Friday, October 2, 2020

NEW: Regeneron Pharmaceuticals says it provided "a single 8 gram dose of REGN-COV2," an investigational Covid-19 therapy, in response to a "compassionate use" request from the president’s physicians


President Trump walks out of the White House under his own power to Marine One before heading to Walter Reed, followed by Mark Meadows


And off goes the helicopter on its way to Walter Reed.


Trump walked (very slowly) to Marine One


"Make no mistake, this was not just reckless behavior, this was a demonstration of a wanton disregard for human life. President Trump, now in quarantine, has become a symbol of his own failures." - @JakeTapper on the President's positive Covid-19 test.


They look terrified






Here's Mike Lee sitting maskless at the White House ceremony for Judge Barret


BREAKING: President Trump is headed to Walter Reed hospital after being diagnosed with Covid-19, according to the White House


Ok. Where's Pence


BREAKING: Per WH pool reporter @fran_chambers - POTUS to be taken to Walter Reed.


Jamal Khashoggi was murdered by the Saudi government two years ago today. And yet the Saudis still get everything they ask from Donald Trump. No consequences. No justice. Just shameful.


850 Americans died of COVID-19 yesterday. None got the special “antibody cocktail.”


NEW—White House finally having mask mandate ordered by the National Security Advisor.


BREAKING—3 reporters who work at the White House have just tested positive for coronavirus today, according to CNN. #COVID19 Details coming.


WATCH: Joe Biden speaks on the campaign trail in Michigan


Chris Wallace just said on Fox that Trump arrived too late in Cleveland to have been tested by the clinic and that there was an "honor system" for the candidates to have arrived after already testing negative.


WASHINGTON (AP) — White House doctor: Trump received experimental antibody cocktail, remains 'fatigued' after COVID-19 diagnosis.


Chris Wallace on Fox: "Well, I'm going to say something and folks—I'm just trying to give you the truth," he declared. "Dr. Scott Atlas is not an epidemiologist, is not an infectious disease specialist. He has no training in this area at all."


17 House Republicans voted against a measure condemning QAnon


The 7th Circuit judge who wasn't aware of Barrett's COVID-19 diagnosis this summer (see WaPo: told me that she fully participated in court business, was on time with circulations and responses, and "otherwise remained an excellent colleague"


Hardly anyone wearing a mask at the Rose Garden Super Spreader event, and there's something very strange about this picture


If this was a Cleveland Clinic requirement it was not enforced. Which makes it not much of a requirement at all. And now we know definitively — not just in theory — the acquiescence to those who are reckless put everyone in the debate hall at risk.


The White House has access to the best testing, the best physicians (Ronny Jackson notwithstanding), the best scientists and more. They still got COVID. They gave teachers none of these resources and they want to force schools to open to full capacity.


I don't believe this because for Trump work is tweeting and he hasn't tweeted


Trump’s prep team included Christie, Hicks, Rudy Giuliani, former White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, Jason Miller, Mark Meadows, Jared Kushner, press secretary Kayleigh McEnany and communications director Alyssa Farah.


BREAKING: Notre Dame President Fr. John Jenkins, who was at the WH SCOTUS announcement on Saturday and was criticized for not wearing a mask and shaking hands, has tested positive for COVID-19. This was just sent out to the campus. Unclear if he had it during the WH event.


Worth noting that Trump gave an unusually short speech in Duluth Wednesday evening, during which he complained about how cold he was


Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH), who attended debate Tuesday night, on Trump family who also attended: "The rules don’t apply to them,” he said. “They don’t have to pay taxes, they don’t wear masks, they can pay off porn stars. The rules just don’t apply to them.”


I’m happy to report that Jill and I have tested negative for COVID. Thank you to everyone for your messages of concern. I hope this serves as a reminder: wear a mask, keep social distance, and wash your hands. — Joe Biden


In the wake of criticisms from hundreds of workers and others that it has insufficiently protected its workers, Amazon has announced that nearly 20,000 of its employees have tested positive for COVID-19 (or have been presumed so) since the pandemic began.


Just in - Joe and Jill Biden have tested negative, @mikememoli reports


.@SenMikeLee, who just tested positive for the #coronavirus, met with Trump’s SCOTUS nominee a few days ago


Mike Lee Tests Positive


Scoop: GOP donors are panicking after being around President Trump during a fundraiser at his golf course in Bedminster. 30 to 50 donors were close to six feet of the president at the event, most of the interaction was outside


Pelosi says negotiations on a new stimulus with the White House will press ahead and that Trump's positive Covid test changes the "dynamic"


NEW: Court blocks Census counting from ending on Monday, and orders it to continue until October 31.


"He has mild symptoms" -- Mark Meadows on Trump


MEADOWS says that he “fully” expects more positive results in the white house.


