Trump news live: Latest updates as the president defends rallies unmasked ahead of Biden debate

Trump news live: Latest updates as the president defends rallies unmasked ahead of Biden debate

Donald Trump is accused of lying about the economy in the first preview clip of his aborted CBS interview with Leslie Stahl. 60 minutes, An interview that he ended angrily on Tuesday and has since denounced it as a “sinister removal” and threatened to release his revised version of the exchange.

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President Trump tweeted that Barack Obama is campaigning for him

On Thursday, Trump tweeted that former President Barack Obama is “campaigning for us”.

He tweeted: “Obama is campaigning for us. Every time he speaks, people come next to us. He didn’t even want to endorse Sleepy Joe. She did it long after the primary!”

Obama compared the president to a “crazy uncle” at a rally in Philadelphia on Wednesday, and Trump also claimed in Georgia that “the only person who was more unhappy than the twisted Hillary that night was Barack Hussein Obama,” referring to the 2016 elections.

James CrumpOctober 22, 2020 18:33

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The president defended the rallies he did not persuade and denied encouraging chants of “jailing them” in a 60-minute interview

Donald Trump uploaded his 30-minute interview with CBS correspondent Leslie Stahl on Facebook on Thursday, after she left the meeting and accused the network of “fake” and “bias” interrogation line on Tuesday.

In a clip discussing his rhetoric and impact, he refused to admit that he targeted Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who had recently targeted an alleged right-wing plot to kidnap her.

“When did you say lock her up?” He said. “I wouldn’t say that.”

While chanting “they locked her up” at the rallies he organized in the state, he responded with “Lock them all up.”

Alex Woodward has more here.

James CrumpOctober 22, 2020 18:11

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CBS News responded to President Donald Trump’s announcement of the “unedited” version of his 60 Minutes interview

Donald Trump uploaded his 30-minute interview with CBS reporter Leslie Stahl on Facebook on Thursday, after she left the meeting and accused the network of “fake” and “bias” interrogation line.

In a response Thursday afternoon, CBS wrote: “The White House’s unprecedented decision to ignore their agreement with CBS News and publish their footage, will not prevent 60 minutes from presenting its full, fair and contextual reporting that presidents have participated in for decades.”

James CrumpOctober 22, 2020 17:53

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President Trump claims Democratic nominee Joe Biden wants to stuff the Supreme Court with the “radical left.”

On Thursday, Trump claimed that Biden wanted to “pack” the Supreme Court if he becomes president after the November 3 election

The mobilization in court will include increasing the number of Supreme Court justices from 9 to 15. When asked about the practice last week, Mr. Biden said he was “not a fan”.

President Trump wrote on Twitter: “Biden wants to provide the court with the madness of the radical left. He doesn’t even want to make a list to explain who they are. We can’t let that happen!”

James CrumpOctober 22, 2020 17:46

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Twitter said there was “no evidence” that President Trump’s Twitter was hacked, after a hacker claimed his password was “Maga2020!”

On Thursday, Victor Jeffers, a security expert, said he logged into the president’s Twitter account, after guessing his password was “maga2020!”

Mr. Jeffers alerted Mr. Trump and the US government services about the abuse, and was then contacted by the Secret Service.

However, Twitter said in a statement: “We have not seen any evidence to support this claim, including from the article published in the Netherlands today.

“We have proactively implemented account security measures for a specific set of high profile Twitter accounts associated with elections in the United States, including the federal branches of government.”

Andrew Griffin has more here.

James CrumpOctober 22, 2020 17:26

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President Trump complained about the tough questions, before abruptly ending the interview in a newly released video of 60 Minutes Sitting

Donald Trump uploaded his 30-minute interview with CBS correspondent Leslie Stahl on Facebook on Thursday, after he walked out of the meeting and accused the network of “bogus” and “bias” questions.

“I brought up a lot of issues that were inappropriately raised … from the beginning,” he told Shatal. Your first statement to me is, ‘These are going to be tough questions.’

Ms Stahl replied, “You are the president. Don’t you think you should be accountable to the American people?”

After a producer told them Vice President Mike Pence was scheduled to arrive, Mr Trump said “I think we have enough” before suddenly leaving the interview.

James CrumpOctober 22, 2020 17:02

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Donald Trump Jr. says Trump’s camera will monitor who controls the mute button during Thursday’s debate

“Fox and Friends” host Donald Trump Jr. told Ainsley Earhart on Thursday that the Trump campaign will monitor who controls the mute button during the last tonight’s presidential debate.

He said the campaign would include someone in the room, and added, “We’ll call this nonsense when we see nonsense.”

On Monday, the Committee for Presidential Debating (CPD) announced that “in order to enforce this agreed rule, the only candidate who will open their microphone during these two-minute periods is the candidate who has the floor under the rules.”

The change came after President Trump repeatedly boycotted his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, during the first presidential debate.

Mr. Trump Jr. also criticized the committee’s handling of the discussions, saying they were biased.

James CrumpOctober 22, 2020 16:56

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Trump pushes the election he prefers, attacks tonight’s moderator and lies about Obama

America, vote wisely and vote a lot.

Joe SomeraldOctober 22, 2020 16:29

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Morning Consult Poll gives Biden major lead in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Minnesota and little victory in Texas

These are all countries that Trump won four years ago.

Meanwhile, CNN sees Biden winning in Florida.

Joe SomeraldOctober 22, 2020 16:01

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James CrumpOctober 22, 2020 17:02

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