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27,406. 8/15/2019

ELECTION/TRUMP PEOPLE: “RT @CLewandowski_: Lewandowski joining N.H. Trump rally amid rumors of Senate run. Can’t wait for @realDonaldTrump to come back to NH to…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 15, 2019 6:37 am

27,382. 8/13/2019

ELECTION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/VOTER FRAUD: “No debate on Election Security should go forward without first agreeing that Voter ID (Identification) must play a very strong part in any final agreement. Without Voter ID, it is all so meaningless!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 13, 2019 7:46 pm

27,301. 8/9/2019

DEMS/ELECTION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @GOPChairwoman: Thanks to the unhinged mob on the left, @realDonaldTrump raised $12M today, $2M more than originally expected. The supp…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 9, 2019 3:36 pm

27,274. 8/7/2019

ELECTION/TRUMP PEOPLE: “News that the billionaire and Republican donor Stephen Ross would hold a Hamptons fundraiser for President Donald Trump sparked anger online at some of Ross’ most prominent businesses on Wednesday [8-7-19]: luxury spinning studio SoulCycle and Equinox gym. Ross, who is worth an estimated $7.7 billion, founded the Related Companies, a real estate firm that invests in popular fitness and restaurant brands and owns the Miami Dolphins football team. Ross is a longtime GOP donor. But he has not been a major public supporter of Trump’s in the past, and his move to host the lunchtime fundraiser on Long Island for the president elicited backlash from people who pay for his high-end fitness memberships, as well as from one player for the Miami Dolphins.”

Maggie Severns, “Billionaire Stephen Ross gets backlash for Trump fundraiser,” Politico, August 7, 2019 7:41 pm

27,266. 8/7/2019

DEMS/ELECTION/RACISM/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Democratic presidential candidates lashed President Trump on Wednesday [8-7-19] with their sternest denunciations yet of his exploitation of racism for political purposes and resistance to gun control, in a day of biting criticism that also highlighted differences between Democrats over how best to understand the recent rise of hate crimes in America. More than ever, it was clear that last weekend’s massacres in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, had put Mr. Trump on the defensive and added fierce new urgency to Democratic efforts to engineer his ouster. Mr. Trump has not accounted for the echoes of his own rhetoric about immigrants and minorities in the manifesto composed by the anti-immigrant gunman in Texas, and he has appeared far more focused on feuding with his critics than on striking a tone of healing.”

Alexander Burns and Katie Glueck, “Biden and Booker Say Trump Is Fostering Hatred, Not Fighting It,” The New York Times online, August 7, 2019

27,264. 8/7/2019

DEMS/ELECTION/POLLS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Donald J. Trump doesn’t always seem like a candidate focused on expanding his base of support. He may have done so anyway. The share of Americans who say they have a favorable view of him has increased significantly since the 2016 election. And over the last few months, some of the highest-quality public opinion polls, though not all, showed the president’s job approval rating — a different measure from personal favorability — had inched up to essentially match the highest level of his term. The increase in his support since 2016, and the possibility that it continues to move higher, does not necessarily make him a favorite to win re-election. His job approval ratings remain well beneath 50 percent, and have never eclipsed it. But the rise has some important implications in how to view his re-election prospects. One common view of the 2020 election, for instance, takes 2016 as a starting point.”

Nate Cohn, “Don’t Assume Trump’s Approval Rating Can’t Climb Higher. It Already Has.,” The New York Times online, August 7, 2019

27,227. 8/6/2019

ELECTION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “… are NOT planning to illegally subvert the 2020 Election despite all that has been said to the contrary. It all sounded good until I watched Kevin Cernekee, a Google engineer, say terrible things about what they did in 2016 and that they want to ‘Make sure that Trump losses…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 6, 2019 12:51 pm

27,225. 8/6/2019

ELECTION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT:[email protected] of Google was in the Oval Office working very hard to explain how much he liked me, what a great job the Administration is doing, that Google was not involved with China’s military, that they didn’t help Crooked Hillary over me in the 2016 Election, & that they…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 6, 2019 12:51 pm

