Voter at Town Hall Tells Trump He Is ‘Handsome’ but Reveals She Is Leaning Toward Voting for Biden

A once undecided voter is making headlines after complimenting President Donald Trump during his NBC News town hall on Thursday night, but his looks are not enough to win her vote. “Good evening Mr. President. I have to say you have a great smile. He does. You’re so handsome when you smile,” Paulette Dale told Trump. She explained to him she

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Trump Campaign Rakes in $135 Million Less Than Biden in September

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is shattering fundraising records leaving President Donald Trump’s campaign with significantly less cash heading into the upcoming November election. Tim Murtaugh, director of communications for the Trump campaign, took to Twitter to announce Trump’s fundraising numbers for September. “President Trump hits final stretch with strength, resources, record & huge ground game needed to spread message and secure re-election,”

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Sanders: Trump ‘Would Come Out for Medicare for All’ if It Meant Five More Votes

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is suggesting President Donald Trump will do anything to win more votes in the upcoming presidential election, including supporting Medicare For All. Radio host Dean Obeidallah discussed the next coronavirus relief package and how Democrats and Republicans cannot seem to reach an agreement. “Today, Trump is like Nancy Pelosi won’t make a deal with us, but at the same

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NY Times Editorial Board Implores Americans to Vote Trump Out: ‘Four More Years Would Be Worse’

The New York Times editorial board is calling on Americans to head to the ballot box in November and vote President Donald Trump out of office. In a scathing article published by the editorial board on Friday, “End Our National Crisis: The Case Against Donald Trump,” they warned Americans another four years of the president would be catastrophic for the nation.

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Florida Trump Supporters Chant ‘Lock Him Up’ After Trump Mentions Hunter Biden Story

President Donald Trump laughed with his supporters after launching an attack on Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden over a story published by the New York Post about his son Hunter Biden. “Biden is the living embodiment of the corrupt political class and you take a look at what he’s done. It’s a political class that enriched itself while draining the economic life

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Biden Slams Trump for His ‘Failure to Condemn’ Domestic Terrorists

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is blasting President Donald Trump for refusing to denounce militia groups involved in a plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D). “We’re grateful to the FBI and law enforcement who discovered these domestic terrorists and stopped them. And, make no mistake that’s who they are, domestic terrorists, flat terrorists, planning to blow up a bridge on American soil

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Trump Spars With Guthrie Over Whether He Denounces White Supremacy

President  Donald Trump and “TODAY” co-anchor Savannah Guthrie are trading jabs over his position on white-colored supremacy. During their NBC News town hall upon Thursday night, Guthrie pressed the particular president on whether he denounces white supremacy. The girl noted during the first presidential issue, Trump failed to directly denounce

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Romney Announces He Will Vote to Confirm Barrett

Sen.   Mitt Romney   (R-Utah) is definitely planning on voting to confirm President  Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Judge  Amy Coney Barrett . “After meeting with Determine Barrett and carefully reviewing the girl record and her testimony, I actually intend to vote in favor of her verification to

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Federal Law Enforcement Reports Decline in Illegal Immigration Over the Past Year at US-Mexico Border

The United States experienced a drop in illegal immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border over the past fiscal year, according to federal law enforcement. Mark Morgan, the senior official performing the duties of U.S. Customs and Border Protection commissioner, held a press conference on Wednesday to update the nation on how many immigrants security blocked from entering the country illegally since

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McConnell Calls It ‘Bizarre’ to Watch Democrats Fail to Give a Straight Answer on Court Packing

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is expressing his frustration with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and other Democrats for refusing to answer questions on packing the Supreme Court. “It is bizarre to watch Vice President Biden and other Democrats refuse to give a straight answer on their own party’s threats to pack the Supreme Court,” McConnell said in a statement Wednesday. He

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Cuomo Says Trump Bares ‘Total Responsibility’ for Where the Nation Is Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

