Donald Trump’s campaign manager has been charged with battery for manhandling a female reporter, some of his supporters are notoriously fast with their fists, and the candidate himself does not hold back from sending out tweets that are equivalent to a poke in the eye or a kick between the legs. This is a campaign made for mobsters.
Last week, tough guy Trump provoked his main rival, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, into a fit of histrionic chest puffing when, via Twitter, he disseminated an image to millions of his fans that paired a photo of his own glamorous third wife with a distinctly unflattering shot of Mrs. Cruz. The message was obvious: “I am the alpha male with the hot babe in my bed; Cruz is a weak loser married to a homely shrew.”
In a new statement Wednesday, Trump said that only doctors who perform abortions would be punished if the procedure were outlawed by the federal government or Congress.
"The doctor or any other person performing this illegal act upon a woman would be held legally responsible, not the woman," the statement said. "The woman is a victim in this case as is the life in her womb."
Three veteran California Republican operatives with ties to some of the state’s top donors are launching a super PAC aimed at stopping Donald Trump from clinching the GOP nomination in the state’s June 7 primary.
“It’s our state, and if we’re the last line of defense, we’re going to do our part to stop him,” said Rob Stutzman, who previously worked for former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and 2010 gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman’s unsuccessful run.
Trump, the national Republican front-runner, leads among California Republicans, according to a new USC-Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll. But he was nearly tied with rival Ted Cruz among likely Republican voters.
As Ted Cruz takes the lead in a Wisconsin poll, the main super PAC backing his campaign is out with its first ads attacking rival John Kasich as he tries to peel away the state's anti-Donald Trump votes.
Cruz wants to sideline Kasich as the nominating contest moves into the northern and Rust Belt states where Kasich, the moderate Ohio governor, could be more attractive to voters than Cruz, the firebrand Texas senator.
While Cruz is second in the delegate race to Donald Trump, he remains a long shot to reach the 1,237 needed to secure the nomination. But wins in the coming primaries could keep him positioned as a serious challenge to Trump at the party's convention in July.
A prominent union that represents Border Patrol agents endorsed Donald Trump's presidential campaign on Wednesday, lauding the billionaire businessman for his "bold" and "outspoken" views on immigration.
"If we do not secure our borders, American communities will continue to suffer at the hands of gangs, cartels and violent criminals preying on the innocent," the National Border Patrol Council, which has about 18,000 members, wrote in a letter of support. In total, the ranks of U.S. Customs and Border Protection employees include about 21,000 agents.
The union, which has chapters nationwide, has not endorsed candidates in the past. It is also restricted by federal regulations from making political contributions to political parties or candidates.
Video shows [warning: explicit language] the Janesville girl at the heart of a heated, racially tinged face-to-face clash between protesters and Trump supporters outside the hotel where the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination was holding a campaign rally.