9/25/2020

White House News (白宮消息) | Sep. 25, 2020

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President Donald Trump is closing the gap against Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, according to a poll released Thursday.
Donald Trump Cuts Joe Biden's Lead in Half After Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Death: Poll

Sep. 25 - With the first U.S. presidential debate of 2020 expected to occur on Tuesday, polling data released Thursday showed President Donald Trump gaining on Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

Biden is ahead of Trump nationwide by an average of 7 points according to RealClearPolitics. How Biden performs during the debates could be a determining factor in how some voters cast their ballots. Trump has called Biden mentally unfit to run the U.S. and called his performance during the Democratic debates "a disaster." Biden said in September he was "looking forward" to debating the president.

In a Yahoo News/YouGov poll, 45 percent of registered voters in the U.S. plan on voting for Biden. President Trump had the support of 40 percent of those surveyed. When the question was presented by the poll to voters earlier this month, Biden led by 49 percent while President Trump garnered 39 percent.     more details

Trump booed as he pays respects to Ginsburg at court
24 Sep 2020
Emerging at the top of the Supreme Court steps on Thursday, President Donald Trump heard something he doesn't often hear -- at least directed toward him: booing. "Vote him out," crowds began chanting when Trump appeared before the flag-draped coffin containing the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died last week after a long bout with cancer. With his face concealed behind a mask -- another rarity for the President, who does not often wear one in public -- Trump glanced over to where the crowd had gathered nearby. His wife, first lady Melania Trump, looked straight ahead. The chants grew louder as the Trumps stood before the coffin, framed by massive Corinthian columns. After a few moments standing silently, the pair returned to their limousine and drove back to the White House. Outside the Oval Office, Trump was seen in animated conversation with top aides, including chief of staff Mark Meadows.

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Donald Trump Gets Booed, Crowd Chants 'Vote Him Out' While Paying Respects to RBG at Supreme Court (Video)

Sep. 24 - The people mourning the loss of Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the steps of the Supreme Court made sure that Donald Trump knew how they felt about him when he showed up to pay his respects.


The President of the United States, along with First Lady Melania Trump, emerged at the top of the Supreme Court steps on Thursday afternoon (September 24) in Washington, D.C.
The Trumps were seen wearing face masks while they looked straight ahead for their few moments in public. The booing started very quickly and then the crowd started to chant “vote him out.”

Later in the day, Trump was questioned about what happened and he denied hearing the boos.

“I think that was just a political chant. We could hardly hear it from where we were,” Trump said (via CNN). “Somebody said there was some chanting. But they were right next to the media. But we could hardly hear too much. We heard a sound but it wasn’t very strong.”

You can watch the moment in the video above.

9/24/2020

White House News (白宮消息) | Sep. 24, 2020

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SEPTEMBER 23, 2020
President Trump Holds News Conference
President Trump declines to say if he would commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the election, saying, “We’ll have to see what happens.” He also says he is awarding $200 million of CARES Act funding for vaccine distribution.
Trump Holds News Conference At White House | NBC News
Sep. 23, 2020
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a discussion with state attorneys general on social media abuses in the Cabinet Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., September 23, 2020.Trump Says 2020 US Presidential Election Could End Up in Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump on Wednesday stated that he thinks the 2020 US presidential election will end up in the Supreme Court, suggesting that it is important to immediately fill the vacancy left after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.


Sep. 24 - "I think this will end up in the Supreme Court," Trump told reporters. "And I think it's important we have nine justices."

The White House said Trump will announce his candidate for a Supreme Court justice on Saturday at 5:00 p.m. EST (9:00 p.m. GMT).

The 87-year-old Ginsburg, one of the nine judges on the Supreme Court and a liberal supported by Democrats and Republicans, died on 18 September of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer. Before her passing, the Supreme Court had a 5-4 conservative majority, but some justices, like John Roberts have often ruled in agreement with more liberal justices.The move by Trump and the Republicans to fill the vacancy just six weeks before the 3 November presidential election is being contested by Democrats, who note that former US President Barack Obama did not fill a vacancy left with the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia in 2016 before the presidential election.

Trump, who won the 2016 race, now faces, as his opponen

t, Obama’s former vice president, Joe Biden.     source from Sputnik
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POLITICO-Harvard poll: Pandemic fallout, racial reckoning are deeply personal to 2020 voters
A rapid approval of a coronavirus vaccine would do little to boost Trump's political fortunes, the poll also indicates.


Sep. 24 - It’s the economy, again. But it’s also the coronavirus pandemic, the upheaval it's brought to kids’ education and a nationwide reckoning on racial discrimination that’s top of mind for likely voters, according to a new POLITICO-Harvard poll gauging their attitudes heading into the presidential election.

While the economy is typically a top voter issue in presidential elections, it’s taken on new urgency with millions out of work because of the pandemic. The new poll shows that unlike some past elections, issues that are deeply personal to Americans' everyday lives, rather than policy debates that can be more abstract, rank among the most important priorities that will influence voters.     more
Meet The Press Broadcast (Full) - September 20th, 2020 | Meet The Press | NBC News
Sep 20, 2020
Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) talk about her role on the court and the fight to replace her. Andrea Mitchell and NPR's Nina Totenberg recall the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. HHS Sec. Alex Azar talks about the government response to coronavirus as the covid-19 death toll passes
Trump slammed for latest ‘frightening’ press conference: ‘The most sickening briefing we ever have witnessed’

Sep. 24 - On Wednesday, President Donald Trump gave a new press conference, during which he refused to commit to a peaceful post-election transition of power and ducked out early as he was questioned about the Breonna Taylor grand jury decision.


