Trump, in Florida, calls female accusers ‘horrible liars’

first_img Published: October 13, 2016 1:44 PM EDT Updated: October 13, 2016 7:16 PM EDT Trump, in Florida, calls female accusers ‘horrible liars’ WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) – Rocked by allegations of sexual assault, Donald Trump on Thursday lashed out at his female accusers as “horrible, horrible liars” as the deeply divisive presidential campaign sank further into charges and countercharges of predatory treatment of women.The Republican businessman devoted much of his talk in West Palm Beach to defending himself against multiple reports of inappropriate sexual behavior – accusations that he blamed on Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the news media.“These vicious claims about me, of inappropriate conduct with women, are totally and absolutely false. And the Clintons know it,” Trump declared. His accusers, he said, “are horrible people. They’re horrible, horrible liars.”The comments came minutes after he called a reporter “a sleazebag” for asking whether Trump had ever touched or groped a woman without her consent.First lady Michelle Obama, meanwhile, offered an emotional counterargument in battleground New Hampshire, warning that Trump’s behavior sends a dangerous message to the nation’s children.“The belief that you can do anything you want to a woman, it is cruel, it is frightening, and the truth is it hurts,” Obama said. She added, “We can’t expose our children to this any longer, not for another minute, let alone for four years.”The New York Times and the Palm Beach Post on Wednesday reported stories about three women who alleged Trump had inappropriately touched them. Separately, a People Magazine reporter wrote a detailed first-person account of being attacked by Trump while interviewing the businessman and his wife, Melania Trump.Trump said the claims “are all fabricated.”“They’re pure fiction, and they’re outright lies. These events never happened,” he said at the West Palm Beach rally.He added, “I will not allow the Clinton machine to turn our campaign into a discussion of their slanders and lies.”The crowd in West Palm Beach lent full-throated support to Trump.“What he said in public is a hundred times less than what [Clinton] did in public,” said Joe Guido, one of several thousand in attendance at the rally.Some lined up as early as 4 a.m., eight hours before the scheduled start time and nine hours before Trump actually took the stage. Many came ready with signs and Trump-themed gear.Many of Trump’s backers remain unmoved by the allegations, saying they’re behind Trump until the end.“I have never had any problems thinking he wouldn’t make it to the end, and i still feel that way, even through everything they put up against him,” Trump supporter Helen Holmberg said. “He’s still going strong and I think if he has that confidence, we need to have that confidence in him.”Trump’s campaign signaled Thursday that it would spend the election’s final month relitigating Bill Clinton’s marital affairs and unproven charges of sexual assault, as well as what Trump says is Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s role in intimidating the women who were involved.The developments come less than a week after the publication of a 2005 recording in which the Republican nominee boasted of using his fame to kiss and grab women without their consent.In an interview broadcast Thursday, the soap opera actress in the video said Trump’s comments were offensive. But actress Arianne Zucker, on NBC’s “Today,” said she wasn’t shocked, given “that type of personality.”The revelation of the video last Friday prompted many Republicans to withdraw their support for Trump – with some calling for him to drop out of the race – though a handful have since switched back to supporting him.Clinton adviser Jennifer Palmieri said the latest revelations match “everything we know about the way Donald Trump has treated women.”Taken together, the stories about Trump and his retorts about Bill Clinton have plunged an already rancorous campaign to new lows. The real estate mogul has also aggressively charged that Hillary Clinton not only needs to be defeated in November but also imprisoned: “Honestly, she should be locked up,” he said Thursday.And his campaign is facing questions about ties to Russian interests accused of hacking Democratic groups, as well as the hacking of a top Clinton adviser’s emails.For Trump, the cumulative effect appears to be a tumble in the battleground states he needs to win in November. What was already a narrow path to the 270 Electoral College votes needed for victory is virtually indiscernible