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“Church Of Bleach” Leader Contacted Trump Days Ago

The Guardian reports: The leader of the most prominent group in the US peddling potentially lethal industrial bleach as a “miracle cure” for coronavirus wrote to Donald Trump at the White House this week. In his letter, Mark Grenon told Trump that chlorine dioxide – a powerful bleach used in industrial processes such as textile manufacturing that can have fatal …

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Malaria Drug Study Halted: Primary Outcome Is Death

CNBC reports: Citing a “primary outcome” of death, researchers cut short a study testing anti-malaria drug chloroquine as a potential treatment for Covid-19 after some patients developed irregular heart beats and nearly two dozen died after taking doses daily. Scientists say the findings, published Friday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, should prompt some degree of skepticism from …

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Schumer: We Have A Quack Medicine Salesman On TV

“We seemed to have a quack medicine salesman on television. He’s talking about things like disinfectant in the lungs. We need real focus in the White House on what needs to be done. “Instead of talking about disinfectant the president should be talking about how he’s going to implement testing. Which every expert says is the quickest path to get …

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Hillary: Please Don’t Poison Yourself On Trump’s Say-So

Talking Points Memo reports: Hillary Clinton on Friday knocked President Trump’s controversial comments about disinfectant possibly being used to treat coronavirus patients, warning people not to poison themselves based on the president’s statement. “Please don’t poison yourself because Donald Trump thinks it could be a good idea,” the former secretary of State wrote on Twitter. The president’s comments triggered Lysol …

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Surgeon General Subtweets: Always Consult Doctors

“A reminder to all Americans- PLEASE always talk to your health provider first before administering any treatment/ medication to yourself or a loved one. “Your safety is paramount, and doctors and nurses are have years of training to recommend what’s safe and effective.” – Surgeon General Jerome Adams, tweeting to his 800,000 followers. For those unaware, a subtweet is a …

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White House Defends Trump On Injecting Disinfectant

The Hill reports: White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Friday defended President Trump for asking whether disinfectant could be used to treat the coronavirus and accused the media of taking the president’s remarks out of context. “President Trump has repeatedly said that Americans should consult with medical doctors regarding coronavirus treatment, a point that he emphasized again during yesterday’s …

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NYT: Trump Spends Half His Day Watching Cable News

The New York Times reports: President Trump arrives in the Oval Office these days as late as noon, when he is usually in a sour mood after his morning marathon of television. He has been up in the White House master bedroom as early as 5 a.m. watching Fox News, then CNN, with a dollop of MSNBC thrown in for …

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Lysol Maker: Please Don’t Try Injecting Our Products

NBC News reports: The maker of Lysol disinfectants has a stern warning: Please don’t ingest its products to try and treat the coronavirus. “As a global leader in health and hygiene products, we must be clear that under no circumstance should our disinfectant products be administered into the human body (through injection, ingestion or any other route),” British consumer goods …

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Trump Suggests “Injecting Disinfectant” To Treat COVID

The Independent reports: Donald Trump, a businessman by training and trade, floated more trial medical trial balloons on Thursday night – repeatedly suggesting disinfectant be injected into the bodies of humans to cure coronavirus patients while doubling down on his claims that sunlight kills the deadly virus. “I see the disinfectant that knocks it out in a minute, one minute. …

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Fired Vaccine Scientist To File Whistleblower Complaint

The Washington Post reports: Rick Bright, the scientist who said he was removed as the leader of the federal agency working on a coronavirus vaccine, is filing a whistleblower’s complaint, his attorneys said Thursday. “The guy says he was pushed out of a job. Maybe he was. Maybe he wasn’t,” the president said during his evening news conference at the …

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MD Gov On Dealing With Trump: Don’t Poke The Bear

Politico reports: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan insisted Thursday that he has pulled no punches in advocating for states’ interests when dealing with President Donald Trump. But the chairman of the National Governors Association also acknowledged he has been careful not to “poke the bear” in the Oval Office amid the coronavirus pandemic. Hogan suggested he had opted to pursue a …

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Billionaire Donor Prodded Trump On Malaria Drug

NBC News reports: A top HHS official who said he was transferred from his post for pushing back on “efforts to fund potentially dangerous drugs promoted by those with political connections” felt pressured to rush access to chloroquine treatments for coronavirus after Trump had a conversation about it with a mega-rich donor, a source close to the doctor told NBC …

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POLL: Only 23% “Highly Trust” Trump On COVID News

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump has made himself the daily spokesman for the nation’s coronavirus response. Yet few Americans regularly look to or trust Trump as a source of information on the pandemic, according to a new survey from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Just 28% of Americans say they’re regularly getting information from Trump …

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Immigration Ban Actually Narrow, Many Key Exceptions

Roll Call reports: Even among immigrant applicants abroad, the order carves out several key exemptions. It does not apply to people who already have green cards or to spouses and children of U.S. citizens. Parents of U.S. citizens, however, are not mentioned in the list of exemptions. It also excludes people who intend to move to the country to work …

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Aides Explore Getting “Frustrated” Trump Out Of DC

NBC News reports: With a “frustrated” President Donald Trump growing restless after weeks of nationwide shutdowns, his top aides and campaign officials are exploring ways to start venturing outside of Washington for events in the coming weeks. Though national guidelines still advise Americans against taking nonessential trips and health experts warn against easing social distancing practices too soon, senior advisers …

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Dem Georgia State Rep Resigns After Endorsing Trump Amid Claims He Doesn’t Live In His District [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: A Democratic state lawmaker from Georgia said Wednesday that he’s stepping down, just over a week after breaking with his party to endorse President Donald Trump. Rep. Vernon Jones announced that he won’t complete his current term representing portions of metro Atlanta’s DeKalb and Rockdale counties in the state House and won’t seek reelection. “I intend not …

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Order To Attack Iran Came Minutes After Fox Story

Media Matters reports: President Donald Trump, apparently responding to a Fox & Friends report, tweeted Wednesday morning that he had ordered the U.S. Navy to “destroy any and all Iranian gunboats” if they “harass” U.S. ships. Fox & Friends ran a series of reports Wednesday morning about Iran launching its first military satellite into orbit. Those reports also referenced an …

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Pelosi: Trump Gets An “F” In Pandemic Preparation

NBC News reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., excoriated President Donald Trump Wednesday morning for what she called his lack of preparation and poor handling of coronavirus testing across the country. Pelosi said in an interview with MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that “if you do not test, you cannot possibly know the size of the challenge,” which she said is why …

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WSJ Board Blasts “Political” Suspension Of Immigration

The Hill reports: The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board blasted President Trump’s decision to suspend immigration, saying it “looks like a political distraction.” “The order’s details haven’t been disclosed, but this looks like a political distraction that could become a major restraint on economic growth if it lasts for any length of time,” wrote the editorial board in its column …

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Trump Orders Navy To Fire On Harassing Iranian Boats

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he had instructed the U.S. Navy to fire on any Iranian ships that harass it at sea, a week after 11 vessels from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) came dangerously close to U.S. ships in the Gulf. “I have instructed the United States Navy to shoot down and destroy any …

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