Tag: Midterms

Trump makes final effort to rile his base using fear, division and racial anxiety | US news | The Guardian

Donald Trump speaks at a rally for Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp on 4 November.

Trump’s presidency may be at stake if Democrats reclaim the House in the midterm elections and gain ability to thwart his agenda

Trump makes final effort to rile his base using fear, division and racial anxiety | US news | The Guardian

Two Weeks Before Midterms, Trump Attacks Democracy With ‘One of the Most Naked Attempts to Promote Voter Suppression’ in Modern Times

After President Donald Trump fired off a hysterical tweet this weekend warning of mass “voter fraud”—a right-wing bogeyman for which there is virtually zero evidence—and threatening violators with severe punishment, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law condemned the president for deploying Jim Crow-era scare tactics to suppress minority voter turnout just two weeks before the midterm elections.

via Two Weeks Before Midterms, Trump Attacks Democracy With ‘One of the Most Naked Attempts to Promote Voter Suppression’ in Modern Times

Trump turns against ‘total joke’ Koch brothers after North Dakota snub | US news | The Guardian

David Koch, seen in Washington in 2011.

All’s not smooth sailing inTrumpland

After the Kochs said they would not back the Republican in a key Senate race, Donald Trump duly took aim at the conservative billionaire brothers, calling them “globalists” and a “total joke” with a “highly overrated” political network.

The midterm elections, in which many analysts expect a “blue wave” to place the House and possibly the Senate under Democratic control, are less than 100 days away.
Republicans across the US will be alarmed by such loud shots in a fight between a president hugely popular with party members and Charles and David Koch, the libertarian industrialists who have poured money into achieving rightwing legislative priorities.

via Trump turns against ‘total joke’ Koch brothers after North Dakota snub | US news | The Guardian