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Here is a list of some of the celebs who claimed they would move out of the U.S. under a Trump administration.
Bryan Cranston said he hopes he doesn’t have to pack his bags, but would “definitely move” if Trump won. “Absolutely, I would definitely move,” the “Breaking Bad” star said on “The Bestseller Experiment” podcast. “It’s not real to me that that would happen. I hope to God it won’t.”
Samuel L. Jackson slammed Trump for running a “hate”-filled campaign and said he would move to South Africa if he wins. “If that motherf—er becomes president, I’m moving my black ass to South Africa,” the movie star quipped to Jimmy Kimmel.
Lena Dunham told Andy Cohen at the Matrix Awards that “I know a lot of people have been threatening to do this, but I really will. I know a lovely place in Vancouver.” The star and creator of HBO’s “Girls” has been a vocal advocate for Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee.
Neve Campbell, an actress on the political drama “House of Cards,” vowed to move back home to Canada, while “Orange is the New Black” actress Natasha Lyonne said she would hightail it to a mental hospital.
Cher tweeted this summer that if Trump gets elected, “I’m moving to Jupiter.”
Miley Cyrus wrote in an emotional Instagram post in March that tears were running down her cheek and she was unbelievably scared and sad. “I am moving if he is president,” the young pop star said. “I don’t say things I don’t mean!”
Barbara Streisand, a vocal Clinton supporter, told “60 Minutes” that “I’m either coming to your country if you’ll let me in, or Canada.”
Ne-Yo told TMZ last month that he’d move to Canada and be neighbors with fellow R&B singer Drake if the country elected Trump.
Comedian Amy Schumer said in September that Spain would be her destination of choice.
“My act will change because I will need to learn to speak Spanish,” Schumer said in an appearance on the BBC’s “Newsnight.” “Because I will move to Spain or somewhere. It’s beyond my comprehension if Trump won. It’s just too crazy.”
Chelsea Handler said she already made contingency plans months ago.
“I did buy a house in another country just in case,” the comedian and talk show host said during an appearance on “Live with Kelly and Michael” in May. “So all these people that threaten to leave the country and then don’t — I actually will leave that country.”
Former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart said he would consider “getting in a rocket and going to another planet, because clearly this planet’s gone bonkers” if the real estate mogul wins.
Whoopi Goldberg, co-host of the “The View”, said on an episode of the talk show earlier this year that if the country elects Trump, “maybe it’s time for me to move, you know. I can afford to go.”
Keegan-Michael Key said he would flee north to Canada. “It’s like, 10 minutes from Detroit,” the comedian told TMZ in January. “That’s where I’m from; my mom lives there. It’d make her happy too.”
Hispanic comedian George Lopez said Trump “won’t have to worry about immigration” if he takes the White House because “we’ll all go back.”
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg joked in an interview with The New York Times in July that it’d be time to move to New Zealand if Trump were to win.
“Now it’s time for us to move to New Zealand,” she said quoting her husband who died in 2010. “I can’t imagine what the country would be with Donald Trump as our president. For the country, it could be four years. For the court, it could be — I don’t even want to contemplate that.”
Ginsburg later apologized for her comments, calling them “ill-advised.”
Civil rights activist Al Sharpton told a reporter earlier this year that he’s “reserving my ticket out of here if [Trump] wins.”
Michelle Obama laid into Donald Trump for his lewd locker room remarks about women as follows: “I can’t stop thinking about this. It has shaken me to my core in a way I could not have predicted” — whereupon the White House warned Trump to not retaliate against the First Lady.
Well, Eric Schultz (and presumably Barack Obama), here is what you can do with your warning. Donald Trump’s statements, which were probably empty boasts in contrast to Bill Clinton’s well-known behavior, were indeed lewd and unacceptable. While two wrongs do not make a right, Michelle and Barack Obama have openly promoted rap artists who glorify misogyny, sexual objectification of women, and even date rape. That’s right; I am indeed calling out our country’s sorry excuse for a First Lady for her and her husband’s deplorable legitimization of the most despicable misogynistic language on earth.
