Of Hillary Clinton, Rick Perry said Donald Trump will “peel her skin off,” though he did concede that she would go down well with some fava beans and a nice chianti. Paul Ryan endorsed Donald Trump and if you need to get in touch with the House speaker he can be found in the gym, doing burpees until he loses consciousness. And today marks the 30th anniversary of C-SPAN's Senate broadcasts, a development that forever changed the way we think about people named "Akaka." This is HUFFPOST HILL for Thursday, June 2nd, 2016:
CLINTON DELIVERS SPEECH, NO QUESTIONS - Samantha Lachman: "Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton characterized Donald Trump’s approach to the world as 'dangerously incoherent' on Thursday in a scorching speech about national security and foreign policy in San Diego. Clinton made the case that a Trump administration would pursue a risky and unpredictable foreign policy agenda, one that would threaten the United States’ relationships with its allies…'They’re not even really ideas, just a series of bizarre rants, personal feuds and outright lies. He is not just unprepared, he is temperamentally unfit to hold an office that requires knowledge, stability and immense responsibility.' … Clinton had a lot of material to get through. She recited some of Trump’s past statements on foreign policy, provoking laughter from the audience when she noted that he said he understands Russia because he held the Miss Universe pageant there. She also mentioned his past support for increased nuclear proliferation, taking out the families of terrorists and defaulting on the national debt, and mocked his remark that his primary consultant on foreign policy issues is himself, because he has a 'very good brain.'" [HuffPost]
What the actual f: @GingerGibson: Rick Perry responds to Clinton's speech attacking Trump. "Donald Trump will peel her skin off in a debate setting."
PAUL RYAN ENDORSES TRUMP - P90xplains his thinking. Matt Fuller: "In an unceremonious op-ed in his local paper, Speaker Paul Ryan (Wis.) ended his dithering on the presumptive GOP presidential nominee and said he would vote for Donald Trump in November. Ryan, who had been holding out on endorsing Trump, said the focus of his conversations with the real estate mogul were on the House’s policy agenda. 'Through these conversations, I feel confident he would help us turn the ideas in this agenda into laws to help improve people’s lives,' Ryan writes, 666 words into an 806-word op-ed in the GazetteXtra. 'That’s why I’ll be voting for him this fall.' Ryan says one person he knows won’t support his agenda is Hillary Clinton. 'A Clinton White House would mean four more years of liberal cronyism and a government more out for itself than the people it serves,' Ryan writes. 'Quite simply, she represents all that our agenda aims to fix.'" [HuffPost]
PAUL RYAN BLOCK GRANTS HIS DIGNITY - Here's what Donald Trump had to say about Reticent Ryan back in March: "Paul Ryan, I’m sure I’m going to get along great with him. And if I don’t, he’s going to have to pay a big price. Okay?" Way to stand up for yourself, Paul Ryan. [HuffPost]
Igor Bobic, who recently got a haircut, has a helpful list of the remaining #NeverTrump people.
HILLARY CLINTON FINALLY ENDORSES KILLING GUY - Sam Stein: "Hillary Clinton supports the death penalty for Dylann Roof, the accused shooter of nine parishioners at a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina, her campaign confirmed. In the week since the Justice Department announced its decision to seek the death penalty in the Roof case, the former secretary of state had held off on weighing in. But in an email to The Huffington Post on Thursday, Clinton’s top spokesman, Brian Fallon, said 'she respects the Justice Department decision.'" [HuffPost]
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Trump in 1994: "I have days where, if I come home — and I don't want to sound too much like a chauvinist — but when I come home and dinner's not ready, I go through the roof." [Vox]
TRUMP UNABLE TO EARN SUPPORT OF SWING STATE ESTABLISHMENT - Then again, he still thinks New York is a swing state so he's probably not super concerned about Ohio. Katie Glueck: "Trump will be without the backing of George Voinovich himself, the former Ohio governor and senator -- and one of the state’s favorite Republican sons -- who has yet to throw his support behind the presumptive GOP nominee. Trump’s swing-state trouble isn’t limited to Voinovich. While national Republican leaders have largely gotten on board, a host of key establishment figures in Ohio and Florida -- including current Ohio Gov. John Kasich, former Gov. Bob Taft, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Florida Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Carlos Curbelo and other influential Latino leaders in Florida -- are still refusing to get behind the GOP nominee...Polls in Ohio and Florida show neither Trump nor his likely rival, Hillary Clinton, has fully consolidated their bases in those states. According to a CBS News/YouGov poll out of Ohio from late last month, only 80 percent of Republicans would vote for Trump as of today, and 82 percent of Democrats are currently supporting Clinton." [Politico]
Michael Fletcher writes on racism animating hatred of Obama for ESPN's The Undefeated.
