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Caitlin MacNeal

Caitlin MacNeal is a News Writer based in Washington, D.C. Before joining TPM, Caitlin interned and wrote for the Huffington Post, the Sunlight Foundation and Slate. She is a graduate of Georgetown University.

Articles by Caitlin

Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) calmly accused Donald Trump of being "mentally unstable," in a live TV interview Tuesday on CNN. He cited the Republican nominee's relentless attacks on the parents of a deceased Muslim American soldier.

"This man is unstable, he’s unfit to be a presidential candidate," Gallego said, in a matter-of-fact tone that seemed to catch CNN host Carol Costello off guard.

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Eric Trump on Tuesday morning defended his dad from criticism over the Republican nominee's repeated attacks on the parents of a deceased Muslim American soldier.

When asked on CBS' "This Morning" if the Trump campaign thinks Khizr and Ghazala Khan deserve an apology, Eric Trump said that his dad called their son "a hero on so many different occasions."

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Rep. Richard Hanna (R-NY) on Tuesday became the first Republican member of the House to openly say that he plans to vote for Hillary Clinton in November.

Hanna, who is not running for re-election this year, told Syracuse.com in an interview published Tuesday that Donald Trump is "unfit to serve our party and cannot lead this country."

"I think Trump is a national embarrassment. Is he really the guy you want to have the nuclear codes?" he asked.

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During a campaign rally Monday night in Pennsylvania, Donald Trump called Hillary Clinton "the devil" while discussing Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-VT) decision to support her at the Democratic convention.

"He made a deal with the devil. She’s the devil," Trump said. "He made a deal with the devil."

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A military mom was booed at a Nevada rally when she confronted vice presidential candidate Mike Pence about Donald Trump's recent attacks on the Khan family.

"Time and time again, Trump has disrespected our nation’s armed forces and veterans. And his disrespect for Mr. Khan and his family is just an example," a woman, identified by Politico as Catherine Byrne, told Pence at the event in Carson City, Nevada.

The crowd began to boo and shout at Byrne, drowning out part of her question to Pence, as a video of the event from Fox 10 Phoenix shows.

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As Donald Trump's supporters defended the candidate following his repeated attacks on the parents of a deceased Muslim American soldier, one Trump surrogate went as far as saying that Trump sacrificed two of his marriages to create jobs.

Khizr Khan, the father of the Muslim soldier, said in his speech at the Democratic convention last week that Trump had "sacrificed nothing." And Trump hit back over the weekend, saying that he's "made a lot of sacrifices," like creating jobs.

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Valeriy Chaly, the Ukrainian ambassador to the United States, said Monday that Donald Trump's recent comments about Russia and Ukraine are worrisome.

Chaly told CNN that he was "surprised" by Trump's remarks and "concerned" that the Republican presidential candidate does not have all the facts.

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Donald Trump campaign Chair Paul Manafort denied Sunday a two-week-old report that the campaign pushed for changes in the Republican platform that softened the party's stance on helping Ukraine defend itself against Russian aggression.

Asked on NBC's "Meet the Press" by host Chuck Todd about his involvement in changing the platform regarding Ukraine, Manafort said: "I had none. In fact, I didn’t even hear about it until after our convention was over."

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