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US elections reside updates: Trump marketing campaign’s reported cash woes


  • President Donald Trump is reportedly weighing giving as much as $100m to his marketing campaign as he heads to Florida and North Carolina on Monday, each battleground states. 

  • The US Congress returns to session on Tuesday, as Home Democrats launch probe into Postmaster Common Louis DeJoy’s previous Republican fundraising. 

  • New Hampshire and Rhode Island are holding among the final primaries of the election season to determine who will run for open Home and Senate seats within the common election. 

  • The Biden marketing campaign at present has no occasions scheduled Tuesday, 55 days till the November 3 vote.

Listed below are the most recent updates: 

Tuesday, September 8

11:30 ET – Obama shares ‘ideas’ with Harris on working with Biden

Former President Barack Obama, in a tweet, has mentioned he wished to “share a number of ideas” with Vice Presidential Candidate Kamala Harris about serving with Biden. 

The tweet included a video of Obama, the nation’s first Black president, talking with Harris, the primary Black vice presidential candidate in US historical past. 

11:00 ET – Military head says army solely sends troops to struggle as final resort

The US Military’s head has mentioned that army leaders would solely suggest sending troops to fight when it was within the nationwide safety curiosity or as a final resort, however declined to touch upon Trump suggesting that leaders wished to battle wars to maintain weapon makers pleased.

“Many of those leaders have little kids that serve within the army, many of those leaders have little kids who’ve gone to fight or could also be in fight proper now,” US Military Chief of Workers Common James McConville mentioned throughout an occasion.

“I can guarantee the American people who the senior leaders would solely suggest sending our troops to fight when it’s required in nationwide safety and within the final resort. We take this very, very critically in how we make our suggestions,” he added.

Trump on Tuesday mentioned Pentagon officers most likely weren’t “in love with me” as a result of “they need to do nothing however battle wars so that each one of these great corporations that make the bombs and make the planes and make the whole lot else keep pleased.”

10:30 ET – Biden marketing campaign takes over teenagers Instagram

The Biden marketing campaign has taken over the Instagram account of a 15-year-old California supporter who amassed 85,000 followers throughout the summer season break, in response to the Verge information website. 

The @VoteJoe account will now turn out to be the marketing campaign’s central level for outreach on Instagram. 

Marketing campaign officers informed the Verge that the account can be used to foster user-generated content material from Biden supporters.

10:00 ET – Former Obama well being adviser says in-person voting ‘like buying’

Former President Barack Obama’s well being adviser has mentioned that in-person voting is comparatively protected, likening it to “buying”.

Zeke Emanuel made the remark to the Atlantic journal in a story printed on Tuesday. Consultants anticipate a surge in mail voting in November amid considerations about spreading the virus at polling stations. 

“There is a reputable concern, however I do suppose we are able to make it a lot safer by following the precautions,” he mentioned. “You don’t need folks to be disenfranchised by the pandemic, and it’s best to encourage people who it is protected. It is like buying.”

9:30 ET – Biden condemns Antifa in native information interview

Democratic candidate Joe Biden, when requested in an interview on Monday if he condemns Antifa, responded: “Sure, I do … violence regardless of who it’s”. 

The remark got here throughout an interview with the native NBC affiliate WGAL, amid questioning about violence at racial justice protests which have swept the nation for the reason that police-killing of George Floyd in Could. 

“I condemn it throughout the board,” Biden mentioned of violence on the demonstrations. “The president nonetheless hasn’t condemned the far-right people popping out and protesting and utilizing violence.”

9:00 ET – Trump weighing contributing $100 mn to his marketing campaign

On the heels of a report that the Trump’s marketing campaign is going through a cash crunch after taking a free-spending, and apparently ineffective, method, a brand new report mentioned the president is contemplating including $100m of his personal cash to his struggle chest. 

Trump has mentioned placing up the money with a number of folks, sources accustomed to the matter informed Bloomberg information, though he has not but made a last determination. Trump spent $66m on his 2016 marketing campaign.

To this point, the Trump marketing campaign and the Republican Nationwide Committee has spent greater than $800m on Trump’s re-election bid to this point. In the meantime, Biden’s marketing campaign and the Democratic Nationwide Committee have spent about half of that, $414m, in response to Bloomberg.

The New York Instances first reported on the Trump marketing campaign’s monetary woes.


Hiya and welcome to Al Jazeera’s persevering with protection of the US elections. That is Joseph Stepansky.

Learn all of the updates from yesterday (September 7) here.

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