President Donald Trump managed to win in 2016 due to some white voters who were willing to switch from voting for President Barack Obama to Trump. With the lack of results, many of those voters are turning to another candidate.
New York Times politics reporter Jeremy Peters, explained while talking about former Vice President Joe Biden, that Trump is likely the most afraid of that campaign in 2020.
“The numbers that the Trump campaign has are a little closer than the public polling we’ve seen which has Biden blowing Trump out,” said Peters. “I don’t think you can believe any poll that has a huge spread this far from the general election, especially when you don’t know who the nominee is. Start there. But they are nervous. And they should be.”
The largest problem for Trump, according to Peters, comes from Pennsylvania and the new numbers that shows he’s struggling to maintain his 2016 support.
“Because Trump’s support with the kind of voters that allowed him to win Pennsylvania, these so-called Obama voters who voted for Obama twice and then Trump has declined,” he continued. “It’s still strong, at about two-thirds, but it was up near 85 near 90 percent right after the election. In an election that was decided by 77,000 votes, basically a hair, he can’t afford to lose any support.”
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Rachel Maddow unleashes hellfire on Trump’s long history of appointing shady characters to his cabinet
On Tuesday, in response to the news that Defense Secretary nominee Patrick Shanahan is withdrawing over a domestic violence scandal, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow walked through President Donald Trump's catastrophically bad attempts to staff the top levels of the military system — attempts that led to a long parade of people withdrawing in disgrace.
First, Maddow noted, former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort unsuccessfully tried to get a bank CEO he struck a corrupt deal with to the Pentagon — only for that CEO to himself be arrested and charged with a federal crime.
"Don't worry, though, they had a plan 'B,'" said Maddow. "The president found another guy to nominate for that same job ... That announcement, Vinnie Viola, that plan "B" seemed to be going well until this part of that nominee's track record was released by the local police department in Saratoga Springs, New York. A police incident report about the new Trump Army Cecretary nominee punching a guy out at a high-end horse auction in Saratoga Springs ... less than six months before Trump announced him as his plan 'B' nominee to be Secretary of the Army. I guess they didn't Google him."
Trump says ‘Republicans do not believe in socialism’ — but promises to ‘defend Medicare and Social Security’
President Donald Trump complained about socialism seconds before promising to defend socialist programs during his official 2020 re-election campaign kickoff in Orland, Florida.
Trump first complained about Medicare for All, which would expand the popular health care program for seniors to those below age 65.
"America will never be a socialist country," Trump argued, to applause.
"Republicans do not believe in socialism," he argued. "We believe in freedom, and so do you."
"We will defend Medicare and Social Security for our great seniors," Trump bizarrely said next.
Trump introduced his family at his official campaign kickoff — including ‘my late brother Fred, Jr’
President Donald Trump introduced a long-deceased sibling moments after officially announcing his re-election bid during a campaign rally in Orlando, Florida.
"And I am profoundly thankful to my family, I have a great family. Melania, Don, Ivanka, Eric, Tiffany, baron, Lara, Jared, Robert, Marianne, Elizabeth and my late brother, Fred, Jr." Trump said.
Fred, Jr. was Trump's older brother and died of a heart attack almost four decades ago, passing in 1981.
"In a telephone interview last week, Mr. Trump said he had learned by watching his brother how bad choices could drag down even those who seemed destined to rise," The New York Times reported in 2016. Seeing his brother suffering led him to avoid ever trying alcohol or cigarettes, he said."