for Trump unless there’s a significant shake-up in the race between now and Nov. 8Rather than trying to make up ground by shifting attention back to issues like trade that have energized Trump backers and could appeal to new voters, the Republican campaign appears to be moving swiftly to make Bill Clinton’s past a centerpiece of its campaign.Building on Trump’s decision to bring three Bill Clinton accusers to last week’s presidential debate, the Republican nominee is expected to have the women appear with him on stage at rallies and do television interviews, according to a person briefed on the plan but not authorized to discuss it publicly. They were not on stage in West Palm Beach.The Trump campaign’s hope is to showcase the decades-old accusations to young voters, particularly women, who may not have been old enough to remember the controversies that dogged the Clintons in the 1990s. If the campaign can’t get them to vote for Trump, the hope is that they will stay home and depress turnout, which would likely hurt Democrats.But it’s unclear whether Trump’s strategy is even aimed at winning the election at this point.Increasingly, Trump’s campaign feels like an opportunity for longtime Clinton opponents to air decades worth of grievances about the Democratic power couple on the biggest stage in American politics.Trump confidant and informal adviser Roger Stone has long encouraged Trump to make Bill Clinton’s alleged assaults and the way his wife treated his accusers a centerpiece of the campaign. Steve Bannon, the campaign’s chief executive, ran Breitbart News, a conservative website that eagerly promotes conspiracy theories about the Clintons.Hillary Clinton, who is on pace to become America’s first female president if her lead holds, has tried to stay above the fray. She has yet to respond directly to Trump’s decision to resurrect accusations about her husband.Back in New Hampshire, Michelle Obama said, “Enough is enough.”“This has got to stop right now. Because consider this: If all of this is painful to us as grown women, what do you think this is doing to our children?”Trump is headed to Cincinnati for his next appearance, while running mate Mike Pence is scheduled to be in Pensacola and Miami on Friday. Related Articles: Author: Associated Press SHARE Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know.last_img read more

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Farmington Hills Harrison football coach Herrington breaks career win record

first_imgIn 24 minutes @FHHarrisonFB coach John Herrington will have these many victories. #TheGOAT pic.twitter.com/FbvFoVbOAg— Mick McCabe (@MickMcCabe1) October 14, 2017 Celebration for Herrington @freepsports pic.twitter.com/J3nw0A39wU— MIPrepZone (@MIPrepZone) October 14, 2017 It’s official: Harrison High School’s John Herrington is the winningest football coach in Michigan High School Athletic Association history.The Hawks cruised to a 39-0 Homecoming win over Berkley Friday, giving the veteran coach his 431st career win.Herrington has been Harrison’s only head football coach since the school opened in 1970. Under his leadership, Hawk teams have won 13 state championships, more than any other Michigan program.Read about the game (Farmington Observer): Herrington stands alone as state’s winningest coachHere’s what happened on social media during the record-setting night: It’s official, Harrison 39-0 victory over Berkley. Herrington now the winningest (431) coach in MHSAA history. @CandGSports @OAAscores— Mike Moore (@CandGMike) October 14, 2017 FOOTBALL: As John Herrington approaches a new MHSAA record, see who makes the Harrison All-Time team https://t.co/jbsD9LVVqU pic.twitter.com/UQxGpVU2yF— MIPrepZone (@MIPrepZone) October 13, 2017 FOOTBALL: As John Herrington approaches a new MHSAA record, see who makes the Harrison All-Time team https://t.co/jbsD9LVVqU pic.twitter.com/UQxGpVU2yF— MIPrepZone (@MIPrepZone) October 13, 2017 FOOTBALL: Harrison’s John Herrington goes for the all-time coaching record Friday against Berkley — https://t.co/stx4ODDECi pic.twitter.com/YMX81ATZjX— STATE CHAMPS! (@statechampsnet) October 13, 2017 Reported by John Herrington well on his way to victory 431 with a 32-0 halftime lead against Berkeley. pic.twitter.com/LB9NqalqNN— Justin Rose (@JRoseWXYZ) October 14, 2017 Friday night lights at Harrison High. Herrington going for the record tonight. Hawk Pride! pic.twitter.com/HkXAekQuAj— Terry Kosdrosky (@TerryKoz) October 13, 2017 FOOTBALL: A look at the All-Time Harrison Team under John Herrington https://t.co/jbsD9LEk2k pic.twitter.com/guYzwGO0Rr— MIPrepZone (@MIPrepZone) October 13, 2017 admin Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Sykes, Roach Lead UWF to Victory at Watson Ford Invitational

