On Sunday, Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke attacked President Donald Trump for what O'Rourke said was the white supremacy he espoused and he also called on the country to 'shut down white nationalism.'
"We're going to connect the dots for our fellow Americans, we're going to say that the President's racism, his hatred, the white supremacy that he espouses, it does not just offend our sensibilities, it fundamentally changes who we are," O'Rourke said." Last Friday, O'Rourke unveiled a plan to classify white supremacist violence as an organized crime problem and to create federal domestic terrorism offices, in a bid to combat hate crimes and gun violence in the United States.
Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric and focus on the grievances of white voters helped him win the 2016 election.
But a Reuters analysis of public opinion over the last four years suggests that Trump's brand of white identity politics may be less effective in the 2020 election campaign.
The analysis comes amid widespread criticism of Trump's racially charged comments about four minority women lawmakers and the fallout from a mass shooting of Hispanics in El Paso, Texas, that many Democratic presidential candidates swiftly blamed on the president's rhetoric.
Reuters/Ipsos polling of 4,436 U.S. adults in July showed that people who rejected racial stereotypes were more interested in voting in the 2020 general election than those who expressed stronger levels of anti-black or anti-Hispanic biases.
Willie Nelson will take part in a fundraiser for Joe Biden. He'll join Robert Earl Keen at a Monday night virtual fundraiser to support Biden's presidential bid. Guests at the event will include Julián Castro and former Congressman Beto O'Rourke. The tickets range from $250 to $100,000.
[NFA] The White House and Donald Trump's campaign on Sunday sought to shut down the Republican president's musings on delaying the 2020 vote, saying there will be an election on Nov. 3. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
A self-proclaimed white supremacist exploded in a rage and hit a female restaurant staffer in the face. That's what happened at a restaurant in Nokomis, Florida. There, Nicholas Arnold Schock was caught on video going berserk.
Donald Trump, President of the United States of America, commented on the progress of research to stop the Covid-19 pandemic. Commenting on the race to develop a vaccine, he said that many companies are close to creating a successful one. He also announced a $2 billion deal with Sanofi and GSX for clinical trials and mass production of 10 crore doses of a vaccine. The US military is prepared to carry out distribution of a vaccine once it gets requisite clearance, said Trump. He also said that 'tremendous work' is being done on therapeutics, or non-vaccine treatment. The US government is looking at such methods 'very, very strongly'. The nation's Covid case tally has crossed 45 lakh, the highest in the world, with over 1.52 lakh deaths so far. The pandemic is set to be the biggest issue, apart from alleged discrimination against African-Americans, in the upcoming Presidential polls in the US. Elections are slated to be held in November 2020, although Trump has called for a postponement which was met with stern opposition. Watch the full video for more.
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Dr. Anthony Fauci, the United States' top infectious disease expert, said on Friday at a congressional hearing that he was 'cautiously optimistic' that there will be a vaccine for the coronavirus by the "end of this year and as we go into 2021." Colette Luke has more.
[NFA] A new Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Friday found broad concerns in both political parties about the integrity of the U.S. election and about half of the registered voters surveyed said they worry that an increase in voting by mail will lead to widespread fraud in the Nov. 3 contest. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
[NFA] Portland had its first night in weeks without tear gas after state police took over from federal agents guarding a courthouse that has been the focal point of violence between protesters and tactical officers. Freddie Joyner has more.
[NFA] U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said talks with the White House on a new coronavirus aid bill were not yet on a path toward reaching a deal on Friday, hours before the expiration of a federal unemployment benefit that has been an essential lifeline for millions of Americans. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
According to CNN, Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden has started to narrow down his personal list of potential running mates. A handful of women remain in consideration for Biden's VP spot. Biden allies, members of Congress, and top donors, and those close to the vetting process says that California Rep. Karen Bass is believed to be part of the list. Bass is also a 66-year-old chair of the Congressional Black Caucus.
That Donald Trump rally inside Tulsa’s BOK Center on June 20th has resulted in what many feared. The president and his re-election campaign ignored the risks of COVID-19 to hold their rally. The team was repeatedly warned about a potential coronavirus spike for the city, says Gimodo. Tulsa City-County Health Department says the county has seen almost 500 new cases of the virus. That is only in the past two days... 261 on Monday and 206 on Tuesday...
Roughly two weeks ago, President Donald Trump held a campaign rally at an indoor arena in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in which 6,200 people attended. Now, CNN reports Tulsa is experiencing a surge in novel coronavirus COVID-19 cases. A Tulsa Health Department said on Wednesday there are high numbers being reported this week. The city has seen nearly 500 new cases in just two days. Trends are showing those numbers are likely to increase.
Top Trump campaign official and girlfriend of Donald Trump Jr. Kimberly Guilfoyle has tested positive for coronavirus. Guilfoyle tested positive in South Dakota before she was set to attend President Donald Trump's event at Mount Rushmore. CNN reports Guilfoyle was not with the President and Donald Trump Jr. has so far tested negative. Guilfoyle has not met with President Trump recently, but she was backstage for his rally in Tulsa, and was also at his event in Phoenix.
The Washington Post reported actions by President Donald Trump’s campaign at his Tulsa rally. The campaign reportedly removed thousands of “Do Not Sit Here, Please!” stickers from seats in the center. The Bank of Oklahoma Center purchased these stickers to keep people apart by leaving open seats. According to CNN, Trump campaign’s communications director spoke about the health precautions they took at the rally.
As COVID-19 infections surge, health care professionals across the US are struggling to keep up with the demand for personal protective equipment. But according to UPI, a new report reveals that in 11 states, there's a shortage of intensive care unit doctors to take care of non-COVID-19 patients, too. This week's update shows that Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah and Washington all could face a shortage of intensivists.
On Friday, public health officials in Oklahoma announced that the state will start using text messages for contact tracing. Gizmodo reports that this will allow alerts to be sent to people who may have been exposed to COVID-19 by patients that have tested positive.
[NFA] Oklahoma's Republican Governor Kevin Stitt said on Wednesday he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the first time a U.S. state governor has announced they were infected. Colette Luke has more.
Dr. Joseph Varon is frustrated. A surge in COVID-19 patients is straining his Houston, Texas hospital and yet, every day, he sees people on the street who are not wearing masks and not physically distancing. Conway G. Gittens has his story.
US President Donald Trump seems committed to getting America back to normal, despite being ground zero for the global coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. According to CNN, Trump has recently been focusing his attention on anything but the fact that over 137,000 Americans have died from the virus. In fact, recent CDC data show that Hispanics and Blacks are suffering from coronavirus infections at rates far beyond their share of the population.
Goya Foods CEO Robert Unanue recently praised President Donald Trump in a visit to the White House. The move angered shoppers. Prominent Hispanic American leaders called for a boycott of Goya products. On "Fox & Friends," Unanue said "it was good to talk to some friends," and he called the boycott movement "suppression of speech." President Trump is unpopular among Hispanic Americans. He's trailing Joe Biden by 36% among Latinos.
According to CNN Business the hashtag #Goyaway was trending on social media on Friday. This comes after the CEO of Goya Foods, Robert Unanue, appeared in the White House Rose Garden on Thursday, and praised President Donald Trump. Unanue said, "We are all truly blessed ... to have a leader like President Trump who is a builder." Trump, who CNN says has called Mexicans "rapists" and accused them of bringing drugs into the U.S.