The FBI announced terrorism charges on Thursday against an anti-government militia group for plotting to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D). Now, University of Michigan professor Alexandra Minna Stern says that politically motivated violence may only get worse.
Something unexpected is taking place in new polling about President Trump and his standing among elderly Americans. A recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll showed that Joe Biden leads among voters 65 and over. This is a group that Trump won in 2016 by seven points.
It's been a whirlwind 36 hours — early Friday morning, President Trump tweeted that both he and the First Lady had tested positive for the coronavirus. That afternoon, he took Marine One to Walter Reed military hospital. Now, numerous members of the Republican Party and the President's campaign staff have also tested positive for the virus.
Why it matters: This is a turning point – not just for the upcoming election, but for the Supreme Court confirmation process – and for this country.
President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump announced Friday that they tested positive for the coronavirus. In a statement shortly thereafter, the White House physician said the Trumps "are both well at this time" and will remain quarantined. The president is 74 years old, which puts him at higher risk for severe illness from the virus, according to CDC guidelines.