27,212. 8/6/2019

ELECTION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “@sundarpichai of Google was in the Oval Office working very hard to explain how much he liked me, what a great job the Administration is doing, that Google was not involved with China’s military, that they didn’t help Crooked Hillary over me in the 2016 Election, and that they…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 6, 2019 6:47 am

27,211. 8/6/2019

ELECTION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….are NOT planning to illegally subvert the 2020 Election despite all that has been said to the contrary. It all sounded good until I watched Kevin Cernekee, a Google engineer, say terrible things about what they did in 2016 and that they want to “Make sure that Trump losses…” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 6, 2019 6:47 am

27,203. 8/5/2019

ELECTION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Check out what @Google is up to for the 2020 election! #KAG2020 https://t.co/roM2WNmUSP

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 5, 2019 8:33 pm

27,136. 8/2/2019

ELECTION/GOP/HOUSE OF REPS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Imagine being swept out of power in Congress and relegated to the role of spectator and naysayer as your political opponents dictate the terms of legislative debate. Add in the specter of a painful slog to re-election, sharing the ticket with President Trump and being asked to answer daily for his every tweet and incendiary statement. Now picture doing all of that only to risk landing in the minority again, possibly under the other party’s president. Such is the plight of House Republicans contemplating whether to seek re-election in 2020, and the bleak outlook is taking its toll. A half-dozen Republican members of Congress have announced over the past two weeks that they will retire rather than face voters again next year, and more are expected to follow in the coming weeks, dealing an early setback to the party’s uphill battle to win back the House. The rush for the exits is also providing evidence about how difficult the House Republican Conference is becoming for the few women and people of color who remain in it.”

Julie Hirschfeld Davis, “Deprived of Power, House Republicans Head for the Exits,” The New York Times online, August 2, 2019

27,124. 8/1/2019

DEMS/ELECTION/OHIO/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “In a state he hopes to capture again next November, President Donald Trump on Thursday [8-1-19] accused his ‘extremist left-wing’ opponents of ruining America’s inner cities — escalating his attacks against influential progressive voices and painting the Democratic presidential primary as a referendum on Barack Obama’s legacy…It was Trump’s first trip to Cincinnati for a campaign event since he warned voters on the eve of the 2018 midterm elections that Democrats would ‘take a wrecking ball’ to the U.S. economy if they won control of the House of Representatives. He painted the same bleak picture for his supporters on Thursday, claiming that a Democratic victory next fall would subject Ohioans to higher taxes, fewer jobs and ‘socialist’ policies that could make the U.S. unrecognizable…Campaign advisers said the president views this campaign stop as an opportunity to reset the narrative following back-to-back Democratic primary debates this week in Detroit. Nearly every candidate excoriated Trump for stirring up racial animus, in addition to criticizing his trade, health care and immigration policies.”

Gabby Orr, “‘Rage-filled Democrat Party’: Trump jabs at progressives,” Politico, August 1, 2019 9:11 pm

27,121. 8/1/2019

AFRICAN AMERICANS/ELECTION/GOP/HOUSE OF REPS/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Rep. Will Hurd of Texas, the only black Republican in the House, won’t seek reelection in 2020, he announced on Thursday [8-1-19]…Hurd, a former CIA officer who was first elected in 2014, has been an advocate for bipartisan compromise on immigration and other key issues in Congress. And he has spoken out numerous times against President Donald Trump, often warning that the president’s rhetoric and positions were hurting the Republican Party. Hurd represents a sprawling West Texas battleground district that includes one-third of the U.S. border with Mexico and has flipped between Democrats and Republicans several times in the past two decades. But Hurd won two close races for reelection after winning the seat, beating Democratic opponents by 1.3 points in 2016 — even as Trump lost the district — and by less than half a percentage point in 2018, when he survived the Democratic wave that flipped the House.”

