***2016 LiveWire*** Trump, Clinton Gear Up for General Election Battle

Welcome to Breitbart News’s live updates of the 2016 election. All times eastern. 3:05: United Steelworkers Union endorses Clinton. But how many of these union members will vote for Trump in the fall? Thanks to United Steel Workers for their endorsement of @HillaryClinton! https://t.co/e8So7j4wn3 — Christina Reynolds (@creynoldsnc) June 8, 2016 2:55: Gingrich now says Trump is a “gifted amateur.” Totally misleading report about my talk at Bio this morning. In 90 minute dialogue made clear Trump is learning, a gifted amateur, will win — Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) June 8, 2016 2:52: Trump also rules out Rick Perry, a candidate preferred by the “Never Trump” professional conservatives, for VP. 2:50: Trump says he doesn’t need to raise $1 billion, which is why they professional political operatives may really his candidacy: “There’s no reason to raise that,” Trump said about raising $1 billion. “I just don’t think I need nearly as much money as other people need because I get so much publicity. I get so many invitations to be on television. I get so many interviews, if I want them.” 2:47: CNN refers to Romney’s summit as a “safe place” for the “Never Trump” Smart Set (Paul Ryan, Tom Cotton