White House Staffers Cheer on South Lawn As Trump Departs for Presidential Debate

White House staffers gathered in a line along the White House South Lawn on Tuesday and cheered as President Donald Trump departed for Cleveland, Ohio to attend the first 2020 presidential debate against Democratic nominee Joe Biden.



a man standing next to a woman: President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence walk to the White House Rose Garden on September 28, 2020.


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President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence walk to the White House Rose Garden on September 28, 2020.

A crowd of Trump administration employees stood behind a white rope cheering and waving with flags as the president and first lady Melania Trump walked by ahead of their departure.

In a few hours, Trump is expected to face the most direct challenge of his job performance as president and handling of the coronavirus in the first of three debates against his Democratic opponent.

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Fox News anchor Chris Wallace will moderate the live event to an in-person crowd of around 70 people, a much smaller audience compared to previous debates, due to the pandemic.

A new Monmouth University poll found that 74 percent of voters plan on tuning in to watch the heated showdown. However, an overwhelming majority of those who plan to watch—87 percent—doubt the debate will change their minds about who to vote for on Election Day.

According to the Commission on Presidential Debates, topics that will be covered tonight include Trump and Biden’s voting records, the Economy, the Supreme Court and COVID, as well as race and violence in American cities. Candidates will have roughly two minutes to answer their questions, with each segment lasting around 15 minutes.

In recent weeks, the two candidates have taken vastly different approaches to preparing for the debate. With 35 days until November 3, Trump has been grinding out back-to-back in-person campaign rallies and events in key swing states. While earlier reports indicated that he had decided to skip formal debate preparations, Trump on Sunday told reporters that former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Chris Christie have been helping him prepare “a little.”

“President Trump prepares for debates every day by being president and building an excellent record to run on for reelection,” Trump campaign spokesperson Tim Murtaugh told CNBC.

Biden wound down campaign events last Thursday to ramp up debate preparation. According to the Associated Press, the former vice president has participated in mock debate sessions, with senior campaign adviser Bob Bauer playing the role of Trump. Bauer didn’t dress up as the president, but he has been imitating his unique style and expected strategy by hurling insults and strange digressions at Biden.

Biden laid out his strategy on MSNBC over the weekend, revealing that he will be taking the fight to Trump.

“I’m prepared to go out and make my case as to why I

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Mediterranean Decor And Furniture Pieces To Cheer Up Your Living Space

Mediterranean decor can bring that carefree, bright and windswept feeling of being on vacation in a beautiful, ocean-side resort back into your heart. The Mediterranean Basin merges Turkish, Italian, Spanish, Greek and Moroccan designs that could add a splash of refreshing boldness and charm to your daily dwelling space, transforming it into a retreat chalk full of cultural tradition.

Why such vivid colors? The Mediterranean people believed that mix-and-matching, using vibrant colors was a way of showing individuality and ethnic pride in a world where rulers were always coming and going. Additionally, the bright-painted houses located on terraced cliffs also helped sailors recognize their particular homes from the sea, where they made their livings fishing.

In your living room, contemporary Mediterranean decor strives for simplicity, with bright white paint and furniture, relying on stylish accents – for example: the Fez lantern or the Cleopatra’s Star throw pillows. A popular choice for living room Mediterranean décor is texturized walls with Mediterranean setting artwork and sheer white curtains. You can also choose to install a “Moorish” ceiling made of ornate woodwork to give your room a unique, Church-like serenity, while the “Imperial Moroccan” door reveals additional medieval character in your living room space. Both the “Mediterranean Table” and the “Farah Table” offer contemporary designs. Large windows, tropical plants and an Alexandria vase can make a nice addition to your room. If the living room isn’t all that large, adding the Arabesque mirror can give the illusion of having more space.

In the kitchen, some decorators paint their walls with vivid sunset red, cobalt blue or egg yolk yellow. Others choose blue and gold mosaic tile for countertops, dining room tables and stove backdrops. In the window, terra cotta pots filled with spices and herbs or brilliantly reflective vases is a nice touch. You can throw brightly-colored dish sets into the mix for a kitchen with truly Mediterranean décor.

Most Mediterranean bathrooms have old-fashioned tubs or whirlpool tubs built into marble flooring. Bathrooms are another great place for functional mosaic wall, countertop, sink or floor tiles. For the very ornate, a Moorish wooden arch can be placed over the “canopy” style bathtub, with sconces and lanterns providing the lighting for this breathtaking room.

Bedrooms can benefit from the beautiful headboards, armoires, mirrors and chests we have to offer. You’ll want to keep this room simple and basic, for the most part, to aid in nighttime relaxation. Choose one or two main items and keep the walls and bedspreads a neutral terra cotta, olive, pale blue or gold. Lamps are a nice way to add a subtle splash of artistic design, without overdoing it.

The backyard garden can benefit from Mediterranean furniture as well. The King’s Fountain will be the centerpiece of your yard, providing the tranquil sounds of running water. Building a wooden archway and weaving white lights and a vine-growing plant like ivy is another stunning arrangement. Many of our tables – like “Sahara Sand” or “Emerald Nights” – were built out …

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