Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Trump Cuts Loose on final night

At The Hill by Jonathan Swan  -- 

Donald Trump is finishing his campaign the way he began: Unplugged and unapologetic.
For the week or so following the bombshell announcement by FBI director James Comey regarding Hillary Clinton's email server, Trump handled himself with a greater level of sustained discipline than he exhibited during any other period in the race. 

But on Monday, the final night of his campaign, Trump let it all out.

He veered from his TelePrompter remarks throughout his speech to a crowd in Manchester, N.H. 
Trump complained about President Barack Obama’s golf playing, mocked Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren as “Pocahontas” one more time, and hammered Clinton for campaigning with musicians. 

Clinton holds a narrow lead over Trump in New Hampshire, though polls have diverged significantly, according to RealClearPolitics. 

Trump is trying to flip the state where President Obama handily beat Mitt Romney in 2012. It’s conceivable that New Hampshire’s four electoral votes could push Trump over 270 — if he over-performs his polls elsewhere. 

On Monday night, Trump talked to some extent about his issues – the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, combatting drugs and illegal immigration, and rooting corruption out of Washington – but seemed more animated by the improvisational, often comic, riffs that served him so well during the GOP primaries.

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