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Joe Biden on Thursday called for an immediate nationwide mask mandate for the next three months.

"Every American should be wearing a mask when they're outside for the next three months at a minimum," Biden told reporters in Wilmington, Delaware, after he and his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, left their Covid-19 briefing with health experts.

Both Biden and Harris emerged from their briefing wearing black face masks.

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Biden said he would mandate face masks nationwide if he was president. He cited health experts who predict a nationwide mask mandate would save 40,000 lives during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Democratic nominee called on every governor to mandate face masks until the November election. "Let's institute a mask mandate nationwide, starting immediately and we will save lives," he said.

He urged Americans to "be a patriot" and wear the masks.

Biden said he hoped President Donald Trump "learned the lesson" but he added a mask mandate is not about politics.

Some pundits believe Biden called for mandatory face masks until the election to boost mail-in voting.

But Dr. Anthony Fauci backed President Trump's demands for in-person voting, saying, "there is no reason we can't have in-person voting."

Fauci said voting at polling stations is okay if guidelines are observed.

Meanwhile, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp dropped his lawsuit against Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, saying he would address the issue of mandatory face masks in his next executive order.

Kemp sued Bottoms in federal court after she mandated face masks in the city of Atlanta.

"Unfortunately, the mayor has made it clear that she will not agree to a settlement that safeguards the rights of private property owners in Georgia," Kemp said. "Given this stalemate in negotiations, we will address this issue in the next executive order. We will continue to protect the lives and livelihoods of all Georgians."

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Shaun King was brutally mocked on Twitter.com for flip-flopping after Joe Biden announced Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday.

The transracial activist had said he "absolutely" would not support Harris or Biden's presidential campaigns.

In a 2018 tweet, King wrote that he would not support them because of their "dismal history on criminal justice reform over their entire careers."

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But on Tuesday, he tweeted his support for Harris, stating he is "incredibly proud" to support Harris as VP on the Biden ticket.

"Kamala Harris is the most progressive VP nominee in American history," he tweeted.

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Twitter users reminded King of his 2018 tweet as a meme showing both tweets went viral on the social media platform.

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King addressed his flip-flopping, stating, "I can only speak for myself, but when I harshly critique leaders, it's with the hope that they will grow and evolve."

"Kamala has done so, in very specific ways, on issues of justice."

"I'll remain a critic," he added, "But I'm nothing but glad to see the growth. Is what it is."

Harris, who is former President Barack Obama's choice for president, was dad last on the Democratic presidential platform in 2019. But she dropped out of the race in December, citing a lack of funds and an overall lack of enthusiasm.

She was despised by the Black community for her hard stance on crime as a prosecutor in San Francisco. As a state prosecutor, Harris locked up more Black and brown people than her predecessors.
 

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Kanye West revealed he secretly met with President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner (pictured left) amid allegations that West and Trump conspired to sabotage Joe Biden's campaign.

West, who recently returned from vacationing with his family, admits he secretly met with Jared Kushner last weekend.

Kushner, who is married to Trump's eldest daughter Ivanka Trump, is a White House adviser and serves on Trump's re-election campaign.

West announced he was running for president which sparked accusations that he and Trump were conspiring to siphon Democratic votes from Biden.

West revealed the meeting with Kushner in a tweet after The New York Times learned about the clandestine meeting and called him for a comment.

"I'm willing to do a live interview with the New York Time about my meeting with Jared where we discussed Dr Claude Anderson's book Powernomics," West tweeted Tuesday night.

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In his interview with The Times, West gave scant details about the private meeting that took place in Colorado, where Kushner was traveling with his wife, Ivanka.

West had been camping in Colorado with his family, and afterward flew to Telluride to meet with Kushner, those close to West told The Times.

In an interview with Forbes magazine, West all but admitted he's acting as spoiler to damage Biden's campaign to clear the way for Trump to win re-election in November. West currently faces accusations of election fraud in at least 2 states.

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Black Twitter is outraged over a misinterpretation of a tweet by President Donald Trump on Wednesday.

