The United States presidential election is in 48 days. Here at UKUFU, we cut through the
noise and deliver the nonpartisan news you need to stay informed about this election. Here is a summary of the top 3 political issues making headlines today.
1 Top Health and Human Services Official Pushes Conspiracy Theories and Warns of
In a Facebook live video, Michael Caputo the assistant secretary of public affairs at the
Department of Health and Human Services, espoused conspiracy theories and warned his
followers of a post-election insurrection from radical left-wing hit squads. He told his followers,
“If you carry guns, buy ammunition, ladies and gentlemen, because it’s going to be hard to get.”
He also accused the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of supporting a “resistance unit”
to undermine President Trump and he accused top U.S. scientists of “sedition” for their work
related to the Coronavirus.
According to the New York Times, Caputo himself has been accused of trying to manipulate
coronavirus data for political purposes and “scuttle the core health bulletins of the C.D.C. to
paint the administration’s pandemic response in a more positive light.”
Trump Presides Over Peace Deal Between Israel, U.A.E. and Bahrain
On the White House South Lawn, the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the
foreign ministers of the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain signed the Abraham Accords, which
seek to normalize diplomatic relations and create peace between the three countries. During the
event, Trump proclaimed, “today is a historic day for peace in the Middle East. We’re here to
change the course of history.”
However, some critics and Palestinians are skeptical of the deal. According to the New York
Times, “Many analysts of the region, while affording Mr. Trump credit for helping to broker the
agreement — work spearheaded by his son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner — called
the talk of peace overblown.”
2 Trump Buys Massive Ad Buy to Promote the Economy
According to Fox News, the Trump campaign will buy more than $10,000,000 USD
($13,700,000 AUD) in television ads to help promote the President’s message on the economy.
The ads will run in key swing states with early voting, including Arizona, Pennsylvania, North
Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
According to Trump’s campaign manager Bill Stepien, “This week’s advertising continues our
strategic plan to follow the dates on the calendar, the states that are voting early, the data that
always guides our decision-making and our pathway to 270,” Trump campaign manager Bill
Stepien told Fox News.
3 The Biden Campaign Makes First Stop in Florida
Former Vice-President Biden made a campaign stop in Tampa, Florida to speak with veterans.
He told the crowd, “I’ll always have your back, like you’ve had our country’s back.”
Biden also pledged to invest more money and resources to assist service members and veterans
with mental health issues, increase employment opportunities, and combat the military suicide
rate. He also criticized President Trump for his alleged remarks calling service members who
killed “suckers” and “losers.”
Your Wednesday Political Poll: CNN/SRSS – North Carolina and Wisconsin
According to a recent CNN poll, Joe Biden leads President Trump by double digits in Wisconsin
and the two are virtually tied in North Carolina among likely voters.