The Trump campaign’s fundraising emails have gotten very in-your-face and awkwardly personal, especially with Eric and Don Jr.’s guilt trips

Laveta Brigham

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Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr. speak during a ribbon cutting event at Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point in The Bronx.
Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr. speak during a ribbon cutting event at Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point in The Bronx.

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  • Aggressive, in-your-face fundraising emails from political campaigns are nothing new, but the Trump campaign has taken it to a new level.

  • Following in the Obama campaign’s pioneering tactic of using campaign surrogates as the apparent email senders, many of the Trump campaign’s money requests come from his adult sons, Don Jr. and Eric.

  • “I convinced my father to give you another chance,” a recent subject line from Eric read, before he signed off with an ominous “We won’t extend your match offer again. Don’t let the President down.”

  • To keep up with the Trump campaign’s strangest fundraising emails without having to see them pile up in a personal inbox, you can follow @TrumpEmail.

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Long Distance Bike Trips for the Coronavirus Era

Laveta Brigham

Illustration by Kelly Caminero/The Daily Beast/Getty
Illustration by Kelly Caminero/The Daily Beast/Getty

Descending the tight, winding roads of the San Juan Mountains from Wolf Creek Pass at the Continental Divide, I passed a long-distance cyclist with his panier-laden bike, climbing upward at a snail’s pace. The highest point he could reach was nearly 11,000 feet. I was in awe that he was trying it—imagining the risk of not being seen by vehicles rounding tight corners, or facing heat exhaustion. 

I was also happily in an SUV with air-conditioning and snacks. 

More people are seeing longer bike rides as a way to get away from it all—a type of social distancing. If the focus is less on setting the ultra long-distance record of your lifetime and more on crafting your own meaningful and tailor-made cycling experience—which also takes into consideration where you are at, and what your skillset is—cycling longer distances can be a safer form of

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