The Damage Report host John Iadarola is joined by Brett Erlich, host of TYT’s Happy Half Hour, to go through Friday’s top stories.
With Americans across the US at risk for hunger, eviction, job loss, and um, CORONAVIRUS(!), the Senate decides to take a vacation. As Trump’s approval rating tanks, a new poll shows the top reason Biden supporters give for voting for him is that he’s not Trump. A new ad from the Biden campaign hits the President hard on his lack of leadership on COVID-19. In Massachusetts, Progressive Senator Ed Markey increases his lead over Democratic Golden Boy Joe Kennedy. TELL YA FATHA! Epic Games, the company that owns Fortnite, is at war with Apple after encouraging users to bypass Apple’s payment system. It’s time to take out the trash! Find out who John, Brett and you (yes, you!) picked as the Garbage Person of the week.
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Read more here: https://www.vox.com/2020/8/13/21366668/trump-campaign-birtherism-kamala-harris-born-in-oakland
"If you thought Trumpworld moved past birtherism, think again.
Hours after presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden formally introduced Kamala Harris as his presidential running mate on Wednesday, the Trump campaign got busy trying to revive racist conspiracy theories of the sort Donald Trump rode to political prominence back in 2011.
Trump campaign legal adviser Jenna Ellis retweeted an op-ed written by law professor John Eastman in which he argues Harris is “not entitled to birthright citizenship under the 14th Amendment as originally understood,” citing a fringe legal theory holding that children of temporary visitors to the country are not conferred citizenship even if they are born here.
Ellis is clearly trying to gin up controversy about whether Harris, a Black woman who is a natural-born citizen to immigrant parents from India and Jamaica, is actually an American citizen, and therefore eligible to serve as vice president."
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