Trump Corruption

Still Contagious Trump: “Maybe I’m Immune” [VIDEO]

The Insider reports: President Donald Trump on Monday baselessly suggested he might be “immune” to COVID-19 after a weekend in which he was hospitalized and administered supplemental oxygen, an experimental antibody cocktail, and a steroid generally used for severe cases of the virus. “I knew there’s danger to it. But I had to do it. I stood out front. I …

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Contagious Maskless Trump Reenters White House

USA Today reports: President Donald Trump returned to the White House on Monday, three days after he arrived at Walter Reed hospital with coronavirus symptoms that were alarming enough that doctors administered oxygen and several rounds of aggressive treatment. Marine One touched town on the South Lawn shortly before 7 p.m. ET. Minutes earlier, Trump walked down the steps of …

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Trump Camp Tells NC Officials To Ignore Ballot Rules

The Associated Press reports: When Donald Trump’s campaign took issue with a new rule on processing some votes in North Carolina, it didn’t just complain to the Board of Elections and file a lawsuit. It wrote to some of the state’s 100 local election offices with extraordinary guidance: Ignore that rule. “The NC Republican Party advises you to not follow …

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WSJ: Trump Lied On Fox About Not Having Test Result

The Daily Beast reports: President Trump received a positive result from a rapid-result coronavirus test Thursday evening, a fact he failed to disclose in an interview with Sean Hannity on Thursday night, The Wall Street Journal reports. “I’ll get my test back either tonight or tomorrow morning,” Trump told Fox before tweeting at 1 a.m. on Friday he had tested …

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HHS Had CDC Change Warning On Risk To Children

Politico reports: In early September, as many school districts were still deciding whether to hold in-person classes, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention altered the title of a scientific report on the coronavirus and removed words like “pediatric” from its text, days after a Trump administration appointee requested similar changes, according to emails obtained by POLITICO. That request — …

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Eric Trump To Testify Before New York AG On Monday

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump’s son Eric is scheduled to speak via video on Monday with New York state investigators probing his family’s business practices, according to court papers filed Friday. Eric Trump has given no indication he will seek to delay the interview in light of his father’s and stepmother’s coronavirus diagnosis, which was announced early Friday, or …

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WH Tried To Keep News About Hicks From Leaking

The New York Times reports: On Wednesday evening, a small coterie of advisers spoke with one another about Ms. Hicks’s symptoms as they flew home aboard Air Force One. Ms. Hicks was isolated in a separate cabin. She exited from the back of the plane, as opposed to the front. By Thursday, it was clear that something unusual was happening …

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Trump Rants: Why Would I Allow Them To Change The Debate Rules When I Won So Easily The First Time?

Deadline reports: Donald Trump signaled that he would oppose changes to the rule of the second and third presidential debates, while claiming that he “easily won” the first match up with Joe Biden. In response to widespread criticism of the debate on Tuesday, primarily over Trump’s repeated interruptions of Joe Biden, the organizers of the debates said that they are …

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Food Banks Balk At Distributing USDA Boxes Because They Must Come With A Letter From Glorious Leader

Politico reports: The Agriculture Department last week began mandating that millions of boxes of surplus food for needy families include a letter from President Donald Trump claiming credit for the program. The USDA’s $4 billion Farmers to Families Food Box Program has distributed more than 100 million boxes to those in need since May, with the aim of redirecting meat, …

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REPORT: Trump Family Worried “Brad Will Start Talking”

Gabriel Sherman reports at Vanity Fair: One campaign adviser I spoke with was shocked by the amount of force the police used to subdue and cuff Parscale. “If Brad had been Black, there would be riots all over the country,” the source said. (In fact, police have killed unarmed Black men in far less hostile situations.) Parscale’s public meltdown happened …

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Trump Admin Loses Appeals Court Battle On Census

The San Francisco Chronicle reports: A federal appeals refused Wednesday to allow the Trump administration to shut down the 2020 census a month ahead of schedule, saying the speedup would reduce public confidence in an accurate population count that is crucial to congressional representation and federal funding. Over the dissent of a judge appointed by President Trump, the Ninth U.S. …

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Nevada AG: I’ll Prosecute So-Called “Poll Watchers”

The Insider reports: Nevada’s attorney general said he would prosecute people who follow President Donald Trump’s advice to go to polling places and monitor votes being counted, accusing the president of encouraging voter intimidation. During his first debate against the Democratic nominee, Joe Biden, on Tuesday, Trump refused to commit to accepting the results of the November election and repeated …

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Politico: $300M HHS Pandemic PR Blitz Is Falling Apart

Politico reports: They made a list of more than 30 celebrities including Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift and Billy Joel to appear in their ad campaign to “inspire hope” about coronavirus, but they ended up with only Dennis Quaid, CeCe Winans and Hasidic singer Shulem Lemmer. The health department’s $300 million-plus, taxpayer-funded vehicle to boost confidence in President Donald Trump’s response …

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Debate Commission Promises Changes After Debacle

The Washington Post reports: After a chaotic and nearly unwatchable first presidential debate that devolved into interruptions and insults, mostly by Trump, the Commission on Presidential Debates said it would look into changing the format of the remaining debates. The televised debates are supposed to be “for the benefit of the American electorate,” the commission said in a statement Wednesday, …

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Trump Campaign Is Scrubbing Parscale From Website

The Daily Beast reports: President Donald Trump’s campaign still won’t clarify the status of its erstwhile campaign manager Brad Parscale, who was taken into custody by police outside of his Florida home over the weekend. But the campaign is quietly purging its website of Parscale’s visage. Since Tuesday, the campaign has removed a video of Parscale from the homepage of …

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Ross To Face Contempt Hearing Over Census Defiance

Bloomberg News reports: A federal judge initiated contempt of court proceedings over allegations that the U.S. Commerce Department defied her order not to rush completion of the census. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh said during a hearing Tuesday that Monday’s announcement that Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross is targeting Oct. 5 to wrap up the once-a-decade population count “is doing …

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Portland Sheriff: Trump Lied, I Never Supported Him

Fox News sadly reports: The sheriff of Multnomah County, Ore., which includes Portland, emphatically denied supporting President Trump on Tuesday evening — shortly after the president made the claim during his debate against Democrat Joe Biden. Trump mentioned the sheriff while touting support from law enforcement across the country during his first presidential debate with Biden. “We just got the …

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Insane Lie: I Made Insulin “So Cheap It’s Like Water”

STAT News reports: Not only has he lowered drug prices, President Trump claimed in the first 15 minutes of Tuesday’s debate — but he has helped lower the price of insulin, specifically, so that it is so cheap that it’s “like water.” In reality, insulin still retails for roughly $300 a vial. Most patients with diabetes need two to three …

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Trump Bullies And Lies In Chaotic Debate, Moderator Chris Wallace Unable To Stop His Endless Interruptions

CNN’s Stephen Collinson writes: It was easily the worst and most rancorous presidential debate in history. But it still left the country with its starkest election choice in many generations. Americans will need to decide if they want four more years of the fury, insults, chaos and self-absorption served up to millions of viewers by Donald Trump. If they will …

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ICE Readying Enforcement “Blitz” On Sanctuary Cities

The Washington Post reports: The Trump administration is preparing an immigration enforcement blitz next month that would target arrests in U.S. cities and jurisdictions that have adopted “sanctuary” policies, according to three U.S. officials who described a plan with public messaging that echoes the president’s law-and-order campaign rhetoric. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement operation, known informally as the “sanctuary …

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