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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the White House had 48 hours on Sunday to agree on COVID-19 assistance before the Nov. 3 election.

“I’m optimistic,” Pelosi told ABC News presenter George Stefanopoulos. “Because again, we’re all back and forth.”

Asked whether Americans would see a COVID aid package before the Nov. 3 election, Pelosi said “it depends on the administration.

“With all due respect to some people in the presidential administration, they are not legislators,” Pelosi said. The speaker then said that “we have now agreed on a language”, although negotiations have continued.

When you say “maybe,” you’re giving the president a fund. “When you say ‘should,’ you’re talking about what science says should happen,” Pelosi said, explaining the legislative semantics.

Pelosi also called on President Donald Trump to lead a crowd of people to chant “Lock her up!” about Governor Gretchen Whitmer during a rally in Muskegon, Michigan on Saturday night as “irresponsible.” The president’s appeals came just over a week after federal agents said they had thwarted a conspiracy to kidnap the governor.

“The president needs to realize that the words of the US president weigh a ton. And in our political dialogue, to introduce fear tactics into it, especially a woman governor and her family, is so irresponsible, ”the speaker said.

“The biggest antidote to its poison is voting,” Pelosi said.

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Trump falls into the bucket of a church meeting in Las Vegas for $ 20

When churchgoers in Las Vegas prayed for good political fortune, President Donald Trump was not shy when the bucket of the collection appeared.

Trump put in a bucket what witnesses called a handful of $ 20 bills during a friendly service at the International Church of Las Vegas.

“The Lord said, ‘He is ready for the next four years, and he will have a second breath,'” said church leader Denise Gule.

She once asked Trump, who was sitting in the front row, “Do you love your job?”

“Yes,” Trump said. “I love my job.”

The service also included musical performances with a band on stage and members waving US flags.

The event began tense for Trump. After church, he headed to Newport Beach, California, to raise funds. Later Sunday, return to Nevada for a rally at the airport in Carson City.

“David Jackson.”

Biden is pushing Democrats in North Carolina to come out and vote

Former Vice President Joe Biden spoke Sunday at a voter mobilization event in Durham, North Carolina. The visit comes at a time when Democrats are investing heavily on the battlefield, seeing significant opportunities to select all ballots.

“Don’t just vote for me and Senator Harris,” Biden told a socially remote crowd. “You have a governor’s race, a senate, a record number of black women voting.”

Biden highlighted his policy on health and jobs, linking it to his criticism of the Trump administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“People are worried about making the next mortgage payment, whether their health care will be disrupted during a pandemic, worried about sending their children to school … well, this is Donald Trump’s presidency,” Biden said.

Biden also staged protests and civil unrest, which are still raging in the country, saying “we don’t need the police to patrol our streets.” The former vice president also referred to some of Durham’s stories, referring to the need for greater economic opportunities.

“It was here in Durham, on Perrish Street, that an oasis of Black-owned businesses flourished, even under Jim Crow,” Biden said. “A place that offered the country to see what we could become if we decided to live upstairs. core values ​​”.

The COVID-19 pandemic blocked the race in North Carolina, resulting in a record number of ballots being invited to the state. Incumbent Republican Sen. Tom Tillis fell ill with COVID-19 in early October, as it turned out, his Democratic rival Kel Cunningham was apparently exchanging romantic lyrics with a woman who was not his wife.

“Matthew Brown.”

Whitmer: Trump’s rhetoric incites “internal terrorism”

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, who is the subject of a recent alleged abduction, accused President Donald Trump of inciting domestic terrorism on Sunday on NBC News, meeting with the strongest criticism of Trump.

“It is incredibly disturbing that the President of the United States, 10 days after the conspiracy to kidnap me, prosecute me and execute me … is again doing it and inspiring, encouraging and inciting this kind of domestic terrorism,” Whitmer said.

During a speech in Trump’s election in Michigan on Saturday, the crowd chanted “lock her up” when Trump criticized the governor of the Democratic Republic.

“Block them all,” Trump said.

On Sunday, a campaign adviser to Trump told CNN that her father-in-law was doing nothing “to provoke people to threaten this woman at all.”

“He was having fun at the Trump rally,” she told the State of the Union.

“William Cummings.”

Campaign Advisor: Trump’s rallies will not stop, despite the resurgence of COVID-19

WASHINGTON – More and more people are attending President Donald Trump’s rallies at the airport, many supporters are gathering without masks, despite the revival of COVID-19.

