Jul 18, 2017

GOP health care plan massively unpopular on Trump's turf

Jon C. Hancock / AP

Only 12% of voters in the counties that fueled President Trump's victory — identified as those that flipped from Obama to Trump or those where Trump outperformed Mitt Romney by a large margin — believe that the Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is a good thing, per a new NBC News/WSJ poll.

  • One surprising thing: Only 25% of Trump voters in those counties thought the GOP effort was a good thing — granted, just 16% thought it was a bad thing, but a huge 59% had no opinion or didn't know.
  • One unsurprising thing: A whopping 0% of Clinton voters in those counties thought the repeal and replace effort was a good thing.

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The latest: George Floyd protests nationwide

Police officers wearing riot gear push back demonstrators outside of the White House on Monday. Photo: Jose Luis Magana/AFP via Getty Images

Protests over the death of George Floyd and other police-related killings of black people continued for a seventh day across the U.S., with President Trump threatening on Monday to deploy the military if the unrest continues.

The latest: Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser criticized federal police in a tweet Monday night for using munitions earlier in the day "on peaceful protestors in front of the White House, an act that will make the job of (DC Police Department) officers more difficult." "Shameful!" she added as she urged residents to go home and stay safe.

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The world watches America burn

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The world is watching the grief and anger, violence and pain in America's streets.

The big picture: The U.S. accounts for nearly one-third of the world's deaths from COVID-19. The killing of a black man, George Floyd, by police has sparked days of protest and nights of chaos in America's major cities.

Trump walks to historic St. John's Church outside White House as protests rage

President Trump walked to the historic St. John’s Episcopal Church, located just steps away from the White House across Lafayette Park, on Monday night as protests linked to the murder of George Floyd raged across the capital and cities around the country.

What we're seeing: Military police and park rangers used physical force and tear gas on peaceful protestors to clear the area so that Trump could "pay respects" to the church that was damaged by a fire on Sunday.