Friday, October 28, 2016

Betty MacDonald in Hollywood and a clown

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Betty MacDonald fan club fans,

we are very curious to learn more about Betty MacDonald's experiences in Hollywood especially Eartha is dreaming of Hollywood very often. 

Betty MacDonald Memorial Award winner Wolfgang Hampel does a great job. 

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Eartha can imagine very well to be a Hollywood movie star.

Who are Betty MacDonald's favourite actors?

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It's a masterpiece.

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We got very important info regarding the original 'The Egg and I' and the way Betty MacDonald described her first husband Robert Eugene Heskett and their neighbours.

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We are very happy that Betty MacDonald fan club got so many fans in 40 countries.

At the current time I'm rather busy because my father got a very serious heart attack some time ago.

There is reason to be optimistic according to the doctors but we need lots of time and patience.

Therefore I'm really very grateful that author Heiderose Teynor is going to support us with activities on Facebook establishing a new site promoting her literary work ( which I adore )  Betty MacDonald fan club and Vita Magica.

Thanks a million dearest Heiderose!

Now let's introduce our good friend and author Heiderose Teynor! 

My name is Heiderose Teynor. I live with my family in Neckarsteinach near Heidelberg.

I’ve  studied history and politics at Heidelberg University and  I was always interested in journalism and wrote my first articles during my study. Later I worked on short stories and started my writing career. 
I adore criminal stories with meaning and understanding, when the reader has to reflect about it.

2. My favorite writer:

I like  Donna Leon's stories  in book form or on TV.

3. The kind of literature:

It is not very easy to write good stories, and a teacher said to me “You can do anything, just do not get bored!” I try to entertain my readers that they cannot stop. In holidays I visited Italy and the Tuscany. I love these old towns like San Gimignano, Siena or Pisa. Another aspect is my home region round Heidelberg. Visitors from all over the world visit this town, the castle and the river Neckar. So why is it so much interesting? I tried to research it.

My book “Im Bann der Omertà” is about my home region around Heidelberg and the Tuscany. It is a story about organized crime and the duty of silence. The special feature in “Im Bann der Omertà”  are the regional stories both around Heidelberg and in Tuscany.

4. My opinion to Betty MacDonald

Betty MacDonald’s “The Egg and I” is very funny and amusing as Betty MacDonald wrote about her childhood and youth, and later about her experiences at the chicken farm. This is a wonderful gift to describe everyday life  like she does it! Some other people would not even see it, but she was able to write a whole book in a very amusing and witty style.

I heard about Betty MacDonald and The Egg and I  in Vita Magica  from Wolfgang Hampel. Through facebook and net I met Linde Lund.  It is very interesting to attend Vita Magica  last Tuesday every month. The program is always very interesting with quiet different writers and musicians.

5. My appearence in Vita Magica

I will read together with other writers on 30th of May 2017, when Heidelberg is on program and with “Im Bann der Omertà” I will be guest reader on 28th of November 2017.


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A very warm welcome dearest Heiderose to Betty MacDonald fan club and thanks a million for your outstanding support! 


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Do you want to see photos of Betty MacDonald's beloved grandmother Gammy?

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Isn't this great?

By the way I totally agree. The author of an oustanding Betty MacDonald biography needs a very good sense of humor.

We will be able to offer you very witty and exciting stories because of our outstanding Betty MacDonald research and many  interviews with Betty MacDonald's family and friends by Betty MacDonald fan club founder Wolfgang Hampel.

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Betty MacDonald fan club fans from 5 continents enjoy these unique very witty interviews and new ones will follow.

We hope we'll be able to read Wolfgang Hampel's  new very well researched  stories about Betty MacDonald, Robert Eugene Heskett, Donald Chauncey MacDonald, Darsie Bard, Sydney Bard, Gammy, Alison Bard Burnett,  Darsie Beck, Mary Bard Jensen, Clyde Reynolds Jensen, Sydney Cleveland Bard, Mary Alice Bard, Dorothea DeDe Goldsmith, Madge Baldwin, Don Woodfin, Mike Gordon, Ma and Pa Kettle, Nancy and Plum, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle and others - very soon.

It' s such a pleasure to read them. 

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Let's go to magical Betty MacDonald's  Vashon Island.

Fat. Pig. Dog. Slob. Disgusting animal.
These are just some of the names that Donald Trump has called women over the years. Yes, a man who's hoping to become President of the United States and presumably persuade a few women to vote for him, too.

The billionaire has been widely called out for his objectification of women - he has a tendency to criticise them for their looks - and sexist remarks.

Betty MacDonald's grandmother Gammy would say: He is a pig and he really is.

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle shouldn't try to change him. 

It's a waste of time. 

I totally agree with this. Now he is warning of a possible World War III that Hillary might start.

This guy is really crazy! 

I totally agree!  You can't vote for a guy like this. 

The way he behaves is a joke - but a very bad one!  

A guy like this should live in Mrs. Monday's boarding house.

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This CD is a golden treasure because Betty MacDonald's very witty sister Alison Bard Burnett shares unique stories about Betty MacDonald, Mary Bard Jensen, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle and Nancy and Plum. 

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I am neither Christian enough nor charitable enough to like anybody just because he is alive and breathing. I want people to interest or amuse me. I want them fascinating and witty or so dul as to be different. I want them either intellectually stimulating or wonderfully corny; perfectly charming or hundred percent stinker. I like my chosen companions to be distinguishable from the undulating masses and I don't care how. - Betty MacDonald

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Wolfgang Hampel's new Betty MacDonald documentary of Betty MacDonald's life in Boulder, Butte, Seattle, Laurelhurst, Chimacum, Vashon Island, Carmel and Carmel Valley is really fascinating. My personal favourites are scenes of Betty's and Don's life in Carmel and Carmel Valley.

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50 Answers
Andrew Lemke
Andrew Lemke, Complex solution manager at IBM Security
To the degree that his statements reflect reality, it is unlikely. Trump's entire outlook is financially based and wars are very expensive. This seems to match his non-hawkish positions on every front.
  • On the Iraq war, he claims he was against it from the start (in reality it was after the war had started) and he claimed it would destabilize the Middle East.
  • On North Korea, he wants to leverage China to solve the North Korean situation:
  • On Iran, he is willing to "police" the Iran nuclear deal as hard as possible, but not "tear it up" as others have stated.
  • On Russia, he is already making friends with Putin while his GOP competition states they would punch Putin in the nose.
  • On Syria, he wants to see Russia take care of ISIS while his GOP competition wants to carpet bomb the entire region.
While Trump doesn't seem to be hawkish, he talks big, states he wants to increase military size and strength. With terrorism, he claims he would he in favor of killing the families of terrorists and go beyond waterboarding.
George Gonzalez
George Gonzalez, USA!, USA! most of the time, when we're not dropping bombs on poor browns.
Because he’s an irresponsible and impulsive and angry hothead, that’s why. He has already made statements off the cuff about defaulting on the USA’s debt, undoing NATO, starting a few wars at home and abroad, , and worse.
Andrew John Weeks
Andrew John Weeks, *something provocative* and I'm ahead in the polls... Sweet.
Immediately? No. No-one will declare war on the US just because Trump is elected.

From a more cynical/world view position one could argue that WW3 has already started. Just look at the middle east. We see ISIL/ISIS/IS/Daesh/whatever you want to call them. Then Russia has started bombing Kurds. Turkey is shooting down Russia jets. NATO/Coalition bombing, especially in Syria. Massive disagreements around Assad.

So yeah, I don't think WW3 will erupt if Trump is elected. I think it already has, we just haven't realised yet. We have a real life battle of the 5 armies.
Cole Roepke
Cole Roepke, Currently studying Political Science at College
Well there are a couple of places Trump has gotten himself into trouble in terms of foreign policy. He has advocated for starting a trade war with China by imposing various tariffs and by plunging both the US and China into recession.
Here's a good article to illustrate how The Republican front runner plans on tanking our economy.
Donald Trump has also spoken about how the nuclear option is something “he wouldn't rule out” to fight terrorist groups. He has also spoken about how we should allow other various countries including Japan, Korea, and Saudi Arabia to own nukes as well.
Here's an article about Trump’s thoughts on nuclear proliferation.
These positions he has taken, and many more like it, lead many people to think that a Trump Administration would lead to a decline in the international community’s respect for the US as responsible, respectful allies.
I hope this helps. There are probably other reasons why Trump might take us into a new World War, but these are the two I could think up while at work!
Jeff Schwartz
Jeff Schwartz, I've been a voter in more Presidential elections than i care to admit
Look at how Trump has jumped to declare that Egypt Air flight 804 was caused by terrorism before all the facts are in. Now, this certainly could wind up being a terrorist act (as I am writing this they have still not declared as such, they are just finding the wreckage and no organization has taken credit for bringing down the plane), but it can also be something else. He dangerously speaks before he has all the facts. And even when facts seem to be known about things, he still declares he knows different ( he broached the idea Anton Scalia was murdered, Ted Cruz’s father was with Oswald before the Kennedy assassination, that Obama was really a Muslim, that the U.S. government was involved int he 9/11 attacks, Muslims marched in Jersey City after those same attacks, vaccines cause autism and on and on.) all of this is dangerous misinformation.
Acting before thinking or disregarding facts because of your gut is not the behavior of a Commander in Chief. It could get us into a war very easily
Cassius Fragomeni
Cassius Fragomeni, Author, History Lover, Youtuber, Blogger. Owner of LagSwitchGaming.
While I don't honestly believe anyone in present times is stupid enough to start a global war. I do believe Donald Trump stands for all of the wrong things politically in a time where standing for the wrong things could mean ticking off the wrong people and starting a firestorm.
As a Canadian I don't even understand the anti-Muslim rhetoric im with the sign holder!
Islam is almost a quarter of the population globally...
Alienating the largest religion because some of the members of their group are trying to murder people in the desert over archaic laws. The basic stance of anti-Muslim in the most free country in the world is almost so insane I don't even know how it passed the joke stage.
Donald Trump, is very adamant on his plans for removing the "muslim problem" the way he talks about using the US ARMY to get things done is fucked up and it almost sounds like something you'd hear out of the mic of a redneck on an old MW2 lobby.
This is an image from a news cover back when trump announced his run for presidency.
What the fuck happened, how is anyone taking this shit seriously?
Trump is a reality TV KING
He understands that the majority of the american people are sheep, and sheep like reality TV. The candidate who most often wins on the show is the one with the most memorable personality the brash confident one.
He's playing on the hearts and minds of all the american people right now like a fucking reality TV show and it sickens me. He just says crazy shit but then flips 180 back to his core beliefs and they all eat it up.
Good luck America, I sincerely hope you don't let this happen to us because we'll be cleaning up after trumps mess for a long fuckin time.
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I laughed out loud when I read this question. Don't get me wrong, this is not a bad question. If you knew my opinion of Trump, you might find it funny too.

