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    President Donald Trump on Monday announced a plan to ship 150 million rapid point-of-care coronavirus tests to high-risk communities in the United States. “In a short period of time, my administration has built the most advanced testing system in the world,” Trump said, noting that 243 different tests for the virus exist today. The rapid tests developed by Abbott Laboratories deliver results within 15 minutes, without having to send it to a lab for processing. “We’re down to something, that you’ll see, is really from a different planet,” Trump said. The president asked Adm. Brett P. Giroir, the Assistant Secretary for Health at the Department of Health and Human Services, to demonstrate the test at a press conference he had...
    Actor Michael Rapaport unloaded on HBO host John Oliver on Monday, demanding that he “shut the fuck up” and stop “whining” about America’s political climate and the Supreme Court nomination process. “When I hear a fucking guy like John Oliver, with his fucking glasses, whining… I respect John Oliver,” Rapaport said. “But when I hear this fucking four-eyed fuck with his Scottish accent… saying things are basically hopeless. Shut the fuck up John Oliver.” “That’s coming from me, who is pessimistic,” Rapaport continued. “We are going to be fine, whoever SCOTUS is, whoever wins, whether’s it’s Kadavra Joe or dickstain Donald Trump, we’re going to be fucking fine. Are you even from here? We got it, we’re tough, OK? We’re...
    Former White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney predicted that the only presidential debate of 2020 will be Tuesday night's face-off in Cleveland.  'Mr. Biden has more to lose from debating than he does to win,' Mulvaney said in an interview with Ireland's RTÉ. 'If he does have a gaffe of some significant import during the debate that by itself could ruin his presidential hopes and for that reason they'll be tremendous pressure on him to just do one debate.'  Mulvaney, who became the U.S.'s Special Envoy for Northern Ireland in May, also tried to suggest President Donald Trump has been joking around when he's repeatedly challenged Biden to take a drug test, like he did earlier Monday.  Former White House...
    President Donald Trump has trotted out two, contradictory defenses to rebut the New York Times’ bombshell report about 20 years of his tax returns, Fox News political editor Chris Stirewalt pointed out. Appearing on Fox’s Special Report with Bret Baier on Monday evening, Stirewalt noted during a panel discussion that the president’s initial rebuttal to the story on Sunday night, that it was “totally fake news,” was seemingly undone by Trump himself a day later, when he complained on Twitter that his taxes were “illegally obtained.” The Fake News Media, just like Election time 2016, is bringing up my Taxes & all sorts of other nonsense with illegally obtained information & only bad intent. I paid many millions of dollars in taxes but was...
    It’s no surprise to any astute observer: Bushwick, Brooklyn isn’t backing Donald Trump in the upcoming presidential election. But Radio Free Brooklyn has taken things a step further. The independent community radio station is currently assembling “Wall of Lies,” a 50-foot by 10-foot outdoor mural displaying the more than 20,000 lies told so far by Trump while in office. A live, physically distanced event celebrating the mural’s completion will take place this Sunday, and will include a voter registration drive.
    Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen claimed that the president is “dazed” and “lost” after The New York Times published a bombshell report about his taxes. Cohen spoke with MSNBC about the report, which alleged that Trump didn’t pay taxes for 10 out of 15 years because he was facing financial losses. Of the two most recent years where he did pay, he is said to have only paid $750. As the news continues to send shockwaves through the public, Cohen said that one only has to look at Trump’s body language to know how he is feeling right now. “If you look at his body language, I talk a lot about that in the book as well — his...
    President Trump's pitch to voters has always been how rich he is, how his success as a businessman and his mastery of finance makes him the perfect steward of the world's biggest economy. Now he's got a new set of financial figures to pore over – contained in an explosive new report that will certainly make many of those voters think long and hard about anything the President tries to tell them about business and the economy. After years in which Mr Trump has steadfastly refused to reveal his tax returns, they appear to have finally been winkled out – and they make salutary reading. Family business: Donald Trump with daughter Ivanka The author of The Art of the...
    Steve Helber/AP For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.When I was attending college in a small conservative town in Iowa, a “friend” asked me if my mom paid taxes. Taken aback by the question, I quickly muttered, “Yes…” and moved on. Only later that day did I realize the implication. At the time, my mother was a green card holder, and this person assumed that because my mom is an immigrant, she must be living off the government for free. Of course mom pays taxes, I fumed, doesn’t everyone?  Apparently not. A sweeping New York Times report found that not only did Donald Trump pay just $750 in federal...
    Chris Kleponis/CNP via ZUMA Wire For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.Donald Trump has hundreds of millions of dollars of debt coming due in the next few years—a cash crunch that will leave him with few good options for paying off or refinancing his loans. And the New York Times’ blockbuster story on his tax returns has revealed a new twist: Depending on the results of an IRS audit, he could also be on the hook for at least another $100 million in taxes, interest, and penalties. Together, these pending and potential liabilities suggest that Trump’s empire—with his core business already suffering from the pandemic—could face intense financial pressure in...
    By Michelle Price and Tim Reid WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A report that Donald Trump paid little or no federal income tax in recent years sparked broad outrage on Monday, from rich Democrats to teachers and coffee shop workers taking to social media to claim they had paid more taxes than the U.S. president. The #IPaidMoreTaxesThanDonaldTrump hashtag began trending on Monday, while Democratic rival Joe Biden's election campaign, seizing on the backlash, launched a pin with the words: 'I Paid More In Taxes Than Donald Trump.' "In 2017, I paid $32 million more in federal taxes than Donald Trump," Tom Steyer, a billionaire environmentalist and a fierce critic of the president, wrote on Twitter. Trump defended his record on Monday after...
    People on Twitter are saying “I paid more taxes than Donald Trump” after it was revealed that the billionaire president paid $750 in taxes in 2017. The New York Times released a copy of Trump’s tax returns on Sunday and reported that he paid no income tax for 10 years. The president deemed the report as “fake news.” ⚠️ Follow our US election 2020 live blog for the latest news & updates 10The President reportedly paid $750 in taxes in 2016 and 2017Credit: Getty - Contributor What did Trump’s tax report say? The New York Times released a report on Sunday claiming that they obtained President Trump’s tax return history. The report alleges that he paid no income taxes...
    A leak of a trove of data from Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign has revealed that it targeted millions of African Americans with a 'deterrence' campaign that critics are calling voter suppression.  The leak, reported by Britain's Channel 4, describes the deterrence element of the campaign voter file, which includes information on 200 million Americans that the campaign sliced and diced for potential electoral benefit.  Not only are 3.5 million African Americans listed in the 'deterrence' category, but black voters were disproportionately included on the 'deterrence' list, according to Channel 4's analysis of the data.  President Donald Trump's campaing is being accused of voter suppression after compiling information on a 'deterrence' category of voters that included 3.5 million African...
