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Washington: US President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden have intensified their poll campaigns for the November 3 presidential elections, both on the ground and in the virtual domain, making a case before Americans as to why they should vote for them. Trump, a Republican, is seeking re-election to the White House. Biden, […]

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US Elections: Trump And Biden Intensify Election Campaigns

Washington: US President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden have intensified their poll campaigns for the November 3 presidential elections, both on the ground and in the virtual domain, making a case before Americans as to why they should vote for them.

Trump, a Republican, is seeking re-election to the White House. Biden, 77, who has been a Senator for several decades and was a vice president during the Obama Administration is urging his countrymen to put him in the Oval Office for a four-year-term beginning January 20, 2021.

On Friday, Trump addressed three rallies in battle ground States of Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota which the president hopes to wrest from the Democrats after several decades.

Biden, whose campaign has mostly been in the virtual domain, including through zoom calls, was also campaigning in three states of Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Vice President Mike Pence was in Arizona, while Democratic vice-presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris was making stops in Texas, a Republican bastion, which many political analysts say is in play this time.

In addition to this Trump’s family members- daughters Ivanka and Tiffany and sons Eric and Donald J Trump Jr- were campaigning aggressively for their father in various battle ground States.

So are Jill Biden, the former second lady and Dough Emhoff, husband of Kamala Harris, making a case for the Biden-Harris ticket.

The Democrats whose campaigns, in the past led by former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, were known for a grass root movement and ground game, have moved their campaign into the virtual domain.

With no dearth of money that it raised in the last three months, the party has flooded the digital domain and air waves across the country with its campaigning, particularly in the battle ground States.

The few election rallies of the Biden campaigns are restricted to drive-in car rallies, that at times number a few hundred at the most, or a few dozen in person maintaining COVID-19 social distancing measures. The Biden campaign has described it as a responsible campaigning.

The Trump campaign says that the Bidens have not been able to attract people towards their side and reflects a lackluster response from Americans. On the other hand, the Biden campaign has accused the Republican Party and Trump of being irresponsible by holding massive rallies which they say are super spreaders for the coronavirus.

For the Republicans, President Trump is the star campaigner and the best messenger. His rallies have been attracting large crowds on an average ranging between 15,000 to 25,000, which is considered to be a big number by American standards in the time of COVID-19.

His rallies are full of energy and enthusiasm, with many of his supporters driving for hours and waiting at the venue to listen to their leader.

In their election rallies, both Biden and Trump emphasise on one common point, urging people to come out and vote. The two leaders broadly use the first half of their speech by ripping apart the policies of their opponents and even launching a scathing personal attack.

The second half of their speech is devoted to presenting their vision and key policy elements of what their administrations will do, if voted to power.

While both the Trump and Biden campaigns have a different pathway, the two leaders promise to create jobs, make the US a manufacturing hub, address the challenges posed by China, and promise not to raise taxes for the majority of Americans.

Both the campaigns argue that they have the best plan and it is only under them that the US can retain its core values of liberty and freedom.

On Saturday, Biden would be joined by former president Barack Obama in Michigan. They will discuss bringing Americans together to address the crises facing the country and winning the battle for the soul of the nation, his campaign said on Friday.

His running mate Harris would be in Florida, another battle ground State.

Over the next three days, Trump, as per his campaign, is planning to address as many as 14 election rallies in key battle ground States. On Saturday, the president is carpet bombing key State of Pennsylvania with as many as four rallies in one day. On Sunday and Monday, his election rallies are in Michigan, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Florida, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Iowa.

As of Friday, Trump’s last election rally was scheduled to be held at Grand Rapids in Michigan at 10.30 pm on Monday. Trump is known for adding more stops to his campaign at the last minute.

(PTI)

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US Senate Confirms Trump Nominee Amy Coney Barrett To Supreme Court https://odishatv.in/world/us-senate-confirms-trump-nominee-amy-coney-barrett-to-supreme-court-488214 Tue, 27 Oct 2020 03:21:35 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=488214

New York: US President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nomination of Amy Coney Barrett has sailed through the Senate winning a life-time appointment and firming up the conservative hold on the bench. She received 52 votes of the Republican Party senators on Monday, just eight days before the presidential election, with one defecting to the Democratic […]

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New York: US President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nomination of Amy Coney Barrett has sailed through the Senate winning a life-time appointment and firming up the conservative hold on the bench.

She received 52 votes of the Republican Party senators on Monday, just eight days before the presidential election, with one defecting to the Democratic side recording 48 votes in opposition.

The nine-member Supreme Court bench will have six conservatives when Barrett joins the bench, three of them nominated by President Donald Trump as his lasting legacy.

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts is scheduled to swear her in as a justice on Tuesday.

Barrett succeeds Democratic President Bill Clinton’s nominee Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who had built up a record of liberal verdicts, whether they held or were outvoted. She died at age 87 in September after a 27-year career on the bench.

Barrett, a mother of seven, two of them of African descent adopted from Haiti, is only 48 years old with the possibility of a long stint on the nation’s highest court.

Democrats had opposed the appointment of Barrett so close to the election citing the Republicans scuttling former President Barack Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court in an election year claiming that it should be the prerogative of the new president.

The Democratic Party’s vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris, a member of the Senate who voted against Barrett, tweeted that the confirmation was “an illegitimate process” which “we won’t forget”.

The Republican Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell flipped from his 2016 stand this time asserting the legal right of the sitting president to make nominations and for the Senate to approve it.

“By any objective standard, Judge Barrett deserves to be confirmed to the Supreme Court. The American people agree,” McConnell said before the vote.

Democrats have suggested enlarging the size of the court and adding more judges should their nominee Joe Biden win the presidential election to reverse the conservative dominance.

Biden, who has not quite affirmed either way, has said that he would appoint a commission to look into the issue.

One of the worrisome factors for the Democrats is that court may be called on to resolve cases involving the November 3 election as it had in the close election in 2000 in which Republican George W. Bush was declared the winner over Democrat Al Gore despite polling fewer popular votes.

The court refused to get involved in a Florida court decision that helped Bush get the electoral college votes to get the presidency.

The Supreme Court is likely to rule on issues important to the Democrats like continuing with nation-wide legalisation of abortion, the future of the national health insurance programme introduced by Obama, and various immigration issues.

Vice President Mike Pence, who is the president of the Senate, stayed away. He has been exposed to Covid-19 by his chief of staff Marc Short who tested positive for coronavirus along with at least four other staffers.

Democrats said he should not come to the chamber warning that his “presence alone could be very dangerous to many people”.

(IANS)

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US Polls: Joe Biden Breaks All-Time TV, Digital Advertising Spending Record https://odishatv.in/world/us-polls-joe-biden-breaks-all-time-tv-digital-advertising-spending-record-487515 Sat, 24 Oct 2020 11:57:51 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=487515

Washington: Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s campaign has spent a record amount of money on television and digital advertising than any other presidential candidate in the US’ history. Data from Advertising Analytics, a non-partisan firm, revealed on Friday that the former Vice President has spent more than $582 million on television advertising since launching his […]

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US Polls: Joe Biden Breaks All-Time TV, Digital Advertising Spending Record

Washington: Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s campaign has spent a record amount of money on television and digital advertising than any other presidential candidate in the US’ history.

Data from Advertising Analytics, a non-partisan firm, revealed on Friday that the former Vice President has spent more than $582 million on television advertising since launching his campaign last year, The Hill news website reported.

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Only last week, Biden’s team spent $45 million on air.

Biden’s campaign has another $57 million in television time reserved over the final 10-day sprint to the November 3 Election Day.

Meanwhile, President Donald Trump’s campaign has spent $342 million in the last two years, according to Advertising Analytics.

The two sides dropped $160 million on television and digital ads in just the past seven days.

Biden, Trump and their allies have run more than 100,000 advertisements per week since the beginning of October, according to counts maintained by the Wesleyan Media Project.

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Most ads were run in Phoenix, Arizona; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Des Moines, Iowa; the three swing states that Trump won in 2016.

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Mute Button, Masks Headline Final Donald Trump, Joe Biden Debate https://odishatv.in/world/mute-button-masks-headline-final-donald-trump-joe-biden-debate-487078 Fri, 23 Oct 2020 04:46:27 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=487078

Washington: It’s so 2020. Not to be outdone by a housefly on US Vice President Mike Pence’s mop of white hair and a transparent plexiglass partition which rocked the Kamala Harris – Mike Pence debate, the mute button has now officially entered the annals of US presidential debate history in the year of a pandemic. […]

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Washington: It’s so 2020. Not to be outdone by a housefly on US Vice President Mike Pence’s mop of white hair and a transparent plexiglass partition which rocked the Kamala Harris – Mike Pence debate, the mute button has now officially entered the annals of US presidential debate history in the year of a pandemic.

Through the 90 minute final presidential debate on Thursday night in Nashville, Tennessee, a mute button, described as “unfair” by US President Donald Trump, cut off interruptions for the initial two minutes of each candidate’s opening remarks.

Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden faced off with a microphone muzzle which cut off interruptions. The small technical affordance was a big change for the audience and moderator Kristen Welker, the NBC News White House correspondent, who was on the biggest stage of her news career.

Welker is the first Black woman to moderate a presidential debate since Carole Simpson in 1992.

The debate commission had decided on the muzzle earlier this week, after sharp criticism of the messy cross talk in the first presidential debate and moderators’ inability to keep the candidates fenced in.

For Trump, the mute button is the antithesis of everything he has stood for. It’s not something he likes but he bent to its quieting influence today. He grimaced and shook his head but that’s the best he could do – a stark contrast to the raucous opening debate nearly a month ago.

The presence of masks was another remarkable visual from the final debate.

This comes after the Trump White House became a Covid-19 cluster this month. This time, Melania Trump, who was appearing in public for the first time since her virus diagnosis, was wearing a mask.

