Today in One Paragraph
Donald Trump dismissed campaign finance filings that showed him trailing behind Hillary Clinton in cash on hand. Meanwhile, Clinton blasted Trump’s business record, calling him a threat to the U.S. economy. On Capitol Hill, a bipartisan group of Senators introduced a measure that would bar people on two terrorist watch lists from purchasing guns. The White House announced new rules that permit the use of small drones. And Philadelphia Representative Chaka Fattah was found guilty on all counts in a federal corruption trial.
It’s All About the Money, Money, Money. Donald Trump had $1.3 million cash on hand at the end of May, far less than the $42 million Hillary Clinton had on hand. But Trump claimed to be unfazed, telling Fox News’ Fox and Friends, “I can go a different route, I can just spend my own money.” The most recent filings—which reveal the campaign’s low coffers—come a day after Trump fired campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. (Louis Nelson, Politico)
Clinton Holds Nothing Back. During a speech in Columbus, Ohio, Hillary Clinton attacked her Republican rival as unfit to helm the U.S. economy, saying he’d drive the country to a recession and criticizing his business practices. Trump fired back on Twitter: “I am ‘the king of debt.’That has been great for me as a businessman, but is bad for the country. I made a fortune off of debt, will fix U.S.” (Jennifer Epstein and Margaret Talev, Bloomberg)