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‘Party nominations are not for sale’: Trump accuses Bloomberg of ‘a large scale illegal campaign contribution’

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President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg of violating federal campaign finance law.

“What Mini Mike is doing is nothing less than a large scale illegal campaign contribution,” Trump argued.

“He is ‘spreading’ money all over the place, only to have recipients of his cash payments, many former opponents, happily joining or supporting his campaign,” Trump continued. “Isn’t that called a payoff?”

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“Mini is illegally buying the Democrat Nomination. They are taking it away from Bernie again. Mini Mike, Major Party Nominations are not for sale! Good luck in the debate tomorrow night and remember, no standing on boxes!” Trump argued.

During the 2016, Trump was part of a conspiracy to violate campaign finance law by illegally paying off two women who claimed to have had affairs with Trump while he was married to his third wife, current first lady Melania Trump. The president’s longtime attorney, Michael Cohen, is currently serving time in federal prison for the crime, with Trump listed as “Individual One” in the charging documents.


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Trump suggests he’s open to calling Joe Biden and asking him for advice on coronavirus

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On Thursday, The Daily Beast reported that President Donald Trump is considering taking up former Vice President Joe Biden on his offer to set up a phone call and discuss the government's response to the coronavirus pandemic.

"Addressing a reporter’s question if Trump would be open to such a conversation, the president said during Wednesday’s press briefing that he would “absolutely” take Biden’s call if he were to ring him," wrote Hanna Trudo. "'I'd love to speak to him, sure,' said Trump, who, despite routinely mocking the presumptive Democratic nominee's mental acuity and tagging him, for months, as 'sleepy Joe,' said he's 'always found him to be a nice guy.'"

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Holding the Wisconsin primary looks ‘absolutely foolish’ after DNC postpones Milwaukee convention

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"The DNC is delaying a convention that was set to take place in Wisconsin in July. But the Democratic governor and Republican legislature there won't move—or cancel the in-person portion of—a primary that's happening there next Tuesday."

The Democratic National Convention scheduled for this July in Milwaukee has been pushed back to August due to public health concerns about the coronavirus outbreak even as Wisconsin is forging ahead with plans to have statewide elections—including party primaries—next week on April 7 despite concerns raised by public health officials and voting rights advocates.

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Democrats move national convention to mid-August after Biden calls for delay over coronavirus concerns

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The Democratic National Convention will not be held until the week of August 17, a delay made after former Vice President Joe Biden expressed concern about having a large group of people gathered to hold the nominating event amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“I doubt whether the Democratic convention is going to be able to be held in mid-July, early July,” Biden said Wednesday night, as The New York Times noted. “I think it’s going to have to move into August.”

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