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Trump Says Biden Plagiarized His ‘Buy American’ Agenda

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden came out Thursday with a new plan to “Buy American.”

President Trump came out Friday and said Biden stole the plan from him.

“He plagiarized from me but he can never pull it off,” the president told reporters at the White House just before he took off aboard Marine One en route to Florida. “He likes plagiarizing. It’s a plan that is very radical left but he says the right things because he’s copying what I’ve done. But the difference is he can’t do it, and he knows he’s not doing that.”

Trump also said that while he’s spent the last three years stripping away federal regulations, Biden would enact new ones.

“He can’t do the same because he’s raising taxes way too much; he’s raising everybody’s taxes. He’s also putting tremendous amounts of regulations back on, and those two things are two primary reasons that I created the greatest economy we’ve ever had and now we’re creating it again,” Trump said.

Biden on Thursday rolled out a $700 billion economic plan that would spend $400 billion on a federal “Buy American” project, as well as $300 billion on research and development of technologies such as electric vehicles, 5G cellular networks and artificial intelligence. The “Buy American” plan would create at least 5 million new jobs in “manufacturing and innovation,” according to an outline provided by the campaign, which touted the “largest mobilization of public investments in procurement, infrastructure and [research and development] since the second world war.”

The former vice president is well aware that Trump’s major strength is the economy, at least before the coronavirus swept the nation and cost more than 40 million Americans their jobs. Biden’s plan, dubbed “Build Back Better,” is an effort to hit Trump directly on his strongest issue.

But even the New York Times acknowledged that Trump has long pushed the “Buy American” idea.

“In some ways, Mr. Biden was seizing the ‘Buy American’ message from Mr. Trump himself, who campaigned on an ‘America First’ agenda in 2016 and wrote on Twitter on his Inauguration Day that ‘Buy American’ and ‘Hire American’ were ‘two simple rules’ that would guide his administration,” The Times wrote Friday.

Biden unveiled his plan while giving a speech at a metalworks factory in Dunmore, Pa., not far from his childhood home of Scranton, where he stopped and took a knee in front of his boyhood home.

“I do not buy for one second that the vitality of American manufacturing is a thing of the past,” Biden said in his speech. “When the federal government spends taxpayers’ money, we should use it to buy American products and support American jobs,” Biden said.

Biden also took aim at Trump.

“Throughout this crisis, Donald Trump has been almost singularly focused on the stock market, the Dow, the Nasdaq – not you, not your families,” he said. “If I am fortunate enough to be elected president, I’ll be laser-focused on working families.”

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Trump’s Suggestion To Delay The Elections Not Accepted By The Senior Republican, Mitch McConnell

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) excused President Trump’s recommendation on Thursday to defer the November Elections in view of conceivable voter extortion, alongside some of Senior Republican authorities.

McConnell said the current year’s political decision would go ahead as anticipated November 3 of every a call to Kentucky’s WNKYTV. The lion’s share chief referenced that elections have been held amidst emergencies previously. While it was not quickly clear which emergencies McConnell was alluding to, the U.S. has held elections amidst the 1918 Spanish influenza pandemic just as during the Civil War.

Congress must set the day of the elections, as per Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution. Various Republican representatives have just said they don’t bolster changing the date this year.

“The political race will be held in November. Non-attendant polling forms in North Carolina are emphatically empowered, as has the president energized them,”

Senator Thom Tillis (N.C.), told CNN. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said of a potential date change, “I don’t believe that is an especially smart thought.”

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy agreed: “Never throughout the entire existence of government elections have we ever not held a political decision and we ought to go ahead with our political decision.” Senators Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) and Ted Cruz (R., Texas) likewise stood in opposition to changing the political race date.

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Biden’s vulnerable side: Polls slant as individuals state ‘uncertain when they truly are Trump supporters’

Trump battle authorities are persuaded that surveys demonstrating Joseph R. Biden with a major lead are inclined left by undercounting Republican voters and are feeling the loss of a concealed store of the president’s supporters who are uncertain of surveyors.

President Trump and his crusade staff are not under the figment that he is succeeding at this stage, yet they think the race is a lot nearer than surveys propose, particularly in the battlegrounds of Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin.

“They get some of these people who say they have no opinion or are undecided when they really are Trump supporters,”

said a Trump crusade insider who would not like to be recognized without approval from the battle.

"The large thing the surveys are doing is simply underrepresenting Republicans, and it's glaring."

The concealed Trump voters, as indicated by the hypothesis, are harassed into quiet by the news media’s every day allegations that they are bigot or more awful. These voters at that point cover their help for Mr. Trump inspired by a paranoid fear of being seen as supremacist by the surveyors.

Mr. Biden’s presidential battle wouldn’t talk about either wonder, however they have said they are underestimating nothing and are doing everything conceivable to stay away from such an Election Day that shocked Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016.

The numbers by and large substantiate cases of disproportionate samplings in 2020 reviews.

A national survey discharged for the current week by Economist/YouGov demonstrated Mr. Biden, the assumed Democratic presidential chosen one, with a 9 rate point advantage over Mr. Trump. The unweighted surveying test was 41% independents, 34.7% Democrats and 24.2% Republicans.

In 2016, Republicans made up 31% of the electorate, like a lot of turnout in each presidential political race since Ronald Reagan won the White House. The 2016 electorate was 35% Democrat, like the surveying test, and 34% free, which is a lot littler offer than in the survey.

A national survey by ABC News/Washington Post, which gave Mr. Biden a noteworthy lead, utilized a comparable example of 39% independents, 30% Democrats and 24% Republicans.

The Real Clear Politics normal of national surveys, which incorporates the Economist/YouGov and the ABC News/Washington Post reviews, shows Mr. Biden in front of Mr. Trump by 8.4 focuses.

A similar Economist/YouGov survey recorded Republicans giving Mr. Trump a 87% endorsement rating.

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Oklahoma’s governor says he has tested positive for COVID-19

Oklahoma’s governor says he has tested positive for COVID-19

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt announced Wednesday that he’s the first governor in the United States to test positive for the coronavirus and that he is isolating at home.

Stitt, 48, said he mostly feels fine, although he started feeling “a little achy” on Tuesday and sought a test. He said his wife and children were also tested Tuesday and that none of them have tested positive.

Stitt has backed one of the country’s most aggressive reopening plans, resisted any statewide mandate on masks and rarely wears one himself.

“We respect people’s rights … to not wear a mask,” Stitt said during Wednesday’s news conference, which was held virtually. “You just open up a big can of worms.

“A lot of businesses are requiring it, and that’s fine. I’m just hesitant to mandate something that I think is problematic to enforce,”

GOVERNOR KEVIN STITT said.

Stitt attended President Donald Trump’s rally in Tulsa last month, which health experts have said likely contributed to a surge in coronavirus cases there.

Stitt said he’s confident he didn’t contract the virus at the rally.

“As far as where he became infected, it’s really unknown,” Oklahoma Health Commissioner Lance Frye said. “It wasn’t so far back as the rally,” which took place nearly a month ago.

Stitt’s announcement came as Oklahoma reported a second consecutive day of record-high numbers of confirmed virus cases, with 1,075 new cases, bringing the statewide total to more than 22,000. The previous daily high was 993 confirmed cases on Tuesday. Health officials also confirmed four additional COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday, bringing the statewide death toll to 432.

Coronavirus-related hospitalizations also are surging in Oklahoma, increasing from 458 last week to 561 on Wednesday, although Frye said there is still plenty of hospital capacity.

Stitt came under fire early in the pandemic after he tweeted a photo of himself and his children eating at a crowded restaurant.

One of Stitt’s cabinet members, David Ostrowe, tested positive for the coronavirus in March.

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