Donald Trump has again spoken out for voting by mail only on election day. Since the Supreme Court disagreed before, there was criticism. All information in the news blog.
In the US, a new president will be elected on November 3. Donald Trump is hoping for a new term with the Republicans. For the Democrats, ex-vice president Joe Biden is in the race. A few days before the elections, the country is deeply divided, with unrest and violent riots time and again.
“Crazy and bad for our country,” Trump mutters after the Supreme Court ruling.
A few days before the vote, US President Donald Trump renewed his call for the election results to be announced as soon as possible. He described a Supreme Court decision to make postal ballots in North Carolina count for nine days after the vote was “crazy and bad for our country.” On Twitter, he asked his 87 million followers on Friday, “Can you imagine what will happen during this first of nine days?”
This decision is CRAZY and so bad for our country. Can you imagine what will happen during that nine-day period? The election should end on November 3. https://t.co/Hkftv9Jp56
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 30, 2020
In view of Tuesday’s election, Trump had warned several times about electoral fraud and demanded that it be clear on election night who won the vote. In most previous elections, the winner was actually clear on election night. This year, officials in several states warned that delays could occur.
“Catastrophic”: The trade magazine takes into account Trump’s corona policy
The globally respected medical magazine “The Lancet” has described US President Donald Trump’s corona policy as “catastrophic.” The presidential election on Nov. 3 was “the right time to make changes for the better,” said an editorial on Friday. In this, however, Trump’s Democratic challenger Joe Biden was not explicitly supported.
The US had not responded adequately to “the greatest health crisis in a century,” wrote The Lancet. The editorial criticized “the frayed social safety net” in the US, political interference in public health and diminished trust in the public sector. These and other factors are said to have triggered a “catastrophic US response to the corona pandemic.”
The Trump administration has lifted protections for workers and the environment, the editorial continued. The country is isolating itself from the outside world, it wants to withdraw from international agreements and the World Health Organization. The article called on voters to vote to “rejoin the world community”. Trump’s handling of the pandemic is one of the most important campaign topics. He is accused of ignoring scientific institutions and knowledge and of spreading false information.
Trump is apparently changing his plans for election night
White House Instead of Trump Hotel: US President Donald Trump has apparently changed his plans for the post-election celebrations in the short term. As the “New York Times” reported, citing a person from the Trump area, the president would not be allowed to serve at an election party at one of his Washington hotels after the November 3 election. Instead, Trump apparently wants to spend the evening at the White House. It is not known why the president changed his plans in the short term. The White House declined to comment on the report.
Originally, the president was supposed to spend the evening at the “Trump International Hotel” in the heart of the US capital’s government district. Advertisements for the election party were already circulating, according to the New York Times.
As a possible reason for the election party’s cancellation, the paper cited concerns that Trump might combine business and political concerns with a party at his own hotel. In addition, it is apparently unclear whether a celebration is compatible with current corona regulations in Washington at all. This allows only 50 people to meet in closed spaces. In addition, money troubles could have played a role, so the “New York Times”: The party should have been paid from Trump’s campaign donations. However, these were used up shortly before the US elections.
Walmart is pulling guns and ammunition off its shelves ahead of the US election
US retail giant Walmart pulled weapons and ammunition from the shelves of its US stores ahead of the presidential election. These would be sold on request, a spokesman said Thursday. Since the “isolated turmoil” came, the step “for the safety of employees and customers” has been taken. This is in line with the procedure that has been known several times in recent years. The spokesman did not say when the weapons should be openly sold again.
Riots and looting have broken out in several American cities this year, including Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and Portland. At the same time, firearms sales in the US hit record levels ahead of Tuesday’s vote. Experts do not rule out violence of choice.
Biden wants a working group that will look for the parents of 545 immigrant children
If he wins the election, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden wants to bring together hundreds of families who were separated on the border between the United States and Mexico. On his first day as president, Biden will set up a task force to ensure family reunification. His election campaign committee announced this on Thursday (local time). Under Republican President Donald Trump, especially in 2017 and 2018, thousands of children at the border were separated from their parents who were prosecuted for illegal entry, unclear identity or a possible criminal past. The parents of 545 children have not yet been found.
Trump’s election campaign spokeswoman Courtney Parella said the government was actively identifying divorced families and reuniting the children with their parents. Trump’s immigration policy on the border with southern neighbor Mexico has caused outrage around the world. With his “zero tolerance policy” he wanted to deter immigrants from Latin America who wanted to cross the border illegally.
Hackers loot millions of Republican accounts
According to Republicans in the US state of Wisconsin, hackers stole $ 2.3 million from the party shortly before the election. The organization had engaged the FBI of the federal police, party chairman Andrew Hitt said in an interview with Fox News on Thursday. The break in the I.T systems was noticed last Thursday. The money stolen was intended to be used to pay outstanding bills, he said.
The attackers were successful with a phishing attack, he said. In such attacks, users are tricked into revealing their login details, for example via fake emails. Four years ago, Russian hackers reportedly used this method to access emails from Democratic Party leaders and published them shortly before the presidential election at the time.
Trump gives “friend” Nigel Farage the podium in campaign speech
US President Donald Trump called Brexit Party founder Nigel Farage the “King of Europe” during an election campaign. Trump called the Brexit politician to the podium at a rally in the state of Arizona on Wednesday, calling him “one of the most powerful men in Europe.”
Six days before the US presidential election, Farage and a group of Republicans attended Trump’s meeting in the city of Goodyear. Trump joked to the crowd to the British right-wing populist: “He’s a very unquestioned person, isn’t he?” and added, “Very shy.”
When Farage picked up the microphone, he replied to Trump that he was neither one nor the other – and insisted, not “compared to them.” Farage said he came to the US four years ago “to deliver the Brexit message that the establishment can be defeated, which is exactly what Donald Trump did.” Farage also attacked the media and political opponents of Trump, who have made life difficult for him in recent years. The US president is the only head of government in the free world who has the courage to fight for his country and oppose globalization and China, Farage said.
Trump and Farage have had a political friendship for years. The Brit was already at an event of the eventual election winner in 2016.
Biden casts his vote early
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden cast his vote at the start of the US presidential election. “We have just voted,” said Biden on Wednesday afterwards. He was in the presence of his wife Jill in Wilmington, Delaware, his hometown.
The incumbent Republican Party and Biden’s competitor Donald Trump have already voted. Trump cast his vote on Saturday in West Palm Beach, Florida. Several states allow personal voting before the actual election day of November 3. Due to the corona pandemic, experts expect significantly more voters to vote by mail this year than in other years.
More than 70 million have already voted
In the United States, there is still a record turnout in the presidential election on November 3. According to data from the US election project released Tuesday by the University of Florida, more than 70 million voters cast their votes a week before the election date. That equates to more than half of the voter turnout in 2016.
Due to the high number of early votes, the head of the project, Michael McDonald, expects a record turnout of about 150 million US voters. With about 65 percent of the voters, this corresponds to the highest turnout since 1908.
The increase in the number of votes cast before the election date was driven by many states’ decision to facilitate postal voting and early voting due to the coronavirus pandemic. There is also a high level of US mobilization to participate in the election between incumbent Donald Trump and his challenger Joe Biden. In national polls, Biden managed to keep his lead over Trump. However, because of voting rights in the US, it is not the absolute majority that is decisive, but the results in the individual states.
Trump attacks Muslim MPs: “hates” the US.
US President Donald Trump has again vigorously attacked US Congressman Ilhan Omar, who is from Somalia. If his challenger Joe Biden were elected in early November, immigration from countries with many terrorists – including Syria and Somalia – would greatly increase, Trump claimed at an election rally in Michigan on Tuesday. “You know, when I think of Somalia, I think of Omar. Ilhan Omar,” Trump said amid the mob’s booing and went on to say that the Muslim representative hates the United States. “She likes to tell us how to run our country, isn’t that nice?”
Omar, who fled Somalia with her family to the United States as a child, has been publicly and verbally attacked by Trump along with other left-wing Democratic MPs on several occasions. Last year, she accused Trump of endangering her life by spreading a tweet. The president shared a message claiming that Omar was celebrating and dancing on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. She was subsequently violently attacked on the Internet. The MP had made it clear that the broadcast video was not shot on September 11, but days later.
Trump and Biden begin the final sprint before the US election
Just a week before election day, Donald Trump and Joe Biden are planning appearances in highly competitive states. Democrat Biden plans to travel to Georgia on Tuesday, and the incumbent Trump plans to speak in Michigan, Wisconsin and Nebraska. Biden is supported by the still popular ex-president Barack Obama, who wants to perform in Florida. Should Florida lose to Trump, his chances of being confirmed in office diminish significantly. In national polls, Biden managed to keep his lead over Trump. However, because of voting rights in the US, it is not the absolute majority that is decisive, but the results in the individual states.
Pop star Cher during an election campaign in Arizona: she supports Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. (Source: Ross D. Franklin / AP / dpa)
To date, more than 64 million Americans have voted through the mail or otherwise. This is a record and is attributed in part to the coronavirus pandemic because many voters want to avoid contact at the polling station. Experts predict that the high number of voters per mail could mean that the vote count could take days or even weeks.
Twitter again warns against Trump tweet
Trump reiterated in a tweet the claim that there would be major problems and disagreements with the postal vote. The Republican has not substantiated his claims, experts do not expect the election results to be faked due to the high number of postal voters. Twitter provided the president’s tweet with a warning that the content was controversial and could mislead voters.
New Constitutional Judge Coney Barrett: Harsh criticism from Joe Biden and Kamala Harris
After the U.S. Senate elected Conservative attorney Amy Coney Barrett as the new Supreme Court Justice on Monday (local time), Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his deputy Kamala Harris have sharply criticized the move.
“The hasty and unprecedented confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett as Supreme Court Judge in ongoing elections should be a powerful reminder of every American your vote matters,” Biden wrote in a tweet.
Harris made it even more clear on her Twitter post, “Today, Republicans have ignored the will of the American people by defending a Supreme Court attorney through an unlawful trial – all in an effort to push the affordable nursing bill and millions to care about. withdraw from people with pre-existing health problems. We will not forget this. “
Read more about the new Supreme Court judge here.
Trump: I will only lose the election if there is “massive electoral fraud”
US President Donald Trump reiterated his belief that he could only lose in the upcoming vote in the event of “massive electoral fraud.” The postal vote is particularly susceptible to fraud, Trump claimed on Monday during an election campaign in the city of Allentown, Pennsylvania. “In my opinion, this is the only way we can lose: massive electoral fraud,” Trump said. The Republican is currently behind his Democratic challenger Joe Biden in polls ahead of the Nov. 3 presidential election.
Trump has so far provided no substantiated evidence for his repeated warnings against mass electoral fraud. Experts and even many Republicans have rejected Trump’s warnings. Election fraud is extremely rare in the US and is harshly punished by the judiciary.
Due to the corona pandemic, authorities expect a massive increase in the number of votes by mail, which is a challenge for many electoral offices. Many voters and government officials in the United States view this method of voting as a good way to avoid the corona risk of voting in a polling station. Democrats are also campaigning for postal ballots. Republican Trump, on the other hand, seems to see the letter ballot as a ruse by his opponents to defeat him using a high turnout.
Election on November 3: supporters of presidential candidate Joe Biden in particular have already voted. (Symbol photo) (Source: ZUMA Wire / image images)
A large proportion of American citizens have already voted
About a week before the actual date of the US presidential election, 59 million US citizens have already voted. According to the University of Florida American election project, two million more people took part in the so-called early vote on Sunday than in the presidential election four years ago. Especially supporters of the Democrats of presidential candidate Joe Biden have already cast their votes. To put it in perspective, for the 2016 presidential election, a total of about 146 million Americans had registered to vote – not all of them voted.
The fact that more Democratic voters are voting by mail doesn’t mean Donald Trump’s incumbent Republicans can’t make up for it on Nov. 3. Observers expect Republican voters to flock to polling stations on Nov. 3. Trump has been rioting against postal voting for months, claiming it is more prone to electoral fraud. There is no scientific evidence for this.
Trump’s Chief of Staff Admits “Cannot Control Pandemic”
In the battle for the White House, the corona crisis is pushing itself back into focus on the straight. As Trump continues to try to downplay the corona crisis, surprising notes came from the White House. Trump’s Chief of Staff Mark Meadows admitted in a live interview, “We will not control the pandemic.” He stated, “What we will have under control is the fact that we will get vaccines, drugs and other means of relief.”
With his statements, Meadows openly contradicts his boss. Trump again claimed in an election campaign on Sunday that the US would soon be over the mountain in the Corona crisis. “We turn the corner, we have the vaccines, we have everything. We turn the corner. Even without the vaccines, we turn the corner. It will pass,” said the president of New Hampshire.
Meadow’s statements were of help to Trump’s Democratic challenger Joe Biden. He accused Trump of giving up the fight against the coronavirus. The president capitulates to the pandemic, hoping “the virus will just disappear if he ignores it,” Biden said on Sunday.
Biden: Russia is the US’s main opponent.
Democratic US presidential candidate Joe Biden sees the US’s main opponent in world politics in Russia – and not China like incumbent Donald Trump. “I think Russia is the biggest threat to America right now in terms of attacks on our security and the division of our alliances,” Biden said in an interview broadcast on Sunday (local time) by TV station CBS. “Second, I think China is our biggest competitor.”
Trump’s answer to CBS’s question about the country’s central adversary was: China. “You are an opponent, you are a competitor, you are an enemy in many ways,” said the president. He blames Beijing, among other things, for ensuring that the corona virus has been able to leave the country’s borders – and likes to call it the ‘China virus’. During his tenure, Trump also escalated a trade dispute with China.
Trump calls Sacha Baron Cohen “a lying man”
According to his own account, US President Donald Trump has never been a fan of British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, who angered Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani over an explosive scene in his new movie “Borat Anschluss Movie Film”. Baron Cohen was a “lying guy,” Trump said Friday (local time) on a flight on the Air Force One presidential plane to journalists. “I don’t think he’s funny.”
Trump said the British actor tried to ‘cheat’ him about 15 years ago. He was the “only one” to put Baron Cohen in his place. “It was a creep to me,” added the US president.
Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani (r.) And British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen (l.) (Source: AP / dpa)
Trump spoke in connection with a movie scene in the new “Borat” movie, which shows his lawyer Giuliani in a compromising situation. In the film that came out on Friday, Giuliani can be seen on a hotel bed flirting with a young woman posing as a reporter. The former mayor of New York appears to be putting his hand in his pants.
Giuliani described the scene as “pure fake” even before the movie was released. In the online service Twitter, the 76-year-old wrote on Wednesday that he only tucked his shirt into his pants after removing the recording device; At no point did he “act inappropriately”. The Trump confidant added that “if Sacha Baron Cohen claims otherwise, he is an ice cold liar.”
Trump told the scene, “I don’t know what happened.” The Republican did not go into detail about his own meeting with Baron Cohen. In 2003, the comedian, who incarnated the so-called gangster Ali G, presented a business idea to the entrepreneur in an interview: special gloves for eating ice cream.
Trump votes early in the US presidential election
US President Donald Trump took the opportunity on Saturday to cast his vote early in the presidential election. Trump went to a polling station at a library in West Palm Beach, Florida, on Saturday morning (local time).
“I voted for a man called Trump,” he said afterwards on the television cameras. Afterwards, he again emphasized that personal voting is safer than voting by mail. Florida, where Trump has officially resided for over a year, is one of the states where their residents vote before the official election date on Nov. 3.
West Palm Beach: US President Donald Trump took the opportunity in Florida to cast his vote early in the presidential election. (Source: Reuters)
To date, more than 50 million people have voted in polling places or by letter. In the 2016 presidential election, a total of nearly 139 million Americans voted. In view of the corona crisis, more people than usual are making use of the option to vote early. After concerns over the past few months that postal ballots will not arrive on time, many people have to wait hours to vote in person.
Trump had joked during a campaign appearance in Florida the day before that he would be in line for two hours. In fact, the Secret Service had secured the polling station hours before the president’s arrival, TV broadcaster CNN reported. TV images showed that the street in front of it was completely closed.
Trump mocks Biden with Israel and Sudan
Shortly before the US election debate, President Donald Trump mocked his challenger Joe Biden on a conference call with the governments of Sudan and Israel. In a conversation with journalists, Trump announced at the White House on Friday that Sudan and Israel had agreed to normalize their relations through his mediation. “Do you think Sleepy Joe could have made that deal, Bibi?” Trump asked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “I do not believe that.” Netanyahu replied diplomatically, “We appreciate the help for peace from everyone in America.” At the same time, the Prime Minister of Sudan, Abdullah Hamduk, and the chairman of the country’s Sovereign Council, Abdel Fattah Burhan, were on the line.
Republican Trump, 74, regularly ridiculed his 77-year-old Democratic challenger Biden as “Sleepy Joe” (“Sleepy Joe”). Trump repeatedly accuses former Vice President Biden of a lack of physical and mental fitness and publicly doubts he can run for the presidency. In polls ahead of the November 3 election, Biden is ahead of Trump.
According to CNN poll, Biden is the winner of the television debate
In the latest TV debate before the US presidential election, challenger Joe Biden made a better impression than incumbent Donald Trump, according to a CNN poll. The poll of viewers from the face-to-face meeting on Thursday showed that 53 percent saw Biden as the winner. 39 percent saw Trump at the front. You can see clips from the TV duel in the video or above here.
When asked about their impression of who answered moderator Kristen Welker’s questions directly, 62 percent named Biden and 31 percent Trump. The question of who showed the stronger political leader in the debate resulted in a 49 to 49 percent tie. The survey was based on a telephone survey of 585 registered voters by the SSRS Institute. The broadcaster gave the survey’s statistical error rate at 5.7 percent.
After the first television debate in late September, 48 percent of viewers saw Biden in a poll by broadcaster CBS, 41 percent saw Trump.
Republican Romney denied Trump his vote
Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney did not vote for the incumbent Donald Trump in the US election. The senator, known as an inner party critic of Trump, told the television channel CNN on Thursday. Romney has not revealed whether he gave his vote to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. “I did not vote for President Trump,” he said simply. Whoever he chose, he wanted to “stick to me at this point.”
It’s also possible that Romney voted for one of the hopeless niche candidates when he cast his vote early. Millions of Americans take the opportunity to vote before election day in specially opened polling stations or by letter.
The Republicans led Romney as a presidential candidate in 2012, when he clearly lost the election against Democratic incumbent Barack Obama. The 73-year-old is now considered one of Trump’s harshest critics in the ranks of his party. In the impeachment process against the president, Romney was the only Senate Republican to vote earlier this year to impeach Trump for abuse of power. At the time, he said that in the course of the so-called Ukraine affair, Trump was guilty of “horrific abuse of public trust.”
