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Phil Robertson: Hillary Clinton Lies Because Satan Controls The Democratic Party

Phil Robertson joined “Breitbart News Daily” this morning to promote his new movie, “Torchbearer,” which was directed by Breitbart chairman turned Donald Trump campaign CEO Steve Bannon and produced by Trump aide and Breitbart contributor David Bossie.

Robertson said that America is in need of a “spiritual fix,” and that Democrats have driven out God. The “living proof” of this, he said, is Hillary Clinton, who “has a hard time telling the truth because the Evil One is the Father of Lies.”

Our founding fathers warned us repeatedly to never let this day come, but the day has now come upon us. I mean, think about it. The Democratic Party on [inaudible] when Barack Obama ran, they literally booed God out of the Democratic Party. I mean, not only ran Him out and took His name out of their platform, they booed Him out. So, you get what you ask for, so here we are. So the bottom line is, [when someone said they] entertain the thought of maybe voting for Hillary Clinton, I said, they ran God out of the Democratic Party. She has a hard time telling the truth because the Evil One is the Father of Lies, according to Jesus, and she’s living proof of it, my man.

Trump Campaign Defends Sons' Appearances On Show With Ties To White Nationalist

Yesterday, we reported that Donald Trump’s son Eric had appeared on “Liberty Roundtable,” a Utah-based radio program hosted by Sam Bushman, whose network also syndicates the white nationalist radio program “Political Cesspool” and who frequently invites “Political Cesspool” host James Edwards to be a guest on his program.

This was especially surprising given that back in March, another Trump son, Donald Trump Jr., stirred national controversy when he appeared on Bushman’s program and ended up taking questions from Edwards, who had also called in to the program. The campaign apparently wasn’t deterred by the experience, and sent both Eric Trump and economic adviser Stephen Moore to Bushman’s program in the last two weeks.

While we don’t categorize the “Liberty Roundtable” itself as white nationalist, the program’s ties to Edwards, a white nationalist, are clear—a fact that the Trump campaign itself demonstrated when Donald Trump Jr. ended up speaking with Edwards on the program.

But the Trump campaign has dug in its heels this time, releasing a statement to CNN stating that “Liberty Roundtable is a conservative program heard on radio stations and online, and dedicated to promoting the principles of the American founding” and insisting that the campaign “would never associate with any program that was even wrongly perceived to be affiliated with a message of hate”:

"As you know, we had no knowledge of James Edwards' participation and strongly rebuked him," Hope Hicks, a campaign spokeswoman, said in a statement, referring to Donald Trump Jr.'s interview. "Liberty Roundtable is a conservative program heard on radio stations and online, and dedicated to promoting the principles of the American founding. We would never associate with any program that was even wrongly perceived to be affiliated with a message of hate."

Incidentally, the Los Angeles Times reported yesterday that a white nationalist super PAC is planning to run ads in support of Trump starting this weekend on both “Political Cesspool” and “Liberty Roundtable.”

Mat Staver: Roy Moore's Suspension Signals A Breakdown In Law That Will Eventually Destroy The Republic

Mat Staver, who represented Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore in an ethics trial that recently ended in his suspension from the court, said yesterday that the verdict in the case shows that “we’re seeing the breakdown of the rule of law” in America that will eventually lead to the “dissolution of the entire republic.”

Moore had attempted to stop federal marriage equality rulings from taking effect in his state, later making the flimsy excuse that he was merely providing judges in the state with a “status update” on the law, a claim that the state’s Court of the Judiciary pointed out had been contradicted by Staver’s own words.

Staver was the guest on VCY America’s “Crosstalk” program when a listener called in to ask, “If Judge Roy Moore can be suspended because of a frivolous complaint against him that has no merit, why doesn’t Liberty Counsel file frivolous complaints against all the judges on the Supreme Court and have the Supreme Court wiped out, and the legislature will obviously have to do something about it.”

