RantCrush Top 5: December 2, 2016

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Trump Aides and Clinton Aides Get Heated

Yesterday, aides from the Trump campaign debated aides from the Clinton campaign at Harvard’s Institute of Politics, and it was no picnic. Both sides interrupted each other and raised their voices–team Clinton mostly about alt-righter Steve Bannon’s influence. The Clinton campaign’s Director of Communications Jennifer Palmieri said, “If providing a platform for white supremacists makes me a brilliant tactician, I am more proud to have lost.”

The conversation centered a lot on how Trump focused on immigration issues to appeal to white voters, and how the FBI bringing Clinton’s emails back into the spotlight could have affected the election. Both sides agreed that the media had acted irresponsibly, as many outlets didn’t take Trump seriously and focused a lot on Clinton’s emails. And when talking about whether Trump’s tweet falsely claiming that millions of undocumented immigrants voted illegally was appropriate, Kellyanne Conway said, “He’s the president-elect, so that’s presidential behavior.”


Emma Von Zeipel
Emma Von Zeipel is a staff writer at Law Street Media. She is originally from one of the islands of Stockholm, Sweden. After working for Democratic Voice of Burma in Thailand, she ended up in New York City. She has a BA in journalism from Stockholm University and is passionate about human rights, good books, horses, and European chocolate. Contact Emma at EVonZeipel@LawStreetMedia.com.

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