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Republican voters on Donald Trump: no compassion, no problem

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Republican voters don’t think Donald Trump is likable. They don’t think he’s compassionate. And many don’t consider him particularly honest. But he’s overwhelmingly viewed as decisive and competent. And that’s what matters most – at least for now – to Republicans. A new Associated Press-GfK poll finds that 8 in 10 Republican registered voters call Trump very or somewhat decisive. That’s top in the field for the businessman, whose blunt style was featured for years on reality TV. At the…

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St. Pete’s Gene Webb slams Rick Kriseman Trump tweet as waste of time

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Rick Kriseman’s viral tweet Monday night “banning” Donald Trump from St. Pete for his inflammatory comments toward Muslims has gotten a lot of attention. It’s been shared thousands of times. National media networks have picked up the story. But one of St. Pete’s local bloggers (whom I quite like, actually) isn’t particularly amused. This reporter’s initial write-up of the tweet Monday night was headlined, “Rick Kriseman unofficially ‘bans’ Donald Trump from St. Pete and it’s exactly as awesome as you’d think.”…

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City Council members react to Rick Kriseman’s Donald Trump “ban”

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Mayor Rick Kriseman’s Tweet Monday night “banning” Donald Trump from St. Pete has drawn national attention. It’s been reported on by local news outlets all over the state and country and even CNN. And the Tweet has been “liked” and shared thousands of times. The Tampa Bay Times documented reaction to Kriseman’s anti-Trump Tweet as the city’s latest tourism draw quoting several comments from out-of-towners that St. Pete is now on their list of vacation destinations. Some even commented they’d…

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Nancy Bostock not amused by Rick Kriseman’s “ban Trump” tweet

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Nancy Bostock is not a fan of Rick Kriseman‘s Twitter feed. After more than 2,000 people shared and liked the St. Pete Mayor’s tweet Monday night joking that Donald Trump should be banned from St. Petersburg based on his hateful anti-Muslim rhetoric, Bostock, a former Pinellas County School Board member and former county commissioner, took to Facebook to condemn the Mayor’s statement. “It isn’t the poorly conceived humor directed at Trump that scares me … Trump asks for it … and…

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Rick Kriseman unofficially “bans” Donald Trump from St. Pete and it’s exactly as awesome as you’d think

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In response to another bombastic comment coming from presidential hopeful Donald Trump, St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman is barring him from entering his city. “I am hereby barring Donald Trump from entering St. Petersburg until we fully understand the dangerous threat posed by all Trumps,” Kriseman tweeted Monday night. Asked whether his tweet was sarcasm, Kriseman responded that he was answering ridiculousness with ridiculousness. Kriseman’s witty evening tweet came after Trump’s campaign issued a news release announcing that the U.S.…

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Donald Trump calls for ‘complete shutdown’ on Muslims entering US

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump called Monday for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.” The proposed ban would stand “until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on,” his campaign said in a statement. The statement added that Trump’s proposal comes in response to the level of hatred among “large segments of the Muslim population” toward Americans. “Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses,…

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Donald Trump calls for ‘complete shutdown’ on Muslims entering U.S.

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump called Monday for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.” The proposed ban would stand “until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on,” his campaign said in a statement. The statement added that Trump’s proposal comes in response to the level of hatred among “large segments of the Muslim population” toward Americans. “Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses,…

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