This series analyses the 2016 presidential campaign with recaps of Alex Jones Show interviews with Larry Nichols, a Clinton insider from Arkansas days, terminally ill with cancer, and Roger Stone, Trump insider and veteran of five presidential campaigns beginning in 1964. See parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 if you missed them.
Nichols co-created the 1994 film The Clinton Chronicles and Stone co-authored The Clintons’ War on Women, published in 2015.
Today’s post covers an interview Larry Nichols gave on Thursday, October 20, the day after the third and final presidential debate, held at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas.
Time has a transcript of the debate. Donald Trump was once again presidential, so there were no fireworks to speak of. However, there were memorable moments.
Trump used a term I hadn’t heard in years: bad hombres, which among older Americans had nothing to do with Hispanics or Latinos, by the way. It was just a term used to mean men up to no good. Trump, however, was talking about Mexico and drug kingpins when he said it:
Now, I want to build the wall. We need the wall. And the Border Patrol, ICE, they all want the wall. We stop the drugs. We shore up the border. One of my first acts will be to get all of the drug lords, all of the bad ones — we have some bad, bad people in this country that have to go out. We’re going to get them out; we’re going to secure the border. And once the border is secured, at a later date, we’ll make a determination as to the rest. But we have some bad hombres here, and we’re going to get them out.
After Hillary Clinton said Trump hadn’t paid any income tax, he had a go at her over her donors:
So let me just tell you very quickly, we’re entitled because of the laws that people like her passed to take massive amounts of depreciation on other charges, and we do it. And all of her donors — just about all of them — I know Buffett took hundreds of millions of dollars, Soros, George Soros, took hundreds of millions of dollars…
And, a few minutes later:
… I sat there watching ad after ad after ad, false ad. All paid for by your friends on Wall Street that gave so much money because they know you’re going to protect them. And, frankly, you should have changed the laws.
This was the debate where Fox News moderator Chris Wallace asked Trump — but not Hillary — if he would accept the results of the election:
“I will look at it at the time,” Mr. Trump said. “I will keep you in suspense.”
“That’s horrifying,” Mrs. Clinton replied. “Let’s be clear about what he is saying and what that means. He is denigrating — he is talking down our democracy. And I am appalled that someone who is the nominee of one of our two major parties would take that position.”
Oh, the irony. Look who indirectly — via Jill Stein — challenged the results.
Another memorable moment was when the fly landed on Hillary’s eyebrow. Such a bad sign.
Larry Nichols pointed out that Trump was possibly the first presidential candidate to talk about the rights of the unborn child. Trump wants the Supreme Court to repeal Roe v Wade and leave it up to individual states to develop abortion policy:
Well, if we put another two or perhaps three justices on, that’s really what’s going to be — that will happen. And that’ll happen automatically, in my opinion, because I am putting pro-life justices on the court. I will say this: It will go back to the states, and the states will then make a determination.
Nichols said he hoped Trump would manage to bring up the Clintons’ uranium deal with the Russians before the election. (This did not happen.)
Again, he was disappointed that Trump didn’t go on the attack.
By that time, the notion that the Russians had hacked Hillary’s emails was a running news theme. Nichols rightly asked, if that were true, why wouldn’t Hillary have complained to the UN or persuaded the government to do so.
He said the US and Russia would not go to war. The idea that they were was only to instil fear into the American populace.
Talk turned to the election. He said:
Now you’re going to see the grand finale telling you Trump cannot win.
An undisclosed source of his in North Carolina went to vote and spoke to a poll watcher who said that Trump votes were ‘2-to-1, maybe 3-to-1’ over Clinton.
James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas vote fraud exposé had come out. As a result, Scott Foval lost his job with Americans United for Change on October 19.
Veteran operative Robert Creamer had stood down from the unified Democrat campaign after the first O’Keefe film on inciting violence at Trump rallies had been released just days earlier. He appears in it along with Foval.
Nichols wondered why Foval hadn’t been arrested under Title 18, Racketeering.
Nichols said that voting irregularities would continue in overdrive, engineered by the Clinton campaign and other Democrat operatives. He said it was imperative that voters notify the authorities if they see anything suspicious at the polls:
Hillary’s people cannot control law enforcement.
He felt sure that Trump would have any fraud investigated:
to the extreme.
Nichols once again said that the Clintons control more than people think:
If she gets in, we’re done.
By way of illustration, he explained that the Stephens family became highly influential in Arkansas when Bill Clinton was governor:
You can’t get elected dog catcher [without their approval]. You can do anything you want with that control.
He said that if you’re not on side with their acolytes around the state, you’re in big trouble if something happens:
Who are you going to call? No one.
He was deeply disappointed that debate moderator Chris Wallace ‘set Trump up’ to accept an election result involving fraud and media collusion.
He also pointed out that, contrary to popular opinion, Congress no longer functions as a ‘safety valve’:
Ha! Endless hearings and nothing happens. If we don’t get Trump in there to drain the swamp, nothing will happen. Things will only get worse.
Hillary scrubbed up well for the debate. She looked like a seasoned lawyer. She also smiled a lot in her public appearances. Nichols took issue with that: the ‘Joker’ smile was ‘glued on’. In private, he said, she never smiles:
What makes her happy? Power. Power.
Alex Jones took a call from a listener who was disappointed that Trump didn’t bring up the fact that the Clinton Foundation cheated Haiti. Nichols agreed.
He added that things went missing from the State Department when Hillary resigned. He remembered how the Arkansas governor’s mansion had to be refurnished after the Clintons left.
He ended by letting listeners know how damaging Bill Clinton’s presidency had been to American consumers. When he took office in January 1993, the average American credit card debt was $5,000. By the time he left in January 2001, it was $54,000 per family. A shocking statistic.