Trump makes another controversial statement that probably won’t derail his campaign
Donald Trump just told America that he thinks women who have illegal abortions should face “some sort of punishment.” The comment, during Wednesday’s taping of an MSNBC town hall, drew immediate blowback from the Democratic presidential candidates and the head of Planned Parenthood. “Shameful,” Bernie Sanders tweeted. Even March for Life said the GOP front-runner had managed to upset anti-abortion advocates. Son Donald Trump Jr. pointed out, the statement *was* about illegal abortions. The outrage prompted the campaign to backtrack and clarify with a later statement: “The doctor or any other person performing this illegal act upon a woman would be held legally responsible, not the woman. The woman is a victim in this case.”
Rubio: I’m taking these delegates as 2016 souvenir
Marco Rubio might not be running for president anymore, but he just made himself relevant again. His goal: Stop Donald Trump. His method: Hold on to his delegates. In an unusual move, Rubio asked GOP leaders of 21 states and territories not to release the 172 delegates that the Florida senator won during his now-defunct presidential campaign. That could keep Trump from reaching a majority of 1,237 delegates he needs to clinch the nomination by the party’s national convention, meaning a second vote for the nomination could take place where anyone could win. Sounds like when Marco said #NeverTrump, he meant it.
Name the city where a black man was shot and killed by police, and the officers won’t be charged
A few places come to mind (Ferguson, Cleveland), but now add Minneapolis to that list. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said evidence does not support charges against officers Mark Ringgenberg and Dustin Schwarze in the fatal shooting of 24-year-old Jamar Clark in November, and the officers won’t be charged in his death. The officers said Clark grabbed the hand grip of one of the officer’s guns while it was in the holster. DNA shows Clark was never handcuffed in the incident, and Clark’s DNA was found on an officer’s weapon, justifying the use of deadly force, Freeman said. The incident set off a wave of protests, often turning violent, and protesters camped for weeks in front of the police station.
Why Tiger Woods isn’t getting into the Hall of Fame as soon as we thought
The World Golf Hall of Fame announced Wednesday that it raised the minimum induction age from 40 to 50 years old. Tiger turned 40 late last year, which means he’ll have to wait a decade before he walks into the Hall. Some people will make a fuss, but For the Win’s Luke Kerr-Dineen says he isn’t sure it’s that big a deal. It can be a little awkward when players take their place in the Hall of Fame while still swinging. Now Woods can assume his place when his PGA Tour career is (truly) over. His return to golf remains uncertain, even with the Masters about to kick off next week.
And in more golf-related news, Caitlyn Jenner gets her game on
Caitlyn Jenner got the chance to show off her athleticism Wednesday when she participated in the ANA Inspiration Pro-Am. There was little fanfare to the affair, surprising everyone; about 12 people followed Jenner, women’s soccer legend Abby Wambach, LPGA pro Marina Alex and two other amateurs. At least they got to see the banter between Jenner and Wambach. “OK, I did my job for the day. Now it’s up to you guys. I can’t carry you all day,” Jenner joked. Gotta love ladies celebrating ladies.
Soccer star Abby Wambach, partnered with Caitlyn Jenner for the ANA Inspiration Pro-AM, jumps into Poppie’s Pond after LPGA pro Danielle Kang sinks an impressive putt at the 18th hole at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage.
[Source:- USA Today]