Trump Campaign Virginia Chair Fired for Anti-RNC Rally

Donald Trump's Virginia campaign chair was fired Monday afternoon after organizing a pro-Trump rally outside the Republican National Committee offices in Washington D.C., the Trump campaign confirmed to NBC News.

In an emailed statement to NBC News, Trump Deputy Campaign Manager David Bossie said "Former Virginia State Chairman Corey Stewart is no longer affiliated with the Donald J. Trump for President campaign. He is being replaced, effective immediately. Corey made this decision when he staged a stunt in front of the RNC without the knowledge or the approval of the Trump campaign."

"We have a tremendous working relationship with the RNC," Trump national campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said in an additional statement. "Chairman Reince Priebus has been an engaged and incredibly supportive ally to Mr. Trump throughout the campaign."

Stewart, for his part, told NBC News at the rally that he didn't organize it — he only spread the word about the event over social media. He also spoke at the rally, which featured vulgar signs that alluded to and made light of Trump's recently unearthed comments on a hot mic, in which he said he could "grab" women by their genitals because of his fame and celebrity.

At the rally, Stewart told the crowd he was being threatened with firing for continuing the rally. "What do you think of that?" Stewart said, to "no's" from the crowd.

He later told NBC News: "I stood up to the RNC and the establishment and they had me fired," he said, maintaining holding the rally was "the right thing to do."

He says he knew getting fired "was a possibility" but went ahead with the rally anyway.

Image: Corey Stewart, Heidi Saba
Corey Stewart, chairman of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's Virginia campaign, right, gives the thumbs-up as he poses for a photo with Trump supporter Heidi Saba with her sign that reads "Grandmothers Stand w/Trump!!!" outside the Republican National Committee Headquarters in Washington, Monday, Oct. 10, 2016. Stewart and Virginia Women for Trump gathered in support of Trump. Carolyn Kaster / AP

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VIRGINIA BEACH, VA — Chants of "lock her up" and the nickname "Crooked Hillary" have become commonplace at Trump rallies. But Saturday afternoon's event here saw a plastic Hillary Clinton mask mounted on a stick, raised above the crowd and bobbing with the crowd's cheers.

Another sign elsewhere in the few thousand person crowd featured a bullseye over a photo of Clinton. The image, which looked like a target, was pasted on to a Trump/Pence sign.

The images appear to show an escalation in anti-Clinton sentiment at these rallies. While Trump has never endorsed violence against Clinton, his words have incited some angry reactions from supporters already inclined to despise the former secretary of state.

Donald Trump Inspires Bathroom Signs at Bill Clinton Rally

Donald Trump's greatest hits from the last debate have inspired new bathroom designations at a community center in Pensacola, Florida, where President Bill Clinton held a rally Saturday.

The typical "MEN" and "WOMEN" signs were replaced with placards that read "BAD HOMBRES" and "NASTY WOMEN."

Trump called rival Hillary Clinton a "nasty woman" during the third and final presidential debate this week while she discussed entitlements. Earlier in the night, as he answered moderator Chris Wallace's question about immigration, he said, "We have some bad hombres here, and we're going to get them out."

The internet and social media have since adopted the phrases, creating a number of memes and merchandise that display the two slogans.

Miley Cyrus Surprises College Students in Support of Clinton

For singer Miley Cyrus, it will only be a "Party in the USA" if her favorite candidate wins the election — and she's doing everything possible to make that happen.

"The Voice" coach went to George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, Saturday afternoon to knock on dorm room doors and urge students to vote for Hillary Clinton.

Dressed in a flashy red, white and blue ensemble, Cyrus asked students who they planned to vote for, chatted with them about the consequences of not voting and even played video games with some.

"I'm going from door-to-door right now in support of Hillary and Tim. Are you going to vote? Have you registered to vote? Are you voting here or from out of town? Voting for Clinton and Kaine?" Cyrus asked one student after surprising her at her door.

She bounded from room to room, and also gave Clinton pins as souvenirs to students who said they were supporting her in November.

Clinton: It's My Responsibility to Heal Divided Nation as President

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"I don't want to leave anybody behind. I'm going to be the president for the people who vote against me and for me. I take that responsibility hard because I feel there's a place for everyone in America," Clinton told DJ Anjali "Queen B" on Tampa radio station 97.7 FM on Friday.

She said it would require a "greater effort" to accomplish that as the first female president, but feels she is up for the challenge.

Clinton added that she felt responsibility to bring people together amid the adversarial race with Donald Trump, and said she regretted how much the election had divided America.

"I really regret how divisive this campaign has been. Many of the things that have been said by my opponent are hurtful and have set people against each other. I've got the responsibility of not only being commander-in-chief, but I've got to figure out how we'd heal this divide," Clinton said.

