During the opening ceremony of his new hotel, Donald Trump has praised Newt Gingrich in his TV row with Fox News presenter Megyn Kelly over claims of misconduct made against the Republican nominee.
“Congratulations,” Donald Trump said.
“That was an amazing interview last night… We don’t play games, Newt.”
After the opening ceremony in Washington, he re-joined the campaign trail in North Carolina.
Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton is spending her 69th birthday campaigning in the must-win state of Florida.
Donald Trump had some good news in a Bloomberg Politics poll that put him two points ahead in that state.
However, with less than two weeks until Election Day, Donald Trump continues to trail Hillary Clinton in other key battleground states.
The $212 million hotel opening at the Washington’s Old Post Office Pavilion was Donald Trump’s second marketing event of the week.
His campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, told NBC’s Today show on October 26 that his appearance at the opening was to showcase his accomplishments.
“Hillary Clinton took five days off to prepare for one debate and everyone looked at that as some kind of noble exercise,” Kellyanne Conway said on Today show.
“He’s got the most active campaign <<sched>> of the two candidates by far.”
The hotel opening was seized on by Hillary Clinton as further evidence that Donald Trump exploits American workers.
The Democratic nominee told a rally in Lake Worth, Florida, that Donald Trump relied on undocumented workers “to make his project cheaper”.
Many of the products in the hotel’s rooms were made overseas, Hillary Clinton said.
Megyn Kelly has previously angered Donald Trump for questioning his attitude towards women.
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich claimed the media was spending a disproportionate amount of time on the accusations of assault, which Donald Trump has denied.