The president’s performance drew outrage on social media — particularly his refusal to promise he would peacefully honor the upcoming election.     more details

9/23/2020

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

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Trump suggested that Biden's smooth face was due to a little nip-and-tuck and mocked the Democrat for wearing a mask, even laughing about how he let's it 'hang down on his ear' 

President Donald Trump again mocked Joe Biden for wearing a mask and asked a crowd in Pittsburgh why the Democrat would spend 'all that money on the plastic surgery' to cover up his face. 'He feels good about the mask,' Trump riffed. 'I wonder in the debate, it will be him and I the stage, is he going to walk in with a mask?'

Donald Trump mocks Biden for wearing a mask and wonders why he spent 'all that money on the PLASTIC SURGERY' if he's going to cover his face

Sep. 24 - President Donald Trump again mocked Joe Biden for wearing a mask and asked a crowd in Pittsburgh why the Democrat would spend 'all that money on the plastic surgery' to cover up his face. 
'He feels good about the mask,' Trump riffed. 'I wonder in the debate, it will be him and I the stage, is he going to walk in with a mask?'
SEPTEMBER 22, 2020
Senator Romney on Supreme Court Vacancy
Sen. Mitt Romney spoke briefly with the press from Capitol Hill about his decision to support a vote on the next Supreme Court nominee to fill the seat vacated after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg from cancer. Citing historical and Constitutional precedent as his reasons in supporting a vote, the senator said that he recognizes “that we may have a court that has more of a conservative bent than it’s had over the last few decades, but my liberal friends, over many decades, have gotten used to the idea of having a liberal court, and that’s not written in the stars.”

Mr Romney, who has clashed fiercely with Mr Trump, was seen as a possible Republican holdoutMr Romney, who has clashed fiercely with Mr Trump, was seen as a possible Republican holdout

Ginsburg Supreme Court: Republicans secure vote for replacement

Republicans have secured the numbers needed to ensure that President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee will face a confirmation vote in the Senate.

Sep. 23 - Senator Mitt Romney of Utah has given the party the 51 backers needed to move forward with voting on Mr Trump's candidate to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday.

Democrats argued there should be no confirmation in an election year.

The move guarantees a bitter political battle going into November's vote.

President Trump says he will announce his chosen nominee on Saturday at 17:00 local time (22:00b), and has vowed to pick a woman.

Supreme Court justices are nominated to the bench by the US president, but must be approved by the Senate.
With the death of Justice Ginsburg, a liberal stalwart, Mr Trump has been given the chance to cement a rightward ideological tilt of the nine-member court by replacing her with a conservative.

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell has vowed to hold a confirmation vote before the election in November, but a question mark had hung all week over whether enough Republicans in the chamber would back him...     more



9/22/2020

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

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Lawyers for Manhattan's District Attorney Cyrus Vance (pictured) pointed to the 'mountainous' allegations of misconduct as they argued to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals why a subpoena for President Donald Trump's tax returns should be enforced

DA seeking Trump's taxes cites 'mountain' of allegations

Sep. 22 - NEW YORK (AP) — The Manhattan district attorney's office told a federal appeals court Monday that its quest to gain access to President Donald Trump’s tax returns is supported by “a mountainous record" of public allegations of misconduct.
The president and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. have been battling for more than a year over a subpoena sent to Trump's accounting firm, Mazars USA, seeking eight year's worth of his tax documents.

Attorneys for Trump have argued that Vance, a Democrat, is just trying to smear the president with an overly broad investigation that has no legal basis.

In a filing with the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, lawyers for Vance again declined to reveal exactly why Trump is under investigation, citing grand jury secrecy rules.

But they cited multiple news reports in which Trump or his companies have been accused of overstating the value of his assets when dealing with potential business partners and lenders while minimizing the value of those same assets for tax purposes...     continue to read

Trump news – live: Supreme Court frontrunner joins White House meeting as president pushes for confirmation by election
White House vetting five women to replace Justice Ginsburg’s seat

Sep. 22 - Donald Trump has announced that he intends to name his nominee to the US Supreme Court to replace the late liberal justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Friday or Saturday of this week, as his attorneys face an appellate court hearing over subpoenas for the president’s tax records.

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance revealed on Monday that his office has evidence to justify a grand jury probe into allegations of tax and insurance fraud, among other crimes involving the president and his business.
The president told reporters and supporters that the White House is vetting five women to fill a vacant Supreme Court seat following the death of the liberal justice on 18 Septemer.

Reportedly ahead of the pack is Amy Coney Barrett, who met with the president at the White House  on Monday.
“I have one or two that I think — they're all outstanding, but I have one or two that I have in mind,” the president told reporters before he travelled to campaign events in Ohio.

Meanwhile his Republican peers on Capitol Hill appear primed to support any conservative nominee Mr Trump puts forward.

Only two GOP senators saying they still do not believe it is appropriate to fill the vacancy this close to the November election.
Chuck Grassley became the latest Republican to reverse his previous positions about confirming an appointee during an election year, which he opposed in 2018 and 2016.

A Morning Consult survey found that Democratic voters who said the Supreme Court was “very important” in their ballot decision spiked 12 per cent in the days after Justice Ginsburg’s death.     source

President Trump delivers remarks in Ohio — 9/21/2020
SEPTEMBER 21, 2020
President Trump Campaign Remarks in Swanton, Ohio
President Trump delivers remarks at a campaign rally at the Toledo Express Airport in Swanton, Ohio.