US Election News: Donald Trump Revises Muslim Ban Stance, Bernie Sanders Refers To Hillary Clinton As A ‘Disaster,’ & More
Donald Trump changes stance with regards to proposed Muslim ban. It seems that the controversial and the remaining GOP candidate is changing his stance on an issue once again. This time, on his proposed ban to keep Muslims from coming into the U.S. following attacks in Paris last year, which killed 130 people.
According to a report from the BBC, Trump’s change of mind may have been brought about by comments from new London Mayor Sadiq Khan who said he would not be able to travel to the U.S. under a Trump organization because of the supposed ban. To that, Trump responded he’d make an “exception” for Khan, but the new mayor refused the offer, saying that Trump’s views are “ignorant.” Meanwhile, Trump told Fox News that the proposed ban was “just a suggestion.”
“It’s a temporary ban. It hasn’t been called for yet. This is just a suggestion until we find out what’s going on,” he remarked.
Bernie Sanders says nominating Hillary Clinton would be a “disaster.” Right after winning the West Virginia primary, the Vermont senator said on Wednesday that it would be a “disaster” for the Democratic Party if it nominates Clinton as its presidential nominee, according to a report from the Washington Times.
As the primaries continue, Sanders hopes that people will keep him in mind. He said, “As voters in the remaining states and territories make up their minds about the future of the Democratic Party, I believe they deserve a chance to compare my record and Secretary Clinton’s record on creating jobs, raising the minimum wage, war and peace, the need for health care for all, breaking up big banks, combating climate change and other critical issues.”
Paul Ryan urged to make nice with Trump. A number of GOP members are urging House Speaker Ryan to get behind Trump, and fast, for the sake of the party. According to a report from CNN, House Republicans met with Ryan on Wednesday morning, following his remarks that it would be up to Trump to united the party. To this, Nevada Rep. Mark Amodei said, “So Mr. Speaker, what’s your job regarding unity?”
Clinton questions Trump’s tax returns. He’s been questioning her marriage and her emails. Now, Clinton is getting back at Trump with the help of taxes. During a recent interview with Associated Press, Trump has said that he’s not ready to release his tax returns yet due to an ongoing audit.
Interestingly, he also remarked, “There’s nothing to learn from them.” Now, The New York Times reports that Clinton is now using Trump’s remarks in her campaign.
During a recent rally, Clinton said, “So you’ve got to ask yourself, why doesn’t he want to release them? Yeah, well, we’re going to find out.” For her part, Clinton has already released her annual tax returns since 1977 and posted eight years of her tax returns on her campaign website.
Trump says he’s got “five or six” choices for VP. The remaining GOP candidate has revealed that he has narrowed down the list of possible running mates to “five or six” people. He also said he won’t be planning to announce his final choice until the Republican National Convention in July where he plans to bring in some entertainment to “break things up.”