U.S. Rep. Waltz explains why he didn’t support impeaching Trump
Rep. Michael Waltz speaks before President Donald Trump during a campaign rally at the Ocala International Airport in October. Seven Republicans joined all the Democrats to convict, 57-43, but it was far from the two-thirds threshold required. He reiterated his position during an interview with Kent Justice on This Week in Jacksonville that aired Sunday. I think it sets a very dangerous precedent in making impeachment almost too easy and too common,” Waltz said. Waltz was asked if Trump bears any responsibility for the events of Jan. 6 by falsely claiming the election was “rigged” before and after the votes were counted for the presidential election.
Journalist who works in Washington D.C. talks about life after attack on Capitol
Supporters of President Donald Trump rally at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. Murphy, a freelance journalist, snapped a photo of a giant fence that now surrounds the Capitol building, a building he normally shots live news reports from. I‘ve never seen them put that fence around the U.S. Capitol,” Murphy said. “They’re only allowing those people with those special passes to come into the Capitol grounds,” Murphy said. On the day of the inauguration, Murphy will be assigned to news coverage inside the White House and he’s already anticipating protestor activity outside.
President Trump on Gov. Brian Kemp: ‘I’m ashamed that I endorsed him’
On Monday, Camden County will begin its recount of the Presidential race, where Joe Biden narrowly defeated President Donald Trump. I’m ashamed that I endorsed him.”Kemp and State Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger have been targets of Trump loyalists who are pushing allegations of election fraud in the state, and that push is registering with Republican voters in Georgia. Ronna McDaniel, Chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, spoke with Georgia Republicans this weekend about the upcoming senate run off races in Georgia. “Is this an issue Republican leadership needs to address on concerns Republican voters may have?’ Absolutely,” Binder said. That case is ongoing and alleges massive election fraud.
Election results: What states are we still waiting on, and why? A breakdown
A handful of pivotal states remained in play Thursday in the tightly contested U.S. presidential race. But there are outstanding ballots left to be counted in the coming days. North CarolinaThe situationWith ballots left to count, the race is too early to call. As long as those ballots are postmarked by Nov. 3, state election officials have until Nov. 12 to count them. And when it comes to mail ballots, Biden was outperforming Trump.
Campaigning for the 2020 presidency: These photos tell the story
(2020 Getty Images)President Donald Trump speaks at a rally at iG Flight Services on Oct. 26, 2020 in Martinsburg, Pennsylvania. (2020 Getty Images)Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks at a voter mobilization center on Oct. 26, 2020 in Chester, Pennsylvania. (2020 Getty Images)Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks to reporters while visiting a voter mobilization center on Oct. 26, 2020 in Chester, Pennsylvania. (2020 Getty Images)President Donald Trump arrives for a campaign rally at the Waukesha County Airport on Oct. 24, 2020 in Waukesha, Wisconsin. (2020 Getty Images)Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks at a drive-in campaign rally at Dallas High School on Oct. 24, 2020 in Dallas, Pennsylvania.
5 days until the election: Trump, Biden will appeal to last-minute voters
President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden are set to chase votes in Florida, a state all but essential to the Republican’s pathway to another term as both nominees turn their focus to encouraging voters to turn out on Election Day. More than 73 million Americans have already voted, absentee or by mail, and Trump and Biden are trying to energize the millions more who will vote in person Tuesday. Thousands gathered in close proximity without wearing masks — a trend that was expected to continue through more than a dozen events in the final sprint to Election Day. Biden, meanwhile, heads later in the week to three more states Trump won in 2016: Iowa, Wisconsin and Michigan, where he’ll hold a joint Saturday rally with former President Barack Obama. Trump, meanwhile, is banking on enthusiasm among his Election Day supporters to overcome indicated Democratic strength in some early returns.
Pence makes pitch to voters with rally in Tallahassee
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – In the second of two Florida stops on Saturday, Vice President Mike Pence made his pitch to voters in Tallahassee. Just before Air Force Two touched down, the rain cleared, and Pence make his appreciation for those who stuck it out known. “Even when it’s raining you can tell the panhandle is Trump country,” Pence said. "Go tell the story and drive a victory.”And He even gave the hours and location of a Tallahassee early vote site. “They have failed the American people at a time when we needed their leadership most," said Curtis Richardson, Tallahassee City Comissioner.