Trump is a joke, and the world knows it. He's treating the presidential election like it's literally a game of popularity. He only says what they want to hear. The democratic process in the US is pretty much a game of popularity, but it was always a battle of government policy. It was about the people considering the political reforms and policies of the next government, about how they would do things differently. It was about weighing in the intelligence and character of the next president. The prior presidental debates were professional. Trump has made it personal.

His proposals are laughable. His ideas are painfully simplistic. The real scary thing though, is that Trump is the physical representation of the sociological backwardness of the US. His polls say so. The only way he has made it so far is because they support him, they actually believe in him. This doesn't mean Donald Trump is incompetent, his family is admirable.

But to put this into perspective, the UK is currently debating on a petition of 573,000 signatures to ban Trump from entering the UK. I read that a couple days ago.

If Trump becomes president, he could start WW3. But that will only be because of a reaction from another country. This goes to show, we really shouldn't let a man like Donald Trump become President of the United States of America.
Drew Astolfi
Drew Astolfi, I am involved in the politics of the United States of America, I live there
Europeans can (mostly) relax about this. 
No WWIII, but a foreign policy straight outta the WWF, and gold trim on the White House.  He's more like Berlusconi than Mussolini, he's more likely to make us a joke than a threat.
At least I hope so.
Elliot Honig
Elliot Honig, Jazz pianist, Psychologist for 30 yrs, now retired.
In the public appearances he's made, he has said some very reckless and thoughtless things.
He's recently said he's not going to honor our NATO agreement without more money from our allies, and he's advocated letting Japan and South Korea defend themselves, including using nuclear weapons.
Trump made statements about using a ‘carpet bombing’ strategy to defeat ISIS, thereby killing thousands of innocent men, women, and children. Furthermore, Trump has made inflammatory remarks about Muslims, causing further alienation among the people we actually need to defeat ISIS and other terrorist organizations.
He has proposed canceling the recent agreement with Iran regarding their nuclear weapons program. If Trump did cancel the deal, besides the ill will it would create, it would no doubt give Iran a clear signal to speed up their development of nuclear bombs. In my opinion, the cancellation of the Iran agreement may further destabilize an already unstable region, and invite other nations in the Middle East to develop their own nuclear programs .
Trump has put so many potentially disastrous and dangerous ideas out there, that it's difficult to imagine that there won't be some kind of war in our future if he's elected. He is spouting a foreign policy viewpoint that promotes isolationism for the US. A policy that was prevalent just prior to WW II.
Bilal Rehman
Bilal Rehman, Rector, historian. defense and security analyst
Donald Trump's conduct has created perception problems abroad. He may be a well-meaning person but many of his out of the box solutions are highly questionable like building a wall along the Mexican border and making Mexicans pay for it. This has been criticised by former Mexican Presidents. The historic veracity and wisdom of what he had to publicly say regarding Pershing's decision of shooting of captured Philippino Muslim guerrillas with bullet heads dipped in pig's blood is also questionable. Over 50% of the Americans consider that his election as president will embarrass the US. Some of his public statements are considered as hate speech. Hundreds of thousands of British citizens do not want him to enter their country. He has to display greater maturity to ensure that he is more acceptable to both, the Americans and foreigners.
His welcoming stance on the Brexit results are at odds with not only the American establishment but also internationally recognized experts that it will weaken the west. So far, foreign perceptions place him in the extreme right. He has to prove with his conduct that his detractors have misperceptions.
If he attains the position of POTUS without changing his attitude, foreign embassies will be curious and worried regarding the future. He could initiate a brinkmanship cycle which could spiral out of control.
Any poorly handled faux pas by: POTUS Trump could spiral out of control and ultimately lead to loss of US prestige even if a WW3 does not take place.
He still requires mid course correction, better perception managers and a more deliberate, circumspect approach enriched by worthy advisors and official briefings.
However, it was truly amazing that his comments on the Turkish coup reflected the sentiments of the prodemocracy Taqsim Square crowd. He also has non intrusive views on Iraq and Libya. Additionally, he is optimistic regarding his interaction with Mr Putin. He has an impressive learning curve behind him. With his all pervasive dynamism, who knows he might be able to pull out the US from the bog of bloated anti terrorism obsessions and quasi cold war dabblings!
You could have a wrestlemania event Trump v Kim jung-il. Judges Rosie O'Donnell, Dennis Redman,and Vladimir  Putin. Hair pulling allowed. I'd  pay to see that. All the proceeds to Israel  for settlements for starting the war with Iran.
By sending regular troops into the Syrian civil war where they accidentally clash with Russians. After that it doesn’t take all that much for things to start spiraling out of control.
The world already held its breath once when Turkey shot down an Russian aircraft that was trespassing its airspace. While nothing direct came of that, a “proportional response” or even self-defense by Russian plane against Turkish troops could have been construed as an attack against a member of NATO. We lucked out.
Sophia de Tricht
Sophia de Tricht, I've been in geopolitics for a long time and you, sir, are no politician.
I've always (jokingly) said that if we listened to Donald Trump, we'd be at war with everybody, but we'd be making a million dollars a year. We wouldn't really be at war with everybody, though. And that unconscionable hutt will never be elected.
Theodore R. Wade Jr.
Theodore R. Wade Jr., Retired computer professional, entrepreneur, science fiction, koi fish breeder.
In all practicable probabilities, no.
Even the president of the United States has restraints as to what he can and cannot order.
More than once, in history, people and groups have circumvented that, as Bush/Cheney and fabricated CIA reports, aided by Cheney insiders in the NSA, allowed the attack on Iraq for non existent WMD.
But it is an exception, difficult to do, even more difficult to repeat.
The probability of Trump winning, regardless of the media reporting, media owned and controlled by the One Percent, is somewhere between slim and none.
Republicans are approximately 26% of Americans.
Trump draws a substantial number of that, 38% (?).
You do the math.
The One Percent agenda of dumbing down America, as successful as it has been cannot overcome that math, without external intervention as in 2000.
I seriously doubt it can happen, in 2016, but also be assured, the One Percent, have no intention of retiring.
Their goal (Murdock, Koch, brothers etc) is to destroy and replace the democracy with an oligarchy.
Were that to happen it would only be temporary, like the monarchy of France in the late 18th century.
And the result in America in the 21st century, will be the same as the result in France in the late 1700's.
Considering that Trump is actually against the neoconservative wing of the GOP, the one that is advocating for active military engagement and regime change across the globe, this is a strange question.
Trump lays out a policy that is more isolationist and focused on internal problems that the US is facing, and has declared time and time again that he is against projecting military power in situations other than imminent threat to the US.
He talks more about being tough in negotiations and financial dealings with other countries, not using military force as a tool to resolve conflicts.
This doesn't sound like a very militant position.
It appears that the question stems from the innuendo that the media is creating around his personality, portraying him as a fascist type of a leader. He is a populist, and his demeanor does come across crass and egomaniacal. But when you listen to what he has to say (and it's extremely simple to understand, lol!), he is talking about reclaiming the right to actually be a determined and assertive negotiator leveraging economic and political tools, and not only be on the giving end of any international interaction.
Scott Welch
Scott Welch, American by birth, Canadian by choice.
Yes, but they'll take care of it in post-production.
Steven Rudin
Steven Rudin, Democrat/Independent,
I think other world leaders wouldn't take him seriously. Although, that could be dangerous.  Some historians have written that the Cuban Missile Crisis was partially caused by Khrushchev's low opinion of JFK.  He thought that he was inexperienced, and could easily be pushed around. I think he later gained respect for him.  But, comparing JFK to Trump is like comparing Margaret Mead to Sarah Palin, or Einstein to Pee Wee Herman.
Trump wants to get rid of NATO; in doing that we will lose our Allies. The military at that point would likely go rogue and a coup would be possible. Trump wants to start trade wars with Mexico and China. That would lead to an enormous drop in exports and would damage the economy. At this time, our financial situation is being propped up by our ability to buy cheap Chinese exports. Not only would US economy probably collapse into a second Great Depression, but we will again take the rest of the world's large economies with us. Mexico is a huge trading partner. If we anger them we could start another US Mexico War like what occurred in the time of Teddy Roosevelt. If we cozy up to Putin, it will speed the rise of Iran. They almost have nuclear weapons capable of starting WWIII. Remember the stability that we do have on this planet, the reason we have not had another war, is US leadership in maintaining stability and peace. And if we leave North Korea to the discretion of China, we face a very dangerous scenario. China is already an increasing military threat to us. They are currently a threat to all of East Asia, as we see right now they have manufactured an island in the South China Sea. If they are able to control that area they are a huge threat to Japan (our ally) and the entire Asian continent. So the answer is that Trump would definitely and indisputably be a huge part and could actually be the biggest player in WWIII.
Charles J. Hunsinger
Charles J. Hunsinger, Retired business owner, an accomplished irritant and an aspiring great thinker.
America could quite possibly be at war during Trumps’s tenure as President. Currently America has about 5,000 combat troops on the ground fighting ISIS, but they call it training and another 7000 paid contractors essentially doing the same thing. Obama prefers to call these people trainers. They are dying in combat missions however and we will not call it war.
ISIS was born under the Obama Administration and is now estimated at over 30,000 solders operating in 12 countries with worldwide reach to include the US. Although this Administration insists that ISIS is being contained it’s influence continues to grow with constant terror attacks around the world.
ISIS must be stopped and Obama is not stopping it so, it will be left to the next President, hopefully Trump, to put an end to Obama’s creation. Mrs. Clinton was instrumental in creating these monsters and would only continue Obama’s foreign policy of appeasement and an Islamic apologetic; the new Neville Chamberlains of the 21st century. Peace at any cost even the cost of freedom.
Russia, China, North Korea and Iran have all exploited the weakness or compliant foreign policy of the Obama Administration and are expanding their military reach and influence. China is building military bases in the South China Sea to control the vast shipping that traverses these waters, with the possible intent on controlling world trade.
Russia invaded and occupies the Crimea and threatens Eastern Europe. Iran, now much richer due to Obama, promises to destroy America and Israel. North Korea also is threatening to use an atomic bomb on the US. Obama, however, has declared war on American culture by declaring that bathrooms are gender neutral.
Any war that the American people and the next President of the United States face is a war started by Barack Obama due, either to his weakness or his complicit foreign policy to weaken America.
Sadly, under Obama, our military has also been decimated with fighter aircraft on the ground due to a shortage of parts. Our Navy is smaller then it was prior to WWII and the Army continues to shrink, not only in strength, but in moral.
The question should be: Why has Barack Obama, Hilary Clinton and John Kerry put the entire world on the brink of war?
Gary Stein
Gary Stein, History has been a hobby since High School.
It is my belief that if the unlikely event of Trump becoming President. That a Trump Presidency would end in either a resignation by Trump due to his frustrations with the limited powers of the Presidency which he will have a hard time coping with emotionally and pragmatically.
Or it would end in an impeachment on misuse of power charges when Trump attempts to bypass congress and international law (by attempting to force Mexico to pay for the wall) and by the use of executive orders to order the building of his southern broader wall. So he would be impeached before Congress would allow him to get us into WW3.
Think about this if Donald Trump does become president and deport immigrants out of the US first it violates their US Citizen Rights and mostly if he does become president and deports immigrants out they will have to go to Ellis Island and will go to Russia and Austria-Hungary and their allies too will attack us and he'll probably will get assassinated and we will attack along with our allies starting a real world war.       Also Sophia said that Ireland is allied with America, that is false Ireland is neutral, shows how much she knows about politics here is a list (you will notice that Ireland is not in this list) Strongest Allies:-Israel-Great Britain-Australia-CanadaStrong Allies:-South Korea-Poland-Turkey-Japan-Mexico-Taiwan-Palestine-Thailand-Spain-Portugal-New Zealand-Hungary-Czech Rep-The 3 Baltic States (Lit, Lat & Estn)-Romania-Slovakia-SloveniaNeutral:-India-Iraq-Italy-Argentina-Brazil-Cuba-Russia-China-Greece-Finland-Sweden-Netherlands-Denmark-Switzerland-Norway-Iceland-Laos-Vietnam-CambodiaRising Allies:-Philippines-FranceSlpping Allies:-GermanyFoes/Enemies:-Iran-Yemen-Syria-North Korea-Bolivia-Venezuela-Lebanon
Nah, we'll all be too busy laughing at that asshole.  I think he'd even get a chuckle out of Putin.  Fortunately he's so absurd that he's only a distraction and not a realistic candidate.  That assumes that all of the people who can read don't boycott the poles.
Christopher Storm
Christopher Storm, Always honest, sometimes brutally
He is not going to win. It was proven long ago, that no ammount of money can change outcome of the election, if people don't like the runner to begin with. He is not the first mil/bilionaire to run, and not the last. They are just bored.
Hilary is going to win, whether that is good or not, well... we will see.

