Donald Trump 2016

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There's No Book Report Quite Like a Trump 'Book Report'

'Juliet ... made Romeo kill himself'

(Newser) - It's fine that Donald Trump is too busy to read because we basically know his take on hundreds of literary classics, thanks to Twitter. It started with a tweet from a St. Louis alderman and mayoral candidate as he was watching Wednesday's debate, per the Huffington Post . "... More »

National Director Takes 'Step Back' From Trump Campaign

Jim Murphy cites 'personal reasons'

(Newser) - Donald Trump is going to have to get through the final weeks of his campaign without Jim Murphy, his national political director, who has decided to take a "step back" for undisclosed reasons. "I have not resigned but for personal reasons have had to take a step back... More »

Stephen Baldwin: Alec's Trump Impersonation Not 'Very Funny'

We need to be taking this election seriously, he says

(Newser) - Blood is not thicker than politics, at least when it comes to Stephen Baldwin's opinion of brother Alec Baldwin's Saturday Night Live gig. Alec, of course, has been playing Donald Trump on SNL , and Stephen, an avowed Trump supporter , is not impressed. "He’s got the voice... More »

Scarborough Cites Gore, Slams Critics of Trump

Drop the 'holier-than-thou' attitude about accepting results, says MSNBC host

(Newser) - Democrats outraged about Donald Trump's potential refusal to acknowledge the results of an election are forgetting the 2000 election, Joe Scarborough argued on MSNBC Thursday. Scarborough accused the media of "bath[ing] in hypocrisy" and pummelling Trump with an unfair, "holier-than-thou" attitude, reports the Hill . The same people... More »

Clinton, Trump to Dine Together Thursday Night

No one's really sure how the Alfred E. Smith dinner/roast is going to go

(Newser) - Fact-checkers held both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump over the fire for their remarks during Wednesday night's presidential debate, but on Thursday night, the candidates will get to roast each other free of the facts, CBS New York reports. It should prove to be an interesting evening at the... More »

Trump Under Fire for 'Astonishing' Debate Remarks

He's being accused of 'insulting democracy'

(Newser) - "Extraordinary," "breathtaking," and "stunning" are among the words being used to describe Donald Trump's biggest moment in Wednesday night's debate—and they're not being used to praise him. Trump, asked whether he would continue America's cherished tradition of peaceful transfers of... More »

Fact-Checkers Weigh In on Final Debate

Both sides made some dubious claims

(Newser) - The third presidential debate in Las Vegas was another busy night for the fact-checkers, who had an assortment of false claims, dubious statements, mischaracterizations, and exaggerations to look at from both candidates. Their verdict on some of the more controversial claims:
  • Donald Trump: "Her plan is going to raise
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7 Takes on the Final Debate

Trump may have landed a knockout punch on himself

(Newser) - Good news for Hillary Clinton: Many pundits say you won the final debate. Good news for Donald Trump: A lot of them say it was close. Good news for America: You'll never have to watch these two debate again. The showdown in Vegas turned out to be a more... More »

'Such a Nasty Woman': Big Lines From the Debate

Clinton and Trump square off a final time

(Newser) - Some of the lines drawing attention from Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton's third and final debate. (The Washington Post has a transcript here ):
  • Puppets: In a discussion of Vladimir Putin, Trump said Putin would respect him more. "That's because he'd rather have a puppet as
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Trump: 'I Didn't Apologize to My Wife ... I Didn't Do Anything'

Clinton says 'belittling women makes him bigger'

(Newser) - After an hour of debate on policy issues, Wednesday night's debate turned to the accusations by women against Donald Trump—and he dismissed them as "lies and fiction." The allegations that he groped women "have largely been debunked," he said, adding that he suspected Hillary... More »

Journalism Prof Backs Up Writer's Trump-Assault Story

Prof says he told Natasha Stoynoff to keep quiet

(Newser) - Donald Trump may have suggested Natasha Stoynoff wasn't attractive enough to assault , but the People writer has half a dozen people backing up her account that he forced his tongue down her throat during a 2015 interview at his Florida estate—including her old journalism professor. Paul McLaughlin, who... More »

Obama Tells Trump to Quit His Whining

The election isn't rigged, and claiming it is proves Trump's not the man for the job

(Newser) - During a White House Rose Garden appearance with the Italian prime minster Tuesday, President Obama was asked about Donald Trump's claims that the presidential election is rigged. Obama did not mince words: "There is no serious person out there who would suggest somehow that you could even rig... More »

Familiar Theme Emerges in Election Coverage

Common refrain: Clinton will win easily, now looking to Congress

(Newser) - A clear theme is emerging in political coverage, one that suggests a shift in thinking in DC from a probable Hillary Clinton victory to a certain Clinton victory, with the only question being how big it will be and whether the Democrats take over Congress. Examples:
  • "With Donald Trump’
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Stern: Trump's 2005 Comments Not Just 'Locker Room Talk'

But he says he won't re-air Trump's interviews on his show

(Newser) - Howard Stern has had Donald Trump on his radio show quite a few times, and last week, the Washington Post used clips from his appearances between 2002 and 2013 in a disparaging story about Trump. The paper noted that though none of the tapes are as lewd as the 2005... More »

Arabic Billboard Near Detroit Makes Fun of Trump

Sign reads: 'Donald Trump, he can’t read this, but he is scared of it anyway'

(Newser) - A super PAC funded by the creators of risque card game Cards Against Humanity has placed an Arabic-language, anti-Trump billboard on a highway in Michigan. It's in Dearborn, a suburb of Detroit, which has a large Arab-American population, reports the Detroit News . The billboard is a simple string of... More »

Melania Trump Goes On Offensive for Her Husband

Says he was egged on by host Billy Bush in hot mic comments

(Newser) - Melania Trump has kept a low profile since the GOP convention, but she's suddenly taking a more aggressive role on behalf of her husband. In interviews with CNN and Fox News , the wife of Donald Trump said she has accepted his apology over the language he used in his... More »

Hustler Offers $1M Reward for Damaging Info on Trump

Good way to make a quick buck

(Newser) - The Houston Chronicle reports that Larry Flynt and Hustler are offering a $1 million bounty for anyone who can produce "verifiable video footage or audio recordings" showing Donald Trump "engaging in illegal activity or acting in a sexually demeaning or derogatory manner." The magazine has promised to... More »

100 Business Leaders Explain Why They Back Trump

Including PayPal founder Peter Thiel

(Newser) - Some people might be backing off their support for Trump in the wake of the controversy surrounding his leaked 2005 comments about women, but not these 100 business leaders. In an open letter released by the Trump Organization , the business leaders—including PayPal founder Peter Thiel, who recently donated $1.... More »

Trump: This Election Looks Rigged

He got physical when teleprompter broke down

(Newser) - Looks like Donald Trump did not sleep well Friday night: He spent Saturday morning firing off a series of tweets claiming that the election is rigged, which the AP calls an "unprecedented assertion in a country with a history of peaceful democratic transition." "Hillary Clinton should have... More »

Trump on Clinton: She Walked by Me, 'I Wasn't Impressed'

And he says one of his accusers 'would not be my first choice'

(Newser) - Donald Trump continued responding to allegations of sexual misbehavior in a controversial fashion Friday, saying that a woman who accused him of groping her on a plane "would not be my first choice, that I can tell you." The statement came during what the AP calls a "... More »

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