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Chris Cuomo flays Trump for ‘woman card’ attack: ‘How do you call someone out for being a woman?’

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CNN host Chris Cuomo on Wednesday asked presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump how he expected to win with a strategy of reducing Hillary Clinton to “just a woman.”

After Trump won big in five states on Tuesday, he argued in his victory speech that Clinton was playing “the woman card” and that she would only get 5 percent of the vote if she were a man.

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“Do you think that’s a winning formula for saying ‘the woman card’ is all that Hillary Clinton has?” Cuomo asked Trump on Wednesday.

“Yes,” Trump insisted. “She is a woman, she is playing the woman card left and right. She didn’t play it last time [in 2008] with Obama but she is playing it much harder this time. And she will be called on it.”

“How do you call someone on being a woman?” Cuomo wondered.

“You just tell them they’re playing the woman’s card,” the front-runner stated.

“But what does that mean?” Cuomo pressed.

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“If she didn’t, she would do very poorly,” Trump opined. “I know it because I think if she were a man and she was the way she is, she would get virtually no votes.”

“It sounds dismissive of her gender,” the CNN host observed.

“When I came out I was competing against 17 capable people,” Trump said. “I was competing against 17 very capable people — and a woman. And what happened was one by one they disappeared.”

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Watch the video below from CNN, broadcast April 27, 2016.

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Democrats and Never-Trumpers gaming out ‘doomsday scenarios’ if president refuses to leave office: report

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According to a report in the New York Times, Democratic strategists and Never-Trumper conservatives fear Donald Trump will refuse to leave office should he lose in November and are making plans and figuring out their legal options should such an unprecedented state of affairs come to pass.

The report, by the Times' Reid Epstein, begins with one such possible scenario.

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‘Retaliation plain and simple’: Vaccine agency top Doc fired by Trump administration files whistleblower complaint

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Dr. Rick Bright has retained an attorney and will be filing a whistleblower complaint after the Trump administration fired him from his position as head of the federal agency charged with developing a COVID-19 vaccine. Dr. Bright was moved to a different agency with a narrower focus after he raised concerns over President Donald Trump's obsession with promoting hydroxychloroquine, a malaria drug recent studies found doubles the death rate in coronavirus patients.

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Checking blood for coronavirus antibodies – 3 questions answered about serological tests and immunity

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Coronavirus testing in the United States is moving into a new phase as scientists begin looking into people’s blood for signs they’ve been infected by SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. This technique is called serological testing.

Virologist Daniel Stadlbauer helped develop a serological test to detect SARS-CoV-2 antibodies and helped transfer it from the research lab to the clinical setting. Epidemiologist Aubree Gordon regularly uses serological assays in her research studies on influenza and dengue fever. She’s now established serological testing for SARS-CoV-2 in her research lab.

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