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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks following a news conference, at his Turnberry golf course, in Turnberry, Scotland, Britain June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

What The Brexit Means For The U.S. Presidential Election

As the world still reels in shock at Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, several experts and commentators are saying that the success of the “Leave” campaign represents a dangerous sign of hope for Donald Trump.

June 24, 2016
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#EndorseThis: Trump Gets Swastika Golf Balls, Celebrates How Brexit Makes Him Money

Trump added that the pound’s depreciation after the Brexit vote would be good for his business.

June 24, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks following a news conference, at his Turnberry golf course, in Turnberry, Scotland, Britain June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Donald Trump Praises Brits For Taking ‘Their Country Back,’ But Only After He Promotes His Golf Resort

Trump said he would let his children and financial advisers run his businesses if he wins the election, but would not walk away from his operations before that. He said the campaign had not been used to build his brand, but had in fact put it at risk because politics is so polarizing.

June 24, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders addresses the audience at the theater of the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 16, 2016. REUTERS/Alvin Baez

Sanders Says Will Vote For Hillary Clinton For President

“We do not need a president whose cornerstone of his campaign is bigotry, who is insulting Mexicans and Latinos and Muslims and women, who does not believe in the reality of climate change,” he continued.

June 24, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves as he arrives at his Turnberry golf course, in Turnberry, Scotland, Britain June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

In Scotland, Trump Says Brexit A Model For His Campaign

“People want to take their country back. They want to have independence in a sense. You see it with Europe, all over Europe,” said Trump, 70, the presumptive Republican nominee for president.

June 24, 2016
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This Week In Crazy: Hear A White Supremacist’s Advice For Trump

The Religious Right civil war, the devil’s in the “no-fly” list, and a white supremacist tells Trump exactly how to “Make America Great Again.” Welcome to “This Week In Crazy.”

June 24, 2016
Former U.S. first lady Laura Bush and former President George W. Bush join his brother Republican U.S. presidential candidate Jeb Bush on the campaign trail at a campaign rally in North Charleston, South Carolina

Donald Trump Has The Bush Camp Divided

The emerging rift in the GOP is making itself evident within the party’s most important family: Many members of the Bush family as well as their former advisers are hesitant to endorse Trump, unlike right-wingers like Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld.

June 23, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Greensboro, North Carolina on June 14, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Drake

Donald Trump Can’t Decide How Much Money He Just Donated To His Campaign

Though Trump’s press release says he now considers these loans donations, Trump has a history of claiming to have donated to charity cases without actually doing so.

June 23, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump boards his plane after speaking at a campaign rally in Mesa, Arizona December 16, 2015. REUTERS/Nancy Wiechec

Trump To Fly To Scotland On Business Amid Campaign Worries

But even before his political run, many in Scotland had issues with Trump. He angered politicians fighting a windmill farm in 2012 because he didn’t want it near his resort.

June 23, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers a speech during a campaign event at the Trump Soho Hotel in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., June 22, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Is Losing the Election Part of Trump’s Plan?

What’s Donald Trump really up to? Is he using the election of 2016 to enrich himself, with no intention of assuming the burdens of the presidency? Many wonder. If that’s the plan, he’s going about it the right way.

June 23, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers a speech during a campaign event at the Trump Soho Hotel in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., June 22, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Donald Trump’s Speech: The Fact-Checking Game

Donald Trump gave a speech Wednesday in New York City attacking Hillary Clinton’s economic and foreign policy positions and record. But how do you know if what he said was true or false? Test your lie-detecting skills below in The National Memo’s fun new fact-checking game, “Go Fact-Check Yourself”!

June 23, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump reacts to his supporters at the start of his campaign rally in Greensboro, North Carolina on June 14, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Drake

Is Donald Trump Running A Presidential Campaign Or A Self-Promotion Tour?

That fundraising report begged the question: Is Trump genuinely in this to win it, or is he just enjoying his elevated national platform to reap the benefits of free PR?

June 22, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Trump addresses Faith and Freedom Coalition's "Road To Majority" conference in Washington

Donald Trump Pumps The Coal Industry For Cash

Murray, one of the largest independent coal operators in the U.S., only endorsed Trump after his first-choice candidate Cruz dropped out. His ringing endorsement of Trump was to say he’s “all we’ve got.”

June 22, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio parts the curtains to view the crowd before being introduced during a campaign event in Reno

Rubio Is Running For Reelection After All… Against Donald Trump?

