US President Donald Trump has had a shocker of a day and will also get the coronavirus pandemic sweeping through his country later.
Firstly, Twitch temporarily banned President Donald Trump from the streaming service. Trump’s account was banned for “hateful conduct” that was aired on stream, and Twitch has removed the offending content.
One of the streams in question was a rebroadcast of Trump’s infamous kickoff rally, where he said that Mexico was sending rapists to the US. Twitch also flagged racist comments at Trump’s recent rally in Tulsa.
“Like anyone else, politicians on Twitch must adhere to our Terms of Service and Community Guidelines. We do not make exceptions for political or newsworthy content, and will take action on content reported to us that violates our rules,” a Twitch spokesperson told The Verge.
Then Iran issued an arrest warrant for Trump over the killing of Iranian commander General Qasem Soleimani in Iraq in January.
Tehran prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr said Trump and 35 others faced murder and terrorism charges, and that Interpol had been asked to help detain them. Interpol said it would not help.
Soleimani died in a drone strike near Baghdad International Airport ordered by Trump, who said the general was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of US troops and was planning imminent attacks. Iran retaliated by firing ballistic missiles at Iraqi military bases housing US forces.
“About 36 individuals have been identified in connection with the assassination of Hajj Qasem. They supervised, acted upon, and ordered (it),” Alqasimehr said, according to the Mehr news agency.
“This includes political and military officials from the US as well as other countries, for whom the judiciary has issued arrest warrants and the Interpol has issued Red Notices.”
Trump was on the top of the list and his arrest would be sought even after his presidency had ended.
To cap a shocker, the polls for the November US election continue to get worse for Donald Trump. A New York Times Upshot/Sienna College survey has Democratic Party presidential nominee Joe Biden ahead of Donald Trump in Arizona, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Florida. Trump won these states by slim margins against the 2016 Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton.
Donald Trump has been forced to start reserving spots for a television ad blitz set to run in several swing states during the final months of the race at a cost of more than $90 million. Ad tracking firms Advertising Analytics and Medium Buying announced that Trump’s campaign is reserving ad time starting in September in the key states of Arizona, Florida, Ohio, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and North Carolina. Trump won all six states in 2016.
Trump currently has TV advertisements running against Joe Biden in North Carolina.
— Advertising Analytics (@Ad_Analytics) June 29, 2020
In the US, Arizona’s Republican Governor Doug Ducey on Monday closed bars, cinemas, gyms and water parks immediately and leaders in several states ordered residents to wear masks in public in a dramatic reversal of policy amid an alarming resurgence of coronavirus cases nationwide.
Among those implementing the face-covering orders is the city of Jacksonville, Florida, where mask-averse Donald Trump plans to accept the Republican nomination in August. Trump has consistently refused to wear a mask during visits to states and businesses that require them.