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***2016 LiveWire*** Trump, Clinton Gear Up for General Election Battle

Welcome to Breitbart News’s live updates of the 2016 election.

All times eastern.

9:50: Breitbart’s Boyle interviews Trump. More news from the interview forthcoming.

9:45: Clinton tells the Washington Post that she was afraid she would not make it through her speech without crying. 

9:21: He also says the police told her friend that they were told to stand down by San Jose’s mayor and police chief. He also says it was more difficult to come out as a Trump supporter than as a gay person (could there be a reverse-Bradley effect in the general election among minorities who may not want to tell pollsters they support Trump or declare their support publicly?):

9:18: Sanders campaign manager sounding like some “Never Trump” people when they talk about Trump:

9:13: Not too many people are keeping score. At least not the people (non-elites) whose support Trump should value the most:

8:45: Interesting: CNN’s Joe Johns states that the Clinton campaign didn’t see the spike in fundraising it expected after Trump became the nominee.

7:55: Sanders in Vermont before his White House meeting with Obama tomorrow.

7:50: President Obama hoping for party unity. He also says “We are” happy with Trump’s nomination but doesn’t know how Republicans feel about it.

6:56: Sanders touches down in Vermont:

6:13: Fox News’s Bret Baier interviews Clinton and asks if her husband is in tune with today’s Democratic party given Sanders got more votes than any Socialist in the Dem. primary. Clinton says the primary contest was good for the Democratic Party and good for America.

When asked about her comments that there is “absolutely no possibility of an indictment,” Clinton says she is looking forward to this being “wrapped up.” When asked repeatedly if the FBI has contacted her or her associates, she says she knows the FBI has been interviewing “a number of people.” When asked about Judicial Watch’s litigation, she says she doesn’t want to comment on ongoing litigation.

Clinton says she doesn’t remember signing a non-disclosure agreement and again lawyerly says nothing she received was “marked” classified. She says nothing she “sent or received at the time was marked classified.”

Clinton says “absolutely” there is zero chance that the email scandal or Clinton Foundation issues will be problems for in the election. “That happens to be the truth,” she nervously says.

 

6:07: Trump adviser hits back at D.C. Beltway insider suffering from extreme Trump Derangement Syndrome:

6:03: In an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Hillary Clinton says she intends to reach out to Sanders’s supporters. She says they a lot of the same goals and cites raising the national minimum wage and universal health care coverage. She says contrast that with Trump.

When asked about the Clinton Foundation’s lack of transparency and whether Bill Clinton will divest himself of any association with the foundation, she says we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it. She lawyerly and robotically claims that they had “overwhelming disclosure” and says there were “one or two instances that slipped through the cracks.”

When asked again if she has considered her husband stepping down, she evades and punts.

6:00: Clinton reportedly will try to hit Trump on economics. More Americans trust Trump on the economy than Clinton:

5:45: Flawed candidate in more ways than one:

5:35: Unenthusiastic hashtag from Sanders supporters:

 

 

5:32: Of course Clinton wants the FBI investigation of her email scandal to go away.

5:30: Trump leading Clinton in five of seven top battleground counties  (Hillsborough County, Florida; Watauga County, North Carolina; Sandusky County, Ohio; Lucerne County, Pennsylvania; Washoe County, Nevada) in Axiom Strategies poll/analysis.

 

5:25: Clinton calls Trump “demagogue.”

5:02: Sen. Sessions (R-AL) on Trump’s comments about Judge Curiel:

4:59: Trump adviser thinks Hugh Hewitt should be banned from the convention:

4:25: Trump heading to the Lone Star State. He’ll also try to shore up support in swing states:

4:10: Obama struck by historic nature of Clinton’s speech but also thinks Sanders has earned the right to make his own decision about his campaign:

4:05: Indeed the perfect acronym:

3:45: They just won’t give up. More rumblings about scheming to take the nomination from Trump.

3:30: Challenges ahead for Clinton to win over Sanders voters who may be receptive to Trump’s message on trade:

3:05: United Steelworkers Union endorses Clinton. But how many of these union members will vote for Trump in the fall?

2:55: Gingrich now says Trump is a “gifted amateur.”

2:52: Trump also rules out Rick Perry, a candidate preferred by the “Never Trump” professional conservatives, for VP.

2:50: Trump says he doesn’t need to raise $1 billion, which is why they professional political operatives may really his candidacy:

“There’s no reason to raise that,” Trump said about raising $1 billion. “I just don’t think I need nearly as much money as other people need because I get so much publicity. I get so many invitations to be on television. I get so many interviews, if I want them.”

2:47: CNN refers to Romney’s summit as a “safe place” for the “Never Trump” Smart Set (Paul Ryan, Tom Cotton and Sen. Ben Sasse attending):

 

2:45: At the Dem. Platform meeting, former Attorney General Eric Holder says criminal justice reform needs to be a “shared priority” and be a big part of 2016’s platform.

2:40: The ever ambitious and milquetoast Scott Walker laments that Americans are being given “poor choices” for president and says Trump is not yet the nominee and demands that he renounces his comments about Judge Curiel, giving some “Never Trump” Smart Set folks that he may be open to challenging Trump at the convention.

2:35: They claim the character is not modeled after Hillary Clinton:

2:31: Where is the 24-7 mainstream media drumbeat denouncing violent, crude, lewd, left-wing Sanders supporters?

2:25: Sanders sends “the struggle continues” fundraising email:

“I am pretty good at arithmetic, and I know that the fight in front of us is a very, very steep fight, but we will continue to fight for every vote and every delegate we can get.”

2:23: Dem. Platform Committee holding first meeting:

2:20: Trump and Clinton jumpstarting general election fundraising.

2:15: Cruz on potential Trump endorsement:

2:10: Newt Gingrich praises Hillary Clinton and calls Trump an “absurd amateur” in a Facebook video. Gingrich is becoming much more critical of Trump of late:

2:05: Sen. Grassley (R-IA) likens Trump’s comments to Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor’s “wise Latina” remarks:

 

Sen. Flake still wants Trump to apologize:

2:00: Media less focused on the 25% who are still not on board:

1:55: How many people still read fishwraps?

1:50: Sanders heading to Vermont before meeting with President Obama on Thursday:

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