And to "IF": No, it will not erupt even if he would win. Total wars are history and no matter the idion in charge, US won't start war with anyone who could fight back. Not to mention, people of US do not vote for president, electoral college does, and they can vote however they like, no matter what people wish...
No Hillary Clinton is trying to start World war 3
A Hillary Clinton presidency will quickly usher in World War 3.
Michele Flournoy, the former Defense Department official whom Defense One calls “the woman expected to run the Pentagon under Hillary Clinton,” this week advocated for “sending more American troops into combat against ISIS and the Assad regime than the Obama administration has been willing to commit.” In an interview with that outlet, Flournoy “said she would direct U.S. troops to push President Bashar al-Assad’s forces out of southern Syria and would send more American boots to fight the Islamic State in the region.” She had previously “condemned the Obama administration’s ISIS policy as ineffectual,” denouncing it as “under-resourced.”
This week, Flournoy specifically advocated what she called “limited military coercion” to oust Assad. In August 2014, Obama announced what he called “limited airstrikes in Iraq” — and they’re still continuing almost two years later. Also note the clinical euphemism Flournoy created — “military coercion” — for creating a “no-bomb zone” that would entail “a declaratory policy backed up by the threat of force. ‘If you bomb the folks we support, we will retaliate using standoff means to destroy [Russian] proxy forces, or, in this case, Syrian assets,’” she said. Despite D.C. conventional wisdom that Obama is guilty of “inaction” in Syria, he has sent substantial aid, weapons, and training to Syrian rebels while repeatedly bombing ISIS targets in Syria.
No amount of war and destruction is never enough for these people.
Even U.S. military officials have said that these sorts of no-fly or no-bomb guarantees Flournoy is promising — which Hillary Clinton herself has previously advocated — would risk a military confrontation with Russia. Obama’s defense secretary, Ash Carter, told a Senate hearing last December that the policy Clinton advocates “would require ‘substantial’ ground forces and would put the U.S. military at risk of a direct confrontation with the Syrian regime and Russian forces.” Nonetheless, the Pentagon official highly likely to be Clinton’s defense secretary is clearly signaling their intention to proceed with escalated military action. The carnage in Syria is horrifying, but no rational person should think that U.S. military action will be designed to “help Syrians.”
But the fact that Hillary Clinton has a history of advocating more war and killing and support for heinous regimes and occupations is the one thing Democratic pundits have, with remarkable message discipline, completely ignored. From Bernie Bros to Sanders’ Secret Service costs to Hillary’s kick-ass, mic-dropping, slay-queen tweets, they’ve invented the most embarrassingly childish and trivial distractions to ensure they don’t have to talk about it. But now Clinton’s almost-certain defense secretary is already — months before she’s in power — expressly advocating more war and bombing and dangerous interventions. That makes the costs of a Clinton foreign policy — at least for those who assign any value to lives outside of American soil — much harder, and more shameful, to ignore.
Luke O'Brien
Luke O'Brien, Writer of politics in the UK (and embarrassed relative of President Reagan).
There's two answers to this question and they're "yes" and "no".
The first response is based on the assumption that Trump is telling the truth, that he really is here to bring fascism to the States - with all the international horror that would bring. The latter is based on this: Trump is a salesman and a show-man. He knows who to pander to and he knows exactly how to do it to get a crazily loyal following (the sole purpose of which seems to be rough ego-caressing). If you don't mind some shameless self-promotion, I explore both possibilities in this blog post: Dynasty and Farce in D.C.: Perspective of a Brit No One Asked by Luke O'Brien on Paddy's Scribbles
Neil Eisenberg
Neil Eisenberg, If their mouth moves it's a lie
You may not like Donald Trump, but he is nobody’s fool to have gotten where he is today. Looking at it from the Trump hater’s perspective, since (as you all say) he is all about the money and greed, it would make no sense to start a war and jeopardize his personal wealth with a WWIII.

From a more rational perspective, Trump is a consummate negotiator by virtue of his success. Say what you will about the man, he seems to always get his way when negotiating with people, institutions, corporations and entire industries. I would much prefer his negotiating skills sitting across from the Iranians, Cubans, Syrians and Russians to what we have had over the past 6 and half years.

