It has not been a particularly good week for Donald Trump
When it comes to this election, editorial boards are breaking all sorts of precedents. Today, it’s USA Today who’s weighing in on the presidential race for the first time...ever. They’ve written to say Don’t vote for Trump: Our view. Jon Passantino wrote, “‘In the 34-year history of USA TODAY, the Editorial Board has never taken sides in the presidential race.’ Until now.” Meanwhile, Josh Hafner added, “@USATODAY makes its first-ever presidential (non)endorsement.”
Over at the Chicago Tribune, their editorial board published A principled option for U.S. president: Endorsing Gary Johnson, Libertarian. Mike Memoli tweeted: “@chicagotribune, which mainly endorsed Republicans until hometown @BarackObama, latest to endorse @GovGaryJohnson.” Charles Johnson added, “Read it. Or don’t.”
In the Washington Post, David Fahrenthold wrote that the Trump Foundation lacks the certification required for charities that solicit money. Steven Ginsberg tweeted, “More problems for the Trump Foundation.”
While the Wall Street Journal’s Reid Epstein and Dave Michaels write that Donald Trump Pointed to 9/11 Attacks in Asking SEC for Leniency During a Fraud Probe.
In other Trump news, Josh Lederman and Catherine Lucey at the AP write that he shamed an ex-beauty pageant winner for her sexual history. A tweet from AP Politics explains: “Trump shames former beauty pageant winner for her sexual history in early morning tweet, calls woman ‘disgusting.’”
New York Magazine’s Claire Landsbaum explains What It’s Like to Be a Female Reporter Covering Donald Trump by interviewing several of the women who’ve been on the campaign trail.
And from CNN, Brian Stelter points out Donald Trump's last press conference was on July 27. He also tweeted, “Trump, who previously knocked Clinton for avoiding the press, has not held a press conference for more than 2 months.”