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Reprinted with permission from Alternet

On Tuesday at a somewhat hastily-called press conference that lasted for more than an hour President Donald Trump used the Rose Garden of the White House to slam and slander his political opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden, in a speech that had ethics experts shaking. Some called for the White House officials who worked on the speech or the event to be charged with violating the Hatch Act.

Many Americans watched and listened in horror as Trump desecrated the place that President John F. Kennedy used to honor Project Mercury astronauts, and where President Barack Obama held a State Dinner to honor Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany.


Never before in America's history had a President campaigned, so blatantly, from the White House.

Reporters, too, were furious.



As it turns out, Trump's Rose Garden rally was not just the President going off-script. His remarks – lies, political attacks and all – were pre-planned, as was the event itself.

And there will be more.

The AP's Zeke Miller, according to CBS News, says "Trump is experimenting with holding 'quasi-rallies' at White House media events, after his campaign rallies sputtered during the pandemic."

Politico is more blunt, writing "Trump's Rose Garden strategy" is "White House MAGA rallies."

Trump's White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, who does not work for the Trump campaign, added that the Rose Garden MAGSA rally "wasn't quickly planned," it "was on the books for several days."

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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