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Biden already making big changes

Joe Biden has been President for just a few hours and he already signed executive orders.  This underscored his intentions to take a drastically more cooperative and multilateral approach to foreign affairs than his predecessor.

Biden rejoined the Paris climate accord and the World Health Organisation, which former President Donald Trump took steps to withdraw the US from with separate actions in 2017 and 2020. He also revoked Trump’s controversial travel ban that primarily impacted predominately Muslim countries.

The president’s executive order on the Paris climate agreement –  a landmark pact between nearly 200 nations to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions – will see the US officially rejoin the accord in 30 days. Biden’s order to reverse Trump’s move to withdraw from the WHO involves Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, attending and speaking at the international organization’s executive board meeting on Thursday.

And Biden’s executive order revoking the travel ban, often referred to as the Muslim ban, will ensure that the State Department restarts visa processing for affected countries. The order also calls for a proposal to be developed to “restore fairness and remedy the harms caused by the bans, especially for individuals stuck in the waiver process and those who had immigrant visas denied,” Biden’s transition team said in a summary of the orders on Wednesday.

These actions are part of his pledge to repair America’s alliances and reestablish the US as a leader in global affairs. He’s extending a hand to the world after four years of the US increasingly isolating itself, which is line with the Trump administration’s unilateral approach to foreign affairs.

Trump’s “America First” philosophy saw the US repudiate the global institutions it helped build post-World War II, as the former president consistently argued that the US government was getting taken advantage of by the international community. Much of Trump’s criticism in this regard was not grounded in fact or reality.

When it came to the Paris climate accord, for example, Trump said the deal was unfair as justification for withdrawing despite the fact that the US set its own targets under the nonbinding pact.

The ex-president’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord and WHO also put the US at odds with key US allies. Trump dismissed scientifically-grounded concerns about climate change in pulling from the former, and experts warned he risked exacerbating the COVID-19 pandemic by withdrawing from the WHO.

By rescinding the travel ban, Biden takes a major step toward ending what was widely viewed as an era of unabashed xenophobia and Islamophobia under Trump that caused stress and trauma for families impacted by the restrictions. Trump’s travel ban effectively vilified Muslims from other countries and portrayed them as potential terrorists, though research from the New America think tank shows “the large majority of jihadist terrorists in the United States have been American citizens or legal residents.”

Beyond these issues, Biden signed a slew of other executive orders on Wednesday that included stopping construction of the wall on the US-Mexico border that was in many ways the centerpiece of Trump’s agenda. Critics of the former president saw the wall as a symbol of Trump’s xenophobia and antithetical to America’s image of itself as a nation with a rich immigrant tradition.

Taken together, such moves from Biden are emblematic of his intention to show the world that a new era in relations between the US and the world has begun.

“The world is watching, watching all of us today,” Biden said during his inaugural address. “America has been tested, and we’ve come out stronger for it. We will repair our alliances and engage with the world once again.”

Joe Biden sworn in as President of the USA

Democrat Joe Biden was sworn in as president of the United States on Wednesday, assuming the helm of a country reeling from deep political divides, a battered economy and a raging coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 400,000 Americans.null

With his hand on a five-inch thick heirloom Bible that has been in his family for more than a century, Biden took the presidential oath of office administered by U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts just after noon (1700 GMT), vowing to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

“Through a crucible for the ages, America has been tested anew, and America has risen to the challenge,” Biden said as he began his inaugural address. “Today we celebrate the triumph not of a candidate but of a cause: the cause of democracy…At this hour, my friends, democracy has prevailed.”

Biden, 78, became the oldest U.S. president in history at a scaled-back ceremony in Washington that was largely stripped of its usual pomp and circumstance, due both to the coronavirus and security concerns following the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump.null

The norm-defying Trump flouted one last convention on his way out of the White House when he refused to meet with Biden or attend his successor’s inauguration, breaking with a political tradition seen as affirming the peaceful transfer of power.

Trump, who never conceded the Nov. 3 election, did not mention Biden by name in his final remarks as president on Wednesday morning, when he touted his administration’s record and promised to be back “in some form.” He boarded Air Force One for the last time and headed to his Mar-a-Lago retreat in Florida.