US Intelligence Services: Iran and Russia Intervene in Elections
Iran and Russia are actively involved in the US elections, according to the US intelligence coordinator. They spread false information and illegally stole “some” of the personal information of registered voters, John Ratcliffe said Wednesday evening (local time) at a short-term press conference. The data could be misused to misinform voters and create confusion, he said. Iranian authorities have already sent emails aiming to “intimidate voters, stir up social struggles and harm President Trump,” Ratcliffe said.
At the same time, he assured Americans that the integrity of the November 3 election would not be compromised. “Don’t worry, your voices are safe,” Ratcliffe said. FBI chief Christopher Wray added, “We will not tolerate foreign interference in our elections or any criminal activity that undermines the integrity of your vote or undermines public confidence in the election outcome.”
Ratcliffe and Wray did not provide information on how much voter data Iran and Russia would have conquered. Registered voter information is typically stored locally in counties and communities in the United States. No information was given on the states or locations of the voter data.
The US Senate will vote on the Supreme Court candidate on Monday
The United States Senate is expected to vote next Monday on the nomination of President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court. The majority leader of the Republican Senate, Mitch McConnell, announced Tuesday. First of all, the judicial committee will vote on the conservative lawyer Amy Coney Barrett on Thursday. Republicans hold a majority of 53 of the 100 seats in the Senate. Two Republican senators had previously spoken out against a vote shortly before the presidential election on November 3.
Obama denounces the government’s “incompetence” in the fight against pandemic
Former US President Barack Obama has accused the administration of his successor Donald Trump of “incompetence” and spreading misinformation in managing the pandemic. Many people in the US would not have to die if only “basic measures” had been taken, the Democrat said at an election rally on Wednesday. The comparison with other countries such as neighboring Canada shows that the number of corona deaths could have been significantly lower, Obama said in the state of Pennsylvania. Read more here.
Threatening emails to Democratic voters are causing a stir
Threatening emails to voters registered as Democrats caused a stir nearly two weeks before the presidential election. In the states of Florida, Pennsylvania, Arizona and Alaska, according to media reports, voters received emails threatening to vote for President Donald Trump. The sender was an email address with the name of the right-wing radical group Proud Boys. However, she denied being behind the emails.
“We have all your data,” say the emails whose addressees are mentioned. “You are currently registered as a Democrat and we know that because we have been given access to the full electoral infrastructure. You either vote for Trump on Election Day or we’ll get you.”
Police in Alachua County, Florida announced an investigation and described the emails as “scams.” Much voter data is publicly available in the US. A representative for the Proud Boys told the Washington Post that the group had not sent the emails.
The Proud Boys (for example: the proud boys or proud boys) are a notorious right-wing radical group. The civil rights organization Southern Poverty Law Center classifies them as a “hate group”, anti-Islam, anti-immigrant, misogynist, and violent. Proud Boys have had repeated violent clashes with left-wing activists in recent months.
Trump threatens to publish TV interview early
Two weeks before the US presidential election, incumbent Donald Trump canceled a TV interview prematurely. The TV channel CBS announced this on Tuesday evening (local time). Trump himself threatened to publish a recording on Twitter before the scheduled air date next Sunday. He criticized the conversation with noted journalist Lesley Stahl for the CBS program “60 Minutes” as “fake” and “partial”. Before the election, the interview should be part of a “60 Minutes” special about Republican Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden this Sunday.
Trump spoke of “terrible interference” in the November 3 election. During a campaign appearance on Tuesday night in Erie, Pennsylvania, he appeared to be threatening CBS. “You have to look at what we’re doing with” 60 minutes “. You’re going to get such a kick out of it,” the president said to cheering supporters. “Lesley Stahl won’t be happy about it.” Trump had previously posted a short video on Twitter about which he wrote, “Lesley Stahl from” 60 Minutes “without a mask in the White House after her interview with me. There’s a lot more to come.”
I am pleased to inform you that for the sake of accuracy of the reporting, I am considering posting my 60 minute interview with Lesley Stahl BEFORE AIR TIME! This will be done so that everyone can get a glimpse of what a FAKE and BIASED interview is about …
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 20, 2020
Trump, who himself signed Covid-19 early this month, almost never wears mouth and nose protection. In addition, he has repeatedly made demonstrably false statements about face masks and the corona virus. The US president describes media criticizing him as “enemies of the people” and their reports as “fake news”. He regularly accuses American media of not being nearly as harsh on Biden as he does.
Michigan bans armed civilians from polling stations
Two weeks before the US presidential election, concerns are expressed in two crucial states about the appearance of armed civilians in polling stations. Michigan officially prohibits the carrying of firearms within 30 feet of a polling station. The state’s highest-ranking election official, Jocelyn Benson, justified her order by saying that the harassment of voters prohibited by law should be avoided.
Meanwhile, in Minnesota, two civil rights groups are taking legal action against a private security company recruiting guards from former military special forces. According to the vacancy, they should protect election offices. However, the plaintiffs fear voter intimidation.
US President Donald Trump, who is behind his challenger Joe Biden in most national polls, has already expressed doubts about the election results. He urged his followers to watch for signs of electoral fraud. Independent experts have dismissed Trump’s warnings as inapplicable. The battle for the White House has been fierce this year than in recent US history. Four years ago, election results in Minnesota and Michigan were particularly tight: Minnesota lost to Trump by less than two percentage points and Michigan won by a fraction of a percentage point.
US Intelligence Agents: Russia Behind Campaign Against Biden
More than 50 former senior US intelligence officials see Russia behind a campaign against the Democratic challenger’s son in the presidential election, Joe Biden. The publication of emails allegedly belonging to Biden’s son Hunter had “all the classic hallmarks of a Russian intelligence operation,” according to a letter published Monday (local time) on the Politico website.
The background to this is a report in the “New York Post” that attempted to link Biden to his son Hunter’s business in Ukraine. The paper reported that an email found on a notebook in a repair shop indicated a meeting between Joe Biden and his son’s business associate in 2015. A spokesman for Biden denied this claim: “We have Joe Biden’s official schedules from then on and there was never a meeting as claimed by the New York Post. “
The former intelligence officials did not provide new evidence in their letter. Instead, they said their national security experience made them very suspicious. “If we are right, Russia is trying to influence the way Americans vote in these elections, and we firmly believe that Americans should be aware of that.” Signatories include former CIA Directors Leon Panetta, John Brennan and Mike Hayden, and former Directors John McLaughlin and Michael Morell.
Mute button for the last TV duel
After the chaotic first TV duel between US President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden, the rules for their next meeting are changed. Partly the microphone of one candidate must be muted while the other is speaking, the responsible independent committee (CPD) announced Monday evening according to American media. In the first debate in late September, Trump interrupted Biden very often, which led to sometimes chaotic scenes. Biden also interrupted Trump several times, the moderator seemed a bit helpless.
Trump and Biden are each allowed to respond to each new topic for two minutes, but now only the microphone of the candidate who gives the floor to the moderator. About 15 minutes of conversation is scheduled for each topic – so for most of the TV duel, both microphones remain on to allow for an exchange of ideas, as the committee explained.
The Commission said it is unlikely that the rule change will satisfy either of the two campaign teams. For some the changes did not go far enough, others rejected them. “We are convinced that these measures are at the right level and that they are in the interest of the people of America for whom these debates are being held,” said the committee. Both candidates must have approximately the same speaking time in total. If a candidate loses time due to interruptions, this time will be added, according to the press release.
Trump’s campaign manager Bill Stepien said the president would participate in the TV game despite the “last minute rule change.” He accused the independent commission of being biased.
Trump team criticizes the Debate Committee
Before the final televised debate before the US presidential election, incumbent Donald Trump’s campaign team sharply criticized the organizers. Campaign adviser Jason Miller accused the Debate Committee on Monday in a phone call with journalists of “continuing to influence the election” in favor of Trump challenger Joe Biden. The last debate before the election has traditionally been about foreign policy, Miller said. It’s not central to Thursday night’s (local time) TV game in Nashville, Tennessee. “We think this is at the request of Biden’s campaign team.”
Miller said ex-Vice President Biden did not want to be confronted in the debate with his previous support for “endless wars” or his son Hunter Biden’s questionable foreign deals. “Clearly the Biden camp does not want to talk about foreign policy.” It has also been learned that the rules for the debate may need to be changed. After the initial debate in late September – which turned into chaos mainly due to Trump’s constant interruptions – the committee announced changes but did not publish details. Trump has refused to change the rules.
Republican Trump attacked NBC journalist Kristen Welker, host of the debate Thursday, during a campaign stoppage in Phoenix, Arizona. She is a “radical left democrat,” he said. According to the Debate Committee, the six topics selected by Welker are the coronavirus pandemic, climate change and national security.
Trump calls Fauci a “disaster”
According to media reports, US President Donald Trump has described leading US health expert Anthony Fauci as a “disaster” and accused him of flaws in the pandemic. Trump said this, according to reports from the broadcaster CNN and the New York Times in a telephone conversation with his election campaign team. “There is always a bomb every time he appears on television, but there is a bigger bomb when you fire him. The man is a disaster,” Trump said according to the New York Times. “People are tired of hearing Fauci and those idiots, all those idiots who made mistakes.” President Fauci also mentioned a “nice” guy in the switch. Read more here.
Trump is confident of pre-election victory
Two weeks before the US presidential election, incumbent Donald Trump was confident in the victory. “There was a time in neither of my two election campaigns when I felt we had a greater chance of victory than now,” Trump wrote on Twitter on Monday. “There has never been so much enthusiasm.” Among other things, Trump referred to his election campaign involving thousands of people. The data of the voters who have made use of the early voting option is also better than initially expected. At an election summit in Phoenix, Arizona, Trump said he expected to beat the result four years ago.
Election Campaigner Trump Promises Supporters: Pandemic Will “Be Over Soon”
US President Donald Trump has announced that the coronavirus pandemic will end soon. “The pandemic will soon be over,” Trump said during a campaign run in the southwestern state of Arizona. People were fed up with media like the liberal broadcaster CNN talking only about the pandemic, Trump said to the cheers of his conservative supporters. “People are tired of the pandemic. You know? They are tired of the pandemic,” he said Monday (local time).
Biden orders milkshakes – and criticizes Trump
Presidential candidate Joe Biden caused a stir in a North Carolina fast food restaurant. The Democrat got out of a car and ordered two milkshakes for himself and his granddaughter, as shown in videos on Twitter. To the press, Biden said he got a vanilla and a chocolate milkshake because there was no preference for a combination of the two. However, he did not want to answer serious questions, such as the Ukraine affair.
Biden had previously run a “drive-in” campaign in North Carolina – and repeatedly criticized incumbent Trump for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Countering Trump’s claim over the weekend that the US was “over the mountain,” Biden said the number of new cases was at the highest level in months. “As my grandfather would say, ‘This guy doesn’t have all the cups in his cupboard if he thinks we’re over the top,’” said Biden. “It’s getting worse and he’s always lying to us about the situation.”
More than two weeks before the US presidential election, more citizens than ever before used their right to vote on election day. According to a University of Florida election project, approximately 27.7 million US voters have so far voted by mail or in person. “We have to maintain the incredible momentum, we cannot let go,” Democratic challenger Joe Biden said during his performance. The participants in their car tested approvingly. “Don’t wait – vote today,” Biden called to his followers.
Pelosi: Time for further Corona aid before the election draws to a close
In the fight for another corona aid package, the Democrats in Congress are putting pressure on President Donald Trump’s administration. “It depends on the government,” whether further aid will arrive until the November 3 election, US House of Representatives spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi told ABC News on Sunday. There must be an agreement on this on Tuesday. Pelosi made it clear that there were still differences between her and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.
The government and Congress have been negotiating a new billion dollar stimulus package for months. The Federal Reserve has warned that economic recovery could slow if there is no fresh injection of government money.
Daughter of Trump attorney Giuliani calls for Biden’s election
The daughter of Rudy Giuliani, the personal attorney and close companion of US President Donald Trump, has called for the election of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. Trump’s “reign of terror” must be ended, Caroline Rose Giuliani wrote in an article in the American magazine “Vanity Fair”.
Giuliani made it clear that she doesn’t enjoy connecting with her father, but now feels it necessary to use her name and the attention that comes with it. Rudy Giuliani has gone from being a “polarizing mayor” to “the president’s personal bulldog,” wrote Giuliani, who works as a filmmaker. Biden was also not her first choice among the Democratic presidential candidates. “But I know what is at stake,” Giuliani wrote. Choosing him is therefore the right decision.
Rudy Giuliani represents Trump legally and often aggressively on television. He was a central figure in the Ukraine affair that led to impeachment lawsuits against Trump. Giuliani had actively tried to persuade Ukraine to investigate Trump’s opponent Biden.
Harris’ election campaign must be put on hold
The Democratic nominee for the office of the US Vice President, Kamala Harris, suspends her campaign trips for the remainder of the week after two corona cases in her area. This is just a precaution, your campaign team stressed Thursday. On Wednesday evening, it was learned that Harris’ communications chief Liz Allen and a member of a flight crew had tested positive. Harris was with them on October 8. But they all used N95 masks to protect the wearer.
According to the US health authority CDC, Harris does not need to be quarantined because she was not in close proximity to the infected within two days for their positive tests, he said. Still, she won’t travel until the end of the week and will limit herself to online events. Harris attended Tuesday and Wednesday the hearing of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett as a precautionary measure from her office instead of the boardroom.
17.8 million Americans have already voted
Long lines, hours of waiting: less than three weeks before the actual date of the US presidential election, the rush to the polling stations continues. More than 17.8 million American citizens have now taken the opportunity to vote before November 3, reported Thursday on the specialized website US Elections Project. The actual number is likely to be much higher: Not all states publish data on current voting.
Trump is planning a TV appearance at the same time as Biden
US President Donald Trump and challenger Joe Biden will go head-to-head with a competitive Question Time in place of their second TV debate. NBC television announced a meeting between Trump and voters on Thursday night at 8 p.m. local time (Friday 2 p.m. CEST) in Miami. A similar Biden event in Philadelphia, which will be broadcast on ABC broadcaster, has already been arranged for this time last week.
With the announcement, there is also new information about the president’s corona tests. The broadcaster announced that a PCR test had been performed on Trump on Tuesday, which was analyzed by the National Institutes of Health immunologist Anthony Fauci. It was stated “with a high degree of certainty” that Trump was no longer contagious. Trump’s personal physician Sean Conley previously based this conclusion on rapid antigen testing, which is considered less reliable.
The second candidate debate was actually supposed to take place on Thursday, also as Question Time with voters. But plans were mixed up when President Trump fell ill with Covid-19. The committee announced last week that it would keep the debate online instead of bringing the candidates together in one room. Trump subsequently canceled his participation. Biden then set up his own TV event.
Biden raised more than 320 million euros
In the latest outbreak of the US election campaign, Joe Biden’s till is full: the Democratic presidential candidate raised $ 383 million (328 million euros) in donations for his campaign in September. Biden thanked his supporters in a tweet for the “amazing” amount.
He currently has $ 432 million available, Biden’s campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon wrote on Twitter Wednesday evening (local time). Last month, Biden and his Democrats raised $ 364.5 million.
US scientific journals against Trump’s reelection
Several scientific journals in the US have explicitly spoken out against the re-election of US President Donald Trump. “Like no other US president in the recent past,” Republican Trump attacked valuable state institutions and undermined science, argued the editors of the specialist journal “Nature” in an election recommendation released Wednesday for his Democratic challenger Joe Biden. “Joe Biden’s faith in truth, evidence, science and democracy make him the only option in the US election.”
Previously, scientific journals like “Lancet,” “The New England Journal of Medicine,” and “Scientific American” had positioned themselves against Trump’s reelection. The Scientific American advised his readers to vote for Biden – and he says it was the first time in his 175-year history that he explicitly supported a presidential candidate. The New England Journal of Medicine has explicitly spoken out against a re-election of Trump – thus positioning itself politically for the first time in its more than 200-year history.
Senator Romney on Political Climate: “Hateful Morass”
Republican US Senator Mitt Romney has sharply denounced the heated political climate in the country, and in particular criticized President Donald Trump. Before the Nov. 3 presidential election, US policy had turned into a “mean, hateful, hateful quagmire,” the former presidential candidate known as Trump critic said Tuesday. That is unworthy of the “birthplace of modern democracy”. “The world looks at America in horror,” continued Romney. “Many Americans fear our country – so divided, so angry, so mean, so violent.”
The devout Mormon took Trump to court: the president had described Democratic vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris as a “monster” and opposition leader Nancy Pelosi as “crazy.” Trump called on the Justice Department to put his predecessor Barack Obama in prison and attacked Democratic Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer on the day that kidnapping plans were announced against her.
Romney also criticized the opposition Democrats. However, he stressed that their presidential candidate Joe Biden refuses to sink as low as others. Romney is one of Trump’s most famous internal party critics. In February, he was the sole Republican senator to vote in favor of the president’s impeachment over the Ukraine affair.
Trump is again going to the US Supreme Court in the dispute over tax returns
US President Donald Trump has again gone to the Supreme Court in the dispute over his withheld tax returns. Trump’s lawyers on Tuesday filed an urgent motion calling on the Supreme Court to block the transfer of financial data to Manhattan attorney Cyrus Vance. Otherwise, the president will be threatened with “irreparable damage”.
The dispute over Trump’s tax documents has occupied the U.S. judiciary for over a year – and has long become an election issue. Most recently, the Manhattan Federal Court of Appeals last week denied a motion by Trump to block the transfer of his tax records from his Mazars accounting firm to Attorney Vance.
American immunologist Fauci does not want to be used for Trump ads
American immunologist Anthony Fauci does not want to be used in election advertising by President Donald Trump. The Republican campaign team is no longer allowed to use a campaign video that uses Fauci’s statements without his consent and incoherently, the health expert told CNN on Monday. “I am very sorry and very disappointed that they did that. It is so clear that I am not a political person. And I have never – directly or indirectly – supported a political candidate.” Here you can read the background of the topic.
Fauci reiterated his criticism on Monday that statements from an interview published in March were “completely” taken out of context. Fauci called it “monstrous” if Trump’s campaign team considered using it for further campaigns. “That can actually backfire for you.”
Anthony Fauci: The director of the National Institute for Infectious Diseases doesn’t want to be used in the US president’s campaign.
In addition, the immunologist was critical of election campaign events, of which Trump only wants to hold four this week. “We know this leads to problems,” said Fauci, referring to the gathering of many maskless people. Given the rapidly increasing number of infections in many parts of the US, this is even more problematic.
Record: More than ten million US citizens have already voted
About three weeks before the US presidential election, a record number of more than ten million citizens voted. This is according to figures published Monday by the US Elections Project of the University of Florida, which specializes in observing the elections. According to this, a total of nearly 10.3 million votes have already been cast in the states already determining and transmitting their data.
According to the project, this number is many times higher than three weeks before the 2016 presidential election. Early voting is possible in the US by voting directly in certain locations or by mail. This year, a very high proportion of postal voters is expected due to the corona pandemic. Many voters want to avoid going to the polling station so as not to expose themselves to the risk of infection.
Trump’s Return to Campaign Phase: “I Feel So Strong”
Trump celebrates his recovery from illness during his performance in Florida. Read more here.
Survey: Biden slightly extends leadership in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania
According to an investigation, Democrat Joe Biden has somewhat extended his lead over US President Donald Trump in the important states of Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. Read more here.
Twitter gives Trump tweet a warning
Twitter has provided a message from US President Donald Trump about his alleged immunity to the coronavirus with a warning against false information. The tweet is therefore only accessible after clicking on the note. Trump had written that White House doctors declared him completely healthy. “That means I can’t get it (immune) and pass it on,” Trump wrote of the coronavirus.
Experts believe that people are likely to be immune after a corona infection. How long and how absolute protection exists is still unclear. For example, the Robert Koch Institute writes: “At the moment it is still unclear how regular, robust and durable this immune status will be.”
Democrats confuse the Supreme Court candidate
In the dispute over the nomination of Conservative attorney Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court, Democrats want to mobilize the people of the country. Read more about it here.
“Protective shine”: Trump wants to be immune to corona
US President Donald Trump is now against the coronavirus as a result of his Covid 19 disease. “Looks like I’m immune,” he said in a phone interview with Fox News Sunday. To him, immunity is like a “protective shine”. He feels “fantastic,” Trump said.
In the interview on Sunday, Trump again promoted Covid treatment with an experimental antibody cocktail from the biotech company Regeneron that he had received in the hospital. The drug is not a treatment but a “cure” and “miracle” that should be available to everyone soon.
The antibody cocktails developed by various manufacturers have not yet been approved and will only be available in relatively small numbers in the near future. Critics say Trump is promoting the drug like a silver bullet to distract it from his administration’s failure to contain the pandemic ahead of the Nov. 3 election.
Taliban hope for Donald Trump’s victory
US President Donald Trump has the backing of the Islamist Taliban in Afghanistan in his efforts to secure a second term in the White House. “We hope he wins the election and handles the US military presence in Afghanistan,” Taliban spokesman Sabihullah Mujahid said in a telephone interview with CBS on Saturday.
The withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan is one of Trump’s promises in his election campaign. Just a few days ago, he had announced that all American soldiers could be withdrawn from Afghanistan by the end of the year.
Trump’s campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh rejected support for the Taliban. “The Taliban should really know that the president will always protect the interests of the United States by whatever means necessary,” Murtaugh told CBS.
First campaign appearance after infection: “I’m fine!”
US President Donald Trump performed in public for the first time since his return from hospital on Saturday. “I feel fine,” Trump said to hundreds of supporters gathered under a White House balcony. The president was not wearing a mask when he appeared. It is unclear whether he is still contagious. When he showed up, Trump seemed fit. His speech was unusually short at less than 20 minutes.
“I want you to know that our nation will defeat this terrible China virus,” Trump said in front of cheering supporters. Most of them wore masks, but did not adhere to the rules of distance during the outdoor event. “Go out and vote – and I love you guys,” Trump said. “We cannot afford to become a socialist country – or worse.” Joe Biden is unable to rule the country.
Donald Trump on the balcony of the White House: It was his first performance in front of an audience since his hospital stay. (Source: Alex Brandon / AP / dpa)
Trump is planning two more campaign appearances next week
US President Donald Trump wants to make two more campaign appearances in the coming week. His election campaign team announced on Saturday that after an event already scheduled for Monday in Florida, Trump would now also perform on Tuesday in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and Wednesday in Des Moines, Iowa. Meanwhile, it is still unclear whether Trump is still contagious after his Covid 19 illness.
The US government has prevented masking requirements in transportation
According to a report in the “New York Times,” the US government has banned an injunction making mask wear mandatory in all public and commercial transportation. The ordinance drafted by the CDC’s health authority should apply to both passengers and personnel on buses, trains, subways and planes, the paper said.
US President Donald Trump’s administration rejected the agency’s proposal, as the New York Times reported, citing two officials. A White House representative was cited because a justification for ordering a mask requirement is a matter for the states and municipalities, which can best estimate the corona situation at the scene. The regulation should therefore also apply to all train stations and airports.
The practical relevance of the White House blockade is likely limited, as most modes of transportation and public buildings have a mask requirement – even if there is no uniform regulation for all 50 states.
Greta Thunberg gives her election recommendation
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has called on American citizens to vote for Democratic candidate Joe Biden. “I never get involved in party politics. But the upcoming US elections will go much further,” she wrote on Twitter. Even if Biden’s promise in climate policy didn’t go far enough, he was the better choice compared to US President Donald Trump.
Greta Thunberg demonstrates: The environmentalist called on Americans to vote. (Source: Jessica Gow / TT NEWS AGENCY / AP / dpa)
“Organize yourself and make sure everyone votes for Biden,” the 17-year-old added. Trump repeatedly voices his doubts about man-made climate change. Thunberg faced repeated ridicule from him. However, Democratic candidate Biden has had words of praise for Thunberg in the past.
US judge lifts postal voting restrictions in Texas
A US federal judge overturned a Texas governor’s decision restricting postal voting. Judge Robert Pitman justified the decision, saying the decree restricts voters’ rights in larger and densely populated counties. The order stated that only one acceptance point for postal votes was allowed per district. Republican Governor Greg Abbott issued the order in early October.
Republicans’ claims that the restriction would reduce electoral fraud were dismissed by the judge as “unfounded”. Rather, the order confuses voters and would force them to drive far to cast their votes. A strong rush for the acceptance points would also expose voters to a higher risk of contracting the coronavirus.
If you don’t want to leave your postal vote to the congested US postal system, you can also turn it in at special acceptance points. In the Corona crisis, this practice is considered relatively safe, especially for the elderly and high-risk patients. US President Donald Trump has been campaigning against postal voting for months and describes it as extremely susceptible to fraud. Experts absolutely disagree.
Second TV duel between Trump and Biden canceled
The second TV duel in the US presidential election campaign between incumbent Donald Trump and his challenger Joe Biden has been canceled. The event scheduled for October 15 is canceled, organizers announced on Friday. You now want to concentrate fully on preparing for the closing debate, scheduled for October 22.
Organizers had originally decided to keep the second game virtual to protect against coronavirus contamination after Trump announced a week ago that he had tested positive. Trump rejected the new format, saying he would not participate in such circumstances. Read more details here.
Democrats question Donald Trump’s state of mind – the planned law
The Democrats in Congress want to establish a body that can make decisions by law under the authority of a US president. The spokeswoman for the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, wants to present plans for an accompanying bill on Friday. Pelosi spoke of a ‘changed state’ of Trump on Thursday after the president described his Covid 19 illness as a ‘blessing of God’ in recent days and called on his countrymen not to fear the corona virus. Since the corona infection, according to Pelosi, he has suffered from a loss of reality.
The Democrats have a majority in the House of Representatives, but such a bill would also have to pass the Senate, in which Republicans currently hold 53 out of 100 seats. A congressional body that can declare a president incapacitated for work is mentioned in the 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which governs the transfer of power to the vice president. After the addition, the vice president and a majority of the highest government also have the right to do so. This sets in motion a complex process in which a president in turn can declare himself suitable and at the end, congress decides.
The amendment was added in the 1960s after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. For the body mentioned therein, which was established by Congress, there is so far no statutory regulation.
Trump wants to campaign again this weekend
Despite his Covid illness, Donald Trump is getting the green light from the doctor this week to campaign again. The president now wants to go to Florida and Pennsylvania, where challenger Joe Biden leads. He is also again calling for a TV debate in the same room with Biden. You can read more information here.
Survey: Americans have less and less faith in Trump’s corona crisis management
Americans are increasingly losing faith in US President Donald Trump’s corona crisis management. According to a survey conducted by Reuters news agency and the Ipsos polling station between Tuesday and Thursday, only 37 percent of respondents still support Trump’s approach to the pandemic. 59 percent reject their position. At 22 percentage points, the difference between the two values has never been greater since the survey launched in early March. A week ago, before it became known that Trump was infected with the virus, the difference was 11 percentage points.
The corona pandemic is the dominant topic of the presidential elections scheduled for November 3. The survey was taken online. The credibility interval is +/- three percentage points.
Michigan Governor: Trump sparked anger during the crisis
Michigan Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer has accused US President Donald Trump of fueling anger in the Corona crisis. “This should be a moment of national unity. Instead, for the past seven months, our head of state has denied science, ignored his own health experts, fueled distrust, fueled anger, and comforted those who spread fear and hatred and division,” Whitmer said Thursday shortly after US authorities announced arrests in connection with a planned kidnapping of the governor.
Whitmer recalled that Trump refused to unequivocally condemn right-wing extremists and hate groups in the TV duel against his Democratic challenger Joe Biden last week. “When our leaders speak, their words have meaning, they have weight,” she said.
Trump’s adviser Jason Miller denied the allegations. “When we talk about hate, look in the mirror, Governor Whitmer.” She wakes up every day with “hatred in her heart” for President Trump.
Trump does not want to participate in a virtual TV duel
Due to a format change, US President Donald Trump does not want to participate in the second TV duel with his challenger Joe Biden. The change to a virtual format was “unacceptable,” Trump said on Thursday in an interview with the Fox Business television channel.
“I’m not going to waste my time on a virtual debate.” The game was supposed to take place on Thursday-evening next week.
Immediately beforehand, the responsible independent CPD committee had announced that the debate would not take place face-to-face for health protection reasons. The two candidates must therefore appear in different places and be connected online. Moderator and guests, on the other hand, should meet in Miami, Florida as planned. The third and final TV game before the elections on November 3 is scheduled for October 22.
Trump wants to hold major election campaigns again soon
US President Donald Trump plans to hold major campaign events again shortly after his release from the hospital. Trump announced this on Thursday in a telephone interview with Fox Business television. Thursday night he would like to have an event. He is convinced that he is no longer contagious. He feels “perfect,” Trump said.
Trump’s personal physician Sean Conley said on Wednesday that Trump had not had symptoms of Covid’s disease for more than 24 hours. Its values are “stable” in the normal range. The 74-year-old returned to the White House on Monday evening after a three-day stay in the hospital.
China is censoring the US TV debate
China’s censorship has cut short the televised debate between US Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic candidate Kamala Harris. When it came to tackling the coronavirus outbreak that started in China, the broadcast of the US news channel CNN ended abruptly.
Pence began his criticism of the People’s Republic in Beijing Thursday morning with the words “It’s China’s fault that …” when suddenly the sound stopped and a test image appeared with the words “No signal – please wait”. When the topic of the TV debate changed, the broadcast resumed. How the two vice-presidential candidates fared read here.
Facebook and Instagram are tightening up crackdown on QAnon conspiracy theorists
Online networks Facebook and Instagram are sharpening their crackdown on the QAnon movement, which spreads conspiracy theories and backs US President Donald Trump. As the group announced Tuesday, all Facebook pages and groups and all Instagram accounts with connections to QAnon should be deleted “even if they don’t have any violent content.”
By August, Facebook had already removed some 800 groups, 100 pages and 1,500 ads with connections to QAnon from its network. More than 10,000 Instagram accounts, 440 Facebook pages and nearly 2,000 Facebook groups have also been restricted to limit the reach of QAnon content. More than 300 so-called hashtags – or keywords – related to QAnon were therefore blocked in both networks. The short-messaging service Twitter had previously deleted thousands of accounts with connections to QAnon.
The QAnon movement is spreading the claim that the US is ruled by a criminal organization that includes former Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, billionaire George Soros and several Hollywood stars. Many QAnon messages are anti-Semitic and right-wing extremist in nature. There are many Trump supporters among the QAnon supporters. Supporters of the movement also recently took part in protests against the US corona restrictions. After the Facebook decision in August, Trump said he didn’t know much about QAnon. The movement’s supporters are “people who love our country”.
“New York Times” recommends voting
“Vote Joe Biden, America! – He’s the leader this country needs”. This is how the US newspaper “New York Times” advertises in their editorial unequivocally in favor of US President Trump’s rival candidate. “Amid relentless chaos, Biden offers a fearful, exhausted nation something beyond politics or ideology. His campaign is based on persistence, experience, compassion and decency,” is one of the author’s arguments for the November 3 election. .
In the emotional and pictorial article, the author writes that Biden wants to restore “America’s soul” because the country is more divided today than it was four years ago. His focus would be on healing these divisions and winning the nation to common values. “He would understand that his first duty is always the American people,” the article said.
With this hidden, indirect criticism of Trump, repeatedly fueling America’s divisions, the paper is behind Joe Biden and the Democrats. In the American election campaign, it is common for the major newspapers to choose a candidate and call their readers to vote for him.
US Polls: Joe Biden Gains Support
Shortly after Donald Trump’s Covid-19 infection became known, the CNN news portal came out conducted a poll of voters. In it, 57 percent of potential voters indicated that they would vote for Joe Biden. Only 41 percent of those polled would vote for Trump. Only 44 percent of Trump supporters believe in a fair count of their votes. On the other hand, 75 percent of Joe Biden’s supporters are convinced of fair elections.
Voters were asked about specific topics. According to this, 59 percent of voters prefer Biden when it comes to corona politics or health care. 62 percent of voters would trust Joe Biden to eradicate racial inequality in America, while only 36 percent trust Donald Trump. Biden is also at the forefront of areas such as economics and crime and security, which are more important to Trump voters. 55 percent would trust him to handle crime better, only 43 percent are in favor of Trump right now.
It can be assumed that the TV duel between Trump and Biden made an important contribution to the formation of opinions among voters. 57 percent are in favor of Biden doing better in the debate. Only 26 percent believe Donald Trump would have done well.
When it comes to a president who would unite the country, 61 percent are for Biden, only 33 percent think Trump is capable. 58 percent also find Biden to be more reliable than Donald Trump. The polls also show that Joe Biden has received support. However, that doesn’t mean Donald Trump has lost voters. Biden has gained a following among women with and without college degrees, among BPoC and also among young voters, but the proportion of men without college degrees voting for the current US president has also increased.
Trump wants to participate in a TV duel on October 15
According to a spokesman for his campaign team, US President Donald Trump wants to participate in the second scheduled TV duel with his challenger Joe Biden on October 15, despite his illness from Covid-19.
For the first meeting of Vice President Mike Pence and candidate for office, Kamala Harris, scheduled for Wednesday, Plexiglas walls will be set up to prevent the virus from spreading, according to people familiar with the TV duel. Both Pence and Harris had recently tested negative.
Biden has no corona and is praying for the president
The coronavirus test on Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden was negative on Friday. This announced his doctor Kevin O’Connor. That is also the case with his wife Jill Biden.
Biden had previously sent incumbent Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump recovery wishes after their infection. He and his wife wished Donald and Melania Trump “a speedy recovery,” Biden wrote on Twitter on Friday. “We will continue to pray for the health and safety of the President and his family.”
Jill and I send our thoughts to President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump for a speedy recovery. We will continue to pray for the health and safety of the President and his family.
– Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) October 2, 2020
Biden and Trump met on Tuesday night in the first TV debate ahead of the Nov. 3 presidential election. CNN reported that Biden was also being tested for the virus. During the election campaign, Biden repeatedly accused Trump of not protecting Americans during the Corona crisis.
Mike Pence tested negative for the coronavirus
According to his own statements, US President Donald Trump has tested positive for the corona virus. Should he be unable to perform his official duties, Vice President Mike Pence would have to step in. Pence therefore also had a test done, which turned out negative.
His spokesman Devin O’Malley wrote on Twitter: “It has been routine for months for Vice President Mike Pence to be tested daily for the coronavirus. This morning he and his wife tested negative.”
As has been common practice for months, Vice President Pence is tested for COVID-19 every day. This morning, Vice President Pence and the Second Lady tested negative for COVID-19. Vice President Pence remains healthy and wishes the Trumps the best in their recovery.
– Devin O’Malley (@VPPressSec) October 2, 2020
Positive test at Trump – who rules the US now?
US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania have Corona. What that means for the U.S. government – and who would take power if even Vice President Mike Pence was hit, read here.
Trump and the corona infection: why should you believe him now?
He is notorious for his lies. Now Donald Trump says he is infected with the corona virus. Is that true for once – or couldn’t it be just another of his lies? Read the full text here.
That is known about Trump’s health
Donald Trump has always downplayed the coronavirus, now he himself is infected. What do we know about the general health of the 74-year-old US president? Read the full article here.
US President Donald Trump tested positive for Corona
After the corona infection of a close adviser, US President Trump has now also tested positive for the corona virus. The 74-year-old wants to continue his official business. Read the full article here.
Trump calls himself the winner of the TV debate with Biden
After the TV duel with his challenger Joe Biden, US President Donald Trump declared himself the winner of the first debate before the presidential election. “We easily won the debate last night,” the Republican said in the garden of the White House on Wednesday. Looking at Biden – who is running for Democrats on Nov. 3 – Trump said, “I think he was very weak. He looked weak, he was moaning.” Trump said he also wants to have the next two TV debates against Biden. If his challenger doesn’t want to participate, that’s his decision.
Trump said he saw “about six” polls that saw him as the winner of the debate. It was unclear which studies he was referring to. In some Twitter polls – which are considered unreliable without scientific basis – Trump has led the way. In contrast, in lightning polls by broadcasters CBS and CNN, a majority found that Biden was more successful in the debate than Trump.
Ivanka Trump: In the end, the daughter of the current US president would have refused to run for vice president. (Archive image) (Source: Dirk Shadd / image images)
Trump is said to have proposed his daughter as vice president in 2016
In the 2016 election campaign for the US presidency, Donald Trump is said to have proposed his daughter Ivanka as vice president. This is what Trump’s former deputy campaign manager Rick Gates reports, according to the US newspaper “Washington Post,” in his book “Wicked Game,” which will be released in the US on October 13.
According to Trump, his idea came up in June 2016 when his campaign advisers discussed who should nominate the Republican as vice president: “What about Ivanka?” Trump is said to have asked at the time. He is also said to have advertised her, “She’s smart, she’s smart, she looks good, and people would love her!” According to Gates, the proposal was more than an obsession. Ivanka Trump, then 34 years old and an entrepreneur, had no political experience at the time.
Trump is said to have insisted on his proposal for several weeks. The staff has therefore been discussed several times, Gates continues. However, Tim Murtaugh, Trump’s communications director in the current election campaign, contradicted this. The discussion would finally have ended when Ivanka intervened: she told her father it was not a good idea to nominate her as vice president. Only then did Trump choose Mike Pence, who eventually sided with Trump as vice president.
Washington Post calls for Biden to be elected
The Washington Post has warned of US President Donald Trump’s re-election in November and has made an election recommendation for his challenger Joe Biden. In its editorial on Monday, about five weeks before the election, the respected daily wrote:
“To drive out the worst president in recent history, many voters should be willing to vote for almost anyone.” Fortunately, voters don’t have to lower their standards to vote President Trump in 2020. “The Democratic nominee, ex-Vice President Joe Biden, is exceptionally well-qualified in character and experience to tackle the tremendous challenges facing the country over the next four years.”
The “Washington Post” cites, among other things, the corona pandemic, growing inequality, the increase in authoritarian tendencies worldwide and global warming. Trump “created, exacerbated, or neglected” each of these challenges. Biden, on the other hand, would “restore decency, honor, and competence to the US government.” Where Trump stands for “narcissism” and “cynicism,” Biden embodies compassion and a belief in American values.
Ex-US Ambassador to Germany: Trump is not completely healthy
Former US Ambassador to Germany, John Kornblum, has questioned the suitability of US President Donald Trump for the highest office in the state. Trump was “unstable and unpredictable,” Kornblum told the “Passauer Neue Presse”. “I would even say that he is not completely healthy.” Trump’s challenger Joe Biden is a strong opposition candidate.
Trump appears to be lost in the election campaign and relies on creating disorder and uncertainty, Kornblum told the paper. “He tries to confuse his opponents with provocations and distract them from his failure.” This is “the classic Trump strategy,” which he appears to be using right now.
In Tuesday night’s television duel, Biden was supposed to bring Trump “ in distress, ” Kornblum said. To Biden, it is an advantage that Trump “has declared him totally incompetent in advance.” The opposition candidate must now “only be good and not excel in the TV duel to convince people”.
Danger to others: Trump’s ex-campaign manager admitted to hospital
According to US media reports, the former campaign manager of US President Donald Trump has been hospitalized for suicide risk. Read more about it here.
Celebrity Help: “The Rock” is promoting this candidate
Hollywood star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson wants to vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in the upcoming US presidential election. Read more about it here.
Revelations: Trump has apparently not paid taxes for years
A month or more before the US presidential election, an explosive report in the New York Times draws attention to the finances of the incumbent Donald Trump. The US president has paid little or no federal taxes for years. Read more about it here.
The decision has been made: Trump wants a strictly conservative Barrett for the Supreme Court
US President Donald Trump wants Amy Coney Barrett to succeed late Constitutional Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court. Read more about it here.
Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump: Russia hopes for mutual non-interference in elections. (Source: UPI Photo / Image Images)
Putin now wants to secure himself with Trump
Russian President Vladimir Putin has called on the US to give each other guarantees not to interfere in elections and to cooperate more closely on information and communication technology. In a statement circulated by the Kremlin on Friday, Putin proposed to “give each other assurances that they would not interfere in internal affairs, including elections” and to agree on “practical measures” together.
The Russian president called on the US to “restart” bilateral relations in this area. Putin also proposed a global agreement against attacks with information and communication technologies.
According to estimates by the US intelligence services, Russia was heavily involved in the US presidential elections in 2016, mainly through hacker attacks and the spread of manipulative messages in online networks. These alleged Russian interventions targeted, among others, the then Democratic Party presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Allegations that Russia, in consultation with current US President Donald Trump’s team, tried to influence the election to get him in office could not be proven.
In the US Senate, a majority emerges for Trump’s nominee for Supreme Court
US President Donald Trump has his majority in the Senate before an almost certainly confirmed new constitutional judge. Republican Senator Mitt Romney announced on Tuesday that he would not oppose a vote on a Trump-proposed candidate. If a candidate is eligible for election to the Senate, he will vote based on their qualifications.
Two Republican senators have also expressed concern about the appointment of a new constitutional judge in the run-up to the Nov. 3 election. Romney’s position on the dispute has been eagerly awaited, as the senator is known to be a harsh critic of Trump.
The president wants to present his candidate on Saturday. Judges Amy Coney Barrett and Barbara Lagoa are considered favorites for the post.
Learn how the dispute over Ginsburg’s succession sparks the US presidential campaign.
Trump: I don’t know if the election can be fair
Less than six weeks before the US presidential election on Nov. 3, incumbent Donald Trump continues to express doubts about their possible outcome. “We need to make sure the election is fair. But I don’t know if that’s possible,” Trump said Thursday, referring to the ballots sent by post. Trump has claimed for weeks that election documents sent millions of times to US citizens have drastically increased the risk of electoral fraud. Experts and officials for elections deny this.
Trump repeatedly told his supporters that he was convinced that he could only lose the vote through electoral fraud. On Wednesday, he declined in advance to promise a peaceful transfer of power at the request of a reporter. “We’ll have to see what happens,” he said instead. Trump’s comments sparked criticism from Democrats and Republicans alike. The Senate passed a resolution on Thursday in which it is committed to the peaceful transfer of power.
Adviser: Biden would end the trade dispute with the EU
According to his advisor Tony Blinken, Democratic US presidential candidate Joe Biden would end the US trade dispute with the EU. “The EU is the largest market in the world, we need to improve our economic relations,” said Blinken, who advises Biden on foreign policy issues, Tuesday (local time) at a virtual event of the US Chamber of Commerce. “And I think we need to end an artificial trade war that the Trump administration has started.”
Under Republican American President Donald Trump, the trade dispute between the US and the EU has escalated. Trump has introduced special tariffs on steel and aluminum imports because he believes the EU countries’ export surplus to the US is unjust and dangerous for the security of his country. The EU had responded with retaliation against US products. Trump has repeatedly threatened punitive tariffs for car imports from the EU, which would mainly affect German manufacturers.
Chillreport explains the election: The voting system can be so brutal
In the US presidential election, you would think that the Americans would elect their president. But, strictly speaking, they don’t vote for him directly. This has far-reaching consequences. Here you can read the first part of the explanatory series on the US election.
These are Trump’s favorites for the Supreme Court
US President Donald Trump wants to fill the vacancy in the Supreme Court before the election. He is reportedly considering three candidates. His favorite is according to reports. Read more here.
Further legal setbacks for Trump in the postal voting dispute
President Donald Trump’s Republicans have suffered further legal defeats in the dispute over postal voting in the US election. A federal judge in Nevada on Monday denied a campaign by his campaign team against the plan to send ballots to all residents of the state. In Wisconsin, a second federal judge extended the deadline for counting correctly stamped records to Nov. 9, six days after the actual election date. In New York, a third federal judge ordered the US Postal Service to prioritize all election documents and allow them overtime. Previously, Democrats had also won in Michigan and Pennsylvania.
The dispute between Democrats and Republicans over postal voting has been going on for months. In light of the coronavirus pandemic, many polling stations have urged citizens to vote by mail this year. According to a Reuters / Ipsos poll in August, nearly half of Democrats want to vote this way, but only a quarter of Republicans. Trump has repeatedly stated that postal voting is becoming increasingly fraudulent. He has not provided any evidence for this, experts reject the presentation. In the 2016 presidential election, nearly a quarter of all votes were cast by mail. Some states only vote by mail.
Trump wants to present Ginsburg’s successor this week
US President Donald Trump is planning to announce later this week who he will nominate to succeed Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the US Supreme Court. “I think it will be Friday or Saturday,” Trump told Fox News. He’ll wait until after the funeral. The liberal judge died on Friday at the age of 87. Trump had already announced that he would propose a woman.
Controversy has broken out over Ginsburg’s successor. Trump is aiming for a quick replacement to bolster the conservative majority in the Supreme Court. The Democrats are demanding that the successor be arranged by this year’s election winner. Trump said the Senate should vote on his candidate before the election. Five women are on the shortlist. He is looking for a “good person” with “very, very high moral standards”.
The famous Supreme Court Justice, Ginsburg, is dead
With the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, liberal America loses its icon. The 87-year-old judge suspected what would happen to her death: Trump now has decades of opportunity to shape his country. Read the classification here by our correspondent Fabian Reinbold in Washington.
FBI Chief: Russian interference in US election campaign remains strong
According to FBI chief Christopher Wray, Russia is again en masse in the US presidential election. It is specifically a matter of “denigrating” President Donald Trump’s Democratic candidate Joe Biden, Wray said at a hearing in Congress on Thursday.
“We are seeing very, very active efforts by the Russians to influence our 2020 elections,” Wray said. They also tried to sow “division and division”. According to the US secret services, this was also the approach of campaigns that Russia conducted before the presidential elections in 2016. In the meantime, unlike then, no direct attacks on the electoral infrastructure have been detected, the FBI director said. The Russian government had always denied the allegations.
Representatives on the House of Representatives’ Homeland Security Committee also asked Wray intensively about the so-called anti-fascist movement, which Trump portrays in his election campaign as a central threat and driving force behind the riots in American cities. The Republicans asked their questions to confirm this assessment, the Democrats questioned them. Wray said Antifa was more of a movement than an organization from the FBI’s standpoint – indirectly contradicting the president’s statements. At the same time, he also stressed that federal police were investigating suspected extremism against individuals who identified with the Antifa.
Trump wants to promote patriotic education
In the midst of the debate about racism and discrimination in the US, President Donald Trump established a committee to promote patriotic education. The riots in American cities in recent months are the result of “decades of leftist indoctrination in our schools,” Trump said Thursday. It tries to make students feel ashamed of the country’s history. This is “a form of child abuse,” Trump said. Read more here.
FBI: Clashes between right and left groups could increase
Meanwhile, the FBI has expressed concern that pre-election violent clashes between rival political groups could intensify. Federal Police Director Christopher Wray said at a Congressional hearing in Washington on Thursday that his agency was concerned about heightened street tension and about “hijacking” groups to incite violence.
There is a new level of “flammable” violence, Wray told the House Homeland Security Committee. Groups of opposing political parties contribute to the “threat to the situation”. The FBI is closely monitoring the situation.
Trump campaign personnel deny the report on sexual assault
US President Donald Trump’s campaign staff have dismissed allegations of alleged sexual assault in 1997 as false. Trump employees responded to an interview by the British Guardian with former model Amy Dorris on Thursday. In it she describes how Trump “just put his tongue in her throat” in his VIP box during the US Open tennis tournament. She pushed him away, but he grabbed tighter and felt her all over. She was 24 at the time of the incident.
Trump’s camp said the allegations were “completely false.” The report is unfounded, the publication insidious. Jenna Ellis, a legal counsel to the campaign team, said they would consider any legal means to bring the Guardian to justice. The newspaper said it was behind his coverage. Attempts to reach Dorris by phone for comment were initially unsuccessful.
Trump had been charged with sexual assault several times before his time in the White House. Shortly before the 2016 election, a 2005 audio recording was made public in which he brags about groping women. Trump dismissed the comments as “talking in the locker room” and apologized.
Pence’s ex-adviser criticizes Trump’s corona policy
A former adviser to US Vice President Mike Pence has made serious allegations against US President Donald Trump in connection with the corona pandemic. Read more about it here.
Ex-FBI boss testifies again in US Congress before election
Former FBI chief James Comey will testify again before the November 3 presidential election in front of the United States Congress. Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Lindsey Graham, announced on Thursday that Comey would be interviewed on September 30 – 34 days before the election. It should be about the federal police’s investigation into connections of President Donald Trump’s previous election campaign team with Russia.
Members of the president’s Republican Party accuse Comey of being one-sidedly fixated on the Trump team in the 2016 election campaign investigation and neglecting potential irregularities on the side of his then-opponent Hillary Clinton. Comey will be treated “with respect” by the senators, but will have to answer “tough questions,” Graham announced. He is a close ally of the president.
The oldest American science magazine is calling for the election of Democrat Biden
For the first time in its 175-year history, the US science magazine “Scientific American” is making an election recommendation – for Democratic challenger Joe Biden. “It’s not easy for us,” said an editorial for the October issue of the magazine that appeared Tuesday. “The evidence and science show that Donald Trump has caused serious harm to the US and its people – because he rejects evidence and science.”
The most devastating example of this is the US president’s “unfair and improper” response to the corona pandemic, which has killed nearly 200,000 US civilians to date. But the scientists also cite his denial of climate change and attacks on the health system as irresponsible. “That’s why we urge you to vote for Joe Biden, who offers evidence-based plans to protect our health, economy and the environment.”
Founded in 1845, the magazine claims to be the oldest continuously published magazine in the US, reaching ten million people worldwide.
Biden: Trump’s treatment of Corona “disqualifies” him from being president
US presidential candidate Joe Biden has denied that President Donald Trump is fit for the highest office in the country because of his approach to the corona crisis. “The president’s first job is to protect the American people, and he won’t. That completely disqualifies him,” Biden said Wednesday after a meeting with health workers in Wilmington, Delaware.
Trump lacks “seriousness” in dealing with the pandemic, the opposition Democratic candidate blamed on his opponent in the Nov. 3 election. The president has refused to take important measures to contain the virus, such as the introduction of national distance rules.
Biden also accused Trump of exploiting the search for a corona vaccine for political purposes. He didn’t believe his statements that a vaccine could be available in a few weeks, the Democrat said. The process should be based on scientific and safety standards, not politics, he said.
“Let me make one thing clear: I trust vaccines, I trust scientists, but I don’t trust Donald Trump,” Biden said. “At this point, neither can the American people.”
Microsoft: Hackers from Russia are attacking again during the US election campaign
According to the knowledge of software giant Microsoft, hackers from Russia are again active in the American election campaign – but also from China and Iran. A Russian hacker group attacked US consultancies working for both Democrats and Republicans, Microsoft reported Thursday. It is the same group called “Strontium” that received emails from the Democratic Party during the 2016 election campaign. The emails were published shortly before the election and had damaged Hillary Clinton, who is now President Donald’s rival candidate. Trump is.
A Chinese hacker group has unsuccessfully attempted to attack email accounts near Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s election campaign team this year, Microsoft said. A group called “Zirconium” has also targeted at least one “prominent person” with a previous connection to Trump’s White House, he said. Between March and September, there were “thousands” of attacks by these hackers, of which nearly 150 were successful.
Iranian hackers tried unsuccessfully to break into accounts of Trump administration officials and people from his campaign team.
400,000 people register to vote via Snapchat
Social media platform Snapchet has announced that more than 400,000 people in the US have already registered to vote through the app. The vast majority of app users are under the age of 30, the “Axios” portal reports. Last week, the company introduced another voter registry called “Mini”. This allows users to register directly through the app for the November 3 vote.
More than 405,000 people registered to vote via Snapchat in 2020.
Most users are under the age of 30 – Obama will be featured in a Snapchat PSA encouraging budding and young voters to register to vote.
– Alexis Benveniste (@apbenven) September 15, 2020
Twitter takes precautions against inaccurate information
After Facebook, Twitter is also taking precautions in case one of the candidates for the US presidential election declares himself a premature winner. Such messages belong to tweets with false information, which are flagged or deleted, the short message service announced on Thursday. Tweets marked accordingly will remain on the platform, but their distribution will be limited.
Biden wants to rebuild US relations with NATO if he wins the election
US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden wants to restore strained relations with NATO allies if he wins the November election. “They are damn concerned about our failure to confront Russia diplomatically or otherwise, and worried that America First means” America alone, “Biden told Stars and Stripes on Thursday. “The first thing I have to do, and I’m not kidding, if I get elected I have to call the heads of state and say America is back, you can count on us.”
Relations between the United States and many NATO allies are under pressure under Republican Trump. He accuses NATO members of allowing the United States to protect them, but of staying below the NATO targets it has set itself when it comes to defense spending. Germany, in particular, has repeatedly attacked Trump in this regard. One reason the Trump administration announced in late July was that it planned to withdraw about one-third of the soldiers stationed in Germany as soon as possible. Trump’s foreign policy is based on his “America First” motto.
Ex-Vice President Biden told Stars and Stripes that he too was in favor of reducing US troops in the Middle East. “These” eternal wars “must end.” US special forces with a number of 1,500 to 2,000 soldiers must remain in place to take action against terrorist organizations. Trump is also campaigning to end the “endless wars.”
Oscar winner meddles in election campaign and triggers Shitstorm
Oscar winner Susan Sarandon, known for “Dead Man Walking”, is under fire. After backing political activist Ryan Knight, who opposes Joe Biden’s presidential campaign and the Democrats, the 73-year-old has come under severe criticism.
“We need more Ryan Knights to get up every day and bring the truth to power,” she wrote. Knight had previously published a message that he would not vote for Joe Biden. He did not want to “support evil in any form.” He says both candidates – Trump and Biden – are unsuitable – and Biden is “only the lesser of two evils.” “At some point, brave people have to get up and demand better, otherwise nothing fundamentally changes,” he concluded. His tweet was thus an indirect call not to vote for either of the two.
Sarandon’s approval of Knight’s tweet provoked a lot of anger. One wrote, “Susan Sarandon is entitled to her own opinion. But encouraging people not to vote has consequences for poor people who are not as rich as her.” Sarandon responded by agreeing to choose Joe Biden as the “vote against fascism.” After the election, she will try to create a people’s party so that next time there is “no choice between the lesser of two evils”.
US President Trump has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize
A Norwegian MP has nominated US President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize. Christian Tybring-Gjedde of the right-wing populist Progress Party praised Trump’s commitment to the United Arab Emirates-Israel agreement on his Facebook page.
“The agreement could pave the way for lasting peace between many Arab countries and Israel,” said Tybring-Gjedde. He hoped the Nobel Committee would be able to assess what Trump has achieved internationally and not stumble over the established prejudices against the President of the United States.
For this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, the new winner is always announced in October, the nomination comes too late. At the end of February, the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced that 317 candidates had been nominated by the deadline.
Biden: Trump’s behavior in corona crisis “almost criminal”
US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has accused President Donald Trump of “near-criminal” behavior during the Corona crisis. Background to this is the Republican’s admission that he deliberately downplayed the coronavirus risk. Biden told CNN in a pre-published interview on Wednesday night (local time) that Trump’s behavior was “disgusting.” Although the president was aware of the real danger of the virus, he did not put on a mask himself. “It’s almost criminal.” Read more about the background here.
Trump warns that the radical left is taking over the Supreme Court
US President Donald Trump warned that the radical left would take over the Supreme Court if defeated in November. “Unfortunately, there is a growing radical left that rejects the principle of equal treatment before the law,” Trump said in the White House on Wednesday. “If this extreme movement gains a majority in the Supreme Court, it will fundamentally change America without a single vote in Congress.”
Trump presented 20 new candidates for potential vacancies at the Supreme Court on Wednesday. Five of the judges are currently considered conservative and four liberal. Trump hopes to expand the conservative majority in a second term by nominating his candidates. Currently there are no vacancies. Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg (87) has been treated for cancer several times. Judge Stephen Breyer is 82 years old and two of his colleagues are in their 70s.
Trump said the next president will be able to nominate “one, two, three and even four” judges to the Supreme Court for the next four years. The president asked Biden to also submit a list of potential candidates. Among the potential candidates Trump presented on Wednesday are Republican senators Tom Cotton, Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley. Hawley immediately rejected Trump. The senator wrote on Twitter that he appreciated Trump’s confidence in himself, but was not interested in the post. Cotton made it clear in a tweet that he would advocate tightening abortion rules. Cruz called it an honor to be on Trump’s list.
