Trump to Lay Out Plan to Fight Islamic Terrorism
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is set to say Monday how he would combat Islamic terrorism, just days after claiming President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton founded the Islamic State militant group.
Trump, a real estate tycoon seeking his first elected office, has for months said he would be tougher on jihadists in the Middle East than Obama, but has yet to spell out a specific plan of attack. Trump ignited a new round of criticism of his candidacy last week when he said, falsely, that Obama and Clinton created Islamic State. Trump, after repeating the claim, later said he meant the remark as sarcasm.
A Clinton supporter, former U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, said the Republican candidate needs to disclose his specific plan.
"I think what would be appropriate is for Donald Trump, instead of making some outrageous claim, that somehow President Obama is the father of ISIS (IS), which is a lie, he ought to present what strategy he would implement to defeat ISIS," Panetta said. "Instead, he says he has a secret plan, and nobody knows what that plan is all about."
Clinton, a former U.S. secretary of state looking to become the country's first female president, has moved to roughly a seven-percentage-point advantage over Trump in national political surveys and also holds leads in several battleground election states where the outcome of the November 8 contest is likely to be decided.
The Fastest Man in the World, Takes Olympic Gold in 100 Meter Dash
The fastest man in world has won an unprecedented third straight Olympic gold medal in the men's 100 meter dash.
Jamaica's Usain Bolt came from behind to take the gold Sunday night in Rio de Janeiro, overcoming a poor start to catch American sprinter Justin Gatlin, who finished second for a silver medal.
A huge crowd watching the race on a large screen in Bollt's hometown of Kingston erupted in joy as he crossed the finish line in 9.58 seconds, short of the world record.
Canada's Andre de Grasse finished third and will take home a bronze medal.
A few minutes earlier, South Africa's Wade van Niekerk set a world's record in the men's 400 meter final finishing first in 43.03 seconds, beating his two top contenders Kirani James of Grenada and LaShawn Merritt of the United States.
British golfer Justin Rose, a fixture at major championships in his homeland and the United States, won the gold medal in the sport's return to the Olympics after a 104-year hiatus.
Simone Biles captured her third gold medal of the Rio Games, becoming the first American female gymnast to win three golds in the same Olympics.
American swimmer Michael Phelps won his 23rd Olympic career gold medal. It was his fifth of the Rio Games, in what may be the final race of his Olympic career.