first_imgSykes, Roach Lead UWF to Victory at Watson Ford Invitational  CLINTON, Miss. – The duo of junior Martinique Sykes (Orange Park, Fla./Orange Park HS) and freshman Chris Roach (Ponte Vedra, Fla./Nease HS) led the West Florida men’s cross country team to victory at the Watson Ford Invitational hosted by Mississippi College on Friday evening.  The meet was scored for Division I schools and non-Division I schools separately, but the Argonauts out-paced opponents in both categories to claim the win.Six Argonauts placed in the top 10 in the non-Division I results and overall in the 8k run.  Mississippi College placed first among Division I schools, and Hendrix was the second place finisher for the non-Division I field.“I’m very pleased with how we ran today in our final tune-up for the postseason,” said head coach John Bergen.  “It’s a challenging course, and we were hoping we would be pushed by some of the other top teams.  We’re very pleased with how we’re running heading into postseason.”For Sykes, the race marked his fourth top five finish of the season and his first career win as he crossed the finish line at 26:35.“Martinique ran a very strong and smart race,” explained Bergen.  “He let a couple other runners set the pace early, and he took over between the second and third mile marks.  Some of his own teammates pushed him a bit, but he held on and ran a very strong race for the win.  It was an impressive win for Martnique.”Roach was close behind Sykes, crossing the line in second place at 26:39 for a personal best.  The rest of UWF’s pack at the front included junior Dominique Sykes (Orange Park, Fla./Orange Park HS) in fourth at 26:54, senior Eddie Pagan (Stuart, Fla./South Fork HS) in sixth at 27:02, freshman Cody Haden (Navarre, Fla./Navarre HS) in eighth at 27:28 and senior Jared Black (Tallahassee, Fla./Leon HS) in ninth at 27:32.“Our veteran group of Eddie, Jared, Dominique and Martinique has been a great group for three years,” said Bergen.  “They’ve trained hard and always raced well, and we know we’re getting good results out of them.  Our freshman group has stayed right with our leaders, as they did today.”Freshman Roman Kowalski (Pensacola, Fla./Catholic HS) finished in 16th place at 28:16, and he was followed by sophomore Titus Cheruiyot (Eldoret, Kenya/Tenwek HS) in 19th place at 28:29.  Freshman Brandon Skeie (West Creek, N.J./Southern Regional HS) was a late scratch prior to the race due to a foot injury.The Argonauts will head to Hoover, Ala. on Oct. 22 for the Gulf South Conference Championships at Veterans Park.  UWF is looking for its third GSC championship and its first since 1996.  For information on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. #ARGOS#Mississippi College                                         HY-TEK’s Meet Manager              2011 Watson Ford Invitational – 10/7/2011 to 10/8/2011                                     Choctaw Trails           Clinton, MS                                                      Last Completed Event                                Event 2  Men 8k Run CC==================================================================================    Name                    Year School                Avg Mile     Finals  Points==================================================================================Division I Results                                                                  1 Kibet, Daniel             SR Mississippi Valley      5:30.8   27:24.30    1     2 Kiplaget, Victor          JR Mississippi Valley      5:34.5   27:42.80    2     3 Serrano, Jose             FR Mississippi Valley      5:34.8   27:43.93    3     4 Pulliam, David            SR Mississippi Valley      5:41.8   28:18.99    4     5 Williams, Willie          FR Southern                5:55.4   29:26.50    5     6 Liddell, Eugene           SO Jackson State           5:57.0   29:34.48    6     7 Rhoads, Samuel            SO Jackson State           5:58.9   29:43.99    7     8 Wilkins, Kyle             SR Alcorn State            6:06.8   30:23.14          9 Edmondson, Benjamin       JR Southern                6:11.6   30:46.90    8    10 Jones, Nicolos            FR Mississippi Valley      6:11.9   30:48.26    9    11 Hinds, Ibrahim            FR Jackson State           6:12.3   30:50.54   10    12 Lyles, Dexter             JR Arkansas-Pine Bluff     6:12.9   30:53.63   11    13 Simon, Daniel             FR Southern                6:31.4   32:25.48   12    14 McIntosh, Jamie           SO Jackson State           6:39.4   33:05.44   13    15 Atkins, Jonathan          