Rudy Giuliani at City Hall (photo: Kristen Artz/Mayor’s office)Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani launched an attack on Mayor de Blasio, blaming him for rising crime and crowing about how safe New York City had been until de Blasio took over. Giuliani reportedly said, “We went from being the most dangerous city to the safest large city in America, and we remained there until this idiot took over.“ It is certainly terrible that murders so far this year have increased compared to last year, nobody likes to see that. But if one chose to actually go back to Giuliani’s final year as mayor, 2001, the city w…
‘Here I am’: Trump highlights his lack of death to downplay the risks of coronavirus at MAGA rally
President Donald J. Trump rallied Monday in Martinsburg, Penn. without a mask and his supporters did the same. Trump's "speech" took shots at the pandemic that has so far killed over 226,000 Americans over the past eight months.
"COVID, COVID, COVID... That's all they talk about, the fake news, COVID COVID COVID," he said. Then he added that the reason America shows so many more cases than the rest of the world is "because we do more testing than anybody else."
"Trump's position is more or less that the coronavirus is a media hoax that normal people for the most part shouldn't care about because they'll be fine if they get it," tweeted Vox journalist Aaron Rupar.
In proactive move, Twitter aims to ‘pre-bunk’ election falsehoods
Twitter said Monday it would take the proactive step of alerting its users to potential misinformation in preparation for unverified claims about the November 3 US election.
The short messaging service said it would place notices at the top of user feeds warning that there may be delays in full election results and that people might see "misleading information" about voting by mail.
This "pre-bunking" is part of an effort to stay ahead of baseless claims about the election before they occur, according to Twitter's head of site integrity Yoel Roth.
"We're introducing 'pre-bunks' for some of the most common misleading claims about #Election2020," Roth tweeted.
Trump largely ignored coronavirus at packed campaign rallies in Pennsylvania — with no social distancing
President Donald Trump on Monday barnstormed Pennsylvania -- a swing state he almost certainly has to win to get reelected -- while his Democratic opponent Joe Biden once more kept a low profile.
With three back-to-back rallies, Trump showed how badly he wants to win the state in eight days, telling large, enthusiastic crowds of supporters to ignore polls showing him lagging there and across other battleground states.
"We get Pennsylvania, we win the whole thing," he said in Allentown, before flying to another rally in Lititz, with a final event set in Martinsburg in the evening.