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GWB Issues Call For National Unity, Trump Attacks Him

The Hill reports: President Trump on Sunday took aim at George W. Bush after the former Republican president issued a call to push partisanship aside amid the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. In a three-minute video shared on Twitter on Saturday, Bush urged Americans to remember “how small our differences are in the face of this shared threat.” In an …

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Trump “Glad” To See Kim Jong Un Is “Back And Well”

The BBC reports: US President Donald Trump has said he is “glad” that Kim Jong-un has re-emerged and appears to be healthy. “I, for one, am glad to see he is back, and well!” Mr Trump tweeted, after the North Korean leader reportedly attended the opening of a fertiliser plant. It was Mr Kim’s first public appearance in almost three …

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Trump To Visit Mount Rushmore For July 4th Fireworks

The Week reports: President Trump will visit Mount Rushmore on July 3 to see the fireworks display he helped facilitate, even as uncertainty over the pandemic stretches into the summer. Earlier this week, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) confirmed the Independence Day celebration would go forward. “We’re excited that this will be happening at Mount Rushmore,” Noem said, as …

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Trump Is “Sticking Up” For Joe Biden On Assault Claim

Politico reports: “I have been falsely accused by people that I’ve never even seen,” Trump said on conservative media personality Dan Bongino’s podcast Friday. “I’ve never even seen many of these people, and some of them, I’ve met them and zero interest. OK? Like zero. And all of the sudden you become a wealthy guy. You’re a famous guy, and …

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Trump Campaign To Begin Selling Red “MAGA Masks”

New York Magazine reports: The bright-red MAGA hat was the must-have item for Trump supporters in 2016. In 2020, it might be replaced by a bright-red face mask. According to The Wall Street Journal, President Trump’s reelection campaign has placed an order for “red, Trump-branded face masks for supporters.” The paper says, “Campaign officials have discussed giving away the masks …

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Heartless Trump Has Yet To Mourn Pandemic Victims

The New York Times reports: As the death toll from the coronavirus over eight weeks surpasses the total American military casualties in eight years of major combat in Vietnam, Mr. Trump has led no national mourning. In his daily news conferences, he makes only perfunctory references to those who have died as he stiffly reads opening remarks, exhibiting more emotion …

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Trump Backs “Very Good People” At Michigan Protest

Grand Rapids’ ABC News affiliate reports: President Donald Trump backed protesters in Michigan in a Friday morning tweet, saying Gov. Gretchen Whitmer should “give a little, and put out the fire.” Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the Capitol in Lansing on Thursday, requesting to end Michigan’s state of emergency. However, as the afternoon went on, some protesters moved into the …

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Trump Plotting Retaliation Against China Over COVID

The Washington Post reports: Senior U.S. officials are beginning to explore proposals for punishing or demanding financial compensation from China for its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, according to four senior administration officials with knowledge of internal planning. The move could splinter already strained relations between the two superpowers at a perilous moment for the global economy. Senior officials across …

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Billionaire Donors Are Advising Trump On Reopening

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump has sought and received advice on tackling the coronavirus crisis in private conversations with several of his allies in the business world, according to people familiar with the matter. There are at least four executives Trump and his team have been in regular contact with, according to the people, who declined to be named due …

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Trump Rages Against Media In Midnight Tweetstorm

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump is mad as hell and he’s not going to take it anymore. At least that appeared to be the case judging by a late-night Twitter screed in which he went after a number of cable news personalities who he feels have done him wrong. All this amid a deadly pandemic that has led to the …

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Trump Claims COVID Will Vanish Without Any Vaccine: “It’s Gonna Go, It’s Gonna Leave, It’s Gonna Be Gone”

Raw Story reports: During a press conference Wednesday, President Donald Trump was asked why he thinks that the coronavirus will disappear without a vaccine. His answer left many confused. “It’s gonna go. It’s gonna leave. It’s gonna be gone,” he said. “Why do you think without a vaccine, the virus would be gone?” asked the reporter. “It’ll be eradicated,” he …

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Trump Screamed At Campaign Manager Over Bad Polls

CNN reports: As he huddled with advisers on Friday evening, President Donald Trump was still fuming over his sliding poll numbers and the onslaught of criticism he was facing for suggesting a day earlier that ingesting disinfectant might prove effective against coronavirus. Within moments, the President was shouting — not at the aides in the room, but into the phone …

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Fox To Host “Returning To Work” Town Hall With Trump

The Hill report: Fox News announced Wednesday it will host a virtual town hall with President Trump on Sunday night focusing on COVID-19 and the reopening of the U.S. economy. The program, “America Together: Returning to Work,” will be co-moderated by “Special Report” anchor Bret Baier and “The Story” anchor Martha MacCallum. It will be broadcast live from the Lincoln …

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Walsh To Justin Amash: You’ll Only Be Helping Trump

Former Rep. Joe Walsh writes for the Washington Post: I get how disgusted Amash is with both major political parties. I get that you don’t go, overnight, from being a conservative Republican to becoming a progressive Democrat. I get that he’s probably the only lower-case-L libertarian with enough name recognition to make the Libertarian Party even remotely relevant right now. …

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Economy Shrank 4.8% In Q1, Biggest Drop Since 2008

MarketWatch reports: The collapse in the U.S. economy caused by the coronavirus pandemic triggered the biggest drop in gross domestic product in the first quarter since 2008 in a prelude to an even more massive decline in the spring. GDP, the official scorecard for economic growth, shrank at a 4.8% annualized pace. GDP, the official scorecard for the economy, shrank …

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Trump Celebrates That US Has Only 1M COVID Cases

Reuters reports: The United States has reported more than a million coronavirus infections only because of its testing, President Donald Trump said on Wednesday, hailing the effort as being “much better than any other country in the world.” The Twitter comments came amid warnings from state public health officials that shortages of trained workers and materials have limited testing capacity. …

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Approval Of Trump’s COVID Response Sinks 10 Points

Just in from Emerson College Polling: A new Emerson College Polling national poll finds President Trump’s approval rating at 41% approval, with 50% disapproval. This indicates a 5 point swing in both directions since March, when his approval was 46% approval, 45% disapproval. Approval of the Presidents’ handling of the coronavirus is at 39% approval, a 10 point drop from …

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Amash Forms Exploratory Presidential Committee

Axios reports: Rep. Justin Amash (I-Mich.) announced on Tuesday night that he has “launched an exploratory committee” to seek the Libertarian Party’s 2020 nomination for a possible third-party presidential run. Amash gained notoriety last year when he came out as the lone House Republican to support the impeachment of President Trump following the publication of the Mueller report. He later …

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Pentagon To Award Purple Hearts To Troops Whose Traumatic Brain Injuries Were Shrugged Off By Trump

CNN reports: Dozens of US military personnel are expected to receive Purple Hearts in recognition of traumatic brain injuries they suffered in a January Iranian missile attack in Iraq, according to three US defense officials. The officials describe the decision as extremely sensitive because of the attention the issue received after President Donald Trump dismissed the injuries as “not very …

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GEORGIA: Two Men Poisoned By Drinking Cleaners

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Two people in Georgia drank liquid cleaning products over the weekend in misguided attempts to ward off COVID-19, according to the Georgia Poison Center. Both men had histories of psychiatric problems and are expected to recover. The poison center’s director, Gaylord Lopez, said he did not know if the men guzzled the chemicals because they heard …

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