MINNEAPOLIS — Along with bread baking, bike riding and playing board games, add this to the list of things that have become more popular during the pandemic: writing your will.Several local lawyers specializing in trust and estate work say the number of people coming to them to prepare a will has shot up 20 to 35% since the COVID-19 virus hit.“I have been busier now than in all 23 years of my practice,” said Mary Alice Fleming, an estate planning attorney with the DeWitt law firm in Minneapolis. “It’s been unbelievable.”Local lawyers say the clients who have come to them recently have included…
Trump’s strategy against Joe Biden and the coronavirus is to increasingly accept defeat: columnist
In an op-ed for the New York Times this Tuesday, Ross Douthat says that the Trump administration is beginning to see the writing on the wall as Election Day grows closer.
According to Douthat, Trump's 2020 campaign "has been stuck toggling back and forth between two very different narratives."
"One seeks to replay the last campaign, portraying Joe Biden as the embodiment of a failed establishment (hence all the references to his 47 years in Washington) who will sell out American interests to China as soon as he’s back in power," he writes.
The other is Trump apparently insistence in running against Joe Biden as if he's Bernie Sanders. While a skilled campaigner could have weaved these narratives together, their contradictions are more obvious when coming from Trump. "The resulting incoherence just feeds his tendency to return to old grudges and very online grievances, as though he’s running for the presidency of talk radio or his own Twitter feed," writes Douthat.
WATCH: Lincoln Project targets Pennsylvania voters with devastating new ad as Trump visits the state
In a new ad released Tuesday for The Lincoln Project, the narrator says, "There's mourning in Pennsylvania. Today, hundreds of thousands of Americans have died from a deadly virus Donald Trump ignored. Praising China's response instead of heeding the warnings, then blaming them to cover his own failures."
The ad continues, "With the economy in shambles, people in Pennsylvania are still out of work. One of the worst economies in decades."
The ad was released on the same day President Donald J. Trump planned to visit the state.
Watch the video below.
WATCH: Trump supporter cries discrimination during Starbucks mask meltdown
An argument that erupted between a barista and her customer at a Santee, Calif. Starbucks has gone viral.
The incident occurred when the barista, Alex Beckom, 19, asked her customer to pull her mask up from her chin. The customer was a White woman wearing a Trump 2020 mask. The customer's response was that she was being discriminated against because of her support of President Donald J. Trump.
“F— Black Lives Matter,” the customer told Beckom, who is Black.
The woman then asked for a straw and sugar packets before they parted ways.
Watch the video below.