Media coverage of 2020 Presidential candidates
This month in review: the latest roundup from the presidential race.
This week in the 2020 race was characterized by something of a lull after the candidates spoke in both the CNN Climate Town Hall and the third Democratic debate earlier in the month. However, candidates Bill de Blasio and Elizabeth Warren did attract significant media coverage–de Blasio exited the race and Warren held her biggest rally yet.
On Friday, de Blasio announced he would be ending his campaign for president. The New York City mayor said that it was “not his time” to seriously contend for the presidency. He has failed to make a significant showing in the polls, and announced his departure from the race two weeks before the qualification deadline for the fourth set of debates in October. President Trump gloated over de Blasio dropping out of the race, tweeting “NYC is devastated, he’s coming home!”
On Monday, Elizabeth Warren hosted a campaign rally in Manhattan’s Washington Square Park, which attracted a crowd of over 20,000 supporters. Warren chose the site because of its proximity to the site of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, and used the rally to speak about her support for workers’ rights. Trump, who is known to laud the sizes of his rallies, said that the estimate of the size of Warren’s crowd was likely exaggerated and that regardless it was easy to attract a crowd in a place as dense as Manhattan.
Trump held his own campaign rally on Monday, in a suburb of Albuquerque, New Mexico. He used the rally to attempt to woo Hispanic voters, saying that Hispanic voters understand the problem of drugs moving across the US-New Mexico border. Trump lost the state in 2016.
Also this week, several Democratic candidates, including Warren, Bernie Sanders, and Kamala Harris, called for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh after the emergence of new sexual assault allegations this week.