A new poll shows that Trump's efforts to make himself into wartime president has flopped as Joe Biden leads him in the 2020 presidential race.
Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden unveiled plans to lower the Medicare eligibility age to 60 and wipe out student loan debt for the poor and middle-class.
The Treasury Secretary has said the U.S. could reopen as early as May. Steve Mnuchin told CNBC that the economy will open for business when the President feels the time is right.
Mnuchin spoke to CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Thursday about the much vaunted effort to get Americans back to work.
President Donald Trump has in recent days repeatedly touted the benefits of hydroxychloroquine to treat the novel coronavirus, at one point calling it a “game-changer” in the field of medicine.
The World Health Organization has warned that more must be done to fight Coronavirus. The comments come a day after President Trump threatened to pull funding for the body.
The WHO’s regional director for Europe, Dr. Hans Kluge, said there is no room for complacency. Kluge was speaking to a video news conference from Copenhagen, Denmark.
Evangelical supporters of President Donald Trump say that he should find a way to punish China, which they blame for the spread of the novel coronavirus. In interviews with Politico, several of these supporters said that Trump should, in addition to containing the virus within the United States, should force China “to take responsibility for the global pandemic.”
President Donald Trump assailed the World Health Organization (WHO) over its response to the coronavirus pandemic in a tweet last night, prompting the organization to defend itself against his claim.
“The W.H.O. really blew it. For some reason, funded largely by the United States, yet very China centric. We will be giving that a good look. Fortunately I rejected their advice on keeping our borders open to China early on,” he wrote. “Why did they give us such a faulty recommendation?”
According to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll, a majority of registered voters believe that former President Barack Obama would do a better job at handling the coronavirus pandemic than President Donald Trump. The survey was conducted between April 3 and April 5 and had 1,900 respondents.
Hours after Wisconsin Supreme Court on Monday ruled 4-2 that the state’s elections could move forward, overruling Governor Tony Evers’s (D) executive decision to postpone the election amid concerns about in-person voting during the coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump urged Wisconsin voters to support a conservative Supreme Court justice on the ballot.
Civil rights icon Senator John Lewis (D-Ga.) announced his endorsement of prospective Democratic nominee Joe Biden for the presidency.
“We need his voice,” Lewis said. “We need his leadership now more than ever before,” he continued. “We need someone who is going to get out country on the right side of history, and help save our planet.”
The news that Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson was admitted to an intensive care unit for worsening coronavirus symptoms prompted President Donald Trump to offer to help with Johnson’s treatment.
As Trump fumbles his way through daily coronavirus briefings, former Vice President Joe Biden talked to Trump and gave him suggestions for handling the virus.
Michael Atkinson, the United States intelligence inspector general ousted by President Donald Trump in relation to his handling of the whistleblower complaint that ignited the president’s impeachment proceedings, has urged whistleblowers not to be “silenced” by the president’s misconduct.
Former national security adviser Susan Rice said President Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic “has cost tens of thousands of American lives” in an interview with Washington Post opinion writer Jonathan Capehart.
Former CNN anchor, current executive producer, and talk show host Soledad O’Brien criticized comments from U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams on Sunday, resulting in a back-and-forth between the two in which O’Brien appeared to suggest Adams was not a credible voice during the coronavirus crisis.
One of the running lines from President Donald Trump and other Republican lawmakers throughout the entire coronavirus ordeal has been that Democrats are focused on politics or scoring political wins against him, using the crisis as a means to do so.
For some people, opinion is a point of view about an issue, while analysis interprets the significance of events or the quality of a policy. Ideally, opinion should be as fact-based as analysis. That’s especially important when the levers of power rely on lies, illusion and propaganda to survive.
President Donald Trump defended his son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner after a reporter questioned him about Kushner’s suggestion that the federal stockpile of medical resources was not for the states.
“You know what ‘our’ means? [The] United States of America,” Trump told CBS News reporter Weijia Jiang before accusing her of asking a “gotcha” question. “We take that – ‘our’ – and we distribute it to the states.”
“Because we need it for the government, we need it for the federal government,” Trump continued. “To keep for our country because the federal government needs it too, not just the states.”
Appearing to grow angry at Jiang’s question, he said Kushner was “talking about the federal government. It’s such a basic and simple question and you try and make it sound so bad. You ought to be ashamed of yourself.”
You can watch footage of Trump’s remarks below.
.@weijia asks about Kushner’s "our stockpile" comment
TRUMP: “…You outta be ashamed of yourself.”
“You just asked your question in a very nasty tone.”
President Donald Trump said he opposes mail-in voting in November’s general election, shutting down concerns that the coronavirus pandemic would keep people away from the polls.
“No, because I think a lot of people cheat with mail-in voting,” said Trump. “I think people should vote with ID, voter ID. I think voter ID is very important, and the reason they don’t want voter ID is because they intend to cheat.”
“It shouldn’t be mail-in voting,” he added. “It should be you go to a booth and you proudly display yourself. You don’t send it in the mail where people can pick up — all sorts of bad things can happen…by the time it gets in and is tabulated.”
"The general election will happen on November 3," Trump says, adding that he doesn't trust mail-in voting and wants Americans to vote in person with ID https://t.co/b9FtmY5sM4 pic.twitter.com/tJ6IRur7eC
The Secret Service has signed off on a $45,000 contract to rent a fleet of golf carts in Sterling, Virginia, where President Donald Trump owns a golf course. According to federal contracting data, the agency said they were necessary to protect a “dignitary” in the town.
The Secret Service “paid a West Virginia-registered company, Capitol Golf Cars and Utility Vehicles, to rent 30 carts until the end of September,” The Washington Post reported. The agency sought bids from two other companies before choosing Capitol, a West Virginia-based company founded in October. American Bridge, a super PAC that supports Democrats. identified the federal contract.
The Secret Service characterized the purchase as an “emergency order,” which Secret Service spokeswoman Cathy Milhoan said is not a security emergency.
“Rather, the term was used to signal a need for expedited handling of the procurement due to deadlines within the agency’s business processes,” she said in a statement.
Neither the president nor the White House could be reached for comment. Although Trump has not played golf since March 8, he has played golf on more than 350 days of his presidency.