Staver, the founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, responded that that strategy would never work “because the deck is stacked” against groups like his and the Southern Poverty Law Center, which filed an ethics complaint against Moore, would “throw the rules out” to go after him.

“So what happens here is when the rule of law is thrown out and when people don’t abide by the rule of law and they make it up as they go, then the outcome is predetermined,” he said. “That is the problem that ultimately breaks down the entire freedom and democracy that we have, in terms of our representative form of government, I should say. It breaks down the whole system.”

“In fact,” he continued, “Thomas Jefferson said this: ‘The seeds of dissolution lies in the judiciary.’ What does he mean by that? He means that if the judges, if the courts, don’t restrain themselves and we the people don’t restrain them within their confined duties, then that’s where the seeds of dissolution of the entire republic are. And it will grow and grow and grow and grow, and eventually it will dissolve the entire republic of the United States of America. And that’s what we’re seeing, we’re seeing the breakdown of the rule of law, and when they make it up as they go, it doesn’t really matter. So that’s the problem that we have in this case.”

Another Trump Son Appears On Program With Ties To White Nationalist

UPDATE: The Trump campaign released a statement to CNN defending the Trump sons’ “Liberty Roundtable” appearances and stating, oddly, that the campaign would “never associate with any program that was even wrongly perceived to be affiliated with a message of hate.”

"As you know, we had no knowledge of James Edwards' participation and strongly rebuked him," Hope Hicks, a campaign spokeswoman, said in a statement, referring to Donald Trump Jr.'s interview. "Liberty Roundtable is a conservative program heard on radio stations and online, and dedicated to promoting the principles of the American founding. We would never associate with any program that was even wrongly perceived to be affiliated with a message of hate."

ORIGINAL POST: Earlier this year, Donald Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr. appeared on a radio program called “Liberty Roundtable,” where he was interviewed by James Edwards, a white nationalist who had been called in as a fellow guest.

The younger Trump later claimed that he had no idea that Edwards would be interviewing him, saying that the booking agency that set up the interview had told him it would be with “Liberty Roundtable” host Sam Bushman. Bushman, who syndicates Edwards’ white nationalist program “The Political Cesspool” and often has Edwards on his own show, disputed that account, saying the booking agency had actually reached out directly to Edwards.

The campaign, apparently, did not learn its lesson from the whole debacle, because last week a Trump economic adviser, Stephen Moore, appeared on “Liberty Roundtable” and yesterday another Trump son, Eric Trump, also did.

Eric Trump spoke with Bushman about the vice presidential debate and his father’s plans to save the “inner cities”; Edwards did not appear in the interview with either him or Moore. Still, if the Trump campaign continues sending top surrogates to a show where Donald Trump Jr. was surprise-interviewed by a white nationalist, it seems like they aren’t trying too hard to avoid a repeat.

Brigitte Gabriel: Elect Trump To Save Western Civilization

Brigitte Gabriel, the head of the grassroots anti-Muslim group ACT for America, was the guest on televangelist Jim Bakker’s program for two days last week, where she focused in particular on her efforts to stop the resettlement of Muslim refugees in the U.S.

Gabriel attacked the charities, many of them faith-based, that work with the government to resettle refugees, claiming that “it’s all about money” for them.

Bakker agreed, announcing, “Listen, write it on the screen, Mr. Director, or the editors, or who whoever works on this show, ‘The love of money is the root of all evil.’” He speculated that these religious charities don’t “understand the infiltration that’s already taken place” with refugees.

“I think if this election doesn’t change things, I don’t see America surviving as we knew it for much longer,” Bakker said. “It is not, anyway. Christian America is no longer, of course, Christian America.”

“This election is an election about survival,” Gabriel, a Trump supporter, agreed. “And not just the survival of the United States, but the survival of western civilization, because America is the superpower of western civilization. And this is why this is our chance to make sure we put someone in the White House who understands how to protect the country.”

