President Trump continued to defend his assertion that mail-in voting would lead to a rigged election, despite no evidence, and emphasized that, “this election will not be decided on the evening of November 3rd.” Again, this is common knowledge and entirely acceptable as we provide time for absentee ballots to arrive and be counted. This should not be an area of contention unless the purpose was to suppress voting across the board.
The interview began with a lengthy conversation regarding the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. The next topic of discussion: allegations of Russian bounties on U.S. troops. Swan noticed that such intelligence has been widely reported and asked the president if he had discussed this topic with Vladimir Putin on their July 23rd phone call.
The Trump camp recently changed its messaging regarding the seriousness of the coronavirus threat and his stance on wearing masks. Although the president denied it, saying it is “too big a thing”, the worry is that he will get “bored” of talking about the virus, or the political winds will shift again and we will take steps backwards rather than forwards. As we get closer to the election in November, among the concerns about phantom voter fraud and a constitutional crisis to potentially delay the election entirely, the threat of coronavirus will increase, especially as more states experience varied spikes respective to their policies.
Trump declared that Baghdadi was a vicious and violent person that died “like a dog,” as a coward. In recounting the daring operation, Trump said that Baghdadi was chased by U.S. forces into a dead-end tunnel within the compound, “whimpering and crying and screaming all the way.” Trump said that Baghdadi had dragged three (3) of his own young children into the tunnel with him. After Baghdadi reached the end of the tunnel, realizing there was no way out, he ignited his suicide vest, collapsing the tunnel, killing himself and his three young children.
The phrase, quid pro quo, directly translates from Latin as “something for something.” In modern English this Latin phrase is used to mean an exchange of goods or services, in which one transfer is contingent upon the other. Ever since the story first broke regarding President Trump’s scandalous phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Trump has vehemently denied that there was any sort of quid pro quo. However, the Trump Administration’s acting Chief of Staff, Mick Mulvaney, admitted in a press conference last Thursday, October 17, 2019, that President Trump withheld aid from Ukraine as part of a quid pro quo.
From relatively small crimes such as copyright or intellectual property law infringement to large crimes such as violating the United States Constitution, Trump has done them both. In October of last year, the Prince Estate requested that the Trump Campaign “cease all use” of Prince’s songs after Trump used them on pre-Election Day rallies. On October 15, 2018 The Prince Estate received a response from Trump’s Campaign that noted they would not play any of Prince’s music in connections with its activities going forward.