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Dang Kids! Trump Is Now Accusing Kids Of Committing Mail-In Ballot Fraud

President Trump launched into an unwieldy rant on Thursday when asked about his false claims that mail-in ballots leads to voter fraud. Shortly before the President signed an executive order on Thursday targeting social media companies — which comes after Twitter used a new fact-checking label to correct his false vote by mail claims earlier this week — a reporter pointed out his erroneous claim that California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) plans to send ballots out to everyone in the state. The repor...
Tags: Twitter, News, California, Gavin Newsom, Trump, California Trump, Newsom, Trump Tweets, Bill Barr, Summer Concepcion, TV Clip, Ballot Fraud, Vote-by-mail, Dang Kids Trump


Pelosi Slams Trump’s ‘Outrageous’ Executive Order On Social Media

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) criticized President Trump over his executive order “pertaining to social media,” which he is expected to sign on Thursday. When asked about Trump’s executive order — which comes after he threatened to shut down social media giants after Twitter used a new fact-checking label to correct his false vote by mail claims — Pelosi responded that it’s “an outrageous situation.” Pelosi then called out Twitter for failing to remove the President’s tweets that baselessl...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, News, White House, Social Media, House, Nancy Pelosi, Executive Order, Msnbc, Trump, Joe Scarborough, Pelosi, Trump Tweets, Summer Concepcion, Pelosi Slams Trump


Trump Blasts Out ‘Obama Is A Disgrace’ Email Before Noting COVID-19 Death Toll

President Trump hasn’t stopped his baseless attacks against former President Barack Obama even as the country’s death toll from COVID-19 has surpassed 100,000. In a fundraising email early Thursday morning with the subject line “Obama is a disgrace,” the Trump campaign rehashed the President’s allegations that his predecessor attempted to frame him for colluding with Russia during the 2016 election. After calling Obama “a total disaster,” the Trump campaign’s email baselessly accused the Obama...
Tags: News, Obama, Russia, Barack Obama, Trump, Donald J Trump, Trump Campaign, 2020 Elections, Summer Concepcion, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Obamagate


Pelosi Slams Trump For Going On ‘Ego Trip’ Over Republican Convention

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) railed against President Trump on Wednesday for threatening to relocate the Republican National Convention away from its scheduled venue in Charlotte, North Carolina if the state’s governor won’t budge on coronavirus-related restrictions. When asked whether the Republican and Democratic conventions should still be held in late August, Pelosi responded that she doesn’t believe holding the conventions at full capacity is realistic amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “I ...
Tags: Florida, News, Senate, America, Georgia, Gop, House, Nancy Pelosi, North Carolina, Trump, Rnc, Mike Pence, Cooper, Pelosi, Charlotte North Carolina, Brian Kemp


Trump Will Sign Executive Order On Social Media After Lashing Out At Twitter

President Trump is set to sign an executive order on social media following his threat to shut down platforms after Twitter used a new fact-checking label to correct his false vote by mail claims. During the flight back from the President’s visit to Florida on Wednesday afternoon, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters that Trump will sign an executive order “pertaining to social media,” according to a pool report. The pool report said that McEnany did not provide details ...
Tags: Twitter, Florida, News, White House, Trump, Donald J Trump, Kayleigh McEnany, McEnany, Trump Tweets, Alyssa Farah, Summer Concepcion, Vote-by-mail, Likewise Social Media Clean


Fauci Wants To Make Masks A ‘Symbol’ Of What The Public Should Be Doing

The country’s top infectious disease expert on Wednesday urged the public to comply with mask-wearing requirements as the easing of coronavirus-related restrictions trickles across the country in coming weeks. When asked during an interview on CNN whether public servants wearing masks sets an example for the public, Dr. Anthony Fauci said that he thinks “we certainly should be recommending it.” Fauci pointed out that he wears a mask whenever he’s outside and practices social distancing, before...
Tags: News, White House, Cnn, Fox News, Biden, Mask, Anthony Fauci, Trump, Sean Hannity, Mike DeWine, Fauci, Brit Hume, Kayleigh McEnany, Summer Concepcion, TV Clip, Coronavirus