New York Gov.   Andrew Cuomo   (D) is placing blame on President  Donald Trump for allowing individual claims to fend for themselves in the middle of a global pandemic without federal support. During his look on PBS NewsHour Wednesday, web host Judy Woodruff noted he switches into detail in

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Scientific Journal ‘Nature’ Announces Endorsement of Biden

The scientific journal “Nature” is definitely telling Americans Democratic presidential nominee  Joe Biden is the nation’s best bet right after President  Donald Trump has repeatedly undermined science associated with the coronavirus pandemic and weather change. “No ALL OF US president in recent history provides so relentlessly attacked and undermined so

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Melania Trump Shares About Her Experience With COVID-19

First Lady  Melania Trump is recounting her experience with COVID-19 and recommending Americans to stay healthy amid the particular pandemic. “It had been two weeks ago when I received the particular diagnosis that so many Americans throughout our country and the world experienced already received—I tested positive with regard to COVID-19. To

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Trump Signs Executive Order to Establish Government Council on Tree Planting Effort

President  Donald Trump is getting the federal government involved with a global tree planting initiative. He issued an professional order on Tuesday to create an authorities responsible for “developing, coordinating, and marketing Federal Government interactions with the Initiative regarding tree growing, restoration, and preservation, and with coordinating with key stakeholders

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Notre Dame Faculty Call on Barrett to Press Pause on Nomination Process Until After Election

Faculty members at the University of Notre Dame are urging President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett to wait until after the upcoming presidential election to move forward with her nomination process. The faculty penned a letter to Barrett congratulating her for her nomination while imploring her to “halt” her nomination process. “We congratulate you on your nomination to

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Democrats on Judiciary Committee Express Concerns Over Barrett’s Senate Disclosures

Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats are calling on the Justice Department and President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, to provide an explanation about her “incomplete” Senate Judiciary Questionnaire (SJQ). Supreme Court nominees must complete the questionnaire and provide answers involving their resume, information about their litigation work in the past, and what they would do if they were confirmed.

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Trump Campaign to Hold a Rally in Florida on Monday

President Donald Trump will be hitting the campaign trail next week for the first time since being diagnosed with COVID-19. “Will be in Sanford, Florida on Monday for a very BIG RALLY!” Trump said in a Twitter post. Will be in Sanford, Florida on Monday for a very BIG RALLY! https://t.co/TTOlHJT8kr — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 9, 2020 Before

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Biden Accuses Trump of Attempting to Undermine Trust in Election Results: ‘He’s Trying to Scare Us’

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is urging Americans to vote early and reminding them they are in control of the results of the upcoming presidential election. During a campaign event in Nevada on Friday, Biden told voters President Donald Trump is attempting to undermine confidence in the results of the election. “He’s trying to scare us. He’s trying to convince everybody there’s

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Fauci Reveals the White House Held a ‘Superspreader Event’

Dr. Anthony Fauci is linking the sudden uptick in the number of COVID-19 cases among President Donald Trump and his top aides to an event the White House held late last month. CBS News’ Steven Portnoy noted during his interview with Fauci on Friday, most of the president’s aides have not worn masks until recently. He asked Fauci what Americans have learned

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Hillary Clinton Argues Trump’s COVID-19 Illness Is Different From Her 2016 Pneumonia Diagnosis

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is making it clear she believes President Donald Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis cannot compare to her experience with walking pneumonia in 2016. In an interview published by The Atlantic on Friday, Clinton detailed how the diagnosis affected her on the campaign trail and slammed Trump for his disregard of others. “It’s apples and oranges, completely. When I

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Trump Falsely Claims ‘We Have a Cure’ for COVID-19

President Donald Trump is certain the Regeneron antibody he received after being diagnosed with COVID-19 is a cure rather than a therapeutic, but leading health experts do not seem to agree. “We’re rounding the turn on the pandemic, and I’ll have something to say about that because I’m telling you we have a cure,” Trump said during his time on conservative