    PRESIDENT Donald Trump will square off with Joe Biden in what is expected to be a contentious debate on September 29th. The first of three verbal sparring matches comes about five weeks before Election Day. ⚠️ Follow our US election 2020 live blog for the latest news & updates 4NINTCHDBPICT000609441105Credit: AP:Associated Press When is the presidential debate? The debate will take place in Cleveland on Tuesday, September 29th at 9 pm. The grudge match will air on multiple networks, including CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox and PBS. 4NINTCHDBPICT000571586987-1Credit: AFP or licensors Who is the debate moderator? Fox News anchor Chris Wallace will be grilling Trump and Biden during the much-anticipated duel. “My job is to be as invisible as possible,”...
    FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami/NSF) = President Donald Trump will return to Florida this week for an event in the closely watched Interstate 4 corridor. Trump is slated to appear at 7 p.m. Friday at Orlando Sanford International Airport, according to an announcement from his campaign. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have made repeated campaign trips to the state which is a key to their re-election hopes. The I-4 corridor through Central Florida is often a battleground in close state races. After the campaign stop was announced, U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., issued a statement criticizing Trump’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. “We know that our tourism and hospitality industry won’t recover until the pandemic is brought...
    After The New York Times published a bombshell report that claimed President Donald Trump hasn’t paid taxes in 10 out of 15 years because of debt, some of his tweets have come under renewed scrutiny. One of those tweets from 2012, as The Independent reported, shows him slamming former President Barack Obama for paying 20.5 percent in taxes while earning $790k, which would normally put him in a higher bracket. “@BarackObama who wants to raise all our taxes,” he wrote, “only pays 20.5% on $790k salary. Do as I say not as I do.” The news outlet notes that while Obama would typically be expected to pay a higher rate, he had made thousands of dollars of donations to charity,...
    Trump 2020 re-election campaign manager, stands for the national anthem as U.S. President Donald Trump rallies with supporters during a Make America Great Again rally in Southaven, Mississippi, U.S., October 2, 2018.Jonathan Ernst | Reuters The bruised wife of former Trump presidential campaign chief Brad Parscale told Florida police that he "hits her" after a suicidal Parscale was taken to a hospital for evaluation on Sunday, an official report revealed. Cops also seized 10 firearms, including several rifles, after cops took Parscale into custody at his Fort Lauderdale home, according to the police report obtained by NBC News. Candace Parscale told police that her 44-year-old husband, who in July was deposed from his role of overseeing President Donald Trump's campaign...
    The wife of Donald Trump's demoted campaign boss Brad Parscale fled screaming into the street in just her bikini - before telling a passerby: 'I think my husband just killed himself'. Police raced to Parscale's Fort Lauderdale, Florida home Sunday afternoon after the Good Samaritan bundled Candice Parscale into her car and dialed 911. As many as 20 police cars and boats swarmed the waterfront property after the distraught wife told cops she heard a revolver being cocked and a 'loud boom' after her 44-year-old husband began 'ranting and raving'. Candice, 41, then buried her head in the stranger's lap and sobbed uncontrollably until officers revealed he was still alive and asked for his cell number so they could begin...
    CDC Director Robert Redfield says that if everyone wore masks we'd defeat COVID-19 in a couple of months.Pool Via Cnp/CNP via ZUMA For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.A reporter for NBC News listened in on a telephone call a few days ago: The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has grown increasingly concerned that President Donald Trump, pushed by a new member of his coronavirus task force, is sharing incorrect information about the pandemic with the public. Dr. Robert Redfield, who leads the CDC, suggested in a conversation with a colleague Friday that Dr. Scott Atlas is arming Trump with misleading data about a range...
    Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson defended President Donald Trump’s record on health care and criticized the media’s coverage of the issue in an op-ed Sunday. Carson, a neurosurgeon and former Republican candidate for president, said Trump’s health care policies have resulted in “better care, more choice and lower costs” in the op-ed published by Fox Business. The Housing and Urban Development secretary said that Trump helped lower the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual mandate to $0, signed “right to try” legislation and lowered prescription drug costs via executive order. “Despite the media’s refusal to attribute proper credit, the president has delivered tangible health care results on behalf of the American people,” Carson said, according to Fox Business. (RELATED:...
    Getty/Joshua Roberts President Donald Trump on September 27, 2020. President Donald Trump‘s re-election campaign was dealt a surprise blow on Sunday, September 27, when the New York Times revealed that the paper had obtained his tax returns for almost 20 years — including his first term in office. The documents have been the subject of rampant speculation since Trump declared his candidacy in 2015, and he has consistently refused to release them to the public, often claiming that, falsely, that he cannot because they are under audit. And the revelations within the Times report on the president’s finances indicated that Trump owes hundreds of millions in loans, has operated many of his businesses at a loss for years...
    (CNN)There's a revolution happening within the GOP right under our noses.The latest sign came Sunday, when former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge penned an op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer making clear his intent to vote for former Vice President Joe Biden over President Donald Trump in November. "He lacks the empathy, integrity, intellect and maturity to lead," Ridge, who also served as the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security in the Bush administration, wrote of Trump.Ridge joins fellow Bush Cabinet secretaries Christine Todd Whitman (EPA), Ann Veneman (Agriculture), Carlos Gutierrez (Commerce) and Colin Powell (State) as Biden endorsers. Ray LaHood, a former Republican congressman from Illinois, and Chuck Hagel, the former Nebraska Republican senator, both of whom served in the...
    “She’s bright, she’s smart, she’s beautiful, and the people would love her!” he reportedly said. Donald Trump reportedly floated the concept of having his daughter Ivanka as running mate, according to his former deputy campaign manager Rick Gates. Gates is releasing a book about his time with the first family, and in it, as The Washington Post reported, he claimed that for weeks Trump pushed to have his eldest daughter, then 34, as his pick for vice president. While his top aides chatted in 2016 about who they thought a good pick would be, Trump reportedly interjected that he had his own idea in mind. “I think it should be Ivanka. What about Ivanka as my VP?” Gates claimed he...
    Donald Trump really thinks he has something with his insistence that former Vice President Joe Biden should take a drug test before Tuesday night’s debate. But the Biden campaign, in peak form, simply destroyed Trump’s line of attack in the best way possible: by mocking the crap out of it. Well, actually, by taking the piss out of it. Demanding a drug test is Trump’s effort to walk back his months of insistence that Biden is experiencing severe cognitive decline—attacks that seemed like a great idea to Trump until he was suddenly faced with the prospect of voters watching the two men debate and making up their own minds about their comparative cognitive function. Then, to raise expectations for Biden’s performance, Trump started insisting...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden compared President Donald Trump to infamous Nazi Germany propagandist Joesph Goebbels over the weekend. What did Biden say?During an interview Saturday on MSNBC, Biden was asked to respond to the president's campaign trail attacks in which Trump claims that Biden and the Democratic Party are pushing a socialist agenda. "He's sort of like [Joseph] Goebbels," Biden responded. "You say the lie long enough, keep repeating it, repeating it, repeating it, it becomes common knowledge." Biden later compared Trump to Fidel Castro, according to Politico. "I think people see very clearly the difference between me and Donald Trump," Biden said. "Trump is clearing protests in front of the White House that are peaceful, you know, with...
