Snapshots: Dozen business leaders won’t support Trump

A dozen business leaders, including lifelong Republicans and independents, have written an open letter saying they cannot support Republican Donald Trump for president because he would be bad for the economy.

They write that, “American business needs as much predictability, reliability and stability in our government as possible.”

A copy of the letter was given to the Associated Press ahead of the group’s push for others to sign on, as well as the release of the group’s new website on Friday.

Signatories of include Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, chef Jose Andres and Carlos Gutierrez, U.S. secretary of Commerce under President George W. Bush and the former chief executive officer of the Kellogg Company.

Ryan to campaign with Trump in Wisconsin

The political odd couple of 2016 — Donald Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan — will carve out time together for an annual Wisconsin fall fest.

Ryan and Trump will join other state politicians, including Gov. Scott Walker and Sen. Ron Johnson, at a Saturday event in the battleground state.

Ryan was slow to endorse Trump, earning the businessman’s wrath. Ryan says he’s not appeared until now with Trump because “I’ve been busy doing my job.” The Wisconsin congressman said that he wants to win “up and down the ballot,” but his primary responsibility is the re-election of enough Republicans to maintain the House majority.

Johnson is considered one of the most vulnerable Republicans in his campaign against former Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold.

Hannity says Fox colleague Kelly is backing Clinton

A battle is brewing between two of Fox News’ biggest stars after conservative host Sean Hannity accused colleague Megyn Kelly of backing Hillary Clinton.

The spat began Wednesday night on Kelly’s program, when the anchor criticized both GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and the Democratic candidate, Clinton, for avoiding tough media interviews. She said Trump “will go on Hannity and pretty much only Hannity and will not venture out.

Hannity responded on Twitter, writing “u should be mad at @HillaryClinton Clearly you support her. And @realDonaldTrump did talk to u.” When another Twitter user told Hannity he should stand by his colleagues, the host said, “Sure. When they stand by me.”

From Detroit News wire services