Speaking at an afternoon rally in Ocala, Fla., Trump continued his verbal assault against House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.), who said Monday that he would no longer campaign with Trump or defend him. The GOP nominee bragged about his performance in Sunday’s debate and voiced disappointment that Ryan’s reaction to it wasn’t warmer.“Wouldn’t you think that Paul Ryan would call and say, ‘Good going’?” Trump asked the crowd.Then, without evidence, he seemed to accuse Ryan and Republicans of a larger conspiracy against him. He vowed to get to the bottom of it.“There’s a whole deal going on — we’re going to figure it out. I always figure things out. But there’s a whole sinister deal going on,” he said.
On policy alone, he wants a bigger infrastructure stimulus/boondoggle than Hillary Clinton, wants to do a considerably more thorough job of dismantling the global tariff-reduction system, is much more explicit about punishing American companies who would dare to move their businesses overseas, and would mount up an even larger and more dangerous pile of national debt. He also has supported deporting an estimated 4 million U.S. citizens, ripping up the international visa/travel system, and establishing a religious test for travel to America. He’s an ignoramus about basic policy facts, lies even more readily than Clinton (and that’s saying something), and has introduced a National Front-style politics that I naively thought would never stick on U.S. soil.
Four women accused Donald Trump of groping or kissing them without their consent in news reports published Wednesday, just days after the Republican presidential nominee insisted in a debate that he had never engaged in such behavior.One of the women alleges that Trump grabbed her breasts and tried to put his hand up her skirt during a flight more than three decades ago, the New York Times reported. Another says he kissed her on the mouth outside an elevator in 2005, according to the same report. A third woman says Trump groped her rear end at his Mar-a-Lago resort 13 years ago, the Palm Beach Post reported. The fourth, then a People magazine reporter, says Trump kissed her without her consent when the two were alone in 2005 right before an interview she was about to conduct with Trump and his wife.