    Donald Trump reportedly only paid $750 in taxes in 2016 and hasn't paid any taxes in 10 of the past 15 years. Donald Trump Jr. on Monday defended his father against reports that he reportedly only paid $750 in income taxes, claiming "historical tax credits" explained the unusually low sum. On Sunday, the New York Times reported that Donald Trump paid only $750 in federal income taxes the year he ran for office and his first year in the White House. Additionally, the paper reported that Trump paid no federal income taxes in 10 of the past 15 years. "He does things in certain years where you get depreciation, where...
    (CNN)Joe Biden's presidential campaign reacted swiftly following a bombshell report from The New York Times that Donald Trump paid no federal income taxes in 10 out of 15 years beginning in 2000, turning around a digital video and putting out merchandise within hours of the report's release. In a 30-second video posted to the campaign's grassroots Twitter account and retweeted by Biden's official page, the campaign highlights different income taxes paid by teachers, flashing the text on the screen over somber music. "Teachers paid $7,239, Firefighters paid $5,283, Nurses paid $10,216," the text above the tweet reads. "Donald Trump paid $750."The campaign also released stickers on their website late Sunday night with the text, "I paid more income taxes than...
    After weeks and months of President Donald Trump characterizing former Vice President Joe Biden as an senile old man who can’t string two sentences together, his campaign has finally realized that they should start raising expectations for his performance at the first debate this Tuesday night. Apparently, Donald Trump Jr. didn’t get the memo. The president’s eldest son kicked off his Fox & Friends appearance by attacking CNN’s Jake Tapper for not pressing Jill Biden harder on her husband’s history of making “gaffes” during an interview on State of the Union Sunday. “Once a Democrat operative, all of it—always a Democrat operative,” he said, unconvincingly. “Joe Biden can’t remember where he is 50 percent of the time,” Trump Jr. declared....
    Donald Trump has accused Mike Bloomberg of 'bribing ex-prisoners to go out and vote for Sleepy Joe' after a probe was launched into the billionaire's fundraising. The former Democrat candidate donated $16 million to the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, an initiative for felons to pay their debts so they can vote in the presidential election.  Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody opened a federal investigation last week into Bloomberg's payments over allegations that they violated the law by offering incentives for voting.   Trump tweeted Sunday: 'Wow, nobody realized how far Mini Mike Bloomberg went in bribing ex-prisoners to go out and vote for Sleepy Joe. He is desperate to get back into the good graces of the people who not only...
    President Donald Trump's televised debate response to Sunday's bombshell disclosures that he paid just $750 in federal income tax in 2016 will be a variation of what he said in 2016: it shows he he is savvy operator of the system, a GOP consultant has claimed. 'He thinks this makes him look smart,' consultant Scott Jennings, a former advisor to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, told CNN. It is a variation of how Trump handled the tax issue at the first presidential debate against Hillary Clinton, who went after the candidate after the New York Times obtained just a sliver of tax information on Trump.  President Donald Trump, pictured on Sunday, paid little in income taxes in recent years...
    Madison Summers September 28, 2020 0 Comments President Donald Trump reportedly wanted his daughter Ivanka Trump to be his running mate. In an upcoming book by Donald Trump’s former deputy campaign manager Rick Gates, it suggests Donald Trump repeatedly pushed for Ivanka Trump while he was the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. “I think it should be Ivanka,” Trump said, according to Gates’ book which The Washington Post reported on. “What about Ivanka as my VP?” “She’s bright, she’s smart, she’s beautiful, and the people would love her!” Donald Trump continued. Gates claims Donald Trump was adamant in his pushing to convince his staff that she would be the right person on the ticket with him. As the Post reports,...
    Political prognosticators have all but handed the 2020 presidential election to Joe Biden.  Donald Trump, they say, has maybe a one-in-four chance to win. But, as in 2016, these diviners of America’s political future speak with more self-proclaimed authority than evidence. Here’s why those prognosticators may be proven wrong yet again on November 3. Consider how Donald Trump won in 2016. Although Trump lost the popular vote — entirely due to Hillary Clinton’s huge margin of victory in California — he won 306 Electoral College votes and, with that, the election. That outcome was made possible by Trump winning states Republican presidential candidates had not won in decades, including Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Trump won despite losing 92 percent of the black vote,...
    Here’s what’s happening Monday in Election 2020, 36 days until Election Day: HOW TO VOTE: AP’s state-by-state interactive has details on how to vote in this election. TODAY’S TOP STORIES: TAX BOMBSHELL: President Donald Trump’s tax revelations threaten to undercut a pillar of his appeal among blue-collar voters while providing a new opening for his Democratic rival just two days before the first presidential debate. Trump has worked for decades to build an image of himself as a hugely successful businessman — even choosing “mogul” as his Secret Service code name. DEBATE PREP: Ahead of the first debate between President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden, each campaign is promising a stark contrast in policy, personality and...
    Loading the player... The fallout from the New York Times report about the incredibly low amount that President Donald Trump paid in federal income taxes in 2016 and 2017 continues.  New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted that she “paid thousands of dollars a year in taxes *as a bartender.*” In 2016 & ‘17, I paid thousands of dollars a year in taxes *as a bartender.*Trump paid $750.He contributed less to funding our communities than waitresses & undocumented immigrants.Donald Trump has never cared for our country more than he cares for himself. A walking scam. https://t.co/VZChbp8htu — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) September 28, 2020 “Trump paid $750,” the Democrat continued. “He contributed less to funding our communities than waitresses & undocumented immigrants.”  Ocasio-Cortez...
    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 June 23, 2016. Donald Trump has a well-documented tendency to file lawsuits when someone hurts his feelings. In 2013, the guilty party was Bill Maher, the late-night HBO talk show host known for his liberal leanings and biting commentary. After Trump had insisted in 2012 that President Barack Obama release his college transcripts and passport records, Maher pushed back on the mogul’s request with a demand of his own: that Trump...
    President Donald Trump on Monday reacted to the latest Project Veritas investigation exposing an alleged ballot harvesting racket in Minneapolis. “This is totally illegal,” Trump wrote, sharing a Breitbart News article of the investigation on Twitter. “Hope that the U.S. Attorney in Minnesota has this, and other of her many misdeeds, under serious review??? If not, why not???” This is totally illegal. Hope that the U.S. Attorney in Minnesota has this, and other of her many misdeeds, under serious review??? If not, why not??? We will win Minnesota because of her, and law enforcement. Saved Minneapolis & Iron O Range! https://t.co/yete31P680 — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 28, 2020 The U.S. Attorney for Minnesota is Erica MacDonald, nominated by President...
