"An insincere sentence" at a news conference doesn't wipe away years of Donald Trump challenging whether President Obama was born in the United States, First Lady Michelle Obama said Wednesday.
At a Pennsylvania campaign rally for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, Obama called questions about her husband's birthplace "hurtful, deceitful questions deliberately designed to undermine his presidency, questions that cannot be blamed on others."
The Republican nominee began saying he doubted that Obama was a natural-born citizen in 2011. Even after Obama released his long-form Hawaii birth certificate that year, Trump continued to question Obama's birthplace.
Donald Trump resumed his attack on a beauty pageant winner he had criticized for gaining weight, saying she had “a lot of difficulties” as Miss Universe and that now “a lot of things are coming out about her.”
Alicia Machado, who won the beauty contest in 1996, has emerged as a symbol of what critics of the Republican presidential nominee view as his misogyny. Trump’s Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, rattled him in Monday’s debate by reminding him that he’d called Machado “Miss Piggy” and “Miss Housekeeping.”
In a Fox News interview Wednesday evening, Trump, who owned the pageant when Machado won, said she was an unsuccessful beauty queen.
Gary Johnson gaffes a second time prior to election day, blanking on the name of his favorite international leader.
Once again, Gary Johnson has drawn a blank.
Appearing on MSNBC on Wednesday night, Johnson, the Libertarian nominee for president, was repeatedly pressed by "Hardball" host Chris Matthews to name his favorite foreign leader, but couldn't cough up a name.
"I guess I'm having an Aleppo moment," Johnson said, a nod to his notorious space-out when he appeared unfamiliar with the war-torn Syrian city.
More than half a dozen polls show that voters say Hillary Clinton won Monday night's debate against Donald Trump, but it's still too early to know how much impact that will have on the candidates' standings.
The latest evidence comes from an NBC/SurveyMonkey poll that found more than half of likely voters viewed Clinton as the winner of the televised debate. About one in five voters said Trump had won, and one quarter said neither did.
The survey showed that the debate helped Clinton solidify her support among fellow Democrats. It also found a majority of voters said that she has the temperament to serve as president. By contrast, more than 60% of voters said that Trump does not have the temperament for the job.
Donald Trump ramped up his attacks on Hillary Clinton’s integrity Wednesday, saying the former secretary of State “would put the Oval Office up for sale” if she wins the presidency.
“How many more Clinton scandals can this country take?” the Republican presidential nominee asked supporters at a rally of Christian conservatives in this western Iowa city on the Missouri River. “One after another after another — you know the story, folks.”
Trump did not mention the White House sex scandal that led to the impeachment of his Democratic rival’s husband, Bill Clinton, even as surrogates continued to raise the issue in television interviews. Trump said Tuesday that he considered mentioning the former president’s marital infidelity at Monday's debate, but refrained out of respect for the couple’s daughter, Chelsea Clinton.