President Donald Trump is denying reports he made disparaging remarks about U.S. military personnel who have been captured or killed, including referring to the American war dead at the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in France in 2018 as “losers” and “suckers.”
But Illinois U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, a U.S. Army veteran and Purple Heart recipient who lost both legs in combat, said in a morning news conference — called by Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s campaign — she believes it’s true and is one reason voters should oust the Republican incumbent this fall.
Meanwhile, the November ballot is now pitting billionaire Gov. J.B. Pritzker vs. the even wealthier founder and CEO of the Citadel investment firm, Ken Griffin, Illinois’ richest person. Griffin kicked in $20 million to an effort to defeat the Pritzker-backed proposal on the ballot that would shift Illinois’ flat-rate income tax to a graduated-rate system. Pritzker, a Hyatt Hotel heir, has kicked in a little over $56.5 million.
And the nation’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, is warning that Illinois and a handful of other states seeing increasing COVID-19 numbers are at risk for a surge in cases over Labor Day weekend, Bloomberg is reporting.