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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.

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Vice President Joe Biden on Friday indicated that he was disappointed in Donald Trump's taco bowl tweet on Cinco de Mayo, and said that he hopes the presumptive Republican nominee begins to talk more seriously about the issues.

“He's a smarter guy than this," Biden told Fox 5 DC. "I hope he reaches the point where he figures out that it’s not a game show and that he begins to talk in earnest about where he would take the country."

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Bob Dole, a former senator and Republican presidential nominee, on Friday endorsed Donald Trump as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

"The voters of our country have turned out in record numbers to support Mr. Trump. It is important that their votes be honored and it is time that we support the party's presumptive nominee, Donald J. Trump. I plan to attend the RNC convention in Cleveland to show my support for our party and our ticket, as I have done my entire life," Dole said in a statement released by the Trump campaign. "We must unite as a party to defeat Hillary Clinton. Donald Trump is our party’s presumptive nominee and our best chance at taking back the White House this November."

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said on Friday that he will not support Donald Trump as the Republican presidential nominee, but that he also refuses to support Hillary Clinton.

"As for me, I absolutely will not support Hillary Clinton for President. She represents the third term of Barack Obama, and our nation cannot afford to continue those failed policies at home or abroad," he said in a Friday afternoon statement. "I also cannot in good conscience support Donald Trump because I do not believe he is a reliable Republican conservative nor has he displayed the judgment and temperament to serve as Commander in Chief."

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In a Friday letter, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) accused Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz of stacking committees at the July national convention with supporters of Hillary Clinton.

Sanders lamented to Wasserman Schultz that the DNC only nominated three of the more than 40 people he recommended to sit on the standing committees, and the DNC did not appoint any Sanders picks to the key Rules Committee.

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Donald Trump on Friday morning said he was not bothered by House Speaker Paul Ryan's (R-WI) refusal to support him, but the presumptive Republican presidential nominee took a swipe at Ryan for calling for unity while also declining to get behind the party's nominee.

"I was really surprised by it. And it's fine. He can do whatever he wants to do," Trump told "Fox and Friends" when asked about Ryan's lack of endorsement.

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