“The purveyors of fake news at CNN are convinced, just as they were four years ago, that they have this presidential election in the bag. Donald Trump is done, and Joe Biden is headed for a landslide, just like Hillary Clinton was. …
People are simply not enthusiastic about Biden. Shoot, even Biden doesn’t seem very enthusiastic about Biden most of the time. They are, however, extremely enthusiastic about Trump — even in the supposedly “devastating” CNN poll, about 70% of those who say they will vote for Trump say they’re voting for him, not against Biden.
At the Trump campaign, we don’t need CNN to tell us about that enthusiasm, because we get to experience it every single day. Even amid the coronavirus pandemic that has blocked off most of the traditional fundraising methods and radically reshaped political campaigning, we are continually setting new records for fundraising. Meanwhile, the president continues to maintain equally historic and consistent support within the Republican Party, polling at 96% within the GOP. The enthusiasm is there. We can prove it, and the exact opposite is true for Sleepy Joe.”
– Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale, Washington Examiner
In response to the movement to defund the police, Joe Bidensaid in an interview on CBS, “No, I don‘t support defunding the police. … I support conditioning federal aid to police based on whether or not they meet certain basic standards of decency and honorableness and, in fact, are able to demonstrate they can protect the community and everybody in the community.”
Biden’s campaign launched “Out for Biden,” a get-out-the-vote program aimed at LGBTQ voters. Biden tweeted, “We’ve made incredible progress on LGBTQ+ equality, but we still have further to go. We can’t rest until everyone is treated with dignity and respect under the law—regardless of who they are or whom they love.”
Bidenmet with George Floyd’s family in Houston, Texas.
Politicoreported that Donald Trump’s campaign will resume holding rallies in coming weeks. Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale said, “Americans are ready to get back to action and so is President Trump. The great American comeback is real and the rallies will be tremendous. … You’ll again see the kind of crowds and enthusiasm that sleepy Joe Biden can only dream of.”
Trumptweeted, “I have retained highly respected pollster, McLaughlin & Associates, to analyze todays CNN Poll (and others), which I felt were FAKE based on the incredible enthusiasm we are receiving. Read analysis for yourself. This is the same thing they and others did when we defeated. … Crooked Hillary Clinton in 2016. They are called SUPPRESSION POLLS, and are put out to dampen enthusiasm. Despite 3 ½ years of phony Witch Hunts, we are winning, and will close it out on November 3rd!”
Trump met with law enforcement representatives for a roundtable discussion at which he said, “There won’t be defunding, there won’t be dismantling of our police and there is not going to be any disbanding of our police. … There’s a reason for less crime, it’s because we have great law enforcement. I’m very proud of them.”
Trump’s campaign hired Jason Miller as a senior adviser. Miller was also an adviser to Trump’s 2016 campaign.
President Barack ObamaendorsedHillary Clinton. After the endorsement, Trump tweeted, “Obama just endorsed Crooked Hillary. He wants four more years of Obama—but nobody else does!” Clinton replied in a retweet, “Delete your account.” Trump tweeted, “How long did it take your staff of 823 people to think that up–and where are your 33,000 emails that you deleted?”