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Trump is the wrong President for America–Michelle Obama

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Tuesday 18th of August 2020.

Afrinity Production bring to you Michelle Obama’s stinging attack on US President Donald Trump as Democrats prepared to crown Joe Biden as their White House challenger.

“Donald Trump is the wrong president for our country,” said the former US first lady in an emotional recorded message to the Democratic convention.

Afrinity Production came to know of Mrs Obama’s record which took place before Mr Biden discloses his running mate, Senator Kamala Harris, six days ago, but this doesn’t make a change as the launched was indeed a blistering attack on Mr Trump.

“You simply cannot fake your way through this job,” she said in remarks that closed the first night of the convention on Monday.

The headline speaker added: “Our economy is in shambles because of a virus that this president downplayed for too long.”

“Stating the simple fact that a black life matters is still met with derision from the nation’s highest office,” Mrs Obama continued.

“Because whenever we look to this White House for some leadership, or consolation or any semblance of steadiness, what we get instead is chaos, division and a total and utter lack of empathy.”

She said the last four years had been difficult to explain to America’s children and this need to change.

By Amie T. Camara

Convention set for formal nomination of Democrats Candidate Joe Biden.

Four-day event set to include formal nomination of Joe Biden as the Democratic challenger of US President Donald Trump

A presidential primary season like no other will culminate this week for the Democratic Party in the United States in an unprecedented, mostly digital convention that is set to cement Joe Biden as the official candidate tasked with taking on President Donald Trump in a November election.

Only essential staff will be on the ground at the convention centre in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a pivotal swing state that had spent millions of dollars preparing to host the high-profile event, which runs from August 17 to 20, before it was scaled back in light of the pandemic.

The convention comes as Democratic officials work to energise voters behind Biden’s candidacy – and not simply against Trump.

While defeating the Republican president is a huge motivator for many within the party, there is some concern that less-engaged voters who lean Democrat and swing voters are not locked in to cast ballots for Biden, especially as the pandemic is expected to create barriers to voting.

Following a fractious and ideologically diverse 28-candidate primary season, the party has also sought to unify before the convention and avoid a repeat of 2016 when Hillary Clinton’s supporters clashed with those backing her progressive rival, Bernie Sanders.

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Trump’s conspiracy theory against Ms Harris failed.

According to BBC, the campaign team for Democratic White House candidate Joe Biden has issued a scathing response after US President Donald Trump amplified a conspiracy theory about his running mate.

Mr Trump said he had “heard” that Kamala Harris – a US-born citizen whose parents were immigrants – “doesn’t qualify” to serve as US vice-president.

The fringe theory put forward by Trump has been dismissed by constitutional experts.

The Biden campaign called the comments “abhorrent” and “pathetic”.

They noted that Mr Trump spent years promoting a false “birther” theory that ex-President Barack Obama was not born in the US.

Ms Harris, a senator from California, on Tuesday became the first black woman and the first Asian-American to be named as a running mate on a main-party US presidential ticket.

“Donald Trump was the national leader of the grotesque, racist birther movement with respect to President Obama and has sought to fuel racism and tear our nation apart on every single day of his presidency,” a Biden campaign spokesman said in an email.

“So it’s unsurprising, but no less abhorrent, that as Trump makes a fool of himself straining to distract the American people from the horrific toll of his failed coronavirus response that his campaign and their allies would resort to wretched, demonstrably false lies in their pathetic desperation.”

Ms Harris was born to a Jamaican father and Indian mother in Oakland, California, on 20 October 1964. As such, she is eligible to serve as president or vice-president.

Constitutional scholars have dismissed the fringe legal theory that Mr Trump was referring to.

Joe Biden choses Kamala Harris as running mate

BBC said, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has named Kamala Harris as his running mate – the first black woman and South Asian American in the role.

Mr Biden will face President Donald Trump in the election on 3 November 2020.

At a White House news conference on Tuesday, Mr Trump, a Republican, said he was so excited with Mr Biden’s choice, disclosing she did “very, very poorly” in her effort to become the Democratic nominee.

Ms Harris will debate Mr Trump’s running mate, Vice-President Mike Pence, on 7 October in Salt Lake City, Utah in the US.

The role of a vice presidential running mate isn’t clearly defined as of now.

A running mate is often a safe bet and minimises the chance of embarrassment.

But with Mr Biden turning 78 in November, he would be by far the oldest person to be sworn in as president, making the potential necessity for Ms Harris to stand in as president more likely than usual.

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US election 2020: Trump says Democrats candidate Joe Biden will ‘hurt God’ if Elected

US President Donald Trump has make known that Joe Biden is “against God”, ramping up attacks on his Democratic rival and covering an ugly election battle.

According to BBC, the remarks, during a trip to Ohio, came as Mr Trump step up to make up ground in the crucial Midwestern states that were his path to winning in 2016.

“He’s against God. He’s against guns,” said the president, a Republican.

Mr Biden, an avowed Catholic, will take on Mr Trump in November. Opinion polls suggest the Democrat currently leads and there is a possibility of Trump loosing.

Mr Trump, who identifies himself as Presbyterian, said of Mr Biden earlier in the day in Cleveland, Ohio: “He’s following the radical left agenda.

