Donald Trump’s campaign insists that he hasn’t flip-flopped on illegal immigration despite backing down on his promise to deport all the estimated 11 million undocumented people living in the United States. The Republican presidential nominee’s hard-line immigration stance and incendiary rhetoric swayed primary voters. Trump even cited President Obama’s approach to deportation as one he would also embrace.
Donald Trump responded to Hillary Clinton’s attempt to tie his campaign to hate groups by comparing her email scandal to one of the most infamous scandals in American political history. “A secretary of state sold her office to corporations and foreign governments, betraying the public trust— putting innocent lives in danger — and then she went to great lengths to hide, delete, destroy and lie about the evidence. “Just imagine the damage to our security, to our integrity, to our standing in the world, if Hillary Clinton is allowed to sell the Oval Office the same way she sold her office as secretary of state.
A political movement most Americans have never heard of is suddenly in the spotlight, thanks to Donald Trump — who has hired one of its leading spokesmen to run his campaign — and Hillary Clinton, whose speech planned for Thursday afternoon is expected to denounce it. It’s the “alt-right,” a loose aggregation of bloggers, radio hosts, think tanks and activists that emerged from the “white nationalist” movement of the 1980s and 1990s. Instead, it postulates that the culture of white America is under attack, and sees itself as its defender.
As he seeks to make inroads with African-Americans and other minority voters, Donald Trump dramatically escalated his rhetoric against rival Hillary Clinton, accusing her of being a “bigot” who does not truly care about blacks and Hispanics. “Hillary Clinton is a bigot who sees people of color only as votes, not as human beings worthy of a better future,” the GOP presidential nominee declared at a rally here Wednesday night. Beginning with a speech last week outside Milwaukee, the GOP nominee has repeatedly condemned “the bigotry of Hillary Clinton” while arguing that Democrats have failed minority voters and taken them for granted.
Donald Trump’s recent pivot on immigration should not have come as a surprise to anyone who knows about his career-long knack for giving the crowd what it wants, according to two Trump biographers. Washington Post investigative reporter Michael Kranish and Washington Post senior editor Marc Fisher, authors of “Trump Revealed: An American Journey of Ambition, Ego, Money, and Power,” discussed Trump’s evolving immigration stance in an appearance on Yahoo News Now with Stephanie Sy. The Republican presidential candidate who during the primary called for a deportation force to round up the nation’s estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants has toned down his rhetoric over the past week.
Hillary Clinton will make the case in a speech Thursday that Donald Trump’s campaign is led by people who propagate extreme and racist viewpoints that belie Trump’s recent attempts to pivot to the center ahead of the election. “[Trump] is taking a hate movement mainstream,” Clinton said in an interview with CNN Wednesday. Ahead of the speech, the campaign released a video showing white supremacists and members of the KKK praising Trump.
The Republican presidential candidate’s hard-line stance and policy proposals surrounding illegal immigration have been a centerpiece to his campaign. In a Tuesday conversation with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, Trump said he would consider changing aspects of immigration law as it relates to people who immigrated to the U.S. illegally but have not otherwise broken the law. Trump described the two-tier policy toward illegal immigration that he touched upon the day before.
Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, argued that polls showing her candidate losing are missing the “undercover Trump voter” who is embarrassed to admit support for the Republican nominee. “Our internal polling is proprietary and confidential so I won’t discuss it,” Conway said, according to an interview transcript published earlier this week by the British Channel 4 network. “Donald Trump performs consistently better in online polling where a human being is not talking to another human being about what he or she may do in elections,” she continued.
Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign is slamming an Associated Press report that more than half the people outside government that she met with while she was secretary of state donated to the Clinton Foundation. “It cherry-picked a limited subset of Secretary Clinton’s schedule to give a distorted portrayal of how often she crossed paths with individuals connected to charitable donations to the Clinton Foundation,” Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon said in a statement on Tuesday.
In a Tuesday interview with Yahoo News, the head of conservative legal watchdog group Judicial Watch said that Clinton Foundation’s move to shut down funding was an admission of error. Fitton was referencing the Clinton Foundation’s new promise to stop taking foreign and corporate donations should former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton win the presidency in November. Former President Bill Clinton also promised to step down from the board should his wife win.
President Obama’s Tuesday trip to flood-battered Louisiana may have turned into a political football, but he says he hasn’t paid it much mind. Obama batted down a question about the trip being politicized during a press conference in Baton Rouge, La. “First of all, one of the benefits of being five months short of living here [at the White House] is I don’t worry too much about politics,” he replied.
