Election 2020 live updates: Trump to hold news conference on eve of GOP convention
President Trump will hold a news conference Sunday night, on the eve of the opening night of the Republican National Convention. In excerpts of an interview with Fox News’s Steve Hilton, the president described the convention as “uplifting and positive” but said he still has to “defend himself.”Former vice president Joe Biden’s campaign, meanwhile, continued…
President Trump will hold a news conference Sunday night, on the eve of the opening night of the Republican National Convention. In excerpts of an interview with Fox News’s Steve Hilton, the president described the convention as “uplifting and positive” but stated he still has to “safeguard himself.”
Previous vice president Joe Biden’s project, meanwhile, continued to hammer Trump over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, with deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield stating Sunday that Americans “require to be positive that the process of getting to a vaccine is not politically manipulated.”
In an interview on ABC News’s “This Week,” Bedingfield also asserted that Biden has not contracted covid-19, the disease triggered by the infection, although she included that he has not yet been evaluated.
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August 23, 2020 at 11: 01 AM EDT
Trump takes goal at mail-in ballot, some Democrats who removed ‘God’ from Pledge of Allegiance
Trump began his Sunday early morning by tweeting 2 familiar lines of attack– one against mail-in voting and another versus some Democrats at last week’s convention who left out the word “God” when saying the Promise of Loyalty.
” So now the Democrats are utilizing Mail Drop Boxes, which are a voter security disaster. Among other things, they make it possible for an individual to vote numerous times,” Trump tweeted “Likewise, who manages them, are they put in Republican or Democrat locations? They are not Covid sanitized. A huge fraud!”
In spite of the claim, states and localities check ballots against citizen rolls, making it difficult for one person to “vote multiple times.” Covid-19, the disease triggered by the unique coronavirus, can be spread by direct exposure to surface areas but is more typically spread by person-to-person contact, according to professionals.
George Conway, a conservative legal representative and frequent critic of the president, reacted to Trump’s tweet by noting his own recent experience dropping off a ballot for his partner, White Home therapist Kellyanne Conway.
” Just recently I dropped my other half’s main ballot off in a dropbox in front of the Bergen County, NJ court,” he tweeted. “There were security officers there. The dropbox was clean, however I didn’t need to touch it because there was a narrow, plainly marked slot to put the ballot in!”
Trump on Sunday likewise kept in mind a few individuals in breakout caucus conferences throughout recently’s Democratic National Convention eliminated the word “God” from the Promise of Allegiance.
” Two Democrat Caucus Conferences got rid of ‘UNDER GOD’ from the Pledge of Obligation,” he tweeted “It sounded not just weird, but horrible. That’s where they’re coming from!”
On Saturday, Trump wrongly declared “The Democrats” had eliminated the line from the promise. Throughout the prime-time, televised events, DNC attendees recited the full Pledge of Obligation, consisting of the phrase “one country under God.”
By Felicia Sonmez
August 23, 2020 at 10: 40 AM EDT
Biden says he would ‘definitely’ serve 2 terms if elected
In his first joint interview with Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.), Biden exposed the possibility that he would serve 2 terms in office if elected to the White House in November.
” Definitely,” Biden told ABC News’s David Muir when asked whether he would be open to serving 8 years.
Biden would be 78 years of ages by Inauguration Day, which would make him the oldest president in U.S. history. At a virtual fundraising event previously this year, he stated he considers himself “a shift candidate,” although he has because clarified that he did not always suggest he would serve only one term.
Biden likewise reacted to Trump’s attacks on his psychological fitness.
” I think it’s a genuine concern to ask anyone over 70 years of ages whether or not they’re fit and whether they’re ready,” Biden said. “But I simply, just thing I can say to the American people, it’s a legitimate question to ask anyone. Watch me.”
By Felicia Sonmez
August 23, 2020 at 10: 23 AM EDT
Civil liberties demonstration, political demonstrations and fireworks: D.C. to host thousands in the middle of coronavirus pandemic
Hours after the thick smoke of Trump’s fireworks reveal dissipates from the Mall, a crowd of thousands is expected to march Friday to the Lincoln Memorial for a civil rights protest getting in touch with the country to fulfill unkept pledges of racial justice and equality.
The march– on the 57 th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s critical “I Have a Dream” speech– will conclude a week of massive occasions in the nation’s capital, including protests, a fireworks display marking the end of the Republican politician National Convention and Trump’s acceptance speech, which he is expected to provide from the South Lawn of the White Home.
The jam-packed week comes as the D.C. area continues to browse a still-raging pandemic. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) has actually doubled down on directions to out-of-state visitors: Use a mask, keep your distance and, if you’re taking a trip from one of the 29 states deemed a hot spot, quarantine for two weeks upon arrival.
By Marissa Lang
August 23, 2020 at 10: 15 AM EDT
Trump looks to Republican convention for project reboot
Republicans will open their national convention Monday with an urgent mission: to encourage voters cynical about the state of a nation battered by the novel coronavirus, financial recession and racial upheaval that Trump is worthy of 4 more years at the helm.
Convention organizers state the president and his surrogate speakers will showcase optimism and influence hope in a time of worldwide despair, with programs planned around the styles of “pledge,” “chance” and “success” for the United States in a 2nd Trump term.
” The big contrast you’ll see in between the Democrats’ doom-and-gloom, Donald Trump-obsessed convention will be a convention focused on genuine people, their stories, how the policies of the Trump administration have actually lifted their lives, and after that an aspirational vision toward the next 4 years,” Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said in an interview Saturday.
By Philip Rucker and Dan Balz
August 23, 2020 at 10: 13 AM EDT
Amid bitterness and fatigue, Latino activists irritated with Democrats make peace with Biden. For now.
Lorena Aguayo-Márquez felt unfortunate and worn out and mad — sometimes at one time.
Amidst a surge of appetite and illness in Grand Rapids, Mich., the activist and neighborhood organizer had actually dedicated countless hours to marshaling lease money and food donations for households that did not receive pandemic assistance due to the fact that of their immigration status. As politicians applauded working-class workers in meatpacking plants and agricultural fields, a lot of them undocumented, she fumed that the federal government left those workers to fend for themselves if they ended up being ill.
Now, Aguayo remained in her bed room catching up on video from the Democratic National Convention, hosted practically this year because of the coronavirus. She took careful notes with a pen and notepad during a speech by Michelle Obama, who urged audiences to “choose Joe Biden like our lives depend on it.” Aguayo sat with the words.