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Lincoln Project has its biggest day of fundraising after president attacks 'Never Trump' group

Source: CNBC

The Lincoln Project, which is run by Republican operatives who oppose President Donald Trump, raised $1 million after the president ripped the group on Twitter this week – marking it the super PAC’s biggest day of fundraising yet.

Reed Galen, a member of the Lincoln Project’s advisory committee, told CNBC that the total came after the president’s Tuesday morning Twitter tirade in reaction to an ad titled “Mourning in America,” which unloads on Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. It recently aired on Fox News, which Trump often watches and praises. Galen said it was the Lincoln Project’s best single-day fundraising haul.

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The Lincoln Project’s big fundraising day in the wake of Trump’s tweets could be the financial boost it needs to keep pumping out more anti-Trump ads. It finished the first quarter raising $1.9 million and has just more than $1.2 million on hand. Their top donors include Walmart heir Christy Walton and Silicon Valley executive Ron Conway, records show.

Read more: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/06/lincoln-project-has-biggest-day-of-fundraising-after-trump-attacks-group.html
Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Wed May 6, 2020, 03:10 PM (37 replies)

Can anyone make sense of this?

What the actual fuck is he trying to say here?

I assume it's pretty difficult to make sense of this incoherent babbling if you don't speak dotard....

Said Trump: “You know, I had people say, ‘No, no, it’s good. You keep — you do this and that.’ Now those people are really agreeing with me. And that includes medicine and other things, you know.”

https://politicalwire.com/2020/05/05/trump-claims-pandemic-proved-i-was-right/


Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Wed May 6, 2020, 01:00 AM (17 replies)

Trump says Obama left him broken COVID-19 tests even though the virus was discovered 3 years later

President Donald Trump continued to blame the Obama administration in an interview with ABC’s David Muir for leaving them “nothing” ahead of the coronavirus pandemic.

“We didn’t have ventilators, we didn’t have medical equipment, we didn’t have testing. The tests were broken. You saw that. We had broken tests. They left us nothing,” the president said. “And we’ve taken it and we have built an incredible stockpile — a stockpile like we’ve never had before.”

https://www.mediaite.com/tv/david-muir-presses-trump-as-he-blames-obama-admin-for-bare-cupboard-of-medical-supplies-what-did-you-do-to-restock/

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So did you catch that? The Obama administration left him a bunch of broken COVID-19 tests when he took over in January 2017 even though the virus was discovered about 3 years later.

He's batshit crazy!
Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Tue May 5, 2020, 07:30 PM (9 replies)

Holy Shit: HHS whistleblower was pressured to steer millions of dollars to a buddy of Jared Kushner

Trump corruption is straight up on another level.....

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/05/us/coronavirus-live-news.html#link-73b6797d

An ousted federal scientist said that he was pressured to steer contracts to clients of a well-connected lobbyist.

A federal scientist who says he was ousted from his job amid a dispute over an unproven malaria drug promoted by President Trump said on Tuesday that a top official at the Department of Health and Human Services repeatedly pressured him to steer millions of dollars in contracts to the clients of a well-connected lobbyist, Sheryl Gay Stolberg reports.

Dr. Rick Bright, who was the director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority until his removal in April, said in a formal whistle-blower complaint that since 2017 he has been protesting “cronyism and award of contracts to companies with political connections to the administration,” including a drug company executive who is close to Jared Kushner, Mr. Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser.
Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Tue May 5, 2020, 03:40 PM (63 replies)

It's clear Trump and certain Republican-led states are trying to hide the true COVID-19 death toll

Florida's numbers are a joke and strain credulity.

20 deaths in all of Florida in a day?



We already know they've been caught trying to suppress the true numbers....

Florida medical examiners were releasing coronavirus death data. The state made them stop.

https://www.tampabay.com/news/health/2020/04/29/florida-medical-examiners-were-releasing-coronavirus-death-data-the-state-made-them-stop/

Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Mon May 4, 2020, 06:27 PM (8 replies)

Key Scientific Group Doubles Its Projected US Death Toll from Pandemic to 135,000

Source: Mediaite

The academic group that President Donald Trump and the White House coronavirus task force has frequently cited for official estimates of coronavirus cases and fatalities radically changed its numbers on Monday, nearly doubling its projected final death toll for the first wave of the Covid-19 outbreak to 135,000.