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: “As sad as the diagnosis is that the President and first lady have, maybe it is the pivotal moment to take us to a different place as we fight this vicious virus based on science, not on politics."


Trump has had what one person described as cold-like symptoms. At a fundraiser he attended at Bedminster, where one attendee said the president came in contact with about 100 people, he seemed lethargic.


"Trump believed that taking the coronavirus seriously would panic the markets, threatening his presidency and his chance at reelection. Now his own denialism has placed both his presidency and his campaign in peril,"


⁦Farm workers are invisible to many people- but they have had a staunch advocate in ⁦@KamalaHarris⁩. She has marched and fought alongside farm workers for life-changing protections in California, and as a Senator she brought their cause to DC.


Amy Coney Barrett, who is tested daily for coronavirus, was negative today, White House tells me. She was with Trump Saturday, but not more recently. There are no plans to alter schedule for Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation hearings, which start Oct. 12, @LauraLitvan reports




BREAKING: Supreme Court agrees to hear GOP effort to reinstate Arizona voting rules struck down by a lower court as racially biased


I reserve my sympathy, empathy, and despair for those who are sick and for those who have died because they were misled, lied to, or ignored. Wear a fucking mask.#VOTE


From a major Trump donor


JUST IN: White House official says Trump is experiencing 'mild' symptoms of coronavirus after positive test, @AP reports


Speaker Pelosi: Continuity of government is in place.


Speaker Pelosi: Maybe now that they see the president, with all the protection that he has, still having this exposure, it might be a learning experience. But it has to be something that is acted upon. This is tragic, but going into crowds was sort of brazen invitation for this.


Ronna McDaniel tested positive:


Four years ago today


Speaker Pelosi on @msnbc just now: “this is tragic, it’s very sad... Hopeful” it will lead to a “saner” approach to the pandemic. Said WH has not reached out about continuity of government issues.


My friend @MIAttyGen Dana Nessel is not messing around. Voter intimidation is a crime and AGs will prosecute anyone who tries to suppress the vote


Perspective: Trump’s "early" travel "bans" weren’t early, weren’t bans and didn’t work


In order to avoid going to trial in an investigation of sexual harassment against its former star Kimberly Guilfoyle, Fox agreed to pay a Guilfoyle accuser upward of $4 million, @JaneMayerNYer reports


‼️Guilfoyle’s assistant alleges Guilfoyle “subjected her frequently to degrading, abusive & sexually inappropriate behavior...(Guilfoyle) displayed herself naked & (shows) photographs of the genitalia of men with whom Guilfoyle had had sexual relations


Lawrence! As promised, @Lawrence , here's the fuller version of Representative @malcolmkenyatta at yesterday's hearing in Pennsylvania.


What Happens If The President Is Incapacitated? The 25th Amendment Charts A Course


Former commander of US forces in Afghanistan endorses Biden


I will be forever confused by Trump not going early and hard to get more stimulus before the election. He doesn't care about spending or debt. And it would only have helped his re-election cause. And he just never did it.


Joe Biden: "Jill and I send our thoughts to President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump for a swift recovery. We will continue to pray for the health and safety of the president and his family."


QAnon conspiracy theorist and Inforwars host DeAnna Lorraine says that if anyone tests positive for COVID-19 after attending a Trump rally "it's probably a paid leftist or it's a hoax."


The perfect ad doesn’t ex—


Over months of the coronavirus pandemic, President Trump has kept to a busy schedule, packed with campaign rallies and public events. But Russian President Vladimir Putin, the authoritarian leader Trump admires so much, is living in a bubble.


Sir, nothing about you is "big." — E. Jean Carroll


As Russia ramps up their attacks on the U.S. election, @RepAdamSchiff says Trump “can’t be trusted to defend the country." He tells @Lawrence “the president doesn’t want you to vote and neither do the Russians. Go ahead and prove them wrong.”


News: Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman have been charged with various election law felonies by Michigan’s Attorney General. The Attorney General’s office says it will work with local law enforcement officials to bring Burkman and Wohl to Michigan so that they can be arraigned.


Trump's Covid-19 infection raises the risk of a widespread outbreak within the White House


Since the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, the cruelty of Saudi Arabia’s ruler has only grown


Let people know that the guy on the left is Proud Boy Ben Bergquam (who blocked me) and fellow racist and good friend, Congressman @DevinNunes.




Trump was accompanied by all of his adult children + senior WH/campaign staff on AF1 en route to debate. All were seen w/o masks. Campaign manager Bill Stepien was seen on board w/o a mask, and then was spotted getting into a staff van w/Hope Hicks


Chad Wolf covering up the intelligence showing that Trump, Barr, and Vladimir Putin are operating from the same script (and Trump did on a "rigged election" in 2016, too).


