Trump said he was embarrassed by the video but he accused President Bill Clinton of having done worse to women. A defiant Donald Trump on Sunday attacked former President Bill Clinton for his treatment of women and vowed, if he won the White House, to put Hillary Clinton in jail for operating a private email server while U.S. secretary of state. In a contentious town-hall debate, Trump, the Republican presidential candidate, said he would appoint a special prosecutor to look into his Democratic rival's email use because she had endangered national security during her tenure as President Barack Obama's chief diplomat from 2009-2013. The 90-minute debate got off to a chilly start when the two candidates for the Nov. 8 election greeted each other without the traditional handshake. It quickly turned into an acrimonious discussion of a 2005 video that emerged on Friday in which Trump was heard using vulgar language and talking about groping women without consent. "Mine are words and … [Read more...] about Trump assails Bill Clinton, vows to jail Hillary Clinton if he wins White House
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Viet Nam News NEW YORK – Donald Trump has stunned America and the world, riding a wave of populist resentment to defeat Hillary Clinton in the race to become the 45th president of the United States. The Republican mogul defeated his Democratic rival, plunging global markets into turmoil and casting the long-standing global political order, which hinges on Washington’s leadership, into doubt. "Now it is time for America to bind the wounds of division," Trump told a crowd of jubilant supporters in the early hours of Wednesday in New York. "I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be president for all Americans." During a bitter two-year campaign that tugged at America’s democratic fabric, the bombastic tycoon pledged to deport illegal immigrants, ban Muslims from the country and tear up free trade deals. His message appears to have been embraced by much of America’s white majority, disgruntled by the breath and scope of social change and economic … [Read more...] about Donald Trump wins White House in stunning upset
Related News Hillary Clinton has received commitments from enough delegates to clinch the Democratic presidential nomination, according to the Associated Press and U.S. networks, ensuring she will be the first woman to lead a major U.S. party in the race for the White House. Clinton reportedly reached the key number one day before Democratic primaries in six U.S. states, including California where she is campaigning heavily, and eight years after she came up short in her nomination battle against Barack Obama. The former secretary of state now becomes the presumptive Democratic nominee, and will do battle in the general election with Donald Trump, who secured the same status within the Republican camp last month. Clinton's campaign appeared to acknowledge the tallies that pushed her beyond the 2,383 delegates necessary to clinch the nomination, but said her primary battle with Senator Bernie Sanders was not yet over. "This is an important milestone, but there are six … [Read more...] about Clinton has delegates to clinch White House nomination
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump waves with his daughter Ivanka (L), his son Eric's wife Lara Yunaska (2nd R) and his wife Melania (R) at his side after speaking at a campaign victory party after rival candidate Senator Ted Cruz dropped out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination following the results of the Indiana state primary, at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York, U.S., May 3, 2016. : REUTERS/Lucas Jackson Donald Trump on Wednesday became the last man standing in the race for the Republican U.S. presidential nomination and faced the challenge of repairing deep fissures in the party, as his sole remaining rival, John Kasich, ended his campaign. Anointed the presumptive nominee after winning Indiana on Tuesday and driving his closest rival, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, from the race, the 69-year-old New York billionaire planned to set up a vice presidential selection committee and step up efforts to seek unity among a wider group of Republicans ahead … [Read more...] about Trump, lone survivor in Republican White House race, now must unify party
Four, five, even six times per week, Hillary Clinton meets deep-pocketed supporters eager to shake hands with the celebrity Democrat -- all-but-obligatory encounters helping her amass the war chest needed to win the White House. Getty/AFP / by Ivan Couronne | Have a chat for $2,700 with Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton Qualifying guests are invited to hold what is described as a "conversation with Hillary," at a cost of $2,700 -- the legal limit set by the Federal Election Commission (FEC) on donations to candidates in the 2016 presidential primary cycle. Once the primaries are decided, a supporter can contribute a fresh $2,700 maximum to a candidate in the presidential election. Clinton, a former secretary of state and the prohibitive favorite for the Democratic nomination, has participated in some 40 fundraising receptions since launching her campaign in April, according to the Sunlight Foundation, a nonpartisan Washington … [Read more...] about Conversation’ with Hillary Clinton? That’ll be $2,700
As she prepares to step down after four years as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton says she won’t run for president in 2016. But insight from sources close to her, a look at the US political landscape, and recent clues tell a different story.Of the questions swirling around Washington DC these days -- Can a fiscal cliff deal be reached? Should the administration do more about Syria? Which designer will the first lady wear to the inaugural ball? -- perhaps none is as obsessively pondered as: What will Hillary Clinton do next? According to whisperings from her inner circle, the secretary of state, who is expected to step down in the next few months, may buy a country house in the Hamptons or upstate New York with her husband, former President Bill Clinton. The 65-year-old Clinton herself told The New York Times that her plans were “to sleep and exercise and travel for fun”. And it seems a given that she will do high-profile speaking engagements and write a book about … [Read more...] about A burning question: What’s next for Hillary Clinton?
