Monday night’s debate provided voters with a pretty accurate picture of the choice they face in November.One candidate, Democrat Hillary Clinton, has experience and a firm grasp of policy. She believes in studying and thinks very carefully before she speaks. She tries not
I’ll be blunt. Never before have expectations been lower and the stakes higher for a presidential debate candidate than they are for you. The good news: everyone expects you to stumble—even some of the people preparing you for your debate.
Monday night’s debate provided voters with a pretty accurate picture of the choice they face in November.One candidate, Democrat Hillary Clinton, has experience and a firm grasp of policy. She believes in studying and thinks very carefully before she speaks. She tries not to offend people.
The other candidate, Republican Donald Trump, is a political novice who doesn’t know much about policy. He doesn’t believe in homework and he says whatever pops into his mind. He offends people constantly.
Trump’s style... Read more
"I thought Lester did a great job. Honestly, I thought Lester did a great job," Trump told CNNMoney shortly after the debate was over.
When asked if the questions had been fair, Trump replied: "Yeah, I thought it was very fair."
Trump's positive assessment of the moderator was matched by his own campaign manager, who said Holt "did a great job as a moderator under tough circumstances," as well as many media critics and observers on social... Read more
For almost 70 years, the United States hasn't recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. But on Sunday, Donald Trump promised to change that.
In a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Trump promised to recognize Jerusalem as "the undivided capital of the State of Israel."
Recognizing Jerusalem is a regular promise on the campaign trail. Former President George W. Bush made the promise while campaigning, but he changed his mind in office, citing national security concerns.
A former State Department official under Bush told... Read more
Apologize and attack
I’ll be blunt. Never before have expectations been lower and the stakes higher for a presidential debate candidate than they are for you. The good news: everyone expects you to stumble—even some of the people preparing you for your debate. Your mission now is to move from prosecutor to presidential. Righteous indignation will be appropriate at times, but not all the time. You can’t be the same guy who ridiculed your Republican... Read more
For Donald Trump to win the presidency there is one thing he absolutely must do. He must outperform Republican Mitt Romney's 2012 numbers in some key demographic group.
Four years ago Romney lost the presidential race Barack Obama. Meeting Romney's margins with white voters, or African-Americans or Hispanics won't do it for Trump. The GOP nominee has to do better and the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll says he is not - at least not... Read more
The two most intensely disliked presidential candidates in American history are expected to draw a Super Bowl-sized television audience when they meet for the first of three debates Monday night.
The drama of the live, 90-minute television event is assured with Donald Trump, the reality TV star who has blustered and bulldozed his way through conventional politics, and with a race that has narrowed enough in recent weeks to make this showdown seem like it could... Read more
Taxpayers are now picking up most of Donald Trump’s air travel costs, unnecessarily spending millions of dollars because he insists on flying aboard his luxury 757 instead of a practical plane. And because the GOP presidential nominee owns both the company that owns the jetliner and the one that operates it, some percentage of that taxpayer money is likely winding up as profit in Trump’s personal bank account.
The bombastic businessman has often bragged about the comforts of his... Read more