Home 2024 Elections “Not a Winning Campaign: Broke Don Hides in Basement”; “Following Trump’s Lead,...

“Not a Winning Campaign: Broke Don Hides in Basement”; “Following Trump’s Lead, House Republicans Endorse A National Abortion Ban … Again”

"Trump can’t raise money, is hiding at his country club, and is letting convicts and conspiracy theorists take over his campaign."

49
2

From the Joe Biden for President campaign:

Not a Winning Campaign: Broke Don Hides in Basement

Trump can’t raise money, isn’t campaigning, and is letting convicts and conspiracy theorists run his campaign

We have questions for the political pundits and prognosticators regarding Republican candidate for President Donald Trump and his general election strategy:

1) LACK OF FUNDING: Is not raising the funds needed to reach voters or even campaign a good strategy? Is trailing your opponent in cash on hand by nearly 4 to 1 and hitting up donors to help cover your own personal debts instead of funding your campaign a winning formula for November?

CNN: Former President Donald Trump’s campaign and joint fundraising committee together brought in $20.3 million in February and entered this month with a combined $41.9 million cash on hand, according to a Trump campaign official.

But the amounts trail far behind the $53 million that President Joe Biden and Democrats previously announced raising in February and the massive $155 million in available cash that Biden’s team said it amassed with its affiliated committees.

2) NOT CAMPAIGNING: Is not campaigning – as your opponent relentlessly campaigns in battleground states – and hiding in your basement a good way to assemble a winning coalition of voters?

CNN: Joe Biden has been to every top battleground state but one since the Super Tuesday primaries.

Donald Trump has held one rally in a battleground state in those two and a half weeks, and shifted another to Ohio, in part to save on costs. He has also played in two golf tournaments at his Palm Beach golf club, among other activities at his club

3) BAD MESSAGING: Is it good when your senior advisers are freaking out about bad news coverage (cutting Social Security and Medicare, banning abortion, and violent rhetoric) and openly admitting your candidate is letting “crazies” into your inner circle?

Politico: On a call with staff on Friday, a senior Trump campaign adviser lamented some of the recent news coverage, saying it had been a bad press week for the campaign, according to two people with knowledge of the call and granted anonymity to describe a private conversation.

Axios: Sidelined characters from former President Trump’s past campaigns — “crazies,” some of his top advisers call them — are reattaching themselves to his inner circle now that he’s locked up the Republican nomination.

Biden-Harris 2024 Spokesperson Ammar Moussa released the following statement on Trump’s campaign:

“We are two weeks into the general election and Donald Trump can’t raise money, is hiding at his country club, and is letting convicts and conspiracy theorists take over his campaign. That is not a winning strategy.”

###

Paid for by Biden for President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 21, 2024

Following Trump’s Lead, House Republicans Endorse A National Abortion Ban … Again

Following Donald Trump’s repeated endorsements of a national abortion ban, House Republicans are again embracing a national abortion ban. But that’s not where they’ll stop: New reporting shows MAGA Republicans are waging a war against reproductive health care, and detailed all of their cruel plans in their new budget.

This comes on the heels of Trump Republicans’ blocking a national IVF protection bill that would guarantee every American the right to access in vitro fertilization services.

Key Point: “A caucus representing most House Republican lawmakers endorsed a 15-week national abortion ban on Wednesday. The announcement came one day after former President Donald Trump indicated that he could support a 15-week abortion ban.”

… “The RSC document goes further: It endorses a 15-week national abortion ban, as well as legislation that could eliminate access to in vitro fertilization, or IVF.”

… “The budget plan from the RSC also applauds the ‘Life at Conception Act, which would provide 14th amendment protections at all stages of life.’ As CNN reported last month, the bill ‘does not include a carveout for IVF,’ and ‘reproductive rights activists worry the legislation — if ever passed — would have a chilling effect on IVF clinics.’”

Read more below:

Rolling Stone: House Republicans Endorse National Abortion Ban

[Andrew Perez, 3/21/24]

A CAUCUS REPRESENTING most House Republican lawmakers endorsed a 15-week national abortion ban on Wednesday. The announcement came one day after former President Donald Trump indicated that he could support a 15-week abortion ban.

The Republican Study Committee (RSC), which includes nearly 80 percent of all House Republicans, released its 2025 budget proposal on Wednesday, titled “Fiscal Sanity to Save America.” Despite being billed as a budget plan, it is a highly ideological document.

“The gift of life is precious and should be protected,” the document states, adding that the “RSC celebrates the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision.” In that case, the Supreme Court overturned federal protections for abortion rights, using the 6-3 conservative supermajority that Trump helped create.

The RSC document goes further: It endorses a 15-week national abortion ban, as well as legislation that could eliminate access to in vitro fertilization, or IVF.

[…]

The RSC budget “applauds” a series of “measures designed to advance the cause of life,” including the “Protecting Pain-Capable Unborn Children from Late-Term Abortions Act, which would prohibit abortions after 15 weeks.”

[…]

The budget plan from the RSC also applauds the “Life at Conception Act, which would provide 14th amendment protections at all stages of life.” As CNN reported last month, the bill “does not include a carveout for IVF,” and “reproductive rights activists worry the legislation — if ever passed — would have a chilling effect on IVF clinics.”

The RSC’s support for the Life at Conception Act comes in the wake of a controversial Alabama Supreme Court decision finding that embryos created using IVF are people in the eyes of the law and covered under the state’s wrongful death statute.

********************************************************


Sign up for the Blue Virginia weekly newsletter

Previous articleHow Do State Senate, House of Delegates Members’ 2024 VAPLAN Scores Match Up To Their Districts’ Progressive “Leans?”
Next articleNEW AD: Trump Wants to Talk About “Four Years Ago,” So Let’s Talk About It