The president lied about the candidate’s intention to ban fracking at the expense of thousands of local jobs and wrongly praised members of his public that he could have recovered from the coronavirus, saying they are now “Immune for life”, despite no existing scientific evidence to support it. the claim and multiple cases of re-infection reported worldwide.
Meanwhile, Twitter has once again been forced to curb dubious pro-Trump activity, this time suspending fake accounts claiming to be black supporters of the president, usually tweeting the wrong phrase: “YES IM BLACK AND IM VOTE FOR TRUMP !!! ”
Kamala Harris targets vulnerable GOP senators over Obamacare during hearing
Biden’s running mate again stood out by attacking Republicans whose seats are in danger like John Cornyn, Thom Tillis, Lindsey Graham and Joni Ernst by highlighting how an attack on the Affordable Care Act would hurt their constituents .
“Insurance companies restore annual and lifetime limits [would mean] more than 20 million Americans lose their insurance at the worst possible time, again in the midst of a pandemic, including nearly 2 million Texans, 607,000 North Carolinians, 288,000 South Carolinians, 227,000 Iowans and 4.2 million Californians, ”she said, speaking since the election campaign. via Zoom.
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Joe SommerladOctober 14, 2020 11:36
Amy Coney Barrett fights with Democrats over Obamacare, abortion and guns on day two of SCOTUS hearings
“I have not had any conversation with the president or one of his associates on how I could speak,” Justice Barrett insisted on Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, repeatedly refusing to express his point personal perspective on a series of contentious issues and insisting that it was her. just the job of interpreting laws, not making them.
The Federal Court of Appeals judge said she was indebted to no one – not Trump, not conservative black money, not her Catholic faith, not the late Justice Antonin Scalia, her legal mentor – but believe her -we?
If confirmed as a Supreme Court justice, she could potentially hold the post for half a century, so her take on Roe v Wade and other crucial rights issues is not trivial.
His cold neutrality on whether Trump should cede power peacefully if he loses the election and challenges the result was certainly concerning.
“It would be a dagger at the heart of the court and our democracy if this election were decided by the court rather than the voters,” as Democrat Richard Blumenthal said on Tuesday.
Griffin Connolly has this full account of the day’s major trading ahead of today’s resumption at 9 a.m. DC time (2 p.m. GMT).
Joe SommerladOctober 14, 2020 11:01 AM
Biden accuses Trump of seeing seniors as ‘consumables’
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden was in Florida on Tuesday and told elderly voters that the president’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic was proof enough for him to think older Americans are “consumable.”
“For Donald Trump, you are consumable. You are forgettable. You’re hardly a nobody, ”Biden, 77, said at a social-distancing rally of about 50 people at a care center in Pembroke Pines, Broward County.
His visit came as the number of coronavirus deaths in the United States exceeded 215,000, with around 7% of those deaths recorded in Florida, where about a quarter of the population is over 60.
Matt Mathers has this report on the White House favorite.
Joe SommerladOctober 14, 2020 10:53 AM
President retweets Bin Laden conspiracy theory to attack Obama
Since Twitter has Trump’s police in mind, it would be well advised to watch this disturbing retweet from the president via “MAGA ROD,” which pushes a completely unfounded conspiracy theory claiming that the CIA has kept down Islamist terrorism boss Osama Ben Laden detained in Iran. before moving it to Pakistan to become “Obama’s trophy”.
Joe SommerladOctober 14, 2020 10:41 AM
Twitter removes fake black Trump accounts
The social network was once again forced to contain questionable pro-Trump activity, this time suspending fake accounts claiming to be black supporters of the president, usually tweeting the wrong phrase: “YES, I VOTE BLACK AND IM VOTE FOR TRUMP !!! ”
The Washington Post revealed Twitter’s investigation, which sees it rooting out the accounts on the grounds that they are spam and engage in platform manipulation.
A review of some of the suspended accounts indicates that they often use stolen images to appear more authentic, and generally pretend to be those of military or law enforcement officers.
The Trump team is desperately trying to appeal to African Americans given that only 10% support it, according to polls, hence its addiction to promoting right-wing social media figures like Diamond and Silk, Candace Owens and Terrence. K Williams and regularly, ridiculously. , insisting he has done more in power for the community than any president since Abraham Lincoln.
Joe SommerladOctober 14, 2020 10:28 AM
Trump mistakenly tells rally he and other coronavirus survivors are now immune
Perhaps the president’s most pernicious lie in Johnstown came when he falsely praised members of his audience who may have recovered from the coronavirus, stating that they are now ‘immune for life’, despite no scientific evidence existing to support the claim and multiple cases of re-infection. reported worldwide.
Stuti Mishra has this report.
Joe SommerladOctober 14, 2020 10:23 AM
Trump appeals to suburban women, pushes Biden smears
Donald Trump pleaded with suburban women to ‘please like me’ at his last campaign rally in Johnstown, Pa., And continued to mock his challenger Joe Biden, claiming he “couldn’t imagine losing to a guy like this ”and telling the crowd that the Democrat Scranton had“ abandoned ”them.
The president lied about the candidate’s intention to ban fracking at the expense of thousands of local jobs and told them, “If Biden wins, China wins. When WE WIN YOU WIN, Pennsylvania WINS and America WINS! “
Trump also encouraged his loyalist public to attack the media, beaming as his members chanted “CNN Fears!” and stirred up more controversy over the Culture Wars by saying of the recent Black Lives Matter protests against the dividing statues: “Are there any Italians in the room? Well, we are protecting the legacy of Christopher Columbus. You know Italians are tough, I love Italians.
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Joe SommerladOctober 14, 2020 10:15 a.m.
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Joe SommerladOctober 14, 2020 10:04 AM