Marco Rubio spent months after dropping out of the presidential election failing to rebuke Donald Trump in any forceful way, but now plans to make Trump a central part of his campaign platform.

June 22, 2016
Republican U.S. Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Phoenix, Arizona, June 18, 2016. REUTERS/Nancy Wiechec

This Isn’t New: Donald Trump Has Been Profiting Off His Campaign For Months

Trump loaned his campaign $11.5 million in March, his largest one-month loan of the campaign. After that, his monthly contributions started decreasing: $7.5 million in April, and just $2.2 million in May. June was the first month the Trump campaign took in more from donations ($3.1 million) than it did from Trump’s loans.

June 22, 2016
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Cartoon: Donald Trump Said To Have Less Money Than He Claimed

Melania is having a bad week.

June 22, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump departs after he was deposed for a lawsuit involving partners in a restaurant venture at offices in Washington, U.S. June 16, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Donald Trump Accused Of Rape In Federal Court Lawsuit

The assaults are alleged to have taken place at the home of billionaire and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

June 22, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Greensboro, North Carolina on June 14, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Drake

Will Trump Last The Election?

An ordinary sociopath would have known to pretend shock and sorrow after the terrible mass murders in Orlando. Shielded from ordinary human interaction by his arrogance and wealth, however, presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump had no clue how to act.

June 22, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign manager Corey Lewandowski speaks with an unidentified aide after a demonstrator was detained at a rally at the Dayton International Airport in Dayton, Ohio March 12, 2016. REUTERS/William Philpott

Trump Dumps Campaign Manager, Keeps Daughter

Given the choice of picking a new campaign manager or picking a new eldest daughter, Trump went with Ivanka. And dumping Lewandowski, embarrassing as it was, gave the media something else to write about — like how embarrassing Trump’s running mate is going to be.

June 22, 2016
Republican U.S. Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Phoenix, Arizona, June 18, 2016. REUTERS/Nancy Wiechec

Trumpism Won’t Disappear When He Does

The assassination of Donald Trump on Saturday would have been a new low for a political season that is already the most dispiriting in memory. It would have deprived a family of its father and husband. And it would have imparted the moral authority of martyrdom to Trump’s ideas.

June 22, 2016
A Brexit supporter holds a Union Flag at a Vote Leave rally in London, Britain June 4, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall

Donald Trump And Brexit Have Xenophobia In Common

“The vision that the Brexit campaign is presenting is not the vision that me and other Brexiters started off with a year ago,” British MP Saveeda Warsi said. “The ‘hello world’ approach to Brexit, which is open-minded, visionary, inclusive, has been lost. The moderate message has been lost.”

June 22, 2016
A Palmetto M4 assault rifle is seen at the Rocky Mountain Guns and Ammo store in Parker, Colorado July 24, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

‘Good Guys With Guns’ Don’t Make Much Of A Difference, Research Shows

In the wake of the mass shooting at Orlando’s Pulse gay nightclub, Donald Trump suggested that the solution would have been allowing clubgoers to carry hidden firearms. Research on gun control, however, demonstrates that allowing concealed carry is anything but the answer in order to prevent more horrific, violent incidents.

June 21, 2016
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#EndorseThis: Clinton Takes On Trump’s Business Record

“You know, when I was working on this speech, i had the same experience I had when I was working on the speech I gave about foreign policy and national security,” she said, before talking about Trump’s tax plan. “I’d have my researchers and my speechwriters send me information, and then I’d say, ‘Really? He really said that?’ And they’d send me all the background and the video clip… So here it goes.”

June 21, 2016
Republican U.S. Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Phoenix, Arizona, June 18, 2016. REUTERS/Nancy Wiechec

Man Arrested At Trump Rally Said He Wanted To Shoot Candidate: Court Papers

“Sandford claimed he had been attempting to kill Trump for about a year but decided to act on this occasion because he finally felt confident about trying it,” the court papers said.

June 21, 2016
A combination photo shows Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump (L) in Palm Beach, Florida and Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (R) in Miami, Florida at their respective Super Tuesday primaries campaign events on March 1, 2016. REUTERS/Scott Audette (L), Javier Galeano (R)

Trump Doubles Monthly Campaign Fundraising, Lags Clinton

The primary Super PAC supporting Trump, Great America PAC, reported raising $1.4 million in May – accounting for most of the $2.5 million the group has raised this year. The PAC had $500,971 cash remaining at the beginning of June.

June 21, 2016
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