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Gates Rips Trump’s “Dangerous” Halt On WHO Funding

The Washington Post reports: Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates criticized President Trump’s decision to suspend funding to the World Health Organization as “dangerous,” saying the payments should continue particularly during the global coronavirus pandemic. “Halting funding for the World Health Organization during a world health crisis is as dangerous as it sounds,” Gates tweeted early Wednesday. “Their work is slowing the …

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UN, AMA, Heritage Foundation Slam Trump On WHO

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres: “Now is a time for unity in the global battle to push the COVID-19 pandemic into reverse, not a time to cut the resources of the World Health Organization (WHO), which is spearheading and coordinating the global body’s efforts.” American Medical Association: “During the worst public health crisis in a century, halting funding to the World …

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Stimulus Checks Delayed So Trump’s Name Can Appear

The Washington Post reports: The Treasury Department has ordered President Trump’s name be printed on stimulus checks the Internal Revenue Service is rushing to send to tens of millions of Americans, a process that could slow their delivery by a few days, senior IRS officials said. The unprecedented decision, finalized late Monday, means that when recipients open the $1,200 paper …

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Rand Paul Gutlessly Subtweets Trump On “Authority”

The Daily Beast reports: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) took an unsubtle shot at the president on Tuesday, pushing back on Trump’s claim of having “total” authority over states when it comes to reopening the economy post-coronavirus. In a tweet, Paul said that the U.S. Constitution does not allow the federal government “to become the ultimate regulator of our lives because …

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Trump Camp Ridicules Obama’s Endorsement Of Biden

“Barack Obama spent much of the last five years urging Joe Biden not to run for president out of fear that he would embarrass himself. Now that Biden is the only candidate left in the Democrat field, Obama has no other choice but to support him. Even Bernie Sanders beat him to it. Obama was right in the first place: …

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Trump Taunts Governors: Go For It, I Love A “Mutiny”

The Metro reports: The president implied there could be harsh consequences for governors like Cuomo, writing: ‘Tell the Democrat Governors that “Mutiny On The Bounty” was one of my all time favorite movies. A good old fashioned mutiny every now and then is an exciting and invigorating thing to watch, especially when the mutineers need so much from the Captain. …

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Trump Ridicules Cuomo For “Begging” For COVID Help

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump attacked Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday, mockingly claiming the New York governor was “begging” for federal government assistance to fight the coronavirus. Trump’s tweet comes after Cuomo repeatedly swatted down the president’s claim to have “total authority” on when states will end their coronavirus lockdowns in a series of interviews. Cuomo said on Monday night that …

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Cuomo Rips Trump: “We Don’t Have A King” [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Donald Trump may think his authority to reopen the states is absolute, but New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo begs to differ. Trump stunned during his Monday night news conference when he said it was up to him and not the governors to decide when to reopen daily life in coronavirus-stricken states, and that as president “the authority …

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Trump’s COVID Response Rating Plummets 18 Points

Morning Consult reports: For the first time in Morning Consult polling, more voters disapprove than approve of President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States. An April 10-12 survey of 1,987 registered voters found 49 percent disapprove and 45 percent approve of the president’s COVID-19 response, marking a drop of 5 percentage points in his net …

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Dictator Trump: I Have “Total Authority” As President

Raw Story reports: At President Donald Trump’s latest White House coronavirus task force briefing, reporters pressed him on his claims that he can reopen the economy, pointing out that the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution clearly leaves the matter to state governments. Trump’s response was to utterly deny this was the case — and to insist that he had the …

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Acid Trip: Trump Names “Council To Reopen America”

Business Standard reports: President Donald Trump on Friday said he would soon set up a new advisory council of doctors and businessmen to recommend when to open America, whose economy has come to a grinding halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 95 percent of the country’s 330 million population are under stay-at-home order as part of the measures …

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White House: Trump Has No Plan To Fire Anthony Fauci

The New York Daily News reports: President Trump won’t fire White House coronavirus task force member Anthony Fauci despite sharing a tweet with the hashtag #FireFauci, a spokesman said on Monday. “This media chatter is ridiculous – President Trump is not firing Dr. Fauci,” said White House principal deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley. “The President’s tweet clearly exposed media attempts …

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Trump Admin Likely To Restrict US Funding For WHO

The Washington Post reports: President Trump is likely to announce restrictions on U.S. funding for the World Health Organization this week over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, as the administration and conservative allies ramped up their criticism that the United Nations agency catered to China early in the outbreak and jeopardized global health. Trump hinted at a temporary hold …

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REPORT: McConnell Loathes Trump, Calls Him “Nuts”

Salon reports: According to an extensively researched report on what makes Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell tick, New Yorker writer Jane Mayer reveals that the Senate leader has reportedly called Donald Trump “nuts” behind his back — and that he cynically only supports the president because he is left alone to pursue his own agenda while Trump goes through the …

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Trump Campaign Sues TV Station Over “Hoax” Ad

Via press release from the Trump campaign: Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. today filed a lawsuit against WJFW-NBC of Rhinelander, WI for defamation in the wake of an advertisement carried by the station that contained intentionally false and defamatory statements about President Trump. The ad produced by Priorities USA, a super PAC supporting Joe Biden’s candidacy, and broadcast by …

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Trump Claims He Can Force States To Reopen Economy

Raw Story reports: President Donald Trump on Monday declared that he could force states across the country to reopen their economies, even if those states’ governors believe that doing so would be dangerous. As New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman points out, Trump’s declaration completely contradicts his own administration’s messages about states’ rights, as well as Trump’s own message that …

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Trump Gets “Four Pinocchios” On Malaria Drug Claims

The Washington Post reports: Over the course of only a few weeks, posts online, the media and politicians turned chloroquine from an unknown drug to a “100% coronavirus cure,” misleading the public on its effectiveness and engendering unintended but negative consequences. Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine as treatments for covid-19 are not yet backed by reliable scientific evidence. In a pandemic, it’s …

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Fox Host Blasts Trump’s “Third Grade Name-Calling”

The Hill reports: A Fox News host fired back at President Trump on Sunday after the president took aim at Chris Wallace, host of “Fox News Sunday.” Jedediah Bila, weekend co-host of “Fox & Friends,” criticized Trump for his “3rd grade name-calling,” adding that Wallace “is doing his job.” Bila’s tweet came not long after she announced that she had …

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Trump Retweets Nutbag’s Call To Fire Anthony Fauci

The New York Times reports: President Trump publicly signaled his frustration on Sunday with Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the federal government’s top infectious disease expert, after the doctor said more lives could have been saved from the coronavirus if the country had been shut down earlier. Mr. Trump reposted a Twitter message that said “Time to #FireFauci” as he rejected …

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Billionaire Trump Donor, Personal Friend Dies Of COVID

Politico reports: A friend and donor to President Donald Trump who the president had said was in a coma and seriously ill after becoming infected with the coronavirus has died. Stanley I. Chera’s death Saturday was reported by The Real Deal, which covers the New York real estate industry. The publication cited unidentified sources who have worked with Crown Acquisitions, …

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