There’s still a presidential campaign, lest we forget.
Most polls have former Vice President Joe Biden (D) leading President Donald J. Trump (R) in the popular vote. CNN had Biden beating Trump, 55% to 41% in a poll released June 8.
Gay support for Trump appears to be dwindling with Richard Grenell, the former U.S. Ambassador to Germany, still the most visible and vocal of supporters. Grenell went after Microsoft last week after the company announced it would not sell face recognition technology to the police.
“They should be barred from federal government contracts — there should be consequences for not selling technology to police departments,” Grenell tweeted.
Meanwhile Friday was the fourth anniversary of the Pulse shooting, where 49 people were killed inside an LGBT nightclub. The president ignored it. Instead on the same day the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finalized a rule that removes non-discrimination protections for LGBT people in health care and health insurance.
“On the fourth anniversary of Pulse. In the middle of Pride month. During a global pandemic. Donald Trump’s cruelty truly knows no bounds. We have to defeat him this November,” Biden tweeted.
Trump turned 74 on Sunday. He resumes his re-election campaign this weekend in Oklahoma with a rally in Tulsa. Those attending must first sign a COVID-19 waiver, the Trump campaign announced.
Meanwhile, on June 14, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control reported 2,063,812 coronavirus cases with 115,241 American deaths from the virus. Florida has the ninth most cases (71,589).
White House Watch is a semi-regular column covering the 2020 presidential election.