When Donald Trump put on a coal miner’s hard hat at a rally Thursday night, it left many in the audience pondering how badly it might muss up his hair.
Newly minted as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Trump mugged for the audience of thousands packed into a sports arena, pretended to shovel coal and finally removed the hat, only to reveal that he’d been saved by his hair spray.
“My hair look OK?” he asked before mocking the environmental advocates who are perpetually at odds with West Virginia’s coal industry.
Hillary Clinton lashed out at presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump on Thursday, arguing that he was dangerous, divisive and out-of-touch with the needs of working Americans.
"With all the challenges we face in America and the world, we can't have a loose cannon in the Oval Office," she told thousands of cheering supporters in a stuffy college gym in East L.A. "That is a risk we cannot afford."
Looking at the heavily Latino crowd, Clinton declared that she could think of no better place to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. She spent most of her brief remarks calling for comprehensive immigration reform and a path for citizenship for those in the country illegally.
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He is not a perfect man. But what I do believe is that he loves this country and he will surround himself with capable, experienced people and he will listen to them.
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, speaking about Donald Trump on CNN on Thursday. Perry, once a foe of Trump, said he's supporting the billionaire businessman.
Donald Trump has frequently vowed to "win the Hispanic vote" in November.
This is despite public opinion polls that find Latino voters have overwhelmingly negative impressions of the presumptive GOP nominee, who has called for mass deportations of immigrants in the country illegally and has accused Mexico of sending drug dealers and rapists to the U.S.
On Thursday, the Cinco de Mayo holiday, Trump tried to reach out to Latinos: He tweeted a photo of himself with a giant taco salad.
Hillary Clinton's campaign is launching what it calls a new "Stop Trump" fund, asking supporters to chip in to ensure presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump "can never use the power of the presidency."
"I hope you'll chip in to become a founding donor of the Stop Trump Fund right now — when you do, we’ll send you a free sticker to show off to your friends," Robby Mook, Clinton's campaign manager, wrote in the pitch.
However, it's not really a separate fund, the campaign confirmed. The money goes into the same primary account that is also being used to fend off Bernie Sanders, Clinton's rival for the Democratic nomination.
Huma Abedin, a close aide to Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton, was questioned last month by FBI agents investigating whether classified material was mishandled on the private email server used by the former secretary of State and her aides, according to a person familiar with the investigation.
Abedin was interviewed for about two hours at the FBI’s field office in Washington on April 5, according to the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing.
Abedin is one of Clinton's longtime confidantes. and the interview is the latest indication that FBI agents have completed much of their background work and are nearing a conclusion in the politically sensitive probe.
House Speaker Paul D. Ryan has struggled to remain neutral during the GOP primary battle, but Thursday he bared his misgivings about Donald Trump — and what it would take for him to support the nominee.
"I'm just not ready to do that at this point," Ryan said told CNN when asked about backing Trump. "I hope to."
"What is required is that we unify this party. And I think the bulk of the burden on unifying the party will have to come fro our presumptive nominee," said Ryan, who as second in line to the presidency is the highest-ranking elected Republican in office.
Though Hillary Clinton did not explicitly call on Bernie Sanders to end his presidential bid Thursday, she called for party unification by holding up her own example of dropping out in 2008 when it became clear that Barack Obama would be the Democratic nominee.
“I did that when I pulled out in ’08. Some of you remember,” she told a couple of hundred African American community leaders gathered at a museum in Los Angeles, and the crowd murmured in agreement.
Clinton noted that she is more than 3 million votes and nearly 300 pledged delegates ahead of Sanders. In 2008, she said, she ended her campaign when she was about equal with Obama in the popular vote because he led her by about 60 pledged delegates.