Top Republicans, including Vice President Mike Pence and the party’s congressional leaders, attended Biden’s inauguration, along with former U.S. Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton.null

Biden’s running mate, Kamala Harris, the daughter of immigrants from Jamaica and India, became the first Black person, first woman and first Asian American to serve as vice president after she was sworn in by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the court’s first Latina member.

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is sworn in during the 2021 Presidential Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris at the U.S. Capitol. Picture: via Reuters

Harris used two Bibles, including one owned by Thurgood Marshall, the first Black U.S. Supreme Court Justice.

Biden takes office at a time of deep national unease, with the country facing what his advisers have described as four compounding crises: the pandemic, the economic downtown, climate change and racial inequality. He has promised immediate action, including a raft of executive orders on his first day in office.null

The ceremony on Wednesday unfolded in front of a heavily fortified U.S. Capitol, where a mob of Trump supporters stormed the building two weeks ago, enraged by his false claims that the election was stolen with millions of fraudulent votes.

The violence prompted the Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives to impeach Trump last week for an unprecedented second time.

Thousands of National Guard troops were called into the city after the siege, which left five people dead and briefly forced lawmakers into hiding. Instead of a throng of supporters, the National Mall on Wednesday was covered by nearly 200,000 flags and 56 pillars of light meant to represent people from U.S. states and territories.https://imasdk.googleapis.com/js/core/bridge3.434.1_en.html#goog_1860144159Play VideoJoe Biden sworn in as 46th U.S. President

Democrat Joe Biden was sworn in as president of the United States on Wednesday, assuming the helm of a country reeling from deep political divides, a battered economy and a raging coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 400,000 Americans.

Ex-Trump Aide Steve Bannon Gets Last-Minute Pardon

Ex-Trump Aide Steve Bannon Gets Last-Minute Pardon

Kamala Harris sworn in as U.S. vice president

Kamala Harris sworn in as U.S. vice president

Impeachment Trial Looms Over Senate

Impeachment Trial Looms Over Senate

Biden, who has vowed to “restore the soul of America,” will call for American unity at a time of crisis in his inaugural address, according to advisers.

His inauguration is the zenith of a five-decade career in public service that included more than three decades in the U.S. Senate and two terms as vice president under former President Barack Obama.

But he faces calamities that would challenge even the most experienced politician.

The pandemic in the United States reached a pair of grim milestones on Trump’s final full day in office on Tuesday, reaching 400,000 U.S. deaths and 24 million infections – the highest of any country. Millions of Americans are out of work because of pandemic-related shutdowns and restrictions.

Biden has vowed to bring the full weight of the federal government to bear on the crisis. His top priority is a $1.9 trillion plan that would enhance jobless benefits and provide direct cash payments to households.

But it will require approval from a deeply divided Congress, where Democrats hold slim advantages in both the House and Senate. Harris was scheduled to swear in three new Democratic senators late on Wednesday, creating a 50-50 split in the chamber with herself as the tie-breaking vote.

Biden will waste little time trying to turn the page on the Trump era, advisers said, signing 15 executive actions on Wednesday on issues ranging from the pandemic to the economy to climate change. The orders will include mandating masks on federal property, rejoining the Paris climate accord and ending Trump’s travel ban on some Muslim-majority countries.

Although Biden has laid out a packed agenda for his first 100 days, including delivering 100 million COVID-19 vaccinations, the Senate could be consumed by Trump’s upcoming impeachment trial, which will move ahead even though he has left office.

The trial could serve as an early test of Biden’s promise to foster a renewed sense of bipartisanship in Washington.

Trump issued more than 140 pardons and commutations in his final hours in office, including a pardon for his former political adviser, Steve Bannon, who has pleaded not guilty to charges that he swindled Trump supporters as part of an effort to raise private funds for a Mexico border wall.

But Trump did not issue preemptive pardons for himself or members of his family, after speculation that he might do so.

A guide to the Biden inauguration: Main events and SA times

Joe Biden will be sworn in today as the 46th president of the United States, during a day steeped in tradition and ceremony that nonetheless has been altered due to the pandemic and tight security after the January 6 attack on the Capitol.

