Former New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani labeled Hillary Clinton "too stupid to be president" because she did not know about her husband's affair with Monica Lewinsky.
Giuliani, a top surrogate for Republican nominee Donald Trump, castigated Clinton for what he said was an effort to shame Lewinsky, then an intern, following the exposure of Lewinsky's sexual relationship with President Bill Clinton while he was in office.
“The president of the United States, her husband, disgraced this country with what he did in the Oval Office, and she didn’t just stand by him, she attacked Monica Lewinsky," Giuliani said in video posted to on social media by a website focused on coverage of millennials. "And after being married to Bill Clinton for 20 years, if you didn’t know the moment Monica Lewinsky said that Bill Clinton violated her that she was telling the truth, then you’re too stupid to be president.”
Donald Trump cast Hillary Clinton as a corrupt and incompetent politician from a bygone era as he sought to recover Tuesday from his poorly received performance in the first debate of the general election.
The Republican presidential nominee wrapped up a one-day Florida campaign swing with blasts of lacerating rhetoric at a rally near Cape Canaveral.
“We’re going to take on the special interests, the lobbyists, and the corrupt corporate media right back there,” Trump told thousands of supporters packed into a sweltering airplane hangar. As many of them turned to boo the news crews behind them, Trump added: “They are as corrupt as you can get.”
As millions of Americans tuned in to watch Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump square off Monday night in the first of their three scheduled presidential debates, many also turned to social media to share their thoughts on the event, including a host of celebrities.
Many of Trump’s most prominent celebrity advocates were quiet Monday evening, but there were a few tweets of support for the Republican candidate, specifically from Stephen Baldwin (“The Usual Suspects”) and Adam Baldwin (“Firefly”), two actors who are unrelated.
What do the host of "The Price is Right," the bassist from Nirvana and Sabrina the Teenage Witch all have in common? They all back Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson for president.
Melissa Joan Hart, star of the aforementioned supernatural sitcom from the late 1990s, is the latest celebrity to line up behind the Libertarian presidential hopeful, announcing she will chair Johnson's campaign in Connecticut.
"I want to break away from this two-party system, and I think it's important for people to know that there's another candidate out there who really toes the line between Democrat and Republican," Hart told People magazine. "I mean he's libertarian. But socially he's liberal, but fiscally conservative."
Moderator Lester Holt warned viewers at the beginning of Monday’s presidential debate that there wouldn’t be enough time to ask Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump every pressing question.
The Times asked readers on Facebook and Twitter what they would have liked to have seen the nominees discuss. Of those questions that went unasked, a clear theme emerged about what was overlooked: accountability for the controversies that have followed the candidates throughout the campaign. Questions about Clinton’s emails and the Benghazi attacks, and her foundation as well as Trump’s, were cited most frequently by readers.
Sep. 27, 2016, 2:53 p.m.
Everyone is in agreement that he had a great 30 minutes.
David Tamasi, a lobbyist who chairs Donald Trump’s Washington finance committee, suggesting that is all that mattered in Monday night's debate
The contentious first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump lived up to its big ratings expectations with an estimated average TV viewership that will top the previous record of 80.6 million.
The total average audience for Monday’s matchup for the ad-supported broadcast and cable networks as well as PBS came in at about 84 million, according to Nielsen numbers.
Monday’s faceoff tops the previous record for a presidential debate set when Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan clashed on Oct. 28, 1980. It was their only meeting of that year’s presidential campaign, which occurred in an era when U.S. households had only a handful of channels to choose from.