Tag Archives: Donald Trump

Romney: US Testing Rate Is “Nothing To Celebrate”

USA Today reports: Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, said U.S. testing for coronavirus is “nothing to celebrate” because the country “treaded water” during the early stages of the pandemic while other countries such as South Korea tested people aggressively to curb the outbreak. President Donald Trump said Monday the country prevailed in testing for the virus because it has conducted 9 …

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SCOTUS Justices Appear Divided On Trump’s Financials

Unsurprisingly. Reuters reports: U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday appeared divided as they weighed President Donald Trump’s bid to prevent Democratic-led congressional panels from getting his financial records, with its conservative majority appearing to be concerned about improper harassment of the president by lawmakers. In a major showdown over presidential powers, justices asked tough questions of an attorney for Trump …

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49% Of White Protestants: Trump Was Anointed By God

The Christian Post reports: The belief that President Donald Trump, as well as presidents in general, were “anointed by God” has increased considerably among church attendees, according to a recent report. Among white Protestants who attended church once a week or more, belief that Trump was anointed by God had increased from 29.6% last year to 49% this year, according …

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LIVE AUDIO: SCOTUS Hears Case On Trump’s Financials

The New York Times reports: It seems that every 23 years, or about once in a generation, the Supreme Court considers whether presidents must abide by the rules that govern other citizens. In 1974, it unanimously required President Richard M. Nixon to turn over tapes of conversations in the Oval Office. Twenty-three years later, in 1997, it unanimously required President …

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Politico: Trump Getting “Trounced” Among Biden Haters

Politico reports: President Donald Trump is losing a critical constituency: voters who see two choices on the ballot — and hate them both. Unlike in 2016, when a large group of voters who disliked both Trump and Hillary Clinton broke sharply for Trump, the opposite is happening now, according to public polling and private surveys conducted by Republicans and Democrats …

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Pence “Distancing” From Trump Due To COVID+ Staffer

CNN reports: Vice President Mike Pence is taking some precautions, but stopping short of the recommended self-quarantine in the wake of his press secretary testing positive for coronavirus. Pence is “maintaining distance for the immediate future” from President Donald Trump after consulting with the White House medical unit, a senior administration official said. It is not yet clear exactly how …

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Senate Republicans Break With Trump On “Obamagate”

Politico reports: President Donald Trump’s aggressive campaign to encourage sweeping investigations of his predecessor Barack Obama met a unanimous response from Senate Republicans: No thanks. “I’m not anticipating calling President Obama,” said Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), whose panel is investigating the origins of the 2016 Russia investigation, even as he vowed to bring in former senior Obama administration …

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Trump Again Accuses Joe Scarborough Of Murder

Mediaite reports: As the coronavirus continues to ravage the country, President Donald Trump is once again using his morning to throw Twitter insults at his political enemies. After blaming the “lamestream media” for how he ended his latest White House press conference after bizarrely deflecting questions, Trump gave the Twitterverse a clue as to which cable news morning show was …

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Pro-Trump Super PAC Uses Tara Reade Audio In New Ad

The Hill reports: A super PAC supporting President Trump’s reelection campaign will release a new ad on Tuesday featuring audio clips from Tara Reade, who has accused former Vice President Joe Biden of sexual assault. The Great America PAC is putting six figures behind the ad, which will run online first. The group plans to put more money behind it …

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New Biden Ad Eviscerates Trump On Lack On Response

The Week reports: “April turns into May,” the narrator intones over dramatic strings. “The virus doesn’t disappear. There is no miracle. The cases mount, the death toll grows, more than 33 million Americans lose their jobs to the pandemic. Unemployment reaches Great Depression–era levels.” “Donald Trump doesn’t understand. We have an economic crisis because we have a public health crisis. …

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Trump Contradicts Testing Czar On Availability Of Tests

Axios reports: President Trump claimed at a press briefing Monday that any American who “wants” a coronavirus test can get one — contradicting his testing coordinator Brett Giroir, who just moments earlier said that tests are mostly reserved for people who “need” one because they present symptoms or are participating in contact tracing. Trump used the briefing largely to celebrate …

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Trump Won’t Name Crime He Says Obama Committed

The Hill reports: President Trump on Monday declined to name the crime he believes former President Obama committed, as he was pressed on a string of critical tweets he sent over the weekend accusing his predecessor of committing the biggest political crime in history. “You know what the crime is. The crime is very obvious to everybody. All you have …

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Pennsylvania PPE Factory Asks Trump Not To Visit

The Washington Post reports: President Trump was pushing to get out in the public eye in recent weeks and tout his leadership during the pandemic, and White House staff thought they had hit on the ideal event: a presidential visit to thank the Pennsylvania factory workers who had recently taken herculean steps to ramp up U.S. supplies of protective equipment. …

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Trump: “We Have Met The Moment And Prevailed”

Boing Boing reports: Donald Trump, on the day the U.S. death toll from COVID-19 passed 80,000, declared success in the war on coronavirus: “We have met the moment and we have prevailed.” One week ago today, the impeached and manifestly unfit president of the U.S. said it was too soon to declare “mission accomplished.” But today, victory has been declared, …

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Tomorrow: SCOTUS Hears Case On Trump’s Financials

Roll Call reports: Trump’s personal lawyers and the DOJ have warned the justices that Congress needs to be stopped. They say lower court rulings that allow the House to demand Trump’s personal and business financial information from an auditing firm and two banks will open up a new political weapon for Congress to harass a president and keep him from …

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Trump Demands PA “Move Quickly” On Reopening

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports: President Donald Trump pushed Monday morning for Pennsylvania to reopen its economy faster as rumors swirled that he would visit the state later this week. Rep. Brendan Boyle, a Philadelphia Democrat, quickly fired back at Trump Monday morning, tweeting that as a Pennsylvanian “let me tell you what we really want: for you to get a …

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Secret Service To Wear Masks When Around Trump

ABC News reports: Secret Service agents close to the president and in the vicinity of the Oval Office will begin wearing face masks, sources said. The Secret Service declined to comment Sunday night. Some agents already on the ground during Trump’s Arizona trip last week were seen wearing face masks. White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said on Friday …

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Trump Launches Raging Tweetstorm Against Obama

The Hill reports: President Trump late on Sunday repeatedly lashed out on Twitter at former President Obama, days after reports that Obama had expressed concern over the Justice Department’s decision to drop the case against former national security adviser Michael Flynn. The president also retweeted multiple accounts that posted memes taking aim at Obama, including one account that posted a …

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Schumer Calls On VA To Explain Use Of Malaria Drug

The Associated Press reports: The Senate’s top Democrat on Sunday called on the Department of Veterans Affairs to explain why it allowed the use of an unproven drug on veterans for the coronavirus, saying patients may have been put at unnecessary risk. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York said the VA needs to provide Congress more information about a recent …

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80K Dead And Trump Pimps His Reopening Golf Course

Raw Story reports: Donald Trump was off and running on Twitter on Sunday morning after a night of the president harping on the Russia investigation, and kicked off the day by re-tweeting an announcement that his Los Angeles golf course is re-opening from his official White House Twitter account. As commenters were quick to point out, the coronavirus pandemic is …

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