Boxing promoter Don King introduced Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at a convention of black pastors in Cleveland on Wednesday, hailing him as a "doctor of humanness" who would take on a broken political system.
King was hardly the picture of political correctness, as one might expect at a Trump event. Wearing a bedazzled jean jacket that featured his own face and an American flag tie, King at one point used the N-word as he shared advice he had given Michael Jackson about being black — "do not alienate because you cannot assimilate." (He had repeatedly been using the term "Negro" during his remarks, but appeared to slip.)
King said Trump was the only candidate who could advocate for "the left-outs," including women and African Americans.
Donald Trump said Wednesday that he was “very troubled” by footage of an unarmed black man being shot and killed police in Tulsa, Okla., last week, suggesting the female officer involved, Betty Shelby, may have been frightened and mishandled the situation.
Speaking to a gathering of pastors at a Cleveland church at an event that also featured boxing promoter Don King, the Republican presidential nominee said the victim, Terence Crutcher, appeared to be doing “everything you’re supposed to do” by complying with police orders.
“He looked like a really good man,” Trump said. “To me he looked like somebody that was doing what they were asking them to do.”
Now did she get scared? Was she choking? What happened? But maybe people like that, people that choke, people that do that, maybe they can’t be doing what they’re doing.
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Like a sponge, Donald Trump soaks up all the tax money he can find while at the same time not paying his fair share of taxes.
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), launching an assault on the GOP nominee over taxes from the Senate floor for a second straight day
Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine are both investing a lot of time in debate prep these days. But they’re also testing each other out in veep prep.
"I'm storing up what I'm learning about him from people," Clinton told People in a newly released interview. "I intend to interrogate his three children."
In the interview, the Democratic ticket gave an early assessment of how they see working together in the White House with a job description for Kaine that sounds an awful lot like what Joe Biden does in the Obama administration.
Hillary Clinton won a song and an endorsement from famed Mexican ranchera singer Vicente “Chente” Fernández, her latest snap up of support from the Latino community.
“Queridos hermanos, su voz es su voto,” Fernández says — dear brothers, your voice is your vote. “Juntos se puede” — together we can.
The video flashes through clips of Clinton campaigning with Latino voters around the country, with Fernández serenading in the background. The singer put the song together with the help of Latino Victory Project, a group whose political branch, Latino Victory Fund, endorsed Clinton in February.
What do voters hear when Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, in interview after interview, praises his running mate Donald Trump’s “broad shoulders”?
What do they hear when Trump repeatedly criticizes Hillary Clinton for not looking presidential — “and you need a presidential look”? Or when he time and again calls into question her strength and stamina?
Many people, to use one of Trump’s favorite phrasings, hear an effort to raise questions about whether a woman can serve as president.