Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message on social media for the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Charter of the United Nations, in New York today:
The new Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations, Pascale Baeriswyl, presented her credentials to the Secretariat today.
Earlier this week, the DNC War Room released a new ad entitled “Played,” which really got under Trump’s skin.
First, he complained about it on Twitter:
TRUMP: “Biden failed with China. They took us to the cleaners! I got $Billions out of China, and gave much of it to our targeted farmers!”
And then tonight at his Fox News town hall, he begrudgingly admitted it was a great ad:
TRUMP: “On the campaign they’ll say such horrible things about me. It’s a very unfair business, but the ad he did this morning, it’s a great ad for them. ‘I got beaten by China.’”
Today, as Donald Trump and Republican-led states filed briefs at the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down the Affordable Care Act, Democrats across the battlegrounds slammed Trump and the GOP for pushing a toxic health care agenda that threatens coverage, spikes costs, and jeopardizes protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions — even in the midst of a global pandemic. Take a look:
AZ Dems: “The Affordable Care Act has been a critical lifeline for Arizona families who have been left reeling from Donald Trump’s catastrophic coronavirus response. But instead of working to deliver relief to our communities, Trump and the GOP are hellbent on ripping away health care coverage from Arizona families in the midst of a global pandemic. Arizonans deserve leaders who will keep their promises and fight to expand coverage, lower costs, and secure protections for pre-existing conditions — not wage attacks on our health care when we need it most.
CO Dems: “Today, with the support of Senator Cory Gardner, the Trump Administration and the GOP will submit briefs recklessly urging the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which would rip care away from an estimated 470,000 Coloradans, endanger protections for 2.4 million Coloradans with pre-existing conditions, and undermine the nation’s public health response to coronavirus.”
FL Dems: “‘While Floridians are trying to stay afloat during the dual health and economic crisis born of the coronavirus pandemic, Donald Trump is still forging ahead with his lawsuit to strip millions of Americans of their health care,’ said FDP Chair Terrie Rizzo, ‘Today is a reminder of just how important it is for Floridians to elect Joe Biden in November — we need a president who will treat health care as a right, not a privilege and work tirelessly to make that a reality for all Floridians.’”
GA Dems: “During the worst health crisis Georgians have faced in our lifetimes, it is unconscionable that Donald Trump and Republicans including Chris Carr are moving forward with their cruel lawsuit to overturn the Affordable Care Act. Tens of thousands of Georgians have lost their jobs and health insurance because of Trump’s chaotic, failed pandemic response.”
MI Dems: “‘Even a global pandemic can’t stop Donald Trump’s relentless fight to strip health care from over 700,000 Michiganders,’ said Michigan Democratic Party spokesman Christian Slater. ‘His latest attack is a shameful continuation of a war on health care that will devastate working families in our state.’”
NC Dems: “Today’s filing by the Republicans and the Trump administration is a purely partisan attempt to undo years of progress when it comes to accessible health insurance. Millions of North Carolinians depend on the protections of the ACA, and Republicans have made it clear that they will never stop their assault on these benefits. This is an attack on working families in our state, and come November, we’ll remind Donald Trump and his allies that they can’t get away with it.”
NH Dems: “Today, Trump is continuing his lawsuit to destroy the #AffordableCareAct. Yes, in the middle of a pandemic! Trump knows if his lawsuit is successful, 23 million Americans will lose their health care. And he doesn’t care. We cannot let Trump get away with this.”
NV Dems: “It’s the same old tired playbook with Trump and Republicans–despite Americans favoring the ACA and repeated failed attempts to repeal the law, they will stop at nothing to ensure hundreds of thousands of Nevadans lose their care.”
OH Dems: “Yesterday the U.S. had its highest single-day total of new coronavirus cases reported since the crisis began. Today the Trump administration is trying to convince the U.S. Supreme Court to throw out the Affordable Care Act. […] Here in Ohio, this lawsuit would have devastating consequences if Trump and the GOP are successful. The Center for American Progress estimates that more than 860,000 Ohioans could lose their health coverage.”
PA Dems: “Access to health care has never been more critical, but Trump and his allies just don’t get it. Democrats in Congress are working on new legislation to lower costs, expand coverage, and strengthen protections for pre-existing conditions. The contrast has never been more clear: while Republicans are working to rip away health care, Democrats are fighting to make access easier and expand coverage. Voters have a choice in November and they’ll choose the side that cares about the health and well-being of their families.”
TX Dems: “In the middle of a global pandemic, Texas Trump Republicans, like indicted Attorney General Ken Paxton, continue their attacks on the Affordable Care Act. For millions of Texans, the law has never been as important as it is now. If Republicans are successful, nearly 2 million Texans will lose healthcare coverage. That is unacceptable and flat out wrong. […] We should be fighting to protect and expand healthcare for all, not cutting off access for millions of people.”
VA Dems: “741,000 Virginians stand to lose their health care if the ACA is repealed. Drop the lawsuit.”
WI Dems: “What’s more is Trump is continuing his callous crusade to repeal the ACA, which would strip millions of Wisconsinites of their health insurance, threaten protections for people with pre-existing conditions, and eliminate an affordable option for those who lost their employer-based health care during this pandemic. This is nothing more than a cheap ploy that Wisconsinites will see through as they plan to vote for Joe Biden come November.”
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