***2016 LiveWire*** Media Elites Hammer Trump’s ‘Dark’ Speech; Hillary to Announce VP Pick
Welcome to Breitbart News’s live updates of the 2016 election. Hillary Clinton is expected to announce her vice presidential pick today and appear with her selection tomorrow in Florida. The media elite and Democrats seem to have all (what a coincidence!) thought Donald Trump’s speech was “dark.” They were all on the same page with coordinated talking points across all networks. It’s easy for elites living in “Boomtowns” to not see many of the problems Americans are facing, and that disconnect, especially on illegal immigration, is what propelled Trump to the nomination and may win him the White House.
The mainstream media seem to be perking up (just listen to their tone) as they get to become “homers” next week for the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. But when Black Lives Matter speakers and others talk about all that they think is wrong with America next week, will the same media elites who denounced Trump’s speech also slam Democrats for painting a “dark” picture of America?
All times eastern.
2:15: Clinton to start calling those who weren’t chosen for VP. Campaign headquarters will reportedly know pick in a few hours:
Clinton will be calling some of the people who didn't get picked, source says https://t.co/eorob8B0Bn
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) July 22, 2016
1:15: On CNN, pundits were discussing how “dark” Trump was to talk about the need for a border wall and the need to be tough on Islamic terrorists when the network…. cut to a terrorist attack in Germany in which at least one person was shot and ten wounded. Now analysts are talking about how Germany has taken the lead in admitting Syrian refugees.
— CNN (@CNN) July 22, 2016
U.S. Consulate Munich advises U.S. citizens to follow police instructions, shelter in place after shooting at mall. pic.twitter.com/9R5bPaoVXA
— ABC News (@ABC) July 22, 2016
12:35: Obama again against walls:
Obama: Globalization is a fact because of tech, global integrated supply chain. "We're not going to be able to build a wall around that."
— Ray Locker (@rlocker12) July 22, 2016
12:15: Obama is asked about the RNC in a press conference with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. He says he didn’t watch the convention because he has a lot of stuff to do. Pena Nieto, who compared Trump to Hitler and Mussolini, says he won’t opine on the presidential election. Obama says “this idea that America is somehow on the verge of collapse” (but he didn’t watch Trump’s speech, so why is he commenting on the “fears” that he expressed?) doesn’t “jibe with the experiences of most people.” Obama says America values its relationship with Mexico despite some “heated rhetoric.” He claims America has learned from NAFTA and pushes TPP along with Pena Nieto.
11:55: All eyes on Tim Kaine:
— Betsy Klein (@betsy_klein) July 22, 2016
— Betsy Klein (@betsy_klein) July 22, 2016
11:50: Very interesting. CNN anchor John Berman says that though pundits and the media elites immediately painted Trump’s speech as “dark,” the participants of a focus group that he conducted during Trump’s speech did not get that impression at all. [Huge disconnect between elites in Boomtown and regular Americans.]
11:15: Trump, after re-litigating Heidi Cruz/National Enquirer (he says the Enquirer should have won a Pulitzer for their John Edwards reporting), says Cruz has good intellect but doesn’t know how to use it. He says he thinks Heidi Cruz is beautiful and Heidi and Cruz’s kids are the best things he has going for him. He jokes he may start a Super PAC to defeat Cruz in the future. Trump also says Melania was a successful model who was making a lot of money and didn’t need to marry him. He says he had to work really hard to get her to marry him. Trump also says whether you are a “lover” or a “hater,” you have no choice but to vote for Trump if you care about the Supreme Court.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) July 22, 2016
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) July 22, 2016
10:54: Trump predicts nobody is going to watch the “boring” Dem. convention and Clinton’s speech. “I know her too well,” he says. Trump says his speech went long because of all of the applause. “There was great love in that room,” he says.
10:52: Trump says Cruz was “dishonorable” for not honoring the pledge.
10:45: Trump says this summer will go down as “the summer of Trump.”
10:41: Trump thanks Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) for his support. He calls Sessions a “low-key genius.”
10:40: Trump says Barry Switzer has praised Harold Hamm. He says Switzer told him other energy executives spend millions looking for oil while Hamm puts a straw in the ground and oil comes out. Trump says we need someone like Hamm as Energy Secretary.
10:39: Trump thanks the carpenters, electricians. etc. who helped build the stage.
Pence introduces Trump at post-convention event with supporters in Cleveland pic.twitter.com/ktX8VYioQ8
— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) July 22, 2016
10:35: Trump thanks the people of Cleveland and Ohio. He said this “was probably one of the most peaceful, one of the most beautiful, one of the most love-filled conventions in the history of conventions.” “That was unity,” he says. “That was amazing.” Trump says the “party has come together” and “the few people who aren’t there… that’s okay.”
10:25: But not the charisma:
Looking across different ideological measures, Kaine has roughly an equivalent ideology to Biden.
— (((Harry Enten))) (@ForecasterEnten) July 22, 2016
10:20: This is what the media elite and the professional pundits say was a “dark” speech? [A lot of Americans became hopeful that someone vowed to fight for them and is actually listening to them on immigration and trade.]
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) July 22, 2016
10:08: In Cleveland, Trump is getting ready to address volunteers who helped his campaign throughout the week.
Obama spends 7 years bypassing Congress with "pen and phone": SUPER AWESOME
Trump says "I alone can fix this": DARK SHADOW OF HITLER
— John Hayward (@Doc_0) July 22, 2016
Bill Maher: “Thank you, thank you. I have to say, this convention did answer a few important questions for the American people like could another Nazi Germany happen here?”
For everyone saying this speech is "too dark", remember – 69% of the nation thinks the USA is on the wrong track. Many will agree w Trump.
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) July 22, 2016
9:50: Nearly every mainstream media reporter–and all of the GOP establishment consultants who whisper in their ears so they can be “informed” about Republicans– and network pundit all thought the exact same thoughts after watching Trump’s speech. Coincidence?
9:45: Clinton will reportedly announce her VP pick today and appear with her selection tomorrow in Miami.
HRC has a campaign event in Miami Sat morning and Tim Kaine's bilingual. If you want that as an asset, then you'd showcase it on day 1.
— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) July 22, 2016
A source tells me Clinton VP announcement likely today via text/email. Clinton and running mate will appear together tomorrow for 1st event.
— Amie Parnes (@amieparnes) July 22, 2016
9:35: Matt Dowd is one of the few who seems to get the disconnect between the media elite/privileged “Never Trump” professional conservatives/partisan Democrats and the rest of America:
As I have watched many in the media disparage trump over the last week I understand more why voters pick trump. Elites don't get it.
— Matthew Dowd (@matthewjdowd) July 22, 2016
9:30: Wallace worked for Jeb Bush and George W. Bush. Translation: Death of Bushism (open borders, globalism).
Wow – Nicole Wallace on NBC: "The Republican Party that I worked for for two decades died in this room tonight."
— Alex Seitz-Wald (@aseitzwald) July 22, 2016