Republican leaders concerned about Trump as polls show a Clinton lead

GWEN IFILL: Donald Trump stumbles. Hillary Clinton’s bounce. But it’s just August, right? Tonight on Washington Week. FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY CLINTON:
(From video.) Donald Trump is not qualified to be president
and he is temperamentally unfit to be commander in chief. DONALD TRUMP: (From video.) We’re running against a rigged system and
we’re running against a very dishonest media. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: (From video.) I think the Republican nominee is unfit to
serve as president. INDIANA GOVERNOR MIKE PENCE (R): (From video.) Barack Obama knows something about being woefully
unprepared to be president of the United States. MS. IFILL: Donald Trump under fire, feuding with
gold star parents, with House Speaker Paul Ryan, and generally panicking many Republicans
who have already endorsed him. SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN (R-AZ): (From video.) Improper it is to ever disparage the families
and those who are serving in the military and those who have sacrificed. MS. IFILL: Another week unlike anything we have
ever seen. We take a look inside the latest twists and
turns with Doyle McManus, columnist for The Los Angeles Times; Manu Raju, senior congressional
correspondent for CNN; Philip Rucker, national political correspondent for The Washington
Post; and Alexis Simendinger, White House correspondent for RealClearPolitics. ANNOUNCER: Award-winning reporting and analysis. Covering history as it happens. Live from our nation’s capital, this is
Washington Week with Gwen Ifill. Once again, live from Washington, moderator
Gwen Ifill. MS. IFILL: Good evening. Live by the sword, get poked by the sword. That’s what happens when candidates rely
too heavily on polls. Donald Trump more than any candidate this
year has cited polls to explain his success. But now the worm has turned. A number of post-convention polls out this
week tell the story. NBC News/Wall Street Journal has Clinton up
by nine points. Fox News has her up by 10 points. And the Los Angeles Times/USC poll has them
tied. In the RealClearPolitics average of polls,
she is leading by 6.7 points. Trump’s response? MR. TRUMP: (From video.) I would say right now it’s the best in terms
of being united that it’s been since we began. We’re doing incredibly well. We’re leading in the state of Florida. You saw the poll. (Cheers, applause.) We’re leading in Ohio. (Cheers, applause.) We’re about tied in Pennsylvania, but I
think we’re going to be leading the next time. So I think we – I think we’ve never been
this united. MS. IFILL: Well, perhaps that’s true in the
polls he sees. RealClearPolitics has Clinton leading in all
three of those states. Add to this the growing, palpable nervousness
among Republicans. Some have defected, even going so far as to
say they will vote for Clinton. So I hate to ask this again, because it seems
I ask it every week, Doyle, is this another turning point? DOYLE MCMANUS: I’m going to go way out on
a limb, Gwen, and say maybe – (laughter) – because all those numbers you cited were
from last weekend. Those poll numbers didn’t even absorb the
weight of all of the mistakes Donald Trump made this week, which is one reason so many
Republicans are afraid that he may be in some kind of free fall. We don’t know yet. MS. IFILL: Actually, some of the polls ended on
the 4th, which was yesterday, so there are actually – some of it was taking in that. MR. MCMANUS: OK, some of it got close. But we don’t know what the wait – it takes
a while for this to work its way through. And if you – simply looking at this in a
historical perspective, I think you have to go back 44 years to the George McGovern campaign
to find a week in which a nominee has ever suffered so much self-inflicted damage all
at once. So could this be a turning point? Absolutely. But there’s still about 90 days left. And it’s still theoretically possible for
Mr. Trump to get his act together and get back to the fundamentals, where in which this
could be a very close race. MS. IFILL: Alexis, how off message is Mr. Trump? ALEXIS SIMENDINGER: Well, one of the things
that you look at in terms of where he is now is you have to admit that he is still getting
big rallies and has gotten a lot of financial support. So one of the caveats, I think, that we’ve
all been talking about inside our own media organizations is be careful to – as Doyle
says – be careful to lean too far into the future here, because he still has this reservoir
of support. He is still getting these rallies, he is still
getting – and the money that he reported in July was quite impressive, right? MS. IFILL: Eighty million (dollars), yeah. MS. SIMENDINGER: And the cash on hand is not that
far behind the Clinton campaign, even though we would say he’s not on the air, right,
and we would say he’s behind in organization on the ground. It is still possible, as Doyle is suggesting,
I think, for the campaign to shift ahead. Now, one of the things we’re going to look
