Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are expected to make their first public appearance as running mates today. In elections on Tuesday, Ilhan Omar beat back a challenge and a QAnon supporter prevailed in Georgia.
Annie KarniHarris ran her own campaign, and was widely seen as the most obvious choice for Biden.
But Trump and his allies appeared to be caught without a coordinated game plan for how to frame the choice.
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The president held what was billed as a news conference. But there was almost no news, he again said the virus would disappear and his audience seemed at times less the nation than his golf club members.
Annie KarniA Friday night news conference that seemed to be as much a benefit of membership for his loyal club patrons as it was about making any news or addressing the crisis facing the nation.
by me and @maggieNYT
The president and his aides are holding out hope for ambitious convention programming, and have considered a return to Mount Rushmore or a speech by Melania Trump from Seneca Falls, N.Y.
Annie KarniA presidential address at Gettysburg, or the Liberty Bell. A speech from Melania Trump, at Seneca Falls. Perhaps a stage for the warm-up acts built at the Trump Hotel in Washington.
These are some of scenarios that have been discussed for RNC Plan C.
She and other top health officials in the Trump administration warn states of a deepening spread of the coronavirus, in both rural and urban areas.
Annie KarniStill no national mask mandate. //“Wearing a mask is incredibly important but we have to have like 85 or 90 percent of individuals wearing a mask and avoiding crowds,” Giroir said. “That is essentially — gives you the same outcome as a complete shutdown.”
Marlboro maker Alria said stimulus checks and e-cigarette restrictions are driving sales of traditional cigarettes as smokers light up at home.
Annie Karni"vaping’s growth may pause over the next two years because the FDA is requiring e-cigarette manufacturers to submit all products for agency review by September" --
and, also, all the teens are stuck at home?
wsj.com/articles/altri… via @WSJ
Faced with a surging pandemic, resistance from local officials in Florida and deadlines for items like hotel payments, Mr. Trump chose to cancel the convention in an effort to cast himself as putting safety first.
Annie KarniInside Trump’s About-Face on the Republican Convention in Jacksonville
And if surveys of likely voters don’t look promising, turn to other measures. Like boat parades.
Annie Karni“My polls show we’re getting real movement since Rushmore,” Trump has told concerned allies.
Biden camp has seen no improvement in how voters see Trump since March.
A #memo on Trump and polls, all of them.
Dr. Jackson, a Republican who was backed by President Trump and based his campaign around their close relationship, effectively stamped his ticket to Congress in a deep-red district.
Annie KarniClark + Stepien, former WH officials and campaign advisers, set Dr. Jackson up with an online fund-raising operation, a DC-based fundraiser and a campaign manager who was not a horse doctor.
A personal dispute has prompted Ron DeSantis, the Florida governor, to discourage donors from contributing, people familiar with the discussions said. His top fund-raiser denies any attempt to undercut the convention.
The governor, a Republican, isn’t attending. It isn’t clear how many other G.O.P. elected officials will come. The turnout could be low, or expansive. And fears of the virus hang over the event.
Annie KarniCampaign officials dismissed TikTok pranksters, ahead of NH rally.
The more visible problem w/Tulsa, officials conceded, was that they grossly underestimated how frightened their own supporters would be to attend an indoor rally at all.