Articles Written By: Jenna Johnson

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In Iowa, Trump warns of refugees and praises waterboarding. In Philly, the father of a fallen Muslim soldier responds.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — On Thursday night, Donald Trump stood before a few thousand Iowans packed into a hotel ballroom and equated all Syrian refugees with Islamic State terrorists, while endorsing the use of waterboarding, which he considers a proven method that is "short of torture." A thousand miles away in Philadelphia, two parents from Virginia […]

Donald Trump defends Roger Ailes, casts suspicion on his accusers

Donald Trump this weekend defended longtime friend Roger Ailes, the ousted chief executive of Fox News who is accused of sexually harassing at least two dozen women. Trump also questioned the motives of some of the women. "I can tell you that some of the women that are complaining, I know how much he's helped […]

In introducing Mike Pence, Donald Trump keeps the spotlight on himself

NEW YORK -- At a news conference to introduce his newly announced running mate to his supporters, Donald Trump took the stage alone Saturday morning and then spent 28 minutes talking about all sorts of things with only brief mentions of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. In those moments, Trump described Pence as his "partner" and his "first choice," […]

Donald Trump declines invitation to speak at NAACP convention

As racial tension continues to build across the country, Donald Trump has declined to speak at the NAACP's annual convention in Cincinnati this weekend, the civil rights organization's leader announced Tuesday. Cornell William Brooks, the president and chief executive officer of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said during an interview on CNN that […]

Donald Trump has no interest in apologizing to John McCain

Nearly a year ago, Donald Trump sat in an easy chair on a stage at a evangelical conference in rural Iowa and scoffed at the notion that Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is a war hero. “He’s not a war hero,” Trump said. “He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren’t […]

Trump says campaign shouldn’t have deleted image circulated by white supremacists

CINCINNATI, OHIO -- Donald Trump said Wednesday that his campaign should not have deleted a tweet containing an image that had been posted weeks earlier on a white supremacist website and featured Hillary Clinton, $100 bills and a red six-point star with the text: “Most Corrupt Candidate Ever!” Although Jewish activists and many others have denounced the image as being anti-Semitic, Trump repeatedly […]

Donald Trump praises Saddam Hussein for killing terrorists ‘so good’

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Donald Trump praised Saddam Hussein at a campaign rally on Tuesday, embracing the dictator who oppressed Iraq for more than 30 years, aggressively suppressed dissent in his country and was widely considered one of the leading enemies of the United States. "Saddam Hussein was a bad guy. Right? He was a bad guy, really bad guy. But […]