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Trump Falsely Claims ‘We Have a Cure’ for COVID-19

President Donald Trump is certain the Regeneron antibody he received after being diagnosed with COVID-19 is a cure rather than a therapeutic, but leading health experts do not seem to agree. “We’re rounding the turn on the pandemic, and I’ll have something to say about that because I’m telling you we have a cure,” Trump said during his time on conservative

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Pence: ‘There’s No Question Who Won’ the Presidential Debate

Vice President Mike Pence is declaring President Donald Trump the winner of the first presidential debate against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden based on his vision for the nation alone. “I think when you compare the Biden-Harris agenda with what President Donald Trump has done and will continue to do for America, there’s no question who won the debate,” Pence said during a

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Pence Recognizes Parents of ISIS Victim During Vice Presidential Debate

Vice President Mike Pence was joined by the family of Kayla Mueller, the humanitarian aid worker who was killed by Islamic State militants, at the first vice presidential debate. “Notably, America’s hearts today are with the family of Kayla Mueller, her parents of which are here with us tonight in Salt Lake City,” Pence said He added, “Today, two of the

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Former CDC Director Implores Redfield to Expose Trump’s Mishandling of the Pandemic

Former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), William Foege, is advising current head Robert Redfield to err on the side of caution and reveal the missteps taken by President Donald Trump in his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. In a letter Foege penned to Redfield in September, he sympathized with the current director. “I start each day thinking

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Meryl Streep Weighs in on State of the Nation: ‘Maybe We’ll Get Back on Track’

Actress Meryl Streep is reflecting on how the United States has changed course over the past few years and her predictions for how it will move forward in the wake of a Supreme Court nomination. During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter to promote her new Netflix movie “Prom,” Streep discussed how the story behind the film plays out now

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Nurse Treating COVID-19 Patients Hopes Trump Will ‘Change His Message’

Julia Jimenez, a nurse, has a message for President Donald Trump after experiencing what it is like to treat COVID-19 patients and learning members of her family have contracted the virus. During her appearance on CNN’s “New Day,” Jimenez urged Trump to take the pandemic more seriously. “I hope that he’ll change his message to people saying that they really do

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Biden: ‘We Can Have Both’ Law and Order and Racial Justice in America

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is telling Americans the United States is strong enough to uphold law and order while fighting for racial justice. In a speech in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Biden recognized the importance of law enforcement while acknowledging the issue of systemic racism. “I believe in law and order. I’ve never supported defunding the police, but I also believe injustice

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White House Hires ‘Well-Being’ Consultant to Help Residence Staff With Mental Health Concerns

The White House is adding a mental health professional to assist executive residence staff. “The Residence also hired a ‘well-being’ consultant, which staff members can speak to anonymously, specifically to focus on mental health concerns,” the White House said in a statement. The White House outlined other health and safety precautions being taken to assist residence staff. “Since March, the

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Pelosi Urges Airlines to Delay Furloughs, Indicates Relief Is Coming Soon

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is advising airlines to wait a little longer to furlough employees after revealing relief is coming their way in the near future. “The massive furloughs and firings of America’s airline workers jeopardize the livelihoods of tens of thousands and threaten to accelerate the devastating economic crisis facing our nation. Today, I am calling upon the airlines to delay their devastating job cuts as relief for airline workers is being advanced in Congress,” Pelosi said in a statement. She added, “We will either enact Chairman DeFazio’s bipartisan stand-alone legislation or achieve this as part of a comprehensive negotiated relief bill, extending for another six months the Payroll Support Program. This initiative is focused solely on the workers, keeping them on the payroll so these workers maintain their critical training and certification requirements unique to their industry.” Pelosi reiterated, “As relief for airline workers is being advanced, the airline industry must delay these devastating job cuts.” Her statement comes just one day after the House passed a $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief bill.  The bill is unlikely to move through the Republican-led Senate as Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin remained far from an agreement on critical areas of the relief package, as IJR previously reported. Pelosi and Mnuchin could not agree on aid to state and local governments, demands by Democrats for a child tax credit and stronger worker safety protections, healthcare provisions, and assistance for small businesses. White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said the proposal put forth by Democrats is “not a serious offer.” Pelosi told Bloomberg TV the White House proposal “isn’t half a loaf. What they’re offering is the heel of the loaf.” According to White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, the Trump administration has proposed a $20 billion extension in aid for the airline industry.