Eric Trump Says His Father's Iraq War Views Should Be Off Limits Because He Was A 'Private Citizen'

Eric Trump, the son of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, said in a radio interview this morning that his father is being unfairly asked about his early views on the invasion of Iraq because he was a “private citizen” at the time and was “not really studying these issues.”

Trump has repeatedly claimed on the campaign trail that he was opposed to the war in Iraq from the beginning; when evidence emerged that that is not the case, he claimed that he told radio host Sean Hannity that he opposed the war in conversations that conveniently do not survive on tape.

Eric Trump made the comment in a discussion of the upcoming presidential debate with conservative radio host Mike Gallagher this morning.

The younger Trump agreed with Gallagher that his father shouldn’t try to moderate his behavior because he’s able to “communicate with everyday, hard-working Americans like you and me.”

He complained that Lester Holt, the moderator of the last debate, was “totally biased” and failed to “ask one thing about the greatest Ponzi scheme in American history, which is the Clinton Foundation.”

Instead, he said, “we got the standard nonsense question, which is ‘Well, were you or were you not against the war in Iraq when you were a private citizen and you commented briefly for two seconds on the Howard Stern show.’ … When you’re building residential buildings all around the world and you’re not a politician you’re not really studying these issues at the time.”

Earlier in the interview, Eric Trump mused, “You know, I almost think you should have to contribute something to society before you can run.”

Implying that Hillary Clinton, a former secretary of state who has had a long career in public service, has done nothing to contribute to society, he boasted of his father’s supposedly great business success, claiming that “everything he’s ever done” has “turned to gold.”

“My father’s built incredible companies and he’s been an incredible success and everything he’s ever done, he’s turned to gold, you know, it’s really turned to gold,” he said.

Jim Bakker: Hillary Clinton's Pneumonia Was God's Warning Of Imminent Collapse—So Order Food Buckets!

Televangelist Jim Bakker claimed on his program last week that the pneumonia that caused Hillary Clinton to grow faint and leave a 9/11 memorial event in New York this month was in fact a sign from God that a “collapse” is coming and that people should buy survivalist products from his ministry.

Bakker told his studio audience that “something’s going on” to cause people to start ordering food buckets and generators from his ministry. “You know, when you move with the prophets, you know when things are happening,” he said.

He revealed that that “something” has to do with the election, and specifically with Clinton’s health episode at the 9/11 memorial.

The September 11, 2001, attacks were “probably the most stern warning God every gave to America,” he said.

Clinton, he said, collapsed on “the 15th anniversary of 9/11 and she was at 9/11, she was at and on the spot of 9/11.”

“Tell me, is God trying to tell us something?” he asked.

“There’s a collapse coming, much bigger than that collapse,” he said in answer to his own question. “That was the prophetic signal that that would be, on 9/11, at 9/11—give me the odds for that happening—where the towers came down 15 years ago to that day. It’s time to be ready.”

Jesse Lee Peterson Claims Obama Made America 'Hell' Because Black People 'Destroy' Places

Conservative activist Jesse Lee Peterson used his radio program yesterday to discuss his recent column urging Donald Trump to be harsher on the “evil” Hillary Clinton, which led him to go off on a tangent about how “America has been hell” and “a nightmare” under President Obama, who has turned the country “into a ghetto.”

This, Peterson argued at length, is because African Americans lack “character” and “destroy” the places where they live, so that if every white person were to pack up and leave the country, within ten years “America will have become a complete ghetto":

I’ve said in the past that due to the lack of moral character—and not all, not all, not all, not all, not all but most, not all but most—if white people were to pack up and leave this country, just walk away, just with the clothes on their backs, and they said to black America, ‘We’re going to give America to you, you can have it, we’re not going to take anything with us but what we have on, may we please wear our clothes out of here, but everything else in our homes, in our communities, in the banks and everything, you can just have it,’ I guarantee you in 10 years or less, but definitely 10 years, America will have become a complete ghetto, 100 percent ghetto. It has nothing to do with color but the lack of character. When you don’t have character, you are a very destructive, don’t-care kind of person. We see it happening already in the urban areas around the country.

