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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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Trump Demands PA “Move Quickly” On Reopening

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports: President Donald Trump pushed Monday morning for Pennsylvania to reopen its economy faster as rumors swirled that he would visit the state later this week. Rep. Brendan Boyle, a Philadelphia Democrat, quickly fired back at Trump Monday morning, tweeting that as a Pennsylvanian “let me tell you what we really want: for you to get a …

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Trump Launches Raging Tweetstorm Against Obama

The Hill reports: President Trump late on Sunday repeatedly lashed out on Twitter at former President Obama, days after reports that Obama had expressed concern over the Justice Department’s decision to drop the case against former national security adviser Michael Flynn. The president also retweeted multiple accounts that posted memes taking aim at Obama, including one account that posted a …

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Trump Tweets Dozens Of Times About Russia Probe

Axios reports: Between late Saturday night and early Sunday morning, President Trump tweeted or retweeted more than 50 times about the investigations by the FBI and the House Intelligence Committee into his campaign’s alleged ties to Russia. The tweetstorm shows the degree to which Trump is still consumed by what he believes to be an illegal attempt to end his …

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SNL’s “Vale-Dictator” Addresses Graduates [VIDEO]

Deadline reports: Saturday Night Live kicked off its season 45 finale this weekend with a tip of the hat to the Class of 2020. The cast members appeared on-screen remotely in the cold open as graduating seniors, with Alec Baldwin joining them as President Donald Trump. Wearing a red “Make America Great Again” cap, Baldwin offered a somber commencement address …

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Seniors Are Bailing On Trump Over COVID Response

The New York Times reports: For years, Republicans and Mr. Trump have relied on older Americans, the United States’ largest voting bloc, to offset Democrats’ advantage with younger voters. But seniors are also the most vulnerable to the coronavirus, and the Trump campaign’s internal polls show his support among voters over age 65 softening to a concerning degree, people familiar …

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Trump Accuses Newsom Of “Rigging” Mail-In Voting

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump is unhappy about California’s decision to send every resident of the state a mail-in ballot for the upcoming election. Tweeting on Saturday morning, Trump said the California election will be “rigged” after Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Friday his plan to send more than 20 million voters a ballot in the mail. The …

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Trump: In My Mother’s Eyes I Could Do No Wrong So “Maybe That’s Why I Ended Up The Way I Ended Up”

The Associated Press reports: Reflecting on Mother’s Day this weekend, President Donald Trump said Friday that he could do no wrong in his mother’s eyes and perhaps that’s what framed his personality today. “I had a great mom. I loved my mom and she loved me, which … is probably not easy to do,” Trump told Fox News in an …

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Trump Team Mulls Staging Drive-In Campaign Rallies

The Daily Beast reports: President Donald Trump is thirsting to hold campaign rallies again. And among his campaign and White House advisers, a possible solution has been discussed that could allow for such MAGA gatherings even in the midst of a global pandemic: the mostly defunct, rural tradition of the drive-in movie theater. According to three people familiar with the …

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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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