Report: Burr Stock Probe Continues As DOJ Clears Three Senators

The Justice Department’s investigation into Sen. Richard Burr’s (R-NC) pre-coronavirus stock trading activity continues, despite dropping similar stock sale probes into three other senators. According to a Wall Street Journal report on Tuesday, federal prosecutors are informing attorneys who represent Sens. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), Jim Inhofe (R-OK) and Diane Feinstein (D-CA) that the Justice Department is closing its investigations into their trading that began two months ago. The FBI launched ...
Tags: News, Congress, Fbi, Stocks, Department Of Justice, Doj, Dianne Feinstein, Senate Intelligence Committee, Wall Street Journal, Justice Department, Loeffler, Burr, Richard Burr, Diane Feinstein, Jim Inhofe, R NC


Biden: Twitter Should Call Out Trump For Tweeting ‘Outlandish’ Conspiracies

Former Vice President Joe Biden expressed dissatisfaction over Twitter refusing to take action against President Trump in light of his tweets stoking baseless conspiracy theories, during an interview that aired on CNN Tuesday afternoon. When asked about the President tweeting “some pretty outlandish comments” over the weekend such as conspiracy theories — which include baselessly suggesting that MSNBC host Joe Scarborough was complicit in the death of his congressional staff member Lori Klausu...
Tags: Twitter, News, Joe Biden, Cnn, Scarborough, Biden, Msnbc, Trump, Joe Scarborough, Trump Tweets, Summer Concepcion, Lori Klausutis, Klausutis, TV Clip


Here’s The WH’s Baffling Defense Of Trump Going After Biden For Wearing A Mask

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Tuesday defended President Trump’s retweet that criticized former Vice President Joe Biden for wearing a mask on Memorial Day. When asked about the President retweeting Fox News commentator Brit Hume’s criticism of Biden’s mask-wearing during his first in-person event in months on Monday, McEnany sarcastically replied that Trump is “excited to see” that the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee “emerged from the basement.” McEnany then conf...
Tags: News, Cdc, White House, Joe Biden, Ford, Fox News, Biden, Detroit, Trump, Brit Hume, Kayleigh McEnany, McEnany, Trump Tweets, White House Briefing, Summer Concepcion, TV Clip


Cuomo: Lowest COVID-19 Deaths In NY Yet Is ‘Good News’ In ‘Absurd New Reality’

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) was optimistic Tuesday about new data from the last 24-hours that shows the lowest number of daily COVID-19 fatalities in his state since its stay-at-home order began in March. Cuomo, whose state has become the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, began the press conference by praising the “great news” of a decreased number of hospitalizations. The New York governor then reported the state has seen the lowest levels of new COVID-19 cases and fatalities, saying new...
Tags: New York, News, Andrew Cuomo, Cuomo, Trump, Summer Concepcion, TV Clip, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID


Trump Isn’t Done With His Tirade Against Mail-In Voting Applications

President Trump is continuing his crusade against statewide voting-by-mail, a program many states are working to expand for the November general election to make voting safer as the country continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic. In a Tuesday morning tweet, Trump baselessly implied that California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s (D) executive order earlier this month — which allows the state’s county elections officials to send registered voters mail-in ballots ahead of the general election — wil...
Tags: News, California, Michigan, Nevada, Republican National Committee, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Rnc, State, Donald J Trump, Newsom, Jocelyn Benson, Ronna McDaniel, Trump Tweets, Summer Concepcion, Absentee Ballots


United We Mask: GOPers View Mask-Wearing As Key To Reopening Economy

Three prominent Republicans bolstered North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum’s (R) to end the “political” divide on mask-wearing requirements during Sunday morning interviews. Unlike President Trump’s refusal to wear a mask while touring a Ford plant outside of Michigan on Thursday — despite White House staffers being ordered to do so after two aides tested positive for the novel coronavirus earlier this month — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R), Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) and Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) ar...
Tags: Florida, News, White House, Cnn, North Dakota, Arkansas, Ford, Ohio, Michigan, Mask, Msnbc, Trump, Hutchinson, Scott, Chuck Todd, Asa Hutchinson