So just imagine what this black man has done to this country. He didn’t make it better. Isn’t that unfortunate? He did not make it better, he did not unite the country. He destroyed the country that was already built … It was already built and everything, running well and blah, blah, blah, and he could not take it and build on it and make it better. Just like when white people move out of the cities, when blacks start moving in, whites pack up and leave, and it’s already nice and beautiful and the only thing that blacks need to do is go in and continue what’s already happening. But instead they go in and they destroy it. Isn’t that amazing? So, this country is 240 years now … so all he had to do was just live, really , make it better, add on to it, not take away from it.

Peterson, who is black, added that Obama is proud of destroying the country “because he’s a man who lacks character,” he “has a ghetto personality” and “his soul is dead, he’s an evil man and he’s turned this country into a ghetto.”

After Week Of Sexist Meltdowns, Anti-Choice Activists Stick With Candidate Who Once 'Disgusted' Them

In late January, just days before Iowa caucus-goers cast the first votes of the presidential nominating contests, a coalition of leading women in the anti-abortion movement issued a scathing open letter urging Republican voters "to support anyone but Donald Trump." They cited what they saw as Trump's lack of commitment on their key issue, including their doubts about whether he would nominate justices who would overturn Roe v. Wade, help them to defund Planned Parenthood, or pick a vice president friendly to the anti-abortion cause.

But the letter ended with something more personal: an indictment of Trump's appalling treatment of women.

Moreover, as women, we are disgusted by Mr. Trump’s treatment of individuals, women, in particular. He has impugned the dignity of women, most notably Megyn Kelly, he mocked and bullied Carly Fiorina, and has through the years made disparaging public comments to and about many women. Further, Mr. Trump has profited from the exploitation of women in his Atlantic City casino hotel which boasted of the first strip club casino in the country.

America will only be a great nation when we have leaders of strong character who will defend both unborn children and the dignity of women. We cannot trust Donald Trump to do either. Therefore we urge our fellow citizens to support an alternative candidate.

Signing the letter were Susan B. Anthony List president Marjorie Dannenfelser and her SBA colleagues Jill Stanek and Marilyn Musgrave, former National Organization for Marriage leader Maggie Gallagher, activist Star Parker, Concerned Women for America founder Beverly LaHaye and CWA president Penny Nance.

Many of these activists have tried to paint the anti-abortion movement as a feminist, woman-centered endeavor and portray Planned Parenthood and Democrats as the true enemies of women.

Eight months later, several of the women who signed the letter are supporting Trump’s candidacy and a few are even “pro-life” advisers to his campaign.

What changed?

Certainly not Trump. Yesterday the Associated Press published a story detailing Trump’s history of demeaning treatment of women on the set of his reality show “The Apprentice”:

During one season, Trump called for female contestants to wear shorter dresses that also showed more cleavage, according to contestant Gene Folkes. Several cast members said Trump had one female contestant twirl before him so he could ogle her figure.

Randal Pinkett, who won the program in December 2005 and who has recently criticized Trump during his run for president, said he remembered the real estate mogul talking about which female contestants he wanted to sleep with, even though Trump had married former model Melania Knauss earlier that year: "He was like 'Isn't she hot, check her out,' kind of gawking, something to the effect of 'I'd like to hit that.' "

Former producer Katherine Walker said Trump frequently talked about women's bodies during the five seasons she worked with him and said he speculated about which female contestant would be "a tiger in bed."

A former crew member who signed a non-disclosure agreement and asked not to be identified, recalled that Trump asked male contestants whether they would sleep with a particular female contestant, then expressed his own interest.

"We were in the boardroom one time figuring out who to blame for the task, and he just stopped in the middle and pointed to someone and said, 'You'd f... her, wouldn't you? I'd f... her. C'mon, wouldn't you?'"

