President Donald Trump headed to Southaven, Mississippi Tuesday while the world was learning of the sketchy business practices that surrounded his father Fred Trump. The president has spent years proclaiming he was a self-made millionaire, but financial records show Fred Trump gave his son not $1 million but $60.7 million.
The president is in the state because Mississippi will vote on two U.S. Senate seats in November after Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) retired in April.
While the Democrat is polling about 14 points below the Republican, the other race has former Rep. Mike Espy (D-MS) leading the field.
Mississippi joins states like Texas and Georgia where Democrats are competitive for state-wide offices.
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Mike Pence and Nikki Haley battled for attention at a GOP donor retreat: report
Who will be President Donald Trump's successor as leader of the Republican Party?
It's a question that GOP officials are already asking themselves, and it is already producing subtle divides within their ranks. Two of the biggest names that get floated are Vice President Mike Pence and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley. Both politicians are comfortable appealing to multiple wings of the GOP, and both have managed to stay in Trump's good graces for far longer than most of the people who have worked in his administration.
They have pushed back aggressively on claims that they are challenging one another for control, with Haley aggressively denying rumors that Trump was interested in swapping her in to replace Pence on the 2020 ticket.
Thousands join anti-G7 march as world leaders fly in
More than 9,000 anti-G7 protesters joined a mass march across the French-Spanish border on Saturday as world leaders arrived for a summit in Biarritz just hours after activists clashed with police.
Since Monday, anti-capitalist activists, environmentalists and other anti-globalisation groups have begun flocking to southwestern France for a counter-summit which they insist will be peaceful.
Biarritz is a popular tourist destination that would normally be basking in its annual summer boom, but with US President Donald Trump and other world leaders flying in for three days of talks, the resort was on lockdown.
China hits out at ‘bullying’ US over new tariffs
China on Saturday angrily hit out at the latest US tariff hikes on its goods, saying a "bullying" Washington would eventually "eat its own bitter fruit".
European leaders have also warned US President Donald Trump of the dangers of trade skirmishes with China and Europe, which look set to dominate the G7 summit due to begin in France.
Trump on Friday increased existing and planned tariffs on a total of $550 billion in Chinese goods, in response to new tit-for-tat levy hikes announced earlier that day by Beijing on $75 billion of US imports.
A Chinese commerce ministry spokesman on Saturday denounced Washington's "unilateral and bullying trade protectionism".