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Trump to Kaepernick: Find a New Country

Candidate criticizes QB's refusal to stand for national anthem

(Newser) - If Colin Kaepernick doesn't want to stand for his national anthem, Donald Trump thinks he should find a new nation, period. Asked about the NFL quarterback's protest on a radio show Monday, Trump said he'd been following the story. "I think it’s a terrible thing,... More »

Twitter Not Being Kind to Serial Sexter Weiner

Plus: Weiner and Abedin have reportedly been 'estranged' for about a year

(Newser) - Huma Abedin is separating from Anthony Weiner after his latest online sexcapades, this time involving a series of sexts apparently sent between Weiner and an unnamed "40-something divorcee." But a source said to be close to Abedin tells Politico the couple had already been "estranged" and... More »

'Registered Genius' Says He's Made $1.1M Off Trump Fans

Donors are furious at PAC's apparent fundraising scheme

(Newser) - More than $1 million has been raised in the name of Donald Trump by a PAC—but zero dollars appear to have gone to help the GOP nominee, and donors are furious with the "registered genius" and "grape soda connoisseur" behind the setup, Politico reports. Ian Hawes is... More »

Trump Promises 'Major' Immigration Speech

He wants 'Crooked Hillary' to release health records

(Newser) - After days of confusion, speculation, and suggestions of a "stunning reversal," Donald Trump appears to be almost ready to cIarify his stance on immigration. "I will be making a major speech on ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION on Wednesday in the GREAT State of Arizona," he tweeted Sunday. "... More »

Trump Accused of Congratulating Himself After Tragedy

Tweets 'VOTE TRUMP!' after shooting of Dwyane Wade's cousin

(Newser) - Donald Trump was criticized Saturday for taking a "self-congratulatory" tone in the wake of tragedy. Again. NBA player Dwyane Wade's cousin Nykea Aldridge was killed when she was hit by a stray bullet while pushing her baby in a stroller Friday in Chicago, CNN reports. On Saturday, Trump... More »

Doc Wrote Letter Praising Trump's Health in 5 Minutes

While Trump's limo waited

(Newser) - Donald Trump "will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency," Trump's doctor of 35 years wrote in a letter in December. Now in an interview with NBC News , Dr. Harold Bornstein admits he wrote the four-paragraph letter in just five minutes while Trump's limo... More »

Stephen Bannon May Be Guilty of Voter Fraud

He was registered to vote at a vacant home in Florida

(Newser) - The Guardian did a little digging and discovered Stephen Bannon, Donald Trump's new campaign CEO , may be guilty of a bit of felony voter fraud. The Atlantic calls this "particularly embarrassing" because Bannon is currently in charge of a presidential campaign that has been warning of voter fraud... More »

Trump, Clinton Trade Barbs on 'Nastiest Day'

They're calling each other bigots

(Newser) - Thursday was what Politico calls "the nastiest day of the general election battle so far," with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump trading insults and accusations of racism. In a campaign video and speech Thursday, Clinton linked Trump to the far right and described him as a "profoundly... More »

Trump Just Did a Massive 180 on Undocumented Immigrants

He indicates he might soften his stance

(Newser) - Both NPR and NBC are calling it a "stunning reversal": Donald Trump indicated he would back a path to legalization for undocumented immigrants in the US. "No citizenship," he said during a town hall with Sean Hannity that aired on Fox News Wednesday night. "They'll... More »

Trump: War Zones Are Safer Than US Inner Cities

Democrats have completely failed, he says

(Newser) - "Democrats have failed completely in the inner cities," Donald Trump said at a rally in Ohio Monday night, urging minority voters to give him a chance to change things. Murder rates are up "all over the place," he told the Akron crowd, saying "war zones... More »

Clinton Slams 'Wacky' Claims About Her Health

She tells Kimmel it's like an 'alternative reality'

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton is pushing back against charges that she's physically unfit for the White House. On Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday, she said the accusations are part of a "wacky strategy" by GOP rival Donald Trump and an "alternative reality" that's not focused on the kinds... More »

Harry Reid Trolls Trump: Take Citizenship Test or 'Shut Up'

The outgoing senator doesn't think the GOP nominee would pass

(Newser) - No matter the outcome of November's election, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid will never work with a President Trump—so the outspoken critic of the GOP nominee is having a little fun trolling him, reports the AP . His latest salvo: An online petition demanding that Donald Trump take the... More »

Trump Slams Mika Brzezinski as 'Neurotic,' 'Not Very Bright'

Twitter fight comes day after campaign says he doesn't use personal insults

(Newser) - Donald Trump tuned into MSNBC's Morning Joe on Monday and clearly didn't like the negative coverage from hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski. Thanks to Twitter, we know all about it: "Tried watching low-rated @Morning Joe this morning, unwatchable!" Trump tweeted . He then labeled Brzezinski "... More »

Hannity on Advising Trump: 'I Never Claimed to Be a Journalist'

Fox News host has been lending thoughts to longtime friend for months: sources (and Hannity)

(Newser) - People are still scratching their heads about what role Roger Ailes might be playing in Donald Trump's campaign, but there's a new player in town: Sean Hannity. Writing for the New York Times , Jim Rutenberg says the Fox News host constantly gives the GOP nominee free PR by... More »

Trump's View on Deportations 'to Be Determined'

But campaign manager Conway disputes he's changing positions

(Newser) - Is Donald Trump softening a bit on immigration? Pressed on the issue Sunday on CNN's State of the Union, new campaign manager Kellyanne Conway used the phrase "to be determined" in regard to Trump's plans for the nation's 11 million undocumented immigrants. Trump has previously vowed... More »

Report: Trump Has $650M in Real Estate Debt

The New York Times investigates the candidate's finances

(Newser) - A New York Times investigation into Donald Trump's US real estate holdings found companies owned by the candidate have at least $650 million in debt—twice what Trump listed on a campaign financial disclosure form. He's also part of three passive partnerships that owe another $2 billion. "... More »

Trump Tours Flood-Ravaged LA; Clinton, Obama Stay Away

State's governor hopes for more than a 'photo-op'

(Newser) - As part of his most recent effort to be more presidential, Donald Trump visited Louisiana Friday with Mike Pence, the AP reports. Flooding in Louisiana has killed at least 13 people and displaced thousands more. According to Reuters , 40,000 homes were damaged. Trump's campaign manager says Trump was... More »

Trump Campaign Exec Paul Manafort Resigns

Move follows big shakeup

(Newser) - More turmoil at the top in the Trump camp: Campaign chairman Paul Manafort has resigned. The move comes after Donald Trump essentially demoted Manafort earlier in the week by creating a new position of campaign CEO for Stephen Bannon and promoting adviser Kellyanne Conway to the post of campaign manager.... More »

Here's Why Anarchists Erected Naked Trump Statues

Artist says he'd make one of Clinton, too

(Newser) - It was a sight to create sore eyes: Naked and extremely unflattering statues of a Donald Trump without testicles were erected simultaneously in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Cleveland, and Seattle early Thursday. Anarchist collective INDECLINE was behind the project, and a spokesman tells the Washington Post that the... More »

In Major Turnaround, Trump Admits Regrets

He says some remarks have caused pain

(Newser) - In a development that may have had some onlookers scanning the sky for flying pigs, Donald Trump expressed regret Thursday night for things he has said. "Sometimes in the heat of debate, and speaking on a multitude of issues, you don't choose the right words or you say... More »

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