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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Four former contestants in the 1997 Miss Teen USA pageant told Buzzfeed News that Donald Trump walked into the dressing room while they were changing clothes.

"I remember putting on my dress really quick because I was like, 'Oh my god, there’s a man in here,'" Mariah Billado, former Miss Vermont Teen USA, told Buzzfeed News.

Billado said that Trump said something along the lines of, "Don’t worry, ladies, I’ve seen it all before," when he walked into the room.

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Donald Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway on Wednesday morning complained that Republican leaders are being "wishy washy" with their support for the Republican nominee.

During an interview on ABC's "Good Morning America," George Stephanopoulos asked Conway how attacking Republicans will help Trump win in November.

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During a rally in Greensboro, North Carolina, on Tuesday, President Obama mocked Republican officials who denounced Donald Trump's vulgar comments in a 2005 tape but who have not pulled their endorsement of the GOP nominee.

Obama told the crowd that Trump "says stuff that nobody would find tolerable if they were applying for a job at 7/11."

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Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) issued an apology on Tuesday night after he hesitated to say he would drop his endorsement of Donald Trump if the Republican nominee told him he liked sexually assaulting women.

During an interview on MSNBC, Chris Hayes pressed Farenthold on what it would take for him to ditch Trump after the congressman defended Trump from the 2005 tape in which the real estate mogul could be heard boasting about grabbing women's genitals.

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Donald Trump on Tuesday night continued his war on House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and members of the Republican establishment, explaining that when he said that the "shackles have been taken off me" in a Tuesday tweet, he was referring to Ryan and other Republican lawmakers.

When Fox News' Bill O'Reilly first asked Trump what he meant by his "shackles" tweet, Trump launched into a tirade about Ryan.

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A Democratic candidate for state senate in New York who says he's been targeted with anti-Semitic ads on social media told TPM on Tuesday that he suspects senate Republicans are behind them.

The ad cites an editorial that ran in Newsday headlined "Don’t fiddle with New York’s property-tax cap" and includes an image of Adam Haber's face photoshopped onto the body of a character in "Fiddler on the Roof." Haber said that the ads have been spotted on Facebook and Instagram, and his campaign provided TPM with a screenshot.

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A new television ad from the Donald Trump campaign shows clips of Hillary Clinton coughing and falling as she was leaving a 9/11 memorial ceremony, charging that the Democratic nominee lacks the "fortitude" and "stamina" to be president.

The 30-second spot titled "dangerous" begins with an announcer saying, "Our next president faces daunting challenges in a dangerous world." The narrator then lists foreign threats to the United States, like the Islamic State and North Korea.

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Buckle up because the Donald Trump you've been seeing is apparently the restrained, toned-down version.

After publishing tweets Tuesday lashing out at House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) for announcing that he'll no longer campaign with Donald Trump, the Republican nominee followed up with a tweet saying he's glad "the shackles have been taken off me."

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Donald Trump on Tuesday morning continued to lash out at House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), setting himself up to blame a loss in November on a lack of support from Ryan and other members of the GOP establishment.

Following the release of a 2005 tape in which Trump can be heard making vulgar comments about women, Ryan said he would no longer campaign with Trump, but he stopped short of pulling his endorsement. And Trump has latched onto those comments, rallying his base to support him over Ryan.

In a Tuesday morning tweet, Trump warned that the speaker's lack of support could hurt the GOP nominee's chances in November.

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