“Take away your guns, destroy your Second Amendment. No religion, no anything, hurt the Bible, hurt God.

“He’s against God, he’s against guns, he’s against energy, our kind of energy.”

BBC further said, Mr Trump has been accused of using the platform of the presidency for political gain by injecting campaign-style rhetoric into taxpayer-funded official engagements intended to communicate US government policy.

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US election 2020: Trump says Democrats candidate Joe Biden will ‘hurt God’ if Elected

US President Donald Trump has make known that Joe Biden is “against God”, ramping up attacks on his Democratic rival and covering an ugly election battle.

According to BBC, the remarks, during a trip to Ohio, came as Mr Trump step up to make up ground in the crucial Midwestern states that were his path to winning in 2016.

“He’s against God. He’s against guns,” said the president, a Republican.

Mr Biden, an avowed Catholic, will take on Mr Trump in November. Opinion polls suggest the Democrat currently leads and there is a possibility of Trump loosing.

Mr Trump, who identifies himself as Presbyterian, said of Mr Biden earlier in the day in Cleveland, Ohio: “He’s following the radical left agenda.

“Take away your guns, destroy your Second Amendment. No religion, no anything, hurt the Bible, hurt God.

“He’s against God, he’s against guns, he’s against energy, our kind of energy.”

BBC further said, Mr Trump has been accused of using the platform of the presidency for political gain by injecting campaign-style rhetoric into taxpayer-funded official engagements intended to communicate US government policy.

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Trump removes campaign manager as Biden continue leading in polls

US President Donald Trump has removed his longtime campaign manager amidst his loosing of poll numbers that showed him trailing further behind Democratic candidate Joe Biden with less than four months to go before the November 3 election.

In a Facebook post on Wednesday, Trump said campaign manager Brad Parscale would be replaced by Bill Stepien, who has been the deputy campaign manager. Parscale will shift to a role focused on digital and data strategy, the president said.

In his statement, Trump credited both Parscale and Stepien for their involvement in his 2016 victory in the US presidential election and predicted that he would glide to a second term in office.

“This one should be a lot easier as our poll numbers are rising fast, the economy is getting better, vaccines and therapeutics will soon be on the way, and Americans want safe streets and communities,” Trump wrote.

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“I won’t be holding rallies”-Joe Biden

US Democrat Joe Biden has make known that he will not be holding presidential campaign rallies during the coronavirus pandemic.

“This is the most unusual campaign, I think, in modern history,” Mr Biden said at a press conference in Delaware.

His rival, President Donald Trump, saw lower-than-expected turnout for a rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in June and his campaign has announced no new rallies.

People’s view on the polls show Mr Biden with an almost double-digit lead over Mr Trump as the 3 November election looms.

On Tuesday, Mr Biden told reporters: “I’m going to follow the doc’s orders – not just for me but for the country – and that means that I am not going to be holding rallies.

The former US vice-president under Barack Obama also said he has not yet been tested for Covid-19, which has killed almost 130,000 people in the US.

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Donald Trump to reopen election demo on pivotal slavery date

US President Donald Trump is to begin his first re-election campaign rally for several months in Tulsa, Oklahoma on the date that African Americans celebrate the end of slavery.

The rally will take place on 19 June, known as “Juneteenth”.

In 1921 the city of Tulsa was the site of one of the worst slaughtersc of black people in US history.

The news follows weeks of anti-racism protests sparked by the death of George Floyd, a black man, in police custody.

The Trump campaign, referring to the date of the rally, said his Republican Party was proud of its role in winning the Civil War and ending slavery.

Mr Trump’s rallies, seen as vital for energising his base, were suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak in March.

He faces re-election in November but is lagging behind his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, in the polls.

Correspondents say that while the virus remains a threat, Mr Trump’s campaign considers that large crowds at the recent protests will make it harder for his opponents to criticise his meetings.

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Chaos surrounds voting in White House battlegrounds

The US state of Georgia has ordered an inquiry after its primary election was ruined by pretends of voter crackdown.

Just fewv minutes of polls opening on Tuesday long queues formed in Atlanta as volunteers struggled with the state’s new election system.

Nevada, South Carolina, West Virginia and North Dakota also voted on Tuesday amid the coronavirus pandemic and unrest unseen since the 1960s.

The vote is being seen as a preview of November’s presidential election.

US President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden are expected to compete hotly for Georgia in the forthcoming battle for the White House.

Before voting was finished for the day, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who is in charge of state elections, opened an investigation into the way voting was conducted in Fulton and DeKalb counties.

In an interview with WAGA-TV, he called the situation “unacceptable” and promised “to determine what these counties need to do to resolve these issues before November’s election”.

Georgia House Speaker David Ralston, who is like Mr Raffensperger is a Republican, has also called the state legislature to investigate the voting issues.

Atlanta’s Democratic Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms took to Twitter in the morning to report that residents across the city and some suburbs were turning up to find that voting machines “are not working”.

“If you are in line, PLEASE do not allow your vote to be suppressed,” she continued, amid reports that frustrated residents were leaving. “PLEASE stay in line.”

Georgia Congresswoman Lucy McBath also alleged “voter suppression” was the reason for the massive delays, tweeting: “Unacceptable. Our citizens have a right to vote. Plain and simple.”

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