Donald Trump News for May 9, 2016

Monday, May 09, 2016 by

Trending headlines for Donald Trump today:

Trump accuses Bush, Graham of breaking GOP loyalty pledge (Fox News)

Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump on Saturday accused former primary rivals Jeb Bush and Sen. Lindsey Graham of breaking a candidates’ pledge to the party’s eventual nominee.

“Jeb Bush isn’t an honorable person. Lindsey Graham isn’t an honorable person,” Trump said at a rally in Spokane, Washington, ahead of the state’s May 24 primary.

Trump further noted that the pair – as did all GOP presidential contenders – signed a pledge saying they would back the party’s eventual nominee, no matter who it was, and now The Donald is calling these two out for their refusal to abide by the deal. [Read more]

Obama itches for Trump fight (The Hill)

President Obama can’t wait to take on Donald Trump.

Obama has been largely sidelined in the presidential contest, a last-year officeholder with high approval ratings [what does that mean?] who has repeatedly shown he likes to spar with political foes.

With Bernie Sanders continuing to slug it out with likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, Obama largely has to choose his openings to talk 2016.

So on Friday, when the White House announced Obama would make a statement about the economy, the president knew he’d get asked about Trump, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee.

And when he did, Obama was ready.

Keep in mind that any political figure who has “taken on” Trump has lost, while his numbers have risen in the polls. There is no reason to expect that will happen again when a president who really doesn’t have “high approval ratings” does so. [Read more]

Palin will work to defeat Ryan in primary for Trump stance (CNN)

Sarah Palin will work to defeat House Speaker Paul Ryan by backing his primary opponent in Wisconsin, the former Alaska governor told CNN’s Jake Tapper.

Palin said in an interview that airs Sunday on “State of the Union” that her decision was sparked by Ryan’s bombshell announcement to Tapper last week that he wasn’t yet ready to support Donald Trump, the Republican presumptive nominee. Palin endorsed Trump back in January.
“I think Paul Ryan is soon to be ‘Cantored,’ as in Eric Cantor,” Palin said, referring to the former Republican House majority leader who was ousted in a shocking upset in 2014 when challenger Dave Brat ran to his right in a Virginia primary.
It’s not known how much sway over Republican voters the former Alaska governor still has, but she looks prepared to spend whatever political capital she retains to help elect Donald Trump, whom she has endorsed. [Read more]

Gun rights advocates say Donald Trump is their candidate for the White House (Washington Times)

 Donald Trump heads this month to the National Rifle Association’s annual convention in Kentucky riding a wave of strong support from the country’s gun owners, who say he’s just what they’re looking for in November.

While pro-lifers, tax-cutters and others in the conservative coalition are struggling with Mr. Trump, as the likely GOP presidential nominee, gun-rights leaders say there’s no hurdle for them.

“I have not seen anything on the issue of guns that’s caused me to hesitate with him,” said Philip Van Cleave, president of the Virginia Citizens Defense League.

“He seems to be the real deal on guns,” Mr. Van Cleave said. “I’ve not seen anything where he’s done anything but very much in line with what gun owners want.”

That’s true; Trump has been a strong pro-Second Amendment candidate from the outset, and much more so than his likely rival, Hillary Clinton.

Trump: If He’s On The Campaign Trail, Bill Clinton is Fair Game (Free Beacon)

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that if Bill Clinton is on the campaign trail for his wife, then he is fair game for criticism.

“If he’s involved in the campaign he should absolutely, you know, he could be brought into it,” Trump said. “I think fair game, yeah.”

Bill Clinton has been on the campaign trail for weeks acting as a surrogate for his wife. When Trump was accused of sexism last year by Hillary Clinton, he pointed out Bill Clinton’s infamous affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky and his history of accusations of sexual misconduct.

If Hillary is going to use her husband to campaign for her, she has to expect this … from Trump. No other Republican candidate would have brought it up out of fear, but if we know one thing about Donald Trump, he has no love for political correctness and no fear of being plain-spoken. [Read more]



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