Take our quiz to rate your feelings on the final presidential debate
With less than two weeks before one of the biggest Election Days in history, Republican incumbent nominee, President Donald Trump, and Democratic nominee and former vice president Joe Biden met at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, for the second and final presidential debate. The debate, which appeared to be a little more constructive than the last, was moderated by Kristen Welker of NBC News. What did you think of responses and ideas presented by Biden and Trump? Let us know your reaction by clicking on an emoji below each statement that was made.
Trust Index: Fact-checking the final Trump, Biden debate
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The News4Jax Trust Index Team is fact-checking statements made during the final presidential debate on Thursday night between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. Trump on ChinaThe final presidential debate featured a fiery exchange between Trump and Biden over foreign policy in China. Biden on Social SecurityIn one exchange, Biden went after Trump on Social Security. “If in fact, [Trump] continues his plan to withhold the tax on Social Security, Social Security will be bankrupt by 2023 with no way to make up for it,” Biden said. Trump on Super PredatorsDuring the debate, Trump said Biden called Black Americans “superpredators” during the crafting of his controversial 1994 crime bill.
President Trump delivers remarks to economic clubs
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Economic Club of Florida was one of just six in the nation that got special treatment from President Donald Trump on Wednesday. The president did a livestreamed Q&A from the Rose Garden after delivering remarks on what he has done for the economy during his first term. In some of his first words, the president predicted economic doom if he’s not reelected. “How can you say, ‘Oh, look, look at how I’ve been able to help the economy bounce back’ as Disney issues a press release saying they are laying off 2,000 employees?” Smith said. “We had close to 2,000 people attend nationwide, but we could have had many more if we had more time,” said Economic Club of Florida Chairwoman Cindy O’Connell.
Doctors refute Trump’s claim that COVID-19 is less lethal than the flu
Dr. Caro says while the number of hospitalizations is down compared to the end of summer, people should not let their guards down. “It’s hard to predict who’s going to do well and who’s not all we know some people are at higher risk for having problems,” he said. With flu season fast approaching Dr. Caro warns people not only have to take precautions against COVID-19 but also the flu. “The flu is definitely not more lethal than COVID,” Kantor said. Dr. Caro and Dr. Kantor agree that COVID is more deadly, but that’s not to downplay the flu.
How much of an impact will Trump’s condition have on election?
The nation watches Sunday night to see if President Trump will be discharged from the hospital by Monday, as doctors at Walter Reed Medical Center are indicating his health “continued to improve”. Moving forward, the political reality of the President’s medical condition will be analyzed since we’re less than a month from election day. “I was trying to reflect the upbeat attitude that the team, the President, his course of illness has had," said Dr. Sean Conley, who is President Trump’s physician. The fact of the matter is, is that he’s doing really well.”Now questions will swirl in coming weeks about the Trump’s chances in the election, in light of his health. Binder said if the Trump’s health remains in jeopardy long-term, it may ensure a Biden victory.
Gov. DeSantis negative for COVID-19 after meeting with President Trump in Jacksonville
Ron DeSantis on Friday said there is no concern the governor may have contracted the coronavirus after he met with President Donald Trump last week in Jacksonville. Piccolo said other than a brief moment in Jacksonville last week, DeSantis has not had physical contact or been in close quarters with Trump in at least four weeks. DeSantis and Trump did not shake hands in Jacksonville, Piccolo told News4Jax. The Trumps' son Barron, who lives at the White House, tested negative. “Our thoughts and prayers are with President Trump and the First Lady and we wish them a speedy and full recovery.
‘Hate group' mentioned on presidential debate stage has Florida ties
Go ahead, who would you like me to condemn?”Wallace: “White supremacists.”Trump: “Proud Boys, stand back and stand by. Sheri Zvi, regional director of Florida’s Anti-Defamation League, said the Proud Boys represent an unconventional strain of American right-wing extremism. Proud Boys have chapters in most states and several international chapters in Britain, Norway and Australia, according to ADL. CNN correspondent Elle Reeve spoke with members of the Proud Boys at a recent event. In Jacksonville, a firefighter who hinted at a connection to the Florida Proud Boys was reassigned after the city discovered inflammatory statements posted on social media.