Election campaign need money? Trump denies
After reports of financial problems in his campaign, US President Donald Trump has stated that he will use money from his private assets for re-election if necessary. “I would if I had to, but we are in a very good position,” Trump said, referring to his campaign team’s finances. If, contrary to expectations, more money was needed to win the election, he would shoot it, the former New York real estate entrepreneur said. “Whatever it takes, we have to win,” Trump said. Due to the corona pandemic, his campaign had to spend money on advertising ahead of schedule – “to counter false information.”
The New York Times reported that less than two months before the election, the campaign was under severe cost pressure due to high spending. Other US media had also reported that Trump’s campaign had already spent much of his funds despite massive donations. American campaigns usually spend a lot of money on TV and online advertisements.
Trump and his Republicans have received a total of $ 1.1 billion (more than $ 900 million) from the start of the campaign for Trump’s reelection until the end of July. The campaign has not yet disclosed the amount of donations for August. Trump’s challenger Joe Biden and the Democrats raised $ 364.5 million for their campaign in August alone. In June and July, Democrats each raised about $ 140 million in donations. However, Trump has been asking for large donations for much longer than Biden, because it has long been considered certain that he would run for a second term in office for the Republicans.
Trump vs Biden – Who is Really Running for It?
The American elections are approaching, the election campaign is slowly entering the decisive phase. Joe Biden is ahead according to polls, but Donald Trump is catching up. How close is the race? You can find the overview here.
Trump to reporter: “Please take off the mask”
In fact, the question from a White House reporter is easy to understand. But US President Trump is switching to deaf. He is bothered by the man’s mouth and nose protection and is building up pressure. You can watch the video here.
Harris has accused Trump of a distorted perception of the problem of racism
Democratic vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris has accused US President Donald Trump of distorting the racism problem in the US. If Trump denies institutional racism exists in the US, he is living in a “ different reality, ” Harris said on Sunday.
In the US, there have been “two legal systems” for “generations” and “frankly” since the country was founded, Joe Biden’s vice-candidate said on CNN. That is still “the reality” in the US. “I think Donald Trump and Bill Barr are living completely in a different reality,” Harris said of the president and his attorney general.
It was previously revealed that, amid nationwide anti-racism protests, Trump had ordered federal authorities to stop funding anti-racism training for employees. The courses were “un-American propaganda,” the White House said.
Pelosi without a mask at the hairdresser – Trump reacts maliciously
American opposition leader Nancy Pelosi has come under pressure from her visit to a hair salon without a gas mask. Pelosi, “who constantly teaches everyone”, is now being criticized for being in the salon without a mask, President Donald Trump wrote on Wednesday with clear satisfaction in the short message service Twitter.
CCTV footage shows that when Pelosi recently visited the San Francisco hair salon, he walked back and forth between rooms without a mask. The opposition leader declined an apology. The store staff told her that they could serve one customer at a time within the property. She was “trapped” with the appointment, for which she “took responsibility,” Pelosi said.
Pelosi is the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, making him the third most powerful figure in the state, after Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. In Washington, the 80-year-old is Trump’s toughest opponent.
Pelosi and the Democrats had repeatedly criticized the president’s handling of the corona pandemic, including during the election campaign. In addition, she attacked Trump for not wearing respiratory protection for months in public appearances. “Real men wear masks,” she said in June. Trump didn’t start wearing mouth and nose protection in public until July.
Pelosi’s chief of staff, Drew Hammill, said his boss obeyed the salon rules as explained to her. In addition, Pelosi always wears a mask in public.
Trump threatens to cut federal funding for “ lawless cities. ”
US President Donald Trump wants to shut down the money in several cities due to ongoing demonstrations and riots. “My government does not allow tax dollars to fund cities that are turning into lawless zones,” Trump said in the memo released by the White House on Wednesday. Russel Vought, who heads the White House budget, should now investigate how to limit or otherwise penalize receiving federal grants for cities such as New York, Portland, Washington and Seattle to the extent permitted by law .
The newspaper instructs Attorney General William Barr to compile a list of “anarchist jurisdictions” that have “allowed continued violence and property destruction and refused to take reasonable steps” to restore order. Barr had previously denied that many unarmed African Americans in the United States had been shot by white police officers. Barr said in an interview with CNN that reports of an “epidemic-like” increase in police killings would give a false picture. “The fact is that it is very rare for an unarmed African American to be shot by a white police officer.”
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wrote on Twitter that Trump was trying to cut back on funds that states and cities urgently need to recover from the coronavirus pandemic. ‘He is not a king. He can’t take the money from New York City, ”Cuomo said. It is an illegal move by Trump.
In Kenosha, Biden meets Blake’s family of Black Blake
American presidential candidate Joe Biden meets the family of the African American Jacob Blake, who was seriously injured by police shots while visiting the city of Kenosha. Biden’s campaign team announced on Wednesday that the former vice president would travel to the Wisconsin state town on Thursday, which was rocked by protests, some of which were violent, following the Blake shooting. The campaign team later confirmed a planned meeting between the American Democrat and the 29-year-old black family.
President Donald Trump visited Kenosha on Tuesday but did not meet Blake’s family. On the contrary, the Republican used the controversial visit two months before the presidential election to re-establish himself as the ‘president of law and order’: he was demonstratively behind the police, describing riots on the edge of demonstrations against police brutality and racism as’ domestic terrorism’. “.
His challenger Biden will travel to the Midwestern city with his wife Jill on Thursday. He wanted to “bring Americans together to heal and face today’s challenges,” his campaign team said. Biden contrasts with Trump as a conciliator seeking to ease tensions in the country.
More than $ 300 million in August alone: Biden breaks the donation record
According to a media report, Joe Biden received more than $ 300 million in campaign funds in August alone. The final amount has not yet been determined, but is probably the highest a presidential candidate could ever book in a month, the “New York Times” quoted two people familiar with the process on Tuesday.
By July, Biden had raised $ 140 million. Its rival, the incumbent Donald Trump, came in at $ 165 million. The staff of the president’s election campaign has not yet released figures for August. A spokesman for Biden’s campaign did not want to disclose an amount for the time being, because it is not yet finalized.
One death after being shot on the sidelines of demonstrations in Portland
During demonstrations in the city of Portland, Oregon, a man was shot dead on Saturday evening (local time). The incident occurred around 8:45 PM (5:45 AM CEST) along the sidelines of rallies of supporters and opponents of US President Donald Trump, as reported by local media. It is estimated that about 2,500 Trump supporters marched through the city with several hundred cars. This led to clashes with groups on the left.
The exact course of events was initially unclear. The dead are said to be Trump supporters. Police did not provide details of his identity and initially did not comment on who should have fired. It’s under investigation for murder, it said. In Portland, there have been protests since the death of African American George Floyd in a brutal Minneapolis police operation in late May.
In other American cities, people have also been taking to the streets for weeks to protest against police brutality against black people. Two people were killed in the town of Kenosha, Wisconsin on Wednesday evening. Trump wants to travel to Kenosha himself on Tuesday.
Trump accepts nomination for Republican candidate
US President Donald Trump is officially the Republican candidate in the November 3 presidential election. “With a heart full of gratitude, I accept this nomination for the office of President of the United States tonight,” Trump said at the close of his party’s conference on Thursday evening (local time). The approximately 1,500 guests at the speech in the garden of the White House applauded afterwards.
Shortly before Donald Trump’s nomination speech, Biden also sharply criticized the US president and his policies. Read more here.
Trump warns of US destruction by ‘socialist agenda’
In his nomination speech, US President Donald Trump warned of the country’s destruction by a “socialist agenda.” The November presidential election will decide “whether we save the American dream or allow a socialist agenda to destroy our cherished purpose,” Trump said Thursday evening (local time) in his White House speech.
Trump described Biden as the destroyer of American jobs. The Democrat is a “destroyer of American jobs,” Trump said. If given the chance, Biden will become “the destroyer of American size,” Trump continued. Trump pledged to rebuild the economy after the corona pandemic and ensure “record prosperity” in his second term. Read more here.
Ivanka Trump defends her father’s communication style
At the Republican Party conference, US President Ivanka Trump’s daughter defended her father Donald Trump’s controversial communication style. “My father has strong beliefs. He knows what he believes and he says what he thinks. Whether you agree with him or not, you always know where he stands,” Ivanka Trump said Thursday evening (local time) in the newspaper. garden of the White House. “I understand my dad’s communication style is not to everyone’s taste, and I know some of his tweets can feel a little unfiltered. But the results, the results speak for themselves.” Ivanka Trump added, “Washington has not changed Donald Trump. Donald Trump has changed Washington.”
Ivanka Trump said, “Dad, people attack you for being unconventional. But I love you because you are real. And I respect you for being effective.” Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner are White House advisers.
Parents of ISIS victims are making allegations against the Obama administration
The parents of a US helper murdered by the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in Syria have made serious allegations against former President Barack Obama’s administration. During an emotional appearance at the Republican Convention, Carl and Marsha Mueller accused the Obama administration of not doing enough to save their daughter Kayla Mueller, who was kidnapped in August 2013.
“Kayla should be here,” Carl Mueller said Thursday night (local time). “If Donald Trump had been president when Kayla was captured, she would be here today.” Trump will go to the presidential election against Democratic candidate Joe Biden on Nov. 3. Biden was vice president under Obama.
Carl Mueller said, referring to the Obama administration, “The government was more concerned about the terrorists in (the detention camp) Guantanamo than about the US hostages in Syria.” He added, “The Trump team showed us an empathy that we never received from the Obama administration.” To date, they have not heard from Biden.
Carl Mueller said ISIS terrorists tortured his daughter for 18 months before killing her. IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has repeatedly raped Kayla Mueller. Al-Baghdadi was killed in the fall of 2019 during a deployment of US special forces in Syria on behalf of Trump. The operation is named after Kayla Mueller.
Protests in the White House ahead of Trump’s speech
Hundreds of protesters gathered for protests in front of the White House for US President Donald Trump’s nomination speech. Thursday night (local time) they carried banners and posters saying “Trump / Pence Out Immediately!” and flags of the anti-racism movement Black Lives Matter. Mike Pence is Trump’s vice president.
“We don’t want to see Donald Trump accept the nomination,” said protester Miriam Oppenheimer. “The goal is to drown him out.”
“We have to get Trump out, we have to destroy the whole system,” said 18-year-old Keheirra Wedderburn. “We need a revolution.”
Trump’s boss on social media: The president is nice and neat
Donald Trump’s social media boss Dan Scavino, who met the future US president at the age of 16, vouched for the personal qualities of his boss at the Republican convention. “The president is a nice and decent man,” Scavino said on Thursday. “I wish you could stand next to me and see how infinitely kind he is to everyone he meets.”
Trump was the first to be too strong, too tough and too smart to be crushed by the political establishment and the media, Scavino said. While they mention the chaos, President Trump calls the change, he said of Trump’s political style.
“Donald Trump believed in me when I was a teenage golf caddy – and he was already one of the richest and most famous people in the world,” said Scavino. He also sees the greatness in our country and in each of you. He believes the world you dream of at night can be yours. ‘
African American Secretary: Trump is not a racist
United States Secretary of Housing Ben Carson has expressed his condolences to the relatives of African American Jacob Blake, who was seriously injured in a police operation. At the Republican Convention, the sole African-American minister in US President Donald Trump’s cabinet said, “Our hearts go out to the Blake family and the other families affected by the tragic events in Kenosha.” 29-year-old Jacob Blake was shot in the back on Sunday during a police operation in Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA. Subsequent protests also saw violence.
Carson said many on the Democratic Party side wanted to divide by claiming Trump was a racist. “You couldn’t be more wrong.” Trump wants all Americans to be successful. Trump advertises that unemployment among African Americans had fallen to an all-time low before the corona pandemic. He has also secured funding for historically black universities. His judicial reform resulted in the release of many black prisoners.
Ex-Democrat: Radicals Want Biden as Puppet President
US Congressman Jeff Van Drew, who has switched from Democrats to Republicans, has accused his former party of a “radical socialist agenda.” “Joe Biden is being told what to do by the radicals who run my former party,” Van Drew said Thursday night (local time) at the Republican convention, referring to the Democratic presidential candidate. “The same radicals are trying to install him as their puppet president.”
On the other hand, US President Donald Trump has helped make America the “best nation in the world,” said Van Drew. “There are a lot of Democrats who support our president and who are disgusted with what happened to their old party, my old party.”
Biden wants to campaign soon
US presidential candidate Joe Biden has announced that despite the corona crisis, he will soon be making campaign trips. He plans to visit major electoral states such as Wisconsin, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Arizona, the Democrat said Thursday. The 77-year-old also emphasized that he wanted to strictly adhere to the state’s corona requirements, for example for the maximum number of participants in events.
Unlike President Donald Trump, he wants to act “responsibly,” Biden said. According to his own statements, he wants to start his journey after the Labor Day, which is celebrated on September 7.
The former vice president is walking an extremely cautious course in the Corona crisis. He has barely left his home state of Delaware since the virus started spreading in the United States. In late June, Biden announced that due to the risk of infection, he would not campaign in front of a large audience. The candidate can reach many voters via television and the Internet; completely foregoing public appearances would greatly limit his options in the election campaign.
Mike Pence accepts nomination for Republican second place
Acting Vice President Mike Pence has accepted the nomination for Republican Vice President for the November election as expected. “I humbly accept running for Vice President of the United States,” Pence said in his address from Baltimore’s historic Fort McHenry late Wednesday. Read more here.
Pence on the corona pandemic: “America is a land of miracles”
US Vice President Mike Pence expressed confidence at the Republican Party conference that the corona crisis could soon be overcome. Democratic challenger Joe Biden recently said miracles are not to be expected. “But Joe doesn’t seem to understand that America is a nation of miracles,” Pence said Wednesday at a historic barracks, Fort McHenry, near Baltimore, Maryland.
The world’s first effective corona vaccine will be available in the US by the end of this year, said Pence, who also heads the corona task force at the White House. There are currently more than 800,000 corona tests per day and an increasing number of treatment options for Covid 19 patients.
Recalling the motto of the third day of the “Land of Heroes” party rally, Pence paid tribute to doctors, nurses and all others who are committed to fighting the pandemic. At the start of his speech, Pence said his daughter Audrey’s planned wedding for the summer had to be postponed due to the corona situation.
Mike Pence: He wants to hold a second term in the White House alongside Donald Trump. (Source: Andrew Harnik / AP / dpa)
Conway advisor praises Trump’s commitment to women
US Presidential Adviser Kellyanne Conway has praised Donald Trump’s commitment to promoting women in American society. “For decades, he has promoted women to leadership positions in business and government,” Conway told the Republican Congress Wednesday evening (local time). “He confides in and consults us, respects our opinions and insists that we are equal to men.” The 2016 election campaign highlighted Donald Trump’s previous misogyny statements.
In the 2016 presidential election, Conway helped Trump to victory as campaign manager. After taking office, she became an advisor to the president and one of his most determined defenders. She gained widespread overseas exposure in early 2017 when she tried to explain false government allegations about “alternative facts.” A day before the start of the party congress, she surprisingly announced her withdrawal from the White House at the end of the month to take care of her four children.
For Conway, White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany signed the photo of a compassionate president who cares about them on Wednesday. She shared how Trump called her after breast surgery before her time as a spokeswoman to monitor her well-being. “The decision to have a preventive mastectomy was the hardest decision I’ve ever had to make,” said McEnany. “But supporting President Trump, who will protect my daughter and our children’s future, has been the easiest.”
Kellyanne Conway at US Republican Congress: White House adviser is campaigning for Donald Trump re-election. (Source: Susan Walsh / AP / dpa)
Lara Trump calls her father-in-law a passionate country father
Lara Trump portrayed her father-in-law as a passionate country father in the presidential family dance at the Republican party conference. “He’s a fighter and will never stop fighting for America.” In an engaging speech, the 37-year-old former television producer shared how she came to New York from a humble background in North Carolina.
She never thought she would be on the Republican party stage, said the wife of President’s son Eric Trump. Her parents taught her that anything in America could be achieved with hard work and determination. When she met the Trump family, all previously accepted statements immediately disappeared: “They were warm and caring, they were hard workers and sober.”
On the 100th anniversary of the introduction of women’s suffrage in the US, Lara Trump praised the president’s commitment to women. He has brought many women into leadership positions in his government and led hundreds of thousands of women to work and out of poverty. Lara Trump turned directly to the US president and thanked him – “for believing in me”. Lara Trump has been hired as an advisor to the Trump campaign team.
Former Ambassador Grenell Praises Trump’s “America First” Policy
Former US Ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, praised US President Donald Trump’s “America First” policy at the Republican Congress. “America First is simply the belief that politicians should focus on the equality and dignity of every American,” said Grenell. “And that duty is done by promoting the security and prosperity of the American people above all else. That’s America First. That’s the Trump Doctrine.”
Grenell said, “As a US Ambassador to Germany, I was in the front row of Donald Trump’s America First Foreign Policy. I wish every American could see President Trump negotiating on their behalf.” He witnessed Trump “bewitching” Chancellor Angela Merkel while at the same time insisting that Germany honor its NATO defense spending commitments.
“In four years, Donald Trump has not started new wars,” said the former acting US intelligence coordinator. Trump acknowledged that America’s endless wars were a “catastrophe.” He brought soldiers home, rebuilt the army, and signed peace agreements that made Americans safer. “The elites in Washington want you to see this kind of foreign policy as immoral. That’s why they call it nationalistic,” Grenell said. These elites think they insult Trump. “As if the US president shouldn’t base foreign policy on America’s national interests.”
Civil rights activist: Trump did more for blacks than Biden
Civil rights activist Clarence Henderson praised US President Donald Trump’s commitment to African Americans at the Republican Party conference. “These performances show that Donald Trump really cares about the lives of blacks,” Henderson said Wednesday evening (local time) during the largely virtual event. “He’s done more for black Americans in four years than Joe Biden in 50.” Biden – the Democratic presidential candidate – had the guts to say that anyone who didn’t vote for him wasn’t black. “To that I say, if you vote for Biden, you don’t know the story.”
Former football pro Jack Brewer also defended Trump against allegations of racism. “I know what racism looks like,” said Brewer, who is a member of the Black Voices for Trump group. “In America, he doesn’t look like President Trump. And I am sick of the way he is portrayed in the media and refuse to acknowledge what he has really done for the black community.”
Trump advertises, among other things, that unemployment among African Americans had fallen to an all-time low before the corona pandemic. He has also secured funding for historically black universities. His judicial reform resulted in the release of many black prisoners.
US Republicans Continue Party Conference – Vice President Pence Speaks
More than two months before the elections in the US, the Republicans continue their party conference on Wednesday evening (local time). On the third day of the event, Vice President Mike Pence wants to promote the re-election of US President Donald Trump as keynote speaker. Pence, 61, also wants to accept his appointment as vice president during his speech at the historic Fort McHenry in Baltimore. Also on the speaker list are prominent Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway, who will leave her post at the end of this month, and former US ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell.
