Washington: Donald Trump’s rhetoric on the campaign trail grew even darker on Monday after a new poll was released showing him trailing Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.
Criticizing Vermont senator Bernie Sanders’ endorsement of Clinton, Trump pulled no punches.
“He made a deal with the devil. She’s the devil,” Trump said of Clinton at an evening rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Trump, who has come under withering criticism over his attacks on the family of the family of slain Army Captain Humayun Khan, also fired political adviser Ed Brookover on Monday. Brookover, who helped with planning for the Republican convention, confirmed his termination to Bloomberg Politics, but declined to comment further.
A CNN poll released Monday showed Clinton with a 52% to 43% lead over Trump in an head-to-head match-up taken after the Republican and Democratic conventions. Hours after the latest poll numbers were released; Trump told a crowd in Columbus, Ohio, that he worries the general election in November will be “rigged” against him, launching a fresh attack on the legitimacy of a US system his candidacy is premised on upending. READ MORE OF THIS REPORT