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Trump slams Biden in epic Rose Garden remarks, the former VP's campaign has now responded

President Trump veered off-script Tuesday after announcing new legislation against China to attack Joe Biden over his recent policy proposals – accusing the former vice president of aligning his campaign with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other progressive leaders.

“Biden has gone radical left,” Trump said. “There's never been a time when two candidates were so different.”

The Biden campaign later fired back at Trump's comments, saying: "Today’s statement that was ostensibly supposed to be about China, but there was one topic that President Trump couldn’t seem to get off his mind: Joe Biden, whose name the President invoked nearly 30 times. The whole sad affair says more about Donald Trump than he said about any particular topic.

"The American taxpayer should be reimbursed for the abuse of funds this spectacle represented," the campaign said, adding that "a real leader" -- referring to Biden -- spoke earlier in Wilmington.

Trump’s comments come hours after Biden released a $2 trillion plan on Tuesday to boost investment in clean energy and stop all climate-damaging emissions from U.S. power plants by 2035.

“When Donald Trump thinks about climate change, the only word he can muster is ‘hoax,'" Biden told reporters. "When I think about climate change, what I think of is jobs.” Click here for more on our top story.

Other related developments:
- Trump signs executive order to hold China accountable for actions against Hong Kong
- Biden unveils $2 trillion plan to boost clean energy, rebuild infrastructure
- Biden pushes populist 'made in America' plan to pump up economy
- RG3, Emmitt Smith and Calvin Johnson teaming up with team Biden

TUESDAY'S PRIMARIES: Jeff Sessions loses, Trump's WH doctor wins, Sen. Collins' challenger confirmed

- Tommy Tuberville, a first-time politician and former Auburn University football coach, defeated former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions thanks, in part, to an endorsement from the president. Click Here for More

-Former White House physician Ronny Jackson is a step closer to winning a seat in Congress.

The AP projected on Tuesday evening that Jackson was winner of the House GOP primary runoff in Texas’ 13th Congressional District – in the race to succeed Republican Rep. Mac Thornberry – who’s retiring after 25 years in office. Click here for more

-For months, Maine’s Democratic state House Speaker Sara Gideon has been running a general election-type Senate challenge against longtime GOP Sen. Susan Collins. Now it's official that she will face off against Collins come November. Click here for more

Doug Schoen: What this all means

St. Louis homeowner who faced down protesters with rifle believes Trump intervened to protect his community

Missouri attorney Mark McCloskey, who along with his wife Patricia brandished legally-owned firearms when confronted by Black Lives Matter protesters at their St. Louis home last month, told "Hannity" Monday that he believes President Trump quietly intervened when protesters returned to his neighborhood for a second time July 3.

"The second night that people came and the cops were there ... I had a source on the ground and I've not been able to confirm it, maybe you can," host Sean Hannity told McCloskey. "Is it true President Trump sent in people to defend your neighborhood and nobody knew about it?"

"That's the information we have," McCloskey responded. "I think we got help from the very top. That night, we had cooperation, I think, from the federal government, from the state government, the local police department. That night everybody stood up like champs but it came from the top down."

"I can't express my appreciation enough for everybody involved," he added.

McCloskey joined "Hannity" after he told told "Tucker Carlson Tonight" that "the rumor is that" he and his wife "are going to be indicted shortly" over the June 28 incident that received national attention.

McCloskey maintained Tuesday that he and his wife "did nothing wrong" in protecting their home and vowed that they will not "be intimidated" by authorities subjecting them to an investigation. Click for more

Other related developments 
- Missouri couple who defended home have rifle seized during police search: report
- Armed St. Louis homeowner says protesters 'threatened to kill her, move into her home

Defiant Portland mayor tells feds to 'stay inside' or 'leave' city, asks DHS to clean up graffiti

Portland, Oregon, Mayor Ted Wheeler lashed out at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Twitter Tuesday, urging federal agents to “stay inside” or “leave” as the city faces its sixth-straight week of protests and unrest.

“I told the Acting Secretary that my biggest immediate concern is the violence federal officers brought to our streets in recent days, and the life-threatening tactics his agents use,” Wheeler wrote Tuesday evening. “We do not need or want their help.”

DHS deployed officers from multiple federal law enforcement agencies this month to protect government installations that include a courthouse and another building.

Demonstrations have taken place around the country after the May 25 death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody. Four officers were fired and charged, including Derek Chauvin, who appeared in a video holding his knee on Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes.

Meanwhile, city businesses have reported $23 million in losses due to looters and rioters – amid a coronavirus pandemic that is already causing massive economic damage. Click for more


Former Trump physician Ronny Jackson wins House GOP primary in Texas
- Tommy Tuberville defeats Jeff Sessions in Alabama GOP Senate runoff election
- Susan Collins challenger Sara Gideon cruises to victory in Maine Democratic Senate primary
- Hannity tells voters if Biden wins, 'you can start singing "bye, bye, Miss American Pie" because it's over'
- How Kelly Preston spent her final years while privately battling cancer
- Coronavirus vaccine trial: First tested in US yielded antibodies in patients, researchers say

- Coronavirus made 36% of Americans delay financial milestones
- China vows retaliation after Trump ends preferential status for Hong Kong
- Moderna stock soars following positive results in coronavirus vaccine candidate

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Laura Ingraham says the Left and mainstream media are lying when they say it's too dangerous to open schools, citing a just-released German report showing the dynamics of the virus spreading "have been overestimated."

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