In April 2016, the Obamas invited numerous rap artists to the White House to discuss Barack Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative while recognizing them for their “artistic” contributions to minority communities. The rappers whom the Obamas promoted with these invitations include:
Rick Ross’s, “U.O.N.E.O.” glorifies date rape with the lyrics, “Put molly all in her champagne/ She ain’t even know it / I took her home and I enjoyed that/ She ain’t even know it.” While Ross denies that this was his intended meaning, “molly” is slang for Ecstasy, a well-known date rape drug, and the context of “molly” in his lyrics shows clearly that a man put it into a woman’s drink without her knowledge or consent so he could have sex with her. Ross’ “Same Hoes” is meanwhile not about agricultural implements as shown by its lyrics, which consist primarily of the F word, a variant of the N word, and “hoes.”
Common, whose “Go!” includes, “And a ooh baby she liked it raw and like rain when she came it poured” along with a variant of the N word and even more sexually explicit lyrics.
Jay Z, who proclaims, “I’ve got 99 problems and a b***h ain’t one.”
Michelle Obama called out Trump’s remarks with the words, “What message are our little girls hearing about who they should look like, how they should act?” Nicki Minaj, another rapper whom she and her husband brought to the White House, answers that question in “Hey Mama,” “Make sure mama crawls on her knees keep him pleased rub him down be a lady and a freak” and also “Yes I do the cooking/ Yes I do the cleaning/ Yes I keep the nana real sweet for your eating/ Yes you be the (boss) yes I be respecting.” It doesn’t take a feminist to dismiss these words as belonging in a fundamentalist “Islamic” country, assuming that they ever belonged anywhere at all.
Lifezette.com adds, “And of course, who could forget about the Obamas’ cozy relationship with Jay Z and Beyoncé, who have been guests of the president and first lady on multiple occasions?” Jay Z joined Beyoncé in “Drunk in Love”. The lyrics include, “Slid the panties right to the side/ Ain`t got the time to take drawers off” and “We sex again in the morning, your breasteses [sic] is my breakfast.”
Beyoncé’s “Partition” includes far cruder and more explicit language, whose sole redeeming virtue is to remind everybody that Hillary’s husband actually did what Donald Trump talked about. “He popped all my buttons and he ripped my blouse/
He monica-lewinski’d all on my gown,” to which she adds, “Hand prints and good grips all on my ass.” Beyoncé is certainly No Angel as shown by this line: “First, both of my legs go back on your head/ And whatever you want, yeah baby I’ll bet it comes true.”
The phrase, “Right message, wrong messenger” applies perfectly here. While Donald Trump’s previous statements were crude, coarse, and lewd, nobody who promotes and mainstreams misogyny, subservience of women, and date rape has the moral standing to condemn them. Michelle Obama’s words also come across as an obviously partisan attack noting her total silence on Bill Clinton’s misogyny and sexual exploitation of women, as well as Hillary Clinton’s complicity in the same.
Recall that in a March 2015 interview with CBS, just after the NYT reported of Hillary’s use of a private email server, president Obama told the American public he had only learned about Hillary’s “unusual” arrangement from the press.
As we further reminded readers one month ago, CBS News senior White House correspondent Bill Plante asked Mr. Obama when he learned about her private email system after his Saturday appearance in Selma, Alabama. “The same time everybody else learned it through news reports,” the president told Plante. “The policy of my administration is to encourage transparency, which is why my emails, the BlackBerry I carry around, all those records are available and archived,” Mr. Obama said. “I’m glad that Hillary’s instructed that those emails about official business need to be disclosed.”
Unfortunately, the “transparency” of the Obama administration was severely tarnished in late September, when in the FBI’s interview notes with Huma Abedin released by the FBI it was first revealed that Obama had used a pseudonymous email account: “Once informed that the sender’s name is believed to be pseudonym used by the president, Abedin exclaimed: ‘How is this not classified?'” the report says. “Abedin then expressed her amazement at the president’s use of a pseudonym and asked if she could have a copy of the email.”
To be sure, this was not definitive evidence that Obama was aware of Hillary’s email server, nor that there may have been collusion between the president and the Clinton campaign.
September 06, 2016
RUSH: Make no mistake about it, ladies and gentlemen, the Democrats and their willing accomplices in the Drive-By Media are still very worried about this whole email situation with Hillary Clinton. They think the great danger still lurks there, and they are probably right about that. Greetings, and welcome back. Great to be back. Great to be with you. It’s 800-282-2882, if you want to be on the program. And, if you want to send an email, I check ’em, we have a new email address. It is ElRushbo@eibnet.us.
Catherine Herridge at Fox News.
