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WH: Trump Hasn’t Been Tested For Coronavirus

Politico reports: “The President has not received COVID-19 testing because he has neither had prolonged close contact with any known confirmed COVID-19 patients, nor does he have any symptoms. President Trump remains in excellent health, and his physician will continue to closely monitor him,” said White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham. Trump made an appearance at a news briefing Monday …

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Trump Mulls Stimulus Measures In Response To Virus

Politico reports: Top White House and Treasury officials are scheduled to meet with President Donald Trump on Monday afternoon to discuss options for fiscal stimulus measures amid the uncertainty over the spread of the coronavirus throughout the U.S. Among the options under consideration: paid leave for workers, relief for small businesses and aid to certain sectors facing diminished business due …

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Trump Launches Raging Tweetstorm On Virus Reporting

ABC News reports: As global markets continue to tank, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average trading halted after diving more than 2000 points, and as at least 30 U.S. states and the District of Columbia reporting infections of the novel coronavirus President Donald Trump on Monday doubled down on blaming the news media and the Democratic Party for hyping the …

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Trump Accuses Cuomo Of “Weaponizing” Virus Response

Politico reports: President Donald Trump on Monday accused New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of attempting “political weaponization” of the coronavirus crisis, attacking another Democratic governor who has declared a state of emergency as a result of the outbreak. Responding to a Saturday interview on MSNBC in which Cuomo criticized the “mixed messages” put forth by the federal government in response …

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Trump: Fake News Media Is Lying About Virus Response

Mediaite reports: President Trump in an early morning tweet on Sunday accused the “Fake News Media” of attempting to “make us look bad” on the administration’s coronavirus response. The president called the White House’s plan to combat the growing outbreak in the U.S. “perfectly coordinated and fine tuned.” President Trump in an early morning tweet on Sunday accused the “Fake …

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Trump Resisted Expert Advice On Coronavirus

The New York Times reports: From the beginning, the Trump administration’s attempts to forestall an outbreak of a virus now spreading rapidly across the globe was marked by a raging internal debate about how far to go in telling Americans the truth. Even as the government’s scientists and leading health experts raised the alarm early and pushed for aggressive action, …

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Judge: Amazon “Likely” To Win Pentagon Cloud Lawsuit

The Washington Post reports: A federal judge has concluded that a bid protest lawsuit brought by Amazon over President Trump’s intervention in an important Pentagon cloud computing contract “is likely to succeed on the merits” of one of its central arguments, according to a court document made public Friday. The document provides the first indication of how Judge Patricia Campbell-Smith …

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Trump Campaign Sues CNN For “Defamation”

The New York Post reports: President Trump’s re-election campaign filed a libel lawsuit against CNN on Friday night — the third such suit against a media organization in the last 10 days. The suit, filed in US District Court, alleges that CNN intentionally published “false and defamatory” statements about the Trump campaign seeking help from Russia to win the 2020 …

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Trump Calls Dem Washington Gov. Jay Inslee “A Snake”

The Hill reports: President Trump on Friday slammed Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) as the state grapples with an outbreak of the coronavirus, calling him a “snake” for criticizing the administration’s response to the disease. “I told Mike not to be complimentary to the governor, because that governor is a snake,” Trump said of Inslee. “I said, ‘if you’re nice …

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Trump: Coronavirus Fears Will Help The US Economy

“Well, look, we were set to hit 30,000 on the Dow. This is a number that nobody even came close to. And already we have the number. And even though it’s down 10 or 11 percent, it’s still the highest it’s ever been, by far. “At the same time, I have to say, people are now staying in the United …

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Intel: Taliban Doesn’t Intend To Abide By New US Deal

NBC News reports: The U.S. government has collected persuasive intelligence that the Taliban do not intend to honor the promises they have made in the recently signed deal with the United States, three American officials tell NBC News, undercutting what has been days of hopeful talk by President Donald Trump and his top aides. “They have no intention of abiding …

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WH Enacts Measures To Shield Trump From Coronavirus

The New York Post reports: The White House is holding meetings on how to reduce the threat of coronavirus infecting President Trump and his staff after quietly tightening visitor rules last month, The Post has learned. In response to the outbreak of COVID-19, the White House has mandated that guests disclose all countries visited in the past 30 days. And …

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Trump: Elizabeth Warren’s Campaign Failed Because She’s Untalented, Unlikable, And Very Mean, Unlike Me

The Associated Press reports: “Lack of talent.” Unlikable. “Mean.” President Donald Trump laced into former Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren on Friday, insisting that sexism wasn’t to blame for the end of the Massachusetts senator’s presidential campaign. “But people don’t like her,” he went on to say. “She’s a very mean person. People don’t want that. They like a person like …

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No Press For Surprise Bolsonaro Mar-A-Lago Meeting

The Guardian reports: The president is heading to his private resort club Mar-a-Lago in West Palm Beach, Florida, later today and is holding a fundraiser this evening. But Donald Trump revealed this morning that he is also meeting with Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro at the club this weekend. “He wanted to have dinner,” Trump told reporters. The meeting is expected …

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Trump Signs $8.3B Virus Emergency Spending Bill

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump on Friday signed a sweeping spending bill to combat the spread of the new coronavirus, injecting billions of dollars into prevention efforts and research to quickly produce a vaccine for the deadly disease. The $8.3 billion aid package was unveiled by appropriations leaders in Congress on Wednesday and sailed through the House and Senate by …

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Trump Abruptly Cancels Visit To Atlanta CDC HQ

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: President Donald Trump’s planned trip to Atlanta on Friday to visit the headquarters of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been postponed because he didn’t want to get in the way of the agency’s work, White House officials said. The president was set to land at Dobbins Air Reserve Base around 3 p.m. after …

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Trump Tweets Spaceballs Gif To “Mini Mike” [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: President Trump on Thursday struck back at Mike Bloomberg with a parody video clip showing him giving Bloomberg a stiff-arm as the former NYC mayor haplessly flails at the president with a lightsaber. “Mini Mike, you’re easy,” the commander-in-chief tweeted along with the two-second clip, which shows Bloomberg’s head superimposed on an image of …

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Trump Money Beg Blimp To Fly Over Public Events

Politico reports: It’s a bird… It’s a plane… It’s the Trump blimp. In its latest effort to reach voters, the president’s reelection campaign is planning to fly a blimp above swing states. The blimp is set to fly between May and July. According to aides familiar with the plans, it is expected to appear above sporting events and other large …

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Trump Vows To Block Funds For Sanctuary Cities

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump on Thursday said he would withhold money from so-called sanctuary jurisdictions after a U.S. court ruled that his administration could block federal law enforcement funds to states and cities that do not cooperate with federal immigration authorities. One such “sanctuary” policy opposed by the administration is a refusal by local jails to hold immigrants in …

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Trump Denies Coronavirus Fatality Rate: I Think 3.4% Is A False Number, This Is Just My Hunch [VIDEO]

The Insider reports: President Donald Trump on Wednesday claimed the death rate from the novel coronavirus was not 3.4%, contradicting the number that the World Health Organization gave on Tuesday. The president appeared in an exclusive interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Wednesday, saying he thinks the true death rate is a “fraction of 1%.” “Well, I think the …

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