At a rally Friday in North Carolina, Trump complained about the first lady and accused her of attacking Hillary Clinton during the 2008 primaries

Donald Trump took a rare swipe at Michelle Obama on the campaign trail on Friday.

For much of the campaign, the Republican nominee has avoided directly challenging the first lady. Polls prove she is far more popular than her husband or the two presidential nominees.

But at a rally Friday in North Carolina, Trump complained that all she wants to do is campaign. He then accused her of assaulting Hillary Clinton during the 2008 primaries.

He added that the first lady had said that if you cant running your own home, you cant run the White House, which Trump said was aimed at the Clintons.

Obama did make that commentary but she and her husband vehemently denied it referred to the Clintons and was instead about their own attempts to balance family and politics.

At the same rally Trump said the Philippine chairmen shift toward closer relations with China after decades of a pro-US foreign policy showed that America has grown weak and be interpreted to mean that Barack Obama had forgotten his presidential obligations as he was often campaigning for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

The Republican presidential candidate said that the Philippines was a very important strategic friend and China and Russia are likely going to take it.
In China Thursday, Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte said he was separating from the US. But in Manila Friday, Duterte said he would not cut ties and it was in his countrys own best interest to stay with America.

Trump also said that he would be packing his schedule with events from now until election day so that he would not have any regrets.

He said he never wanted to look back and think that if hed merely held one more rally, he could have won a state.

He said that win lose or draw hell be happy with himself. But he said that, if all his supporters come out to vote, hell win on 8 November.

Meanwhile, New Yorks cardinal Timothy Dolan said there were touching moments between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton at a charity dinner that was otherwise marked by barbed remarks by the presidential candidates.

Dolan told NBCs Today Show Friday that at one point at the dinner, Trump leaned in and told Clinton: You are one tough and talented woman.

According to Dolan, Clinton responded by saying: Whatever happens, we need to work together afterward.

Both candidates attended the annual Alfred E Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner on Thursday. That is a white-tie jamboree in New York that is often the last time the two presidential nominees share a stage before election day.

At the dinner, Dolan called his seat between Trump and Clinton the iciest place on earth.

Clinton harked back to the dinner on Friday after Trump tweeted that he had won Wednesday nights debate.

Donald J. Trump (@ realDonaldTrump)

The results are in on the final debate and it is almost unanimous, I WON! Thank you, these are very exciting times.

October 21, 2016

Hillary Clinton (@ HillaryClinton)

Where was this kind of comedy last night? https :// 71 JhLG5 5G5

October 21, 2016

Clinton appears to be displaying strength in its most important battleground states of North Carolina and Florida among voters casting ballots before election day.

Data compiled by The Associated Press depicts she may also be building an early referendum advantage in Arizona and Colorado.

Trump, meanwhile, appears to be holding ground in Ohio, Iowa and Georgia. Those are important nations for Trump, but insufficient for him to win the presidency if he loses nations like Florida or North Carolina.

More than 4.2 million early votes have been casting, far outpacing the rate for this period in 2012. Balloting is under way in 34 out of 37 early-voting states.

In all, more than 45 million people are expected to vote before election day.

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