Tag Archives: White House

Miller’s Wife Returns To Work Post-COVID, Is Pregnant

The New York Post reports: Katie Miller, the spokeswoman for Vice President Mike Pence and the White House coronavirus task force, announced on Twitter Tuesday that she returned to work after a bout of COVID-19 and that she is pregnant. “Back at work today after three NEGATIVE COVID tests. Thank you to all my amazing doctors and everyone who reached …

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White House Mum On Trump Dodging Physical Exam

NBC News reports: It’s been more than six months since President Donald Trump claimed to have started his annual physical at Walter Reed hospital but the White House is declining to explain why he has yet to complete the yearly doctor’s examination. Administration officials did not espond to NBC News’ request for comment about the delay — despite Trump announcing …

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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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WH Butler For 11 Presidents Dies Of COVID At Age 91

Washington DC’s Fox affiliate reports: Wilson Roosevelt Jerman, one of the White House’s longest-serving employees, died last weekend from COVID-19. He was 91. Jerman worked at the White House from 1957 to 2012 as a cleaner, a doorman, and butler. He served 11 presidents — from Eisenhower to Obama. Granddaughter Jamila Garrett said in an interview with FOX 5 DC …

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WH: Trump Can Vote By Mail Because He’s President

The Guardian reports: No surprise here: the first question to press secretary Kayleigh McEnany was about the president’s threat to withhold funding from states that are working to expand vote by mail. Asked what funding Trump was looking to withhold, McEnany dodged the question, saying, “I won’t get into exactly what the funding considerations are.” The press secretary said the …

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LIVE VIDEO: Lie-Filled White House Press Briefing

An opening message from Pat Robertson’s network: Kayleigh McEnany sees God’s hand in the president’s election. When asked if God put Donald Trump into The White House for such a time as this, her answer is clear. “Yeah, I think prayer made a difference in the election,” she says. “Not to say that He puts a certain political party in …

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Trump Won’t Unveil Obama’s Official WH Portrait

NBC News reports: It’s been a White House tradition for decades: a first-term president hosts his immediate predecessor in the East Room for a ceremony to unveil the portrait of the former president that will hang in the halls of the White House for posterity. Yet this modern ritual won’t be taking place between Obama and President Donald Trump, according …

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Trump Claims He’s Taking Malaria Drug As Preventive

The Independent reports: Donald Trump revealed Monday he is taking hydroxychloroquine, a malaria drug he has pushed for weeks as a treatment for coronavirus — even though he has tested negative and federal health agencies have warned of serious negative side effects “I take it,” he told reporters. “All I can tell you is, so far, I feel okay. It …

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WH Claims Trump Fired IG At Mike Pompeo’s Request

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump fired the State Department’s inspector general on the recommendation of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, a White House official said Saturday. Trump fired State Department Inspector General Steve Linick Friday night, notifying Congress of the decision in a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Trump, who has targeted several government agency watchdogs in the past …

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WH Spox Get Asked Why Trump Wants Obama Jailed:
“I Never Said That, Those Are Your Words, Not Mine”

Mediaite reports: During Friday’s White House press briefing, CBS News correspondent Steven Portnoy pressed Kayleigh McEnany on President Donald Trump’s comments about “Obamagate” crimes. “The president suggested people should be jailed for what he suggested earlier in the week was a very obvious crime,” he said. “You’re an attorney and the president’s spokesperson. Perhaps you could lay out the elements …

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FDA Gives WH New Guidance On Rapid COVID Test

The Associated Press reports: The head of the Food and Drug Administration said Friday his agency has provided new guidance to the White House after data suggested that a rapid COVID-19 test used by President Donald Trump and others every day may provide inaccuracies and false negatives. Commissioner Steve Hahn said that if a person is suspected of having the …

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Navarro Calls Vaccine Doc “Deserter” In COVID War

Mediaite reports: White House trade adviser Peter Navarro on Thursday blasted Dr. Rick Bright as a “deserter in the war on the China Virus” for criticizing the federal government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. “He’s not just a disgruntled employee, in my judgment. He is a deserter in the war on the China virus,” Navarro said in an interview with …

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Test Used By WH Might Miss Half Of Positive Cases

Yahoo News reports: A coronavirus test touted by President Trump and used at the White House may miss nearly half of positive cases, according to a study by New York University. The study looked at Abbott Laboratories’ ID Now molecular COVID-19 rapid test, which Trump hailed as a “whole new ballgame” at a March 30 news briefing because it boasted …

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WH Shelved CDC Warning On Second COVID Wave

The Associated Press reports: The White House shelved a warning from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that coronavirus cases will likely resurge after states reopen, according to a document seen by the Associated Press. The 63-page document offers previously unpublished guidance to help officials decide when to shut facilities down again during future outbreaks of COVID-19. The White …

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Trump Czar Aiming For 40-50M Tests Monthly By Fall

Talking Points Memo reports: Adm. Brett Giroir, who is overseeing the Trump administration’s coronavirus testing efforts, said on Tuesday that he hopes the U.S. will be testing tens of millions of people a month by the fall. “So by September, taking every aspect of development, authorization, manufacturing and supply chain into consideration, we project that our nation will be capable …

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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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Unreleased WH Data Shows Cases Spiking In Heartland

NBC News reports: Coronavirus infection rates are spiking to new highs in several metropolitan areas and smaller communities across the country, according to undisclosed data the White House’s pandemic task force is using to track rates of infection, which was obtained by NBC News. The 10 top areas recorded surges of 72.4 percent or greater over a seven-day period compared …

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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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WH Advisor Ridicules Unemployment “Pity Party”

Talking Points Memo reports: White House trade adviser Peter Navarro on Monday disparaged the media’s coverage of the staggering 14.7 percent unemployment rate in April caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. “That was a pity party yesterday on the Sunday shows,” Navarro complained on “Fox and Friends,” singling out CBS News “Face the Nation” host Margaret Brennan, ABC News “This Week” …

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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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