President Donald Trump spent the 2016 election cycle claiming Hillary Clinton for not having enough “stamina” to be president. He has volleyed similar attacks at former vice president Joe Biden, his current opponent. He has often referred to Biden as “Sleepy Joe” and asserted Biden is not up to the task of running the country during a global pandemic and the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.
The Washington Post editorial board issued a harsh rebuke of President Donald Trump’s coronavirus response, particularly as he has attempted to downplay the severity of the pandemic as case numbers reach record highs.
President Donald Trump boasted about Nasdaq’s record close amid news that The Nasdaq Composite COMP, +0.52% rose 95.86 points, or 1 percent, closing at a record 10,154.63. As Marketwatch reported, “Nasdaq Composite soared nearly 31% over the period for its sharpest quarterly return since 1999.”
Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden says he has assembled a team of 600 lawyers to fight election “chicanery” from President Donald Trump should he continue his efforts to limit voter participation in this year’s general election.
Former CIA director Leon Panetta has become the latest high-profile political figure to criticize President Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. Panetta made his remarks during an interview with CNN.
Former vice president Joe Biden and his allies have raised more money than President Donald Trump for the second straight month. Biden and his allies raised more than $141 million. Trump and his supporters raised $131 million by comparison.
According to Dave Wasserman, the U.S. House editor of the nonpartisan Cook Political Report, the Republican Party is losing members of Congress at a breakneck pace.
“Fact: when President Trump took office in January 2017, there were 241 Republicans in the House. Since then, 115 (48%) have either retired, resigned, been defeated or are retiring in 2020,” he wrote on Twitter.
Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) has called on President Donald Trump’s administration to brief the Senate on reports that a Russian military agency put a bounty on the heads of American troops.
In a statement, Toomey said he read documents made available behind closed doors––and that doing so raised even more questions.
According to a USA Today-Suffolk University poll, most Americans don’t believe President Donald Trump is the right person for the job, saying he doesn’t have “the right experience to be president.”
Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) says the American public should not presume experts know best when it comes to handling the coronavirus pandemic. Paul made the remarks during a hearing attended by the directors of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases as cases around the United States continue to spike.
President Donald Trump took to his Twitter account to insist reports that he ignored intelligence briefings about a Russian military agency putting a bounty on the heads of American troops are “fake news.”
Fox News’ Ainsley Earhardt defended President Donald Trump amid reports that a Russian military agency put a bounty on the heads of American troops and that he ignored it. Earhardt excused the president, saying not all presidents “read all of their briefings.”
More and more Americans are losing confidence in President Donald Trump’s ability to handle the economy, according to the latest Gallup poll that found his economic approval rating has dropped to 47 percent in June, a 16-point decrease from numbers reported at the beginning of the year. The poll was the first to show an economic approval rating below 50 percent since November 2017 (when 45 percent of Americans approved).
Steve Doocy, one of the hosts of “Fox and Friends,” says President Donald Trump would set a “good example” by wearing a mask as the nation grapples with the coronavirus pandemic.
Iran has issued an arrest warrant for President Donald Trump and 35 others over the killing of Qassem Suleimani, the nation’s top general. Iran has asked for Interpol’s assistance, according to Tehran prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr, who said the warrants had been issued on charges of murder and terrorist action.
President Donald Trump lashed out after Princeton University removed former president Woodrow Wilson’s name from its public policy school. The school cited Wilson’s “racist thinking and policies” in its decision.
Texas Republican Representative Louis Gohmert, eschewed science and the recommendations of health experts when asked why he doesn’t wear a mask when on the House floor to prevent infection from coronavirus.
According to a memo obtained by The Washington Post, Attorney General William Barr has created a task force to take on “anti-government extremists” who have “engaged in indefensible acts of violence designed to undermine public order,” a response to “the violence that has sometimes marked nationwide protests against police brutality and racism.”
According to studies conducted by the Harvard Kennedy School Misinformation Review, the National Bureau of Economic Research, and the University of Chicago (among others), coronavirus infection and mortality rates are higher in areas where Fox News host Sean Hannity has his widest audience. The studies were surfaced by the Washington Post.
President Donald Trump claimed a friend told him he is “the most perfect person” for surviving the investigation into his Russian ties.
“Isn’t that true?” he asked the audience.