10/01/2020

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SEPTEMBER 30, 2020
Campaign 2020
President Trump Campaign Rally in Duluth, Minnesota
President Trump delivers remarks at a rally in support of his reelection held at Duluth International Airport in Minnesota, near the state’s border with Wisconsin.

Donald Trump holds campaign rally in Duluth, Minnesota

Oct. 1, 2020
US President Donald Trump holds a "Make America Great Again" event in Duluth, Minnesota. The visit comes one day after the intense battle between the President and Joe Biden in the first of three debates set to go ahead.
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Campaign Amid Alleged Worries He Will ‘Start Talking’

Oct. - After being involuntarily detained by police this weekend, Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Brad Parscale, has left the campaign to deal with “overwhelming stress,” Politico reported.


“I am stepping away from my company and any role in the campaign for the immediate future to focus on my family and get help dealing with the overwhelming stress,” he said in a statement released on Wednesday.

The Trump campaign’s communications director, Tim Murtaugh, spoke on the announcement and wished Parscale well.



"The news comes on the heels of a Wednesday report from Vanity Fair, which claimed that the Trump clan is worried that Parscale could damage the president by cooperating with law enforcement about alleged campaign finance violations. The same report said that Parscale is under investigation for stealing from both the Republican National Convention and the president’s campaign.


“The family is worried Brad will start talking,” a former White House staffer who remains close to the campaign allegedly said.
However, Murtaugh, pushed back on the claim.

“It’s utterly false. There is no investigation, no audit, and there never was,” he said"...    continue to read


9/30/2020

White House News (白宮消息) | Sep. 30, 2020

 

Biden: Trump "trying to scare people" into not voting
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Biden criticized the president for promoting baseless claims that voting by mail leads to widespread voter fraud, saying that the president was trying to depress the vote and discourage people from voting.

"We're going to make sure that the people who want to vote in person are able to vote," Biden said, encouraging people to turn out in person if possible. "This is all about trying to dissuade people from voting because he's trying to scare people into thinking that it's not going to be legitimate."


"He cannot stop you from being able to determine the outcome of the election," Biden continued. However, he said that if the election is conclusive, then Mr. Trump would have no choice but to leave office. "If we get the votes, it's going to be all over."
Mr. Trump continued to promote theories that there was ongoing voting fraud, even though the FBI director has said that there is currently no evidence of any effort to coordinate voter fraud.

"As far as the ballots are concerned, it's a disaster," Mr. Trump said. "This is going to be fraud like you've never seen."
He also said that "we might not know for months" what the outcome of the election will be, and suggested that the Supreme Court may have to determine the results of the election.

"I'm counting on them to look at the ballots, definitely," Mr. Trump said. If Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed to the Supreme Court, the court would have a 6 to 3 conservative majority.
PBS NewsHour live episode, Sep. 29, 2020
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President Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive in Cleveland for the first presidential debate

Gloves are off! Trump and Biden arrive in Cleveland to duke it out in first debate: Joe to land punches over Donald's $750 tax bill bombshell while President will bring up wayward Hunter - and brings along UFC fighter Colby Covington for support!


Sep. 29 - President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden have touched down in Cleveland for Tuesday night's first presidential debate, their first face-to-face meeting this election year.

9/29/2020

White House News (白宮消息) | Sep. 29, 2020

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2 views on the judicial philosophy of SCOTUS nominee Amy Coney Barrett
29 Sep 2020
Nominating a judge to the U.S. Supreme Court is one of the most important decisions a president makes. Who is President Trump’s newest pick, Amy Coney Barrett? John Yang reports and talks to John Adams, who clerked for Judge Barrett on the federal appeals court in Chicago, and Victoria Nourse, a Georgetown Law School professor who was Joe Biden’s chief counsel when he was vice president.

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Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court, could transform the court into the most conservative since the 1930s.

Amy Coney Barrett: A Dream For The Right, Nightmare For The Left

Sep. 28 - President Trump's nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court seat made vacant by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is seen as a home run for conservatives. It is a chance to move the high court in a far more aggressively conservative direction for generations.

In political terms, Barrett is the dream candidate for conservative Republicans and the nightmare candidate for Democrats.

