Donald Trump reiterated his strategy for Syria on Tuesday, saying his goal would be focused on stopping Islamic State rather than pushing out President Bashar Assad.
The Republican presidential nominee's comments, made in an exclusive interview with Reuters, differ sharply from the Obama administration position that Assad must also go because his regime has contributed to the country's instability.
"Assad is secondary, to me, to ISIS," Trump said, using another term for Islamic State.
Scroll through your Facebook and Twitter feeds, and you’re likely to be inundated with posts debating the policies of presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
Not surprisingly, more than a third of social media users, 37%, say they are worn out by election news, according to a report from the nonpartisan Pew Research Center.
Almost two-thirds, 64%, said their online encounters with people from across the aisle left them with a disappointing realization that they have less in common with the opposition than they initially believed.
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, who served in three Republican White Houses, said Tuesday that he will vote for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
“She is smart, she is capable, she was a good secretary of State,” Powell said, according to Newsday. “She is balanced, she has temperament and no matter what anyone says, she has stamina ... I think she is fully qualified to serve as the president of the United States and will serve it with distinction.”
Powell said GOP nominee Donald Trump was unqualified, and cited his insults of Latinos, African Americans, women, fellow Republicans, America’s allies and veterans.
Bill Weld, the Libertarian vice presidential nominee, explicitly warned Tuesday against the dangers of a Donald Trump presidency in a message aimed at voters torn between the two major parties’ nominees.
The Republican nominee, he warned, would not be able to stand up to the pressure and criticism that comes with the Oval Office job "without becoming unhinged and unable to perform competently the duties of his office.”
The former Massachusetts governor and former Republican stopped well short of endorsing Democrat Hillary Clinton. Weld is running with Gary Johnson, a former governor of New Mexico, and their third-party bid is drawing low single digits in the polls.
Tamping down speculation about what he will do if he loses the election, Donald Trump said Tuesday he has no intention of starting a media empire.
“I have no interest in Trump TV,” Trump told an Ohio radio host. “I hear it all over the place, and you know, I have a tremendous fan base. … But I just don’t have any interest in that. I have one interest, and that’s on Nov. 8.”
Rumors have been swirling for weeks that Trump was interested in starting his own television network or taking over an existing one. They intensified last week when the Financial Times reported that Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner had spoken about the matter with Aryeh Bourkoff, chief executive of LionTree, an investment bank that has advised on media deals in the past.
Hillary Clinton touched down on Tuesday afternoon in Florida to kick off a two-day visit intended to drive up early voting turnout among her supporters.
Polls show the Democratic nominee has an edge over Republican Donald Trump, but her team is wary of taking its foot off the gas in what has traditionally been the country's most hotly contested battleground state.
Clinton spokeswoman Jennifer Palmieri said they've been carefully calibrating the candidate's travel around where people are casting ballots early.
Two weeks out from the election, Donald Trump had something rare in politics, the opportunity for an open and clean shot at a core Democratic policy.
But Trump's unorthodox media event Tuesday at his Doral golf resort offered a case study on the candidate's struggle to capitalize on bad news for his opponent.
The topic was supposed to be Obamacare and an Obama administration report showing that premiums for mid-level health plans under the program in most states would rise by an average of 25% next year, before subsidies kick in.