Obama to Trump: It’s Time to Concede
In October, 45% of Americans reported that they were somewhat or very confident that President Donald Trump would accept the results of the 2020 presidential election and concede. More than a week after it became clear that President-elect Joe Biden had won, Trump has yet to concede the election. On Sunday, CBS aired an interview with former President Barack Obama, who advised Trump to call it a day. “My advice to President Trump is, if you want at this late stage in the game to be remembered as somebody who put country first, it’s time for you to do the same thing,” Obama said.
#MillionMagaMarch Brings Violence to D.C.
Prior to the 2020 presidential election, more than eight in ten Americans (86%) were somewhat or very worried that there would be widespread violent protests in cities across the country following this election. Republicans (83%) and Democrats (88%) both said they were somewhat or very worried. Nearly two weeks after the election, moments of violence occurred in Washington, D.C. during the #MillionMagaMarch. Posts across social media showed members of the white nationalist group the Proud Boys and counterprotesters engaged in violence near The White House. Another video shows a bystander throw a firework at Trump supporters near a restaurant. “On both sides, people were bloodied, and at least 20 were arrested, including four whose allegiances remain unknown on gun charges. The chaos also left two officers injured,” reports The Washington Post.
Today at 3:00 PM: Join PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones for A Conversation on Immigration
Join PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones for A Conversation on Immigration
PRRI CEO Robert P. Jones will join the National Immigration Forum for a conversation on immigration this coming Monday, November 16. Jones will be joined by Linda Chavez, senior fellow at the National Immigration Forum, and Tim Miller, the writer-at-large at The Bulwark. The virtual event, hosted by the National Immigration Forum, provides everyone an opportunity to join a diverse group as the panelists discuss the future of immigration reform. Register here.
NBC News Looks at Harvard University Affirmative Action Case
In a recent piece forNBC News, Kimmy Yam looks at misconceptions that surround Asian Americans and their views on affirmative action. “Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have been used as a wedge and certain groups have purposefully showcased Asian American dissent to affirmative action as a way of masking their anti-Black and anti-Latino agendas,” explains John C. Yang, president and executive director of civil rights nonprofit Asian Americans Advancing Justice. Yam’s article comes shortly after an appeals court ruled that Harvard University does not discriminate against Asian American students. The case is likely headed to the U.S. Supreme Court. PRRI Board Member Janelle Wong adds that “affirmative action is not a special preference. It is one tool to address current systemic barriers for Black and Latino students who are both qualified and deserving of higher education.”
Fauci: Smooth Biden Transition is Key to Vaccine Distribution
According to Dr. Anthony Fauci, a smooth transition between the Trump and Biden administrations is necessary for an efficient release of a COVID-19 vaccine. “Obviously, it’s something that we’re concerned about,” Fauci said on Monday. “I mean, as you know, I’ve served in six administrations, so I’ve seen a number of transitions and I know that transitions are very important. Hopefully, we’ll see that soon.” Recent PRRI data shows that 49% of Americans trust Fauci “a lot” to provide accurate information on COVID-19.