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New Trump Campaign Ad Implies Biden Has Alzheimer’s

From the guy who says windmills cause cancer: President Trump’s reelection campaign launched a series of Facebook ads Thursday questioning Joe Biden’s age and fitness for office, expanding on a personal attack line that Republicans have only floated thus far. The ads asked if the former vice president, 77, is “too old” to be elected president and saying, “geriatric mental …

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Trump: “Overrated” Testing Only Increases Case Counts

The Week reports: President Trump wants the U.S. to keep increasing its coronavirus testing capacity — but also keeps insisting that more testing is making the country “look bad.” “We have the best testing in the world. Could be that testing is, frankly, overrated,” Trump said Thursday at a medical supply facility in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Still, Trump acknowledged that he …

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Shady Company Linked To Parscale Got Bailout Funds

CBS News reports: A company whose largest shareholder is Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale received nearly $800,000 from the federal coronavirus relief fund for small businesses, according to a filing with the SEC. The company, CloudCommerce, was eligible for the low-interest loan through the Paycheck Protection Program. In late December, the digital marketing company began soliciting new investors through a …

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Trump Tours PPE Factory Without Face Mask [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: President Trump on Thursday went without a mask during a visit to a Pennsylvania medical equipment distribution center, even as other government officials in his party wore face coverings around the facility. The president toured and made remarks at Owens & Minor Inc. in Allentown to tout his administration’s work in producing and distributing personal protective equipment …

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Pew Survey: 77% Of Gen Z Voters Disapprove Of Trump

Courthouse News reports: Generation Z is the most racially and ethnically diverse generation the United States has ever seen, with decidedly progressive political leanings, the Pew Research Center reported Thursday. The oldest Gen Zers turn 23 this year, and 24 million of them will be eligible to vote in the November 2020 presidential election, comprising 1 in 10 eligible voters. …

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Trump Suggests Obama And Biden Should Be In Prison

“If I were a Democrat instead of a Republican, I think everybody would’ve been in jail a long time ago and I’m talking with 50-year sentences. People should be going to jail for this stuff. “This was all Obama. This was all Biden. It is a disgrace, what’s happened. This is the greatest political scam hoax in the history of …

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Court Revives Emoluments Suit Against Trump Hotel

The Washington Post reports: A federal appeals court on Thursday revived a lawsuit seeking to block President Trump’s hotel in downtown Washington from accepting payments from foreign and state governments. In a divided decision, the court refused to dismiss the novel lawsuit that accuses the president of illegally profiting from foreign and state government patrons at his D.C. hotel. The …

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Trump Hails Wisconsin As “Bustling” After Lockdown

The Hill reports: President Trump on Thursday cheered the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Gov. Tony Evers’ (D) stay-at-home order intended to limit the spread of the coronavirus. “The people want to get on with their lives. The place is bustling!” Trump tweeted. Thursday’s tweet is the latest instance of Trump leading calls for states to lift stay-at-home orders …

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Trump’s COVID Response Approval Hits New Low

CBS News reports: Americans continue to say they trust medical professionals for virus information, but Republicans also rank President Trump about as highly among their trusted sources, even as others give him his lowest marks to date for handling the outbreak. And Dr. Anthony Fauci is trusted by most and viewed favorably by a three-to-one margin, but he now draws …

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Trump Rips Fauci On Opening Schools: Unacceptable

CNN reports: President Donald Trump voiced frustration Wednesday at the nation’s top infectious disease specialist after he warned a day earlier against reopening schools and businesses too quickly. “I was surprised by his answer, actually,” Trump said when asked about Dr. Anthony Fauci’s warnings during televised congressional testimony that reopening states too quickly could have dire consequences. “It’s just — …

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Trump Pressures CDC To Revise Death Tally Downwards

The Daily Beast reports: President Donald Trump and members of his coronavirus task force are pushing officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to change how the agency works with states to count coronavirus-related deaths. And they’re pushing for revisions that could lead to far fewer deaths being counted than originally reported, according to five administration officials working …

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Times Square Gets “Trump Death Clock” Billboard

NDTV reports: A newly erected billboard in New York’s Times Square shows the number of US coronavirus deaths that its creator says could have been avoided if President Donald Trump had acted sooner — and it’s called the “Trump Death Clock.” Created by filmmaker Eugene Jarecki, the “clock” was installed on the roof of a Times Square building, empty due …

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Vulnerable Republicans Omit Trump In Campaign Ads

ABC News reports: As the long-term effects of the devastating coronavirus pandemic become more apparent and the country assesses reopening, some vulnerable Senate Republicans appear to be shifting their campaign messaging away from their ties to President Donald Trump. Although Arizona Sen. Martha McSally hosted Trump in his first visit outside of Washington since the country began re-opening, he hasn’t …

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Romney: US Testing Rate Is “Nothing To Celebrate”

USA Today reports: Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, said U.S. testing for coronavirus is “nothing to celebrate” because the country “treaded water” during the early stages of the pandemic while other countries such as South Korea tested people aggressively to curb the outbreak. President Donald Trump said Monday the country prevailed in testing for the virus because it has conducted 9 …

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Politico: Trump Getting “Trounced” Among Biden Haters

Politico reports: President Donald Trump is losing a critical constituency: voters who see two choices on the ballot — and hate them both. Unlike in 2016, when a large group of voters who disliked both Trump and Hillary Clinton broke sharply for Trump, the opposite is happening now, according to public polling and private surveys conducted by Republicans and Democrats …

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Trump Again Accuses Joe Scarborough Of Murder

Mediaite reports: As the coronavirus continues to ravage the country, President Donald Trump is once again using his morning to throw Twitter insults at his political enemies. After blaming the “lamestream media” for how he ended his latest White House press conference after bizarrely deflecting questions, Trump gave the Twitterverse a clue as to which cable news morning show was …

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Pro-Trump Super PAC Uses Tara Reade Audio In New Ad

The Hill reports: A super PAC supporting President Trump’s reelection campaign will release a new ad on Tuesday featuring audio clips from Tara Reade, who has accused former Vice President Joe Biden of sexual assault. The Great America PAC is putting six figures behind the ad, which will run online first. The group plans to put more money behind it …

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New Biden Ad Eviscerates Trump On Lack On Response

The Week reports: “April turns into May,” the narrator intones over dramatic strings. “The virus doesn’t disappear. There is no miracle. The cases mount, the death toll grows, more than 33 million Americans lose their jobs to the pandemic. Unemployment reaches Great Depression–era levels.” “Donald Trump doesn’t understand. We have an economic crisis because we have a public health crisis. …

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Pennsylvania PPE Factory Asks Trump Not To Visit

The Washington Post reports: President Trump was pushing to get out in the public eye in recent weeks and tout his leadership during the pandemic, and White House staff thought they had hit on the ideal event: a presidential visit to thank the Pennsylvania factory workers who had recently taken herculean steps to ramp up U.S. supplies of protective equipment. …

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Sanders: Trump Has Cost Us “Thousands Of Lives”

The Washington Post reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) offered a scathing assessment Monday of President Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, calling it “atrocious” and saying it has “cost us thousands and thousands of lives.” The comments of Sanders, who suspended his Democratic presidential campaign last month, came at a Washington Post Live event on a day that Trump repeatedly …

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