Melania Trump, the wife of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, took to the airwaves Monday to defend her husband over sexually aggressive language he used to describe women in a 2005 recording that recently became public.
It’s the first time Melania Trump has spoken publicly since the recording emerged on Oct. 7, in which Donald Trump used vulgar language to describe women and said he could kiss and grope them without their consent because of his celebrity.
Saying her husband had been “egged on” by Billy Bush, the then-host of "Access Hollywood," Melania Trump said she found the language offensive but dismissed it as “boy talk.”
Donald Trump’s frequent appearances on Howard Stern’s radio show have repeatedly come back to haunt the GOP presidential nominee, with his rating scale for women’s appearances, his sex life and his position on the Iraq war all fodder for election-season discussion.
Now, the shock jock is speaking out for the first time about Trump, the role his radio show has played in the campaign and the controversial statements Trump made about women.
Stern, a Democrat, said he wasn’t replaying his interviews with Trump because to do so would be a “betrayal.”
Pornographer Larry Flynt announced Monday that he would pay up to $1 million for video or audio recordings of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump engaged in illegal behavior or acting in a sexually demeaning manner toward women.
“I have always celebrated women. Women in all shapes and sizes,” the publisher of Hustler magazine said in a statement. “To treat a woman like Mr. Trump himself has is both disappointing and unbelievable, especially coming from someone who wants to be our president.”
Flynt has also come under fire for exploiting and degrading women through his magazine and online site, which carry explicit pictures of naked women.
First Lady Michelle Obama will campaign for Hillary Clinton in Arizona on Thursday, a clear sign that Democrats see the once-reliable red state as trending in their direction.
Obama will be the third Clinton surrogate there this week, following Bernie Sanders on Tuesday and Chelsea Clinton on Wednesday. In addition, the campaign is boosting its television advertising in the state and will be “dramatically expanding” its direct mail and digital advertising efforts there by more than $2 million, campaign manager Robby Mook announced Monday.
“Donald Trump’s hateful rhetoric and deeply disrespectful remarks about Sen. John McCain have made Arizona more competitive,” Mook told reporters on a conference call. “This is a state that would really foreclose a path for Donald Trump to win the White House.”
Hillary Clinton’s campaign just made it easier for supporters to directly message their friends about voting.
An update to the campaign's smartphone app allows people to upload their iPhone and Facebook contact lists, swipe away friends who they think won’t vote for Clinton and send prepared text messages to others about joining the Clinton supporters.
It puts the campaign a step ahead of Donald Trump, whose app allows only generic messages
Hillary Clinton's campaign on Monday launched a new television advertisement comparing Donald Trump to some of the most infamous bullies in American popular culture.
The 60-second spot intersperses clips of put-downs from “Back to the Future,” “A Christmas Story," "Mean Girls" and other films with snippets of the Republican presidential nominee’s campaign rallies and television interviews.
It closes with Clinton responding to a question from a young girl at one of her own campaign events, and her view that the country needs “more love and kindness.” Clinton of late is increasingly bringing a message about the need to unify the country after a difficult election.
This is the season when a presidential campaign’s mammoth machinery rumbles into action to pull in every last potential voter, particularly in a state such as Ohio, where presidential contests have been decided by less than 5 points in the last four elections.
If that is happening here for Donald Trump, it’s hardly visible.
With the presidential contest a dead heat in this state and early voting already underway, strategists and groups working here — Republican and Democratic alike — say they have yet to see much evidence of an operation to secure a Trump victory. No Republican has ever won the presidency without carrying Ohio, and the state is almost certainly one Trump would need to carry if he were to have a hope of winning.