White House News (白宮消息) | Oct 1, 2020


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.
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


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


Biden: Trump "trying to scare people" into not voting
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
Sep. 30, 2020

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.


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


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.


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.
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.


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


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

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


White House News (白宮消息) | Sep. 27, 2020


SEPTEMBER 26, 2020
Campaign 2020
President Trump Hosts Rally in Middletown, Pennsylvania
President Trump spoke at a campaign rally held near the state capital of Harrisburg.
Trump hosts a 'Great American Comeback' event in Pennsylvania
Sep. 27, 2020
 Waiting for Trump rally, Harrisburg crowd welcomes his Supreme Court announcement

Sep. 26 , MIDDLETOWN, Pa. — Two hours before President Donald Trump’s planned arrival for an evening rally here, hundreds of supporters had already gathered outside the hangar at Harrisburg International Airport, packing together to get as close as possible to the stage where Trump was to speak. Some wore face masks; many did not.

A giant television screen broadcast Trump’s Rose Garden appearance to announce Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his choice to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Evelyn Conahan, 74, said she was “thrilled” by Trump’s selection of Barrett.

“I know she’s conservative. She values life,” said Conahan, a retired insurance salesperson from Hanover Township, Luzerne County. Conahan and her friend, Suzanne Gillis, a retired nurse, both wore face masks bearing Trump campaign logos.

“He just wants what’s best for our country,” Conahan said of the president. “I pray for him every night. He’s being attacked from all sides.”

The rally, just over five weeks from Election Day, comes four days after Trump made a campaign stop in Pittsburgh, and as he’s increased his visits to Pennsylvania, a critical battleground state where the president has consistently trailed Democratic nominee Joe Biden in the polls.     source
SEPTEMBER 26, 2020
President Trump Nominates New Justice to the Supreme Court
President Trump nominates federal Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
President Trump Supreme Court Nominee Announcement
Sep. 26, 2020
President Trump announces his pick to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett as Supreme Court justice

Sep. 26 - (CNN)President Donald Trump on Saturday said he is nominating Amy Coney Barrett, a conservative federal appeals court judge, to succeed the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the US Supreme Court, setting off a fierce partisan battle in the waning days of a hotly contested presidential election.

Calling it a "very proud moment indeed," Trump called Barrett a woman of "towering intellect" and "unyielding loyalty to the Constitution" who would rule "based solely on the fair reading of the law."

In a flag-bedecked Rose Garden designed to mimic Ginsburg's own nomination ceremony in 1993, Trump recounted Barrett's educational and professional background, noted her seven children and hailed her ties to another late Supreme Court justice, Antonin Scalia, for whom she clerked."I looked and I studied and you are very eminently qualified for this job," Trump told his nominee. "You are going to be fantastic."

Barrett, Trump declared before an audience that included Scalia's widow, Republican senators and several figures from the conservative media, is "one of our nation's most brilliant and gifted legal minds."   continue to read


White House News (白宮消息) | Sep. 26, 2020


How Amy Coney Barrett Could Change the Supreme Court

Sep. 26 - Tomorrow will mark the start of what could be one of the swiftest Supreme Court fights in modern history. On Saturday, just a week after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, President Trump is expected to announce his nominee for her replacement: Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who is currently serving on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.

The nomination battle over Barrett will be bitter.

If she is confirmed — and right now, Republicans have the votes -- her presence on the court will give the conservative wing a solid 6-3 majority, allowing the other conservative justices to bypass Chief Justice John Roberts. Or, put another way, Roberts will no longer be the court’s median. (He has cast several pivotal votes with the liberal justices over the years, often out of apparent concern for the court’s institutional legitimacy.)

Barrett’s appointment marks an enormous shift in the Supreme Court’s center of gravity. According to one estimate of her ideological leanings, Barrett will be the third-most conservative justice on the court...     continue to read

Sources: Trump intends to nominate Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court

Sep. 26 - (CNN)President Donald Trump intends to choose Amy Coney Barrett to be the new Supreme Court justice, according to multiple senior Republican sources with knowledge of the process.

In conversations with some senior Republican allies on the Hill, the White House is indicating that Barrett, a federal appellate judge and Notre Dame law professor, is the intended nominee, multiple sources said.

All sources cautioned that until it is announced by the President, there is always the possibility that Trump makes a last-minute change but the expectation is Barrett is the choice. He is scheduled to make the announcement on Saturday afternoon.

SEPTEMBER 25, 2020
Campaign 2020President Trump Holds Rally in Newport News, Virginia
President Trump delivers remarks at a campaign rally in Newport News, Virginia. He’s introduced by Vice President Mike Pence.
Donald Trump holds campaign rally in Newport News, Virginia
Sep. 25, 2020
President Trump is holding a campaign rally in Newport News, Virginia, on Friday night. The state has picked Democratic presidents for the last several cycles, and he currently trails opponent Joe Biden by double digits in CBS News polling. 
Virginia, once a heavily Republican state, has become pretty reliably Democratic as its suburbs have become more densely populated. CBS News' Battleground Tracker shows Biden leading Mr. Trump in the Old Dominion 55% to 43%. But Mr. Trump is determined to try to campaign in some states he seems unlikely to win.  
  Sorce from CBSNews


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


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.


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.


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


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
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