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  • Golden shower? Trump dossier authors doubt their most explosive allegation

    03/15/2018 2:43:43 PM PDT · by mojito · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/14/2018 | Byron York
    ...Isikoff and Corn suggest, without saying so explicitly, that the available circumstantial evidence makes the "golden showers" story very unlikely. Reconstructing Trump's time in Moscow for the 2013 Miss Universe Pageant, Isikoff and Corn report that Trump stayed just one night in Moscow. (Trump did in fact stay in the Ritz Carlton presidential suite where Obama had been a few years earlier.) After arriving in Moscow, Trump attended a brief meeting at the hotel and then left for a day of meetings elsewhere. That night, an "exhausted" Trump went to a party at which he agreed to take part in...
  • Trump and the Russians: A new book describes how it all began at a Las Vegas nightclub (barf alert!)

    03/08/2018 8:12:29 AM PST · by BurgessKoch · 18 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | March 8, 2018 | Jerry Adler
    The seeds of the relationships between Donald Trump and key figures in the Russian business and political worlds ó now the subject of special counsel Robert Muellerís investigation ó were planted at least five months before Trumpís now famous 2013 trip to Moscow, during a previously unreported visit to a raunchy Las Vegas nightclub with the son of a prominent oligarch and Putin ally, according to a new book about Trump and his Russian ties. The excerpt being published today explores the events surrounding Trumpís November 2013 visit to Moscow to oversee the Miss Universe pageant, and to vigorously pursue...
  • The Miss Universe Pageant Is Still Sexist as Hell, and Not What We Need Right Now

    11/27/2017 7:59:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 60 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | Noivember 27, 2017 | Amy Zimmerman
    <p>Nowhere is the gendered double standard more apparent than in the Miss Universe competition.</p> <p>While women in all industries face professional hurdles, pageants are one of the only workplaces where they are required to wear ball gowns while doing so. In this annual competition, women are expected to be gorgeous, intelligent, and poised; to look good in a bikini, ace a question-and-answer segment, represent their entire nation and walk perfectly in high heels. Meanwhile Steve Harvey, the reigning male host, automatically exceeds expectations if he manages to read out the correct winner (and was somehow rehired after fucking up his one and only job).</p>
  • Contestant from South Africa wins Miss Universe crown

    11/26/2017 8:24:45 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 26, 2017 | Regina Cano
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, who represented South Africa, won the Miss Universe crown Sunday. The 22-year-old, who recently earned a business management degree, was crowned at The AXIS theater at Planet Hollywood casino-resort on the Las Vegas Strip. The runner-up was Miss Colombia Laura Gonzalez, while the second runner-up was Miss Jamaica Davina Bennett.
  • Ex-Trump security chief testifies he rejected 2013 Russian offer of women for Trump in Moscow

    11/09/2017 4:00:00 PM PST · by Magnatron · 29 replies
    CNN Fake News ^ | November 9, 2017 | Manu Raju and Jeremy Herb
    President Donald Trump's long-time confidant Keith Schiller privately testified that he rejected a Russian offer to send five women to then private-citizen Trump's hotel room during their 2013 trip to Moscow for the Miss Universe pageant, according to multiple sources from both political parties with direct knowledge of the testimony. Schiller, Trump's former bodyguard and personal aide, testified that he took the offer as a joke, two of the sources said. On their way up to Trump's hotel room that night, Schiller told the billionaire businessman about the offer and Trump laughed it off, Schiller told the House intelligence committee...
  • This pic convinced Trump to keep US troops in Afghanistan

    08/22/2017 10:55:08 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 110 replies
    National ‚Äčsecurity adviser HR McMaster used a 1972 photo of Afghan women wearing miniskirts to help convince President Trump to stay the course in Afghanistan, according to a report on Tuesday. ‚ÄčMcMaster showed the president a black-and-white photograph of three women walking down a Kabul street in miniskirts to ‚Äčconvince him that Western culture had once thrived in Afghanistan and could again, the Washington Post reported. The photo was among the arguments the president¬ís staff used to make the case that he should not pull troops from Afghanistan ¬Ė the site of America¬ís longest war, the newspaper said. In a...
  • Senate Panel To Hear Testimony From Businessman Targeted By Trump Dossier Firm

    07/12/2017 10:41:58 PM PDT · by Fedora · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/10/2017 | Chuck Ross
    A London-based businessman who was investigated last year by the opposition research firm behind the so-called Trump dossier will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee next week, The Daily Caller has learned.Bill Browder says that he will ‚Äúdefinitely‚ÄĚ be testifying about a complaint he filed with the Justice Department last year in which he accused Fusion GPS, the firm behind the dossier, and a former Soviet intelligence officer named Rinat Akhmetshin of violating the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), a law requiring agents of foreign governments to disclose their lobbying and consulting work.Founded by former Wall Street Journal reporter Glenn...
  • Miss Universe Has An Amazing Answer When Asked About President Trump!

