The Daily Populous

Sunday November 8th, 2020 morning edition

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is distancing himself from President Donald Trump after the 2020 election.

Bolsonaro, who has until now been an ally of the US president, said Trump is "not the most important person in the world,".

On Friday morning, Insider and Decision Desk HQ declared Joe Biden the winner of the presidential race.

Current and former leaders from around the world have begun congratulating the longtime politician on Twitter.

Bolsonaro said Trump is "not the most important person in the world," the Washington Post reported.

"God willing, I will be able to attend" a second Trump inauguration, Bolsonaro said in October, per Politico.

On Friday, president-elect Joe Biden was declared the projected winner of the 2020 election by Insider and Decision Desk HQ. »

Biden announcing COVID task force on Monday

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Joe Biden plans Monday to name a 12-member task force to combat and contain the spread of the coronavirus, sources tell Axios.

Why it matters: By announcing a COVID task force even before unveiling his senior White House staff or a single cabinet appointment, Biden is signaling that addressing the coronavirus will be the immediate priority for his transition, and then his potential administration.

On Friday night, Biden claimed voters have "given us a mandate for action on COVID, the economy, climate change, systemic racism.". »

Twitter immediately flags new Trump tweet that baselessly claims election fraud

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Twitter immediately flagged one of Donald Trump’s latest tweets that doubles down — again — on his campaign’s baseless assertions of election fraud.

“This claim about election fraud is disputed,” the social media platform bolted in blue lettering underneath the president’s tweet.

Mr Trump then misleadingly insinuated that mail-in ballots were rife with fraud because some states sent ballots to all registered voters. »

Trump Is Now Bragging About the Popular Vote, Which He Is Also Losing

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This spin was previously embraced by his longtime mouthpiece, Breitbart, which noted that Trump improved on Barack Obama’s 2012 showing by half a million votes:.

He will have lost the popular vote by a very large margin in both of his presidential campaigns.

This is sort of like the Tampa Bay Rays bragging about winning more World Series games this year than any American League team. »