Scott Bland, “Will Hurd, only black Republican in House, won’t seek reelection,” Politico, August 1, 2019 8:49 pm

27,118. 8/1/2019

ELECTION/GOP/HOUSE OF REPS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “House Republicans have seen a recent string of retirements ahead of the 2020 elections, a not entirely surprising outcome now that the GOP is in the minority but still a hurdle for the party seeking to retake control of the House. This year, eight Republicans have announced their decisions to retire — six of whom made their declarations in the past two weeks alone. While most of those districts are reliably red, three are considered vulnerable — those represented by retiring Reps. Susan Brooks in Indiana, Pete Olson in Texas and Will Hurd in Texas. Hurd announced his decision Thursday [8-1-19] night in a surprising statement. Separately, another Republican, Rep. Greg Gianforte of Montana, is running for governor of the state, leaving his seat open, as well. And for a party whose congressional representation has becoming increasingly white and male, some of the departures could worsen the lack of diversity in the House. Hurd, who’s been an outspoken critic of Trump, is the sole black Republican in the chamber.”

Ashley Killough and Clare Foran, “Hurd announcement latest House GOP retirement to roll in,” CNN Politics, CNN.com, August 1, 2019 6:20 pm

27,098. 8/1/2019

DEMS/ECONOMY/ELECTION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “It took more than 90 minutes for the moderators of the Democratic presidential primary debate on Wednesday [7-31-19] night to turn to the economy, which polls show is a top issue on voters’ minds and is one of President Trump’s strengths as he seeks re-election. The candidates wasted no time attacking him on it. Over two nights of debates in Detroit, candidates assailed Mr. Trump’s record on trade, tax cuts and wage growth, accusing him of perpetuating economic inequality and a ‘rigged’ system that favors the wealthy and powerful. It was a preview of the economic arguments that are likely only to grow as the 2020 race escalates…Ms. Harris said that farmers were now staring down bankruptcy, that hundreds of thousands of autoworkers could soon be out of work and that the chair of the Federal Reserve, Jerome H. Powell, had just ‘admitted’ that the central bank cut interest rates by a quarter point on Wednesday because of economic uncertainty created by Mr. Trump’s trade wars.”

Jim Tankersley and Ben Casselman, “How Democrats Will Attack Trump on the Economy,” The New York Times online, August 1, 2019

27,071. 7/31/2019

DEMS/ELECTION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Democrats’ main outside groups focused on the presidential race have raised more money this year than the super PAC and nonprofit supporting President Donald Trump, according to new fundraising figures. The disparity is unusual: The party that holds the White House usually builds an across-the-board fundraising advantage heading into the next election. But big Democratic donors, fired up to oppose Trump in 2020, are throwing cash at Priorities USA, which will back the eventual Democratic nominee. Priorities’ super PAC and allied nonprofit, which have already begun spending millions, said they have raised $23.4 million in the first six months of 2019, while America First Action and allied nonprofit America First Policies, the main outside groups supporting Trump’s reelection, announced Wednesday [7-31-19] they had jointly raised $17.8 million. Though many Democratic candidates have focused on small-dollar fundraising this year, the super PAC is still raking in big checks.”

Maggie Severns and Alex Isenstadt, “Trump-endorsed outside groups outraised by Dems,” Politico, July 31, 2019 1:22 pm

27,060. 7/31/2019

DEMS/ECONOMY/ELECTION/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Democratic presidential candidates clashed in a Tuesday [7-30-19] night debate over how they would change course from President Trump’s protectionist trade agenda in fiery exchanges that underscored the depth of the rift within the party over economic policy. The strength of the United States economy, which has enjoyed steady growth and historically low unemployment in recent years, represents Mr. Trump’s greatest asset going into his re-election campaign and a conundrum for Democrats. On Tuesday night, the candidates strained to paint what Mr. Trump touts as an economic miracle as a mirage, pointing to widening income inequality and trade policies that they argue have done American workers more harm than good. For two and a half hours, moderate and progressive candidates grappled with whether pragmatism or idealism was the best formula for defeating Mr. Trump next year.”

-Alan Rappeport, “Echo Trump’s Tough Talk, or Lift Tariffs? Democrats Clash Over Trade,” The New York Times online, July 31, 2019

27,055. 7/30/2019

CHINA/ELECTION/TRADE WAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Tuesday [7-30-19] railed against China for failing to deliver on his high-profile promise it would buy significant quantities of farm goods, warning the country not to try to wait out his administration in hopes of negotiating a better deal with any new Democratic president…Trump’s comments, spread out over three tweets, came as U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin were in Shanghai for the first round of negotiations since talks between the two countries broke off in early May. There is growing skepticism that the trade fight between the world’s two biggest economies will be resolved before American voters decide in November 2020 whether to give Trump a second term. The most some expect from this week’s talks is an agreement to meet again, as well as a resumption of Chinese purchases of U.S. farm goods and progress on tech issues.”

