House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Twitter that he’ll be voting for Donald Trump this fall and that he’s confident he will turn the House Republican’s agenda into laws.
Further explaining why he’s endorsing Trump in his hometown newspaper, Speaker Ryan wrote that although he and Trump have differences, on the issues that make up the Republican agenda, he and Trump have more common ground than disagreement.
Ryan said that from the start, his goal has been to unite the party so it can win in the fall.
The veterans said Trump’s disrespect showed in his announcement of what was found to beonly close to the 6 million raised from an Iowa event in January:
“It wasn’t something that he did willingly, you can rest assured of that.”
Rear Admiral Gene Kendall in the call hosted by Hillary Clinton’s campaign, called Trump a“fraud” and not in line with the military tradition of protecting their own:
“We need to understand that he operates in support of what’s best for Donald Trump.”
Admiral Kendall called Trump’s past record of disrespecting veterans “flagrant”.
US federal election law requires all candidates to report each campaign donation to theFederal Election Committee (FEC). These filings offer insight into who is willing to put theirmoney where their vote is.
Direct campaign donors are legally allowed to interact with a candidate, but their donationscannot exceed $2,700 per presidential candidate.
Hillary Clinton – Total raised $130,443,637. Though Clinton has received a significant amountfrom bankers, she has raised even more from lawyers.
The Clinton campaign has taken in $11m from lawyers and law firms, including $1.33m fromindividuals who work at seven of the top US law firms. By contrast she has received just over$4m from the commercial banking and investment industries.
Bernie Sanders – Total raised $96,311,423. Bernie Sanders has received a swell of financialsupport from Americans giving in small amounts.
Nearly three-quarters of Senator Sanders’ donations have been under $200. His campaign saidthe average donation in 2015 was $27.16. Only 17% of donations to rival Hillary Clinton areunder $200.
Ted Cruz – Total raised $54,661,506. More than most, Texas Senator Ted Cruz has relied ondonations from his home state. His campaign has received 43% of its donations from people inTexas. Those donations came from a wide range of industries including traditional Texasbusinesses like oil and gas and farming.
Donald Trump – Total raised $25,526,319. The first was the amount of media attention MrTrump received early on allowing him to spread his campaign message without buying costlyTV ads.
That has not stopped him from fundraising. The campaign has raised $25m, but only $7.5m isfrom individual donors. Health professionals and real estate professionals are the most activedonors.
As Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton battle it out for the front-door keys to the White House, itappears some Chinese manufacturers are even cashing in on the growing frenzy surroundingthe once-every-four-year US election bandwagon.
Search the key word Trump on AliExpress, an online shopping site under Chinese e-commercegiant Alibaba Group, and as many as 546 results pop up, ranging from T-shirts with theRepublican candidate’s portrait, to badges, hats and flags emblazoned with his campaignslogan.
The Hillary items are a little more feminine, for instance, a Love Hillary 2016 bracelet.
Statistics provided by the site, which allows shoppers from around the world to buy smallquantities of goods at wholesale prices, show the keywords Donald Trump have been used as asearch 26,612 times on personal computers and mobile devices since early February.
“Hillary Clinton”, however, has been searched just 3,888 times during the same period.
AliExpress said hats are its best-sellers among both sets of supporters, followed by T-shirts,masks and flags.