Welcome to McClatchy’s Voter Survival Guide, an interactive presentation of daily events from one of the strangest presidential campaigns in modern history.
Inside Trump’s financial empire
A New York Times investigation into Donald Trump’s real estate holdings finds the Republican nominee’s companies have at least $650 million in debt.
One of the main findings: a New York office building Trump partly owns carries a $950 million loan backed by the Bank of China, one of the largest banks in a country Trump has frequently painted as an economic adversary of the United States, and Goldman Sachs, which Trump has blasted for its relationship to Hillary Clinton.
Trump’s campaign manager changes mind on tax returns
"I've learned since being on the inside that this audit is a serious matter,” Conway told ABC. “He has said that when the audit is complete, he will release his tax returns.”
Just five months ago, Conway urged Trump to “be transparent” and release his returns.
Michele Bachmann says she’s advising Trump
“He also recognizes there is a threat around the world, not just here in Minnesota, of radical Islam,” she said, according to Minnesota Public Radio. “I wish our President Obama also understood the threat of radical Islam and took it seriously.”
Bachmann has yet to endorse the Republican nominee.
Trump inches closer to Clinton fundraising
The Republican nominee substantially increased his July fundraising, but, according to FEC filings, he’s still coming up short when compared to the Democratic camp.
What they’re saying
I am the king of debt. I love debt.
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