Category: News Tracking

New Trump Campaign Manager Kellyanne Conway Doesn’t like his Name-calling

Danielle Paquette, Washington Post – August 17, 2016

Last month, I spoke to Conway over lunch after she wrapped an interview with Katie Couric about how Trump will appeal to female voters — a demographic that national polls show generally and dramatically dislikes him. (All year long, at least 65 percent of women surveyed in The Washington Post-ABC polls have reported an “unfavorable” view of Trump.) The interview revealed how, exactly, Conway counsels Trump. She described a delicate dance: You can’t just tell Trump what to do, she said. Commands could insult him.

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Tim Kaine’s Wife Anne Holton Said They Were ‘Laughing Hysterically’ After His DNC Speech

Ann Compton, ABC News – July 28, 2016

In her first interview since husband Senator Tim Kaine was nominated as vice-president, Anne Holton told ABC’s Ann Compton, “He and I are both very excited about not just having a woman president, but having men working for the first woman president! Isn’t that exciting? And he gets that!”

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Trump Says He’s Working to Win Over Women

Taegan Goddard, Political Wire – July 7, 2016

Donald Trump told WKRC that he’s “working very hard on the whole situation with women and I think I’m doing really well.” He explained why he believed he hadn’t done well with women voters: “I’ve had a lot of fun in life and I also worked very hard and I was never going to be a politician and I decided to be a politician. Over my life I joke and I do entertainment and I’ll do shows with wild man Howard Stern – who’s actually a decent person – and we’ll have fun and you’re never thinking you’re running for office or anything like that.”

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Donald Trump’s Daughter Says He’s A Feminist

Nick Levine, Refinery 29 – July 3, 2016

When asked by the Sunday Times if she thinks her father is a feminist, Ivanka Trump replied: “I do, yes and it’s a big reason I am the woman I am today. He always told me and showed me that I could do anything I set my mind to if I married vision and passion with work ethic. He’s also surrounded me with strong female role models who have done just that since I was a little girl.”

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Hillary Clinton Praises Courage Of The Victim Of Brock Turner Sexual Assault

Sam Stein and Tyler Kingkade, Huffington Post – June 15, 2016

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton praised the victim of a heinous sexual assault at Stanford University for penning a moving and widely read letter of her horrifying experience. “I was struck by its heartbreaking power,” Clinton said Wednesday of the woman’s account. “It took great courage and I think she has done an important service for others,” Clinton said in an interview with The Huffington Post. “What I’ve heard about this case is deeply concerning. It is clear campus sexual assault continues to be a serious problem. And I’ve said before and I will continue to say it is not enough to condemn it. We must find ways to end it.”

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‘It’s Something I’m Still Processing’: Hillary Clinton on Winning, and Why Her Mother Would Be Nervous

Amy Chozick, New York Times – June 8, 2016

In a brief but at times introspective interview, Mrs. Clinton said that although other countries have been led by women, such a milestone would be different were it to happen in the United States. She called the demands of the American political system more personally grueling and difficult.

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Ivanka Trump Responds to “Disturbing” Accusations About her Father

CBS News – May 18, 2016

The New York Times’ front-page exposé of Donald Trump’s comments and alleged behavior toward women has brought new scrutiny in recent days, but one powerful woman is standing up for him. Speaking both “in the capacity as a daughter and… as an executive who’s worked alongside of him” for over a decade, Ivanka Trump defended her father, calling the latest accusations “disturbing,” reports “CBS This Morning” co-host Norah O’Donnell.

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Megyn Kelly: ‘No Doubt’ Trump Has Used Controversial Language About Women

Nick Gass, Politico – May 16, 2016

There is “no doubt” that Donald Trump has used controversial language with respect to women, Megyn Kelly said Monday, even as a New York Times story examining the presumptive Republican nominee’s treatment of women drew a sharp rebuke from one of its most prominent sources. “This is one of the intriguing things about Donald Trump. One of the many intriguing things about him,” the Fox News anchor said on “Fox & Friends” while promoting her interview with the presumptive Republican nominee airing on the Fox broadcast network at 8 p.m. Eastern Tuesday night.

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Priebus: Trump ‘will have to answer for’ behavior toward women

Isaac Arnsdorf, Politico – May 15, 2016

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus passed off questions about Donald Trump’s behavior toward women to the presumptive nominee himself. “These are things that he’s going to have to answer for,” Priebus said Sunday morning on ABC’s “This Week With George Stephanopoulos.” “I don’t think Donald Trump is being judged based on his personal life. I think people are judging Donald Trump as to whether or not he’s someone that’s going to go to Washington and shake things up. And that’s why he’s doing so well.”

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