Chukar partridge headbutts Turkish President Erdogan

This is a 14 August 2015 video from Turkey. It shows Turkish President Erdogan at the opening ceremony of a mosque. Part of that ceremony was a cage with pigeons and a chukar partidge inside.

The idea was that Erdogan would set the birds free ceremonially. However, the birds had other ideas.

Most Turkish people don’t really like Erdogan, as the recent elections showed. Polls about the next elections, on 1 November 2015, say so far that even less Turkish people will like Erdogan then. The chukar partridge apparently wanted to show that it did not intend to vote for Erdogan either …

Chukar partridge headbutts Turkish President Erdogan

From (with more photos there):

Renegade partridge headbutts Turkish president at mosque opening

By Sam Hayson

17 August 2015

LONDON — Whenever animals are used in shows, speeches, or — as in this case — to mark the inauguration of a mosque, there’s the potential for something to go badly wrong.

This is something Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan discovered Friday, when he attempted to release a group of birds to mark the opening of a new mosque in Rize – and ended up having a head-on collision with a partridge.

Things got off to a shaky start when the birds proved reluctant to take part in the ceremony.

The President tried to use an umbrella for encouragement, but didn’t have much luck.

Suddenly, disaster struck.

The bird proceeded to scramble over Erdogan’s head while photographers captured the moment.

Donald Trump impersonation by comedian Jimmy Fallon

This video from the USA by comedian Jimmy Fallon says about itself:

Donald Trump Clarifies Megyn Kelly Comment

11 August 2015

Trump holds a press conference to clarify his Megyn Kelly comment, as well as other controversial statements.

See also here.

Donald Trump and other United States Republicans, animated cartoon

This satirical video by Mark Fiore in the USA says about itself:

Raising Your Candidate: A Behavioral Guide for Republicans

31 July 2015

In creating this Behavioral Guide for Republicans, my goal is to address a certain rabble-rousing Republican candidate for president whose name rhymes with “rump.” We should be able to talk about the campaign and the issues therein without constantly trumpeting said candidate’s name, right? You can read more here.

Scott Walker is a pastier Trump: The Wisconsin governor’s ethno-nationalism is just as egregious: here.

THE 10 GOP CANDIDATES TO MAKE THE FIRST DEBATE CUT Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Chris Christie and John Kasich will take the stage Thursday night for the first GOP primary debate. [Igor Bobic and Natalie Jackson, HuffPost]

Trump 2016: White Nationalists Throw Their Support Behind The Donald: here.

Meet the donors funding Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush.

United States Republican Trump impersonated by British comedian Russell Brand

This video from Britain says about itself:

Should Miss Universe Trump Mexicans? Russell Brand The Trews (E354)

10 July 2015

This is me watching, for the first time, Donald Trump’s recent shocking speech about Mexican immigrants.

From daily The Independent in Britain:

Video: Russell Brand does a pretty good Donald Trump impression

Mr Trump, who officially announced his candidacy for US president in his speech on Tuesday, is currently the forerunner for the Republican primary

Alice Harrold

Russell Brand has done a spot on impression of US presidential hopeful, Donald Trump, lampooning his recent comments about Mexican immigrants.

Speaking in Trump Tower in New York recently, the presidential candidate said that Mexicans who come to America illegally are “rapists” who bring in drugs and crime.

“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best,” he said. “They’re sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems with us.”

“They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists, and some, I assume, are good people.”

In a video on his YouTube channel Brand laughs at this, saying that Trump is “making it up on the spot”.

Spanish language station Univision has refused to air the Miss Universe pageant following Trump’s comments.

In an pretty accurate imitation of Trump’s voice, Brand jokes: “You can attack me and you can slander my family and if you must you can kill me, but when you cancel a man’s beauty pageants, you cross a line. And that’s worse than crossing a border.”

Brand asks how Trump can have a “fibre-optic narrow tunnel of compassion” for pageant contestants but feels no sympathy for immigrants.

Read more:

Miss USA contestants refuse to drop out of pageant

Mexicans bring ‘tremendous infectious disease’, says Trump

The current Miss Universe, Paulina Vega, spoke out against Trump’s immigration comments saying they were “unjust and hurtful”.

“As a Colombian and as Miss Universe, I want to show my support and validate the sentiments of the Latin community,” she said.

Trump then criticised Miss Vega, calling her a hypocrite for keeping her crown.

Trump, who is paying for his campaign with his own fortune, said that as president he would build a great wall on the southern US border, “and I’ll have Mexico pay for that wall.”

A Republican senator for Arizona, Jeff Flake, has said that “Donald Trump’s views are coarse, ill-informed and inaccurate.”

“These views belong in the world of comedy, not in the world of politics,” Brand said.

Rick Santorum says Donald Trump was too liberal on Mexicans for calling them rapists and drug dealers: here.

Scott Walker Announces He’s Running For President In 2016: here.

2016 FIRST TO LAST: THE RACE TO THE BOTTOM How angry do you have to be to be a GOP 2016 candidate these days? [Howard Fineman, Jason Linkins and Lauren Weber, HuffPost]