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WH: Voice Of America Pushes “Chinese Propaganda”

From the editorial board of the Washington Post: The White House has just confirmed, no doubt unintentionally, that the U.S. government’s premier international broadcaster, Voice of America, is independent from the Trump administration. A shrill commentary posted on the White House website Friday assailed VOA for “promoting propaganda” of the Chinese government about the novel coronavirus epidemic. The evidence? A …

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Trump: We’ll Reopen When We Know We’re Healthy

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump said on Friday that he will not reopen the economy “until we know this country is going to be healthy.” The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reportedly projected that lifting stay-at-home orders, school closures and social distancing after just 30 days would lead to an infection spike this summer, according to documents first …

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Republicans To Trump: Enough With The Daily Briefings

Surely these Republicans are wasting their breath: As unemployment soars and the death toll skyrockets, and new polls show support for the president’s handling of the crisis sagging, White House allies and Republican lawmakers increasingly believe the briefings are hurting the president more than helping him. Many view the sessions as a kind of original sin from which all of …

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RNC Big Money Ad Blitz Hails Trump’s COVID Response

Politico reports: The Republican National Committee is launching a seven-figure advertising campaign lavishing praise on President Donald Trump for his handling of the coronavirus outbreak, as the president confronts a sustained assault from liberal groups over his response to the crisis. The digital blitz, which will run across more than a dozen battleground states, is unusual: The committee rarely spends …

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Trump Continues To Boast About COVID Briefing Ratings

Trump is likely reacting to this Fox News story: CNN’s most prominent anchors and reporters have ratcheted up their attacks against President Trump during the coronavirus outbreak as the liberal network continues to blur the lines between straight news and opinion journalism. Media company Grabien founder and editor Tom Elliott said it’s “notable” that CNN, who for months chastised the White …

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Joe Biden +11 Over Trump In New National Poll

Courthouse News reports: With former Vice President Joe Biden poised to be the Democratic presidential nominee after Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders dropped out of the race Wednesday, new polling data puts Biden atop the only major rival left in the presidential race – President Donald Trump. A national CNN poll released Thursday night gives Biden a commanding 11-point lead over …

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Prison Dispute Gets Michael Cohen Thrown In The Hole

Reuters reports: Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, has been placed in solitary confinement at a federal prison in New York state where he is serving time for violating campaign finance laws, according to his lawyer and two sources familiar with the matter. Cohen, 53, was transferred on Wednesday to a Special Housing Unit at Otisville Federal …

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Trump’s Pet Wingnut Reporter Has Questionable Past

The Daily Mail reports: She is Donald Trump’s favorite White House reporter – invited back by his press secretary when other journalists had her network removed for refusing to socially distance at his coronavirus briefings. But a DailyMail.com investigation has uncovered serious questions over One America News (OAN) White House Correspondent Chanel Rion’s background, finances, and how she obtained security …

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Trump Attacks “Fake News” Wall Street Journal For Forgetting His Virus Ratings Are “Through The Roof”

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump fired back at The Wall Street Journal editorial board after they declared that his daily coronavirus press conferences have become “boring” and not productive, calling the outlet “Fake News” and touting the high rating numbers for the televised pressers. On Wednesday, the WSJ editorial board ripped the coronavirus press conferences — which frequently allow Trump …

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Meghan McCain Blasts Trump’s “Honoring” Of POWs

The Hill reports: “The View” co-host Meghan McCain on Tuesday knocked President Trump’s tweet honoring former prisoners of war after he previously attacked her father, the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), for being captured during the Vietnam War. The president honored National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day on his Twitter account, saying, “We pay tribute to these Patriots for …

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WSJ Board Trashes Trump’s “Boring, Wasted” Briefings

From the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal: Mr. Trump seems to have concluded that the briefings could be a showcase for him. Perhaps they substitute in his mind for the campaign rallies he can no longer hold because of the risks. Perhaps he resented the media adulation that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been receiving for his …

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Virus Briefings Aren’t Helping Trump’s Approval Ratings

Politico reports: In times of national crisis, the American people typically come together behind their president. But not this one. Donald Trump isn’t benefiting from what political scientists refer to as a “rally ‘round the flag” effect — a traditional surge in popularity as the nation unites behind its leader during an emergency situation. Even as the country confronts the …

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Trump Will “Take A Look” At Pardon For Joe Exotic

Two days ago Junior suggested this to troll the media. NBC News reports: During the White House briefing on the coronavirus pandemic, a reporter asked President Trump if he would consider a pardon for Joe Exotic. Joe Exotic, whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage, is the centerpiece of the Netflix viral documentary “Tiger King.” The 57-year-old is currently serving a …

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Trump Boasts Briefing Ratings Are “Through The Roof”

Raw Story reports: President Donald Trump on Tuesday boasted about the television ratings that he’s been getting for his daily coronavirus press briefings at a time when deaths from the disease in the United States have surged past 13,000. The president began his tweet by complaining that Democrats have been calling on networks to stop airing Trump’s press conferences live …

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Trump: Ivanka Created 10% Of All US Jobs [VIDEO]

Vox reports: On Tuesday, President Trump hosted a call with business leaders to discuss efforts to provide financial relief to small businesses. During that call, he made an astounding claim: that his daughter Ivanka personally created 15 million jobs. To put this claim in perspective, as of January — before the coronavirus pandemic caused the US economy to start hemorrhaging …

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Majority Say Obama Would Handle Pandemic Better

The Hill reports: A majority of registered voters said they think that former President Obama would do a better job at handling the coronavirus pandemic than President Trump according to a POLITICO/Morning Consult poll released on Wednesday. In the new poll, 52 percent of the survey’s 1,990 respondents said they believed that Obama would be a better leader than Trump …

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Trump Executive Order Encourages Mining The Moon

The Guardian reports: The world may be racked by the coronavirus, but Donald Trump has less earthly concerns on his mind, too, after signing an executive order encouraging the US to mine the moon for minerals. The executive order makes clear that the US doesn’t view space as a “global commons”, opening the way for the mining of the moon …

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Trump Vows To Stop WHO Funding (Unless He Doesn’t)

The New York Times reports: President Trump lashed out on Tuesday at the World Health Organization, creating a new enemy to attack and threatening to withhold funding from the world’s premier health institution even as a deadly virus ravages nations around the globe. “We’re going to put a hold on money spent to the W.H.O.; we’re going to put a …

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Trump: “Mail-In Voting Is Horrible, It’s Corrupt,” But I Totally Vote By Mail “Because I’m Allowed To” [VIDEO]

The Independent reports: Donald Trump accused some who cast ballots in US elections by mail of “cheating,” even though he intends to do so in Florida as part of the Sunshine State’s primary. The president made clear he opposes states moving to all-absentee ballot elections amid the coronavirus epidemic, telling reporters Tuesday night he fears that would lead to widespread …

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How Tweets From Randos Got Trump To Push Drug

Politico reports: In mid-March, a cryptocurrency investor, a law school graduate and a self-described philosopher found each other on Twitter. They discussed their hopes that a little-known drug called hydroxychloroquine could help contain the accelerating coronavirus outbreak. Two days later, two of them published a paper about the drug’s potential on Google Docs, falsely claiming the imprimatur of two major …

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