Doug Palmer, “Trump warns China deal will get worse ‘if & when’ he’s reelected,” Politico, July 30, 2019 4:38 pm

27,054. 7/30/2019

CALIFORNIA/ELECTION/LEGAL/TRUMP TAXES: “President Donald Trump’s lawyers immediately signaled today they will challenge a California law requiring Trump to disclose his tax returns if he wants to appear on primary ballots in the state…A challenge seemed all but inevitable given Trump’s legal moves to stymie House Democrats and New York officials who are also seeking the president’s tax returns. Trump campaign official Tim Murtaugh declined to comment on a potential lawsuit but said the California law is unconstitutional…Newsom clearly anticipated the backlash, accompanying his signing message with quotes from legal scholars attesting the constitutionality of the law.”

Jeremy B. White, “Trump lawyer to California: See you in court,” Politico, July 30, 2019 2:42 pm

27,050. 7/30/2019

CHUCK SCHUMER/DEMS/ELECTION/TRUMP PEOPLE: “RT @LYNNTHO06607841: @SenSchumer @senatemajldr DEMOCRATS ARE THE ONLY ONES INTERFERING IN OUR ELECTIONS.  WHY DO YOU THINK THEY SO STRONGL…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 30, 2019 11:47 am

27,046. 7/30/2019

ELECTION/NATIONAL SECURITY/RUSSIA/TRUMP PEOPLE: “RT @senatemajldr: I spoke on the Senate floor today about my extensive record of standing up to Russia, election security, and why we won’t…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 30, 2019 11:26 am

27,035. 7/30/2019

ELECTION/TAXES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Trump administration officials are divided over whether to give investors a big tax cut that would primarily benefit the rich before the 2020 election heats up in earnest. Republican senators and conservative anti-tax groups are increasingly pushing the administration to use executive authority to deliver a tax cut to investors on profits they earn when selling assets like stocks or bonds. Such a move would defy a legal opinion issued in 1992, under President George Bush, and add an estimated $100 billion to the already surging national debt. Supporters of the plan include Larry Kudlow, the director of President Trump’s National Economic Council, who is leading a White House task force examining the proposal. Mr. Kudlow is a longtime champion of the idea, which would provide a tax break on profits known as capital gains. But the move has skeptics, including Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, whose department is bound by a 1992 opinion from the Office of Legal Counsel that determined the Treasury Department does not have the authority to index capital gains to inflation by regulation.”

Alan Rappeport and Jim Tankersley, “Trump Administration Is Divided Over Tax Cut for Investors,” The New York Times online, July 30, 2019

27,031. 7/30/2019

DEMS/ELECTION/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “..My team is negotiating with them now, but they always change the deal in the end to their benefit. They should probably wait out our Election to see if we get one of the Democrat stiffs like Sleepy Joe. Then they could make a GREAT deal, like in past 30 years, and continue”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 30, 2019 6:10 am

27,026. 7/30/2019

DEMS/ELECTION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “When the Democrats running for president all agreed at their first debate — via a raised hand — that public health insurance should cover undocumented immigrants, the Trump campaign saw an opening. The campaign war room immediately clipped the video and shared it on social media. President Donald Trump tweeted about it. It was a tactic, people assumed, to rile up Trump’s steadfast but limited base ahead of 2020. Inside the Trump campaign, though, officials thought they were actually growing that base. According to four people involved with or close to the Trump campaign, the president’s reelection team believes trumpeting these moments will help win over a certain type of voter that could help carry him to a second term. It’s the voter who might be wary of Trump, but is more alarmed by a Democratic Party they feel is drifting dangerously to the left.”

Gabby Orr, “Trump sees his base growing from Democratic sparring,” Politico, July 30, 2019 5:04 am