Donald Trump regrets not using right words sometimes
“Sometimes, in the heat of debate and speaking on a multitude of issues, you don’t choose the right words or you say the wrong thing. I have done that, and I regret it, particularly where it may have caused personal pain. Too much is at stake for us to be consumed with these issues,” Trump said at an election rally in Charlotte, North Carolina.
He also said that he is not a politician. “I have worked in business, creating jobs and rebuilding neighbourhoods my entire adult life. I’ve never wanted to learn the language of the insiders, and I’ve never been politically correct it takes far too much time, and can often make more difficult,” the 70-year-old tycoon said.
“But one thing I can promise you is this: I will always tell you the truth. I speak the truth for all of you, and for everyone in this country who doesn’t have a voice. I speak the truth on behalf of the factory worker who lost his or her job,” Trump asserted.
Trump said his only interest is the American people. “So while sometimes I can be too honest, Hillary Clinton is the exact opposite: she never tells the truth. One lie after another, and getting worse each passing day,” he said. In a late-night statement, the Clinton Campaign said Trump has much for which he should apologise.
“Trump literally started his campaign by insulting people. He has continued to do so through each of the 428 days from then until now, without shame or regret. We learned tonight that his speech writer and teleprompter knows he has much for which he should apologise,” said Christina Reynolds from the Clinton Campaign.
“But that apology tonight is simply a well-written phrase until he tells us which of his many offensive, bullying and divisive comments he regrets and changes his tune altogether,” Reynolds said.
“The American people are still waiting for Hillary Clinton to apologise for all of the many lies she’s told to them, and the many times she’s betrayed them. Tell me, has Hillary Clinton ever apologised for lying about her illegal email server and deleting 33,000 emails?” he asked.
“Has Hillary Clinton apologized for turning the State Department into a pay-for-play operation where favors are sold to the highest bidder? Has she apologized for lying to the families who lost loved ones at Benghazi? Has she apologized for putting Iran on the path to nuclear weapons?” he asked.
Hijab-clad Muslim woman evicted from rally
A hijab-clad Muslim woman, who was evicted from a Donald Trump rally in January, has been booted out of his campaign event again after handing out pens inscribed with the word ‘salam’ which means ‘peace’.
Rose Hamid said a member of the Republican Presidential candidate’s security staff removed her from the event in Charlotte, North Carolina, even before the rally began on the pretext that she was causing a “disturbance”. “I just wanted to let people know that Muslims who don’t support Trump can get along with people who do support Trump,” Hamid said.
Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigns
Paul Manafort, the beleaguered chairman of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, resigned on Friday after a staff shake-up this week that marginalised him in the team amid growing speculation about his links with Ukrainian politics.
“This morning Paul Manafort offered, and I accepted, his resignation from the campaign. I am very appreciative for his great work in helping to get us where we are today, and in particular his work guiding us through the delegate and convention process,” Trump said. “Paul is a true professional and I wish him the greatest success,” the business tycoon said.
Manafort’s role was reduced after Trump elevated two aides to senior positions on Tuesday, appointing Breitbart News chief Steve Bannon as campaign CEO and Kellyanne Conway as campaign manager.
Manafort, who had once lobbied for pro-ISI and anti-India groups, had been recently attracting negative publicity for his alleged lobbying activities in Ukraine. Manafort joined the campaign after Trump’s historic wins in the Republican primaries. He successfully led the campaign in the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, where Trump was formally nominated as the party’s presidential nominee.
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