    Monday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Donald Trump Jr., son of President Donald Trump and executive vice president of the Trump Organization, criticized The New York Times for its report that portrayed his father’s business dealings negatively. The younger Trump explained how what is on tax returns does not necessarily reflect the health of a business or the amount of taxes paid by that business. “Listen, it’s ridiculous, my father’s paid tens of millions of taxes,” he said. “If he does things in certain years where you get depreciation, where you get the write-off, where you get historical tax credits like we did when we took on the risk of building the Old Post Office in D.C., it’s the...
    (CNN)Donald Trump needed a new act.By 2015, more than a decade removed from the smashing success of "The Apprentice," Trump's brand -- always his most marketable and valuable commodity -- was foundering, his golf courses were losing loads of money and he had nine-figure loans coming due. (We know all of that thanks to blockbuster reporting from The New York Times that reveals Trump paid $750 in taxes in 2016 -- and no taxes at all in 10 of the previous 15 years.)So he ran for president. Which, in retrospect, makes all the sense in the world.Trump had flirted with running for national office in the past -- he made overtures in 1988, 2000, 2004 and 2012 -- but had...
    Republican congressman Rick Santorum stood by President Donald Trump on CNN’s New Day show, much to the shock of viewers. While debating with fellow Republican member of Congress Charlie Dent, Santorum followed Trump’s lead that a bombshell investigation reported by the New York Times was fake news. That story dropped over the weekend, showing Trump paid just $750 in federal income tax in 2016. As followed by The Inquisitr over the weekend, the report showed Trump failed to pay income tax over 10 of 15 years before winning the 2016 election. Santorum, one of Trump’s most public supporters and a regular analyst on the network,and suggested he “shouldn’t be paying taxes,” if he is losing money. The former presidential candidate...
    Donald Trump wanted to name his daughter Ivanka as his running mate in the 2016 election, a new book reveals, and even had his campaign conduct polls on the matter. As Trump's aides, in June 2016, talked about who to name as the vice presidential candidate, Trump had his own thoughts, according to a forthcoming book by Rick Gates, excepts of which were published by Bloomberg and The Washington Post.  'I think it should be Ivanka. What about Ivanka as my VP?' Trump said. 'Ivanka should be vice president.' 'All heads turned toward her, and she just looked surprised. We all knew Trump well enough to keep our mouths shut and not laugh,' Gates wrote. 'He went on: 'She's bright,...
    Here’s what’s happening Monday in Election 2020, 36 days until Election Day: HOW TO VOTE: AP’s state-by-state interactive has details on how to vote in this election. TODAY’S TOP STORIES: TAX BOMBSHELL: President Donald Trump’s tax revelations threaten to undercut a pillar of his appeal among blue-collar voters while providing a new opening for his Democratic rival just two days before the first presidential debate. Trump has worked for decades to build an image of himself as a hugely successful businessman — even choosing “mogul” as his Secret Service code name. DEBATE PREP: Ahead of the first debate between President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden, each campaign is promising a stark contrast in policy, personality and preparation....
    Heather Digby Parton September 28, 2020 1:17PM (UTC) On Sunday evening, the New York Times published a blockbuster story based on the tax returns that Donald Trump has gone all the way to the Supreme Court to keep hidden. He didn't want Congress to see it, he didn't want the Manhattan district attorney to see it and he didn't want us to see it — and now we know why. He is deeply in debt and has paid virtually no federal income taxes for the last 15 years. Last year he paid $750. There are no zeros missing from that sentence. It's surely coincidental that this big story hit just two days before the next big event of the presidential campaign: Trump's first...
    Donald Trump has lost so much money in business that he paid no federal income tax for 10 of 15 years, and paid just $750 in 2016 and again in 2017, The New York Times revealed Sunday night. Chances are, you’ve paid more than $750 in income taxes in a year—and if you want an "I paid more in taxes than Donald Trump" sticker, the Biden campaign has you covered. That wasn’t the Biden campaign’s only response to the revelations about Trump’s taxes. It’s a safe assumption that the new information is being hastily included in the former vice president’s debate prep, perhaps including a vigorous debate on whether to focus most on Trump’s business failures, the lack of taxes he’s paid, or the hundreds of...
    President Trump allegedly dodging federal income taxes for a decade before paying $750 in 2016 and 2017 exposes the differences between him and Joe Biden, according to the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee's top spokeswoman. "I think it contributes to this larger sense that we have from Donald Trump that he looks down on working people," Biden representative Kate Bedingfield told CNN Sunday. Bedingfield added, "It contributes to a sense that he has a very Park Avenue mentality. Joe Biden grew up in Scranton. His presidency is going to be about helping working families in this country." Biden, the two-term vice president, has repeatedly called for Trump to hand over his tax returns on the campaign trail. Trump denied a New...
    A spokeswoman from Joe Biden's campaign said that the former vice president will win Tuesday's debate with President Trump with his responses, not with a urine sample. Kate Bedingfield dismissed President Trump's demands that each candidate take a drug test prior to the debate on Tuesday. She claimed his drug test request was a distraction from larger issues, including the coronavirus pandemic. "Vice President Biden intends to deliver his debate answers in words. If the president thinks his best case is made in urine he can have at it," she wrote in a statement on Sunday night. "We’d expect nothing less from Donald Trump, who pissed away the chance to protect the lives of 200K Americans when he...
    By The Associated Press Here’s what’s happening Monday in Election 2020, 36 days until Election Day: HOW TO VOTE: AP’s state-by-state interactive has details on how to vote in this election. TODAY’S TOP STORIES: TAX BOMBSHELL: President Donald Trump's tax revelations threaten to undercut a pillar of his appeal among blue-collar voters while providing a new opening for his Democratic rival just two days before the first presidential debate. Trump has worked for decades to build an image of himself as a hugely successful businessman — even choosing “mogul” as his Secret Service code name. DEBATE PREP: Ahead of the first debate between President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden, each campaign is promising a stark contrast in...
    Chris Kleponis/Zuma For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.Shortly after the 2016 election,  I tweeted, “Today would be a good day for @realDonaldTrump to release his tax returns.” Then I repeated this tweet a few mornings in a row. Each day, it received a bunch of retweets, the vital currency of that social media realm, indicating this simple poke at merely one of Donald Trump’s violations of good government norms resonated. Since then, I’ve tweeted out this line almost every day. That is, every weekday, skipping holidays sometimes, never programming the tweet to appear automatically. It became something of a mantra I would type out, often to start my...
    Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images There’s a recurring online gag among political observers that every time Donald Trump finds himself in a new quagmire or political scandal, there’s always a tweet from the president’s past that makes him look like a hypocrite on the issue of the day. Today, its on the subject of Trump’s taxes. The New York Times released its evaluation of Trump’s financial history on Sunday and reported that the president only paid $750 in federal income taxes in 2016 and 2017. The report also said Trump paid no income taxes at all for 10 of the last 15 years and has been fighting the IRS for the last decade over a $72.9 million tax refund he...
    US President Donald Trump says his tax returns are currently being audited, and that he won't release them while an inspection is continuing. But there is no legal reason why the president can't release his returns while an audit is taking place, and he would be the first in almost 50 years not to make them available. GETTYThey’re under audit and when they’re not I’d be proud to show it. US President Donald TrumpIs Trump under audit? We do not know this definitively because it's confidential. Only the person being audited or their lawyer can release that information publicly. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) - which conducts the review - is not permitted to disclose if an individual's finances are...
    THE first step of Donald Trump’s controversial ban on TikTok has been halted by a federal judge at the last minute. The temporary block has dealt a blow to the White House which sees the Chinese-owned app as a threat to national security. Reuters 1 President Trump had announced he planned to officially ban TikTok in the US The order, which was due to come into effect at 23.59pm last night, was the first stage of plans to ban TikTok throughout the US. It would have forced Apple and Google to remove the app from their stores preventing new users from downloading it. It would not, however, have stopped existing users from still being able to access the...
    Morning Joe covered the hospitalization of Brad Parscale after it was reported that he was armed and threatened to harm himself in a sober, snark-free, and sympathetic manner Monday morning. Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinksi had in the past openly ridiculed the former Trump campaign manager but took reported this news with a completely different tone. Parscale was taken from his Fort Lauderdale home after his wife reportedly told police he had multiple firearms and was threatening self-harm. The Trump campaign offered a statement of support that said, “Brad Parscale is a member of our family, and we all love him. We are ready to support him and his family in any way possible.” Following Brzezinski’s original report, Scarborough...
    Chauncey DeVega September 28, 2020 11:00AM (UTC) A healthy democracy is impossible without a common understanding of truth and empirical reality. This is why Donald Trump and other authoritarians systematically assault the legitimacy of the press (as the "enemy of the people" and "fake news"), higher education, teachers and educators (as indoctrinators in "cultural Marxism" and "political correctness"), scientists and other experts ("elites" who are part of a "deep state" plot) as well as truth-tellers more generally. Writing at The Guardian, Michiko Kakutani warns: "With Trump, the personal is political, and in many respects he is less a comic-book anomaly than an extreme, bizarro-world apotheosis of many of the broader, intertwined attitudes undermining truth today, from the merging of news and...
    DONALD Trump has called on the US attorney in Minnesota to investigate Rep. Ilhan Omar amid unverified claims of ballot harvesting in the state. The president was speaking after Snapchat footage appeared to show one activist with piles of absentee ballots on the dashboard of his car. 2Donald Trump has called for an investigation into unverified claims of ballot harvesting in MinnesotaCredit: AP:Associated Press 2Ilhan Omar is a Minnesota congresswoman and the frequent target of attacks by the presidentCredit: Getty Images - Getty Many US states have "ballot collection" systems in place that allow a nominated third party to collect and deliver a ballot on behalf of someone unable to deliver it themselves. Minnesota law allows a...
    When can you call a lie a lie? And, more to the point, when can you call a liar a liar? These are not abstract questions. From the day Donald Trump announced his candidacy in 2015 with a semi-extemporized, 46-minute speech that included numerous documentable falsehoods, journalists and news organizations throughout America and around the world have struggled to find the right language to describe his language.  Are words like “falsehood” and “untruth” adequate terms for a responsible journalist to use? Or should the word “lie”—which suggests intention, rather than accident or ignorance—be used instead?  It should. In new research that will be published in the International Journal of Communication later this month, we offer empirical proof that Trump’s intent...
    In September 1968, there were 1,053 United States combat deaths in a country called Vietnam. The dead were part of a 12-month total of 16,899 killed in a war that rattled the foundation of our country, dominated our politics, divided us day in and day out along lines of race and class during a long calamitous climb across a calendar year that seemed to scar the soul and change the culture of America along racial and class lines. History still weeps over 1968 but history never witnessed anything like America is experiencing today: a corrupt, lying president who is intent on setting our divided country on fire, who violates his oath of office on a daily basis, and who keeps...
    Sarah K. Burris September 28, 2020 8:37AM (UTC) This article originally appeared on Raw Story President Donald Trump's taxes are being reported by the New York Times revealing ways in which his daughter Ivanka has been getting millions from her father and avoiding paying the proper amount of tax on it. The report detailed that Trump has tried to write-off things like family vacations while claiming to be a billionaire with nearly half a billion dollars in debt. : Gift taxes are when a living person gives over $15,000 to a person, and Trump has given Ivanka much more than that. But to get around it, he calls his money to her "contractor fees," which she declares as "income." She's also had nearly $100,000...
    Lamar Jackson and Donald Trump had an odd interaction earlier this year that led to the Ravens quarterback tweeting, “Truzz Trump.” The interaction happened in April and it occurred on Twitter. The NFL-owned Twitter account The Checkdown randomly tweeted out a video from 2018 where Jaire Alexander was celebrating Lamar Jackson being drafted in the first round by the Ravens. Jackson quote-tweeted that and added the comment, “Brodie.” For some reason, Trump then quote-tweeted Jackson and said, “Really nice to see this and, what a great pick!” This led to Jackson’s tweet of “Truzz Trump.” Does Lamar Jackson support Donald Trump? Jackson’s tweet could be seen as him saying “Trust Trump,” but that’s not quite what...
    President Trump took to Twitter just after midnight on Monday and demanded that the Justice Department investigate Democratic House Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota for alleged ‘ballot harvesting.’ ‘This is totally illegal,’ the president tweeted on Monday. ‘Hope that the U.S. Attorney in Minnesota has this, and other of her many misdeeds, under serious review??? ‘If not, why not??? ‘We will win Minnesota because of her, and law enforcement. ‘Saved Minneapolis & Iron O Range!’ President Trump (left) called on his own Justice Department to investigate House Rep. Ilhan Omar (right), a Democrat from Minnesota, over alleged voter fraud by her supporters ‘This is totally illegal,’ the president tweeted on Monday. ‘Hope that the U.S. Attorney in...
    President Donald Trump criticized the media and Democrats at a press conference on Sunday for anti-Catholic bias demonstrated in their coverage of his Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. “I think it’s horrible what they’re doing. They’re playing the religious card, and it’s frankly — they’re talking about Catholics; its a very major religion in our country,” Donald Trump said during a press conference on Sunday. The president specifically referred to an opinion article in the New York Times claiming that critics had a point when they questioned Barrett’s Catholic faith as a problem with the “national ethos” of American democracy. The president turned to former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, noting...