First the misinterpretation: "Trump said 'suburban housewives will vote for me to protect black democrats from putting housing nearby."

What Trump really tweeted:

"The 'suburban housewife' will be voting for me. They want safety & are thrilled that I ended the long running program where low income housing would invade their neighborhood. Biden would reinstall it, in a bigger form, with Corey Booker in charge!"

Trump criticized the Obama/Biden administration's efforts to place low-income families in suburban neighborhoods.

The issue was one of the factors that drove voters to the polls to elect Trump as president in 2016.

But, as one Twitter user pointed out, the majority of people living in low-income housing are white.

User @pastordlamb writes: "Anyone who sees the words 'low income housing' and automatically thinks of black people is racist. We have numerous low income housing projects in our city and they are 90% white occupied."

Another user wrote: "Never underestimate the fear they have of POC. They hate and fear us. He know what he is doing, they will vote for him because he will build a wall in the suburbs to keep us out. They are all part of the problem in Amerikkka."

And a third user tweeted: "Donald Trump wants to keep "low income housing" out of the suburbs. Because there's nothing scarier than that... is there?"

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Democratic nominee Joe Biden announced former Calif. state prosecutor Kamala Harris as his VP pick on Tuesday.

Harris was former President Barack Obama's first choice for president when she ran a lackluster campaign last year.

Black people despised Harris because of her tough stance on crime. As California AG she locked up more Black males than any of her predecessors.

Harris was so unpopular as a presidential candidate that many Blacks breathed a sigh of relief when she dropped out of the race.

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Political analysts say Obama backed Biden because he agreed to put Harris on the ticket -- to shoehorn an unpopular candidate into the White House.

The left's support of a Biden/Harris ticket was so obvious that Politico.com let the cat out of the bag early in July by "accidentally" leaking her name as the VP nominee.

CNN floated the theory on Tuesday night by suggesting Biden may step aside to let Harris be the first female president if he wins the election in November.

CNN editor-at-large Chris Cilizza said Tuesday that the former vice president would step aside -- all but conceding that Biden will not finish his presidential term.

The theory is so widespread in Washington, that some members of Congress have already begun preparations for a Harris administration - with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as her vice president.

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Biden has previously said his VP pick must be ready to be president on "day one." No candidate is more ready to assume power on day one than Harris.

Cilizza suggested that Biden's pick is an indication that he knows he won't finish his first term.

Cilizza wrote: "At 55 years old, [Harris] represents a younger generation of leader — something that Biden, who will be 78 on Inauguration Day 2021, said was a major factor in his choice..."

"What Biden did is make the pick that maximized his chances of continuing to make the race a straight referendum on Trump while also selecting someone, in Harris, whose resume suggests will be ready to step in if and when Biden decides to step aside."

Biden didn't hide his intentions in an email to his supporters on Tuesday:

"I've decided that Kamala Harris is the best person to help me take this fight to Donald Trump and Mike Pence and then to lead this nation starting in January 2021."

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Joe Biden picked California Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate in the 2020 presidential elections.

In a tweet on Tuesday, Biden, 77, said, "You make a lot of important decisions as president. But the first one is who you select to be your Vice President. I've decided that Kamala Harris is the best person to help me take this fight to Donald Trump and Mike Pence and then to lead this nation starting in January 2021," Biden wrote in an email from his campaign to supporters.

The unpopular 55-year-old mixed race senator becomes the third woman to run as a presidential running mate.

Susan Rice, another close contender, tweeted: "My warmest congratulations to ?@KamalaHarris . I am confident Biden-Harris will prove to be a winning ticket. I will do my utmost to help them win and govern."

Politico.com accidentally let the cat out of the bag in July when it leaked Harris would be Joe Biden's choice for his vice president.

The Internet's response to Biden's pick was mixed. Many Blacks were relieved when Harris dropped out of the presidential race because of her tough-on-crime stance in California.

