The obituary of a Virginia man asked friends and family to “please vote for Donald Trump” in lieu of sending flowers. The Republican presidential front-runner Saturday tweeted a link to the obituary of Ernest Overbey, which was published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
“Thank you so much. [Ernest] must have been a great person,” Trump wrote on Twitter.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 9, 2016
With months to go until the Republican presidential nomination is announced, Trump has continued to lead GOP polls and may even be capturing voters across party lines. An online survey by Mercury Analytics of Washington indicated a sizable number of Democrats are ready to defect and vote for the real estate mogul. Nearly 20 percent of likely Democratic voters polled said they would vote for Trump while a smaller number — 14 percent — of Republicans polled said they would vote for Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton. A much higher percentage of the crossover Democratic voters said they are “100 percent sure” of switching compared to Republicans, according to the survey, which queried 916 self-proclaimed “likely voters” Jan. 6 -8. The margin of error was pegged at 3.5 percentage points.
Trump has spent weeks on the campaign trail repeatedly attacking the former secretary of state and her husband’s sex life. The billionaire called former President Bill Clinton “one of the great abusers of the world” and compared him to Bill Cosby, who is facing sexual assault allegations. Trump’s campaign posted an Instagram video Thursday that pairs Hillary Clinton’s 1995 speech on women’s rights in Beijing with images of Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinksy, a former White House intern with whom the former president admitted to having had an “inappropriate relationship” in 1995-96.
Clinton responded to Trump’s attacks Sunday, telling CBS News’ “Face the Nation” those kind of attacks “didn’t work before, won’t work again.”
"If he wants to engage in personal attacks from the past, that is his prerogative. You know, so be it," the former secretary of state said. “He can say whatever he wants about me. Let the voters judge that.