Trump News Conference in DC
Cover a (mock) Donald Trump news conference in Washington D.C. Your report should be two to five paragraphs long, and must be filed by 9:30 am on Tuesday, as if covering breaking news on a tight deadline. Write a short, sharp, snappy headline. Accuracy is key. Here's how it could have been handled, starting with news bulletins, based on Trump's remarks (below):
REPUBLICAN TRUMP JUMPS BACK INTO U.S. WHITE HOUSE RACE, 1 WEEK AFTER QUITTING OVER FEARS HE’D BE CHEATED OF VICTORY
TRUMP SAYS RENEWED FBI PROBE OF EMAILS POSSIBLY LINKED TO RIVAL HILLARY CLINTON “CHANGES EVERYTHING” 1 WEEK BEFORE NOV. 8 ELECTION DAY
TRUMP SAYS CAMPAIGN’S POLLS SHOW “SURGING” U.S.-WIDE SUPPORT FOR HIM AND RUNNING MATE PENCE
TRUMP ACCUSES CLINTON, FELLOW DEMOCRATS OF CORRUPTION ON SCALE “NEVER BEFORE SEEN IN A PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE”
TRUMP, AT HIS NEW HOTEL IN WASINGTON, SAYS MILLIONS OF PEOPLE URGED HIM TO RESUME CAMPAIGN
Trump Jumps Back into U.S. White House race, 1 Week after Bolting
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 – Republican Donald Trump roared backed into the U.S. presidential race Tuesday, one week after quitting over stated fears that his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, would cheat him of victory in the Nov. 8 vote.
Trump said a newly announced FBI investigation of emails possibly linked to Clinton’s term as secretary of state “changes everything.” Support for him and his choice for vice president, Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana, has surged nationwide, he said.
In a surprise move on Oct. 25, Trump had told a newswriting class in suburban Shanghai, China, that he was bowing out on the ground that Clinton, along with fellow top Democrats and the “mainstream” media, were thoroughly corrupt and that the vote had been rigged against him.
The real-estate developer-turned-reality-television star, speaking Thursday at a Trump-branded hotel he opened last month, told reporters that millions of Americans had urged him to jump back in to bar Hillary Clinton from the White House. “They share my sense that ‘Crooked Hillary’ will face criminal charges over private email arrangements that she used as secretary of state in violation of good-government practices,” he said.
Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey, in a letter to Congressional leaders on Friday, said his law-enforcement agents had recovered emails hat may be relevant to Clinton’s use of a private email server as secretary of state. The FBI has obtained a warrant to search the emails found on a computer used by former congressman Anthony Weiner, estranged husband of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin, that may contain evidence relevant to the investigation into Clinton’s email server, law enforcement officials said.
Trump’s remarks to a news conference at Trump® International Hotel Washington,
D.C., Nov. 1, 2016
Ladies and Gentlemen: I am resuming my candidacy for president of the United States effective immediately.
Millions of Americans have urged me to jump back in to keep Hillary Clinton out of the White House.
They share my sense that Crooked Hillary will face criminal charges over private email arrangements that she used as secretary of state in violation of good-government practices.
As we're learning more and more each day, Hillary and her Democratic Party henchmen are corrupt on a scale that we've never seen before in a presidential candidate.
director has said his agency is reviewing a new batch of emails possibly
relevant to Clinton's private server.
I think this changes everything.
I’ll take two questions.
ANSWER TO QUESTION ABOUT WHAT’S CHANGING: “My campaign's polling shows that support for the Trump-Pence ticket is surging nationwide.”