Don’t expect this to change in the last two weeks of the campaign.

“People don’t want to live in fear,” Trump’s senior campaign adviser Jason Miller said when asked about rallies during Sunday’s Fox News speech.

Trump survived a bout with COVID-19 earlier this month. There are reports that some of his supporters became infected with the coronavirus after attending his campaign.

The Minnesota Department of Health said it had tracked 16 COVID cases prior to Trump’s September 18 rally in Bemidge (plus four more prior to the rally against Trump right next to the event). Three more cases were traced to the September 30 Trump event in Duluth, less than two days before Trump tested positive for the virus.

In an interview with Fox, Miller said that “we are handing out masks at rallies.” He also said the campaign was checking visitors’ temperatures and issuing hand sanitizer – and would continue to do so until the election.

“David Jackson.”

Pelosi violates Trump’s irresponsible rhetoric on Whitmer

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on President Donald Trump to lead a crowd to chant “Lock her up!” about Governor Gretchen Whitmer during a rally in Muskegon, Michigan on Saturday night as “irresponsible.” The president’s appeals came just over a week after federal agents said they had thwarted a conspiracy to kidnap the governor.

“The president needs to realize that the words of the US president weigh a ton. And in our political dialogue, to introduce fear tactics into it, especially a woman governor and her family, is so irresponsible, ”the speaker told ABC News on Sunday this week.

“The biggest antidote to its poison is voting,” Pelosi said.

On Saturday, Whitmer said that Trump’s inflammatory tone should stop.

“This is exactly the rhetoric that has put me, my family and other government officials at risk as we try to save the lives of our compatriots,” the governor tweeted after the Trump rally.

“Matthew Brown.”

Trump is heading to Nevada, Biden – to North Carolina

Just sixteen days before the Nov. 3 presidential election, there is a lack of drama in the final period when President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden make their final votes in front of voters as campaigns up and down the ballot pour resources into key races.

Both candidates will continue to travel around the country today. After re-entering COVID-19 after being hospitalized, Trump will attend a church service in Las Vegas at 9:00 a.m. Pacific time and then raise money in the middle of the day in Santa Ana, California. He will end his Sunday at a campaign rally in Carson City, Nevada, at 7 p.m. PDT.

Biden will travel to North Carolina on Sunday to attend an event in Durham that encourages North Carolingians to plan to vote by mail and in person during the early voting period, which began on Thursday and ends on October 31.

“Matthew Brown.”

Trump goes after NBC reporter Welker, the moderator of the final debate

WASHINGTON – The next (and last discussion) is only until Thursday, but President Donald Trump is already trying to pressure and intimidate the moderator, NBC News White House correspondent Kristen Welker.

“It’s always been horrible and unfair, like most fake news reporters, but I’m still going to play this game,” Trump wrote on Twitter on Saturday. “People know!”

Welker did not comment, but many colleagues and competitors testified to her fairness and professionalism. They said she would be a great moderator of Thursday’s clash between Trump and Democrat Joe Biden in Nashville, Tennessee.

“Kristen is one of the toughest, fairest reporters you’ll ever meet,” wrote Quitrin Watson, a White House reporter for CBS News.

Trump, who criticized Fox News moderator Chris Wallace ahead of the September 29 debate with Biden, also followed Welker during a Saturday night in Janesville, Wisconsin.

However, many people praised Welker’s accountability during the Trump administration, including Trump himself.

Addressing Welker during a press conference in Switzerland in January, Trump complimented her for giving a leading weekend concert on NBC Today.

“They made a very wise decision,” Trump told Welker.

“David Jackson.”

GOP senators are trying to save the majority by distancing themselves from Trump

Senate Majority Leaders Mitch McConnell and other Senate Republicans have taken deliberate steps to distance themselves from Trump, as recent polls and independent analysis show Democrats have more than a 50-50 chance of winning the required number of seats (three if Biden wins, four if Trump does) to turn the top camera.

This is the balance for Republican Senate candidates running for re-election in states on the battlefield who need a GOP base, as well as a significant portion of independents who may be denied by Trump’s rhetoric, behavior, and policies.

“These senators are coming in two different directions,” Jessica Taylor said in Cook’s non-partisan political report. “They can’t irritate Trump’s very conservative base, but they also need independent people to win the general election. In many situations, that’s impossible for them.”

– Philip M. Bailey and Ladyard King

Contributed by: Bart Jansen and Sean Rossman, USA TODAY; Paul Egan. Detroit Free Press

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