The recession has begun, and happy talk continues with the “Mission Accomplished” statement by Kushner to Fox and Friends.

There was another WH pseudo-event with the third straight day of business frottage, self-congratulating companies, and happy talk. They called it a roundtable because unlike yesterday it was in a different WH room, sitting around a table.

Yesterday featured a Trump promise of 5 million tests per day that his testing director says would be “impossible on any planet”. Trump and his minions promise America a haircut, but deliver a dry dromedary, as the cable networks and even CSpan decided to tell the WH to pound sand.

Live blog below

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— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) April 29, 2020

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— Sam Stein (@samstein) April 29, 2020

President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, who has been largely absent amid the coronavirus crisis in recent weeks, said on Wednesday that “this is a great success story” as the death toll nears 60,000, with more than one million COVID-19 cases recorded. “We’re on the other side of the medical aspect of this,” Kushner said in an interview with Fox News. “We’ve achieved all the different milestones that are needed. The federal government rose to the challenge, and this is a great success story.” As of Wednesday, the United States recorded at least 58,368 deaths related to the coronavirus and 1,013,168 confirmed cases, according to a Johns Hopkins University tracker. On Tuesday, the death toll surpassed the number of American fatalities—58,220—in the Vietnam War.

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— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) April 27, 2020

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— Democratic Coalition (@TheDemCoalition) April 29, 2020

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— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) April 29, 2020

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