The news out of Cleveland yesterday was that a norovirus was spreading among delegates and staffers. A norovirus causes vomiting and diarrhea.
Newt Gingrich also spoke.
And, of course, Ted Cruz.
Reports the N.Y. Times.
At a downtown barbecue joint, lobbyists cheerfully passed out stickers reading “Make Lobbying Great Again” as they schmoozed on Monday with Republican ambassadors, lawmakers and executives. At a windowless bar tucked behind the Ritz-Carlton hotel, whose rooms were set aside for the party’s most generous benefactors, allies of Mr. Trump pitched a clutch of receptive party donors on contributing to a pro-Trump “super PAC.”
And from Slate:
“Trump has told prospective donors that, if elected president, he plans to nominate former Goldman Sachs banker Steve Mnuchin for U.S. Treasury Secretary.” Currently, Mnuchin is a hedge fund CEO, as well as Trump’s chief fundraiser.
Again, from The Times:
And on Tuesday night, as Republican delegates formally made Mr. Trump their presidential nominee, a few dozen lobbyists and their clients instead sipped gin and munched on Brie puffs in an oak-paneled room at the Union Club. They had come to witness a more urgent presentation: Newt Gingrich, a top Trump adviser and Beltway fixture, painting an upbeat picture of the deals they could help sculpt on infrastructure projects and military spending in the first hundred days of a Trump administration.
No surprise, Trump’s campaign is an alliance we have seen in history before.
Wall Street banksters and brown-shirt fascists at rallies and in the streets.
I wish we were voting on the power of Wall Street. Not in this election.
But a massive popular vote and electoral defeat for Trump will be a punch in the nose of those brown shirts.