Before the debate began, the Commission reminded the audience about what happens if the masks come off; “If you won’t leave, you’ll be escorted” .

Trump bookended his performance rapping India, China and Russia for their “filthy” air quality.

He was responding to questions on climate change with some wild Trumpisms.

Meanwhile, Biden leads Trump in national polls by 9.9 points, according to FiveThirtyEight poll average and 7.9 points in the RealClearPolitics poll average.

(IANS)

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Donald Trump Accuses China, India And Russia Of Not Taking Care Of Their ‘Filthy Air’ https://odishatv.in/world/donald-trump-accuses-china-india-and-russia-of-not-taking-care-of-their-filthy-air-487063 Fri, 23 Oct 2020 03:36:19 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=487063

Washington: US President Donald Trump on Thursday accused China, India and Russia of not taking care of their filthy air as he justified America’s withdrawal from the landmark Paris climate agreement. “Look at China, how filthy it is. Look at Russia. Look at India. The air is filthy,” Trump said during the final presidential debate […]

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Washington: US President Donald Trump on Thursday accused China, India and Russia of not taking care of their filthy air as he justified America’s withdrawal from the landmark Paris climate agreement.

“Look at China, how filthy it is. Look at Russia. Look at India. The air is filthy,” Trump said during the final presidential debate with his Democratic challenger Joe Biden in Nashville, Tennessee.

“I walked out of the Paris Accord as we had to take out trillions of dollars and we were treated very unfairly,” he said in response to a question on climate change.

Trump has repeatedly blamed countries like India and China for not doing enough on climate change, labelling them as regions with air that is impossible to breathe.

In 2017, Trump pulled the US out of the 2015 Paris climate agreement, saying the international deal to keep global temperatures rises below 2 degree Celsius was disadvantageous to US workers.

He has continuously argued that countries like China and India are benefiting the most from the Paris agreement.

Speaking to his cheering supporters at an elections rally in the key battleground State of North Carolina last week, Trump had blamed countries like China, Russia and India for adding to the global air pollution.

“We have the best environmental numbers, ozone numbers, and so many other numbers. In the meantime, China, Russia, India all these countries they’re spewing stuff into the air, he alleged during the rally.

China is the world’s biggest carbon emitter followed by the US, India and the EU.

(PTI)

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Pro-Trump Indian-American Campaign Video Stresses Safety, Economy, India Support https://odishatv.in/world/pro-trump-indian-american-campaign-video-stresses-safety-economy-india-support-486068 Tue, 20 Oct 2020 05:02:09 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=486068

New York: Safety, the economy and friendship for India are the themes of video ads supporting US President Donald Trump produced by an entrepreneur in the duel of the two political parties Indian-American votes in key states in the November 3 election. “When I heard Trump had Covid-19, I said, ‘What the hell, I must […]

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New York: Safety, the economy and friendship for India are the themes of video ads supporting US President Donald Trump produced by an entrepreneur in the duel of the two political parties Indian-American votes in key states in the November 3 election.

“When I heard Trump had Covid-19, I said, ‘What the hell, I must gear up and do something for this guy rather than stay home and fume about the news’,” Danny Gaekwad, who has produced a series of video ads backing the President, told IANS about his foray into the campaign.

Describing himself as a grassroots political activist who has stayed away from national politics and has supported both Democrats and Republicans, Gaekwad said that he made an exemption for Trump because he is a “real guy” who “supports India 100 per cent”.

He said that till he met Trump he had been turned off from national politics because at that level most leaders were “fakes” and working at the grassroots for local, state and federal legislators was more effective.

Gaekwad, who traces his lineage to the family that had ruled the Baroda princely state, is a serial entrepreneur, developer and investor, is a member of the advisory committee of the ‘Indian Voices for Donald Trump’ campaign.

Two of his ads on the theme, “Trump hai toh safe hai” (With Trump we’re safe), feature clips of him speaking in Ahmedabad earlier this year about the “special place” India has in his heart and extolling Indian-Americans.

About the stress on safety, Gaekwad said that Indian-owned businesses were looted and burned during the Black Lives Matter protests backed by the Democratic Party against police brutality and racism.

He asked: “Is this the Democratic agenda? Indian lives don’t matter?”

His videos are straightforward, with direct messages, unlike the video for the Democratic Party candidate Joe Biden with Bollywood music.

Another video released on Monday by Gaekwad makes an appeal to the purse, especially of businesspeople, extolling Trump’s economic record as president and as a job-creating entrepreneur while attacking Biden’s policies and his personal career of 47 years on the public payroll.

In the ad, he also defends Trump’s record in the pandemic crisis asserting that he acted fast and also helped saved businesses like his hotels through the programme to help with payroll when the occupancy plunged.

He takes another jab at Biden, calling him a “China lover”.

Besides circulating on social media, Gaekwad claimed that his ads are running on several TV programmes.

Another Trump video ad was circulated earlier this year by the Trump campaign on social media with clips from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Howdy Modi” rally in Texas last year and Trump’s Ahmedabad “Namaste Trump” meeting this year, with both leaders proclaiming their and their nations’ close friendship.

Credit for the ad’s concept was given to Al Mason, the co-chair of the Trump Victory Indian American Finance Committee.

Kimberly Guilfoyle, the chair of the Trump Victory Finance Committee, tweeted soon after its release: “America enjoys a great relationship with India and our campaign enjoys great support from Indian-Americans.”

Although Indian-American voters are estimated to number only about 1.3 million, they could make a difference in the swing states where neither party has a lock on the voters and could go either way with small margins.

The electoral college made up electors representing states gave Trump the victory in 2016 although he got 2.8 million fewer votes than Hillary Clinton.

She lost one of the swing states, Wisconsin, by just about 10,000 votes.

Explaining why he shows up in two of the videos with a gun, Gaekwad said that he is a strong defender of the Constitution’s Second Amendment giving citizens the right to bear arms, having grown up in India with guns and with a son in the US Army.

Gun rights, which the Democratic Party wants curbed, are an important issue for Trump supporters.

Gaekwad traces his lineage to the Gaekwad family, which was once the ruler of the Baroda princely state.

Asserting that he supported many Democratic politicians like House of Representatives member Raja Krishnamoorthi, Maryland state legislator Kumar Barve and former Iowa state legislator Swati Dandekar, and others he said that he backs all Indian-American candidates in elections at all levels a” as long as they were not anti-India.

Indian-Americans as a tiny minority have to support candidates from the community realising that “if we are not at the table, we will be on the menu”, Gaekwad said.

Asked why then he was not supporting Kamala Harris, the Democratic Party’s vice-presidential candidate who is of Indian descent, he said: “Her comments are anti-India.”

“I am not gonna help Kamala Harris who is running against my candidate Donald Trump” who “stands by his friend India”, he said.

Gaekwad claimed that he has not seen Harris proudly say on national TV that she is Indian-American and her recent overtures to the community are only because she thinks it is like a bank cash dispensing machine.

“We have to ask what we get in return” for supporting a candidate, he said.

(IANS)

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Joe Biden Leads Donald Trump By 7 Points Nationwide https://odishatv.in/world/joe-biden-leads-donald-trump-by-7-points-nationwide-484872 Fri, 16 Oct 2020 10:27:26 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=484872

Washington: A new poll has revealed that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden was currently leading US President Donald Trump by seven points nationwide, with just 18 days remaining for the November 3 election. Related Story: Joe Biden Leads Donald Trump In Wisconsin, Michigan: Poll According to the new national Hill-HarrisX poll released on Thursday, 47 […]

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Joe Biden Leads Donald Trump By 7 Points Nationwide

Washington: A new poll has revealed that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden was currently leading US President Donald Trump by seven points nationwide, with just 18 days remaining for the November 3 election.

Related Story: Joe Biden Leads Donald Trump In Wisconsin, Michigan: Poll

According to the new national Hill-HarrisX poll released on Thursday, 47 per cent of registered voters have said that they would cast their ballots for Biden if the election was held today, a 2-point spike from an October 3-6 survey, while 40 per cent said they would vote for Trump.

Three per cent of the voters said they would prefer someone else as their candidate for President and another 3 per cent do not plan to vote.

Seven per cent of the surveyed remains unsure.

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The former Vice President was also leading Trump among independents, at 40 per cent versus 32 per cent.

Donald Trump Raises $135mn Less Than Joe Biden In September

US President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign and the Republican National Committee have announced a joint fundraising haul of $247.8 million in September, but it was far behind than the $383 million raised by his Democratic rival Joe Biden.

In September 2016, the then Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton had only raised $154 million, CNN said in a report on Friday.

In a video announcing the latest figure, Biden shared the news with a grassroots supporter.

“That’s more money than I’ve ever raised in my whole life. I’m really humbled by it.”

With just 18 days left for the November 3 election, Biden also has $432 million worth of cash in hand, while the Trump campaign has $251.4 million.

Despite the disadvantage, the Trump campaign said that it was confident they will have enough resources to sustain the effort to re-elect the President.

Taking to Twitter on Thursday, Tim Murtaugh, the campaign’s communications director, said: “President Trump hits final stretch with strength, resources, record and huge ground game needed to spread message and secure re-election.”

(IANS)

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Donald Trump Says He Feels Like ”Superman” After Coronavirus Treatment https://odishatv.in/world/donald-trump-says-he-feels-like-superman-after-coronavirus-treatment-484101 Wed, 14 Oct 2020 05:25:05 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=484101

Washington: US President Donald Trump has said that he felt like a “Superman” after his experimental COVID-19 treatment and boasted about his new immunity to the disease which has claimed the lives of 216,000 Americans. Trump, who tested positive for COVID-19 on October 1 and was admitted to a military hospital for three nights and […]

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Washington: US President Donald Trump has said that he felt like a “Superman” after his experimental COVID-19 treatment and boasted about his new immunity to the disease which has claimed the lives of 216,000 Americans.

