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Live Blog below — Who knew the flu ended World War I and had it on their bingo card?


5:00* PM EDT (*now announced for 530pm)

Members of the Coronavirus Task Force Hold a Press Briefing

The White House


Howell Raines “We’ve been presented with a sinister whirlwind of doubletalk.”

Trump is practicing the technique of “reflexive control”, by encouraging street demonstrations against his own guidelines using tweets and these pseudo-campaign rallies. It is reflexive because false consciousness has become a commodity.

….on Saturday, Trump referred to social distancing measures taken at U.S. Air Force Academy’s commencement ceremony as “politically correct”…

For example, on Friday, gyms and tattoo parlors will reopen in GA because its governor says it’s OK with social distancing. Darn political correctness. Hair care trumps health care.

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— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) April 20, 2020

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— Laurence (Larry) Boorstein (@LarryBoorstein) April 20, 2020

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— Euromaidan Press (@EuromaidanPress) March 26, 2020

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— Peter Sagal (@petersagal) April 20, 2020

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— Joshua Potash (@JoshuaPotash) April 20, 2020

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— Eric Hananoki (@ehananoki) April 20, 2020

“Please give attribution to Harold Jessurun & Aníbal Quiñones, the co-creators of Pepito comic from Puerto Rico.”

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— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) April 20, 2020

A Dozen Americans at the World Health Organization—Which Trump Has Falsely Said Kept Him in the Dark—in Fact Were Keeping Him Apprised All Along

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