For Republicans, the 48-year-old is a young and personally unassailable nominee.

A devout Catholic, she is the mother of seven, including a child with Down syndrome and two children she and her husband, Jesse Barrett, adopted from Haiti. She is beloved in her community and by her students at Notre Dame Law School, where she taught for 15 years; she was voted best professor three times and still teaches part time at the school.

"If you talk to students, the thing that stands out to them is that she really makes an effort to get to know them, understand them, and help them," says G. Marcus Cole, dean of the law school.     source

US Election 2020: When are the presidential debates and how do they work?
Millions are expected to tune in as the two rivals try to win over voters in key battleground states.

When and where are they?
There will be three live TV debates pitting incumbent Mr Trump against Democratic nominee Mr Biden.

The first takes place on Tuesday night (early Wednesday morning GMT) at Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. Ohio is traditionally a key battleground state in the race for the White House.

The second debate will be held at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida, on 15 October and the final debate takes place on 22 October at the Curb Event Center, Belmont University, in Nashville, Tennessee.

There will also be one vice presidential debate between Democratic nominee Kamala Harris and incumbent Mike Pence. That takes place on 7 October at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.
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WATCH LIVE: The First 2020 Presidential Debate | Special Coverage & Analysis | PBS NewsHour
Scheduled for 30 Sep 2020

The first of three 2020 presidential debates kicks off in Cleveland, Ohio, where incumbent President Donald Trump meets former Vice President Joe Biden. We begin our coverage at 6 p.m. EDT with our nightly PBS NewsHour broadcast, followed by an hour of election-related programming. At 8 p.m. EDT, NewsHour’s senior political reporter, Daniel Bush, will host a digital pre-show looking at the what to expect from the debate and talking about key issues this election cycle. At 9 p.m. EDT, the debate begins. The 90-minute debate will consist of six 15-minute segments: "The Trump and Biden Records," "The Supreme Court," "Covid-19," "The Economy," "Race and Violence in our Cities" and "The Integrity of the Election." Special coverage and analysis continues after the debate with NewsHour anchor and managing editor Judy Woodruff.

9/28/2020

White House News (白宮消息) | Sep. 28, 2020

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Trump calls NYT report on taxes 'fake news'
President Donald Trump attacked the New York Times on Sunday after the newspaper reported that Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes in both 2016 and 2017, citing tax-return data.

Donald Trump paid just $US750 – $1070 – in tax: Report

Sep. 28 - US President Donald Trump paid just a few hundred dollars in tax in recent years, according to reports in the New York Times.

The NY Times reported Mr Trump, who is seeking re-election in November, paid just $US750 ($1070) in federal income taxes in both 2016 and 2017, and paid no income taxes in 10 of the past 15 years.

That was despite Mr Trump receiving $US427.4 million ($607 million) in 2018 from his reality television program and other endorsement and licensing deals.

Mr Trump was able to minimise his tax bill by reporting heavy losses across his business empire.
The newspaper reported that Mr Trump claimed $US47.4 million ($67 million) in losses in 2018, despite claiming income of at least $US434.9 million ($616 million) in a financial disclosure that year.     more details

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SEPTEMBER 27, 2020
President Trump News Conference
President Trump held a news conference at The White House.

Donald Trump hit by stunning New York Times tax returns report – as it happened

Sep. 28 - New York Times publishes Donald Trump’s tax returns in election bombshellThe US president, a self-proclaimed billionaire, paid only $750 in federal income taxes in the year he was elected, according to a stunning New York Times investigation that could shake up the presidential election. (Six key findings from the Times’ Trump taxes bombshell.)

Donald Trump Paid Literally $0 In Tax For 10 Years, According To A Bombshell New Report

Sep. 28 - Donald Trump‘s tax returns have finally been published. Not by him, of course. Tax returns spanning more than two decades were leaked to the New York Times, and guess what: this charlatan paid just US $750 (AU $1,065) in tax returns in the year he won the US presidency.
In fact, he paid almost no income tax for the better part of two decades. The long-awaited tax returns paint a picture of someone who was better at pretending to be a successful businessman than actually making money, the New York Times said. In short: he paid zero tax for 10 of the 15 years prior to 2016 because he reported losing much, much more money than he made.    more details