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Politics Trump has dealt seniors, who represent 23% of registered voters, 2 devastating blows in a matter of days

10:45  14 august  2020
10:45  14 august  2020 Source:   businessinsider.com

Trump Claims Authority to Issue Executive Order on Mail-in Ballots

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Biden criticized Trump for not taking such aggressive steps from the beginning. Trump defended his administration’s handling of the crisis, saying in an interview Thursday morning on Fox Business Network that “nobody blames me” for the job losses and deaths caused by the pandemic.

Republicans have said the funding would be handled appropriately and that a cash infusion of this scale is necessary to address a major economic crisis. The upbeat assessments marked a positive turn after Democrats blocked the rescue bill earlier in the day .

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  • President Donald Trump said he would block new funding for the US Postal Service because of mail-in voting which he claimed benefits Democrats, The Wall Street Journal reported.
  • However, the move could negatively impact seniors who rely on the US Postal Service to deliver their medications.
  • It's the second move that negatively impacts senior residents that the president has made in a few days.
  • Trump also promised to scrap the payroll tax if he's reelected. The payroll tax funds Social Security and Medicaid, which seniors rely on.
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President Donald Trump on Thursday promised to block new funding for the US Postal Service in coronavirus-aid talks to limit efforts to expand mail-in-voting which he claims benefits Democrats, despite no evidence, The Wall Street Journal reported.

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He had been desperate to start some county-by-county opening of the economy in the days to come. Trump predicted his decision would save hundreds of thousands of lives, in an apparent moving of the political goalposts to account for the fast worsening US pandemic.

President Donald Trump said he's blocking the coronavirus relief measure because of Democrats' funding request for the Post Office. 'Now, they need that money in order to make the Post Office work, so it can take all of these millions and millions of ballots,' Trump said in an interview with Fox

"Now they need that money in order to make the post office work so it can take all of these millions and millions of ballots," he said in an interview with Fox Business Network on Thursday. "But if they don't get those two items that means you can't have universal mail-in voting because they're not equipped to have it."

While Trump slightly walked these comments back on Tuesday evening at a press briefing, a lack of funding for the USPS doesn't just impact mail-in voting.

It also means that some senior citizens could have their prescriptions that are fulfilled by mail delayed.

This is the second blow Trump has dealt to seniors, who'll represent 23% of registered voters in November, in a matter of days.

States that lean to the Democratic side

 States that lean to the Democratic side In less than 100 days, Americans will elect the 59th president of the United States . In the polls, Democrat Joe Biden is ahead of outgoing President Donald Trump for the time being . As the US presidential election draws near, our map provides an overview of the states in which the Democratic Party candidate has traditionally been elected since 1992 - in the last seven elections.

Although Trump did not mention any senators by name, it's likely he could be referencing Maine's Susan Collins, who has been critical of Trump and is in a tight reelection race. The president also predicted that Republicans will take back the House in November from 'stone cold [House Speaker]

President Donald Trump has said he will be dedicated a good part of his re-election campaign to Trump didn't specify his plan to bring down crime in the Big Apple but he has recently threatened to Joined in an interview inside the Oval Office, he agreed with his political director Brian Jack who said

According to the Pew Research Center, this year almost a quarter of voters will be 65 years old or older, which is the highest share since at least 1970.

ConnectingVets reported that 80% of the Department of Veterans Affairs prescriptions are fulfilled by mail. The outlet reported that almost 500,000 prescriptions are processed daily by the Consolidated Mail Outpatient Pharmacy.

In a survey published by the National Community Pharmacist Association, 20% of adults over 40 said they exclusively get their medication by mail order.

Earlier this week, Trump pledged that if he was re-elected for a second term he would scrap the payroll tax. Business Insider previously reported that the payroll tax is used to fund Social Security and Medicare.

"If I'm victorious on November 3rd, I plan to forgive these taxes and make permanent cuts to the payroll tax," Trump said at a press conference. "I'm going to make them all permanent."

Trump campaign, RNC sue Nevada over expansion of mail-in voting

  Trump campaign, RNC sue Nevada over expansion of mail-in voting The lawsuit takes aim at a new bill signed by Governor Steve Sisolak on Monday.The lawsuit filed by the Trump campaign, the Republican National Committee and the Nevada Republican Party against Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske, a Republican, on Tuesday takes aim at Assembly Bill 4, under which all active registered voters in Nevada will be sent mail ballots for the November 3 election. The Trump campaign claims the measure "makes voter fraud and other ineligible voting inevitable.

Trump just realizes he is going to get smoked in October November if the current trajectory continues and his fragile ego cannot handle that reality. Edit: no worries about trump changing the election day I mean.

37% of registered voters say they view Harris favorably, compared to 32% who said they have an unfavorable view of her, according to a new ABC News/Ipsos poll released Thursday. According to the survey, two in three Americans are familiar enough with Harris to form an opinion.

He later said: "In other words, I'll extend it beyond the end of the year and terminate the tax. So we'll see what happens."

Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people over the age of 65 as well as for younger Americans with disabilities.

Additionally, 58% of retirees said Social Security was a "major source" of income for them, according to an April 2020 Gallup poll.

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