On the vacant, sun-blasted streets southwest of the Strip, Joe Cervantes sees an America on the decline.
Sporting a fedora and a Jimi Hendrix T-shirt as he walks his chow chow, the 67-year-old retired car salesman grumbled when he passes a neighbor’s house with weeds in the rocks. Three cars with no license plates are parked outside.
Foreigners bought the place in foreclosure and didn’t care who they rented to, he said. Next door to him, he added, low-income renters tore up the place so badly the tile floors needed to be replaced.
As he campaigns, Donald Trump touts his personal generosity, frequently saying that he given $102 million to charity in recent years.
But none of that has been in the form of cash directly from Trump, a Washington Post investigation found. Trump stopped giving money to the Donald J. Trump Foundation in 2009, according to the report. Groups received donations in the form of free plane rides or rounds of golf instead, it said.
Trump does make donations himself but doesn’t share details publicly, an executive of the Trump Organization said.
Donald Trump on Monday expressed outrage at the Republican primary process after he lost 34 delegates in Colorado to rival Ted Cruz over the weekend, labeling the party nominating contest "undemocratic."
Trump said delegate votes overrode voters’ opinions. Colorado Republicans canceled their caucuses after a national party rule change required that delegates support the winner of those contests, and instead chose delegates at their state convention over the weekend.
“It’s a crooked deal,” Trump said on “Fox and Friends.” "...I’ve got millions more votes — millions, not just a couple — millions more votes than Cruz.”
For the Democratic presidential candidates, Sunday served as a metaphor for the 2016 race in its entirety and the raucous April 19 New York primary contest in particular.
Hillary Clinton traversed the middle-class Jamaica area of Queens to visit three African American churches. She is leaning heavily on that traditional pillar of power in the Democratic Party as she seeks another victory in the state where she won two Senate races and the 2008 presidential primary.
Over and over, she touted her support for President Obama and her marriage to and partnership with another president, Bill Clinton, suggesting that she is an extension of two administrations hugely popular among Democrats.