for next week is Mr. Trump has decided to give an economic address next week in Detroit. That’s the smarty-pants audience there listening
to the nominee’s economic plans. We would expect to see him prepare for that
and have real tangible proposals to make. So that’s another thing to watch, that he’s
trying to take some of this advice. MANU RAJU: And, Gwen, the real nerve-racking
part is – for the Trump campaign – is not necessarily the national polls of – of
course, that shows the mood of the country. But those polls in the battleground states. That’s what makes a lot of Republicans nervous. Michigan – he’s going to Detroit – but
in Michigan he thought he could do well there given the economic anxiety that’s being
felt in the state, rail against trade, but the recent poll there has him down double
digits. Also in Pennsylvania, another state he could
do – thought he could do well in a general election, struggling there. And in New Hampshire – losing in New Hampshire,
and that possibly having a down ticket impact against Kelly Ayotte, the New Hampshire senator,
who’s now down 10 in a most recent poll. And today, a poll from Georgia having Hillary
Clinton up by four. Now, will those numbers stay there? We don’t know, because there’s still a
lot of time. There still going could be debates. Possibly debate – we assume there’ll be
debates. And that could tighten up. But clearly – MS. IFILL: These are not the states in which she
was supposed to be leading at this stage. MR. RAJU: That’s right. Clearly a nerve wracking moment for the Trump
campaign. MS. IFILL: Phil Rucker sat down with Donald Trump
for a wide-ranging interview this week, that covered everything from his feud with the
Khans, the gold star couple, to sexual harassment, to his theory that if he loses it will be
because the election is unfair. He said this to Phil: There’s a lot of dirty
pool played at the election, meaning that the election is rigged. I would not be surprised, the voter ID, they’re
fighting as hard as you can fight so you don’t have to show voter ID. So what’s the purpose of that? How many times is a person going to vote during
the day? OK, Phil, I had trouble getting the inflection
right, but – (laughter) – PHILIP RUCKER: You were close. MS. IFILL: Thank you. But what was true – what is true, first
of all, about this voter fraud argument that Republicans have made for years, and he was
obviously trying to make here? MR. RUCKER: You know, he went on in that interview
to say that people would be able to vote 10 times in states that don’t have IDs. That is just not true. I mean, the state boards of election that
run these elections have a system. They have a way of making sure people only
vote once. I think what he’s trying to do – and it’s
pretty extraordinary – is lay the groundwork for, if he loses to Hillary Clinton, to contest
the election and argue that it was rigged. And, you know, that’s dangerous prospect
for the country. We have a tradition here of when presidential
candidates lose, they concede graciously, try to bring their supporters behind the president-elect. And I don’t know that we’re going to have
this if, in fact, you know, he loses to Hillary. MS. IFILL: Certainly is hinting broadly. You know, when you – when I read the transcripts
of the interviews that he does, especially with newspapers, and I also get to see how
you are trying to guide him to certain points and – clarity, I guess, is the word I’m
searching for. Does it feel that way at the time? MR. RUCKER: Yeah, you know, I went into this interview
trying to have a conversation with him, and kind of lead him into a couple subject areas,
but really let him speak and see what he thinks and have him elaborate on things. Sometimes he doesn’t make his point clear
initially and you have to follow up with him. He was pretty distracted in this interview,
kept looking at himself on the television behind us. But, you know, I thought if you look at the
transcript, it really shows what’s on his mind and what he thinks, that he’s pretty
unfiltered. MS. IFILL: Let’s go back to the gold star couple,
the Khans, who for some reason their comments at the Democratic National Convention and
subsequent interviews and Donald Trump’s response to it have cut through, it seems,
in a way that other insults to politicians, to Chris Christie, to John McCain, have not,
Doyle. Why is that? MR. MCMANUS: I think there are two reasons. One reason is that it was so easy – the
correct and gracious answer from Donald Trump was so easy for any normal person to figure
out. You know, that is: I honor their sacrifice
and I’m not going to get into a fight with them. We just disagree. That’s what George W. Bush did with Cindy
Sheehan back in 2004. That’s the sort of generic lay person – you
don’t mess with gold star families. For politicians, for other Republicans, it’s
actually compounded. Because this was such an easy one to figure
out a way out of, why turn it into a controversy that went on not just for one day, but two
days, and three days. He could have put it to bed in his first interview
