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Mandatory Credit: Photo by Amy Harris/Shutterstock (10686118fw) Lara Yunaska Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the BOK Center. This was Trump’s first rally since the Covid 19 Pandemic began. Infection rates in the state of Oklahoma continue to rise. Trump campaign rally, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA – 20 Jun 2020 It was a busy weekend for Mrs. Eric Trump, who spent the past few days shilling for her father-in-law and rounding the morning news show circuit. As senior advisor to the Trump campaign, Lara Trump is no stranger to putting her foot in her mouth. And if Ivanka Trump is the silent but oh-so complicit member of the Trump family, then Lara is the flamboyant antagonist — ready to say the quiet parts out loud that Ivanka refuses to regurgitate. During her appearance on Jake Tapper’s State of the Union on Sunday morning, the former television producer doubled down on her previous comments regarding Democratic nominee for president Joe Biden’s stutter and mental faculties. “First and foremost, I had no idea that Joe Biden ever suffered from a stutter,” Lara claimed of the former vice president’s widely reported speech impediment. “I think what we see on stage with Joe Biden, Jake, is very clearly a cognitive decline. That’s what I’m referring to. It makes me uncomfortable.” Lara was heavily criticized for suggesting — with no feasible evidence — that Biden was suffering from a “cognitive decline.” But on Sunday, she doubled down on this type of baseless commentary when she defended the president’s statements targeting Michigan Governor Whitmer. Earlier this month, Whitmer was the subject of a planned attack from a group of domestic terrorist who attempted to kidnap her and “overthrow” the government. Trump has refused to support Whitmer and denounce her attackers, even after the FBI intervened and prevented the attack. Then, at a crowded Michigan rally on Saturday, the president proceeded to mock Whitmer, saying “lock them all up” after his supporters chanted “lock her up.” Though most believe that Trump’s ongoing battle with Whitmer is what led to the attempted attack in the first place, Lara sees no fault in the president’s actions. “He wasn’t doing anything, I don’t think, to provoke people to threaten this woman at all,” Lara said in response to the president’s rally comments. “He was having fun at a Trump rally and quite frankly there are bigger issues than this right now for everyday Americans.” Of course, this president and those in his inner circle have a long history of “having fun” to the detriment of others’ safety. President Trump has a long history of spewing violent rhetoric at his rallis — one study found that counties that hosted MAGA rallies in 2016 experienced a 226 percent increase in hate crimes. In a continued attempt to appeal to conservative evangelicals, the president has consistently lied about abortions that occur later in pregnancy, claiming pregnant people are “executing” infants moments after birth — another study found that abortion providers and clinics have experienced a surge in death threats and harassment since the president’s inauguration. And Lara Trump has a history of defending it all, loudly, and with zero remorse. But it was this week’s actions that made it feel as if Lara Trump was auditioning to be the new Ivanka. While Ivanka seems more than happy to work behind the scenes to soften her father’s image — posting pro-family pictures that conflict with her father’s family separation immigration policy, or celebrating Pride month while remaining silent on her father’s trans military ban and rollback of Title IX protections for trans youth — Lara Trump is happy to be clamorous and deafening in her support of her father-in-law. Yes, she’ll use a fake Abraham Lincoln quote during the Republican National Convention to attack her family’s political opponents. And yes, she’ll tell a man with a sutter to “get the words out” if it means she can make erroneous and unsubstantiated claims about his cognitive ability. It comes at the perfect time, too, when Ivanka has seemingly taken a back seat in this election, and Kimberly Guilfoyle has been relegated to just a meme at this point. Lara Trump clearly goes about defending the president far differently than subdued, so-called pragmatist sister-in-law. But they both have one thing in common: they are knowingly complicit of the president, his administration, and the harm both have caused the American people. One is just more obvious than the other. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Where In The World Is Ivanka Trump?Trump Gets His News From...A Satire Site.Trump Refusing To Denounce QAnon Is Not Surprising
Mandatory Credit: Photo by Uncredited/AP/Shutterstock (10773982a) Provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich. Whitmer opposes a ballot drive that would rescind a 75-year-old law that has enabled her to issue and lift COVID-19 restrictions unilaterally Virus Outbreak Governors Powers, Lansing, United States – 02 Sep 2020 Mandatory Credit: Photo by Alex Brandon/AP/Shutterstock (10954876ac) President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at Des Moines International Airport, in Des Moines, Iowa Election 2020 Trump, Des Moines, United States – 14 Oct 2020 Less than two weeks after a group of domestic terrorists were charged with constructing a plan to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, she has already re-entered the election circuit. Over the weekend, the Democratic governor went door-to-door in Michigan’s Oakland County to canvass for Joe Biden before attending Biden’s Friday campaign stop in Southfield. But naturally, President Donald Trump, who also spent his Saturday in Michigan at a (very non-socially distanced) rally, took this as another opportunity to mock Whitmer — his favorite “woman