The Latest: Trump says he will bolster cybersecurity

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the presidential race between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton (all times EDT):

10:40 a.m.

Donald Trump is stressing the need to bolster the nation’s cybersecurity efforts under “constant attack” from foreign powers.

Trump, speaking to a veterans group in Virginia, said he would order a thorough review of the nation’s computer defenses and warned against potential hackers from China, Russia and North Korea. He also vowed to form a joint federal task force, which would include the military, to crack down on hackers.

The Republican nominee also linked cyber vulnerabilities to the private email server used by his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.

He said that Clinton’s “only experience in cybersecurity” was her “criminal” attempt to keep her emails hidden. The FBI director chastised Clinton for use of the server but did not recommend prosecution.


10 a.m.

As a reality TV boss on “The Apprentice,” Donald Trump repeatedly demeaned women with sexist language, according to show insiders. They said he rated female contestants by the size of their breasts and talked about which ones he’d like to have sex with.

The Associated Press interviewed more than 20 former crew members, editors and contestants. They described crass behavior by Trump behind the scenes of the hit show, in which aspiring capitalists were given tasks to perform and competed for jobs working for him.

Trump called for female contestants to wear shorter dresses that showed more cleavage. Several cast members said Trump had one female contestant twirl before him so he could ogle her figure.

The Trump campaign called the charges unsubstantiated and fabricated by disgruntled former employees.
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