Donald Trump's one-of-a-kind campaign for the White House briefly nodded toward the traditional on Monday, as he came to the capital for a day of friendly dealings with the Washington establishment that he has generally fought and scorned.
Trump met with a number of his backers in Congress at a law office on Capitol Hill, including Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, an immigration hard-liner, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Jim DeMint, president of the conservative Heritage Foundation.
And ahead of a speech to a leading advocacy group for Israel, he named several foreign policy advisors for the first time, including a former Army officer and a consultant on international oil and gas businesses. The list also included his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, a real estate investor who Trump says helped him draft his address after speaking to "many of his friends in Israel."
Ted Cruz won the Utah Republican caucuses, advancing his effort to block front-runner Donald Trump from securing a majority of presidential nominating delegates before the Republican convention in July.
The Texas senator’s victory in the heavily Mormon state came after 2012 GOP nominee and Utah resident Mitt Romney urged Republicans to back anyone but Trump as part of the GOP establishment’s fight to stop the New York billionaire from clinching the nomination.
With the attack in Brussels refocusing the presidential campaign on the issue of terrorism, Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that Republicans would make the country less safe.
“In the face of terror, America doesn’t panic," she said in a high school gym in Seattle. "We don’t build walls or turn our backs on our allies.”
Clinton sharply criticized the leading GOP candidates for their national security proposals, which involve barring Muslims from the country, scrutinizing Muslim neighborhoods or scaling back America's involvement in international alliances.