Republicans are abandoning ship over Donald Trump’s sexist comments. It took many of them this long to come to grips with the fact that he doesn’t represent them. It makes me wonder if there is a baseline of racism, xenophobia and misogyny that’s tolerable but at least bragging about sexual assault is a place where the line is drawn. How about being a Russian sympathizer?
Anyway, it’s Wednesday which means that we’re doing the links. Since Trump is a WWE Hall of Famer, let’s kick off with WWE stars Brie and Nikki Bella.
Donald Trump claimed to know nothing about Russia but he’s sure doing a good job of reading Russian propaganda at rallies. (Newsweek)
A US Intelligence official says that Donald Trump is fully aware of Russia’s hack of the Democrats and their intentions to influence the election. So why would he deny it? (NBC News)
The question has been asked about whether WikiLeaks is acting intentionally or unintentionally working for Russian interests. Now, Julian Assange has become a key part of the Trump campaign strategy. (Bloomberg)
Trump is starting a civil war inside the GOP. He’s planning to add the GOP to voter fraud as a reason why he didn’t win the election while trying to nuke down-ballot chances of winning. (Talking Points Memo)
Trump says that he made $690 million last year. However, UK documents suggest that $690 million might be his corporate revenue while its profits and Donald’s share of it could be considerably less. (Mother Jones)
Anyone else notice that Trump didn’t answer many, if any, debate questions? That was on purpose. (Think Progress)
Just a reminder that folks who were on The Apprentice say that what Trump was shown saying on Access Hollywood wasn’t far off how he talked on the reality show. (Business Insider)
Geraldo Rivera also has tapes that Trump probably doesn’t want to get out. (CBS News)