Donald Trump Trump tweets video of a reporter being hounded by anti-lockdown protesters, criticizing ‘fake news’

President Donald Trump reposted a video of a journalist being hounded by anti-lockdown protesters in Long Island, New York, calling them “great people.” The video, posted by News 12 Long Island reporter Kevin Vesey, shows protestors angrily confronting him, asking him to leave and shouting: “You are the virus.” Vesey followed up on Twitter, saying…

Donald Trump An impeachment witness foreshadowed Trump’s coronavirus response before the pandemic even began

The Stanford Law School professor Pamela Karlan last year hypothesized a scenario in which President Trump would condition disaster assistance to states on their giving in to his personal demands during a national crisis. “Wouldn’t you know in your gut that such a president had abused his office?” Karlan said while testifying at Trump’s impeachment…

Donald Trump Trump claims he doesn’t ‘know anything’ about the State Department inspector general he fired at Mike Pompeo’s request

President Donald Trump distanced himself from his widely criticized decision to fire the State Department’s inspector general, saying that he didn’t know “anything” about the watchdog. Reports emerged on Monday that Steve Linick, the State Department’s newly dismissed watchdog, was investigating Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s decision to expedite an arms sale to Saudi Arabia.…

Donald Trump The Trump administration is privately predicting the daily coronavirus death toll will double over the next month, with new infections increasing from 25,000 per day to 200,000

An internal Trump administration document predicted that the US’s daily coronavirus death toll would almost double over the next month, even as the president has encouraged states to return to business as usual, The New York Times first reported on Monday. The administration expects daily deaths to increase to about 3,000 by June 1 from…

Donald Trump Baltimore mayor asks Trump to ‘set a positive example’ by not visiting the city

Baltimore Mayor Jack Young is asking President Donald Trump not to visit the city on Memorial Day as the city remains under a stay-at-home order.On Monday, Trump and other officials are planning to participate in a Memorial Day ceremony at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Baltimore.”That President Trump is deciding to pursue…

Donald Trump Trump is blaming China for coronavirus even as he employs the same authoritarian tactics as Xi Jinping

President Donald Trump has mirrored the behavior of authoritaritarians like Chinese President Xi Jinping in his response to coronavirus, even as he blames China for the pandemic. “The unleashing of barrages of misinformation to minimize the gravity of the crisis and maximize the leader’s appearance of competency is typical and was done first by Xi…

Donald Trump Jared Kushner’s shadow coronavirus task force used a spreadsheet called ‘VIP Update’ to procure PPE from inexperienced high-profile Trump allies over legitimate vendors

Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of President Donald Trump, formed a volunteer-staffed, “shadow” White House task force to help the US government acquire medical equipment during the coronavirus outbreak. But according to a new report in The New York Times, the group fumbled these efforts by prioritizing tips and bids from close Trump associates, rather than…

Donald Trump ‘I’m not losing to Joe Biden’: Trump reportedly cursed at his campaign manager and threatened to sue him over damaging poll numbers

President Donald Trump threatened to sue his campaign manager, Brad Parscale, over a slew of damaging poll numbers, CNN and The Washington Post reported. Trump erupted at Parscale during a phone conversation Friday evening, saying, “I’m not f—ing losing to Joe Biden,” five sources told the AP. Two days earlier, Parscale and other top advisers…