governor.” In his latest standoff with the Michigan governor, who has defied Trump’s desire to re-open states at-large by imposing strict lockdown measures, he led his rally supporters in chanting, “Lock her up!,” which Trump then turned into, “Lock them all up” — a not-so-veiled reference to Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden. Whitmer swiftly shut down Trump’s antagonistic chants on NBC’s Meet the Press the following day. “You know, it’s incredibly disturbing that the President of the United States, 10 days after a plot to kidnap, put me on trial and execute me, 10 days after that was uncovered, the President is at it again and inspiring and incentivizing and inciting this kind of domestic terrorism.” “It is wrong. It’s got to end. It is dangerous, not just for me and my family, but for public servants everywhere who are doing their jobs and trying to protect their fellow Americans,” Whitmer said. Despite the persistent verbal attacks Trump has thrown Whitmer’s way in recent months, it doesn’t look like the president is swaying anyone. While Trump’s baseless attacks on women leadership might have worked in 2016, that’s not the case in 2020. As of Sunday, Biden is polling better than Trump in Michigan: Biden currently holds 53% — a nine percent lead over Trump’s current 44%. This might come as a surprise to the president, but it’s quite clear to everyone else: Trump has attempted to “reclaim” suburban voters in swing states like Michigan, using a particularly racist rhetoric that is no longer translating to his presumed “suburban housewife” voter. It’s certainly not for a lack of trying, though. Trump tweeted “LIBERATE MICHIGAN” back in April in response to Whitmer taking the proper precautions against the pandemic, which she continued to do even after armed protests became normal at the state’s Capitol. He also called Whitmer a “dictator” a week after the plot to kidnap her was revealed, a response she was “shocked” to see. Trump may think that tearing down Whitmer is the answer to securing voters in Michigan, even using his in-laws to double down and defend him. And while the polling in Michigan looks favorable for Biden, make no mistake: voting in this election is still of the utmost importance. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Is Lara Trump Auditioning To Be The New Ivanka?Trump Refusing To Denounce QAnon Is Not SurprisingWhere In The World Is Ivanka Trump?
On October 20, House Republicans redefined the meaning of grasping for straws. Several members of the GOP alleged that the Biden campaign disrupted Amtrak service and caused financial strain on the company by using a chartered train to campaign through the Midwest earlier this month. In a letter addressed to Amtrak President and CEO William Flynn, four GOP lawmakers questioned Biden’s use of the train, expressing concern while also citing Amtrak’s own guidelines back to them saying that chartered trains “must generate sufficient financial benefit” in order for the company to justify the trip. The letter then proceeds to ask for an entire audit of the chartered train including everything from the salaries of the employees who worked on the train to whether there was any special treatment given. Additionally, Amtrak was asked to provide a historical list of “any time Amtrak trains have been previously chartered for campaign usage.” “We are concerned that the apparent use of a struggling, resource-deprived, publicly-run service for political gain does not serve the best interests of Amtrak or the American taxpayers at this time,” the letter signed by members of Congress Bob Gibbs, Scott Perry, Lloyd Smucker, and Rick Crawford, reads. “Given that the Biden campaign declined to disclose what it paid to use Amtrak’s resources, we want to ensure that the campaign paid a full, non-discounted rate.” One thing notably missing from this letter was any evidence of their allegations. (Give us one moment while we unroll our eyes from the back of our heads.) In response, Biden campaign spokesperson Matt Hill told Forbes that “anyone can charter a train with Amtrak.” He continued, “Last time we checked, no one can charter the White House South Lawn for a political convention,” referencing President Donald Trump’s address during the Republican National Convention in August. Hill called the letter a “political stunt” before encouraging the GOP to “stop ignoring Donald Trump’s blatant abuses of taxpayer money and government resources.” In a statement provided to Refinery29, Amtrak also made it clear that Biden’s use of a chartered train was completely normal and came with no special treatment. “Operation of charter trains is an important revenue source for Amtrak and one that supports other parts of our business. Customers range from sports teams to businesses, historical groups, and even individuals whose private railcars are coupled to our trains,” said Amtrak spokesperson Marc Magliari. “Pricing for charters is based on our customer’s operational needs and additional services. In this instance, the rate aligns with our standard practice and market rates that anyone seeking this service would be charged. There were no discounts or scheduling preferences.” Without missing a beat, the Biden campaign took this random and unwarranted GOP attack a step further, released a short video of Biden’s longstanding history riding trains. “I commuted every day from Wilmington, Delaware to Washington, D.C.,” he said in the voiceover. The Build Back Better Express Tour was about more than my love for trains — it was about meeting folks along the way and discussing how we can make their lives better.They are the backbone of America — and I’ll fight for them every day in the White House. pic.twitter.com/HhJHo35DvD— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) October 21, 2020 According to the Washington Post, Biden began taking the train one month after he won his seat