WH National Security Adviser Likens China’s Coronavirus Response To Chernobyl

White House national security adviser Robert O’Brien drew comparisons between China’s coronavirus outbreak response to the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster during Sunday morning interviews. When asked by CBS’ Margaret Brennan whether a COVID-19 vaccine developed by China would be made available to the American public, O’Brien replied that he believes that the U.S. would develop a vaccine first before accusing China of espionage. “Now, there’s a chance, and it’s been reported, that the Chinese h...
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Birx Punts To CDC Guidelines When Pressed On Trump’s Demand To Reopen Churches

White House coronavirus response coordinator Deborah Birx pointed to CDC guidelines when pressed on President Trump’s demand for houses of worship to reopen, during Sunday morning interviews. After Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace mentioned the spread of COVID-19 from people going to houses of worship in Arkansas and California, he then asked Birx whether it is now safe to open all houses of worship across the country. Birx replied that “two things” happened during Friday’s press conference whe...
Tags: News, Abc, California, Cdc, White House, America, Arkansas, Abc News, Churches, Trump, Chris Wallace, Martha Raddatz, Pres Trump, Summer Concepcion, TV Clip, Coronavirus


Trump Blasts Former AG He Nominated For Not Being ‘Mentally Qualified’

President Trump continued his ongoing spat with former Attorney General Jeff Sessions during an interview with Sharyl Attkinson that aired Sunday morning. After praising both acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grennell and the newly Senate-confirmed John Ratcliffe as “superstars,” Trump proceeded to slam Sessions — who he nominated upon entering office in 2017 — for being a “disaster” during his term as attorney general. The President’s latest remarks come amid his relentless bas...
Tags: News, Senate, Russia, Alabama, Trump, Donald J Trump, Schumer, Jeff Sessions, Alabama Senate, Robert Mueller, John Ratcliffe, Summer Concepcion, Richard Grennell, Nancy Pelosi Cryin, Trump Blasts Former AG, Sharyl Attkinson


WH Adviser: Unemployment Will Be In Double Digits By November Election

White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett shared a grim outlook on unemployment claims by the time of the November election during an interview on CNN Sunday morning. After CNN’s Dana Bash mentioned that the Congressional Budget Office predicted that unemployment could still be at 9% at the end of 2021, she asked Hassett whether it’s possible for the number of unemployment claims to remain in double digits in November. “Yes, I do,” Hassett said, before quickly adding that he thinks “all the s...
Tags: News, White House, Cnn, Harvard, Unemployment, Trump, Dana Bash, Congressional Budget Office, Hassett, 2020 Elections, Kevin Hassett, Summer Concepcion, TV Clip, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Michigan AG Rips Into ‘Petulant Child’ Trump For Refusing To Wear Mask

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel torched President Trump after he failed to wear a mask while visiting a Ford plant outside of Detroit Thursday afternoon. On Wednesday evening, Nessel urged Trump in an open letter ahead of his visit to comply with executive orders by Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) and Ford’s policy, which mandates masks in an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. Nessel then doubled down on her request during an interview on CNN the next morning, saying ...
Tags: News, Cnn, Ford, Michigan, Mask, Detroit, Trump, Dana Nessel, Nessel, Summer Concepcion, Gretchen Whitmer, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Michigan AG Rips Into Petulant Child Trump


Trump Gripes That Fox News Isn’t Doing Enough To Get Him Reelected

President Trump jabbed at his on-again-off-again favorite news network for supposedly not helping his reelection effort in a Thursday afternoon tweet. In his tweet, Trump slammed Fox News for having “garbage littered all over,” accusing some of the network’s hosts and contributors of repeating “the worst of Democrat speaking points.” ….Hahn, Richard Goodstein, Donna Brazile, Niel Cavuto, and many others. They repeat the worst of the Democrat speaking points, and lies. All of the good is total...
Tags: News, Fox News, Trump, Donald J Trump, Neil Cavuto, Chris Wallace, Trump Tweets, Summer Concepcion, Trump Gripes That Fox News Isn, Hahn Richard Goodstein Donna Brazile Niel Cavuto, Fake News @CNN MSDNC