with George Stephanopoulos a whole week ago. And he didn’t. He kept picking at it. MS. IFILL: It’s been a week and we’re still
talking about this. And then he came out at a rally and brought
a fellow on stage who was a Purple Heart recipient, who had given him his Purple Heart, and said
something to the effect, Manu, that, well, this is an easier way to get it, which veterans
and Medal of Honor recipients, and others, were not thrilled with. MR. RAJU: Yeah, it just came – it also came
in the wake of – of course, of this fight with the gold star family. So it just compounded this concern. And I think – and I think that Donald Trump,
in fairness, was probably not trying to belittle the Purple Heart, but just it came across
that way. It really just all underscored the concern
within the party right now that Donald Trump is just not focusing on what could unite the
party, which is Hillary Clinton. You know, these interparty squabbles, including
in Phil’s interview, by not endorsing Paul Ryan, not endorsing John McCain, attacking
Kelly Ayotte, the New Hampshire senator, does nothing to serve their cause ahead of November. So, interestingly, Donald Trump may be listening
to some of this criticism, because in the last couple of days his rallies have been
focusing on Hillary Clinton. He’s been going after her so clearly. I think he’s recognized this taken a toll
on him in the last several days. MS. IFILL: But we’ve seen a lot of people jumping
ship. And that’s the part when you begin to worry,
because people like Paul Ryan, who may yet get an endorsement, but Paul Ryan has said
– has stuck by him, Reince Priebus has stuck by him, even when they’ve been in sticky
spots before, but these seem like missed opportunities or self-inflicted wounds. MR. RUCKER: That’s right. And I think the problem with the Khan confrontation
for Trump is that, you know, his supporters like to see him attacking politicians, they
like to see him attacking people in power. The Khans are not politicians. These are grieving parents of somebody who
gave his life for the country. And for him to respond the way he did, I think
exposes a sort of lack of decency, core humanity, in the minds of a lot of Republicans. And that’s why we saw people this week abandon
ship, basically. Sally Bradshaw, the long-time top Bush family
advisor, withdrew from the Republican party and is going to vote for Hillary Clinton. MS. IFILL: And one of Chris Christie’s long-time
advisors also. And he is still, last we heard, supporting
Donald Trump. The president this week, Alexis, did kind
of remarkable thing, and kind of in lockstep, as he has been doing, with Hillary Clinton,
which is leap at a chance at a – to a question in a news conference to declare Donald Trump
unfit for office. I don’t think we’ve ever heard that word
used between candidates. And of course, he’s calling her unfit as
well. MS. SIMENDINGER: It was unprecedented in modern
politics, in a couple ways. One was that the sitting president taking
on the nominee of the opposing party, and denouncing them as unfit and woefully unprepared. But also, the president’s eagerness to do
that while standing next to a head of state from a visiting country at the White House,
right? MS. IFILL: The prime minister of Singapore. MS. SIMENDINGER: It was the prime minister of
Singapore paying a state visit. There was a state dinner that evening. So the president, though, I want to say, was
totally prepared for this question, knew he was going to get the question, and while – MS. IFILL: You could kind of tell, watching it. (Laughter.) MS. SIMENDINGER: Yes. And while the prime minister was speaking
and addressing the journalists from Singapore, the president was writing and making notes,
as he sometimes does, to himself to remember some of things he wanted to say. And then just marched right into it. And as you say, was echoing in large measure
what Hillary Clinton, as the Democratic nominee, has been saying. But it was stunning. And the president then continued to – has
been continuing to talk about this. He just did a press conference – a short
press conference, really, at the Pentagon this week before leaving for vacation. And he, you know, launched into it again,
that he doesn’t trust Donald Trump to handle nuclear or international policy. That’s echoing the Clinton campaign again. MS. IFILL: Well, let’s talk about Hillary Clinton
because theoretically if your opponent is having a bad week, you’re having a good
one. Not completely, Doyle. MR. MCMANUS: No, not completely, although it would
have been a monumentally bad week for Hillary Clinton if Donald Trump hadn’t been absorbing
so much coverage. But, yeah, Hillary Clinton’s had a bad week
on a couple of points. She had some bad – there was some bad economic
numbers at the beginning of the week, good economic numbers at the end of the week. But the real problem she had, she did another
interview about the FBI investigation of her emails. And she asserted that James Comey, the head
of the FBI, had said she had been completely truthful in everything she said. That’s not what James Comey said. James Comey said there was no evidence that
