In its most specific warning till date about foreign interference in this year’s presidential elections, US intelligence officials said that Russia might be using a variety of measures to belittle Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden while boosting President Donald Trump’s reelection bid. China on the other hand does not want Trump to win a second term and has been trying to shape public policy in the US to pressure political figures that oppose its interests, the officials further warned.
In his Ohio trip aimed at promoting economic recovery, US president Donald Trump pivoted to a deep personal attack on Joe Biden — questioning the former president’s faith in God.“ He’s following the radical left agenda, take away your guns, destroy your 2nd Amendment, no religion, no anything, hurt the Bible, hurt God. He’s against God. He’s against guns. He’s against energy, our kind of energy. I don’t think he’s going to do too well in Ohio,” Trump said.
The Republican Party and the Trump campaign have collectively raised over $165 million in July, surpassing the billion-dollar threshold with a total haul of $ 1.1 billion, PTI reported. The joint re-election effort continues their cash in hand advantage, with an over $300 million war chest, the Republican National Committee (RNC) announced Wednesday.
“With 90 days until victory, our teams and supporters are in overdrive working to re-elect President (Donald) Trump and Republicans up and down the ballot,” RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel was quoted as saying. According to the RNC, July’s massive haul is not only a record for the month, but also eclipses the total raised in any single month of 2016. July was also the largest online fundraising month ever for the re-election effort, it said. “The enthusiasm behind President Trump’s re-election continues to grow as July’s massive fundraising totals prove,” said Bill Stepien, Trump 2020 campaign manager.