Donald Trump on Wednesday said his former Republican primary rivals who have refused to support him in November should be barred from running for public office again.
“They signed a pledge saying they will abide, saying they will back the candidate of the party,” Trump said during a campaign appearance in Bangor, Maine, adding, “They broke their word. In my opinion, they should never be allowed to run for public office again because what they did is disgraceful.”
Trump didn’t mention any Republican candidates by name. But some of his significant primary challengers, including Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Ohio Gov. John Kasich — who on Wednesday released a letter on his campaign fundraising list highlighting a positive poll for him — have yet to endorse Trump despite saying during the primary they would back the GOP nominee.
Police Offer Motive For Texas Mom Who Killed Daughters:
Christy Sheats called a family meeting with her husband and two daughters on Friday in the living room of their Fulshear, Texas home.
Jason Sheats thought his wife was going to tell Taylor, 22, and Madison, 17, that their parents were getting a divorce.
Instead, she pulled out a gun and fatally shot her daughters, Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy E. Nehls said in a news conference Wednesday.
Minutes later a Fulshear police officer shot the mother outside the home when she refused to put down her weapon.
Christy Sheats had “ample time and opportunity” to kill her husband “but she chose not to,” Nehls said, sharing details of the incident for the first time.
Biden Outlines Cancer Moonshot Efforts To Break Barriers:
Cancer is still the No. 2 killer of Americans. It has been for decades, and Vice President Joe Biden wants that to change now.
Researchers and public health leaders are meeting Wednesday at more than 270 sites in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Guam and D.C. to discuss how they could make a decade worth of progress in understanding, preventing, diagnosing and treating cancer and caring for patients in the next five years.
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NBA, Michael Jordan Join HB2 Talks:
It’s no secret that business leaders, entertainers and heads of major corporations think North Carolina’s HB2 is not just discriminatory, but bad for the state’s economy.
Now, the National Basketball Association is working with lawmakers to modify the controversial law, with sports legend Michael Jordan playing a key role.
A source with knowledge of the negotiations told CNN Sports that the NBA, Jordan, owner of the Charlotte Hornets, and team president Fred Whitfield are involved in talks with legislators over the law, which requires people to use the bathroom that corresponds to their gender at birth and prevents local governments from passing anti-discrimination ordinances.
The news comes amid reports that the North Carolina House leadership drafted new legislation modifying HB2 amid pressure from the NBA.