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Trump Claims He Was Tested For Coronavirus [VIDEO]

Vox reports: President Donald Trump said he has been tested for coronavirus, a precaution taken after he was in physical contact with people who have since tested positive for the virus. During a Saturday press conference, Trump said he was tested on Friday after pressure from the media and public health experts. Despite days of White House denials that he …

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Trump To Extend Travel Ban To UK And Ireland

The Independent reports: The US government has announced it is expanding its European travel ban to include Britain and Ireland, as it seeks to contain the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe. Donald Trump originally exempted Britain and Ireland from his 30-day ban on travellers from 26 European countries that took effect at midnight on Friday. The new travel restrictions on …

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White House Doctor: Trump Doesn’t Need To Be Tested

The New York Post reports: He brought in a doctor’s note. The White House released a letter from President Trump’s in-house physician late Friday to quell fears that his boss is harboring a case of the deadly coronavirus — and possibly spreading it around the West Wing by remaining at work. Trump does not need to be tested for the …

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Trump Boasts About Yesterday’s “Biggest” Stock Rise

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump continued to take an odd victory lap over the stock market’s performance after he declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency, tweeting an exuberant boast that was sorely lacking in context, to say the least. And as anyone who has had a pulse for the past week understands, this rise came one day after the …

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Third Mar-A-Lago Guest Tests Positive For Coronavirus

The Washington Post reports: Acting Brazilian Ambassador Nestor Forster, who sat at President Trump’s table Saturday night during a dinner at Mar-a-Lago, has tested positive for the coronavirus, the embassy said Friday night. Forster is the third person who visited the president’s South Florida resort last weekend to test positive for the novel virus. The White House acknowledged the additional …

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Trump Declares “National Day Of Prayer” Against Virus

Glorious Leader just tweeted that this Sunday will be a “national day of prayer” against the coronavirus. Which should be just about as effective as everything else he’s done so far. But hey, at least he gets to throw some Jesus meat to his slavering, deluded idiots. It is my great honor to declare Sunday, March 15th as a National …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Holds Presser On Virus Response

CBS News reports: President Trump announced he’s holding a press conference on Friday, shortly before the markets close for the week, as his administration takes more steps to address the escalating coronavirus crisis. The president is likely to declare a national emergency, sources told CBS News. He is likely to invoke the Stafford Act, enabling him to increase funding for …

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Trump Campaign Calls Joe Biden A “Rotting Corpse”

Mediaite reports: The Trump campaign promoted and quoted a Washington Times column on Twitter, agreeing that Democratic candidate Joe Biden a “rotting corpse” and a “dead guy.” The column, written by Charles Hurt, took issue with “some of the most revered political experts in the land” because they have labeled Biden as a “fighter.” It sarcastically called Biden “a real …

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Trump To Declare National Emergency Over Virus

Bloomberg News reports: President Donald Trump plans to declare a national emergency on Friday over the coronavirus outbreak, invoking the Stafford Act to open the door to more federal aid for states and municipalities, according to two people familiar with the matter. Trump is under increasing pressure to act as governors and mayors nationwide step up actions to mitigate the …

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Brazilian President Positive For Virus After Meeting With Trump, White House Officials Go Into Urgent Huddle

Fox News reports: Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for coronavirus, Fox News can confirm. The positive diagnosis comes just days after the right-wing Bolsonaro met with President Trump in Mar-A-Lago. In the wake of the news out of Brazil, a number of White House officials were called into an urgent meeting in the chief of staff’s office, Fox …

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Chaos Overseas As Americans Rush To Return [VIDEO]

Business Insider reports: President Donald Trump’s Wednesday announcement of a ban on travel to the US from 26 European countries caused chaos at European airports as Americans, fearing being caught up in the ban, attempted to travel home early. Reports emerged of long lines and confusion in some of the busiest airports in Europe as Americans struggled to get information …

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How Trump Screwed Up His Coronavirus Address

The Washington Post reports: In the most scripted of presidential settings, a prime-time televised address to the nation, President Trump decided to ad-lib — and his errors triggered a market meltdown, panicked travelers overseas and crystallized for his critics just how dangerously he has fumbled his management of the coronavirus. Even Trump — a man practically allergic to admitting mistakes …

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Mar-A-Lago To Host Large Fundraiser Despite Virus

The Palm Beach Post reports: Hours after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis suggested that cities consider limiting large gatherings — more than 250 people — to curb the spread of coronavirus, a local dog-rescue charity said it is moving forward with a sold-out fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago expected to draw over 700 people including President Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law, Lara Trump. Big Dog …

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Trump Blames Obama For Lack Of Coronavirus Testing

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump on Friday criticized the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for being ill-prepared to test for the coronavirus and he blamed President Barack Obama for the situation. Two issues have led to the slow process in testing for COVID-19. One was that the CDC had initially put out narrow guidelines for who could be …

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Pat Robertson’s Network Blasts Trump’s “Sloppy And Dangerous” Lies About Virus, This Is A “Major Failure”

Raw Story reports: David Brody is a chief political analyst for Pat Robertson’s Christian Broadcasting network. He, like many evangelicals, is also one of President Trump’s most vocal supporters. But in a tweet this Thursday, he took the unusual step of taking Trump to task over him claims that “anybody” that needs a test for coronavirus will get a test …

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Brazilian Official Tests Positive After Meeting Trump

Reuters reports: A Brazilian government official who attended an official meeting at Mr Donald Trump’s resort in Florida on Saturday (March 7) and posted a photo of himself standing next to the US President is being tested for coronavirus, the Folha de S.Paulo newspaper said. Mr Fabio Wajngarten is Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s communications secretary and he accompanied the far-right …

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Hanks Case Amplifies US Failures In Virus Response

The New York Times reports: Tom Hanks had a cold, or so he thought: slight fever, body aches, chills, the usual. In the United States, those symptoms may not be enough to get tested for the new coronavirus. But he and his wife, Rita Wilson, who also felt sick, weren’t at home — they were in Australia. Here, testing is …

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Trump Campaign Cancels Two Upcoming Rallies

Newsweek reports: The White House announced late Wednesday that President Donald Trump would be suspending upcoming rallies in light of the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Trump had planned to travel to Nevada and Colorado for campaign events later in the week. No other rallies are currently scheduled. The move follows an announcement by the campaign of former Vice President Joe …

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Trump’s Golf Courses Unaffected By Virus Travel Ban

Business Insider reports: Hours after the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus a pandemic, President Donald Trump announced a 30-day travel ban on most of Europe. But he excluded two countries where he has hotels and golf courses that have been struggling financially: the UK and Ireland. Trump has two properties in the UK — Trump Turnberry and Trump …

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Trump Announces 30-Day Ban On Travel From Europe

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump said Wednesday he is suspending all travel between the U.S. and Europe for 30 days beginning Friday as he seeks to combat a viral pandemic. Trump made the announcement in an Oval Office address to the nation, blaming the European Union for not acting quickly enough to address the novel coronavirus and saying …

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