No, there will be not be a WWIII if Trump becomes President.
Jon Hilderbrand
Jon Hilderbrand, Practicing and watching it since Watergate.
If a relatively “stable” man like George W. Bush could lead us into a specious war under false pretenses, what do you think a loose cannon and master manipulator like Donald Trump would be capable of doing? The good thing is, so many people dislike him and don’t trust him, that even if by some horrible “anti-miracle” he became president, he would be constantly watched and kept in check by myriad forces. He would possibly be the most ineffective president ever, simply because everything he proposed would be second—and third and fourth, etc.—guessed, even by members of his own party. Sad to say, but he would have to be led around and watched like a small child at an adult party. Pathetic.
John Jorgensen
John Jorgensen, Doing everything in my power to prevent the dark age
As a direct result of his election? No, I don’t think so. Declaring war on a country because you don’t like the result of its election is very hard to sell.
Will a major war start after several years of his disastrous foreign policy, of his neglecting a president’s responsibilities in that area, of Putin being encouraged to believe that we will abandon to him the NATO members who’ve stood shoulder to shoulder with us for a lifetime? Well that’s another matter.
My (short) answer: Yes, through The Donald’s sheer carelessness. During this campaign alone, Trump has already displayed a tendency to get distracted, an inability to admit he’s ever wrong, a capacity for holding grudges… the list goes on and on, and in fact fits well with the typical layman’s picture of a psychopath.
It’s hard to say if he’d actually start World War III by himself. Actually it’s hard to say with any confidence what he’d do in office, except that whatever it is it’ll always be to the greater glory of The Donald… and to hell with what anyone else cares or needs. That’s what so scary about him, and that’s why he’s too dangerous to be President.
James Ackerman
James Ackerman, I've been studying politics my entire life
Trump has talked of abrogating US treaty responsibilities and obligations. Here is exactly how a world war would get started, and lost, by him:
It's January 20th, 2017 and Donald Trump has just been inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States. In his inauguration speech, he declares that all US allies must either pay 5% of GDP towards defense or the US will abrogate its treaty obligations.
NATO countries call Trump's bluff and continue paying around 1.5-2.3% of GDP on defense. Russia, willing to also call Trump's bluff, begins a disinformation and false-flag operation against the Black Sea and Baltic States within three months. By July, Russia is poised to invade and Trump simply says "Well, I told you you had to pay and you didn't. Not my problem. Dos vedanya."
The Black Sea and Baltics fall rapidly to a combined Russian blitzkrieg/hybrid-warfare campaign. European nations still dedicated to NATO try to negotiate a cease fire, but Russia disregards and works towards taking Romania, Bulgaria, and parts of Poland. The Nordic Countries are holding a line but not in a position to attack. Turkey is still reeling from the coup and can offer no aid. Europe is now Russia's b*tch
Seeing that the US does nothing, Iran and China begin making their own moves. Trump waffles, and they take what they are after. The US's former key allies have all now been either defeated or positioned in such a way that they are unable to act. The US now has multiple clear and present dangers to the nation. The country is also in an economic depression as virtually all former trade agreement were abrogated in response to the lack of US action. And Trump is blaming everyone but himself saying it's not his fault we didn't stick by our friends and allies.
A North Korean cargo freighter flying a false flag sails to Los Angeles and detonates a nuclear device, irradiating the region and killing tends of thousands. Trump responds by firing all of the US nuclear stockpile at all of America's enemies, who respond accordingly. More than a billion die in the immediate nuclear holocaust and billions more do in the months to follow owing to disruptions in supply chains of key medical and consumer goods. The US no longer exist and South America and Sub-Sahara Africa are now the richest and most populous places on Earth.
Now, this is hyperbole. But it is also how Trump could very easily act if he is elected. We, humanity as a whole that is, cannot afford his ownership of the nuclear button.
Trump will almost certainly not start WWIII. However, he has expressed feelings of support or at least admiration of authoritarianism in many contexts (Putin, the Chinese and North Korean leadership, etc.) and skepticism regarding America’s commitments to allied nations. There is an argument to be made that the most important contributor to the relative peace of the modern era is American commitments to support allies against the aggression of stronger rivals. If this view is correct, then nations that wish they could use military force to conquer their neighbors may think that a Trump presidency is their best chance of accomplishing this. The result could lead to a global war much as the weakness of France and Britain combined with the neutrality of the U.S. set the stage for WWII.
Not directly due to Trump but he will likely miscalculate the long-term consequences of his actions which could lead to China filling the void in East Asia. This is one of the rare things that will unify Asian countries even if only in pee-spraying terror.  Japan may panic and screw up really bad, if it ends up in an actual fight it will likely win due to technological superiority but will almost certainly take heavy damage to its economy and population. Korea will freak out too but not due to China, ultimately, there won't be war with its neighbor as the other Korea knows it won't win. South Asians will absolutely freak out. It would be comical if it weren't for the seriousness of the situation.
The Middle Eastners may get more aggressive with each other though but likely won't directly fight as they don't need too.
The Europeans will not fight. Russia will menace them but will not actually strike due to the slight logistical issue of occupying a continent whose population is 4 times larger than yours
All in all, people will freak out but nobody will actually attack eachother
The HUGE problem for millions of Americans and billions around the world is if the fascist Trump gets into office the American economy will face the threat of being totally destroyed !!! Just look what is already happening due the British EU exit ! That will be nothing compared to having a psychopathic megalomaniac in control of this country. His policies would be so every disastrous that even the suggestion of it's fiscal insanity is dangerous. Anybody who has hard earned savings or retirement investments would suffer extreme losses. Unemployment could skyrocket way beyond the last recession ! Thousands and thousands of sudden businesses failures. It puts the U.S. in a much worse position than countries like Greece or Argentina and also sparks an horrible international financial crisis, like none since the Great Depression, attacking the very underpinnings of the world economy. Once again, not only fail, but would have unintended consequences that would be disastrous to the American economy. Would this become the biggest disaster in American history or only the beginning of the troubles ? After Trump declares martial law, so many people's lives will be in danger and when he starts WW3, they will be horribly extinguished in a catastrophic Nuclear holocaust !
Mazen Hassan
Mazen Hassan, An entrepreneurial citizen of the world
Not a chance in hell. WW with whom? He is an admirer of Russia and North Korea leadership. One thing people miss is, a war is an authorization of Congress and not an executive decision of the president, Trump is a business man, not a statesman.
There could be however a 'massive' Trade War with China and complete animosity with the EU, simply Trump will ignore the EU and fight China on trade.
One final thing is, expect US international relations to suffer greatly under Trump, the reason is he most likely will make very poor choices when it comes to his advisors and secretary of state can be the likes of John Bolton :)
Joseph Kranski, II
Joseph Kranski, II, Just a Casual Observer- with a Good Sense of Humor.
-Because People who "shoot from the Mouth" as much as Donald Trump does, would probably be JUST as Quick- to "accidentally" get some OTHER "trigger happy" World Leader- enraged at Him as well. Then; threats would Fly, then Bullets, and bigger & BIGGER Bombs. Then each Counties Allies would jump into the Fray- with Their threats, & Bombs... And finally -Nukes woulds start hailing down from all parts of the Globe. And THAT would be "The End" of the Story. OVER- and Out.
Rick Hewett
Rick Hewett, Read 'Crippled America' I guess that makes me crazier than most people here
Does world war 3 happen because of what is said about America from the leader in North Korea everyday? How about the Leader of Iran?

With that said, I think the world is smart enough to ignore a meglomaniac when they see or should I say hear, one. A lot of leaders say stupid things, and the world will just have to tolerate one more nut, I mean, they already do, they'l just have to work a little harder tuning him out..
We do not  have Earth around wars of only two countries, USA vs world.  Inhabitants of the nations' lands, properties have been involved in fighting to defend their places, habitats, in increasingly larger numbers coming annually to military ages buts from smaller numbers of property guards at their citizenship dwellings, passport authorities.  One each of the photographed person. 
The closer the neighbors, the closer the contacts.  We cannot measure even the amount of probable votes that the Republican members will transfer toward the total county conventions for each State, DC and territorial delegations -- all with full complements of full-time, professional government employees and peers, branches and boles, trunks and roots as regards possessions. Lots of people are afraid of errors by USA machine operators for good reasons.  Earth is living planet that grows us, bigger trees, but only endangered trophy hunters' prizes.    Meanwhile, something like 6,000,000 insects live around each of us and in our food sources, the real beings that may convey happy honey bees' rewards where the daily fare is harmonious.
A nuclear disaster is no longer uncommon, mad science either, and disgusting extractions of transplant cells where people can see the disgusting experimenters at their workplaces that can be anywhere when say an on-duty flight controller learns his lunch was foal meat, from a horse hormone farm.     
Michael Vogel
Michael Vogel, Fighting the idea of WWIII
No, it's not possible for anyone to start a third world war. If I'm being pedantic (and who doesn't like that), we have had many more than two world wars. So unless we got Germany and some allies against England, France, Russia, and the U.S., it wouldn't be WWIII.
Donald Trump, even if he becomes POTUS would not be able to start a nuclear war or world war.
Ryan Healy
Ryan Healy, I manage a team of political writers
EDIT: I've had to amend my answer because of some video footage I recently came across.
My first answer said I believed Trump would start WW3 due to his Zionist connections. But in this video, Trump implies "they" (not defined) want to start WW3, but that he does not.
The relevant clip begins at 4 minutes, 39 seconds in case you'd like to see it yourself. If you click the play button, it should begin at that time marker.
Now politicians will often say one thing to get elected, then do the exact opposite once elected. That is entirely possible with Trump. But for now I will have to take him at his word.
David Bailey, SA
David Bailey, SA, Lifelong participant
Opening my official book of "Definitive Answers as to Why So Many Do X".
Ahh, there it is. It is stated that:
1) Some poorly intentioned individual had such a thought (likely engendered by Mr. Trump's own bombastic and ill chosen verbiage) and then chose to give it form on social media
2) The poorly intentioned thought given form was echoed for various reasons across social media platforms.
Result: So Many Say This Thing.
Best wishes.
So don't see any resent post so here I go.
Yes I think he could and very easily anyone think that this is a joke ? has forgotten the cold war as a kid or young adult. Those nukes are still given to the President. Everyone say he unelectible aren't think this out. So here is how Trumps wins Sanders need land side victories in all remaining primarys (not going to happen ) to even get close to win so he loses. Next all the young  people will stay home because they will pout that their man didn't  win. So Hillary who has proven to know how to be a diplomat will lose because those Sanders people will stay in. Hello Mr President Trump.
Now here the part that makes me wonder why people think this is not remotely possible. He has stated," I will Bomb the fuck out of them," if we ever got attached. He not talking planes  he's talking nukes. We as a country are about to put a man that taunt his rivals and,"is and like to fight"(art of the deal) in power of the most destructive weapons  on the planet. You all still say this is unlikely. If you still feel this way them put heads in the sand and kiss human kinds ass good bye.
Patrick Donohue
Patrick Donohue, Jack of all, master of none. I love research.
Presidents do not work in a vacuume nor do they have carte blanche. Besides he is a Republican that women in general despise and cannot win national election because the south will not take to him.
Yes. Well I am not entirely sure because at any rate anyone could start WW3, Donald Trump has memes of him, people laugh at him, and my whole family and friends don't like Mr. Donald Trump. But I’m more focused on not letting Hilary Clinton win. So possibly its a yes. How? (I’m stating the facts that I heard from my friends) I hear he treats women wrongly. His wife doesn’t know how to speak English and also he’s racist. He just acts like a 2 year old. So if Donald Trump becomes president, could WW3 start as result? Possibly yes.
With everything that's going on in the world right now it might break out before the election. Do I think trump with step on toes and cause international incidents? Yes yes I do.
By making the sky fall.
Such claims prove the desperation of the far left.
Wars are always fought for profit; and Trump is a businessman, meaning that in the end he is always practical, and will do what is best for the country in terms of economic growth and GNP, while any debt will strictly be leveraged to this end. No desire for “glory” at others’ expense, to “write history in blood” of someone else, or to say “let’s you and him fight,” and then take credit for the “victory” achieved someone else’s death… or false honor achieved thereby.
The threat of nuclear war has been long past, and likewise there is no profit in war for the United States other than national defense— not the defense of private assets overseas, which are a question for domestic and private security, and UN protection of international waters.
Like the Founders, Trump strongly opposes a policy of international entanglements, and will demand that other countries stop depending on the USA for security— or at least pay for it…. unlike prior presidents who simply kept stepping the US into global quagmires, and subjecting us to foreign reprisals from nations like Japan, Germany, Korea, Vietnam and the Middle East.
So those who accuse Trump of presenting a risk of war, have no clue how it works; war is always a negative-sum game, and as a businessman, Trump works to maximize revenue, and so will avoid war anytime it can be avoided… which is always, since other countries are the same way.
In contrast, Hillary is the war-hawk who approved of the Iraq war, while Trump strongly opposed it; meanwhile Hillary is someone who has been shown to be personally violent against both her husband and the United States Secret Service agents, so I sure wouldn’t want her anywhere near something more lethal…. and there’s nothing more lethal than the US military, so God forbid she could become Commander-in-Chief of it!
Johann Saltzman
Johann Saltzman, Trump is a reaction to Democratic support for illegal immigration, asylum
On the one hand, he’s shown he’s terse, intolerant, under-informed, and prone to bad ventures and management decisions (e.g., four casino bankruptcies). That would seem like someone who could cause a world war if granted enough power.
On the other hand, after a lukewarm nod, he came out clearly against the Iraq invasion, by which we might infer he wouldn’t have started it.
People could use any of the first-hands to explain their apprehension, but we really wouldn’t know what he would do without unambiguous declarations beforehand, or after the fact.
Another reality is masses of people and nations are being pushed so far in a negative way that a large-scale calamity wouldn’t be a surprising result no matter who is president of the United States.
Len Gould
Len Gould, We have to choose, to win or lose, and 'tis time we started winning.
Original question: How would Donald Trump realistically cause World War 3?
Most likely by getting too stiff-necked with China over the South China Sea. It is of no strategic significance to the US and should be left to them without argument.
Currently as of 2016 there are only a few countries in the world that are NOT involved in a conflict or war of some kind. Something like a dozen give or take one or two this week. I don’t know how to define a world war other than the vast majority of countries being at war with someone? We are in a world war right now.
Could Donald Trump use nuclear weapons that would be met with other super powers and less than super powers using nuclear weapons on us as a response? OF COURSE. Also because that’s the only real factor that holds him back and because of his false sense of superiority it is almost guaranteed he will nuke someone to prove they won’t respond.
Nicholas Bishop
Nicholas Bishop, My book 'Politically Defectness' on Amazon where Im known as Nick Lee
I can see where your coming from with that as he appears to be a robust and in your face leader will not under circumstances take no messing from the likes of Putin.  At least that is how he comes over but remember Ronald Reagan or do your research was a very assertive politician in the 80s as regards American foreign policy but did that result in WWIII?

