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Trump campaign sweats as playbook that worked against Hillary flops against Biden: report

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President Donald Trump’s campaign has for months tried to deploy the same playbook they used against Hillary Clinton in 2016 against presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

However, as The Daily Beast reports, a campaign of nonstop attacks and smears hasn’t put a single dent in the polling lead that Biden has maintained for months.

“It would be nice, for sure, if we were running against a replica of Hillary,” a senior Trump administration official tells the publication. “But only Hillary Clinton is Hillary Clinton.”

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Two sources tell The Daily Beast that even Trump has joked about hoping to see Biden drop out so that Clinton can swoop in at the convention so he can “beat her harder than he did last time around.”

One Republican source tells the publication that Biden has an advantage because, unlike Clinton, he hasn’t been the object of decades’ worth of right-wing media propaganda.

“While Biden has universal name-ID, unlike Hillary Clinton he hasn’t spent the last two decades as the principal boogeyman among conservatives, and beyond that, he’s generally been pretty undefined politically, other than the fact that he was Barack Obama’s VP,” the Republican explained.


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Protests around the world: This time it’s different

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A profound, historical difference separates the protests across America the past six days from past eruptions of anger over police violence against black men and women. It’s a difference that isn’t showing up news reports, televised or print even though it’s quite apparent.

The differences are where these demonstrations are taking place and who is protesting,

In Los Angeles, the demonstrators were not in the poor and historically black neighborhood known as Watts, but in Beverly Hills and the city’s prosperous West Side. Many of those demonstrating were white. In some places a majority were white.

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COVID-19 cases skyrocket among younger Americans as states reopen

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The coronavirus is tearing into a new demographic as states relax social distancing guidelines.

Younger Americans have gone back to work in the service industry and congregating in public, and their activity seems to be bearing out ominous predictions from public health experts, reported The Daily Beast.

“Watch what’s happening before and after the peak,” said epidemiologist Dr. Judith Malmgren, of the University of Washington’s school of public health. “The disease didn’t change, but the people who were infected changed.”

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Trump’s Confederacy-loving fans accused of treason in brutal new Lincoln Project ad

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In another no-holds-barred ad from the Lincoln Project -- headed up by Republicans Rick Wilson, George Conway and Steve Schmidt -- Donald Trump is linked to the Confederacy and, by extension, treason against the United States.

The ad notes the prevalence of the Confederate flag at Trump rallies -- some even bearing his name -- and notes, "The men who followed this flag 150 years ago knew what it meant: Treason against their country. Death of the United States,” in the voiceover.

With clips showing the neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, the ad goes on to ask, "What does it say that they’re all in for Trump?"

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