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‘Everybody knows he’s a liar’: Biden smacks down Trump for claiming he wants socialized medicine

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Donald Trump and Joe Biden at the first 2020 general election debate (screengrab)

At Tuesday night’s debate, President Donald Trump tried to go after Joe Biden on health care by claiming that he agrees with Sen. Bernie Sanders’ “manifesto” on single-payer health care — even though Biden is on record saying that he prefers a public option and expansion of the Affordable Care Act.

“Everything he’s saying here is simply a lie — everybody knows he’s a liar,” said Biden, repeatedly reminding the audience that Trump has attacked the ACA and tried to destroy it.

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“I guess you lost the left!” snapped Trump, in response to Biden articulating his preference for a public option.


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NY Times calls out Trump’s broken promises on creating a manufacturing renaissance in America

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When President Trump spoke at a 2018 groundbreaking ceremony for the Foxconn plant in Wisconsin, he promised the plant would provide thousands of jobs and would be the "eighth wonder of the world." But as the New York Times' Alan Rappeport points out, the company has hired "less than a quarter of the 2,080 workers it was expected to employ last year and invested just $300 million, rather than the expected $3.3 billion."

"Foxconn’s failure to create the kind of factory powerhouse that Mr. Trump described demonstrates how the president’s promise of an American manufacturing renaissance has not always resulted in the pledged jobs or economic investment," Rappeport writes. "Mr. Trump has threatened companies like General Motors, Harley-Davidson and Carrier with backbreaking taxes and boycotts if they moved manufacturing abroad, often cajoling job promises out of those firms. But in many cases, those pledges went unfulfilled once Mr. Trump’s attention shifted elsewhere and market realities could not be ignored."

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George Conway uses reverse rhetoric to rip Trump in WaPo: ‘I believe in the president, now more than ever’

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In a link-driven, satirical opinion piece for The Washington Post Monday, conservative attorney and Lincoln Project co-founder George Conway ripped Trump supporters with his reverse rhetoric by writing a parody of what one might say in defense of the president with just over a week until Election Day.

"I believe, more than ever, in the president," Conway began his post. "I believe Sleepy Joe Biden and that 'monster' Kamala D. Harris would turn America into a 'socialist hellhole,' and we’d all have 'to speak Chinese.'"

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In rural America, resentment over COVID-19 shutdowns is colliding with rising case numbers

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As COVID-19 spreads through rural America, new infection numbers are rising to peaks not seen during this pandemic and pushing hospitals to their limits. Many towns are experiencing their first major outbreaks, but that doesn’t mean rural communities had previously been spared the devastating impacts of the pandemic.

Infection rates in rural and frontier communities ebbed and flowed during the first seven months, often showing up in pockets linked to meat packing plants, nursing homes or prisons.

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