WATCH: Trump concedes in new video, condemns supporters who rioted at Capitol
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a new video, President Donald J. Trump condemns the supporters who rioted at the Capitol and then concedes to the new administration. “I would like to begin by addressing the heinous attack on the United States Capitol. He ended the more than 2-minute speech by telling his supporters: “I know you are disappointed, but I also want you to know that our incredible journey is only just beginning. " Read the complete text of the speech:“I would like to begin by addressing the heinous attack on the United States Capitol. And to all of my wonderful supporters, I know you are disappointed, but I also want you to know that our incredible journey is only just beginning.
Election results: What states are we still waiting on, and why? A breakdown
A handful of pivotal states remained in play Thursday in the tightly contested U.S. presidential race. But there are outstanding ballots left to be counted in the coming days. North CarolinaThe situationWith ballots left to count, the race is too early to call. As long as those ballots are postmarked by Nov. 3, state election officials have until Nov. 12 to count them. And when it comes to mail ballots, Biden was outperforming Trump.
Campaigning for the 2020 presidency: These photos tell the story
(2020 Getty Images)President Donald Trump speaks at a rally at iG Flight Services on Oct. 26, 2020 in Martinsburg, Pennsylvania. (2020 Getty Images)Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks at a voter mobilization center on Oct. 26, 2020 in Chester, Pennsylvania. (2020 Getty Images)Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks to reporters while visiting a voter mobilization center on Oct. 26, 2020 in Chester, Pennsylvania. (2020 Getty Images)President Donald Trump arrives for a campaign rally at the Waukesha County Airport on Oct. 24, 2020 in Waukesha, Wisconsin. (2020 Getty Images)Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks at a drive-in campaign rally at Dallas High School on Oct. 24, 2020 in Dallas, Pennsylvania.
5 days until the election: Trump, Biden will appeal to last-minute voters
President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden are set to chase votes in Florida, a state all but essential to the Republican’s pathway to another term as both nominees turn their focus to encouraging voters to turn out on Election Day. More than 73 million Americans have already voted, absentee or by mail, and Trump and Biden are trying to energize the millions more who will vote in person Tuesday. Thousands gathered in close proximity without wearing masks — a trend that was expected to continue through more than a dozen events in the final sprint to Election Day. Biden, meanwhile, heads later in the week to three more states Trump won in 2016: Iowa, Wisconsin and Michigan, where he’ll hold a joint Saturday rally with former President Barack Obama. Trump, meanwhile, is banking on enthusiasm among his Election Day supporters to overcome indicated Democratic strength in some early returns.
Take our quiz to rate your feelings on the final presidential debate
With less than two weeks before one of the biggest Election Days in history, Republican incumbent nominee, President Donald Trump, and Democratic nominee and former vice president Joe Biden met at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, for the second and final presidential debate. The debate, which appeared to be a little more constructive than the last, was moderated by Kristen Welker of NBC News. What did you think of responses and ideas presented by Biden and Trump? Let us know your reaction by clicking on an emoji below each statement that was made.
Experimental antibody given to Trump with ‘compassionate use request’
“I’m going to Walter Reed hospital,” Trump said. The President landed at the hospital at 6:30 p.m. Friday where he is expected to remain for a few days. “Following PCR-confirmation of the President’s diagnosis, as a precautionary measure he received a single 8-gram dose of Regeneron’s polyclonal antibody cocktail. The FDA allows the drug to be administered under “an emergency use declaration.” Trials showed effectiveness under some circumstances. “He has completed his first dose and is resting comfortably,” Conley wrote in an update released through the White House.
President Trump’s younger brother, Robert, dies
NEW YORK – President Donald Trump’s younger brother, Robert Trump, a businessman known for an even keel that seemed almost incompatible with the family name, died Saturday night after being hospitalized in New York, the president said in a statement. The president visited his brother at a New York City hospital on Friday after White House officials said he had become seriously ill.“It is with heavy heart I share that my wonderful brother, Robert, peacefully passed away tonight,” Donald Trump said in a statement. Rest in peace.”President Donald Trump's statement from the White House about his brother, Robert. Robert Trump had reportedly been hospitalized in the intensive care unit for several days that same month. Both longtime businessmen, Robert and Donald had strikingly different personalities.
Trump wears mask for first time in public since pandemic started
I think it’s expected to wear a mask.”Trump was wearing a mask in Walter Reed's hallway as he began his visit. Most prominent Republicans, including Vice President Mike Pence, endorsed wearing masks as the coronavirus gained ground this summer. Trump, however, has declined to wear a mask at news conferences, coronavirus task force updates, rallies and other public events. The wearing of masks became another political dividing line, with Republicans more resistant to wearing them than Democrats. The only time Trump has been known to wear a mask was during a private part of a tour of a Ford plant in Michigan.
Rolling Stones threaten to sue Trump over using their songs
LONDON – The Rolling Stones are threatening President Donald Trump with legal action for using their songs at his rallies despite cease-and-desist directives. “The BMI have notified the Trump campaign on behalf of the Stones that the unauthorized use of their songs will constitute a breach of its licensing agreement,‘' the Stones said. The family of the late rock musician Tom Petty said that it had issued a cease-and-desist order after Trump used the song “I Won’t Back Down'' in Tulsa. “Both the late Tom Petty and his family firmly stand against racism and discrimination of any kind. The Canadian-born musician admonished Trump for using his 1990 single, “Rockin’ in the Free World,” in spite of earlier warnings.
