The Latest: Trump says Clinton is ‘against the police’




WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times EDT):

10:20 p.m.

Donald Trump is denouncing rival Hillary Clinton as being "against the police" and says the Democratic party's policies have "betrayed" African-American communities.

Trump is delivering rare prepared remarks at a rally in West Bend, Wisconsin, about 45 minutes outside Milwaukee.

The city has been rocked by protests over the shooting of a black man by a black police officer.

Trump tells the crowd that the riots are an "assault" on the right of all citizens.

He's declaring that, "Law and order must be restored."

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9:45 p.m.

Donald Trump will begin airing the first television ads of his general election campaign next week.

Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks confirms that the campaign will be hitting the airwaves in Florida, Ohio, North Carolina and Pennsylvania — all key states.

Trump's campaign has so far made the unprecedented decision to stay off the airwaves as rival Hillary Clinton has spent millions.

Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort said last week that the campaign had decided to wait until after the Olympics to begin airing ads.

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7:10 p.m.

Donald Trump is using new language to talk about how he'd make decisions as president.

In a posting on Facebook late Tuesday, the Republican presidential nominee pledges to, "fight to ensure that every American is treated equally, protected equally, and honored equally." He goes on to write that he will "reject bigotry and hatred and oppression in all its forms, and seek a new future built on our common culture and values as one American people."

That's a vastly different tone than he's often used during his year-plus campaign, and it comes after he's repeatedly refused to "pivot" from his appeal to Republican voters to the broader general electorate. During Trump's campaign, he's said that many Mexicans are rapists and feuded with the Muslim American parents of an Army captain killed in Iraq.

Polls show he is trailing Democrat Hillary Clinton in key battleground states.

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4:59 p.m.

Florida Senator Marco Rubio has ruled out campaigning for Donald Trump, but that decision apparently doesn't apply to Trump's running mate, Mike Pence.

An aide to the Indiana governor and Republican vice presidential nominee said Tuesday that plans for Pence and Rubio to campaign together are currently being worked out.

Events have not yet been scheduled. But Pence's camp says supporting Rubio's re-election effort is important if the Senate is to remain under GOP control.

Rubio and Trump openly feuded during the Republican presidential primary. Pence has since helped to smooth over disagreements between Trump and other prominent members of the party.

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4:53 p.m.

Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign says it wants FBI documents on the investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server to be shared publicly and not just with members of Congress.

Campaign spokesman Brian Fallon is calling the FBI's move to give the notes to Congress "an extraordinarily rare step that was sought solely by Republicans for the purposes of further second-guessing the career professionals at the FBI."

Fallon says if the material is going to be shared outside the Justice Department, it "should be released widely so that the public can see them for themselves." He says Republicans should not be allowed to "mischaracterize" the information "through selective, partisan leaks."

A Republican-led House oversight panel is reviewing the documents that have been classified as secret.

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4:45 p.m.

Republican Donald Trump is meeting with law enforcement officers in Milwaukee, the site of ongoing protests over the fatal shooting of a black man by a black police officer.

Among those present at the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center on Lake Michigan were Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke and Inspector Edward Bailey.

Clark in an op-ed Monday blamed liberal Democrats and the media for the unrest that has rocked the city.

The GOP nominee also met with several veterans at the center, including one wearing a black "Hillary for Prison" T-shirt.

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3:56 p.m.

Republican Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado is urging voters to support Donald Trump.

Gardner had withheld his endorsement from Trump and even got into a Twitter war with the billionaire, who is now the Republican presidential nominee. The dustup happened after Trump complained about the outcome of Colorado's GOP nominating process in April. Sen. Ted Cruz won that contest.

Now, Gardner says it's important to elect "the entire Republican ticket." Every seat in the House and 34 in the 100-member Senate are on the ballot. The Nov. 8 elections will decide whether Republicans keep control of both chambers.

Gardner first made comments about supporting Donald Trump during a fundraiser in Colorado Springs on Friday. They were initially reported by the Colorado Springs Gazette.

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3:43 p.m.

Republican Donald Trump says he has no plans to pivot to another style for the general election, despite the urging of party leaders.

Trump tells WKBT-TV in Wisconsin: "I am who I am. It's me. I don't want to change."

Trump says that, "Everyone talks about, 'Oh, well you're going to pivot, you're going to.' I don't want to pivot. I mean, you have to be you. If you start pivoting, you're not being honest with people."

Trump has been using the same playbook he used in the GOP primary, relying on rallies and controversial statements to earn free press instead of working to appeal to the larger general election electorate.

Polls show him trailing Democrat Hillary Clinton nationally and in key battleground states.

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3:40 p.m.

Donald Trump says that protesters must respect law and order because without it, "you don't have a country."

Speaking in an interview with Wisconsin's WKBT-TV on Tuesday, Trump was asked about complaints by protesters in Milwaukee over underlying inequalities and lack of education.

Trump said, "it's about a lot of things, including jobs and others, but we still have to have law and order,"

He described the situation in Milwaukee as "a mess" but added that law and order must be respected.

"We need strong, swift and very fair law and order," he added.

Milwaukee, a city long grappling by racial tensions, instituted a curfew for teenagers Monday to restore calm after Saturday's shooting death of Sylville Smith, an armed black man, by a black police officer.

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3:31 p.m.

The chairman of NBC Entertainment is slamming Donald Trump, the network's onetime "Celebrity Apprentice" star, in a Facebook post.

In the Monday post on his private Facebook page, Robert Greenblatt wrote that while the Republican presidential nominee considers speaking his mind to be refreshing, it's "actually corrosive and toxic because his 'mind' is so demented."

A person with knowledge of Greenblatt's private page, speaking on condition of anonymity because the person wasn't authorized to talk publicly, said the post came from the NBC chairman.

