Trust Index: Viral tweet about Trump impeachment consequences lacks context
One viral post is making its rounds outlining why lawmakers should proceed with impeachment. “I think one of the sources of confusion surrounds the word impeachment,” University of Miami Law professor Carolina Mala Corbin said. She elaborated that impeachment is a two-step process, with impeachment being the first step. “The U.S. Constitution impeachment clauses do contemplate barring the president from holding office in the future,” Corbin said, addressing one of the claims made in the viral post. “Basically, these benefits are not available to someone whose office has been terminated by impeachment and removal,” Corbin said.
White House announces additional support for Puerto Rico following natural disasters
ORLANDO, Fla. – Puerto Rico is expected to receive additional federal funding to support efforts to rebuild some of its infrastructures following recent natural disasters. The funds are meant to support the people of Puerto Rico and restore the U.S. territory’s infrastructure. The storm made landfall as a category five storm in 2017, killing more than 3,000 people. The island also dealt with heavy flooding and power outages after Hurricane Isais pummeled Puerto Rico on July 30. [WATCH: Hurricane Maria recovery efforts continue in Puerto Rico 3 years later]Puerto Rico also was also struck by an earthquake swarm in late 2019, leading into the early months of 2020.
Campaign pups throughout the years: These 11 photos will make you crack a smile
We found the following 11 photos from Getty Images, and we thought they were worth a share. (Getty Images)Pierre, a 5-year-old basset hound, apparently is a loyal fan of then-President Johnson -- and was happy to pose with a campaign button. (Getty Images)A dog wears a campaign sticker for Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden during a campaign stop at the Buttercup diner on March 3, 2020 in Oakland, California. This photo was taken in front of the White House as the pups wore campaign buttons for Lyndon B. Johnson for President. (Getty Images)In Honolulu, Hawaiian women are seen casting their votes during a presidential election -- and even a dog doesn't dare peek.
7 days until the election: Biden hits the road; examining Barrett’s first cases on Supreme Court
Florida: Registered voters must request a mail/absentee ballot, but no excuse is required. You have six days remaining for your county to receive your ballot. Michigan: All registered voters are sent an application for a mail/absentee ballot, and no excuse is required. You have six days remaining for your county to receive your ballot. Texas: Registered voters must request a mail/absentee ballot, and you do have to provide a reason as to why you need one.
Trump to face voters’ questions in Florida town hall
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President Trump to hold first rally since COVID-19 diagnosis in Sanford
President Trump to hold first rally since COVID-19 diagnosis in SanfordPublished: October 12, 2020, 2:36 pmThe stage is set and final preparations are being made at an Orlando Sanford International Airport hangar for President Trump’s rally Monday evening.
President Trump to make campaign stop in Sanford on Friday
(Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)President Donald Trump is coming to the Orlando area for a campaign stop on Friday. [TRENDING: Florida moves to phase 3 of coronavirus reopening | Missing 11-year-old girl from Apopka found | President Trump nominates Judge Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court]Trump’s campaign announced he will have a rally at Orlando Sanford International Airport on Friday. The rally starts at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 4 p.m.For more information, click or tap here.
Will Florida have an impact on the next Supreme Court Justice position?
After the passing of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, lawmakers are at odds over who will fill her vacancy. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced late Friday night that the Senate plans to vote on President Trump’s supreme court justice nominee. [TRENDING: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87 | Trump pushes for 2nd round of $1,200 direct payments | Daylight Saving Time debate]In Central Florida, local government leaders are offering their thoughts after Ginsburg’s death. “It is with deepest condolences I offer acknowledgment of the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Trump had released an updated list of conservatives who would be under consideration for a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court should he be given the opportunity.
President Trump visits Florida as COVID-19 deaths shatter records
ORLANDO, Fla. President Trump is expected to make a trip to the Sunshine State on Friday. The president will take part in an event with Florida sheriffs in Tampa, as well as participating in a COVID-19 roundtable in Pinellas County. Florida continues to see record-breaking deaths as a result of COVID-19. RELATED: Florida continues to report record number of COVID-19 deathsTrumps visit comes a day after he floated the idea of delaying the November elections. Even though the president brings up delaying the election, he does not have the power to move an election.
President Trump heading to Florida this week
President Trump is planning to travel to Florida later this week. During his trip on Friday, Trump will focus on drug trafficking in South America. A White House official said Trump will visit the U.S. Southern Command in Doral for a briefing. Doral is in Miami-Dade County, which is currently experiencing a huge coronavirus outbreak. Miami-Dade County officials report the county has seen a 90% increase in the number of coronavirus patients being hospitalized in the past 13 days.
Hundreds turn out for Trump boat parade in South Florida
Published: May 4, 2020, 9:18 amPresident Donald Trump tweeted his appreciation for a parade in his honor. The parade took Sunday with a few dozen boats Sunday near his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. Supporters waved Trump flags and signs praising the president. Trump thanked participants on Twitter. He promised to “never let you down!”
Here’s how the Orlando area reacted to President Trump’s acquittal
ORLANDO, Fla. – Dozens of protesters gathered outside Sen. Marco Rubio’s office in Downtown Orlando on Wednesday night, protesting his vote to acquit President Donald Trump. “I’m out here to let Sen. Rubio and Sen. Scott know that we are very disappointed in them,” Beckert said. “Shame on them for being oath-breakers.”POST IMPEACHMENT VOTE RALLY in Downtown Orlando Posted by News 6 WKMG / ClickOrlando on Wednesday, February 5, 2020The crowd’s message was very clear. Protestors are gathering outside of Marco Rubio’s office in Downtown Orlando — protesting the acquittal of President Trump. Protesters took to the streets of downtown Orlando after the U.S. Senate voted to acquit President Trump.
President Trump's legal team to continue opening arguments
President Trump's legal team to continue opening argumentsPublished: January 27, 2020, 10:08 amPresident Donald Trump's lawyers plunged into his impeachment trial defense Saturday by accusing Democrats of striving to overturn the 2016 election, arguing that investigations of Trump's dealings with Ukraine have not been a fact-finding mission but a politically motivated effort to drive him from the White House.