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    Democratic leaders in Congress said President Trump is purposely undermining the Postal Service to prevent mail-in balloting and ordered him to cut it out. “House and Senate Democrats call on the President to immediately cease his assault on the Postal Service, make clear that he will allow the 2020 election to proceed without his sabotage tactics and enable the American people the same opportunity he and the First Lady requested this week to vote by absentee ballot,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a statement on Friday. Democrats were responding to Trump’s comments in a Fox Business interview explaining why he did not support a Democratic proposal to provide billions in new funding to the financially...
    President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner suggested that the federal government could not handle an election by mail during an interview with CNN International’s Christiane Amanpour. Amanpour brought up Trump’s recent remarks on the U.S. Postal Service, during which he confessed that he is withholding funds from the agency in order to limit mail-in voting for the 2020 election. She noted that former President Barack Obama critiqued his actions, claiming that Trump was trying to “actively kneecap the postal service.” “How do you answer that and will the president support the Postal Service and what they need to get these ballots processed?” Amanpour asked him. Kushner claimed that the president would do what he could to ensure the agency has the needed...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A major union representing U.S. postal workers has endorsed Democrat Joe Biden for president, a move that comes as President Donald Trump has acknowledged starving the postal service of money in order to make it more difficult to vote by mail in November’s election. The National Association of Letter Carriers, which represents 300,000 current and retired workers, said Thursday that Trump has long been hostile to the Post Office. His administration has called for an end to collective bargaining rights, proposed service cuts and has eyed the possibility of privatizing the functions of the agency. But those actions have escalated since the start of the pandemic, with the administration taking “steps outside of the public eye to...
    Mysterious disappearance of mom of toddler is probed by FBI Jets Mims, Gore, Desir dealing with hamstring injuries President Trump Says Brother Robert Is Having a Hard Time After Being Hospitalized Friday President Donald Trump says that his younger brother Robert is "having a hard time" after he was hospitalized Friday in New York City. © Provided by People Chip Somodevilla/Getty Donald Trump (right) hugs his brother Robert Trump (left) after delivering his acceptance speech in the early morning hours of November 9, 2016 in New York City “I have a wonderful brother," Trump, 74, said. "We’ve had a great relationship for a long time, from Day One — that’s a long time. He’s in the hospital right now...
    WASHINGTON — President Trump on Friday called on Congress to approve a statue honoring the women’s suffrage movement, saying it would inspire women to keep achieving their dreams. “I have done more for WOMEN than just about any President in HISTORY!” the president began. “As we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of women’s voting rights, we should build a BEAUTIFUL STATUE in Washington D.C. to honor the many brave women who made this possible for our GREAT COUNTRY,” he continued. Aug. 26 marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. A bill to build the “Every Word We Utter Monument” in DC honoring suffragists who secured women’s voting rights passed the...
    Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) blasted the Democrat-controlled House on Wednesday for taking a monthlong recess despite not reaching a deal with Republicans on a new COVID-19 stimulus package. What are the details? During a Facebook Live town hall with his constituents, Khanna said, "I think Congress should be in session. I think it's absurd for Congress to be going on a break during a pandemic and a national crisis." "I don't think this is a smart move to recess and I agree with you," Khanna told one constituent with questions, according to Fox News. "I share your frustration." The House last took votes on the coronavirus stimulus package on July 31. A new vote is not expected to...
    U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., August 14, 2020.Tom Brenner | Reuters President Donald Trump said Friday that he hopes Russia's recently approved vaccine for the coronavirus works as scientists and public health officials worry whether it's safe. "We don't know much about it. We hope it works, we do, we hope it works," Trump said during a White House press conference. "They've cut off certain trials and we feel it's just important to go through the process." On Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Russian health officials approved what he said is the first coronavirus vaccine in the world, adding that one of his daughters has...
    Barack Obama slammed President Donald Trump for trying to 'actively kneecap' the postal service to disenfranchise voters. Obama did not say Trump's name but did refer to the 'president' in his interview on the podcast of David Plouffe, his former campaign manager, in some of his harshest, direct criticism of Trump to date. 'What we've seen in a way that is unique to modern political history is a President who is explicit in trying to discourage people from voting,' Obama said. 'What we've never seen before is a President say, 'I'm going to try to actively kneecap the postal service to encourage voting and I will be explicit about the reason I'm doing it.''  'That's sort of unheard of,' he added. ...
    The New York City Police Benevolent Association is backing President Trump’s re-election bid amid an increase in crime and clashes with protesters, the Post has learned. The union – which represents 24,000 cops in the nation’s largest police department — is expected to announce its endorsement of Trump as early as Saturday at his Bedminster, New Jersey golf course, insiders said. The PBA remained neutral when Trump faced off in 2016 off against Democrat Hillary Clinton, the former New York senator and secretary of state. The PBA endorsement of Trump comes after New York’s Democratic political establishment led by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio have backed laws the union perceives are anti-cop. Over the past year,...
    Friday on MSNBC, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said President Donald Trump’s actions on our voting system were a “domestic assault on our Constitution.” Host Ayman Mohyeldin asked, “The president also claims that mail-in voting could lead to foreign interference from countries like Russia, China, North Korea and Iran. You get intelligence briefings, can you set the record straight. Is there anything you’ve seen that backs up his claim?” Pelosi said, “Well, this is ironic if that is the word because this president has welcomed interference from Russia into the campaign. He knows that Russia is 24/7 actively working to help re-elect him. So this is a sad situation. We take an oath of office to protect and defend the Constitution...
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo revealed President Trump sent a letter to Syrian President Bashar Assad requesting that his government assist in the locating and release of Austin Tice. The Trump administration marked on Friday how it has been eight years since the U.S. journalist and former Marine disappeared in Syria. McClatchy and other news outlets reported that Tice was arrested at a checkpoint in Darayya, a suburb of Damascus. Shortly after Tice's capture, a video of him was released by unknown armed men, but he hasn't been heard from since. No one has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping. The U.S. government claimed in November 2018 that Tice was still alive and signaled it still believes that today. "The U.S....