Trump, who tested positive for COVID-19 on October 1 and was admitted to a military hospital for three nights and four days, declared himself cured after he was treated with an experimental antibody drug cocktail.

White House doctors have now cleared him for holding election rallies.

Holding his second rally since contracting coronavirus, Trump told a crowd of his supporters packed onto an airport tarmac in Johnstown, Pennsylvania that he felt like “Superman” after the treatment.

Trump was briefly forced to pause his re-election campaign after he tested positive for COVID-19 and he returned to the campaign trail from the battleground State of Florida on Monday.

Addressing his supporters in Pennsylvania, another battleground State, Trump, 74, thanked the doctors that treated him.

All I know is I took something, whatever the hell it was, I felt good very quickly. I don’t know what it was, antibodies, antibodies. I don’t know. I took it, I said I felt like superman, Trump said.

Then I said, let me at ’em. Nah, and I could’ve been here four or five days ago. It’s great, we have great doctors. I want to thank the doctors at Walter Reed and Johns Hopkins, and–great doctors, he said.

Trump said, that “one great thing about being president, if you’re not feeling 100 per cent you have more doctors than you thought existed in the world. I was surrounded with like 14 of them. Where are you from? I’m from this one. Where are you from? I’m from Johns Hopkins, I’m from Walter Reed. But what great, talented people. They did a great job.”

Boasting about his new immunity to the disease, Trump said he can kiss everyone in the audience.

And now I’m immune they tell me. I’m immune. I could come down and start kissing everybody. I’ll kiss every guy–man and woman. Man and woman. Look at that guy how handsome he is. I’ll kiss him. Not with a lot of enjoyment but that’s okay, the president joked.

Trump also did an informal poll of the crowd and asked his supporters who has had the virus. A lot of people, a lot of people, Trump said, and added those people are now immune.

Trump said he could have stayed in the basement of the White House or maybe the top floor of the White House.

I could have done that. But I’m the president of the US. I can’t do that. I gotta get out and I have to meet people and I have to see people. And I know it’s risky to do that. But you have to do what you have to do. I’m the president. I can’t sit in the basement and say let’s wait this thing out. I’m not gonna do that, he said.

(PTI)

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Joe Biden Leads Donald Trump In Wisconsin, Michigan: Poll https://odishatv.in/world/joe-biden-leads-donald-trump-in-wisconsin-michigan-poll-483869 Tue, 13 Oct 2020 09:46:04 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=483869

Washington: A new poll has revealed that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has gained big leads against US President Donald Trump in the swing states of Wisconsin and Michigan. In the 2016 election, Trump had won both the states. The latest New York Times-Siena College survey released on Monday revealed that Biden was leading the […]

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Joe Biden Leads Donald Trump In Wisconsin, Michigan: Poll

Washington: A new poll has revealed that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has gained big leads against US President Donald Trump in the swing states of Wisconsin and Michigan.

In the 2016 election, Trump had won both the states.

The latest New York Times-Siena College survey released on Monday revealed that Biden was leading the President with a 10 point advantage in Wisconsin, or 51 per cent to 41 per cent, reports The Hill news website.

Related Story: Joe Biden Leads Donald Trump In Michigan, Nevada, Tied In Iowa: Poll

In Michigan, Biden had an 8 point advantage, 48 per cent to 40 per cent.

Meanwhile, a CBS News-YouGov tracking poll released on Sunday revealed that Trump was trailing Biden by 52 per cent to 46 per cent in both in Michigan and Nevada.

Also, Biden was leading by 5.5 points in the RealClearPolitics average of Wisconsin and by 7 points in the same site’s average of Michigan.

Last week, a Reuters-Ipsos poll revealed that the former Vice President currently held a 5 percentage point lead in Pennsylvania and a 6 percentage lead in Wisconsin, another two key swing states, The Hill news website reported.

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While Biden had a 50 per cent support in the two states, Trump had 45 per cent in Pennsylvania and 44 per cent in Wisconsin.

The swing states are Florida, Arizona, Georgia, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin/

(IANS)

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Donald Trump’s Die-Hard Devotee In Telangana Dies Of Cardiac Arrest https://odishatv.in/nation/donald-trumps-die-hard-devotee-in-telangana-dies-of-cardiac-arrest-483760 Tue, 13 Oct 2020 05:59:15 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=483760

Hyderabad: Die-hard Donald Trump fan Bussa Krishna, who used to worship him like a god, died of cardiac arrest on Sunday after being concerned about the US President’s health condition following his Covid-19 infection. The 38-year-old collapsed while having tea at his relative’s residence at Toopran area in Medak district of Telangana. He was taken […]

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Hyderabad: Die-hard Donald Trump fan Bussa Krishna, who used to worship him like a god, died of cardiac arrest on Sunday after being concerned about the US President’s health condition following his Covid-19 infection.

The 38-year-old collapsed while having tea at his relative’s residence at Toopran area in Medak district of Telangana. He was taken to hospital where doctors declared him dead.

His family members said he was worried after coming to know that Trump was infected by Covid-19. He had reportedly not taken food properly ever since he learnt that Trump tested positive.

A resident of Konne village in Jangaon district, Kirshna was an ardent devotee of Trump and had installed a six-feet statue of the US President at his house by spending Rs 1.30 lakh.

He used to offer daily prayers to Trump and came to be known as ‘Trump Krishna’ in his village.

Krishna, a small farmer, had stated that he became a big fan of Trump for his straightforwardness on many issues ever since he became the US president.

He said people laughed at him for installing the statue of Trump and worshipping it and had advised him to visit a psychiatrist. He, however, had defended his love for Trump.

“Every Friday, I fast for Trump’s long life. I also carry his picture and pray to him before commencing any work,” he had said.

Krishna’s family members said after learning that Trump and his wife were found infected by coronavirus, he was praying to god for their recovery. He later released videos praying for the speedy recovery of the US President.

Though a school dropout, Krishna had a keen interest in global politics. He wished that Trump would win the polls again and tackle China.

When Trump visited India earlier this year, Krishna had appealed to the Central government to arrange a meeting with the US leader.

However, his wish of meeting his ‘god’ remained unfulfilled.

(IANS)

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Donald Trump Tests Negative For Covid-19: White House Doctor https://odishatv.in/world/donald-trump-tests-negative-for-covid-19-white-house-doctor-483718 Tue, 13 Oct 2020 03:37:13 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=483718

Washington: Donald Trump has tested negative for the novel coronavirus “on consecutive days”, White House doctor Sean Conley said in the first public disclosure about the US President’s health status after his October 2 announcement that he and the First Lady has contracted the disease. Conley made the revelation in a memo on Monday shortly […]

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Washington: Donald Trump has tested negative for the novel coronavirus “on consecutive days”, White House doctor Sean Conley said in the first public disclosure about the US President’s health status after his October 2 announcement that he and the First Lady has contracted the disease.

Conley made the revelation in a memo on Monday shortly before Trump left for a re-election campaign rally in Sanford, Florida, his first since the announcement.

The physician said that Trump’s latest Covid-19 results came from an antigen test from Abbott Laboratories, adding that a variety of laboratory data have all indicated that the virus was no longer active in the President’s body, CNBC News reported.

“Repeatedly negative antigen tests, taken in context with additional clinical and laboratory data, including viral load, subgenomic RNA, and PCR cycle threshold measurements, as well as ongoing assessment of viral culture date, all indicate a lack of detectable viral replication,” Conley wrote.

The memo, however memo did not specify on which consecutive days Trump had tested negative.

After the Florida rally, Trump will campaign in Pennsylvania on Tuesday and Iowa the following day.

Monday’s development came after Trump made his first public appearance at a White House event on October 10.

At the South Lawn event, titled “Peaceful Protest in Support of Law and Order”, the President addressed the attendants, many who did not wear masks or were socially distancing, from the Blue Room Balcony.

Trump wore a face mask but took it off later when he started addressing the gathering.

On October 8, Conley cleared the President for public engagements “based on the trajectory of advanced diagnostics the team has been conducting”.

(IANS)

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Joe Biden Leads Donald Trump In Michigan, Nevada, Tied In Iowa: Poll https://odishatv.in/world/joe-biden-leads-donald-trump-in-michigan-nevada-tied-in-iowa-poll-483509 Mon, 12 Oct 2020 10:07:48 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=483509

Washington: A new poll has revealed that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden was leading US President Donald Trump by six points in the swing states of Michigan and Nevada, while the two rivals were tied in Iowa. In the 2016 election, Trump won the states of Iowa and Michigan, while his Democratic opponent and former […]

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Joe Biden Leads Donald Trump In Michigan, Nevada, Tied In Iowa: Poll

Washington: A new poll has revealed that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden was leading US President Donald Trump by six points in the swing states of Michigan and Nevada, while the two rivals were tied in Iowa.

In the 2016 election, Trump won the states of Iowa and Michigan, while his Democratic opponent and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declared victory in Nevada.

The CBS News-YouGov tracking poll released on Sunday revealed that Trump was trailing Biden by 52 per cent to 46 per cent in both in Michigan and Nevada.

In Iowa, both candidates registered support from 49 per cent of registered voters.

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According to the poll, Biden is buoyed in Nevada by a 2-to-1 advantage over the President among Hispanic voters and the former Vice President also holds a 9-point lead among independent voters in Michigan.

Last week, a Reuters-Ipsos poll revealed that the former Vice President currently held a 5 percentage point lead in Pennsylvania and a 6 percentage lead in Wisconsin, another two key swing states, The Hill news website reported.

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While Biden had a 50 per cent support in the two states, Trump had 45 per cent in Pennsylvania and 44 per cent in Wisconsin.

