Snapshots: Trump campaigns against ‘disgusting’ media
Donald Trump’s campaign is on a tear against the media just as his GOP backers are urging him — again — to focus his attacks on his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton.
Trump’s campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, on Sunday blamed news organizations for the GOP nominee’s difficult week, saying the press focused on a pair of Trump comments for days rather than doing more stories about the economic plan Trump announced.
Dominating news last week were Trump’s remark that Second Amendment backers could “do something” if Hillary Clinton is elected president and appoints liberal judges. He also insisted on a plain falsehood, that President Barack Obama “founded” the Islamic State group, multiple times.
Trump went on a Twitter rant against the press, complaining that the “disgusting” media is not showing the crowd size of his rallies and is putting “false meaning into the words I say.” He also called a New York Times story Sunday about his struggling campaign “fiction.”
Clinton voter drive aimed at Latinos
Hillary Clinton’s campaign is launching a new effort to tap into the political power of young, undocumented immigrants.
She’s hoping to capitalize on Donald Trump’s promises to deport them.
Clinton’s national voter registration program is being launched on the four year anniversary of President Barack Obama’s 2012 executive order that temporarily shielded some young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children.
Organizers will remind voters that a Trump presidency would end that program, according to the campaign. It’s already at risk after a deadlocked Supreme Court decision in June.
The 730,000 young people known as DREAMERs are prohibited from voting but they’ve helped mobilize many Latinos who can.
The program is part of an effort by Clinton to woo the record 27.3 million Latinos eligible to vote in 2016.