Monday, April 27, 2020

3 companies with ties to the Trump admin. received a total of $18.3M under the small business lending program

A former Marine who overcame COVID-19 told medical professionals thank you "for sacrificing your time, your life, to be on the frontline for us."

Republicans are waging a cold civil war against Americans, really trying to screw blue States in their eyes through economic warfare but really all. They're despicable, they need to be thrown in prison when this is over. They waged a war of cowards against us. No mercy is deservd

Question: If an American President loses more Americans over the course of six weeks than died in the entirety of the Vietnam War, does he deserve to be re-elected?

AG Bill Barr appears to care more about protecting the president than protecting the Constitution. He needs to go. Sign the petition

I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t trust anything Pe­ter Thiel, Jim Palotta and Michael Milken, Nick Ayers, Tom Cahill (venture capitalist) & David Solomon cook up, after they slash safety regulations to quickly get whatever snake oil they plan to inflict on the populace

Doctor who caught #coronavirus in #Russia’s cosmonaut training facility died after “jumping” from a window amid allegations she failed to stop an outbreak, following a “fall” from a window by another doctor who complained of #PPEshortage.

Floor to ceiling windows, plant, swing, chair. Beautiful room. 9/10 + Bailey. 10/10

I’m a West Point graduate. Mr. President, they did NOT ask you to be there You put your ego ahead of the safety of our future Army Officers It’s just the latest example of you putting your own political interest ahead of our military readiness You’re undeserving of the office

"For weeks, [the President's Daily Brief] traced the virus's spread around the globe, made clear that China was suppressing information about the contagion's transmissibility and lethal toll, and raised the prospect of dire political and economic consequences."

At least 36 voters and poll workers who participated in Wisconsin's recent election have tested positive for #COVID19. That number is expected to grow. All of this could've been prevented by mail-in voting.

Trump just retweeted his own retweet of his tweet

Addendum: there we a DOZEN top-level briefs, though Ric Grenell - former consultant to a Moldovan Mob oligarch Trump picked for DNI- “denies” this.

The family members of the over 56,000 Americans who died from #COVID19 in less than two months would disagree with @TuckerCarlson. And the current case fatality rate in the US is over 5.6%. Simply unacceptable that @FoxNews keeps ignoring science and downplaying the virus

This is Barr playing politics. Flynn had excellent lawyers & pleaded guilty. Instead of making sure that truly innocent people aren’t in prison, Barr’s just looking to help promote Trump’s conspiracy theories.

Diamond & Silk given the boot by Fox

EXCLUSIVE: Fox News has cut ties with MAGA vlogging superstars Diamond & Silk after pushing absolutely bonkers conspiracy theories about the coronavirus pandemic

(1) Trump doesn't know what else to do: He doesn't know how to govern or manage. (2) All he's ever done is manipulate news cycles, create spectacle, lie, and manufacture crises. (3) When the economy crashes, he'll blame it on someone else and be the victim.

“U.S. intelligence agencies issued warnings about the novel coronavirus in more than a dozen classified briefings prepared for President Trump in January and February... “

Federal Courts have a strong presumption of finality for guilty pleas that are entered into by a defendant who has been properly informed of his constitutional rights. But it looks like Bill Barr is going to rewrite history for the President's friend.

We have nearly a million Covid-19 cases, roughly 1/3 the world total. But our population of 300 million is just 1/30th the world’s population of 9 billion. The ratio is 10:1. Can anyone doubt that Trump’s mishandling of the pandemic is a major source of that disastrous record?

Exactly this, we wouldn’t be stuck at home if we knew who had it and who didn’t.

Tens of millions of pounds of American-grown produce is rotting in fields as food banks across the country scramble to meet a massive surge in demand

Every Republican candidate should read this and realize he will burn you all to the ground. Your loyalty means nothing. Your survival means nothing. #ETTD Trump campaign lashes out at Senate GOP over 'Don't defend Trump' memo

Leaders take responsibility. Trump, on the other hand, is plain weak. Weak

Your survival LITERALLY means nothing to him.

He MAGA-dosed.