    Donald Trump's tax records show he is carrying a total of $421 million in loans and debt with a number of his properties said to be struggling financially.  In a Sunday report, dismissed by the president as 'fake news,' The New York Times said most of that debt comes from the Doral golf resort in Florida - $125 million - and Trump's Washington hotel - $160 million. On top of that, a $100 million mortgage on Trump Tower in New York will come due in 2022. Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes in both 2016 and 2017, after years of reporting heavy losses from his business enterprises to offset hundreds of millions of dollars in income, the Times reported,...
    Nancy Pelosi is taking aim at Donald Trump after a bombshell report claimed that he paid no federal income taxes for several years after claiming large losses, with the House speaker saying his actions show a “disdain for America’s working families.” As The Inquisitr reported, a new story from The New York Times looked at decades of documents for Trump and found that he paid just $750 in 2016 and the same in 2017, and that he used chronic losses to avoid paying his proper share. Many of Trump’s critics seized on the allegations, including Pelosi who released a statement on Sunday evening saying the report “provides a window into the extraordinary measures that President Trump has used to game...
    Donald Trump is earning some mockery online after a bombshell report about his taxes claimed that he took a massive deduction in order to look good on television. The New York Times published a story on Sunday citing decades of tax documents that showed he claimed huge losses and did not pay any federal income tax for 10 of the 15 years leading up to his election in 2016. The report included a number of other details about the real estate mogul and reality television star’s finances, including the tens of thousands of dollars he reportedly spent on his hair. “Even while declaring losses, he has managed to enjoy a lavish lifestyle by taking tax deductions on what most people...
    As we all know by now, the New York Times has somehow gotten hold of Donald Trump’s tax information from 2000-2018. They have an immense piece about it today, with more coming in the following weeks, but there was only one thing I wanted to know: just how much money does the guy make? Without further ado, here it is: Trump’s story turns out to be pretty simple. After screwing everybody in sight during the ’90s, he entered 2000 in parlous shape. What saved him was The Apprentice, which earned him a boatload of money and underlied his flurry of licensing and endorsement deals over the next few years. But as revenue from the show faded, so did his...
    President Donald Trump scolded the establishment media at a press conference on Sunday for failing to report on new developments in the FBI investigation of his 2016 campaign. “I think you ought to report on the FBI scandal because it is one of the great scandals in the history of our country,” Donald Trump said. “I think people want to hear about it. If you look at the internet, you’ll see how people want to hear about it.” The president referred to reporting from CBS News reporter Catherine Herridge, revealing that the primary sub-source of the infamous anti-Trump dossier developed for the Democrats by Christopher Steele was also the subject of an FBI 2009 counterintelligence probe because of his ties...
    President Donald Trump laid out the evidence of mail-in voter fraud for reporters at a White House press conference on Sunday. “We are gravely concerned about the Democrat assault on election integrity,” Donald Trump said. The president cited the following stories, questioning the integrity and stability of the mail-in voting process: In Brooklyn, 25 percent of mail-in ballots were ruled invalid during the June Democrat primary. In a New Jersey special election, nearly 20 percent of the ballots were thrown out, and four people are being prosecuted for fraud. In a Florida primary, more than 35,000 mail-in ballots were rejected, and over 100,000 ballots were rejected in California. In Pennsylvania’s primary, half of the counties were still counting ballots a...
    Donald Trump's former campaign manager Brad Parscale  has reportedly barricaded himself inside his Fort Lauderdale home with a gun.  The president announced in July he was replacing Parscale with longtime political aide Bill Stepien.  President Trump announced late July 15, 2020, that he is replacing Brad Parscale as his campaign manager with longtime political aide Bill Stepien
    In an interview with host Rick Wilson on The Daily Beast’s New Abnormal podcast, Lincoln Project co-founder Mike Madrid predicted that Donald Trump’s “biggest weakness” would “destabilize” his debate performance against Joe Biden on Tuesday. As reported by Raw Story, Madrid claimed that Trump is likely preparing for the debate but “won’t pay attention” before touching on his purported weakness. “Here’s what I think Trump’s biggest weakness is in the debates,” he said. “The fact that you’re not going to have a live audience is really going to destabilize him. He doesn’t need a big one, he just needs a handful of people who will give some sort of group cackling or group response. Without that, that is where Trump...
    Showtime Jeff Daniels and Kingsley Ben-Adir in The Comey Rule. Ahead of the 2020 election, Showtime is releasing a two-part limited series called The Comey Rule, which tells the story of “the historically turbulent events surrounding the 2016 presidential election and its aftermath” by highlighting “two powerful figures,” former FBI Director James Comey and President Donald Trump, “whose strikingly different personalities, ethics and loyalties put them on a collision course.” Ahead of the premiere, the cast and writer/director Billy Ray did a virtual Q&A with the Television Critics Association where they talked about what an important piece they think this is and what message they hope to send with it. This Is ‘An Important Story to Tell’ VideoVideo...
    Donald Trump denied the bombshell report from the New York Times claiming that he hasn’t paid taxes in 10 out of 15 of the past years, and only paid $750 in 2016 and again in 2017, as Fox News reported Sunday. Trump held a press conference less than an hour after the article was published, during which he completely denied that any part of the revelation was accurate. “Its fake news, it’s totally made up,” Trump said. “Everything was wrong, they are so bad.” Trump is the first president in modern days to decline to release his tax records and has fought in court to maintain the privacy of his financial information. He has been known to say that he...
    The New York Times dropped a bombshell about Donald Trump’s taxes on Sunday, and some of the details reveal that he may have given tens of thousands of dollars to his daughter Ivanka Trump by declaring her a “consultant.” According to records obtained by the Times, Trump wrote off things like vacations and money that he gave his daughter, all while carrying nearly half a billion dollars in debt. “Mr. Trump reduced his taxable income by treating a family member as a consultant, and then deducting the fee as a cost of doing business,” the outlet noted. All told, Trump wrote off $26 million in what the news outlet called “unexplained ‘consulting fees.'” Portions of these funds went to a...
    Hollywood celebrities reacted in outrage and alarm at the New York Times‘ exposé Sunday, in which the Times reported that it had obtained President Donald Trump’s tax returns going back over two decades. In recent years, the Times noted, President Trump had paid little to no taxes, thanks to recording heavy business losses. The Times also noted that there was no evidence of any unknown financial links to Russia; that nothing in the tax returns showed illicit payments to former lawyer Michael Cohen; and that Trump was, as he had long claimed, been under a lengthy audit from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Celebrities weighed in: That son of a bitch. https://t.co/Z631BnZB9h — bettemidler (@BetteMidler) September 27, 2020 “Trump paid $750 in federal income...
