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NYC reviews contracts with Donald Trump as Mayor de Blasio rips his anti-immigrant smears

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Businessman and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump reacts to supporters during a back-yard reception in Bedford, New Hampshire, on June 30, 2015. Photo by Dominick Reuter for Reuters.

New York City is reviewing its contracts with Donald Trump following comments by the developer and U.S. presidential candidate insulting Mexicans, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Wednesday.

“Trump’s comments do not represent the values of inclusion and openness that define us as New Yorkers,” the mayor said in a statement.

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Fewer than 1 in 10 Americans have great confidence in Trump to confirm vaccine effectiveness

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The Republican Party's own base of voters is not buying what President Donald Trump is selling when it comes to his promise to deliver an effective COVID-19 vaccine quickly.

According to a recent survey conducted by ABC News and Ipsos, only 9% of Americans "have a great deal of confidence in Trump to confirm vaccine effectiveness," ABC News reported.

An additional 18% said that they had a "good amount" of confidence that a COVID-19 vaccine might be effective under a Trump administration.

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Trump slammed for bizarre retweet about ‘#FartingSound’ as COVID death toll passes 200,000

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For reasons likely only known to himself, Donald Trump kicked off Sunday morning on Twitter retweeting an appreciation that #FartingSound was trending on Twitter which led may commenters to note that the U.S. passed 200,000 dead from the coronavirus pandemic on Saturday -- which apparently escaped the president's notice.

Trump's re-tweet, which can be seen below, set off a flood of criticism with one person noting, the president "has really lost it now."

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Google searches to buy chloroquine spiked by 442% following Donald Trump and Elon Musk’s endorsements of the drug for treating COVID-19

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A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests that the American public is highly susceptible to endorsements from public leaders regarding unproven COVID-19 drug therapies — even when such drugs have been linked to fatal poisonings.Although no current drug therapies have been proven to be highly effective in the treatment of COVID-19, worry about the virus may cause the public to look for unsubstantiated treatments. As study authors Michael Liu and his team describe, “when several high-profile figures, including entrepreneur Elon Musk and President Donald Trump, endorsed the use of chlo... (more…)

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