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De Blasio: More Will Die If Trump Doesn’t Act [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio sharply criticized President Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic Sunday, arguing that the federal government has not done enough to ramp up production of life-saving medical supplies like masks and ventilators and asking the president to deploy the military across the country to help with the public-health crisis. “The …

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North Korea Claims Trump Offered US Help With Virus

The New York Times reports: President Trump has sent a letter to North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, expressing his willingness to help the North battle the coronavirus, North Korea said on Sunday. “I would like to extend sincere gratitude to the U.S. president for sending his invariable faith to the Chairman,” said Kim Yo-jong, the North Korean leader’s sister and …

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Nigeria Reports ODs After Trump Touts Unproven Drug

Bloomberg News reports: Nigeria reported two cases of chloroquine poisoning after U.S. President Donald Trump praised the anti-malaria drug as a treatment for the novel coronavirus. Health officials are warning Nigerians against self-medicating after demand for the drug surged in Lagos, a city that’s home to 20 million people. Two people were hospitalized in Lagos for chloroquine overdoses, Oreoluwa Finnih, …

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Joe Biden: Trump Is Lying To “Sound Like A Hero”

CNN reports: Joe Biden on Friday lambasted President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, telling Trump to “stop swerving between over-promising, buck-passing, and start delivering protection to our people.” Biden said Trump is “behind the curve” and “promising results he has not delivered and announcing actions that he has not even ordered,” pointing to Trump’s comments that don’t match …

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Politico: How Trump Is Making The Pandemic Worse

Politico reports: In late February, Trump claimed there were only 15 coronavirus cases in the United States — a vast understatement — and promised “within a couple of days,” the number would be close to zero. That number has now soared past 14,000 and is climbing exponentially. He seized on figures about how many people the seasonal flu killed annually …

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Mar-A-Lago Forced To Shutter Under Governor’s Order

The Daily Beast reports: President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort closed its doors on Friday, The New York Times reports. The closure comes as Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order that called for non-essential businesses and beaches in Broward and Palm Beach counties to close due to the coronavirus. According to The Miami Herald, all bars, clubs, and restaurants that …

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Dow Tumbles 913 Pts After Trump’s Insane Briefing

CNBC reports: Stocks attempted to rally on Friday, but failed, concluding one of the most volatile weeks on Wall Street ever as investors grapple with mounting fears over the coronavirus’ economic blow. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 913 points lower, or more than 4%, after rallying more than 400 points earlier in the day. The S&P 500 slid 4.4%. …

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Trump Melts Down After Reporter Asks Him To Comfort Scared Americans: “That’s A Nasty Question” [VIDEO]

The Metro reports: Donald Trump exploded with rage after a journalist asked him to offer guidance to Americans left terrified by the coronavirus outbreak. Asked by NBC News White House correspondent Peter Alexander what he’d say to Americans who are ‘scared’ over the 200 people killed and 14,000 sickened by coronavirus, Trump snapped: “I say that you’re a terrible reporter. …

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Trump Cancels G7 Summit, Leaders Will Teleconference

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump will cancel an in-person meeting of G7 leaders at Camp David in June because of the coronavirus and will hold a video-conference instead, the White House said on Thursday. The decision comes as nations around the world seal their borders and ban travel to stop the virus’ spread. Trump held a video-conference with the leaders …

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PHOTO: Trump Sharpie’d “Chinese Virus” Into Notes

Mediaite reports: Washington Post White House photographer Jabin Botsford captured an incredible photo showing that President Donald Trump crossed out — with a sharpie marker — the word “Corona” and replaced with the word “Chinese” virus. The images were captured during Trump’s coronavirus press conference held on Thursday. On Wednesday, Trump dismissed the idea that the terms “Chinese virus” or …

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Dow Jones Currently Below Trump’s Inauguration Day

The Hill reports: The Dow Jones Industrial Average on Wednesday erased all the gains it had made since President Trump took office amid the ongoing economic fallout from the coronavirus epidemic. The morning of Trump’s inauguration, the stock index opened at 19,795 and closed at 19,827. At its lowest point on Wednesday, it fell to 19,700. The S&P 500, widely …

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Trump Announces Closure Of US-Canada Border

The Huffington Post reports: The U.S. and Canada are barring nonessential travel across their border, a step underscoring the gravity of the coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump announced Wednesday. On Monday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau closed the country’s border to those who aren’t Canadian citizens or permanent residents, but exempted U.S. citizens “for the moment,” given that “the level …

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Trump Praises Himself On “Chinese Virus” Response

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump reiterated a comment he made Tuesday during a White House press conference on Twitter Wednesday morning amidst numerous and critical reports of his administration’s response. On Tuesday he made the specious claim that he always considered the coronavirus outbreak as a pandemic, despite the fact that he had said the direct opposite weeks earlier. Amid …

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Trump’s Approval Rating Slides Amid Virus Crisis

Gallup reports: As the COVID-19 pandemic hits the U.S. and President Donald Trump’s impeachment acquittal becomes a distant memory for Americans, his 44% job approval rating is down five percentage points, and back to where it was before the Senate acquitted him on the House’s impeachment charges. The latest reading is from Gallup’s March 2-13 poll, which was conducted as …

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Trump Is “Looking At Sending Checks To Americans”

ABC News reports: “At my direction, [Treasury] Secretary Mnuchin is meeting today with senators on additional stimulus packages,” Trump said, adding that they are looking at loans for small businesses and flexibility for fast food workers. Mnuchin announced that the administration is looking at sending checks directly to American households that are hurting – possibly within the next two weeks. …

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Trump Seeks $850 Billion Economic Stimulus Package

The Washington Post reports: The Trump administration is asking Congress to approve a massive economic stimulus package of around $850 billion to stanch the economic free fall caused by the coronavirus, four officials familiar with the planning said Tuesday. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will present details to Senate Republicans later Tuesday. The package would be mostly devoted to flooding the …

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POLL: 42% Trust Trump To Protect From Coronavirus

Axios reports: Strong majorities of Americans trust the major health agencies to protect the country from the coronavirus, while fewer trust President Trump, according to an Axios/SurveyMonkey poll. The results suggest that health officials have a high degree of credibility in this crisis — and that Trump is on safer ground when he closes ranks with them, as he did …

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Trump: Virus Crisis Could Last Until July Or August

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump said Monday that the U.S. may be able to get the new coronavirus outbreak under control by July or August at the earliest. Trump, speaking to reporters in the White House briefing room, also said his administration may look at lockdowns for “certain areas” or “hot spots” in the nation. But the president said he …

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MAGA World Fractures Over Trump’s Virus Response

Politico reports: While the MAGA movement is divided over how seriously to take the coronavirus threat or how to tackle it, the message among his supporters is increasingly unanimous: If Trump fails to control the virus, prevent its spread and prove his leadership, much less save the economy, he will lose the election and cripple his movement. Trump’s supporters elected …

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REPORT: Trump Offered $1 Billion For German Vaccine

The Guardian reports: German ministers have reacted angrily following reports US president Donald Trump offered a German medical company “large sums of money” for exclusive rights to a Covid-19 vaccine. “Germany is not for sale,” economy minister Peter Altmaier told broadcaster ARD, reacting to a front page report in Welt am Sonntag newspaper headlined “Trump vs Berlin”. The newspaper reported …

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