Amy Coney Barrett’s former law student: ‘What you see is what you get’
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – President Donald Trump confirmed wide-spread reports over the last days when he officially named Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his choice for the U.S. Supreme Court. Barrett would fill the seat vacated after the Sept. 18 death of liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Patrick Kilbane, a former law student of Barrett’s at Notre Dame, watched her Supreme Court nomination announcement Saturday from the News4Jax studios. Her scholarship focuses on originalism, which means interpreting the law based on what she believes to be the original intent of the framers. UNCUT: President Trump nominates Barrett, her remarks
Jacksonville leaders: Trump has failed Black community in Duval County
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Joe Biden campaign was in Jacksonville on Thursday with local leaders to discuss how they feel a Biden and Kamala Harris administration would build a better America. “Black and Brown communities have disproportionately been impacted by the public health and economic crisis caused by his mismanagement," Nixon said. They said systemic racism, racial inequalities and community relations with the police are all key issues this election season. In Duval County, there have protests and conversations about police budgets and Confederate monuments. But Gibson at the President Donald Trump’s event in Jacksonville Thursday night, she doesn’t think he will mention those efforts.
Jacksonville veterans voice support for Biden ahead of President Trump’s campaign visit
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A group of Jacksonville veterans on Wednesday gathered virtually to voice their support for presidential candidate Joe Biden and explain why they would not be voting for Republican President Donald Trump in November. “He supports the troops and knows what it means for someone who has served,” McCain told The Associated Press of Biden in a telephone interview Tuesday. “Not only to love someone who has served but understands what it means to send a child into combat. He will make sure that men and women who fought for this country have someone to fight for them. He’s a leader who will rebuild this country and unite this country.”The veterans gathered a day before Trump is scheduled to visit Jacksonville on Thursday evening for a campaign rally at Cecil Airport.
Women for Trump bus tour stops in Jacksonville
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The “Women for Trump” bus tour made a stop Wednesday at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. The tour is showcasing local women’s support for President Donald Trump and helping residents register to vote. The keynote speakers in Jacksonville were Senior Advisors Lara Trump and Katrina Pierson and former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi. Mayor Lenny Curry and his wife, Molly, spoke before the three prominent Republican women speakers. Curry welcomed the guests to the city he called “Trump Country.”News4Jax spoke one-on-one with Katrina Pierson after the event.
City Council President: Jacksonville dodged a bullet with RNC cancellation
On Friday the full City Council met to talk about what happened. The council president said the city dodged a bullet. And I think it ended up, like I said, a happy ending for Republicans and Democrats and above all the citizens of Jacksonville, said City Council President Tommy Hazouri. Councilman Garrett Dennis said he wants to make sure in the future the city council would have some say in bringing events like the RNC to Jacksonville. Now the focus for the city council is the city budget and the effect that COVID-19 will have on the bottom line.
Reaction to Jacksonville being selected to host President Trumps convention speech
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. The Republican National Committee announced Thursday night that Jacksonville will host the celebration marking President Donald Trumps acceptance of his partys nomination for reelection. We look forward to hosting the 2020 Republican National Convention for all delegates and guests to enjoy." Jacksonville City Council President-Designate Tommy HazouriA Democrat and former mayor of Jacksonville, said Thursday he had mixed feelings about the possibility of Jacksonville landing the convention. The state of Florida and the city of Jacksonville are ready and excited to host President @realDonaldTrump for the fun part of the Republican Convention. With President Trump now a Florida resident, this was an easy decision.
What is Antifa?
Here's a closer look at Antifa protesters, who have become more visible in the last several years. The majority of Antifa members don't fall into a stereotype. Since the election of President Trump, however, most new Antifa members are young voters. White nationalists and other members of the so-called alt-right have denounced members of Antifa, sometimes calling them the "alt-left." Many white nationalists from the Charlottesville rallies claimed it was the Antifa groups that led the protests to turn violent.
President Trump announces $19B program to help farmers, provide food assistance
President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced a new program designed to help struggling farmers while also getting food to those in need. He made the announcement accompanied by his daughter, White House Adviser Ivanka Trump, and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. It’s called the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, and the president said there’s a total of $19 billion involved, including $16 billion that will go directly to farmers and ranchers affected by the coronavirus pandemic. In addition, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Farmers to Families Food Box program joined the effort. It helps small distributors, it helps the small farmers who were prioritized in the bids and, of course, it helps those in need.
WATCH: President Trump delivers remarks at distribution center in Pennsylvania
Published: May 14, 2020, 2:10 pm Updated: May 14, 2020, 3:35 pmPresident Donald Trump on Thursday afternoon delivered remarks at Owens & Minor, Inc. Distribution Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Watch the president’s remarks in their entirety by starting the video below.
WATCH: President Trump holds news briefing on testing
Published: May 11, 2020, 3:47 pm Updated: May 11, 2020, 5:19 pm(Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.) President Donald Trump and administration officials held a news briefing on testing at 4 p.m. Monday. Watch the news briefing in its entirety by starting the video below.
