Trump under fire for QAnon Ohio rally as popularity hits new low in poll

Trump claims his supporters are imprisoned for refusing to say bad things about him

Donald Trump berated FBI agents for allegedly walking on his bedroom carpet in Mar-a-Lago with their shoes on last month as he returned to his South Florida estate.

The former president also attacked the federal office for leaving the scene in a way that meant his Florida home “will never be the same,” as Axios revealed why his attorneys called Raymond Dearie, a rumored FBI “skeptic,” special master in the case brought against him by the Ministry of Justice.

Meanwhile, President Joe Biden, who attended Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral in London on Monday, said over the weekend that the FBI’s discovery of top-secret documents at Mar-a-Lago in August raised concerns that sensitive data was being compromised by the FBI. Mr Trump identified hundreds of documents and called it “irresponsible”.

Meanwhile, Trump took to the rally stage in Ohio this weekend, claiming he invented the word “caravans” to describe groups of migrants, calling them “murderers and rapists” in a rally speech that came under fire for its apparent association with QAnon.


Ted Cruz Forced To Admit Migrant Smuggling To Martha’s Vineyard Is Illegal

Ted Cruz was forced by Sean Hannity to admit that Ron DeSantis’ transportation of undocumented migrants from Florida to Martha’s Vineyard was likely illegal.

The Florida governor has been widely criticized for flying two planeloads of Venezuelans to the luxury island, where Barack Obama has a $12 million home, as part of a Republican immigration publicity stunt.

Mr Cruz, a US Senator from Texas, questions the legality of the move when he appeared on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show.


Arizona GOP returns to far-right roots

The simmering discontent among some of the Republicans in Arizona over John McCain’s famous penchant for rejecting his party boiled over in the winter of 2014 with the disapproval of the longtime US senator.

McCain’s allies responded with a sweeping push to reassert control of the Arizona Republican Party. Censorship supporters were ousted or reduced, and McCain defeated his far-right challenger in a blowout in the 2016 primaries.

Less than a decade later, the right-wing forces that marginalized McCain within Arizona’s GOP are now in full control, profoundly affecting one of the nation’s most closely related battlefields. Republicans in Arizona have traded McCain for Donald Trump.


Greg Abbott’s lead over Beto O’Rourke stretches to nine points in new poll

According to a new poll, the lead of incumbent Texas governor Greg Abbott over Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke has risen to nine points.

Exactly 50 days before voters across the country cast their votes in the 2022 midterm elections, a poll suggests that one of the most watched races is becoming less competitive and the gap between the candidates is widening.


From Truman to Biden: The Queen’s Relationship With Every US President

During her 70 years as monarch, Queen Elizabeth II met with every sitting US president, with the notable exception of President Lyndon Johnson.

Even before taking the throne, she met President Harry Truman when she was heir and also met President Herbert Hoover when she was monarch, 20 years after he left office.

Against the backdrop of the Cold War, the economic crises, societal changes, scientific breakthroughs and military campaigns that shaped the bond between the US and the UK, the Queen has been a constant and friendly soft power figure who has been an important part of the special relationship.

Here are some of the notable moments from her meetings with US presidents.


Trump under fire for QAnon display at Ohio rally

Donald Trump has come under fire for his descent into the QAnon conspiracy theory movement during his rally in Youngstown, Ohio in support of Republican Senate candidate JD Vance.

“This is the week Trump became Qanon. This is not a political statement; it’s just, however disturbing. The week started with images of Trump on Truth Social wearing a Q pin and promoting their slogans; it ends with Q music and the Q ‘one’ sign through the crowd during his rally,” CNN analyst Juliette Kayyem tweeted Saturday.


JD Vance’s Dangerous Assumption About the Ohio Electorate

The Ohio Senate race is a game for everyone, but the two men running to claim the seat have completely different ideas about how to win.

That turned out Saturday night in Youngstown, where the Republican candidate and Hillbilly Elegy author JD Vance once again sought the “Trump bump” and faced a crowd of thousands dressed in Maga hats and “Let’s Go Brandon” T-shirts.

John Bowden attended the Save America rally and submitted this report:


Poll: Trump endorsement rating drops to lowest level in more than a year

A new NBC News poll shows voters are evenly split on whether they want Democrats or Republicans to control Congress, as President Joe Biden’s approval rating rose and former President Donald Trump’s took a plunge.

Republican consulting firm Public Opinion Strategies and Hart Research Associates surveyed 1,000 registered voters between Sept. 9 and Sept. 13. The poll had a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points.

Eric Garcia has the details.


Arizona senior GOP official warns of Trump’s attempts to steal future elections

A Republican whose career in the Arizona state legislature will end after defying Donald Trump’s efforts to undo the results of the 2020 election agrees that Maga Republicans’ efforts to take control of the to seize voting systems and the power to invalidate the election results are “fascism”.

John Bowden has the story.


Trump bizarrely blames Biden for shutting down ‘Phantom of the Opera’

Former President Donald Trump interrupted a series of politically themed posts on his social media website to blame the Biden administration for shutting down the longest-running musical in Broadway history.


Trump Claims CNN Changed the Background of Biden’s Speech ‘To Make It Look Better’

President Joe Biden from red to pink “to make it look better” during a bizarre rally speech in Ohio.

“I’ve been watching Biden recently,” he said before claiming CNN changed the lighting of Mr. Biden’s September 1 speech, in which he shared his concerns for American democracy against a deep red backdrop. Mr Trump claimed that the broadcaster – a frequent target of his over the years – had changed the background from red to pink “to make it look better”.

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