The blizzard of candidates entering the Democrats’ 2020 presidential primaries is sure to continue well into spring. But with all the talk of ideological lanes, viral media moments, fundraising prowess, age, race and gender, this contest will ultimately come down to answering the one all-consuming question: Who can beat President Donald Trump? The party’s field will most certainly present the most inspiring mosaic of diversity in American presidential history. But it is quite possible, when all is said and done, that the party of Barack Obama, universal health care, the Green New Deal, the resistance and identity politics will turn to a soft-spoken, white son of the establishment to beat back Trumpism. Michael Bennet is a 54-year-old senator from Colorado who has represented that purple state for 10 years. On paper, Bennet’s biography is far too conventional for today’s left-leaning Democratic Party. He’s a graduate of Washington, D.C.’s tony symbol … [Read more...] about Scarborough: Michael Bennet could be Democrats’ best hope to beat Donald Trump
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Joan Vennochi Globe Columnist February 06, 2019 Who can beat Donald Trump in 2020?Not Elizabeth Warren.That prognosis seems easier than ever to reach, following a disclosure by The Washington Post that in 1986, the Massachusetts senator and presidential candidate identified her race as “American Indian” on a registration card for the State Bar of Texas. As the Post bluntly describes it, “Warren filled out the card by hand in neat blue ink and signed it.” Advertisement With that, Warren was personally claiming status she shouldn’t have been claiming. Since then, she hasn’t been fully honest about what she did or why. Her mishandling of it is now part of her political DNA and apologies won’t change it. Get Today in Opinion in your inbox: Globe Opinion's must-reads, delivered to you every Sunday-Friday. Thank you for … [Read more...] about With latest revelation, Elizabeth Warren can’t beat Donald Trump
Former Vice President Joe Biden told The Intercept that “anybody can beat” President Donald Trump in 2020’s forthcoming presidential election, offering his impromptu remarks on December 5 while departing from the Lantos Foundation’s 10th Anniversary Gala in Washington, DC. The Intercept’s Nicholas Ballasy intercepted Biden as the former vice president exited the aforementioned event.Transcript below: BALLASY: Can I ask you why you’re the most qualified person to take on President Trump? BIDEN: No one should run for president unless they think they’re qualified BALLASY: And why do you think you can beat President Trump? Why is this your time? BIDEN: I think anybody can beat him. BALLASY: Anybody? Anybody on the Democratic side? BIDEN: Anyone from the Democrats can beat him. WATCH: Earlier in December, Biden described himself as “the most qualified person” in America to be president while speaking at the University of Montana. … [Read more...] about Joe Biden: ‘I Think Anybody Can Beat’ Donald Trump in 2020
World Donald Trump President Donald Trump reputedly once told British Prime Minister Theresa May there are “no go areas” in London because of Islamic extremists. That wasn’t true. But there is now a no-go zone for President Trump in the U.K.—the entire city of Sheffield.The city’s 28-year-old Lord Mayor Magid Magid came to Britain as a refugee from Somalia—one of the “shithole countries” derided by Trump and that formed part of his infamous travel ban. He has now made it clear the president is not welcome in his part of northern England.President Trump lands in the U.K. for his forthcoming working visit on July 13 after a NATO summit in Brussels, and is to be greeted in London by mass protests. He will have meetings with the prime minister and Queen Elizabeth II, before heading on to Helsinki for a one-on-one meeting with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin.“I Magid Magid, Lord Mayor & first citizen of this city … [Read more...] about City Bans Donald Trump Because He Is a ‘Wasteman’
PRESIDENT Donald Trump could be visiting the UK in the Summer, with an official announcement of the visit expected within days. Trump was expected to pay a controversial visit to the UK in February but cancelled at the last minute in a bizarre spat over the new US embassy. Here's the latest. When will Donald Trump visit the UK? Donald Trump could be on his way to the UK in July for a working visit. The US President's administration is expected to make an official announcement within a few days. The working meeting will be a much more low-key affair than a full state visit. Speculation of a potential visit comes months after a meeting between Theresa May and Trump at Davos in January 2018. The President and Prime Minister agreed to finalise the details just weeks after he backed out of coming to open the US embassy. A No10 spokesperson said: "The PM and President concluded by asking officials to work together on finalising the details of a visit by the President to the UK … [Read more...] about When will Donald Trump come to the UK and what’s the difference between a state visit and a working visit?