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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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Glorious Leader Explodes At Fox Anchor Chris Wallace

Fox News reports: Wallace predicted that the November election would double as a referendum on President Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, saying: “If people come to the conclusion, a majority of Americans, that he has handled the health issue and the economic issue poorly, I don’t think he has any chance to win.” Wallace also addressed whether Trump can …

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Fox News Host Rips Trump For Attacking Reporters

Mediaite reports: During a special MediaBuzz segment this afternoon, Howard Kurtz spoke with Gillian Turner about the recent clashes at briefings, including when Trump got testy with ABC News’ Jon Karl and Fox News’ Kristin Fisher when they pressed him on a recent report from the HHS IG office. “Jon Karl is not a third rate reporter,” Kurtz said. “He …

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Fauci On Trump’s Delayed Response: “It Is What It Is”

Axios reports: Dr. Anthony Fauci said on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday that “no one is going to deny” that more lives could have been saved during the coronavirus crisis if the Trump administration had implemented social distancing guidelines prior to March. The New York Times reported Saturday that the administration’s top public health experts, including Fauci, concluded on …

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Trump Hits Six-Month Approval Low In His Favorite Poll

The New York Post reports: President Trump’s approval rating dropped to a six-month low of 43 percent in the daily tracking poll conducted by the Republican-friendly Rasmussen Reports.  The survey of 500 likely voters, released Friday, found that 56 percent of voters disapprove of Trump’s job performance. The results reflect those of the Real Clear Politics polling average, where Trump …

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Trump Suggested Letting COVID “Wash Over” Country

The Washington Post reports: During one task force meeting in the Situation Room last month, Trump turned to Fauci and challenged him. It was the day the administration was adding Ireland and the United Kingdom to its travel restrictions, and Trump wanted to understand why talk of “herd immunity” — allowing the coronavirus to sweep a nation largely unchecked, with …

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Trump Promotes Service By Hateful Scamvangelical

The Dallas Morning News reports: President Donald Trump said Friday that he’ll attend Easter services on Sunday, virtually, along with congregants of Dallas’ First Baptist Church, where his friend and adviser is senior pastor. “I’m going to be watching Pastor Robert Jeffress,” Trump said at his daily coronavirus task force briefing. “He’s been a great guy, and I’m going to …

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Denver Post: Trump Is Playing Games With Our Lives

From the editorial board of the Denver Post: President Donald Trump is treating life-saving medical equipment as emoluments he can dole out as favors to loyalists. It’s the worst imaginable form of corruption — playing political games with lives. For the good of this nation during what should be a time of unity, he must stop. The federal government should …

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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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