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Trump and Clinton Have Knots to Untangle Before Labor Day

Donald J. Trump creates confusion over conflicting signs about his views on immigration, while Hillary Clinton continues to be dogged by headlines about her family’s foundation.
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Hillary Clinton at a campaign event in Reno, Nev., last week. Credit Max Whittaker for The New York Times

Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton will enter the week before Labor Day trading barbs over racism, transparency and scandals.

Mr. Trump gave conflicting signs last week about his views on immigration, and there has been some confusion about his schedule and whether he would give a speech on the issue as planned during a trip to Phoenix. But he took to his favorite medium, Twitter, on Sunday night to say that he would go ahead with the address, promising a “major speech on ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION.” But Mr. Trump’s position remained murky after his supporters appeared on the Sunday news shows and struggled to answer questions about where exactly he stands.

Mr. Trump’s conflicting statements on immigration — the issue that vaulted him to prominence in the Republican primary — threaten the image he has tried to create of himself as a straight-talker rather than a politician. For Democrats, the candidate’s shifts threaten their argument that he is a dangerous hard-liner who will carry out past threats of mass deportation.

Mrs. Clinton continues to be dogged by headlines about her family’s foundation, about precisely how it will be wound down, and by reports that her daughter, Chelsea, will remain on its board even as her husband, Bill, steps back. Mrs. Clinton has said that there were no quid pro quos involving donors to the foundation and access to her while she was the secretary of state, and she and her campaign have denounced an Associated Press report suggesting otherwise.

Still, she has struggled to come up with a clear answer as to why, if the foundation may present a conflict if she were to become president, it did not while she was at the State Department.

Amid all the back and forth, it is hard to tell how many voters are paying attention to either candidate with the holiday approaching.

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