It was first reported by the New York Post.

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3:30 p.m.

Brian Williams will anchor a nightly newscast at 11 p.m. ET on MSNBC primarily focused on the election.

The news network generally airs repeats of its prime-time lineup starting at that hour, but with the election news this fall wanted to stay with live programming. It has experimented with live news hours at 11 p.m. this past week.

MSNBC said Tuesday that Williams' show will be a half hour and last through Election Day.

Williams lost his job as NBC "Nightly News" anchor in June 2015, following an internal investigation into false claims that he made about his news reporting.

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3:27 p.m.

Donald Trump says that protesters must respect law and order because without it, "you don't have a country."

Speaking in an interview with Wisconsin's WKBT-TV on Tuesday, Trump was asked about complaints by protesters in Milwaukee over underlying inequalities and lack of education.

Trump said, "it's about a lot of things, including jobs and others, but we still have to have law and order,"

He described the situation in Milwaukee as "a mess" but added that law and order must be respected.

"We need strong, swift and very fair law and order," he added.

Milwaukee, a city long grappling by racial tensions, instituted a curfew for teenagers Monday to restore calm after Saturday's shooting death of Sylville Smith, an armed black man, by a black police officer.

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3:25 p.m.

Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine is accusing Republican Donald Trump of maligning military families, who hold sway in several states pivotal to the presidential election.

The Virginia senator said: "Donald Trump has repeatedly said the American military is a disaster...Anyone who says the American military is a disaster is unfit to be commander in chief."

He was addressing a Democratic audience near the North Carolina base that houses the Army's 82nd Airborne Division.

Kaine also noted Trump's criticism of the Muslim parents of a soldier killed in Iraq in 2004. "Going after a Gold-Star family? What an embarrassment."

Trump has faced similar criticism from Republican leaders in key states with multiple military installations, such as Colorado, Florida, Nevada, North Carolina and Virginia

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2:35 p.m.

Chris Christie is trying to tamp down Republican concerns about Donald Trump's presidential campaign.

He said that if there ever comes a point when he'd worry about Trump's chances of beating Democrat Hillary Clinton, it wouldn't be until after the first debate in September.

Christie says he thinks the debate will be widely watched and could answer voters' questions about the candidates.

The New Jersey governor is a key supporter of Trump. He spoke at a statehouse news conference Tuesday.

His comments come after Trump's poll numbers in key states have fallen.

Christie also indicated that it's fair to question whether people who cast ballots are entitled to vote. Trump has suggested that election rigging could be to be blame if he loses.

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2:20 p.m.

Hillary Clinton is pledging to tighten gun control - even as she again rejects Republican Donald Trump's claim that she would abolish the Second Amendment.

The Democratic nominee told supporters at a voter registration event Tuesday in Philadelphia that she will "take on the gun lobby to save lives here in Philadelphia and across Pennsylvania."

She says that doesn't mean she wants to abandon the Second Amendment, which guarantees the right to bear arms. But she says she would push for comprehensive background checks, close loopholes in gun laws and bar people on terrorist watch lists from buying guns.

Clinton said: "I want to keep you from being shot by somebody who shouldn't have a gun in the first place

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2 p.m.

Hillary Clinton says she's "not taking anybody, anywhere for granted" in the presidential race.

At a voter registration event in Philadelphia Tuesday, Clinton said her campaign is "doing fine right now," but warned against complacency in the race against Republican Donald Trump.

She said: "We're going to work hard the next 85 days."

Clinton is also continuing her attacks on Trump's economic proposals, saying he would give tax breaks to the wealthy. She argues that Trump's family could save billions through his proposal to eliminate the estate tax. Clinton said that money could go to other priorities, like hiring teachers.

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1:50 p.m.

Hillary Clinton is urging people in Philadelphia to register to vote, saying the "stakes could not be higher."

Speaking at a voter registration event in West Philadelphia, Clinton said that she doesn't want anyone "on the sidelines come November."

Clinton is citing the Olympics as an example of American achievement, arguing that opponent Donald Trump is offering a pessimistic view of America.

She said: "Team USA is showing the world what this country stands for."

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12:40 p.m.

Donald Trump is traveling to Milwaukee, the site of ongoing protests over the fatal shooting of a black man by a black officer.

The Republican presidential nominee will be speaking Tuesday at a Fox News town hall with Sean Hannity, before traveling to nearby West Bend for a public event.

He'll also be meeting with law enforcement officers earlier in the afternoon.

The visit comes following several days of violence that has left businesses in flames and the Milwaukee police chief expressing surprise at the level of unrest.

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7:00 a.m.

Hillary Clinton has tapped former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to lead her White House transition team.

Salazar will chair a team that also includes former National Security Adviser Tom Donilon, former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, and longtime Clinton allies Neera Tanden and Maggie Williams.

The team will oversee planning for a potential Clinton administration should the Democratic nominee win in November.

Republican Donald Trump has tapped New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to lead his transition efforts.

By law, both nominees have access to offices in Washington and other resources to begin planning for their potential administrations.

3:30 a.m.

Donald Trump is calling for "extreme" vetting of immigrants seeking admission to the United States, but he's offering few specifics about how that might work, how long it might last or how taxpayers would foot the bill.

Trump, who had previously called for an unprecedented temporary ban on immigration by Muslims, vowed Monday to overhaul the country's screening process and block those who sympathize with extremist groups or don't embrace American values.

The GOP presidential nominee has made stricter immigration measures a central part of his proposals for defeating the Islamic State — a battle he said Monday is akin to the struggle against communism during the Cold War. He called for parents, teachers and others to promote "American culture" and encouraged "assimilation."

But he didn't say which countries or regions would be subject to the "extreme" vetting, and his announcement that government agencies would create the list suggested that would not happen before the election in November.
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