Clin­ton press­ing Repub­li­cans to take stand on Trump

Jamaica Gleaner - - INTERNATIONAL NEWS -

IWASHINGTON (AP): HIL­LARY CLIN­TON is press­ing Repub­li­cans to take a clear stand on Don­ald Trump as she tries to cap­i­talise on GOP di­vi­sions since rev­e­la­tion of his preda­tory com­ments about women prompted party lead­ers to aban­don him.

The Demo­cratic can­di­date’s cam­paign man­ager, John Podesta, said that she will as­sert at cam­paign stops that Repub­li­cans – par­tic­u­larly those run­ning for of­fice in Novem­ber – need to clar­ify their po­si­tion on Trump.

“Are they with him or are they against him?” Podesta asked.

Trump, mean­while, high­lighted a new batch of hacked Podesta emails pub­lished by Wik­iLeaks, the an­ti­se­crecy group. At a rally in Florida, he launched a fierce at­tack on Clin­ton and as­serted that Podesta’s leaked emails show more clearly than ever that the for­mer sec­re­tary of state and her fam­ily are cor­rupt.


He slammed Clin­ton on a broad ar­ray of is­sues, in­clud­ing im­mi­gra­tion, na­tional de­fence and in­ter­na­tional re­la­tions, and as­serted that of­fi­cial Wash­ing­ton — both Democrats and Repub­li­cans in Congress – is com­mit­ted to pro­tect­ing special in­ter­ests rather than the peo­ple.

Trump crit­i­cised the Jus­tice Depart­ment’s han­dling of the probe into Clin­ton’s email server, claim­ing there was col­lu­sion with the Clin­tons, and he sug­gested that both Democrats and Repub­li­cans in Congress went along with it.

Pre­view­ing Clin­ton’s planned ral­lies in Pue­blo, Colorado, and Las Ve­gas, Podesta said even those Repub­li­cans who have re­voked their sup­port for Trump fol­low­ing rev­e­la­tion of his sex­u­ally ag­gres­sive com­ments have “propped him up for a very long time”. One such Re­pub­li­can, Se­na­tor Deb Fis­cher of Ne­braska, re­versed her­self and said she will sup­port Trump af­ter all.

Demo­cratic pres­i­den­tial can­di­date Hil­lary Clin­ton.

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