"You all know what happened in 1917. That's over 100 years ago." -- Trump still hasn't figured out that the 1918 flu pandemic didn't happen in 1917

What happens when a President ignores his intel agencies: Trump’s intelligence briefing book repeatedly cited virus threat

New testing blueprint unveiled by WH today says federal government should "act as supplier of last resort" on testing.

After a scorching backlash Mitch is pretending he doesn't actually think - and didn't say - that states should go bankrupt rather than get desperately-needed federal aid. You’re trying to gaslight us yet again Mitch. Play the tape.

NEWS: Trump campaign lashes out at Senate GOP over 'Don't defend Trump' memo

Schumer: "[Leader McConnell] should instruct his Committee Chairs to immediately begin vigorous and desperately needed oversight of the Trump administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its implementation of the CARES Act. There must be public Senate hearings."

"The food supply chain is breaking." Plant shutdowns threaten widespread meat shortages, while farmers look to cull millions of animals they can't get to market

The Russian lawyer for Alexander Vinnik, the alleged operator of BTC-e exchange that laundered millions of dollars for criminals, died in a an accident in Moscow on Friday. Vinnik was charged in France in January with extortion and money laundering.

After confirming, cancelling, now confirming again. The biggest WH Shitsh*w in history is coming to a TV near you. Watch for massive sniffing and fiery megalomania, maybe even a few verbal swings at female reporters.

Words from inside a California state prison: “I don’t deserve a death sentence. I am afraid I am not going to make it out. I understand I did what I did. I’ll do my time. I don’t want to die and I don’t want other people to die.”

Why are people bringing guns to anti-quarantine protests? To be intimidating, writes Robert J. Spitzer, author of “Guns across America: Reconciling Gun Rules and Rights."

BREAKING: House Foreign Affairs Committee launches inquiry into Trump admin decision to halt #WorldHealthOrganization funds. At same time: Republican Roy Blunt, who heads Senate panel overseeing health funding, tells local and national press he is opposed to Trump's cutoff.

Never mind on that press conference cancellation

Dr. Kelli Ward, the far-right chairwoman of the Arizona Republican Party, further emboldened conservative protesters who are demanding that governors reopen states by telling them to dress as health-care workers to trick the media

Why did the White House intervene in a $96 million contract FEMA made with AirBoss of America for coronavirus relief? We’ve launched an investigation.

About Trump's use of the presidential Twitter account to retweet a deepfake of Joe Biden.

We are 190 days away from the 2020 election and Mitch McConnell is still refusing to expand #VoteByMail through November so that Americans won’t be forced to choose between their health and exercising their constitutional right to vote.

Supreme Court rules for insurance companies in Obamacare lawsuit seeking billions

Honestly, where are the tests and the PPE?

"Trump got impeached for trying to extort a foreign government to fabricate his anti-Biden dirt for him. As Trump's situation becomes ever more desperate, Trump may now be driven to do the fabricating in-house." @DavidFrum on Trump's first deepfake:

The word should be INSIST>>>> Pelosi says Democrats will push for vote by mail in next coronavirus relief package

First, Trump withdrew from the Iran Deal, opening a nuclear pathway to Iran. Now his team says the U.S. is part of the deal, to try and snap back UN sanctions. Trump can’t have his cake and eat it too on Iran policy.

Narcissists are predictable.

Exclusive: She's been falsely accused of starting the pandemic. Her life has been turned upside down

We are in crisis, but Mitch wants to “pause.”

New York officials make unprecedented decision to cancel state's June 23 presidential primary due to virus concerns

BOMBSHELL: Miami-Dade county has tens of thousands of missed coronavirus infections. University of Miami survey finds 165,000 local #COVID19 infections, not the 16,500 GOP Governor Desantis claims.

White House cancels today's coronavirus briefing.

Also notice that Maria Bartiromo does the reflexive control tactic of conflating "collusion" with "conspiracy" and "insufficient evidence" with "no evidence." She obviously did not read the Report which made clear that there was evidence, but did not meet the *criminal standard*

BREAKING: The Supreme Court just ruled that @MarcoRubio & Congress were wrong to prohibit the Obama Admin from paying risk corridors to reduce premiums in the ACA in the early years. Congress did anyway, causing insurers to leave & raise rates. This should never have happened.

