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The President is now trying to get Wall Streeters to work the phones and argue that the markets have improved under his watch, according to the New York Times.

Barack Obama had a huge amount of financial support from Wall Street in his 2007/08 run; Goldman Sachs executives and employees donated more to his campaign than any other institution except the University of California. Viewed then by many as a pragmatic, pro-business Democrat (he referred to himself as a “New Democrat” a la Bill Clinton shortly after being elected), his push financial regulation, with a dash of occasional populist rhetoric (see: “fatcats”), was enough to send hedge fund managers and corporate raiders scurrying back to the Republican ranks. He’s now asking for their support again, inviting a few big names to the White House to discuss their very interesting ideas for the economy. [NYT]

 

President Trump boards Air Force One for his return flight home from Florida on July 31, 2020

Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

Florida senior residents have been reliable Republican voters for decades, but it looks like their political impact could shift in the upcoming 2020 election.

As Election Day approaches, Florida is becoming a major focal point. President Donald Trump is facing more of an uphill battle with maintaining the support of senior voters due to his handling of critical issues over the last several months. Several seniors, including some who voted for Trump in 2016, have explained why he will not receive their support in the November election.

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