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Celebrity Boycott of Trump Inauguration Backfires


According to numerous reports, certain members of the Hollywood elite, particularly those who seem to routinely display an inflated sense of self-importance, are refusing to take part in President-elect Donald Trump’s upcoming inauguration festivities.

Those who have agreed to perform at the historical event are being attacked by the alt-left through conventional media means as well as through an array of social media sites.

The apparent hope of the famed partisans is that through the application of extreme societal pressure individual entertainers or performance groups will dutifully comply and withdraw from any association with or appearance at the national event.

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Trump`s Hollywood Pick for Treasury Secretary

A high-profile member of the Hollywood community has been named to a pivotal position in the incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump.

It was recently announced that Trump has chosen movie production finance expert Steve Mnuchin to be his treasury secretary.

Prior to coming to Tinseltown, Mnuchin had a 17-year stint at Goldman Sachs, where he was a partner and eventually became chief information officer for the firm.

While in Hollywood, he earned additional credentials as a significant behind-the-scenes player in the movie business and an industry leader who headed up business entities that completed numerous financing deals with big-name studios 20th Century Fox and Warner Bros.

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Trump Closes the Deal

In the legal world, a closing argument is the final statement given by an attorney to a jury at the conclusion of a trial. The closing argument is the succinct means of setting forth the reasons why jurors should decide in a client’s favor.

In the business world, a presentation’s closing argument is delivered in the form of a final statement. The final statement is given by a business person at the culmination of the communication phase in order to bring together thoughts and ideas in a lead-up to the ultimate conclusion.

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The Poisoning of the American Mind


For those seeking to amass power, control over the thoughts of the individual is a crucial component in attaining the end result.

This same theme was masterfully woven throughout the pages of George Orwell’s classic novel “Nineteen Eighty-Four.”

Penned in 1949, the book’s disturbing plot appears to have a degree of commonality with the storyline that our country currently appears to be living out.

Winston Smith, the main character and protagonist of Orwell’s book, is the allegorical narrator and quintessential everyman. The novel subsequently gave birth to two films, a 1956 movie starring Edmond O’Brien and a 1984 release starring John Hurt.

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Hollywood Producer Heads Up Trump`s Fundraising Efforts


Despite the unprecedented onslaught of negativity from the entertainment industry and mainstream news media outlets, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump hauled in a record breaking $100 million in a single month from individual donors that contributed $200 or less.

Never before has a GOP candidate attained such a fundraising feat in a single campaign stroke.

The number of individuals who contributed to Trump’s campaign amounted to 2.6 million people, which represents a 24% increase over the previous month; this is another record breaking number exceeding that of any previous Republican candidate.

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Social Media Involvement Hits Record Highs in Second Presidential Debate

The presidential election campaign of 2016 is certainly one for the record books, and as it turns out so too is social media’s involvement in the second presidential debate.

Sunday’s second of three debates between Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was co-moderated by ABC’s Martha Raddatz and CNN’s Anderson Cooper and took place in a town hall format.

In addition to questions emanating from the moderators, queries for the candidates came from individuals in social media circles as well as citizen participants (selected by the Gallup organization).

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Hollywood Celebrities Go All In for Hillary

In an unprecedented attempt to help get a candidate elected to the nation’s highest post, Hollywood is pulling out all the stops to assist Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton to win the presidency.

Many of the Tinseltown residents with sizeable influence are busy supplying “in kind” contributions to the Hillary campaign. Playing their typical roles in the quadrennial Academy Award show of politics, they have been making personal donations, rounding up gobs of cash at left-leaning fundraisers, rushing stages to publicly endorse, appearing at campaign-stop junkets, and generally lobbing stink bombs at any political, entertainment, media, business, or high-profile individual or organization that dare express a semblance of objectivity or opposition.

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Social Media Will Pick the Presidential Debate Winner


Here is the unvarnished truth: Social media is set to play an unprecedented role in the upcoming presidential debates between Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate Donald Trump.

The televised political match-ups will undoubtedly reach an audience the size of which has never been seen before in the history of presidential debates.

Trump has already proven to be a ratings magnet in the GOP primary debates and fifteen million people tuned in to the “Commander in Chief Forum” hosted by Matt Lauer, which was, in effect a “preseason” debate event.

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Super PAC Aims to Change Democrats into Trumpocrats


A new Super PAC is seeking to make Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump the next occupant of the White House.

The campaign group known as Trumpocrats PAC is made up of Democrats who distrust and oppose Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and who have switched their support to the GOP standard bearer.

The executive director of the organization is Christian Rickers, a lifelong Democrat who voted in the primary election for then-Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

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Trump Grabs the Momentum

Despite mainstream media rumblings that the 2016 presidential race is virtually over, GOP nominee Donald Trump recently took hold of the ball and with his eye firmly on the goalpost is making a run for it.

In recent days Trump invited new people onboard his campaign team, made a series of policy related speeches, expressed regret for hurt he may previously have caused with ill-chosen words, started a dialogue with voters in communities of color, took a trip to flood-stricken Louisiana to comfort folks and provide much-needed supplies, and revved up his television ads in some key battleground states.

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