Tag Archives: Donald Trump

Trump Campaign Sues TV Station Over “Hoax” Ad

Via press release from the Trump campaign: Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. today filed a lawsuit against WJFW-NBC of Rhinelander, WI for defamation in the wake of an advertisement carried by the station that contained intentionally false and defamatory statements about President Trump. The ad produced by Priorities USA, a super PAC supporting Joe Biden’s candidacy, and broadcast by …

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Trump Claims He Can Force States To Reopen Economy

Raw Story reports: President Donald Trump on Monday declared that he could force states across the country to reopen their economies, even if those states’ governors believe that doing so would be dangerous. As New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman points out, Trump’s declaration completely contradicts his own administration’s messages about states’ rights, as well as Trump’s own message that …

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SCOTUS To Hear Oral Arguments By Teleconference

Bloomberg News reports: The U.S Supreme Court will hear arguments by telephone for the first time in its history, bowing to the coronavirus outbreak by rescheduling special sessions in May for 10 cases, including ones involving clashes over subpoenas for President Donald Trump’s financial records. It’s an extraordinary step for the tradition-bound court, whose arguments are normally steeped in ritual …

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Trump Gets “Four Pinocchios” On Malaria Drug Claims

The Washington Post reports: Over the course of only a few weeks, posts online, the media and politicians turned chloroquine from an unknown drug to a “100% coronavirus cure,” misleading the public on its effectiveness and engendering unintended but negative consequences. Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine as treatments for covid-19 are not yet backed by reliable scientific evidence. In a pandemic, it’s …

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Fox Host Blasts Trump’s “Third Grade Name-Calling”

The Hill reports: A Fox News host fired back at President Trump on Sunday after the president took aim at Chris Wallace, host of “Fox News Sunday.” Jedediah Bila, weekend co-host of “Fox & Friends,” criticized Trump for his “3rd grade name-calling,” adding that Wallace “is doing his job.” Bila’s tweet came not long after she announced that she had …

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Infighting Plagues WH Plans On Reopening Economy

Politico reports: With the White House moving to reopen the economy as early as May 1, top officials have yet to coalesce around a single plan to allow Americans and businesses to safely resume work as the coronavirus pandemic rages on. Instead, senior administration officials are engaged in an earnest yet scattershot effort to support President Donald Trump’s long-expressed desire …

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Trump Retweets Nutbag’s Call To Fire Anthony Fauci

The New York Times reports: President Trump publicly signaled his frustration on Sunday with Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the federal government’s top infectious disease expert, after the doctor said more lives could have been saved from the coronavirus if the country had been shut down earlier. Mr. Trump reposted a Twitter message that said “Time to #FireFauci” as he rejected …

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Billionaire Trump Donor, Personal Friend Dies Of COVID

Politico reports: A friend and donor to President Donald Trump who the president had said was in a coma and seriously ill after becoming infected with the coronavirus has died. Stanley I. Chera’s death Saturday was reported by The Real Deal, which covers the New York real estate industry. The publication cited unidentified sources who have worked with Crown Acquisitions, …

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Glorious Leader Explodes At Fox Anchor Chris Wallace

Fox News reports: Wallace predicted that the November election would double as a referendum on President Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, saying: “If people come to the conclusion, a majority of Americans, that he has handled the health issue and the economic issue poorly, I don’t think he has any chance to win.” Wallace also addressed whether Trump can …

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Fox News Host Rips Trump For Attacking Reporters

Mediaite reports: During a special MediaBuzz segment this afternoon, Howard Kurtz spoke with Gillian Turner about the recent clashes at briefings, including when Trump got testy with ABC News’ Jon Karl and Fox News’ Kristin Fisher when they pressed him on a recent report from the HHS IG office. “Jon Karl is not a third rate reporter,” Kurtz said. “He …

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Fauci On Trump’s Delayed Response: “It Is What It Is”

Axios reports: Dr. Anthony Fauci said on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday that “no one is going to deny” that more lives could have been saved during the coronavirus crisis if the Trump administration had implemented social distancing guidelines prior to March. The New York Times reported Saturday that the administration’s top public health experts, including Fauci, concluded on …

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Trump Hits Six-Month Approval Low In His Favorite Poll

The New York Post reports: President Trump’s approval rating dropped to a six-month low of 43 percent in the daily tracking poll conducted by the Republican-friendly Rasmussen Reports.  The survey of 500 likely voters, released Friday, found that 56 percent of voters disapprove of Trump’s job performance. The results reflect those of the Real Clear Politics polling average, where Trump …

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Trump Suggested Letting COVID “Wash Over” Country

The Washington Post reports: During one task force meeting in the Situation Room last month, Trump turned to Fauci and challenged him. It was the day the administration was adding Ireland and the United Kingdom to its travel restrictions, and Trump wanted to understand why talk of “herd immunity” — allowing the coronavirus to sweep a nation largely unchecked, with …

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Trump Promotes Service By Hateful Scamvangelical

The Dallas Morning News reports: President Donald Trump said Friday that he’ll attend Easter services on Sunday, virtually, along with congregants of Dallas’ First Baptist Church, where his friend and adviser is senior pastor. “I’m going to be watching Pastor Robert Jeffress,” Trump said at his daily coronavirus task force briefing. “He’s been a great guy, and I’m going to …

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Denver Post: Trump Is Playing Games With Our Lives

From the editorial board of the Denver Post: President Donald Trump is treating life-saving medical equipment as emoluments he can dole out as favors to loyalists. It’s the worst imaginable form of corruption — playing political games with lives. For the good of this nation during what should be a time of unity, he must stop. The federal government should …

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WH: Voice Of America Pushes “Chinese Propaganda”

From the editorial board of the Washington Post: The White House has just confirmed, no doubt unintentionally, that the U.S. government’s premier international broadcaster, Voice of America, is independent from the Trump administration. A shrill commentary posted on the White House website Friday assailed VOA for “promoting propaganda” of the Chinese government about the novel coronavirus epidemic. The evidence? A …

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GOP Senator To Trump: Lift Malaria Drug Restrictions

ABC News reports: Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) is sending President Trump a letter from hundreds of physicians urging him to ease restrictions on malaria medication that has grabbed headlines, despite scant evidence, as a potential treatment for the coronavirus. Johnson said he decided to start gathering signatures for his letter over concerns that absent guidance from the Food and Drug …

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Trump: We’ll Reopen When We Know We’re Healthy

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump said on Friday that he will not reopen the economy “until we know this country is going to be healthy.” The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reportedly projected that lifting stay-at-home orders, school closures and social distancing after just 30 days would lead to an infection spike this summer, according to documents first …

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Secret Service Protected Trump Family On 4000 Trips In Last Three Years, Often For Trump Org-Related Business

Via Citizens For Responsibility and Ethics: Last fiscal year, the Trump family took more trips that required Secret Service protection than the Obama family took in seven, according to a budget document released by the Treasury Department. On average, Obama’s family took 133.3 protected trips per year, while the Trump family has taken an average of 1,625 annually. Much of …

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Republicans To Trump: Enough With The Daily Briefings

Surely these Republicans are wasting their breath: As unemployment soars and the death toll skyrockets, and new polls show support for the president’s handling of the crisis sagging, White House allies and Republican lawmakers increasingly believe the briefings are hurting the president more than helping him. Many view the sessions as a kind of original sin from which all of …

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