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Trump Again Revises Death Toll, Now Predicts 110,000

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump has again revised the projected coronavirus death toll upwards, now saying that 110,000 people or more people could be lost due to the pandemic. Appearing on Fox & Friends Friday morning, the president forecasted that the death toll, which now stands slightly in excess of 75,000 according to Johns Hopkins, would grow by another 25,000-35,000. …

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Trump: Me Wearing A Mask Sends The Wrong Message

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump has been mask averse for weeks. Within minutes of the CDC announcing its updated mask recommendations last month, the president said, “I don’t think that I’m going to be doing it.” Trump has told advisers that he believes wearing one would “send the wrong message,” according to one administration and two campaign officials not …

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Trump Campaign Manager: We’ve Built A “Death Star”

Mediaite reports: Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale sought a Star Wars reference to tout the “juggernaut” operation he set up to secure President Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection on Thursday, though critics were amused by the ill-conceived analogy. Most of Parscale’s critics are either questioning why he is likening his campaign to the villains of the Star Wars franchise, or else, …

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Military “Personal Valet” To Trump Tests COVID+

CNN reports: A member of the US Navy who serves as one of President Donald Trump’s personal valets has tested positive for coronavirus, CNN has learned Thursday, raising concerns about the President’s possible exposure to the virus. The valets are members of an elite military unit dedicated to the White House and often work very close to the President and …

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Trump Admin Shelves CDC Guidelines On Reopening

The Associated Press reports: A set of detailed documents created by the nation’s top disease investigators meant to give step-by-step advice to local leaders deciding when and how to reopen public places such as mass transit, day care centers and restaurants during the still-raging pandemic has been shelved by the Trump administration. The 17-page report by a Centers for Disease …

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Trump To Urge SCOTUS To Strike Down Obamacare As Pandemic’s Job Losses Imperil Healthcare For Millions

Politico reports: President Donald Trump on Wednesday said his administration will urge the Supreme Court to overturn Obamacare, maintaining its all-out legal assault on the health care law amid a pandemic that will drive millions of more Americans to depend on its coverage. The administration appears to be doubling down on its legal strategy, even after Attorney General Bill Barr …

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Carly Fiorina: I Won’t Sell My Soul And Vote For Trump

The conservative Washington Examiner reports: During a podcast interview with the Bulwark’s Charlie Sykes, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard Carly Fiorina, who competed against Trump for the Republican nomination for president in 2016, sounded off on the president for his lack of “leadership” during the coronavirus pandemic. “I cannot vote for Donald Trump in 2020,” Fiorina told Sykes, later saying she …

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Trump Claims He Did Wear Mask During Arizona Mask Factory Tour: “Well, I Can’t Help It If You Didn’t See Me”

The Hill reports: President Trump said Wednesday that he briefly put on a mask during a visit to a Honeywell factory in Phoenix but that the press didn’t see him. “I had a mask on for a period of time,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office when asked why he didn’t wear a face covering during Tuesday’s visit to …

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“Live And Let Die” Played During Trump’s Factory Tour

Rolling Stone reports: As Trump toured the factory, which is producing N95 masks for the federal government, he and other officials wore safety glasses but did not wear masks. In a clip from Reuters, at one point on the tour, workers blasted Guns N’ Roses’ cover of the James Bond theme song from Wings, “Live and Let Die.” As Trump …

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Trump Wears Goggles Not Mask At Mask Factory Tour

Arizona Central reports: Before he strolled through the Honeywell facility to examine its mask-making efforts, President Donald Trump mused for a moment about his 2016 presidential campaign, which showed some of its promise during an early stop in Arizona in 2015. “Today is a very interesting day because it’s my first day out,” Trump said as he wrapped a discussion …

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Trump: Republicans Will Never Allow DC To Become A State, All Its Congress Members Would Be Democrats

“DC will never be a state. You mean District of Columbia, a state? Why? So we can have two more Democratic — Democrat senators and five more congressmen? No thank you. That’ll never happen. “They want to do that so they pick up two automatic Democrat — you know it’s a 100 percent Democrat, basically — so why would the …

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Trump: Blue States Shouldn’t Expect Any Bailouts

The New York Post reports: States left cash-strapped by the coronavirus crisis shouldn’t count on federal bailouts — especially states run by Democrats, President Trump told The Post on Monday. “It’s not fair to the Republicans because all the states that need help — they’re run by Democrats in every case. Florida is doing phenomenal, Texas is doing phenomenal, the …

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Trump: The Pandemic Proves I Was Right About China

The New York Post reports: President Trump invited The Post into the Oval Office on Monday for an hour-long interview during which he declared “there’s a great optimism” in America and predicted a strong economic rebound from the coronavirus crisis during the fourth quarter of 2020. Trump said that if there was a silver lining in all the misery it …

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Trump Rages At “Moonface” George Conway Over Ad

The Washington Post reports: George T. Conway III, prominent attorney and husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, has been trying with only modest success to provoke President Trump’s Twitter wrath for the better part of his presidency. He finally succeeded close to 1 a.m. Tuesday. What set Trump off was a video, sponsored by the Lincoln Project, the anti-Trump …

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Trump Ad Gets Cease-And-Desist Letter From CNN

CNN reports: The ad takes a segment from CNN’s “The Situation Room” out of context. On March 30, anchor Wolf Blitzer asked Dr. Sanjay Gupta, “Well, is it accurate that if these steps had not been put in place, the stay at home orders, the social distancing orders, as the President said yesterday, it could have been 2 million people …

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Star Wars Themed Trump Campaign Clip Depicts “Yoda” Trump Decapitating CNN And MSNBC Clones [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: President Trump’s campaign tweeted out a video Monday showing the president as Yoda decapitating cable news networks. The video, timed for May 4 and “Star Wars Day” and taken from a scene from “Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith,” pastes the president’s face on Yoda. It begins with presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s face on …

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Never Trump GOP Group Echoes Reagan Slogan In Ad On Trump’s Virus Response: “It’s Mourning In America”

Ad Age reports: A conservative political advocacy group is taking on President Donald Trump’s leadership surrounding the coronavirus pandemic in a harsh new ad titled “Mourning in America.” The title of the spot is, of course, a play on one of the most famous political ads of the modern era, 1984’s “Morning in America” from President Ronald Reagan’s re-election campaign. …

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Don Lemon Asks Trump Why He’s So Obsessed With Obama: Is It Because He’s Smarter And Better Looking?

“What is it about President Obama that really gets under your skin? Is it because he’s smarter than you? Better-educated? Made it on his own, didn’t need daddy’s help? Wife is more accomplished? Better looking? I don’t know, what is it, what is it about him? That he’s a Black man that’s accomplished being president? That he punked you on …

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Trump Accuses MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough Of Murder

The New York Post reports: President Trump on Monday took a shot at MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough – calling for “Concast” to probe him for a cold case involving the accidental death of an intern in his congressional office in 2001. The president appeared to be referring to the case of Lori Klausutis, a 28-year-old intern who was found dead in …

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Trump Brags About Virus Response In “Comeback” Ad

The Hill reports: The ad frames Trump’s response to the pandemic, including his ban on travel from China, as effective at mitigating the spread of the virus, which has infected more than 1 million people and killed 67,686 people in the U.S., according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Nearly 40,000 people arrived in the U.S. on direct flights …

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