The former secretary of state lamented the fact that Americans don't seem to see the "potential in front of us," and instead engage in hateful rhetoric and bullying.

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Even though Bernie Sanders is no longer in the presidential race, many supporters haven't given up on him — or on other options besides Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, data from Google Trends shows.

The data shows that searches for the term "write in," as in write-in candidate, have been growing since August, hitting a peak on October 13 — which happens to be the day after four women accused Republican candidate Donald Trump of touching them inappropriately.

During that week, searches for "write in" rose by 2,800 percent, the highest its been since 2004. Searches for "is Bernie Sanders a write in candidate" rose 2,750 percent and searches for "write in Mike Pence" grew 2,400 percent the same week. Other candidates searched include Mitt Romney and Evan McMullin.

The highest interest is in New Jersey, Vermont, Rhode Island and New Hampshire. All of these states allow write-in candidates.

Write-in votes accounted for 0.11 percent of the vote in 2012. While they have the potential to make some impact on the race, they are rarely counted by states.

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Trump Jr. Defends Father's Lewd Comments: 'It's a Fact of Life'

Donald Trump Jr. is defending his father's recently unearthed lewd comments about women, calling it a "fact of life" that men talk like that.

The Republican nominee's son spoke Friday to KIRO radio's Dori Monson about the comments, which were caught on a hot microphone on a 2005 "Access Hollywood" videotape. ("Access Hollywood" is owned and distributed by NBCUniversal, the parent company of NBC News and MSNBC.)

The tape, in which Trump is heard boasting about attempting to seduce a married woman, sparked backlash within the GOP and beyond.

"I think we all know guys who have had conversations with other guys that go a little bit in that direction. That's a fact of life," Trump Jr. said.

He asked voters to realize that his father hadn't "spent his whole life" being a politician.

"He hasn't spent his whole life polishing every statement he's ever made and every conversation he's ever had. He doesn't run a focus group so he can tell you what he's thinking. He speaks from the heart," Trump Jr. said, jabbing Clinton for differences in her public and private statements that he said came to light in the leaked emails from her chief of staff, John Podesta.

Of the string of sexual misconduct allegations that have been waged against him, Trump Jr. said, "Obviously, he's not happy" about them.

Trump Jr. said felt his father could still relate to "ordinary Americans" better on "many cases" than Hillary Clinton.

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Offices of Hillary Clinton's campaign headquarters in New York were evacuated on Friday evening after receiving a letter with a "white powdered substance," according to officials.

The entire 11th floor was cleared around 5:30 p.m. ET after the unknown substance arrived in a business size envelope to Clinton's Brooklyn headquarters, the NYPD's Office of the Deputy Commissioner, Public Information (DCPI) told NBC News.

"Preliminary testing by federal and local officials has found the substance to be non-hazardous. The four individuals involved have reported no health issues and, following a full examination by medical personnel, were each released to go home," said Clinton spokesperson Glen Caplin. "Our office remained open throughout this period and will remain open without interruption tomorrow morning."

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He wrapped up his day in the Granite State with a campaign rally that comfortably fit the old Exeter Town Hall, a famed site where Abraham Lincoln once addressed the town.

"That man is ready. This team is ready. This movement is ready," Pence roared to close his speech. "If you go make sure New Hampshire is ready, we will make Donald Trump the 45th President of the United States of America, and we will make America great again."

The full-throated backing of his running mate included the insistence that Trump "beat Hillary Clinton hands down" at the debate in Las Vegas Wednesday, and noted that the campaign has "unrelenting momentum," as Pence told the crowd about his stops in Albuquerque and Reno on Thursday.

"Yeah, it's a big country," Pence chuckled. He told them that he can "sense this enthusiasm" and suggested that Trump is "still standing stronger than ever before."

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Duke announced in late July that he was running for the open Senate seat. He endorsed Donald Trump, who Duke said had bolstered the white nationalist movement and inspired him to run. The Republican presidential candidate has disavowed Duke multiple times.

Duke said it was "amazing" that he met the 5 percent minimum requirement to attend the debate, but worried about visiting a black university.

"Dillard is pretty supportive of Black Lives Matter, and I've been pretty critical of them," he said, according to the Advocate.

Miley Cyrus Will Knock On Doors For Clinton Saturday

That's so Miley.

The Voice judge, singer, songwriter and philanthropist Miley Cyrus will be joining Hillary Clinton's VP Pick, Tim Kaine, to campaign for Clinton at George Mason University, V.A. on Saturday, October 22.

"Comin to VA for HC!!!" Cyrus said in a Tweet that also included the hashtag #imwithher and a photo of Clinton's face in the middle of an American dollar.

As a passionate advocate for LGBTQ rights and a pansexual, Cyrus intends to literally knock on doors in the college to speak to students about the "high-stake gamble" of this election particularly for millennial voters.

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