Top Republican officials and donors are increasingly worried over the threat Donald Trump’s attack on a judge’s Mexican heritage could pose to their party’s chances in November — and about the GOP’s ability to win Latino votes for many elections to come.
Trump is under fire for repeatedly accusing U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is overseeing a lawsuit involving Trump University, of bias because of his Mexican heritage. Those concerns intensified Sunday after Trump said he would have the same concerns about the impartiality of a Muslim judge.
House and Senate GOP leaders have condemned Trump’s remarks about Curiel, while donors have openly worried that losing Latino voters could doom them in key down-ballot races. Other important party figures, including former Speaker Newt Gingrich, are urging Trump to change his combative, confrontational style before it’s too late.
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Clinton Will Win Puerto Rico, CNN Projects:
Hillary Clinton will win the Puerto Rico Democratic primary, according to a CNN projection, putting her on the cusp of clinching the party’s presidential nomination.
Clinton is not expected to win all 60 delegates that were at stake Sunday, which would have put her over the top in the nomination battle against rival Bernie Sanders. She remains shy of the 2,383 she needs to win the Democratic nomination.
Clinton is closing in on a historic nomination as the first female presidential nominee with one more round of states — California, New Jersey, New Mexico, South Dakota and Montana — set to vote Tuesday. Her nomination would become official during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
Muhammad Ali: Five Things You Never Knew About Him:
There’s not much that hasn’t been written about Muhammad Ali.
A boxing legend who transcended his sport, the 74-year-old is known to many and will be forgotten by few.
But there still remains an element of intrigue surrounding the three-time world heavyweight champion and Olympic gold medalist — as his biographer and lifetime friend Davis Miller tells CNN.