Michigan Governor Calls Out Trump’s ‘Ridiculous’ Funding Threat

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) fired back at President Trump’s threat to withhold federal funding from the swing state during an interview on CBS Thursday morning. On Wednesday morning, Trump threatened to withhold funding from Michigan in a tweet, which erroneously accused its secretary of state, Jocelyn Benson, of sending absentee ballots to registered voters. Trump would later clarify in another tweet that Michigan voters were being sent mail-in voting applications instead, before appea...
Tags: News, Ford, Cbs, Michigan, Detroit, Trump, Jocelyn Benson, CBS Gayle King, Summer Concepcion, Gretchen Whitmer, Whitmer, Coronavirus, COVID-19


MI AG: Trump Won’t Be Welcomed Back At Facilities If He Won’t Wear Mask

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is giving President Trump an ultimatum after issuing an open letter urging him to wear a face mask during his scheduled visit to a Ford plant outside of Detroit Thursday afternoon. On Wednesday evening, Nessel asked Trump in an open letter to comply with executive orders by Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) and Ford’s policy, which mandates masks in an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. After writing that her office won’t stop the Preside...
Tags: News, White House, Masks, Cnn, Ford, Michigan, Detroit, Trump, Dana Nessel, Nessel, Summer Concepcion, Gretchen Whitmer, MI AG, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Ypsilanti Ford


Trump Seems To Retreat From His Threat To Withhold Funding From Michigan

President Trump appeared to back away from his threat to withhold federal funding from Michigan during a meeting with Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) and Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly (D) Wednesday afternoon. Earlier Wednesday, Trump blasted Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson in a series of tweets, erroneously accusing her of sending absentee ballots to registered voters and threatening to withhold federal funding from the state over her mail-in voting initiative. Trump would later correct ...
Tags: News, Cbs News, White House, Arkansas, Kansas, Michigan, Trump, State, Asa Hutchinson, Laura Kelly, Kayleigh McEnany, Jocelyn Benson, Trump Tweets, Summer Concepcion, Gretchen Whitmer


WH Doesn’t Have A Good Explanation For Trump’s Michigan Tweets

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany dodged Wednesday when asked what, exactly, was illegal about Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson sending out absentee voting applications to all registered voters in the state, after President Trump went after the state official on Twitter earlier in the day. Trump criticized Benson’s mail-in voting initiative in a series of tweets early Wednesday, erroneously alleging that she sent out absentee ballots and threatening to withhold federal fun...
Tags: Florida, News, White House, Treasury, Michigan, Trump, Benson, State, OMB, Tim Murtaugh, Kayleigh McEnany, McEnany, Jocelyn Benson, Steve Mnuchin, Trump Tweets, White House Briefing


Pelosi Says Trump Is Like A Child Who ‘Comes In With Doggy Doo On His Shoes’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is still putting President Trump in the doghouse. Just two days after slamming “morbidly obese” Trump following his claim that he had been taking the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine to prevent contracting COVID-19, Pelosi further threw the President under the bus when asked Wednesday morning about his tweets stoking a baseless right-wing conspiracy alleging MSNBC host Joe Scarborough of a grave crime. “You are asking me about the appropriateness of the ac...
Tags: News, Cbs News, United States, House, Nancy Pelosi, Msnbc, Trump, Joe Scarborough, Pelosi, Summer Concepcion


Biden Slams Trump For Taking Unproven COVID-19 Drug: ‘What In God’s Name Is He Doing?’

