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‘Ready to Hang a Mission Accomplished Sign Over 100,000 Caskets’: Outrage as Trump Sets Bar for ‘Good Job’ on Coronavirus



In a Sunday evening coronavirus press briefing President Donald Trump not only extended the federal government’s social distancing policies to April 30, he extended beyond credulity what most would consider a good job.

Many are outraged after the President declared that he could have done nothing to battle the coronavirus pandemic and, according to scientific models, 2.2 million Americans would have died. Trump on Sunday then declared if less than 200,000 people in the U.S. die from coronavirus he should be praised.

“And so, if we could hold that down, as we’re saying, to 100,000 – it’s a horrible number, maybe even less, but to 100,000, so we have between 100 [thousand] and 200,000 [coronavirus deaths] – we altogether have done a very good job.”

The outrage has been palpable.


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‘It’s Ridiculous’: Angry Trump Threatens to Adjourn Congress Amid Pandemic So He Can Recess Appoint Extremist Judges



President Donald Trump is using his daily coronavirus task force briefings, aired almost in full by MSNBC, as campaign rallies. On Wednesday a very angry President went off the rails, threatening a Constitutional standoff.

From prepared remarks Trump attacked Democrats for blocking his extremist judges from getting confirmed as quickly as he wants, and threatened to force Congress to return to D.C so he can adjourn both houses,. to help make that happen.

The issue of judges has nothing to do with the coronavirus pandemic.

He called both houses of Congress holding pro-forma sessions, where they gavel in and out to prevent the president from making recess appointments a “scam.”

Theoretically, Trump could force Congress into session, then use his Constitutional authority to adjourn both houses, which would allow him to make as many recess appointments as he likes.

It would become a Constitutional crisis.



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