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German Officials Huddle Over Trump’s Vaccine Ploy

The Washington Post reports: German officials will discuss a reported U.S. attempt to secure the rights to any coronavirus vaccine developed by a German pharmaceutical company in crisis meetings on Monday, the country’s interior minister said, amid concerns that the Trump administration was trying to monopolize the market. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, when asked to confirm a report the Trump …

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Trump Denies He Lied About Google (Which He Did)

Wired reports: President Donald Trump announced Friday that the US government’s coronavirus testing apparatus, which has lagged badly behind other developed nations, would soon get an assist from Google. The search and advertising giant will create a website, Trump said, that would help Americans figure out if they need a test for the virus, and if so where they can …

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German Newspaper: Trump Tried To Bribe Local Pharma For Exclusive US Rights To Potenial Coronavirus Vaccine

Business Insider reports: President Trump tried to recruit German scientists working on a cure for the coronavirus and offered large sums of money to secure exclusive rights to their work for the US, according to a report which was confirmed by the German government. Prominent German newspaper Welt am Sonntag reported that Trump had offered large sums of money to …

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Cuomo To Trump: It’s Time To “Mobilize The Military”

Gov. Andrew Cuomo writes for the New York Times: Dear Mr. President, The coronavirus pandemic is now upon us, and data from other countries shows us clearly where we are headed. Every country affected by this crisis has handled it on a national basis. The United States has not. State and local governments alone simply do not have the capacity …

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WH Claims Trump Has Tested Negative For Coronavirus

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump has tested negative for the coronavirus, according to the White House physician. Trump opted to take the test after the press secretary for Brazil’s president tested positive for the virus. Trump dined with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and his press secretary at Mar-a-Lago. Bolsonaro said Friday that he tested negative for the virus. Trump had …

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Trump Claims He Was Tested For Coronavirus [VIDEO]

Vox reports: President Donald Trump said he has been tested for coronavirus, a precaution taken after he was in physical contact with people who have since tested positive for the virus. During a Saturday press conference, Trump said he was tested on Friday after pressure from the media and public health experts. Despite days of White House denials that he …

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Trump To Extend Travel Ban To UK And Ireland

The Independent reports: The US government has announced it is expanding its European travel ban to include Britain and Ireland, as it seeks to contain the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe. Donald Trump originally exempted Britain and Ireland from his 30-day ban on travellers from 26 European countries that took effect at midnight on Friday. The new travel restrictions on …

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White House Doctor: Trump Doesn’t Need To Be Tested

The New York Post reports: He brought in a doctor’s note. The White House released a letter from President Trump’s in-house physician late Friday to quell fears that his boss is harboring a case of the deadly coronavirus — and possibly spreading it around the West Wing by remaining at work. Trump does not need to be tested for the …

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House Approves Virus Relief Bill In Early Morning Vote

Politico reports: The House passed sweeping legislation Saturday to respond to the coronavirus outbreak battering the nation, an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote to expand access to free testing, provide $1 billion in food aid and extend sick leave benefits to vulnerable Americans. The bill’s bipartisan passage, 363-40, was virtually assured when President Donald Trump backed the measure — largely hammered out …

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Trump Boasts About Yesterday’s “Biggest” Stock Rise

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump continued to take an odd victory lap over the stock market’s performance after he declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency, tweeting an exuberant boast that was sorely lacking in context, to say the least. And as anyone who has had a pulse for the past week understands, this rise came one day after the …

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Third Mar-A-Lago Guest Tests Positive For Coronavirus

The Washington Post reports: Acting Brazilian Ambassador Nestor Forster, who sat at President Trump’s table Saturday night during a dinner at Mar-a-Lago, has tested positive for the coronavirus, the embassy said Friday night. Forster is the third person who visited the president’s South Florida resort last weekend to test positive for the novel virus. The White House acknowledged the additional …

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Google: Trump Just Lied About Us Building A Site

The Verge reports: Google is not working with the US government in building a nationwide website to help people determine whether and how to get a novel coronavirus test, despite what President Donald Trump said in the course of issuing an emergency declaration for the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, a much smaller trial website made by another division of Alphabet, Google’s …

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Trump Declares “National Day Of Prayer” Against Virus

Glorious Leader just tweeted that this Sunday will be a “national day of prayer” against the coronavirus. Which should be just about as effective as everything else he’s done so far. But hey, at least he gets to throw some Jesus meat to his slavering, deluded idiots. It is my great honor to declare Sunday, March 15th as a National …

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Chinese Billionaire To Donate 500K Virus Tests To US

Politico reports: Asia’s richest man announced his intention on Friday to ship 500,000 testing kits and 1 million masks to the U.S. in an effort to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Jack Ma’s charitable foundation and his China-based company’s foundation, the Alibaba Foundation, have also sourced and donated supplies to other countries being hit by the virus, including Japan, Korea, Italy, …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Holds Presser On Virus Response

CBS News reports: President Trump announced he’s holding a press conference on Friday, shortly before the markets close for the week, as his administration takes more steps to address the escalating coronavirus crisis. The president is likely to declare a national emergency, sources told CBS News. He is likely to invoke the Stafford Act, enabling him to increase funding for …

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro Denies Reports He Tested Positive

Forbes reports: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has denied he is infected with coronavirus after reports he tested positive during an initial test reportedly sent the White House into an emergency meeting about President Trump’s interactions with Bolsonaro at Mar-a-Lago on Saturday. According to Brazillian newspaper Jornal O Dia, Bolsonaro tested positive for coronavirus during initial tests, but is was still …

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Trump To Declare National Emergency Over Virus

Bloomberg News reports: President Donald Trump plans to declare a national emergency on Friday over the coronavirus outbreak, invoking the Stafford Act to open the door to more federal aid for states and municipalities, according to two people familiar with the matter. Trump is under increasing pressure to act as governors and mayors nationwide step up actions to mitigate the …

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Brazilian President Positive For Virus After Meeting With Trump, White House Officials Go Into Urgent Huddle

Fox News reports: Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for coronavirus, Fox News can confirm. The positive diagnosis comes just days after the right-wing Bolsonaro met with President Trump in Mar-A-Lago. In the wake of the news out of Brazil, a number of White House officials were called into an urgent meeting in the chief of staff’s office, Fox …

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Chaos Overseas As Americans Rush To Return [VIDEO]

Business Insider reports: President Donald Trump’s Wednesday announcement of a ban on travel to the US from 26 European countries caused chaos at European airports as Americans, fearing being caught up in the ban, attempted to travel home early. Reports emerged of long lines and confusion in some of the busiest airports in Europe as Americans struggled to get information …

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How Trump Screwed Up His Coronavirus Address

The Washington Post reports: In the most scripted of presidential settings, a prime-time televised address to the nation, President Trump decided to ad-lib — and his errors triggered a market meltdown, panicked travelers overseas and crystallized for his critics just how dangerously he has fumbled his management of the coronavirus. Even Trump — a man practically allergic to admitting mistakes …

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