Monday, August 01, 2016

2016 US Presidential Election: Trump, Trump, and More Trump - FURTHER UPDATES

New: The Latest: Ryan: Never asked for Trump's endorsement

The latest on the US presidential campaign. Read More
"Donald Trump may be withholding his endorsement from House Speaker Paul Ryan, but Ryan says he never sought it in the first place.

Donald Trump is refusing to support House Speaker Paul Ryan and longtime Sen. John McCain in their upcoming Republican primaries.

Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton says Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump should apologize for criticizing the parents of an American soldier killed in Iraq.

Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine is back in Florida, taking the Clinton campaign's job-creation promises to the important battleground state.

Two more Democratic Party officials have resigned in the wake of an embarrassing email hack.

One of Donald Trump's top allies — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie — says that it's inappropriate to criticize the parents of an American soldier killed in Iraq."

And more.
New: Trump Withholds Backing From Ryan, McCain in Payback Move

Donald Trump threw out another stunner to his own party on Tuesday by declaring himself unready to endorse House Speaker Paul Ryan, the highest-ranking elected Republican, and two other prominent Senate Republicans. Read More

New: Trump refuses to support Paul Ryan, John McCain in upcoming Republican primaries

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is refusing to back House Speaker Paul D. Ryan in his upcoming primary election, saying in an interview Tuesday that he is “not quite there yet” in endorsing his party’s top-ranking elected official.

Trump also said he was not supporting Sen. John McCain in his primary in Arizona, and he singled out Sen. Kelly Ayotte as a weak and disloyal leader in New Hampshire, a state whose presidential primary Trump won handily. Read More
"Trump’s refusal to back Ryan represents an extraordinary breach of political decorum and signals that the Republican Party remains divided two weeks after a national convention in Cleveland staged to showcase party unity." Philip Rucker, The Washington Post
New: Stop Indulging Trump

This isn’t a normal presidential election, he isn’t a normal political candidate, and you know it. We all do. And it’s well past time to reckon fully with that. Read More

New: The Other Half of America

The facts may not paint a grim portrait of America, but plenty of people are feeling left out and left behind. Read More

New: Obama Calls Trump 'Unfit' To Be President, Questions Why Republicans Still Endorsing

President Obama reiterated that he believes Donald Trump is "unfit" to be president, issuing a sharp rebuke of the Republican nominee from the White House East Room on Tuesday. Read More

New: Obama’s Denunciation Squeeze

The president has put Trump-backing Republicans in an even tougher spot. Read More

New: How big is Hillary Clinton's convention bounce?

A fresh set of post-Democratic convention polls shows a sudden shift toward the Democratic nominee. Read More

New: Poll: Clinton Support Spikes Following Democratic Convention

Following the Democratic National Convention, Hillary Clinton now leads Donald Trump by 8 points — 50 percent to 42 percent — up from a single-point difference last week, according to the latest NBC News|SurveyMonkey poll. Read More

New: With Russia a campaign issue, Clinton gains on foreign affairs

Hillary Clinton's post-convention bump extends to enthusiasm about voting and trust on a slew of issues, according to a new CNN/ORC Poll. And on the most prominent foreign policy issue of late, Russia and its relationship with the US, nearly 6-in-10 see the country as unfriendly, and about half say they think the Russian government is attempting to influence the outcome of the US presidential election. Read More

The Latest: Ryan refuses to respond to Trump's provocation

The latest on the US presidential election. Read More
"House Speaker Paul Ryan is refusing to respond to Donald Trump's kind words for Ryan's Republican primary opponent.

Donald Trump says Democratic rival Hillary Clinton is, 'the devil.'

Republican presidential nominee is Donald Trump is tweeting kind words on the GOP race for House Speaker Paul Ryan's Wisconsin seat. But not for Ryan.

Hillary Clinton's running mate Tim Kaine attacked GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump for clashing with the parents of a slain Army officer.

Mike Pence quieted a campaign rally crowd that booed a woman who had asked how he can tolerate what she said was Donald Trump's disrespect of American servicemen.

Warren Buffett is suggesting that fellow billionaire Donald Trump is afraid to release his tax returns.

Donald Trump is suggesting that if his daughter Ivanka were the victim of workplace sexual harassment she should find another job."
Trump calls Clinton 'the devil'

Donald Trump on Monday night said Bernie Sanders “made a deal with the devil” when he endorsed Hillary Clinton, continuing a day of attacks.

Speaking at a campaign rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Trump was harshly critical of Sanders’ endorsement of Clinton prior to the Democratic National Convention. Read More

Gallup: Trump support tumbles after conventions

In the wake of the Republican and Democratic national conventions, voters are more likely to support Hillary Clinton than Donald Trump, according to a Gallup poll released Monday. Read More

Billionaire Warren Buffett ready to take on Donald Trump

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett says he'll do whatever it takes to defeat Donald Trump — including escorting people to the polls himself. Read More
"Before several thousand people gathered at an Omaha high school, Buffett challenged Trump to agree to a meeting where they would both release their tax returns. He also said that after Trump listed his casino and hotel company on the New York Stock Exchange in 1995, investors lost money, even though 'in 1995 when he offered this company, if a monkey had thrown a dart at the stock page, the monkey on average would have made 150 percent.'"
Trump Suggests General Election Could Be 'Rigged'

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump suggested Monday that he fears the general election "is going to be rigged" — an unprecedented assertion by a modern presidential candidate. Read More

Donald Trump says he fears "rigged" election in November

Less than 100 days till the Election Day, GOP nominee Donald Trump is already crying foul. Read More

GOP lawmakers, veterans groups disavow Trump over criticism of Muslim soldier's family

Angry and anxious, Republican lawmakers and veterans groups hastened to disavow Donald Trump's repeated criticism of a bereaved military family Monday, but the GOP presidential nominee refused to back down. He complained anew that he had been "viciously attacked" by the parents of a Muslim U.S. Army captain who was killed in Iraq. Read More

Broad array of military luminaries condemn Trump over attacks on Khan family

A bipartisan constellation of decorated combat veterans, members of Congress and family members of slain soldiers admonished Donald Trump on Monday for criticizing the Muslim American parents of an Army officer killed in Iraq, threatening to undermine Trump’s support among core Republican voters. Read More

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