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Trump Blames Mueller’s ‘Presidential Harassment’ for His Approval Rating Not Being at 75%



President Trump is pushing his approval rating – 50%, from right-leaning pollster Rasmussen – as the result of him “Working hard.” But now he’s insisting it would be 75% if not for Robert Mueller’s “phony Russia Witch Hunt,” which he claims is “Presidential Harassment!”

As of today, Rasmussen has Trump at 49%.

Many were quick to set the record straight:

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Trump Uses Memorial Day to Attack Biden and Recycle Old Lies About His Coronavirus Response



NYT: “At Least 430,000 People Have Arrived in the United States on Direct Flights From China”

President Donald Trump used the occasion of the Memorial Day holiday to recycle old, debunked lies about his likely Democratic opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden.

In a tweet Trump made several accusations, none of them are true.

A few facts:

Trump’s ban on incoming travel from China was not announced until January 31, and did not go into effect until February 2, at least one month after the Trump administration was notified about the China outbreak. (Reports show the Trump administration knew as early as late November about the dangerous outbreak.) It also forced many infected with coronavirus into the U.S. before the ban went into effect.

Announcing a ban is one thing, taking measures to ensure it locks out those with the coronavirus is another. There are multiple reports that despite Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar promising there would be “proactive entry health screening” at airports to ensure those coming from China were tested for coronavirus, that did not happen.

The 44,000 were not all Americans.

In fact, those coming in from China were not tested at all, and merely told to self-quarantine. They were not actually quarantined.

Similar actions were taken when Trump banned incoming travel from Europe.

Trump’s China travel ban was more of a mesh net.

“Since Chinese officials disclosed the outbreak of a mysterious pneumonialike illness to international health officials on New Year’s Eve, at least 430,000 people have arrived in the United States on direct flights from China,” The New York Times reported last month, “including nearly 40,000 in the two months after President Trump imposed restrictions on such travel, according to an analysis of data collected in both countries.”

The bulk of the passengers, who were of multiple nationalities, arrived in January, at airports in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Seattle, Newark and Detroit. Thousands of them flew directly from Wuhan, the center of the coronavirus outbreak, as American public health officials were only beginning to assess the risks to the United States.

And as former Obama Ebola czar Ron Klain notes, crews from the cargo flights were allowed in, without being tested either.

As for Biden apologizing, Trump has repeated this several times.

It’s a lie.

To be accurate, Biden didn’t directly say Trump is xenophobic but he did say Trump has a “record of hysteria, xenophobia, and fear-mongering.”




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‘That Isn’t Actually a Thing’: Trump Mocked for Creating New Statistic That Doesn’t Exist and Is Impossible to Measure



Just days after advocating against coronavirus testing President Donald Trump held a news conference to brag about the advances in testing for COVID-19, and even creating a new “metric,” which does not exist and is impossible to measure.

Trump declared “testing is a very big, important function,” but he could not resist injecting his personal opinion, adding, “some people consider it more important than others.”

The United States currently ranks 39th in per capita testing, yet Trump said on testing America has “prevailed.”

But the President drew scorn when he declared that the U.S., along with Germany, lead the world in “lives saved per 100,000 people.”

Many were quick to note that is a metric that does not exist for coronavirus, and it would be impossible to measure, unless every coronavirus case had been counted, and the testing for that has not happened.



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Gun-Waving SUV Driver Crashed Car Into Group Paying Tribute to Pennsylvania Nurses and Healthcare Workers



During Nurse Appreciation Week a group of Delaware County, Pennsylvania citizens socially distanced in their cars to thank nurses and healthcare workers, only to be disrupted by a gun-waving SUV driver.

According to PennLive, the cars paraded to thank Mercy Fitzgerald Medical Center staff when police say “the male suspect threatened to hurt people while waving the gun.”

It resulted in a police chase where the SUV ultimately crashed and flipped on its side. The man was then arrested, though police have yet to release the man’s name or his reason for going on the attack.

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