Former secretary of state and first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton ended months of speculation with Sunday's announcement of her 2016 presidential bid, the accomplished politician’s second attempt to become the country's first female president. Don Emmert, AFP I Hillary Clinton speaks about women’s empowerment on March 10, 2015 at the United Nations in New York Clinton, the former secretary of state who lost the 2008 presidential nomination, announced her bid in a video message posted on YouTube and on her new . "Everyday Americans need a champion. I want to be that champion," Clinton said as she launched her second run for the presidency. "Americans have fought their way back from tough economic times, but the deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top." Soon after her announcement, Clinton tweeted that she was heading to Iowa, the first state to vote in next year's primaries. "I'm … [Read more...] about Can Hillary Clinton’s ‘smart power’ take her to the White House?
Congressional lawmakers will meet to certify the results of Electoral College voting, won by Donald Trump, early next month. — AFP/VNA Photo Viet Nam News WASHINGTON — America’s Electoral College on Monday confirmed Donald Trump’s election as the 45th president of the United States, unswayed by a desperate bid by die-hard opponents to bar the Republican’s path to the White House. Six weeks after his upset victory over the Democrat Hillary Clinton, Trump sailed as expected past the 270 votes needed to make his victory official according to US media, clearing the way for him to succeed Barack Obama on January 20. "We did it!" the 70-year-old billionaire tweeted after the results came in. "Thank you to all of my great supporters, we just officially won the election (despite all of the distorted and inaccurate media)." In a statement released by his team, the president-elect welcomed the "overwhelming vote" in his favour, while reaching out to the … [Read more...] about Electoral College seals Trump White House win
Senator Rand Paul, a favorite of the conservative Tea Party movement and frequent antagonist of leaders of his own Republican Party, is declaring his candidacy for US president. Mandel Ngan, AFP file picture | Senator Rand Paul speaks at the Bowie State University in Bowie, Maryland, on March 13, 2015 Paul, a first-term senator from Kentucky, will kick off his White House campaign Tuesday with a rally in his home state. He begins the 2016 race as the second fully declared candidate, behind Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, but he could face as many as 20 rivals for the Republican nomination before the primary process starts in January. Two other Republicans who are expected to soon enter the race, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, are considered early front-runners. Whoever becomes the Republican nominee is widely expected to face Hillary Rodham Clinton in the general election. The former secretary of state, who is the heavy … [Read more...] about Senator Rand Paul announces bid for White House
WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton embarked on an extraordinary campaign road trip on Sunday after launching her bid to become the first woman to win the White House with a pledge to champion "everyday Americans".With an eye to putting behind her the jet-set image of a former first lady, secretary of state and global charity director, Clinton boarded a simple minivan to head from New York to Iowa.A few hours into the surprise 1,600 kilometre trip, the 67-year-old Democrat tweeted a picture of herself meeting a family of ordinary voters at a Pennsylvania gas station."When Hillary first told us that she was ready to hit the road for Iowa, we looked at her and said: 'Seriously?' And she said: 'Seriously'," Hillary's senior aide Huma Abedin said."This was her idea, and she has been really excited about it. We've been driving for a good part of today," she added, in a conference call from the road for supporters and reporters.Long assumed to be the frontrunner for her Democratic Party's … [Read more...] about Clinton takes White House bid on the road