Hilary Clinton

Clinton during coughing fit: 'Every time I think about Trump I get allergic'

"Every time I think about Trump I get allergic," said the Democratic nominee in the midst of her coughing outbreak during a Cleveland rally, Ohio. Behind Clinton, running mate Tim Kaine clapped while the audience laughed in response.

Kellyanne Conway, Trump's campaign manager, seized on the episode to tweak Clinton over her distance from the media -- including not holding a full-blown press conference since last December.

"Must be allergic to media. Finally spent a minute w/ them," Conway wrote on Twitter.

The states Trump can't afford to lose

It meanders through two of the most hotly contested battleground states, both prime targets for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Ohio, the classic bellwether, has picked the winner in every presidential election since 1960. Pennsylvania has voted Democrat in the past six contests, but Donald Trump has designs on turning this reliably blue state Republican red.

US election: Trump calls Hillary Clinton a 'bigot'

Speaking at a Mississippi rally, he said his opponent "sees people of colour only as votes not as human beings worthy of a better future".

Mr Trump added that Mrs Clinton and the Democratic party had taken advantage of the African-American community.

Mrs Clinton fired back, saying "he is taking a hate movement mainstream".

The Democratic presidential nominee called out Mr Trump for questioning the citizenship of President Barack Obama and for failing to disavow former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, adding that he was "peddling bigotry and prejudice and paranoia".

Lil Wayne mixtape 'inspires' Clinton speech say fans

"When there are no ceilings, the sky's the limit," she told the Democratic convention.

She was speaking after accepting the Democratic Party nomineeĀ to be president.

The rapper's followers have taken to Twitter to suggest that she may have been influenced by No Ceilings and The Sky's the Limit.

There has been no comment from Hillary Clinton or her team but Lil Wayne has been getting involved.

He told reporters he was "cool with it" but admitted he had not seen the speech yet.