•   
  •   
  •   

Politics Trump’s Stands on Confederacy and Race Out of Step With Voters

12:26  08 july  2020
12:26  08 july  2020 Source:   bloomberg.com

Mnuchin defends Trump's stance on Confederate monuments: 'We need to have a balanced view of history'

  Mnuchin defends Trump's stance on Confederate monuments: 'We need to have a balanced view of history' Trump is swimming against the current of history by repeatedly defending symbols of the Confederacy. Mnuchin in response said that Trump is "focused on everything," describing Confederate monument issue as "complicated.""We need to have a balanced view of history," Mnuchin said. When asked if Trump would apologize for the "white power" tweet, which he ultimately deleted, Mnuchin said, "We're here to talk about economics."Most Americans support removing Confederate monuments The Confederacy was a traitorous army that fought a war to perpetuate slavery in the US.

One-fifth of the way through the 21st century, Donald Trump is seemingly running to be the last President of the Confederacy .

Mr. Trump ’ s inflammatory behavior shows how out of step he is with shifting national sentiment on racial justice, as big corporations, sports leagues and While NASCAR and other organizations have moved to retire symbols of the Confederacy , and lawmakers in Mississippi voted to bring down the

(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump’s latest salvos about Confederate flags and statues and his attacks on racial-justice protesters may provide affirmation to his core supporters, but the rhetoric is increasingly out of step with the way most Americans think in 2020.

In the last two days, Trump has condemned Nascar’s decision to ban the Confederate flag from its raceways and criticized its only Black driver, Bubba Wallace. Trump also defended the NFL teams Washington Redskins and Cleveland Indians, which are considering changing their names and mascots, and called Black Lives Matter “a symbol of hate.”

'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Hillary Rodham Clinton ('Hillary')

  'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Hillary Rodham Clinton ('Hillary') The polarizing trailblazer who has had a front row seat to — and personally shaped — American history over the last 40 years lets loose about sexism, conspiracy theories and Trump (including how she'd fare against him if she was on the ballot in 2020 and whether he should be locked up).Clinton, of course, is far more accustomed to being centrally involved in trying to solve major problems facing America's, having served as a First Lady (1993-2001), as a United States Senator (2001-2009), as a Secretary of State (2009-2013) and as a candidate for president (2008 and 2016).

And voters in swing states crucial to Trump ’ s reelection increasingly tilt against his immigration policies. “The president is running on a whole lot of issues where he’s out of step with Voters also seem to have softened up on immigration in recent years, even as Trump has remained a hard-liner.

President Donald Trump is wielding America' s racial tensions as a reelection weapon, fiercely denouncing the racial justice movement on a near-daily basis with language stoking white resentment and aiming to drive his supporters to the polls. The incendiary discourse is alarming many in his own.

His tweets on these subjects are liked by tens of thousands of his followers and he insists a “silent majority” supports these views.

And Trump isn’t trying to appeal to a majority, silent or otherwise, but instead recreate his narrow margins that brought him victory in 2016. But a striking number of polls indicate that Americans will be much less receptive to these arguments than they were just four years ago, adding to his re-election trouble signs.

a group of people jumping in front of a building: Protests Continue Around Black Lives Matter Plaza In Washington, DC © Getty Images Protests Continue Around Black Lives Matter Plaza In Washington, DC

Protesters attempt to pull down the statue of Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C., on June 22.

Photographer: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

A majority of Americans support removing Confederate statues from public places, believe police are more likely to use force against Black suspects and support the Black Lives Matter movement.

NFL aiming for salary cap solution by training camp

  NFL aiming for salary cap solution by training camp Fanless games could have a devastating impact on the NFL's overall budget, which could then in turn have a significant impact on the salary cap.While the salary cap number is not determined until March, the league is shooting to solve this dilemma by the time training camps open, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com tweets. This would do well to help teams manage their longer-term situations.