    The New York Metropolis Police Benevolent Affiliation is backing President Trump’s re-election bid amid a rise in crime and clashes with protesters, the Publish has discovered. The union – which represents 24,000 cops within the nation’s largest police division — is anticipated to announce its endorsement of Trump as early as Saturday at his Bedminster, New Jersey golf course, insiders mentioned. The PBA remained impartial when Trump confronted off in 2016 off towards Democrat Hillary Clinton, the previous New York senator and secretary of state. The PBA endorsement of Trump comes after New York’s Democratic political institution led by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Invoice de Blasio have backed legal guidelines the union perceives are anti-cop. Over the previous...
    Brad Reed August 14, 2020 6:04PM (UTC) This article originally appeared on Raw Story Former President Barack Obama on Friday had some harsh words for the way President Donald Trump is handling the United States Postal Service ahead of the 2020 presidential election. CNN reports that Obama told former campaign manager David Plouffe during a podcast interview that he has been shocked to see reports about the USPS slowing down delivery ahead of the election, which is expected to see record use of mail-in voting. : "What we've seen in a way that is unique to modern political history is a president who is explicit in trying to discourage people from voting," he said. "What we've never seen before is a president say, 'I'm...
    President Donald Trump's brother Robert was recently admitted to a New York City hospital, where is is reportedly "very ill." What do we know? White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany confirmed the sad news, saying that Trump and his brother "have a very good relationship." ABC News reported that Trump is expected to visit his brother soon. The outlet noted that in June, Robert was hospitalized in the intensive care unit at Mount Sinai Health System in New York for more than a week. A report from the Daily Beast alleged that Robert spent 11 days in the hospital's neurosciences intensive care unit for treatment of an undisclosed "serious condition." The hospital's neurosciences unit specializes in...
    WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump is looking to counter next week's Democratic National Convention with travel to several swing states - including Wisconsin, which was to have hosted the Democratic gathering.Trump campaign announced Friday that Trump will host events aimed at attacking his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, on Monday in Wisconsin and Minnesota and on Tuesday in Arizona.Democrats moved their campaign completely virtual due to the coronavirus pandemic. Republicans also canceled nearly all of their convention, scheduled for the following week, because of the outbreak.Trump's events in Mankato, Minnesota, and Oshkosh, Wisconsin, are being billed as remarks on Biden's "failures on Jobs and the Economy." Tuesday's speech in Yuma, Arizona, is advertised to be on Biden's "failures on Immigration and...
    WASHINGTON -- Here are headlines related to President Donald Trump and his administration:Trump's younger brother, Robert, is hospitalized in New York FILE - In this Nov. 3, 1999 file photo, Robert Trump, left, joins real estate developer and presidential hopeful Donald Trump at an event in New York. AP Photo/Diane Bonadreff, File President Donald Trump's brother was admitted to the hospital in New York City, ABC News learned Friday.Robert Trump, the president's youngest brother, was described as "very ill," according to sources. The details of his condition are unknown.Trump is expected to visit his brother, one of his four siblings, according to a senior administration official. He's already scheduled to visit his nearby country club in Bedminster, New Jersey, on...
    MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski had some blunt criticism for supporters of Donald Trump, saying on Friday morning’s show that they are “pathetic” for continuing to back him after his continued lies and moral failures. The Morning Joe co-host prefaced her statement by admitting that she has a “clear disdain” for the president, but implored his supporters to look at what she saw as clear facts about his behavior. “Look at how he’s worn us down, from his paid-off porn star to Russia lies to racism in Charlottesville, racism across the board, children in cages… I mean lie after lie after lie,” she said, via Yahoo News. “Conspiracy theories. Our country right now is really at a breaking point. If we...
    The New York City Police Benevolent Association is backing President Trump’s re-election bid amid an increase in crime and clashes with protesters, the Post has learned. The union – which represents 24,000 cops in the nation’s largest police department — is expected to announce its endorsement of Trump as early as Saturday at his Bedminster, New Jersey golf course, insiders said. The PBA remained neutral when Trump faced off in 2016 off against Democrat Hillary Clinton, the former New York senator and secretary of state. The PBA endorsement of Trump comes after New York’s Democratic political establishment led by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio have backed laws the union perceives are anti-cop. Over the past year, the...
    WASHINGTON — President Trump on Friday launched a preemptive strike against veteran journalist Bob Woodward’s forthcoming book about him — saying the tome, titled “Rage,” would be a “fake.” “The Bob Woodward book will be a FAKE, as always, just as many of the others have been. But, believe it or not, lately I’ve been getting lots of GREAT books!” Trump tweeted. The veteran Washington Post reporter secured a handful of exclusive interviews with the president earlier this year which will form the basis of his Simon & Schuster book, out Sept. 15. It promises to offer an “unprecedented and intimate” portrait of Trump and made headlines this week after it emerged Woodward secured dozens of unpublished letters between Trump...
    President Donald Trump on Friday is scheduled to hold a press conference at the White House. The president will update Americans on the ongoing fight against the coronavirus and efforts to provide aid to Americans suffering the economic effects of the lockdowns. He is also expected to react to the news that a former FBI lawyer will plead guilty for altering a document in a FISA application for surveillance of Trump’s campaign. The press conference is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.
    CNN’s Don Lemon condemned President Donald Trump’s “dirty racist tactic” after he repeated a conspiracy about Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris being ineligible to serve as vice president. Claremont Institute’s John Eastman wrote an op-ed published Wednesday in Newsweek that suggested there are “some questions” about Harris’s “eligibility” to run. The op-ed speculated about the definition of a “natural-born citizen,” per the U.S. Constitution and 14th Amendment. Trump was asked about the false birtherism conspiracy Thursday and noted that he has “no idea if that’s right.” He also said that he “heard it today that” Harris “doesn’t meet the requirements” and praised Eastman as “a very highly qualified, highly talented lawyer.” The president was given chances to refute the conspiracy,...
    CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — President Donald Trump said he endorses Cynthia Lummis in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate in Wyoming. Lummis, who served as Wyoming's only U.S. House member from 2009 to 2017, is the front-runner in a 10-candidate race for the Republican nomination, the Casper Star-Tribune reports. She is seeking the seat vacated with the retirement of U.S. Sen Mike Enzi. Trump posted on Twitter Thursday that Lummis “is a friend of mine and a great woman,” and “has my Complete and Total Endorsement!” Lummis is a supporter of Trump, but in 2016 said she would be “holding her nose” to vote for him for president. “I am honored to have the endorsement of President Trump,” Lummis said...
    (CNN)Here we go again.As news of Kamala Harris' selection to be the Democratic vice president broke, Democrats were warning that racist and sexist attacks on Harris would be coming. As a Republican who saw how Democrats often stayed silent when Sarah Palin was caricatured as a "Caribou Barbie" doll, and sees how Democrats seem to call every Republican policy or criticism some kind of microaggression or outright racism, I was prepared to roll my eyes.Except, they were not wrong. Fact check: Trump promotes another birther lie, this time about Kamala HarrisFirst came the Newsweek opinion piece "Some Questions for Kamala Harris About Eligibility," which made its way through the pro-Trump echo chamber, including a Trump campaign aide, up to --...
    Friday, MSNBC “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski delivered an emotional rant against President Donald Trump for his “botched” handling of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. After slamming him for lying multiple times in the previous day’s press briefing, Brzezinski blamed Trump for many of the country’s coronavirus deaths because he did not take it seriously enough. She also accused him of “pathetically” trying to “cheat like a sixth-grader” in the 2020 presidential election. “Talk about a ditzy, stupid, botched response to a pandemic that is killing tens of thousands of people — over 160,000 right now. This is on you. Many of those deaths, Mr. President, are on you and your terrible response to this virus — obvious, terrible response,” Brzezinski...
    WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump is scheduled to speak from the James S. Brady Briefing Room at 1 p.m. ET/ 12 p.m. CT/ 10 a.m. PT. The White House has not announced what the president will be speaking about.Here are headlines related to the president and his administration:Trump's younger brother, Robert, is hospitalized in New York FILE - In this Nov. 3, 1999 file photo, Robert Trump, left, joins real estate developer and presidential hopeful Donald Trump at an event in New York. AP Photo/Diane Bonadreff, File President Donald Trump's brother was admitted to the hospital in New York City, ABC News learned Friday.Robert Trump, the president's youngest brother, was described as "very ill," according to sources. The details of...
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., dismissed the conspiracy theory that claims Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., is not eligible to serve as vice president, saying there is "no issue" with her citizenship. Graham tweeted Friday: "There are plenty of issues to find disagreement with @KamalaHarris regarding her record as Senator or as a Vice Presidential nominee. She is consistently rated one of the most liberal members of the U.S. Senate, fully embracing a radical Democratic agenda." He added: "However, there is no issue as to whether or not she is an American citizen. She was born in the United States in 1964 to parents who were legally present. Under the Constitution and Supreme Court precedent, she is unequivocally an American citizen." President Donald...
    Unlike his famous commander-in-chief brother, Robert Trump has largely flown under the radar in recent years. The youngest of five children, the 72-year-old real-estate heir is quietly living his retirement years in Milbrook in upstate Dutchess County, NY. He is known for supporting a number of local charities, including serving as a trustee of the nonprofit Angels of Light and a horse-rescue group, according to Town and Country. One local resident described Robert to the magazine as a classy and dignified guy. “He’s not flamboyant,” the source said. “He couldn’t be more different than his brother, quite frankly. I don’t even know how they’re in the same family.” Robert was most recently in the public eye to join the president’s...
    Senator Kamala Harris brushed off President Donald Trump’s recent attacks as she joined former Vice President Joe Biden to sign required ballot documents. The newly-announced presidential ticket made a brief appearance Friday afternoon for a photo op in Delaware, where Harris was asked to respond to attacks from Trump since her nomination as Biden’s running mate was announced. Biden began the op by telling the press pool “We’re going to make this official, official. We’re going to sign our request to get on the ballot in each of the states. I’m starting off by signing Delaware and the Senator is going to sign California.” “Ready, get set, go,” Biden said. “I’m ready. Let’s go,” Harris said as they signed....
    President Trump will campaign in key general election battleground states next week at the same time as the Democratic National Convention formally names former Vice President Joe Biden as the party’s standard-bearer. Trump’s reelection campaign announced Friday that the president will hold events in Minnesota and Wisconsin on Monday and Arizona on Tuesday. WHO'S SPEAKING AND WHEN AT THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION While the Trump campaign has not announced the president’s travel for next Thursday, campaign officials confirmed to Fox News that Trump is expected to visit Scranton, Pa. – the city where Biden was born and spent his early years. The trip should come hours before Biden is scheduled to give his presidential nomination acceptance address, which will be the biggest speech of his half-century career in...
    Ethan Miller/Getty Images Former President Barack Obama slammed President Donald Trump for his attacks on mail-in voting while speaking on his former campaign manager David Plouffe’s podcast — calling the move “unheard of.” “What we’ve seen in a way that is unique to modern political history is a President who is explicit in trying to discourage people from voting,” Obama said. “What we’ve never seen before is a President say, ‘I’m going to try to actively kneecap the postal service to encourage voting and I will be explicit about the reason I’m doing it.'” Obama is referring to Trump’s confession that he is withholding funds from the U.S. post office in order to limit mail-in voting for the 2020 election during an interview with...