Reminder: Just because we've hit a peak does not mean we've hit THE peak.

1. The top recipient of taxpayer funds intended to save struggling small businesses is MONTY BENNETT, a multi-millionaire Trump donor who owns dozens of luxury hotels. The latest SEC filings show his companies have received $96.1 MILLION It gets worse

WATCH: Speaker Pelosi: A minimum guaranteed income may now be "worthy of attention."

Where are the damn tests? — Hillary Clinton

For Hope Hicks, the coronavirus marked a challenge unlike any other — trying to develop a communications strategy for the president to carry with a wartime footing in an election year

Trump Weighs Ousting Alex Azar Mid-Coronavirus Pandemic

The COVID-19 U.S. death toll is quickly reaching 60,000 deaths and "that threshold matters because after the initial...estimates of 2 million or more dead, the calmer statistical models put the toll at 60,000, and Trump seized on that,"

"Roughly 95% of Black-owned businesses,91% of Latino-owned businesses,91% of Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander-owned businesses,& 75% of Asian-owned businesses stand close to no chance of receiving a PPP loan through a mainstream bank or credit union,..”

“The food supply chain is breaking,” Tyson Foods warns in a full page ad in NYT today

“Buyers want to stock up because they realize they may not have the chance to do it later.”

Sens. Chuck Schumer, Elizabeth Warren and other Democrats are calling on government watchdogs to investigate the $670 billion small business rescue program, amid concerns that large companies got too much of the money.

“Organizations such as the United Nations and European Union said the risk of social and political unrest is rising again as the pandemic spurs discontent, and urged against unjustified measures that could hurt food security and raise prices.”

A new week in the coronavirus pandemic is beginning with a United States case count approaching 1 million and several cities and states preparing to loosen stay-at-home restrictions.

-Five million face masks ordered by the Veterans Health Administration were reportedly taken by FEMA -Masks were meant for staffers at VA hospitals across the United States

So was it not sarcasm?

president of the united states sends dumb tweets, gets owned, panics, makes excuses, then deletes them in the dead of night.

Colorado officials also claimed that FEMA snatched 500 ventilators ordered this month. Trump restored 100 ventilators as a favor to GOP Sen. Cory Gardner, but Rep. Diana DeGette accused the president of 'playing politics.'

World faces guessing game over whereabouts of North Korean leader

For 2 weeks Kushner has been notably removed from coronavirus-related operations, according to officials working in coordination with his COVID-19 team. One official said it was "unclear" what he and his team had actually done over the last 2 weeks

“Similarly, several hospitals in seven states told the Los Angeles Times that #FEMA officials were arriving without notice and seizing medical supplies.”

How awful is the Kremlin? Covering up murder. Blaming Finland (who they attacked). I guess Katyn is not just history.

The president is retweeting lunatic stuff. Putin favored Hillary so much that his regime hacked her emails, ran a disinformation campaign against her, and spent many millions of dollars to help her opponent

WATCH: NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell heavily criticized White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx. “I think the credibility of the scientists really now is on the line,” Mitchell said

The President admits he has no idea how unemployment benefits are administered.

Never forget.

China is pulling ahead of the US on some technologies bc people like Tom Cotton cut funding for research and innovation and make it harder for the best and brightest to come here.

"The coronavirus is a real threat. But so is misinformation like President Trump's suggestion that injecting household cleaners could be a cure,"


Nearly two million Australians rushed to download an app designed to help medical workers and state governments trace close contacts of COVID-19 patients, as Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s approval rating soared on his pandemic response

HK scientists say new antiviral coating can protect surfaces for 90 days

“Two million chickens on several farms in Delaware and Maryland will be "depopulated" due to a lack of employees at chicken processing pl

“I refuse to throw away all the effort and the sacrifice of the British people and risk a second major outbreak” ⁰⁰Boris Johnson, returning to work after coronavirus treatment, warns the U.K. risks “economic disaster” if people abandon social distancing

#BREAKING: A federal judge has ordered the release of documents related to 33 search warrants in connection with the Roger Stone criminal case. The gov't will be making them public on Tuesday, per filing.