As far as I know though Reagan did not go round making statements like Trump and as to whether that is any guide as to how he will perform as President I cannot say.   He may not even believe what he is espousing it maybe just to get the votes of a certain section of the US population who want something different from the Obama years.

Lets wait and see what happens.
John Dasef
John Dasef, Retired explosives technician, flaming liberal and practicing curmudgeon
Thank you for the A2A, but sorry, I have reached my saturation level on the topic of Donald Trump. You'll have to ask someone else.

Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton's Syria plan would start World War Three: Wednesday morning US election briefing

Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Hillary Clinton's plan for Syria would "lead to World War Three". 

The Republican nominee told Reuters that defeating the Islamic State was more important than persuading Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian president, to step down.

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"What we should do is focus on Isis. We should not be focusing on Syria," he said. "You're going to end up in World War Three over Syria if we listen to Hillary Clinton," he said.
"You're not fighting Syria any more, you're fighting Syria, Russia and Iran, all right? Russia is a nuclear country, but a country where the nukes work as opposed to other countries that talk," he said.
"Assad is secondary, to me, to ISIS." 

He also said that his Democratic opponent would not be able to negotiate with Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, after demonising him.
"How she is going to go back and negotiate with this man who she has made to be so evil," if she wins the presidency, he said.
On another day of combative campaigning in Florida, the Republican nominee also promised to repeal and replace Obamacare as soon as he is elected.
"It's killing our businesses. It's killing our small businesses. And it's killing individuals," he said at a rally in Tallahassee.
Repeating his Brexit theme he said: "There's gonna be a lot of Brexit happening in about two weeks."

He also mocked Joe Biden after the vice president had said he wished he could take Trump "behind the gym" to settle things following the revelation of the video tape that showed the Republican being sexually aggressive towards women.
"Mr Tough Guy!" Mr Trump teased. "You know when he's Mr Tough Guy? When he's standing behind a microphone by himself!"
Mrs Clinton, who was also campaigning in Florida, a key swing state, warned her supporters against complacency despite her massive lead in almost all opinion polls.
"I hope you will come out and vote because it's going to be a close election. Pay no attention to the polls. Don't forget, don't get complacent, because we've got to turn people out," she said.

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Telegraph investigation: Donald Trump campaigner boasted of 'suppressing' African American and 'suburban mum' voters

Supporters of Donald Trump are engaging in a "voter suppression" strategy under which pro-Clinton "African Americans and suburban mums" are being persuaded not to vote, a campaigner told undercover Telegraph reporters.
A senior figure involved in funding efforts to support the billionaire’s campaign against Hillary Clinton boasted of how activists had adopted a scheme to “try to drop her turn-out two or three points” in key areas of the country.

Sir Richard Branson: Trump is 'vindictive'

The British businessman has given an interview to CNN in which he calls Mr Trump "dangerous" and "unforgiving".
Recalling a lunch he had with the nominee many years ago, Sir Richard said all Mr Trump talked about were five people who had apparently refused to offer him financial help and how he was going to "spend the rest of his life destroying those five people".
"One day it'd be wonderful to have an entrepreneur running the White House – but not this entrepreneur," he said.
Sir Richard said it was the first time in his life he was speaking out in such a way.

Jay Z to rally voters for Clinton

It was announced yesterday that Jay Z will return to the stage to rally voters for Hillary Clinton in the key swing state of Ohio.
Jay Z, one of the Democrat nominee's A-list supporters, will perform a free show on November 4 in Cleveland.
The rapper and husband of Beyonce performed in Ohio to support President Barack Obama during the 2012 election when he tinkered with his hit "99 Problems" to throw in a reference to Republican rival Mitt Romney.
Prominent musicians have rallied behind Clinton in her quest to be the first woman president, notably pop superstar Katy Perry who has described herself as Clinton's "number one fan".

Republican former secretary of state Colin Powell announced on Tuesday he will vote for Mrs Clinton on November 8.
The announcement by Mr Powell, a retired four-star US Army general who served in George W. Bush's administration, is the latest from a long line of Republican former and current officials and politicians who have said they are not voting for their party's nominee, Mr Trump.
"General Powell said at a meeting of the Long Island Association that he would be voting for Hillary Clinton," his assistant Peggy Cifrino told AFP.
In a June email that was hacked and published last month, Mr Powell had called Mr Trump an "international pariah" and a "national disgrace".
In an another stinging indictment of the brash Republican billionaire, in an August email Mr Powell blasted as "racist" the so-called birther movement propelled by Mr Trump that falsely claims President Barack Obama was not born in the United States.
always with her eye on the prize. I also suspect that whatever happens on November 8th, she will emerge a winner. In my eyes, she already is. And not just because I have a certain sympathy for women with divisive husbands – although I do find it curious that whereas men are pitied for having troublesome wives, women are blamed for their unruly husbands, and treated not unlike the owners of insubordinate Jack Russells (“please leash and clean up after your dog”).

Donald Trump Is a Pig

Is Donald Trump a serial groper? Jessica Leeds says yes:
More than three decades ago, when she was a traveling businesswoman at a paper company, Ms. Leeds said, she sat beside Mr. Trump in the first-class cabin of a flight to New York. They had never met before. About 45 minutes after takeoff, she recalled, Mr. Trump lifted the armrest and began to touch her. According to Ms. Leeds, Mr. Trump grabbed her breasts and tried to put his hand up her skirt. “He was like an octopus,” she said. “His hands were everywhere.”
Rachel Crooks says yes:
Ms. Crooks was a 22-year-old receptionist at Bayrock Group, a real estate investment and development company in Trump Tower in Manhattan, when she encountered Mr. Trump outside an elevator in the building one morning in 2005....They shook hands, but Mr. Trump would not let go, she said. Instead, he began kissing her cheeks. Then, she said, he “kissed me directly on the mouth.”
Several contestants in the 1997 Miss Teen USA contest say yes:
“I remember putting on my dress really quick because I was like, ‘Oh my god, there’s a man in here,’” said Mariah Billado, the former Miss Vermont Teen USA....Three other women, who asked to remain anonymous for fear of getting engulfed in a media firestorm, also remembered Trump entering the dressing room while girls were changing. Two of them said the girls rushed to cover their bodies, with one calling it “shocking” and “creepy.”
Kamie Crawford says yes:
Cassandra Searles, Miss Washington 2013, says yes:
In a Facebook post this year, Searles called Trump a "misogynist" who "treated us like cattle" and "lined up so he could get a closer look at his property."...Searles added in a comment on her initial post's thread, "He probably doesn't want me telling the story about that time he continually grabbed my ass and invited me to his hotel room."
Mindy McGillivray says yes:
McGillivray, 36, said she was groped by Trump at Mar-a-Lago 13 years ago. She said she never reported it to authorities. But her companion that day, photographer Ken Davidoff, vividly remembers when McGillivray pulled him aside moments after the alleged incident and told him, "Donald just grabbed my ass!"
Tasha Dixon says yes:
 He just came strolling right in. There was no second to put a robe on or any sort of clothing or anything. Some girls were topless. Others girls were naked....Who do you complain to? He owns the pageant. There’s no one to complain to. Everyone there works for him.
There's more, but you get the idea. The floodgates have opened.

Kellyanne Conway Acknowledges Donald Trump’s Dip in Polls: ‘We Are Behind’

Trump’s campaign manager also walked back his threats to sue women accusing him of sexual assault.

