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Cantor backtracks: Protesters’ frustration ‘warranted’

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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) did his best Sunday to appear on the side of protesters in the Occupy movement after recently calling them “growing mobs.”

“I, for one, am increasingly concerned about the growing mobs occupying Wall Street and the other cities across the country,” the Virginia Republican had told a conservative crowd at the Values Voter Summit last week.

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But only a week later, Cantor wasn’t willing to double down on those remarks.

“Congressman, do you stand by that comment about mobs?” Fox News’ Chris Wallace asked.

“Chris, I think more important than my use of that word is that there is a growing frustration across this country and it’s warranted,” Cantor replied. “Too many people are out of work. But where I’m most concerned is, we have elected leaders in this town who, frankly, are joining in an effort to blame others rather than focusing on the policies that have brought about the current frustration.”

“I mean, when you hear some of the Democratic elected leaders joining in, blaming parts of our economy and society versus ‘Let’s take some of the credit or blame here in Washington.’ I mean, these are policies that they put into place. There’s a lot that can be done here in this town to turn the economy around and promote income mobility, not go in an excoriate some some who have been successful. We want success for everybody.”

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‘How can we pray for you?’ Fox hosts lavish praise on Trump as he exits interview to call Putin

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Fox News hosts offered their prayers to President Donald Trump as he cut off his coronavirus update to call Russian president Vladimir Putin.

The president called in Monday morning to "Fox & Friends," which he regularly watches, and boasted about his administration's coronavirus response and attacked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, whom he slurred as a "sick puppy" for criticizing his handling of the crisis.

"We have the greatest economy in history and all of a sudden, one day, they said everybody has to stop, nobody can go to work, we have to stop and we think of this, we're paying people not to go to work," Trump said. "It was always the opposite. We paid people to work, now we're paying people not to go to work -- and with that, I have to go to work, too."

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CNN’s Sanjay Gupta thrashes Trump for ‘insulting’ conspiracy theory about doctors hoarding masks

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Two medical experts on Monday called President Donald Trump's insinuation that doctors are intentionally hoarding masks to be an "insulting" conspiracy theory.

Appearing on CNN, emergency room physician Dr. Leana Wen was asked by host Alisyn Camerota about the president's statements about hospitals lying about the amount of equipment they need -- and she replied that it bore no relationship to reality.

"We need to be preparing for months or years, and frankly, it's insulting to suggest that hospitals are somehow keeping equipment away from health care workers, and jeopardizing their lives," Wen said. "Actually, all of us should be doing everything we can to supply the basic equipment that front line health care workers need to protect themselves and protect all of us."

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‘She’s a sick puppy’: Trump goes off the rails attacking Pelosi in Fox News coronavirus update

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President Donald Trump railed at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during a phone interview with Fox News.

The president called in to "Fox & Friends," which he regularly watches and promotes on his Twitter feed, and complained that Pelosi had criticized his response to the coronavirus crisis.

"She’s a sick puppy, in my opinion," Trump told the hosts. "She has a lot of problems."

Trump pushed the emerging Republican attack that claims Democrats were too distracted by impeachment to respond to the COVID-19 threat in its early stages.

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