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Schumer, Feinstein Push for Delay in Supreme Court Nomination Process in Wake of COVID-19 Cases

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) are urging Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, not to rush Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett amid COVID-19 concerns. “It is premature for Chairman Graham to commit to a hearing schedule when we do not know the full extent of potential exposure stemming from the president’s infection and before the White House puts in place a contact tracing plan to prevent further spread of the disease,” Schumer and Feinstein said in a statement on Friday. They added, “The unfortunate news about the infection of our colleague Senator Mike Lee makes even more clear that health and safety must guide the schedule for all Senate activities, including hearings.” Schumer and Feinstein noted a virtual confirmation hearing is not sufficient for a lifetime appointment. They argued the confirmation poses as a threat to the Affordable Care Act and health coverage for more than 7 million COVID-19 survivors. “It’s critical that Chairman Graham put the health of senators, the nominee and staff first – and ensure a full and fair hearing that is not rushed, not truncated, and not virtual. Otherwise this already illegitimate process will become a dangerous one,” Schumer and Feinstein wrote. Their statement comes hours after President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump announced they tested positive for the coronavirus, as IJR previously reported. Senate Republicans revealed on Friday they will move forward with the confirmation process despite Trump’s diagnosis, as IJR previously reported. Judiciary Committee hearings are still set to begin on Oct. 12. “I think we can move forward. Our biggest enemy, obviously, is … the coronavirus, keeping everybody healthy and well and in place to do our job,” Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said during an interview with radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt. According to a White House official, Barrett has tested negative for the coronavirus.

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McEnany Calls NY Times Assertion Trump May Not Remain on the Ballot ‘Ridiculous’

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany is slamming the New York Times for suggesting President Donald Trump may not remain on the ballot following his COVID-19 diagnosis. During her appearance on Fox News, host Harris Faulkner noted the story published by the New York Times claims, “If he becomes sick, it could raise questions about whether he should remain on the ballot at all.” She asked McEnany what the White House’s response to the report is. “What a ridiculous assertion by the New York Times. That may be the hope and the wish of the New York Times, but President Trump is the president of the United States,” McEnany said. She added, “He’s on the ballot. He’s hard at work and look if you look at the jobs report just today those remarkable numbers, getting below 8% unemployment, no one thought that was possible. It’s a testament to what this president has done. He’s put his head down. He’s worked. He’s continuing to do that and he will all the way through November.” Watch her remarks below: [embedded content] Trump and his wife Melania announced on Friday they tested positive for COVID-19 and were going into quarantine, as IJR previously reported. According to a White House official, their son Barron tested negative. Another White House official said Trump is not incapacitated and is working in isolation. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows reported Trump was showing mild symptoms. If Trump were to become incapacitated, The Republican National Committee would choose a replacement nominee. It is too late to change the names on the ballot in most of the states. Millions of voters have already received ballots, and according to data compiled by Professor Michael McDonald at the University of Florida, at least 2.2 million people have already voted.

