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Most Arab Americans plan to vote for Joe Biden but support for Trump has also grown among Arab American Republicans, according to a new poll
  • Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is likely to receive more of the Arab American vote than President Donald J. Trump, according to the Arab American Institute.
  • Biden's leading margin with Arab Americans may be smaller than Hillary Clinton's in 2016, and Arab American turnout is expected to be high.
  • The Biden campaign and the Trump campaign have made late pitstops in Michigan, directly and indirectly focusing messaging on the Arab American community.

4 times Trump supporters have been accused of voter intimidation in 2020, from a Trump mask-wearing cop to a landlord threatening to double rent if Biden wins
  • Record numbers of Americans have already cast their votes early in the 2020 general election.
  • There have also been multiple reports of voter intimidation.
  • The incidents reported so far include a Miami police officer who wore a Trump 2020 face mask at a polling site, and a Colorado trailer park owner who threatened to double rent if Democratic nominee Joe Biden wins.
  • A supporter of President Trump, who was holding a sword, was filmed threatening a woman to "vote for Trump whether you like it or not" three blocks from a polling location in Beverly Hills, California, on October 24.
  • Earlier this month, the owner of a Colorado trailer park was found to have sent letters to his tenants saying that he would double rent if Democrat Joe Biden won the presidential election.
  • A Miami police officer was also photographed wearing a Trump 2020 face mask at a polling site. The Florida State Attorney's Office is investigating.
  • The Trump campaign was also found to have filmed Philadelphia voters depositing their ballots at drop boxes. Pennsylvania's attorney general said the act could amount to voter intimidation.
  • President Trump has previously encouraged his supporters to go to polling places to monitor votes being counted.

More than 1,000 economists have now signed letter urging voters to reject 'reckless and selfish' Trump on Election Day. Alvin Roth, a Nobel winner, tells us why he's among them.
  • More than 1,000 leading economists have now signed an open letter warning against the re-election of President Donald Trump on November 3.
  • The number of signatures has risen by 300 since last Friday, when the letter was created.
  • Alvin Roth, a Nobel-winning economist who signed the letter, told Business Insider that he believed that Trump prefers trade wars instead of working with trading partners, and his his re-election could harm the economy.
  • Roth is an economics professor at Stanford University. He shared the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2012.
  • Roth said he was "concerned that some voters might believe President Trump's essentially false claims that his careless stewardship has been good for the US economy."

Trump told donors at a closed door event that he will have his 'own team' and law enforcement monitoring polling places, and is planning dispute individual ballots
  • President Donald Trump told supporters at a closed-door event in Nashville that ,his campaign expects to dispute individual ballots reported The Washington Post.
  • In several states, Republicans have argued that ballots received after Election Day should not be counted, and in others, signature verification is expected to be a key issue.
  • Trump has for months trailed Biden in the polls and stirred fears of widespread voter fraud that have been rebutted by election officials.

How Kimberly Guilfoyle, the 'human Venus flytrap,' has groomed boyfriend Don Jr. into a political powerhouse and turned herself into a conservative star
  • Kimberly Guilfoyle, the former Fox News host, has ingratiated herself with the Trump family and become the female face of MAGA.
  • Thanks in part to Guilfoyle's grooming, her boyfriend, Donald Trump Jr., has gone from just being Ivanka's brother to becoming one of his father's most ferocious right-hand men.
  • A senior campaign advisor said he doesn't know "anybody outside of Hope Hicks or Dan Scavino" who spends more time with the Trumps, or is as trusted.
  • Guilfoyle has been accused of sexual harassment by a former assistant at Fox News, The New Yorker recently reported.
  • A former Fox News colleague told Business Insider that Guilfoyle spoke about sex frequently and "once went through a ranking of Latino men and their capabilities in bed." Guilfoyle declined to comment for the article.
As one former Fox News colleague said, "It's interesting to me that Donald Trump Jr. ended up with a female version of his father."

Kamala Harris fires back at President Trump and other Republicans who mockingly mispronounce her name
  • Kamala Harris criticized President Trump and other Republican figures who have previously mockingly mispronounced her name.
  • "It's about respect and it's about respect for all that comes with a name," Harris told PEOPLE Magazine.
  • Harris's comments come as Trump accused her of getting "very upset" when people mispronounce her name, adding that Harris doesn't know how to pronounce her own name.

Berlin's Madame Tussauds put its wax Trump statue in a garbage bin just days before US election
  • Madame Tussauds wax museum in Berlin has placed its statue of President Donald Trump in a garbage bin, Reuters reports.
  • The stunt comes just days before the US presidential election on November 3, and as reports surface of Trump trailing Democratic Nominee Joe Biden in the polls.
  • Orkide Yalcindag, the museum's marketing manager, told Reuters they decided to place the statue of Trump in the dumpster as a "preparatory measure."

Biden, Obama Hold First Joint Campaign Event
Joe Biden and Barack Obama got the band back together again Saturday, campaigning in Flint, Michigan, as an in-person team for the first time since Biden secured the Democratic nomination.

Obama –- this time serving as the supporting character for his former vice president – noted Biden's experience and character, all while having some fun at the expense of the man who followed him in office.

"What is his obsession, by the way, with crowd size? You notice that? This is the one measure he has of success! He's still worried about his inauguration crowd being smaller than mine. It really bugs him. He's still talking about that!" Obama said, referring to President Donald Trump's repeated, and inaccurate, insistence that more people showed up to his inauguration than Obama's.

... "Yesterday he had the gall to suggest that American doctors, people putting their lives on the line on the front lines to save other lives … that they are inflating the number of COVID deaths to make more money. What in the hell is wrong with this man?" Biden said of Trump, before apologizing for his language.

"It's perverted. He may believe it because he doesn't do anything other than for money," Biden added.

Buttigieg calls Trump Jr. 'so out of touch that you just don't care anymore' for saying coronavirus deaths are down to 'almost nothing'
  • Former Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg criticized Donald Trump Jr. for inaccurately saying US coronavirus deaths are down to "almost nothing."
  • "This is what happens when you're so out of touch that you just don't care anymore," Buttigieg told CNN on Friday.
  • Cases and deaths from coronavirus are rising in the US: The US broke its single-day coronavirus case record last week with over 88,000 new COVID-19 cases in a single day, in addition to over 1,000 deaths.

Trump campaign rallies 'likely led to more than 700 deaths' from coronavirus, study finds
  • President Donald Trump's campaign rallies were linked to 30,000 coronavirus cases and "likely led to more than 700 deaths," according to a new study by Stanford University economists.
  • The paper focused on 18 campaign rallies held between June 20 and September 30.
  • "The communities in which Trump rallies took place paid a high price in terms of disease and death," the authors of the study wrote.
"Our analysis strongly supports the warnings and recommendations of public health officials concerning the risk of COVID-19 transmission at large group gatherings, particularly when the degree of compliance with guidelines concerning the use of masks and social distancing is low," the authors wrote. "The communities in which Trump rallies took place paid a high price in terms of disease and death."

Trump's rallies have featured his trademark crowds, with masks distributed at events but not fully required for entrants. Trump, who announced his COVID-19 diagnosis earlier this month, usually attends his rallies without a mask.

Trumpism
or Trump-ism

Trumpism refers to the nontraditional political philosophy and approach espoused by US President Donald Trump and his supporters. The term Trumpism can also be used to directly refer to an outrageous or idiosyncratic statement made by Donald Trump.

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