Donald Trump, who has defined his campaign by repeatedly refusing to back down from controversial comments, said Monday that Hillary Clinton should be disqualified from leading the country and should apologize for labeling half of his supporters "deplorables."
"You can't lead this nation if you have such a low opinion of its citizens," Trump said during a speech in Baltimore in front of the National Guard Assn.
The turnabout from Trump marks what his campaign believes is an important moment: an opportunity to put Clinton on the defensive for calling millions of his supporters racist, homophobic and Islamophobic. Trump renewed his argument that Clinton was following an old Democratic playbook, to push back against voters who want change by branding them intolerant.
Hillary Clinton plans to release additional health records, responding to fresh concerns about her well-being and a challenge from Donald Trump.
Clinton will release documents that reveal the type of pneumonia she is suffering from and the medical circumstances around her falling ill Sunday, campaign spokesman Brian Fallon said on MSNBC on Monday. She faltered and needed to be supported by Secret Services agents after abruptly leaving a 9/11 memorial service at ground zero.
“In the next couple of days we're going to be releasing additional medical information about Hillary Clinton,” Fallon said.
It would be hard to find a more potent example of the Latino success story than Helen Aguirre Ferre.
Her family, of Nicaraguan descent on her father’s side, started Miami’s earliest Spanish-language newspaper in the 1950s, easing the cultural transition for the waves of exiles who fled Cuba after Fidel Castro took control. Her Puerto Rico-born father-in-law served as the city’s first Latino mayor in the 1970s and 1980s, marking Miami as a multicultural capital.
Aguirre Ferre then carved her own path as a columnist, television host and radio personality in two languages. As the chairwoman of the nation’s largest community college, Miami Dade, she provided comfort, vigorous political support and financial aid for immigrants in the country illegally who were seeking a slice of American prosperity.
Hillary Clinton's campaign made a hedged concession Monday that it did not handle revelations about her illness very well.
A tweet from communications director Jen Palmieri acknowledging shortcomings was far from a full-throated apology, but it was nonetheless rare. Clinton has been heavily criticized for her secrecy, most recently after she left a 9/11 commemoration Sunday and waited 90 minutes to inform the public that she had been ill.
Palmieri's tweet came after criticism from David Axelrod, a former political strategist for President Obama who is known to call out Clinton in his job as an analyst.
The Republican who leads the House Homeland Security Committee said he spoke with Donald Trump Sunday to school him that Russian President Vladimir Putin "is not our friend."
"I urged caution when it comes to this man," Rep. Michael McCaul of Texas, a Trump supporter, said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "He respects him in terms of his strength, being a strong man. I think Mr. Trump envisions himself in that light as well. But [I] urged caution to not think that we can embrace him."
Did Trump get the message? Maybe not, according to McCaul, who, like many in his party views Putin as a "very dangerous man."
Judges at the Miss America pageant gave Miss New York Camille Sims 20 seconds to answer a question that seems to plague public figures this year: "What do you think of Donald Trump?"
Sims laid out her response without hesitation — but with a laugh.
“I think he’s a bright reminder of how our country needs to come together. If you don’t agree with his message, then it's time to decide where you stand in this debate," Sims said. "As Americans, we need to make sure that we come together, represent what it means to be American — which is celebrating all people from all backgrounds."
That didn't take long. Donald Trump's campaign said Monday it would begin running a new television ad in Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Florida highlighting Hillary Clinton's comments from Friday night that referred to half of Trump's supporters as a "basket of deplorables."
The comments, made at a fundraiser, have forced Clinton into a defensive posture. Trump has relished the opportunity to go after Clinton's rhetoric, a rare moment in the campaign that has been dominated by Trump's explosive comments.
The campaign did not say how much it would spend on the ad. But the four states targeted are key to Trump's difficult path to victory. Trump and his campaign have already compared Clinton's comments to Mitt Romney's 2012 remark asserting that 47% of the population would never vote for him because they depend on government handouts. Democrats campaigned relentlessly on the statement, believing it alienated many of the voters Romney was seeking to attract.