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Trump: Governors Who Won’t Blow Me Get No Help

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump said Friday that he instructed Vice President Mike Pence not to reach out to governors who aren’t “appreciative” of his administration’s efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus in their states. “If they don’t treat you right, I don’t call,” Trump said of those state leaders. “I think they should be appreciative. Because …

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Joe Biden +9 Over Trump In Fox News National Poll

Fox News reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden bests President Donald Trump by nine points in a 2020 ballot test, in the first Fox News Poll since Biden became the de facto Democratic nominee. In a head-to-head presidential matchup, Biden is up by 49-40 percent over Trump, a lead that is outside the poll’s margin of sampling error. Another 11 …

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Michigan Gov: Feds Told Vendors Not To Ship To Us

Crains Detroit reports: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer suggested Friday that a growing rift with the White House is affecting shipments of medical supplies to Michigan amid exponential growth in confirmed coronavirus cases. “When the federal government told us that we needed to go it ourselves, we started procuring every item we could get our hands on,” Whitmer said Friday on WWJ …

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Trump Brags: I Just Signed Biggest Relief Bill In History

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump signed a $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill on Friday, as Washington tries to blunt economic destruction from the pandemic ripping through the United States. The House earlier passed the stimulus package, believed to be the largest in U.S. history, by voice vote, which simply measures if more lawmakers shout for “aye” or “nay” on whether …

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Trump Lashes Out At Automakers Over Ventilators

The Hill reports: President Trump on Friday lashed out at General Motors and Ford, demanding via tweet that the two major automakers begin churning out ventilators to be used to treat patients with the coronavirus. Trump issued a sequence of tweets that spurred confusion about his use of the Defense Production Act and muddled his messaging on the need for …

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Axios: Trump Battles Insiders Over Easter “Open Day”

Jonathan Swan reports at Axios: Believing the worst is yet to come, some top advisers to President Trump are struggling to steer him away from Easter as an arbitrary deadline for much of the nation to reopen. The operating assumption among administration officials involved in the coronavirus planning is that the April 12 mark — 16 days away — will …

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Trump Rages At “Third Rate Grandstander” GOP Rep For Threatening Stimulus Bill: “Throw Him Out Of The GOP”

“Looks like a third rate Grandstander named Rep. Thomas Massie, a Congressman from, unfortunately, a truly GREAT State, Kentucky, wants to vote against the new Save Our Workers Bill in Congress. He just wants the publicity. He can’t stop it, only delay, which is both dangerous & costly. “Workers & small businesses need money now in order to survive. Virus …

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Michigan Gov Fires Back After Trump’s Attack: I Asked For Help, You Said You Stand With Michigan, Prove It

CNN reports: Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer challenged President Donald Trump Thursday night to “prove” he stands with the state after the President criticized her for asking the federal government for more help fighting the coronavirus outbreak. Trump, during an interview with Fox News on Thursday night, repeatedly slammed the Democratic governor for her demands that the federal government provide more …

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Trump: New York Doesn’t Need That Many Ventilators

Politico reports: Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York says his state needs 30,000 ventilators to respond to the escalating coronavirus crisis. President Donald Trump doesn’t believe him. Speaking with Sean Hannity on Fox News on Thursday night, Trump again minimized the impact of the global coronavirus pandemic, casting doubt on the need for tens of thousands of ventilators for hospitals …

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Trump Tells Governors He’ll Set New Distancing Rules

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump told America’s governors in a letter on Thursday that his administration will soon set new social distancing guidelines as the coronavirus pandemic worsens. Trump said in the letter that new coronavirus testing capabilities would allow his administration to identify “high-risk, medium risk and low-risk” counties. And these new guidelines will assist governors and other …

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Trudeau To Trump: Don’t Send Troops To Our Border

ABC News reports: Canada has told the U.S. it is strongly opposed to a Trump administration proposal to put troops at the U.S.-Canada border amid the pandemic and said if it goes ahead it would damage relations between the two longtime allies. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his government has been in discussions with the White House about convincing the …

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Trump Threatens To Sue TV Stations Over “Virus” Ad

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign is threatening to file lawsuits against local news outlets in several battleground states if they continue to air a political ad full of his attempts to downplay the coronavirus. Priorities USA, a liberal super PAC, crafted the ad entitled “Exponential Threat,” and it splices audio of Trump from recent weeks as he made …

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Joe Biden: Trump’s Easter Plan Could Be “Catastrophic”

Reuters reports: Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said on Wednesday that potential efforts by President Donald Trump to re-open American businesses in time for the Easter holiday could be “catastrophic.” Biden, the front-runner for the Democratic nomination to face Trump in the November election, said a quick return to normalcy could backfire. “Now he’s suggesting he wants to get the …

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Judge Okays Lawsuit Over Trump’s Threats To Press

The Hill reports: A federal judge on Tuesday ruled that some of the claims in a literary advocacy group’s lawsuit against President Trump over his threats to retaliate against critical media coverage can proceed. U.S. District Judge Lorna Schofield wrote in a 24-page opinion that PEN America had a “constitutional standing” to pursue claims for declaratory relief against Trump’s practice …

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16 Positive Or Ill After Party At LA Trump Golf Resort

Los Angeles Magazine reports: Although the coronavirus wasn’t yet being treated as a national emergency back on March 6, former Rancho Palos Verdes mayor Susan Brooks sent out a warning to the 65 guests planning to attend her 70th birthday party on March 8 at Trump National Golf Club. She asked invitees feeling under the weather with any flu-like symptoms …

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Trump Ridicules Mitt Romney Over Negative Virus Test

Fox News reports: President Trump taunted Mitt Romney on Wednesday after the Utah senator tested negative for coronavirus, ostensibly cheering the news before going on to slam his record as a presidential candidate and member of Congress. “This is really great news! I am so happy I can barely speak. He may have been a terrible presidential candidate and an …

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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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