The swing states are Florida, Arizona, Georgia, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

(IANS)

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Twitter Flags Donald Trump Tweet About Being ‘Immune’ To Coronavirus https://odishatv.in/world/twitter-flags-donald-trump-tweet-about-being-immune-to-coronavirus-483351 Mon, 12 Oct 2020 04:37:59 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=483351

San Francisco: Twitter has flagged and labeled a tweet by US President Donald Trump that he is now immune to coronavirus, as it violated the rules against sharing coronavirus misinformation on its platform. Twitter disabled sharing options on the tweet from Trump on Sunday. Trump said in the tweet: “A total and complete sign off […]

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San Francisco: Twitter has flagged and labeled a tweet by US President Donald Trump that he is now immune to coronavirus, as it violated the rules against sharing coronavirus misinformation on its platform.

Twitter disabled sharing options on the tweet from Trump on Sunday.

Trump said in the tweet: “A total and complete sign off from White House Doctors yesterday. That means I can’t get it (immune) and can’t give it. Very nice to know!!”


If his followers attempted to share the tweet, a pop-up Twitter alert said: “We try to prevent a Tweet like this that otherwise breaks the Twitter Rules from reaching more people”.

This is not the first time Twitter disabled sharing on a controversial tweet by Trump. The platform has labeled several of Trump’s tweets for violating its policy.

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“It seems like I’m immune, so I can go way out of a basement,” Trump also said in an interview on Fox News.

“It looks like I’m immune for, I don’t know, maybe a long time, maybe a short time. It could be a lifetime. Nobody really knows”.

White House physician Sean Conley said on Saturday that the president, who tested positive for Covid-19 on October 1 and was later hospitalized for three days before returning to the White House with continued treatment, is “no longer considered a transmission risk to others.”

However, Conley did not disclose when Trump last had a negative test result.

A study published in September in the journal Nature Medicine, however, indicated that recovery from the coronavirus does not confer lifetime immunity.

(IANS)

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Cocktail Of Regeneron’s Antibody May Offer Protection Against COVID-19 https://odishatv.in/coronavirus/cocktail-of-regenerons-antibody-may-offer-protection-against-covid-19-482803 Sat, 10 Oct 2020 09:27:13 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=482803

New York: The experimental antibody cocktail which US President Donald Trump received when he tested positive for COVID-19 offers benefits against the novel coronavirus infection, according to a new study in animal models which provides more evidence of the clinical potential of the therapeutic. While earlier studies had shown that the cocktail of two antibodies […]

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New York: The experimental antibody cocktail which US President Donald Trump received when he tested positive for COVID-19 offers benefits against the novel coronavirus infection, according to a new study in animal models which provides more evidence of the clinical potential of the therapeutic.

While earlier studies had shown that the cocktail of two antibodies targeting the coronavirus spike protein could be used to neutralise the pathogen, scientists from the American biotechnology company Regeneron noted that further research in multiple animal models is needed to test the effectiveness of the formulation.

In the current study, published in the journal Science, the researchers tested REGN-COV2 in rhesus macaques, which manifest mild COVID-19 symptoms, and in golden hamsters, which show symptoms that are much more severe, including rapid weight loss.

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They found that when the cocktail was administered three days before challenging the macaques with the virus, the treatment almost completely blocked the establishment of infection.

According to the scientists, this ability of REGN-COV2 “matches or exceeds the effects recently shown in vaccine efficacy studies using the same animal models.”

“These findings highlight the therapeutic potential of (this approach) to both protect from and treat SARS-CoV-2 disease,” the researchers noted in the study.

When the macaques were treated with the drug one day after infection, they said there was faster viral clearance than in controls who had not been treated with the cocktail.

In the hamster model, the study noted that the animals treated with the drug two days before infection exhibited a “dramatic protection from weight loss,” and decreased viral load in the lungs.

The scientists also reported benefits for hamsters treated one day after infection, as compared to controls.

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“In conclusion, our data provide evidence that REGN-COV2 based therapy may offer clinical benefit in both prevention and treatment settings of COVID-19 disease, where it is currently being evaluated,” they wrote in the study.

(PTI)

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US Polls: Twitter Imposes New Limits On Political Figures https://odishatv.in/world/us-polls-twitter-imposes-new-limits-on-political-figures-482677 Sat, 10 Oct 2020 01:46:18 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=482677

San Francisco: As the US presidential election inches closer, Twitter on Friday said it will add additional warnings and restrictions on tweets with a misleading information label from US political figures (including candidates and campaign accounts), US-based accounts with more than 100,000 followers, or that obtain significant engagement. Twitter said that people must tap through […]

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San Francisco: As the US presidential election inches closer, Twitter on Friday said it will add additional warnings and restrictions on tweets with a misleading information label from US political figures (including candidates and campaign accounts), US-based accounts with more than 100,000 followers, or that obtain significant engagement.

Twitter said that people must tap through a warning to see these Tweets, and then will only be able to Quote Tweet; likes, Retweets and replies will be turned off, and these Tweets won’t be algorithmically recommended by Twitter.

Vijaya Gadde, Legal, Policy and Trust & Safety Lead at Twitter, said that the company will label tweets that falsely claim a win for any candidate and will remove tweets that encourage violence or call for people to interfere with election results or the smooth operation of polling places.

People on Twitter, including candidates for office, may not claim an election win before it is authoritatively called.

“To determine the results of an election in the US, we require either an announcement from state election officials, or a public projection from at least two authoritative, national news outlets that make independent election calls,” she explained.

Tweets which include premature claims will be labeled and direct people to our official US election page.

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“Tweets meant to incite interference with the election process or with the implementation of election results, such as through violent action, will be subject to removal. This covers all Congressional races and the Presidential Election,” added Kayvon Beykpour, Product Lead, Twitter and Co-Founder, Periscope.

Starting next week, when people attempt to retweet tweets with a misleading information label, they will see a prompt pointing them to credible information about the topic before they are able to amplify it.

“First, we will encourage people to add their own commentary prior to amplifying content by prompting them to Quote Tweet instead of Retweet”.

People who go to Retweet will be brought to the Quote Tweet composer where they’ll be encouraged to comment before sending their Tweet.

“Second, we will prevent ‘liked by’ and ‘followed by’ recommendations from people you don’t follow from showing up in your timeline and won’t send notifications for these Tweets,” Gadde noted.

Finally, Twitter will only surface Trends in the “For You” tab in the US that include additional context.

“That means there will be a description Tweet or article that represents or summarizes why that term is trending,” Beykpour informed.

Attempt To Influence US Elections Traced On Twitter: Report

A coordinated effort on Twitter to influence the upcoming US presidential election aims to sow distrust, exacerbate political divisions and undermine confidence in American democracy, according to a new report from non-profit RAND Corporation.

The tactics the researchers observed on Twitter mirror Russia’s longstanding strategy of playing off existing partisan tensions to create a sense of disunity among US voters, and they also further Russia’s interests, claimed the report.

The researchers, however, could not definitively attribute this year’s election interference to a specific actor.

“Social media has made it cheaper and easier for foreign actors to mount increasingly sophisticated attacks on our democracy and our political discourse,” said William Marcellino, the study’s lead author and a social and behavioural scientist at RAND.

“Many Americans are immersed in online conversations that have been shaped artificially, and that are giving them a false and distorted picture of the world.”

The RAND report is the second of a four-part series intended to help policymakers and the public understand – and mitigate – the threat of online foreign interference in national, state and local elections.

The first report concluded that the main goal of foreign interference is to paralyse the American political process by driving people to extreme positions that make it ever more difficult to reach consensus.

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The latest study used software tools developed by RAND to analyse a very large dataset of 2.2 million tweets from 630,391 unique Twitter accounts collected between January 1 and May 6.

The analysis found that trolls — fake personas that spread hyper-partisan themes — and super-connectors, which are highly networked accounts, overwhelmingly cluster in certain Twitter communities engaged in political conversations around the election.

This orchestrated activity may have worked in favour of President Donald Trump, and against the candidacy of Joe Biden, according to the report.

(IANS)

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Donald Trump Says No To Virtual Presidential Debate https://odishatv.in/world/donald-trump-says-no-to-virtual-presidential-debate-482340 Fri, 09 Oct 2020 02:43:34 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=482340

New York: Coronavirus-stricken US President Donald Trump on Thursday pulled out of the debate with his Democratic challenger Joe Biden, objecting to a digital encounter where he could be cut off for interrupting his rival or speaking beyond the allotted time. It could end up as a campaign bonanza for Biden if the debate goes […]

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New York: Coronavirus-stricken US President Donald Trump on Thursday pulled out of the debate with his Democratic challenger Joe Biden, objecting to a digital encounter where he could be cut off for interrupting his rival or speaking beyond the allotted time.

It could end up as a campaign bonanza for Biden if the debate goes ahead next Thursday and only he turns up for the event, answering questions from an audience made of citizens and not just the media people.

That would give him a free play and Trump would be seen as backing out of the debate.

Trump’s campaign manager Bill Stepien, who has himself tested positive for Covid-19, said that Trump will instead hold a rally.

That rally next Thursday could run against the debate if both events take place disrupting the electioneering discourse.

“It’s ridiculous, and then they cut you off whenever they want,” Trump told a Fox News interviewer after the Commission for Presidential Debates announced that it will move next Thursday’s event to a virtual format.

Biden’s campaign official Kate Bedingfield, confirming his participation, said: “Biden looks forward to speaking directly to the American people and comparing his plan for bringing the country together and building back better.”

Stepien called the switch to the digital format a “sad excuse to bail out Joe Biden”.

Trump’s refusal to face Trump follows the debate between Vice President Mike Pence and his Democratic rival Kamala Harris on Wednesday night, where the two conducted themselves with relative courtesy in contrast to last month’s presidential debate marked by insults and Trump’s overbearing manner.

With her experience as a prosecutor, Harris had an advantage over the mild-mannered Pence.

