Donald Trump's campaign has revolved largely around his Twitter presence. Many of his tweets are a mix of the enthusiastic, colorful and vitriolic. But not all of them. Some are downright dull. Some sound like campaign press releases. What gives?
Donald Trump told supporters in Appalachian coal country on Wednesday that Hillary Clinton would be a “horror show” for miners as he sought to move past the controversy over his statement that gun enthusiasts could block his Democratic rival from naming judges.
The presidential election in November will be “the last shot for the miners,” the Republican nominee told the audience at a rally in Abingdon, Va. “The mines will be gone if she gets elected.”
Trump, who was uncharacteristically subdued, has vowed to scrap federal rules that curb the burning of coal in order to reduce the emission of gases that cause global warming. Trump once called climate change a hoax created by China to harm U.S. manufacturing, but has avoided the topic during the campaign.
Hillary Clinton has widened her lead over Donald Trump in Wisconsin, a virtual must-win state for the Republican, and now outpaces him by 15 points among likely voters, the state's leading poll has found.
The numbers from the latest Marquette Law School poll in Wisconsin are the latest in a series of surveys that show Clinton with strong leads in states that will be crucial for the November election. Clinton leads Trump 52%-37% among likely voters, the survey found; that's up from a 4-point lead, 45%-41% last month.
Trump's strategists have argued that he can win the election by appealing to working-class white voters in industrial states from Pennsylvania through Ohio and Michigan to Wisconsin. So far, however, the latest polls show him trailing in each of those states, often by large margins.
An unidentified man was climbing Trump Tower in New York City using suction cups for hours before police captured him by pulling him through a broken window.
The climber used a harness and suction cups to scale the side of the 58-story building. According to the Associated Press, "police officers smashed windows and broke through a ventilation duct" to try to stop him from continuing his ascent.
Trump Organization executive vice president Michael Cohen called the man's climb a "ridiculous and dangerous stunt" in a statement issued during the climb. He added, "if Trump were here he'd be thanking law enforcement for the job they're doing."
Hillary Clinton said Donald Trump's suggestion that gun rights supporters could take action if she were to appoint judges they do not like was a "casual inciting of violence” that makes him unfit to serve as president.
Clinton pointed to the remark, which was met Tuesday with condemnation across party lines, as one more reason for Republicans to bail on Trump.
“Words matter,” Clinton said at a rally in Des Moines. “If you are running to be president or you are president of the United States, words can have tremendous consequences. Yesterday we witnessed the latest in a long line of casual comments from Donald Trump that crossed the line.”
Many gauges measure the rapid drop in Donald Trump’s support this summer: Polls show the Republican nominee losing nationally and in most battleground states, prominent Republicans have publicly defected, and GOP elected officials rarely rush to his defense.
Twenty women, mostly swing voters, sitting at conference tables in Columbus, Ohio, and Phoenix on Tuesday night, provide another.
Hillary Clinton will work to court Mormon voters in Utah in an op-ed set to be published by the Deseret News, a church-owned publication in Salt Lake City.
A portion of the op-ed published in a Buzzfeed piece shows Clinton will tout her commitment to securing religious freedom around the world.
"I’ve been fighting to defend religious freedom for years,” Clinton said in the excerpt. “As secretary of State, I made it a cornerstone of our foreign policy to protect the rights of religious minorities around the world — from Coptic Christians in Egypt, to Buddhists in Tibet."