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GOP Presidential Frontrunner Scott Walker Wants Constitutional Amendment Banning Gay Marriage

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Watch as Gov. Scott Walker, who is leading the 2016 GOP presidential polls currently, talks about his views on same-sex marriage and tries to not talk about Caitlyn Jenner.

Even though he has yet to announce his intentions, Scott Walker is leading several of the GOP 2016 presidential polls currently. The controversial Wisconsin Republican governor who has won both a recall and a second term despite making a name for himself as a union buster and amid claims by his adversaries of corruption, Walker, at 47, has been able to navigate the political landscape better than many.

Speaking at freshman Republican U.S. Senator Joni Ernst‘s first annual “Roast and Ride” GOP political event, Walker talked about same-sex marriage and Caitlyn Jenner (video, above, starting at about the 5:35 mark.)

Walker says he will not stop fighting even if the U.S. Supreme Court finds a constitutional right for same-sex couples to marry, and he wants a constitutional amendment allowing states to ban marriage equality should the Court rule in favor of it.

“I personally believe that marriage is between one man and one woman,” Walker told ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl in an interview broadcast Sunday morning. 

“If the court decides that, the only next approach is for those who are supporters of marriage being defined as between one man and one woman is ultimately to consider pursuing a constitutional amendment.”

I believe that the decision on defining marriage should be left up to the states, yeah,” Walker added. 

The statement is consistent with his recent comments. Walker, in an example of his usual political balancing act, in April announced he would attend a same-sex couple’s reception, but didn’t weigh in on a hypothetical wedding invitation. And he has called for a constitutional amendment allowing states to ban same-sex marriage, most recently also in April.

Walker, who shuns the frontrunner label, thusly affording him less examination from the press, had far less to say about Caitlyn Jenner.

We had another big cultural moment,” ABC’s Karl noted. “President Obama said Caitlyn Jenner coming out like that was an act of courage. Do you agree with that?”

Walker refused to weigh in.

Well, I think it’s a personal decision. And to me, I don’t know that there’s anything more to comment on. It’s a personal decision,” he said.

 

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Trump Replaces Brad Parscale As Re-Election Campaign Hits the Skids

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President Donald Trump has just replaced his flailing campaign manager Brad Parscale, as experts increasingly say his re-election chances wither. Parscale will stay with the campaign in the role he had during 2016.

Trump made the announcement on Facebook, trying to put a positive spin on the bad news.

“I am pleased to announce that Bill Stepien has been promoted to the role of Trump Campaign Manager,” the president said.  “Brad Parscale, who has been with me for a very long time and has led our tremendous digital and data strategies, will remain in that role, while being a Senior Advisor to the campaign. Both were heavily involved in our historic 2016 win, and I look forward to having a big and very important second win together. This one should be a lot easier as our poll numbers are rising fast, the economy is getting better, vaccines and therapeutics will soon be on the way, and Americans want safe streets and communities!”

Just hours ago a devastating Quinnipiac poll put former Vice President Joe Biden 15 points ahead of Trump. Worse, the polling organization’s analyst reported the results offer “no upside, no silver lining, no encouraging trend hidden somewhere in this survey for the president.”

This is a breaking news and developing story. Details may change. 

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‘No Silver Lining, No Encouraging Trend for the President’: Pollster Explains How Biden Is Beating Trump by 15 Points

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A polling analyst for the highly-regarded Quinnipiac Poll explained how former Vice President Joe Biden is beating President Donald Trump in the latest survey by a whopping 15 points.

“Independents are a key factor behind Biden’s widening lead as they now back him 51 – 34 percent, while in June, independents were split with 43 percent for Biden and 40 percent for Trump,” Quinnipiac reports. “There is also some movement among Republicans as they back Trump 84 – 9 percent, compared to 92 – 7 percent in June. Democrats go to Biden 91 – 5 percent, little changed from 93 – 4 percent in June. ”

In the latest Q poll Biden is beating Trump 52 – 37 percent – practically doubling his lead to 15 points from just one month ago. In June Biden led Trump 49 – 41 percent, an 8-point spread.

“Yes, there’s still 16 weeks until Election Day, but this is a very unpleasant real time look at what the future could be for President Trump. There is no upside, no silver lining, no encouraging trend hidden somewhere in this survey for the president,” said Quinnipiac University Polling Analyst Tim Malloy.

Quinnipiac adds that Trump has now lost what was his one remaining advantage over Biden.

“President Trump’s approval rating on the economy is underwater,” with voters trusting Biden on the economy 53 percent to 44 percent.

“Today’s numbers are his worst net score on the economy since August of 2017.”

This Q poll was conducted from July 9 – 13 among 1,273 self-identified registered voters.

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‘Where Is the Law?’: Internet Trashes Trump as He Feeds Off Anger Over Ivanka’s Illegal Goya Endorsement With One of His Own

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Outrage was immediate when First Daughter and Senior Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump endorsed Goya Foods in a tweet  late Tuesday night. Government ethics experts says it clearly violated federal law. Worse, it came just days after the CEO of Goya praised President Donald Trump from the Rose Garden at the White House, saying the country is “truly blessed” to have Trump as president.

Moments ago, clearly smelling the widespread outrage, President Donald Trump did a Goya Foods endorsement of his own.

 

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Many Americans are furious, especially given the coronavirus pandemic that Trump is ignoring.

 

 

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