Obama, reiterating what US officials had said earlier this week, said he told Erdogan his government must first present evidence of Gulen's alleged complicity in the failed coup. USA military jets use the Incirlik air base in southern Turkey to conduct air strikes against IS extremists in Syria and Iraq. He said: "Stop standing up for savages who run over citizens with tanks, who strafe people from land and the air".
But Mr Trump, a NY businessman who was written off when he launched his campaign a year ago, hoped his speech would allay these tensions and unite the party. Balloons will drop from the ceiling, and the stage will be filled with Trump family members and supporters. "My message is that things have to change - and they have to change right now", Trump said.
He now trails Clinton, who is seeking to become the first woman elected US president, in most opinion polls ahead of the November 8 election. So, I can understand why Cruz would not endorse a candidate who engaged in gutter politics and campaign thuggery.
You will not be surprised to hear that the rest of the speakers-including Trump's daughter Tiffany, neurosurgeon and failed presidential candidate Ben Carson, and soap opera star Kimberlin Brown-did not have much to say about creating jobs or boosting the economy either.
Trump can't afford any more big mistakes and needs to shift back to the populist message that made him the surprise GOP nominee. In not endorsing Trump , Cruz is being entirely consistent. Colbert prodded her to see why Bernie Sanders supporters shouldn't "go over to Donald Trump ", and Warren said that if you "scratch the surface a little bit and see what Donald Trump's really talking about, what he's really talking about is what he's talked about all his life, and that's how to ...
Clinton said that the idea of the country needing a single leader to solve all of it's problems is antithetical to American values. The former GOP chief tried holding back from blasting Cruz but then blurted out: "I sort of think it'll backfire on him".