The person continued: "Everyone is trying to make him stop talking, and the woman is shrinking in her seat."

This story came just days after Trump, in the first presidential debate against Hillary Clinton, defended his history of comments demeaning women by saying that one object of those comments, Rosie O’Donnell, “deserves it and nobody feels sorry for her.” At the same debate, Clinton got under Trump’s skin by bringing up his treatment of Alicia Machado, the Miss Universe winner whom he reportedly called “Miss Piggy” and “Miss Housekeeping.” Trump responded the next day by explaining that Machado had “gained a massive amount of weight.” Then, a few days later, Trump took to Twitter in the middle of the night to call Machado “disgusting” and urge Americans to “check out” her nonexistent “sex tape,” only for it to be revealed that Trump himself was featured in a 2000 pornographic film by Playboy.

It was between the debate and the “sex tape” tweet that Trump’s campaign announced the formation of a “pro-life advisory council” that would work to help solidify social conservative support for the GOP nominee. The council, as had previously been announced, would be led by Dannenfelser. Its members would include Nance and Stanek, both of whom signed the anti-Trump letter with Dannenfelser back in January.

Some of the signers of that January letter have held firm, notably Gallagher, who wrote in The National Review in May that it would be “just too degrading” to support Trump. “If you join Team Trump,” she wrote, “you have to swallow not just what Trump has done and said but the next thing he will say or do. Truthfully, I think he lost me in March, when all it took was just a little prodding from little Marco to get the man to discuss his genitals on national TV. I don’t know what insulting, immoral, gross thing he will say next.”

Gallagher’s observation has held true, as Trump’s supporters have, again and again, had to put up with “the next thing he will say or do.”

But for the core of Trump’s new anti-choice team, his new promises to nominate justices who would overturn Roe and to sign a bill defunding Planned Parenthood and his pick of anti-choice hero Mike Pence as his vice presidential running mate seem to have erased any concerns about his “disgusting” treatment of women—even as he continues what they once called his “disparaging public comments.”

The anti-choice movement is increasingly attempting to portray itself as “pro-women” rather than just anti-abortion. The support of activists like Dannenfelser for Trump, even after he gets caught in sexist meltdown after sexist meltdown, shows that for much of the movement this “pro-women” rhetoric is just window dressing.

Larry Pratt: Founders Would Want Everyone To Carry An M-16 'At A Minimum'

Larry Pratt, the executive director emeritus of Gun Owners of America, insisted over the weekend that the founding fathers would have wanted every military-age man in the U.S. to carry an M-16 rifle “at a minimum.”

Pratt invited Don Brockett, the author of a book called “The Tyrannical Rule of the U.S. Supreme Court,” to his “Gun Owners News Hour” program on Saturday. Brocket argued that the Second Amendment exists to allow states to defend themselves against invasion, which he said could mean that people should be allowed to have “equal weaponry” to an “invading army,” such as rocket-propelled grenades.

“In Article 1, Section 10, where the state can’t engage in war unless it’s invaded, well how can it defend itself if it’s being invaded if the people don’t have any Second Amendment right to arms?” Brockett asked. “And I maintain in the book, even though some may think this is going too far, that you’re entitled to the same measure of weapons as the weapons that might be used against you. So does that mean everybody can have an RPG in their home? I don’t know. I think we need to discuss it, because how could you stop the invading army unless you have the equal weaponry? Or if you want to provide it by your national guard, which can be distributed to individual citizens when that need comes about.”

Pratt responded that the Militia Acts of 1792 “seemed to provide for making sure all militia-age men had to have military firearms. Now, I suppose in today’s context, at a minimum that would be the machine gun battle rifle, the M-16, or whatever its modern, even more modern equivalent is, that every American soldier would be carrying. That would seem to me, if those were laws consistent with the Second Amendment, then that would be kind of what the founders and their successors had in mind.”

Brockett then brought up the possibility of a state needing to be prepared to repel “an invading army,” including perhaps “the federal government invading the state.”

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