Biden Hits Trump After Attacks on Fauci: ‘The American People are Tired of Your Lies’

Joe Biden blasted Donald Trump on Monday after the president called Dr. Anthony Fauci an “idiot” on a campaign phone call, and attacked him on Twitter.

Said Trump on the call with campaign staff: “People are tired of Covid. People are saying, ‘Whatever, just leave us alone.’ People are tired of hearing Fauci and all these idiots. He’s been here for, like, 500 years. He’s like this wonderful sage telling us how — Fauci, if we listened to him, we’d have 700,000 [or] 800,000 deaths.”

On Twitter, Trump continued, whining: “Dr. Tony Fauci says we don’t allow him to do television, and yet I saw him last night on @60Minutes, and he seems to get more airtime than anybody since the late, great, Bob Hope. All I ask of Tony is that he make better decisions. He said “no masks & let China in”. Also, Bad arm! …P.S. Tony should stop wearing the Washington Nationals’ Mask for two reasons. Number one, it is not up to the high standards that he should be exposing. Number two, it keeps reminding me that Tony threw out perhaps the worst first pitch in the history of Baseball!”

Joe Biden responded in a statement.

Said Biden: “Coronavirus infections are spiking across the country, but President Trump decided to attack Dr. Fauci again today as a ‘disaster’ and call public health experts ‘idiots’ instead of laying out a plan to beat this virus or heeding their advice about how we can save lives and get our economy moving again. President Trump even criticized me yesterday for listening to the scientists — that’s not an attack, that’s a badge of honor.”

“Mr. President, you’re right about one thing,” Biden continued. “The American people are tired. They’re tired of your lies about this virus. They’re tired of watching more Americans die and more people lose their jobs because you refuse to take this pandemic seriously. Now, more than ever, we need a leader to bring us together, put a plan in place, and beat this virus — but you have proven yourself yet again to be incapable of doing that.”


Political & judicial appointments for LGBTQ people are also on the ballot

Under the Constitution, the President is responsible for appointing a Vice President, 15 members of the Cabinet, and more than 50 heads of federal agencies. These appointments are then responsible for the execution and enforcement of the laws created by Congress.

LGBTQ representation in these political positions, as appointed by the President, is imperative for the future of equality. We have a long way yet to go. To date, no person from our community has served as President, Vice President, or Supreme Court Justice. There are two LGBTQ members of the 100 member United States Senate and seven in the House out of 435.

Related: Voting deadlines, registration & what’s at stake for LGBTQ voters in 2020

Out LGBTQ Obama Appointments (2 Terms):

U.S. District Court Judges — 9

U.S. Court of Appeals Judges — 1

U.S. Ambassadors — 7

U.S. Attorneys — 1

U.S. Commissioners on Civil Rights — 1

U.S. Commissioners on Equal Employment Opportunity Commission — 1

U.S. Marshals — 1

U.S. Secretaries of the Army — 1

TOTAL Obama appointments: 22

Openly LGBTQ Trump Appointments (1 Term):

Cabinet Members — 1*

U.S. Court of Appeals Judges — 1

U.S. Ambassadors — 5

TOTAL Trump appointments: 7

*Richard Grenell made United States history as the first out LGBTQ cabinet-level official when he was appointed on February 20, 2020, as Acting Director of National Intelligence. He resigned from the position on June 1, 2020.

Lara Trump Gets Called Out for Mocking Biden’s Stutter, Defends President’s Attacks on Gretchen Whitmer: ‘He Was Having Fun at a Rally’ — WATCH

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Lara Trump defended her father-in-law’s Saturday attacks on Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer in an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday, explaining that “he was having fun at a Trump rally.”

At a rally in Muskegon on Saturday, the president targeted Whitmer, who was the target of a kidnap/murder plot by a pro-Trump Michigan militia this month, encouraging his supporters to chant “lock her up” before smirking and joining in: “Lock them all up.”

Said Lara: “Well gosh, I’d like to show people my social media & the threats against me, the threats against my children… Look. he wasn’t doing anything, I don’t think, to provoke people to threaten this woman at all. He was having fun at a Trump rally. Quite frankly, there are bigger issues than this right now for everyday Americans. People want to get the country reopened. … The president was at a rally, it’s a fun, light atmosphere. Of course he wasn’t encouraging people to threaten this woman. That’s ridiculous.”

Tapper also called out Lara for mocking Joe Biden’s stutter.

Said Lara: “First and foremost I had no idea that Joe Biden ever suffered from a stutter. I think what we see on Joe Biden on stage is very clearly a cognitive decline. … I’m not diagnosing him. What I’m saying is Joe Biden is struggling at many times on stage and it’s concerning to a lot of people that this could be the leader of the free world.”

Tapper abruptly ended the interview, adding, “I’m sure [your comments] were from a place of concern. We all believe that.”