    The Trump family is plotting to turn the White House into their convention stage with President Donald Trump and members of the family giving their speeches from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The president plans to give his convention address from the South Lawn of the White House, he told The New York Post, defying critics - including some from his own party - about the appropriateness of the plan. Fellow family members are following his lead. President Trump will give his address to the Republican National Convention from the White House; he's seen above on the South Lawn with New York Yankees Hall of Fame pitcher Mariano Rivera last month First lady Melania Trump will speak to convention delegates from...
    Meaghan Ellis August 14, 2020 0 Comments Former President Barack Obama slammed President Donald Trump for his handling of the United States Postal Service (USPS) amid the pandemic and upcoming presidential election. Obama participated in a podcast interview with his former campaign manager David Plouffe. The former president claimed Republican lawmakers have “actively tried to discourage people’s votes from counting in all kinds of ways, whether it’s voter ID laws or blatant gerrymandering, making it difficult for people in certain precincts to find their polling places.” He also noted the distinct difference in Trump’s remarks regarding the U.S. Postal Service as he highlighted the president’s admitted reason for doing so. “What we’ve never seen before is a president say,...
    WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump is scheduled to speak from the James S. Brady Briefing Room at 1 p.m. ET/ 12 p.m. CT/ 10 a.m. PT. The White House has not announced what the president will be speaking about.Here are headlines related to the president and his administration:Trump's younger brother, Robert, is hospitalized in New York FILE - In this Nov. 3, 1999 file photo, Robert Trump, left, joins real estate developer and presidential hopeful Donald Trump at an event in New York. AP Photo/Diane Bonadreff, File President Donald Trump's brother was admitted to the hospital in New York City, ABC News learned Friday.Robert Trump, the president's youngest brother, was described as "very ill," according to sources. The details of...
    Michael Cohen has been spotted on the streets of New York City just a day after revealing bombshell details of his upcoming book about his time working with Donald Trump.  The former lawyer, who was released from prison last month, was seen by DailyMail.com walking back to his Park Avenue home Friday while wearing his mask under his nose.  Cohen was casually dressed in jeans, a gray shirt and sneakers with sunglasses but appeared preoccupied and was seen talking on the phone. He finally pulled his mask up properly as he neared his home and was greeted by the doorman.    Trump's former fixer is sure to ruffle feathers with his new book titled Disloyal, where he reveals that he witnessed a...
    Alex Thomas August 14, 2020 0 Comments President Donald Trump began his Friday with a set of tweets declaring that he has “done more for women than just about any president in history” and endorsing a Democratic bill that would erect a monument honoring the suffragettes in Washington, D.C. The president wrote, “I have done more for WOMEN than just about any President in HISTORY! As we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of women’s voting rights, we should build a BEAUTIFUL STATUE in Washington D.C. to honor the many brave women who made this possible for our GREAT COUNTRY.” He continued, “Congress should send me H.R.473 ASAP and make this happen! It will INSPIRE all women to continue being bold...
    President Trump repeatedly called for Rep. Max Rose’s ouster in a Thursday interview with The Post, calling Staten Island “Trump country” and the freshman Democrat a stooge for Nancy Pelosi. The president rattled off his favorite spots in the borough before denouncing Rose, a 33-year-old Afghanistan War veteran, as “a fraud” and “a puppet” of Pelosi, the House speaker. Trump said he was particularly upset about Rose’s vote last year to impeach him over his inquiry to the Ukrainian president about a corruption investigation linked to the Biden family. “He’s a fraud. Don’t forget, he said, I will never impeach the president, bah, bah, bah. And Staten Island is Trump country,” Trump said. “You know, he campaigned on fighting for...
    DES MOINES, Iowa — President Trump’s mass rallies are out, and Vice President Mike Pence is forgoing the meatloaf lunches in homely diners. But this week brought a taste of how the Trump campaign is adjusting to the realities of COVID-19, with a split-screen presentation showing a president at work in the Oval Office on Middle East peace and a vice president trying to shore up support among anxious farmers in a key swing state. So while Trump made global headlines announcing the normalization of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Pence was dressed down in a checkered shirt, khakis, and a navy blazer to woo an audience in Des Moines, Iowa, by revealing record sales of American...
    Joe Biden is seeing a massive surge in fundraising after announcing Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate. On Thursday, the Democratic presidential ticket hauled in $48 million in just 48 hours.  On Tuesday afternoon, Biden unveiled his pick for vice president after months of speculation and a grueling vetting and interview process. By choosing Harris, the campaign is making history with the first Black woman and Asian-American on a major party presidential ticket.  After the news broke, a Biden-Harris campaign aide tweeted that the hour of the announcement had been the best single hour of fundraising for the entire campaign. It quickly became the best fundraising day for the campaign so far, too, with the team raking in $26...
    President Donald Trump’s brother, Robert Trump, has been hospitalized in New York, the White House confirmed on Friday. Trump’s younger brother has been admitted to a hospital in New York City and is “very ill,” according to a report from ABC News. The outlet added that the president is expected to visit Robert, as the commander-in-chief is “already scheduled to visit his nearby country club in Bedminster, New Jersey, on Friday and deliver remarks to the City of New York Police Benevolent Association.” White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said the president has a “very good” relationship with his brother. While details of Robert Trump’s condition currently remain scarce, the press secretary added that more information is forthcoming. Robert Trump,...
    (CNN)Former President Barack Obama took on President Donald Trump's attempts to stall funding for the United States Postal Service in a podcast published Friday, slamming his predecessor's opposition to the much-needed funds as a craven attempt to boost his chances of winning in November.Obama, in a podcast with David Plouffe, his former campaign manager, took on the Trump administration in direct terms, including calling out Vice President Mike Pence by name."What we've seen in a way that is unique to modern political history is a President who is explicit in trying to discourage people from voting," Obama said. "What we've never seen before is a President say, 'I'm going to try to actively kneecap the postal service to encourage voting...
