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The White House (Briefing Room, rats optional)
The White House has released the names of the lawmakers on the bipartisan task force on reopening economy.— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) April 16, 2020
In the Senate, all Republican members, except Senator Mitt Romney, who voted to convict the president in his impeachment trial, are included. https://t.co/UKcYvPKowb
18-page WH doc for “Opening Up America Again” does not include details for ramping up testing or contact tracing.— Weijia Jiang (@weijia) April 16, 2020
Both are under a bold headline:
“Core STATE Preparedness Responsibilities”.
Governors are asking for fed help.
Trump has made clear that’s not his problem.
Which reporter will ask him why the border of China is at Chinatown.
Fact check: We never posted this video. It’s obviously local TV coverage of the Speaker visiting Chinatown in San Francisco three weeks prior to the shelter-in-place order. https://t.co/sVCqbkD0DF— Drew Hammill (@Drew_Hammill) April 16, 2020
- He thinks Chinatown is in China;
- He thinks we have a land border with China;
- He thinks Chinatown in whatever city is part of China within the United States
Crazy Nancy Pelosi deleted this from her Twitter account. She wanted everyone to pack into Chinatown long after I closed the BORDER TO CHINA. Based on her statement, she is responsible for many deaths. She’s an incompetent, third-rate politician!
He knows it's in San Francisco, but that clever Pork Chop also knows that linking China, Chinatown and the name of his arch nemesis, Nancy, will give his followers a semi.— Amy (@AmysGotBirds) April 16, 2020
After taking three doses of the drug combination that Trump has touted since March 19, Ligia suffered cardiac arrest early on the morning of April 7, and died before paramedics could reach her. https://t.co/pzA1VFVscF— Matt Rogers 🗳 (@Politidope) April 16, 2020
#LIVE: @GavinNewsom says he was just on the phone with President Trump talking about the reopening of the U.S. economy. More details will be revealed later today during a press conference. https://t.co/gdWfqBWbW0 pic.twitter.com/y5rOs9iuZP— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) April 16, 2020
Members of the booming "Michiganders Against Excessive Quarantine" Facebook group want an end to social distancing restrictions. But they also say they definitely won't take a coronavirus vaccine themselves… pic.twitter.com/Cu5DLjRs8I— Will Sommer (@willsommer) April 16, 2020
“Like the monomaniacal ship’s master in Moby Dick, Trump’s obsession fuels his actions.”
Ah yes, a graphic from Tony Fabrizio, the Republican operative who was questioned by Mueller's special counsel team about polling data shared with pro-Kremlin pro-Putin individuals in February of 2018. Seems legit!— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) April 13, 2020
1. DT says something w/absolutely no value— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) April 16, 2020
2. Rt Wing media praise him, & he is happy
3 All other media says "hey that had absolutely no value" & he is enraged
4. Having no impulse control, he lashes out
5. RW media praise him more
4. Repeat, every single day. #BailoutHumansNow