President Trump warned voters on Sunday that electing ‘low IQ’ Joe Biden in November would result in the United States being overrun by illegal immigrants as recent polls give the Democrat a significant edge.
‘THE VAST SILENT MAJORITY IS ALIVE AND WELL!!!’ Trump tweeted on Sunday.
‘We will win this Election big. Nobody wants a Low IQ person in charge of our Country, and Sleepy Joe is definitely a Low IQ person!’
In another tweet, Trump claimed: ‘Corrupt Joe Biden has confirmed that he “would give UNLIMITED Healthcare to Illegal Immigrants”.
‘This would break our system and bring millions of people to the USA.’
The tweet included a reference to Fox & Friends, the popular morning news show that Trump watches routinely on the Fox News Channel.
President Trump (left) on Sunday hit out at ‘low IQ’ Joe Biden (right), warning on Twitter that the Democrat plans to offer health coverage to undocumented immigrants
‘THE VAST SILENT MAJORITY IS ALIVE AND WELL!!!’ Trump tweeted on Sunday. ‘We will win this Election big. Nobody wants a Low IQ person in charge of our Country, and Sleepy Joe is definitely a Low IQ person!’
In another tweet, Trump claimed: ‘Corrupt Joe Biden has confirmed that he “would give UNLIMITED Healthcare to Illegal Immigrants”’
Trump’s motorcade was seen on Sunday en route to Trump National Golf Club
Last year, Biden’s campaign unveiled a health care plan that goes beyond Obamacare but stops short of the mass overhaul supported by progressives like Senator Bernie Sanders.
Biden’s plan calls for a ‘public option’ that would give virtually everyone the choice of a government plan like Medicare, as an alternative to private coverage, not a substitute.
Sanders has called for a single-payer ‘Medicare for All’ system that would do away with private health insurance.
Biden’s plan would also allow undocumented immigrants to buy into the public option, though their care would not be government-subsidized.
Nonetheless, Biden’s plan goes further than Obamacare, known officially as the Affordable Care Act, which did not allow undocumented immigrants to buy into the system.
Biden would provide more generous subsidies for Obamacare’s private policies, also lowering deductibles and copays.
He’d let solidly middle-class people qualify for help paying their premiums, responding to complaints that they’re now priced out.
Biden adds his public option plan, something Obama couldn’t get through Congress when Democrats controlled it.
Biden’s version would be modeled on Medicare and open to just about any US citizen or legal resident.
One of its goals would be to provide free coverage for low-income people in states that have refused the ACA’s Medicaid expansion, including Texas and Florida.
And in a landmark change, Biden would open the public plan to people with access to job-based insurance if that’s what they want.
Most workers don’t have such a choice now.
Trump on Saturday called Obamacare ‘a joke’ and said he was hopeful that the Supreme Court would invalidate it, as his Justice Department argues that it should.
The healthcare bill, dubbed Obamacare, was signed into law by President Barack Obama in March 2010 (pictured)
Close to half a million people who lost their health insurance amid the economic shutdown to slow the spread of COVID-19 have gotten coverage through HealthCare.gov, the government reported Thursday
Salt Lake County Health Department’s public health nurse Lee Cherie Booth performs a coronavirus anti-body test outside the Salt Lake County Health Department Thursday. The Trump administration’s legal filing uring the Supreme Court makes no mention of the coronavirus pandemic
‘Now that the very expensive, unpopular and unfair Individual Mandate provision has been terminated by us, many States & the U.S. are asking the Supreme Court that Obamacare itself be terminated so that it can be replaced with a FAR BETTER AND MUCH LESS EXPENSIVE ALTERNATIVE,’ the president tweeted on Saturday.
Trump added: ‘Obamacare is a joke! Deductible is far too high and the overall cost is ridiculous.
‘My Administration has gone out of its way to manage OC much better than previous, but it is still no good.
