There are only 3 months until election day. As the race for the White House comes down to the wire, GOP candidate Donald Trump is making headlines and enemies.
Here’s a look at some of the front page headlines from around the country. We’ve also included a roundup of the latest polls.
Trump’s Missteps Sow Unease Among GOP: Donald Trump is confronting the roughest patch of his presidential campaign, with even some of his strongest supporters urging him to shift gears. Wall Street Journal
Trump Steps Up His Criticism of Khans and G.O.P. Leaders: Donald J. Trump’s top advisers have urged him to move on from the feud with the family of an Army captain who was Muslim, but he has continued to attack. Mr. Trump also clashed with Republicans who criticized him, declining to endorse the House speaker, Paul D. Ryan, and Senator John McCain for re-election. New York Times
For Trump, a new ‘rigged’ system: The election itself: Donald Trump, trailing narrowly in presidential polls, has issued a warning to worried Republican voters: The election will be “rigged” against him — and he could lose as a result. Trump pointed to several court cases nationwide in which restrictive laws requiring voters to show identification have been thrown out. He said those decisions open the door to fraud in November. “If the election is rigged, I would not be surprised,” he told The Washington Post in an interview Tuesday afternoon. “The voter ID situation has turned out to be a very unfair development. We may have people vote 10 times.” Washington Post
Runaway Trump Train Picks Up Speed As Aides Can’t Grab The Controls: Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s campaign chairman, has had success dealing with hard-to-manage dictatorial types, from Imelda Marcos of the Philippines, to Jonas Savimbi of Angola, to Victor Yanukovych of Ukraine. But he is described by close friends as “frustrated” beyond measure by his inability to manage Trump in any sense. Reince Preibus, the pliable chair of the Republican National Committee, went to extraordinary lengths to legitimize The Donald ― but now the RNC is throwing up its hands and distancing itself. Even longtime Trump friends ― he does have as few, such as former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani ― shake their heads at what they regard as his self-destructive knack for saying awful things at the worst times. Huffington Post
Anti-Trump Republicans caught in quandary: Even as a few move to Hillary’s camp, many remain reluctant to help a Democrat, but lack a clear idea of what to do instead. Politico
The ‘Trump Train’ flies off the rails: Let’s review: It started last week with Trump inviting the Russians to hack into Hillary Clinton’s computer system to find “the missing emails.” A United States presidential candidate was urging a hostile foreign power to execute a cyberattack on this country. The night of Clinton’s acceptance speech at the Democratic convention — as she was uttering the words “A man who can be baited with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons” — Trump was proving her right as he blasted a series of insulting tweets at her and other DNC speakers. TheHill
For the first time ever, a sitting president has joined the fray. Tuesday during a White House press conference the President Barack Obama had this to say:
In an extraordinary denunciation of Donald J. Trump’s temperament and competence, President Obama urged leaders of the Republican Party on Tuesday to withdraw their endorsements of Mr. Trump’s candidacy, flatly calling him “unfit to serve” as the nation’s 45th president. Speaking in the East Room of the White House while Mr. Trump rallied supporters in a nearby Virginia suburb, the president noted the Republican criticism of Mr. Trump for his attacks on the Muslim parents of an American soldier, Capt. Humayun Khan, who died in Iraq. But Mr. Obama said the political recriminations from Republicans “ring hollow” if the party’s leaders continue to support Mr. Trump’s campaign. New York Times
Here’s a look at the latest polls: