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    Trump campaigning for votes in Pittsburgh in late September 2020. Evan Vucci/AP German Americans paved Donald Trump’s road into the White House in 2016 through Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania. This ethnic group barely receives attention in American media and politics. The Midwest, home to many German Americans, is a battleground for the 2020 presidential election. Will this inconspicuous group yet again cast the deciding votes in the upcoming election? An old Wisconsin farmhouse around the Civil War period. The German American experience Forty-four million Americans claim German ancestry. They constitute a large white heritage group in the United States, and the largest by far in the Midwest. Between 1850 and 1890, Germans arrived in the millions to...
    A new report Thursday reveals Amy Coney Barrett has promoted the notion that Roe v. Wade is 'barbaric' as President Donald Trump has said he didn't know her perspective on abortion before nominating her to the Supreme Court. The revelation of Barrett's views that life begins at conception will likely lead to questions about how her personal thoughts on the issue could shape reproductive rights. In 2006, according to The Guardian, Barrett – who at the time was working as a professor at Notre Dame Law School, publicly supported St. Joseph County Right to Life.  The organization calls for the criminalization of disposing of unused or frozen embryos created during the in vitro fertilization (IVF) process, a perspective considered to...
    Rasmussen Reports released its daily Presidential Tracking Poll on Thursday and found that Donald Trump experienced a boost to his approval rating following Tuesday night’s presidential debate against Joe Biden, Breitbart reported. Notably, Trump’s job approval rating jumped from 46 to 49 percent after the post-debate polling was added to the pollster’s five-day rolling average. In addition, his job disapproval declined from 53 to 51 percent. Overall, Trump experienced a five-point shift in his favor. “The president’s approval ran in the low 50s for 10 days through the end of last week but dropped as low as 46% in the first three days of this week following his nomination Saturday of federal Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme...
    Facebook has removed 216 Trump ads that claimed "despite the health risks [of] COVID-19 Joe Biden will increase refugees" from Somalia, Syria and Yemen.  "We rejected these ads because we don't allow claims that people's physical safety, health, or survival is threatened by people on the basis of their national origin or immigration status," a Facebook spokesperson told CBS News via email. The Facebook ad library for the Donald J. Trump Facebook page shows Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. paid $10,000 to $15,000 for the 15-second video messages that started to run on September 30. The ad library, which lists ads purchased by the Trump campaign, shows 216 ads used the "creative and text" before they were taken down by...
    New York (CNN Business)The bombshell New York Times report over the weekend detailing two decades' worth of Donald Trump's tax records answered a number of questions Americans have been asking since Trump announced his bid for the White House. Chief among them: How much federal income tax has the President paid? The answer, per the Times reporting: at least during much of the past two decades, Trump has paid less in federal income taxes than the average American taxpayer. Trump paid no federal income taxes in 10 of the 15 years beginning in 2000, according to the Times. In both 2016 and 2017, he paid just $750 in federal income taxes, about 16 times less than the average American tax...
    President Donald Trump suggested he won’t abide by any rule changes the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) may put into effect after his messy first face-off with former Vice President Joe Biden. “Why would I allow the Debate Commission to change the rules for the second and third Debates when I easily won last time?” Trump tweeted on Thursday. Why would I allow the Debate Commission to change the rules for the second and third Debates when I easily won last time? — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 1, 2020 The CPD announced that that they were looking into ways to provide “additional structure” for the remaining debates “to ensure a more orderly discussion of the...
    The Department of Agriculture is including a letter signed by President Donald Trump in boxes of surplus food that are being sent out to needy American families.  The letters - both in English and Spanish - were obtained by Politico, with representatives from the organizations tasked with handing out the food complaining to the news site that the letters are being used to bolster Trump's re-election effort.  'In my 30 years of doing this work, I've never seen something this egregious,' Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, the executive director of the Ohio Association of Food Banks told Politico. 'These are federally purchased boxes.'  The Farmers to Families Food Boxes, seen behind President Donald Trump on an August 24 trip to Mills River, North...
    A combination picture shows U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaking during the first 2020 presidential campaign debate, held on the campus of the Cleveland Clinic at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, September 29, 2020.Brian Snyder | Reuters President Donald Trump on Thursday suggested that he would not accept any expected changes to the rules of his remaining debates with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. "Why would I allow the Debate Commission to change the rules for the second and third Debates when I easily won last time?, Trump tweeted. The Twitter post came a day after the Commission on Presidential Debates announced it would making changes to the formats of the next two showdowns...
    Quinn Simmons, an American road cyclist, has been suspended from his team after making comments on Twitter supportive of President Donald Trump, The Associated Press reported. Simmons, 19, had until Thursday been employed by Trek-Segafredo, a bike manufacturer that sponsors road cyclists competing at the UCI WorldTeam level. The 2019 junior road race world champion had been competing in his first year with the team; however, comments he made on Twitter this week may yet jeopardize his future in the sport. On Wednesday Dutch journalist José Been posted on Twitter, saying that she “this horrible presidency ends for you,” referring to her American friends. She added, “if you follow me and support Trump, you can go.” Simmons used an emoji...
    US sets refugee cap at 15K, a new historic low The National Restaurant Association Is Hosting Free Seminars To Teach Hospitality Workers How To Deal With Anti-Maskers Most Americans don't know these lucrative Social Security "secrets" Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/8 SLIDES © Aaron of L.A. Photography / Shutterstock.com Joe Biden vs. Donald Trump: Tax and Economic Policies This story originally appeared on SmartAsset. Though the COVID-19 pandemic has eaten up most of the political headlines this general election season, the contest of Joe Biden vs. Donald Trump does feature a number of deep differences in other areas beyond the...
    White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Thursday dismissed Fox News’ John Roberts, who repeatedly demanded that she condemn white supremacy on behalf of the Trump administration. “This has been answered yesterday by the president himself, the day before by the president himself,” McEnany said. She noted that President Donald Trump had condemned white supremacy by saying “sure” three times during the presidential debate on Tuesday night when asked if he would denounce white supremacists. She also noted that he did it again in response to a reporter on Wednesday. “I always denounce any form, any form of any of that,” Trump replied on Wednesday afternoon when asked to condemn white supremacists. “You have to denounce.” McEnany also cited remarks...
    We have the first poling that includes some post-debate data, and it’s good news for President Donald Trump. According to Rasmussen, after including one night of post-debate polling in its five-day rolling average, Trump’s job approval rating climbed from 46 to 49 percent, while his job disapproval number dropped from 53 to 51 percent. That is a six-point shift in Trump’s direction. Rasmussen explains, “This survey is the first to include a night of polling following the first presidential debate between Trump and Democrat nominee Joe Biden…. By next Monday morning, all 1,500 voters in the daily tracking survey will have been polled following Tuesday night’s contentious debate.” “The president’s approval ran in the low 50s for 10 days through...
    (CNN)On Thursday morning, Donald Trump tweeted this: "I won the debate big, based on compilation of polls etc. Thank you!"This is, in a word, false. Let me prove it.Here are two major news organizations' polls that sought to measure public opinion on the first general election debate between Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday night in Cleveland:1) A CNN post-debate poll showed 60% of debate watchers said Biden did a better job in the debate, while 28% said Trump did.2) A CBS News poll of debate watchers showed 48% thought Biden won as compared to 41% who thought Trump did. The rest -- 10% -- called the debate a tie.Read MoreNeither of those -- if I am...
    Zack Sharf October 1, 2020 5:19PM (UTC) This article originally appeared on IndieWire. Ready or not, here comes Borat. Amazon has premiered the official trailer for Sacha Baron Cohen's comedy sequel, officially titled "Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm." No, the rumored title of "Borat: Gift of Pornographic Monkey to Vice Premiere Mikhael Pence to Make Benefit Recently Diminished Nation of Kazakhstan" was not true. The film picks up with Cohen's Kazakh journalist Borat following the blockbuster success of the 2006 movie as he returns to America with his daughter hoping to "gift her to someone close to the throne" (aka someone in the orbit of Donald Trump's White House). Read more from IndieWire: David Byrne on voter suppression, self-improvement, and why the Talking Heads...
    After four years in office, Donald Trump has yet to come up with his own health care plan. During Tuesday's presidential debate, moderator Chris Wallace chided Donald Trump for failing to come up with his own health care plan to replace the Affordable Care Act. "You have never in these four years come up with a plan," Wallace said. "I got rid of the individual mandate," Trump retorted.
    Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer, will not facilitate the sale of merchandise branded with the phrases “Stand Back” and/or “Stand By,” an utterance made by President Donald Trump during Tuesday’s debate that some consider a dog whistle to white supremacist terrorist groups. As CBS News reported, other retailers are following suit. On Tuesday night, during the first presidential debate, moderator Chris Wallace asked the president if he would be willing to condemn white supremacy. Wallace specifically mentioned by name the Proud Boys, a far-right group that, among others, has been accused of contributing to violence at protests in Portland and other cities. Trump gave this as his response, via a companion CBS News report: “The Proud Boys. Stand back...
    Donald Trump tweeted that perhaps the reason he has kept his hair is thanks to a chemical in McDonald’s french fries. The initial post came from Ari Fleischer, former White House Press Secretary to President George W. Bush, and Fox News Contributor. In February 2018, Fleischer linked to a study that showed that a chemical in McDonald’s french fries could cure baldness. The study said that a chemical added to the oil to stop it from frothing showed in tests to help mice regrow hair. Fleischer, who is bald, wrote that “it doesn’t work.” Trump replied to the tweet with this own take. “No wonder I didn’t lose my hair!” he wrote. Not everyone found the tweet entertaining. Many commenters...
    A BLACK Democrat voting group has slammed President Donald Trump's Proud Boys debate line and said it will "directly ignite" the far-right group. The group denounced President Trump's "stand back and stand by" line on Wednesday during a conference call to move forward with Joe Biden's "Black men, VOTE!” campaign, Politico reported. ⚠️ Follow our US election 2020 live blog for the latest news & updates 6Trump's 'stand by and stand back' debate line as sparked controversyCredit: Getty Images - Getty 6The Proud Boys is a far-right organization which has been classified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law CenterCredit: Reuters 6The Proud Boys are pictured during a rally in Portland, Oregon, on September 26Credit: Alamy Live...
    During a campaign rally Duluth, Minnesota on Wednesday evening, President Donald Trump declared victory over Democrat Joe Biden after their first debate, Fox News reported. “I really enjoyed last night’s debate with Sleepy Joe… the verdict is in and they say that we, all of us, won big last night,” Trump told a crowd of supporters. “Last night, I did what the corrupt media has refused to do,” he continued. “I held Joe Biden accountable for his 47 years of lies, 47 years of betrayal, and 47 years of failure.” Those who watched the debate seem to disagree with Trump’s assessment. According to a poll from CBS, 48 percent of viewers declared Biden the winner, while 41 percent believed Trump...
    MSNBC contributor Anand Giridharadas on Thursday sounded off on his concerns for the 2020 presidential election. Giridharadas advised during “Morning Joe” that President Donald Trump’s supporters, who he referred to as “the people who like fascism,” should not be the focus of the media. “I think that the biggest crisis that we face right now — you know, the people who like fascism … should not be the object of our persuasive energies right now,” Giridharadas told co-host Mika Brzezinski. “There are a lot of decent people who may be unwittingly enabling what Jeremy was just describing. And it’s important to think about what those folks need to do. So I think for those of us in the media, frankly, whether...
    When President Donald Trump used the phrase "Stand back and stand by" in reference to the white nationalist group known as the Proud Boys during his September 29 "debate" against former Vice President Joe Biden, Susan Polis Schutz was appalled — and for good reason. The mother of Governor Jared Polis is also a filmmaker, and she's spent most of 2020 completing Love Wins Over Hate, a documentary examining the rise of racist organizations in the U.S. through conversations with former members trying to make amends for their past actions by helping others grow beyond their biases, too. The film is already appearing on PBS stations across the country and will debut on two Denver outlets in the coming days....
    (CNN)President Donald Trump said a lot of misleading and irresponsible things during the 90-minute first presidential debate on Tuesday night. From refusing to condemn the Proud Boys to repeating his false claims that the election results will be rigged, Trump showed, yet again, that he is willing to say and do anything to help his political standing -- no matter the impact on the country.But the most dangerous thing Trump may have said on Tuesday night -- in terms of actually endangering the lives of people who were watching -- was his continued skepticism of mask-wearing and mockery of former Vice President Joe Biden's regular use of masks.Here's the exchange between Trump and moderator Chris Wallace: Wallace: President Trump, you...
    Grammy-Winning pop star Frank Ocean turned his personal website into a voter registration outlet, in an effort to oust President Donald Trump in November. “Debates are on. It all feels fake. The problem’s that it’s not. Donald [Trump] is president and might not leave the White House even if he loses the race so some say,” Frank Ocean wrote on Instagram. “Pls vote. Watching him dragged out will be way more entertaining than these debates. If you’re not registered swipe up to BLONDED.CO the form just takes 2 minutes to fill out. Goodnight.” The post was also copied to Ocean’s Blonded Twitter fan account. Frank updates his IG story pic.twitter.com/Dxly2eDNtt — Blonded. (@blondedocean) September 30, 2020 Ocean’s personal website, blonded.co now features...
    Wednesday on CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) went head-to-head with Chris Cuomo on topics including COVID-19, allegations of racism aimed at Donald Trump, economic issues and the Trump’s Supreme Court appointment during a nearly 20-minute-long segment. During their sometimes-contentious dialogue, Cruz questioned Cuomo about its editorial direction in the Trump era. Transcript as follows: CUOMO: One of the tough questions we’re struggling with, is why do so many in this President’s Party stand by him when he says things they would condemn in anyone else that they would never say themselves, even as he tries to undermine the legitimacy of our election. Why not they all say, “Mr. President, denounce the Proud Boys, and do it now?”...
    The next presidential debate may give moderator Steve Scully the ability to turn off Donald Trump's microphone but some fear that won't stop the president from interrupting and talking over Joe Biden like he did in their first meeting. The two candidates will face each other next on October 15 in Miami for a townhall style debate moderated by the C-SPAN host.  The rules of engagement will be different at that meeting, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced on Wednesday, in an attempt to curb the chaos from Tuesday night's debate, which was compared to a dumpster fire. The two-week window gives the commission some breathing room to consider their options.   The next presidential debate may give moderator Steve...
    Alan D. Blotcky - Glenn Kirschner - Seth D. Norrholm October 1, 2020 12:00PM (UTC) Two hundred and six thousand, six hundred and sixty-five people. That's 206,665 mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, grandparents. As of this writing, that is the number of American lives lost in six months as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (The number will be larger b the time you read this.) A pandemic first described by the current United States president as a "Democrat hoax" and "like a flu" has now claimed the lives of tens of thousands of Americans — unnecessarily.  We now know, thanks to the extensive interviews of Watergate journalist Bob Woodward, that Donald Trump knew of the danger and lethality of COVID-19 as early as...
    First lady Melania Trump always believed her husband would win “if and when he ran” for president, she said in a rare interview. Melania opened up about Donald Trump’s presidency, her views on capitalism and her upbringing in Slovenia in a wide-ranging interview in British magazine Tatler’s November issue, out Thursday. She told the mag that when Donald announced on the Larry King Live show in 1999 that he was thinking of running for office, the couple knew it wasn’t the right time. “We knew it wasn’t the time,” she said, according to the Daily Mail. “But I did know that if and when he ran, he would win.” Tatler teases the rare interview with Melania on its cover with...
    The first presidential debate between President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump signs bill averting shutdown after brief funding lapse Privacy, civil rights groups demand transparency from Amazon on election data breaches Facebook takes down Trump campaign ads tying refugees to coronavirus MORE and Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenPrivacy, civil rights groups demand transparency from Amazon on election data breaches Facebook takes down Trump campaign ads tying refugees to coronavirus Trump crowd chants 'lock her up' about Omar as president warns of refugees in Minnesota MORE was watched by an estimated 73.1 million people, according to final numbers from Nielsen Media Research, with Fox News attracting a general election debate record 17.8 million viewers. The 73.1 million viewers to watch the event marked...
    Colorado politicians are pushing back against a rumored Immigration and Customs Enforcement operation that could hit Denver before the election. “The President’s proposed ICE raids are intended to incite fear for political gain," says Representative Joe Neguse. "His attempts to demonize immigrants will not work in Denver, and will not work in Colorado. We need humane and comprehensive immigration reform, not an administration that cruelly rips people away from their homes and their families." On September 29, the Washington Post reported that the Trump administration was preparing an "immigration enforcement blitz" focusing on cities that have adopted so-called sanctuary policies. The "sanctuary op" would begin in California, likely in early October, and then expand to other places, including Denver, according to...
    Mother Jones Illustration/Shuttershock For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.This post was originally published as part of “The Trump Files“—a collection of telling episodes, strange but true stories, and curious scenes from the life of our current president—on July 12, 2016. Donald Trump loves to (falsely) complain at his rallies and speeches that America is “the highest-taxed country in the world.” His tax plan would slash income tax rates and deliver huge savings to the richest Americans. But he wasn’t always a fan of trickle-down, supply-side tax cuts. In 1991, Trump told the House Budget Committee’s Subcommittee on Urgent Fiscal Matters that President Ronald Reagan had screwed up with...
    All eyes were on Melania Trump as she walked the podium at the end of the US presidential debate. The First lady With her flawless outfit on social media, she teamed up with the eye-catching 50 4050 price tag on the Dolce & Gabbana outfit and the $ 995 high Christian Lubbo Tin Heels. But when is the moment when everyone is talking Mrs. Trump Went to greet husband. The pair did not embrace Mr. Trump He did not see his wife as he approached. Meanwhile the presidential candidate Joe Biden His wife Jill embraced him with a warmth. Viewers on social media said Trump was “uncomfortable and awkward.” “Did anyone else notice the ‘coolness’ in the way Melania Trump...
    Getty Trump speaks at the Duluth rally. President Donald Trump led a rally the day after the debate on Wednesday, September 30 in Minnesota. Here’s a look at how many people attended the Duluth, Minnesota, rally, along with crowd size photos.About 3,000 People Attended the Duluth Rally GettyPresident Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Duluth International Airport. Thousands attended the Wednesday night rally at Duluth International Airport, Duluth News Tribune reported. There weren’t enough seats in the venue for the crowd, with people “spilling out” on both sides of the seated area, the publication noted. GettyPresident Donald Trump speaks at a Duluth rally. Samantha Erkkila of the Duluth News Tribune reported that the fire...
    It did not go unnoticed that during Tuesday’s presidential debate, moderator Chris Wallace gave openings for former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, to avoid responding to difficult questions, including those about his son Hunter Biden’s business dealings. Among those was Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL). During an interview with Mobile, AL radio’s FM Talk 106.5, Gaetz called Wallace “disgraceful” for seemingly having bailed out Joe Biden when confronted by President Donald Trump about that and other difficult questions. “[W]hen it comes to Hunter Biden — you’re right, Chris Wallace was disgraceful as the moderator in this debate,” Gaetz, author of the recently released “Firebrand: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the MAGA Revolution,” said. “He took a side....
    Former Obama National Security Advisor Susan Rice said on Wednesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” that President Donald Trump’s debate performance caused Vladimir Putin to do the “happy dance in the Kremlin.” Rice said, “Let’s be clear how the rest of the world reacted. Our friends and allies, I believe, did a collective faceplant of just shame and embarrassment and despair. Vladimir Putin is doing the happy dance in the Kremlin tonight because, leaving aside the white supremacy comments or lack of comments about white supremacy, what Donald Trump did in his unhinged ranting and raving was to discredit civil discourse, disparage the American people, to whom he didn’t even give the dignity of serious responses, and to get...
    President Donald Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen said on Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “The Beat” that the president “called the supremacist horde to their battle stations” at the first 2020 presidential debate. Melber said, “Michael, you’ve spoken out about witnessing Donald Trump’s bigotry behind closed doors. You’ve spoken about it. You’ve written about it. So I go to you first. Take a look at this big moment in the debate.” In a video clip from the debate, Trump said, “Proud Boys stand back and stand by. I’ll tell you what. I’ll tell you what. Somebody has to do something about Antifa and the left. This is not a right-wing problem.” Melber said, “Stand by to the Proud Boys when he...
    President Donald Trump continued to lash out at debate moderator Chris Wallace during his rally Wednesday night in Duluth, Minnesota.   'I was debating two people last night,' Trump said, pointing fingers at his Democratic rival Joe Biden and Wallace, the host of 'Fox News Sunday. 'I'm so disappointed in Fox,' Trump uttered.  The president complained that Wallace wouldn't let him hit Biden as he pleased during the first 2020 presidential debate Tuesday night held in Cleveland, Ohio. President Donald Trump continued to lash out at debate moderator Chris Wallace during his Duluth, Minnesota rally Wednesday night  On Tuesday night, President Donald Trump (right) participated in 2020's first presidential debate and 'Fox News Sunday' host Chris Wallace (left) moderated ...
    President Donald Trump on Wednesday ridiculed former Vice President Joe Biden for calling violent left-wing Antifa groups “an idea” during Tuesday’s first presidential debate. “Joe Biden says Antifa is just an idea,” Trump said. “Well, ideas don’t assault cops and they don’t burn down buildings. Antifa is a domestic terrorist organization.” The president commented during a campaign rally in Duluth, Minnesota, on Wednesday night after Tuesday’s debate. He boasted that he had received endorsements from law enforcement organizations all across the country, and Biden did not receive one. Trump also accused corporate media of fueling the riots throughout the summer, failing to criticize the widespread protests. “They think rioting is just ok, just do whatever you want,” Trump said. “You...
    President Donald Trump on Wednesday called out Fox News host Chris Wallace for trying to protect former Vice President Joe Biden at the first presidential debate on Tuesday night. “Can you believe this guy? I was debating two people last night,” Donald Trump said, speaking to a raucous crowd at a campaign rally in Duluth, Minnesota. The president boasted that he won the debate against Biden despite Wallace’s repeated attempts to interrupt his attacks on Biden. “Liberal media is very upset that I took the fight to Biden and exposed his very dangerous agenda,” he said. Trump recalled that he tried to force Biden to use the term “law enforcement” during the debate but was interrupted by Wallace. “He was...
    Fox News host Tucker Carlson encouraged the Trump campaign to reevaluate its messaging after the first presidential debate. Carlson, who has reportedly influenced President Trump's decision-making on the coronavirus and foreign policy, urged the Trump campaign not to focus on personal attacks against former Vice President Joe Biden but on "America First" policy matters. "Trump isn't going to win this race by calling Joe Biden senile," Carlson said. "Nor, by the way, is Joe Biden going to win this race by calling Donald Trump a racist, as he repeatedly did last night. That slander didn't work four years ago. It will not work now. Because personal attacks rarely work, they rarely determine election outcomes. That's obvious if you...
    FIRST Lady Melania Trump has revealed she “knew” her husband Donald would win the presidency if he ran for the top job. Speaking to British magazine Tatler, Melania recalled Trump announcing he was going to run for president in 1999 on the CNN show Larry King Live. ⚠️ Follow our US election 2020 live blog for the latest news & updates 7First Lady Melania Trump said she knew that if Donald Trump ran for president, he'd winCredit: Getty Images - Getty The current president said at the time he was going to form a presidential exploratory committee and was interested in Oprah Winfrey being his running mate. “I'm looking at it very seriously. I have a lot to lose,...
    President Donald Trump will host a political rally on Saturday in Duluth, Minnesota. The event is scheduled to begin at 8:00 p.m. CST. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the president is delivering campaign speeches outdoors with a limited crowd at airports around the country. It is 34 days until the presidential election.
    After being involuntarily detained by police this weekend, Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Brad Parscale, has left the campaign to deal with “overwhelming stress,” Politico reported. “I am stepping away from my company and any role in the campaign for the immediate future to focus on my family and get help dealing with the overwhelming stress,” he said in a statement released on Wednesday. The Trump campaign’s communications director, Tim Murtaugh, spoke on the announcement and wished Parscale well. “We hope only for the best for Brad and his family,” he said. Before leaving the campaign, Parscale was demoted from his previous position of campaign manager in July amid a decline in the president’s polling against Democratic presidential nominee Joe...
    Ivanka Trump truly turned heads Wednesday when she stepped out in a stunning off-the-shoulder dress during a trip to Orlando, Florida. (Photo: Courtesy of Donald J. Trump for President) (Photo: Courtesy of Donald J. Trump for President) The first daughter looked just as striking as ever in the short sleeve powder blue dress with a leg slit that went down to her knees while on the campaign trail in the state for President Donald Trump’s reelection. (RELATED: Ivanka Turns Heads In Gorgeous Yellow Plaid Skirt Suit) (Photo: Courtesy of Donald J. Trump for President) (Photo: Courtesy of Donald J. Trump for President) (Photo: Courtesy of Donald J. Trump for President) She completed the terrific look with loose hair and taupe colored...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — During the first presidential debate of 2020, President Donald Trump reassured voters of his response to the coronavirus pandemic. He furthered his promise to Americans that a coronavirus vaccine will be ready in November. However, some of the area’s top medical experts say the potential for a safe and effective coronavirus vaccine before the end of 2020 is low, and even if there is a successful vaccine, it will not end the pandemic. During a press conference on Tuesday, UPMC’s Dr. Graham Snyder said “that won’t stop the need to get tested if you’re symptomatic, to wear a mask, to physically distance.” Proving a vaccine protects the immune system and reduces the risk of exposure requires years...
    After the chaotic presidential debate on Tuesday, Republicans believe Donald Trump missed a “golden opportunity” to reshape the race against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden ahead of Election Day, The Hill reported. “They say the game-changing moments were there for the taking but Trump’s aggressive posturing got the best of him,” the report claimed. “The debate effectively collapsed around Trump’s cross-talk, which was a huge turnoff to many viewers at a time when the president is desperately trying to make up ground in key battleground states.” Republican Amy Koch, the former majority leader in the Minnesota state Senate, claimed that Biden looked weak in the first half of the debate. “But then Trump just overwhelmed and it was too much....
    It was Joe Biden and Chris Wallace who set the tone for the first presidential debate – who deliberately rode the debate off the rails – because it was Joe Biden and Chris Wallace who interrupted Trump a handful of times before the president decided, If that’s how you want to play the game, let’s play the game. You can watch the full debate below, and what you will see is a civil debate until Joe Biden and Chris Wallace decided it was okay to start  interrupting the president. Watch for yourself. Take you just a few minutes. As you can see, it went like this… Trump answered the first debate question about the Supreme Court without interruption. Biden...
    President Donald Trump on Wednesday repeated that he condemned white supremacy after reporters asked him about it after the first presidential debate. “Mr. President, white supremacists, they clearly love you and support you. Do you welcome that? … We’re talking about white supremacists, sir, do you denounce that?” one reporter asked “I always denounce any form, any form of any of that,” Trump replied. “You have to denounce.” The president commented to reporters as he left the White House on Wednesday afternoon for campaign events in Minnesota. Leftist Democrats and corporate media accused President Trump of refusing to condemn white supremacy during the presidential debate, even though he replied, “sure” and “sure I’m willing to do that” when prompted by...
    President Donald Trump denied knowledge of the right-wing Proud Boys group on Wednesday but said they should stand down and let law enforcement battle Antifa groups. “I don’t know who the Proud Boys are, I mean you have to give me a definition,” Trump told reporters on Wednesday afternoon as he left the White House for Minnesota. “Because I really don’t know who they are. I can only say they have to stand down, let law enforcement do their work.” During the debate, former Vice President Joe Biden and debate moderator Chris Wallace asked the president to denounce the group. Leftist Democrats and corporate media seized on Trump’s comments urging the group to “stand down and stand by” suggesting that...
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) proclaimed on Tuesday night that President Trump is a white supremacist following an exchange with debate moderator Chris Wallace, who asked Trump to condemn white supremacist groups despite the president having repeatedly done so in the past. “Donald Trump is a white supremacist. People have been warning about this for a long time. They were ridiculed, called hyperbolic & radical – not bc they were wrong, but bc others couldn’t accept that our country elected a supremacist as President,” the New York lawmaker said alongside a clip of the exchange. “This is fascism at our door,” she added: Donald Trump is a white supremacist. People have been warning about this for a long time. They were...
    Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh weighed in on Tuesday evening’s presidential debate on Wednesday, stating that moderator Chris Wallace and Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden were “ganging up on” President Donald Trump. A transcript is as follows:  RUSH LIMBAUGH: All right. Now, so Donald Trump was told that he had to denounce white supremacists. He had to denounce the Backstreet Boys. He had to denounce Charlottesville. He had to denounce all this stuff. He’s already done that. Meanwhile, Joe Biden was never asked to denounce Antifa. In fact, Antifa was mischaracterized. “Antifa’s not an organization. It’s an idea.” BS! It’s not just an idea. It is an organization of anti-capitalists and anarchists, and it’s got real people in it. Black...
    During Tuesday night’s presidential debate, Donald Trump told the right-wing extremist organization Proud Boys to “stand back and stand by” after being pressed to condemn white supremacy by moderator Chris Wallace. After a backlash, the president told reporters at the White House on Wednesday that he did was not aware of the fraternal organization and told them to “stand down,” Al Jazeera reported. “I don’t know who the Proud Boys are, if you want to give me a definition… Because I really don’t know who they are,” he said. “I can only say they have to stand down, let law enforcement do their work. Law enforcement will do their work.” Per The Inquisitr, the Proud Boys took Trump’s comments at...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Donald Trump Jr. says his father is ready and excited to take the debate stage again. (Photo Credit: KDKA) In a one-on-one interview with KDKA’s Meghan Schiller, President Donald Trump’s son said his father did not get a fair shake during the first presidential debate on Tuesday. “My father is a fighter. I think he’s fought for the American people,” Trump Jr. said. “That’s why we see the results that you see for America.” During a media tour on Wednesday, Trump Jr. said he still has not had a chance to talk with his dad. Schiller: If you could have texted your dad any advice during the debate last night, what would you have said to him?...
    Former FBI Director James Comey Defended the Russia probe during Senate testimony as done by the book 'in the main' as he faced angry criticism from Republicans in the final weeks before Election Day. He was repeatedly questioned by lawmakers about ex British intelligence officer Chris Steele's 'golden showers' dossier, as well as alleged FBI misconduct during the probe. Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham, a Trump loyalist, complained that the FBI used the dossier 'over and over and over' again even though they found it 'fundamentally unsound. Graham, a Republican facing a suddenly tough reelection in South Carolina, fumed: 'What do we do — we just say that was bad, that's the way it goes? Does anybody get fired? Does...
    After an unruly first presidential debate between President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.. suggested a "mute button" would be necessary for another debate to take place. The Commission on Presidential Debates is already "carefully considering" changes to future debates after Tuesday's clash in Cleveland went off the rails with Trump refusing to let Biden answer questions uninterrupted and Biden resorting to namecalling the commander-in-chief. MEDIA CALLS FOR UPCOMING TRUMP-BIDEN DEBATES TO BE CANCELLED AFTER FIRST SHOWDOWN An exasperated moderator, Chris Wallace from Fox News, pleaded with Trump several times to follow the rules, but Schumer said the next moderator needs to be equipped with much more. U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Democrat of New York,...
    Fox News host Chris Wallace on Wednesday admitted to The New York Times that the Tuesday presidential debate he moderated between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden went “completely off the tracks.” “I never dreamt that it would go off the tracks the way it did,” the host said, calling the event a “terrible missed opportunity.” Wallace admitted to the publication that he was too slow to realize that Trump — who repeatedly interrupted Biden during the debate — was not planning to follow the rules of the event. “I guess I didn’t realize — and there was no way you could, hindsight being 20/20 — that this was going to be the president’s strategy, not just for...
    President Donald Trump bizarrely credited eating McDonald's for his almost-full head of hair in the middle of a post-debate tweetstorm while on board Air Force On Wednesday.  'No wonder I didn’t lose my hair!' Trump tweeted, sharing a 2018 tweet from former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer, which had pointed to an ABC 7 Chicago story that said a chemical in McDonald's French fries may be a cure for baldness.  Fleischer, who is bald, had commented, 'It doesn't work,' and had pinned his retort to the top of his feed, where the president must have saw it.   President Donald Trump tweeted about his hair on Wednesday amid a tweetstorm reacting to Tuesday night's first presidential debate against Democrat Joe...
    Savannah Rychcik September 30, 2020 0 Comments Former Montana governor and Republican National Committee chair Marc Racicot may not agree with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on everything, but that is not stopping him from voting for him in November. In an interview with Brian Kahn, host of Home Ground, broadcast Tuesday evening on Yellowstone Public Radio, Racicot revealed why he is voting for Biden. “I regret that I will cause consternation perhaps in some corners, but even as a Republican, I will not be supporting Donald Trump for president, and I will not be voting for him,” Racicot said. Kahn pressed Racicot on whether he will not be voting at all or if he will be...
    President Donald Trump gestures while speaking during the first presidential debate Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio. AP Photo/Julio Cortez For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.When Chris Wallace pressed Donald Trump last night on the New York Times report that Trump had paid $750 in federal income taxes in 2016 and 2017, the president gave a rambling response. But he eventually declared that he had paid “millions of dollars. And you’ll get to see it.” That raised the obvious question: When? We put the question to the White House, which offered its stock excuse for sidestepping decades of presidential precedent...
    Donald Trump Jr. joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday with his reaction to the first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden last night. Glenn brought up an exchange when moderator Chris Wallace asked President Trump to condemn "white supremacists and right-wing militia" — despite the fact he has already done so repeatedly and just last week even vowed to designate the Ku Klux Klan as a terrorist organization. By contrast, Wallace did not ask Biden to condemn Antifa, which the former vice president actually defended by calling "an idea, not an organization." "This is the double standard that we go against," Trump Jr. said. "So, Donald Trump can...
    PHOTO VIA NIKKI FRIEDFlorida’s Democratic Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services on Wednesday called on Republicans in the Florida Cabinet to “account for” where the President stands on white supremacy. Commissioner Nikki Fried issued that challenge after President Donald Trump failed to denounce white supremacy in Tuesday’s debate with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Fried, who has been a staunch Biden supporter, pilloried the President for calling on the Proud Boys to “stand back and stand by” during an exchange with Biden about right-wing extremism. “Last night’s debate represents one of the lowest moments in history for an American President. As the nation watched, Donald Trump’s complete failure to condemn white supremacy renders him further unfit for office,” Fried, who is exploring a run for Governor in...
    Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro on Tuesday vowed to “defeat” whoever wins America’s upcoming presidential election, but claimed he would welcome them with “hugs and open arms” should they wish to engage in dialogue. Maduro made the remarks during an address at Venezuela’s Federal Legislative Palace, where he presented an “anti-blockade” law intended to change the country’s legal system to combat the economic sanctions imposed by the United States on his regime. “No one should be fooled by the debates in the United States, with the elections. Stand up and ready for whatever needs to be done to defend Venezuela from the North American empire. If (President Donald) Trump wins the elections, we will confront him and we will defeat him; and if (former...
    Loading the player... During the first debate by President Donald Trump and Joe Biden last night, Trump acknowledged the Proud Boys, telling them to  “stand back and stand by.” The Proud Boys are a far-right extremist and “Western chauvinist” group that are considered violent according to ADL, a nonprofit that works to stop hate groups. Read More: Robert Johnson on possible support of Trump: ‘I will take the devil I know’ WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 21: U.S. President Donald Trump talks to reporters as he departs the White House September 21, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump is traveling to Ohio for a campaign event. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) This isn’t the first time Trump has seemingly shown support for...
    Press across the globe have branded the United States a laughing stock following Tuesday night's tumultuous debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden. In the heated debate, Trump bulldozed over Biden with repeated interruptions, insults were thrown back and forth and moderator Chris Wallace failed to maintain order amid the chaos. Papers and news outlets across the globe deemed the debate a 'shame', a 'chaotic spectacle of political theater', and Trump's potential re-election 'the first line of America's obituary'.  Press across the globe have branded the United States a laughing stock and a 'national humiliation' following Tuesday night's tumultuous debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden The Guardian, UK  The Guardian slammed...
    Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, claimed that President Trump once told him to run for president prior to the 2016 election. Cuban, who made an appearance on the “Just B with Bethenny Frankel” podcast, which aired on Wednesday, said that Trump is an “idiot” for how he’s running the country. Cuban added that he didn’t think Trump planned on winning the election in 2016, and he believes Trump became the president by “accident.” KOBE BRYANT CRASH SCENE PHOTOS PROMPT NEW CALIFORNIA LAW “Look, personally I don't have a problem with the guy,” Cuban said. "Now professionally as the president, I think he's an idiot. You know, I never thought he was smart in talking to him. “He said...
    Getty During an interview on Glenn Beck’s radio show, Donald Trump Jr. referred to Hunter Biden, Joe Biden’s son, as a “crackhead.” The comments came a day after the first presidential debate, during which the president falsely accused Hunter Biden of being dishonorably discharged from the military over his drug addiction. The accusation was false; you can read more about it here. While in conversation with Beck, Trump Jr. said in part,  “I mean, Hunter Biden, has now a tie, a direct tie to Vladimir Putin…and you don’t think they would use that over crackhead Hunter?” The Biden campaign has not responded Trump Jr.’s insult. During the presidential debate, Biden did defend his son’s record, reminding the president...
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s secretary of state said Wednesday that a postal worker had tried to alter absentee ballot applications, but he refuted President Donald Trump’s claim that the employee was “selling ballots.” The postal worker, Thomas Cooper, pleaded guilty in July to attempted election fraud and injury to the mail after changing five ballot requests from Democrat to Republican. He also altered three other ballot applications by circling the word “Republican” in a different color ink than what was used on the forms, Secretary of State Mac Warner said in a written statement. The attempted fraud was a “unique circumstance where a postal carrier altered absentee ballot applications, not ballots,” Warner said. Trump said of ballots in...
    Donald Trump refused a chance to denounce white nationalism during the presidential debate on Tuesday. Most Republican senators facing challengers in their races for reelection in 2020 were silent Wednesday about Donald Trump's latest embrace of white nationalists. During the first presidential debate of the race on Tuesday, Trump was asked by moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News whether he would denounce white supremacists and white militia groups. Though he answered that he was "willing to do that," he did not, instead telling them to "stand by." "Give me a name, give me a name, go ahead. Who would you like me to condemn?" Trump demanded.
    When Melania Trump joined President Trump on stage after his angry debate performance Tuesday night, there was a brief exchange between the first lady and her husband that once again raised questions about the nature of their relationship. First lady Melania Trump stands with President Donald Trump as he looks at Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden as he is hugged by his wife, Jill Biden, during the first presidential debate Tuesday night.  (Photo by Morry Gash-Pool/Getty Images)  Melania Trump didn’t greet her husband with an embrace and kiss, as Jill Biden enjoyed with Joe Biden. Instead, the first lady received a collegial pat, and she and Trump gave each other nods and smiles that were stiff, knowing...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) — The presidential campaign trail is running through Western Pennsylvania today. Former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic nominee, is taking a 10-hour train tour from Ohio, where he debated President Donald Trump last night, into Pennsylvania. (Photo Credit: Jon Delano/KDKA) Eight stops are planned in total. Here in Western Pennsylvania, Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, plan to stop in Pittsburgh, Greensburg, New Alexandria, Latrobe and Johnstown. The Bidens train rolled into Pittsburgh just before 3 p.m. While speaking at the train station, Biden said, “Donald Trump has left a trail of broken promises and lies. He looks down his nose at working people.” “Donald Trump has left a trail of broken promises and lies,”...
    President Donald Trump said Wednesday he doesn't know who the Proud Boys are but advised them to stand down after the militant group used his debate remarks as a rallying cry. Trump has come under fire from Democratic rival Joe Biden and some members of his own party for failing to condemn white supremacists when given the chance on the debate stage Tuesday night. 'I've always denounced any form of any of that,' the president said Wednesday on the South Lawn of the White House before he left for Minnesota. He also claimed he didn't know who the Proud Boys are even though he called them out by name during the debate.  'I don't know who the Proud Boys are,...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential election (all times local): 1:35 p.m. The Commission on Presidential Debates says it’s adding new “tools to maintain order” to the upcoming debates after a chaotic first debate between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden. Trump’s frequent interruptions of the Democratic presidential nominee defined Tuesday night’s debate, with Biden frequently unable to complete a sentence. Moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News pleaded with Trump several times to allow Biden to speak uninterrupted, to no avail. The nonpartisan commission has organized every general election presidential debate since 1988. In a statement, the commission said the first debate “made clear that additional structure should be added to the format of the remaining debates...
    Donald Trump, Jr. speaking with attendees at the Culture War tour at the University Center for the Arts at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado on Oct. 22, 2019.Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0) Only one of the 10 statements fact-checked on the first page of Donald Trump Jr.’s Politifact page was given a green light (three of ‘em were rated “Pants On Fire” by the nonpartisan website). The lies, naturally, are not stopping the offspring of the president from stumping for daddy this weekend in Tampa during the launch of what his campaign is calling the “Fighters Against Socialism Bus Tour.” A campaign email sent today says that Jr.—along with the...
    During a campaign event on Wednesday, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden accused President Donald Trump of looking down on ordinary Americans, The Hill reported. Speaking with reporters before embarking on a tour of Ohio and Pennsylvania, Biden struck a populist tone, painting Trump as an out of touch elitist who doesn’t understand what everyday Americans are going through. “The question is, does he see where you are and where you want to be? Does he care? Does he try to walk in your shoes to understand what’s going on in your life? Or does he just ignore you and all folks all over America who are in a similar situation?” he asked. “I think it’s more than ignoring us. I...
    US voters have endured the first of three presidential debates between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden. The event has also prompted a huge reaction from world audiences who tuned in for the chaotic event. Newspapers and commentators around the world have criticised the tone and tactics of the debate. As The Times in the UK wrote, "The clearest loser from the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden was America."UKThe paper went further, saying the event "was not a debate in any meaningful sense" but rather "an ill-tempered and at times incomprehensible squabble between two angry septuagenarians who palpably loathe each other". 'The loser is us, the American people' Who won the Trump-Biden...
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaks during a news conference concerning the extension of eviction protections in the next coronavirus bill, at the U.S. Capitol on July 22, 2020.Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images The real takeaway from President Donald Trump's reported $750 federal income tax payments, according to Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., is that the U.S. tax system is not working. "The problem here is that the system itself is broken and you've got to ask why," Warren said in an interview with CNBC's Jim Cramer during the virtual Delivering Alpha conference Wednesday. "And you want to know why? The reason is because of the Donald Trumps of the world. The people who have used their money and used their influence to get...
    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A former Montana governor and Republican National Committee chair said he will vote for Democrat Joe Biden in the November election, citing character flaws in President Donald Trump. Marc Racicot made the statement during an interview Tuesday on Yellowstone Public Radio with Home Ground host Brian Kahn, the Missoulian reported. Racicot, 72, served two terms as governor after being elected in 1992 and again 1996. He was chairman of the RNC in 2002 and 2003 before becoming chairman of George W. Bush's 2004 re-election campaign. Racicot said Trump lacks the patience and humility needed to lead the country. “I regret that I will cause consternation, perhaps, in some corners, but even as a Republican, I will...
    This combination of pictures created on September 29, 2020 shows US President Donald Trump (L) and Democratic Presidential candidate and former US Vice President Joe Biden during the first presidential debate at Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, on September 29, 2020.AFP | Getty Images The group that sponsors the presidential debates said Wednesday that it will make format changes to the next showdown between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden "to maintain order" in light of their fractious first showdown. The initial debate between the candidates in Cleveland on Tuesday night quickly descended into disorder, with frequent name-calling and interruptions. Trump on several occasions resisted moderator Chris Wallace's admonitions to follow the rules...
    WASHINGTON – The Latest on the 2020 presidential election (all times local): 1 p.m. Democrat Joe Biden is talking to voters in Ohio and Pennsylvania as he takes a train tour of those states a day after his debate clash with President Donald Trump. At a stop in Alliance, Ohio, Biden pledged that if he wins the Nov. 3 election, "I’m not going to be the Democrat president. I’m going to be the American president.” Biden said the debate and the election itself are about the American people. And he's posing this question: “Does your president have any idea, understand what you’re going through and if he does, does he care about it?” Biden says his train tour will take...
    CNN anchor Don Lemon said President Donald Trump looked “hopped up” on drugs at his first debate with Democratic presidential nominee former Vice President Joe Biden early Wednesday on the network’s post-debate analysis. Lemon said, “It wasn’t about whether Joe Biden won or whether Donald Trump won or whatever, but this— the American people lost. When the president of the united states went on that debate stage, he showed us exactly who he is. We’ve known it all along. He has said all along. We’ve known when people show you who they are, believe them. This president is insulting, Chris, he’s a liar, he’s a bully, and he is a racist, and it came out tonight.” Anchor Chris Cuomo said, “Their theory...
    Sheriff Mike Reese was previously the chief of the Portland Police Department. AP Photo/Don Ryan President Donald Trump claimed during Tuesday's debate that the "Portland sheriff" endorsed him, which is not true.  The sheriff himself fact-checked Trump in a tweet: "As the Multnomah County Sheriff I have never supported Donald Trump and will never support him." Reese also tweeted that Trump talking about Portland has made his job "a hell of a lot harder." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The sheriff who serves Portland, Oregon, called out President Donald Trump for saying during Tuesday's debate that he had the sheriff's support.  Mike Reese, who was previously the Portland Police Chief before taking over as sheriff, said...
    THE Comey Rule sees Brendan Gleeson and Jeff Daniels front the show many politics fanatics have been dying to see. The Showtime miniseries is based on the 2018 book A Higher Loyalty by former FBI director James Comey. 6The Comey Rule is based on the 2018 book A Higher Loyalty by former FBI director James ComeyCredit: HBO Who's in the cast of The Comey Rule? Jeff Daniels as James Comey Jeff Daniels plays the former FBI Director James Comey. The series follows Comey who served under President Donald Trump during his first year as US President. Daniels, 65, best known for his role as Will McAvoy in the HBO series The Newsroom. He also played John P.O’Neill in The Looming Tower and...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — T-shirt makers are cashing in on President Donald Trump’s insult of Philadelphia. During Tuesday night’s presidential debate, Trump said “bad things happen in Philadelphia” after falsely accusing city election officials of blocking access for poll watchers at newly-opened satellite election sites. “As you know today, there was a big problem in Philadelphia. They went in to watch, they’re called poll watchers. They’re very safe, very nice thing. They were thrown out, they weren’t allowed to watch. You know why? ‘Cuz bad things happen in Philadelphia, bad things,” Trump said during the debate. Shirts and other items were found for sale online with what Trump said during the debate. Some even included Philadelphia Flyers mascot Gritty. City...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential election (all times local): 1 p.m. Democrat Joe Biden is talking to voters in Ohio and Pennsylvania as he takes a train tour of those states a day after his debate clash with President Donald Trump. At a stop in Alliance, Ohio, Biden pledged that if he wins the Nov. 3 election, "I’m not going to be the Democrat president. I’m going to be the American president.” Biden said the debate and the election itself are about the American people. And he's posing this question: “Does your president have any idea, understand what you’re going through and if he does, does he care about it?” Biden says his train tour will...
    President Donald Trump mocked Joe Biden’s intelligence during the first presidential debate on Tuesday at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, after the former vice president said, “a lot of people died, and a lot more are going to die unless [Trump] gets a lot smarter.” “Did you use the word ‘smart’?” asked Trump. “So you said you went to Delaware State, but you forgot the name of your college. You didn’t go to Delaware State. You graduated either the lowest or almost the lowest in your class. Don’t ever use the word smart with me. Don’t ever use that word. Because you know what? There’s nothing smart about you, Joe.” During a political event in October 2019, Biden said he “got...
    Left-wing pundits appeared to try and justify ending presidential debates altogether following the first debate Tuesday night in Cleveland, Ohio. Actor Zach Braff questioned why former Vice President Joe Biden would subject himself to another debate with President Donald Trump, claiming there was “absolutely nothing to gain”: Why would Biden do this again?There is absolutely nothing to gain. — Zach Braff (@zachbraff) September 30, 2020 “After this, does Biden have a legitimate case to make and more to gain from saying he’s not doing the other two debates?” tweeted New York Times reporter Jeremy W. Peters. In an earlier tweet, Peters said it was “hard to see how Americans watching won’t be more exhausted after tonight”: Exhaustion is one factor...
    Republican Senator Mitt Romney said 'of course' President Donald Trump should have condemned white supremacists during the presidential debate Tuesday night.   'Of course, of course,' Romney, who's openly criticized Trump when he disagrees with the president, told reporters on Capitol Hill Wednesday morning. 'It was not a Lincoln Douglas debate, that's for sure,' he added of the clash between Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden that pundits dubbed a 's*** show' and 'dumpster fire.'  Trump repeatedly interrupted Biden during the 90 minute debate, much to the frustration of the Democratic nominee and moderator Chris Wallace.  The night ended up in verbal irruption and irruption with talk it was one of the worst presidential debates in history. In one of the...
    CNN’s Don Lemon suggested President Donald Trump was “hopped up” on drugs at his first debate with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. “Their theory of the case was this,” host Chris Cuomo said in post-debate segment with Lemon, referring to the president’s preparation for the debate. “We’re going to come out and hammer him. We’re going to show that he gets addled. That he can’t keep up with the pace of Donald Trump. And that Donald Trump is mighty and strong and Joe is stuttering and weak.” Lemon replied, “Listen, we are in the age where people do things — I felt like I was watching a kid whose doctor had prescribed him too much Adderall. Am I wrong? That’s how I feel....
    The former First Lady of France Carla Bruni opened up about confronting President Trump about dating rumours.  Bruni, 52, who married former French president Nicolas Sarkozy in 2008, has always denied that she had dated Donald Trump in the 1990s while she worked as a model around the world.  The allegations surfaced back in June 1991 when the New York Post reported that Trump had left his then-girlfriend Marla Maples for Bruni. This prompted Bruni to call the businessman a 'lunatic.' Speaking to the Daily Beast, the singer and model recounted how she recently found out while watching Trump: An American Dream on Netlfix that the president himself had been telling the press they'd been romantically involved.  In a recording...
    CLAIM: President Donald Trump votes via a mail-in-ballot. VERDICT: FALSE. The president votes using an absentee ballot and has done so for years. Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden falsely claimed during Tuesday night’s first presidential debate that Trump votes using a mail-in ballot. “The fact is there are going to be millions of people because of COVID that are going to be voting by mail-in ballots like he does, ” Biden said of the president. “He sits behind the resolute desk and sends his ballot to Florida,” Biden said. But Biden’s claim is incorrect. Trump explained during the debate that a “solicited” or absentee ballot is okay and not fraudulent because you are asking for it, adding that he had...
    In a Wednesday CNN “New Day” interview, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) slammed President Donald Trump for his behavior in the first presidential debate. Klobuchar, who has been accused of abusing her staff, advised that four more years of another Trump presidency would be more “bullying” by someone who does not act like a president. “If anyone wants to know what four more years of Donald Trump was going to be like, they saw it,” Klobuchar told host Alisyn Camerota. “They saw the bullying. He was like not a president on a debate stage. He was like a heckler at a ball game. And then it actually got worse. And I think through it all, as you just saw in the...
    Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) said on Tuesday’s broadcast of CBS’s “The Late Show” that President Donald Trump’s presidential debate performance “was embarrassing to our country.” Booker said, “It was painful. I think that if you’re not hurting or worried after what we just watched, maybe you tuned in to the wrong thing. I mean, Donald Trump came with this obesity of aggression and just like a pugnacious posturing that was just not who we want to represent us. It’s not representing the spirit of the heart of this country. And I respect a lot of what Joe Biden was trying to say and do during that election. He came far more presidential, frankly. But Donald Trump– to see a Fox News...
    (CNN)In the wake of the bombshell New York Times report over the weekend that revealed just how little Donald Trump has paid in federal income taxes over the past two decades, the President and his top aides condemned the story as "fake news," but were very careful not to say exactly what was incorrect or offer any specifics of their own to rebut the piece.That changed on Tuesday night, when under pressure from moderator Chris Wallace, Trump said something that may come to regret. Here's the exchange:Wallace: ... I'm asking you a question. Will you tell us how much you paid in federal income taxes in 2016 and 2017?Trump: Millions of dollars.Wallace: You paid millions of dollars?Read MoreTrump: Millions of...
    MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski said Wednesday that President Donald Trump “firebombed” the first of three scheduled presidential debates and said, “If I were Team Biden, I would not do another debate after this debacle.” Brzezinski responded to the previous evening’s debate — moderated by “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace — by saying that if she were part of “Team Biden,” she’d likely advise against doing any more debates. (RELATED: Election 2020: First Presidential Debate Live Blog) WATCH: Speaking to former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs, Brzezinski said, “But if Bob Woodward thinks, Robert Gibbs, that the ‘presidency is being assassinated,’ the debate last night was firebombed by Donald Trump.” Brzezinski went on to say that Wallace should have...
    Last night during the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, moderator Chris Wallace asked the president to condemn white supremacy and associated groups in the United States. Instead, Trump replied with what some people felt was a call to action for the far-right group the Proud Boys. Dictionary Merriam-Webster called out Trump after his words by tweeting the definitions of the phrases. “‘Stand back’: to take a few steps backwards. ‘Stand by’: to be or to get ready to act #Debates2020,” tweeted the official account. Their expert level trolling received a lot of attention on the platform. It obtained 131,000 “likes,” 53,500 retweets, and thousands of replies. Most accounts that commented appreciated the expertise of the Merriam-Webster...
    The Multnomah County Sheriff, who presides over Portland, said he “never supported” President Donald Trump, despite Trump’s claims to the contrary on the Tuesday debate stage. “In tonight’s presidential debate the President said the ‘Portland Sheriff’ supports him,” Multnomah County Sheriff Mike Reese wrote in a Tuesday tweet. “As the Multnomah County Sheriff I have never supported Donald Trump and will never support him.” “Donald Trump has made my job a hell of a lot harder since he started talking about Portland, but I never thought he’d try to turn my wife against me!,” the elected law enforcement official continued. In tonight’s presidential debate the President said the “Portland Sheriff” supports him. As the Multnomah County Sheriff I have never...
    Former GOP Montana governor and Republican National Committee (RNC) chairman Marc Racicot said this week that he would that he will not vote for President TrumpDonald John TrumpFive takeaways from Trump-Biden debate clash The Memo: Debate or debacle? Democrats rip Trump for not condemning white supremacists, Proud Boys at debate MORE in November. "I regret that I will cause consternation perhaps in some corners, but even as a Republican, I will not be supporting Donald Trump for president, and I will not be voting for him," Racicot said during a Tuesday interview on Yellowstone Public Radio. "That means I will be voting for Joe BidenJoe BidenFive takeaways from Trump-Biden debate clash The Memo: Debate or debacle? Democrats rip Trump for...
    Donald Trump said Tuesday night's cluster of a debate was 'fun,' claiming Joe Biden has 'lost the radical left' wing of the Democratic Party – as viewers widely bashed the first shown-down as a 'dumpster fire.' 'Nobody wants Sleepy Joe as a leader, including the Radical Left (which he lost last night!),' Trump insisted in a tweet Wednesday morning. 'He disrespected Bernie, effectively calling him a loser!' The president also suggested he was debating two people on Tuesday – Biden and Fox News' debate moderator Chris Wallace. 'Chris had a tough night,' Trump tweeted. 'Two on one was not surprising, but fun.' 'Many important points made, like throwing Bernie, AOC PLUS 3, and the rest, to the wolves! Radical Left...
    Sen. Kamala Harris made the rounds on cable news following Tuesday night’s debate, and of course the Democratic vice presidential nominee addressed the biggest single answer to any question moderator Chris Wallace had posed: Donald Trump failing to condemn white supremacists and instead telling the white supremacist Proud Boys to “stand back and stand by.” “What we saw was a dog whistle through a bullhorn,” Harris said on MSNBC. “Donald Trump is not pretending to be anything other than what he is, someone who will not condemn white supremacists, someone who cannot say the phrase Black Lives Matter.” Harris repeated the analogy on CNN. “I heard what we all heard,” she said. “The president of the United States, in the year of...
    (CNN)Asked directly during Tuesday night's debate to condemn the Proud Boys hate group, President Donald Trump told them to "stand back and stand by." While his family (Donald Trump Jr.) and top campaign aides (Jason Miller) quickly moved to argue Trump had simply made a verbal error -- and that his intent to condemn the group was clear -- this episode feels eerily similar to a number of moments as both a candidate and as president in which Trump seemed to condone (or, at the very least, failed to slap down) racists and hate groups who count themselves as his backers.Consider:* In February 2016, CNN's Jake Tapper asked Trump, then a candidate for the Republican nomination, whether he would flatly...