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Trouble at home
July 18, 2019

President Trump's North Carolina rally was panned by two people close to him: his wife, first lady Melania Trump, and his daughter, Ivanka Trump.

Both women, as well as Vice President Mike Pence, told Trump they didn't like how the crowd started chanting "Send her back!" after he attacked Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), people with knowledge of the matter told CBS News on Thursday. Omar, a naturalized citizen who was born in Somalia and came to the U.S. as a young refugee, was one of the four Democratic congresswomen of color he tweeted needed to "go back" to their original countries.

Trump didn't try to stop the chanting, which lasted for about 13 seconds, or admonish the crowd. When asked about the incident on Thursday, Trump told reporters he "felt a little bad about it," and insisted he "started speaking very quickly" in order to get the crowd under control.

Earlier in the day, Trump discussed the chant with his inner circle, CBS News reports, and shared his concerns that if he backed down, his supporters would be upset. Catherine Garcia

August 13, 2015

A majority of New Jersey's registered voters want Chris Christie to step down from his post as governor while he runs for the Republican presidential nomination, a new poll from Rutgers-Eagleton reveals. While 41 percent said that Christie should stay on as New Jersey's governor while he runs for president, 54 percent said he should resign. The poll’s margin of error was plus or minus 4 percent.

But there's an asterisk: When the pollster asked New Jersey voters about a Democratic-backed proposal to force Christie (and all future governors) to step down while they run for president — as opposed to the original question's implication that he should step down voluntarily — only 45 percent wanted Christie to be forced out, versus 52 percent who said he shouldn't be forced out.

"New Jerseyans want the governor to resign now that he is officially in the 2016 primary race, but they want him to do it on his own terms," said pollster Ashley Koning.

These results come just a day after another Rutgers-Eagleton post found that more than half of New Jerseyans think Christie is "arrogant" and not "presidential." Becca Stanek

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