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Joe Biden is set to announce his vice presidential pick this week. Black leaders warn he "will lose" the election if his VP pick isn't a Black woman.

Biden's camp say he will announce his running mate this week -- after missing previous deadlines set by the Democratic nominee.

There have only been three women on a presidential election ticket in history: Geraldine Ferraro, Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton.

Biden's VP pick is groundbreaking because she will likely be president of the United States at some point if Biden wins the election. He has said his VP choice must be prepared to step in as president "on day one."

Black leaders understand the historical significance of Biden's choice for running mate. In a letter they warned Biden "will lose" the election if he doesn't choose a Black woman.

More than 100 Black male leaders, athletes, and rappers, including Sean Combs and Lenard McKelvey, aka Charlamagne Tha god, signed the letter ordering Biden to pick a Black woman as his VP.

"Failing to select a Black woman ... means YOU WILL lose the election ... Black women are defining the future of politics so it's time you let one define the future of your campaign," they wrote.

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There are four Black women on Biden's short list for Vice President: Florida Rep. Val Demings (pictured), California Rep. Karen Bass, former Obama national security adviser Susan Rice, and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, who is considered a long shot.

The others on the list include Mass. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who is white, California Sen. Kamala Harris of California, who is mixed, and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who is white.

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Political analysts believe Biden has narrowed his choice to Rice or Whitmer (pictured). Whitmer reportedly chartered a private plane and flew to Delaware under the cover of darkness for a secret late night meeting with Biden on Sunday.

Flight records show a chartered plane left Lansing's Capital Region International Airport for Delaware Coastal Airport at 5:33 p.m. and returned at 11:16 p.m. on Sunday.

The governor's office declined to confirm or deny the secret meeting.

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John Legend took aim at his former boss, rapper Kanye West for allegedly conspiring with President Donald Trump to divert votes away from Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

Legend, who is best known for his song "Tonight (Best You Ever Had)", took to Twitter to denounce Kanye and Trump.

Legend retweeted this post to his 13.5 million followers, writing, "Just in case anyone needs some clarity around what's happening here:"

"A little update — The GOP lawyer who helped @kanyewest get on the ballot in Wisconsin is actively working for @realDonaldTrump's campaign. She's the lawyer of record in their lawsuit to try to get a @prioritiesUSA anti-Trump ad pulled..."

He followed up by tweeting: "Anyway.... Anyone reckless and/or misinformed enough to fall for the okey doke probably wasn't voting for Biden (or voting at all)."

His followers reacted by asking Legend to speak to Kanye rather than drag him on social media.

User @dweebs193 tweeted: "I was under the impression that you were friends with Kanye. Why you telling us? Shouldn't you talk to him? Also I think it's pretty racist for them to assume that black ppl are going to vote for Kanye bc he's on the ballot."

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Joe Biden said the Black community is not as "diverse" as the Hispanic community. He didn't clarify what he meant by that remark.

Biden made the comment during an interview with the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) which aired on Wednesday.

National Public Radio's Lulu Garcia-Navarro asked Biden whether he would stop the deportation of Cubans, if elected president.

"I'm going to look at every single country in the world... this guy [President Donald Trump] is sending them back," Biden said.

Biden assured Garcia-Navarro he would attempt to restore the Obama-Biden administration's policy of improving relations with communist Cuba.

Biden then added:

"And by the way, what you all know, but most people don't know, unlike the African American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community, with incredibly different attitudes about different things ... it's a very diverse community."

Biden's comment drew mixed reaction on Twitter.com, with some accusing him of being an overt racist.

Twitter user @jg091297 wrote: "He could have said 'they all look alike to me' and this would have sounded less racist."

User @KenAndTonic tweeted: "Wonder how all of his VP candidates feel about this, you know, being all the same and everything."

User @NthingInPrtculr tweeted: "I'm Black and I find what Biden said incredibly condescending, clearly he thinks he can say whatever he wants & still get our votes & I fear that he is right."

But some Black Democrats shrugged off Biden's latest gaffe: @MrNicdraw wrote: "Still better than the alternative. Like wtf."

