US first ladyMichelle Obama addresses a crowd during a campaign stop at Southern New Hampshire University for  Hillary Clinton. Photograph: CJ Gunther/EPA

US first lady Michelle Obama has called Donald Trump’s bragging about sexual assault “disgraceful” and said that it had “shaken me to my core” coming(...)

Doanld Trump unravelled after the first debate and has continued to do so since. Photograph: Getty Images

Let’s stop being so hard on Donald Trump. He has done us an enormous public service. After this down-and-dirty battle of the sexes, we will never look(...)

Donald Trump uses  Twitter  on his  smartphone.  Since he reshuffled his campaign’s leadership in August, his team has tried to instill a more disciplined approach. Twitter, however, has continued to be an outlet for him  to vent without a filter. Photograph: Josh Haner/The New York Times

Donald Trump plunged deeper into campaign controversy by publicly shaming a former beauty queen for her “disgusting” sexual past. Then - in one of pr(...)

In recognition of the pivotal role the state’s voters will play in the election, Donald Trump headed to Florida for a rally at Melbourne International Airport  after Monday’s first debate. Photograph: Damon Winter/The New York Times

A Spanish-language radio station in Florida blasts out a sentence in English and the unmistakable voice of Donald Trump. “This is a country where we (...)

Alicia Machado, who won the Miss Universe pageant in 1996, photographed in May  2016. File photograph: Emily Berl/New York Times

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump escalated his attacks on a former beauty queen used by rival Hillary Clinton to attack him by falsely c(...)

US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump: “I really eased up because I didn’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings.” Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump defended his uneven performance in his first televised debate with Hillary Clinton, insisting that hi(...)

Alicia Machado: “I’m a very successful person. I have my family, my daughter, my career, my dreams, my ideas.” Photograph: Emily Berl/The New York Times

Alicia Machado became an American citizen just in time to vote against Donald Trump. It’s a vote that has been a long time coming. In May 1996, the V(...)