‘I will ALWAYS PROTECT PEOPLE WITH PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS,ALWAYS!!!’
Last year, a federal appeals court struck down the ‘individual mandate’ provision of the Affordable Care Act which required those who did not buy health insurance to pay a penalty when filing their taxes.
The Trump administration is now asking the Supreme Court to invalidate the entire law, saying it is unconstitutional.
Critics say that having Obamacare struck down by the court would deprive some 20 million Americans of health coverage.
Trump posted a video Sunday morning of senior citizen supporters clashing with senior citizen counter protesters in The Village age-restricted community in Florida. The clip was later deleted
‘White Power’: One Trump supporter in the golf cart parade yelled ‘white power’ as he held up a fist at senior-citizen counter protesters by the side of the road
A particularly passionate counter protesters (here in black), stepped in front of some golf carts and called the supporters ‘Nazis’ and ‘terrorists’
In the case before the Supreme Court, Texas and other conservative-led states argue that the ACA was essentially rendered unconstitutional after Congress passed tax legislation in 2017 that eliminated the law’s unpopular fines for not having health insurance, but left in place its requirement that virtually all Americans have coverage.
After failing to repeal Obamacare in 2017 when Republicans fully controlled Congress, Trump has put the weight of his administration behind the legal challenge.
If the health insurance requirement is invalidated, ‘then it necessarily follows that the rest of the ACA must also fall,’ Solicitor General Noel Francisco wrote Thursday.
The Trump administration’s views on what parts of the ACA might be kept or replaced if the law is overturned have shifted over time.
But in legal arguments, it has always supported getting rid of Obamacare provisions that prohibit insurance companies from discriminating against people on account of their medical history.
Nonetheless, Trump has repeatedly assured Americans that people with preexisting conditions would still be protected. Neither the White House nor congressional Republicans have specified how.
Thursday’s report from the government showed that about 487,000 people signed up for Obamacare with HealthCare.gov after losing their workplace coverage this year.
Trump appears to be trying to reassure his supporters that his chances for re-election are good after a disappointing crowd turnout at his rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, last Saturday
In a follow-up tweet, the president wrote: ‘We will win the Election against Corrupt Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, and Schumer.’
The president also touted his administration’s efforts to have Obamacare struck down
Trump on Saturday called Obamacare ‘a joke’ and vowed that he would ‘ALWAYS PROTECT PEOPLE WITH PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS!’
That’s an increase of 46 per cent from the same time period last year.
Trump’s bravado on Twitter comes amid poll numbers which show Biden with a distinct advantage in key battleground states as voters are abandoning the president over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and nationwide racial tensions.
Trump on Sunday tweeted approvingly of a video showing one of his supporters chanting ‘white power,’ a racist slogan associated with white supremacists. The video was then removed in response to the backlash.
The video appeared to have been taken at The Villages, a Florida retirement community, and showed dueling demonstrations between Trump supporters and opponents.
‘Thank you to the great people of The Villages,’ Trump tweeted.
Moments into the video clip he shared, a man driving a golf cart displaying pro-Trump signs and flags shouts ‘white power.’
The video also shows anti-Trump protesters shouting ‘Nazi,’ ‘racist,’ and profanities at the Trump backers.
‘There’s no question’ that Trump should not have retweeted the video and ‘he should just take it down,’ Senator Tim Scott, a Republican from South Carolina, told CNN’s State of the Union.
Scott is the only Black Republican in the Senate.
‘President Trump is a big fan of The Villages,’ White House spokesperson Judd Deere said.
‘He did not hear the one statement made on the video.
‘What he did see was tremendous enthusiasm from his many supporters.’
The president’s decision to highlight a video featuring a racist slogan comes amid a national reckoning over race following the deaths of George Floyd and other Black Americans.
Floyd, a Black Minneapolis man, died after a white police officer pressed his knee into his neck for several minutes.
