White House News (白宮消息) | Oct 23, 2020



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Trump-Biden Second Debate
President Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden take part in a debate at Belmont University in Nashville. Kristen Welker of NBC News moderates.
Final 2020 Presidential Debate: WATCH LIVE Pres. Trump, Joe Biden go head-to-head | ABC News
Oct. 22, 2020


President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden will meet onstage at Belmont University in Nashville on Oct. 22 for the last presidential debate of 2020
Presidential debate live updates: Before facing Biden, Trump releases recording of ‘60 Minutes’ interview

Oct. 23 - President Trump on Thursday followed through with a threat to release a recording of his contentious “60 Minutes” interview with Lesley Stahl before it airs, saying it shows “bias, hatred and rudeness.”

Earlier, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, who has avoided answering whether he would want to “pack” the Supreme Court by adding more justices, said in an excerpt from a “60 Minutes” interview that he would form a bipartisan commission to study that issue among others.

Trump and Biden are poised to face off Thursday night in their second and final debate of the 2020 campaign, sharing a stage in Nashville.     source


Trump supporters outside Belmont University in Nashville ahead of the debate.

Why Tennessee?
Oct. 23 - Today’s debate is taking place in Tennessee, home of country music, Elvis Presley’s Graceland, and the Parthenon (a full-scale replica of the original monument in Athens).

Tennessee is a traditionally conservative stronghold, which Trump won with almost 61 per cent of the vote in 2016.

FiveThirtyEight’s latest polling average currently has Trump ahead of Biden, 54.3 per cent to 40.9 per cent.

Some Belmont University students moved from dorms to Opryland ahead of debate

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Students who live within the security perimeter on Belmont University’s campus have been moved to the Opryland Hotel ahead of Thursday night’s final presidential debate.

According to the Belmont Vision, residents of Wright, Maddox, Kennedy, Potter and Hail were asked to temporarily vacate their rooms for 30 hours.

An estimated 600 students are displaced as a security measure and will stay at Opryland through Friday.

The university will reportedly provide students with transportation, meals and internet access for the duration of the one-night move. Students will be housed with their previous roommates. Resident administrative leadership of the impacted dorms, including resident assistants and resident directors, will be relocated alongside students, according to the student paper.
Belmont soccer player Morgan Pettit said despite the challenges of relocating, most students are embracing the debate experience.

“Our campus like looks completely different right now because all of the kind of construction, the different setup for the debate, that’s pretty wild we’re kind of prepping for a kind of mini lockdown.

When the debate is actually happening like we can’t access our dining hall or anything,” explained Pettit. “I think it’s just the reality of the situation and keeping everyone safe and everyone understands that.”

Belmont will also provide a 180,000 square foot space at the Music City Center for students to watch the debate and engage in socially distanced activities together.     source

With 12 days until Election Day …
  • Tonight’s debate is scheduled to being at 9 p.m. Eastern and will be streamed on The Post’s website, where live coverage begins at 8 p.m. Eastern. Here’s what to watch for in the final debate.
  • Ahead of the debate, Vice President Pence campaigned in Michigan and Indiana and Sen. Kamala D. Harris (Calif.), the Democratic vice-presidential nominee, held a virtual event to bolster women’s support for her ticket.
  • Judge Amy Coney Barrett moved one step closer to a seat on the Supreme Court as the Senate Judiciary Committee advanced her nomination. Democrats boycotted the vote.
  • More than 47 million Americans have already voted in the 2020 election, surpassing the total number of early ballots cast in 2016.
  • Biden leads Trump by nine percentage points nationally, 53 percent to 44 percent, according to an average of national polls since Oct. 12. Biden’s nine-percentage-point margin is the same in Michigan. It’s eight points in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin; six in Arizona; and two in Florida.     source


White House News (白宮消息) | Oct 22, 2020


OCTOBER 21, 2020
President Trump Campaigns in Gastonia, North Carolina
President Trump delivers remarks at a rally in support of his reelection held in Gastonia, North Carolina.
President Donald Trump in Gastonia, NC
Oct 21, 2020
Large crowd expected at Trump rally in Gastonia
President Trump speaks to crowd at Gastonia, N.C. rally

Oct. 21, GASTONIA, N.C. (WBTV) - President Donald Trump is visiting Gastonia Wednesday for a campaign rally.

The president will deliver remarks at a Make America Great Again Rally on Oct. 21. The event will happen at Gastonia Municipal Airport on Gaston Day Road. Doors open at 4 p.m., with the event starting at 7 p.m.

By WBTV Web Staff | October 16, 2020 at 4:36 PM EDT - Updated October 21 at 7:39 PMGASTONIA, N.C. (WBTV) - President Donald Trump is visiting Gastonia Wednesday for a campaign rally.

The president will deliver remarks at a Make America Great Again Rally on Oct. 21. The event will happen at Gastonia Municipal Airport on Gaston Day Road. Doors open at 4 p.m., with the event starting at 7 p.m.
Americans want their vote to count. Here's what voters need to know about their rightsThe Carter Center has monitored elections in some of the world’s most dangerous and corrupt countries — Sudan, Kenya and Venezuela among 39 countries in all. Now, the not-for-profit organization founded by former President Jimmy Carter is adding to that list of countries once seen as a model for fair and free elections.

Avery Davis-Roberts, associate director in the Democracy Program at the Carter Center, said in recently taped remarks, “we typically prioritize work in places where democracy seems poised to take a step forward or where it's in danger of sliding backwards. These places are often struggling with polarization, a lack of public trust, ethnic or racial divisions and fears that election results won’t be credible or accepted.

“U.S. elections have never been perfect, but generally Americans trusted in the process and believed in the results. But in the last five or 10 years, we’ve started to see many of the same discouraging trends we see in countries where we work.’’     source

Deadline Now: What To Expect In the Final Presidential Debate Between Donald Trump And Joe Biden

Oct. 22 - Thursday night’s face-off between Donald Trump and Joe Biden will not just pit the candidates against each other, it will also pit Trump against the moderator’s mute button. High drama, given that the president is behind in the polls and doesn’t have a whole lot to lose.

Biden again faces diminished expectations, but needs to be careful not to be not somnambulant — or to give Trump a Ronald Reagan-type breakout moment.     source


White House News (白宮消息) | Oct 21, 2020


Lesley Stahl was interviewing President Donald Trump for “60 Minutes.”
Trump ends ’60 Minutes’ interview, attacks Lesley Stahl on Twitter
The president, reportedly frustrated by the line of questioning, said he was considering posting the interview before airtime “for the sake of accuracy in reporting.”

Oct. 21 - At the White House on Tuesday afternoon, President Donald Trump ended a fiery interview taping with CBS News’ “60 Minutes,” proceeded to launch an attack against the interviewer on Twitter for not wearing a mask, and threatened to post the interview before it aired.

The drama unfolded after Trump was frustrated with the line of questioning and how the interview was being conducted, said one person familiar with the episode, while another in the room described the president as “pissed.”

The president spent more than 40 minutes with CBS News correspondent Lesley Stahl, and did not proceed to shoot a second portion of the interview that included Vice President Mike Pence. Following a short break, the president decided he had spent enough time in the interview, one White House official said. Pence went on to spend 15 minutes with Stahl and the “60 Minutes” crew.

After the interview, the president tweeted a video of Stahl speaking to producers inside the White House without a mask accompanied by the message: “Lesley Stahl of 60 Minutes not wearing a mask in the White House after her interview with me. Much more to come”...     continue to read

JUST IN: Trump talks 60 Minutes interview: "Lesley Stahl is not going to be happy"
Oct 20, 2020


White House News (白宮消息) | Oct 20, 2020


OCTOBER 19, 2020
Campaign 2020

President Trump Holds Rally in Tucson, Arizona
President Trump delivers remarks at a campaign rally in Tucson, Arizona.

LIVE: Trump holds 'MAGA' rally in Tucson
Oct 19, 2020
LIVE updates: Trump targets seniors in Tucson as polling shows uneasePresident Donald Trump will spend much of his day
Oct. 19 - Monday in Arizona, with planned stops in Prescott and Tucson. The goal: Pick up as many votes as he can in rural and southern parts of the state in what is expected to be a tight presidential race against Democrat Joe Biden.
  • In remarks at a Prescott Regional Airport rally, the president downplayed the COVID-19 pandemic and blasted Sen. Martha McSally's opponent, retired NASA astronaut Mark Kelly. 
  • Trump is speaking now at the airport in Tucson.
OCTOBER 19, 2020
President Trump Holds Rally in Prescott, Arizona
President Trump delivers remarks at a campaign rally in Prescott, Arizona.
4:45 p.m.: Trump's imaginary conversation with ExxonMobil 'never happened' ExxonMobil issued a statement on Twitter

Monday to say President Donald Trump’s claim that he could raise more campaign money than his Democratic rival Joe Biden if he could dial up big companies and leverage the position of the office he holds.

It is illegal to solicit campaign contributions in exchange for policies. 

Trump made the comment at his first campaign stop in Prescott on Monday.
“Don't forget, I'm not bad at that stuff anyway, and I'm president. So I call some guy, the head of Exxon. I call the head of Exxon. I don't know,” Trump said in what appears to be an imagined discussion. 

The company issued a statement around 4 p.m., that read: “We are aware of the President’s statement regarding a hypothetical call with our CEO…and just so we’re all clear, it never happened.”

OCTOBER 19, 2020
Campaign 2020
Senator Kamala Harris Campaigns in Jacksonville, Florida
2020 vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) campaigned in Florida where she spoke at a voter mobilization event in Jacksonville on the state’s first day of in-person voting.