Sure enough, Trump has put race at the center of his re-election message. He did so in two aggressive speeches over the weekend and defended the I read the polls. They all make clear that the president is wildly out of step with where the majority of voters are right now, where conservative voters are

Mr. Trump remained cloistered inside, periodically sending out Twitter messages like “LAW & ORDER!” until Some officials were urging that Mr. Trump hold events to show black voters enraged over the latest Mr. Trump will join Vice President Mike Pence on a previously scheduled conference call with

On each measure, that is a reversal from the majority of public opinion in 2016. Lydia Saad, a senior editor at Gallup, said voters view Trump’s stances on those issues much differently than they did in 2016, when his message swept him into the White House. “He may be running the same campaign, but it’s not going to play out the same way,” she said.

Trump’s job approval has consistently remained around 40%, but his re-election chances against Democratic nominee Joe Biden have been steadily slipping since June, with voters unhappy with his response to the coronavirus pandemic and the nationwide protests against police brutality.

Biden now has the support of 49.6% of voters to Trump’s 40.9% in the RealClearPolitics average of polls.

Trump Digs In on Race

Trump has long stoked racial resentment, leading the so-called “birther” movement that questioned Barack Obama’s U.S citizenship. He launched his 2016 campaign with arguments that Mexicans who cross the border illegally are “rapists” and criminals.

Dixon breaks through at Indianapolis with victory in GP

  Dixon breaks through at Indianapolis with victory in GP INDIANAPOLIS (AP) It took Scott Dixon 12 years to make a second trip to victory lane at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He's already plotting a third trip next month.The 2008 Indianapolis 500 winner ended what had been a frustrating quest for a second win at the Brickyard, beating Graham Rahal to the checkered flag by 19.9469 seconds Saturday and claiming his first IndyCar Grand Prix title.''It's really nice to get another win at Indianapolis even though it's not the big one,'' Dixon said. ''It is significant, man, to win at this place.

President Donald Trump is accelerating his use of racially divisive rhetoric, wielding America’ s racial tensions as a reelection weapon. President Donald Trump speaks during a “National Dialogue on Safely Reopening America’ s Schools,” event in the East Room of the White House, Tuesday, July 7

President Donald Trump , agitated and distressed after three nights of violent protests in dozens of cities across the country, including outside of his home, told the nation' s governors in a video teleconference Monday to aggressively target violent protesters he said would only respond to a show

Before the virus became Americans’ primary focus, Trump initially centered his re-election case on the thriving economy, seeking to peel off black voters from Biden by highlighting criminal justice reform and jobs gains among non-white workers.

And even though polls also show a majority of Americans still trust Trump more to repair the economy, he has focused squarely on the issue of race in America. He rails against efforts to remove monuments to Confederate leaders and against those protesting killings of Black people by police.

A Monmouth University poll taken in the summer of 2016 showed that roughly one-third of respondents said police officers were more likely to use excessive force against a Black suspect than a White one.

In June of 2020, that number had jumped to 57%.

Other polls show a broader shift on racial issues. A CBS News poll in June found that the percentage of Americans who believe there has been real progress against racial discrimination dropped dramatically since 2015, after decades in which it had slowly grown.

'Far beyond garden-variety narcissism.' Book by Trump's niece paints him habitual liar and inept

  'Far beyond garden-variety narcissism.' Book by Trump's niece paints him habitual liar and inept "This is far beyond garden-variety narcissism," Mary Trump writes, describing President Trump has having a fragile ego "that must be bolstered every moment."Mary Trump, in a book called "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created The World's Most Dangerous Man," said the president is "much as he was at three years old: Incapable of growing, learning, or evolving, unable to regulate his emotions, moderate his responses, or take in and synthesize information.

Declaring himself "your president of law and order," President Donald Trump vowed Monday to return order to American streets using the military if widespread violence isn't quelled, even as peaceful protesters just outside the White House gates were dispersed with tear gas

Donald Trump is charged up ahead of tonight’s Salute to America if the blur of activity on his Twitter feed is any indicator. Tables and chairs are set up on the South Lawn ahead of Trump ’ s Salute to America celebration of 'Consigning his voters to sickness': Trump fuels culture war over masks.

A Quinnipiac University Poll in mid-June showed that 52% of voters support removing Confederate statues from public places, up from 39% in 2017. And a poll from the Pew Research Center found that two-thirds of adults support the Black Lives Matter movement.

