Donald Trump has been courting African American voters recently, but has usually made those pitches before mostly white audiences. On Friday, he made a rare pit stop: a predominantly black community.
The Republican presidential nominee traveled to North Philadelphia, visiting African American elected officials and clergy at a charter school to discuss, among other things, healthcare, immigration and criminal justice reform.
Outside several dozen protesters lambasted Trump, calling him divisive for his plans to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and to ban Muslims from entering the county.
Veteran GOP foreign policy gurus Henry Kissinger and George Shultz said Friday that they would not be supporting Republican Donald Trump or Democrat Hillary Clinton in this year’s race for the White House.
“We are not making any endorsement in the current presidential election,” the men said in a statement. “We are dedicated to fostering a bipartisan foreign policy and we will devote ourselves to this effort now and after the election.”
As scores of GOP foreign policy and national security experts have spoken out against Trump, with some endorsing Clinton, speculation had been mounting about Kissinger’s and Shultz’s intentions.
Chris Wallace will become the first Fox News journalist to moderate a presidential debate when Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have their third scheduled faceoff on Oct 19 at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.
Wallace, 68, is the anchor of “Fox News Sunday,” which airs on Fox TV affiliates as well as the Fox News Channel on cable.
“I am very excited to have the opportunity,” Wallace said on Fox News after the Commission on Presidential Debates announced the moderators. “Personally, I’m excited. I’m also excited because I will be the first Fox reporter to ever moderate a presidential debate, so I think that’s quite a statement for our news organization.”
The FBI on Friday released a summary report of its probe into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server and her handling of classified materials.
The report, which previously had been shared with Congress, includes notes of the July 2 FBI interview with Clinton. Many parts of the report are redacted.
FBI Director James B. Comey on July 5 delivered a stinging public rebuke of Clinton even as he sought to explain why he and top bureau officials did not believe she should face criminal prosecution because there was no evidence she knowingly discussed classified emails over the system.
Russian President Vladimir Putin praised the hacks of Democratic National Committee files during this election season but denied the widely held suspicion that his nation was behind the espionage.
“Listen, does it even matter who hacked this data?’’ Putin told Bloomberg News on Thursday. “The important thing is the content that was given to the public."
The 20,000 hacked documents contained embarrassing communications that suggested the party was actively trying to buoy eventual nominee Hillary Clinton and sink rival Bernie Sanders during the Democratic primaries. They were released at the start of the Democratic National Convention, leading to the resignation of party Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and other top officials.
Presidential campaign rallies frequently start late – candidates get stuck in meetings or on phone calls; weather can delay travel. But a Jill Stein event Friday in Ohio was delayed two hours for an remarkable reason: The Green Party nominee flew to the wrong airport.
Stein had been scheduled to speak at Capital University in Bexley, outside Columbus, at noon, but she mistakenly flew to Cincinnati, according to the Columbus Dispatch, which reported she was driving from there to Bexley, about 125 miles northeast.
About 100 people showed up for the event, the paper reported, adding that pizzas were being delivered “to thank people for their patience.”
Lester Holt, NBC's evening newscast anchor, will moderate the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on Sept. 26 at Hofstra University in New York. ABC's Martha Raddatz and CNN's Anderson Cooper will moderate the second debate on Oct. 9 at Washington University in St. Louis. Fox News' Chris Wallace will moderate the final presidential debate on Oct. 19 at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.
CBS News' Elaine Quijano will moderate the vice presidential debate between Gov. Mike Pence and Sen. Tim Kaine on Oct. 4 at Longwood University in Virginia.
Trump and the morning show hosts started feuding after his last appearance on the show in May.
On Friday, the “Morning Joe” panel of guests lambasted Trump’s campaign for operating a single field office in Florida. Host Joe Scarborough pointed to the 2012 election as an example of the stark difference between Trump’s campaign and past efforts in Florida — former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney had 48 field offices, President Obama had 102.