President Trump pulled into a statistical tie with Democratic rival Joe Biden in Florida, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll.
President Trump pulled into a statistical tie with Democratic rival Joe Biden in Florida, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll.
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CLEVELAND, OHIO – SEPTEMBER 29: Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden participates in the first presidential debate against U.S. President Donald Trump at the Health Education Campus of Case Western Reserve University on September 29, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. This is the first of three planned debates between the two candidates in the lead up to the election on November 3. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) Not that we need to pay super close attention to polls — they’ve clearly failed us before, and they cannot make us complacent when it comes to voting — but Joe Biden is currently leading President Donald Trump 50% to 41% nationally. As far as what that meant for Biden’s debate strategy, all the former Vice President had to do was be competent and stay the course. Trump, who made a disaster of the last one by constantly interrupting Biden and lobbing personal insults, could only improve this time around. Well, or not. While Trump was less aggressive in the second presidential debate on Thursday, and attempted fewer interruptions — partially helped by the newly installed mute button (cue: *Hallelujah!*) — he continued to tell lies about the coronavirus pandemic and just about everything else. He said his son Barron’s COVID “just went away,” strongly — and incorrectly — implying that the disease doesn’t affect children, and argued that Biden wants to shut down the entire country, and that “the cure cannot be worse than the problem itself.” Trump also attacked his former home city of New York as being a ghost town, which is not only BS because we are looking out of our window and there are about 50 people (safely distanced) sitting outdoors at restaurants and laughing instead of watching the debate, but also because this city and state are doing better than most of the country since we had sensible restrictions instead of opening everything up and watching cases soar. “People are learning to live with it,” Trump said about the coronavirus. “People are learning to die with it,” Biden quickly retorted, conjuring up the image of “an empty chair at the kitchen table” where someone’s family member used to sit, the first moment of several during this debate when he made a personal appeal to the American public. Biden also drew a necessary distinction between “shutting down the entire country” — what Trump accused him of wanting to do — and what he would actually do, which is put reasonable safety measures in communities that need it, rapid testing, contact tracing, and a mask requirement. Another strength of Biden’s tonight has been making relevant and effective pivots as Trump continues to attack him and his family personally, such as when Trump made the entirely baseless accusation that Hunter Biden received $3.5 million from the wife of the former mayor of Moscow, and then said some nonsense about “pillows and sheets” that no one really understood. Biden did two things right in response to those attacks: He smartly pivoted to Trump’s refusal to pay taxes, which continues to haunt the president and the shamelessness of which is hard to refute. He also continued to speak to the many people who have been affected by COVID and the economy, swiftly changing the subject from Trump’s accusations to people’s hardships. “He doesn’t want to talk about substantive issues,” Biden said. “If you’re a middle-class family, you’re getting hurt badly right now. We should be talking about your families, but that’s the last thing he wants to talk about.” His Scranton roots were, of course, brought up. Instead of responding with how he, too, wants to help the American people (literally his job description), Trump called Biden a “typical politician” because of course only “typical politicians” empathize with the public, while men of the people like Trump accuse their opponents of foreign deals that no one in the electorate really cares about. Clearly Trump is floundering tonight, because when it’s time to talk about real issues — struggling businesses, healthcare, COVID — he simply doesn’t have the range. The “I’m not like those other politicians” act just hasn’t stuck, because he has no results to back up the faux-populist swagger. So he insults and shouts and compares himself favorably to Abraham Lincoln. (No, really.) Biden knew this at the last debate, but couldn’t get a word in edgewise because Trump yelled over him. This time, he actually called Trump out on his “malarkey.” (And that mute button certainly helped.) Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?There's No Controversy In Joe & Hunter Biden's HugWhere Biden & Trump Stand On All The Key IssuesHow You Know Kristen Welker, Tonight's Moderator
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After a prominent Trump supporter criticized a photo of former Vice President Joe Biden hugging his son, Hunter, Twitter became a confusing party-line battle ground. The black and white photo, the two men are embracing while Hunter looks into the camera and Joe kisses his son on the cheek, became the subject of backlash from Republicans, who labeled the tender father-son moment as “inappropriate.” The brouhaha began with a tweet from John Cardillo, a Trump supporter, former NYPD officer, and radio host. “Does this look like an appropriate father/son interaction to you?” Cardillo asked, posting the photo to his feed. The implication was that there was something unnatural about Biden’s relationship with his younger son, something devious. But Cardillo is clearly following a precedent put forth by Trump, who tried to use Biden’s relationships with his son as a “gotcha” during the first presidential debate. In the weeks since, Biden received similar criticism when text messages between him and Hunter were leaked and revealed. In the texts, the Democratic nominee messaged his son who was in rehab, writing, “Good morning my beautiful son. I miss you and love you. Dad.” Despite what Republican trolls may allege, the photo and texts simply reveal a loving relationship between Joe and Hunter Biden — one where a father is expressing affection, both physically and verbally, towards his son. But the invented controversy revealed toxic ideas around masculinity and manhood in the United States, combined with a heavy dose of good ol’ homophobia. Does this look like an appropriate father/son interaction to you? pic.twitter.com/XDMIsgjUKI— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) October 22, 2020 While this all might just be another last ditch effort from Trump’s team to undermine the Biden campaign (you know, along with the pointless investigation into his Amtrak trips, and allegations that he