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Donald Trump stops in Chester Township, Pa., Thursday for a rally in the battleground state. Hillary Clinton maintains a lighter schedule heading into the first debate next week.

  • Donald Trump faces his first questions over controversies involving his foundation and "birther" comments
  • Mike Pence says there's "far too much talk" about racism and policing.
  • Trump wants to expand stop-and-frisk policies despite concerns that the policies are racially discriminatory
  • Meanwhile, Trump orders a cheese steak from a Philadelphia restaurant with controverisal past
  • Hillary Clinton wonders, "Why aren't I 50 points ahead, you might ask?"

Donald Trump uses Hillary Clinton's illness to raise campaign money

 (Spencer Platt / Getty Images)
(Spencer Platt / Getty Images)

A new fundraising message from Donald Trump's campaign takes direct aim at Hillary Clinton's recent illness, when a bout of pneumonia kept her off the campaign trail for a few days.

"I hope Hillary overcomes all her recent health problems, but let’s face it, she’s just not up for the job," said the email to Trump supporters. "Help me defeat her and give you the strong leadership you deserve – make one generous donation ASAP."

Trump has often used references to strength and stamina in his campaign, a tactic some analysts and critics say is an attempt to suggest a woman couldn't handle being president.

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