The president touted the television ratings generated by his rally last Saturday in Tulsa, Oklahoma – even though just over 6,200 people attended the event, far short of what the campaign promised
Protests against police brutality and bias in law enforcement have occurred across the country following Floyd’s death and there has also been a push to remove Confederate monuments, an effort Trump has opposed.
Trump’s inflammatory statements about using force against protesters demanding racial equality have also cost him support as Americans appear ready to move on from the president and usher in a new era led by Biden.
Poll figures show Biden extremely competitive with the president in states that were once thought to be safely and solidly in the Republican column, like Texas and Georgia.
Trump appears to be trying to reassure his supporters that his chances for re-election are good after a disappointing crowd turnout at his rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, last Saturday.
‘Do not believe the Fake News Media,’ Trump tweeted on Saturday.
‘Oklahoma speech had the highest Saturday television ratings in @FoxNews history.
‘@seanhannity dominated T.V. with my interview on Thursday night, more than @CNN & MSDNC COMBINED.
‘These are the real polls, the Silent Majority, not FAKE POLLS!’
‘MSDNC’ is a mocking reference to the left-leaning cable channel MSNBC, with the letters ‘DNC’ standing for Democratic National Committee.
The implication of Trump’s reference to ‘MSDNC’ is that MSNBC is a propaganda tool of the Democratic Party.
In a follow-up tweet, the president wrote: ‘We will win the Election against Corrupt Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, and Schumer.
‘We will save the Supreme Court, your 2nd Amendment, permanent damage from the ridiculous Green New Deal, and you from massive Tax Hikes.
‘Also, our Heritage, History and LAW & ORDER!’
Trump held a much-hyped campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, last Saturday – the first public re-election event since the coronavirus pandemic forced the president to shelve live speeches to his supporters.
Despite the campaign’s claims leading up to the rally that more than 1 million tickets were reserved, Tulsa officials put the exact number who gathered in the arena at slightly more than 6,200.
Trump and Vice President Mike Pence also canceled speeches that they planned to give to an overflow crowd just outside the BOK Center after a few dozen people had attended.
In the days since the Tulsa rally, the president and his supporters have claimed that would-be rallygoers were scared off by the coronavirus as well as Black Lives Matter protests that have swept the nation since the death of George Floyd.
Trump surrogates have also claimed that the rally in Tulsa shattered television viewing records on cable news.
Fox News Channel, which aired Trump’s speech live, had the biggest Saturday night audience in the network’s 24-year history, the Nielsen company said.
During Trump’s address at 9pm on Saturday, Fox had 8.2 million people watching.
CNN and MSNBC aired only clips of Trump talking, yet each news network had about twice as many viewers as they normally get on Saturday nights.
Collectively, the three networks had nearly 12 million viewers for its Trump coverage, Nielsen said.
In the absence of sports or first-run scripted series, news continues to be the dominant force in television viewing.
Fox News Channel’s prime-time average of 3.68 million viewers for the week topped all broadcast and cable networks.
ABC’s prime-time interview of John Bolton by Martha Raddatz was seen by 6.2 million people on Sunday, third only to America’s Got Talent and 60 Minutes on broadcast networks last week.
The president has also been panicked recently by polls which show him losing badly to Biden.
A New York Times/Siena College Poll whose results were released on Wednesday show the president trailing the former vice president by 14 points.
Even more troubling for Trump is the apparent erosion in support from key Republican constituencies, including men, white Americans, and older voters.
Biden currently has the support of 50 per cent of registered voters, while Trump sits at 36 per cent, according to the poll.
Additionally, 50 per cent of those surveyed said they had ‘very unfavorable’ views of Trump, while about half of that – 27 per cent – held the same view of Biden.
About the same percentage of Americans view each candidate very favorably – with 27 per cent saying that of Trump and 26 per cent believing that about Biden, the Democrats’ presumptive nominee.
A Fox News poll released earlier this week painted a bleak picture for the president, who is trailing Biden in critical swing states like Florida.