Night at Blair House

Biden and his wife Jill will spend Tuesday night in the lavish Blair House, located opposite the White House on Lafayette Square, that the US government uses to host special guests and visiting dignitaries.

Religious services

On Wednesday morning Biden, a devout Catholic, will attend Mass at St Matthews church in Washington, and has invited Congressional leaders from both political parties.

Senator Mitch McConnell and Congressman Kevin McCarthy will represent the Republicans, while Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer and Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi will also attend, sources have told AFP.

Taking the oath

Biden will then travel in a motorcade to the Capitol, the site of the January 6 riot by supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump, where the inauguration ceremony gets underway at 11 am (6 pm SA time).

He will be sworn in after Vice President-elect Kamala Harris takes her vow at noon (7 pm SA time), then will give his inaugural speech, during which he is expected to outline his vision to tackle America’s multiple crises and his plan to “build back better.”

The National Mall that runs from the Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial will be closed due to Covid-19 fears and because of tight security stemming from the January 6 attack.

A view of the National Mall ahead of the 59th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, DC. Picture: Susan Walsh/Pool via Reuters

Lady Gaga is due to sing the national anthem, while Jennifer Lopez is also set to give a musical performance.

As is custom, the newly inaugurated 46th US president will then dine with members of Congress in the Capitol building.

Arlington National Cemetery

In the afternoon, Biden will head to Arlington National Cemetery just outside Washington to place a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, accompanied by former presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton. Trump, who is shunning the day’s events, will not be there.

White House

From Arlington, Biden will travel by motorcade to the White House and is expected make the last part of the journey on foot and enter his new home surrounded by a military cordon.

Biden is due to sign his first executive orders shortly after arriving.

Honouring the Covid-19 pandemic’s victims

At 8:25 pm (SA time – 6.25 am Wednesday), Biden and Harris will give a speech at the Lincoln Memorial, honouring the 400 000 people that have died from Covid-19 in America.

Shortly after, actor Tom Hanks will host a show called “Celebrating America” that will be broadcast on all major US networks.

Jon Bon Jovi, the Foo Fighters, John Legend, Demi Lovato, Bruce Springsteen, Justin Timberlake and Luis Fonsi are among the guests expected to perform.

Trump Forced to leave Whitehouse…

Members of President Donald Trump’s cabinet on Wednesday discussed the possibility of removing the infamous president from office after supporters stormed the Capitol.  This according to reports by 3 USA News Channels. After a night of shameful violence at the Capitol Building, which was seemingly ‘encouraged’ by the outgoing president, the current cabinet may not have another choice.

THE 25TH AMENDMENT – And how it could affect Trump

Discussions on Wednesday focused on the 25th amendment to the US Constitution, which allows for a president’s removal by the vice president and cabinet if he is judged “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.” Invoking it would require Vice President Michael Pence to lead the cabinet in a vote on removing Trump from office.

Pence quickly became the enemy of Trump and Trump supporters.  Pence, after four years of unwavering loyalty to the one-term US President, on Wednesday went ahead in his attempts to certify the election results and officially confirm Joe Biden as America’s next president. The scenes of destruction and violence in the capitol erupted soon thereafter.

CNN quoted Republican leaders (unnamed) saying the 25th amendment had been discussed. They  described Trump as “out of control.” Others have slammed him for “inciting a domestic terror attack”.

Democrats of the House Judiciary Committee sent an urgent letter to Pence imploring him to act to remove Trump. The letter stated that President Trump had stoked an act of insurrection and “sought to undermine our democracy.” Pointing to a rambling speech Trump gave Wednesday, it said he “revealed he is not mentally sound and is unable to process the results of the 2020 election.”

Meanwhile, social media giants Facebook and Instagram temporarily banned Donald Trump for 24 hours on Wednesday over posts accused of inflaming violence in the US Capitol, as social media scrambled to respond to mayhem by supporters buying into his baseless attacks on the integrity of the election. Twitter also removed some of his posts, which fanned the flames of insurrection.

Guy Rosen. Facebook vice president of integrity, said that the company were particularly concerned by the video Trump had uploaded to all of his social media channels, which repeated false allegations about the US Election and labelled the far-right radicals storming the Capitol ‘special people’.

