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Jun 3, 2016

NYT First Draft on Politics - June 3, 2016: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Move Deeper Into the Fray, by Maggie Haberman.

Friday, June 3, 2016

The New York Times
The New York Times

Friday, June 3, 2016

Hillary Clinton speaking on Thursday in San Diego.
Hillary Clinton speaking on Thursday in San Diego. Monica Almeida/The New York Times
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Move Deeper Into the Fray
By MAGGIE HABERMAN

After weeks of criticism from fellow Democrats about her approach to a barrage of insults from Donald J. Trump, Hillary Clinton drastically changed course on Thursday: Instead of staying above the fray, she took the fight to Mr. Trump.
In a speech in San Diego that was billed as a policy address, Mrs. Clinton instead sought to frame the stakes of an election against Mr. Trump, and she pulled no punches. In contrast with most of Mr. Trump’s aides, she called him by his first name. She insinuated that he was mentally instable. And she mocked his frequent use of Twitter.
The attack appeared to get under Mr. Trump’s skin, despite his protestations to the contrary. At a rally in California on Thursday night, he said Mrs. Clinton was both sycophantic to President Obama and despising of him, a line of attack that aligns with that of Edward Klein, a conservative author whose books on Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Obama have been dismissed by critics as including fabrications.
Mr. Trump also called Mrs. Clinton, “Lyin’ Hillary,” recycling a nickname he deployed to great effect against Senator Ted Cruz of Texas in the primaries. He added that Mrs. Clinton belonged in prison because of her use of a private email server when secretary of state.
The presumptive Republican candidate also put an exclamation point on a recent endorsement from the House speaker, Paul D. Ryan, by making an overtly racial remark about the Indiana-born judge of Mexican descent who is overseeing a case against the now-defunct Trump University. Because Mr. Trump wants to build a wall along the border with Mexico, the judge has a “conflict of interest,” the candidate said.
The Clinton campaign wasted little time laying out details before her speech, a victory lap that belies the challenge she still faces. The speech was forceful, but it is not a case that she will be able to make just once and move on.

Hillary Clinton spoke about national security on Thursday in San Diego.
Monica Almeida/The New York Times
By AMY CHOZICK AND MARK LANDLER
Mrs. Clinton on Thursday unleashed a new attack on Mr. Trump, saying that electing him as president would be a “historic mistake.”
Speaker Paul D. Ryan at a news conference after meeting with Donald J. Trump in Washington last month.
Zach Gibson/The New York Times
By EMMARIE HUETTEMAN AND MAGGIE HABERMAN
After weeks of apparent reluctance, the House speaker said he was confident that his party’s presumptive nominee would press “our agenda” if elected.

Charles Dharapak/Associated Press
By MAGGIE HABERMAN
The strategist for George W. Bush’s presidential elections and influential Republican fund-raiser had referred to Mr. Trump as “graceless and divisive.”
Donald J. Trump at a campaign rally at Sacramento International Airport on Wednesday.
Damon Winter/The New York Times
By ADAM LIPTAK
Mr. Trump shows contempt for the First Amendment, separation of powers and the rule of law, and could set off a constitutional crisis, scholars across the political spectrum say.

By MARK LANDLER
A speech billed as a major foreign policy address ridiculed Donald J. Trump’s positions but had few new insights on key issues.


Donald Trump Rebukes Hillary Clinton as Clash Erupts Outside Event
By NICK CORASANITI AND JONAH ENGEL BROMWICH
Mr. Trump unleashed an attack on Mrs. Clinton in response to her criticism of his foreign policy, while protesters clashed with his supporters outside.
Hillary Clinton during a discussion with the Mothers of the Movement, a group of black women who have lost children in clashes with the police or in gun violence, in Philadelphia in April.
Gun Control Group Backs Hillary Clinton and Pledges Help With Primary
By NICK CORASANITI
The organization, Everytown for Gun Safety, announced its endorsement early Friday, the day after its National Gun Violence Awareness Day campaign.
The Republican strategist Karl Rove helped steer George W. Bush to victory in two presidential elections.
Prince’s Death May Spur Action on Opioid Bill
By CARL HULSE
Confirmation of Prince’s death by opioid overdose is likely to reverberate in Washington, where lawmakers are trying to hammer out drug abuse legislation.
 
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