Bright warns against ‘darkest winter in modern history’
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ousted vaccine specialist Rick Bright, Ph.D., is making more bombshell comments as he prepares to testify before Congress Thursday. Bright has already claimed he was retaliated against for recommending against the use of Hydroxychloroquine, a malaria drug pushed by the President Trump. Trumps has said he does not know of Bright, one of the Trump Administration's top researchers. Model predicts jump in deathsMeanwhile, as 45 states are easing restrictions to re-open, a new model used by the White House is now showing 147,000 COVID-19 deaths by August. From the safety of the White House where testing is available every day, Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, dismissed the warnings.
Coronavirus: One of President Trump’s personal valets tests positive
CNN is reporting that a member of the US Navy who serves as one of President Donald Trump's personal valets has tested positive for coronavirus. The White House confirmed the report saying that one of the President's staffers had tested positive. “We were recently notified by the White House Medical Unit that a member of the United States Military, who works on the White House campus, has tested positive for Coronavirus,” deputy White House press secretary Hogan Gidley said in a statement to the cable news network. “The President and the Vice President have since tested negative for the virus and they remain in great health.”The valets are members of an elite military unit dedicated to the White House and often work close to the President and first family. The person who tested positive was not identified.
White House releases ‘Opening Up America Again’ guidelines
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s administration released the “Opening Up America Again” guidelines on Thursday afternoon during the coronavirus pandemic. The guidelines include three phases developed by Dr. Anthony Fauci, Dr. Deborah Birx and experts with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. PHASE 1: According to the guidelines, Phase 1 recommends social distancing, which means schools will remain closed, people who are vulnerable will shelter in place and visits to nursing homes will still be prohibited. PHASE 2: If the states continue with the downward trend, schools, restaurants, gyms and bars will be allowed to reopen with diminished occupancy and non-essential travel can resume. PHASE 3: Authorities will allow visits to nursing homes.
Trump gives DeSantis 3-phase plan to reopen economy
In briefing governors on the plan, Trump said they were going to be responsible for deciding when it is safe to lift restrictions in their states. Just days before, he had drawn swift pushback for claiming he had absolute authority to determine how and when states reopen. “We have a very large number of states that want to get going and they’re in very good shape,” Trump said. Trump also held conference calls Thursday with lawmakers he named to a new congressional advisory task force on reviving the economy. Greg Abbott, who has stuck close to federal guidance throughout the crisis, will lay out his reopening plan Friday.
Miami mayor asks Trump to ban flights from coronavirus hot spots
MIAMI – Miami Mayor Francis Suarez wants flights from all coronavirus hot spots to stop coming to Miami International Airport. On Thursday evening, Suarez shared a letter he sent to President Donald Trump asking him to immediately suspend flights from international and domestic COVID-19 hotspots to MIA. “We need to stop the spread of the virus to keep Miami residents safe,” Suarez wrote on Twitter. Trump told Local 10 News Washington Correspondent Ross Palombo he was considering the matter, but he was also thinking about the airlines’ financial losses during the pandemic.
Trump and Fauci on coronavirus: Brace for ‘rough’ 2-week period
President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned Americans to brace for a “rough two-week period” ahead as the White House released new projections that there could be 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in the U.S. from the coronavirus pandemic even if current social distancing guidelines are maintained. “We really believe we can do a lot better than that,” said Dr. Deborah Birx, the coordinator of the White House coronavirus task force. Trump called American efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus “a matter of life and death” and urged the public to heed his administration’s guidelines. But that was a worst-case scenario, without efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus through social distancing. As for the projection of 100,000-240,000 deaths, Fauci of the National Institutes of Health said: “We don’t accept that number, that that's what it's going to be.
How dire projections changed Trump’s coronavirus plan
The confluence of dire warnings and tragic images served to move the president off his hopes for an Easter rebirth for the nation’s economy. The abrupt change in Trump’s tone was startling: Easter was no longer going to be the sunrise after blackest night. “This is essentially in my community, in Queens, Queens, New York,” Trump said. As in the early, chaotic days of his administration, Trump’s White House has become increasingly siloed in recent weeks, with different working groups functioning separately and sometimes in competition. The president is getting conflicting advice from outside the White House as well.
Trump warns governors to be ‘appreciative’
WASHINGTON – After days of pleading from the nation’s governors, President Donald Trump took steps Friday to expand the federal government’s role in helping produce critically needed supplies to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Hours earlier, Trump had taken issue with the very idea that states would need an influx of the machines. In a Thursday night interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, Trump declared that Washington Gov. “I observed early on, like a lot of governors on both sides of the aisle, that the federal preparation was concerning. They are separate from, and in addition to, National Guard members who have been mobilized by state governors.
Parkland parent removed by police after outburst during State of the Union address
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – The father of a Parkland school shooting victim was removed during President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday night after an outburst in the House chamber. “I disrupted the State of the Union and was detained because I let my emotions get the best of me. I simply want to be able to deal with the reality of gun violence and not have to listen to the lies about the 2A as happened tonight. Max Schachter, who lost his son Alex in the Parkland shooting, told Local 10 News in a statement that he fulls supports Guttenberg. Both of our beautiful children were murdered in a horrible school shooting.