“This is an emergency situation and we are taking appropriate emergency measures, including removing President Trump’s video, We removed it because on balance we believe it contributes to rather than diminishes the risk of ongoing violence,” said Guy Rosen.

Meanwhile Twitter said that Trump’s messages were violations of the platform’s rules on civic integrity and that any future violations “will result in permanent suspension of the @realDonaldTrump account.” The messaging platform said Trump’s account would be locked for 12 hours and that if the offending tweets were not removed, “the account will remain locked.”

Another Heavy Blow to Trump’s Re-election Dreams

A Pennsylvania judge on Saturday threw out Donald Trump’s claims of widespread electoral fraud, dealing a new blow to the Republican’s bid to overturn his loss in the US presidential election. The decision, which was announced in a scathing judgment paves the way for Pennsylvania to certify Democrat Joe Biden’s victory there, which is scheduled to take place Monday.

With the clock ticking down to Biden’s 20 January inauguration, Trump’s team has focused on trying to stop battleground states from certifying election results, in addition to his numerous legal challenges that have so far simply failed.  Judge Matthew Brann wrote in his ruling that Trump’s team had presented “strained legal arguments without merit and speculative accusations” in their complaints about mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania.

“In the United States of America, this cannot justify the disenfranchisement of a single voter, let alone all the voters of its sixth most populated state. Our people, laws, and institutions demand more.”

Biden won the state-by-state Electoral College votes that decide who takes the White House by 306 to 232. The Electoral College is due to formally vote on 14 December, with certifications to take place beforehand. States’ certification of results of their popular votes is usually routine following a US presidential election.

But Trump’s refusal to concede has complicated the process and drawn concerns that he could cause long-term damage to Americans’ trust in their voting system. Only a limited number of Republicans have so far recognised Biden as the winner and called on Trump to concede. The Pennsylvania court ruling prompted a Republican senator from the state, Pat Toomey, to join those ranks, saying Biden “won the 2020 election and will become the 46th president of the United States.”

“President Trump should accept the outcome of the election and facilitate the presidential transition process,” Toomey said in a statement that congratulated Biden while specifying he voted for Trump.

The judgement in Pennsylvania came only hours after Republicans also requested a delay in certification in Michigan, another battleground, in a letter that repeated allegations of irregularities in the state which Biden won by 155,000 votes. They asked for a delay of two weeks to allow for a full audit of results in Wayne County, the state’s largest and where majority-black Detroit is located, which was won overwhelmingly by Biden.

Michigan’s board of canvassers, which includes two Democrats and two Republicans, is also due to meet Monday to certify the results. Republican Party national committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and the party’s Michigan chair Laura Cox called on the board to “adjourn for 14 days to allow for a full audit and investigation into those anomalies and irregularities.”

Michigan’s Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson has said that audits cannot be conducted until after certification because officials do not have legal access to the documents needed until then. On Saturday, she posted on Twitter that there had been “no evidence” to draw into question the result of the election. “In a nutshell: 5.5m Michigan citizens voted,” she wrote.

“The results of their votes are clear. No evidence has emerged to undermine that.” On Friday, Trump invited Michigan lawmakers to the White House as part of his bid to subvert the voters’ will, but the legislators stood firm, saying they would honor the election’s outcome. Biden has so far moderated his criticism of Trump’s actions, though he has spoken of “incredibly damaging messages being sent to the rest of the world about how democracy functions,” adding: “It’s hard to fathom how this man thinks.”

Trump has rarely appeared in public since his electoral loss, but has not given up on his provocative Twitter campaign. “The proof pouring in is undeniable,” he tweeted Saturday, when he also golfed. “Many more votes than needed. This was a LANDSLIDE!”


Donald Trump Accidentally Admits Defeat

President Donald Trump has yet to admit  his defeat in the US Presidential election. But with a word here, and a slip of the tongue there, he is raising the prospect ever more plainly. In a tweet on Sunday morning, President Donald Trump appeared to have accidentally acknowledged Joe Biden’s victory – before quickly reversing his course to once again claim he won, and push more unsubstantiated claims of mass electoral fraud while ignoring soaring coronavirus cases.

“He won because the Election was Rigged,” Trump tweeted. The first two words – coming days after a verbal slip in which Trump said “time will tell” if he remains president – were immediately seized upon as another step towards a concession.

