“Better off without their support”

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October 12, 2016 

Donald Trump has declared war on the Republican party. Former US teen beauty queens say Trump walked in on them changing. The biggest problems Samsung is facing right now after its exploding phones disaster. And Barack Obama wants to send humans to Mars by the 2030s.

 

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Donald Trump continued his all-out fight with his own party Tuesday.

During an interview with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, the presidential candidate railed against Republican leaders who’ve refused to defend him after footage leaked of him making lewd comments about women.

“They don’t give the support that we really need,” Trump said. “I think I may be better off without their support.”

Many Republicans criticized the nominee, and some withdrew their endorsement, but Trump doubled down, going on a Kanye-style Twitter rant. He started with House Speaker Paul Ryan.

“Paul Ryan should spend more time on balancing the budget, jobs, and illegal immigration and not waste his time on fighting Republican nominee,” Trump tweeted.

 

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President Barack Obama blasted Trump’s comments about women during a Clinton campaign rally in North Carolina: "Now you find a situation in which the guy says stuff that nobody would find tolerable if they were applying for a job at 7-Eleven,” Obama said. “You don't have to be a husband or a father to say that's not right. You just have to be a decent human being."

Trump told supporters to “get out and vote on November 28” — 20 days after the election. The rise of viral Trump merchandise. Emails show Elizabeth Warren’s efforts to shape Hillary Clinton's administration. Former CNN contributor Donna Brazile apparently tipped off the Clinton campaign to a town hall question. And who said it: Trump or an actual dictator?

 

WE'RE KEEPING AN EYE ON

Samsung and its series of unfortunate events.

When its new flagship Galaxy Note7 phones started exploding, the company offered customers refunds or replacements.

But less than a month later, amid reports that even the replacement phones were exploding, Samsung stopped the Note7’s production and sales and asked everyone to return all the phones. Experts say Samsung’s losses for the fourth quarter alone could amount to roughly $2.8 billion.

Here are Samsung’s nine biggest problems right now, from stiff competition from Google to, you know, its exploding phones.

While the company fights the fallout, some customers are taking to Twitter to see the ~bright~ side. Via Twitter

 

DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THIS?

Teen beauty queens say Donald Trump walked in on them changing.

Four women who competed in the 1997 Miss Teen USA beauty pageant said that Donald Trump walked through the dressing room while the contestants — some as young as 15 — were changing.

“I remember putting on my dress really quick because I was like, ‘Oh my god, there’s a man in here,’” recalled one contestant.

Trump, who owned the Miss Universe, Miss USA, and Miss Teen USA pageants from 1996 until last year, has publicly bragged about invading beauty queen dressing rooms. “I’ll tell you the funniest is that I’ll go backstage before a show and everyone’s getting dressed,” Trump told Howard Stern in recordings released Saturday by CNN. “You know, they’re standing there with no clothes."

 

QUICK THINGS TO KNOW

  • Afghanistan conflict: Gunmen killed at least 14 people and wounded 40 others in a Shia shrine in Kabul on the eve of Ashura, one of the holiest days for Shia Muslims, The Guardian reports.

  • The US death toll from Hurricane Matthew rose to at least 34 dead on Tuesday. President Obama declared a state of disaster in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina.

  • UK news: Former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders really wants his brother Larry to be elected to the UK parliament. And the British Medical Association said doctors shouldn’t act as “border guards,” following news that the Home Office plans to make pregnant women show their passports before giving birth.

  • Facebook deleted a parody account just to avoid being blocked across Brazil for a day.

  • Mission Mars: Barack Obama wants to send humans to Mars by the 2030s, the president said in a CNN op-ed. The US is partnering with private firms to send astronauts on deep-space missions to better understand how humans can eventually “live far from Earth.”

  • The Kardashians: Kim is suing gossip site MediaTakeOut.com after it claimed she had staged a robbery in Paris. And Khloé Kardashian said her sister experienced “emotional terror,” and that the family has decided to “pull back” from the spotlight in the wake of the horrific ordeal.

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