    Robert hugging his brother after the electoral victory in 2016 Photo: Chip Somodevilla / . Robert Trump, younger brother of the US president, was hospitalized in New York, the White House confirmed today. President Donald Trump, who was scheduled to spend the weekend at his golf resort in Bedminster (New Jersey), will travel to Manhattan to visit his brother in the hospital sometime today, The New York Post reported. Robert is reportedly 72 years old and is very sick”, but the exact details of his condition are unknown. White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told ABC News that the two brothers have a “very good relationship.” In June, Robert was hospitalized for more than a week...
    A majority of voters who plan to support presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden in November are doing so because “he is not” President Trump, according to a new poll of registered voters. In a Pew Poll conducted prior to Biden selecting Sen. Kamala Harris of California as his running mate, 56% of voters who back the former vice president over Trump said they did so because he is not the Republican incumbent. Just 19% support Biden because of his “leadership/performance,” and only 13% plan to vote for him because of his “personality/temperament.” Just 9% said they like Biden most because of his position on the issues. Comparatively, 19% of Trump supporters cited “he is not Biden” as their main reason...
    President Trump will be visiting his younger brother, Robert Trump, in a New York hospital on Friday, a senior administration official confirmed to reporters. The reason for the hospitalization is unclear, but he is said to be very ill.  "He has a very good relationship with his brother and his brother is very special to him," a senior administration official said of the president's relationship with his brother.  Robert Trump is about two years younger than the president. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox Over the summer, Robert Trump requested a temporary restraining order in an attempt to stop a book by Trump niece Mary Trump from being published. Her memoir, which is about President Trump, was published...
    Meaghan Ellis August 14, 2020 0 Comments Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) criticized President Donald Trump over his apparent opposition to mail-in voting and funding for the United States Postal Service (USPS) ahead of the upcoming general election. Sanders appeared on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 369” Thursday, where he offered his take on Trump and the USPS. According to Sanders, Trump “may be crazy, but he’s not stupid” as he noted the polls which signal a decline in support amid the pandemic and economic problems plaguing the country. “What this is about is not complicated. Trump may be crazy, but he’s not stupid. And he looks at polling. He is behind,” Sanders said. “And I think what he and his friends believe [is] that...
    Drew Angerer/Getty Images Joe Biden’s campaign has raised $48 million in the 48 hours after the Democratic presidential nominee named Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) as his running mate, according to Reuters.  The report comes a day after a poll showed nearly six in 10 Black voters said that they were “more likely” to vote for Biden after picking Harris, a historic choice that made her the first Black woman and Asian American on a major party presidential ticket. Despite President Donald Trump’s attempts to disparage the team with name calling and the promotion of conspiracy theories, the campaign’s fundraising efforts are clearly flourishing. The team has already returned the favor and slammed the president during multiple occasions — Biden faulting Trump for his...
    MICHAEL Cohen went to prison in December of 2018 for arranging payments in the 2016 election to silence women who claimed to have affairs with President Trump. The ex-lawyer pleaded guilty to tax evasion and campaign finance violations and was sentenced to three years in jail. 9Michael Cohen served as President Donald Trump's legal counsel before being disbarredCredit: AFP or licensors Here is more on the Cohen case. Who is Michael Cohen? Michael Cohen, 53, was President Donald Trump’s attorney from 2006-2018. Cohen was vice president of the Trump Organization and a board member of the Eric Trump Foundation. From 2017 to 2018 he was deputy finance chairman of the Republican National Committee. 9He served as deputy finance chairman of...
    President Trump said Thursday that he will deliver his acceptance speech for the Republican nomination for president at the White House, flouting critics who called the location inappropriate for a campaign address. "I'll probably be giving my speech at the White House because it is a great place. It's a place that makes me feel good, it makes the country feel good," Mr. Trump said in an interview with the New York Post published Thursday evening. He added that he would deliver the speech outside "on one of the lawns" so people could practice social distancing guidelines. He said that there could be a "big group of people" to attend his address, despite the threat of the coronavirus. "We could...
    A former FBI lawyer plans to plead guilty to falsifying a key document that was part of the initial investigation into Russian interference into the 2016 election, the New York Times reported on Friday. Kevin Clinesmith, a 38-year-old lawyer assigned to the FBI probe into foreign election interference, is expected to plead guilty to altering an email from the CIA that investigators used to seek a wiretap on former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page in 2017. Investigators relied on that document to seek extended court permission for the secret wiretap on Page, who had previously provided information to the U.S. spy agency. The anticipated guilty plea is part of U.S. Attorney John Durham’s investigation of the original 2016 probe,...
    President Trump has requested a mail-in ballot for Florida's Tuesday primary election, despite weeks of criticizing the practice. Ballots were mailed on Wednesday to both the president and first lady Melania Trump at the Mar-a-Lago resort, which Mr. Trump lists as his legal address, according to online Palm Beach County elections records.  Both previously voted by mail for the presidential preference primary in March, according to records. Following multiple claims that mail-in voting was unsafe and vulnerable to fraud, Mr. Trump changed his mind about the practice last week, at least in Florida. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox "Whether you call it Vote by Mail or Absentee Voting, in Florida the election system is Safe and Secure,...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – President Donald Trump‘s brother Robert Trump is hospitalized in New York City. He’s said to be very ill. CBS News has learned the president will make a trip to the city Friday to visit his brother. President Trump was already in the area for an address to the New York CIty Police Benevolent Association at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey Friday evening.
