President Donald Trump is holding multiple campaign rallies a day heading into the final week of the 2020 race for one simple reason: His campaign doesn’t have enough money to beat Democrat Joe Biden on the TV airwaves.
CNN reporter Nia-Malika Henderson on Monday said that Trump’s strategy at the moment is to get as much free media as he can by holding big rallies in swing states, even as those rallies are almost certainly worsening the spread of the novel coronavirus.
“Let’s also be very aware of the fact that Donald Trump is out of money in many ways,” she said. “And one of the reasons he’s going to these places… and holding all of these rallies is because it gets him local press coverage. Whereas you have Biden, who is blasting the airwaves.”
She questioned, however, whether these rallies would get the kinds of headlines he wants given that the United States recorded a record high in new COVID-19 infections over the weekend.
“I think it goes against not only science, but what most Americans want to see, these big rallies with people outdoors and not wearing any masks and not social distancing either,” she said. “But I also think it reflects the desperation of this president not only in terms of the money, but where he is in the polls.”
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Obama says some Black men are persuaded by Trump’s ‘macho’ bravado bragging about women and money
In part two of the SnapChat interview with President Barack Obama, Peter Hamby asked how President Donald Trump was able to persuade so many Black men to support him over President-elect Joe Biden.
When Obama was elected he got about 95 percent of the Black vote, where Biden got about 80 percent.
"Well, look, I think men, generally, are more susceptible to public figures who act tough, sort of the stereotypical macho style," Obama said, while videos of Trump showing off his flabby muscles appeared. "I don't think Black men are immune to that any more than White or Hispanic men are. A lot of the values of pop culture are extolling wealth, power, frankly, greed, not thinking about other people because you're so ruthless you're just looking out for yourself."
‘I’m utterly embarrassed’: Michigan Republican admits Rudy Giuliani ‘waded into the realm of insanity’
Michigan state Rep. Aaron Miller, a Republican, this week accused Rudy Giuliani of entering the "realm of insanity" with his testimony to lawmakers in Michigan.
Miller made the remarks following Giuliani's wild testimony to the Michigan House Oversight Committee.
"I’m happy to thoughtfully listen to evidence and claims and that was what today was supposed to be about, but Mr. Giuliani’s final statement waded into the realm of insanity," Miller said, according to The Detroit News. "He made wild and broad partisan insults for several minutes that had nothing to do with the election, and it was frankly unacceptable, shameful, and pathetic and distracts from any evidence that we might hear."
Trump refuses to say whether he still has confidence in AG Bill Barr
President Donald Trump on Thursday refused to say whether he still had confidence in embattled Attorney General Bill Barr.
According to Reuters White House correspondent Jeff Mason, the president was asked whether Barr still had his confidence, and Trump replied that reporters should ask him that question again in a few weeks.
Trump is reportedly furious at Barr for two reasons.
First, Barr told the Associated Press this week that so far the Department of Justice has found no evidence of systemic voter fraud that would change the outcome of the 2020 election.