But the president quickly made a U-turn, tweeting: “He only won in the eyes of the FAKE NEWS MEDIA. I concede NOTHING! We have a long way to go.”  Fake News Media refers to all the major News Networks in the United States.

Late on Sunday night Donald Trump said “I WON THE ELECTION!” in a tweet swiftly flagged by Twitter.

President-elect Biden captured 306 Electoral College votes in the presidential election – 36 more than needed to win the White House. Senior federal and state election authorities, including a top cybersecurity agency and 16 federal prosecutors assigned to monitor the elections, have rejected claims of election tampering.  Trump however continues to insist he will prove fraud and prevail in court.

The leaders of nearly every country in the world have congratulated President-Elect Joe Biden on his victory, reinforcing the notion that almost no one – in the United States or elsewhere – is taking the Trump legal challenges seriously. Challenges that have been nearly universally dismissed by judges as unfounded. Trump On Sunday insisted that “many” of them had not been filed by his team, and that his “big cases… will soon be filed.”

In reaction to Trump’s initial tweet, Biden’s chief of staff Ron Klain told NBC’s “Meet the Press” that it was “further confirmation of the reality that Joe Biden won the election.” Biden himself on Sunday met with his transition advisors, his spokespeople said, in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware .

Some officials of the Trump administration  say privately that they understand that Biden won, but that the president needed time to “process” his loss. Others are speculating that Trump may be trying to galvanize his base to back some future commercial or media endeavor or even to support a new run for office in 2024.

Trump has continually refused to cooperate in the shift to a Biden administration – denying the Democrat both federal funding for transition work and vital briefings by outgoing officials. Democrats feel that this could have a damaging impact both on national security and on the grave and mounting challenges posed by the coronavirus, with cases soaring past 11 million since the start of the pandemic.  In the past week alone, the US had 1-million new infections.

“Joe Biden’s going to become president of the United States in the midst of an ongoing crisis,” said Klain. “That has to be a seamless transition,” but for now Biden and his team are not even allowed to consult with someone like top government immunologist Anthony Fauci.

“Of course it would be better” if such talks could begin, Fauci told CNN on Sunday, saying that the virus could kill tens of thousands more Americans by the time Biden takes office on 20 January. Former President Barack Obama told CBS’s “Sunday Morning” that there was “damage” in Trump’s delay in acknowledging Biden’s victory in the election.

A small but growing number of Republicans have begun pressing for Trump to concede, including former Trump national security advisor John Bolton, a critic of the president since leaving the administration. Bolton told CNN that it was crucial for more Republicans to persuade Trump that he had lost in a fair election. “I don’t expect him to go graciously. I do expect him to go.”

Meanwhile more than 10,000 Trump supporters rallied in Washington on Saturday to back his claims of fraud – massing in Washington’s Freedom Plaza before marching to the Supreme Court in a raucous atmosphere. At least 20 were arrested after isolated fights erupted, reports said, including four for firearm violations and one for assault on a police officer. Trump made a drive-past appearance at the rally, smiling through the windows of his limousine on his way to play golf.

China Does not Acknowledge Biden Victory

China, on Monday, declined to congratulate US President Elect Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 US presidential election.  China said the outcome of the vote was still to be determined.  While incumbent Donald Trump has yet to concede and he has launched several legal challenges disputing the results of the election.  Meanwhile, many world leaders congratulated Biden and running mate Kamala Harris after the Democrats were declared winners at the weekend.  Spontaneous celebrations erupted across the US when all major US Networks declared Biden the winner.

Donald Trump’s term in the White House was marked by a costly trade war and increasingly unstable relations with China.  The US and China have been locking heads on a range of issues.  The US blamed China for the rapid and uncontrolled spread of the coronavirus and the two powers have been sparring over Beijing’s human rights record in Xinjiang and Hong Kong.

A handful of other major countries have also failed to congratulate the President-Elect saying that they took note of Biden declaring himself the winner.  “Our understanding is that the outcome of the election will be determined in accordance with US laws and procedures,” said foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin at a regular briefing. After declining to acknowledge Biden’s victory despite repeated questions from reporters, Wang said: “We hope the new US government can meet China halfway.”


