Donald Trump

  • Trump pushes for major COVID-19 deal over Senate Republican objections
    WASHINGTON, October 20 (Reuters): President Donald Trump on Tuesday pushed for a comprehensive COVID-19 relief package, saying he would accept a deal worth more than $2.2 trillion despite opposition to large spending measures among his fellow Republicans in the U.S. Senate. "I want to do it even bigger than the Democrats," Trump said in an interview with Fox News, as talks between House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin appr
  • Trump blasts Fauci, seeks to reassure his team he has pathway to win
    LAS VEGAS/WASHINGTON, October 19 (Reuters): U.S. President Donald Trump blasted coronavirus expert Anthony Fauci as a "disaster" on Monday in a conference call with campaign workers and sought to reassure them he still has a pathway to win on Election Day despite slipping poll numbers. Speaking from his signature hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, before leave for two rallies in Arizona, Trump took his frustration out on Fauci midway through a call intended to buck up his na
  • U.S. campaign in high gear with early voting under way in battleground Florida
    CORAL GABLES, Fla., October 19 (Reuters): Early voting began on Monday in Florida, a battleground state that could decide the Nov. 3 presidential election, while a record 28 million Americans already have cast ballots nationwide with barely two weeks remaining in the U.S. campaign. President Donald Trump, running out of time to change the dynamics of a race that opinion polls show him losing, will visit Arizona on Monday after holding a rally in Nevada on Sunday and urging his
  • Trump and Biden to court early voters as U.S. campaign gathers steam
    Washington, October 18 (Reuters): U.S. President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden will court early voters as their campaigns step up events ahead of their final debate this week. Concern about crowds at polling stations during the coronavirus pandemic has driven far larger numbers than usual to vote early, ahead of the Nov. 3 Election Day. Trump will head on Sunday to Nevada, a battleground state where more than 100,000 voters have already cast ballots, accord
  • Young U.S. poll workers brace for Election Day as virus fears keep elders home
    Reuters After scrambling to replace an aging force of poll workers most at risk from the coronavirus, U.S. election officials face the challenge of running the Nov. 3 voting with untested volunteers tasked with following strict health protocols in an intensely partisan environment. A nationwide drive that recruited hundreds of thousands of younger poll workers - the people who set up equipment, check in voters and process ballots - means most battleground states will not be under
  • Trump heads to Michigan, Wisconsin in campaign push
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump takes his re-election push to Michigan and Wisconsin on Saturday before launching a tour of western states to shore up support as national polls show him trailing his Democratic rival Joe Biden. Days after recovering from COVID-19 and just two and a half weeks before the Nov. 3 election, Trump is holding rallies around the country to try to secure key battleground states that he won four years ago. The former New York businessman prev
  • US coronavirus cases surpass eight million as infections spike nationwide
    Reuters US cases of the novel coronavirus crossed 8 million on Thursday, rising by 1 million in less than a month, as another surge in cases hits the nation at the onset of cooler weather. Since the pandemic started, over 217,000 people have died in the United States.  The United States reported 60,000 new infections on Wednesday, the highest since Aug. 14, with rising cases in every region, especially the Midwest. Health experts have long warned that colder tempe
  • In split-screen town halls, Trump and Biden squabble over coronavirus response
    MIAMI/PHILADELPHIA, October 16 (Reuters): Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Thursday criticized what he called President Donald Trump's "panicked" response to the coronavirus pandemic, while Trump defended his handling of a crisis that has killed more than 216,000 Americans. The rivals spoke in simultaneous town halls broadcast on separate television networks after a debate originally scheduled for Thursday was called off following Trump's COVID-1
  • Explainer: 'Dueling electors' pose risk of U.S. vote deadlock
    Reuters The 2020 US presidential election could be the most closely contested in recent memory due to a deeply divided electorate and the possibility that President Donald Trump will challenge widely used mail-in ballots, claiming without evidence they are fraudulent. Some election law experts are concerned the combination of factors could lead to a crisis in which both political parties claim to have won the same state, a phenomenon known as "dueling electors."