Donald Trump’s nebulous immigration policy appears to be shifting away from the promise of mass deportations to something a bit more tenable: a focus on criminals living in the United States illegally. During the primary campaign, Trump advocated for a “deportation force” to remove the estimated 11 million people who have illegally immigrated into the United States. Last weekend, BuzzFeed and Univision reported that he told a Hispanic advisory council he would support legal status for some immigrants.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar says Donald Trump’s pitch to African-American voters won’t resonate in the black community unless the Republican nominee actually visits one. “If he’s going to change hearts and minds in African-American communities, he needs to go there and talk to African-Americans,” Abdul-Jabbar told Yahoo News on Tuesday. Last week, Trump argued that Democrats have taken black voters for granted and that those voters should vote for him.
Hillary Clinton had no trouble opening a jar of pickles on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Monday, mocking conservatives who have raised questions about her health. “I think apologizing is a great thing, but you have to be wrong,” Clinton said, reading a Trump quote taken from a fishbowl on Kimmel’s desk. “Number one, I have great respect for women,” Clinton said, reading another quote from the real estate mogul.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans stepped up their attacks Monday on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server and pointed to newly released messages to allege that foreign donors to the Democratic presidential nominee's family charity got preferential treatment from her department.
In an interview with Yahoo News on Monday, Democratic strategist James Carville stated that Rudy Giuliani might be the one suffering from medical issues in response to the former New York mayor’s attacks on Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s health. “I think Rudy Giuliani might have something going on in his brain,” said Carville, who worked on Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign.
Donald Trump says he is not “flip-flopping” on his plan to deport millions of people who immigrated to the U.S. illegally, days after reports indicated he was hedging on one of his signature campaign vows. “I’m not flip-flopping,” the Republican nominee said on “Fox & Friends” on Monday. On Saturday, Trump met with his Hispanic advisory council at Trump Tower in New York City, where he reportedly told Hispanic leaders that he plans to unveil a new policy that would help find a way to legalize some of those living illegally in the United States.
Donald Trump’s new campaign manager insisted Sunday that the Republican nominee’s long-awaited “pivot” to a more presidential tone is underway. “He doesn’t hurl personal insults,” Kellyanne Conway said on CNN. Except when he’s watching cable news shows like MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” as was clearly the case Monday morning.
The Justice Department and the FBI are conducting a wide-ranging investigation into allegations of corrupt dealings by the government of former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych, including the hiring of Washington lobbyists for the regime by former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, a senior law enforcement official confirmed to Yahoo News. The investigation, which was first reported by CNN, began two years ago after Yanukovych fled Kiev to Moscow and was replaced by the current government of Petro Poroshenko, the official said.
Ukrainian anti-corruption investigators will seek to question departing Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort as part of a widening investigation into $12.7 million in payments allegedly designated for him from a secret account kept by the political party headed by the country’s former pro-Russian president, Viktor Yanukovych, the head of a panel overseeing the probe told Yahoo News. Officials of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine “have to interrogate him. … This has to happen,” said Serhiy Leshchenko, chief of the Ukrainian Parliament’s anti-corruption subcommittee, in an interview from Kiev on Friday, hours after Manafort announced his resignation as chairman of the Trump campaign.
Amid his latest campaign shakeup, Donald Trump released his first television ad of the general election on Friday and, like much of his presidential campaign, the commercial focused on immigration. Until Friday, the GOP nominee had yet to release a television ad, perplexing some observers as he slipped in the polls to Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, whose campaign has spent millions on ads. The 30-second Trump spot, which the campaign said would air in Ohio, Florida, North Carolina and Pennsylvania for the next 10 days, is titled “Two Americas: Immigration” and aims to offer a stark contrast between Trump’s America and what the country would be like with Hillary Clinton as president.
Trump announced Manafort’s departure in a statement. “This morning Paul Manafort offered, and I accepted, his resignation from the campaign. Manafort officially took over the GOP nominee’s operation after Trump fired campaign manager Corey Lewandowski in June.
President Obama declared a major disaster in Louisiana earlier this week, ordering the Federal Emergency Management Agency to respond to the flooding that left at least 12 people dead and forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of people. “Last week, as torrential rains brought death, destruction and misery to Louisiana, the president continued his vacation at Martha’s Vineyard, a playground for the posh and well-connected,” the Advocate wrote in a Thursday editorial. “We’ve seen this story before in Louisiana, and we don’t deserve a sequel.
A 5-year-old Syrian boy sitting in shock in an ambulance is reminding the world about the sheer destruction of pro-government airstrikes amid the ongoing civil war. Syrian or Russian jets struck the northern city of Aleppo on Wednesday, indiscriminately raining explosives on more than 300,000 civilians trapped in the eastern part of the city, which is held by rebels battling the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Bombs hit the family home of Omran Daqneesh, 5, who became the latest symbol of Syrian government bombing campaigns meant to drive rebel-held areas into submission as the war drags on in its sixth year.
Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort talks to reporters on the floor of the Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland in July. Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s campaign chairman, personally recruited a top lobbyist to join a $2.2 million campaign aimed at influencing U.S. policy toward Ukraine, but refused to tell him who was behind the effort, the lobbyist, former Republican congressman Vin Weber, tells Yahoo News.