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Trump attacks San Juan mayor as ‘incompetent’ as storm heads to Puerto Rico – live

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President made remark about Carmen Yulín Cruz while seeming to complain about how Puerto Rico has been hit by major storms ‘as usual’ Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 2.25pm BST Trump is urging his aides to get a wall built along the US-Mexico border before Election Day using any means necessary. The president has even assured officials that he will pardon them if they break the law to do so, according to the Washington Post.The Post reports: The president has told senior aides that a failure to deliver on the signature promise of his 2016 campaign would be a letdown to his supporters and an embarrassing defeat. With the election 14 months away and hundreds of miles of fencing plans still in blueprint form, Trump has held regular White House meetings for progress updates and to hasten the pace, according to several people involved in the discussions.
When aides have suggested that some orders are illegal or unworkable, Trump has suggested he would pardon the officials if they would just go ahead, aides said. He has waved off worries about contracting procedures and the use of eminent domain, saying ‘take the land,’ according to officials who attended the meetings. … 2.20pm BST The polls released this morning also indicate that Joe Biden has maintained a double-digit lead over his fellow Democratic presidential candidates.According to Quinnipiac, Biden has the support of 32 percent of Democratic voters, besting second-place Elizabeth Warren by 13 points. The USA Today/Suffolk University poll also has Biden at 32 percent, with Warren trailing by 18 points.Two new polls (USA Today-Suffolk) & Quinnipiac confirm our doubts about yesterday’s Monmouth poll. Turns out, little has changed in D lineup. Biden on top in low 30s, Warren 2nd in mid-teens, Sanders close behind in 3rd, Harris and Buttigieg next in mid-single digits. https://t.co/U9KeOqNCYh Continue reading…



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Author : Joan E Greve in Washington

Publish date : 2019-08-28 13:25:13

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