helped set up Rudy Giuliani’s Borat cameo), it does speak to our current culture of platonic affection between men, which, at one point in time, was the norm. But when the idea that homosexuality was actually perversion began to solidify, men stopped touching each other so much. In a society that has taught men and boys that to be physically intimate with each other is a sign of gayness, and that gayness is associated with femininity and, therefore, weakness, it remains rare to see two men in a non-romantic relationship show the kind of love and affection we see in the photo of the male Bidens, even when those men are family members. It’s worth noting that there are countless pictures of Trump kissing and being overly affectionate with his daughter, Ivanka, that have no garnered the same accusations of “inappropriate touching” from his supporters that this one photo of the Bidens has (and, let’s be real, the way Trump touches Ivanka actually does veer into inappropriate and uncomfortable at times, especially when he says that if they weren’t related he would “probably date” his daughter). But it’s also worth noting that the image, which was taken in 2016, was captured during the first interview between Joe Biden after his other son, Beau, passed away. But by implying that there is something wrong with that photo, the men critical of this are actually just telling on themselves: They are demonstrating their toxic and harmful ideas around masculinity and manhood, and reinforcing ideas around homophobia that end up hurting straight men the most. The reinforcement of this criticism will only deprive men of the touch and affection that all humans need, touch that provides safety, comfort, and emotional support. We force straight men to seek all their physical affection from their women partners instead, and we deprive young boys of the kind of affection they deserve from the men in their lives, like their fathers. “Boys imitate what they see,” Dan Kindlon and Michael Thompson write in their book Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys. “If what they see is emotional distance, guardedness, and coldness between men they will grow up to imitate that behavior.” The authors ask, “What do boys learn when they do not see men with close friendships, where there are no visible models of intimacy in a man’s life beyond his spouse?” Joe Biden is a man who knows grief: he has lost a wife and two children, including Hunter’s older brother, Beau. He holds tightly to the son he has left because he knows the pain of losing one. What Joe Biden’s words and actions have shown us over the last week is not that he is weak or that he coddles his son. What they’ve shown us is that, even when no one is looking, he is the kind of father that other men should strive to be and that he refuses to give into some of the most harmful scripts around American masculinity. Hunter is lucky to have a father like that. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Biden's Honesty About His Son's Addiction MattersTrump Used A Racist Dog Whistle To Criticize ObamaWhy Is The GOP Investigating Biden's Amtrak Trips?
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Thursday night’s final 2020 presidential debate was (hopefully) the last sparring match between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden. But Trump found an unlikely ally at the end of the debate, when former Fox News host Megyn Kelly — who has been shilling for the president in the last weeks leading up to the election — dubbed Trump the winner. “Trump won this debate, handily,” Kelly wrote on Twitter. “Biden wasn’t a force at all. Trump was substantive, on-point, well-tempered. Definitely helped himself, when it mattered most.” Kelly live-tweeted the debate throughout the night and gave Trump lots of credit for his talking points on criminal justice reform and minimum wage, and suggested the president had a particularly strong moment when he told Biden, “I ran because of you.” Kelly went on to add commentary about how the president had more control over himself during this debate, where he didn’t repeatedly interrupt Democratic nominee Joe Biden (perhaps the mute button escaped her attention?). She suggested that his incessant interruptions in previous debates must have been a “strategy,” but based on his Thursday night performance, Trump “can control himself just fine.” But whether the president interrupts Biden or allows him to respond to debate questions doesn’t really matter because Kelly has named Trump the winner of both debates. She even mocked Biden when he couldn’t cut through Trump’s interruptions the first time around, which, she was very much alone in thinking that was some sort of weakness. Despite her obvious support for the president (and maybe potential play to get her former job back), the former Fox News anchor insists she is engaging in “fair analysis” and chocks it up to the fact that she apparently doesn’t “suffer from Trump Derangement Syndrome” (ok!). But this isn’t the first time she has basically endorsed the president on Twitter, even as she continues to deny her support for him. When Refinery29 previously reported on Kelly’s apparent loyalty to the president, she retaliated with a weirdly sexist jab, stating that Refinery29 was “taking a break from watching The Bachelor and The Kardashians” to critique her tweets, before suggesting we “consider trying” news analysis her way. Aside from the obvious internalized misogyny her comments, Kelly stated at the time that she’s “just not in the tank for Biden and able to report fairly on both sides.” But Kelly’s method of news analysis often involves hosting the leaders of hate groups and engaging in discriminatory commentary about marginalized communities. It’s no secret that Kelly has opposed much of the initiatives put forward by the Black Lives Matter movement, making racist suggestions about how police acted appropriately when shooting an unarmed Jacob Blake in the back seven times in front of his children. Kelly has also promoted stories calling the “politicization” of Jacob Blake, George Floyd, and Eric Garner’s deaths “dishonest.” It’s actually quite unsurprising, given her stances, that Kelly has chosen to throw her weight behind a president who espouses racist ideas himself — despite the fact that Trump suggested she was hormonal after moderating a 2016 debate, saying she had “blood coming out of her wherever.” Kelly may consider herself bipartisan and providing “fair analysis,” but she also may be the only person who believes that to be true. After attempting to rehabilitate her former Fox News image with a brief stint at NBC, it’s clear there’s no redeeming the woman who once insisted on a supposedly hard-hitting news segment that Santa Claus is both real and, uh, white. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Aubrey O'Day, Trump Jr.'s Ex, "Has Receipts"Trump Leaked His Own 60 Minutes Interview545 Migrant Children Can't Find Their Parents
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