Trump tours Flint water crisis; Clinton releases health info

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks to a small group at the Bethel United Methodist Church in Flint, Michigan. Mike Segar/Reuters

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JUDY WOODRUFF:  For Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, this day has been all about health.  It included releases of medical data, to varying degrees, and a journey to a Michigan city beset by a water crisis.

It was Donald Trump’s first trip to Flint since the city found lead in its water in 2014.  The Republican nominee made a quick visit to a water plant and a local church.  But as Trump turned to criticizing his opponent, the minister interrupted:

DONALD TRUMP (R), Presidential Nominee:  Hillary failed on the economy, just like she has failed on foreign policy.  Everything she touched didn’t work out.  Nothing.  Now, Hillary Clinton…

WOMAN:  Mr. Trump, I invited you here to thank us for…

DONALD TRUMP:  Oh, oh, oh, OK, OK.

WOMAN:  Not to give a political speech.

DONALD TRUMP:  OK.  That’s good.

JUDY WOODRUFF:  Trump was also heckled, but he promised quick relief for Flint, if he’s elected.

Word of his coming, though, wasn’t well-received by Democratic Mayor Karen Weaver, who backs Hillary Clinton.  She said: “Flint is focused on fixing the problems caused by lead contamination of our drinking water, not photo-ops.”

Earlier, Trump taped an interview with “The Dr. Oz Show,” and gave the host of a one-page summary of a medical exam he had last week.

The campaign declined to say what was in summary.  The interview airs tomorrow.

Clinton is expected to resume campaigning tomorrow, after a bout with pneumonia.  Late today, her aides released an overall medical update from Clinton’s physician.  It said she continues taking medication to control a previously known thyroid condition and blood clots.  Otherwise, the doctor found her in sound health.

Today, her husband, former President Bill Clinton, carried her cause to Las Vegas.

BILL CLINTON, Former President of the United States:  We need to get over all these crazy divisions and go into the future together.  That’s Hillary’s position.  That’s what stronger together means.


JUDY WOODRUFF:  Meanwhile, both major party nominees, especially Trump, came in for stinging criticism from former Secretary of State Colin Powell in personal e-mails stolen by hackers and leaked to BuzzFeed.

In one, Powell called Trump — quote — “a national disgrace and an international pariah.”  And about Hillary Clinton, he said: “Everything HRC touches, she kind of screws up with hubris.”

And on the foundation front, former President Clinton and daughter Chelsea will leave the board of a health group connected to the Clinton Foundation if Hillary Clinton is elected.  And the state attorney general in New York is now investigating whether Donald Trump’s foundation violated state laws on nonprofits.

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