    (CNN) — Robert Trump, the younger brother of President Donald Trump, is hospitalized in New York, the White House confirmed Friday. Trump is expected to visit his brother Friday in New York, a source familiar with the matter told CNN. “Can confirm the report that the President’s brother is hospitalized,” deputy press secretary Judd Deere told CNN. Robert Trump, 72, was previously hospitalized in the spring with a serious condition. The news was first reported by ABC News. A senior administration official said Friday that the president “has a very good relationship with his brother and his brother is very special to him.” Robert Trump was a former top executive at the Trump Organization. He’s one of four siblings to...
    By AAMER MADHANI, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's younger brother, Robert Trump, has been hospitalized in New York, according to the White House. The president is expected to visit his 72-year-old brother at a hospital in Manhattan on Friday, according to White House spokesperson Judd Deere. Trump was already scheduled to visit his property in Bedminster, New Jersey, on Friday. The White House did not immediately release details about why Robert Trump had been hospitalized. Robert Trump recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Trump family seeking to stop publication of a tell-all book by the president’s niece Mary titled “Too Much and Never Enough." The president has said that Mary Trump’s book was a violation...
    (CNN)The Manhattan district attorney's office asked a federal judge Friday to dismiss President Donald Trump's challenges to a grand jury subpoena for his financial records, calling the President's claims that the investigation is limited to hush money payments as "nonsensical." The DA's office said it has repeatedly put Trump's lawyers on notice that its inquiry extends beyond the hush money payments. Prosecutors did not specifically say in the court filing what it is investigating beyond the hush money payments Michael Cohen facilitated to two women who alleged affairs with the President, but they pointed, again, to numerous public allegations of possibly illegal conduct and their previous statements, including before the US Supreme Court, that their investigation was broad. EXCLUSIVE: Inside...
    President Donald Trump’s youngest brother Robert has been hospitalized in New York City, according to a report from ABC News. The younger Trump’s condition has not been revealed publicly, but he is said to be “very ill.” He was previously admitted to the Intensive Care Unit at Mount Sinai Hospital, spending over a week there in June. Robert Trump, the younger brother of President Donald Trump, is hospitalized in New York, the White House confirmed Friday. “Can confirm the report that the President’s brother is hospitalized,” deputy press secretary Judd Deere told CNN. via @betsy_klein — Abby D. Phillip (@abbydphillip) August 14, 2020 Robert Trump, the president’s youngest brother, was described as “very ill,” according to sources. https://t.co/sqxZPMOBLJ —...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s younger brother, Robert Trump, has been hospitalized in New York, according to the White House. The president is expected to visit his 72-year-old brother at a hospital in Manhattan on Friday, according to White House spokesperson Judd Deere. Trump was already scheduled to visit his property in Bedminster, New Jersey, on Friday. The White House did not immediately release details about why Robert Trump had been hospitalized. Robert Trump recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Trump family seeking to stop publication of a tell-all book by the president’s niece Mary titled “Too Much and Never Enough.” The president has said that Mary Trump’s book was a violation of a nondisclosure agreement she...
    President Trump is expected to travel to New York on Friday to visit his brother Robert Trump, who is said to be very ill, in the hospital. A senior administration official said Friday that the president “has a very good relationship with his brother and his brother is very special to him.” PRESIDENT TRUMP'S BROTHER TRYING TO STOP MARY TRUMP'S FAMILY TELL-ALL BOOK  The president will is expected to travel on Marine One to New York City Friday afternoon. The president’s brother was reportedly hospitalized in the intensive care unit at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York for more than a week earlier this summer. Robert Trump last month filed a lawsuit seeking to block publication of their niece Mary Trump’s tell-all book, titled “Too Much and Never...
    President Donald Trump believes that he has a chance at winning New York, a state that has voted blue in the presidential election for more than three decades. "But we're putting New York in play," President Trump told the New York Post on Thursday. "We're going to play it very strong and very hard. And we are going to try to win New York." Trump is confident in his chances of beating presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden in New York because of the spike in violence and high taxes. Trump said that in New York City "shootings are double, murders, everything has doubled and tripled. And I've heard numbers, 244 percent on some kinds of crimes. What is...
    President Donald Trump said during a Thursday interview with the New York Post that he intends to accept the Republican presidential nomination on the White House lawn. “I’ll probably be giving my speech at the White House because it is a great place. It’s a place that makes me feel good, it makes the country feel good,” Trump told the Post. “We’d probably do it outside on one of the lawns, we have various lawns, so we could have it outside in terms of the China virus. We could have quite a group of people. It’s very big, a very big lawn,” he added. President Donald Trump delivers remarks about the White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative in the Rose Garden...
    Former U.S. President Barack Obama addresses the service during the funeral of late U.S. Congressman John Lewis, a pioneer of the civil rights movement and long-time member of the U.S. House of Representatives who died July 17, at Ebeneezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. July 30, 2020.Alyssa Pointer | Reuters Former President Barack Obama slammed President Donald Trump on Friday, accusing his administration of undermining the U.S. Postal Service and attempting to suppress votes during the coronavirus pandemic. "Everyone depends on the USPS. Seniors for their Social Security, veterans for their prescriptions, small businesses trying to keep their doors open," Obama said on Twitter in a series of posts. "They can't be collateral damage for an administration more concerned...
    Republican president-elect Donald Trump (R) hugs his brother Robert Trump after delivering his acceptance speech at the New York Hilton Midtown in the early morning hours of November 9, 2016 in New York City.Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images President Donald Trump will travel to New York City on Friday to visit his ailing younger brother Robert Trump, who is back in a hospital there, the White House said. Robert Trump's condition or the date of his most recent hospitalization was not disclosed by the White House. President Trump "has a very good relationship with his brother and his brother is very special to him," said a senior administration official who spoke with NBC News. The Daily Beast reported in June...
