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White House aides attempt to spin Trump’s bungled Fox News answer about his second term plans

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During an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Thursday, President Donald Trump was asked a softball question about what he would focus on as a priority for his second term, if re-elected. Trump flubbed the question, and Hannity moved on without trying to press the matter.

On Saturday, The Wall Street Journal spoke to White House aides who tried to clean up the embarrassment of the incident.

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“The president is sort of singularly focused right now on dealing with the virus that’s still with us, and getting Americans back to work,” one senior administration official told them. “Now that doesn’t mean that extensive legwork isn’t being done.”

Meanwhile, White House spokesman Judd Deere said, “As the president continues to lead a whole-of-government response to a global pandemic, restore law and order to our communities, and rebuild the economy, the White House is engaged in an ongoing policy process for a bold second-term agenda that continues the Transition to Greatness.”

But in another recent interview with the Journal, even Trump himself acknowledged that the recent national disasters have potentially upended ideas he had for economic policy in his second term. “It would have been much different if you asked me that question three months ago, because the economy was really rocking and I would have been cutting debt,” he said. “I would have been cutting expenses. I would have been cutting a lot of things.”

Recent polls have shown the president down double digits against former Vice President Joe Biden, and trailing in most key battleground states.


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Rudy Giuliani’s daughter announces her support for Biden/Harris

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The daughter of former NYC Mayor and current Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani has endorsed Joe Biden's presidential bid.

Caroline Rose Giuliani, 31, tweeted a photo of herself with Harris on Tuesday with the caption “an excellent day for a repost from this bleeding [heart] of mine #bidenharris2020 #removetrump.” She also shared a donation link in a subsequent tweet, calling on people to “help start turning this sh*t around!! It’s a matter of life or (many) death(s) at this point."

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Bill Maher shrugs off Trump’s rant after the president says the HBO host ‘looks terrible’

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday lashed out at comedian Bill Maher, after the HBO host conducted a fake eulogy of the president on his "Real Time" show.

“Watched @billmaher last week for the first time in a long time. He’s totally SHOT, looks terrible, exhausted, gaunt, and weak. If there was ever a good reason for no shutdown, check out this jerk. He never had much going for him, but whatever he did have is missing in action!” Trump wrote on Twitter.

Maher had a simple response on Twitter: "Really? This is what the president of the United States does with his time?"

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Get ready for petulant Trump to punish America if Biden wins

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What could happen to America if Trump were to further, severely crash the U.S. economy the day after Joe Biden is announced as the winner of the 2020 presidential race?

As Trump tweeted on June 15, 2019, “if anyone but me takes over… there will be a Market Crash the likes of which has not been seen before!”

On July 6, 2020, he tweeted, “If you want your 401k’s and Stocks, which are getting close to an all time high (NASDAQ is already there), to disintegrate and disappear, vote for the Radical Left Do Nothing Democrats and Corrupt Joe Biden.”

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