Republican Letter Urges Party To Cut Trump’s Funding

trumpIn the United States, over 70 Republicans have written a letter to the party’s National Committee Head, urging him to stop helping Donald Trump’s campaign.

They said Mr Trump’s “divisiveness” and “incompetence” risk drowning the party in November’s election.

“We believe that Donald Trump’s divisiveness, recklessness, incompetence, and record-breaking unpopularity risk turning this election into a Democratic landslide,” said a draft of the letter obtained by the BBC.

“Only the immediate shift of all available RNC (Republican National Convention) resources to vulnerable Senate and House races will prevent the GOP (Republican Party) from drowning with a Trump-emblazoned anchor around its neck.”

The letter adds that the party should instead, focus on protecting vulnerable candidates in elections to the Senate and the House of Representatives.

Former members of the congress are among the signatories of the letter.

Reacting to the move, Mr Trump said he was not concerned that the party could cut him off, saying all he has to do is to stop funding the Republican Party.

US Election: Trump Says Hillary Clinton Is ‘The Devil’

Donald Trump, clinton, devilRepublican candidate, Donald Trump, has unleashed another strong criticism of his democratic rival Hillary Clinton saying she is “the devil”.

Speaking at a rally in a high school gym in Pennsylvania, Mr Trump also attacked Bernie Sanders for capitulating to Mrs. Clinton in the Democratic race. According to him, Mr Sanders made a deal with the devil.

This comes after Democrats and Republicans alike have condemned Mr Trump for his remarks about a US Muslim soldier’s parents.

The Republican presidential nominee had caused controversy by suggesting Ghazala Khan had been prevented from speaking alongside her husband at the Democratic convention last week.

Trump Hints At More Taxes On The Rich  

TrumpUnited States Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump says taxes for rich people may be increased. This appears to be a reversal of his initial policy.

Speaking during an interview, he also reversed his position on the minimum wage.

He said that he was yet to decide in terms of numbers; but he thinks people have to get more in terms of wages. He had previously said he is against increasing the minimum wage.

“We were talking about the minimum wage, and they said ‘Should we increase the minimum wage?’ And I’m saying that if we’re going to compete with other countries we can’t do that because the wages would be too high.”

Mr Trump, who looks set to become the official Republican candidate for the November presidential election, says he is allowed to change his policies.

Trump readily admitted that he had given up his previous position.

“Sure, it’s a change,” he said, framing his willingness to abandon one position as a negotiation tactic. “I’m allowed to change. You need flexibility. But my real minimum wage is going to be I’m going to bring companies back into this country, and (people are) going to make a lot more than the $15, even.”

However, several top Republicans including the speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, have said they will not vote for him.

Obama Urges Media, Americans To Scrutinise Trump’s Record

Barack- Obama Donald TrumpUS President Barack Obama has stressed the need for the media and Americans to scrutinise Donald Trump.

He told a press conference on Friday that Mr Trump had a long record that needed to be examined.

“I think it is important for us to take seriously the statements he has made in the past.

“Most importantly, I speak to you as reporters as well as the American public. I just want to emphasise that we are in serious time and this is really a serious.

“This is not entertainment. It is not a reality show,” he emphasised.

President Obama further pointed out that the contest for the presidency of the United States required that “every candidate, every nominee needs to be subject to exacting standards and general scrutiny”.

“It means that we have to make sure that their budgets add up”.

He said: “It means that if they say that they have an answer to a problem that it is actually possible and that they have details as to how it will work”.

The republican candidate, Mr Trump, is the leading candidate of the party in opposition to the Democrats’ candidate, Mrs Hillary Clinton.

Mr Obama made the demand few days after Mr Trump asserted that China had waged “economic war” against the United States, taking American jobs.

After Mr Trump made the statement, the official Xinhua news agency said Trump “gets them wrong, from trade balance to basic economics”, citing western media and academics dismissing his criticisms of trade with China.

“Trump attacks China to woo voters,” it said.

Republican Debate: Trump’s Immigration Plan Savaged By Rivals

trumpPolitical opponents have tagged United States (US) Republican, Donald Trump’s plan to deport 11 million undocumented immigrants from the US as impractical and divisive.

In a live television debate, two of his Republican rivals, who are also fighting for presidential nomination, John Kasich and Jeb Bush, were very critical of Mr Trump’s immigration plans.

Mr Trump, a billionaire New Yorker who has been leading in the polls, was booed as he tried to counter-attack.

Another source of friction at the debate in Milwaukee was foreign policy.

The eight candidates were divided on whether the US should do more to intervene in the Middle East, especially in the fight against Islamic State (IS) militants.

But immigration sparked the biggest confrontation when Mr Trump said that a wall should be built at the US-Mexico border, and all migrants living illegally in the US must be deported.