Donald Trump Reveals Evangelical Rifts That Could Shape Politics for Years – The New York Times

When Jen Hatmaker speaks to stadiums full of Christian women, she regales them with stories about her five children and her garden back in Austin, Tex. — and stays away from politics. But recently she took to Facebook and Instagram to blast Donald J. Trump as a “national disgrace,” and remind her legions of followers that there are other names on the ballot in November.“Trump has consistently normalized violence, sexual deviance, bigotry and hate speech,” she said in an email interview. “I wouldn’t accept this from my seventh-grade son, much less from a potential leader of the free world.”

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Inside Donald Trump’s echo chamber of conspiracies, grievances and vitriol – The Washington Post

In the presidential campaign’s home stretch, Donald Trump is fully inhabiting his own echo chamber. The Republican nominee has turned inward, increasingly isolated from the country’s mainstream and leaders of his own party, and determined to rouse his most fervent supporters with dire warnings that their populist movement could fall prey to dark and collusive forces.This is a campaign right out of Breitbart, the incendiary conservative website run until recently by Stephen K. Bannon, now the Trump campaign’s chief executive — and it is an act of retaliation.A turbulent few weeks punctuated by allegations of sexual harassment have left Trump trailing Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in nearly every swing state. Trump’s gamble is that igniting his army of working-class whites could do more to put him in contention than any sort of broad, tempered appeal to undecided voters.The execution has been volatile. Since announcing last week that “the shackles have been taken off me,” Trump, bolstered by allies on talk radio and social media, has been creating an alternate reality — one full of innuendo about Clinton, tirades about the unfair news media and prophecies of Trump’s imminent triumph.Donald Trump’s long list of conspiracy theories Play Video2:52Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump believes there’s a global conspiracy to stop him from becoming president – but it’s not the first time he’s pushed unfounded theories. (Peter Stevenson/The Washington Post)The candidate once omnipresent across the “mainstream media” these days largely limits his interviews to the safe harbor of the opinion shows on Fox News, and most of them are with Sean Hannity, a Trump supporter and informal counselor.[Trump says groping allegations are part of a global conspiracy to help Clinton]Many Republicans see the Trump campaign’s latest incarnation as a mirror into the psyche of their party’s restive base: pulsating with grievance and vitriol, unmoored from conservative orthodoxy, and deeply suspicious of the fast-changing culture and the consequences of globalization.

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Press release – The first two cases of Zika virus identified in Vietnam

To actively prevent and control Zika virus infection to limit the spread in the community, stabilizing social security of our people, the Ministry of Health requests localities to deploy the following activities:1. Raise the alert level and deploy outbreak control activities as described in the 2nd scenario of the action plan of preventing and combating the Zika virus in Vietnam; continue to strengthen surveillance and testing samples for Zika virus at localities for early detection of infected cases, deploying all disease prevention and control measures including killing mosquito larva (larvae), prevention from mosquito bites, mobilizing people and community participation; organization of vector surveillance and spraying insecticide to avoid the spread out to the community.2. Deploy intensive propaganda, mobilize people to implement the campaign “People kill mosquitoes, mosquito larva (larvae) for prevention against diseases caused by Zika and dengue viruses”, currently this is the most effective measure in the prevention of disease caused by Zika virus. Advise people not to be panic and implement preventive measures for individuals, families and communities, as well as not causing negative effect to tourism activities.3. Localities to execute outbreak declaration as prescribed in Decision 02/2016/QD -TTg dated Jan 28, 2016 of the Prime Minister on the conditions for announcement of outbreak of infectious diseases if disease outbreaks occur in order to maximized resources and mobilize people’s participation in the prevention of the disease caused by Zika virus.4. Organize monitoring, providing guidance and antenatal care for pregnant women, pregnant women infected with Zika virus, surveillance of congenital and neonatal microcephaly in obstetric and pediatric facilities in the country.5. Healthcare facilities, prenatal and obstetric facilities to be ready in manpower, medicines, supplies, equipment, hospital beds to ensure the collection and treatment of patients.6. Allocate additional funds for Zika disease prevention; guiding policies for staff directly involved in the prevention and control of Zika outbreak.

Source: Press release – The first two cases of Zika virus identified in Vietnam