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U.S. GDP posts biggest ever slump in second quarter near 33% plunge as Trump jabbers election delay

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Pay no attention to another Trump attempt to violate the Constitution like a sex slave. The #TrumpVirus begat a #TrumpSlump.

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— RynheartTheReluctant (@TheRynheart) July 31, 2020

If members of the Trump White House feel unable to work safely during the Covid-19 pandemic, perhaps they should avail themselves of the options they have deemed satisfactory for the American people and quit their jobs. Sure, it’s a dice roll—quitting merely because the entire West Wing is a simmering soup of coronavirus particles and Axe body spray may make them eligible for unemployment, but it may not, and many are still waiting weeks on end to hear back about whether they’ve qualified. In the meantime, they may struggle to afford health insurance or pay their bills; they may have to move back in with their parents to do either.

Still, it’s fitting: This is the situation their government has created for tens of millions of Americans, whose situations have long been far more precarious than theirs. If the system is good enough for out-of-work baristas and retail workers, shouldn’t it be good enough for a Trump minion who fears being coughed on in the office? Maybe if they had obtained some first-hand experience in the first place, they would have discovered just how important that extra $600 a week is to many ordinary Americans.* It’s a real shame that it’s too late to make these discoveries now. If only there had been time for someone to do something.

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— NPR Politics (@nprpolitics) July 30, 2020

Trump is at 25% approve, 67% disapprove among Independents. https://t.co/YgTxJ8mhJ6?amp=1

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— Michiko Kakutani (@michikokakutani) July 30, 2020

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— Jennifer Cohn ✍🏻 (@jennycohn1) July 29, 2020

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— Liza Donnelly (@lizadonnelly) July 30, 2020

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— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) July 30, 2020

— Really American 🇺🇸 (@ReallyAmerican1) July 31, 2020

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— James Kosur (@JamesKosur) July 30, 2020

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— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) July 31, 2020

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