It wasn’t just the Proud Boys: Trump refused to dissuade supporters from a violent response to the election

President Trump’s effort to flood the first presidential debate with aggression and bluster largely served its apparently intended purpose of muting substantive conversation. But there was one moment in which Trump made an important and unsettling point, revealing his disdain for accepting the results of the election should he lose — and encouraging his supporters to take a similar approach. Continue reading

How Trump stumbled through defending his first four years as president

As he led the interruptions and insults that defined the first presidential debate, President Trump acted more like a challenger than an incumbent. But the reality is he is asking Americans for four more years based on his accomplishments of the past four.

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So it was striking when Trump was given an easy two minutes — perhaps the easiest t...

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Election live updates: Trump and Biden returning to campaign trail after chaotic first debate

President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden both return to the campaign trail on Tuesday following a chaotic first debate in Cleveland. Biden plans to launch a train tour through the battleground states of Ohio and Pennsylvania, while Trump is heading to Minnesota, a state he narrowly lost four years ago.

Meanwhile, both campaigns and their allies are continuing to offer their takes ...

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Trump plans big Wisconsin rallies despite White House task force calls for ‘maximal’ social distancing in the state

President Trump has scheduled large campaign rallies this weekend in Wisconsin despite recommendations from the White House Coronavirus Task Force that call for increasing social distancing in the state “to the maximal degree possible.”

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The task force has further flagged La Crosse and Green Bay, the metropolitan areas where Trump plans to...

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‘Let him answer!’: Trump bulldozes his way through debate with mix of attacks, insults and falsehoods

 After 82 minutes of loud crosstalk, insults and constant interruptions from President Trump during Tuesday night’s debate, both Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and moderator Chris Wallace seemed baffled.

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“I can’t remember which of all his rantings was the final question,” Biden said when Wallace asked him to respond to Trump....

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