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It’s Official: Donald Trump Quits!

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Trump: “I’m done, I quit!”

WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – No presidential candidate of a U.S. major party has ever died or withdrawn before a presidential election and no President-elect has ever died or withdrawn after winning the general election, but before taking office.

However, one vice-presidential candidate died after he was nominated but before the general election (James Sherman, Republican, 1912), and another dropped off his party’s ticket (Thomas Eagleton, Democrat, 1972).

In recent days, rumors have been floating around that the Republican National Committee is scrambling to try  to find a replacement in case its presidential nominee Donald Trump quits the race before election day.

Today, Trump made it official.  He’s quitting!

His campaign said that the GOP candidate is quitting trying to be presidential, and is done being nice and politically correct.

To date, he has attacked Mexicans, Muslims, immigrants, the Chinese, NATO,  members of his own political party, women, the disabled, journalists, mothers of fallen American soldiers, even crying babies.

Trump told The Adobo Chronicles, “Believe me, everyone is fair game to me from here on, so you’d better watch out!”

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Philippine President Duterte Now A Fashion Trendsetter

imageMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – In a short span of thirty days, Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has surprised his countrymen — supporters and critics alike — with the speed with which he has implemented visible changes towards his campaign promise of reducing crime, drugs, government corruption, and improving the lives of ordinary citizens.

But Duterte has also started what others are calling a fashion revolution, one that has veered away from the glitz and glamour usually reserved for the rich and famous.  He has disappointed the socialite members of the political world as well as artists who dress them up in Hollywood-style fashion by canceling the traditional red carpet that has been the distracting hallmark of the presidential State of the Nation Address (SONA).

On a personal level, he has started  what can be described as a rebellious fashion trend that has all but demolished the very concept of formal and executive wear.

On this photo spread, Duterte shows off his comfy version of the traditional formal wear for men — the barong tagalog.  Many have called it the maong tagalog, consisting of the traditional barong, albeit with rolled up sleeves and the shirt unbuttoned at the neck, matched with denim pants and broen shoes. In the other photo, he sports a short-sleeve shirt with sockless shoes. Finally he is also seen in his signature checkered polo shirt.

Will the rest of his cabinet and other elected officials follow suit?

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Donald Trump Receives Two Major Media Endorsements

Republican National Convention: Day One
CLEVELAND, OH – JULY 18: Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump walks on stage to introduce his wife Melania on the first day of the Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Republican National Convention kicks off on July 18. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

SAN FRANCISCO, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Francisco Bureau) – After last week’s Houston Chronicle endorsement of Hillary Clinton which has all but devastated Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, the Republican Party nominee has received two major media endorsements this week.

On Monday, The Onion, the country’s most reliable and respected news source, endorsed Trump’s candidacy, saying that the candidate is the most qualified to deal with 21st century problems not only of the United States but the international community.

Today, an international coalition of satire writres, HumorFeed, unanimously picked Trump as the only candidate that can make American great again.image

In a statement published simultaneously by its dozens of members wordlwide, HumorFeed said that Trump mirrors the hopes, aspirations and platform of the satire community. “Like Trump, we don’t always mean what we say, and we have always something to say about many things — issues, politicians, social norms and orientations, even about wierd personalities like the candidate himself,” the statement said.

The coalition expressed its sincere gratitute to Trump whose entrance into politics has reinvigorated the satire community and its millions of fans and followers worldwide.

“He’s the ultimate businessman,” the statement concluded, “he has made our own business thriving at a level we have not seen in decades.”

To learn more about HumorFeed and its card-carrying members, visit their website.

(Disclosure: The Adobo Chronicles is a member of HumorFeed)

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