    Donald Trump called a press briefing Sunday to staunchly defend his Supreme Court Justice pick Amy Coney Barrett after Democrats launched a series of attacks on her alleged inability to be an impartial judge due to her Catholic faith. 'We have noticed some comments made in the media about my incredibly qualified nominee Amy. The New York Times said her religion is not consistent with American values – she's Catholic. That covers a lot of people. That's a very disgraceful thing to say,' Trump told reporters gathered at the White House Sunday evening just a day after he announced his selection.  'I thought, though, on the religious situation with Amy – I thought we settled this 60 years ago with...
    Donald Trump paid no income taxes for 10 of the 15 years leading up to the 2016 presidential election, a bombshell new report shows. A report published Sunday by the The New York Times dug into the real estate mogul turned president’s information for the last 20 years, revealing that he paid just $750 in 2016 and again in 2017. The newspaper reported that it had examined decades of individual and corporate records for Trump and his businesses both in the United States and abroad, including his time as a real estate investor through his move to the White House. A team of reporters studied the documents, though the New York Times reported that it was not making the actual...
    Bethany Albertson September 27, 2020 11:03PM (UTC) This article was originally published on The Conversation. President Donald Trump's rhetoric is often referred to as "dog whistle politics." In politician speak, a dog whistle is language that conveys a particular meaning to a group of potential supporters. The targeted group hears the "whistle" because of its shared cultural reference, but others cannot. : In 2018, The Washington Post wrote that "perhaps no one has sent more dog whistles than President Trump." When Trump this year planned a rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma — the site of one of the worst acts of racial terror in U.S. history — on the Black holiday of Juneteenth, the media called the rally a "racist dog whistle."...
    President Donald Trump said Sunday that he was not joking about the need for a drug test ahead of the first presidential debate with former Vice President Joe Biden. “No. I’m not joking,” he said when asked about the idea during a White House press conference. “I’m willing to take a drug test, I think he should too.” The president said that he watched previous Democrat debates where Biden was clearly “out of it” but that he appeared much better during the final primary debate with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). “He was okay. I mean, he wasn’t great; he wasn’t terrible; he was okay,” Trump said. Trump questioned how Biden turned around his debate performances despite earlier disasters. “People say...
    President Donald Trump on Sunday dismissed a New York Times story claiming they had obtained copies of his tax returns. “The story is a total fake,” Trump said after he was asked about the story at a press conference. He accused the Times of routinely published “fake story after fake story,” about his presidency. “I’ve never seen anything like it; that’s why the media has such a low rating,” Trump continued. The Times reported Sunday that Trump paid no taxes in ten of the 15 years of tax returns they obtained, and only paid $750 in federal income taxes in 2016 and 2017. The Times stated it would not release Trump’s actual tax return documents to protect the sources. But the...
    Trump is a business loser and a tax cheat and very likely a criminal So the assumption was always that impeached soon-to-be-outgoing president Donald Trump hid his taxes for a couple of reasons: that he wasn’t as rich as he claimed, and that it might provide clues to financial crimes. But mostly, that he wasn’t as rich as he claimed.  Now that The New York Times has 15 years of his taxes, it’s all that and even more—he’s also a tax cheat.  There is way too much to unpack, and it will take a while to dig through it all (not to mention follow up stories sure to follow). But for starters:  Donald J. Trump paid $750 in federal income taxes the year...
    PITTSBURGH (AP) – President Donald Trump paid no federal income taxes in 10 of the past 15 years, according to a report Sunday in The New York Times. Trump, who has fiercely guarded his tax filings and is the only president in modern times not to make them public, paid $750 in taxes to the federal government the year he was elected, 2016, and $750 again his first year in office. Speaking at a news conference at the White House, Trump dismissed the report as “fake news” and said he has paid taxes, though he gave no specifics. The disclosure, which the Times said comes from tax return data it obtained extending over two decades, comes at a pivotal moment...
    U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Cecil Airport in Jacksonville, Florida, U.S., September 24, 2020.Tom Brenner | Reuters President Donald Trump's businesses have hemorrhaged hundreds of millions of dollars over the last two decades, allowing him to minimize his federal income tax bill to $0 or nearly $0 for many of the years in that period, according to a bombshell report published on Sunday by The New York Times.   Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes in 2016 and another $750 the following year, the newspaper reported, and none at all in 10 of the previous 15 years. He is personally responsible for more than $420 million in debt, most of which is coming...
    A Sunday report from Axios claimed that Donald Trump’s strategy for Tuesday’s debate against Joe Biden is to lean into his “tough guy” persona. According to the publication, Trump has been testing attacks for the debate on the campaign trail over the preceding weeks to see what works best with his crowds. Notably, campaign advisers believe that this persona plays well with voters in states critical for the president’s re-election. The Axios report also claimed that Biden is susceptible to some of Trump’s common attacks against him, including going after his son, Hunter, or criticizing his mental acuity. As for the former, the U.S. leader is allegedly planning on launching a brutal attack on Hunter from the debate stage. The...
    President Donald Trump paid no federal income taxes in 10 of the past 15 years, according to a report Sunday in The New York Times.Trump, who has fiercely guarded his tax filings and is the only president in modern times not to make them public, paid $750 in taxes to the federal government the year he was elected, 2016, and $750 again his first year in office.The disclosure, which the Times said comes from tax return data it obtained extending over two decades, comes at a pivotal moment ahead of the first presidential debate Tuesday, and weeks before a divisive election.A lawyer for the Trump Organization, Alan Garten, and a spokesperson for the Trump Organization did not immediately respond to...
    President Donald Trump will host a press conference at the White House on Sunday. The president will discuss the ongoing fight against the coronavirus, the push to develop vaccines and therapeutics, and ongoing discussions with Congress about additional funding to help the economy recover from the coronavirus lockdowns.
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Ahead of Tuesday's debate, President Donald Trump suggested Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden had been under the influence of drugs during prior political debates and called for the former vice president to be tested.In a Tweet, Trump said Biden's previous appearances "have been record-setting UNEVEN" and suggested it was because Biden was on drugs. I will be strongly demanding a Drug Test of Sleepy Joe Biden prior to, or after, the Debate on Tuesday night. Naturally, I will agree to take one also. His Debate performances have been record setting UNEVEN, to put it mildly. Only drugs could have caused this discrepancy???— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 27, 2020The President said he would agree to take...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Ahead of Tuesday's debate, President Donald Trump suggested Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden had been under the influence of drugs during prior political debates and called for the former vice president to be tested.In a Tweet, Trump said Biden's previous appearances "have been record-setting UNEVEN" and suggested it was because Biden was on drugs. I will be strongly demanding a Drug Test of Sleepy Joe Biden prior to, or after, the Debate on Tuesday night. Naturally, I will agree to take one also. His Debate performances have been record setting UNEVEN, to put it mildly. Only drugs could have caused this discrepancy???— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 27, 2020The President said he would agree to take...