she had been untruthful in her interview with the FBI. There’s a big gulf between those two, and
she’s been called on this several times. She cannot seem to deal with this problem
and, in a sense, it’s her equivalent of someone – of Donald Trump’s problem with
anyone questioning his judgment or attacking him. She got called on it by reporters. She finally, by the end of the week, said
she had short-circuited the answer. She had sorted of telescoped it a bit. I think she needs to do better. MR. RAJU: And – I’m sorry – and afterwards,
she still went back and said, well, everything that James Comey said confirms what I said
to the public and then launched into this very legalistic answer about the emails, a
very convoluted, tortured explanation. MS. IFILL: I sometimes wonder if that’s not
on purpose, though, that she knows it’s convoluted, she knows it’s twisted, or hard
for the average lay person to understand, and therefore you can get away with it. I’ve seen that work before. MS. SIMENDINGER: You could say that, except that
she knows that the getting away from it – the price she’s been paying is in the trust
numbers in the polling. And she has had to address that over and over
again. She was addressing that again on Friday in
a question. And she has continued to say, you know, I
regret, this was a mistake, and then she keeps saying how she’ll earn, how she’s working
to try to earn back the American electorate’s trust. So she knows she’s paid a price. And she said on Friday that it makes her feel
bad. MS. IFILL: That is a real Achilles heel. MR. RUCKER: It is. And here we are, a week after the Democratic
National Convention in Philadelphia, that was so committed to trying to recast this
image of Hillary Clinton as someone trustworthy with good character. She’s doing well in the polls, but even
that NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, a majority of Americans have an unfavorable opinion of
her. I mean, she’s historically unpopular, just
not as unpopular as Donald Trump. And that’s a problem for her. MS. IFILL: But is the third Obama term argument
working? Because his numbers continue to improve. MR. RAJU: Potentially. I mean, the interesting thing about those
numbers, though, is that while Obama’s standing is very good, best of his second term according
to some polls, There’s still a majority of this country that believes this country
is going in the wrong direction. The right track/wrong track numbers, so to
speak. And 46 percent in the recent CNN poll believe
the country is moving in the right direction, and 54 do not. So there is an inconsistency there. So while she can say I’m pushing for an
Obama third term, and a lot of voters are OK with that, it may not work in some parts
of the country. MR. MCMANUS: Well, and, in fact, in her first
week out of the convention jobs tour this week, the third term wasn’t the central
argument she was making. Actually, her central economic argument was:
We’re doing better than people give President Obama credit for, but we can do much better
than that, and I understand the country is hurting. MS. IFILL: Hasn’t he been making that argument? MR. MCMANUS: And he’s been making that argument. But then, the other argument, and the one
she actually made with, I think, more effect and more passion was, but, no matter what
you think about me, look at Donald Trump. Look at what Donald Trump is like. She did a stop at a necktie factory in Denver,
where she held up a Donald Trump tie that said made in China. Made a lot of hay with that. She did a stop that was about job training,
a very wonky subject, in Las Vegas. Did she talk about job training? Yeah, but then she said, but look at Trump
University. What do you call that? So in fact, at this point, I think the core
theme of the Hillary Clinton campaign is: I’m not Donald Trump. MS. SIMENDINGER: And you started by asking about
some of these Republicans who are saying they’re not going to vote for Donald Trump. There are also some of them who are saying
they’re going to be voting for her. And why are they saying that? They’re saying it because they cannot or
won’t vote for Donald Trump. So this idea of making him a referendum – you
don’t have to love me, she’s saying, you know, I’m going to represent you. You know, but think about it. Think about it. MR. RAJU: Safe and steady, essentially. That you can trust her to do the job. You may not trust either person, but you can
trust that I’ll be competent and I’m qualified to do the job. MS. IFILL: Right. But here’s the thing, let’s just peel
back the onion a little bit. Does it matter who runs your campaign? Does it matter what the discipline is in the
campaign? How much is this campaign year mostly just
people reacting to emotion, and how much does it matter that, as they say – as the joke
goes, they hide the phone from Mr. Trump? MR. RUCKER: It does matter a little bit. I think, you know, the Republican establishment,
they’re pulling their hair out this week, because they see these vulnerabilities from
