A fiery and free-wheeling Donald Trump regaled supporters Wednesday with allegations of near-ubiquitous backroom deals and secret schemes all meant to undermine his presidential bid.
In a pair of rallies in Ocala and Lakeland, both in central Florida, Trump ticked off a litany of forces conspiring against him, including congressional Republicans, the media and even the panel that oversees the presidential debates.
"Ai yai yai, what a rigged deal this is," Trump said of the Commission on Presidential Debates, of which a former official in Bill Clinton's administration is a co-chairman, along with a former GOP party chair.
Publisher Larry Flynt, a longtime Democratic supporter, said he may leave the country if Donald Trump wins the White House.
“The thought of Donald Trump becoming president nauseates me in a big way,” Flynt said in an interview with Toronto-based HOSS magazine. Asked what he would do if Trump wins, he replied, “I don’t know, maybe move to Canada.”
Flynt, the Beverly Hills-based publisher of Hustler magazine and other publications, said one of his pastimes is staying up to date on politics.
Donald Trump's "scorched-earth" bid to depress voter turnout is backfiring, Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign insisted Wednesday.
Rather than turning off voters from the process, the Republican nominee's ever-more-hostile public tone is increasing enthusiasm among Democrats just when Clinton needs it the most, with early voting underway and voter registration deadlines passing in key states, campaign communications director Jennifer Palmieri told reporters traveling with Clinton to Colorado on Wednesday.
Instead, Trump is making it harder for the same Republican leaders who legitimized and supported his candidacy to now seek distance from him, Palmieri said, a point Clinton intends to make herself at events in Colorado and Nevada later Wednesday.
As leaked emails show communications earlier this year between Donna Brazile, then-Democratic National Committee vice-chair, and the Clinton campaign about town hall questions, a top aide to Bernie Sanders' campaign is coming to the defense of the party official.
Tad Devine, who was a senior aide to Sanders, said this week it was not unusual for Brazile, who is currently the interim chairwoman of the DNC, to contact their campaign and give guidance.
"She would get in touch all the time for guidance, so I can verify her recollection on this issue," Devine told NBC News.
It was only days ago that some GOP politicians were so upset with Donald Trump that they declared he should drop out of the race.
Now, they plan to vote for him.
At least four congressional office holders or candidates who denounced Trump over a videotape in which he boasted of sexually assaulting women now say he’s fit for the White House. They include Sen. Deb Fischer and Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska, Sen. John Thune of South Dakota and Darryl Glenn, the GOP nominee in the Colorado Senate race.