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President Trump has not forgotten his former rival, Hillary Clinton. He took yet another swipe at her early this morning, stating that she would have crashed the US economy if she won the 2016 US Presidential election…
It is said that man is a political animal. But dogs are increasingly being dragged into the game.
Nnamdi Kanu’s recent speech in which he mentioned his late dog ‘Jack’ is an example. Jack was one of the casualties in the attack on Nnamdi Kanu’s house during Operation Python Dance.
The speech reminded me of ex US President Nixon’s ‘Checkers speech’, which he gave to defend himself from political attacks in the 1950s or so. Checkers was the family pet dog, and got embroiled in a lot of political controversy.
I also remember the man who got involved in controversy after naming his dog after President Buhari. President Bill Clinton wrote in his biography, My Life, about a neighbor who named his pet dog Clinton, and would call it as a way to taunt his (Clinton’s) dad.
It appears that dogs, like mankind, have become political animals.
Wikileaks appears to want to keep dripping emails damaging to Hillary Clinton’s campaign from now till election day, and in its own way, it is realy helping Donald Trump climb back in the polls.
.The mistake the Obama Administration must be regretting right now is pushing the publisher of the whistle blowing site, Julian Assange to the wall.
For years he has not left the Ecuadorian Embassy in London for fear of arrest -or worse- by a US led coalition. His ‘forced stay’ itself is beginning to look like an imprisonment before the imprisonment.
Julian Assange knows that this is his last chance at freedom for a long time. Should Hillary Clinton win in November, he would be condemned to being holed up for the next 4 to 8 years inside the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Assange knows that if Trump wins, it would however be his passport to freedom. That is why he is fighting tooth and nail to nail Hillary Clinton, who once considered using a drone attack against him.
Nothing the liberal press says will dissuade Assange from this attempt to get the US Government to stop pursuing him. He knows that if Donald Trump should win, with Putin as Trump’s ally – and with an independent minded Trump grateful to him, freedom would come to him.
What the Obama Administration -including his ex Secretary of State Hillary Clinton-should have done after Wikileaks first started was to clean up their act, so that Assange the journalist would have less to report. Instead, they focused on trying to get the man.
Now, the man is out to get them. He has gotten then to fire the Chairman of their party. Now he has trained his sights on John Podester, head of Clinton’s campaign.
The Democratic Party has dismissed the damaging emails Wikileaks has released against Podester, but for how long?
If the leaks continue, the current smiles on the faces of the Democrats are surely bound to become grimaces.
At the just concluded third and final US Presidential debate, Donald Trump gave one line that would have stopped questions of his so called tax dodging had he used it long ago.
He told his fiesty challenger, Hillary Clinton that if she didn’t like his practices, she should have used her time as a US Senator to change the law, so he wouldn’t be able to continue such practice.
“If you didn’t like what I did, you should have changed the law!” he said.
There was no strong retort from Clinton to this, and I think if Trump had used this line long ago, the media wouldn’t have made minced-meat of him over a lawful practice some of their publishers are undoubtedly into. We would have been saved all the distraction, and his poll numbers would have been the better for it.
Today’s debate was cool for Donald Trump, and even sections of the anti-Trump mainstream media have admitted to such. But with the elections being so close, Trump may need to do much more if he is to effectively close the significant gap Clinton has established in recent polls.
One worry for Hillary Clinton though, are the tens of thousands of emails Wikkileaks, has against her, and there is no telling if they are saving the ‘best’ for last.
In that aspect, it is a war between the New York Times and Wikkileaks. New York Times has already released its most damaging info arsenal on Trump (the tax returns thingie), and is now concentrating on ‘destroying Trump with a thousand small, constant cuts’.
But what Wikkileaks still has against Clinton is lethal amno (tens of thousands of damaging emails of her campaign). You get a taste of what they have when you see email being released that shows Clinton’s campaign chief John Podesta questioning her judgement.
Also, I believe the insulting references to Clinton’s rival-turned-ally Bernie Sanders by Clinton campaign staff in the emails will also alienate not a few Sanders supporters, whatever Bernie says officially.
Julian Assange is to Hillary Clinton what Calors Slim is to Trump: A powerful media boss who cannot sensibly be said to support them for personal or patriotic reasons.
The final countdown in this campaign is bound to be quite interesting.