Pence and Harris were separated by Plexiglass barriers and they were placed about four metres apart as a Covid-19 precaution.

Trump was released from a military hospital on Monday and is continuing his treatment at the White House, where about 20 staffers have tested positive for Covid-19, and next Thursday would be the 15th day since his diagnosis.

Having him face-to-face with Biden, even if they were separated by Plexiglass partition, would pose a serious health risk to 77-year-old Biden because Trump could be shedding the virus.

Trump’s aggressive style of debating by constantly interrupting and speaking over his rival and refusing to stop talking when told by the moderator would not work in a digital debate where he can be silenced by the moderator.

While his rambunctious manner may turn off many voters, it plays well with his base and he will not want to be seen by them as being cowed down by the moderator blurring his macho image.

A barrier to holding the debate in-person is that it is to be town hall format where selected citizens would be participating directly asking questions.

By opting out, Trump who has not campaigned directly since last Thursday because of his disease, will lose an opportunity to be on a nationally televised event.

His aides have said that he would address the nation, but it has not yet been scheduled.

(IANS)

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Donald Trump Returns To White House After 4-Day Stay At Hospital https://odishatv.in/world/donald-trump-returns-to-white-house-after-4-day-stay-at-hospital-481277 Tue, 06 Oct 2020 02:12:16 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=481277

Washington: US President Donald Trump returned to the White House Monday night after spending four days at a military hospital where he was treated for coronavirus. Trump, 77, looked healthy. Showing his fitness, Trump in an unusual decision climbed up the South Portico stairs, instead of the elevators, to go to his residence. He waived […]

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Washington: US President Donald Trump returned to the White House Monday night after spending four days at a military hospital where he was treated for coronavirus.

Trump, 77, looked healthy. Showing his fitness, Trump in an unusual decision climbed up the South Portico stairs, instead of the elevators, to go to his residence. He waived at reporters.

The president, after taking off his mask, stood up in the portico facing South Lawns for a few minutes and saluted Marine One.

In a mass email to his supporters after his arrival at the White House, Trump asked them not to be afraid of COVID-19.

I’m telling you: Don’t be afraid of COVID. Don’t let it dominate your life! This is the greatest country in the world and under the Trump Administration, we have developed some really great drugs and knowledge. WE WILL BEAT THIS, TOGETHER! he said.

The love and support from Americans from all over the world has been incredible and is something I’ll never forget. When I saw many great Patriots outside of the hospital supporting me, I knew I had to drive by and thank them! Trump added.

Earlier, he was discharged from the Walter Reed National Medical Center after doctors treating him found that he was fit enough to go back home.

Will be back on the Campaign Trail soon!!! The Fake News only shows the Fake Polls, Trump said in a tweet moments before leaving Walter Reed National Medical Center in Bethesda, a Maryland suburb of Washington DC.

His former White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said the president was strong and upbeat.

He’s a fighter and will not quit battling this virus or surrender to the liberal mob and forces out to destroy our country, Sanders said in a tweet.

Before boarding Marine One at Walter Reed, Trump told reporters that he was feeling good.

White House physician Dr Sean Conley told reporters at the Walter Reed National Military Center, Trump has exceeded all standard hospital discharge criteria and has received another dose of remdesivir drug in his treatment of COVID19.

Over the past 24 hours, the president has continued to improve. He’s met or exceeded all standard hospital discharge criteria. He has received another dose of remdesivir you’re here today, and then we plan to get him home, he said.

It’s been more than 72 hours since his last fever. Oxygen levels, including ambulatory saturations and his work of breathing or all normal though. He may not entirely be out of the woods, yet the team and I agree that all our evaluations and most importantly, his clinical status support the president’s safe return home, where he’ll be surrounded by world-class medical care 24 seven, Dr Conley said.

Dr Sean Dooley, a pulmonary critical care physician, told reporters that the president continues to do very well.

His vital signs this morning, temperature was 98.1, his blood pressure 134 and 78 and respiratory rate 17 per minute. His heart rate was 68 beats per minute and his last Oxo hemoglobin saturation was 97 per cent on room air, he said.

He currently does not endorse any respiratory complaints, the physician said.

According to Dr Brian Garibaldi, director of Johns Hopkins Biocontainment Unit, on Sunday evening, the president received his third dose of remdesivir and he tolerated that infusion without difficulty.

His kidney and liver function continued to be normal, he said.

Our plan is to give the fourth dose of remdesivir this evening, before he goes back to the White House, and we’ve made arrangements to deliver the fifth and final dose of his treatment course at the White House tomorrow evening, Garibaldi added.

He continues on dexamethazone and again. The plan for today is to continue to be up and out of bed, eat, and drink and work as he is able, he said.

(PTI)

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Donald Trump Admitted To Military Hospital After Covid-19 Diagnosis https://odishatv.in/world/donald-trump-admitted-to-military-hospital-after-covid-19-diagnosis-480302 Sat, 03 Oct 2020 02:30:17 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=480302

New York: US President Donald Trump has been admitted to the nation’s premier military hospital in Washington from where he will be working for the few days, limiting his campaigning in the month before the presidential election. Earlier on Friday, his doctor Sean Conley said that Trump was being treated with an experimental medications produced […]

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New York: US President Donald Trump has been admitted to the nation’s premier military hospital in Washington from where he will be working for the few days, limiting his campaigning in the month before the presidential election.

Earlier on Friday, his doctor Sean Conley said that Trump was being treated with an experimental medications produced by the biotech company, Regeneron, that has not yet been approved by the Food and Drug Administration as a treatment for Covid-19.

In a video recorded of him standing up and speaking informally at the White House, Trump said: “I’m going to Walter Reed Hospital. I think I’m doing very well, but we’re going to make sure that things work out the first lady is doing very well.”

“Out of an abundance of caution, and at the recommendation of his physician and medical experts, the President will be working from the presidential offices at Walter Reed (hospital) for the next few days,” his Spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany said on Friday evening.

Trump’s wife, Melania, who also tested positive for the coronavirus is staying on at the White House.

Trump, who is a 74-year-old man and overweight at 124 kg, has three high-risk factors for the coronavirus, with which he was diagnosed on Thursday.

McEnany said that “President Trump remains in good spirits, has mild symptoms, and has been working throughout the day.”

Trump appeared fit enough to walk unaided to the helicopter that took him to the Walter Reed medical centre where presidents usually are treated and has facilities for them to continue working.

Trump’s campaign plans have been cancelled for the coming days, Campaign Senior Adviser Corey Lewandowski told CBS News.

Till recently, Democratic Party candidate Joe Biden had been conducting a low-key campaign prompting Trump to ridicule him as “Basement Biden” because he was usingAvdeo facilites set up in the basement to get his message out.

But now, Trump will have to campaign from a hospital while Biden is out running carefully arranged public events with coronavirus precautions.

At a campaign event in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Biden said he and his wife Jill were offering prayers for Trump and the First Lady.

Then he said, “This is not a matter of politics. It’s a bracing reminder to all of us that we have to take this virus seriously.”

While Trump has been dismissive of the Covid-19 precautions like wearing masks and even ridiculed Biden for his big masks, the Democrat has been an advocate of following medical guidance.

Exhorting Trump supporters to also wear masks, he said that according to experts wearing masks for 100 days could save 100,000 lives.

Biden, who had shared a stage during Tuesday’s debate with Trump, said that he had taken two Covid-19 tests that came negative before embarking on Friday’s campaign.

The Hill quoted two anonymous sources in the Biden campaign as saying that they will not be running negative ads against Trump for now.

A Biden ally was quoted by The Hill, a political and legislative media, as saying, “The VP (Vice President Biden) can’t say ‘God Bless this family’ and then trash him in ads.”

Conley said in a memo released by the White House that as “a precautionary measure he received a single eight gram dose of Regeneron’s polyclonal antibody cocktail”

“He completed the infusion without incident,” Conley said about using the experimental medication.

Regeneron had reported on Tuesday that its medication had shown positive results in 275 patients during trials.

Trump has been advocating the use of medicines not fully approved by the FDA for treating Covid-19.

He also received other medicines including aspirin, zinc, a natural hormone melatonin, vitamin D and the antacid famotidine, the doctor said.

It did not appear that he received hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), which he had taken as a preventive around the time his valet became infected with the coronavirus in May and got India to send a huge consignment for use as a cure or prophylactic.

A senator who said he spoke to Trump indicated that he was “very engaged” in political affairs.

Senate Judicial Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham tweeted, “The president was in good spirits this morning when I spoke with him and very engaged in the upcoming hearing regarding Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Barrett.”

That was one of the key issue facing Trump, who has to get the conservative judge to confirmed by the Senate to serve on the supreme court.

The other is the Covid-19 relief package for businesses, individuals, public institutions and state and local governments on which the Republicans and Democrats are deeply divided.

Pelosi has said that in the changed scenario a compromise seemed within reach. She asked airlines to hold off on threatened furloughs because a deal to help them was likely.

The Democratic Party-controlled House of Representatives passed a $2.2 trillion stimulus package, which faces opposition in the Republican-controlled Senate.

The markets generally shrugged off Trump’s ailment. After having been down by 450 points, the Dow Jones Index closed down only 134 points or 0.5 per cent. S&P was down 1 per cent and the NASDAQ 2.2 per cent, not unusual market volatility.

Trump tweeted early Friday morning that he and his wife had tested positive for coronavirus.

On Thursday, his Counselor Hope Hicks who had travelled with him on Tuesday and Friday on Air Force One had tested positive for the disease.

Members of Trump’s family who had undergone tests were found to be uninfected, as also senior officials including Vice President Mike Pence, who is next in line the line of succession.

While Democratic Party’s top leaders, who had borne the brunt of Trump’s ridicule and personal attacks, took the high road with an outpouring of the sympathy, according to a poll taken on Friday by Morning Consult 40 per cent of Democrats were “happy” about Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis, while 55 per cent of Republicans were “sad.”

