Trump seems desperate for a reset in the polls.
The polls show that President Trump is heading for a landslide defeat. His efforts in the pandemic to resume his campaign events became a disaster before he said a word. The television news, his preferred medium, continues to report from wall to wall about the undiminished influence of the corona virus on American life.
So Mr. Trump is going to start recycling his old playbook this week: go on TV.
The President’s announcement that the White House daily coronavirus briefings will be returned after 5 p.m. today it was tacit recognition that the public health crisis is still devastating much of the country Infections, hospital stays and now deaths are on the rise.
The briefings could serve as a replacement for Mr. Trump’s campaign events, which he hesitantly tried to restart. His first attempt was unsuccessful filled only a third of an arena in Tulsa, Okla.and his second set for Portsmouth, N.H. – was scrubbed with concern that it wouldn’t attract many people either, even though the campaign cited the weather as the main reason for the cancellation. This was never postponed, although the campaign had announced it, and no other rallies were announced.
At the same time that Mr. Trump is on TV again, his campaign will begin a personal women for Trump bus tour of Maine and New Hampshire on Wednesday with events with Lara Trump, the president’s daughter, on Wednesday and Thursday. In-laws and three senior campaign advisors, Mercedes Schlapp, Katrina Pierson and Pam Bondi.
The tour promised voter engagement through “round tables, meet-and-greets, and meetings with business owners and local leaders,” an allusion to a campaign path by the times ago This is scarce, as the corona virus has increased across the country and campaigns have carried out most of the replacement activities online. The announcement came a day after President Trump’s confirmation an interview with Chris Wallace from Fox News that he was having trouble finding states that would allow him to rally in the middle of a pandemic.
And it seemed the last breath of the campaign pretending to continue with personal events. On Monday, the sheriff of Jacksonville, Florida, the host city of the Republican Convention, even called the plans for the event “unavailable” and said he could not offer the necessary security.
Little of what Mr. Trump tried to do to correct his standing in the polls worked the way it did It became increasingly apparent that his government had misjudged and botched the handling of the corona virus. Trump’s Democratic opponent, former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., saw an increase in his electoral base when he appeared for video chats with supporters and donors and delivered a keynote speech weekly. (Today is the day A $ 775 billion plan to support working parents and carers.)
Of course, Mr. Trump, who replaced his campaign manager last weekcould probably start solving his survey problems by guiding the nation’s coronavirus response in a way that gives confidence to Americans. However, this would require reversing decisions he has made and defended in the past five months and which have exacerbated the country’s public health crisis – and admitting that he was wrong is not easy for the President.
above Congress Democrats warned in a cryptic letter On Monday, they announced that a foreign power was using disinformation to interfere in the presidential election and Congress activities. The Democrats demanded immediate information from the F.B.I. to warn every member of Congress.
While the letter writers, spearheaded by spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi, did not specify the threat, officials familiar with an attached addendum said the Democrats’ concerns about intelligence agencies regarding a possible Russia-backed attempt to pollute Mr. Biden’s campaign , touched.
They say the information linked to Russia is being passed on to a committee led by Senator Ron Johnson, the Wisconsin Republican, who is investigating Mr. Biden and his son, who was once paid as a board member of a Ukrainian energy company. While neither Mr Johnson’s investigation nor much of the information in question is new, the Democrats’ letter is an attempt to raise concerns that the allegations are not only unfounded but could also encourage Russia’s efforts to re-open themselves to interfere with American presidential elections.
The warning resonated with the 2016 campaign. In August of that year, after receiving briefings from John O. Brennan, the head of the C.I.A. At that time, Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat and then the leader of the Senate minority, was public warned of Russian efforts to undermine the 2016 elections.
These efforts accelerated as election day drew closer, and Ms. Pelosi and other Democrats, including California House Adam Adam Schiff, Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, vowed to highlight similar attempts this year.
Mr. Biden will announce a comprehensive proposal to invest $ 775 billion in care programs Today with a number of plans for the care of young children, older adults and family members with disabilities.
His campaign hopes that the move will be particularly well received during the pandemic given the care needs of millions of American families.
