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Trump to hold campaign rallies virtually amid COVID-19 diagnosis

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President Donald Trump will hold campaign rallies virtually amid his diagnosis of the novel coronavirus, according to a statement tweeted by his reelection Campaign’s Director of Press Communications Erin Perrine.

“All previously announced campaign events involving the President’s participation are in the process of being moved to virtual events or are being temporarily postponed,” the statement from Trump’s campaign manager reads. “In addition, previously announced events involving members of the First Family are being temporarily postponed. All other campaign events will be considered on a case-by-case basis and we will make any relevant announcements in the days ahead.”

President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will quarantine in the White House as they deal with the Coronavirus. Both, as of right now, are reported to only have minor symptoms, according to the Associated Press.

Regarding Vice President Mike Pence, the statement continues, saying: “Vice President Mike Pence, who has tested negative for COVID-19, plans on resuming his scheduled campaign events. Any further information about the President will come from the White House.”

This is a serious shake-up for Trump’s campaign strategy, which, throughout the pandemic, has featured numerous, large, in-person rallies and events. His campaign has also continued to operate an aggressive door-knocking campaign. Trump being cooped up in the White House for many days will certainly remove him from valuable time on the campaign trail, with 32 days until the election.

Democratic presidential nominee, former Vice President Joe Biden, and his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), have both tested negative for the virus.

Following the Trumps’ diagnoses, Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel have both tested positive for the virus.

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Biden’s Poor Polling and Harris’ Low Electability Rating Could Have Democrats Considering ‘Nuclear Option’

Behind-the-scenes discussion of how Democrats could arrive at a third option for the next election is underway

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With polls consistently showing a poor approval rating for President Joe Biden at below 40 percent, and a recent poll put Kamala Harris’ electability at only 28 percent, Democrats are in full panic mode.

Behind-the-scenes discussion of how Democrats could arrive at a third option for the next election is underway. Operatives are preparing for the possibility of a contested presidential primary in which other would-be nominees take on Ms. Harris, but that could be damaging for the party” reports the Telegraph.

Therefore, Democrats are allegedly whispering about a potential “nuclear option” that would call for current Vice President Harris to be nominated to the Supreme Court. The Telegraph writes that “while the scenario is highly improbable, and perhaps a reflection of a Washington rumor mill in overdrive, the fact it has come up at all shows the depths of the predicament the Biden administration currently finds itself in, amid rising inflation, a stalled domestic agenda, and foreign policy disasters.”

The theory in question would call for President Biden to nominate Harris to the Supreme Court in the event a seat opens in the next three years during his administration. Biden could then use “Section 2 of the 25thAmendment to nominate a more popular vice president”, adds the Telegraph.

Under Section 1 of the 25th Amendment, that new vice president could assume the presidency if Biden were to step down while president. They would then become the Democratic nominee in the 2024 presidential election. That same individual could also be the presumptive Democratic nominee in 2024 if Biden chooses not to run for re-election.

One piece of information that is wetting Democrats’ whistle is that current Supreme Court Justice Breyer has said he does not “want to stay on the Supreme Court until I die.”

The Telegraph notes that “the discussion over potential successors to Mr. Biden is highly unusual less than a year into an administration.”

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