Before Donald Trump flew to Scotland to reopen the refurbished Turnberry golf course, he accused Hillary Clinton of being ‘asleep’ during Benghazi.
On June 23, NBC’s Lester Holt questioned him about the exact context of ‘asleep’. Trump replied that she did not necessarily have to be literally asleep, rather that she was ‘asleep at the wheel’. Holt tried to make it sound like the attack took minutes, but Trump rightly replied that the whole event unfolded over several hours, giving plenty of time for a response from the State Department.
This is the full transcript of the speech. Trump did say that Clinton:
soundly slept in her bed — that’s right, when the phone rang at 3 o’clock in the morning, she was sleeping.
Holt asked Trump if he planned on debating Clinton. Trump said that he was ready and would prepare for three debates. In fact, his ‘whole life has been in preparation’ for this campaign.
Later that night, Trump, his daughter Ivanka, son Eric, his wife and granddaughter Kai flew to Scotland, arriving on the morning of the Brexit result. Clearly, this is great news for his campaign. He gave a press conference at 10 a.m. during which he said:
I see a big parallel. I think people really see a big parallel, a lot of people are talking about that. Not only in the United States but other countries. People want to take their country back. They want to have independence in a sense and you see it with Europe, all over Europe.
Upon his return to New York, Trump took to Twitter, pointing out that Clinton’s prediction about the EU Referendum was way off base:
Crooked Hillary Clinton, who called BREXIT 100% wrong (along with Obama), is now spending Wall Street money on an ad on my correct call.
On June 24, Trump insider and long-time personal friendRoger Stone gave an interview to InfoWars. Of Brexit and Trump’s campaign, Stone found:
a very analogous situation.
Brexit, he said, would help Trump greatly at the GOP convention in Cleveland next month. He also noted that a sizeable percentage of Bernie Sanders’s supporters can see that NAFTA is leaving the US behind. Trump could gain one-third of his voters in November.
In a general discussion about both campaigns, Stone began by saying he regretted Sanders’s endorsement of Clinton:
He’s joined the club.
He said the MSM were clearly complicit in the anti-Trump movement. He added that he has known the candidate and his family since his childhood:
Donald Trump does not have a racist bone in his body.
Financially, his campaign will never be as ‘well oiled’ as Clinton’s with all its Wall Street money. Trump’s will continue to be a
Despite the lack of funding, Stone pointed out that Trump has
which enables him to move quickly from topic to topic in attacks on Clinton. Trump is interesting and entertaining to listen to. Stone said that, although the media are attacking Crisis of Character, Gary Byrne’s book on the Secret Service’s experience with the Clintons, he expected it to have a big impact on people’s perception of her.
The Mail notes that the book, which is due to come out at the end of June, will put paid to Clinton’s claims that Trump lacks the temperament to be President. In fact, the tables will be turned on her:
The book casts Hillary as too ‘erratic, uncontrollable and occasionally violent’ to lead the nation, according to promotional excerpts for the book.
‘Hillary Clinton is now poised to become the Democratic nominee for president of the United States, but she simply lacks the integrity and temperament to serve in the office,’ writes Bryne.
‘From the bottom of my soul I know this to be true. And with Hillary’s latest rise, I realize that her own leadership style — volcanic, impulsive, enabled by sycophants, and disdainful of the rules set for everyone else — hasn’t changed a bit,’ he adds.
Roger Stone gave an earlier interview on June 20 to Alex Jones at InfoWars during which he discussed the departure of Corey Lewandowski that day. Paul Manafort is now Trump’s overall campaign manager. Stone explained that ‘unity of command’ was sorely needed. Manafort’s leadership will result in:
a smoother flow of information to the candidate.
This campaign is about our last, best chance to save the country. The Trump Revolution reaches beyond the Republican Party.
Stone believes the GOP convention will be challenging. Any violence outside the venue will be blamed on Trump supporters. Inside, Trump and Manafort will have to deal with the #NeverTrump Republicans, who, Stone said would prefer Clinton to win because she can be better controlled.
Stone criticised the MSM coverage that day, roughly one week following the Orlando carnage. He said that while the American public were concerned about terrorism, the media were talking non-stop about Lewandowski’s dismissal. Stone warned that it would be an ‘enormous political mistake’ for them to discount Trump:
the ultimate political reformer.
Stone said that Trump’s anti-terrorism proposals are gaining traction with the American public, making them a ‘winner’ for his campaign. He pointed out that many of these have long been in existence. The president has the prerogative to ban immigrants from countries that present a threat to the United States. Jimmy Carter, he said, forbade immigration from Iran during his term in office.
Stone made it clear that Trump is the only candidate who will protect the rights of gay people. He concluded by restating his confidence that the billionaire would become the next president of the United States.
In closing, Corey Lewandowski fell further upwards — from Trump Tower to CNN. After giving an interview to Dana Bash the day he was escorted from campaign headquarters, he went into a meeting with network executives. Although some CNN reporters are unhappy with their new colleague because of previous altercations with him, Lewandowski will be working with two conservatives: former Reagan White House political director Jeffrey Lord and Kayleigh McEnany, a lawyer and columnist.