Midday News Wrap 09.25.20: Trump Sparks Election Fears | WYPR

Midday News Wrap 09.25.20: Trump Sparks Election Fears

Sep 25, 2020

President Trump in the White House Briefing Room.
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It’s the Midday Newswrap.  The late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg continues to make history.  She is lying in state at the Capitol at this hour, the first woman to be so honored. 

President Trump is expected to announce his nominee for Justice Ginsburg’s replacement tomorrow.

Last night, in Baltimore, and in cities around the country, protests continued expressing outrage over the police killing of Breonna Taylor in Louisville last March. 

And on Wednesday afternoon in the White House Briefing Room, in an astonishing statement, President Trump would not commit to a peaceful transfer of power after the election in November.  His comments, made in an exchange with Playboy Magazine reporter Brian Karem, have raised a political furor and stoked new fears that America's constitutionally guaranteed presidential transition process could be in for a rough ride this November.

Paula Reid is a White House correspondent for CBS News
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Joining Tom via Zoom to discuss the controversy is Paula Reid, who covers the White House and the Justice Department for CBS News.