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Politico.com accidentally let the cat out of the bag when it leaked Joe Biden's choice for his vice president running mate: California Senator Kamala Harris.

Harris posted this Instagram photo of herself and Biden together a few days ago. In the caption, she urged her followers to get their "friends, family, neighbors and complete strangers" to vote for Biden on Nov. 3.

Originally published on Monday morning, Politico.com's story "Running-mate rundown: Tracking Joe Biden's VP pick" summarized 12 women that Biden could choose from, but when it came to Kamala Harris's entry, the title read, "Biden's VP Pick."

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In the biographical summary, Politico wrote about the 55-year-old senator, who is mixed-race (Indian and Caucasian):

"Joe Biden chose Kamala Harris to become his running mate for the 2020 election on Aug. 1, two weeks before the Democratic National Convention, after keeping his choice close to the chest for months.

In his announcement, Biden, 77, called Harris "a worthy opponent and a worthy running mate," alluding to the pair's rivalry during the earlier stages of the Democratic primary. She will bring her experience as a prosecutor, household name recognition, and skill as a debater to the ticket."

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The Internet's response to Biden's pick was mixed. Many Blacks were relieved when Harris dropped out of the presidential race because of her tough-on-crime stance in California.

A Coli.com reader wrote:

"Kamala would be a terrible choice. She's already shown that's she's awkward around black folks (peep that Breakfast Club interview). I'm not sure she'd help him turn out blacks. She's not Latina, so no help there. Technically she's Indian, but she's dark and West Indian.....so East Indians aren't really trying to listen to her....they think she's black."

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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms was Biden's top pick for a hot minute, but she fell out of favor with the Biden camp over her response to Rayshard Brook's murder and the death of an 8-year-old child at the hands of Black Lives Matter demonstrators.

Question: What do you think of Biden's choice for VP? Will you still vote for him, knowing that he will step down (due to senile dementia) and Harris will become your president?
 

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Charlamagne tha god ripped Joe Biden for saying President Trump was the first racist to be elected president.

The 77-year-old Democrat chastised Trump for repeatedly referring to the COVID-19 pandemic as the "China virus" or the "Wuhan virus".

"The way he deals with people based on the color of their skin, their national origin, where they're from, is absolutely sickening," Biden said during a virtual townhall from his basement in Delaware on Wednesday.

Biden added, "No sitting president has ever done this. Never, never, never. No Republican president has done this. No Democratic president."

His remark confused and angered some Americans who accused Biden of rewriting America's racist past.

The New York City radio host was among Biden's more vocal critics. "I really wish Joe Biden would shut the eff up forever and continue to act like he's starring in the movie 'A Quiet Place,' because as soon as he opens his mouth and makes noise, he gets us all killed," Charlamagne said on The Breakfast Club on Friday.

Charlamagne gave Biden the "Donkey of the Day" title, saying, "Joe, you got to hurry up and announce your Black woman VP so I can be enthused about voting for her because I will never be enthused about voting for you. You know America is a terrible place when Kanye West seems like a viable option."
 

 

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Joe Biden accused President Trump of being the first racist to be elected U.S. president. The Democratic nominee for president made the remark during a virtual townhall from his basement in Delaware on Wednesday.

The 77-year-old Democrat chastised Trump for repeatedly referring to the COVID-19 pandemic as the "China virus" or the "Wuhan virus".

Biden said, "the way he deals with people based on the color of their skin, their national origin, where they're from, is absolutely sickening."

Biden added, "No sitting president has ever done this. Never, never, never. No Republican president has done this. No Democratic president."

Ignoring the fact that past U.S. presidents have owned slaves, Biden said, "We've had racists, and they've existed, and they've tried to get elected president. But he's the first one that has."

President Trump responded to a reporter's question about Biden's statement during a press briefing on Wednesday. Trump said he'd "done more for black Americans than anybody with the possible exception of Abraham Lincoln. Nobody has even been close.”

