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Schumer: Stimulus Bill Bans Trump Organization Bailout

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump’s businesses are barred from getting loans or investments under the new $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus deal, according to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. The Trump Organization, which the president has not divested, is run by his two elder sons, Donald Jr. and Eric. The company controls several hotels, resorts and golf clubs, including Mar-a-Lago in …

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Trump: States Get Help Only If They “Treat Me Well”

The Daily Beast reports: As the coronavirus pandemic has deepened, Democratic governors bearing the heaviest burdens are increasingly wary that if they complain too loudly about the federal response they will anger Donald Trump and risk losing critical support during a life-or-death crisis. The latest evidence of the delicate, sometimes impossible, line that these governors have been forced to walk …

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Trump Tells Fox He Wants Country Reopened By Easter

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump said Tuesday he wants the U.S. economy to “open” back up by Easter Sunday, even as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country accelerates. Easter is April 12, less than three weeks away. Trump’s remarks in a Fox News “virtual town hall” event at the White House came as more states imposed extreme …

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Widow Who Drank Fish Tank Cleaner: Trump Kept On Saying It Was A Cure, “Don’t Believe Anything He Says”

Business Insider reports: “We saw Trump on TV — every channel — and all of his buddies and that this was safe,” the woman told NBC News’ Vaughn Hillyard of President Donald Trump. “Trump kept saying it was basically pretty much a cure.” Asked what her message to the American public was after what she and her husband went through, …

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Networks Begin To Cut Trump’s Lie-Filled Briefings

The Associated Press reports: Six television networks began showing President Donald Trump’s briefing on the coronavirus outbreak late Monday, but only Fox News Channel stuck it out to the end nearly two hours later. It was a notable turning point in coverage of the president’s now-daily briefings. Networks had been starting to hear criticism of how much time they have …

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Trump To Postpone “Real ID” Deadline To Board Flights

The Washington Post reports: President Trump said Monday that he is pushing back the deadline for when Americans will be required to have the new Real ID credential to board domestic flights. At a White House briefing, Trump said he is postponing the Oct. 1 deadline, citing the coronavirus crisis and concerns of crowding at state departments of motor vehicles …

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Axios: Trump Wants To Stagger Reopening Of Country

Axios reports: President Trump egged on by a growing number of advisers and business leaders, believes the economy will crater absent a strong signal, and wants to stagger the reopening of work nationwide, people who’ve spoken to him tell Axios. Behind the scenes: Trump has been hearing from lots of people in the business community and conservative media telling him …

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Trump Crashes WH Meetings To Contradict Experts

The Associated Press reports: Unable to travel and unsure of what to do, he’s been crashing West Wing meetings, often forcing staffers to hurriedly adjust agendas as the president frequently gets in the way of health professionals trying to chart a course of action. While some around him have suggested that he should only appear when there is big news …

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Hospital Reports Death After Couple Ingests Fish Tank Cleaner Based On Malaria Drug Promoted By Trump

Via press release from Banner Health: Medical toxicologists and emergency physicians are warning the public against the use of inappropriate medications and household products to prevent or treat COVID-19. In particular, Banner Health experts emphasize that chloroquine, a malaria medication, should not be ingested to treat or prevent this virus. “Given the uncertainty around COVID-19, we understand that people are …

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Trump Loses Appeal To Keep Blocking Critics On Twitter

The Washington Post reports: A federal appeals court in New York on Monday let stand a ruling that prevents President Trump from blocking critical voices from the Twitter account he uses to communicate with the public. The full U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit denied the Trump administration’s request to revisit an earlier holding that Trump violated the …

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Trump Lied About Automakers Building Ventilators

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump is falsely asserting how quickly automakers including GM, Ford and Tesla can manufacture ventilators to help fill an acute U.S. shortage of the medical equipment for coronavirus patients. Ford and GM have yet to start production, and it would take them months, if not longer, to begin production, if it’s even possible. Trump …

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Nigeria Issues Warning Over Drug Promoted By Trump

CNN International reports: Health officials in Nigeria have issued a warning over chloroquine after they said three people in the country overdosed on the drug, in the wake of President Trump’s comments about using it to treat coronavirus. A Lagos state official told CNN that three people were hospitalized in the city after taking the drug. Officials later issued a …

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Biden To Trump: Time To Drop Your Obamacare Lawsuit

Axios reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden said in a letter Monday to President Trump and other conservatives challenging the Affordable Care Act that the novel coronavirus outbreak shows why they should drop their legal case. The 2020 candidate sent the letter on the 10th anniversary of former President Obama signing the act into law. Biden suggested the lawsuit they’re …

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Axios: Trump Wants To Pivot On Business Shutdowns

Jonathan Swan reports at Axios: President Trump and some of his senior officials are losing patience with the doctors’ orders. Amid dire predictions for jobs and the economy, the White House is beginning to send signals to business that there’s light at the end of the tunnel — that the squeeze from nationwide social distancing won’t be endless. Vice President …

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Dr. Anthony Fauci On Trump’s Misinformation: I Can’t Jump In Front Of The Microphone And Push Him Down

“The way it happened is that after he made that statement [suggesting China could have revealed the discovery of a new coronavirus three to four months earlier], I told the appropriate people, it doesn’t comport, because two or three months earlier would have been September. “The next time they sit down with him and talk about what he’s going to …

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Trump: The Media’s Hatred Of Me Is Destroying Them

The Hill reports: President Trump late Sunday lashed out at a group of news networks and newspapers over their coverage of his administration’s response to the coronavirus outbreak, claiming that all he’s seen is “hatred of me.” Trump has regularly attacked the press since entering the White House, often referring to reporters as “fake news” and the “enemy of the …

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Lupus Patients Go Without After Trump Hypes Drug

ProPublica reports: The drug Plaquenil keeps Anna Valdez’s lupus in check. Late last week, as she sheltered in place at her home outside Santa Rosa, California, Valdez called her local pharmacy and ordered a refill to treat her autoimmune disorder, thinking a 90-day supply would help her ride out the coronavirus outbreak. But the pharmacy told her it had only …

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Trump Attacks IL Gov Over Virus Supplies Complaint

The Hill reports: President Trump on Sunday blasted Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker and media outlets after the Democrat said the federal government had left state governments to compete for resources to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. The tweet came after Pritzker said on CNN’s “State of the Union” that states were overpaying for personal protective equipment. Pritzker told the network …

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De Blasio: More Will Die If Trump Doesn’t Act [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio sharply criticized President Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic Sunday, arguing that the federal government has not done enough to ramp up production of life-saving medical supplies like masks and ventilators and asking the president to deploy the military across the country to help with the public-health crisis. “The …

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North Korea Claims Trump Offered US Help With Virus

The New York Times reports: President Trump has sent a letter to North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, expressing his willingness to help the North battle the coronavirus, North Korea said on Sunday. “I would like to extend sincere gratitude to the U.S. president for sending his invariable faith to the Chairman,” said Kim Yo-jong, the North Korean leader’s sister and …

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