Conflict with his campaign manager, dropping polls and approval ratings — things are tumultuous in the White House as President Trump’s effort to mitigate the coronavirus health crisis marches on. Speaking on MSNBC’s Morning Joe this Thursday morning, Kasie Hunt told host Joe Scarborough that Trump’s reality is on a “track that is getting worse, and not better.”
“Republicans for the most part are still with the President, but when you start to look at how people are engaged, in a way that they weren’t before — Trump was relying on making this about his core supporters going to the polls, he was going to energize them, he wasn’t going to focus on the rest of the country,” Hunt said. “And when we were facing a polarized electorate that was talking about culture war-style issues every day, that may have been a strategy that was gonna work. But what’s been shifting aggressively are the numbers among Independents, in particular, are really concerning.”
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England pubs reopen on US Independence Day — after first nationwide closure since 1665’s Great Plague
The streets of Soho filled with merry drinkers in London on Saturday and the pubs of Manchester were packed as England's hospitality sector returned from a three-month coronavirus hiatus.
"It feels amazing," said Leo Richard Bill, a soldier, after getting through the door of one of London's buzziest restaurants on the Thames River's popular south bank.
"It’s been what, like three months since... me and everyone else haven’t been able to get outside and have a good time. So yeah, it feels good to get amongst it," he said.
Parts of London and other cities, deserted during lockdown, sprang to life as people dressed up and came out for "Super Saturday" -- the day England's hospitality sector reopened for the first time since March.
Trump’s angry words and Coronavirus surge darken Independence Day weekend in America
The United States marked an unusually somber Independence Day on Saturday, with President Donald Trump bashing domestic opponents and China -- but praising the country's coronavirus response, despite a record surge in cases.
Across the country, virus fears dampened or nixed Main Street parades, backyard barbecues and family reunions on a day when Americans typically celebrate their 1776 declaration of independence from Britain.
Instead of adopting a unifying tone, Trump -- facing a tough re-election and eager to mobilize his political base -- railed against protesters demanding racial justice after unarmed African American George Floyd was killed by a white police officer.
‘Spoiler’ Kanye West mocked for running for president against his pal Trump: ‘2020 never fails to disappoint’
President Donald Trump appears to have lost the support of one of his most well-known Black supporters as Kanye West announced on Saturday that he is running for president.
“We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States,” West posted on Twitter, with the hashtag #2020VISION.
The musician was mocked for his presidential bid, here's some of what people were saying: