John Kelly called Trump ‘the most flawed person’ he’s ever met: report

Marina Pitofsky of The Hill –

Former White House chief of staff, retired Marine Gen. John Kelly, has said that President Trump “is the most flawed person” he’s ever known, CNN reported.

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Coronavirus Maps: How Severe Is Your State’s Outbreak?

NPR – Updated regularly

More than 8 million people in the U.S. have been infected with the coronavirus and more than 220,000 have died. Tens of thousands of new cases are reported daily nationwide. In the graphics below, explore the trends in your state.

View the data via a heat map (immediately below), curve charts, a tableof state-by-state trends over four weeks, or a mapof total cases and deaths.

Which places have the most new daily cases?

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Courts’ Republican Appointees Are Dismantling Voting Rights: Study

Lydia O’Connor of MSN –

A study commissioned by a group that favors expanding the U.S. Supreme Court found that Republican-appointed judges and justices in 2020 have repeatedly ruled in favor of making it harder for Americans to vote.

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Posted in 2020 election, Controversial, Republicans, Supreme Court | Tagged

Trump’s campaign promises – has he delivered on them?

BBC News –

It’s been four years since Donald Trump made a string of promises during his long 2016 campaign to be the 45th president of the United States. How is he doing on keeping them?

Many of them made headlines – from banning all Muslims entering the US, to building a wall along the border with Mexico.

So how did he do?

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Donald Trump’s Consistent Unreliability on COVID, and Everything Else

Steve Coll of the New Yorker –

It is painful to reflect on the tens of thousands of lives that might have been saved if a less reality-challenged President had occupied the White House.

Last February 7th, at five-thirty in the morning, Donald Trump tweeted praise for China’s “great discipline” in fighting the coronavirus and predicted that Xi Jinping would be “successful, especially as the weather starts to warm & the virus hopefully becomes weaker, and then gone.”

Later that day, the President, in an interview with Bob Woodward, acknowledged that the virus was serious, but said, “I think that that goes away in two months with the heat.” On February 24th, as infections in America increased, he tweeted, “The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA.” (“I wanted to always play it down,” he later said, according to Woodward’s book “Rage.”)

It is painful to reflect today on the tens of thousands of lives that might have been saved if a less reality-challenged President occupied the White House. Trump has been consistently unreliable across the eight-month arc of our national crisis.

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Posted in Controversial, Coronavirus, Donald Trump, The New Yorker