Donald Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway acknowledged the Republican nominee’s latest dip in the polls.
“We are behind,” Conway said on Meet the Press.
Trump has fallen behind rival Hillary Clinton, who is up by double digits in some recent polls. Trump’s dip comes largely from disapproval of his treatment of women and his refusal to say whether he will accept the results of the election.
Conway said the shortfall in polls is due to Clinton’s other advantages over Trump.
“She has a former president, happens to be her husband, campaigning for her,” she said. “The current president and first lady, vice president—all more popular than she can hope to be. And she’s seen as the incumbent.”
Conway also walked back Trump’s threats from Saturday, when he said he would sue the women who have accused him of sexual misconduct. Multiple women over the last month have alleged Trump inappropriately touched or kissed them without consent in events spanning decades. Trump has repeatedly denied the claims.
“He’s just, I think, putting people on notice, that they can’t just falsely accuse them,” Conway said. “He has said, ‘None of this has happened, they’re all fabrications and lies.’”
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US election 2016 polls: Is Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump ahead in the polls?

HILLARY Clinton and Donald Trump are at war in the US presidential race. But who is leading in the polls?

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Is Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump leading in the polls?

Is Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump ahead in the polls? 

Mrs Clinton hopes that her strong showing in last night's final TV debate will consolidate her significant lead in the polls. 
Mr Trump is already making allegations that the election is "riggged" after dramatically losing ground in the US presidential race in recent weeks. 
Support for the Republican billionaire has collapsed after a series of sexual assault allegations - all of which he has strenuously denied.
Mrs Clinton has 12 point lead over her rival, with 53 per cent support to his 41 per cent, according to a poll published by Monmouth on Monday October 17.
The latest poll average from Real Clear Politics puts the former First Lady at 48.6 per cent support, compared to 42.1 per cent for Mr Trump on Wednesday October 19.
The former First Lady first surged ahead in the polls after giving a polished performance the first presidential debate last month.
The poll average from Real Clear Politics put the former First Lady at 48.1% and Mr Trump at 44.3% on Sunday October 2.
Prior to the debate, Mr Trump had surged ahead of Mrs Clinton to take the lead in a a four-way Bloomberg poll.
The nationwide poll put Mr Trump at 43% and Mrs Clinton at 41% when third party candidates Gary Johnson and Jill Stein were included.
Another poll in California, from USC Dornsife/LA Times, found Mr Trump had 46.5% support among voters, well above 42.9% for Mrs Clinton, as of Tuesday October 4.
Hillary Clinton 

Mrs Clinton was widely named the winner of the second debate

What do the polls mean? 

The latest polls suggest that the TV debates have boosted Mrs Clinton's campaign after she lost momentum amid conspiracy theories over her health.
A strong performance in the clashes coincided with widespread condemnation of Mr Trump's recently unearthed lewd comments about women.
Mr Trump had been leading the polls since his rival's strange collapsed at a 9/11 memorial service and the subsequent revelation that she had pneumonia.  
He had benefited from the focus on her illness because he has long claimed that she does not have the "stamina" to lead America. 
The bombings in New York and New Jersey also increased support for the Republican candidate thanks to his tough stance on security.


Ex-'Apprentice' Contestant Summer Zervos Says Trump Made Unwanted Sexual Advances

Summer Zervos, a contestant on Season 5 of "The Apprentice," said she had "the utmost admiration" for Donald Trump, even after she was "fired" from the show.
But in a press conference Friday with attorney Gloria Allred at her side, Zervos became the latest in more than a dozen women who have described unwanted touching or assault at the hands of the Republican presidential candidate.
In 2007, Zervos said she asked for lunch with Trump to discuss employment opportunities. Instead, she met Trump at his office, where she said he told her "he would love to have me work for him," and kissed her on the lips twice. "This made me feel very nervous and embarrassed," Zervos said. "This is not what I wanted or expected."

Summer Zervos Describes Trump's Inappropriate Touching 11:43
A few days later, Zervos said Trump asked to meet her for dinner at the Beverly Hills Hotel. She was instead escorted to a bungalow where, she said, Trump "started kissing me open-mouthed" and groped her breast. "I pushed his chest to put space between us, and I said, Come on man, get real," Zervos said. "He repeated my words back to me, 'get real' as he began thrusting his genitals. He tried to kiss me again with my hands still on his chest, and I said, dude, you're tripping right now, attempting to make it clear I was not interested."
Trump eventually agreed to have dinner, Zervos said, and the two talked business. Zervos said she was later offered a job at a Trump golf course for half of what she had told Trump she was seeking. Zervos said she called Trump to say "that I felt I was being penalized for not sleeping with him. Mr. Trump said he was golfing and could not discuss this at that time."
Related: The Allegations Women Have Made Against Donald Trump
NBC News has not independently verified the allegations, and has reached out the Trump campaign for a response to Zervos's account.
Trump has denied all of the accusations thus far. At a rally Friday, Trump said of the women who have come forward so far, "Some are doing it for probably a little fame, they get some free fame, it's a total set-up. Now, suddenly after many, many years, phony accusers come out less than a month before one of the most important elections in the history of our country."

Trump Claims Accusations Made 'For Probably A Little Fame' 1:10
Trump said in a statement Friday, "I vaguely remember Ms. Zervos as one of the many contestants on The Apprentice over the years," but added: "To be clear, I never met her at a hotel or greeted her inappropriately a decade ago."
"That is not who I am as a person, and it is not how I've conducted my life," Trump said. "In fact, Ms. Zervos continued to contact me for help, emailing my office on April 14th of this year asking that I visit her restaurant in California."
Allred said that Zervos had "not intended to come forward" until the release of a recently unearthed Access Hollywood outtake of Trump bragging about how being famous means you could do anything to women, even "grab them by the pussy." "After hearing Mr. Trump on it, she decided it was her duty to speak out," she said. Allred said she had spoken to two individuals who confirmed Zervos had told them about her experience.
In April 2016, Zervos said in her Friday statement, she emailed Trump to tell him, in her words, "I have been incredibly hurt by our previous interaction." She said she received no reply.
Related: Clinton Widens Battleground Map Lead After Tape Scandal, Debate
On Friday evening, the Trump campaign released a statement from a California man purporting to be Zervos' first cousin in which he said he was "shocked and bewildered" by her accusations.
"Ever since she was on 'The Apprentice' she has had nothing but glowing things to say about Mr. Trump," John Barry said in the statement. Barry accused Zervos of making the claims up because she "wishes she could still be on reality TV, and in an effort to get that back she's saying all of these negative things about Mr. Trump."
At the press conference Friday, Allred said, "Many more women have contacted me" with allegations against Trump. "Will they be coming forward? I can't answer that question at this time. They won't be coming forward today."
Also Friday, the Washington Post reported on an account by Kristin Anderson, who said she was at a New York City club in the 1990s when Trump without any prior contact reached under her skirt and underwear to grope her vagina. Trump's campaign has denied the allegation.

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her over dinner. 

Trump paraphrased the letter Saturday as an attestation that "what she said is a lie, that she was a huge fan of Donald Trump, that she invited Donald Trump to her restaurant to have dinner — which by the way, I didn't go to … but these allegations have been, so many of them, already proven false."

Trump's campaign had also provided an apparent witness interview to the New York Post regarding a claim by Jessica Leeds that Trump groped her on an airplane.
Of Leeds, who Trump one day earlier disparaged on the basis of her looks, the GOP nominee called her "crazy" and suggested that no woman would allow themselves to be touched for 15 minutes on a plane.
Related: Ex-'Apprentice' Contestant Describes Trump Advances
"How about this: after 15 minutes, we don't know each other, after 15 minutes she said well that was too much and I decided — 15 minutes! With the ladies in this place, it would be one second, then it would be smack," Trump said, making a slapping motion with his hand.
"It's a crazy world we live in," he said.

Donald Trump sexism tracker: Every offensive comment in one place

Donald Trump, co-owner of Miss Universe, has been widely accused of sexism
Donald Trump, with Miss Universe entrants, has been widely accused of sexism Credit: Getty

Fat. Pig. Dog. Slob. Disgusting animal.
These are just some of the names that Donald Trump has called women over the years. Yes, a man who's hoping to become President of the United States and presumably persuade a few women to vote for him, too.

The billionaire has been widely called out for his objectification of women - he has a tendency to criticise them for their looks - and sexist remarks.
From saying no one would vote for his former rival Carly Fiorina because of her face to saying women should be "punished" for having abortions and "joking" that he'd date his daughter... you really couldn't make this stuff up.
Well, if you just can't get enough of Trump-grade sexism, you're in luck. We've rounded up some of "The Donald's" most sexist remarks.
To include them all might have broken the internet, but we'll keep updating the list as more emerge. Promise.
Brace yourself...

1990: When he belittled his wife 

In an interview with Vanity Fair, while he was still married to Ivana, Trump said:
“I would never buy Ivana any decent jewels or pictures. Why give her negotiable assets?”

1991: When he called women ‘beautiful pieces of ass’

Back when George HW Bush was US President, Trump spoke to Esquire magazine about the media: "You know, it doesn't really matter what [they] write as long as you've got a young and beautiful piece of ass."
He is currently married to 45-year old former supermodel Melania.

1997: When he said all women are gold diggers

From seminal tome Trump: The Art of the Comeback on prenuptial agreements:
“There are basically three types of women and reactions. One is the good woman who very much loves her future husband, solely for himself, but refuses to sign the agreement on principle. I fully understand this, but the man should take a pass anyway and find someone else. The other is the calculating woman who refuses to sign the prenuptial agreement because she is expecting to take advantage of the poor, unsuspecting sucker she’s got in her grasp. There is also the woman who will openly and quickly sign a prenuptial agreement in order to make a quick hit and take the money given to her.”

Melania Trump
Donald Trump's wife Melania  Credit: David Goldman

2004: When he said he was irresistible to women

Back in 2004, Trump told the Daily News: "All of the women on The Apprentice flirted with me - consciously or unconsciously. That's to be expected."

2005: When he told a woman she’d ‘make a great wife’

According to one woman who appeared on the show, Trump told her: “I bet you make a great wife."
The comment never aired on TV. Can’t imagine why - standard job interview stuff, right?

