Speaking to MSNBC on Monday, a self-described Republican evangelical former supporter of President Donald Trump said that she’s turning to former Vice President Joe Biden.
Talking to reporter Chris Jansing in her yard in Ohio, Hannah explained that she found it “so discouraging” to watch Trump not take the coronavirus seriously.
“In one sense he was saying it is not a big deal and it’s just going to go away,” she said. “And then we find out he was lying about that, knowing the danger and not wanting to tell us.”
But it was Cindy, who was the big surprise. She’s been an anti-Planned Parenthood activist, for whom abortion was her top issue. But she came to the realization that no president can unilaterally change the country’s abortion laws.
“It was clear that the Trump presidency has been a disaster in every way,” she explained. “The George Floyd killing was so horrific. Our racial reconciliation process is useless and I saw so many problems in our whole nation, I thought ‘nope, this is not going to work for us.’ The abortion issue was so hard for me! Once I started researching and realizing how the democratic process works, a president can’t shut down abortion tomorrow. Donald Trump is not the savior of the universe. It became very clear that I could look at another way of voting and having a kinder more of a soul of the nation being necessitated.”
She said that her children were a huge influence on her decision and have been sending her information to read about politics and the election.
“My sons and their daughters have been so kind and educating and saying, ‘Have you read this article? What do you think about this?’ And they weren’t at all superior or shaming, or ‘Mom you’re so,’ you know. They were just so kind. And it became clear that there was another path. I could break the Republican, evangelical, white, upper-middle-class place that I had lived in for so long.”
See the full interview below:
Anthony Scaramucci: ‘Trump is really losing it psychologically’
Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci on Tuesday suggested that President Donald Trump is suffering mental problems after losing the 2020 election.
"Trump is really losing it, psychologically," Scaramucci wrote on Twitter. "His followers don’t get that being a 'loser' is just about as bad as actual death to him."
"He is now a 'loser' in his daddy’s eyes," he added. "All he can do is act out. I wonder how it will end."
Trump is really losing it, psychologically. His followers don’t get that being a “loser” is just about as bad as actual death to him. He is now a “loser” in his daddy’s eyes. All he can do is act out. I wonder how it will end.
Rick Wilson and George Conway hilariously ridicule the GOP’s attempt to save Georgia’s Senate seats as Trump implodes
Conservative attorney George Conway -- who is married to former Donald Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway -- made an appearance on GOP consultant Rick Wilson's "The New Abnormal" podcast on Tuesday, where the two Lincoln Project founders wondered whether the president really wants the Republican Party to hang onto the two Georgia Senate seats headed for a run-off in January after he went down to defeat in the state.
The trio started off the Daily Beast podcast with a hilarious dramatic reading of the Washington Post's bombshell report about the president's inability to comprehend how he lost the election, with Conway laughing at the mention of Trump's "fragile mental state."
US lawmakers renew stimulus push as focus shifts to Biden
President-elect Joe Biden will present his economic team on Tuesday, as a bipartisan group of senators make a renewed push for another stimulus package to help the faltering US economy.
With Covid-19 cases spiking, the world's largest economy faces an uncertain outlook that Biden and his economic team led by nominee for Treasury secretary Janet Yellen will have to work to remedy.The diverse group, with women and minorities in key roles, will face millions in jobs losses and a rising wave of small businesses shutting their doors and major corporations laying off their workers.
Outgoing Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin agrees on the need for more federal help for workers left jobless and business battered by the pandemic.