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Trump Being Taken to Walter Reed Following Coronavirus Diagnosis

President Donald Trump is headed to Walter Reed Military Medical Center after testing positive for the coronavirus. “President Trump remains in good spirits, has mild symptoms, and has been working throughout the day. Out of an abundance of caution, and at the recommendation of his physician and medical experts, the President will be working from the presidential offices at Walter Reed for the next few days. President Trump appreciates the outpouring of support for both he and the First Lady,” White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said in a statement. Statement from White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany:"Out of an abundance of caution, and at the recommendation of his physician and medical experts, the President will be working from the presidential offices at Walter Reed for the next few days." pic.twitter.com/utjsDXKSsX — JM Rieger (@RiegerReport) October 2, 2020 White House physician Sean Conley penned a memo to McEnany earlier to inform her of the treatment the president has received thus far. “Following PCR-confirmation of the President’s diagnosis, as a precautionary measure he received a single 8 gram dose of Regeneron’s polyclonal antibody cocktail,” Conely wrote. He added, “He completed the infusion without incident. In addition to the polyclonal antibodies, the president has been taking zinc, vitamin D, famotidine, melatonin and a daily aspirin.” Conley noted as of this afternoon Trump remained fatigued but in “good spirits.” According to Conley, Trump’s wife Melania remained well with “only a mild cough and headache.” The rest of the first family tested negative for the coronavirus on Friday. #BREAKING: President Trump on Friday received a single 8-gram dose of Regeneron’s polyclonal antibody cocktail after he tested positive for the coronavirus, White House physician Sean Conley said.Read the full memo: pic.twitter.com/AzcDpGwgD2 — NPR Politics (@nprpolitics) October 2, 2020 Trump tweeted a video to provide Americans with an update on how he is doing and to express his appreciation for their support before heading to the hospital. pic.twitter.com/B4H105KVSs — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2020 “I want to thank everybody for the tremendous support,” Trump said. He continued, “I’m going to Walter Reed Hospital. I think I’m doing very well, but we’re going to make sure that things work out. The first lady is doing very well. So thank you very much. I appreciate it. I will never forget it.” Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) were among several to send their best wishes to the president. “Let us just all pray for the president’s health. Thank God the Vice President has tested negatively and the second lady as well,” Pelosi said, as IJR previously reported. Biden took to Twitter to offer his prayers to the president, as IJR previously reported. “Jill and I send our thoughts to President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump for a swift recovery,” Biden wrote. He added, “We will continue to pray for the health and safety of the president and his family.”

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Biden on Trump’s COVID-19 Diagnosis: It’s a ‘Bracing’ Reminder ‘We Have to Take This’ Seriously

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is putting politics aside and advising Americans to stay safe following President Donald Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis. During a Michigan campaign event on Friday, Biden wished Trump and his wife Melania well while giving Americans advice on how they can learn from it. “I’m sending my prayers for the health and safety of the first lady and president of the United States after they tested positive for COVID-19,” Biden said. He added, “My wife Jill and I prayed that they’ll make a quick and full recovery. This is not a matter of politics. It’s a bracing reminder to all of us that we have to take this virus seriously. It’s not going away automatically. We have to do our part to be responsible.” Watch his comments below: "This is not a matter of politics. It's a bracing reminder to all of us that we have to take this virus seriously. It's not going away automatically. We have to do our part to be responsible," Joe Biden says at Michigan campaign event. pic.twitter.com/yKBwJzvRxV — MSNBC (@MSNBC) October 2, 2020 Biden encouraged listeners to follow the science, listen to the experts, wash their hands, practice social distancing, wear masks, and encourage others to do so. He also mentioned implementing mask mandates nationwide. Both Biden and his wife tested negative for the coronavirus on Friday, as IJR previously reported. “Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden underwent PCR testing for COVID-19 today and COVID-19 was not detected,” Dr. Kevin O’Connor said in a statement. “I’m happy to report that Jill and I have tested negative for COVID,” Biden said on Twitter. He added, “Thank you to everyone for your messages of concern. I hope this serves as a reminder: wear a mask, keep social distance, and wash your hands.” Biden was tested just days after his first presidential debate with Trump. The former vice president will launch door-to-door canvassing across battleground states this weekend, as IJR previously reported. Several hundred volunteers will head out to Nevada, Michigan, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania.  “We’re now expanding on our strategy in a targeted way that puts the safety of communities first and foremost and helps us mobilize voters who are harder to reach by phone now that we’re in the final stretch — and now that Americans are fully dialed-in and ready to make their voices heard,” Biden campaign manager Jenn O’Malley Dillon said.