    01/30/2017 2:35:53 PM PST · by davikkm · 40 replies
    When a Miss Universe contestant was asked what she thought about President Donald Trump Ė she understandably looked a little blank. Miss Kenya Mary Esther looked completely shocked when Steve Harvey asked her the tough politics question. ďArguably, no United States president has had a more active first 10 days in office. What are you most excited about and what most concerns you when it comes to the presidency of Donald Trump?Ē Steve Harvey asked. HER AMAZING ANSWER: "Donald Trump, having been elected as the President of the United States, may not have been the choice of many people living...
  • Trump unleashes early-morning Twitter tirade against Ďdisgustingí Alicia Machado

    09/30/2016 7:57:12 AM PDT · by Donglalinger · 222 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 30, 2016 | Colin Campbell
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump took to Twitter early Friday morning to go to war with his latest campaign nemesis: former Miss Universe Alicia Machado. During the debate earlier this week, Democrat Hillary Clinton brought up Trumpís past weight-shaming comments about Machado, who was Miss Venezuela when Trump took over the Miss Universe beauty pageant in 1996. Machado, now a well-known actress in Latin America, says Trump once called her ďfat,Ē ďuglyĒ and ďMiss Piggy,Ē among other things. In tweets posted a little after 5 a.m. on Friday, Trump brought up reports indicating that Machado was once accused of driving...
  • ĎYou Stupid Mení: Mikaís Epic Anti-Trump/Beauty Pageant Rant

    09/29/2016 6:00:18 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 64 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Mika Brzezinski went on an epic feminist rant on todayís Morning Joe, condemning not just Donald Trump for his comments about a former Miss Universe, but raging against the entire beauty pageant culture in which women are judged on their . . beauty. Mika summed up her intellectual argument this way: ďyou stupid men.Ē Brzezinski considers it unfair that beauty pageant contestants are expected to be trim, whereas men like Trump and Newt Gingrich ďcan walk around as rotund as all get out.Ē But if those guys had entered the Mr. Universe contest, every inch of their oiled bodies would...
  • Former Miss Universe on murder accusations: 'I'm not a saint' and 'that happened 20 years ago.'

    09/28/2016 10:24:10 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 60 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/28/16 | Robert Laurie
    Oh, well then it's all ok. Earlier, Dan wrote about the fact that the Clinton campaignís newest anti-Trump weapon, Former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, was accused of being involved in a 1998 homicide. What Dan didnít mention was that the judge in the case also accused her of threatening to assassinate him if he indicted her boyfriend. Yesterday, Machado appeared on ďCNNís 360 with Gloria Vanderbiltís Son,Ē where she levelled a blistering attack against Trump. When she finished, the host decided to ask her about her possible involvement with the murder.
  • Oops: Media's new poster girl for Trump's misogyny was accused in shooting

    09/28/2016 8:57:39 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/28/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Moral of the story: Never accept a source supplied to you by the Clinton campaign One consequence of a gym membership is that, for better or for worse, you see TV you would otherwise never see. I would never knowingly sit down and turn on the Today Show. The last thing I need is to ingest intellectual rot that makes me stupider by the second. But when you climb on the elliptical to do 30 minutes of cardio, the machineís built-in TV doesnít have MLB Network. Yeah. I know. And this morning, for some reason, Fox Sports Detroit wasnít replaying...
  • Miss Universe 'fat-shamed' by Donald Trump was accused...

    09/27/2016 9:33:17 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/27/16 | David Martosko
    ...of threatening to kill a judge and being an accomplice to a MURDER bid in her native Venezuela Alicia Machado, from Venezuela, was Miss Universe in 1996 when Donald Trump bought the franchise for the contest She was spoken about at Monday night debate by Hillary Clinton who told how Donald Trump had called her 'Miss Piggy' because of weight gain But reports from the time have surfaced which reveal questions over her background in Venezuela Court documents in 1998 revealed she was accused of driving her boyfriend from the scene of a murder attempt - at a woman's funeral...
  • Miss Universe 'fat-shamed' by Donald Trump was accused of threatening to kill a judge and...

