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GOP strategist warns of major Republican midterms losses due to Trump’s ‘bullying, nastiness and tweeting’

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In a rare show of bipartisanship, Republicans and Democrats agree: all indicators point to major GOP losses in the 2018 midterms.

CQ-Roll Call reported Tuesday that polling and fundraising numbers could lead to the 30-45 Congressional wins for Democrats — and those early benchmarks could “paint a dangerous picture for the president and his party.”

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President Donald Trump’s voting bloc has, according to current polling, seen “a modest, but significant, erosion in support,” and although the GOP appears to retain control of “men and whites without a college degree,” Democrats have seen a “large generic ballot advantage among younger voters, women, whites with at least a college degree and voters age 65 and older.”

Unaffiliated and independent voters, according to a veteran Republican strategist that spoke to Roll Call, may pose more danger in 2018 than they have in previous years as well.

“They’re tired of the drama,” the strategist said.

Another longtime Republican campaign operative told Roll Call that anti-Trump sentiment among women is soon to come back to haunt the Grand Old Party.

“We knew single women hated [the Republican Party],” the GOP operative said. “We couldn’t do anything about that. But married women were different. We figured out how to deal with them by talking about pocketbook issues. But now college-educated women hate us. Even with the current economy. It’s the bullying, the nastiness, the tweeting. It’s all about Trump’s behavior.”

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Dr. Fauci: Trump officials are only hurting the president with their ‘bizarre’ attacks on public health experts

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, hit back on Wednesday at officials within the Trump administration who have been trying to undermine him.

In an interview with The Atlantic, Fauci said it was strange to see the president's loyalists publicly attacking him and other public health experts.

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Trump’s push to reopen schools appears to be blowing up in his face: polls

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President Donald Trump has been adamant that schools reopen in the fall, although he has given little to no guidance for how to do so in a way that won't lead to further eruptions of the novel coronavirus.

However, Business Insider reports that the president's rush to get schools open may already be coming back to bite him.

As evidence, the publication cited several national polls that show opposition to Trump's plans.

"A Politico/Morning Consult national tracking poll released on Wednesday found that 53% of voters oppose 'fully reopening' daycares and K-12 schools, 50% oppose a full reopening of colleges and universities, and 65% oppose Trump's threats to pull federal funding from schools that don't re-open," Business Insider writes.

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Scientists fear the US could be battered by a second pandemic while still fighting COVID-19: report

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When health experts warn about the possibility of the United States suffering a “double whammy” with coronavirus, they are likely referring to two COVID-19 waves: the first wave (which has recently taken a turn for the worse in many Sun Belt states) followed by a possible second wave later this year in the fall and the winter. That’s how the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918/1919 behaved: it was brutal during the spring but even more brutal when a second wave killed millions in the fall and the winter. But in a July 15 article for The Atlantic, journalist Ed Yong describes a different type of double whammy scenario: one in which the U.S. continues to be battered by COVID-19 while a separate coronavirus emerges and inflicts widespread misery.

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