The president’s critics, though, note that his comments are part of a history that has included pushing the “birther” smear against former President Obama, equivocal comments about racist violence in Charlottesville, Va., in August 2017 and a reported description of some majority-nonwhite nations as “shithole countries,” among other controversies. … [Read more...] about The Memo: Trump’s race tactics fall flat
After Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade echoed the president’s stated concerns about the debates happening after early voting starts in some states, his radio show guest shot down the idea of either moving the schedule up and adding a fourth debate earlier in September. … [Read more...] about Fox’s Chris Wallace: Trump Only Wants More Debates Because He’s Losing
A Lebanese man carries his belongings as he leaves his destroyed house near the scene where an explosion hit on Tuesday the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. Lebanese army bulldozers plowed through wreckage to reopen roads around Beirut's demolished port on Thursday as the government pledged to investigate the devastating explosion and placed port officials under house arrest. less … [Read more...] about The Latest: Britain sending Royal Navy ship to help Beirut
This year’s presidential campaign is like none in the last 100 years, lacking the cross-country campaigning at rallies and events that was the hallmark of past campaigns. Biden has been holed up his Delaware home, speaking to supporters via social media, giving scripted speeches in front of a teleprompter from his home or nearby to small numbers of socially distanced people, and rarely taking questions from the media. … [Read more...] about Arnon Mishkin: Biden could benefit by skipping Democratic Convention — he avoids sticking foot in his mouth
But even among those who justified the unrest, there was a sense that it, particularly the video of looting and violence, could result in a sense of “white backlash” and play into President Trump’s reelection effort. This is a president who used his inaugural address to promise to fight “American Carnage” and has successfully appealed to “white backlash” throughout his career. … [Read more...] about Arnon Mishkin: One crisis too many — Will the riots be Trump’s undoing?