US election 2020: Trump does not want to take part in a virtual TV duel
2:11 p.m .: The second TV duel of the US presidential candidates planned for October 15 could burst: President Donald Trump said on Fox on Thursday that he would not take part in a virtual debate. This is “not acceptable to us”.
Shortly before, the organizers had announced that the second TV debate between Trump and his challenger Joe Biden would not take place in a room for security reasons; rather, the opponents would be placed in different places. The corona infection in Trump had raised concerns about the format of the TV debates.
Shortly after the first TV duel on September 29, the 74-year-old incumbent Trump tested positive for the novel corona virus. The diagnosis was released last Friday, after which Trump received hospital treatment before returning to the White House on Monday. His 77-year-old challenger Biden then tested negative for the coronavirus.
After Trump’s corona infection: The next TV duel with Biden will take place virtually
1:34 p.m .: US President Donald Trump is still suffering from Corona, but the second of three TV speeches with presidential candidate Joe Biden is imminent. However, the duel on October 15 should now take place virtually. This was announced by the non-partisan “Commission on Presidential Debates” on Thursday. The third verbal argument is planned for October 22nd.
The Commission’s explanatory memorandum states “to protect the health and safety of all those involved in the second presidential debate”.
2020 US election poll: Europeans wish for defeat of Trump
Thursday, October 8th, 1:11 p.m .: In the US presidential election on November 3rd, a large majority in Germany and six other European countries would like incumbent Donald Trump to be defeated. This comes from a poll by the polling institute YouGov, which was published on Thursday. According to this, 71 percent in Germany hope for a victory for the democratic challenger Joe Biden. Only eleven percent of Germans would like the Republican Trump to stay in office for four more years.
In Denmark, according to the survey, 80 percent are for Biden and only six percent for Trump. The incumbent US president does best in Italy, where 20 percent want him re-elected. Questions were also asked in Great Britain, France, Spain and Sweden.
Most of the total of more than 9,000 respondents believe that Trump’s tenure to date has had a negative impact on their country. Germans and Spaniards say this most often with 69 percent each, Italians least often (50 percent). Few think Trump is a good president: 5 to 15 percent, depending on the country. A large majority consider him a bad president – 76 percent in Germany.
TV duel between runner-up Harris and Pence
Wednesday, October 7th, 2:57 p.m .: The TV duel between US President Donald Trump and challenger Joe Biden turned out to be a faux pas, as political positions were not really discussed. Now the duel between the runner-up candidates Kamala Harris (Democrats) and Mike Pence (Republicans) is expected. You can read about the debate here
US elections 2020: Biden ahead of Trump in polls
Tuesday, October 6, 11:53 a.m .: According to current polls in the USA, Joe Biden is ahead of Donald Trump (42.7 percent) as President in the upcoming elections with 51 percent. This is shown by a dpa chart. The average of publicly available surveys in the USA, weighted according to the number of respondents and the survey quality, was evaluated.
Trump is meanwhile for criticism with regard to the handling of his corona infection. When he arrived at the White House, after his stay in hospital, he sent a video message to all Americans.
2020 US election: Joe Biden again tested negative for coronavirus
Monday, October 5th, 4.15pm: The Democratic US presidential candidate Joe Biden has again tested negative for the corona virus. The test was done on Sunday, Biden’s campaign team announced. The last known negative test result Biden comes from Friday.
Biden stood on Tuesday in a TV duel before the presidential election on a stage with US President Donald Trump, who was infected with the virus. Biden’s election campaign team then announced on Saturday that, as a sign of transparency, the results of all corona tests of the 77-year-old would be published in the future.
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Trump spokeswoman: No decision on further TV debates yet
Friday, October 2nd, 10:02 p.m .: After President Donald Trump’s positive corona test, the White House has not yet made a decision about the two remaining debates with its challenger Joe Biden. “We haven’t got that far yet,” because the focus is initially on the president, said Trump’s spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany on Friday.
After the first meeting of the two candidates last Tuesday, debates are still scheduled for October 15 and 22. After Trump’s corona infection became known, it was speculated that it could be canceled, postponed or held via the Internet.
But not before the US election? Positive corona test delays Richter proceedings for Amy Coney Barrett
7:37 p.m.: A positive coronavirus test with a senator could delay the filling of the vacancy at the US Supreme Court. Republican Mike Lee, who is a member of the Senate Legal Committee, announced his infection on Friday. Senate Democratic Minority Leader Chuck Schumer immediately called on the panel to suspend the process of appointing candidate Amy Coney Barrett until the extent of the corona spread among Senators becomes clear.
The conservative lawyer Barrett is President Donald Trump’s candidate to succeed the recently deceased liberal justice icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Supreme Court justices are nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate. The Democrats criticize Trump and the Republican majority in the Senate rushing ahead with the process shortly before the presidential election. They warn that Barrett is likely to vote to end President Barack Obama’s health care reform. With Barrett, the Conservatives would have a majority of six of the nine seats in the Supreme Court, which repeatedly sets the strategic course for US society.
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