President Trump wants an airport named in his honor, anonymous report says
President Donald Trump, flanked by first lady Melania Trump and son Barron Trump, waves from the top of the steps of Air Force One at Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach. PALM BEACH, Fla. – According to the Sun-Sentinel, an anonymous report said that a top official with the Republican Party of Florida suggested Palm Beach International Airport be renamed after the 45th president. The Sun-Sentinel also reported that Melania Trump is “reportedly scoping out elite private schools in South Florida for their 14-year-old son Barron Trump.”Christian Ziegler, a top official with the Republican Party of Florida, said Palm Beach International Airport — just down the road from Mar-a-Lago — “would be named in the president’s honor.”“It would be the South Florida gateway for the former president’s adoring fans,” Christian Ziegler told the Sun-Sentinel. Citing anonymous White House sources, The Daily Beast reported that Trump has asked aides what it would take to get a major U.S. airport named in his honor. The same sources say Trump speculated about having a future aircraft carrier named the USS Donald Trump.
Campaign pups throughout the years: These 11 photos will make you crack a smile
We found the following 11 photos from Getty Images, and we thought they were worth a share. (Getty Images)Pierre, a 5-year-old basset hound, apparently is a loyal fan of then-President Johnson -- and was happy to pose with a campaign button. (Getty Images)A dog wears a campaign sticker for Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden during a campaign stop at the Buttercup diner on March 3, 2020 in Oakland, California. This photo was taken in front of the White House as the pups wore campaign buttons for Lyndon B. Johnson for President. (Getty Images)In Honolulu, Hawaiian women are seen casting their votes during a presidential election -- and even a dog doesn't dare peek.
7 days until the election: Biden hits the road; examining Barrett’s first cases on Supreme Court
Florida: Registered voters must request a mail/absentee ballot, but no excuse is required. You have six days remaining for your county to receive your ballot. Michigan: All registered voters are sent an application for a mail/absentee ballot, and no excuse is required. You have six days remaining for your county to receive your ballot. Texas: Registered voters must request a mail/absentee ballot, and you do have to provide a reason as to why you need one.
Local infectious disease specialist explains treatment for President Trump
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – After President Donald Trump tested positive for COVID-19, he tweeted out late Friday night: “Going well, I think!” seeming to be in good spirits. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 3, 2020Dr. Mohammed Reza, a local infectious disease specialist, said it is good news that doctors said Saturday the president so far is experiencing “mild” symptoms. One of Trump’s physicians said Saturday the president is not on oxygen but would not say if he had been given oxygen at any point during treatment. This is not a silver bullet that’s going to cure you if you had COVID-19,” Reza said. With the election just one month away, the president’s opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden, is monitoring his health closely.
President Trump encourages Floridians to vote by mail
Whether you call it Vote by Mail or Absentee Voting, in Florida the election system is Safe and Secure, Tried and True, Trump wrote. With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history, Trump tweeted. ?Trump appeared to be singling out states that have decided to send mail-in ballots or applications to all registered voters. In contrast, Floridians have to request mail-in ballots. Among other things, the plaintiffs asked to extend a deadline for mail-in ballots to be returned.
As coronavirus pandemic continues, hospitals face supply shortage
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – As the health care industry contends with a growing number of COVID-19 infections, hospitals across the country are dealing with a shortage of key medical supplies. New York has been hardest hit with nearly 84,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus as of Friday morning. Andrew Cuomo said that’s stretching the state’s resources thin. Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, an epidemiologist with the World Health Organization, said it’s crucial that health care workers get the supplies they need to protect themselves. The shortage of personal protective equipment such as gowns and masks has led hospitals around the country, including in Jacksonville, to ask for donations.