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Trump Administration Alters National Stockpile Website To Cover Kushner Claims

Jared Kushner was pilloried Thursday after telling reporters at the daily coronavirus briefing that the “federal” Strategic National Stockpile is “our stockpile,” and that, therefore, states shouldn’t rely on it for live-saving materials in the event of an emergency. It’s a flawed statement at face value, one directly contradicted by language on the Strategic National Stockpile’s […]

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Trump Attacks Hospitals As Insatiable ‘Complainers’ Amid Crisis

President Donald Trump on Thursday criticized states and hospitals for requesting medical supplies to cope with the coronavirus pandemic, calling them “complainers” that should have stocked up on supplies “long before this crisis hit.” “Some have insatiable appetites & are never satisfied,” Trump wrote in one of two tweets scolding states and health facilities that […]

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Trump Hands Coronavirus Briefing To MyPillow Exec Who Tells Americans To Read Bible

President Donald Trump used Monday’s White House daily briefing on coronavirus to again parade out private company executives — including MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, who used the platform to praise Trump and tell Americans amid a global pandemic to “read our Bibles.”  During the briefing — meant to inform Americans about COVID-19, the disease caused […]

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U.S. Shipped Tons Of COVID-19 Supplies To China As Trump Dismissed Threat Here

The U.S. State Department shipped 17.8 million tons of donated coronavirus medical supplies to China seven weeks ago, when health experts and some American lawmakers were already seeking federal action to prepare the country for the disease. The massive shipment to China included medical masks, gowns and respirators, now in desperately short supply across America. The […]

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Trump Administration Deems Gun Sales A ‘Critical’ Activity Amid COVID-19 Crisis

The Trump administration has determined that the firearms industry — from manufacturing to retail sales and shooting ranges — is a “critical” service that should continue to operate amid the coronavirus crisis.  The firearms industry was added Saturday to a federal list created a week earlier of “essential critical infrastructure” elements during the COVID-19 emergency. […]

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Illinois Taking Charge Of COVID-19 Testing After Trump Administration’s ‘Profound Failing’

Frustrated Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Sunday his state is taking charge of coronavirus tests in the wake of the Trump administration’s “profound failing” to deliver promised supplies. As of Sunday evening, the state had 4,600 cases of COVID-19 and 65 deaths, including what’s believed to be the world’s first loss of an infant to the […]

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Donald Trump Is Using An Insanely Sketchy Newsletter To Find Campaign Donors

The digital newsletter “I Love My Freedom” regularly blasts out emails hawking flagrant scams and snake oil, such as a dementia-reversing “miracle” treatment, a “diabetes destroyer” substance and a “life-saving” cancer therapy that a Nazi chemist supposedly developed at Hitler’s command. Peppered between these messages sponsored by third-party hucksters are official ads from Donald Trump’s […]

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Chris Cuomo Names The Donald Trump Character Traits That Are ‘Literally Making Us Sick’

Donald Trump’s “two defining flaws” are “literally making us sick” amid the coronavirus pandemic, CNN’s Chris Cuomo argued Friday night. The “Cuomo Prime Time” host broke down why Trump’s ignorance and arrogance are compromising the federal response to the public health crisis that nationwide has sickened more than 100,000 people and killed almost 1,700. Cuomo […]

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Batter Up! Trump Reportedly Consulted With Ex-Yankees Star Alex Rodriguez About COVID-19

President Donald Trump called up former Yankees superstar Alex Rodriguez — and his fiancée, Jennifer Lopez — to get their thoughts on a national response to the coronavirus pandemic, multiple sources told ABC News. The call from the Oval Office earlier this week was part of Trump’s ongoing outreach “speaking to business leaders and others about how […]