President says US is ‘so lucky’ to have him in emoji-filled tweet, as Biden breaks fundraising records



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Donald Trump has said that Americans should feel “so lucky” to have him as president after the stock market closed on a high note Wednesday. The president has used the stock market in an effort to prove to the voters that the US economy is doing well.

Joe Biden has announced that his campaign raised $364.5m in the month of August, breaking records for the most raised by a presidential campaign in a single month. When breaking down the amount raised, Mr Biden said 95 per cent came from grassroots supporters and 57 per cent came from online donations.

During a campaign event, Mr Biden said that he thought the police officers involved in the shooting of Breonna Taylor and Jacob Blake should be at least charged while the justice system investigates each case.

This rhetoric has differed from the president, who has focused instead on condemning the looters and rioters in cities like Kenosha, Wisconsin, and Portland, Oregon. Following his visit to Kenosha on Tuesday, Mr Trump t was accused of being “somebody who is orchestrating division and playing on the fears of white people” by Black Lives Matter activists as he toured the scene in Kenosha.

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In the polls, Mr Trump has started to catch up in polls in key battleground states like Pennsylvania. In a new Monmouth poll, Mr Biden’s lead diminished to just four points over Mr Trump in Pennsylvania after previously leading in the state by 13 points in July.

But Mr Biden still leads the president nationally, with some polls having the former vice president ahead by 10 points.

Meanwhile, the US president and senior administration officials have moved to deny claims he suffered from a series of mini-strokes last November, in what Mr Trump described as a “phony story”.

The November election just got more interesting after Joe Kennedy III lost in the Massachusetts Democratic primary to incumbent Senator Ed Markey. This was the first time a Kennedy has lost a race in Massachusetts, and Mr Trump claimed it proved the Democratic party was veering towards socialism.

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