COVID-19 positives among top jockeys causing chaos for $1 million Haskell Stakes

  COVID-19 positives among top jockeys causing chaos for $1 million Haskell Stakes Restrictions on jockey's leaving New York will have an impact on the $1 million Haskell Stakes at Monmouth Park. On Tuesday, the New York Racing Association announced that it was locking down its jockey colony at the Saratoga meet, which begins on Thursday. Jockeys based at Saratoga will not be allowed to return if they leave to ride at other tracks — despite a number of New York-based riders having booked mounts in the Haskell, as well as the four other graded stakes on the card, including the Grade 1 $300,000 United Nations Stakes.

Read More: White House Struggles to Explain Trump’s Confederate Flag Stance

Trump has maintained his position that, if anything, police should be more rough. The president pressured governors to let police “fight back” against Black Lives Matters demonstrators and took to Twitter to threaten protesters near the White House with “the most vicious dogs” and military deployments.

Public Opinion Shifting

Patrick Murray, director of polling at Monmouth, said Trump tends to divide issues like police brutality into two starkly different sides – either you support “law and order” or you’re with the “protesters, anarchists, agitators, looters or lowlifes,” as he tweeted recently.

While that approach helped him in 2016, it may now be driving more people who were on the fence over to the protesters’ side, he said.

“Within a year of him taking office, people were starting to dig in and take stronger positions on things,” he said. “This is the starkest example we have seen.”

Read More: Trump Revives Culture Wars in Familiar Move to Deflect Pressure

Jobless claims, coronavirus mask orders, NASA unveils new sun photos: 5 things to know Thursday

  Jobless claims, coronavirus mask orders, NASA unveils new sun photos: 5 things to know Thursday The Labor Department releases its latest jobless claims figures, the Trump campaign gets a new look and more things to start your Thursday morning.Start the day smarter. Get all the news you need in your inbox each morning.

Public opinion on other issues Trump appears to care deeply about has shifted away from him as well, but not as dramatically. Under Trump, record high numbers of Americans have said they worry about race relations and would like more immigration.

Some of those numbers represent yearslong trends that predate Trump.

On immigration, Saad said that Americans have generally become more supportive since the late 1990s, when roughly two-thirds told pollsters that the number of new immigrants should be cut back.

By the time Trump ran in 2016, only 38% of respondents wanted to decrease immigration, as Trump proposed. In a poll released July 1, Gallup found that 34% of Americans, up from 27% a year earlier, want to see immigration to the U.S. increased, the highest support for expansion since 1965. The number of those opposing immigration was at a record low of 28%, and 36% said it should stay at the present level.

Robert Shapiro, a political science professor at Columbia University, said some issues seem to move in counterbalance to elections. Polls shows Americans tend to worry more about high taxes when a Democrat is in the Oval Office, for example, and more about the environment when a Republican is.

Public, Trump Split on Other Issues

The biggest effect came after Trump campaigned heavily in 2016 on overturning the Affordable Care Act. After he won, opinion on the law changed almost overnight.

A tracking poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation showed that the public generally disliked the law until the month after Trump took office. A majority of respondents now regularly rate it more favorably, hitting an all-time high of 55% in February.

Pollsters say Trump’s election helped solidify Democratic support, bringing those who believed it didn’t go far enough into the “approve” column. Republicans’ feelings didn’t change

Still, the Trump administration last week doubled down by telling the Supreme Court it supported voiding the Affordable Care Act, along with its most popular feature, its protections for patients with pre-existing conditions.

Joe Fuld, a Democratic campaign consultant, said that reversal of public opinion will hurt Trump, especially with voters paying even more attention to health care due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has thrown millions of Americans out of work and threatened their insurance coverage.

“People have woken up to what a crisis it is around that issue,” he said.

For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com

©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

Election officials from dozens of states dispute Trump on mail-in voting fraud .
The president and attorney general continue to push mail-in voting fraud claims. "President Donald Trump has a long track record of false and misinformed statements about voting and elections, including his recent remarks about mail voting," said Alex Curtas, a communications director for New Mexico's secretary of state's office. "Ballot tracking, intelligent barcodes, identity verification, post-election audits, and the fact that there are severe criminal and civil penalties already in place (which makes any attempt at vote tampering a high-risk, low-reward endeavor) all combine to ensure that mail-in voting is a trusted way for voters to make their voices heard.

usr: 2
This is interesting!