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Fact check: Trump’s 654 false claims during the coronavirus pandemic – CNNPolitics

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“Washington (CNN)

President Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic has been deeply dishonest.He has been dishonest about testing. He has been dishonest about his travel restrictions. He has been dishonest about the supplies his predecessor left him, about what his opponents have said about the pandemic, even about what he has said himself.Trump made as many false claims at some of his official pandemic task force briefings as he does in some of his rally speeches. Over the 14 weeks from the Monday his coronavirus task force started meeting, January 27, through Sunday, May 3, he made 654 false claims — 215 of them specifically about the pandemic. (Lots of the others were about related subjects, like the economy and China.)”

Source: Fact check: Trump’s 654 false claims during the coronavirus pandemic – CNNPolitics

Shining sunlight on Trump’s idiocy is the best disinfectant – The Washington Post

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“Timothy Klausutis is right: His late wife deserves better than a president who has cynically seized on the tragic circumstances of her death at 28 and “perverted it for perceived political gain.” President Trump’s unfathomable cruelty in suggesting that then-Rep. Joe Scarborough had an affair with Lori Klausutis, an aide in his office, and murdered her almost 19 years ago, is sickening.”

“Her husband’s anguish over what he described as the “constant barrage of falsehoods, half-truths, innuendo and conspiracy theories since the day she died” is palpable in the letter he sent last week to Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey, imploring him to remove Trump’s tweets about his wife.”

Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/twitter-would-be-making-a-mistake-to-delete-trumps-tweets/2020/05/27/a6f09264-a04e-11ea-b5c9-570a91917d8d_story.html

From the Las Vegas SUN, 5/17/2020: ACCOMMODATING GOP, TRUMP ARE TRANSFORMING AMERICA INTO A DICTATORSHIP

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“The time has arrived to confront a grim realization in calm but forthright terms.”

“Since 2016, observers in the U.S. and around the world have remarked on President Donald Trump and the Republican Party exhibiting authoritarian “tendencies.”

“With a sense of numb shock, we now must acknowledge the facts before us. By any objective standard, the Trump administration and GOP leadership have moved well past authoritarian reflexes.”

“Simply put, our nation has entered the early stages of a dictatorship.

It’s an immature dictatorship and still gathering power. But it’s not theoretical and it has happened faster than any rational person might believe.”

Source: https://digital.olivesoftware.com/Olive/ODN/ReviewJournal/shared/ShowArticle.aspx?doc=LVRJ/2020/05/17&entity=Ar03301&sk=8E3AA686&mode=text

THE ENABLERS | Vanity Fair | August 2017

Editor’s Note: From 2017, but still quite valid. The President is a pathogen on our Nation.

“If Donald Trump is the political equivalent of a pathogen, just doing what’s in his nature, who’s responsible for letting him wreak havoc in the national bloodstream? Calling out the president’s most powerful enablers—six seemingly rational men, who must surely realize how dangerous and corrupt he is—SARAH ELLISON takes a long hard look at their motives for helping Trump gain, and hold on to, the White House”

via THE ENABLERS | Vanity Fair | August 2017

Fact Check – CNN

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“CNN strives to hold elected officials and candidates accountable — to point out what’s true and what’s not. Here’s a look at our recent fact checks, sorted by subject.”

Editor’s Note: Constantly updated, as items are sorted by subject.
Always current. Good source for research and fact checking.

Source: Fact Check – CNN

Trumpfiles2020 – Weekly commentary

Here’s our weekly summary where we summarize some of our key posts, and link to the archives. We also provide additional commentary on some posts and the recent activity we’re covering…

* This week, we posted 18 new posts, stories about Trump and his actions and information about his Administration, Coronavirus, and more. See the May archives for all the May posts…

Inside Donald Trump and Jared Kushner’s Two Months of Magical Thinking | Vanity Fair


Caption: Florida governor Ron DeSantis, a close Trump ally in a crucial swing state, wanted to keep beaches open—and Trump bowed to pressure.By Steve Nesius/Reuters.

“Obsessed with impeachment and their enemies and worried about the stock market, the president and his son-in-law scapegoated HHS Secretary Alex Azar, and treated the coronavirus as mostly a political problem as it moved through the country.”

Source: Inside Donald Trump and Jared Kushner’s Two Months of Magical Thinking | Vanity Fair

Trump’s Response to Virus Reflects a Long Disregard for Science – The New York Times

“The president’s Covid-19 response has extended the administration’s longstanding practice of undermining scientific expertise for political purposes.”

President Trump arrived at the White House daily coronavirus briefing this month.Credit…Al Drago for The New York Times

Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/28/climate/trump-coronavirus-climate-science.html

NY Times: 260,000 Words, Full of Self-Praise, From Trump on the Virus

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“Three journalists from The New York Times reviewed more than 260,000 words spoken by President Trump during the pandemic. Here’s what we learned.”

260,000 Words, Full of Self-Praise, From Trump on the Virus https://nyti.ms/3aHzDHA

Trump has ‘dangerously undermined truth’ with attacks on news media: report – The Washington Post

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By Paul Farhi
April 16, 2020 at 6:00 a.m. PDT

A new research report from a leading journalism organization says President Trump’s attacks on the news media have endangered American democracy and imperiled press freedom in other countries.The report from the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) catalogues a lengthy list of Trump’s anti-press behaviors, from repeatedly tarring credible reporting with charges of “fake news,” …

Source: Trump has ‘dangerously undermined truth’ with attacks on news media: report – The Washington Post