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Donald Trump pissed off michael stipe by using his music without asking.
Via: Gawker
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We're having to slowly come to grips with the fact that a lot of people seem to like Donald Trump and his bid for the White House in 2016. Many others do not. One of those people is R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe.

On the campaign trail, candidates use a lot of music to set the tone for how they perceive the world and what they plan to do to get it right. They don't always ask for permission.

At a Tea Party rally Sept. 9, Trump used the R.E.M. song "It's the End of the World as We Know It (and I Feel Fine)" without checking to make sure it was OK with the band. It wasn't and Michael Stipe took to Twitter to express his opinions about it.

The band later released a more, ahem, tactful statement on their Facebook page.

"While we do not authorize or condone the use of our music at this political event, and do ask that these candidates...

Posted by R.E.M. on Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Gawker points out that this is certainly not the first time candidates have angered artists:

R.E.M., of course, is only the latest group to object to their music being hijacked for tone-deaf political purposes. Just yesterday, Survivor slammed Kim Davis for using "Eye of the Tiger" as her walkout song and in June, Neil Young asked Trump to please stop rockin' in the free world.

However, the saddest example (by far) is Bruce Springsteen superfan Chris Christie, whose history of getting sh*t on by his idol apparently dates back to the Clinton administration.
Via: CNN
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Tired about the speculation circling his flaxen halo of hair, Donald Trump invited an event attendee to examine his hair to make sure it was real.

He did caution the audience that he does use hairspray, but that didn't stop the investigating woman to quickly confirm that it was real.

Deadline Hollywood wrote about the campaign stunt:

The stunt was by way of attacking The New York Times for what Trump described as a front-page inaccuracy – NYT being today's Donald Trump Media Target. Never any downside to blasting the media, which Trump has used to his headline-grabbing advantage, following his grilling by FNC moderators at the first GOP debate and by Univision star Jorge Ramos at a recent news conference.

"I'm always in the front page of The New York Times now … I'm going to set a record for that too," the real estate mogul simpered at the top of his speech to the Upstate Chamber Coalition's Presidential Series in Greenville, SC.

The quote that drove Trump to such follicle extremes came from this story about Trump's problem courting Spanish media outlets

Ricardo Sánchez, known as "El Mandril" on his Spanish drive-time radio show in Los Angeles, has taken to calling Donald J. Trump "El hombre del peluquín" — the man of the toupee.
Donald Trump called Megyn Kelly a bimbo again.
Via: NY Post
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Well, it seems like Donald Trump has not let go of his grudge towards FOX News' Megyn Kelly, even though its been over a month since the GOP debate that sparked the whole thing off.

After Kelly asked him a series of questions regarding Trump's views of women, he took it personally, saying the questions were unfair.

He continued responded, days after the debate, with Twitter baiting and possible interview slander, but that was a few weeks ago and you'd think the candidate for United States President would find other ways to fill his time.

Not so!

Megyn Kelly returned to her regular FOX show, The Kelly File and Trump returned to troll.

Then he just started retweeting people.

And then there's this one.

Save us, Deez Nuts.

Deez Nuts is hot on the heels of Donald Trump's lead in North Carolina polls.
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Well, it looks like Donald Trump has a new rival for the votes of North Carolinians.

Public Policy Polling has discovered some rising approval numbers for a new Independent candidate — Deez Nuts of Wallingford, Iowa.

Finally another declared independent candidate, Deez Nuts, polls at 9% in North Carolina to go along with his 8% in Minnesota and 7% in Iowa in our recent polling. Trump leads Clinton 40/38 when he's in the mix.

This caught the eye of the campaign media and the high numbers, which are above Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee and Scott Walker for the state, have only grown the attention towards his campaign.

So, yeah.

But it doesn't end there.

Deez Nuts, who is apparently a 15-year-old sophomore in high school named Brady Olson has actually set up a campaign website for himself, which includes a detailed platform.

Surprisingly, the platform's stances seem sincere and well-considered. Deez Nuts has a more conservative view of immigration reform although he believe in choice as far as abortion rights.

He also lays out a surprisingly detailed stance on territorial voting rights:

I support giving citizens in our American territories voting rights. I also support giving American Samoan citizens automatic US citizenship. I would give Puerto Rico 3 electoral votes since Puerto Rico is bigger than many states. Guam, the US Virgin Islands, and the Northern Marianas all get 2 since they are smaller, but still incorporated territories. Finally, American Samoa would only get 1 since it is still considered an "unincorporated" territory. This would bring the total of electoral votes from 538 to 548.

We all know who should be the newcomer's campaign manager.

Would you vote for him?

Donal Trump becomes the target for #periodsarenotaninsult.
Via: missambear
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A lot of things came out of the Aug. 6 GOP Debate/Trumptacle. One of them is the hashtag #periodsarenotaninsult.

After FOX News moderator Megyn Kelly asked Donald Trump about the way he talked about woman, Trump took it personally, going on a bit off an assault. It culminated in him saying the following in an interview with CNN's Don Lemon Aug. 7.

"You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes," Trump said. "Blood coming out of her wherever."

It has been very difficult for most to think he meant anything other than Kelly was menstruating during the debate and took it out on him.

Cut to: Femsplain founder Amber Gordon giving Trump some information Aug. 8.

She followed it up by coining a hashtag.

After that, it spread like wildfire. Twitter users tagged Trump about their own menstrual cycles and their thoughts on his campaign in general.

In many ways, and for many different groups of people, Trump's campaign is the gift that keeps on giving.

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President Obama knows that Donald Trump is probably stressing out over the Aug. 5 first Republican primary debate, so he decided to offer some advice.

Jimmy Fallon's Donald Trump impression might be as weak as his ring finger, but the jokes that spring from this little interaction stand on their own. Plus, half the fun of watching a Jimmy Fallon impression is seeing how far away he can get from the real thing.

This phone preparation covers a great many topics between the sitting president and the man who led the birther cause.

They joked on Chris Christie, Trump got his own Cecil the lion trophy and the whole thing ended with an autotuned duet of OMI's Cheerleader.

Trump's probably had a busy enough week, what with answering all those phone calls after his cell number went public.

That surely won't stop the fireworks from blowing up in tomorrow's debate as the top 10 polled contenders for the Republican party nomination spar for a chance to say anything slightly meaningful in the most presidential way possible.

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