    09/27/2016 4:08:55 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 68 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 9/27/2016 | David Martosko
    The former Miss Universe at the center of a bitter exchange in Monday's presidential debate was accused of aiding a would-be murderer and threatening to kill a judge, it has emerged. Alicia Machado was named by Hillary Clinton as having been shamed for her weight in 1996 by Donald Trump, when she was Miss Universe and he bought the beauty contest, by being called 'Miss Piggy' when she gained weight. The then Miss Venezuela was photographed with Trump at a gym as he spoke about how she 'loves to eat', and she also claimed he mocked her Latino accent, calling...
  • Former Miss Universe: Trump called me 'Miss Piggy' (the MSM thinks they finally caught Trump alert)

    05/19/2016 10:54:36 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 92 replies
    Politico ^ | May 19, 2016 | Nolan D. McCaskill
    Days after The New York Times published a Sunday cover story chronicling instances in which Donald Trump crossed the line with women, a former Miss Universe is sharing how the now-presumptive Republican presidential nominee shamed her decades ago, even going as far as to call her "Miss Piggy" for gaining weight.
  • SO YOU DON'T LIKE TRUMP, EH?

    02/20/2016 12:39:01 PM PST · by SatinDoll · 67 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | Feb. 20, 2016 | Karl Denninger
    Well then, you must like losing your job to someone in Mexico who will make $3/hour. Union leaders at an air conditioner factory in Indianapolis threatened with losing 1,400 jobs to Mexico said on Tuesday the plants owner expects to pay Mexican workers $3 an hour compared to an average of more than $20 an hour for the U.S. workers. "We have not given up the fight yet," said Chuck Jones, president of the United Steelworkers union local that represents workers at the Carrier Corp plant. "But Carrier has pretty well indicated that the wage differential is too great and...
  • Was the Miss Universe pageant disaster really Steve Harvey's fault? [Teleprompter Fail?]

    12/22/2015 5:39:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/22/2015 | Diana Falzone
    Steve Harvey took the blame for perhaps the most epic beauty pageant host blunder of all time on Sunday night’s Miss Universe 2015 Pageant, but some are pointing to a backstage Snapchat video as proof the mistake may have been someone else's. A seven-second behind-the-scenes video shows Harvey immediately after naming the wrong winner -- Miss Colombia instead of Miss Philippines -- pointing to a cue card and talking to an unidentified person saying: "The teleprompter said Miss Universe -- Colombia." Snapchat is a social media platform that features user-generated short videos. The video in question looks as if it...
  • The day after the Miss Universe Pageant...

    12/21/2015 2:00:33 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 17 replies
    American Irony ^ | 12-21-15 | The Looking Spoon
    In case you missed it...if it wasn't the most awkward moment in the history of the universe it's in the top two.
  • Donald Trump: Make Miss Universe contestants co-winners after Steve Harvey‚Äôs ‚Äėterrible error‚Äô

    12/21/2015 7:47:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 172 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 12/21/2015 | BY NICOLE LYN PESCE
    Donald Trump has a solution to the Miss Universe crown controversy: Share the wealth! "What I would do is make them a co-winner, that would be very cool," the presidential candidate and former Miss Universe owner told Matt Lauer on the "Today" show Monday. Pageant host Steve Harvey made an out-of-this-world blunder on Sunday night by mistakenly announcing Miss Colombia the winner -- before stripping her of the sash and tiara on live TV just minutes later to hand over the top prize to Miss Philippines, the true winner. "What happened to the girl from Colombia is devastating," Trump told...
  • The Art of the Deal With It

    12/21/2015 5:25:23 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-21-2015 | MOTUS
    You might think at first its no big deal, butt trust me, this is YOOGE!It happened at the Miss Universe pagent (formerly owned by The Donald) in Las Vegas last night. The host, Steve Harvey, screwed up and mistakenly announced that Miss Colombia had won. In fact, she was first runner up and Miss Phillipines was the real winner. Pandemonium ensued. After the crown was finally returned to the rightful winner, Steve had to apologize and explain. Unfortunately nobody understood what was going on as there were very few English-as-a-first-language speakers on stage. That apparently included Steve Harvey as he...