Former U.S. presidents who've bought and sold African slaves include George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Andrew Jackson.

The former vice president made headlines earlier this year when he suggested Black people who don't vote Democrat "ain't Black".
 

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Update: Every verified account with blue checkmarks have been locked by Twitter.

Update I: Apparently, the Twitter account of a high ranking Twitter staffer was sold on the black market. That account - which has user access to every Twitter account - was compromised by hackers on Wednesday.

Update II: A message on the dark web reads:

"Don't purchase any Twitters for the time being, the internal employee panel was hacked and someone has access to any Twitter they want. You will also see lots of scams, don't fall for them."

 

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Hackers targeted the Twitter accounts of high-profile politicians and tech billionaires in a coordinated bitcoin scam.

The hackers hit the Twitter accounts of former President Barack Obama and former VP Joe Biden on Wednesday. President Trump's Twitter account wasn't hacked.

Also targeted were tech billionaires including Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

The hackers somehow gained access to the high profile accounts and offered to send Twitter users $2,000 for every $1,000 sent to a bitcoin address.

The tweets read: "I am giving back to my community due to Covid-19! All Bitcoin sent to my address below will be sent back doubled. If you send $1,000 I will send back $2,000. Only doing this for the next 20 minutes. Enjoy!"

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The fake tweets were sent simultaneously on the hacked Twitter accounts of America's wealthiest men and high-profile politicians.

Biden's staff locked down his Twitter account almost immediately and the tweets were swiftly deleted, but not before hackers collected over $110,000 in bitcoin currency.

Twitter released a statement noting it was aware of the highly embarrassing security breaches on their platform and they are working to figure out how the hackers compromised the accounts.

Update: Kanye West's Twitter account was also hacked.

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Joe Biden held his first press conference in 89 days in a gymnasium in his hometown on Tuesday.

The former vice president walked gingerly to the podium, wearing a black face mask which he removed before speaking to the half dozen journalists in attendance.

Biden, 77, immediately attacked President Trump for his handling of the coronavirus, saying Trump is "waving the white flag" and refusing to lead the country by mandating that everyone wear a mask or face covering.

Biden, who says he has not been tested for the virus, said, if he wins the election, he would ask Dr. Anthony Fauci to continue serving as the lead expert on the coronavirus pandemic.

Biden accused Trump of losing the war against the coronavirus.

"What happened? Now it's almost July, and it seems like our wartime president has surrendered -- ramped, er, waved the white flag and left the battlefield."

At the conclusion of his speech, Biden took a few questions from reporters, including one question about increasing his public appearances, declaring he "can hardly wait" to debate Trump.

The Democratic nominee slammed Trump's "cognitive capability," saying, "This president is um -- he talks about cognitive capability - he doesn't seem to be cognitively aware of what's going on."

"You know the steps you've taken so far haven't gotten the job done, Mr. President. Fix the shortage of PPE for our health care workers before you tee off another round of golf," Biden said.

Biden slurred many words and seemed to lose his train of thought multiple times during the hour-long presser.

Still, his campaign says Biden is not suffering from senile dementia or mental decline.
 

 

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Apparently, Joe Biden is considering controversial conservative commentator Candace Owens for Vice President.

Owens stunned her followers when she made the announcement Friday that she was in talks with Biden's team.

"I can confirm I am in advanced conversations with the Biden team," Owens tweeted in response to a tweet on Friday.

Owens retweeted standup comic Tim Dillon, who wrote, "If Biden picks @RealCandaceO it would be wild. She would destroy Pence."

Biden previously vowed h would pick a woman as his running mate on the presidential ticket.

There is mounting pressure on Biden to pick a Black woman as his vice president.

Last week: Biden reportedly narrowed his choices down to six women -- Senators Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Kamala Harris of California, Susan Rice, who served as former President Obama's national security adviser, Florida Rep. Val Demings, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, and New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, a Latina.

Question: Would you vote for Joe Biden if he picked Candace Owens as his running mate?