|August 18, 2020: The Demoocratic National Convention continues Tuesday with a keynote address featuring 17 speakers. Donald Trump released a digital ad that questions Joe Biden’s mental acuity.
“This was not the Michelle Obama of hope and change that defined her husband’s rise. Michelle was always the less sentimental half of the Obama team, the one with slightly more pessimistic assumptions about many pockets of America. But it was still jarring, 16 years after her husband declared at the 2004 Democratic Convention in Boston that there were no blue states and no red states, to hear Michelle Obama plainly say ‘that my message won’t be heard by some people’ because ‘we live in a nation that is deeply divided, and I am a Black woman speaking at the Democratic Convention.’ …
Michelle is the hard-headed realist from the South Side of Chicago who suggested in her memoir that Trump’s election confirmed some ugly truths she had always harbored about the United States. In many ways, the Democrats are still the party of Barack, but they are living in Michelle’s world.”
– Ryan Lizza, Politico chief Washington correspondent
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Flashback: August 18, 2016
The Clinton Foundation announced that it would no longer accept foreign and corporate donations if Hillary Clinton were elected president.
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