Hillary Clinton, and Trump is just not seizing them. He’s distracted by the Khan family or distracted
by Paul Ryan and John McCain, picking fights. And you know, he should be making this change
argument. The feeling is this is a change election. Republicans say that if he can make the election
a referendum on Hillary Clinton, he has a fighting chance of winning the White House. And today it’s a referendum on Donald Trump. MR. RAJU: You know, interesting too about where
Donald Trump also spent part of this week. He was in Maine – he did a couple of events
in Maine where, you know, it’s not necessarily Republican territory. MS. IFILL: That’s an understatement. MR. RAJU: I mean, that’s split – exactly – it’s
a split electoral state. Maybe he can peel off one electoral vote. But he’s got a bigger problem. He should be spending more time, you know,
in Ohio where he has to win. He has to win in Florida. He has to win Virginia, you know, in Pennsylvania. You’re not – you know, so some of the
decisions that he’s making about where he’s spending his time is prompting second-guessing
as well. MR. MCMANUS: Which is one of the reasons that
one of the pieces of news, or the pieces of gossip that threw a real chill into Republicans
this week, was the report that Paul Manafort is on the point of giving up and walking away. Now, that turned out not to be entirely true,
but – MS. IFILL: But he did say – but he did say the
one person running this campaign is Mr. Trump, left the distinct impression that he can’t
sway the campaign the direction he would wish. MR. MCMANUS: That’s right. And there were any number of people who know
Paul Manafort who were saying that, in fact, Paul Manafort has been tearing his hair out. The fundamental question here is: Is there
a strategy and is there any sensible adult management? And there isn’t a whole lot of evidence
that there is. MR. RAJU: And you heard Paul Ryan actually today
in a radio interview, he said: I wish Donald Trump had more discipline. (Laughter.) MS. IFILL: That’s a nice way of putting it. Well, and Paul Ryan and Ron Johnson, the senator
from Wisconsin, and Scott Walker, the governor of Wisconsin, all had enough discipline to
stay away from the Trump event there tonight. Finally, quickly, the debate debate begins,
immediately. And Donald Trump purposely stirred the pot
this week. Where do we think it stands tonight? MR. RUCKER: Well, it looks like the debate negotiations
are going to get going. Trump wants to have three debates. He told me he wants them all to be head-to-head
matchups with Hillary Clinton, which might surprise you because you’d think he’d
have a better shot if there were four people on stage. But no, he wants the head-to-head with Clinton. And he wants to help pick the moderators. MS. IFILL: And to be clear, Ron Johnson (sic;
Gary Johnson), the Libertarian candidate, and Jill Stein, Green Party candidate, have
to reach a threshold of, like, 15 percent in order to do it. So right now, that looks like a long distance. MR. MCMANUS: The fundamentals in this situation
are that this race has reached a kind of an equilibrium with Hillary Clinton ahead of
Donald Trump by some number, we’re not sure what it is. What Donald Trump needs to do is to upset
that equilibrium. Now, he’s done pretty well at upsetting
equilibrium until now. But now in a positive direction. That’s why he has to do the debates. The whole notion that he was never going to
do the debates, that would have been the definition of clinical insanity because the debates are
his last best chance at really changing the dynamic of the election. MR. RAJU: And remember, that’s really why he
probably lost the Iowa caucuses – one big reason why. He was leading running up to the Iowa caucuses
and he decided to bail on the Fox News debate because of his feud with Megyn Kelly. And that turned off a lot of voters. So clearly he can’t afford to do that in
the general election. MS. SIMENDINGER: One thing I just wanted to add,
in Philadelphia at the convention, I was struck by how many people close and supportive to
Hillary Clinton are rubbing their hands together, gleefully saying they couldn’t wait for
the debates. They just feel that this is going to be just
a knockout punch. Except when I talked to some people who said,
you know what? Debates really favor the challenger, not necessarily
the incumbent. And I want to say, Phil, I was so struck by
Donald Trump saying he was looking for the ratings. (Laughter.) MS. IFILL: Well, and as we go off the air tonight,
I am hearing Donald Trump has reversed himself and actually has endorsed Paul Ryan. So I’m sure that end’s that week’s debate. And we’ll get another one next week – yay. (Laughter.) Thank you, everyone. We’re done with the show, but we’re not
done talking. Come join us for the rest of the conversation
on the Washington Week Webcast. You can find that shortly and all weekend
long at Among other things, we’ll take the measure
of the two major vice presidential nominees. Keep up with daily developments with me and
Judy Woodruff at the PBS NewsHour. And we will see you here next week on Washington
Week. Good night.

