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Trump economic adviser calls president’s debate performance ‘crappy’

Trump economic adviser calls president’s debate performance ‘crappy’

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTwo ethics groups call on House to begin impeachment inquiry against Barr Trump relishes return to large rallies following COVID-19 diagnosis McGrath: McConnell ‘can’t get it done’ on COVID-19 relief MORE‘s economic adviser Stephen MooreStephen MooreSunday shows – Coronavirus stimulus, Barrett hearings share spotlight Stephen Moore doubts need for T stimulus, predicting US economic growth On The Money: Trump gambles with new stimulus strategy | Trump cannot block grand jury subpoena for his tax returns, court rules | Long-term jobless figures rise, underscoring economic pain MORE earlier this month called the president’s debate performance “crappy” following the first debate with Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenMcConnell challenger dodges court packing question ‘Hamilton’ cast to reunite for Biden fundraiser Trump relishes return to large rallies following COVID-19 diagnosis MORE.

“It was not a great performance by Trump; in fact, I thought it was a pretty crappy performance,” Moore said at an Oct. 2 conference hosted by the pro-Trump FreedomWorks nonprofit organization, HuffPost reported.

In late September, the debate between Trump and Biden was widely regarded by viewers and critics to be riddled with cross talk and political mockery, leaving many questions unanswered about the two combatting presidential platforms.

Moore also conceded that Trump’s first debate with Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWhen do problems with mail-in ballots become a problem for the media? Trump campaign official blames Biden lead on ‘skewed’ polls Trump’s Hail Mary passes won’t get him in the end zone MORE in the 2016 election was similarly just as bad.

The economist recalled leaving New York’s Hofstra University after the 2016 debate with now-White House economic adviser Larry KudlowLarry KudlowMORE, telling the conference audience, “My friend called me and said, ‘Steve, looks like you and Larry

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Vodafone calls on New Commercial Arts as global creative partner | Advertising

Vodafone calls on New Commercial Arts as global creative partner | Advertising

Vodafone has appointed New Commercial Arts as its new global strategic and creative agency, following a competitive pitch.

Incumbent Anomaly, which won the telecom brand’s creative account last August, declined to participate in the pitch.

Vodafone currently stands at the top of BrandZ UK brands ranking with a value of $23.1 billion (US$27.3 billion), and was named the eighth most-awarded advertiser for effectiveness in Warc’s Effective 100.

Conceived by Adam & Eve founders James Murphy and David Golding, New Commercial Arts launched in May this year with ambitions to “unite brand and customer creativity to make brands more desirable and easier to buy”.

Immediately after launching, the agency won the creative account for Halifax, which parted ways with Adam & Eve/DDB after nine years.

New Commercial Arts also created a post-lockdown outdoor campaign for the World Out of Home Organization, which ran in 60 countries.

Last month, the agency hired John Blight, a planner at Adam & Eve/DDB, as senior strategist.

Vodafone also works with Ogilvy in the UK as part of WPP’s bespoke operation Team Red. Ogilvy’s most recent work for the Vodafone brand came last July with “Unlimit yourself” – the first campaign after the brand parted ways with former frontman Martin Freeman.

Earlier this year, the agency created an ad produced and shot under full lockdown conditions for Vodafone’s youth-focused brand Voxi.

A spokeswoman for Ogilvy said: “WPP’s Team Red, of which Ogilvy is a key part, remains a lead partner in Vodafone’s UK’s communications team. 

“We have not been involved in the global Vodafone work, which is run as a separate relationship and workstream. However, we look forward to working with our local UK client on how best to integrate this thinking in service of further strengthening the brand in the UK.”

This year Vodafone has

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Jerome Powell, Fed Chair, Says Economy Has ‘a Long Way to Go’ as Trump Calls Off Stimulus Talks

Jerome Powell, Fed Chair, Says Economy Has ‘a Long Way to Go’ as Trump Calls Off Stimulus Talks

In deciding to forgo any more immediate relief, the president could be setting the economy up for the type of painful outcome that Mr. Powell warned of on Tuesday. The Fed chair, who has increasingly called for more government help, said policymakers should err on the side of injecting too much money into the economy rather than too little given how much work remains.

“Too little support would lead to a weak recovery, creating unnecessary hardship for households and businesses,” Mr. Powell said in remarks before the National Association for Business Economics.

“Over time, household insolvencies and business bankruptcies would rise, harming the productive capacity of the economy and holding back wage growth,” he said. “By contrast, the risks of overdoing it seem, for now, to be smaller.”

In multiple tweets later Tuesday night, Mr. Trump appeared to backtrack his assertion that an agreement would wait until after Nov. 3, at one point urging both chambers to “IMMEDIATELY Approve” reviving a lapsed loan program for small businesses, funds to prevent airlines from furloughing or laying off workers and another round of stimulus checks. It remained unclear if his tweets, which came after stocks plummeted, reflected a willingness to restart negotiations with Ms. Pelosi. Both provisions have bipartisan support, but several lawmakers have pushed for them to be included in a broader package.

Nearly seven months into the pandemic, millions of Americans remain unemployed as the coronavirus keeps many service industries operating below capacity. The unemployment rate has fallen more rapidly than many economists expected, dropping to 7.9 percent in September, and consumer spending is holding up. But the economy’s resilience owes substantially to strong government assistance that has been provided to households and businesses.

That included direct payments to families, forgivable loans to small businesses and an extra $600 per

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Trump calls for economic aid talks after ending economic aid talks

Trump calls for economic aid talks after ending economic aid talks

Donald Trump’s position on an economic aid package was already a mess. As of three weeks ago, the president was telling the public that a proposal from congressional Democrats was both too generous and not generous enough. He simultaneously said he stood with Republicans, whose plan he opposed.

The president also said he was prepared to twist GOP lawmakers’ arms, convincing them to move closer to the Democratic plan, which he said he disliked.

And yet, somehow, Trump’s position managed to get more confusing yesterday.

For reasons unknown, the president announced that he was abandoning economic aid talks altogether, effectively telling Americans that they should simply accept high unemployment and a weak economy until after the elections.

About seven hours later, the Republican started tweeting about economic bills — each of which would require legislative negotiations — he wants Congress to tackle quickly.

President Donald Trump reversed course Tuesday night and urged Congress to approve a series of coronavirus relief measures that he would sign, including a new round of $1,200 stimulus checks for Americans…. He said in another tweet that he would approve funding for specific struggling industries, such as airlines and small businesses, which is short of what House Democrats proposed.

So to recap, after weeks of contradictions on economic aid talks, Trump ended the negotiations entirely, only to start publishing tweets hours later about the new economic aid talks he’d like to see.

Of course, the president — a self-proclaimed expert in deal-making — has refused to personally engage in any of the recent negotiations, and that’s likely to continue. Trump just wants to see others engage in talks. Or not. Or both.

Maybe the president is confused about what’s going on around him. Maybe he was rattled by yesterday’s reaction on Wall Street to his declaration.

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