SO Jackson State           6:40.2   33:09.18   14    16 Machooka, Daniel          JR Arkansas-Pine Bluff     6:56.2   34:28.77   15    17 Dotson, Shedrick          SO Alcorn State            7:11.7   35:45.52         18 Grigbsy, Quintarius       FR Alcorn State            7:18.4   36:19.30         19 Brown, Christopher        JR Alcorn State            7:18.9   36:21.38         20 Miller, Malcolm           SR Arkansas-Pine Bluff     7:21.4   36:34.21   16    21 Winters, Earl             FR Mississippi Valley      7:28.8   37:10.56   17    22 Villacis, Jorge           JR Arkansas-Pine Bluff     7:44.5   38:28.73   18    23 Wilker II, Henry          JR Arkansas-Pine Bluff     8:22.0   41:35.12   19    24 Burchett, Lloyd           SR Arkansas-Pine Bluff     8:34.3   42:36.56   20    25 George, Marcus            SR Southern                8:57.9   44:33.53   21    26 Nichols, Victor           SO Southern               10:00.9   49:46.88   22   Non Division I Results                                                              1 Sykes, Martinique         JR West Florida            5:20.9   26:35.00    1     2 Roach, Chris              FR West Florida            5:21.9   26:39.76    2     3 Provence, Jeremy          SR Ozarks (Ark.)           5:22.9   26:45.16    3     4 Sykes, Dominique          JR West Florida            5:24.9   26:54.99    4     5 Cooper, Tristan           SR Ozarks (Ark.)           5:25.0   26:55.59    5     6 Pagan, Eddie              JR West Florida            5:26.5   27:02.98    6     7 Ramirez, Andres           JR Hendrix                 5:28.2   27:11.15    7     8 Haden, Cody               FR West Florida            5:31.6   27:28.20    8     9 Black, Jared              SR West Florida            5:32.5   27:32.76    9    10 Haynie, Wes               JR Hendrix                 5:33.0   27:35.27   10    11 Borutta, Stephen          SO Hendrix                 5:34.7   27:43.67   11    12 Cothren, Micah            JR Hendrix                 5:36.5   27:52.65   12    13 Friant, Matthew           SO Ozarks (Ark.)           5:36.6   27:53.06   13    14 Gonzalez, Tino            JR Mississippi College     5:37.9   27:59.55   14    15 Meyers, Nick                 East Texas Baptis       5:38.7   28:03.22   15    16 Kowalski, Roman           FR West Florida            5:41.3   28:16.45   16    17 Prevost, Zak              SR Mississippi College     5:43.2   28:25.77   17    18 Kirkikis, Christopher     SR Spring Hill             5:43.9   28:29.56   18    19 Cheruiyot, Titus          SO West Florida            5:44.0   28:29.84         20 Brogdon, Shane          0; JR Mississippi College     5:47.0   28:44.66   19    21 Dyer, John                JR Hendrix                 5:48.2   28:50.57   20    22 Parva, Ben                FR Millsaps                5:51.1   29:05.23   21    23 Napier, Will              SO Millsaps                5:59.1   29:44.87   22    24 Martin, Sam               FR Millsaps                6:01.8   29:58.24   23    25 Gonzalez, William         JR Dillard                 6:02.8   30:03.50         26 davis, peter              SR Belhaven                6:04.3   30:10.94         27 Mcelyea, Andy             SO Mississippi College     6:04.8   30:13.24   24    28 Spencer, Tim                 East Texas Baptis       6:05.8   30:18.29   25    29 Richards, Stevorn         FR Southern-NO             6:07.6   30:27.24   26    30 Ueunten, Trent            JR Ozarks (Ark.)           6:08.1   30:29.68   27    31 Russell, John             FR Spring Hill             6:08.4   30:30.95   28    32 Anderson, Michael         FR Spring Hill             6:09.7   30:37.64   29    33 Read, Thomas              FR Hendrix                 6:10.9   30:43.36   30    34 Lacombe, Patrick          FR Millsaps                6:12.5   30:51.66   31    35 Paz, Fernando             SO Mississippi College     6:13.7   30:57.69   32    36 Hebeler, Travis           FR Millsaps                6:14.3   31:00.62   33    37 Silas, Thomas             SO Millsaps                6:15.6   31:06.98   34    38 Morris, Kasey                East Texas Baptis       6:17.2   31:14.95   35    39 Metcalf, Griffin          FR Mississippi College     6:18.0   31:18.80   36    40 Duck, Chris               SO Millsaps                6:18.5   31:21.07   37    41 Earhart, Caleb            FR New Orleans             6:19.2   31:24.97   38    42 Charlet, Dylan            FR New Orleans             6:19.6   31:26.92   39    43 Fleming, Ben              FR Spring Hill             6:24.9   31:53.33   40    44 Adaway, Justin               East Texas Baptis       6:25.4   31:55.51   41    45 Elder, Robert             FR Ozarks (Ark.)           6:31.0   32:23.35   42    46 Russell, Adam             FR Auburn Montgomery       6:31.6   32:26.59   43    47 Lewis, Cortez             SR Auburn Montgomery       6:33.0   32:33.36   44    48 Schwarzman, Ryan          JR Auburn Montgomery       6:35.6   32:46.26   45    49 Kinsey, Thomas            JR Spring Hill             6:37.6   32:56.15   46    50 ricks, robert             SO Belhaven                6:40.6   33:10.93         51 sinclair, andrew          JR Belhaven                6:43.0   33:23.18         52 Aiken, Joshua             JR New Orleans             6:44.6   33:30.93   47    53 Boudreaux, Fritz          SO Spring Hill             6:46.0   33:38.07   48    54 Hilgendorf, Max           SO Ozarks (Ark.)           6:47.3   33:44.48   49    55 garza, rudy               SO Dillard                 6:48.3   33:49.60         56 Powers, Seth                 East Texas Baptis       6:49.7   33:56.46   50    57 Gibson, Daniel            FR Dillard                 6:51.5   34:05.22         58 Pigman, Dalton            JR Mississippi College     6:53.2   34:13.78   51    59 Boyer, Christian          SR Spring Hill             6:53.9   34:17.28   52    60 Leggette, Joshua          JR Tougaloo                6:55.6   34:25.66   53    61 Flores, Ryan              SO Hendrix                 6:56.1   34:28.15   54    62 Youmans, Spencer          JR Auburn Montgomery       6:59.5   34:45.13   55    63 Doty, Zach                SR Ozarks (Ark.)           7:00.1   34:48.19   56    64 McClendon, Lawrence       SO Tougaloo                7:03.7   35:06.07   57    65 Boudreaux, Andrew         FR New Orleans             7:08.8   35:31.48   58    66 Jarvis, Donovan              East Texas Baptis       7:20.0   36:27.18   59    67 McFarlane, Peter          JR Southern-NO             7:31.4   37:23.81   60    68 Porter, Nicholos          JR Tougaloo                7:38.5   37:59.10   61    69 Ellzey, Donorrick         JR Tougaloo                7:38.6   37:59.70   62    70 Dover, Blake                 East Texas Baptis       7:39.7   38:05.17   63    71 Tucker, Jasmond           JR New Orleans             7:40.9   38:10.86   64    72 Mwangi, Joshua            FR Southern-NO             7:52.8   39:10.13   65    73 Brown, Nathan             SR Auburn Montgomery       7:52.9   39:10.39   66    74 Williams, Sheldon         SO Southern-NO             7:52.9   39:10.65   67    75 Ambrose, Brian            SR Tougaloo                8:04.6   40:08.52   68    76 Jackson, Steven           SR Tougaloo                8:04.9   40:10.04   69    77 McGough, Jeremiah         SO Auburn Montgomery       8:20.5   41:27.65   70    78 Amburn, Brent             SR Auburn Montgomery       8:27.7   42:03.42   71    79 Mitchell, Charles         SO Tougaloo                8:58.7   44:37.63   72    80 Scott, Jeffrey            FR Southern-NO            10:01.0   49:47.22   73    81 buggage, kermit           FR Dillard                10:01.0   49:47.57                                                                                                                             Team Scores                                    ================================================================================= Rank Team                      Total    1    2    3    4    5   *6   *7   *8   *9 ================================================================================ Division I Results                                                                   1 Mississippi Valley           19    1    2    3    4    9   17                      Total Time:  2:21:58.28                                                              Average:    28:23.66                                                        2 Jackson State                50    6    7   10   13   14                           Total Time:  2:36:23.63                                                              Average:    31:16.73                                                        3 Southern                     68    5    8   12   21   22                           Total Time:  3:06:59.29                                                              Average:    37:23.86                                                        4 Arkansas-Pine Bluff          79   11   15   16   18   19   20                      Total Time:  3:02:00.46                                                              Average:    36:24.10                                                     Non Division I Results                                                               1 West Florida                 21    1    2    4    6    8    9   16                 Total Time:  