Tales from the Trail

Trump flubs the numbers, sparking social media mockery

April 19, 2016

Social media users found comedy fodder after Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump apparently confused “9/11″ — as in, the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States — with 7-Eleven, the ubiquitous convenience store.

Trump vs. Murdoch: A clash of (business) titans comes to a close?

April 15, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the 2016 New York State Republican Gala in New York City, April 14, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the 2016 New York State Republican Gala in New York City, April 14, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Speaker Ryan: The world is worried about Trump

April 14, 2016
U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) delivers a speech on "the state of American politics" to interns on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 23, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) delivers a speech on “the state of American politics” to interns on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 23, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Clinton’s ‘feminism is fleek’ IS a joke, says original tweeter

April 6, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton takes a selfie with a supporter after speaking at the "Women For Hillary" Town Hall event in the Brooklyn borough of New York, April 5, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton takes a selfie with a supporter after speaking at the “Women For Hillary” Town Hall event in the Brooklyn borough of New York, April 5, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

There are some things Donald Trump just won’t do for votes

April 5, 2016
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Donald Trump signs autographs in Waukesha, Wisconsin, April 5, 2016. REUTERS/Steve Holland

Fox’s Megyn Kelly: Trump ‘absolutely’ welcome on her show

April 1, 2016
Host Megyn Kelly prepares for her Fox News Channel show 'The Kelly File' in New York September 23, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Host Megyn Kelly prepares for her Fox News Channel show ‘The Kelly File’ in New York September 23, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Usually calm, Clinton loses cool over Greenpeace question

April 1, 2016

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Hillary Clinton is usually known for her aplomb under ‘duress,’ for example when she unflinchingly sat through many hours of a Congressional hearing on her handling of the attacks on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012.

Poorly educated? Unsuccessful? Trump is your man

March 30, 2016

“I love the poorly educated,” Donald Trump famously said once.

Now, the Republican presidential front-runner apparently has another favorite group: the unsuccessful.

Ted Cruz wants to be an American president, quotes ‘The American President’

March 23, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Ted Cruz addresses the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) afternoon general session in Washington March 21, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz addresses the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) afternoon general session in Washington March 21, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

What would you rather? Pool of piranhas or Trump rally.

March 21, 2016
A member of the audience (R) throws a punch at a protester as Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event in Tucson, Arizona March 19, 2016. REUTERS/Sam Mircovich

A member of the audience (R) throws a punch at a protester as Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event in Tucson, Arizona March 19, 2016. REUTERS/Sam Mircovich