President Donald Trump spent several minutes at Tuesday’s White House briefing attacking Joe Biden’s running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), claiming that she was dishonest, would raise taxes, and was “disrespectful” to Brett Kavanaugh.
But as conservative attorney and Lincoln Project co-founder George Conway was quick to point out, Trump didn’t always feel this way. In fact, he and his daughter Ivanka gave thousands of dollars to her in her campaigns for Attorney General of California.
“In 2011 and again in 2013, Trump donated a total of $6,000 to Harris’ campaign for California attorney general. His daughter, Ivanka, also gave Harris $2,000 in 2014.”https://t.co/doMWUKxRxa
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) August 11, 2020
As the information about the Trump family’s former donations made the rounds, New York Magazine’s Jonathan Chait weighed in with a humorous observation:
“Harris accepted donations from money-laundering swindler with history of racial discrimination”— next Trump attack https://t.co/r8ZTIk9Lh9
— Jonathan Chait (@jonathanchait) August 11, 2020
Win the vote but still lose? Behold the US Electoral College
"Beautiful" is how US political outsider Donald Trump described his shock presidential win against rival Hillary Clinton on the night of November 8, 2016.
The details were less clean-cut.
Former secretary of state Clinton had received nearly three million more votes than her Republican rival. But, by narrowly winning key battleground states, Trump surpassed the 270 Electoral College votes necessary to win the White House.
With just five weeks until the 2020 election featuring Trump and Democrat Joe Biden, the rules of this enigmatic -- some argue outmoded -- system are coming back into focus.
Mudslinging, half-truths and a clash of cultures: Here are 7 things to look for in tonight’s Trump-Biden debate
Well, we can be sure tonight’s debate will be sarcastic, insulting and lively – and a fact-checker’s heaven, starting with why Donald Trump hasn't paid any income taxes recently.
Donald Trump is reported to have spent his prep time coming up with one-line zingers particularly aimed at his opponent’s family and mental acuity, even as Joe Biden seeks to lay blame for coronavirus and economic problems on Trump. Still, the whole event sets up as a clash of cultures more than any debate about who stands where on issues, a showdown of sorts about what sort of country we want.
Donald Trump says Fox News’ Chris Wallace ‘will be controlled by the radical left’ moderating first debate with Joe Biden
Chris Wallace, the Fox News anchor who will moderate the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, is a veteran newsman who has a reputation for playing it straight at a network where the opinion hosts skew to the right.
Wallace, a youthful-looking 72 years old, is the son of legendary "60 Minutes" reporter Mike Wallace, who was known for his pugnacious interviews on the CBS show.
The younger Wallace may not be quite as combative as his late father, but he does not shy away from confrontation.
That includes taking on Trump at a Rupert Murdoch-owned news network that critics have accused of being a cheerleader for the Republican president.