hillary believes that it is vital to deceive the people by having one public policy and a totally different policy in private."
When the audience booed at that line, Trump said, "That's OK, I don't know who they're angry at, Hillary, you or I. For example, here she is tonight, in public, pretending not to hate Catholics."
The jeers from the audience were unusual for the event.
Man, if Trump had a nickel for every time he showed class, he'd be ... bankrupt. Get it? See what we just did there?

2) Coal ash deposition released; McCrory administration implicated.

Remember when the guy who lives in the Executive Mansion said he had nothing to do with telling residents who draw well water from land close to the 2014 Dan River coal ash spill site that it was OK to drink it?
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Well, if this sworn deposition is true, he's a liar. From WRAL:
Gov. Pat McCrory's communication office directed state health officials to use the controversial language telling well owners near coal ash pits that their wells met federal standards despite objections from a state scientist, according to a deposition released Thursday.
In her sworn statement, DHHS Communication Director Kendra Gerlach says language on state Health Risk Evaluation forms came "from the Capitol building," a reference to the governor's office.
Is there any doubt, at this point, that McCrory is the worst governor in America? Didn't think so.

3) Early voting numbers, at this point, are significantly higher than 2012.

For all of you who voted yesterday—and judging by the long lines in Raleigh and Durham that saw people waiting an hour-plus to cast their ballot, a lot of you did—you rock. For those who didn't make it out, there is still plenty of time to ensure a majority of U.S. residents don't flee to Canada come November.

We reported on "early voting fever" on our website. And it's worth noting that social media was abuzz with people tweeting, posting pictures and, well, being generally pumped about exercising their right to pick a team, so to speak. Pretty awesome stuff.

4) Durham lawmen investigating homicide.

Members of the Durham County Sheriff's Office are investigating why a thirty-three-year-old man was shot to death on his way home from work. From WRAL:
Deputies with the Durham County Sheriff's Office said Eric Ray, 33, of 3212 Fayetteville Street was fatally shot in the 3700 block of Angier Avenue. He was walking hom from work at the time of the shooting, authorities said.
Authorities said there was no known motive for the shooting.
5) Turns out Trump WILL accept election results ... well, kind of.

After being a dipshit and saying he wanted to keep America "in suspense" about whether or not he would accept November's election results, the Donald, Thursday, returned to planet Earth. Well, in a Donald kind of way.

From CNN:
"I would like to promise and pledge to all of my voters and supporters and to all of the people of the United States that I will totally accept the results of this great and historic presidential election, if I win," Trump told supporters here in his first comments since the final debate.
To be fair, after being a giant smart ass, he kind of said he'd accept it when—oops, if—he loses.
"Of course, I would accept a clear election result, but I would also reserve my right to contest or file a legal challenge in the case of a questionable result," Trump said. "And always, I will follow and abide by all of the rules and traditions of all of the many candidates who have come before me. Always."
Probably should have said that when your audience was, you know, tens of millions. Just sayin'.

Well, that's enough fun for today. Enjoy Alec Baldwin on SNL this weekend. Bye for now.

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