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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Trump addresses Gettysburg crowd

Gettysburg, PA -- Donald Trump spoke to his base at the same location as Abraham Lincoln when he gave his 13 minute Gettysburg Address in 1863 when he tried to unify the country during the Civil War. 

However, Donald only unified his base it appears as he complained about Hillary Clinton, the media, his female accusers who he called "liars,"  and how America is "rigged." 

The time Trump used to complain took about as long as the entire Gettysburg Address.

Donald promised that after the election he would sue the nearly dozen women who had recently gone to the media alleging he perpetrated sexual misconduct toward them. "Every woman lied when they came forward to hurt my campaign . . . total fabrication," he told the Trump faithful, saying that this has rigged the election against him. "The events never happened. Never. All of these liars will be sued after the election is over."

This speech was touted by the Trump campaign as a "Contract with the American Voter." He said that within the first 100 days in office he would take six major steps. "It is a contract between myself and the American voter and begins with restoring honesty, accountability and change to Washington."

Part of Trump's "contract" will be to impose term limits via Constitutional amendment. He wants a 5-year ban on White House and congressional officials from becoming lobbyists after leaving government service. He also wants a lifetime ban on White House officials lobbying on behalf of a foreign government.

"I am not a politician," Trump said. "But when I saw the trouble our country was in, I felt I had to act." 

He said that if he wins the presidency, his administration would try to undo a deal in which AT&T will buy Time Warner. He worried that the deal would create a major media conglomerate. But the deal was inked just now and he's too late. 

As Election Day is nigh approaching (in just 16 days) Trump is trailing Clinton in most polls. Today's speech was apparently designed to show that he has a grasp on policy, but he didn't provide much more substance than what we've already heard, except about the litigation he has vowed against his female accusers.

And while Trump has not political experience, he describes (accurately) Clinton's 30 years of experience at failure and incompetence, explaining that she has failed to solve any major domestic and foreign issues.

Trump trails Clinton by 6 points in Pennsylvania but it appears that over the past few days he is cutting into her lead.

I hope Trump gets elected--it will make America interesting again.