As in recent days, with Lara Trump – the wife of President’s son Eric Trump – someone from the Trump family will once again be promoting the incumbent. The program, which lasts approximately three and a half hours, also features several other speakers. Trump’s longtime advisor and confidante Kellyanne Conway should also speak. The motto of the third day is “Land of Heroes”.
Senator: Democrats want government control
US Senator Marsha Blackburn has accused Democrats of seeking to drastically increase government control over US citizens if they win the November election. “If it were up to the Democrats, they would lock you in their house until you become dependent on the government for everything,” Blackburn said Wednesday night (local time) at the Republican Conference. “That looks a lot like communist China to me.” Blackburn appeared to be referring to protective measures in the coronavirus pandemic.
The senator said Biden, his deputy candidate Kamala Harris and their “radical allies” wanted to destroy American heroes in the security forces – “because the government can control us when there are no heroes to inspire us.” The theme of the third day of the Republican Congress was “Land of Heroes”.
First Lady is promoting Trump’s reelection – and talking about Corona
US First Lady Melania Trump campaigned for her husband’s re-election in a speech at a party conference – speaking unusually openly about the consequences of the corona crisis for the US. President Donald Trump is an “authentic person who loves this country and its people,” the First Lady said Tuesday evening (local time) in her address in the White House rose garden. “I believe we need my husband’s leadership now more than ever.”
At the start of her speech, Melania Trump addressed the corona crisis. Since March, the lives of people in the US have “drastically changed”: “The invisible enemy Covid-19 has passed over our beautiful country and has hit us all,” said the 50-year-old. “My deepest condolences go out to all who have lost a loved one, and my prayers go out to those who are sick and suffering.”
Many people were concerned and felt “helpless,” said the first lady. “I want you to know, you’re not alone.” At the same time, she reaffirmed her husband’s commitment to the fight against the pandemic: “Donald will not rest until he has done everything possible to take care of everyone affected by this terrible pandemic.”
Trump Son Eric: My Dad Brings Americans to Mars
President’s son Eric Trump has promised Americans that their countrymen will soon – driven by the American spirit – fly to Mars. He had “built the New York City skyline, built the Hoover Dam and – under my father’s direction – sent Americans to Mars,” Eric Trump told the Republican Congress. This American spirit will also “beat the empty, repressive and radical views of the far left in 68 days,” Trump said. The election on November 3 was to be in 70 days, as one CNN reporter noted.
No one campaigned for the “silent majority” in the country before his father, Eric Trump said. Both Democratic and Republican politicians before Trump were “more concerned about how they will be received by the elites in Paris than about how Americans will provide for their families in Pittsburgh.” “My father will fight for you,” he said.
“I love you very much!” Eric Trump said to his father’s address. As a result, he was the first of the Trump children to show up to speak to the president in person. “Dad, let’s make Uncle Robert proud.” Donald Trump’s younger brother Robert, whom he called his best friend, died about ten days ago.
Allegations of nepotism against Biden at Republican party conference
At the Republican Convention, allegations of nepotism were leveled against the Democratic presidential candidate, ex-Vice President Joe Biden. Former Florida Attorney Pam Bondi on Tuesday night criticized Biden’s son Hunter Biden for serving on the board of directors of Ukrainian gas company Burisma. “Even though he had no experience with Ukraine or the energy sector, he got millions for doing nothing,” Bondi said. “He had a qualification that was important: he was the son of the man in charge of distributing US aid to Ukraine.”
US President Trump accuses Biden of being a vice president in the Barack Obama administration of protecting his son from the Ukrainian judiciary. To this end, Trump wanted to open an investigation in Ukraine. The conflict eventually led to impeachment lawsuits against Trump, which resulted in an acquittal in the Senate in February. Trump’s lawyers argued at the time that Hunter Biden’s role on Burisma’s board of directors was a clear conflict of interest. At the time, Biden was in charge of US policy towards Ukraine.
Joe Biden rejects any wrongdoing. It is unknown how much money Hunter Biden received for his post. Bondi accused Joe Biden on Tuesday of “willful conduct”. “There are numerous press releases showing that other close relatives have benefited from Joe’s 47-year political career.” Bondi has not provided any evidence for this. Nor did she say which family members it should have been.
Minister: Biden is “prisoner of the radical left”
Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron has called Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden a “prisoner of the radical left.” “You believe that your skin color should dictate your policy,” said the African-American minister Tuesday evening (local time) at the Republican party conference. “If you don’t conform while exercising your God-given right to acquit and think, they will bring you down.”
Republicans, on the other hand, trusted that people would think for themselves and pursue the American dream as they saw fit, Cameron said. He criticized: “Joe Biden is a backward thinker in a world that yearns for forward-looking leadership.”
US Senator: Biden will “shed our blood and our wealth”
Republicans portrayed Donald Trump’s Democratic challenger Joe Biden as a belligerent at their party conference. Biden had “consistently called for more wars,” Senator Rand Paul said on his appearance. Biden voted for the war in Iraq, supporting “wars in Serbia, Syria, Libya”. “I’m afraid Biden will go to war again,” said Paul. “Biden will continue to waste our blood and wealth. President Trump will bring home our heroes.”
Biden voted by a majority in the US Senate in 2002 for then Republican President George W. Bush to use military force in Iraq, but a few years later described this as a mistake.
Paul was also a Republican candidate for the US presidency four years ago. At the time, he had warned in a debate not to entrust control of nuclear weapons to Trump.
US Secretary of State Pompeo attacks China during the party conference
Contrary to longstanding tradition, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo became directly involved in the election campaign and promoted President Donald Trump’s re-election to the Republican Congress. The implementation of the “America First” program “has not made Trump popular in every foreign capital,” Pompeo said in the speech previously recorded in Jerusalem and aired Tuesday. “But it worked.”
In China, Trump has “lifted the curtain on the Chinese Communist Party’s predatory aggression,” said the US Secretary of State. Regarding the corona pandemic, Pompeo said, “The president has held China responsible for hiding the China virus and allowing it to spread death and economic destruction in America and the world.” Under the Trump administration, NATO got stronger, Pompeo said. Speaking of the INF disarmament treaty with Moscow, which ended in 2019, he said, “America has left behind a damaging treaty so that our nation can now build missiles to deter Russian aggression.”
Pompeo’s video speech to the party congress drew strong criticism from the Democratic Party. Presidential candidate Joe Biden’s campaign management said Tuesday that the Secretary of State’s contribution to the Republican Convention was not only a misuse of tax money, but also undermined the vital work of the State Department.
Trump Daughter Tiffany: Media and Technology Companies Are Manipulating Us
President’s daughter Tiffany Trump told American citizens at the Republican Party conference that they were being manipulated by the media and technology companies. “Rather than giving Americans the right to shape our own beliefs, this system of disinformation keeps people mentally addicted to the ideas they see fit,” Tiffany Trump said Tuesday. “People need to realize that our thoughts, opinions and even the choice of who to vote for are manipulated and invisibly imposed by the media and tech giants.”
Tiffany Trump explained to her father that he was driven by the “American spirit”. “My dad made me believe America can really be great again!” Tiffany Trump said of herself that she has just graduated from law school: “I can empathize with so many of you who might be looking for a job.”
The 26-year-old is Trump’s youngest daughter. She is her mother’s only child, Marla Maples. The American actress was married to Trump from 1993 to 1996.
Campaign Against Abortion Seeks Trump Re-election
A leading anti-abortionist in the US called for President Donald Trump to be re-elected at the Republican party conference. “He has done more for the unborn than any other president,” a former clinic director, Abby Johnson, said Tuesday. In his first year in office, Trump revoked a provision from his predecessor Barack Obama and then Vice President Joe Biden, which allowed the state to co-finance abortions.
“This election is a choice between two radical anti-life activists and the most ardent pro-life president we’ve ever had,” said Johnson. She urged supporters of the pro-life anti-abortion campaign to go door to door and get neighbors to vote for Trump.
Kudlow warns of economic downturn in the event of Trump’s defeat
Larry Kudlow, economic adviser to US President Donald Trump, warned the Republican Congress of an economic downturn if the Democrats win. “Our economic choice is clear,” Kudlow said Tuesday evening (local time) ahead of the November elections. “Do you want a healthy economy, prosperity, opportunity and optimism? Or do you want to return to the dark days of stagnation, recession and pessimism?” Trump will face Democratic challenger ex-Vice President Joe Biden in the November election.
Kudlow said the US economic development under Trump up until the corona pandemic had been a “brilliant success”. The health and economic consequences of the pandemic were tragic. Kudlow praised Trump’s leadership in the effort “to fight the Covid virus successfully.” The economy is now recovering. The pandemic killed more than 178,000 people in the United States and is ongoing. Millions of Americans have lost their jobs. The economy has entered a serious crisis that is not over yet.
Anti-Semitic conspiracy theory: Party conference speaker removed
After anti-Semitic conspiracy theories spread on Twitter, a spokeswoman for the US Republican convention has been removed from the list of speakers, according to media reports. CNN and the Washington Post reported that Mary Ann Mendoza would not be showing up Tuesday night (local time). Mendoza is the mother of a murdered police officer who, according to US President Donald Trump’s election campaign team, was run over by a convicted illegal migrant while under the influence of alcohol. Read more here.
Trump pardons ex-con before party conference appears
Immediately before a scheduled appearance at the Republican party conference, a former inmate was pardoned by US President Donald Trump. Jon Ponder’s life is “a wonderful testimony to the power of salvation,” Trump said in a speech with numerous religious references before signing the pardon. The White House released a video recording of the ceremony on Tuesday. The pardon is related to the full restoration of civil rights, including the right to vote.
The ceremony was attended by former federal police officer Richard Beasley, who arrested Ponder after a bank robbery in Nevada in 2004. After his release in 2009, Ponder founded the Las Vegas-based Hope for Prisoners organization, which advocates for the social integration of ex- prisoners. “We live in a nation with second chances,” Ponder said at the ceremony.
Both Ponder and Beasley were announced as speakers at the US Republican conference on Tuesday. The second day of the four-day meeting was themed “Land of Opportunity”.
The Republican Congress is lagging behind the Democrats in ratings
President Donald Trump’s Republican Convention on the first night of TV ratings lagged behind last week’s Democratic rally. The Republicans reportedly lured 15.84 million viewers for the devices on Monday night through six television channels, the US media reported Tuesday (local time), citing the company Nielsen Media Research. Just one week earlier, on the first night of the Democratic Party conference, there were 18.69 million viewers. Trump had described the Democrats’ ratings after their first night as “very bad.” Read more here.
Republicans celebrate the stuck McCloskey couple
As people in the United States took to the streets in June against racism and police brutality, they threatened protesters in front of their homes with pistols and assault rifles: Now the McCloskey couple from Missouri have spoken out in favor of Donald Trump’s re-election at the Republican party conference. “President Trump will protect the God-given right to all Americans to defend their homes and families,” Mark McCloskey said virtually Monday night (local time).
He then claimed that the opposition Democrats did not see the protection of ordinary people as a government task. Instead, they wanted to “protect criminals from honest citizens”. Patricia McCloskey claimed that the Democrats wanted to destroy all suburbs and introduce socialism.
During a protest march of the “Black Lives Matter” movement in St. Louis in June, protesters used a private road in front of the McCloskeys’ home. The couple stood protecting the house, he with a machine gun, she with a pistol. Photos of the incident caused great irritation. Democrats and activists were shocked, and many Republicans saw the pair as heroes defending the right to gun possession. The local prosecutor’s office was preparing charges against the couple for threatening use of weapons in public.
Trump and his Republicans arouse fear of Biden’s victory
The coronation mass for Donald Trump has begun. He and his Republicans are using sharp rhetorical weapons against the Democrats – which are often untrue. Read the full article here.
Trump’s son thinks “Beijing Biden” is China’s preferred candidate
US President Donald Trump’s son considers Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden to be the Chinese Communist Party’s favorite candidate. “They know he wants to weaken us economically and on the world stage,” said Donald Trump Jr. Monday night (local time) at the Republican Convention, where his father was nominated as a candidate for the November election. Biden is so weak that the secret services assume the Chinese Communist Party prefers him. Donald Trump Jr. ridiculed his father’s challenger as “Beijing Biden”.
Donald Trump Jr. accused Biden of radical left-wing policies that would halt the economic recovery in the corona crisis. Biden is already talking about another shutdown – “It’s madness”. Speaking of his father’s promise to dry up the “swamp” in the US capital of Washington, Donald Trump Jr. said, “Joe Biden is actually the Loch Ness Monster of the Swamp. He’s been there for half a century. and then he raises his head to become president, then disappears and doesn’t do much in between. “
Donald Trump Jr. called on the Democrats to “reject the radicals who want to drag us into the darkness” and to support Trump, who represents a bright future for everyone. “It starts with the re-election of Donald J. Trump as President of the United States.”
Ex-UN Ambassador Haley praises Trump’s foreign policy
Former United States Ambassador Nikki Haley appeared at the Republican Congress to convince voters of the incumbent Donald Trump’s foreign policy competence. Haley said Monday evening (local time) that he took a tough stand against China and defeated the IS terror group. “And he tells the world what to hear.”
Trump’s Democratic rival Joe Biden, on the other hand, had “weakness and failure” in foreign policy since his time as Vice President Barack Obama, Haley said. “Joe Biden is good for Iran, ISIS (Islamic State terrorist militia), and he is great for communist China.”
She was also harsh on the United Nations: “This is a place where dictators, murderers and thieves condemn America, then reach out and demand that we pay their bills.” Trump put an end to that. “America is not a racist country,” said Haley, the daughter of Indian immigrants. Her family also experienced “discrimination and deprivation”. But her parents did not plunge into “resentment and hatred”.
Republican Scott: Biden wants socialism and ‘cultural revolution’
Republican Senator Tim Scott has accused Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden of trying to turn the United States into a “socialist utopia.” He and his vice-presidency candidate, Kamala Harris, wanted a “ cultural revolution, ” Scott warned at the Republican party conference Monday evening (local time).
The course of the Democrats will lead to “pain and suffering,” especially hardworking Americans, Scott said. However, a re-election of US President Donald Trump in November will ensure the continuation of the American dream, he said.
Scott is the only black Republican senator. He criticized Biden for earlier statements that only those who vote for Democrats are black. He also accused Biden of backing a 1994 bill as a senator that “put millions of black Americans behind bars.” According to polls, Biden is much more popular than Trump.
Republican Congress Praises Trump’s Corona Crisis Management
The Republican Congress has praised US President Donald Trump’s crisis management during the corona pandemic. A video recorded Monday evening (local time) said, “A leader took decisive action to save lives – President Donald Trump.” The video quoted several Democratic politicians from the early days of the pandemic as misjudging the seriousness of the situation at the time. There was no downplaying statements from Trump – who said several times over the course of the pandemic that the virus would disappear again.
The video said, “We are getting stronger and bigger (from the crisis).” According to polls, a majority of Americans have long been dissatisfied with Trump’s crisis management. The pandemic killed more than 175,000 people in the United States. Trump’s Democratic challenger in November’s election, ex-Vice President Joe Biden, accuses the incumbent president of failing to protect the Americans.
Trump Supporters in Charlotte: The Republican Party Conference has begun. (Source: Evan Vucci / AP / dpa)
Republicans promote Trump with hostage taking
The Republican Congress campaigned for the re-election of US President Donald Trump with the government’s liberation of US citizens imprisoned abroad. “Americans illegally held by foreign governments were beaten, assaulted, starved and left to die until President Donald Trump intervened,” read a video recording of liberated Americans in Iran, Syria and Turkey. was arrested.
“Under this government, America has not turned its back on our people,” the video read. “President Trump gave a glimmer of hope by bringing our hostages home.” Trump was shown in the video meeting six former inmates, where the president took credit for their release. Other presidents before Trump had also returned hostages during their tenure.
Party leaders vote for Trump: the best is yet ahead
With a second term in office for US President Donald Trump, Republican party leader Ronna McDaniel believes that a new chapter in “America’s great history” will begin. “The best is ahead of us,” she said at the Republican Congress Monday evening (local time).
“The Best Is Yet to Come” was one of the greatest and most popular hits by American singer and entertainer Frank Sinatra (1915-1998).
MP: Trump becomes the first president since Reagan without another war
Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz has accused Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden of backing past US military operations. Donald Trump, on the other hand, is the first US president since Ronald Reagan to not lead the US into another war, Gaetz said Monday night (local time) at the largely virtual Republican party conference. “President Trump knows we are strongest when we fight the hardest – not in distant deserts, but for our fellow Americans.”
Gaetz said, “We must fight to save America or we could lose it forever.” He accused Biden’s Democrats of taking weapons from the Americans while trying to empty the prisons. “And the police don’t come when you call them.” The Republicans accuse Democrats of wanting to withdraw funding from the police, which is not an election target for Biden.
The Republican Congress went on to deliver speeches after Trump’s nomination
After US President Donald Trump was nominated as a candidate for election in November, Republicans are continuing their party conference with speeches. Monday night (local time), President’s son Donald Trump Jr., the only black Republican senator, Tim Scott, and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, wanted to campaign for the election of the incumbent president on Nov. 3.
At the start of the party congress, delegates unanimously nominated Trump as their candidate in Charlotte (North Carolina) on Monday. He is up against Democratic challenger Joe Biden. The largely virtual Republican party conference will last until Thursday. Finally, Trump wants to officially accept the nomination with a speech in the White House.
US Federal Judge: Trump’s lawsuit to change Pennsylvania postal voting system has been suspended
A US federal judge from the state of Pennsylvania has ordered the dispute over a ban on ballot boxes and changes to the voting process to be settled by mail. The lawsuit filed by US President Donald Trump’s campaign team will not continue until similar proceedings in state courts are completed, J. Nicholas Ranjan, US district judge for Western Pennsylvania, said on Sunday. The lawsuit relates to state laws and he will therefore refer it to the state courts for the time being.
After criticism: the manager of the US post office ensures punctual postal votes
The controversial head of the US Post Office, Louis DeJoy, has promised “safe and punctual” transportation of the ballots in the US postal voting dispute. As for the 2018 congressional election, his service will deliver 95 percent of the relevant documents within three days, DeJoy said before a senatorial committee in Washington on Friday. In any case, the number of letters in elections lags behind big events like Mother’s Day or Christmas, which the US Post manages well. However, he is considering “major changes to improve services,” DeJoy said in the post-election period.
On Monday, the postmaster also had to testify before the Lower House. The Congress Chamber wants to deal with a bill on Saturday to prevent cutbacks. DeJoy had suspended his reform plans last week. Democrats had expressed concern that they could favor Republican incumbent Donald Trump in the November election. DeJoy had backed the president and his party with millions of donations before his appointment. Trump himself has repeatedly warned of falsifications in postal ballots, but without presenting any evidence. Experts have stated that postal voting in the US is just as safe as other forms of voting.