The speech near his Wilmington, Delaware home is the third of four economic rollouts Mr. Biden will deliver before the Democratic National Convention next month.
Mr. Biden’s plans are designed to appeal to voters who are now more aware of the importance of caregivers amid a health crisis that has closed schools – a source of childcare for many Americans – and is restricting options for caring for older family members, the more are susceptible to the virus.
But they are also aimed at the nursing staff themselves and promise more jobs and higher wages. His campaign estimated that the new spending would create three million new jobs in the next ten years, and even more after taking into account that people can enter the world of work instead of serving as unpaid caregivers at home.
In a conference call outlining the plan on Monday evening, the Biden campaign highlighted the issues as an economic necessity to keep the country globally competitive and enable it to recover from the pandemic-led economic crisis . The United States is the only rich country without benefits such as paid family vacation and subsidized childcare, and research has shown that labor force participation has stalled as a result.
Sky-high turnout and rising fundraising: Both have developed for Democrats this year, despite a pandemic that has impacted normal voting and Republican efforts to restrict access to ballots.
The apparent energy in the base of the party could predict significant turnout in the November general election, even if the corona virus messes up the political process. The trend is particularly notable in some traditionally Republican states like Texas, Georgia, and Arizona, as well as in democratic states that Republicans often deny, such as Virginia.
There are also numerous signs of enthusiasm among the Republicans. Despite Mr. Trump’s lack of a serious challenger within the party, more than 14 million people took part in the Republican primary, according to The Associated Press. This is approaching the 18 million ballots that were cast in the contested Republican primary school in 2012 and 2012 exceeds voter turnout in 2004 when the last time there was a republican.
With regard to the energy flowing through democratic voters, political analysts point to the prospect of leaving Mr. Trump as the main reason.
“The intensity to oust Donald Trump, which we saw in full in 2018, has not waned a bit,” said Amy Walter, the national editor of the impartial Cook Political Report. “This enthusiasm for coming to the vote says, ‘I’m letting everyone know I’m showing up now – in an elementary school that’s over and in a pandemic – to send a signal that I’m going to show up in November.’ ”
Mr. Biden outlined his views on what should be included in the next Corona Virus Aid Package on Monday evening, stressing the need to help families and small businesses, and to provide funds to support school reopening safely.
“After the president turned his back on the problem, people in Congress are looking for the support they need to stay afloat,” Biden said in a long statement, noting that “no penny” is going toward taxes should be cuts for the richest Americans.
He also said that Congress should demand that the business facilitation should not be used to outsource jobs and that the next aid package should help prevent teachers from being fired and help schools reopen safely, as well as additional help to support states and local governments. (On Friday, Mr. Biden published a plan for the safe reopening of schools.)
Also on Monday, Mr. Biden criticized the President’s response sharply and personally in an interview in Joy Reid’s new MSNBC show.
“I don’t understand – he has absolutely no sense of empathy,” he said. “Have you ever heard him say how bad he feels about the losses? About the emptiness? The people who have lost someone feel drawn into a dark, deep hole in the middle of their chest. You don’t know what to do, you’re scared to death and what is the President doing? He talks about taking away health insurance. “
If elected, Mr. Biden said, he would be faced primarily with an unknown crisis the shortcomings of Mr. Trump’s response. He added that he talked to doctors about the pandemic three or four times a week, and that his answer would be to focus on testing, contact tracking, and wearing mask and social distance.
With more viruses appearing in most states, Republicans and Democrats are negotiating a further aid package in Congress. The house, under democratic control, passed a $ 3 trillion measure in May and Senate Republicans plan to bid their own suggestion soon. In his statement, Mr. Biden stressed the need for urgent legislative action.
Mr. Biden also criticized Mr. Trump Resistance from his government on a Senate Republican proposal to provide states with $ 25 billion for testing and contact tracking. “President Trump’s position,” said Biden, “contradicts both logic and humanity.”
The reports were written by Maggie Astor, Peter Baker, Julian E. Barnes, Nick Corasaniti, Reid J. Epstein, Nicholas Fandos, Isabella Grullón Paz, Maggie Haberman, Thomas Kaplan, Annie Karni, Elaina Plott and David E. Sanger.