Democratic Georgia Lawmaker Crowdsurfs at Trump Superspreader Rally: WATCH

Georgia state Rep. Vernon Jones, a conservative Democrat who supports Donald Trump, crowdsurfed over a packed, mostly maskless MAGA crowd at the president’s rally in Macon, Georgia on Friday night. Experts have warned a massive spike in COVID cases could be on its way to Georgia.

In April, Jones resigned from his seat after backlash from announcing his support for Donald Trump. A day later, he took it back.

In August, Jones spoke at the Republican National Convention: “Jones, a Black lawyer from suburban Atlanta, used a high-profile speaking spot on the first night of the Republican National Convention to praise President Donald Trump, saying he had delivered on promises, and to tear into Democrats, saying they had taken advantage of Black voters. ‘Why is a lifelong Democrat speaking at the Republican National Convention? That’s a fair question. And here’s your answer: The Democratic Party does not want Black people to leave the mental plantation they’ve had us on for decades,’ Jones said.”


Florida Trump Supporter To ABC News Crew: ‘Put A Bullet In Your Head, Buddy. I Got One’

A supporter of President Donald Trump was caught on video Friday threatening an ABC News crew with a bullet to the head.

ABC News 2020 campaign reporter Will Steakin shared a short clip of the unidentified man’s verbal threat on Twitter Friday afternoon.

“ABC News, I can’t believe it. Put a bullet in your head, buddy. I got one,” the man said while standing in line outside a Trump campaign rally in Ocala, Florida.

The female Trump supporter being interviewed by the news crew could be seen bursting into laughter after hearing the man’s alarming threat.

Twitter users were quick to condemn the man’s threat, with many tagging the FBI in the viral tweet.


Joe Biden promises mother of trans child he will ‘flat out change the law’ to reverse Trump’s hateful transphobia

Joe Biden was unequivocal in his support for trans rights at the ABC town hall in Philadelphia (ABC)

Joe Biden was finally given a chance to answer a question about LGBT+ issues on national television, and his answer was a reassuringly unambiguous pledge to “eliminate” Donald Trump’s discriminatory policies.

On Thursday evening’s (October 15) ABC town hall in Philadelphia, the Democratic presidential hopeful was quizzed on how he’d protect the lives and rights of LGBT+ people.

The question came from Mieke Haeck, a physical therapist and “proud mom” of two girls aged eight and 10, the youngest of whom is transgender.

She explained how the Trump administration has “attacked the rights of transgender people”, highlighting the discriminatory transgender military ban, the weakening of non-discrimination protections and removal of the word “transgender” from government websites.

“How will you, as president, reverse this dangerous and discriminatory agenda and ensure that the lives and rights of LGBTQ people are protected under US law?” Haeck asked.

“I will flat out just change the law,” Biden replied without hesitation. “Eliminate those executive orders, number one.”

Joe Biden reflects on his father teaching him not to discriminate.

Biden explained how his father raised him not to discriminate against LGBT+ people, recalling an occasion from his youth when he saw a gay couple kissing as he went to get a lifeguard application.

“I turned to my dad, my dad looked at me and said: ‘It’s simple, they love each other,’” Biden said.

Returning to Haek’s daughter, he continued: “The idea that an eight-year-old child or 10-year-old child decides, you know, ‘I decided I want to be transgender. That’s what I decided I’d like to be. It would make my life a lot easier’. There should be zero discrimination.

“And what’s happening is, too much transgender women of colour are being murdered, they’re being murdered.”

When Joe Biden suggested the number of transgender homicides so far this year was 17, Haeck indicated it was higher – the total now being at least 33, making 2020 the deadliest year for trans people since records began.

Biden concluded: “I promise you, there is no reason to suggest that there should be any right denied to your daughters… that your other daughter has a right to be and do. None. Zero.”

Haeck wasn’t the only voter who raised concern about LGBT+ issues. Another questioner asked if the LGBT+ community should be worried about Amy Coney Barrett‘s Supreme Court nomination leading to an erosion of rights.

“I think there’s great reason to be concerned,” Biden warned.

“My reading online of what the judge said was that she didn’t answer very many questions at all. I don’t even think she has laid out much of a judicial philosophy in terms the basis upon which she thinks are the basic unenumerated rights of the constitution itself, number one.

“So I think there’s great reason to be concerned for the LGBT community,” Biden continued. “[LGBT+ rights are] something I fought for, for a very long time there was equality across the board.”

Trump Says He’d “Kiss Every Guy” At His Rally: “Look At That Guy, How Handsome He Is. I’ll Kiss Him”

President Trump once again joked about being immune to COVID-19 during his rally in Pennsylvania, saying he would like to “come down and start kissing everybody” a his rally.

“I’m immune. I could come down and start kissing everybody,” Trump told the packed, mostly maskless crowd.

“I’ll kiss every guy, man and woman,” Trump continued. “Look at that guy, how handsome he is. I’ll kiss him.”

“Not with a lot of enjoyment, but that’s okay,” Trump added.

Trump made similar remarks at a rally in Florida on Monday, saying he would give everyone a “big fat kiss.”

“One thing with me, the nice part– I went through it. Now they say I’m immune. I can feel– I feel so powerful. I’ll walk into that audience,” Trump told the crowd. “I’ll walk in there. I’ll kiss everyone in that audience. I’ll kiss the guys and the beautiful women and them– everybo– I’ll just give you a big fat kiss.”

Eric Trump on Trump’s Health: My Father Created a Vaccine for COVID and ‘Just Took It’ — WATCH

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Donald Trump’s son Eric told ABC News anchor Jonathan Karl that his father created a vaccine for COVID and took it.

“Yeah, listen, that first day he got hit hard. I can tell you as a son. It’s never fun watching your father fly up to Walter Reed on Marine One, right? That’s a day that no son wants to remember. That’s no fun to watch.

Said Trump: “I spoke to him three times that next Saturday. The guy sounded 100 percent. It was amazing. It actually probably goes to speak of how good some of these vaccines being created are. What my father did on the vaccine front, no one could have done. No one could have done.

“My father literally started day one creating this vaccine,” Trump bragged. “He worked to push this vaccine, and now my father just took it, and you see how well he got over it.”

Karl asked Trump to clarify what he said about a vaccine.

Replied Trump: “Meaning, when he was in Walter Reed. The medicines that he was taking. He sounds tremendous. I think it goes to show the power of medicine in this country and how far that we’ve come on COVID in the last six or seven months.”

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In the same broadcast, Karl told viewers that the White House would not allow anyone on the president’s task force to appear on his show:

“We had hoped to talk to Dr. Fauci about both the outbreak at the White House and across the country. He was more than willing to join us, but the White House wouldn’t allow you to hear from the nation’s leading expert on coronavirus. In fact, they wouldn’t allow any of the medical experts on the president’s own coronavirus task force to appear on this show.”

Meanwhile, over on FOX News, Trump told Maria Bartiromo that he’s immune: “It seems like I’m immune, so I can go way out of a basement. … It looks like I’m immune for, I don’t know, maybe a long time, maybe a short time. It could be a lifetime. Nobody really knows. But I’m immune. So the president is in very good shape to fight the battles.”


Trump Launches Vile Attack On Gov. Whitmer Hours After FBI Foiled Plot to Kidnap, Murder Her

President Donald Trump on Thursday launched a vile attack on the Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) hours after the FBI announced it had foiled a plot by a group of 13 men to kidnap her from her El Rapids vacation home and murder her.

“Governor Whitmer of Michigan has done a terrible job,” Trump tweeted on Thursday. “She locked down her state for everyone, except her husband’s boating activities. The Federal Government provided tremendous help to the Great People of Michigan.”

“My Justice Department and Federal Law Enforcement announced today that they foiled a dangerous plot against the Governor of Michigan,” he continued. “Rather than say thank you, she calls me a White Supremacist—while Biden and Democrats refuse to condemn Antifa, Anarchists, Looters and Mobs that burn down Democrat run cities.”

He added: “I do not tolerate ANY extreme violence. Defending ALL Americans, even those who oppose and attack me, is what I will always do as your President! Governor Whitmer—open up your state, open up your schools, and open up your churches!”

Trump also attacked Whitmer on Fox News minutes later during a deranged late-night interview.

Whitmer on Thursday said Trump shared some responsibility for the alleged plot because he “legitimized” domestic terrorists.

“This should be a moment for national unity, where we all pull together as Americans to meet this challenge head on,” Whitmer said in an address from Lansing, speaking in reference to the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday. “Instead, our head of state has spent the past seven months denying science, ignoring his own health experts, stoking distrust, fomenting anger, and giving comfort to those who spread fear and hatred and division.

“Just last week, the president of the United States stood before the American people and refused to condemn white supremacists and hate groups like these two Michigan militia groups,” she added.

“‘Stand back and stand by,’ he told them. Stand back and stand by. Hate groups heard the president’s words not as a rebuke, but as a rallying cry, as a call to action. When our leaders speaks, their words matter. They carry weight. When our leaders meet with, encourage, or fraternize with domestic terrorists, they legitimize their actions, and they are complicit. When they stoke and contribute to hate speech, they are complicit,” she said.

In New Deranged Video, Trump, 74, Claims That ‘Nobody Knows’ That ‘I’m A Senior’

President Donald Trump on Thursday posted a new video from the White House lawn which begins with him addressing seniors and explaining that he is a senior.

“I’m a senior. I know you don’t know that,” Trump, 74, says in the video.

“Nobody knows that,” he claims. “Maybe you don’t have to tell em. But I’m a senior.”

He added: “You’re not vulnerable, but they like to say the vulnerable, but you’re the least vulnerable, but for this one thing you are vulnerable and so am I.”

Trump began the video by saying seniors are “his favorite people in the world.”

Several Twitter users began questioning whether the video was shot in front of a green screen.