WATCH: President Trump delivers remarks at White House National Day of Prayer Service
Published: May 7, 2020, 3:34 pm Updated: May 7, 2020, 4:59 pmPresident Donald Trump delivered remarks at the White House National Day of Prayer Service on Thursday afternoon. You can watch his remarks by starting the video below.
WATCH: President Trump delivers remarks on supporting small businesses
(Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)During a news conference Tuesday afternoon, President Donald Trump delivered remarks on supporting the nation’s small businesses through the Paycheck Protection Program. Watch the news conference in its entirety by starting the video below.
People receiving stimulus checks get letter signed by President Donald Trump
If you’re getting money from the federal government as part of the recent stimulus response to the coronavirus, you’ll also get a letter from President Donald Trump explaining why. CNN has obtained a copy of the letter signed by the President and sent to recipients of the stimulus payments. The Treasury Department said Friday more than 88 million people received stimulus payments in the past week. Regarding who decided the method of notice would be a letter from the President, the White House did not provide a comment. The Treasury Department did not immediately return a request for a comment.
‘LIBERATE!’: Trump pushes states to lift virus restrictions
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump urged supporters to “LIBERATE” three states led by Democratic governors Friday, apparently encouraging protests against stay-at-home mandates aimed at stopping the coronavirus. “LIBERATE MINNESOTA!” “LIBERATE MICHIGAN!” “LIBERATE VIRGINIA,” he said in a tweet-storm in which he also lashed out at New York Gov. Responding to pleas from governors for help from Washington in ramping up testing for the virus, Trump put the burden back on them: “The States have to step up their TESTING!" “We cannot do it without federal help.”West Virginia Gov. Democratic Virginia Gov.
Man driven by dislike of President Trump in GOP tent attack, report shows
He then showed investigators a video he recorded while driving towards the tent, according to JSO, but the video cut out before he hit the tent. Witnesses said he “flipped off” the people near the tent before driving away. The suspect told investigators he does not like President Trump and that was part of the reason he wanted to run over the tent, according to the arrest report. Senators, and even President Donald Trump. “But I suspect him saying I do not like Donald Trump is gonna be used as part of his confession to push harder to have these charges brought against him,” Peoples-Waters said.
GOP leaders condemn ‘un-American’ attack on volunteers
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A clearly emotional chairman of the Duval County Republican Party condemned the van attack on volunteers registering voters Saturday afternoon in a Walmart Superstore parking lot. Booking photo of Gregory Timm (Jacksonville Sheriff's office)“We don’t know if this is politically motivated,” Gayle said Saturday afternoon. (Watch full JSO briefing)At Monday’s news conference, Mayor Lenny Curry called the attack “attack outrageous and scary,” but deferred specific questions about the attack to police. The local Republican Party, Democratic Party, the state’s two U.S. Black said he would be discussing safety measures with the mayor and sheriff to see if any changes are needed to protect party volunteers.
Former Florida AG Pam Bondi named to Trump’s impeachment defense team
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, who has been part of President Donald Trump’s impeachment communications team, will be part of the defense for his Senate trial, according to several Washington, D.C.-based news outlets. Bondi, a former assistant state attorney from Hillsborough County who spent eight years as Florida’s top elected legal official and is a close ally of Trump’s, went to work for the White House in November to represent the president before the media during the House inquiry. Trump’s legal team for the upcoming Senate trial also includes former Harvard University law professor Alan Dershowitz and Kenneth Starr, who was appointed in 1994 to head the Whitewater investigation involving former President Bill Clinton that resulted in Clinton’s impeachment by the House four years later. White House counsel Pat Cipollone and Jay Sekulow, a long-term personal attorney for Trump, are expected to lead the team, according to the news reports. On the other side of the case, Orlando U.S. Rep. Val Demings will serve as one of the House Democratic impeachment managers for the trial, which is expected to start the middle of next week.
Mason-Dixon Poll: Majority of Floridians oppose impeachment inquiry
JACKSONVILLE, Fla – A narrow majority of Floridians oppose the impeachment proceedings into President Donald Trump, according to a Mason-Dixon poll released Wednesday. The survey of 625 registered voters phoned Dec. 11-16 shows that 50% of those polled oppose impeachment while 46% support it and 4% are still undecided. Among North Florida voters, the margin was even greater, with 61% surveyed opposed to impeaching the president with 37% supporting it. The numbers unearthed in the Mason-Dixon poll are similar to recent national polls, which show support for impeachment falling. Half of voters polled statewide do not approve of how the president is doing his job.