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Trump Backs Off “Aspirational” Plan To Open By Easter

The Washington Post reports: President Trump says federal guidance urging social distancing will stay in place through April 30. He backed off his hope that the country will be “opened up” by Easter Sunday, saying that deaths due to the coronavirus will likely peak in two weeks. ”Nothing would be worse than declaring victory before the victory is won,” he …

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Cuomo: Trump’s Quarantine Threat “Panicked People”

“Last night we were fighting two things. You’re fighting the virus and you’re fighting the fear. I can’t tell you how many people called all night long about the mandatory quarantine comment that the president made as he was getting into a helicopter, which was inconclusive, by the way. But people are so on edge. I mean, it really panicked …

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Trump Boasts About His TV Ratings As Virus Rampages: My Numbers Are Better Than The Bachelor And The NFL

From the conservative Washington Examiner: President Trump castigated the media for its coverage of the coronavirus crisis. The commander in chief also touted the ratings of his near-daily appearances at White House Coronavirus Task Force briefings. In a third tweet, the president, who is a businessman and former reality TV star, heralded the ratings for the coronavirus task force briefings, …

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Graham Rages At Pelosi: Blaming Trump For Deaths Is “The Most Disgusting Political Statement In History”

The Hill reports: Sen. Lindsey Graham on Sunday railed against Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) after she said President Trump’s response to the coronavirus outbreak was having deadly consequences. “She’s blaming the president of the United States for people dying because of the way he’s led the country,” Graham, a vocal Trump ally, said on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.” “That’s …

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POLL: Majority Don’t Believe Trump’s Lies About Virus

The Daily Beast reports: A clear majority of the American public, including self-identified Republicans, do not believe the disinformation that President Donald Trump keeps pushing around the spread of coronavirus. A full 73 percent of respondents, including 75 percent of Republicans, said that it was not true that “anyone who wants to get tested can get tested.” Just 17 percent …

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Inside Trump’s “15 Days To Slow The Spread” Plan

Stunning reporting by Politico: It was the beginning of the 15-day period during which the White House hoped it could slow the advancing virus and stem the economic bleeding left in its wake. For the next two weeks, the president’s coronavirus task force encouraged Americans to essentially self-isolate, while aides worked with anxious governors across the country and quarreling lawmakers …

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Trump Backs Off Threat To Quarantine NY, NJ, And CT

The New York Times reports: President Trump said Saturday night that he will not impose a quarantine on New York, New Jersey and Connecticut but would instead issue a “strong” travel advisory to be implemented by the governors of the three states. Mr. Trump made the announcement on Twitter just hours after telling reporters that he was considering a quarantine …

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Senator: Trump Rejected Virus Funding On Feb. 5th

Yahoo News reports: Sen. Chris Murphy, a Connecticut Democrat, says that Trump administration officials declined an offer of early congressional funding assistance that he and other senators made on Feb. 5 during a meeting to discuss the coronavirus. The officials, including Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, said they “didn’t need emergency funding, that they would be able to …

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Trump Suggests He Might Quarantine NY, NJ And CT

The Washington Post reports: In a gaggle with reporters, President Trump said he is considering a quarantine on New York, parts of New Jersey and Connecticut. He said he might make a decision later today. It comes as the United States has become the epicenter of the novel coronavirus pandemic, with more than 100,000 confirmed infections and nearly 1,600 deaths. …

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Trump Called Ex-Ballplayer A-Rod For Virus Advice

The Insider reports: President Donald Trump apparently called former Yankee’s player Alex Rodriguez for his thoughts on the administration’s response to the coronavirus outbreak, ABC News reported Friday evening. Rodriguez is not a medical or public health expert. Source told ABC that neither Rodriguez or his fiancé Jennifer Lopez will have any official role in the effort, but one source …

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Trump Wants His Signature On Your Stimulus Check

The Daily Beast reports: President Trump has told people he wants Americans to see his signature on the stimulus checks that will be sent out after he signed a $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief package into law Friday, according to an administration official cited by The Wall Street Journal. Such checks would normally be signed by a disbursing officer, not the …

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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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