“As 26 million Americans lose their jobs, the billionaire class has added $308 billion to its wealth”

"There is going to be a history of this era written and those who are pretending this irresponsibility is not happening, they will be remembered as villains."

“Trump had been intending to run a re-election campaign based on a strong economy and a socialist opponent. Both have vanished in the past month. But the US president still has his ultimate weapon: xenophobia.”

In light of reports that Trump owes tens of millions to the Bank of China, Sen. Tammy Duckworth is requesting an investigation into Trump's decision to facilitate the transportation of 17.8 tons of donated PPE and medical supplies to China in February.

So, did Mike Flynn lie under oath to FBI; or did he lie under oath to a federal judge when he plead guilty to lying to FBI (perjury)?

No matter how badly he embarrasses himself, there’s always a worse moment to come. Anyone doubt he’ll reach the “drop pants & shake willy” moment? And from there, mistaking a chair for a toilet? Then... violent assault? It’s a downward spiral. How proud #MoscowMitch must be.

A chief physician of a hospital in #Russia's Krasnoyarsk "fell out of a window" after learning that patients diagnosed with #COVID19 would be sent to her facility. She objected, citing the lack of PPE, equipment and staff preparedness

Was there ever a man born to so much wealth and privilege, Given every advantage and opportunity life has to offer, Placed in a position to wield immeasurable influence, Who has squandered it all so thoroughly? Always the victim, never the leader our country deserves.

Rake the forests. Nuke the hurricanes. Arm the teachers. Buy Greenland. Use a Sharpie to doctor a weather map just to validate a prediction! Tell the country that windmills cause cancer. Hype a drug. Broach the ingestion of bleach and disinfectant. HAVE WE BEEN WARNED ENOUGH YET?

55,000 dead Americans and this man is trying to gaslight us over a typo. Fucking insane

They explicitly warned their members to not even try to defend Trump.

Fuck every single GOP rep who continues to enable this ranting mentally ill pig while Americans are dying and losing everything. He's given you NO better opportunity to oppose him. Take it now, or forever be remembered as the gutless traitors you most definitely are.

By the way - no reason that Trump could not legally pardon Flynn on this very specific offense. Remember, it’s about lying to the FBI. Not about collusion with Russia. Very hard for Trump to be a co-conspirator here unless he ordered Flynn to lie to the agents, unlikely

I too am sick and tired of subsidizing Kentucky

Ten times more fatal than the seasonal flu

Flynn wasn't framed by his own government. He was a greedy bastard willing to use his position to profit by doing the bidding of foreign governments like Turkey. He's a traitor.

You know what, if Flynn gets to withdraw his guilty plea, I won’t feel bad if DOJ unloads the entire range of charges they originally had prepared, including charges against Junior.

Do GOP Senators support Senator McConnell saying states should go bankrupt? This isn't abstract. We’re talking about jobs for police officers, firefighters, teachers, bus drivers, people who keep our food safe, and more. Their jobs are at stake if the government doesn’t act.

I’m a West Point graduate. Mr. President, they did NOT ask you to be there You put your ego ahead of the safety of our future Army Officers It’s just the latest example of you putting your own political interest ahead of our military readiness You’re undeserving of the office

A new Fox News poll from Michigan finds @JoeBiden leading Trump by a 49% to 41% margin. Other Fox News polls from Florida and Pennsylvania also showed Biden clearly ahead.

The “hardest working President in history” has sent 36 tweets so far today—zero of which were about how we’re going to recover from this pandemic or memorialize the > 55,000 Americans who‘ve died. He is a disgrace—to the office he holds and the country he purportedly represents.

Washington Post sues State Department over coronavirus cables

But where’s the national testing strategy?

Perspective: If you get covid-19, leaving your house may be the best way to protect your family

Opinion: Mitch McConnell isn’t a "stable genius," either

.@JoeBiden has fought for our health care, for our families & for our children’s future. To his work, Joe brings values & integrity. He is a voice of reason & resilience who will fight #ForThePeople. Today, I am proud to endorse him for President of the United States