By the way, it’s tough, folks, to understand all this. It’s tough to get your arms around all of the FBI document dump, the various contradictions in questions and answers. The Benghazi hearings have resurfaced, allegations are that the Democrats on that committee were furnished with the questions Hillary wanted asked and that they did indeed ask those questions.
John Cornyn says that Congress was duped during her confirmation hearings. It’s taken eight years, but a Republican Senator has actually awakened here to complain about the obvious, meaning tricks of the trade employed by Democrats.
But, anyway, Catherine Herridge at Fox has been reporting all day, raising big questions about emails that indicate the Clinton camp got questions they wanted to have asked to Democrat Senators during the Benghazi hearing, and the Democrat Senators then used the very questions they were fed at the hearing because Mrs. Clinton had the pat answers ready to go.
Hillary Clinton, in her FBI interview, said she was unable to recall things 39 times. There are I think a lot of — I don’t know how to characterize — small stories that could potentially get big or big stories out there that are big only within a small universe of the media. You know, you realize, folks, we are a segregated media. We are a segregated country and we have a segregated media. We have the conservative media, the New Media, whatever, and we have the Drive-Bys, the old mainstream media, and they’re still the big ones. They are still the majority media.
And, in fact, the existence, starting in 1988, of this New Media, of the conservative media I think has hardened the Drive-By and mainstream media. I think it’s made them even more biased and more openly biased and more openly confrontational and more openly supportive than they ever have been before.
They used to be able to get away with the pretense of being objective and fair and down the middle, and with the rise of the New Media almost a call to arms in the media in terms of competition, they were forced out of the foxhole, and they had to expose themselves in the process of defending their turf. And so it has given the impression that the divide in the country extends even beyond the population, that it includes now the media.
I don’t think that is new. I just think it has a new face or a cloak has been lifted and people now see the mainstream media for what it always was. It was never objective, and it was never nonbiased or unbiased, and it was never, quote, unquote, fair. What is different about it, as I say, is they’re open about who they are now, and they’re unashamed because they’re in a very competitive situation. But nevertheless it’s led to this segregated media. And things that happen, things that get reported — not things that happen — the things that get reported in our media tend to stay there.
They don’t cross over to the mainstream media, such as Hillary’s coughing. In fact, the mainstream media reaction to Hillary’s coughing is, “Would you guys stop covering this? There’s no story here. There’s nothing to see here. Human beings cough. You’re using this unfairly, and you’re using this in a way that’s not representative of the truth and it’s gotta stop, you should just stop it.” They have no intention of using it.
So this segregated media remains what it is, and that even extends to social media. Sometimes there’s crossover. Sometimes things that happen that are big here in our media do make it into the Drive-Bys, reluctantly so, but it’s why so much of what you see on Fox you don’t see on CNN or MSNBC or anywhere else. And the Hillary-FBI interview and the FBI document dump is a classic example of this.
The Drive-By Media and its related membership looked at all these documents that were released and dumped on Friday of Labor Day weekend and they say, they are reporting that everything confirms that Hillary Clinton’s honest and did not lie and does not lie and that there isn’t even a story here. “There’s not a story on Benghazi; there’s not a story on the emails; there isn’t anything; and everything you’re hearing in the right-wing media is all made up and trumped up and you shouldn’t believe any of it because it’s all just partisan BS.”
That’s what they’re saying. They’re saying there’s nothing to see here. This proves that Hillary Clinton is the angel we have always thought she was. The document dump says that there’s nothing to see here. Well, there are various lists. People have looked at the documents and have written lists, the 10 things you should always remember, the five things you should always remember, the 10 things we should never forget about the Hillary Clinton document dump. And I have amassed and collected all of these. And I have a couple to share with you.
The 5 Most Outrageous Things Hillary Clinton Said In Her FBI Interview. Number 1. “She cited her 2012 concussion as the reason that she cannot remember details of briefings during her “transition out of office.”
Well, if she was unable to remember such things at the time, why was she at work? If this concussion was so bad, why was she allowed, why was she permitted front and center on all of these issues, if she had no idea what she was being told? If every briefing she got she can’t remember, then why did she have the job? Shouldn’t she have been on medical leave if this concussion was that bad?
Anyway, I think, you know, to cite the 2012 concussion as the reason she can’t remember details of briefings during the transition out of office, that makes the concussion sound far more serious than what they’re trying to make it out to be.