SNYDER OPTS AGAINST TRUMP ENDORSEMENT - "Gov. Rick Snyder has sidelined himself in the race for president, choosing not to make an endorsement of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. The Republican governor also did not endorse in the March 8 primary, saying he was consumed with addressing Flint’s lead-contaminated water crisis. 'I’ve stayed out of the whole thing, and I’m going to continue to,' Snyder said Wednesday in an interview with The Detroit News Editorial Board at the Mackinac Policy Conference. 'I’ve got important things I want to work on in Michigan.' The Republican governor’s neutrality in the presidential race is in contrast to his lieutenant governor, Brian Calley, who recently urged fellow Republicans to unite behind Trump’s candidacy to keep Democrat Hillary Clinton out of the White House." [Detroit News]
NAME GAME - "Former Anchorage mayor Dan Sullivan made news with his last-minute decision to primary Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski…If he wins, he could become the second Dan Sullivan in the Alaska delegation. Dan Sullivan, the state's junior senator, was elected in 2014...The former mayor could benefit from more than just campaign signs. Sharing a name with a sitting senator should give his candidacy a boost if voters confuse him for the incumbent...Last weekend, Florida Rep. Alan Grayson married girlfriend Dena Minning , and Minning announced she'd take her husband's last name. That's significant because Minning is running for Grayson's 9th District House seat. Grayson is running for the Democratic nomination for Senate. But when voters go to the polls, they'll still see a Grayson for House, which could help to distinguish the new Mrs. Grayson from the rest of the crowded Democratic primary field." [Roll Call]
OBJECTIVELY TRUE STATEMENTS ABOUT TRUMP UNIVERSITY SURE SOUND MEAN - Igor Bobic: "New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Thursday took aim at the now-defunct Trump University, which has been accused of being a scam. 'In New York, we have laws against business fraud, we have laws against consumer fraud,' Schneiderman said in an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on 'Good Morning America.' 'We have a law against running an illegal, unlicensed university. This never was a university. The fraud started with the name of the organization, and you can’t just go around saying this is the George Stephanopoulos Law Firm/Hospital/University without actually qualifying and registering, so it was really a fraud from beginning to end.' Trump University, an unaccredited for-profit company launched by presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump in 2005, offered courses in real estate and investment. Documents unsealed by a federal judge earlier this week pertaining to a lawsuit against the venture revealed how its salespeople were told to deliberately mislead potential customers, manipulate their emotions and ignore their concerns about parting ways with, in some cases, tens of thousands of dollars. 'It’s fraud. This is just straight up fraud.'" [HuffPost]
BECAUSE YOU'VE READ THIS FAR - Here's a skateboarding dog.
MORE COLOR FROM THIS WEEKEND'S LIBERTARIAN CONVENTION - "Most party conventions are filled with head-scratching pageantry and aimed at firing up the base. So maybe that excuses some of the weekend’s eccentricities: conservative thinker Ayn Rand’s name being invoked with the same regularity that Republicans namecheck Ronald Reagan, the young attendee who jokingly labeled his companion a 'stateist' for stealing his lunch, and a long-shot presidential candidate who cheekily reiterated his support for legalizing drugs by saying that 'crystal meth should be as legal as tomatoes.'" [HuffPost]
- Tracking the coins that people throw into fountains.
- Pejorative names given to President Obama turned into a poem.
- Checking in with the "hot felon."
@jerryspringer: C'mon Donald... you complaining about Hillary's temperament is like me complaining about the quality of television!
@politicoroger: Modern speechwriting: Take every focus group result and hammer them into power and eloquence.
RYAN: not endorsing
RYAN: unless you change
RYAN: I mean it
RYAN: I n-need unity
TRUMP: you done?
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