US Elections

Former Australia PM Tony Abbott defends Trump's 'reasonable' policies

Speaking to Australia's Sky News in an interview on Thursday, Abbott also dismissed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's comments that half of Trump supporters were "deplorables."

"The vast majority of Trump supporters are not deplorables, they really aren't. They're decent people who want to see change inside their country and that's fair enough," he said.

But when asked about controversial comments made by Trump in a leaked video from 2005, Abbott said they were "gross".

Trump holds surprise event with Clinton accusers

The women were Paula Jones, who has accused Bill Clinton of propositioning her and exposing himself; Juanita Broaddrick, who claims Clinton sexually assaulted her; Kathy Shelton, who says Hillary Clinton defended a man who victimized her; and Kathleen Willey, who claims Bill Clinton groped her.

All four are expected to be in the audience tonight.

US election: More top Republicans drop support for Trump

At least a dozen Republicans have said they will not be voting for him, since the comments emerged on Friday.

Mr Trump says he will never drop out of the race to be president and will never let his supporters down.

He has been under pressure after a tape from 2005 of him bragging about groping and kissing women was broadcast.



The latest to withdraw their support are former Republican presidential candidate John McCain and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

Trump throws GOP into chaos

Many in the GOP are reeling from shock, revulsion and utter confusion about what to do next after a video surfaced Friday of Donald Trump talking about women in crude and aggressive sexual terms.

Donald Trump to Howard Stern: It's okay to call my daughter a 'piece of ass'

Donald Trump engaged in crude and demeaning conversations about women over a 17-year-period with radio shock-jock Howard Stern, according to a review by CNN's KFile of hours of newly uncovered audio.

Among the topics Trump discussed: his daughter Ivanka's physique, having sex with women on their menstrual cycles, threesomes, and checking out of a relationship with women after they turn 35.

Trump took Polaroids, interviewed models in 1994 Playboy video

CNN's KFILE has now uncovered two more Playboy videos in which Trump makes an appearance, including one in which he is depicted photographing fully clothed models with a Polaroid camera and conducting an interview with a potential Playmate.

In that video — a 1994 VHS tape obtained by CNN titled "Playboy Centerfold" — Trump takes part in Playboy magazine's search for its 40th anniversary Playmate.

Trump on Clinton: 'I can be nastier than she ever can be'

"She's nasty," Trump told The New York Times in an interview published Friday night, "but I can be nastier than she ever can be."

The comments were part of a wide ranging interview in which Trump also touched upon his marriages, his recent late-night Twitter rant and his performance at the first presidential debate.

Madonna takes off her clothes, endorses Hillary Clinton

The 58-year-old star took to Twitter to post a racy snap with the caption “[I’m] voting naked with Katy Perry!! Vote for Hillary. She's the Best we got! Nude Voting series # 1.”

She also stood up for Rosie O’Donnell, who has been in a heated feud with republican candidate Donald Trump.

Madonna’s nude snap came on the heels of Perry’s “Funny or Die” video that showed the “Rise” singer heading to polls and stripping down.

Alicia Machado: Ex-Miss Universe claims Trump called her 'Miss Piggy'

Now, 20 years later, she is back in the headlines.

Ms Machado claims she was called "Miss Piggy" by Donald Trump, the Republican candidate for the White House who owned the beauty pageant when she won it.

The remarks were made, the Venezuela-born model says, after she put on some weight following her win.


How did it come up?

The issue was brought up by Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, during Monday's televised debate with Mr Trump. She was making a point about her rival's remarks about women.

Post-debate poll: Hillary Clinton takes round one

That drubbing is similar to Mitt Romney's dominant performance over President Barack Obama in the first 2012 presidential debate.

Voters who watched said Clinton expressed her views more clearly than Trump and had a better understanding of the issues by a margin of more than 2-to-1. Clinton also was seen as having done a better job addressing concerns voters might have about her potential presidency by a 57% to 35% margin, and as the stronger leader by a 56% to 39% margin.