US Elections 2016: Final countdown

Election Briefs: Trump belittles latest accuser

Trump belittles latest accuser

NEW YORK • Mr Donald Trump has disparaged the latest woman to accuse him of touching her inappropriately, dismissing her as a "porn star" and saying sarcastically: "Oh, I'm sure she's never been grabbed before." The accuser, adult film actress Jessica Drake, said Mr Trump groped and kissed her without her permission in 2006.


Tweet revenge from Obama

NEW YORK • President Barack Obama has trolled Mr Donald Trump's prolific use of Twitter to settle scores, reading aloud a "mean tweet" from the Republican on a late-night show. In response to the tweet that "President Obama will go down as perhaps the worst president in the history of the United States!", he said: "At least I will go down as president."


Millennials voting with their feet

BOSTON • The negative tone of this year's White House race is souring young Americans, turning some away, just as the millennial generation has become as large a potential bloc of voters as the baby boomers.

A Reuters/Ipsos poll shows that Americans aged 18 to 34 are slightly less likely to vote for president this year than their comparably aged peers were in 2012.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 26, 2016, with the headline 'Election Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe