President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign has rejected claims that a social media campaign by Tik-Tok users and K-Pop fans was behind lower-than-expected turnout for Saturday night’s Oklahoma rally. Teenagers are said to have booked tickets without intending to turn up so as to produce empty seats. But the Trump 2020 team said it had weeded out bogus reservations.
Donald Trump sought Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s help to win the 2020 presidential election during a private meeting, former national security adviser John Bolton has claimed. The allegation was among a series of bombshell claims made in a new book by Mr Bolton, who the US president fired in September after 17 months in the White House job.
Barack Obama has endorsed Joe Biden for president, casting his former vice-president as the experienced statesman and unifying leader that will be needed to confront the public health and economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. “Joe has the character and the experience to guide us through one of our darkest times and heal us through a long recovery,” Obama said in his endorsement video.
Bernie Sanders endorsed his former rival Joe Biden for president on Monday, during a surprise appearance on a live stream related to the US response to the coronavirus pandemic. Sanders’ support of the former vice-president comes at a critical moment in the 2020 campaign, as Biden attempts to unify the party after a fiercely contested primary.
Bernie Sanders, a democratic socialist whose progressive agenda pushed the Democratic Party sharply to the left, ended his White House campaign on Wednesday, clearing the way for a Nov. 3 election battle between former Vice President Joe Biden and Republican President Donald Trump. The independent U.S. senator from Vermont said the coronavirus outbreak required a broad response and urgent attention in Congress.
Joe Biden increased his delegate lead with a sweep of Florida, Illinois and Arizona. With Biden currently leading by about 39 points in Florida. The former vice-president’s delegate lead over Bernie Sanders is starting to look insurmountable. A number of Democratic strategists have declared the nominating contest to be effectively over and have suggested Sanders should withdraw and allow Biden to focus on the general election.
Joe Biden has cemented his position as front-runner in the Democratic race to take on President Donald Trump in November’s White House election. The former vice-president won Michigan, the biggest prize of primary voting on Tuesday, extending his lead over main rival Senator Bernie Sanders. Five other states – Washington, Missouri, Mississippi, Idaho and North Dakota – voted on Tuesday.
The billionaire Mike Bloomberg has suspended his Democratic presidential campaign after spending more than $500m on a failed attempt to seize the moderate lane from rival Joe Biden. The 78-year-old former New York mayor and media mogul was hit by controversy since entering the race in November. Bloomberg endorsed Biden on Wednesday, the moderate candidate he had come into the race expecting to trounce.
The former vice president swept up a string of key Southern primaries on Super Tuesday, as Sanders seized the night’s biggest prize with a victory in California — paving the way for the Democratic race to become a two-man standoff. Fresh off his South Carolina victory this past weekend, Biden was crowned the winner of the Texas, Virginia, Tennessee, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Arkansas, Alabama, Massachusetts and Minnesota primaries.
Senator Amy Klobuchar has pulled out of the race to become the Democrat presidential candidate and will back Joe Biden. She is heading to Dallas and plans to join Mr Biden at his rally there on Monday, her campaign said. The Minnesota senator is the second person to withdraw in 24 hours after Pete Buttigieg ditched his bid on Sunday night.