From The Associated Press:
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential campaign (all times EDT):
Donald Trump says President Barack Obama is the founder of the Islamic State group.
Trump in recent days has accused Hillary Clinton rhetorically of being the founder of IS. He’s referring to national security policies in the Middle East that he says enabled the extremist group’s rise.
But Trump is now leveling that accusation directly at Obama during a rally in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Trump is also referring to the president by his full legal name: Barack Hussein Obama.
Hillary Clinton is getting a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T at a Detroit-area fundraiser.
The Democratic presidential candidate was treated to a performance by Aretha Franklin at a fundraiser in a Detroit suburb Tuesday night. Attendees said the so-called queen of soul performed at the private gathering.
Franklin – whose hits included “Respect,” ”Think” and “Natural Woman” – has performed for President Barack Obama in the past, including at his 2008 inauguration.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is making light of the Zika virus outbreak during a Donald Trump rally in Florida.
Huckabee is introducing Trump in Fort Lauderdale. He says he’s a lot more scared of a Hillary Clinton presidency than he is about a mosquito bite in South Florida.
Florida officials have said nearby Miami-Dade County is where more than a dozen non-travel-related Zika cases were discovered last week. Those are believed to be the first and only active transmissions in the mainland United States.
Donald Trump says he’s concerned that the moderators in the upcoming presidential debates won’t be fair.
Trump has …