March 7, 2006: When he cracked an incest gag

According to ABC News, Trump said: “If Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.”
A spokesman later said it was a "joke".

2006: When he slagged off Rosie O’Donnell - part one

It’s no secret that there’s no love lost between Trump and comedian O’Donnell. Perhaps his most notorious rant against her came on American TV show Entertainment Tonight in 2006, when he said: “Rosie O'Donnell is disgusting, both inside and out. If you take a look at her, she's a slob. How does she even get on television? If I were running The View, I'd fire Rosie. I'd look her right in that fat, ugly face of hers and say, 'Rosie, you're fired.'
"We're all a little chubby but Rosie's just worse than most of us. But it's not the chubbiness - Rosie is a very unattractive person, both inside and out."
He also made a jibe at her love life and managed to offend the LGBT community at the same time: "Rosie's a person who's very lucky to have her girlfriend. And she better be careful or I'll send one of my friends over to pick up her girlfriend, why would she stay with Rosie if she had another choice?"

2007: When he compared women to architecture

This appears in his bible of business wisdom Trump 101: The Way to Success:
"Beauty and elegance, whether in a woman, a building, or a work of art, is not just superficial or something pretty to see."
At least our beauty isn’t superficial, eh ladies?

2007: When he called Angelina ‘not beautiful’

On Larry King’s CNN show, Trump addressed Jolie’s falling out with her father Jon Voight, saying:
“I really understand beauty. And I will tell you, she's not - I do own Miss Universe. I do own Miss USA. I mean I own a lot of different things. I do understand beauty, and she's not."

Angelina: 'Not beautiful'
Trump said Angelina Jolie was "not beautiful" Credit: Evan Agostini

June 2007: When he pitched ‘Lady or a Tramp?’

Yes, really. This was reported to be a reality show, in which ‘"out of control" party girls were sent to charm school to learn some manners. Because, God forbid a woman should be anything but demure.
Tragically, it was never made.

2008: When he called Anne Hathaway a gold digger

When the actress's marriage broke up, following her husband Raffello Follieri’s financial and legal troubles, Trump told Access Hollywood:
"So when he had plenty of money, she liked him. But then after that, not as good, right?

2009: ‘The Trump rule’

Beauty queen Carrie Prejean wrote about the ‘Trump rule’ in her book, referring to the Miss USA pageant, of which Trump was co-owner. She claimed that the billionaire had the girls parade in front of him so he could separate those he found attractive from those he didn’t.
She wrote: “Many of the girls found this exercise humiliating. Some of the girls were sobbing backstage after [he] left, devastated to have failed even before the competition really began . . . it was as though we had been stripped bare.”

Donald Trump was co-owner of the Miss Universe Organisation
Donald Trump was co-owner of the Miss Universe Organisation Credit: Reuters

November, 2010: When he asked men to rate women

According to a report in the New York Post, former female contestants on the show complained that Trump consistently objectified women.
Mahsa Saeidi-Azcuy claimed: “So much of the boardroom discussion concerned the appearance of the female contestant - discussing the female contestants' looks - who he found to be hot.
“He asked the men to rate the women - he went down the line and asked the guys, ‘Who’s the most beautiful on the women’s team?’"
Gene Folkes, a 46-year-old financial adviser, said: “I think it was most uncomfortable when he had one [female] contestant come around the board table and twirl around.”

2011: When he called breastfeeding 'disgusting’ 

Trump was in court testifying in a deposition over a failed Florida real estate project when lawyer Elizabeth Beck asked to take a break to breastfeed her three-month old daughter.
Trump and his team objected, so she pulled out her breast pump to prove it. In an incident that the Republican presidential candidate "does not dispute", he walked out of the room, telling Beck she was "disgusting".

2011: When he called a female journalist a ‘dog’

After New York Times columnist Gail Collins wrote about rumours of Trump’s bankruptcy, he sent her a copy of her own article, with her picture circled and "the face of a dog!" scrawled across it.

April 3, 2012: When he joked about his penis 

In 2012, transgender Miss Universe contestant Jenna Talackova was kicked out of the contest for not having declared her trans status in her entry (the pageant does now accept trans people). Talackova’s lawyer, Gloria Allred, angrily said that no one had asked Trump to "prove" he was a man by showing his anatomy.
In response, Trump called in to TMZ Live and said of his penis: “I think Gloria would be very impressed."

May 11, 2012: When he criticised Cher

In 2012, the singer criticised Trump’s friend and right-wing politician Mitt Romney. His response? To attack her appearance, of course.

August 28, 2012: When he insulted Arianna Huffington 

Huffington Post editor and co-founder Arianna Huffington is a regular target of Trump’s. But instead of attacking her liberal views, he tends to criticise her looks and make jokes about her divorce.

March 2, 2013: When he slagged off Rosie O’Donnell - part two

March 3, 2013 : When he made an oral sex joke

Former Playboy playmate Brande Roderick was a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice in the US. During a tense boardroom battle, she knelt in front of Trump – who takes the Alan Sugar role – to ask him whether she could be the next project manager.
After a six-second silence (an eternity on TV), during which Trump presumably willed some blood to return to his head, he said: “It must be a pretty picture. You dropping to your knee."
Because isn’t that a woman’s place in the boardroom – on her knees?

May 7, 2013: When he blamed sex assault on cohabitation

Rather than, say, questioning why so many assaults go unreported or why so few perpetrators are brought to justice. Nope, it must be down to the fact that women and men just can’t share the same living quarters.

2015: When he did a u-turn on abortion

Having previously supported the pro-choice lobby, Trump has now changed his stance on abortion to fit in with the Republican party.
He’s also said he’d be willing to shut down the US government to defund non-profit reproductive health organisation Planned Parenthood.
He told the Des Moines Register in April: “In thinking about it over the years, I’ve had instances, and one instance in particular, a friend had a child who they were going to abort, and now they have it, and the child is incredible. And the man, he changed his views also because of that.”

April 7, 2015: When he called Arianna Huffington ugly - part two

April 16, 2015: When he said Hillary couldn’t ‘satisfy’ 

…and therefore couldn’t satisfy America, in a thinly veiled reference to Bill Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky. Where most of Trump’s sexist tweets remain, this one has mysteriously disappeared from the social media site. His office said one of the 10 staff who runs his Twitter account was responsible.

A tweet from @realDonaldTrump
The tweet about Hillary Clinton from @realDonaldTrump Credit: Twitter

August 8, 2015: When he used the word 'bimbo'

Journalist Megyn Kelly recently hosted the first Republican debate of the US presidential campaign and gave Trump a tough time over previous accusations of sexism against him (really, we can’t imagine why).
After the debate, Trump responded by seeming to call her a "bimbo" on Twitter.
And in a later CNN interview, he suggested her questioning was a result of her menstruating: "You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her wherever." Trump has denied this was his intention.

Megyn Kelly and Trump
Megyn Kelly and Donald Trump

August 16, 2015: When he called Heidi Klum fat

In an interview with the New York Times, Trump said of the German supermodel: “Heidi Klum. Sadly, she’s no longer a 10.” In response, Klum posted a video on Twitter in which she wore a T-shirt with ‘10’ written on it.

September 9, 2015: When he insulted Carly Fiorina

Carly Fiorina is the former Hewlett-Packard boss and Trump’s Republican candidate rival. According to Rolling Stone magazine, he said: "Look at that face. Would anyone vote for that?
"Can you imagine that, the face of our next next president? I mean, she's a woman, and I'm not supposed to say bad things, but really, folks, come on. Are we serious?"

November 10, 2015: When he insulted Fiorina - part two

Trump singled out his female Republican rival for a dressing down, ignoring the fact that his male counterparts were also talking over one another.
His comment - "Why does she keep interrupting everybody?" - was immediately called sexist on social media.
At least, this time, Trump managed not to respond on Twitter himself or call the woman in question a "bimbo". #Winning.

March 30, 2016: When he said abortion was 'punishable' 

Trump caused mass outage after advocating "some form of punishment" for women who have abortions if the practice is banned (which it likely will be if he gets his way).
The Republican front-runner said he has "evolved" on the issue of abortion. He was pro-choice for years before changing his position and backing a ban.
He believes the Supreme Court ruling legalising abortion should be overturned and that individual states should be allowed to ban it. His campaign said he believes abortion should be legal only in instances of rape, incest or when the life of the mother was at stake.
"There has to be some form of punishment," he told MSNBC, referring to women who would seek to defy the ban.
Trump reversed his position two hours later, with a statement saying that he would punish doctors who performed abortions but not the women themselves. Well that's alright then.

May 8, 2016: When he called Clinton an 'enabler'

After Clinton criticised his stance his stance on women's issues, Trump hit back the only way he knows how: by accusing her of being an “enabler” of her husband's affairs by destroying the lives of his mistresses.
At a rally, he said: “Bill Clinton was the worst in history and I have to listen to her talking about it?" he said in Eugene, Oregon. “Just remember this: She was an unbelievably nasty, mean enabler.
"And what she did to a lot of those women is disgraceful. So put that in her bonnet and let's see what happens."
And on May 17, Trump tweeted:

May 18, 2016: When he 'apologised' to Megyn Kelly

Nine months after suggesting Fox presenter Megyn Kelly was menstruating after she took him to task over previous sexist comments, the Republican candidate apologised. Or tried to. When asked about calling Kelly a "bimbo", Trump replied: "Did I say that? Excuse me."
But he couldn't resist adding another jibe: "Over your life, Megyn, you've been called a lot worse, wouldn't you say?"

September 26, 2016: The first televised presidential debate

It escaped almost no one's notice that Trump constantly interrupted Hillary Clinton (25 times in the first 26 minutes), talked over her and mansplained. It was painful to watch.
And that's before he questioned Clinton's health when she was suffering from pneumonia last month, saying: "She doesn’t have the look. She doesn’t have the stamina."
For which read: 'She's not strong enough to cope with the job.' And that's before dissecting what a 'presidential look' is for a woman in Trump's mind. Coming from a man who - as we've seen - likes to comment on women's physical attributes, it's pretty un-presidential stuff.

