Former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld announced Monday he was officially running for president on the GOP line — making him the first Republican to challenge President Donald Trump in the 2020 primaries. "America deserves better," Weld's campaign announcement video said, before showing video clips of Trump mocking John McCain, imitating a disabled reporter, praising Wikileaks and the notorious "Access Hollywood" tape where he was caught on audio making inappropriate comments about women. "It is time for patriotic men and women across our great nation to stand and plant a flag. It is time to return to the principles of Lincoln — equality, dignity, and opportunity for all. There is no greater cause on earth than to preserve what truly makes America great. I am ready to lead that fight," Weld said in a statement. He "believes that we must preserve the democratic institutions of our Republic: the rule of law, a free and open press, and America's global leadership in … [Read more...] about ‘America deserves better’: A former GOP governor challenges Trump for president
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A former US governor has become the first Republican politician to challenge Donald Trump for the presidency. Bill Weld, who served as governor of Massachusetts during the 1990s, announced he had formed a presidential exploratory committee to challenge President Donald Trump in the 2020 Republican primaries. Weld, who rejoined the party this year after campaigning as the Libertarian party’s vice-presidential candidate in 2016, attacked Trump’s record in a speech at a breakfast event in Bedford, New Hampshire. "It is time for all people of good will to take a stand and plant a flag," he said. "It's for this reason that I have today established an Exploratory Committee to pursue the possibility for my running for the Presidency of the United States as a Republican in the 2020 election." An incumbent president rarely faces a major challenger to their renomination as the party’s presidential candidate but these challenges can inflict major reputational damage in main … [Read more...] about Former US governor becomes first Republican to challenge Donald Trump for president
President Trump on Tuesday strode to the podium at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City to “share the extraordinary progress” the United States has made during his time in office. The reaction he received from the assembled world leaders wasn’t what he was expecting.“In less than two years my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country,” Trump proclaimed. There was a smattering of audible laughter from the assembled diplomats, representing 193 countries.The president paused his prepared remarks.“So true,” Trump said with a tight-lipped smile, adding: “Didn’t expect that reaction but that’s OK.”More laughter and applause followed.See more on President Trump: 54 PHOTOS Donald Trump through the years See Gallery Donald Trump through the years Donald Trump with Alfred Eisenpreis, New York City Economic Development Administrator. Sketch of new … [Read more...] about UN laughs at Trump for remark during speech
Sep 21, 12:30 PM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Alex Perry 09/21/18 AT 11:59 AM Facebook (FB) is dropping one of its more controversial policies that put a spotlight on the company’s role in the 2016 United States presidential election. The company said Thursday it would decrease the amount of direct, on-site assistance it gives to political campaigns, which President Donald Trump’s team used to boost his campaign, Bloomberg reported.According to Bloomberg, Facebook’s future campaign assistance will mostly come in the form of tech support and other basic measures. In 2016, Facebook had staff members assisting the Trump campaign on-site, helping them make sure they were getting the most for the money they spent on Facebook ads.It was one of several ways Trump’s campaign was helped by Facebook in 2016. Trump campaign digital director Brad Parscale controversially called … [Read more...] about Facebook Ending On-Site Political Campaign Assistance It Offered To Trump, Clinton In 2016
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByAlexander Burns and Sydney Ember Sept. 17, 2018 SEATTLE — Michael R. Bloomberg is actively considering a campaign for president as a Democrat in 2020, concluding that it would be his only path to the White House even as he voices stark disagreements with progressives on defining issues including bank regulation, stop-and-frisk police tactics and the #MeToo movement. Mr. Bloomberg, 76, a billionaire media executive and former New York City mayor, has already aligned himself with Democrats in the midterm elections, approving a plan to spend $80 million to flip control of the House of Representatives. A political group he controls will soon begin spending heavily in three Republican-held districts in Southern California, attacking conservative candidates for their stances on abortion, … [Read more...] about Bloomberg May Run for President as a Democrat. His Views on Policing and #MeToo Could Be a Problem.