Gysi and Trittin welcome Biden’s appointment
Gregor Gysi, spokesman for the Left Party’s foreign policy, and Jürgen Trittin, Green Party politician, have responded positively to Joe Biden’s nomination as a Democratic presidential candidate and see the 77-year-old as an alternative to the incumbent Donald Trump.
“Joe Biden has put the social, economic and environmental problems of the US under one name: Trump. With this party congress, the Democrats closed the ranks behind Biden and switched to attack mode,” explains Gysi Chillreport. Biden’s solution directions with a little more fiscal justice, trillion public investment in climate and health protection, and a clear commitment to racism would tie in with Obama’s policies and put the US a bit in the middle after Trump. Bernie Sander’s support for Biden makes it clear how necessary this is after four years of Trump. Although little was said about Biden’s foreign policy because this topic regularly plays a minor role in the US election campaign, it is hoped that normalization will take place. in terms of China, Russia, is entering Europe, ”said Gysi. In any case, Biden seems to be clear that the US cannot overcome its crisis with national selfishness.
Trittin: “The alternative to Trump is on the table”
Jürgen Trittin also welcomes Biden’s nomination. “With the end of the party congress and the speech of Joe Biden, the alternative to Trump is on the table. Where this divides and polarizes, Biden wants to unite the country. Compassion and character strength become an election issue,” the green politician said Chillreport. the. Biden acts as the country’s foremost caretaker. He has the courage to address the issues openly and speaks of the four crises in the US – corona, recession, racism and climate crisis. They must be addressed and not suppressed. ” ‘, there is no wonder. “The voters should take action themselves and prevent a new majority for Trump.” With this expectation management, Joe Biden presents himself not as a savior, but as an offer to do better, ”Trittin said. If he is elected, neither the global challenges nor the transatlantic conflicts of interest will disappear. But there is a growing chance that crises such as corona, climate and recession will be tackled globally and together again. “
Democrats Congress Final – Biden’s nomination speech
At the end of the US Democratic Party conference, Joe Biden accepted the nomination as a presidential candidate. The 77-year-old is officially the challenger of the Republican incumbent Donald Trump (74) in the election on November 3. “It is with great honor and humility that I accept this nomination to the office of President of the United States of America,” Biden said Thursday evening (local time) in the most important speech of his decades-long political career.
Biden promised to become president of all Americans, not just those who vote for him. “United we can and will overcome America’s period of darkness,” he said. The ex-vice president appeared in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware. Due to the corona pandemic, the party congress took place in highly compressed form and largely virtually. Too much anger, too much fear, too much division. Here and now I give you my word: if you entrust me with the presidency, I will fall back on the best of us, not the worst. I will be an ally of the light, not the darkness. It’s time for us humans to get together, ”said Biden. Read more about the speech here.
He was previously announced in an emotional video by his children Ashley and Hunter Biden. “He’s a great father – and we think he will be a great president too,” they said. Read more about the Democratic candidate here.
Trump scolded Biden: empty promises
During Joe Biden’s nomination speech, US President Donald Trump attacked his challenger on Twitter. “In 47 years, Joe hasn’t done any of the things he’s talking about now,” Trump wrote. Read more here.
Trump had previously responded on Twitter to criticism from former Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg. After the worst debating performance in political history, Michael Bloomberg, commonly known as ‘Mini Mike’, is trying to make a comeback by asking the Democrats for relevance. They treated him like a dog – and always will. things about me in politics! ”Trump wrote The multi-billionaire Bloomberg had criticized Trump’s economic policies at the Democratic Party conference.
13-Year-Old Stutterer: Without Joe Biden, I wouldn’t speak today
“Without Joe Biden I wouldn’t speak to you today”: At the party conference of the American Democrats, 13-year-old Brayden Harrington praised presidential candidate Joe Biden as caretaker. He met Biden in New Hampshire a few months ago, he said in a video message broadcast Thursday evening (local time). “He told me we were members of the same club: we stutter.” Biden showed him how to mark his speeches himself so that it would be easier to speak them out loud.
“I’m just a normal guy and in no time Joe Biden has made me more confident about something that’s been bothering me all my life,” said Brayden. Joe Biden took care of it. “Imagine what he could do for all of us.” In a film later shot at the virtual party conference, Biden himself described how he worked as a child to overcome his stuttering.
More than 70 former Republican security officials pledge aid to Biden
More than 70 former Republican national security officials, including several former members of the Trump administration, have signed an open letter expressing support for Joe Biden in the US election. In addition, in the letter they sharply criticize the policies of US President Donald Trump.
“We are very concerned about developments in our country under Donald Trump’s leadership,” the letter said. “Through his actions and rhetoric, Trump has shown that he lacks the character and competence to lead this nation and that he has been guilty of corrupt behavior that leaves him unable to serve as president.” Donald Trump has lost the trust of millions of voters. He was “dangerous” and “unable” to use any other term.
“We believe, however, that Joe Biden has the character, experience and temperament to run our country,” he said. The letter was signed by, among others, former FBI director William Webster and Chuck Hagel, the former Secretary of Defense under ex-President Barack Obama.
Democrat Bloomberg condemns Trump’s economic policies
Former Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg has sharply criticized US President Donald Trump’s economic policies. Speaking at the Democratic Party conference, the multi-billionaire said Trump’s failed economic policies were a massive tax cut for wealthy people like him who didn’t need extra money. All other Americans have just lied to Trump, the former New York mayor said.
In the November election, Americans should vote not primarily on Trump’s character, but rather on his performance as president, Bloomberg demanded. “I ask you not to vote against Donald Trump because he is a bad person. I urge you to vote against him because he did a bad job,” said the Democrat. As for the coronavirus pandemic, Bloomberg said Trump’s “reckless decisions” put America at risk. Trump shouldn’t get away with that, he warned.
Bloomberg said on Thursday that after the 2008-2009 financial crisis, Biden had already proven as vice president that he had what it took to get the country out of a crisis. Biden will reverse Trump’s tax cut for the wealthy and use the additional resources to rebuild the country after the pandemic, Bloomberg said. Trump’s tenure is a “sad chapter” in US history that must now be ended, Bloomberg said.
Ex-competitors are behind Biden
At the conference of the American Democratic Party, numerous former rivals for the presidential run were behind candidate Joe Biden. Senators Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker and Amy Klobuchar called for Biden’s election. Former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, ex-congressman Beto O’Rourke, tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang and billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg also promoted Biden.
American comedian Sarah Cooper: Trump doesn’t want us to vote
She moves her lips in sync with the words of US President Donald Trump and has become a star in the US with her short videos on social media: Sarah Cooper (43). At the conference of the US Democratic Party, the comedian impersonated Trump on Thursday night (local time) and made it seem like his words were coming out of her mouth in the usual way: drastic warnings about the ballot vote. “Where do these ballots end up? Who gets them? Who doesn’t?” Were the words of Trump during a performance on June 23 in Phoenix, Arizona. “Will they be copied by groups within our nation? Are they going to be copied by foreign powers, perhaps millions of times?”
In her own voice, which you don’t normally hear in her videos, Cooper said afterwards that she had often heard Trump say very disturbing things. “But nothing is more dangerous to our democracy than its attacks on postal votes – during a pandemic!” Cooper said. “The truth is, Donald Trump doesn’t want us to vote. Because he can’t win fair and honest.”
Cooper’s videos work on a schedule: she wears a trouser suit like “Trump” and imitates him with exaggerated facial expressions and gestures – but the words are those of the president.
Democrats Congress: With laughter to Trump
After President Donald Trump’s relentless criticism of the party conference of the American Democrats, the hour of jokes struck Thursday evening. Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Seinfeld” and “Veep”), among other things, used jokes about the incumbent to bring the SMS info number of the campaign team of his challenger Joe Biden into the heads. “30330 – that would be Donald Trump’s golf handicap if he didn’t cheat,” was one of them.
A swipe at Facebook – an important medium for Trump – was also inevitable. “If we all vote, there is nothing Facebook, Fox News and Vladimir Putin can do to stop us,” said Louis-Dreyfus, who hosted the final day of the largely virtual party conference. She recalled Biden congratulating her on the cover photo in the Amtrak magazine on board. “Joe Biden can’t just read, he reads everything,” she said – a swipe at the incumbent Trump, who is rumored to be lazy to read.
And as for faith, the next point against Trump followed: “Joe Biden goes to church so regularly that he gets there even without tear gas and federal troops.” During the protests against police brutality and racism, federal security forces pushed protesters out of a park in front of the White House before Trump went to a nearby church where he was photographed with a Bible in hand.
Trump attacks Biden and “insane” Democrats
US President Donald Trump heavily attacked his Democratic challenger Joe Biden during an election campaign. If the Democrats won an election in November, they would ruin the economy, do away with the police and plunge the country into anarchy, Trump warned Thursday (local time) to supporters in Old Forge, Pennsylvania. They were “completely insane,” he claimed. Trump also reiterated his warning that the Democrats would increase taxes drastically. “This election is about the survival of the nation,” Trump said. Read more here.
Trump must hand over tax documents
US President Donald Trump has suffered another defeat in the dispute over the release of his tax documents. Judge Victor Marrero on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit that Trump sought to prevent the transfer of tax documents. Trump’s attorney Jay Sekulow announced his appeal, requesting that the documents not be handed over. Observers believe the documents are unlikely to be released before the November election.
Manhattan prosecutor Cyrus Vance is investigating Trump’s family business, the Trump Organization, for insurance and banking fraud, among other things. In this regard, he requested that tax documents be released for eight years. A spokesman for Vance declined to comment.
In the United States, it is common for the president to show the public his finances and publish his tax return. Trump, who is running for re-election in November, broke with this tradition. He went to the US Supreme Court to keep the documents under lock and key. The Supreme Court ruled in July that Trump must provide documents requested by Vance. But this did not end the legal dispute, because Trump can, among other things, defend himself against the scope of the documents that must be handed over in court. So the case again went to court in New York.
Former Trump Adviser Steve Bannon Arrested
Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon was arrested in New York on Thursday after a fraud charge. New York prosecutors accused him and three others of illegally using money from an online fundraiser to build a wall on the border with Mexico. The campaign called “We Build the Wall” has received more than $ 25 million from “hundreds of thousands” of donors.
Bannon is one of the most influential voices in the ultra-conservative camp of American politics. For a time, he was the chief strategist and campaign manager for US President Donald Trump. According to the news channel CNN, there was initially no response from Bannon’s lawyer to the charges.
Vice candidate Harris promotes Biden with a message of unity
Kamala Harris, Democratic runner-up in the US presidential election, has campaigned for the election of presidential candidate Joe Biden with a message of hope and unity. “We have to elect a president who brings something different, something better,” Harris said Wednesday night (local time) in Wilmington, Delaware. “A president who brings us all – blacks, whites, Latinos, Asians, indigenous peoples – together to achieve the future we all want together.” She added:
Harris turned to Republican President Donald Trump: “Donald Trump’s failure in leadership has cost lives and livelihoods.” She added, “We have reached a turning point. The constant chaos makes us helpless. The incompetence scares us.” Harris pointed out on Wednesday that the coronavirus mainly affects members of minorities hard. “This is no coincidence. It is the result of structural racism.” She added: ‘And let’s get one thing straight: there is no vaccine against racism. We have to do the work. ‘
Harris accepts nomination as runner-up
Kamala Harris accepted the US Democratic nomination and is now officially the vice-candidate on Joe Biden’s side for the election against US President Donald Trump. She accepted the nomination, the California senator said Wednesday night (local time) in Wilmington, Delaware, in her most important political speech to date at the virtual party conference of the American Democrats.
American Democrats nominate Kamala Harris as the second candidate
US Democrats have nominated Senator Kamala Harris as the second candidate for the November presidential election at their largely virtual party conference. “I hereby declare that Kamala Harris has been elected as a Democratic candidate for vice president,” said party conference chairman Bennie Thompson on Wednesday evening (local time). Joe Biden, 77, was officially nominated on Tuesday as the Democratic presidential candidate in the Nov. 3 election.
Former Vice President Biden (77), who will take on incumbent Republican Donald Trump (74), last week chose Harris as vice candidate and made a historic election. In het geval van een verkiezingsoverwinning zou de 55-jarige de eerste vrouw en zwarte vrouw zijn die als vice-president zou dienen. “Laten we vanavond geschiedenis schrijven”, schreef Biden eerder aan Harris op Twitter.
Obama bekritiseert Trump scherp: de democratie staat op het spel
De voormalige Amerikaanse president Barack Obama heeft de Republikeinse zittende Donald Trump ongewoon hard aangevallen. “Donald Trump is niet in de baan gegroeid omdat hij het niet kan. En de gevolgen van deze mislukking zijn ernstig”, zei Obama in zijn toespraak op de Democratic Party Conference op woensdagavond (lokale tijd). Read more here.
Senator Warren: Trump faalde “jammerlijk” in de coronacrisis
De Democratische Amerikaanse senator Elizabeth Warren gaf de Amerikaanse president Donald Trump de schuld van het ernstige verloop van de coronapandemie in de VS tijdens de conferentie van de Democratische Partij. “Deze crisis is erg – en het had niet zo mogen zijn”, zei ze woensdagavond (lokale tijd) vanuit Springfield, Massachusetts. “Donald Trump’s onwetendheid en incompetentie zijn altijd een bedreiging geweest voor ons land.” Het coronavirus was de grootste test van Trump. ‘Hij faalde jammerlijk,’ zei Warren. Op 3 november wordt hij hiervoor verantwoordelijk gehouden.
Warren wilde Trump zelf uitdagen bij de verkiezingen in november – ze steunt nu de genomineerde Joe Biden. Ze houdt van een “goed plan” en Biden heeft “een paar hele goede plannen”, zei de linkse senator.
Pelosi verklaart dat Trump geen respect heeft voor vrouwen
De voorzitter van het Amerikaanse Huis van Afgevaardigden, Nancy Pelosi, heeft verklaard dat de Amerikaanse president Donald Trump “geen respect heeft voor feiten, voor gezinnen uit de arbeidersklasse en vooral voor vrouwen”. Dit komt niet alleen tot uiting in zijn gedrag, maar ook in zijn politiek, zei Pelosi (80) woensdagavond (lokale tijd) in haar bijdrage aan de conferentie van de Democratische Partij in Milwaukee (Wisconsin). “Aber wir wissen, was er nicht weiß: Dass Amerika erfolgreich ist, wenn Frauen erfolgreich sind.” Pelosi rief zur Wahl des designierten demokratischen Präsidentschaftskandidaten Joe Biden und von dessen Vize-Kandidatin Kamala Harris auf.
Pelosi kündigte an, die Demokraten würden bei der Wahl im November ihre Mehrheit im Repräsentantenhaus ausbauen und den Senat von den Republikanern zurückerobern. Außerdem würden Biden und Harris ins Weiße Haus gewählt werden.
Hillary Clinton: Amerika braucht einen besseren Präsidenten
Die frühere Außenministerin, Senatorin und First Lady Hillary Clinton hat US-Präsident Donald Trump eine schlechte Amtsführung bescheinigt. “Ich wünschte, Donald Trump wüsste, wie man ein Präsident ist”, sagte Clinton am Mittwochabend (Ortszeit) in ihrem Beitrag zum Parteitag der Demokraten in Milwaukee (Wisconsin). “Weil Amerika jetzt sofort einen besseren Präsidenten braucht”, fügte sie hinzu. Clinton rief zur Wahl des designierten Präsidentschaftskandidaten der Demokraten, Joe Biden, und dessen Vize-Kandidatin Kamala Harris auf.
Die Demokratin Clinton war dem Republikaner Trump bei der Präsidentschaftswahl 2016 unterlegen. Sie sagte am Mittwoch, sie habe Trump nach ihrer Niederlage eine echte Chance gegeben, um sich im Amt zu beweisen. Inzwischen sei aber deutlich, was bei einer zweiten Amtszeit Trumps auf dem Spiel stehe: “Unsere Gesundheit, unsere Jobs, sogar unsere Leben”.
Amerika brauche einen Präsidenten, der im Weißen Haus Mitgefühl, Entschlossenheit und Führungsstärke zeige. Clinton (72) appellierte an die Wähler: “Wählen Sie, als stünden unsere Leben und unsere Lebensgrundlagen auf dem Spiel, denn das tun sie.”
“Habe Stimme nicht verloren”: Attentatsopfer ruft zu Biden-Wahl auf
Die demokratische US-Politikerin Gabrielle Giffords, die 2011 als Abgeordnete bei einem Attentat schwer verletzt wurde, hat für die Wahl von Joe Biden geworben. In ihrer Rede beim Parteitag der US-Demokraten, die nach Angaben der “New York Times” die längste war, die sie seit dem Attentat gehalten hat, verknüpfte sie ihr persönliches Schicksal mit dem des Landes: Worte habe sie einst leicht gefunden. “Heute kämpfe ich mit der Rede. Aber ich habe meine Stimme nicht verloren”, sagte sie. Jeder müsse die Stimme erheben, auch wenn man kämpfen müsse, die Worte zu finden.
Joe Biden tritt für die Demokraten im November gegen US-Präsident Donald Trump an. “Wir stehen an einem Scheideweg. Wir können die Schießereien weitergehen lassen oder wir können handeln”, sagte Giffords. “Wir können unsere Familien beschützen, unsere Zukunft. Wir können wählen. Wir können auf der richtigen Seite der Geschichte stehen.” Biden müsse gewählt werden, mahnte sie. “Er war für mich da, er wird auch für euch da sein”, versprach sie.
Giffords wurde im Januar 2011 bei einem Bürgertreff in einem Einkaufszentrum in Tucson (Arizona) durch einen Kopfschuss schwer verletzt. Der geistig gestörte Täter tötete sechs Menschen. Beim Parteitag, der wegen der Corona-Pandemie weitgehend virtuell abgehalten wurde, kamen auch andere Betroffene von Waffengewalt zu Wort.
Grammy-Preisträgerin Billie Eilish ruft zur Abwahl von Trump auf
Die Sängerin und Grammy-Preisträgerin Billie Eilish hat beim Parteitag der Demokraten in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) zur Abwahl von US-Präsident Donald Trump im November aufgerufen. “Donald Trump zerstört unser Land und alles, was uns wichtig ist”, sagte Eilish am Mittwochabend (Ortszeit) bei ihrem Video-Auftritt im Rahmen des weitgehend virtuellen Parteitags. “Wir brauchen Anführer, die Probleme wie den Klimawandel und Covid lösen und sie nicht leugnen. Anführer, die systemischen Rassismus und Ungleichheit bekämpfen.”
Eilish fügte hinzu: “Das beginnt damit, gegen Donald Trump und für Joe Biden zu stimmen. Schweigen ist keine Option, und wir können das nicht aussitzen.” Eilish sang nach ihrem Appell, wählen zu gehen, ihren Ende Juli veröffentlichten Song “My Future”.
