Tag Archives: Donald Trump

Trump: We Don’t Want Anybody To Do Mail-In Ballots Unless They’re Sick Or They “Live In The White House”

“We don’t want them to do mail-in ballots because it’s going to lead to total election fraud. So we don’t want them to do mail-in ballots. We don’t want anybody to do mail-in ballots. Now, if somebody has to mail it in because they’re sick, or, by the way, because they live in the White House and they have to …

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US To Withdraw From 35-Nation Open Skies Treaty

Reuters reports: The United States announced its intention on Thursday to withdraw from the 35-nation Open Skies treaty allowing unarmed surveillance flights over member countries, the Trump administration’s latest move to pull the country out of a major global treaty. The administration said Russia has repeatedly violated the pact’s terms. Senior officials said the pullout will formally take place in …

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Trump Complains Fox Isn’t Helping Him Get Elected

Talking Points Memo reports: President Trump on Thursday complained that Fox News was not doing anything to help him and other Republicans get re-elected in November. “Sure, there are some truly GREAT people on Fox, but you also have some real ‘garbage’ littered all over the network,” Trump tweeted. He singled out contributors Chris Hahn, Richard Goodstein and Donna Brazille, …

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Trump: Study Showing That Earlier Action Could Have Saved 36,000 Lives Is Just Another “Political Hit Job”

The New York Times reports: If the United States had begun imposing social distancing measures one week earlier than it did in March, about 36,000 fewer people would have died in the coronavirus outbreak, according to new estimates from Columbia University disease modelers. And if the country had begun locking down cities and limiting social contact on March 1, two …

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MI Gov Blasts Trump’s “Ridiculous” Threat To Defund

NBC News reports: Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday slammed President Donald Trump’s threats to withhold federal funding from her state as “ridiculous,” a “distraction” and “scary.” In an interview with “CBS This Morning,” Whitmer was asked about the president’s vow to withhold funding in response to Michigan’s pursuit of mass mail-in voting. She did not spare words. “You can …

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Trump Again Lies He Was “Michigan Man Of The Year”

The indefatigable Daniel Dale reports for CNN: President Donald Trump has a favorite way to illustrate what he says is the strength of his relationship with the critical swing state he is visiting on Thursday. He tells a story about how he was once named Michigan’s “Man of the Year,” though there is no evidence this ever happened. It’s worth …

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Dems To Trump: Fly Flags At Half-Mast At 100K Deaths

The Hill reports: The top Democrats in Congress are calling on President Trump to order that flags be flown at half staff at all public buildings on the day the U.S. reaches 100,000 deaths caused by the novel coronavirus. In a letter sent to the president on Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) …

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Intel Agencies Have Hired Consultants To Learn How To Keep Trump’s Attention During Nat’l Security Briefings

The New York Times reports: Mr. Trump, who has mounted a yearslong attack on the intelligence agencies, is particularly difficult to brief on critical national security matters, according to interviews with 10 current and former intelligence officials familiar with his intelligence briefings. The president veers off on tangents and getting him back on topic is difficult, they said. He has …

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Trump Says He’ll Stop Taking Malaria Drug This Week

USA Today reports: President Donald Trump indicated late Wednesday that he will finish his preventative hydroxychloroquine regimen “in a day or two.” “I think it’s two days. Two days,” Trump said from the Cabinet Room at the White House. Trump, who said he has tested negative for COVID-19, stated Monday he had been taking the drug daily for about a …

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Trump Repeats Vow To Defund States Over Mail Voting

The Hill reports: President Trump on Wednesday doubled down on his threat to withhold funding from states over plans to allow more voting to be conducted by mail, claiming that mail-in ballots are riddled with “tremendous fraud.” “Mail-in ballots are very dangerous. There is tremendous fraud involved and tremendous illegality,” Trump told reporters during a meeting with Arkansas Gov. Asa …

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Michael Cohen To Be Released To Home Confinement

The Wall Street Journal reports: President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen will be released from federal prison Thursday and is expected to serve the remainder of his sentence at home. Cohen has been serving a federal prison sentence at FCI Otisville in New York after pleading guilty to numerous charges, including campaign finance fraud and lying …

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SCOTUS Backs Trump, Blocks Release Of Mueller Files

Bloomberg News reports: The U.S. Supreme Court blocked House Democrats for now from getting access to confidential materials from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, granting a request from President Donald Trump’s administration. The court put the case on a fast track, giving the Trump administration until June 1 to file its appeal. That suggests the court will say before …

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Biden Widens Lead To +11 In Latest National Poll

ABC News reports: In the latest poll from Quinnipiac University, former Vice President leads President Trump in the race for the White House. The poll shows Biden with an 11-point advantage over Trump in a national head-to-head match-up. Fifty percent of those surveyed said they currently plan on voting for the former vice president, while 39 percent said they would …

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Lupus Patient Believed Trump About Drug, Has COVID

Detroit’s CBS News affiliate reports: A Wisconsin woman who has taken hydroxychloroquine for 19 years to treat lupus says the anti-malarial drug will not protect someone from COVID-19. Kim, who doesn’t want to show her face or give her full name, says after the pandemic began, she only left her Oconomowoc home to go the grocery store. But by mid-April, …

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MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski To Have Meeting With Twitter CEO On Deleting Trump’s Account For “Murder” Claims

Mediaite reports: For the past few weeks, Trump has attacked Morning Joe’s critical coverage on him by repeatedly dredging up a conspiracy theory accusation that Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski’s co-host and husband, murdered Lori Klausutis when she was his congressional intern. After blasting Trump as a “sick person” at the end of Morning Joe’s Wednesday program, Brzezinski told her social …

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Trump Admin Amassing Citizenship Data On Everybody

NPR reports: You will not find a citizenship question on the 2020 census forms. But in the months since federal courts permanently blocked the Trump administration from asking the hotly-contested question for this year’s national head count, the administration has been pushing ahead with a backup plan — amassing government records to try to determine the U.S. citizenship status of …

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Trump Threatens To Defund Michigan Over Mail Voting

The Hill reports: President Trump on Wednesday threatened to withhold federal funding to Michigan after the state’s Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson (D) announced all of the state’s registered voters would receive applications for absentee ballots in the mail this year. Trump charged that the step was done “illegally” and threatened to withhold funding if the state did not reverse …

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Blunt Ad: Vote On Behalf Of Trump’s Victims [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: A new ad bluntly urging people to vote on behalf of fellow Americans who have died of the coronavirus offers a glimpse of how Democrats are gearing up to use the pandemic against President Trump heading into November. The spot, produced for a political action committee affiliated with Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), closes with a montage …

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Biden On Trump Taking Drug: Absolutely Irresponsible

Yahoo News reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden, speaking publicly for the first time about President Trump’s controversial announcement Monday that he was taking hydroxychloroquine to prevent coronavirus infection, reacted, as many Americans did, with bafflement. “It’s like saying maybe if you inject Clorox into your blood it may cure you,” Biden said at a Yahoo News town hall on …

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Trump Orders Campaign Aides To Restart His Rallies

Politico reports: The Trump campaign has an order from the president: Find a way to get him back on the road and into mega-rallies to re-energize his base. In recent meetings with top campaign officials and White House aides, Trump has questioned why he’s avoiding campaign events if it‘s safe for him to travel in his official capacity. Some White …

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