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Politics Trump Says He's Mailing $200 to 33 Million Seniors Before Election Day As He Gains in Polls

03:03  25 september  2020
03:03  25 september  2020 Source:   newsweek.com

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Mr Trump also said he believed the election result could end up in the US Supreme Court, as he again cast doubt on postal voting. Mr Trump was asked by a reporter on Wednesday evening if he would commit to a peaceful transfer of power "win, lose or draw" to Democrat Joe Biden.

“ He ’ s threatening the election process and saying out loud what everyone has assumed he ’ s been Should mailed ballots be counted if they are received by Election Day or simply postmarked by Even after his election that year, Mr. Trump falsely insisted that he had lost the popular vote only

President Donald Trump on Thursday announced that he will be sending out $200 in the mail to 33 million Medicare beneficiaries in the coming weeks.

Donald Trump standing in front of a sign: President Donald Trump makes an announcement on his healthcare policies in Charlotte, North Carolina on September 24, 2020. © Brian Blanco/Getty President Donald Trump makes an announcement on his healthcare policies in Charlotte, North Carolina on September 24, 2020.

During an address on his health care policies in Charlotte, North Carolina, Trump revealed a "historic provision to benefit our great seniors" in his America First Healthcare Plan.

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He was eventually declared the winner, although he lost the popular vote by three million , an outcome he still questioned. What have Democrats said ? Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, the third most powerful politician in Washington, told reporters on Thursday that she was not surprised at

As he angles for reelection, President Trump will be highly visible Thursday. He made a brief stop at the Supreme Trump has, as he has sought to before , tied Democrats to Rep. Asked if he was concerned about a potential constitutional crisis over the election results, Trump claimed he was the

"Under my plan, 33 million Medicare beneficiaries will soon receive a card in the mail containing $200 that they can use to help pay for prescription drugs," the president said. "Nobody's seen this before. The cards will be mailed out in the coming weeks. I will always take care of our wonderful senior citizens. Joe Biden won't be doing this."

The pledge, part of Trump's latest health care push, will assist senior citizens in prescription drug copays. The effort would be executed without consent from Congress through a Medicare demonstration program.

Newsweek reached out to the White House for additional information.

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Trump said he wants to have his supreme court nominee confirmed before election day , on 3 November. In a floor speech this afternoon, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell signaled the vote would take place “this year” but he did not specify whether it would happen before or after election

He called ballots - in a likely reference to mail -in ballots - 'a disaster'. 'Get rid of the ballots and you’ll have a very peaceful – there won’t be a transfer The president' s dodge came on a day when the Atlantic published an article titled The Election that Could Break America that played out scenarios

With 40 days until Election Day, the president on Thursday also signed two executive orders implementing his health care plan. "Under the America First Health Care Plan, we will ensure the highest standard of care anywhere in the world, cutting edge treatment, state of the art medicine, groundbreaking cures, and true health security for you and your loved ones," he said of the program. "And we will do it rapidly, and it's in very good order, and some of it has already been implemented."

The first order would help retain health care coverage for those with pre-existing conditions. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told reporters that the second order directs him to pass legislation with lawmakers in Congress to ban surprise medical bills by 2021.

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Trump says mail voting could lead to legal fight over election . “ He wouldn’t even actually have to hold one,” Trump said . “Lindsey is going to call the date of the The president has repeatedly claimed without evidence that mail -in voting is more susceptible to fraud than in-person voting on Election Day .

Senator Mitt Romney said he would support moving forward with Trump ’ s supreme court nominee. The Republican senator’ s announcement virtually guarantees Trump ’ s nominee to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be confirmed, likely before election day on November 3.

Trump's critics and some lawyers have said the president's health care push will carry little weight. Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the orders "bogus" and has encouraged the president to "drop his lawsuit to overturn the Affordable Care Act in the middle of a pandemic."

Recent poll data has shown Trump gaining on Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden ahead of their first presidential debate on Tuesday.

A Yahoo News/YouGov poll, released Thursday afternoon, showed Biden leading Trump by 5 percentage points nationwide, with 45 percent of support from registered voters compared to the president's 40 percent. When voters were surveyed earlier this month by the same pollsters, Biden was leading Trump by 10 percent.

Biden is also leading Trump on health care. The latest KFF-Cook Political Report poll showed Biden with a 7-9 lead on health and 7-11 lead on the coronavirus with swing voters in Arizona, Florida and North Carolina.

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