39 Replies to “Republican leaders concerned about Trump as polls show a Clinton lead

  1. The Kahns were amazing, what is the background check for them. The were so smooth in the interview I saw that either of the candidates could have taken tips. How did the DNC know they would play so well, and could be trusted to go out and do all the interview shows?

    I slightly object to the idea of sacrifice. The gold star families do not sacrifice their kids, they suffer the loss of them. Presumably most people who enter military service are of sound mind to make that decision for themselves.

  2. wait are these guys actually saying that Trump is crazy for suggesting that the election might be rigged? how the hell can that even say that when the DNC was just IN FACT with PROOF bust for rigging the primaries against Bernie? The Clintons, the DNC, and the media are unscrupulous.

  3. Loud Mouth Trump is unqualified to be the US president and proves it week after week- Dropping in the Polls like a sinking Titanic and taking the GOP with him – At what point will the GOP will decide to dump him . it's suicidal to keep this Idiot in –

  4. This panel has forgotten that the DNC primaries were stolen from Bernie Sanders, is not logical to think the democrat can try to steal the general election??

  5. My take on Mr. Donald Trump is ,he is not really interested on people, he is playing politics, to gain material things, power to defeat others , adulations of people, all he thinks is about his self and his kingdom He is above the rest of  entire human beings.




  7. its been sited that polling has been cooked in favor of Clinton. its another cruked ploy of Clinton and Obama

  8. It would be dangerous for US citizens to have him as president. He does not have the temperament to hold that position. He's racist, does not understand foreign policy and has no respect for people.

  9. Donald Turd is almost done, with his fake Mussolini persona. like any
    turd he attracted a lot of flies. Hillary is a crook and war criminal,
    on both national and international areas. Trump and his potential brown
    shirts are more dangerous. Forms of dictatorial control combining
    traditional Trump, it has been clear since the time of the
    Iowa caucuses that so many active Ku Klux Klansmen, white supremacists,
    neo-Nazis, racist agitators, xenophobic fanatics, alt-right fascists,
    police and secret police with fascist street fighters, hooligans, scabs,
    and goons are instituted quite rapidly, and the poor victims are left
    wondering what hit them. A Trump presidency would usher in an
    unprecedented era of fascist rule in America.
    Trump has referred on at least 10 separate occasions to his
    willingness or even eagerness to use nuclear weapons

  10. WOW….. another pro Clinton piece with 10 to 1 comments against it….. I love this country. Vote Trump.

  11. I hate how Hillary Clinton is forcing me to vote for a dumbshit like Trump, but just looking at her face makes me want to throw up.