Joe Biden wins the US Election

Democrat Joe Biden has won the White House, said US media on Saturday.  This puts Trump in a small group of US presidents who didn’t serve a second term.  The Trump presidency had America more divided than ever.  Major Networks CNN, NBC and CBS called the race in Biden’s favour just before 11:30am (16:30GMT) as Biden took an insurmountable lead in Pennsylvania.

“America, I’m honored that you have chosen me to lead our great country,” Biden said in a statement. “The work ahead of us will be hard, but I promise you this: I will be a president for all Americans – whether you voted for me or not. I will keep the faith that you have placed in me.”  Trump responded to the statement saying that Biden falsely declared himself as the next president.  “We all know why Joe Biden is rushing to falsely pose as the winner, and why his media allies are trying so hard to help him: they don’t want the truth to be exposed,” Trump said in a statement.  “The simple fact is this election is far from over.”

Biden has spent nearly half a century in politics, eight of which was as deputy to the first black US President Barack Obama.  Trump made desperate attempts to claim fraud and stop the vote count. Trump, whose marathon press conferences, tweeting and raucous campaign rallies have made him a perpetual, noisy presence at home and abroad over the last four years, had no immediate reaction.

But ever since the night after Tuesday’s election, when he prematurely claimed victory, Trump has been inhabiting a world increasingly disconnected from the reality of his approaching downfall. Earlier on Saturday, he left the White House for the first time since Election Day to play golf, tweeting: “I WON THIS ELECTION, BY A LOT!”  This after a press conference on Thursday where he stated that the democrats “are trying to steal the election”.


US Election will have an impact on SA

All eyes are focused on the United States presidential election outcome. Economists said that South Africa needed to pay close attention as the votes are counted as the results would have an impact here at home. The COVID-19 pandemic has wrecked the global economy, countries around the world are scrambling to rebuild their finances and fighting unemployment.  The United States is a global superpower and therefore, the race for the White House will have a lot to do with the recovery process.

The United States have one of the largest global economies and economists said that America’s stability was pivotal for South Africa too. Viv Govender from Rand Swiss Offshore said the outcome of the US elections would have an impact on South Africa’s plans to recover from the economic crisis that the country is currently faced with.  “Political instability in the US means we are unlikely to see a large scale of government plans to try get the economy out of the crisis of COVID.”

Chief Economist Mike Schussler said the US was one of South Africa’s biggest trading partners and the outcome of these elections would affect us too. “We have the African Growth and Opportunity Free Trade Act, which allows our products to be tariff-free. If that were to be reversed in the next term, it could have a detrimental impact on many areas in South Africa.”

The United States election outcome will ring in a new term of four years in the White House for the successful contender, who will have the power to make significant policy changes, as the world battles to recover from COVID-19.

White House prepares for Election Battle with Barricades

The white house in Washington is erecting a ‘non-scalable’ fence around the perimeter in preparation for today’s elections.  Heavy-Duty barricades are now blocking of the ellipse, a large green area south of the White House, and Lafayette Square to the north.  The heavy-duty material used is designed to deter climbers with welded wire mesh that’s very difficult to cut and is woven so tightly that it’s near impossible to get a foothold.

The potential for election-related unrest has prompted metro police in Washington to put 250 national guardsmen on standby. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump prepares to hold a massive indoor election night party at the white house.  Trump and Democratic candidate Joe Biden spent Monday night trying to drive home their messages to the US electorate with only hours to go until polling opens.

Biden’s campaign came to a close with his ‘supporting cast’ taking centre stage at his final rally in Pittsburgh.  Lady Gaga was the star of the show. “A man who believes his fame gives him the right to grab one of your daughters, or sisters or mothers by any part of their bodies. Vote for Joe, he is a good person.”

Barack Obama also weighed in , supporting his former staff member: “After four years of failure and division, we have the power to change America. Now, I am asking you to deliver for all of us and elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as the next president and vice president of the United States of America.”

Trump however is a one-man show and he is fighting for his political life: “If Biden and Harris and the left gain power, they will collapse our economy and send our nation into a steep depression. They want to raise taxes at a level that no one has ever heard of before.”

Now voters must decide, is it Trump or Biden? 

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