Donald Trump surrogate Scottie Nell Hughes said Sunday on CNN’s New Day that Trump has been “set up” for attacks after his comments about a heroic Muslim American Army captain who died serving in Iraq.
Hughes was talking about an interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC News, in which Stephanopoulos questioned Trump about comments at the Democratic National Convention by Khizr Khan, father of fallen soldier Humayun Khan. Khan had criticized Trump for comments saying he would ban Muslims from entering the country.
“I think I’ve made a lot of sacrifices,” Trump said in the interview. “I work very, very hard. I’ve created thousands and thousands of jobs, tens of thousands of jobs, built great structures. I’ve had tremendous success. I think I’ve done a lot.”
Hughes said the interview was edited to make Trump look bad.
“But now that I’ve read the questions and the Trump campaign and others have released the full transcript, you can see what a set up this is,” she said. “Which was nothing but to trap Mr. Trump going forward.”
New Day host Victor Blackwell asked how Stephanapoulos asking, “What would you say to that father” was a set up. He also pointed out her reading of the transcript was inaccurate.
Watch the back-and-forth, as posted to Twitter, here:
— New Day (@NewDay) July 31, 2016
Trump approves of North Korea missile tests: ‘I have no problem’ because they’re just ‘short-range missiles’
On Thursday, in conversation with reporters, President Donald Trump said that he had 'no problem' with North Korea's new round of missile tests.
"Short-range missiles, we never made an agreement on that," said Trump. "I have no problem, we'll see what happens, but these are short-range missiles. They're very standard."
The thought that short-range missiles would still be capable of hitting our allies in the region, like South Korea and Japan, does not seem to have occurred to him.
Trump says he has "no problem" with North Korea testing missiles because they are just "short-range missiles" that are "very standard." pic.twitter.com/fdKtQ6yrBE
Russian Twitter propaganda predicted 2016 US election polls
But one conclusion was unequivocal: Russia unleashed an extensive campaign of fake news and disinformation on social media with the aim of distorting U.S. public opinion, sowing discord and swinging the election in favor of the Republican candidate Donald Trump.
Beto O’Rourke calls for a ‘war tax’ in release of health care plan for veterans
The Democratic presidential candidate uses his eighth policy announcement to focus on an area that he prioritized in Congress.
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Monday morning released a plan to improve the lives of veterans, returning to an area of priority during his time in the U.S. House for his latest 2020 policy rollout.
In keeping with measures he supported in Congress, the plan calls for a "responsible end" to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — reinvesting $1 out of every $2 saved in veterans programs — and the creation of a Veterans Health Care Trust Fund for each future war. The fund would be paid for by a "war tax" on households without service members or veterans.