Tag Archives: Donald Trump

New Trump Campaign Ad Implies Biden Has Alzheimer’s

From the guy who says windmills cause cancer: President Trump’s reelection campaign launched a series of Facebook ads Thursday questioning Joe Biden’s age and fitness for office, expanding on a personal attack line that Republicans have only floated thus far. The ads asked if the former vice president, 77, is “too old” to be elected president and saying, “geriatric mental …

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Trump: “Overrated” Testing Only Increases Case Counts

The Week reports: President Trump wants the U.S. to keep increasing its coronavirus testing capacity — but also keeps insisting that more testing is making the country “look bad.” “We have the best testing in the world. Could be that testing is, frankly, overrated,” Trump said Thursday at a medical supply facility in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Still, Trump acknowledged that he …

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Shady Company Linked To Parscale Got Bailout Funds

CBS News reports: A company whose largest shareholder is Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale received nearly $800,000 from the federal coronavirus relief fund for small businesses, according to a filing with the SEC. The company, CloudCommerce, was eligible for the low-interest loan through the Paycheck Protection Program. In late December, the digital marketing company began soliciting new investors through a …

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Trump Tours PPE Factory Without Face Mask [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: President Trump on Thursday went without a mask during a visit to a Pennsylvania medical equipment distribution center, even as other government officials in his party wore face coverings around the facility. The president toured and made remarks at Owens & Minor Inc. in Allentown to tout his administration’s work in producing and distributing personal protective equipment …

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Pew Survey: 77% Of Gen Z Voters Disapprove Of Trump

Courthouse News reports: Generation Z is the most racially and ethnically diverse generation the United States has ever seen, with decidedly progressive political leanings, the Pew Research Center reported Thursday. The oldest Gen Zers turn 23 this year, and 24 million of them will be eligible to vote in the November 2020 presidential election, comprising 1 in 10 eligible voters. …

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Trump Admin Preps For Potential Biden Transition

Politico reports: The administration sent a report outlining its transition activities to two congressional committees on Wednesday night, announcing it has created a transition planning group — the White House Transition Coordinating Council, which will advise executive departments and agencies on preparation for a potential transition — and detailing other aspects of a handoff between administrations. The administration has also …

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Graham Rejects Trump’s Demand For Obama To Testify

Axios reports: Senate Judiciary Chair Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.) responded to President Trump’s tweet calling for Graham to compel former President Obama to testify before Congress about the Russia investigation, telling Politico: “I don’t think now’s the time for me to do that. I don’t know if that’s even possible.” Graham released a statement on Thursday saying the Judiciary Committee will …

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$27M Grant For Trump Donor’s Private Jet Company

NBC News reports: A private jet company founded by a donor to President Donald Trump received nearly $27 million in government funding under a program run by the Treasury Department, according to government filings. Clay Lacy Aviation, a private jet charter company based in Van Nuys, California, that serves wealthy executives and celebrities, received the government grant as part of …

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Trump Suggests Obama And Biden Should Be In Prison

“If I were a Democrat instead of a Republican, I think everybody would’ve been in jail a long time ago and I’m talking with 50-year sentences. People should be going to jail for this stuff. “This was all Obama. This was all Biden. It is a disgrace, what’s happened. This is the greatest political scam hoax in the history of …

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Court Revives Emoluments Suit Against Trump Hotel

The Washington Post reports: A federal appeals court on Thursday revived a lawsuit seeking to block President Trump’s hotel in downtown Washington from accepting payments from foreign and state governments. In a divided decision, the court refused to dismiss the novel lawsuit that accuses the president of illegally profiting from foreign and state government patrons at his D.C. hotel. The …

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Trump Hails Wisconsin As “Bustling” After Lockdown

The Hill reports: President Trump on Thursday cheered the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Gov. Tony Evers’ (D) stay-at-home order intended to limit the spread of the coronavirus. “The people want to get on with their lives. The place is bustling!” Trump tweeted. Thursday’s tweet is the latest instance of Trump leading calls for states to lift stay-at-home orders …

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Trump’s COVID Response Approval Hits New Low

CBS News reports: Americans continue to say they trust medical professionals for virus information, but Republicans also rank President Trump about as highly among their trusted sources, even as others give him his lowest marks to date for handling the outbreak. And Dr. Anthony Fauci is trusted by most and viewed favorably by a three-to-one margin, but he now draws …

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Trump Rips Fauci On Opening Schools: Unacceptable

CNN reports: President Donald Trump voiced frustration Wednesday at the nation’s top infectious disease specialist after he warned a day earlier against reopening schools and businesses too quickly. “I was surprised by his answer, actually,” Trump said when asked about Dr. Anthony Fauci’s warnings during televised congressional testimony that reopening states too quickly could have dire consequences. “It’s just — …

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Trump Pressures CDC To Revise Death Tally Downwards

The Daily Beast reports: President Donald Trump and members of his coronavirus task force are pushing officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to change how the agency works with states to count coronavirus-related deaths. And they’re pushing for revisions that could lead to far fewer deaths being counted than originally reported, according to five administration officials working …

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Times Square Gets “Trump Death Clock” Billboard

NDTV reports: A newly erected billboard in New York’s Times Square shows the number of US coronavirus deaths that its creator says could have been avoided if President Donald Trump had acted sooner — and it’s called the “Trump Death Clock.” Created by filmmaker Eugene Jarecki, the “clock” was installed on the roof of a Times Square building, empty due …

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Trump And GOP Plot To Battle Vote-By-Mail Lawsuits

CNN reports: President Donald Trump has been increasingly engaged in the legal battles unfolding across the country over the issue of vote-by-mail, urging his political advisers to take an aggressive posture to counter Democratic lawsuits on the issue. Trump met with his political aides on Thursday at the White House about the legal efforts, a source familiar with the meeting …

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Vulnerable Republicans Omit Trump In Campaign Ads

ABC News reports: As the long-term effects of the devastating coronavirus pandemic become more apparent and the country assesses reopening, some vulnerable Senate Republicans appear to be shifting their campaign messaging away from their ties to President Donald Trump. Although Arizona Sen. Martha McSally hosted Trump in his first visit outside of Washington since the country began re-opening, he hasn’t …

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Joe Biden Widens Lead To +8 In Reuters National Poll

Reuters reports: More Americans have grown critical of President Donald Trump over the past month as the death toll mounts from the coronavirus pandemic and he now trails Democratic challenger Joe Biden by 8 percentage points among registered voters, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on today. The poll conducted on Monday and Tuesday showed that 41% of U.S. …

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Analysis: Trump Seeking To “Slow Walk” SCOTUS Cases

From a USA Today opinion column: President Donald Trump likes to characterize himself as a counter-puncher. But on Tuesday before the Supreme Court, his lawyers seemed more interested in stalling. At issue before the court are three lawsuits filed by Trump to prevent his accounting firm and banks from complying with subpoenas seeking Trump’s financial records. These cases cover separation …

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Kushner “Can’t Commit” Election Won’t Be Postponed

From a lengthy interview with Time Magazine: Jared Kushner himself had previously told TIME that Trump’s pitch to voters this fall was going to focus on a booming economy. Now, Trump is trailing former Vice President Joe Biden in both national and swing-state polls. Kushner said Trump is “looking forward” to debating Biden and dismissed the polls as “inaccurate.” When …

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