Trump News – Live: Latest updates on 2020 election as President prepares for New Hampshire rally

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The White House has defended President Donald Trump’s false claims that the novel coronavirus “hardly affects anyone” young people, as his press secretary told reporters the administration “expected two million” to die. in an attempt to seemingly minimize the nation’s death toll of 200,000 Americans.

Mr. Trump has meanwhile confirmed that he will appoint his choice to succeed the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Saturday at the Supreme Court, ignoring the dying woman’s last wish as Senate chief Mitch McConnell was accused of “defiling »The board of directors in pursuit of conservative judges.

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Alex WoodwardSeptember 23, 2020 1:09 AM

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Trump mocks Biden for wearing a mask: “What was plastic surgery for?” “

Donald Trump, a week before he came face to face with Joe Biden in the first presidential debate, mocked him for wearing a mask amid the coronavirus pandemic and alleged that the former vice-president 77-year-old president had undergone plastic surgery on his face. .

“What did he spend all that money on plastic surgery if he wants to hide it?” Trump, 74, said at a campaign rally near Pittsburgh in the Pennsylvania Battlefield.

Alex WoodwardSeptember 23, 2020 1:01 AM

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“How are they doing where you come from?” “: Trump echoes racist attack on Ilan Omar, claims AOC is” shit “

As he rallied supporters at a key battlefield in Pennsylvania as he cut off Joe Biden’s lead there, Donald Trump launched a racist attack on a black Democratic MP and said a woman from the Congress who died was dealing with a “line of crap”.

Alex WoodwardSeptember 23, 2020 12:54 AM

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Trump arrived in Pennsylvania

Donald Trump addresses a crowd of outdoor rallies in Pennsylvania, his second evening in a week of campaign rallies.

Alex WoodwardSeptember 23, 2020 12:38 AM

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No one has seen the vaccine data, not even Trump, says Fauci

Donald Trump has not seen any data on the coronavirus vaccine, despite his claims it could be prepared for millions of Americans “very soon” as he campaigns for re-election.

Dr Anthony Fauci said The daily beast that the narrow results of blinded, placebo-controlled vaccine trials are available to “one unblinded single statistician” – and that’s it.

The country’s leading infectious disease expert said the effectiveness of a likely vaccine would be announced in the coming months, but not its manufacture and distribution, despite the president’s insistence.

Alex WoodwardSeptember 22, 2020 11:11 PM

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Trump to announce choice of SCOTUS on Saturday

Donald Trump will announce his choice for a Supreme Court justice – which will be his third life-time appointment in his first term – at 5 p.m. Saturday, he said.

The president’s choice will follow a week of commemorations and other services for Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on September 18.

Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell has reportedly suggested Judge Amy Coney Barrett for the role.

The president met with the judge at the White House this week.

Alex WoodwardSeptember 22, 2020 11:34 PM

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It’s not just Roe v Wade. Trump’s Supreme Court choice could challenge Brown against Board of Education

Andrew Feinberg writes that legal experts and Washington veterans fear that abortion talks may obscure the hostility of Trump’s candidates to another landmark civil rights case – Brown against the Topeka Board of Education, which stated that “in the field of public education, the doctrine of ‘separate but equal’ has no place. “

Alex WoodwardSeptember 22, 2020 10:03 PM

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Everything you always wanted to know about “wrap the court”

Washington correspondent Griffin Connolly has a full story on the makeup of the Supreme Court and why it has been so hot this election cycle.

Alex WoodwardSeptember 22, 2020 9:42 PM

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Mitch McConnell to decide SCOTUS vote timing after confirmation hearings

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who has pledged to move forward with Donald Trump’s Supreme Court candidate weeks before election day, has not said whether he will hold a votes for choice of president by Nov. 3, as GOP pushes for a swift confirmation process.

Senator McConnell said he was waiting for the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings to finish before scheduling a floor vote.

“When the nomination comes out of the committee, then I will decide when and how to proceed,” he said Tuesday.

Hearings could start as early as October 12 with a floor vote by the end of the month.

Alex WoodwardSeptember 22, 2020 10:22 PM

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‘Sober and staggering’: Dr Fauci warns of spike in Covid cases as death toll hits 200,000 and Trump remains silent

Dr Anthony Fauci has warned that the United States must dramatically reduce its daily average of new coronavirus cases by following simple public health protocols or risk a further rise in infections as the death toll in the country from Covid-19 eclipsed the loss of more than 200,000 lives.

“The idea of ​​200,000 dead is really very disappointing and in some ways staggering,” the country’s leading infectious disease specialist told CNN’s Sanjay Gupta on Tuesday.

“We have the ability to do things that we have been talking about for so long… that could prevent transmission, and by preventing transmission, ultimately preventing the morbidity and mortality that we see,” he said.

The guidelines advocated by public health officials for months – wearing face masks, avoiding groups, physically moving away from others – “are not universally enforced,” he said.

Alex Woodward22 September 2020 21:30

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