A standoff in rural Alabama went into a second full day Thursday as police surrounded an underground bunker where a retired truck driver was holding a 5-year-old hostage he grabbed off a school bus after shooting the driver dead. (Jan. 31)
avigayil: Republicans, go watch the entire exchange with katy tur. she asked trump point blank and in a shocked way if it gives him pause to ask the russians to either engage in espionage OR to interfere with our elections by releasing documents they may already have. she was shocked when he said it and if you watch the exchange you'd see. there is no way to argue he was joking. if he were joking and she asked him that follow up, that shocked, any sane and normal person would see that and say he was joking. Trump didnt. he knew what he was saying. this wasn't 1 comment taken out of context. she asked him in a shocked jaw dropped way if it gave him pause. HE SAID IT DIDN'T GIVE HIM PAUSE and then kept going and digging in deeper. look, I know you hate hillary. but your hatred for hillary is blinding you completely. you can still hate her and admit how wrong and terrible trump is. if any democrat or Republican in history would ever even joke about that WITHOUT CONFIRMING RIGHT THEN AND THERE IT WAS A JOKE you'd be appalled. he even doubled down a minute after on Twitter before tweeting again his back pedal. I'm a retired military officer, 29 years of service including multiple combat tours. im a graduate of the army war college. I've led men into battle, I've ordered men to advance in areas where I knew I'd lose some. I wrote letters home to mothers and fathers, husbands and even children. this was the most appalling thing I have ever heard from a possible commander in chief. I may be retired but I've gotten numerous calls since yesterday from friends who are still active. other officers, including 2 of my son's who are both a lieutenant and a captain as well. I've heard from around 11 friends still serving and moving higher up in rank. every single one of them has told me flat out if this man is elected they are resigning their commission the next day. this has nothing to do with hillary. I'm not advocating for her, not supporting or defending her or her candidacy. I've got more experience with handling classified material than many of you will ever learn in 5 lifetimes. we as a country have hacked and continue to hack other countries as well. but one thing we would never do is release some of it to influence the outcome of an election in that country. we gather the Intel for knowledge. no president should ever invite a foreign nation to release documents they hacked from us, whether private citizens or government officials in order to win an election. Trump knew what he was saying, he was given multiple chances to explain it was joke at the time. and btw, no candidate or president would even joke about that TO THE PRESS AT A TELEVISED PRESS CONFERENCE!!! this has gone way too far. so horrible.