    Mandel Ngan/Getty Images, Olivier Douliery/Getty Images The Biden campaign has released a report detailing President Donald Trump’s 152 lies throughout the coronavirus virus pandemic, claiming there are “undoubtedly more.” Joe Biden’s list is divided into 14 sections, each featuring a different topic the president has lied about since the virus broke out in the nation at the beginning of the year, and comes as the United States hits a milestone of five million cases. The report notes that the president has been consistently lying to Americans from the outset, focusing on Trump’s tendency to downplay the virus, his dismissal of mask-wearing and social distancing, his touting of unproven treatments, and his attacks on medical experts such as Dr. Anthony Fauci.  “We...
    The campaign team for Democratic White House candidate Joe Biden has issued a scathing response after US President Donald Trump amplified a conspiracy theory about his running mate. Mr Trump said he had "heard" that Kamala Harris - a US-born citizen whose parents were immigrants - "doesn't qualify" to serve as US vice-president. This is not true. Ms Harris is eligible to run for president or vice-president. The Biden campaign called the comments "abhorrent" and "pathetic". They noted that Mr Trump spent years promoting a false "birther" theory that ex-President Barack Obama was not born in the US. Ms Harris, a senator from California, on Tuesday became the first black woman and the first Asian-American to be named as...
    Robert Trump, the president's younger brother, has been hospitalized in New York, the White House confirmed to the Washington Examiner. The details surrounding the 72-year-old's hospitalization remain unknown, but ABC News reported that several sources described him as "very ill." They also reported that President Trump is expected to visit his brother on Friday. Trump spent 10 days in the Mount Sinai hospital’s neurosciences intensive care unit in June for treatment on an undisclosed condition. This story is breaking will be updated. News Donald Trump
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday gave credence to a false and racist conspiracy theory about Kamala Harris’ eligibility to be vice president, fueling an online misinformation campaign that parallels the one he used to power his rise into politics. Asked about the matter at the White House, Trump told reporters he had “heard” rumors that Harris, a Black woman and U.S.-born citizen whose parents were immigrants, does not meet the requirement to serve in the White House. The president said he considered the rumors “very serious.” The conspiracy theory is false. Harris, who was tapped this week by Joe Biden to serve as his running mate on the Democratic ticket, was born in Oakland and is eligible...
    By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - John Legend, Billie Eilish, Common and Billy Porter are among the musical artists who will perform at next week's Democratic National Convention, officials said on Friday, while billionaire former presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg will get a prime-time speaking slot. The new names rounded out the schedule for the four-day event, which begins on Monday. The largely virtual affair, where Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be nominated as the party's presidential and vice presidential candidates, has been dramatically scaled back due to the coronavirus pandemic. But Democrats are still hoping a star-studded lineup of speakers and singers will recapture some of the festive air that the convention boasts in more typical years, when...
    President Trump's younger brother, Robert Trump, has been hospitalized in New York. The 72-year-old was admitted to the hospital after falling 'very ill', sources told ABC News on Friday. Robert Trump (pictured second from left with Donald Trump in 1987) has been hospitalized in New York     This is a developing story. More to come.
    President Trump said Thursday in an Oval Office interview that he stayed out of a federal review of the FBI’s Russia investigation, but expects a potentially damning report “soon.” Shortly after Trump’s interview with The Post, Attorney General William Barr said in a TV interview there would be a “development” Friday in the review of the “Crossfire Hurricane” investigation led by Connecticut US Attorney John Durham. “As you know it’s being looked at now by Durham… So we’ll find out how that comes out at some point, and I’ve let Bill Barr handle it,” Trump told The Post. “I didn’t have to, as you know. They consider the president to be the chief law enforcement officer. I didn’t have to,...
    When former Vice President Joe Biden announced, on August 11, that he had chosen Sen. Kamala Harris of California as his running mate, it didn’t take long for some far-right Republicans to show their racism — including birthers, who are claiming that Harris is unqualified to be vice president of the United States due to citizenship issues. The claim is total nonsense: although Harris is the daughter of immigrants — a Jamaican father and an Indian mother — she was born in Oakland, California on October 20, 1964 and is a lifelong U.S. citizen. Harris lived in Montreal, Canada as a teenager after her parents divorced, but she moved to Washington, D.C. in the early 1980s to attend Howard University...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign officially announced Friday that the president will visit Minnesota and Wisconsin next week. According to a release, the president is slated to host an event Monday at the Mankato airport. The event is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. and concern the “failures” of his rival, Joe Biden. Later in the afternoon, Trump will speak at the Wittman Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The last time Trump was in Minnesota was for an October rally at Target Center in downtown Minneapolis. Earlier this year, the president kicked off his re-election campaign with a rally in Milwaukee. In 2016, Wisconsin was a key state for Trump’s victory over then-candidate Hillary...
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    (CNN)Robert Trump, the younger brother of President Donald Trump, is hospitalized in New York, the White House confirmed Friday.Trump is expected to visit his brother Friday in New York, a source familiar with the matter told CNN."Can confirm the report that the President's brother is hospitalized," deputy press secretary Judd Deere told CNN.The news was first reported by ABC News.This is a breaking news story and will be updated. Read More
    NEW YORK -- President Donald Trump's brother was admitted to the hospital in New York City, ABC News learned Friday.Robert Trump, the president's youngest brother, was described as "very ill," according to sources. The details of his condition are unknown.Trump is expected to visit his brother, ABC News has learned. He's already scheduled to visit his nearby country club in Bedminster, New Jersey, on Friday and deliver remarks to the City of New York Police Benevolent Association.White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany confirmed the hospitalization to ABC News, adding that the president and his brother "have a very good relationship" and that the president would be providing more details later.
    HILLARY Clinton has revealed she's ready to "fix America" and serve in Joe Biden's administration. Speaking at the 19th Represents Summit on Thursday, Clinton said: "I’m ready to help in any way I can. 4Speaking at the 19th Represents Summit on Thursday, Clinton said: 'I’m ready to help in any way I can'Credit: YouTube/ The 19th 4Earlier this week, Biden revealed Kamala Harris as his Vice Presidential pickCredit: AFP or licensors “Because I think this will be a moment where every American - I don’t care what party you are, I don’t care what age, race, gender, I don’t care — every American should want to fix our country. "So if you’re asked to serve, you should certainly consider that.”...
