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

Donald Trump on Monday night briefly addressed why he parted ways with his campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, telling Fox News' Bill O'Reilly that he needs to take the campaign in a different direction.

"He’s a good man. We’ve had great success," Trump told O'Reilly when asked why Lewandowski was let go from the campaign. "I think Corey’s terrific. I watched him before. He was terrific toward me."

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After he was let go as Donald Trump's campaign manager Monday morning, Corey Lewandowski was unwilling to explain in an interview with CNN why he was fired, instead offering praise for his former boss.

CNN's Dana Bash quizzed Lewandowski on why he left the campaign and how he could still offer praise for Trump given the circumstances.

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Donald Trump's proposed plans to cut taxes, engage in trade wars, and deport millions of undocumented immigrants would hurt the U.S. economy and send the country into a recession, according to new report by Moody's Analytics.

Economists reviewed Trump's proposed tax cuts for individuals and businesses, his calls to deport undocumented immigrants and build a southern border wall, and his threats to impose large tariffs on goods imported from China and Mexico.

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Utah Republicans' concern that Hillary Clinton could beat Donald Trump in the state and endanger down-ballot Republicans bubbled to the surface over the weekend with the state GOP chair meeting with Trump.

Utah Republican Party Chair James Evans sat down with Trump in Las Vegas on Saturday before the presumptive nominee's rally there. Evans asked Trump to campaign in Utah again and to tone down his "unproductive" rhetoric about Muslims and the Hispanic judge in the Trump University case, according to the Salt Lake Tribune. He said that voters in the state want "consistency and predictability."

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Donald Trump on Monday morning attempted to soften comments he made over the weekend suggesting that someone carrying a gun in the Orlando, Florida, night club could have shortened the deadly shooting.

"If in that club, you had some people, not a lot of people ... but if you had somebody with a gun strapped on to their hip, somebody with a gun strapped on to their ankle and you had bullets going in the opposite direction, right at this animal who did this, you would have had a very, very different result," Trump said at a Saturday rally in Arizona, according to ABC News.

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During television appearances on Sunday to push back against calls for gun control legislation in the wake of the deadly Orlando shooting, two officials for the National Rifle Association admitted that people at bars should not be carrying guns.

During an interview on ABC's "This Week," Chris Cox, the executive director of the NRA's lobbying arm, was asked about Trump's recent suggestion that the shooting at the Orlando night club could have ended sooner if people in the club had been armed.

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During a campaign rally in Las Vegas on Saturday, Donald Trump accused former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) of helping an effort to keep Trump from securing the nomination at the Republican convention in July.

"By the way, Jeb is working on the movement, just so you understand," Trump said, according to The Hill. "Jeb is one of the people that's working — and the other one should be obvious."

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During her speech at the New Hampshire Democratic party's convention on Saturday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) continued her attacks on Donald Trump, calling him a "thin-skinned, racist bully."

"Donald Trump says he likes to see women on their knees," she told the crowd, according to NBC News. "Well, Donald, that's not happening. Can you believe this guy? Democrats believe in equal pay for equal work and a woman's right to decisions over her own body. And we're ready to fight for it."

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Apple told Republican officials that it will not offer funding or help for the Republican national convention in July because of the party's support for Donald Trump, Politico reported on Saturday.

Buzzfeed News later confirmed that Apple would not aid the Republican convention.

Apple refused help to the GOP due to Trump's comments about women, immigrants and minorities, according to Politico.

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