Sara Jerde

Sara Jerde is a newswriter based in New York. Her bylines have appeared in The Star-Ledger, The Chronicle of Higher Education and The Columbus Dispatch. She graduated from Ohio University. Send emails to and follow her @SaraJerde.

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Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said Thursday that Democrat Hillary Clinton would abandon the United States' allies if she were to occupy the White House.

The remark comes less than a day after Donald Trump startled the foreign policy community by telling The New York Times that he would consider helping the United States' NATO allies if they “have fulfilled their obligations to us.”

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Donald Trump's campaign team is reportedly checking and rechecking the speech he will give Thursday at the Republican National Convention to make sure it isn't plagiarized, The New York Times reported.

Of course, this vetting comes after his wife, Melania Trump, used language in her Monday speech that was lifted from an address Michelle Obama gave at the Democratic National Convention in 2008.

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