    President Trump and first lady Melania Trump requested absentee ballots for Florida's primary amid a partisan fight over mail-in voting. The first couple requested the ballots on Wednesday, less than a week before the scheduled primary contest, according to the Palm Beach County elections website. This marks the second time that the Trumps have requested mail-in ballots after the president made his private club, the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, his permanent address last year. They will be able to vote for seven elected positions, including their House district, which is held by Rep. Lois Frankel, a Democrat. Trump and his allies have raised concerns about widespread mail-in voting, which is being considered around the country amid the coronavirus pandemic,...
    Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersChris Wallace: Trump struggling with attacks on 'shape-shifter' Harris Kamala Harris: The outreach Latinos need Biden and Harris seen as more moderate than Trump and Pence: poll MORE (I-Vt.) on Thursday lashed out at President TrumpDonald John TrumpUSPS warns Pennsylvania mail-in ballots may not be delivered in time to be counted Michael Cohen book accuses Trump of corruption, fraud Trump requests mail-in ballot for Florida congressional primary MORE of postal service funding, hours after the president signaled that he was opposed to giving additional funds to the beleaguered USPS as he thinks that it will allow Democrats to expand mail-in voting for November's election. "What this is about is not complicated," Sanders said to CNN's Anderson Cooper while discussing Trump's rhetoric on mail-in voting. "Trump...
    Jared Kushner failed to debunk the racist conspiracy theory that Kamala Harris is ineligible to be vice president during Friday morning interview with CBS This Morning — claiming “it’s something that’s out there.” CBS’ Anthony Mason asked Kushner about the conspiracy theory and questioned why President Donald Trump promoted the clearly incorrect claim that Harris is not eligible to be vice president during his White House briefing on Wednesday. Trump said that he heard Harris did not meet the requirements during the briefing and noted that a qualified lawyer wrote the Newsweek article that first floated the theory. “I would have assumed the Democrats would have checked that out before she gets chosen to run for vice president,” Trump added. “But that’s a very serious...
    President Donald Trump retweeted posts calling Kamala Harris 'camel laugh' on Friday, the day after he refused to say she was eligible to serve as vice president. In a flurry of retweets consisting of criticism for the Democratic presidential ticket and praise for his deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, President Trump included a tweet with derogatory and racist descriptions of Harris and Joe Biden.  'While Biden plays hide and seek with Camel Laugh, Trump plays 3 dimensional Chess with the Middle East and wins historical deals!! 'Play it again Sam' how the Democrats will lose everything in November! TRUMP IS THE GREATEST!!!,' read one of the two retweets.  'Let's get this straight right away Camel Laugh and...
    Kamala Harris Parents (Family Picture, Twitter), Kamala Harris (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images) The President of the United States said on Thursday that he has “no idea” if Kamala Harris is eligible to be vice president because her parents were immigrants.  The Democratic senator was born in the U.S. which is the qualification to be vice-president or potentially, president. However, an op-ed piece in Newsweek questioned Harris’ eligibility because her parents were not born in the country.  READ MORE: Trump donated $6K to Harris’ AG campaign, floats birther conspiracy The right-wing law professor who wrote the essay, John C. Eastman, once ran against Harris to be California’s attorney general and lost to her. That fact was not mentioned in...
    CNN host Don Lemon condemned President Trump for pushing the false claim that Sen. Kamala Harris, who is now a Democratic vice presidential candidate, is not a U.S. citizen. He expressed disbelief during the opening of his show on Thursday night, hours after the president responded to a Newsweek op-ed that questioned whether Harris is ineligible to run for vice president as Joe Biden's running mate because her parents, immigrants from Jamaica and India respectively, were not citizens at the time of her birth in Oakland, California, or before she turned 16. "He is starting with birtherism. Can you believe it? Is it 2011 all over again? What is going on? Birtherism, now, against Kamala Harris, Joe Biden’s vice presidential...
    WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump on Thursday gave credence to a false and racist conspiracy theory about Kamala Harris' eligibility to be vice president, fueling an online misinformation campaign that parallels the one he used to power his rise into politics.Asked about the matter at the White House, Trump told reporters he had "heard" rumors that Harris, a Black woman and U.S.-born citizen whose parents were immigrants, does not meet the requirement to serve in the White House. The president said he considered the rumors "very serious."The conspiracy theory is false. Harris, who was tapped this week by Joe Biden to serve as his running mate on the Democratic ticket, was born in Oakland, California, and is eligible for both...
    President Trump will nominate Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee to the Council of Governors. The president announced a number of key nominations for positions in his administration this week. The Council of Governors consists of 10 governors, five from each major political party, appointed by the president. “I’m very honored to be nominated by the president to be on the Council of Governors,” Lee said Thursday afternoon during a news conference. “It’s a small group of governors who advise on policy at a national level, so I’m very honored to have been nominated, and I look forward to the opportunity to serve there.” The Council of Governors was established in 2010 as a mechanism of collaboration between governors...
    Meaghan Ellis August 14, 2020 0 Comments President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have requested mail-in ballots for Florida’s upcoming primary election despite the president disapproving of others voting by mail. According to USA Today, the president’s request was made on Wednesday, the Palm Beach County elections website reveals. Based on the website’s requirements, the ballot, which would be considered an absentee ballot due to the president being out-of-state, would have to be physically picked up since the deadline has passed to mail out ballots. Florida, however, in 2016 changed the wording of “absentee ballot” to “vote-by-mail.” After it is received, it must be mailed to Washington, D.C., so the president and first lady can cast their...