The Walter Reed hospital, which has among the best equipment and experts is usually the first stop for military personnel wounded in wars abroad.

(IANS)

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New Delhi: International crude oil prices continued to decline on Friday due to persistent global economic uncertainties, going down further after the announcement that US President Donald Trump had tested coronavirus positive. A further increase in crude supplies also eased the prices, analysts said. Related Story: US President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Test Positive […]

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New Delhi: International crude oil prices continued to decline on Friday due to persistent global economic uncertainties, going down further after the announcement that US President Donald Trump had tested coronavirus positive.

A further increase in crude supplies also eased the prices, analysts said.

Related Story: US President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Test Positive For Coronavirus

Consequently, Brent crude slumped below $40 per barrel. Currently, the December contract Brent crude on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) is trading at $39.58 per barrel, lower by 3.30 per cent from its previous close.

The November contract of WTI crude was at $37.40 per barrel, lower by 3.41 per cent from its previous close.

Oil prices have of late been under pressure due to poor demand amid the coronavirus pandemic and vanishing hopes of further stimulus in the US.

Also Read: Rupee tumbles 68 paise against US dollar on crude oil woes

On Friday, prices further declined after Trump announced that he and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the infection.

Taking to Twitter late Thursday night, Trump said: “Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for Covid-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this together.”

(IANS)

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Washington: US President Donald Trump on Friday announced that he and his wife Melania have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. “Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for Covid-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this together,” he said in a tweet. #BREAKING US President Donald Trump, First Lady […]

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Washington: US President Donald Trump on Friday announced that he and his wife Melania have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

“Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for Covid-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this together,” he said in a tweet.

The next course of action for the President and the First Lady was not immediately clear as he has events scheduled for Friday in Florida and Saturday in Wisconsin.

The announcement came after White House adviser Hope Hicks, one of Trump’s closest aide, was confirmed to have tested positive for the virus on Thursday.

She had travelled with the President on Air Force One earlier this week, an informed source told The Hill news website.

After the revelation, Trump had tweeted: “Hope Hicks, who has been working so hard without even taking a small break, has just tested positive for Covid 19. Terrible.

“The First Lady and I are waiting for our test results. In the meantime, we will begin our quarantine process.”


Also in a statement, a White House official said contact tracing has been done, “and the appropriate notifications and recommendations have been made”, The Hill news website reported.

Hicks is the latest White House aide to test positive for the virus which has so far infected 7,277,352 people in the US and killed 207,791 others, making it the worst-hit country in the world.

National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien had tested positive, as well as a White House valet who serves the President.

Katie Miller, the Vice President’s communications director and the wife of Trump senior adviser Stephen Miller, were also infected.

(IANS)

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Washington: US President Donald Trump has said that he was tested for Covid-19 and was awaiting the results after one of his closest White House aide contracted the virus, according to media reports. White House adviser Hope Hicks, one of the closest to Trump, has tested positive for Covid-19, an informed source told The Hill news […]

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Washington: US President Donald Trump has said that he was tested for Covid-19 and was awaiting the results after one of his closest White House aide contracted the virus, according to media reports.

White House adviser Hope Hicks, one of the closest to Trump, has tested positive for Covid-19, an informed source told The Hill news website on Thursday.

She had travelled with the President on Air Force One earlier this week, the source added.

In a Fox News interview late Thursday night, Trump appeared unsure about what his top aide’s positive test meant for him.

“I just went out with a test and the First Lady just went out with a test also,” he said.

“So whether we quarantine or whether we have it, I don’t know.”

Taking to Twitter after the interview, the President said: “Hope Hicks, who has been working so hard without even taking a small break, has just tested positive for Covid 19. Terrible.

“The First Lady and I are waiting for our test results. In the meantime, we will begin our quarantine process.”

Also in a statement, a White House official said contact tracing has been done, “and the appropriate notifications and recommendations have been made”, The Hill news website reported

It was not immediately clear if Trump planned to self-quarantine out of an abundance of caution.

He has events scheduled for Friday in Florida and Saturday in Wisconsin.

Hicks is the latest White House aide to test positive for the virus which has so far infected 7,277,352 people in the US and killed 207,791 others, making it the worst-hit country in the world.

National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien had tested positive, as well as a White House valet who serves the President.

Katie Miller, the Vice President’s communications director and the wife of Trump senior adviser Stephen Miller, were also infected.

(IANS)

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New York: US President Donald Trump has said that India does not give a “straight count” on the Covid-19 deaths. During the presidential debate on Tuesday night between him and Democratic Party presidential candidate Joe Biden, they both sparred on the extent of the deaths caused by the pandemic. Biden said that the 200,000 people […]

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New York: US President Donald Trump has said that India does not give a “straight count” on the Covid-19 deaths.

During the presidential debate on Tuesday night between him and Democratic Party presidential candidate Joe Biden, they both sparred on the extent of the deaths caused by the pandemic.

Biden said that the 200,000 people who died of the coronavirus were 20 per cent of the global death toll of 1 million while the US population is only 4 per cent of the world.

Trump shot back, “When you talk about numbers you know how many people died in China? You know how many people died in Russia? You don’t know how many people died in India. They don’t give you a straight count.”

Trump said that the pandemic was China’s fault, but Biden tried to deflect China’s role wanting to pin the blame for its ravages on Trump.

The first debate was held in Cleveland was about domestic issues and there were no international questions on the agenda set out Chris Wallace of Fox News, who was the moderator for the debate. The mention of India and the two other countries brought a passing reference to foreign countries.

Earlier in his news conferences, he has mentioned India’s record of conducting Covid-19 tests as the second-best in the world and only behind the US.

(IANS)

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Washington: Democratic challenger Joe Biden on Wednesday termed President Donald Trump a “liar” and a “clown” as the pair clashed in a fiery start to their first presidential debate. Trump fired back, telling Biden, “There’s nothing smart about you, Joe. Forty-seven years, you’ve done nothing.” During the first of the three presidential debates in Cleveland, […]

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Washington: Democratic challenger Joe Biden on Wednesday termed President Donald Trump a “liar” and a “clown” as the pair clashed in a fiery start to their first presidential debate.

Trump fired back, telling Biden, “There’s nothing smart about you, Joe. Forty-seven years, you’ve done nothing.”

During the first of the three presidential debates in Cleveland, Ohio, Trump and Biden clashed over each other’s personality, past record, family and their visions.

“The fact is that everything he’s (Trump) saying so far is simply a lie. I’m not here to call out his lies. Everybody knows he’s a liar,” Biden said.

Responding to the jibe, Trump said Biden is a liar and graduated last in his class.

Attacking Trump over the handling of the coronavirus, Biden said the president has lied to Americans on the COVID-19 issue.

“He still hasn’t even acknowledged that he knew this was happening, knew how dangerous it was going to be back in February, and he didn’t even tell you. He is on record as saying it. He panicked or he just looked at the stock market, one of the two, because guess what, a lot of people die and lot more are going to die unless he gets a lot smarter, a lot quicker,” he said.

Trump hit back, saying, “Did you use the word ‘smart’? So you said you went to Delaware State but you forgot the name of your college. You didn’t go to Delaware State, you graduated either the lowest or almost the lowest in your class, don’t ever use the word smart with me.”

Biden replied, “Give me a break”, to which Trump said, “There’s nothing smart about you, Joe. Forty-seven years you have done nothing.”

Biden alleged that Trump has “no plan” to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

The president has no plan. He hasn’t laid out anything. He knew all of the way back in February how serious this crisis was. He knew it was a deadly disease. What did he do? He is on tape as acknowledging he knew it. He said he didn’t tell us or give people warning because he didn’t want to panic the American people, he said.

You don’t panic, he panicked. In addition to that what did he do? He went in and he — we were insisting that the Chinese — the — the people we had on the ground in China should be able to go to Wuhan and determine for themselves how dangerous this was. He did not even ask Xi (Jinping) to do that, Biden said.

As the two rivals clashed on medicate, the president said the Democrats were planning socialising of medicine.

In his reply, Biden said, What this clown is doing?”

Trump also rued that Biden was getting better press than him.

We’ve done a great job. The only thing I haven’t done a good job — and that’s because of the fake news. No matter what you say to them they give you bad press on — it’s just fake news, he said.

“They give you good press. They give me bad press because that’s the way it is, unfortunate — but let me just tell you something. I don’t care. I’ve gotten used to it. But I’ll tell you, Joe, you could never have done the job that we did. You don’t have it in your blood. You could have never done that job,” Trump added.

The president asserted that he knows how to get a job done.

Biden also branded Trump “a fool”, when the president was talking about the large crowd that he has been drawing in the election campaign.

He’s been totally irresponsible the way in which he has handled the social distancing, the people wearing masks, basically encouraged them not to…And he’s a fool on this, the former vice president said.

Hitting back, Trump said nobody shows up to Biden’s rallies.

If you could get the crowds, you would have done the same thing. But you can’t. Nobody cares, Joe, he said.

(PTI)

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New York: US President Donald Trump or his company paid $145,400 in taxes to India and received $2.3 million from projects there, according to The New York Times. The newspaper said the taxes were paid by him or his companies in 2017 and the $2.3 million in income came during Trump’s first two years in […]

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New York: US President Donald Trump or his company paid $145,400 in taxes to India and received $2.3 million from projects there, according to The New York Times.

The newspaper said the taxes were paid by him or his companies in 2017 and the $2.3 million in income came during Trump’s first two years in office.

The New York Times did not give details of the income Trump derived from India. It was also not clear if it was Trump’s personal income or his organisation’s.

Before he became the President, Trump was principally a real estate developer running the Trump Organization, besides dabbling in show business.

He had visited Mumbai in 2014 before plunging into politics to meet with developers of the local Trump Tower and other business people.

