Campaigning across Ohio Thursday, Donald Trump continued to question Hillary Clinton’s fitness for office, ramping up his pitch to minority voters. But in Toledo, the GOP nominee may have undercut his minority outreach with a 1970s-era slip of the tongue, reports CBS News chief White House correspondent Major Garrett.
“We’re going to work on our, the ghettos -- are in so, the, you take a look at what’s going …” he said, before switching terminology. “We’re going to work with the African-American community, and we’re going to solve the problem of the inner city.”
Trump delivered his usual stump speech in Geneva for over 40 minutes before acknowledging, breaking the news about Gov. Mike Pence’s brush with danger at the end of his prime-time rally. His late-night rally was the culmination of a three-stop Ohio tour.
“The plane skidded off the runway and was pretty close to grave, grave danger, but I just spoke to Mike Pence, and he’s fine,” Trump said. “He got out. Everybody’s fine.”
Hillary Clinton also weighed in on Twitter, saying: “Glad to hear Mike Pence, his staff, Secret Service and the crew are all safe.”
“What a great decision it was to get Mike Pence. What a great guy he is,” Trump said.
By then Trump had already finished piling on Clinton.
“I honestly think she’s unstable,” Trump said.
He also revisited his shadow-boxing feud with Vice President Joe Biden.
“You know what you do with Biden, you go like this [blows air] and he’d fall over,” Trump said.
Again tossing around specious claims of voter fraud, Trump claimed scientific polls showing him trailing must be tainted.
“There’s tremendous dishonesty in the polls, I’ve never seen anything like it,” Trump said on Fox News.
He floated yet another lawsuit, this time over the now
“It was an illegal act that was NBC,” Trump said on Fox News’ “O’Reilly Factor.”
“You know that was a private dressing room. Yeah, that was certainly illegal, no question about it,” Trump added.
“Are you going to take any action after the election against NBC?” Bill O’Reilly asked him.
“You’ll see. You’ll see,” Trump said.
According to the latest FEC filings, the Clinton campaign has outspent and outraised Trump by nearly two to one.
It appears Trump’s claims he has self-funded his campaign may be exaggerated. In the first two weeks of October, Trump only donated $31,000 to his campaign and overall $56 million -- a fraction of the $240 million that’s been spent.