Putin sends his best


This is President TRUMP's National Security Adviser (his second one, the first one pled guilty to 2 felonies). McMaster, Mostly Silent Until Now, Says Trump Is ‘Aiding and Abetting Putin’s Efforts’




Breaking overnight: Trump, first lady test positive for COVID-19


If both the President and Vice President are hospitalized, we will then have President Pelosi.


Breaking—Hope Hicks was indeed SYMPTOMATIC on Wednesday night when she got tested. Which means she was most definitely contagious even before Wednesday (one can transmit while pre-symptomatic).


Biden campaign has asked their scheduled radio pooler not to travel with the Democratic candidate tomorrow. The radio pooler was on the Minnesota AF1 flights on Weds. White House Medical Unit thinks the Trump pool was at low risk of exposure Weds, but team Biden being cautious.


And like the boy who cried wolf, many question the veracity of Trump’s claim that he has coronavirus. A way out of the debates? A way out of the presidency? Pretending to “defeat” the disease? Or does he really have it? #TrumpCovid


Please pray for Joe Biden. He was in the same room as all these selfish people.


On a serious note, this is a national embarrassment and a total failure of almost incomprehensible proportions. Particularly after Boris Johnson and Jair Bolsonaro tested positive, the WH should have done everything in their power to keep Trump from getting it.


Here's Hope Hicks with Jared Kushner, Stephen Miller, Dan Scavino, and Nicholas Luna -- none of them wearing masks -- on their way to board a helicopter on Wednesday, hours before Hicks tested positive for coronavirus


“Who gives a fuck about Christmas stuff and decoration? But I have to do it.” - First Lady Melania Trump


This is how you keep the pressure on a guy who's clearly lying


Hongkong to Support India Against China


Hong Kong police deploy to mountaintop as officer claims Lion Rock gathering is ‘unauthorised assembly’


BREAKING: European Union leaders have agreed to impose sanctions on senior officials in Belarus accused of falsifying presidential election results and leading a crackdown on peaceful protesters.


How could you vote for a nominee who supports those who believe that my doctor should be in prison? That moms like me who've been blessed with children through IVF shouldn't be criminalized *only* "at this point?” That these families are worth "less" than others? — Tammy Duckworth


Pete Wilson showing impeccable political timing as always


Contradicting public health professionals, @realDonaldTrump has just told the Al Smith Dinner in recorded remarks that the end of the pandemic is in sight.


Covid-19 has been especially risky for men, the elderly and those who are overweight, raising the danger level for Donald Trump


MYTH: Big Pharma says their price hikes on life-saving medication pay for research MATH: This drug company spent nearly 3x more on stock buybacks than research To the tune of $28,600,000,000.


This hasn't gotten enough attention, but you need to know. Everybody needs to know. 1/ It's about the massive coverup campaign underway to disguise the octopus-like Russian election interference operation being run on Trump's behalf. Please read this whole thing.


When the First Lady doesn’t “give a f*** about Christmas stuff”...


WATCH: Hong Kong police arrest protesters marching to demand the repeal of controversial national security laws imposed by Beijing.


Possibilities: 1. Trump actually has COVID 2. Trump is lying to avoid looking like a jackass in another debate 3. Trump is lying to set up a medical resignation to avoid losing by over 100 electoral votes 4. The WH should have quit testing, cases would have gone to zero!


HA! Parscale got a target letter from DOJ.


Hallie Jackson reports that Jim Jordan, exposed maskless to Hicks and both Trumps who now have Covid, is declining to quarantine. This feels like a sequel to Idiocracy.


What's going to happen in state legislatures, particularly in swing states with Republican-controlled legislatures, is going to be really, really important and we need to start building up muscles in the national media and as citizens to watch for scams that threaten the election


The Agriculture Department last week began mandating that millions of boxes of surplus food for needy families include a letter from President Donald Trump claiming credit for the program


JUST IN: More than 50 GOP former national security officials endorse Biden


Ted Cruz blocks pre-existing conditions bill — two days after saying his party would always protect them


Last night at the Trump Hotel in Washington, DC


BREAKING: FBI catches Russian intelligence operating a right-wing news site to attack U.S. 2020 election - yet again


Health now says NZers overseas should avoid large events and gatherings in the 14 days before they return to the country. This follows 12 cases arriving yesterday. The exact words used by health was “avoid parties.” So...


Full Melania Trump video: “They said, ‘Oh what about the children that were separated?’ Give me a fucking break.”


Breaking—Hope Hicks was indeed SYMPTOMATIC on Wednesday night when she got tested. Which means she was most definitely contagious even before Wednesday (one can transmit while pre-symptomatic)


If both the President and Vice President are hospitalized, we will then have President Pelosi.


Dr. Jonathan Reiner says on CNN that Nancy Pelosi should be in isolation right now, because given that they've been exposed to Covid, it's possible both Trump and Pence could become sick


Outcry as Texas governor slashes number of ballot drop boxes


The president has tested positive for the coronavirus.