The Trump Organization lists four residential projects located in Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata and Gurugram.

The projects have local associates and typically in such deals they run them and pay a royalty or other fees to the Trump Organization, mainly for branding.

The web sites of the Trump Tower projects in Kolkata and Pune carry the disclaimer that the properties are “not owned, developed or sold by the Trump Organization or any of their current or former principals or affiliates.”

The newspaper, which said that it had received copies of Trump’s income tax records, claimed that the self-proclaimed billionaire had paid only $750 in federal income taxes in 2017, his first year in office.

It said that for 10 of the previous 15 years, he had not paid any taxes because his losses were higher than his income.

The disclosures on Sunday evening by the New York Times, which did not say how it received the copies of the tax filings, came as Trump was getting ready for a debate with Democratic Party candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday.

Biden’s campaign immediately released an ad comparing Trump’s $750 taxes reported by the Times with that paid typically by the teachers, which is about 10 times as much, and by nurses and firefighters.

Trump has refused to disclose his income tax filings which all Presidents had in recent times. He said he will not make them public while the Internal Revenue Services (IRS), the federal tax authority, was auditing his tax filings, and would release them only after the audits were over.

At a news conference on Sunday, Trump called the Times report “fake news”.

He said, “Actually, I paid tax, but — and you’ll see that as soon as my tax returns — it’s under audit. They’ve been under audit for a long time.”

But he refused to say how much tax he had paid.

Trump also said that he had been negotiating with the IRS for a long time.

The Times said that he made $73 million from projects abroad, most of it from golf properties in Ireland and Scotland.

He also received $3 million from the Philippines and $1 million from Turkey, which along with India, the Times asserted, were “countries with authoritarian-leaning leaders or thorny geopolitics”.

Outside of the US, India with four has the most number of Trump Organizaiton-affiliated projects.

The Trump Tower built in Mumbai in association with the Lodha Group says on its website that apartment prices start at Rs 7.8 crore.

Trump’s sons, Eric and Donald Jr., are listed on the Trump Organization web sites as executive vice presidents.

Donald Trump Jr. had visited India on a business trip in 2018.

(IANS)

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New York: With eye on Nobel Peace Prize, United States President Donald Trump wants to mediate the dispute between India and China, even though his offers have been turned down. Asked by a reporter on Thursday about his nomination for the prize for promoting Israel-Arab relations, he said, “I know that China now, and India, […]

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New York: With eye on Nobel Peace Prize, United States President Donald Trump wants to mediate the dispute between India and China, even though his offers have been turned down.

Asked by a reporter on Thursday about his nomination for the prize for promoting Israel-Arab relations, he said, “I know that China now, and India, are having difficulty, and very — very substantial difficulty. And hopefully they’ll be able to work that out. If we can help, we’d love to help.”

Trump was nominated by a member of Norwegian Parliament mainly for helping the United Arab Emirtes and Israel establish diplomatic relations, a breakthrough in lowering hostilities in the Middle East.

Trump said, “It was an honour to be nominated for two Nobel Prizes. So that was an honour. And we’ll see what’s happening.”

As part of the question about his nomination, the reporter also asked, “Does your global foreign policy also checkmate China? It stops them from increasing the defence of China globally?”

Instead of answering it directly, Trump veered off into the offer of help to India and China.

Both countries had turned down an earlier offer he made in May to mediate between them.

The Norwegian MP, Christian Tybring-Gjedde, also made a claim in his nomination letter that Nobel Committee that Trump played “key role in facilitating contact between conflicting parties and a creating new dynamics in other protracted conflicts, such as the Kashmir border dispute between India and Pakistan,” according to Fox News.

In fact, however, India has turned down Trump’s repeated offers to mediate or “arbitrate” the Kashmir dispute and there have been no high-level bilateral contacts between the two countries since 2015.

After the UAE breakthrough, Trump administration’s diplomacy got Bahrain to set up diplomatic ties with Israel.

US Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Kelly Craft has said in an interview to Al Arabiya this week that more Arab countries are expected to normalise relations with Israel soon.

Trump is taking his Nobel Peace Prize nomination seriously – although it is only one of scores that the Norwegian committee receives – and compares it to the prize that his predecessor Brack Obama actually received.

He criticised TV channels for not running his nomination in their main newscasts.

(IANS)

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Washington: President Donald Trump has said he will next week nominate a woman to replace the late US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, escalating a political row with the Democrats over her successor weeks before the presidential election. “I will be putting forth a nominee next week. I could say most likely it would […]

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Washington: President Donald Trump has said he will next week nominate a woman to replace the late US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, escalating a political row with the Democrats over her successor weeks before the presidential election.

“I will be putting forth a nominee next week. I could say most likely it would be a woman. I think I can say that. If somebody were to ask me now I would say that a woman would be in first place, Trump told supporters at an election rally in North Carolina on Saturday.

Ginsburg, a history-making jurist, feminist icon and a champion of women’s rights and social justice, died of cancer on Friday. She was 87.

She was the second woman ever to serve as a justice on the nation’s highest court.

Trump said he is within his rights to fill the vacancy in the US Supreme Court, a move that has infuriated Democrats, who fear Republicans will vote to lock in a decades-long conservative majority on the country’s top court.

“We have great respect for the process. This has happened numerous times and every time there was a nominee as you know. There’s been many occasions where frankly it turned out to be during a presidential year,” he told reporters.

I think we’re going to start the process extremely soon. We will have a nominee very soon, he said, adding that there about 45 people on his list, but he does have a “short list” for potential nominees.

During the campaign rally, Trump asked his Republican supporters whether the nominee should be a man or a woman. The crowd cheered loudly for a female candidate.

“That’s a very accurate poll (crowd reaction) because that’s the way I feel. I actually like women much more than I like men. I have to say. It would be a woman. A very talented, very intelligent woman, the president said, adding that a final name had not been zeroed in on.

He also discussed how he has the power to fill the vacant seat in the Supreme Court where justices serve for life or until they choose to retire.

“So, Article 2 of the Constitution says that the President shall nominate justices of the Supreme Court. I don’t think it can be any more clear, can it?” Trump asked, prompting chants of “Fill that seat!” from the rally crowd.

On Friday night the Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a statement just hours after Ginsburg passed away that, “President Trump’s nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate.”

US media reported that Trump raised the names of federal appeals Judge Amy Coney Barrett and Judge on the US Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit Barbara Lagoa as potential nominees during his call with McConnell on Friday. Both are conservatives who would tip the balance of the Supreme Court in favour of the Republicans.

Democrats have vigorously opposed any nomination to the Supreme Court before the November 3 election, arguing that in 2016 Senate Republicans blocked the choice of Merrick Garland by Democratic President Barack Obama.

Trump’s Democratic rival in the November 3 presidential election, Joe Biden, insists the decision on Ginsburg’s replacement should wait until after the vote.

Voters should pick the president and the president should pick the justice to consider, the former vice president said.

This was the position of Republican Senate took in 2016. When there were almost 10 months to go before the election. That’s the position the United States Senate must take today.

“And the election is only 46 days off. I think the fastest justice ever confirmed was 47 days. And the average is closer to 70 days. And so, we should do this with full consideration. And that is my hope and expectation of what will happen, Biden said.

The ideological balance of the nine-member Supreme Court is crucial to its rulings on the most important issues in US law.

Ginsburg’s death has created a vacancy on the bench which many conservatives view as a once-in-a-generation opportunity to move the makeup of the court from its current split of five conservative justices and four liberal justices to a more dominant 6-3 majority.

So far, Trump has nominated two judges to the Supreme Court – Neil Gorsuch in 2017 and Brett Kavanaugh in 2018.

While condoling the demise of Justice Ginsburg, former president Obama urged Senate Republicans to uphold the standard they set in 2016 when they blocked his nominee.

“Ruth Bader Ginsburg fought to the end, through her cancer, with unwavering faith in our democracy and its ideals. That’s how we remember her. But she also left instructions for how she wanted her legacy to be honoured.

“Four and a half years ago, when Republicans refused to hold a hearing or an up-or-down vote on Merrick Garland, they invented the principle that the Senate shouldn’t fill an open seat on the Supreme Court before a new president was sworn in,” Obama noted.

A basic principle of the law — and of everyday fairness — is that “we apply rules with consistency, and not based on what’s convenient or advantageous in the moment,” the former president underlined.

(IANS)

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COVID-19 Vaccine: Donald Trump Expects Vax To Be Available For ‘Every American’ By April https://odishatv.in/world/covid-19-vaccine-donald-trump-expects-vax-to-be-available-for-every-american-by-april-477072 Sat, 19 Sep 2020 02:19:10 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=477072

Washington: US President Donald Trump has said that the United States would produce enough coronavirus vaccine doses for “every American” by April 2021. The president told a White House news conference on Friday that the country will have at least 100 million doses of vaccine by the end of the year, or “likely much more […]

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Donald-Trump on COVID19 vaccine

Washington: US President Donald Trump has said that the United States would produce enough coronavirus vaccine doses for “every American” by April 2021.

The president told a White House news conference on Friday that the country will have at least 100 million doses of vaccine by the end of the year, or “likely much more than that”, Xinhua reported.

“Hundreds of millions of doses will be available every month and we expect to have enough vaccines for every American by April and again I’ll say even at that later stage, the delivery will go as fast as it comes,” Trump said.

The president’s comment came days after he claimed that the US could start distributing a coronavirus vaccine as early as October.

“We’re very close to that vaccine as you know and I think closer than most people want to say,” Trump said during a White House press briefing on Wednesday. “We think we can start sometime in October. So as soon as it’s announced we’ll be able to start. That will be from mid-October on. It may be a little bit later than that.”

Earlier on Wednesday, however, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield told lawmakers during a Senate hearing that he expected vaccinations to begin in November or December, but in limited quantities to ensure that those most in need, such as healthcare workers, will get the first doses.