Number 2. “She said she never even thought whether emails she exchanged on a future U.S. drone attack should be classified.” Never even thought about it. See? She didn’t lie. There’s nothing to see here. Drone attacks, who says they should be classified, say her defense.
Yes, that’s exactly the point. “She said she never even thought whether emails she exchanged on a future U.S. drone attack should be classified.” “Why did you want to see those? Those were party yoga and wedding things I deleted. Why would those be interesting?” Yes, we’re supposed to believe that.
Number 3. “She said she thought the ‘C’ before a paragraph indicated alphabetical order. The C actually stands for ‘classified.'” But the secretary of state, any of them, will tell you, Colin Powell, run the gamut of them, will tell you they consider everything they get to be classified. Everything they get is secret. Everything they get is for their eyes only and for a small group of people.
Well, Hillary Clinton is trafficking in the stuff. She is trafficking in classified data. Her excuse to the FBI was (paraphrasing), “I thought the C indicated that it was paragraph C.” Well, where was paragraph A? Where was paragraph B? She was in the Senate for eight years. She was secretary of state for four years. She was on the Armed Services Committee. She ran into and saw countless classified documents. She saw the C, in other words, on document after document after document. Is she really so stupid she couldn’t figure out what it meant?
Folks, do you realize how stupid this makes her sound? “I I thought that was alphabetical order.” This is my point earlier in the program. When she gets caught, she resorts to one or two, maybe three things. She plays the gender card, sometimes she plays the race card, and sometimes she plays the sympathy card, as in, “I’m sorry, I don’t recall,” or, “I didn’t know.”
And it’s the “I didn’t know” that buffalos me, because I don’t know how that jibes with the fact that this is the smartest woman in the world. And all of the people that support her and for the entire time that she has been in public life her reputation has been smartest woman in the world.
Don’t forget the Barack Obama on the stage at the Democrat convention told everybody that she is far and away the most qualified person ever to seek the presidency. Sorry, George Washington, sorry FDR, sorry Abe Lincoln, sorry Bill Clinton, but your wife, she runs rings around both of us, is what he said.
And yet, after having said that here’s a woman who said, “I thought the C represented alphabetical order.” She has no problem portraying herself as ignorant and thinks that it’s an excuse. She thinks that she’s gonna get away with it.
Number 4. “She said no one ever raised concerns to her about her use of a private email server.” And yet we have emails where her own aides, including Huma Abedin, raising concerns about her server being insecure. “She said she could not recall any training on how to handle classified information.” Now, come on. I mean, she signed documents saying she had been briefed on how to handle classified information. And she didn’t ask?
Is she really…? This is, again, she’s citing the stupid card! (stammering) “I… I… I don’t remember! I… I… I don’t… I… I’m sorry, nobody taught me! Nobody trained me on how to deal with classified data.” You’re the secretary of state, first lady, senator! What do you mean nobody trained you? You’re supposed to be so smart that this stuff instinctively occurs to you, and yet we’re supposed to feel sorry for the girl. We’re supposed to understand. “Well, she had a concussion! Yeah, she fell off, the sniper fire, whatever, these crazy accidents.
“It might be brain fried there a couple times, and you’ve gotta be sympathetic, gotta be understanding. She got the coughing spasms. She’s working hard, she’s doing the best she can! (sobs) Nobody taught her. Nobody trained her on classified data and how to deal with it.” Really? That’s the excuse? Now, you might think individual stuff is small stuff, and it probably sounds that way. But when you remember what it is we’re talking about here? We’re talking about a serial liar who’s caught in the act, and these are her excuses that she offers in order to get away with lying.
“Oh, I thought the C was Paragraph C! Why, nobody trained me on classified documents.” Can you imagine if George W. Bush — who they portrayed as a dumb hick cowboy — had ever laughingly joked, “Well, no told me about classified documents! (laughing) I never knew about classified stuff. I thought… (laughing) I thought it was for everybody!” Can you imagine what the reaction would be? “Clinton aides told the FBI the secretary of state frequently replaced her BlackBerry phone and the whereabouts of her old device would become unknown. The FBI report suggests there were at least 13 different devices…
The point of that is, she was making supreme efforts — she was going to the extensive mile — to cover up what she was doing because she did know what she was doing and she did know that she was skirting the law and she did know she was skirting policy. And she worked it! She found as many different ways as possible to do it. Because the ultimate objective was to prevent people from finding out what she was actually doing as secretary of state. And what she was actually doing as secretary of state was raising money for her husband and herself and her daughter, under the guise of funding a Clinton Global Initiative and Clinton Family Foundation.
