The ABC/Post poll indicated two-thirds of Americans view Trump as biased against women, minorities and Muslims, and 64 percent say Trump is unqualified to be president. Sixty-eight percent of those polled said his remarks that Curiel couldn’t fairly decide the case because of his Mexican heritage were racist.
Trump had enjoyed a brief boost in support following the June 12 mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, as he doubled down on his pledge to ban Muslims from entering the country, cutting Clinton’s lead to nine points. But Trump’s rise in popularity appeared to be only temporary, unlike his lasting surge among the Republican field last year after the attacks in Paris and in San Bernardino, California.
“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.
Fifty-five percent of voters who supported Sanders in the primary say they’ll vote for the former Secretary of State, while over a fifth—22 percent—of Sanders supporters claim they will cast their ballot for Republican nominee Donald Trump. Eighteen percent say they plan to vote for the Libertarian choice, Gary Johnson.
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”!
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.
“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.”
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.
“It’s very clear that Wall Street guys don’t like her because she has been a lot more effective than most in communicating an anti-Wall Street message that has been part of the Democratic Party for 80 years, since the 1930s,” Wall Street historian Charles Geisst told White.
Fundraising has become Trump’s priority: He’s spending his time fundraising in solidly Republican states instead of focusing on battleground ones, and last week, Trump and RNC Chairman Reince Preibus went on a Southern fundraising tour.
Ruben De Jesus, the director of operations at All Star Boxing, told Reuters that “desperate times call for desperate measures,” and he contacted Mi Familia Vota after hearing alarming rhetoric against the Hispanic community in the presidential election.
“We are all over the moon as Chelsea and Marc welcome Charlotte’s little brother to the world, and grateful for our many blessings,” the Clintons said. Daughter Chelsea and son-in-law Marc Mezvinsky welcomed their first child, Charlotte, on Sept. 26, 2014, just as the former secretary of State was gearing up for the presidential campaign.
For many environmentally-focused liberals, hope remains in the crafting of the Democratic platform at the convention in Philadelphia. “I wouldn’t say I’m disappointed myself — I would say that I’m resigned,” said RL Miller chair of the California Democratic Party’s environmental caucus. “Bernie had a good run. It’s over.”
In a live-streamed address on Thursday, Bernie Sanders stopped short of endorsing presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton, but said he would work together with her in the general election to fight against Donald Trump. Here’s what that really means.
“Defeating Donald Trump cannot be our only goal. We must continue our grassroots efforts to create the America that we know we can become,” he said.
Occasionally, in the grim, months-long slog of the presidential election cycle, there is a brief beacon of light and hope for the next generation.
Donald Trump’s candidacy has the Republican Party at a crossroads. Trump won the votes, fair and square, but an ever-larger list of Republican big wigs have shunned his candidacy, revealing it as the racist, sexist, xenophobic ego trip it really is.
In the Republican primary, Trump finished last in Utah with just 14 percent of the vote, and was defeated by Ted Cruz in Kansas with 23 percent of the vote.
Democrats have a good chance of retaking the Senate in November; Republicans should be worried — according to a recent Reuters/Ipsos poll, over 75 percent of Democrats say Sanders, the guy who legitimized socialism in America, should have a “major role” in shaping the party’s positions.
“What I need to see (is) a commitment that there will be progressive taxation,” Sanders said, referring to his push for corporations and billionaires to pay higher tax rates. He also said he wanted to see Clinton embrace his views on healthcare and free education at public universities.
A day after 49 people lost their lives in the worst shooting in U.S. history, Republicans continue to steer the debate towards terminology.
“Nothing unites the people of Earth like a threat from Mars,” said Paul Begala, a longtime adviser to Bill and Hillary Clinton, now the strategist for the main super PAC seeking to elect her. “To Democrats, Donald Trump is not just in a parade of conservative Republicans they disagree with. They view him, rightly, as a bigot.”
Hallelujah, we lived to see the day — as Hillary Clinton spoke with grace to claim her place in American history. Nothing’s over yet, but as the Democratic Party standard-bearer, Clinton is riding high. And she worked for it.