  12. what was the sample on this poll ,polls,polls ,polls,i just say a UFO,you can make a poll say what you want it to say,like this poll is legit,it is not unless you list the questions,how they where asked,how many people where polled,and from what states.
    so we will have government by POLL now,if this citing of blind POLLS was not so said it would be funny.
    run don run

  13. Short Circuit Hillary, short circuit in medical terms is a seizure, she had brain surgery in 2012, now she has had many  seizures  on youtube, you cannot legally drive if you have seizures and she wants her finger on the nukes. Look at yourtube Hillary head bobbing and disorientated . Please put these youtubes on your facebook and share so voters know about her health problems of seizures. She will lose if her secret gets out. Help Trump win by posting Hillary seizures on youtube and explain what short circuit means. Imagine 5 million Trump voters having facebook with Hillary seizures, she loses if we do this. Lets win with facebook……

  14. Fake Polls

  15. How does anyone still have faith in Trump's ability to turn this around? He promises to start acting Presidential the same way I promise to go on a diet: next week.

  16. Oh Gwen, what a massive disappointment to come here and see that it's you that is doing the report…ahem, your BS report.  Darn it!

  17. "Republican leaders concerned about Trump as polls show a Clinton lead"… What a load of crap, people can see the physical difference in the attendance of their rallies, Trump smashes clinton in support. The polls do not reflect the reality on the ground at the rallies, so the polls are FAKE.

  18. Gwen Ifill my viewers with S*T and lies!!!  PBS viewers need to STOP watching this biased Pro Hillary (million dollar donor bribes) so called reporting!!!  Gwen's panel has NEVER represented the two sides of an issue!   The panel is completely made up of pro Hillary supporters to include Gwen Ifill my viewers with s** and lies. This is totally biased reporting, ONE-SIDED NEWS!!!  PBS  you need to fire Gwen (an Obama and BLM lover  is viewed as extremely BIASED)!     I donate money to PBS and so do many of your viewers and we do NOT want yellow journalism!!!  Starting today, I will NO longer watch PBS, and ask fellow Americans to do the same!!!  No more donations from my pocket!

    As prevalent as voter-fraud  and  rigged polling machines are, Why has PBS  NOT made a show regarding these illegal activities?   These illegal activities  benefit Big Business and Big donors who are pro-hillary and anti American!!!      Do you want  an America  that is not  being held at the mercy of Big Business and the Wealthy Elite who constitute 1% of Americans???   America and its patriots regard your biased news reporting as anti American!!! 

    As for Mr Donald J Trump's,  Second Amendment misinterpretation by Gwen Ifill the viewers with s*** and lies,  this was a complete Twilight Zone job! Assumptions are NOT to be declared as facts as to what a person meant!  Furthermore by using lies and saying Mr Trump said Second Amendment supporters should shoot Hillary Clinton is outrageous!  Why were Mr Trump's words NOT put up for all viewers to see his exact verbiage!  Mr Trump's words were not put up because they would not serve a pro Hillary agenda!!!

    Obama the founder of Isis.  Mr Trump has repeatedly explained this statement to the media.  Why did PBS not provide Mr Trump's explanation, instead PBS "choice" to  provide Pro-hillary propaganda???

    Regarding Susan Collins not supporting Trump. Why were people that do not support or endorse Hillary Clinton NOT brought up as well?   As I said PBS and Gwen Ifill the viewers with s*** and lies just DON'T know how to conduct a fair reporting of the news!!!    More importantly, why did PBS and Gwen  Ifill the viewers with s*** and lies  NOT mention the recent release of more Hillary emails which implicate a  "Pay for Play"  arrangement  between the Clinton Foundation and  Big  donors with the then Secretary of State Clinton???   The   "Pay for Play " actions  of Secretary Clinton are newsworthy!!!  Are PBS viewers to understand that PBS is now a  "Pay for Play " news affiliate with the Clinton thugs?

  19. America……………….., if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the tax statement that Donald refuses to show. I think you will probably be rewarded "mightly" by our press.
    America, you may find Trump's obscure dealings with the Russian partners of Vladi Puti.
    America, what is Ivanka doing vacationing in Croacia with Putin's new date, Wendi Deng Murdoch? America can you find out if she is only vacationing?
    Am I a traitor by America to hack Trump's account and find his taxes?

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