Once upon a time, Donald Trump owned a bunch of casinos, so Las Vegas should be kind of home turf for him when he takes the stage at 9 p.m. ET Wednesday for the third and final presidential debate against Hillary Clinton.
Trump told radio host Mike Gallagher, "They were made up - I don't know, for fame, or Clinton got them to do it, or for whatever reason you know, the women that came out".
On Thursday, First Lady Michelle Obama will campaign in Arizona, which has not voted Democratic since Bill Clinton's landslide win against Bob Dole in 1996. "Trump can make America great again", Malik said, adding that he will be a guest of the Republican nominee for president at the debate.
With the party's standard-bearer down in the polls, what's a Republican politician to do, particularly those who have already endorsed Donald Trump? He's stuck in the high 30s or low 40s and can't seem to move beyond his hardcore supporters. But with Wednesday's debate approaching, Trump and his campaign have had trouble sticking to the message.
Moderated by Fox News journalist Chris Wallace, the event begins at 0100 GMT (9am Singapore), before a televised audience expected to number in the millions.
Donald Trump says the election is being "rigged".
Others, however, find themselves in a unique doublebind, and are trying to find a way to keep Trump supporters happy while still distancing themselves from the increasingly toxic business man. Eighty-six per cent of Democrats agree with that statement, as do 79 per cent of Republicans.
"The election is absolutely being rigged by the dishonest and distorted media pushing Crooked Hillary - but also at many polling places - SAD", Mr. Trump posted on Twitter Sunday night. Maybe he will at the debate.
Trump's theory incorporates two of his main defenses against the allegations: that they were fabricated and that they're part of a vast Clinton-powered conspiracy against him. In the second, she attacked and counterattacked, earning more tepid results. Even as her poll numbers against Trump continue to improve, her ratings on trustworthiness remain awful. But if she says the wrong thing in this debate, the media could well turn the spotlight's glare back on her. In the past, her answers have been lawyerly and sometimes evasive. David Rohde, a professor of political science at Duke University, sees Burr's continued support as a tough political calculation, and an issue that will stick around until Election Day.
Trump also has a strong personal and business ties in New Hampshire that may be offsetting his lack of state GOP support. "She wasn't involved in this at all", said Rep.
New Hampshire is the state where many candidates for the presidency first make their mark.
There hasn't been much uplift in the 2016 campaign.
Trump then turned his attention to "the most powerful weapon deployed by the Clintons", namely the press.
The Clinton campaign is fully aware of the challenge ― and the opportunity. She has dozens of programs, but no simple unifying theme.
And New Hampshire's popular former GOP governor, John Sununu, still a huge fixture in Republican circles, recently chose to endorse Trump after keeping his distance for months. "Hope and Change" inspired a lot of people but it didn't help him get a mandate for health care reform.