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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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Mar-A-Lago Getting “Deep Clean” After Virus Cases

CNN reports: President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort is undergoing a deep clean after multiple cases of coronavirus were confirmed at the club, a member confirmed to CNN. Members were notified via email that the Palm Beach, Florida, club, including its grand ballroom, will be closed Monday for a cleaning, with the exception of the beach club, which is separate to …

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German Officials Huddle Over Trump’s Vaccine Ploy

The Washington Post reports: German officials will discuss a reported U.S. attempt to secure the rights to any coronavirus vaccine developed by a German pharmaceutical company in crisis meetings on Monday, the country’s interior minister said, amid concerns that the Trump administration was trying to monopolize the market. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, when asked to confirm a report the Trump …

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German Newspaper: Trump Tried To Bribe Local Pharma For Exclusive US Rights To Potenial Coronavirus Vaccine

Business Insider reports: President Trump tried to recruit German scientists working on a cure for the coronavirus and offered large sums of money to secure exclusive rights to their work for the US, according to a report which was confirmed by the German government. Prominent German newspaper Welt am Sonntag reported that Trump had offered large sums of money to …

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WH Claims Trump Has Tested Negative For Coronavirus

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump has tested negative for the coronavirus, according to the White House physician. Trump opted to take the test after the press secretary for Brazil’s president tested positive for the virus. Trump dined with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and his press secretary at Mar-a-Lago. Bolsonaro said Friday that he tested negative for the virus. Trump had …

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Trump Claims He Was Tested For Coronavirus [VIDEO]

Vox reports: President Donald Trump said he has been tested for coronavirus, a precaution taken after he was in physical contact with people who have since tested positive for the virus. During a Saturday press conference, Trump said he was tested on Friday after pressure from the media and public health experts. Despite days of White House denials that he …

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Trump To Extend Travel Ban To UK And Ireland

The Independent reports: The US government has announced it is expanding its European travel ban to include Britain and Ireland, as it seeks to contain the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe. Donald Trump originally exempted Britain and Ireland from his 30-day ban on travellers from 26 European countries that took effect at midnight on Friday. The new travel restrictions on …

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White House Doctor: Trump Doesn’t Need To Be Tested

The New York Post reports: He brought in a doctor’s note. The White House released a letter from President Trump’s in-house physician late Friday to quell fears that his boss is harboring a case of the deadly coronavirus — and possibly spreading it around the West Wing by remaining at work. Trump does not need to be tested for the …

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Trump Boasts About Yesterday’s “Biggest” Stock Rise

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump continued to take an odd victory lap over the stock market’s performance after he declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency, tweeting an exuberant boast that was sorely lacking in context, to say the least. And as anyone who has had a pulse for the past week understands, this rise came one day after the …

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Third Mar-A-Lago Guest Tests Positive For Coronavirus

The Washington Post reports: Acting Brazilian Ambassador Nestor Forster, who sat at President Trump’s table Saturday night during a dinner at Mar-a-Lago, has tested positive for the coronavirus, the embassy said Friday night. Forster is the third person who visited the president’s South Florida resort last weekend to test positive for the novel virus. The White House acknowledged the additional …

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Trump Declares “National Day Of Prayer” Against Virus

Glorious Leader just tweeted that this Sunday will be a “national day of prayer” against the coronavirus. Which should be just about as effective as everything else he’s done so far. But hey, at least he gets to throw some Jesus meat to his slavering, deluded idiots. It is my great honor to declare Sunday, March 15th as a National …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Holds Presser On Virus Response

CBS News reports: President Trump announced he’s holding a press conference on Friday, shortly before the markets close for the week, as his administration takes more steps to address the escalating coronavirus crisis. The president is likely to declare a national emergency, sources told CBS News. He is likely to invoke the Stafford Act, enabling him to increase funding for …

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Trump Campaign Calls Joe Biden A “Rotting Corpse”

Mediaite reports: The Trump campaign promoted and quoted a Washington Times column on Twitter, agreeing that Democratic candidate Joe Biden a “rotting corpse” and a “dead guy.” The column, written by Charles Hurt, took issue with “some of the most revered political experts in the land” because they have labeled Biden as a “fighter.” It sarcastically called Biden “a real …

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Trump To Declare National Emergency Over Virus

Bloomberg News reports: President Donald Trump plans to declare a national emergency on Friday over the coronavirus outbreak, invoking the Stafford Act to open the door to more federal aid for states and municipalities, according to two people familiar with the matter. Trump is under increasing pressure to act as governors and mayors nationwide step up actions to mitigate the …

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Brazilian President Positive For Virus After Meeting With Trump, White House Officials Go Into Urgent Huddle

Fox News reports: Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for coronavirus, Fox News can confirm. The positive diagnosis comes just days after the right-wing Bolsonaro met with President Trump in Mar-A-Lago. In the wake of the news out of Brazil, a number of White House officials were called into an urgent meeting in the chief of staff’s office, Fox …

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Chaos Overseas As Americans Rush To Return [VIDEO]

Business Insider reports: President Donald Trump’s Wednesday announcement of a ban on travel to the US from 26 European countries caused chaos at European airports as Americans, fearing being caught up in the ban, attempted to travel home early. Reports emerged of long lines and confusion in some of the busiest airports in Europe as Americans struggled to get information …

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How Trump Screwed Up His Coronavirus Address

The Washington Post reports: In the most scripted of presidential settings, a prime-time televised address to the nation, President Trump decided to ad-lib — and his errors triggered a market meltdown, panicked travelers overseas and crystallized for his critics just how dangerously he has fumbled his management of the coronavirus. Even Trump — a man practically allergic to admitting mistakes …

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