  • Seeking to close gap, Trump bashes Biden on fracking as campaign intensifies
    JOHNSTOWN, Pa./PEMBROKE PINES, Fla., October 14 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden fanned out to critical battleground states on Tuesday as the presidential race entered a final, intense phase amid record numbers of early votes cast. At a rally in Pennsylvania, Trump blasted Biden on his environmental and energy policies as a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed him losing ground in the battleground state. Biden stumped again in Florida, chasing the all-important
  • Back on campaign trail, Trump says he feels 'powerful' after COVID recovery
    SANFORD, Fla., October 13 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump returned to the campaign trail on Monday for the first time since he announced his COVID-19 diagnosis, touting his management of the pandemic as opinion polls showed him losing more ground to Democratic rival Joe Biden. Trump arrived at the outdoor rally in Sanford, Florida, the first of six planned for this week, without a protective mask. He tossed out masks to thousands of supporters standing shoulder to shoulder, most
  • Trump tests negative for Covid-19: WH doctor
    Washington, October 13 (IANS): Donald Trump has tested negative for the novel coronavirus "on consecutive days", White House doctor Sean Conley said in the first public disclosure about the US President's health status after his October 2 announcement that he and the First Lady has contracted the disease. Conley made the revelation in a memo on Monday shortly before Trump left for a re-election campaign rally in Sanford, Florida, his first since the announcement. Th
  • I'm feeling great: Trump in 1st public event after COVID
    New Delhi, October 11 (PTI): United States President Donald Trump on Saturday made his first public address after being discharged from hospital where he was treated for COVID-19 infection, assuring his supporters that he felt great. Hundreds of Republican supporters sporting light blue T-shirts and the familiar red MAGA (Make America Great Again) caps gathered at the South Lawns of the White House as the US president addressed them from his balcony in a campaign-style event. &qu
  • Trump plans return to campaign with first public event since COVID-19 diagnosis
    WASHINGTON, October 10 (Reuters): President Donald Trump plans his first steps toward resuming in-person election campaigning on Saturday when he delivers remarks to supporters at the White House, aiming to show he has beaten the coronavirus and is back in the fray. Trump has been sidelined for more than week since his COVID-19 diagnosis during a critical juncture in campaigning for the Nov. 3 election. Opinion polls show Democratic nominee Joe Biden leading Trump by a signific
  • Oct 15 Trump-Biden presidential debate cancelled
    WASHINGTON, OCTOBER 10 (IANS): The second presidential debate between US President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden which was scheduled to take place on October 15 in Miami, has been officially cancelled, it was announced. In a statement on Friday night, the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) said: "It is now apparent there will be no debate on October 15, and the CPD will turn its attention to preparations for the final presidential debate scheduled for Oc
  • With pandemic dominating U.S. election, older voters turning away from Trump
    NEW YORK, October 9 (Reuters): Many older Americans have turned away from President Donald Trump this year as the coronavirus ravages the country, eroding an important Republican support base that helped propel him into the White House in 2016, Reuters/Ipsos polling data shows. Trump and his Democratic opponent Joe Biden now split American voters aged 55 years and older almost evenly: 47% say they are voting for Biden on Nov. 3 while 46% back Trump, according to Reuters/Ipsos n
  • Indian-American launches 'Trump Hai to Safe Hai' campaign
    Washington, October 9 (IANS): Danny Gaekwad, a Republican Indian-American entrepreneur and an avid supporter of US President Donald Trump, has launched a campaign titled, "Trump Hai to Safe Hai", which highlights the President's support for India, a media report said. "I saw that President Trump is wounded in the race. So I'm spending my own money to support him," the Florida-based serial entrepreneur told the American Bazaar news outlet on Thursday. &
  • Judges, fracking and a fly: Six takeaways from the U.S. vice presidential debate
    Reuters Wednesday night's matchup between Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic challenger Senator Kamala Harris unfolded largely free of the chaos that marred last week's debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. Here are a few standout moments from the debate: PACKING THE COURT? Frustrated that Trump and the Republican-controlled Senate may soon cement a 6-3 conservative majority on the Supreme Court, some on the left have calle
  • China will pay big price for spreading COVID-19 globally: Trump
    New Delhi, October 8 (PTI): United States President Donald Trump has warned that China will have to "pay a big price" for the spread of coronavirus globally. Less than 50 hours after he returned to the White House from a military hospital where he was treated for the deadly virus, Trump in a video posted on Twitter from the Rose Garden outside the Oval Office blamed China for the global spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The deadly coronavirus originated from the central
  • Trump's pandemic record in spotlight as Harris, Pence trade blows at VP debate
    SALT LAKE CITY, October 8 (Reuters): Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic challenger Kamala Harris clashed over the Trump administration's handling of the coronavirus pandemic during their debate on Wednesday, as the White House struggled to contain an outbreak that has infected President Donald Trump and dozens of others. The policy-heavy, relatively sedate debate stood in stark contrast to last week's chaotic presidential showdown between Trump and Democratic pres