The campaigning ends today and the voting begins tomorrow to replace all 435 members of the US House and 1/3 of the Senate plus several governorships and state houses could swing Democratic in time for the 2020` Census allowing them to bring back some balance to intensely gerrymandered districts and change state voting laws to make voting easier everywhere.
But Donald Trump has made this election about him and his hatred of immigrants, white supremacy and dog whistle tactics to turn his base against the rest of the country. So much so, 80% of voters believe his hateful rhetoric will cause damage and violence across the USA. And the caravan gets smaller each and is more than month away. Only a few will make it to the border, but in a classic Trump stunt, he is deploying 5-15,000 US troops to the border with orders to treat a thrown rock as a rifle shot and to shoot back. I kid you not. He also produced an advert on twitter so racist, many outlets refused to even show it prompting derision from Donald Jr. It was too racist for broadcast on most channels.
Here the Brexit drum beats slowly as the true costs become known of the planning effort and with the trials of Aaron Banks now revealing he accepted foreign donations, many are saying Brexit itself should be halted/slowed until this crime inquiry is resolved. And it was budget week in Parliament as millions of pounds again changed hands from one pot to another. Who were the winners and losers? We’ll discuss.
Join Denis Campbell, editor of UK Progressive magazine and author of the book Donald Trump: Deplorable Bully… and Paul Halliday, the political and religious commentator.
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