California Sen. Kamala Harris has announced that she has decided to withdraw her candidature from the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. This decision comes after she failed to capitalize on early enthusiasm for her campaign and watched her poll numbers collapse subsequently. An aide said Harris informed staff Tuesday she is ending her White House bid.
In an email to all her supporters she has mentioned that she can’t tell her supporters and volunteers to go on in good faith that there is a path forward (to win) when she does not believe she does. She deeply regrets her suspension of the campaign she wrote but there is no path forward she said. Harris also thanked the supporters and said she feels immense gratitude towards them.
Harris had entered the race in January as a top contender. She had a breakout moment in the first debate thanks to a memorable clash with then-front runner Joe Biden over his record on desegregation busing. Biden, who is right now campaigning in Iowa, said that he has mixed emotions of Harris’s decision as “she is really a solid, solid person and loaded with talent.”
Harris has struggled to shine through in subsequent debates after her breakout moment and has seen her poll numbers plunge in recent months. In November she dramatically cut her staff in New Hampshire (the state that holds the first primary in the race for the White House) to focus on Iowa. The campaign was hemorrhaging money, spending more than what was coming in. She has now become one of the biggest candidates yet to drop out of the crowded 2020 primary field. Her exit follows the withdrawal of former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke, another Democrat who entered the race to great fanfare but later struggled.
Trump and Twitter feud escalates as Twitter flags Trump’s tweet on Minnesota Protests
Everyone is aware of the ongoing situation in America. Not only is the country under turmoil, but there are also undercurrents of protests against the Trump administration. The situation escalated quickly when George Floyd, a black man, was killed by four white policemen.
Citizens are calling it an act of white male supremacy, and are demanding justice for George Floyd. The police officers were restraining Floyd for some reason, but video footage of the incident shows a police officer leaning on the neck of Floyd as he asks for mercy and gasps for breath.
The four policemen have since been suspended from duty, and the FBI is doing a Federal civil rights probe. There have been protests across the country, for the cause of Black Rights. George Floyd’s death has sparked riots across the country.
Recently, there was a protest in Minnesota that went out of hand. And President Trump did not lose the time to tweet about it. In the tweet, he called the protestors thugs. He also warned that, as soon as “the looting begins, the shooting begins.”
This tweet did not sit well with Twitter because it violated the terms and conditions of Twitter. It promoted the glorification of violence. That’s why the tweet was flagged, and a notice was placed on it.
Later, the White House Tweeter handle, reposted the tweet from Trump’s account. The war between Twitter and Trump seems to be growing tense. President Trump is calling out Twitter and wants to revoke the 230.
Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which protects the authenticity of the platform. Trump and his supporters want to amend the section and revoke the 230. As the situation gets out of hand, it seems to be seen who will win the Twitter war.
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