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Bush: Trump 'Misinformed,' 'Not a Serious Candidate'

Still better than Hillary

(Newser) - Jeb Bush, currently languishing in fifth place in polls , has surveyed the leader of the Republican pack and found him lacking. "I have great doubts about Donald Trump's ability to be commander in chief," he tells CBS News in an interview airing Sunday. "I really do.... More »

Trump's Poll Numbers Dive

But he's still way out in front, according to Reuters

(Newser) - Donald Trump's antics last week, including attacks on a disabled reporter and questionable recollections of 9/11 , may have been the last straw for some supporters, the latest Reuters /Ipsos poll suggests. The poll put his support at 31% for the week ending on Nov. 27, down from 43% a... More »

Trump Claims He Didn't Mock Disabled Reporter

He tells Kovalevski to 'stop using his disability to grandstand'

(Newser) - On Thanksgiving, Donald Trump didn't take any time off from being Donald Trump. He issued a statement denying that he had mocked the disability of New York Times reporter Serge Kovalevski—and accused Kovalevski of "using his disability to grandstand," the Guardian reports. Kovalevski, who has a... More »

Bad Idea: Trump Mocks Reporter With Disability

He threw his arms around during impression of Serge Kovaleski

(Newser) - The New York Times is speaking out against Donald Trump for the second time this week after he appeared to mock a Times reporter's disability. At a rally in South Carolina on Tuesday, Trump continued to defend his claim that "thousands" of people in New Jersey cheered the... More »

'Demagogue' Trump Is Spewing Lies: Post, NYT

Both papers say it's time for media, other candidates to challenge him aggressively

(Newser) - This may not displease Donald Trump, but he has most definitely drawn the ire of two media establishment heavyweights over recent comments on three issues in particular—his claim that big crowds were cheering the 9/11 attacks in New Jersey, that President Obama plans to bring in at least 200,... More »

Trump on 9/11 Claim: 'I Have the World's Greatest Memory'

He demands apology after account questioned

(Newser) - The big issue on the campaign trail on Monday was what Donald Trump claims he saw on TV news 14 years ago. Trump continued to insist that he saw "thousands" of Muslims celebrating in New Jersey during the 9/11 attacks and said he had received hundreds of phone calls... More »

After Trump SNL, 4 GOP Candidates Get Equal Time

Strugglers will get 12 NBC minutes this weekend

(Newser) - Live from New York, it's ... Mike Huckabee, John Kasich, Jim Gilmore, and Lindsey Graham? The four struggling GOP candidates requested equal airtime after Donald Trump's Saturday Night Live appearance earlier this month and NBC has agreed to provide it, although they won't be actually hosting the show,... More »

Ignoring Critics, Trump Maintains NJ Muslims Cheered 9/11

Critics say he's either lying or misremembering

(Newser) - Donald Trump is insisting he saw something on 9/11 that most Americans have apparently developed amnesia about. On Saturday, he told a rally in Alabama that he had "watched in Jersey City, New Jersey, where thousands and thousands of people were cheering" as the World Trade Center came down,... More »

Black Lives Matter Activist Roughed Up at Trump Rally

Says he was punched, kicked after Donald said, 'Get him the hell out of here'

(Newser) - A Black Lives Matter protester locked horns with Donald Trump during a campaign rally in Birmingham, Ala., on Saturday, and neither one of them emerged very happy from the encounter, reports the Washington Post . Mercutio Southall Jr., who the Post describes as a well-known activist and the founder of the... More »

GOP 'Guerrilla Campaign' Launches to Take Out Trump

'Trump will be the Republican nominee and Hillary Clinton will become president'

(Newser) - The Wall Street Journal has an inside look at the "guerrilla campaign" being launched against Donald Trump by the GOP establishment. The Journal states party stalwarts are "increasingly alarmed" by Trump's continued success and dread seeing him move on to the general election. According to a memo... More »

Trump: Muslim Database Wasn't My Idea

Analysts doubt issue will damage his campaign

(Newser) - Donald Trump—apparently taken aback by the strong reaction to his support for a mandatory database on US Muslims—is stressing that it wasn't his idea. "I didn't suggest a database—a reporter did," he tweeted on Friday. "We must defeat Islamic terrorism & have... More »

Trump Calls for Mandatory Database on US Muslims

'I would certainly implement that,' he says

(Newser) - Donald Trump voiced support Thursday evening for creating a mandatory database to track Muslims in the US—the latest in an escalating series of responses following the deadly attacks in Paris. "I would certainly implement that. Absolutely," Trump said between campaign events in Newton, Iowa, according to video... More »

Trump Would 'Strongly Consider' Closing Mosques

He says he 'would hate to do it'

(Newser) - Donald Trump went on MSNBC Monday to discuss issues related to the Paris terror attacks and ISIS, and he had some controversial ideas about steps he might take as president. "Well, I would hate to do it but it's something you're going to have to strongly consider,... More »

Ben Carson Thinks We Should Pray for Trump

Carson responds to Trump's attack

(Newser) - Ben Carson responded Friday to Donald Trump's attack Thursday night, and it looks like he's taking the "turn the other cheek" route for now:
  • First, Carson's business manager responded to CNN, per Reuters : "When I spoke with Dr. Carson about this yesterday how we should
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Trump: There's No Cure for Carson

At Iowa rally, he wonders how stupid Iowans are

(Newser) - Donald Trump laid into Hillary Clinton, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, and, most of all, Ben Carson in a Thursday night speech in Fort Dodge, Iowa that the Washington Post describes as a "95-minute rant." He accused Clinton of playing the "woman's card" and said Rubio was... More »

Trump, Carson Call Out Mizzou Protesters

Top GOP candidates say student protesters are 'disgusting' and 'infantile'

(Newser) - The two leading GOP presidential candidates don't think much of the students continuing to protest the University of Missouri's handling of racial incidents. NBC News reports Donald Trump called the protesters "disgusting" and "disgraceful" during an interview Thursday. He accused them of being unreasonable, saying, "... More »

5 Dubious Claims From the GOP Debate

Fact-checkers say welders don't make more than philosophers

(Newser) - As long as politicians keep speaking, fact-checkers will have work to do—and Tuesday night's Republican debate kept them as busy as ever. Some of the more dubious claims from the candidates, via the AP , the Washington Post , and the New York Times :
  1. Marco Rubio: "Welders make more
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Trump's Return to SNL Heckled by Larry David

'I heard if I yelled that they'd give me $5,000'

(Newser) - Donald Trump returned to Saturday Night Live on Saturday and got no further than his opening monologue before getting heckled, reports CBS News . "You're a racist!" came the shout from none other than Larry David, who, when confronted by Trump, deadpanned that "I heard if I... More »

Group Offers $5K to Heckle Trump During SNL Gig

'We're hoping someone can throw Trump off his game'

(Newser) - Donald Trump's much-hyped Saturday Night Live appearance is this weekend, and it seems one protest group is actually excited for it. "They're doing it for ratings," Luke Montgomery tells the Hollywood Reporter . "We are going to try to steal their thunder and steal the spotlight.... More »

Ben Carson Admits His West Point Story Is Untrue

School says he never even applied

(Newser) - Ben Carson claimed in his 1990 memoir Gifted Hands that he met Gen. William Westmoreland in 1969, when Carson was 17 and Westmoreland had just finished leading the US forces in Vietnam, and that soon after Carson was offered a full scholarship to West Point. Well, it turns out the... More »

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