Here’s what President Trump is doing — and has done — in response to riots across America this weekend.
While we usually begin with an article, today a tweet summarizes the key point. From Jenna Ellis, Senior Legal Advisor to the Trump campaign:
“In the past 48 hours, President @realDonaldTrump has:
– Condemned violence
– Supported George Floyd’s family
– Designated Antifa a terrorist org
– Sent in the National Guard
– Spoken directly to the American people from Cape Canaveral
‘Where is Trump?’ Are you serious??”
Last night, more than 140 American cities faced riots — some after days of mayhem on their streets. President Trump was reportedly even taken to a secure bunker below the White House due to the rioting in Washington, D.C. and near the White House.
While President Trump told the American people that Biden campaign staff are “working to get the anarchists out of jail,” the President has been working with the American people and governors to restore order, while respecting the peaceful protestors and the bereaved family of George Floyd.
Preview of President Biden? His campaign “plans the most radical economic overhaul since FDR.”
“But as the pandemic gripped the country this spring, sickening or killing nearly two million Americans and putting tens of millions out of work, Biden began issuing a raft of new proposals that move his positions closer to the progressive wing of the Democratic Party, with a promise to unveil an even more transformative economic plan this summer.” (Newsweek)
Joe Biden has tried to position himself as a moderate. But his campaign plans are anything but.
Now he’s unveiled an economic plan designed to hearken FDR’s New Deal — one of the greatest expansions of the size, scope, and cost of the federal government in American history.
As Newsweek reports, that includes:
- student debt cancellation for some Americans, a big issue for the far left
- free college and community college
- changes to financial laws that put him more in line with Elizabeth Warren
- an increase in the minimum wage to $15
- and much, much more
While the 2020 election has been pushed out of the headlines due to the many challenges America has faced this year, these are still the issues that voters will hear about — and cast their ballot based on — as November looms closer.
Prediction: like it or not, 2020 will be a widespread vote-by-mail election.
“The first is that the November elections will very likely be a ‘mostly mail’ election whether anyone likes it or not — even if no laws are changed. Twenty-nine states already have no-excuse absentee voting, including the states where control of the White House and the Senate will be decided […] If voters are concerned about the coronavirus, and there’s every reason to believe it will still be a threat in November, the overwhelming majority will choose early mail-in or curbside voting.” (National Review)
Because you read The Vote, you’ve been ahead of the curve on this important issue.
While lawsuits — and legal changes — are pending, it seems likely that the November 2020 election will be decided by mail, especially if coronavirus has a large peak again this fall as some experts anticipate.
This will dramatically change how political campaigns run their operations. We’ll continue to bring you updates on this important issue.
By Wednesday, we’ll know where the Republican National Convention will be held.
“The Republican National Committee says it wants to hear from North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper by Wednesday on whether the state can fully accommodate the party’s national convention in August this summer. The letter sent Saturday by RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel to Cooper comes a day after Cooper talked by phone with President Trump about the issue. The two disagreed about the viability of a full-fledged convention.” (Newsmax)
The Republican National Convention in late August was scheduled to be held in Charlotte, North Carolina. But since the state’s Democratic governor won’t confirm it can proceed as planned, President Trump and the GOP have said they’ll move the event.
Now they’ve given the state until Wednesday to confirm — or the Republican Party will find a new site. Governors of other states, including Georgia, have already expressed enthusiasm about the event.