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‘It’s not the example of our power, it’s the power of our example’: Biden says Trump took America off track

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Former vice president and newly-minted presidential candidate Joe Biden told The View that President Donald Trump had taken the US off track — and if elected, America would again be “an example” for the rest of the world.

“This is not who we are, the way we’re treating people,” Biden said, reflecting on how Trump has changed America for the worse. “It’s not who we are as a nation, when we’re talking about things like ‘the reason for your problem is the other’.”

“I wrote an article at the time in The Atlantic magazine, back when Charlottesville happened, saying ‘rhis is not who we are, there’s an American creed, it’s about decency, honor, including everyone, leaving no one behind,'” he went on. “The idea to compare these racists, and not condemn them and neo-Nazis, and compare them to people who are genuinely decent Americans coming forward and saying ‘stop this.’ I don’t remember that ever happening in an administration before, in well over 100 years.”

“I traveled around the world an awful lot as vice president and since then I have as well. The rest of the world, I mean, they look at us like ‘my God,'” Biden continued, saying that the United States has lost the respect of its allies, and turned to co-host Meghan McCain.

“We’re not led merely by the example of our powers, but the power of our example,” he said. “I mean, your dad, not a joke, your family, it’s example. It’s why the rest of the world has followed us.”

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Showing fired-up small-dollar donors, democratic fundraising platform ActBlue processed record $420 Million so far this year

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"We're seeing millions of donors, record-breaking totals every quarter, and a rapidly-growing small-dollar army that is ready to help Democrats take back everything from school boards to the White House next year."

Online fundraising platform ActBlue said Wednesday that 3.3 million supporters gave over $420 million so far this year to roughly 8,700 Democratic campaigns and left-leaning organizations, a haul it said was a testament to the surging "small dollar army" of donors.

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Trump’s racists attacks are ‘central to 2020 strategy’ – expect ‘more, not less race-baiting madness’: Report

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President Donald Trump's racist attacks on four progressive Democratic Congresswomen are not "improvisational madness," but rather calculated "race-baiting" that is "central to his 2020 strategy."

So reports Axios, citing sources "close to Trump" who "predict more, not less, of the race-baiting madness."

Why?

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Two Texas Republicans in Congress were outraised as national Democratic offensive kicks off in Texas

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Two potentially vulnerable Texas Republicans in Congress were outraised — and a few others saw seriously funded challengers — as the first major fundraising deadline passed in a cycle where national Democrats have built an expansive battlefield here, targeting six seats.

In the second quarter, Rep. Pete Olson, R-Sugar Land, fell short of Democratic challenger Sri Preston Kulkarni, $378,000 to $421,000. Rep. Kenny Marchant, R-Coppell, raised less than Democratic opponent Kim Olson, $225,000 to $279,000, before making a large loan to his campaign. And a few other GOP incumbents posted strong numbers — but so did Democrats running to unseat them, in a couple cases outpacing the officeholders after they entered the race mid-fundraising cycle.

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