Parteitag der US-Demokraten geht in die dritte Runde
Ursprünglich war das Treffen der Demokraten in einer großen Halle in Milwaukee in Wisconsin geplant gewesen. Das viertägige traditionelle Mega-Event wurde aber wegen der Coronavirus-Pandemie auf zwei Stunden Programm pro Tag im Stil einer TV-Show reduziert, das im Fernsehen und online übertragen wird.
Trump ruft zu Boykott einer Firma auf
US-Präsident Donald Trump hat zum Boykott des Reifenherstellers Goodyear aufgerufen, weil die Firma seine Anhänger benachteilige. Die Firma habe Kopfbedeckungen mit seinem Slogan “Make America Great Again” verboten, erklärte der Präsident zur Begründung bei Twitter am Mittwoch. Der Kurs der Goodyear-Aktie sackte nach Trumps Tweet zunächst um mehr als drei Prozent ab, erholte sich dann aber etwas.
Don’t buy GOODYEAR TIRES – They announced a BAN ON MAGA HATS. Get better tires for far less! (This is what the Radical Left Democrats do. Two can play the same game, and we have to start playing it now!).
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 19, 2020
Auslöser für Trumps Vorgehen dürften Medienberichte gewesen sein, wonach bei einer Schulung in einem Goodyear-Werk im Bundesstaat Kansas Bekleidung mit dem Slogan für “nicht akzeptabel” erklärt worden waren. Trump hatte schon im Wahlkampf 2016 auf das “MAGA”-Versprechen gesetzt, Amerika zu alter Größe zurückzubringen. Laut einem im Internet veröffentlichten Foto einer Präsentationsfolie wurden dagegen Symbole der der Bewegung “Black Lives Matter” gegen Gewalt an Schwarzen und für Toleranz gegenüber sexuellen Minderheiten erlaubt. Es blieb unklar, ob das Foto die tatsächliche Firmenpolitik zeigte.
“Kaufen Sie bessere Reifen für viel weniger Geld!”, twitterte Trump. Bei Twitter machten daraufhin Fotos die Runde, auf denen der Goodyear-Schriftzug auf den Reifen seiner Präsidenten-Limousine zu sehen war.
CDU-Politiker: Trumps Wahlkampf-Rhetorik ist “beunruhigend”
Der Transatlantik-Koordinator der Bundesregierung, Peter Beyer (CDU), hat die Wahlkampf-Rhetorik von US-Präsident Donald Trump als “beunruhigend” bezeichnet. Die Aussage Trumps, er müsse erst einmal schauen, ob er am Ende das Wahlergebnis akzeptiert oder nicht, “macht schon Sorge”, sagte Beyer der “Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung”. Auch torpediere Trump die US-Post, um die Briefwahl zu behindern. “Das geht schon in eine sehr undemokratische Richtung”, kritisierte der CDU-Politiker.
Es sei damit zu rechnen, dass sich die Wahlkampfrhetorik vor dem Wahltermin am 3. November noch verschärfen werde, sagte Beyer. Der demokratische Kandidat Joe Biden und sein “Running Mate” Kamala Harris seien “gut beraten, sich nicht darauf einzulassen und souverän zu bleiben”.
Beyer attestierte Trump in der “Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung” steigende Nervosität. Wie schon im Wahlkampf 2016 setze Trump auf sein Motto “America first”, Amerika zuerst. “Er hat kein neues Programm. Er setzt voll auf seine Stammwähler und dass dies reicht, ihn wieder ins Oval Office zu tragen.”
Bill Clinton: Trumps Jobverständnis ist stundenlanges Fernsehen
Ex-US-Präsident Bill Clinton hat beim Parteitag der Demokraten zur Abwahl von US-Präsident Donald Trump bei der Wahl im November aufgerufen. “Wenn Sie einen Präsidenten wollen, der seinen Job so definiert, dass er täglich Stunden vor dem Fernseher verbringt und und Leute in sozialen Medien beharkt, dann ist er Ihr Mann”, sagte der 74-Jährige in einer Videobotschaft am Dienstag. Zur Wahl stehe entweder Trumps “Wir-Gegen-Sie”-Amerika oder Joe Bidens Amerika, “wo wir alle zusammenleben und zusammenarbeiten. Es ist eine klare Wahl. Und die Zukunft unseres Landes hängt davon ab.”
Clinton sagte mit Blick auf die Corona-Krise und der infolge der Pandemie dramatisch angestiegenen Arbeitslosigkeit: “In einer Zeit wie dieser sollte das Oval Office eine Kommandozentrale sein. Stattdessen ist es ein Sturmzentrum”, kritisierte Clinton. Unter Trump gebe es nur Chaos – nur eine Sache ändere sich nie: “Seine Entschlossenheit, Verantwortung zu bestreiten und die Schuld abzuwälzen.”
Bill Clinton: Der Ex-Präsident der USA warnte vor einer weiteren Amtszeit Trumps. (Quelle: Democratic National Convention/AP/dpa)
Jill Biden ruft zur Überbrückung von Gräben in den USA auf
Die Ehefrau des designierten Präsidentschaftskandidaten der Demokraten Joe Biden, Jill Biden, hat zur Überbrückung der Gräben in den USA aufgerufen. “Es gibt diejenigen, die uns sagen wollen, dass unser Land hoffnungslos gespalten ist, dass unsere Differenzen unvereinbar sind”, sagte Jill Biden (69) in einem Beitrag zum weitgehend virtuell abgehaltenen Parteitag der Demokraten in Milwaukee (Wisconsin). “Aber das ist nicht, was ich in diesen Monaten gesehen habe.”
“Wir brauchen einfach eine Führung, die unserer Nation würdig ist”, sagte Jill Biden. “Eine ehrliche Führung, die uns wieder zusammenbringt, um uns von dieser Pandemie zu erholen und uns auf das vorzubereiten, was als Nächstes kommt. Führung, um uns neu zu überlegen, was unsere Nation sein wird. Das ist Joe.” Ihr Ehemann und dessen Vize-Kandidatin Kamala Harris “werden jeden Tag genauso hart arbeiten wie Sie, um diese Nation besser zu machen. Und wenn ich die Ehre habe, als Ihre First Lady zu dienen, werde ich das auch tun.”
Chillreport-Korrespondent: Das Versprechen heißt “Zurück zur Normalität”
Die Einschätzung unseres Washington-Korrespondenten Fabian Reinbold: “Der zweite Abend des Parteitags stand unter dem inoffiziellen Motto ‘Zurück zur Normalität’. Zahlreiche Redner priesen Joe Biden als jemanden, der ohne das Chaos und Drama der Trump-Jahre regieren werde. Immer wieder wurden Bidens Bemühungen um Ausgleich und Zusammenarbeit über Parteigrenzen hinweg gelobt. Auch in der Außenpolitik stellten Redner wie die Ex-Außenminister John Kerry (Demokraten) und Colin Powell (Republikaner) der Welt eine Rückkehr zu alten Zeiten und Bündnissen in Aussicht. Das ist typisch für den Biden-Wahlkampf, der sich weniger um konkrete Gesetzesvorhaben dreht und mehr um eine Wiederherstellung verloren geglaubter Werte.
Überraschend lebendig geriet die formelle Nominierung Bidens. Kleine Einspielfilme aus 57 Staaten und Gebieten zeigten, während diese ihre Delegiertenstimmen offiziell vergaben, ein buntes und hoffnungsvolles Amerika: Von einem Vertreter der Sioux-Ureinwohner bis zu einem Farmer auf seinem Feld in Kansas war der übergreifende geäußerte Wunsch, dass Biden die Spaltung des Landes überwinden solle.”
Obama gratuliert Biden zu Nominierung: “Ich bin stolz auf dich”
Der ehemalige Präsident Barack Obama hat Joe Biden zur Nominierung als Präsidentschaftskandidat der US-Demokraten beglückwünscht. “Gratuliere, Joe. Ich bin stolz auf dich”, schrieb der 59-Jährige am Dienstagabend (Ortszeit) auf Twitter. Er kommentierte damit einen Tweet Bidens, der geschrieben hatte, “es ist die Ehre meines Lebens”, die Nominierung als Präsidentschaftskandidat der Demokraten anzunehmen.
Biden tritt bei der Wahl am 3. November gegen den republikanischen Amtsinhaber Donald Trump an. Formell wird der 77-Jährige die Nominierung am Donnerstag (Ortszeit) annehmen – dann wird Biden seine Nominierungsrede in Wilmington (Delaware) halten. Biden war unter Trumps Vorgänger Obama acht Jahre lang Vizepräsident.
Colin Powell: Biden wird nicht Schmeichelei von Diktatoren vertrauen
Der frühere US-Außenminister Colin Powell hat beim Parteitag der Demokraten zur Wahl des designierten Präsidentschaftskandidaten Joe Biden im November aufgerufen. “Heute sind wir ein gespaltenes Land, und wir haben einen Präsidenten, der alles in seiner Macht Stehende tut, damit es so bleibt”, sagte Powell in seinem Videobeitrag beim Parteitag mit Blick auf den republikanischen Amtsinhaber Donald Trump. “Was für einen Unterschied wird es machen, einen Präsidenten zu haben, der uns eint, der uns unsere Kraft und unsere Seele wiedergibt.”
Ex-General Powell war von 2001 bis 2005 unter dem republikanischen US-Präsidenten George W. Bush Außenminister. Powell sagte am Dienstag: “Joe Biden wird ein Präsident sein, dem wir alle mit Stolz salutieren können. Mit Joe Biden im Weißen Haus werden Sie nie daran zweifeln, dass er zu unseren Freunden stehen und unseren Gegnern die Stirn bieten wird – niemals umgekehrt. Er wird unseren Diplomaten und unseren Geheimdiensten vertrauen, nicht der Schmeichelei von Diktatoren und Despoten.”
John Kerry: US-Wahl entscheidet Sicherheit Amerikas und der Welt
Bei der US-Wahl im November geht es nach Ansicht des ehemaligen US-Außenministers John Kerry um die “Sicherheit Amerikas und der Welt”. Bei dem Parteitag der US-Demokraten sagte Kerry in seinem am Dienstagabend (Ortszeit) ausgestrahlten Redebeitrag mit Blick auf US-Präsident Donald Trump: “Er trennt sich von unseren Verbündeten und schreibt Liebesbriefe an Diktatoren.”
Amerika verdiene einen Präsidenten, zu dem aufgeschaut, der nicht ausgelacht werde. Über Joe Biden, der für die Demokraten gegen Trump antritt, sagte Kerry: “Er weiß, dass man die Demokratie nicht in der Welt verbreiten kann, wenn man sie nicht zu Hause praktiziert. Und er weiß, dass selbst die Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika Freunde auf diesem Planeten brauchen.” Kerry war unter dem ehemaligen US-Präsidenten Barack Obama Außenminister, Biden Vizepräsident.
US-Demokraten nominieren Biden als Präsidentschaftskandidaten
Die US-Demokraten haben Joe Biden als ihren Präsidentschaftskandidaten nominiert. Der 77-Jährige erhielt am Dienstagabend (Ortszeit) bei dem weitgehend virtuell veranstalteten Parteitag wie erwartet die dafür erforderliche Zahl an Delegiertenstimmen, wie die TV-Sender CNN und ABC übereinstimmend berichteten. Read more here.
Ex-US-Präsident Carter ruft zur Wahl von Joe Biden auf
Ex-US-Präsident Jimmy Carter hat beim Parteitag der Demokraten in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) zur Wahl von Joe Biden bei der US-Präsidentschaftswahl im November aufgerufen. “Joe Biden muss unser nächster Präsident werden”, sagte Carter in einer am Dienstagabend auf dem Parteitag ausgestrahlten Audiobotschaft. “Wir verdienen eine Person mit Integrität und Urteilsvermögen, jemanden, der ehrlich und fair ist, jemanden, der sich für das einsetzt, was am besten für das amerikanische Volk ist.”
Der Demokrat Carter (95) ist der älteste noch lebende Ex-Präsident. Ex-Vizepräsident Biden soll am Dienstag beim Parteitag als Kandidat nominiert werden und im November gegen den republikanischen Amtsinhaber Donald Trump antreten. Der Parteitag der Demokraten hatte am Montag mit Attacken gegen Trump begonnen.
28,9 Millionen sehen Demokraten-Parteitag – weniger TV-Zuschauer
Der diesjährige Parteitag der US-Demokraten ist wegen der Corona-Pandemie ein reines Experiment, weil das Live-Spektakel fehlt. 28,9 Millionen Menschen haben die erstmals weitgehend virtuell abgehaltene Veranstaltung am ersten Abend im Fernsehen oder über digitale Plattformen verfolgt, wie die Demokraten am Dienstag (Ortszeit) mitteilten.
Bei dem Großteil (18,7 Millionen) handelte es sich um Fernsehzuschauer. Vor vier Jahren hätten noch 26 Millionen die “Convention” zum Auftakt im Fernsehen verfolgt, berichteten mehrere US-Medien unter Berufung auf die Firma Nielsen Media Research. US-Präsident Donald Trump bezeichnete die Einschaltquoten am Dienstag als “sehr schlecht”.
Traditionell sind die Parteitage Mega-Events mit Zehntausenden Delegierten und Gästen, und sie sollen die Begeisterung für die Kandidaten wenige Monate vor der Wahl schüren. Die Demokraten haben ihr offizielles Programm dieses Jahr auf zwei Stunden an vier Abenden reduziert.
Witwe von Senator John McCain spricht beim Demokraten-Parteitag
Die Witwe des ehemaligen republikanischen Senators John McCain (1936-2018) spricht beim Parteitag der US-Demokraten über die “unwahrscheinliche Freundschaft” mit dem designierten Präsidentschaftskandidaten Joe Biden. Die Demokraten veröffentlichten am Dienstag (Ortszeit) vor dem Beginn des zweistündigen Parteitagprogramms Ausschnitte eines Videos, in dem Cindy McCain über die Verbindung zwischen den beiden spricht und an Picknicks im Garten der Bidens erinnert.
Trump: Mexiko wird für Grenzmauer bezahlen
Knapp drei Monate vor der Wahl in den USA hat Präsident Donald Trump ein bislang unerfülltes Wahlversprechen aus dem vergangenen Wahlkampf reaktiviert. “Mexiko wird für die Mauer bezahlen”, sagte Trump am Dienstag (Ortszeit) bei einem Besuch in der Grenzstadt Yuma in Arizona. Trump hatte vor der Wahl 2016 versprochen, er werde eine Mauer an der Südgrenze der USA bauen und Mexiko dafür bezahlen lassen. Nach Trumps Angaben sind bislang rund 280 Meilen (450 Kilometer) des umstrittenen Grenzwalls errichtet worden. Finanziert hat den Bau bislang der US-Steuerzahler. Read more here.
US-Post sichert pünktliche Zustellung von Briefwahl-Unterlagen zu
Im Streit über die Ausstattung der Post vor der US-Präsidentschaftswahl im November hat der Chef der Behörde eine pünktliche Zustellung von Briefwahl-Unterlagen zugesichert. Post-Chef Louis DeJoy teilte am Dienstag in Washington mit, Wahlpost werde “pünktlich und innerhalb unserer gut etablierten Servicestandards” zugestellt. Reformen, die er angestoßen habe, würden vorerst gestoppt. “Um auch nur den Anschein einer Auswirkung auf die Wahlpost zu vermeiden, setze ich diese Initiativen bis nach der Wahl aus.” DeJoy ist ein Verbündeter von US-Präsident Donald Trump.
Trump hatte am vergangenen Donnerstag offen davon gesprochen, der Post die notwendigen Mittel vorzuenthalten, um Abermillionen Briefwahlzettel fristgerecht zu befördern. Demokraten sahen darin einen Versuch des republikanischen Amtsinhabers, die Wahlbeteiligung zu seinen Gunsten gering zu halten. Trump hat dagegen wiederholt erklärt, dass Briefwahl das Fälschungsrisiko deutlich erhöhe – ohne dafür Belege vorzulegen. Die Demokraten setzen sich dafür ein, dass wegen der anhaltenden Corona-Pandemie möglichst vielen Wählern die Abstimmung per Briefwahl ermöglicht wird.
Trump attackiert Obama und seinen Vize Biden als korrupt
US-Präsident Donald Trump hat mit scharfen Worten auf die Kritik der Demokraten zum Auftakt ihres Parteitags im Rennen ums Weiße Haus reagiert. “Die Administration von Obama und Biden war die korrupteste in der Geschichte”, schrieb der Präsident am Dienstag bei Twitter. Dazu gehöre, dass sie sein Wahlkampfteam ausgespäht hätten, was “der größte politische Skandal in der Geschichte unseres Landes” sei, wiederholte Trump seinen häufigen, aber nicht erwiesenen Vorwurf. “Das nennt man Verrat, und mehr.”
Wenige Stunden zuvor hatten die Demokraten am ersten Tag ihres Parteitags, der Obamas Vizepräsidenten Joe Biden diese Woche offiziell als Kandidaten für die Präsidentenwahl im November nominieren soll, Trump heftig kritisiert. So sagte die ehemalige First Lady Michelle Obama: “Donald Trump ist der falsche Präsident für unser Land.”
Trump konterte, jemand müsse Michelle Obama erklären, dass er nur im Weißen Haus sitze, weil ihr Ehemann Barack Obama seinen Job schlecht gemacht habe. “Meine Administration und ich haben die großartigste Wirtschaft in der Geschichte aufgebaut, weltweit, sie dann heruntergefahren, Millionen Leben gerettet, und nun baue ich eine noch großartigere Wirtschaft als zuvor auf”, schrieb Trump.
Als Michelle Obama Trump den Charakter absprach
Michelle Obama, Bernie Sanders und sogar ein paar Republikaner: Die Demokraten präsentieren zum Start ihres Parteitags ein breites Bündnis gegen Trump – die Ex-First-Lady setzt dabei das Ausrufezeichen, schreibt Washington-Korrespondent Fabian Reinbold.
Trump: Können Wahl nur bei Manipulation verlieren
US-Präsident Donald Trump hält eine Niederlage bei der Präsidentschaftswahl im November nur im Fall von Wahlmanipulationen für möglich. “Wir müssen diese Wahl gewinnen”, sagte Trump am Montag (Ortszeit) bei einem Auftritt vor Anhängern in Oshkosh im Bundesstaat Wisconsin. “Stellen Sie sicher, dass Ihre Stimmen gezählt werden. Stellen Sie das sicher, weil der einzige Weg, wie wir diese Wahl verlieren werden, ist, wenn die Wahl manipuliert ist. Denken Sie daran. Das ist der einzige Weg, wie wir diese Wahl verlieren werden.” Trump betonte: “Wir werden für das Überleben unserer Nation und der Zivilisation selbst kämpfen.”
Bernie Sanders: “Nero fiedelte, als Rom brannte. Trump spielt Golf”
Joe Biden soll im Mittelpunkt des Parteitags stehen – nicht Donald Trump. Doch der Präsident ist ein Hauptargument für die Demokraten im Kampf um das Weiße Haus. Ein Überblick über den Start des Parteitags.