from Chuck Burton AP

from Chuck Burton AP

As we finally approach the general election in November, The Roar will keep you up to date on major events in the Presidential Election that happened over the last week. Each week, Rachel and Rachel will each report on Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s major campaign speeches and announcements. And just a reminder that early voting has started!

by Rachel Swartz, staff reporter

These past few weeks, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his campaign have been hot on the trail, especially with less than two weeks until Election Day.

But on Wednesday, October 26th, he applied the grand opening of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., taking a short break before hopping back onto the trail and heading to New York and North Carolina.

The hotel is located at 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue in the Old Post Office, not too far from the White House. Trump stated that this project was “under budget, but ahead of schedule.”

Trump continued to praise those who worked hard on the assignment, planners and construction workers alike.

“So many parts of our country are in a state of disrepair. These are spaces that have no hope, have no future, but you need imagination and you need the ability to get them done. My job is to look at undeveloped spaces and imagine what they could be.”

by Rachel Lamb, executive editor

With only 11 days until the election, Hillary Clinton has been busy interacting with voters across the country. Michelle Obama, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Tim Kaine have been speaking on behalf of Clinton across the country.

Clinton and her surrogates have been focusing on swing states such as North Carolina, Florida and Nevada.  Yet with Clinton leading Trump by a significant margin, the campaign has begun to more actively focus on down-the-ballot races, donating money or campaigning with candidates running for Governor and Senate positions.

Taking a small break for her birthday, which was earlier this week, Clinton attended an Adele concert where Adele threw her support behind Clinton. Additionally, Wikileaks has continued to release hacked e-mails from Clinton’s campaign chairman John Pedestal.  The e-mails highlight the Clinton camp’s response to issues surrounding the Clinton campaign including the Clinton foundation and her use of a private e-mail server.

“It’s something that we have to be honest about. We have to face up to systemic racism. We see it in jobs, we see it in education, we see it in housing. But let’s be really clear; it’s a big part of what we’re facing in the criminal justice system. African American men get arrested, charged, convicted, and incarcerated far more often and for far longer for doing the same thing that white men do.”