New Trump ad paints a stark portrait of America if Clinton elected

Carla Harmon
August 31, 2016

Hillary Clinton is trying to entice Republican voters to ditch Donald Trump by portraying him as outside the mainstream of their party, putting her at odds with congressional Democrats who want to link the party's House and Senate candidates to Trump's controversial brand of politics. Some 71% hold an unfavorable view of Trump and three quarters of respondents have "serious concerns" about Trump's campaign fostering anti-Semitism.

While Trump has not outright discussed the claims, he has danced around them - often hitting Clinton's lack of "stamina" on the trail. "He is an aberration that we must get past, and quickly".

Michigan's 16 electoral votes, and Pennsylvania's 20 would be huge pickups for Trump over Clinton if he can get them.

"She knows that it's coming", Jennifer Granholm, a former MI governor and a member of Clinton's transition planning team, tells the Times.

In his speech at the Republican National Convention, Donald Trump made six references to the conflict in Syria, pointing to the war-ravaged nation as a source of much of the world's turmoil, particularly immigration and extremism.

In other words, an increasing number of people believe the Republican candidate for President is a madman.

These are the very same supporters Donald Trump won with his fiery rhetoric on immigration in the primaries, and the sort of supporters he is hoping to distance himself from this fall. There is an element within the Democratic Party, Ford adds, that "would go as far as to say the United States helped to cause that problem". At the center of the controversy are allegations that Clinton's State Department aide Huma Abedin and a Clinton Foundation official passed emails on more than one occasion about donors to the foundation who wanted seats to official events - requests that no one has yet shown ever were granted.

Clinton has reserved about $9.2 million in airtime this week.

With registered voters, Clinton had 43% support, Trump had 36%, Johnson came in with 8% and Stein had 2%. She is stressing the need to fully integrate mental health services into the USA health care system.

Trump also says he thinks high crime in inner cities will drive minority voters to his candidacy.

Clinton's campaign is releasing a multi-pronged approach to mental health on Monday.

Trump is now planning a major speech on immigration Wednesday.

Her allies on global issues cast the issue somewhat differently - and more positively: That Clinton's election could restore something close to an older consensus on foreign policy that was blown apart by the Iraq War.

The announcement came late Sunday in a tweet by the Republican presidential nominee after days of wavering - and at least one canceled speech - on a question central to his campaign: Whether he would, as he said in November, use a "deportation force" to eject the estimated 11 million people in the US illegally. And they wouldn't say whether it was worrisome that such a consequential proposal remained unclear so close to the November 8 election. Questions have also surfaced again about her use of a private email server and address rather than a government one during her period at the State Department.

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