September 27, 2016: When he hinted at 'rough attacks' 

After the first debate, Trump congratulated himself on not bringing up Bill Clinton's "sexual indiscretions" and hinted that he was considering "rough attacks" on Hillary and her family in the near future.
“I was going to hit her with her husband's women and I decided I shouldn't do it because her daughter was in the room," he told Fox News.
His comments were widely interpreted as a threat to bring them up in future debates. Asked if that would expose him to attacks about his own marital history, the twice-divorced Mr Trump said: "No not at all, I have a very good history."

September 30, 2016: When he called a woman 'Miss Piggy'

This one actually dates back to 1996. But in the early hours of the morning, in September 2016, Trump posted a series of comments on Twitter continuing his attack on the former Miss Universe winner and Venezuelan actress Alicia Machado. Machado's name had been raised by Hillary Clinton, during the first Presidential debate, when she accused the Republican candidate of having called the model "fat". Miss Machado has claimed Mr Trump called her "Miss Piggy" and "Miss Housekeeping".
Mrs Clinton said the model had recently become a US citizen and "you can bet she's going to vote in November".
Having initially asked "Where did you find this?", Trump has since refused to back down, saying Machado had increased in weight from 118 pounds to more than 160 pounds:  "She was the winner and she gained a massive amount of weight, and it was real problem for us."
America work up on Friday morning to a series of tweets, in which he claimed the model had starred in a sex tape - something for which there is no evidence. Clinton hit back, calling Trump "unhinged" and asking: "What kind of man stays up all night to smear a woman with lies and conspiracy theories?"

September 30, 2016: When he said 12-year-old Paris Hilton was 'attractive'

The next in a series of past comments that have come back to haunt Trump as the presidential race ramps up. This one courtesy of an old interview with Howard Stern, with whom Trump used to play a game called "Hot or Not".
Trump: “Now, somebody who a lot of people don’t give credit to but in actuality is really beautiful is Paris Hilton. I’ve known Paris Hilton from the time she’s 12, her parents are friends of mine, and the first time I saw her she walked into the room and I said, ‘Who the hell is that?’”
Stern: “Did you wanna bang her?”
Trump: “Well, at 12, I wasn’t interested. I’ve never been into that ... but she was beautiful.”
He then went on to admit he'd watched her sex tape.

October 3, 2016: When he rated Apprentice contestants' looks

Another day, another accusation. Associated Press spoke to insiders on reality show The Apprentice USA, who claim that former host Trump used to rate female contestants by the size of their breasts and talked about which ones he'd like to have sex with.
Former crew members recalled that he repeatedly made lewd comments about a camerawoman who he said had a nice rear, comparing her beauty to that of his daughter, Ivanka. Others said Trump called for female contestants to wear shorter dresses which also showed more cleavage.
Producer Katherine Walker said Trump frequently talked about women's bodies and said he speculated about which female contestant would be "a tiger in bed". While a crew member who asked not to be identified, recalled: "We were in the boardroom one time figuring out who to blame for the task, and he just stopped in the middle and pointed to someone and said, 'You'd f*** her, wouldn't you? I'd f*** her. C'mon, wouldn't you?'"
The Trump campaign called the claims "outlandish, unsubstantiated, and totally false".

October 7, 2016: When a video emerged of him talking about 'grabbing (women) by the p----'

Mr Trump hit a new low after the emergence of a video in which he discusses "grabbing (women) by the p----" and states that “when you’re a star, they let you do it”.
The Republican presidential nominee uses lewd and sexually aggressive language to brag about groping and trying to have sex with women, including someone who was married, in footage obtained by the Washington Post.

Donald Trump and Arianne Zucker in the video
Donald Trump with actress Arianne Zucker in the 2005 video Credit: Washington Post
In the video, Trump is recorded talking about an unnamed woman to Billy Bush, who was a host for Access Hollywood, a TV entertainment show.
“I moved on her and I failed. I’ll admit it,” Trump says. “I did try and f--- her. She was married.
“And I moved on her very heavily... I moved on her like a b----, but I couldn’t get there. And she was married."

I love Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle by Betty MacDonald
The Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle won't take a bath cure is my favourite one.

Podcast read aloud.

Linda White I just finished again ,for not sure of how many times,All of Betty's books except for the Mrs Piggle Wiggle.I only have one of those.I adore Betty.
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Linde Lund Dear Linda do you have a personal favourite? I know it's a very difficult question because all of Betty MacDonald's books are simply great!

Linda White

Linda White My favorite is still the Egg and I but I so enjoy Onions In The Stew. She lived life so fully and made such a mark.I always hate to finish them.I read The Egg And I,The Plague and I and Onions In The Stew, all in a row and wish there were more. Someone should have written about her life from her success books until her death.
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Linde Lund Dear Linda you didn't mention Anybody can do anything.

Linda White

Linda White I knew I left one out,I read it in order also.I actually like it better than Onions In The Stew.My second favorite.Thanks for reminding me
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Linde Lund Dear Linda did you ever read Nisei Daughter by Monica Sone? She was Kimi in The Plague and I.

Linda White

Linda White It was so very descriptive and it makes one feel that we are there with her,experiencing her life too.
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Linda White I have read it and I plan to read again tomorrow,now that I am through Betty's again.
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Linde Lund It's a very sad that Monica Sone only wrote one book. She was a great writer.

Linda White

Linda White Just think how they turned a bad experience,of having tb, into such a good thing.Betty made a difference in Kimi's life by encouraging her.We never know when we are influencing others.
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Linde Lund Dear Linda did you ever hear Betty MacDonald's voice and the interview with Betty MacDonald's very witty sister Alison Bard Burnett? It's really so funny and interesting to listen.

Linda White

Linda White no,never heard her voice but I can imagine,she was so witty.
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Linde Lund There are wonderful CD's and DVD's with Betty MacDonald and Alison Bard Burnett. We'll have a special offer during October. I'll keep you posted.

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Ein lyrisches Portrait von Hilde Domin
Anne MacDonald Canham




Betty MacDonald fan club fans, 

let's talk about great writers and poets Letizia Mancino, Hilde Domin and Betty MacDonald.

Betty MacDonald fan Club honor member, artist and writer Letizia Mancino shares her delightful story THE SECOND PARADISE. 

Betty MacDonald fan club honor member Mary Holmes did such a great job in translating THE SECOND PARADISE.

Thanks a million dearest Mary.

We are really very grateful.
I'm one of Letizia Maninco's many devoted fans.

Letizia Mancino sent this connecting piece to " The Second Paradise".


Copyright 2011/2015 by Letizia Mancino

translated by Mary Holmes 

All rights reserved

That was how my friend Hilde Domin was, dear Betty! You would have liked her so much. She had also been in America. At that time you were a famous author but she was still unknown.

-Did she love cats like you do?

-Yes Betty, she sure did!! Otherwise how do you think she could have been a friend of mine?

-Oh Letizia, don’t boast! Hilde was famous!

-It’s all the same to me, Betty, whether a person is famous or not but that person must love animals

-Why was she as defiant as a cock?

-Well Betty, she was simply so!

-Like a pregnant woman in my “Egg and I”?

-No not so! Betty, Hilde was a whole farm!

- A farm, how was that?

- No Betty, Hilde was more! Almost a zoo! Even more. She was all the animals in the world!

-You loved her very much.

-As I love all animals. 

You Betty, if I had known you, I would have loved you exactly so because you loved animals.

-But as defiant as a cock from my Bob-farm!

-Yes and no! (Hilde really loved this double form of answer). Listen Betty , I’ll tell you a story about how Hilde was. You would certainly have loved her.
I’ll call my story “The Second Paradise”.


Copyright 2011/2015 by Letizia Mancino

translated by Mary Holmes

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The Lord God, one day, met Adam in Paradise and saw him lying under a palm.

And God spoke to him: Adam, my son, are you happy, are you content with Paradise ?

Adam answered: Oh Lord, it is wonderful!

And God said: But I will create a second Paradise and give you a wife.

Adam answered: Oh Lord, that is wonderful!

And God said: I will create the wife according to your wishes.

And Adam stood under the palm and thought hard.

And God said: Adam, are you ready?

Adam answered: My wife should be as lively as a bird but she should not fly. She should swim like a goldfish but not be a fish….. She should be as playful as a cat but not catch mice….. She should be as busy as an ant but not so small.

And God said: So shall she be: Like a bird, a goldfish, a cat, an ant…

Adam answered: Oh Lord, that is wonderful, but she should be as faithful as a dog.

And God asked: Adam, have you finished?

Oh Lord, cried Adam. She should also be as delightful and gentle as a lamb and as defiant as a cock!

….She should be as curious as a monkey and as pampered as a lapdog.

And God said: So shall she be.

And Adam said: My wife should be as courageous as a lion and as headstrong as a goat…

And God said: So, like a bird, a goldfish, a cat, an ant, a dog, a lamb, a cock, a monkey, a lapdog, a lion, a goat… and slowly and surely he wished to begin creating…

But Adam stretched himself under the palm and called:

Lord, Lord, she should be as adaptable as a chameleon but not creep on four feet.

She should have sparkling eyes like, like… real diamonds. She should be as fiery as a volcano

But … she should have crystal-clear thoughts like a mountain spring.

God, the Almighty, was speechless…

And Adam spoke: Also she should be as quick as lightening…

And God said: Man, have you finished????

No, said Adam! She should be as strong as a horse, as long living as an elephant but as light as a butterfly!

God found Adam’s thoughts were good and said: So, bird, goldfish, cat, ant, dog, lamb, cock, monkey, lapdog, lion, goat, chameleon, genuine diamonds, volcano, mountain spring, lightening, horse, elephant…. butterfly…

God wished at last to begin creating her…

Lord, called Adam… she should be as stable as steel, but as sweet as three graceful women in one…

And God asked: Should she also be a poet?

Yes, called Adam from under the palm…

And God said: Adam have you finished?

Lord, I wish that, in the second Paradise I shall be one and doubled:

So God according to Adams last words created:



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