61 Percent of Americans Say Trump’s Handling of Protests is Worsening Matters

According to the latest Monmouth poll, 61 percent of Americans say the way President Donald Trump is handling nationwide protests is actually worsening things, not making them better.

Most Americans (61%) say that Trump’s handling of the protests has made the situation worse and just 24% say he has made it better. These results are basically unchanged from late June (62% worse and 20% better). Nearly 9 in 10 non-Republicans say Trump has made the situation worse, including 88% who are white, 87% who are Black, and 86% who are of another racial minority group. Republicans and GOP-leaners stand alone in their feeling that the president has made the situation better (46%) rather than worse (30%). These findings are similar to the late June poll results,” Monmouth observes. read more

Trump Faces Backlash for Commemorating Civil Rights Icon Amid Racial Tensions

Trump proclaims himself the best president for black Americans since Lincoln

President Donald Trump tweeted a message commemorating Charles Evers, the older brother of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers and a prominent figure in Mississippi politics. The message courted controversy immediately: The president has in recent weeks tweeted support for flying Confederate flags has continued to disparage the Black Lives Matter movement, and has faced heated criticism for sending federal agents into Portland to quell protests there. read more

Democrats Slam “Insane” Decision to Issue Bayonets to Soldiers for Crowd Control

Democrats have reacted with fury and incredulity to reports that the army issued troops with bayonets during protests in Washington, D.C. The weapons were never used.

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley, confirmed that bayonets were issued during recent protests in the nation’s capital. Democratic lawmakers were quick to react. read more

Trump Threatens Those Protesting Tomorrow’s Rally, Promises “Different Scene” Than NY, Seattle or Minneapolis

President Donald Trump issued a threat to anyone planning to protest tomorrow’s rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

“Any protesters, anarchists, agitators, looters or lowlifes who are going to Oklahoma please understand, you will not be treated like you have been in New York, Seattle, or Minneapolis,” he wrote on Twitter. “It will be a much different scene!” read more

Trump “Absolutely Would” Support Colin Kaepernik Returning to NFL––Despite History of Attacking Him

In an interview with WJLA’s Scott Thuman, President Donald Trump said he “absolutely would” support former San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick “should get another shot in the NFL.” Kaepernick generated controversy in 2016 for choosing to kneel during the national anthem to protest systemic racism and police brutality, a choice that essentially froze him out of the NFL. read more

Biden’s National Lead Increases to 13 Percent as Trump’s Approval Rating Falters

Biden offers message of healing at George Floyd funeral

According to the latest Reuters/Ipsos poll, presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s national lead over President Donald Trump has increased to 13 percent.

48 percent of respondents said that they would vote for Biden, according to the poll. Those who would vote for Trump comprised 35 percent of the poll’s respondents. The poll also indicates that Republicans’ net approval of Trump is down 13 points from March to June. read more