President Obama delivered a forceful call to black voters on Saturday, saying that both "hope" and "fear" are on the ballot this November, and that a vote for Hillary Clinton will continue his legacy.
"My name may not be on the ballot, but our progress is on the ballot," a fiery Obama said in remarks before an annual gala hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus in Washington.
"I will consider it a personal insult -- an insult to my legacy -- if this community lets down its guard and fails to activate itself in this election. You want to give me a good sendoff? Go vote," Obama said to thunderous applause.
Donald Trump on Saturday provided a false narrative about Hillary Clinton's immigration policy, asserting she wants to "abolish borders," misstating her position on an issue that is crucial to his candidacy.
"Clinton is the first person in history to run for the presidency who is proposing to abolish the borders around the country that she is supposed to protect," the Republican presidential nominee said in Houston to family members of people killed by people in the country illegally.
The Democratic nominee supports a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million people in the country illegally. None of Clinton's proposals suggests abolishing borders, as Trump claimed.
In a post Saturday morning on Twitter, Trump falsely accused Clinton of trying to take away Americans' 2nd Amendment rights, just as he did Friday night at a Miami rally where he said her Secret Service agents should "drop all weapons."
"Will guns be taken from her heavily armed Secret Service detail? Maybe not!" Trump tweeted.
GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence appears to be in good health.
A letter released by Pence's doctor Saturday notes that the 57-year-old governor of Indiana is in “excellent general and cardiovascular health” and “medically able to maintain [his] high level of professional work."
"You live a healthy lifestyle and maintain an excellent diet and exercise program," wrote Michael F. Busk, a physician at the St. Vincent Health, Wellness and Preventative Care Institute in Indianapolis who has been Pence’s doctor since 2013.
Sep. 17, 2016, 8:27 a.m.
A thin-skinned, temperamental, shoot-from-the-hip and lip, uninformed commander-in-chief is too great a risk for America.
Former Secretary of Defense Bob Gates writing about Donald Trump in an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal
Donald Trump suggested Friday that Hillary Clinton’s Secret Service bodyguards “should disarm immediately” because of her support for gun control, saying: “Let’s see what happens to her, OK? It would be very dangerous.”
Trump’s comment, which the Clinton campaign called an invitation to commit violence against the Democratic presidential nominee, came at a Miami rally thick with racial politics on the day he finally conceded that President Obama was born in the United States.
After falsely accusing Clinton of opposing the 2nd Amendment (she supports the right to own firearms, but supports tighter gun controls), the Republican nominee said his rival “goes around with armed bodyguards like you have never seen before.” He suggested that that her Secret Service agents “drop all weapons.”