Redfield said it will be the late second quarter or third quarter of 2021 before a Covid-19 vaccine is generally available to the American public.

(IANS)

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Donald Trump Announces Peace Deal Between Bahrain And Israel https://odishatv.in/world/donald-trump-announces-peace-deal-between-bahrain-and-israel-476034 Sat, 12 Sep 2020 02:23:30 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=476034

Washington: US President Donald Trump on Friday brokered another peace deal in the Middle East with Bahrain announcing that it would normalise diplomatic ties with Israel. The announcement by Trump after he hosted a historic call between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel and King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain came a month […]

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Bahrain Israel

Washington: US President Donald Trump on Friday brokered another peace deal in the Middle East with Bahrain announcing that it would normalise diplomatic ties with Israel.

The announcement by Trump after he hosted a historic call between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel and King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain came a month after he had mediated between the United Arab Emirates and Israel to do the same.

Leaders of the UAE and Israel are scheduled to sign an agreement in this regard at the White House next week.

In the spirit of peace and cooperation, Netanyahu and Al Khalifa agreed that Bahrain will fully normalise its diplomatic relations with Israel, Trump told reporters in the Oval Office of the White House.

They will exchange embassies and ambassadors, begin direct flights between their countries, and launch cooperation initiatives across a broad range of sectors, including health, business, technology, education, security, and agriculture. This is a truly historic day, he said.

Observing that there have been two peace agreements with Israel in the last 72 years, Trump said that this is now the second peace agreement that he has announced in the last month. And I am very hopeful that there will be more to follow, he said, adding that there’s tremendous enthusiasm on behalf of other countries to also join.

And we think, ultimately, you’ll have most countries join, and you’re going to have the Palestinians in a very good position. They want to come in — they’re going to want to come in because all of their friends are in. But we have tremendous enthusiasm for coming into the deal, he said.

As more countries normalise relations with Israel — which will happen quite quickly, we believe — the region will become more and more stable, secure, and prosperous, Trump said.

Trump’s special advisor and son-in-law Jarred Kushner played a key role in securing both the agreements in the Middle East, which is expected to play an important role having a lasting peace in the region.

What President Trump has done here is unthinkable. He’s brought people in the Middle East together. There’s been these barriers that have existed that have led to so much instability, so much war, so much loss, so much hopelessness. And we’re seeing so much hopefulness now coming, he told reporters in the Oval Office of the White House.

The US Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, said that Trump’s policy of peace through strength has changed the world profoundly for the better.

Later in a conference call with reporters, Kushner said that this deal will bring these countries closer together. It took Israel 72 years to form the first two peace agreements with Jordan and Egypt. “And then, in the last 29 days, we now have two more peace agreements, which shows that the region is really changing, he said.

About two weeks ago, he took the first commercial flight between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. That flight flew over Saudi Arabia’s airspace, which they waived after 72 years. And they said that other commercial flights can take that route as well. The UAE just removed their 48-year boycott of Israel, he noted.

Referring to the two back-to-back agreements, Kushner described this as the beginning of a new Middle East. Trump has really secured alliances and partners in trying to pursue that, he added.

Kushner announced that Bahrain will be sending its foreign minister for the signing of the agreement between the UAE and Israel at the White House next week.

Describing this as a historic agreement, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that as the President has kept the promise that he laid out at the beginning of this Administration that he would strengthen America’s friendships and build new partnerships in pursuit of peace.

The two peace agreements open new possibilities for peace and prosperity. From my recent travels to the region, there is clear momentum for a new Middle East. I thank King Hamad and Prime Minister Netanyahu for having the courage to change the fate of nations, he said.

(PTI)

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Hackers Entered Trump’s Twitter Account With ‘yourfired’ Password https://odishatv.in/world/hackers-entered-trumps-twitter-account-with-yourfired-password-475999 Fri, 11 Sep 2020 12:50:41 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=475999

London: Three hackers who attempted to break into Donald Trump’s Twitter account just before the presidential elections in October 2016 were left amused to see that his leaked password ‘yourfired’ worked to enter his Twitter account, the media reported on Friday. According to a reports, the Dutch hackers found Trump’s password because of a 2012 […]

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Trump account hacked

London: Three hackers who attempted to break into Donald Trump’s Twitter account just before the presidential elections in October 2016 were left amused to see that his leaked password ‘yourfired’ worked to enter his Twitter account, the media reported on Friday.

According to a reports, the Dutch hackers found Trump’s password because of a 2012 LinkedIn data breach involving a database of 117 million usernames and passwords.

The password ‘yourfired’ – the erroneously spelled catchphrase for Trump’s TV reality show ‘The Apprentice’ – turned out to also work on his Twitter account.

“They were shocked when it worked. The Dutch knew they were potentially in trouble, because it could be interpreted as a cyber attack on a presidential candidate,” Vrij Nederland journalist Gerard Janssen who saw the hacking screenshots was quoted as saying.

The hackers did not mean to do any harm or post anything from Trump’s account as they were “testing the security on the account, and then they reported the vulnerability to Trump and the United States government”.

The hackers never heard back from Trump but they did get a message from the National Cyber Security Center saying that the American government had taken up the report. “Thank you for contacting us”.

In July this year, 130 several high-profile personalities like Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Apple, Joe Biden and Barack Obama saw their Twitter accounts being hacked in a crypto scam. Trump’s account was not part of the hack.

According to reports, Trump’s accounts may have some form of enhanced security measures that aren’t available to regular verified Twitter account holders.

“The president would undoubtedly be the service’s prime target for hackers, so it is possible that Twitter has afforded Trump and his staff some form of extra verification that made it more difficult to breach his account,” Forbes reported.

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US Election: Republican Campaign Video Featuring PM Modi Woos Indian-American Voters https://odishatv.in/world/us-election-republican-campaign-video-featuring-pm-modi-woos-indian-american-voters-475554 Wed, 09 Sep 2020 09:48:11 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=475554

Washington: A Republican campaign video that includes visuals from the two historic rallies of President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the last one year— ‘Howdy, Modi!’ and ‘Namaste Trump’—is making waves in the US ahead of the November 3 Presidential election, particularly among Indian-Americans whose votes may be the deciding factor in […]

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Washington: A Republican campaign video that includes visuals from the two historic rallies of President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the last one year— ‘Howdy, Modi!’ and ‘Namaste Trump’—is making waves in the US ahead of the November 3 Presidential election, particularly among Indian-Americans whose votes may be the deciding factor in some of the battleground states. Titled ‘4 More Years’, the 107-second video starts with footage of Modi and Trump walking hand-in-hand at the NRG Stadium in Houston during the Indian prime minister’s visit to the US last year, amidst 50,000 cheering supporters.

In the background, Modi is heard saying, “He needs no introduction. His name comes up in almost every conversation. The President of the United States of America, Mr Donald Trump.”

The video then cuts to the two leaders, along with US First Lady Melania Trump, waving at a massive crowd in Ahmedabad during the Namaste Trump event in February this year.

The video ends with Trump pledging American loyalty to India. “America loves India. America respects India. America will always be faithful and loyal friends to the Indian people,” Trump is heard in the video.

Indian-American psychiatrist Dr Maya Puri said, “When I first saw the “4 More Years” video, it sent chills down my spine. I had a visceral reaction to it. I literally wanted to stand up and cheer. It brought tears to my eyes.

The “4 More Years” video was released by the Trump Campaign during the Republican National Convention last month.

“It (the video) really speaks to me emotionally as an Indian, as an American, as a Trump supporter, as a patriot, and just on a human level. It just packs a punch and hits you in the gut — in the best possible way of course! I don’t recall being so moved by a one-and-a-half-minute video ever before,” said Dr Puri.

Republicans are excited about the video’s popularity, considering the effect it could have on some of the battleground states.

The swing states of Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Ohio are bastions to neither the Republicans nor the Democrats and a solidified base of Indian-American votes could be a deciding factor in the presidential election.

President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence will be challenged by Democratic Party presidential candidate Joe Biden and his Indian-American running mate Kamala Harris in the November presidential election.

Other than being present on all major social networking sites and video-sharing platforms, the video has been shared by national chair of Trump Victory Finance Committee 2020 Kimberly Guilfoyle and the president’s eldest son Donald J Trump Jr.

“The power of friendship between these two world leaders is truly awe-inspiring. It’s something that I would strongly recommend every Indian and non-Indian to watch for themselves to have that ‘feel-good’ experience which I truly think is good for the soul,” said Dr Puri.

Prem Parameswaran, global chief financial officer of Eros International PLC, said Trump loves India and the Indian community.

“He has done more for Indian-Americans than any other president in our history. He has forged a very special relationship with Prime Minister Modi and now we have the two largest democracies united. This is a terrific video and I fully support President Trump for another four years!” said Parameswaran, who is a member of President Donald J Trump’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI).

Sridhar Chityala, a member of Indian Voices for Trump, said the video is impactful and captures the strong leadership of the two heads of state.

“It would rank with any classical theatrical production that is to be released with a teaser trailer. The video does full justice to the Trump-Modi partnership built on trust, respect, recognition,” Chityala said.

A prominent Trump supporter, Al Mason, who conceptualised the video, said if Trump gets another four years at the White House it will massively boost the India-US partnership. Mason is co-chair of the Trump Victory Indian American Finance Committee.

The “4 More Years” video has been viewed more than 3,00,000 times on Twitter alone. It has been viewed several hundred-thousand times more on Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp.

Indian-American Danny Gaikwad described the video’s popularity as “hitting a home run in the Indian Diaspora.”

With an aggressive China knocking on India’s doorstep, it is more than ever we need a very strong friend in the White House, like the president who will stand unequivocally for Modi and for India, said Dr Raj Bhayani.

(PTI)

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