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Trump refuses to back any GOP nominee
WASHINGTON: Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump on Tuesday refused to back any nominee but himself, another flip-flop in his position since the start of the race. In an interview on CNN, the party frontrunner was asked if he would support the Republican candidate for the White House, no matter who it ends up being. “No, I don’t anymore,” Trump said. “No, we’ll see who it is.” Trump added: “I have been treated very unfairly. By basically the RNC (Republican National Committee), the Republican party, the establishment.

Sarandon ‘not sure’ about Clinton    
NEW YORK: Oscar-winning actress Susan Sarandon, star of cult classic “Thelma and Louise,” has expressed reservations about voting for Hillary Clinton in the US election, even if the opponent is Donald Trump. The prominent actress is a high-profile campaigner for leftist Senator Bernie Sanders, who faces a near-impossible task in trying to wrest the Democratic nomination from frontrunner Clinton. “That’s a legitimate concern because they’re very passionate and very principled,” Sarandon, 69, told MSNBC on Monday when asked about fears that Sanders’s supporters would not support Clinton if he loses the nomination. “I think Bernie would probably encourage people (to back Clinton if he lost) because he doesn’t have any ego in this thing,” she said. “But I think a lot of people are, ‘Sorry, I just can’t bring myself to do that.’”

Trump campaign chief charged
WASHINGTON: Donald Trump’s presidential campaign manager was arrested and charged with battery for allegedly grabbing a reporter, in a dramatic new illustration of the tensions surrounding the Republican frontrunner’s White House bid. Corey Lewandowski is accused of grabbing reporter Michelle Fields so hard that it left bruises on her arm during a March 8 Trump news conference at a golf club he owns in the Palm Beach County town of Jupiter. “He was arrested this morning and released with a notice to appear,” Adam Brown, a Jupiter police spokesman, told Agence France-Presse, saying Lewandowski was not handcuffed after he turned himself in. The 42-year-old is due in court on May 4, according to an affidavit obtained by Agence France-Presse.

AFP


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