She used the position of secretary of state to raise money. She sold access if necessary, but whatever, she was collecting money. She was raising money for herself and her family. And that’s why she didn’t want anybody to know what she was doing. That’s why everything was done on a private server. That’s why everything was done away from the official State Department network, because she couldn’t allow for what she was really doing as secretary of state to be discovered.
Now that it has been discovered, the excuse, “(stammering) I didn’t know. Sorry, can’t remember. Uhhh, classified? No, nobody ever trained me in that. Uh, that was like a classified doc. I thought that was Paragraph C! I… I didn’t know that what was in that paragraph was secret. Oh, gee, I’m sorry, I didn’t know. Well, you know, I had a concussion! I had a fall! I had a concussion during the corkscrew landing that resulted in sniper fire, and I just don’t remember.” All of this was to hide what was really going on, and that is Bill and Hillary Clinton accruing and acquiring personal wealth the only way they knew how: To sell access to themselves and the positions they held in government.
RUSH: You know, Hillary Clinton lies with the imagination of a six-year-old. That’s what I’m trying to say here. The way she lies about these things is akin to your six-year-old kid. You end up almost feeling charmed when your six-year-old lies to you about something. You know the kid knows you got caught red-handed, and you kind of marvel at the kid’s explanation. Hillary strikes me as a six-year-old coming up with these excuses for lying.
Grab audio sound bite number eight. Now, this happened on the new campaign plane yesterday. Andrea Mitchell, NBC News, Washington, said to Hillary, “Madam Secretary, the FBI report cited several instances where you couldn’t recall State Department guidance about the classification system of the documents; about how you were trained when you went in; about what you did when you left office. Does that indicate apparent latitude towards classification and towards the way secrets were held and protected? Does it mean you didn’t take it very seriously, Mrs. Clinton?”
HILLARY: I went in to the State Department understanding classification. I’d been on the Senate Armed Services Committee for years before I was secretary of state. I take classification seriously. The fact I couldn’t remember certain meetings, whether or not they had occurred, doesn’t in any way affect the commitment that I had and still have to the treatment of classified materials.
RUSH: Classic. Classic. The question is not whether you treat it seriously. Well, actually it is. But the question is not whether or not you’re committed to it. The question is why didn’t you commit to it? (imitating Hillary) “Well, I’m committed to it. Just because I don’t remember my training and just because I don’t remember some meetings and just because I don’t remember how, it doesn’t mean that I’m not committed.”
The point is, you were trafficking in classified documents. Secrets were all over the world because of you. And your excuse is, “Well, I care, I really care.” That’s the Democrats’ out every time they get in a tight snatch. “I care. At least I care. The other guys don’t even care, but I care.” Oh, okay. And then you had a concussion because you corkscrew landed and had the sniper fire and you fell down, all that stuff. Yeah, right. I don’t know, folks. None of this jibes, again, with the reputation they want us to believe, and that is she’s the smartest woman in the world. She’s more competent than anybody who’s ever been president.
That’s what they told us at the Democrat convention. That she is so competent, that she’s so smart, she can’t even contain it. The competence and the intelligence are oozing out of every orifice and every pore in her skin. Just incredible how talented this woman is. Duh. Where is it? ‘Cause every excuse we get is wrapped around, “I didn’t know. I don’t remember. I wasn’t trained properly. I forgot.” Excuses that nobody in positions of power uses or even gets away with.
Thank you so much. You know, it’s hard to believe that it has been eight years since I first came to this convention to talk with you about why I thought my husband should be President. Remember how I told you about his character and conviction, his decency and his grace — the traits that we’ve seen every day that he’s served our country in the White House.
I also told you about our daughters — how they are the heart of our hearts, the center of our world. And during our time in the White House, we’ve had the joy of watching them grow from bubbly little girls into poised young women — a journey that started soon after we arrived in Washington, when they set off for their first day at their new school.
I will never forget that winter morning as I watched our girls, just seven and ten years old, pile into those black SUVs with all those big men with guns. And I saw their little faces pressed up against the window, and the only thing I could think was, “What have we done?” See, because at that moment, I realized that our time in the White House would form the foundation for who they would become, and how well we managed this experience could truly make or break them. Continue reading