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Trump's Next Rally Will Be Held Outside

Campaign announces July 11 event in New Hampshire

(Newser) - After President Trump's rally in Tulsa, Okla., drew criticism for ignoring coronavirus precautions, his next one will be held outdoors, AFP reports. Trump will hold the "Make America Great Again" event Saturday in Portsmouth, NH, the AP reports. The campaign says "there will be ample access to... More »

Here's Who John Bolton Is Not Voting For

Trump—or Biden

(Newser) - You probably could have guessed that John Bolton won't be voting for President Trump come November—but in an interview with ABC News on Sunday night, the former national security adviser says he won't be voting for Trump's main rival, either. "I don't think he'... More »

Trump Warns 'Agitators' Ahead of Rally

Tulsa imposes a curfew ahead of Saturday event

(Newser) - A curfew is now in place around the Tulsa arena where President Trump plans to hold a Saturday rally. It took effect Thursday night and is intended to keep protesters from gathering around the BOK Center downtown through 6am Sunday, reports the Tulsa World . The rally begins at 7pm Saturday,... More »

Trump Picks Tulsa for Return of Rallies

State was among the first to loosen coronavirus restrictions

(Newser) - President Trump is planning to hold his first rally of the coronavirus era on June 19 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. And he says he’s planning more events in Florida, Texas, and Arizona as well. Trump made the announcement as he met with a handful of African American supporters Wednesday afternoon... More »

Trump Campaign Rallies Are Coming Back

They're expected to resume within 2 weeks

(Newser) - President Trump loves his rallies, but he hasn't held one since March 2, before the coronavirus pandemic took hold and the country largely went into lockdown. Now, campaign officials tell Reuters and Politico that the president's campaign rallies are coming back sometime in the next two weeks. Dates,... More »

Biden: Trump Is an 'Absolute Fool' on Masks

2020 candidates go at each other

(Newser) - President Trump and Joe Biden are going at each other over mask use. Biden wore one in his first public appearance since March , and on Monday night, Trump retweeted a tweet from a Fox News analyst appearing to mock Biden's mask-donning. On Tuesday, Biden gave his first in-person interview... More »

Trump 2020 Chief Says Campaign Is Like 'Death Star'

'In a few days we start pressing FIRE for the first time'

(Newser) - President Trump's campaign manager offered an unusual analogy Thursday, comparing the 2020 campaign to Darth Vader's ultimate weapon. "For nearly three years we have been building a juggernaut campaign (Death Star). It is firing on all cylinders. Data, Digital, TV, Political, Surrogates, Coalitions, etc.," Brad Parscale... More »

Ohio Gives Biden a Reason to Smile

First major test of mail-in voting is complete

(Newser) - Joe Biden easily trumped Bernie Sanders in Tuesday's presidential primary in Ohio, conducted almost entirely by mail, reports the Hill . The former vice president nabbed 72.4% of 860,347 votes cast, according to unofficial results , compared to 16.6% support for Sanders, who ended his campaign three weeks... More »

Biden on Election: I Think Trump Will Try to Delay It

Trump campaign fires back, calls Biden comment a 'conspiracy theory'

(Newser) - On Nov. 3, the country will vote for the next US president—though Joe Biden is worried the current president may attempt to postpone that process. "Mark my words, I think he is going to try to kick back the election somehow, come up with some rationale why it... More »

Biden, Trump Blame China, Each Other

Big buys in battleground states make pandemic response the issue

(Newser) - With the Trump administration increasingly blaming the pandemic on China, the president's reelection campaign has broadened the attacks to include Joe Biden. America First Action, the main super PAC supporting President Trump, spent $10 million on TV ads to run in battleground states that say China "stole American... More »

Poll Shows Trump and Biden Running Close

President's support for November lags approval rating

(Newser) - With his approval rating at a high point , President Trump is now running nearly even with Vice President Joe Biden among voters in a new poll. As the pandemic has worsened, the president has erased most of last month's 7-point gap between the two, the Washington Post reports. Biden'... More »

Biden's Michigan Win Shows Democrats Want One Thing

And that should have Trump worried

(Newser) - Much is being made of Joe Biden's Tuesday night win in Michigan—and, on the flip side, Bernie Sanders' loss there and what it means for the candidate. But there's another 2020 candidate who should be just as concerned by Biden's victory, say pundits: President Trump. A... More »

Trump Falls Afoul of New Twitter Policy

Altered video of Joe Biden was flagged as 'manipulated media'

(Newser) - A video retweeted by President Trump's account over the weekend was the first of the president's tweets to fall afoul of a new Twitter policy. The video of Joe Biden—originally tweeted by Dan Scavino, the White House social media director who oversees Trump's Twitter account—edited... More »

Trump Talks Obama, Coronavirus, Insults in TV Town Hall

'When they hit us, we have to hit back'

(Newser) - President Trump defended the administration's response to the coronavirus and his confrontational style of name-calling political opponents as he fielded questions Thursday from select members of the public in his first TV town hall of the 2020 election cycle. Trump, who regularly calls his top Democratic presidential opponents "... More »

Attending Trump's Saturday Fundraiser Will Really Cost You

Entry fee for new Trump fundraiser this weekend: $580K per couple

(Newser) - President Trump has been to nearly 50 "intimate gatherings" with top-level GOP donors over the past two-plus years, per estimates by the Washington Post —but his latest will be his steepest of those fundraisers so far. Billionaire Nelson Peltz is the host, Peltz's estate in Palm Beach,... More »

Trump Scores Record Win in New Hampshire

Vote total higher than any previous incumbent

(Newser) - There were no surprises in the Republican primary in New Hampshire on Tuesday as President Trump cruised to victory by a wide margin over challenger Bill Weld. With almost 90% of precincts in, Trump had 85.7% of the vote, Weld had 9.1%, and assorted write-in candidates had 2.... More »

2020 Debates May Be Missing a Key Player

Sources tell 'NYT' Trump might skip them

(Newser) - Wondering how the general election debates between President Trump and the Democratic nominee will go down? We may never find out. Two sources said to be familiar with Trump's discussions on the matter tells the New York Times the president is mulling not showing up for any such showdowns—... More »

Ridicule Follows Campaign Clip Showing Trump as Supervillain

Critics wonder if officials actually watched 'Avengers: Endgame'

(Newser) - What's next for President Trump after his turn as Rocky Balboa ? Avengers supervillain Thanos, apparently. "House Democrats can push their sham impeachment all they want. President Trump's re-election is inevitable," the Trump War Room said in a Tuesday tweet that shares a new campaign ad... More »

Trump Campaign Retaliates Against Bloomberg News

Its reporters won't get press credentials to cover Trump's 2020 events

(Newser) - With Michael Bloomberg in the 2020 race, Bloomberg News reporters are out. That's the upshot of an announcement from the Trump 2020 campaign, which says it will not provide credentials to any journalists from the news outlet who are seeking to cover Trump campaign events. Axios reports the decision... More »

Biden 2020 Makes Website Gaffe

Candidate pushes Latino page, but Trump campaign gets domain name first

(Newser) - Joe Biden's campaign has a new initiative to reach Latino voters called Todos Con Biden, or All for Biden. This week, the candidate talked it up and encouraged people to check out the website of that name. But ABC News points out a monumental oversight: Even as Biden was... More »

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