in the Senate in 1972 after a car wreck killed his first wife, Neilia Biden, and their infant daughter Naomi. And he’s far from the only politician — or even presidential candidate — to use trains on the campaign trail. Whistle-stop tours have long celebrated presidential races. “For more than a century, trains and presidential campaigns have gone hand-in-hand, and Amtrak is proud to have carried many of the nation’s modern presidents,” reads the company’s website. Recent campaigns have included Republican presidents George W. Bush, his father George H.W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, and Gerald Ford as well as Democrat Bill Clinton. All have used trains during their campaigns. But it’s obvious that this isn’t about a genuine concern that limited resources are used fairly — this is about a political party, concerned that they will lose power come November 3, in a desperate plight to throw whatever they can at Biden in the hopes that something will stick. And all they can seem to come up with is that Biden is paying to charter a train and doing so legally. It doesn’t seem to be working, though: currently, Biden is nine points ahead of Trump in the polls. Even in highly contentious swing state races, Biden is shown to be coming out ahead. Still, it’s not something to sit back and get too comfortable with, as polls have been known to be wrong in the past. But what is readily apparent is that the GOP is struggling to find a way to make Trump look like the more electable candidate by literally attacking Biden’s use of campaign transportation. Yikes. 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Mandatory Credit: Photo by Patrick Semansky/AP/Shutterstock (10862747a) President Donald Trump, left, and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, right, participate in the first presidential debate with moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News, center, Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio. Even before Trump’s hospitalization, Republicans were growing increasingly concerned about the direction of the election. Trump’s allies were particularly worried that his troubling debate performance on Tuesday might further alienate key groups of swing voters: women and college-educated voters, among them Election 2020 Political Volatility, Cleveland, United States – 29 Sep 2020 Remote control mute buttons across the country were put to good use during Donald Trump and Joe Biden’s first presidential debate on September 29. But this Thursday, viewers will be able watch leisurely sans remote (or as leisurely as possible in our current political climate) while Trump and Biden duke it out on TV for the second time. In an announcement from the Commission on Presidential Debates, a unified front decided to try something many Americans have only dreamed of doing for about five years now: they’re cutting Trump’s mic. How is this going to work, you may be (gleefully) wondering? Well, Thursday’s debate will be divided into six 15-minute segments. At the start of each, both Biden and Trump will be permitted to speak uninterrupted for two minutes before segueing into an open debate. But Biden and Trump will have their microphones cut during their opponent’s opening remarks. The Trump campaign pushed back against the decision, decrying it as an abrupt change of rules, but the nonpartisan commission maintains that this is not a change. “It is appropriate to adopt measures intended to promote adherence to agreed upon rules and inappropriate to make changes to those rules,” the commission wrote in a statement. Trump’s campaign manager, Bill Stepien, is not happy about the decision, but says Trump will debate Biden anyway. “President Trump is committed to debating Joe Biden regardless of last-minute rule changes from the biased commission in their latest attempt to provide advantage to their favored candidate,” Stepien said, as per Reuters. Stepien has also taken issue with the topics that will be addressed on Thursday’s debate. According to the commission, moderator and NBC correspondent Kristen Welker plans to ask Trump and Biden about the fight against COVID-19, climate change, racism in America, and national security. Stepien argued on Twitter that the final presidential debate should be devoted to foreign policy. Trump echoed Stepien’s complaint on Monday. “I will participate but it’s very unfair that they changed the topics, and it’s very unfair that again, we have an anchor who’s totally biased,” he told reporters on Air Force One. Biden’s camp hasn’t yet responded to the news of the mute button, but his press secretary, TJ Ducklo, argued that Thursday’s topics are fair game. “The campaigns and the Commission agreed months ago that the debate moderator would choose the topics,” he said. “The Trump campaign is lying about that now because Donald Trump is afraid to face more questions about his disastrous COVID response.” The first (and only other) presidential debate saw Trump interrupting Biden a total of 73 times, prompting Biden to tell Trump to shut up on air. The 90-minute event was quickly dubbed “the worst debate in history” and compared to everything from a verbal boxing match to a really bad TikTok duet. The interruptions, however, weren’t even the worst part: Trump made headlines for refusing to denounce white supremacy and telling far-right groups to “stand back and stand by.” He also made false, baseless claims about voter fraud and personal digs at Biden’s son, Hunter. In the words of Joe Biden: will you shut up, man? Thankfully, this week, Trump won’t have a choice. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Could A Trump 2nd Term Lead To Another Pandemic?Trump Calls Dr. Anthony Fauci An "Idiot"Trump's Attacks On Gretchen Whitmer Have Backfired
President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are facing off for the last debate before Election Day on Thursday.