Donald Trump

Intel Agencies Have Hired Consultants To Learn How To Keep Trump’s Attention During Nat’l Security Briefings

The New York Times reports: Mr. Trump, who has mounted a yearslong attack on the intelligence agencies, is particularly difficult to brief on critical national security matters, according to interviews with 10 current and former intelligence officials familiar with his intelligence briefings. The president veers off on tangents and getting him back on topic is difficult, they said. He has …

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Trump Says He’ll Stop Taking Malaria Drug This Week

USA Today reports: President Donald Trump indicated late Wednesday that he will finish his preventative hydroxychloroquine regimen “in a day or two.” “I think it’s two days. Two days,” Trump said from the Cabinet Room at the White House. Trump, who said he has tested negative for COVID-19, stated Monday he had been taking the drug daily for about a …

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Michael Cohen To Be Released To Home Confinement

The Wall Street Journal reports: President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen will be released from federal prison Thursday and is expected to serve the remainder of his sentence at home. Cohen has been serving a federal prison sentence at FCI Otisville in New York after pleading guilty to numerous charges, including campaign finance fraud and lying …

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Lupus Patient Believed Trump About Drug, Has COVID

Detroit’s CBS News affiliate reports: A Wisconsin woman who has taken hydroxychloroquine for 19 years to treat lupus says the anti-malarial drug will not protect someone from COVID-19. Kim, who doesn’t want to show her face or give her full name, says after the pandemic began, she only left her Oconomowoc home to go the grocery store. But by mid-April, …

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MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski To Have Meeting With Twitter CEO On Deleting Trump’s Account For “Murder” Claims

Mediaite reports: For the past few weeks, Trump has attacked Morning Joe’s critical coverage on him by repeatedly dredging up a conspiracy theory accusation that Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski’s co-host and husband, murdered Lori Klausutis when she was his congressional intern. After blasting Trump as a “sick person” at the end of Morning Joe’s Wednesday program, Brzezinski told her social …

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Biden On Trump Taking Drug: Absolutely Irresponsible

Yahoo News reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden, speaking publicly for the first time about President Trump’s controversial announcement Monday that he was taking hydroxychloroquine to prevent coronavirus infection, reacted, as many Americans did, with bafflement. “It’s like saying maybe if you inject Clorox into your blood it may cure you,” Biden said at a Yahoo News town hall on …

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Trump Orders Campaign Aides To Restart His Rallies

Politico reports: The Trump campaign has an order from the president: Find a way to get him back on the road and into mega-rallies to re-energize his base. In recent meetings with top campaign officials and White House aides, Trump has questioned why he’s avoiding campaign events if it‘s safe for him to travel in his official capacity. Some White …

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Trump Claims He Won’t Respond To Pelosi’s “Morbidly Obese” Comment: “I Think She’s A Waste Of My Time”

The Guardian reports: Speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill after the Senate Republican lunch, Trump said of Pelosi, “I don’t respond to her. I think she’s a waste of my time.” Pelosi was asked yesterday about Trump using the anti-malaria drug, which he has touted as a potential coronavirus treatment despite little evidence to support that claim. “He’s our president, …

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National Guard COVID Workers To Get “Hard Stop” On Deployments One Day Before Federal Benefits Kick In

Politico reports: More than 40,000 National Guard members currently helping states test residents for the coronavirus and trace the spread of infections will face a “hard stop” on their deployments on June 24 — just one day shy of many members becoming eligible for key federal benefits, according to a senior FEMA official. The official outlined the Trump administration’s plans …

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Court Okays Pyramid Scheme Suit Against Trump Org

Newsweek reports: A federal judge ruled today that a lawsuit alleging President Donald Trump engaged in fraud by promoting a pyramid scheme will not be delayed. District Judge Lorna G. Schofield ruled that the class action lawsuit can move forward despite Trump’s legal counsel requesting a stay. The lawsuit, led by four anonymous plaintiffs, claims that the Trump and his …

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Fox Doc Calls Trump “Irresponsible” For Taking Drug

The Hill reports: Fox News Channel’s senior managing editor for health news, Dr. Manny Alvarez, said late Monday that President Trump is acting “highly irresponsible” for taking hydroxychloroquine as a preventive measure against contracting coronavirus, adding that he would like “to hear from the White House physician” on the matter. “I found it to be highly irresponsible for the president …

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Trump Threatens To Withdraw US Membership In WHO

Axios reports: President Trump tweeted a letter Monday night threatening to permanently cut off the World Health Organization’s U.S. funding, accusing the WHO of “repeated missteps” during the pandemic and demanding it “demonstrate independence from China.” What he’s saying: If the WHO “does not commit to major substantive improvements within the next 30 days, I will make my temporary freeze …

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Trump Won’t Unveil Obama’s Official WH Portrait

NBC News reports: It’s been a White House tradition for decades: a first-term president hosts his immediate predecessor in the East Room for a ceremony to unveil the portrait of the former president that will hang in the halls of the White House for posterity. Yet this modern ritual won’t be taking place between Obama and President Donald Trump, according …

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Trump Rages Against “Asshole” Fox Host Neil Cavuto

Politico reports: President Donald Trump on Monday night issued a flurry of angry messages against Fox News’ Neil Cavuto — and the network itself — after the host criticized the president for saying he’d been taking hydroxychloroquine as a preventive measure against coronavirus. Cavuto said: “If you are taking this as a preventative treatment to ward off the virus, or …

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Pelosi Worries For “Morbidly Obese” Trump’s Health

Yahoo News reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said it’s “not a good idea” for a “morbidly obese” President Donald Trump to be taking the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine as a preventative treatment for COVID-19 — especially given his age and weight group. “He’s our president and I would rather he not be taking something that has not been approved by the …

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Trump Claims He’s Taking Malaria Drug As Preventive

The Independent reports: Donald Trump revealed Monday he is taking hydroxychloroquine, a malaria drug he has pushed for weeks as a treatment for coronavirus — even though he has tested negative and federal health agencies have warned of serious negative side effects “I take it,” he told reporters. “All I can tell you is, so far, I feel okay. It …

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Politico: GOP Worries Trump Is “Hitched” To Pandemic

Politico reports: Interviews with nearly a dozen former governors, members of Congress, and other current and former party leaders revealed widespread apprehension about Trump’s standing six months out from the election. Many fret that Trump’s hopes are now hitched to the pandemic; others point to demographic changes in once-reliably red states and to the challenge of running against a hard-to-define …

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Trump Again Celebrates Abuse Of Local NY Reporter

Mediaite reports: Four days after the video first caught his attention, President Donald Trump is ratcheting up his attacks on a local news reporter who was verbally abused and stalked by anti-lockdown protesters in Long Island. In a Monday morning tweet, the president again shared footage posted by News 12 Long Island’s Kevin Vesey — which showed demonstrators harassing him. …

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Potential “Seismic Shift” Against Trump Among Seniors

FiveThirtyEight reports: In 2016 President Trump performed best among voters 65 years and older. He also won among those between the ages of 45 and 64. So looking ahead to November, you might expect Trump to once again do well with older voters. However, recent public polls — and the president’s own private polling — suggest that Trump may be …

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GOP Reps To Trump: “Not Another Dime For WHO”

Axios reports: President Trump is leaning toward preserving his total funding cut for the World Health Organization after being on the brink of announcing he’d restore partial funding, according to three sources familiar with the situation. A fourth source, a senior administration official, cautioned that the decision-making was fluid and was still subject to change. Behind the scenes: Trump spent …

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