U.S. Election: Trump blows hot

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Donald Trump: What an uphill task
Donald Trump: What an uphill task

U.S. Presidential candidate Donald Trump says he will limit the term for members of the Congress and also restrict White House officials becoming lobbyists after they leave office, if he wins next month’s election.

Trump said this on Saturday in a speech in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, noting that he hoped to achieve the task in his first one hundred days in office.

Other key announcement he made included the cancellation of all payments to UN climate change programmes and the redeployment of those funds to fix US infrastructure.

According to the BBC, the Republican candidate will commence the process of “removing the more than two million criminal, illegal immigrants” from the U.S., if he becomes the president.

He further said that the U.S. would under his administration deny visa-free travel to countries that refused to take back their citizens.

Trump, who lags behind Hillary Clinton in polls, have series of controversies linked to his campaign.

Mrs Clinton and running mate Tim Kaine are also appearing at events on Saturday in Pennsylvania, a key battleground state in the race for the White House.

Mr Trump’s advisers indicated before his speech that the measures announced would serve as the focus for the remaining two weeks of his campaign before the Nov. 8 election.

The speech was one of the most detailed by Mr Trump during his candidacy, and also touched on matters of security, economy and trade.

He said the country was facing a serious challenge over its future.

While some polls have shown he has eaten into Mrs Clinton’s lead over the past week, after the third presidential debate, she is still leading him in a number of the key swing states.

Before his speech, Mr Trump again attacked leading media outlets and suggested they were biased against him.

He vowed to break up media conglomerates, saying he would scrap the rumoured purchase of the Time Warner Company, the owner of CNN, by AT&T.

However, those comments were made outside of his main speech, and it was not clear if they were being put forward as policy.

Mr Trump also said he would sue every woman who has accused him of sexual assault or inappropriate behaviour as soon as his presidential campaign was over.

Ten women have come forward to accuse him of inappropriate behaviour, in the weeks after a video emerged of him boasting of groping women and kissing them.

“Every woman lied when they came forward to hurt my campaign,” he told the audience in Gettysburg.

He said the media was fabricating stories to make him “look as bad and dangerous as possible”.


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