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STUDY: Trump’s Malaria Drug Doesn’t Prevent COVID

The Washington Post reports: Hydroxychloroquine did not prevent healthy people exposed to covid-19 from getting the disease caused by the coronavirus, according to a study being published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study is the first randomized clinical trial that tested the antimalarial drug, touted by President Trump, as a preventive measure. It showed that hydroxychloroquine …

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Twitter To Label Posts With “Highest Potential For Harm”

Business Insider reports: Twitter said Wednesday it will not tackle all the misinformation on its platform but will instead focus on posts with the “highest potential for harm” as it works to curb false or misleading information from spreading. The social media giant said it is responding to a survey from last year in which respondents said that “Twitter shouldn’t …

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Snapchat Demotes Trump Account For Inciting Violence

Digital Trends reports: Snapchat announced it would no longer promote President Donald Trump’s account on the video-sharing platform. “We will not amplify voices who incite racial violence and injustice by giving them free promotion on Discover,” a Snap spokesperson told Digital Trends. “Racial violence and injustice have no place in our society and we stand together with all who seek …

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Voter Optimism In US Direction At Record Low Of 31%

The Morning Consult reports: Two major crises playing out at the same time in the United States — the deadly coronavirus pandemic and social unrest over the deaths of black people that has erupted into nationwide demonstrations — have helped erode voters’ confidence in the direction of the country to its lowest point of Donald Trump’s presidency. A new Morning …

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Esper Breaks With Trump On Using Troops On Protests

CNN reports: Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said Wednesday that he does not support using active duty troops to quell the large-scale protests across the United States triggered by the death of George Floyd and those forces should only be used in a law enforcement role as a last resort, directly contradicting President Donald Trump. “The option to use active …

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Trump Denies Fleeing To WH Bunker During DC Protest: I Only Went Briefly During The Day “For An Inspection”

The Washington Post reports: President Trump on Wednesday disputed multiple reports that Secret Service agents rushed him to an underground bunker as hundreds of protesters gathered outside the White House on Friday night, asserting he went down earlier in the day “more for an inspection.” “It was a false report. I wasn’t down,” Trump said during an appearance on “Brian …

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Trump Wanted Pentagon To Use Tanks To Stop Protests

The Daily Beast reports: Less than 24 hours after President Trump said he was prepared to send troops into cities across America, senior officials in the Pentagon began to try to distance themselves from those words and from the idea itself, underscoring that not one governor had requested additional military assistance from Defense Secretary Mark Esper. A senior DOD official …

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Trump Wants “No Masks, No Distancing” At Convention

The Independent reports: Donald Trump is demanding a packed Republican national convention with “no face coverings and no social distancing,” North Carolina’s governor’s office has said. The US president spoke with Democrat governor Roy Cooper by phone, the office revealed, where they discussed the scheduled August convention in Charlotte. During the call, when Mr Trump “insisted on a full convention …

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NYT Does Deep Dive Into Trump’s Bible Photo Op

The New York Times reports: After a day in which he berated “weak” governors and lectured them to “dominate” the demonstrators, the president emerged from the White House, followed by a phalanx of aides and Secret Service agents as he made his way to the church, where he posed stern-faced, holding up a Bible that his daughter pulled out of …

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Houston Police Chief To Trump: Shut Your Mouth, This Isn’t The Apprentice, This Is Real Lives At Risk [VIDEO]

“On behalf of the police chiefs in this country, if you don’t have anything constructive to say, keep your mouth shut. Because you’re putting men and women in their early 20s at risk. “It’s not about dominating, it’s about winning hearts and minds. And let’s be clear, we do not want people to confuse kindness with weakness, but we do …

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McConnell: “I Won’t Critique” Trump’s “Performance”

The Hill reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday sidestepped a question about President Trump’s response to protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd, and didn’t directly weigh in on the treatment of protesters outside the White House on Monday night. “I’m not going to critique other people’s performances. I can speak for myself, and I just …

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Sasse: Trump “Treats Word Of God As A Political Prop”

The Associated Press reports: “There is no right to riot, no right to destroy others’ property, and no right to throw rocks at police. But there is a fundamental — a Constitutional — right to protest, and I’m against clearing out a peaceful protest for a photo op that treats the Word of God as a political prop,″ said Republican …

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Susan Collins Very Concerned About Trump’s Abuses

“The president should help to heal the racial divisions in this country. It is at times like this that a president needs to speak to the nation, to pledge to right wrongs, and to calm inflamed passions. “It was painful to watch peaceful protestors be subjected to tear gas in order for the President to go across the street to …

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58% Of Republicans Say Trump “Favors White People”

Mediaite reports: There were some stark partisan divides on race in the latest CBS News/YouGov poll, but huge majorities agree that President Donald Trump favors white people. The poll, released Tuesday, asked respondents a variety of questions pegged to the unrest over the killing of George Floyd, and the issues associated with it. For example, 57 percent of respondents agreed …

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New York AG Threatens To Sue If Troops Are Deployed: Trump “Does Not And Will Not Dominate New York”

AM New York reports: New York Attorney General James did not mince words when threatening legal action against President Trump, whose address to the nation Monday included warnings of military deployment to quell the protests that have risen from the murder of George Floyd by Minnesota police. “The President of the United States is not a dictator, and President Trump …

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DC Archbishop Condemns As Trump Visits Papal Shrine

The Washington Post reports: President Donald Trump visited a D.C. shrine honoring Pope John Paul II on Tuesday, a day after his appearance in front of an Episcopal church across from the White House set off a controversy because it involved aggressively clearing peaceful protesters. In a statement Tuesday morning as the president was arriving, Washington Archbishop Wilton Gregory slammed …

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GOP Senator Condemns Trump’s Bible Photo Op Stunt

Politico reports: Sen. Tim Scott said Tuesday that protesters in Lafayette Square should not have been cleared with tear gas and rubber bullets to accommodate President Donald Trump’s visit to a historic church, a rebuke of the president by the only black Republican in the Senate. In an interview with POLITICO chief economic correspondent Ben White, Scott (R-S.C.) said he …

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Trump Celebrates NYC “Ripped To Pieces By Scum”

CNN reports: The President has tweeted about last night’s protests in New York after a night of unrest and widespread looting. “New York was lost to the looters, thugs, Radical Left, and all others forms of Lowlife & Scum. The Governor refuses to accept my offer of a dominating National Guard. NYC was ripped to pieces,” he tweeted. On Monday, …

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Trump Hails Himself For “Domination” Of Protesters

CBS News reports: President Trump on Tuesday hailed the “domination” of protests in Washington, D.C., a night earlier, where military helicopters and tear gas were used to disperse demonstrators, including those gathered peacefully outside the White House. After the curfew, officers arrested scores of demonstrators who continued to gather and march downtown, and military helicopters were used to try and …

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WH Posts Propaganda Clip Of Bible Stunt [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: On Monday, police and National Guard troops descended on peaceful protesters in Lafayette Park in order to clear the way for Trump to stroll over to St. John’s Episcopal Church so he could pose with a Bible like it was some award from a group he’d never heard of but was still willing to accept an award from …

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