On Monday afternoon, the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation issued a lengthy press release explaining that it was revising upward by nearly 100% its projection of roughly 74,000 from just one week earlier. The IMHE attributed the stark change to relaxed social distancing rules and increased mobility in many states where the Covid-19 spread has peaked but not declined measurably.

This news comes just hours after the New York Times reported that a private assessment inside the CDC warned that the rapid pullback of quarantine orders will boost the death toll to 3,000 a day by the beginning of June, a mark more than 50 percent higher that the current daily mortality rate. And the IMHE’s reversal arrived less than 24 hours after Trump very publicly backpedaled the virus’ impact in a Fox News town hall on Sunday night, in which he said “We’re going to lose anywhere from 75, 80 to 100,000 people.” For weeks, Trump touted the IMHE’s downwardly revised projection of 60,000 from 100,000 as evidence that his administration’s response was saving lives.

Read more: https://www.mediaite.com/news/key-scientific-group-doubles-its-projected-us-death-toll-from-pandemic-to-135000/
Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Mon May 4, 2020, 05:27 PM (24 replies)

Remember the Tea Party protests during Obama's first two years in office?

Remember these guys?





Well this news just hit the wire:

US Treasury seeks to borrow a record $3 trillion this quarter
PUBLISHED MON, MAY 4 20203:01 PM EDT


Massive stimulus to support the U.S. economy through the coronavirus crisis will cause the Treasury to borrow a record $3 trillion this quarter.

The department on Monday announced the total, which is actually $2.999 trillion.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/04/us-treasury-seeks-to-borrow-a-record-3-trillion-this-quarter.html


Where are the protests against deficit spending now? They're nowhere to be found.

It was never about government spending and deficits.

It was always about the fact an African American was President.
Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Mon May 4, 2020, 04:12 PM (5 replies)

Robert Reich reveals the GOP 4-step plan to reopen the economy and get more Americans killed

Step 1
Remove income support, so people have no choice but to return to work.


Trump’s labor department has decided that furloughed employees “must accept” an employer’s offer to return to work and therefore forfeit unemployment benefits, regardless of Covid-19.

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Step 2
Hide the facts.


No one knows how many Americans are infected because the Trump administration continues to drag its heels on testing. To date only 6.5m tests have been completed in a population of more than 200 million adults.

Florida, one of the first states to reopen, has stopped releasing medical examiners’ statistics on the number of Covid-19 victims because the figures are higher than the state’s official count.

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Step 3
Pretend it’s about “freedom”


Weeks ago, Trump called on citizens to “LIBERATE” states like Michigan, whose Democratic governor, Gretchen Whitmer, imposed strict stay-at-home rules.

Michigan has the third-highest number of Covid-19 deaths in America, although it is 10th in population. When on Thursday Whitmer extended the rules to 28 May, gun-toting protesters rushed the state house chanting: “Lock her up!”

Step 4
Shield businesses against lawsuits for spreading the infection.


Trump is pushing to give businesses that reopen a “liability shield” against legal action by workers or customers who get infected by the virus.

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The Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, insists that proposed legislation giving state and local governments funding they desperately need must include legal immunity for corporations that cause workers or consumers to become infected.

Read more....

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/may/03/donald-trump-reopen-us-economy-lethal-robert-reich
Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Mon May 4, 2020, 03:22 PM (2 replies)

AZ reopen rally ends with people joining hands and touching each other while singing 'Amazing Grace'

By Sarah K. Burris
May 3, 2020

At the end of the rally to reopen in Arizona Sunday, the speaker urged the audience to join hands and touch each other while they sang “Amazing Grace.”

Very few of the attendees were wearing masks and it didn’t appear anyone was wearing gloves.

Another man decided to break social distancing and provide free hugs to people. While the action may have been a popular option pre-COVID, after the virus spread, it isn’t exactly a safe option.

“The best way to fight for freedom is with love,” said Phoenix-area resident Zhani Doka. “I like hugs…I want to bring back the ability to show affection, I think that is a horrible consequence of this pandemic ’cause we can’t hug each other anymore.”



https://twitter.com/MichaelDoudna/status/1257049515946725376

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/05/arizona-reopen-rally-ends-with-people-joining-hands-and-touching-each-other-while-singing-amazing-grace/
Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Sun May 3, 2020, 05:35 PM (19 replies)

When the entire world....

Posted by SouthernCal_Dem | Sun May 3, 2020, 01:16 AM (9 replies)
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