For the Record’s Week in Review: Clinton, Trump battle – USA TODAY
Happy weekend! Rest up because we have a big primary night on Tuesday. Looks like California willÂ be a nail-biterÂ between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Itâs basically impossible for Clinton not to get the necessary delegates she needs to secure the nomination on Tuesday. Â BUTÂ if Sanders wins CaliforniaÂ he can make Clintonâs life hard (even Bill Clintonâs former pollster and adviser said so.) Speaking of tough: Donald Trump and Clinton are really going after each other.
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are basically rolling in the mud at this point
On Thursday the former secretary of state gave aÂ big, feisty foreign policy speechÂ focused on taking Trump down. And boy did she go there: “Donald Trump’s ideas aren’t just different. TheyÂ are dangerously incoherent. They’re not even really ideas, just a series of bizarre rants, personal feuds and outright lies,” Clinton said during the speech in San Diego. “He is not justÂ unprepared, he is temperamentally unfit to hold an office that requires knowledge, stability and immense responsibility.”
All day Thursday, Trump directed his signature tweets at Clinton. HeÂ even tried outÂ his Ted Cruz nickname on her: âCrooked Hillary Clinton, who I would love to call Lyin’ Hillary.â
And on Friday he wasÂ still going after her:
Clinton responded deadpan:
So this general election should be fun.
Ryanâs ‘itâs all about me’ endorsement of Trump
We knew he couldnât stay away forever. And on Thursday Paul RyanÂ finally backed Trump. The endorsement âÂ which heÂ published in a columnÂ in his hometown paperÂ The Janesville Gazette âÂ was tepid at best. Our biggest takeaways? House Republicans are great and #NotHillary.
The House speaker never actually used the word endorsement in his post (though a spokesmanÂ later tweetedÂ that it was one). Instead, he said heâd vote for Trump but that he was still going to be telling him what he doesn’t likeÂ âÂ which could be a decent amount, given that Ryan saidÂ “It’s no secret that he and I have our differences. I won’t pretend otherwise.âÂ For starters: In a FridayÂ interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, RyanÂ said he didnât like Trumpâs attacks on the judge handling the Trump University case.
Ryan spent a significant amount of column space (most of the endorsement) talking about the legislative agenda House Republicans will be rolling out in June.
Donald Trump has 3,500 lawsuits and Trump U is one
USA TODAYÂ went through A LOT of legal filingsÂ and found that the two likely candidates in a general election have been to the court house a lot â like a lot, a lot. Trump takes the cake (were you really surprised there?)Â â heÂ has been involved in at least 3,500 legal actions. That number has never before been seen for a presidential nominee. The general counsel for the Trump Organization said âwe have far less litigation of companies of our size.â But thatâs not true â not even close. The five top real-estate business executives have fewerÂ lawsuits than Trump when theyâre all combined.
Clinton also had legal skirmishes of her own. Although hers pale in comparison to Trump (but she did have more than 900.) One-third of that number were filed by federal prisoners, political activistsÂ or other citizens seeking redress from the government by suing a list of high-rankingÂ officials.
News from the trail
Ronald Reagan for prez
A San Diego NewspaperÂ endorsedÂ ReaganÂ (yes, the one who died in 2004) because why not? The editorial board felt âthere are so many ways Trump is unfit to lead the free world.âÂ The San Diego Union TribuneÂ encouraged Republican voters to write in Reaganâs name on the June 7 primary ballot so âMaybe Trump will get the message.â Ouch.
The San Diego Union-Tribune says it can’t back presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, so it wants you to vote for Ronald Reagan instead.Video provided by Newsy