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‘The whole thing is a mess’: MSNBC’s Heilemann claims Trump’s campaign ‘is breaking down’

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MSNBC’s John Heilemann said President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign was already running on fumes, with more than three months to go before the election.

The president delivered a political speech on the White House lawn, flanked by two pickup trucks, where he suggested that Joe Biden’s housing desegregation plan was an attack on white Americans.

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“The subtly of the pickup trucks, the staging, subtle messaging going on there,” Heilemann told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

The racial message was hardly subtle, Heilemann said.

“Suburbs equals white, and the president’s campaign is in a state of meltdown right now,” he said. “I know we talked on the show the last couple days about the Brad Parscale situation, who’s running the campaign right now? You know, Jared Kushner is really running the campaign, kind of has always been running the campaign.”

The results of Kushner’s leadership have so far been disastrous, he said.

“A few months before Election Day, the campaign, the organization that should have been, you know, as most incumbent presidents have honed their political team, the one that got them in office, they spent time then in the Oval Office, they’ve been building a re-election war chest, they’ve been getting their team [to be] a finely tuned race car so by the time you get to the last turn, which is where we are right now in this campaign, they’re on fire, right, and pedal to the metal,” Heilemann said. “This car is breaking down. It’s requiring — I don’t want to strain the metaphor, but the whole thing is a mess.”

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That’s why Trump is warning that Biden’s housing plan will “abolish” suburbs, Heilemann said.

“The campaign’s breaking down,” he said. “They’re showing him polling that shows he’s bleeding out in the suburbs. Trump looks at that and says, understands how dire his political situation is, sees the suburban loss he’s suffering and says, I have to fix my situations with the suburb, that equals white. I’m going to play the race card — hey, white people, if you vote for Joe Biden you get black people showing up in your neighborhoods. This is standard 1970s, Wallace-Nixon affair — we made those comparisons in the past, but nothing quite this blatant. That’s the card he’s playing.”

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Trump: ‘I’m doing the country a big favor’ with my conspiracy theories about voter fraud

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At Wednesday's White House briefing on coronavirus, President Donald Trump was once again asked about his conspiracy theories about mail-in ballot fraud, in light of his move to sue the state of Nevada to stop an expansion of the practice.

When confronted with his previous lie that Nevada isn't checking signatures, Trump doubled down, saying it would be "physically impossible" to verify the ballots. He then repeated, for the third day in a row, his complaints about the New York primary process — and when a reporter pointed out to him that the delays in ballot reporting isn't evidence of fraud, he replied, "well, you're reading a different newspaper than me." He added that "I'm doing the country a big favor" by talking about these issues.

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Facebook removes first Trump post as a lie

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Facebook has been criticized by users for refusing to check President Donald Trump's false information, incorrect ads, and array of posts on the social media site, but it wasn't until Wednesday that they finally removed a post for his lying.

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CIA ignores request to brief GOP senators trying to dig up dirt on Joe Biden’s son: report

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On Wednesday, Politico reported that the Central Intelligence Agency is ignoring a request to brief the Republican senators mounting an investigation into Hunter Biden's business dealings in Ukraine.

"The spy agency’s resistance comes amid intelligence officials’ deep skepticism of the probe, which is being led by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and focuses on Hunter Biden’s role on the board of the Ukrainian energy company Burisma," reported Andrew Desiderio and Natasha Bertrand. "Democrats argue the investigation is based on Russian disinformation aimed at tipping the outcome of the election toward President Donald Trump — a charge that Johnson rejects."

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