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Biden on Trump’s COVID-19 Diagnosis: It’s a ‘Bracing’ Reminder ‘We Have to Take This’ Seriously

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is putting politics aside and advising Americans to stay safe following President Donald Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis. During a Michigan campaign event on Friday, Biden wished Trump and his wife Melania well while giving Americans advice on how they can learn from it. “I’m sending my prayers for the health and safety of the first lady and president of the United States after they tested positive for COVID-19,” Biden said. He added, “My wife Jill and I prayed that they’ll make a quick and full recovery. This is not a matter of politics. It’s a bracing reminder to all of us that we have to take this virus seriously. It’s not going away automatically. We have to do our part to be responsible.” Watch his comments below: "This is not a matter of politics. It's a bracing reminder to all of us that we have to take this virus seriously. It's not going away automatically. We have to do our part to be responsible," Joe Biden says at Michigan campaign event. pic.twitter.com/yKBwJzvRxV — MSNBC (@MSNBC) October 2, 2020 Biden encouraged listeners to follow the science, listen to the experts, wash their hands, practice social distancing, wear masks, and encourage others to do so. He also mentioned implementing mask mandates nationwide. Both Biden and his wife tested negative for the coronavirus on Friday, as IJR previously reported. “Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden underwent PCR testing for COVID-19 today and COVID-19 was not detected,” Dr. Kevin O’Connor said in a statement. “I’m happy to report that Jill and I have tested negative for COVID,” Biden said on Twitter. He added, “Thank you to everyone for your messages of concern. I hope this serves as a reminder: wear a mask, keep social distance, and wash your hands.” Biden was tested just days after his first presidential debate with Trump. The former vice president will launch door-to-door canvassing across battleground states this weekend, as IJR previously reported. Several hundred volunteers will head out to Nevada, Michigan, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania.  “We’re now expanding on our strategy in a targeted way that puts the safety of communities first and foremost and helps us mobilize voters who are harder to reach by phone now that we’re in the final stretch — and now that Americans are fully dialed-in and ready to make their voices heard,” Biden campaign manager Jenn O’Malley Dillon said.

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RNC’s Ronna McDaniel Signals Opposition to Changes to Debate Structure

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel is urging the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) not to change the debate structure. During her appearance on Fox News, McDaniel argued the commission should not make any changes without support from the candidates. McDaniel suggested the “the rules have been changed” the whole election cycle for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. She insisted Biden “still got away” from tough questions surrounding the Supreme Court, taxes, and the Green New Deal. “I hope the Committee on Presidential Debates does not change the rules to once again protect Joe Biden from answering to the American people,” McDaniel said. Watch her comments below: LISTEN: "I do not think this commission has the right to just arbitrarily change rules without talking to both candidates, and getting agreement and input from both sides" – @GOPChairwoman reacts to the Debate Commission's plan to implement a new 'structure' #nine2noon pic.twitter.com/J8r9RMN8DG — America's Newsroom (@AmericaNewsroom) October 1, 2020 Host Sandra Smith asked McDaniel if she believes President Donald Trump interrupted Biden “too much.” McDaniel made it clear she wanted Trump to continue to press Biden on stacking the Supreme Court. She acknowledged the president was the “aggressor” because nobody is asking Biden tough questions. McDaniel did not express support for a mute button to help control the conversation. “I don’t think you should be changing the rules that they have agreed to and I do not think this commission has the right to just arbitrarily change rules without talking to both candidates and getting agreement and input from both sides,” McDaniel said. Smith asked McDaniel if she would back time restrictions. She noted they already have time restrictions in place and the candidates need to be able to speak to the American people without strict boundaries. “They came out hot, and they went after each other, and these are grown men and they’re going to be on the world stage and they can handle a debate,” McDaniel said. She continued, “I don’t think that we need to put parameters in to make sure that it’s softer and easier and nicer. They’re competing to be president of the United States. Let’s make sure they have the ability to convey their beliefs to the American people.” The commission announced on Wednesday it will be “carefully considering” what changes it will be making and will reveal those “measures shortly,” as IJR previously reported.

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Trump Claims He Will Be ‘Strongly Demanding’ Biden Take a Drug Test Ahead of Debate

President Donald Trump is challenging Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden to take a drug test ahead of the first debate after he performed well in previous debates. “I will be strongly demanding a Drug Test of Sleepy Joe Biden prior to, or after, the Debate on Tuesday night,” Trump said. He added, “Naturally, I will agree to take one also. His Debate performances have been record setting UNEVEN, to put it mildly. Only drugs could have caused this discrepancy???” I will be strongly demanding a Drug Test of Sleepy Joe Biden prior to, or after, the Debate on Tuesday night. Naturally, I will agree to take one also. His Debate performances have been record setting UNEVEN, to put it mildly. Only drugs could have caused this discrepancy??? — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 27, 2020 A reporter with WFLA in Tampa, Florida, asked Biden how he would respond to Trump’s accusations, as IJR previously reported. “I’m looking forward to the debate and he’s a fool. The comments are just foolish,” Biden said. He added, “Get ready, Mr. President, here I come.” During a phone call to “Fox & Friends,” Trump was asked about his accusations, as IJR previously reported. He expressed his concern over Biden’s sudden improvement during his debate with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). “He’s taking something, you know that gives him some clarity,” Trump said. In recent days, the president criticized Biden for failing to make a public appearance over the last week. “Sleepy Joe Biden just closed down his campaign for the day (Again),” Trump said. He continued, “Wants to rest! He is a very LOW ENERGY INDIVIDUAL, and our Country cannot make it in these exciting, but complex and competitive times, with a Low Energy President !!!” Trump accused Biden of hiding from reporters. He insisted Biden “doesn’t come out of his basement” and “hasn’t taken one question.” Trump told supporters, “This guy doesn’t have a clue. He doesn’t know where the hell he is.” He also said Biden “doesn’t know he’s alive.” The first presidential debate will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 9 p.m. at Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Trump Reveals Why He Did Not Discuss the Election With Amy Coney Barrett

President Donald Trump is following in the footsteps of previous presidents by not discussing various issues with a Supreme Court nominee. A reporter asked Trump during his press briefing on Sunday if he spoke to his nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, about the election. “No, I didn’t. I just didn’t think it would be appropriate and I’ve watched over the years as presidents would interview and talk and make a decision on a Supreme Court justice,” Trump said. He added, “I was actually surprised. They wouldn’t talk about various things like Roe. They wouldn’t talk about, you know, things that are very important. They think it’s inappropriate to talk about them. I don’t know that it’s inappropriate, but I’ve gone by that custom.” Watch his comments below: President Trump says he didn’t discuss the election with Judge Amy Coney Barrett: “I just didn’t think it would be appropriate” https://t.co/nDBoCp3tZk pic.twitter.com/3jINhrjMNG — CBS News (@CBSNews) September 27, 2020 Trump announced Barrett’s nomination on Saturday, as IJR previously reported. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and other Democrats slammed Trump for his choice, as IJR previously reported. Biden argued Barrett is a threat to the Affordable Care Act because she has a “written track record” criticizing a 2012 ruling preserving the law. If Barrett is confirmed, she would give the court a 6-3 conservative majority. Her positions on issues such as abortion, LGBT rights, gun-control measures and healthcare have garnered passionate reactions from both sides. “This nomination threatens the destruction of life-saving protections for 135 million Americans with pre-existing conditions together with every other benefit and protection of the Affordable Care Act,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told reporters he would not meet with Barrett. “No, because I believe first, that the whole process has been illegitimate,” Schumer said.   Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) expects the Senate will confirm Barrett by the end of October. “So we’ll start on Oct. 12, and more than half of the Supreme Court justices who have had hearings were done within 16 days or less,” Graham said.

