‘People Will Die’: Biden Campaign Lashes Out At Trump’s Maskless Rallies
In other news: Democratic nominee Joe Biden calls the president "a fool" for insinuating that he's on drugs; his wife, Jill, discusses health care at an event in Michigan; and more. Also, for the first time in its 175-year history, Scientific American makes a presidential endorsement—for Joe Biden.
Biden Campaign Manager On Trump's Return To Rallies: 'People Will Die'
Joe Biden’s campaign manager attacked President Donald Trump and his team for the packed rallies they've recently resumed, warning that "people will die" because of the acute risk of coronavirus transmission at the largely maskless events. In a POLITICO Playbook interview, Jennifer O’Malley Dillon pointed to indoor campaign events Trump held this week, in direct contradiction with the coronavirus guidelines of his own administration. She also brought up the packed event on the South Lawn of the White House where Trump celebrated the normalization of relations between Israel, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates. (Oprysko, 9/15)
'He's A Fool': Biden Mocks Trump Accusation That He's On Drugs
Joe Biden called President Donald Trump "a fool" Tuesday after the president said on "Fox & Friends" that he thought Biden was "taking something" during the Democratic presidential debates. "He's a fool. The comments were just foolish," Biden said in an interview with NBC affiliate WFLA of Tampa. Earlier in the day, Trump repeated his calls for Biden to take a drug test ahead of their debate in two weeks in an interview on the Fox News morning show. (Gregorian, 9/15)
Biden Wants To Restore Obamacare. He May Have Trouble.
Joe Biden may not be able to unwind everything President Donald Trump has done to diminish Obamacare. Despite Trump’s failure to repeal Obamacare, he’s forced changes on the health care system that Biden will find hard to immediately reverse, if at all. Trump’s expansion of skimpier health insurance alternatives to Obamacare, curbs on reproductive health funding and rollback of contraception coverage have been upheld in the courts. Efforts to reverse those policies are likely to draw legal battles in a court system that will bear the imprint of Trump’s conservative appointees for years. (Luthi, 9/15)
Battle Creek Enquirer:
At Battle Creek Stop, Jill Biden Talks Education, Health Care
Jill Biden, wife of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer stopped in Battle Creek on Tuesday for a listening session with military families and a conversation that focused on education and improving health care. "If I have the honor of serving as your first lady, one of my most important priorities will be making sure our veterans and our military members and the caregivers and survivors have what you need," Biden said. (Durnbaugh, 9/15)
San Francisco Chronicle:
Kamala Harris Sounds Climate Change Alarm From Ruins Of California Fires: ‘This Is Not A Partisan Issue’
As she surveyed the devastation of the Creek Fire, Sen. Kamala Harris said she couldn’t help but notice how little the flames left behind. For some, all that remained standing were the chimneys. “Those chimneys remind me of tombstones,” the Democratic vice presidential nominee said. It’s a landscape that the West is likely to see more of if the country doesn’t accept the reality of climate change science and act accordingly, Harris said Tuesday as she redoubled the Democratic presidential ticket’s new emphasis on the threat that an unchecked output of greenhouse gases poses for people’s lives, health and property. (Gardiner, 9/15)
Biden Receives Endorsement From Scientific American, Magazine's First In 175-Year History
Scientific American has endorsed Joe Biden for president, the first time the venerable science magazine has backed a presidential candidate in its 175-year history. The endorsement was published in Scientific American’s October issue, in which the magazine’s editors explained their reasons for publicly supporting Biden, adding that they “do not do this lightly.” (Chow, 9/15)