2:14:40.93                                                              Average:    26:56.19                                                        2 Hendrix                      60    7   10   11   12   20   30   54                 Total Time:  2:19:13.31                                                              Average:    27:50.67                                                        3 Ozarks (Ark.)                90    3    5   13   27   42   49   56                 Total Time:  2:24:26.84                                                              Average:    28:53.37                                                        4 Mississippi College         106   14   17   19   24   32   36   51                 Total Time:  2:26:20.91                                                              Average:    29:16.19                                                        5 Millsaps                    130   21   22   23   31   33   34   37                 Total Time:  2:30:40.62                                                              Average:    30:08.13                                                        6 Spring Hill                 161   18   28   29   40   46   48   52                 Total Time:  2:34:27.63                                                              Average:    30:53.53                                                        7 East Texas Baptis           166   15   25   35   41   50   59   63                 Total Time:  2:35:28.43                                                              Average:    31:05.69                                                        8 New Orleans                 246   38   39   47   58   64                           Total Time:  2:50:05.16                                                              Average:    34:01.04                                                        9 Auburn Montgomery           253   43   44   45   55   66   70   71                 Total Time:  2:51:41.73                                                              Average:    34:20.35                                                       10 Southern-NO                 291   26   60   65   67   73                           Total Time:  3:15:59.05                                                              Average:    39:11.81                                                       11 Tougaloo      ;             301   53   57   61   62   68   69   72                 Total Time:  3:05:39.05                                                              Average:    37:07.81                                                     Print Friendly Version Sharecenter_img Chris Roach ran a personal best in the 8k on Friday (Photo by Chris Nelson) last_img read more

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Questions being asked to assistant coach Sanjay Bangar after World Cup exit

first_imgAdvertisementIndia was knocked out of the World Cup on Wednesday after facing an 18-run loss to New Zealand in the semi-finals. There have been a lot of questions raised with this loss. And one such person who has come under the scanner is Indian team’s assistant coach Sanjay Bangar. Certain sections of the BCCI think that Bangar could have done a better job.Most people believe that India’s bowling coach Bharat Arun has done a pretty good job in the last one year. Same is the belief for India’s fielding coach R Sridhar. But the same has not been true for the batting unit as the middle order has been quite vulnerable. According to a source from the BCCI, the constant changing in the middle order hurt the Indian cricket team at the World Cup.Bangar could not find a suitable no.4. And the announcement of Vijay Shankar being fit just before he was ruled out has also gone against Sanjay.An official said, “It was a constant struggle. While we are all supportive of the players and they had a good tournament with the exception of this bad day in office, the support staff’s processes and decision-making will surely be scrutinised thoroughly prior to any decision being taken about their future.”Apart from Sanjay Bangar, the Indian team’s manager has also received flak. According to the official, Sunil Subramaniam, the manager has been caring about only two things. One was arranging tickets for the people known to him. And the second thing is the position of his hat. Anyone who interacted with him was only left disappointed.While the Committee of Administrators has given the support staff 45 more days to coach the Indian players, some of the members could be asked some serious questions when the next appointment is undertaken by the BCCI.Advertisementlast_img read more

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