US Elections

Trump on Clinton: 'I can be nastier than she ever can be'

"She's nasty," Trump told The New York Times in an interview published Friday night, "but I can be nastier than she ever can be."

The comments were part of a wide ranging interview in which Trump also touched upon his marriages, his recent late-night Twitter rant and his performance at the first presidential debate.

Madonna takes off her clothes, endorses Hillary Clinton

The 58-year-old star took to Twitter to post a racy snap with the caption “[I’m] voting naked with Katy Perry!! Vote for Hillary. She's the Best we got! Nude Voting series # 1.”

She also stood up for Rosie O’Donnell, who has been in a heated feud with republican candidate Donald Trump.

Madonna’s nude snap came on the heels of Perry’s “Funny or Die” video that showed the “Rise” singer heading to polls and stripping down.

Alicia Machado: Ex-Miss Universe claims Trump called her 'Miss Piggy'

Now, 20 years later, she is back in the headlines.

Ms Machado claims she was called "Miss Piggy" by Donald Trump, the Republican candidate for the White House who owned the beauty pageant when she won it.

The remarks were made, the Venezuela-born model says, after she put on some weight following her win.

 

How did it come up?

The issue was brought up by Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, during Monday's televised debate with Mr Trump. She was making a point about her rival's remarks about women.

Post-debate poll: Hillary Clinton takes round one

That drubbing is similar to Mitt Romney's dominant performance over President Barack Obama in the first 2012 presidential debate.

Voters who watched said Clinton expressed her views more clearly than Trump and had a better understanding of the issues by a margin of more than 2-to-1. Clinton also was seen as having done a better job addressing concerns voters might have about her potential presidency by a 57% to 35% margin, and as the stronger leader by a 56% to 39% margin.

Clinton vs. Trump: Everything you need to know about the first debate

Perhaps we should call it "Smackdown at the Mack," since it is being held at the Hofstra University's David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex on New York's Long Island.

So how should you watch this D-Day of Debates? We have some tips for you:

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What Clinton and Trump's clothes tell us about them

When Hillary Clinton takes the stage at the first presidential debate, she will make history. Over the past few months the level of scrutiny faced by the first female candidate for president of the United States has ramped up: her policies, her emails, her relationships have been critiqued, dissected and analysed. And so have her clothes.

5 things to watch at Monday night's Clinton-Trump debate

With national polls showing a tight race just six weeks out from Election Day, the Hofstra University fight offers one of the last chances for each to speak directly to the tens millions of voters who are expected to tune in.

For Clinton, a veteran debater, one of her biggest challenges will be both to provoke Trump and avoid being provoked by him, while delivering an earnest and candid performance.

Trump: No debate invite for Bill Clinton's ex-mistress

"We have not invited her formally, and we do not expect her to be there as a guest of the Trump campaign," Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union."

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, Trump's vice presidential nominee, told "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace that Trump's suggestion he'd invite Flowers was just "mocking" Clinton's campaign for distracting from the real issues at stake on Monday night.

Their comments come after Trump tweeted that he was considering inviting Flowers to sit in the front row for the first debate.

Ted Cruz has endorsed Donald Trump in the race for the White House.

The Texas senator fought Mr Trump in a bitter primary battle, marked by mud-slinging and personal insults.

Mr Cruz said he would fulfil his promise to vote for the Republican nominee and that electing Hillary Clinton would be "wholly unacceptable".

He drew ire at the Republican National Convention in July, when he was booed off stage for not endorsing Mr Trump.

'Stop Trump' campaign bus tours London

Waving placards as they drove the red, open-top, double-decker past the Palace of Westminster and St. Paul's Cathedral, the campaigners urged the estimated 200,000 US citizens in Britain to register to vote in the election on November 8.

They stopped off at key American hotspots in the city, including the American School, the City of London financial hub and a popular Philly cheesesteak food truck in Spitalfields, East London.