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Trump Meets With Top Experts Amid Virus Turmoil

The Daily Beast reports: In uncharacteristic fashion, the president barely tweeted throughout the day, as the Dow Jones industrial average took another massive dive on fears that the spread of the virus was going to severely interrupt global commerce and medical supply chains. Late on Thursday afternoon, he called the press in for a meeting with Trump-friendly African-American leaders and …

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Trump Impersonator Disrupts Pence Speech At CPAC

From the right wing Daily Caller: Mike Pence took the stage at CPAC 2020 around noon (eastern time) Thursday, opening his speech with a message of optimism about America’s odds of defeating the coronavirus, and Trump’s odds of reelection. However, less than 10 minutes into the vice president’s remarks, a protestor dressed like the president stood up near the front …

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Major Labor Union To Spend $150M To Defeat Trump

The Associated Press reports: One of the nation’s largest labor unions is unveiling plans to invest $150 million in a nationwide campaign to help defeat President Donald Trump, a sweeping effort focused on eight battleground states and voters of color who typically don’t vote. The investment marks the largest voter engagement and turnout operation in the history of the Service …

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Fox Analyst: Trump’s Libel Suit Against NYT Is Doomed

Fox News reports: The Trump campaign’s filing of a libel lawsuit against the so-called “extremely biased” New York Times was a “clever” move but the case will likely be “dismissed,” according to Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano. “They did a bad thing,” Trump said at a coronavirus press conference later Wednesday, before hinting at more litigation. “There …

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WHO Official Rips Trump’s “Incoherent” Virus Presser

Axios reports: Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, special advisor to the director general of the World Health Organization, told MSNBC Wednesday he found “most” of what President Trump said at his briefing on the novel coronavirus “incoherent.” As the number of confirmed cases reaches 60 in the U.S., the top health professional — who was a health policy adviser in the Obama …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Addresses Coronavirus Response

NPR reports: Under mounting criticism for the government’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak, President Trump announced Wednesday that he will hold a news conference to defend the administration’s response to the crisis. Despite stepped-up warnings from health officials that an outbreak is imminent in the U.S. and despite the recent sell-off on Wall Street in reaction to the global epidemic, …

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REPORT: Trump “Furious” About Stock Market Tumble

The Washington Post reports: Trump is highly concerned about the market and has encouraged aides not to give predictions that might cause further tremors. On Wednesday morning, he announced he would be holding a press conference at 6 p.m. about the coronavirus. In recent days, Trump has devoted the majority of his public statements to slamming Democrats or complaining about …

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Congress Warns Pentagon: Don’t Move Money To Wall

The Associated Press reports: Lawmakers from both parties told Pentagon leaders on Wednesday that the Defense Department is undermining its own efforts to get military money by diverting billions of dollars for the construction of President Donald Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and the committee’s top Republican warned Defense Secretary Mark Esper that …

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Appeals Court Sides With Trump On Sanctuary Cities, Rules Millions Can Be Withheld Over ICE Compliance

The Associated Press reports: The Trump administration can withhold millions of dollars in law enforcement grants to force states to cooperate with U.S. immigration enforcement, a federal appeals court in New York ruled Wednesday in a decision that conflicted with three other federal appeals courts. The ruling by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan overturned a lower …

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Trump To Hold Press Conference ON “Caronavirus”

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump said he’ll discuss the coronavirus threat at a White House news conference Wednesday, a day after he sought to minimize fears of the virus spreading widely across the U.S. Trump tweeted that representatives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and others, would join him at the late-afternoon appearance. Trump and members …

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Village People Gives Trump OK To Use Their Music

NBC News reports: Village People, the American disco group behind the hits “YMCA,” “Macho Man” and “In the Navy,” has given the go-ahead for President Donald Trump to plays its songs at events, despite being “inundated” with requests from fans urging the band to block the president’s use of the music. Trump most recently played Village People’s 1978 track “Macho …

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Trump’s Downplays Concerns On Coronavirus Outbreak

CNBC reports: The White House said Tuesday that President Donald Trump was referring to Ebola — not the deadly coronavirus — when he claimed that “we’re very close to a vaccine,” Dow Jones reported. Trump discussed the fast-spreading virus, which has killed more than 2,700 people and infected tens of thousands more, at a press conference during a state visit …

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Trump Blames Stock Market Woes On Bernie Sanders

Bloomberg News reports: President Donald Trump said Democratic presidential front runner Bernie Sanders is advocating “totally unaffordable” policies that are “not going to work” during a meeting with business leaders Tuesday at the U.S. embassy in New Delhi. “When we win re-election – I think we will – when we win, I think the market’s going to go up, it’s …

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INDIA: 110,000 Welcome “Macho Man” Trump [VIDEO]

Politico reports: There were women in glitzy Indian garb dancing, Bollywood stars singing and an eclectic mix of music blaring in time to flashing lights. And when President Donald Trump finally appeared on stage at the world’s largest cricket stadium, the sun-soaked crowd burst into a deafening, rapturous applause. It was exactly the scene the TV star-turned president wanted. “Namaste …

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Pope Rejects Trump’s Middle East Peace Proposal

Reuters reports: Pope Francis on Sunday warned against “inequitable solutions” to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, saying they would only be a prelude to new crises, in an apparent reference to U.S. President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace proposal. It was believed to be the first time the pope, who has often defended both Palestinian rights and Israel’s need for security, has …

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US Seeks To Block Climate Mention In G20 Statement

Reuters reports: The United States is against mentioning climate change in the communique of the world’s financial leaders, G20 diplomats said, after a new draft of the joint statement showed the G20 are considering including it as a risk factor to growth. Finance ministers and central bankers of the world’s 20 biggest economies (G20) are discussing top global economic challenges …

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Kremlin Denies “Paranoid” Report On Helping Trump

Reuters reports: The Kremlin said on Friday that allegations from U.S. intelligence officials that Russia is interfering in the 2020 election campaign and trying to boost President Donald Trump’s re-election chances are false and the result of paranoia. A person familiar with the matter said on Thursday that U.S. intelligence officials had told U.S. lawmakers last week that Russia was …

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Trump Hails Bollywood Gay Romance Before India Trip

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump celebrated the release of a Bollywood gay romance movie, Friday, ahead of a trip to India. Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, which is reportedly “hoping to win over older people, following the decriminalisation of homosexuality” in India in 2018 by featuring a romantic plot between two men, was signal-boosted by the president on Friday, who shared …

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Trump Screams For More Socialist Bailouts To Farmers

The Washington Post reports: President Trump promised in an all-caps tweet Friday to provide additional bailout funding to American farmers if necessary, as questions arise over whether China’s purchases of agricultural products will fall short of what it pledged in the recently signed trade deal. The bailout was created by the Trump administration as a way to try to calm …

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Trump Orders Purge Of Alleged “Never Trumpers”

Axios reports: Johnny McEntee called in White House liaisons from cabinet agencies for an introductory meeting Thursday, in which he asked them to identify political appointees across the U.S. government who are believed to be anti-Trump, three sources familiar with the meeting tell Axios. Behind the scenes: McEntee, a 29-year-old former body man to Trump who was fired in 2018 …

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