Coming off a trip the Iowa State Fair, 2020 Democrats are continuing to work in early primary states to build their coalitions. While former Vice President Joe Biden continues to lead in national polls, recent gaffes are causing supporters to rethink his campaign strategies. Sen. Bernie Sanders, meanwhile, is pushing back against claims that his 2020 bid has peaked, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren is surging in the polls but concerns remain about her general election viability.
The House and Senate are still out until Labor Day. On Wednesday, President Trump will travel to Louisville, Kentucky, for a fundraiser, a roundtable with supporters, and a speech at the American Veterans 75th National Convention. On Thursday, President Trump will present the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Robert Cousy. He will finish the week by attending the G7 summit in Biarritz, France, until Aug. 25.
This week, protests in Hong Kong escalated, a 2020 presidential candidate dropped out of the race, and Sen. Bernie Sanders doubled down on making Medicare for All his defining issue. Catch up on the week’s headlines with our “Week in Review” video.