In 39 days, the US will vote for their next president, and the rest of the world will be watching closely.
The current White House incumbent, President Donald Trump, is doing everything he can to try and undermine the integrity of the voting process, making wildly false and misleading claims about mail-in ballots and voter fraud.
His challenger, Joe Biden, has kept a low profile in recent weeks, and is no doubt preparing for the first presidential debate, which will be held on Tuesday, September 29, in Cleveland, Ohio.
The debates are surely pointless, because at this stage if you’re voting Trump you’re all in, and supporters of both candidates will claim victory in the wake of each showdown, regardless of what is actually said.
Pushing Trump’s buttons is easy enough, and even if you don’t mention him by name, you can still end up on the receiving end of a snide remark during a press conference.
The Washington Post below:
A fairly straightforward message to “reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity” prompted President Trump to reiterate his long-standing dislike of Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and to wish Prince Harry “a lot of luck” in his marriage to her.
Poor Meghan could have ended up as fortunate as Melania, who raised a months-old child at the same time that her husband slept with, and then paid off, a pornstar.
Instead, she’s stuck with a prince.
Here’s the exchange that took place between a reporter and Trump during a White House briefing on Wednesday evening:
Brief, but he’s made his point.
The reporter who asked the question was filling in the gaps, because neither Harry nor Meghan mentioned Trump by name during their video appeal encouraging people to vote:
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex: “Congratulations to this year’s transformative leaders and change makers. You work tirelessly to create a better world, a better global community for all of us” #TIME100 https://t.co/3aojLBhOVu pic.twitter.com/aqOkVUNFBX
— TIME (@TIME) September 23, 2020
Funny how you mention rejecting hate speech, misinformation and online negativity, and everyone knows exactly who you’re referring to.
Critics of Harry and Meghan’s decision to leave Royal Family duties and forge their own path in the US say the video was overly political, and Buckingham Palace distanced themselves in a statement, saying “The duke is not a working member of the royal family, and any comments he makes are made in a personal capacity.”
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