Former Vice President Joe Biden is in disbelief after President Trump claimed that he’s taking hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malaria drug, to prevent COVID-19 infection. During a Yahoo News town hall Tuesday night, Biden criticized Trump’s shocking remarks made to reporters at the White House the day before, which the former veep likened to “saying maybe if you inject Clorox into your blood it may cure you.” “C’mon, man! What is he doing? What in God’s name is he doing?” Biden said. After arguin...
Tags: News, White House, Joe Biden, United States, Food And Drug Administration, Biden, Trump, Mike Pence, Pence, Clorox, Katie Miller, Hydroxychloroquine, Summer Concepcion, COVID-19


Trump Claims Halting Immigration Temporarily Will Decrease Unemployment Numbers

President Trump discussed his executive order announcement last night to halt immigration during Tuesday’s White House coronavirus task force briefing. During the briefing, he said that the executive order would last for 60 days, but that it would be evaluated again based on the number of unemployment claims and other economic figures. “By pausing immigration we will help put unemployed Americans first in line for jobs,” Trump said. “We must first take care of the American worker.” Trump then ar...
Tags: News, White House, Trump, Summer Concepcion, Coronavirus, COVID-19, White House Coronavirus Task Force


Trump Holds Briefing After Senate Passes Coronavirus Relief Package

President Trump and the White House coronavirus task force are scheduled to hold a briefing at 5:30 p.m. ET. The briefing comes shortly after the Senate passed a bipartisan coronavirus relief deal. Trump also met with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) in the Oval Office in the afternoon. Follow along with the TPM staff below: [Author: Summer Concepcion]
Tags: New York, News, Senate, White House, Andrew Cuomo, Trump, Oval Office, Summer Concepcion, Coronavirus, COVID-19, White House Coronavirus Task Force, Trump Holds Briefing After Senate


Trump Holds Briefing After Senate Agrees On Coronavirus Relief Package

President Trump and the White House coronavirus task force are scheduled to hold a briefing at 5:30 p.m. ET. The briefing comes shortly after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced a bipartisan coronavirus relief deal. Trump also met with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) in the Oval Office in the afternoon. Follow along with the TPM staff below: [Author: Summer Concepcion]
Tags: New York, News, Senate, White House, Mitch McConnell, Andrew Cuomo, Trump, Oval Office, Summer Concepcion, Coronavirus, COVID-19, White House Coronavirus Task Force, Trump Holds Briefing After Senate


Graham Worries Georgia’s Reopening Is ‘Going Too Fast Too Soon’

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Tuesday expressed his concerns with Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s (R) decision to begin reopening businesses in the Peach State at the end of the month. After tweeting that he backs South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster’s (R) announcement on Monday to begin reopening the state’s economy with “a focus on social distancing,” Graham then said he worries that Georgia is “going too fast too soon” and that what happens there will also affect his own state. We respect Georgia&...
Tags: News, Atlanta, Georgia, Graham, South Carolina, Lindsey Graham, Kemp, Sen Lindsey Graham R SC, Brian Kemp, Peach State, Henry McMaster, Stacey Abrams, Summer Concepcion, Keisha Bottoms, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Stacey Abrams Jabs GA Governor For Pushing ‘False Opening Of The Economy’

Stacey Abrams had some choice words for her former gubernatorial rival Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) following his decision to begin rolling back the state’s stay-at-home orders at the end of the month.  During an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Tuesday morning, Abrams was asked about her reaction to Kemp’s decision to reopen businesses in Georgia starting Friday. Abrams first pointed out that the state has the 14th highest infection rate and the seventh slowest testing rate, before arguing t...
Tags: News, Georgia, Msnbc, Savannah, Abrams, Kemp, Brian Kemp, Stacey Abrams, Summer Concepcion, COVID-19, Stacey Abrams Jabs GA, Atlanta Albany


NYC Mayor Is ‘Shocked’ By Trump’s Silence To Help Cities, States ‘Get Back On Our Feet’

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio slammed President Trump for his reluctance to help cities and states recover from the COVID-19 crisis as he pushes to reopen the economy, during an interview on CNN Tuesday morning. When pressed on asking Trump during a Sunday press conference about whether he’s telling New York City to “drop dead” over COVID-19, de Blasio said that he’s asked the President “repeatedly” to “help all cities and states get back on our feet.” Citing how New York City has lost an...
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