[Content Note: Racism; misogyny; transphobia; misgendering; sexual assault; classism] This interview with Donald Trump, hoo boy. I don't even have words. He is unfathomably awful.
[CN: Video autoplays at link] In polls that don't matter, CNN declares that Trump is now "competitive in general election." Okay.
Something something Jeb Bush has a well-connected family something something money.
Professor of Bible Bigotry Mike Huckabee continues to be a horrendo dipshit:
Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee delivered a confused and garbled press conference in Jerusalem during a brief campaign stop, which included a controversial fundraising visit to a settlement in the occupied Palestinian territories.This fucking guy. Literally every single thing I read about him, ever, makes me full-tilt rageboil.
At times taking positions to the right of Israel's government, the former governor of Arkansas at one stage described Russia as the "Soviet Union" – when referring to its plans to supply Iran with S-300 anti-aircraft missiles – before correcting himself.
He also seemed to suggest that the West Bank bordered one of Israel's enemies, as opposed to Jordan, which has long enjoyed a peace treaty with Israel.
As Huckabee left the press conference, he also said he was unsure if he would be the first US president to abandon a commitment to a two-state solution, despite having no policy he could articulate on the future of Palestinians.
[CN: Videos autoplay at both links] On the other side of the aisle today, Hillary Clinton "pulls plug on testy presser over server questions," according to this headline and several others who love the word "testy"! Which sounds pretty bad! I wonder what will happen if I watch the entire 7-minute video of the press conference? Do you think I will get a different perspective if I watch the whole thing in which she is rudely forced to give the same answer over and over to reporters who are impossibly disrespectful and telling her she needs to apologize in a way they would never speak to a male presidential candidate? HAHA I WONDER!
In other news, lots of other people are still running for president. The election is currently 446 days away.
Talk about these things! Or don't. Whatever makes you happy. Life is short.