Obama readies for the campaign trail by hitting the airwaves across country, meeting with key party leaders, and taking the pulse of the party’s membership.
PHILADELPHIA (CNN) – Hillary Clinton has put an end to her first week on the campaign trail, and she’s made clear it will be more about her than any single announcement, event or address she delivers.
Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Clinton made clear that this campaign will be about more than a general election challenge for Donald Trump, whom she called a “hickish, ignorant, rude, crude person.”
“We have to make sure that our country is at the top of the global economy,” she said. “And we can only do that through making the wealthy pay their fair share, taking on inequality, ensuring that hardworking people have a job that allows them to live and raise their families, and building on the advances we’ve made in recent decades to make sure we put more Americans back to work. ”
Clinton was speaking at a reception for Democratic Party leadership in New Hampshire on Tuesday.
She also said she will deliver a major address Tuesday at the Democratic National Convention in the summer.
(CNN) – Republican Sen. Marco Rubio spent much of a campaign appearance in Tampa, Florida, on Tuesday evening railing against Donald Trump for what he called “fear and hatred.”
In his remarks, Rubio criticized the presidential candidate for his past comments about women and for calling women he believes to be victims of sexual assault “pigs.”
“Trump is a man of extreme mean-spiritedness and I don’t think, frankly, we should be having a conversation that’s based on fear,” Rubio said. “I think we should be having a conversation that’s based on the reality of the world we live in and the choices that we make in that world or those moments of anger.”
The Florida senator said he has the most respect for Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee in this election and he argued the GOP nominee’s attacks were likely to be unsuccessful.
“The reality is I don’t think Donald Trump will be elected president – and I don’t