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Former Pence Aide Says Trump ‘Continues To Undermine the Doctors’ on the Coronavirus Task Force

Olivia Troye, former top homeland security and coronavirus adviser to Vice President Mike Pence, is doubling down on her criticism of President Donald Trump’s coronavirus response. Co-host of “The View” Joy Behar asked Troye what the breaking point was for her during her time with the administration and why she is revealing details of her experience now. “I think the breaking point for me was the fact that the president seems unwavering in his rhetoric about things that matter when it comes to the response to the COVID pandemic, I mean he continues to undermine the doctors on the task force,” Troye said. She added, “This has been going on for over six months.” Check out her comments below: Former coronavirus task force member @OliviaTroye on why she’s speaking out: “[Trump] seems unwavering in his rhetoric about things that matter when it comes to the response to the COVID pandemic, he continues to undermine the doctors on the task force.” https://t.co/BT5kJp6S28 pic.twitter.com/sRBPnf8JBj — The View (@TheView) September 25, 2020 She claimed “not a day went by” where Trump did not hinder the good work being done by the coronavirus task force. Troye revealed her motive behind speaking out now. “I decided now is the time, where really we’re going into a couple of weeks into an election where the vote and the way that people vote is going to really matter,” Troye said. She continued, “Because this is going to be if we don’t stop this four more years of the continued lying, and we could be in this pandemic for a much longer time, and we’re going into the fall into the winter. This will be a remaining serious concern.” Troye told the Washington Post she would vote for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden because of what she has witnessed during her time with the administration, as IJR previously reported According to Troye, she sat in on “every single” coronavirus task force meeting from February to July. She said the president was not focused during the meetings. White House spokesman Judd Deere told the Washington Post, her “assertions have no basis in reality and are flat out inaccurate.” He added, “The truth is President Trump always put the well-being of the American people first.” .

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Former Director of Intelligence Agency Rails Against Trump: ‘Four More Years Would Be Devastating’

Robert Cardillo, former director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the Defense Intelligence Agency, is warning Americans if voters reelect President Donald Trump in November, the nation will suffer. Cardillo penned a scathing op-ed in The Denver Post where he criticized Trump for his national security policy decisions and his failed coronavirus response. He noted he had never voiced his opinion on any other president, until Trump. “Since I have been eligible to vote, I have never registered with a political party. I remain an independent with a history of voting for candidates I believe in — I focused on their policy and not their party,” Cardillo wrote. He added, “Before this election, I have never spoken out for or against a candidate for any office. But I can be silent no longer.” Cardillo went on to explain the American people have been “very well served by those they elected to fill critical national security positions.” The one exception is Trump. Cardillo detailed his experience with Trump and claimed the person Americans see during coronavirus press briefings is the same as the one in the privacy of his own office. “He has little patience for facts or data that do not comport with his personal world view. Thus, the conversations are erratic and less than fully thoughtful,” Cardillo wrote. He argued Trump’s relationship with Vladimir Putin “is an unprecedented betrayal of his oath to the Constitution.” According to Cardillo, Trump’s leadership comes up “tragically short” and pointed to his failure to protect American soldiers and his belittlement of them. He stressed Trump downplayed the coronavirus pandemic. “And as damaging as his faulty leadership has been, four more years would be devastating,” Cardillo said. He went on, “We must elect a thoughtful, moral, responsible, respectful leader on Nov. 3. Our current president is not that leader.”

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