    Former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge broke with the Republican Party to endorse Joe Biden for president. In an op-ed for the Philadelphia Inquirer on Sunday, Ridge said he is proud to have opposed President Trump in 2016 and declared his intent to vote for Biden in 2020, which will be the first time he has voted for a Democratic presidential nominee. "I will cast my vote for Joe Biden on Nov. 3. It will be my first vote for a Democratic candidate for president of the United States. But it is not the first time I have said 'no' to Donald Trump. I urge my fellow Pennsylvanians to join me," Ridge wrote. "I actually consider it a...
    CNN host Fareed Zakaria on Sunday spoke of the fears swirling around the possibility of Donald Trump refusing to leave office, Raw Story reported. Outside of this possibility, the journalist argued that the head of state could remain in power without winning at the ballot box. “But the terrifying reality is that there are also mechanisms that are legal and constitutional that could enable Trump to stay in office without actually winning the vote,” he said. The host noted that the United States’ electoral system “was not designed to be democratic” and ultimately places power into the hands of states to determine its outcome. “Imagine the scenario during election week: Trump is leading on November 3, but Joe Biden pulls...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Saturday compared President Trump to the architect of the Nazi propaganda machine. “He’s sort of like [Joseph] Goebbels,” Biden told MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle. “You say the lie long enough, keep repeating it, repeating it, repeating it, it becomes common knowledge.” The comment comes as Biden has pushed back against attacks on the campaign trail from the president, who is looking to paint the former vice president as a socialist. BIDEN SAYS SENATE SHOULD NOT ACT ON AMY CONEY BARRETT SUPREME COURT NOMINATION UNTIL AFTER ELECTION Biden has pushed back against the socialist comparison, arguing it's Trump's way of spreading false information in an effort to appeal to moderate voters, especially in the battleground state of Florida. He also said...
    Donald Trump and his re-election campaign are reportedly recruiting hundreds of lawyers to dispute votes, oversee polling locations, and otherwise challenge the election results. According to a report from Politico, the process began over a year ago on the chance that the election didn’t go the president’s way. To address that possibility, hundreds of volunteer lawyers were recruited, along with a team of dozens of hired attorneys. They’re joined by poll watchers from across the country. Since then, Trump’s approval numbers have gradually moved lower and lower, prompting the team to focus their efforts in battleground states where he could face a challenge winning over voters. These efforts were also increased when it became necessary for voters to consider the...
    Barbra Streisand told her 700,000 Twitter followers that President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a wife, mother of seven, who’s received bipartisan praise for her judicial decisions, was picked out of spite, and Barrett will “set the country back decades,” should her nomination be confirmed. The left-wing pop diva and Joe Biden backer said Judge Barrett is the “polar opposite” of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, opposes “the right to choose,” and Obamacare. “A spiteful Donald Trump picked a woman who is the polar opposite of RBG. Barrett opposes the ACA and a woman’s right to choose her reproductive decisions. She will set the country back decades. Remember the GOP did this in November,” Barbra Streisand tweeted on...
    Joe Biden spoke Sunday framing the upcoming Supreme Court battle as one with significant consequences for Americans’ health care. The former vice president said President Donald Trump and the Republican party “see an opportunity to overturn the Affordable Care Act on their way out to door” in the midst of “the worst global health crisis in a century.” He brought up how the Trump administration is trying to get the Supreme Court to strike down the ACA and said, “President Trump can claim all he wants he’s going to protect people with preexisting conditions, but the fact is he’s already fighting to take those protections away as we speak.” He said Trump is going to “steal away the vital...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (KDKA) — President Donald Trump hosted another rally in Pennsylvania Saturday night, making it the fifth one in September. Speaking for over an hour in Middletown, Trump spoke about the coronavirus, the economy and his opponent Joe Biden. “They’re gonna try to steal the election,” Trump said. “Look at this crowd. The only way they can win Pennsylvania frankly is to cheat on the ballots.” RELATED STORIES: Gov. Wolf To President Trump: Stop Holding ‘Unsafe Rallies’ In Pennsylvania President Donald Trump Holds Rally In Moon Township 9/11 Remembered: President Trump, Former VP Biden Visit Flight 93 Memorial In Shanksville On 19th Anniversary President Donald Trump’s Visit Puts Westmoreland County In Political Spotlight...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — On Sunday, former Pennsylvania Republican Gov. Tom Ridge announced he is voting for Joe Biden. Ridge made the announcement in a tweet Sunday morning. “It’s time to put country over party. It’s time to dismiss Donald Trump. Why I’m voting for @JoeBiden on November 3rd,” Ridge said in his tweet. It’s time to put country over party. It’s time to dismiss Donald Trump. Why I’m voting for @JoeBiden on November 3rd. https://t.co/rM9MnwjZhr — Gov. Tom Ridge (@RidgeGlobal) September 27, 2020 Ridge joins a growing list of Pennsylvania Republicans that have endorsed Vice President Biden, including former Pennsylvania Republican Members of Congress Charlie Dent, Bill Clinger, and Jim Greenwood.
    Chauncey DeVega September 27, 2020 4:00PM (UTC) Most Americans have heard (or asked) some version of the following questions during the last four years. Will Donald Trump and his movement ever stop? Answer: No. They are winning. Where are the principled and "good" Republicans? Why won't they stop Donald Trump? Why won't they speak out? There are none left, or at least not enough to make a difference. : Don't Donald Trump and the other Republicans have a conscience? They do not. Power and vanquishing the "enemy" —meaning liberals, progressives, the Democratic Party in general and anyone else they do not see as "real Americans" — is the only goal that matters. Is there no bottom to Donald Trump and the...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — On Sunday, former Pennsylvania Republican Governor Tom Ridge announced he is voting for Joe Biden. Ridge made the announcement in a tweet Sunday morning. “It’s time to put country over party. It’s time to dismiss Donald Trump. Why I’m voting for @JoeBiden on November 3rd,” Ridge said in his tweet. It’s time to put country over party. It’s time to dismiss Donald Trump. Why I’m voting for @JoeBiden on November 3rd. https://t.co/rM9MnwjZhr — Gov. Tom Ridge (@RidgeGlobal) September 27, 2020 Ridge joins a growing list of Pennsylvania Republicans that have endorsed Vice President Biden, including former Pennsylvania Republican Members of Congress Charlie Dent, Bill Clinger, and Jim Greenwood.
    In a Twitter message posted on Sunday, President Donald Trump called for himself and Democrat Joe Biden to submit to drug tests before or after the first presidential debate, which will take place on Tuesday. “I will be strongly demanding a Drug Test of Sleepy Joe Biden prior to, or after, the Debate on Tuesday night,” Trump wrote. “Naturally, I will agree to take one also,” he confirmed, alleging that only mind-enhancing substances could have caused the alleged oscillations in the strength of Biden’s performances at the Democratic Party primary debates earlier this year. “His Debate performances have been record setting UNEVEN, to put it mildly. Only drugs could have caused this discrepancy???” Trump has long claimed that the Democratic...