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CNN pundit says she’d back Trump ‘if the Virgin Mary appeared to me — maybe’

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With the Republican in-fighting surrounding Donald Trump erupting again on Monday, CNN conservative commentator Ana Navarro explained what it would take for her to throw her support behind the party’s presumptive presidential nominee.

“I’m not sure there’s anything he could do to win me over,” Navarro told host Erin Burnett. “Maybe if the Virgin Mary appeared to me and asked me to do it I would consider it — maybe.”

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Burnett pointed out that, according to a CNN poll taken between July 13 and 16, 44 percent of Republicans wish that someone other than Trump were this year’s nominee.

The “Never Trump” movement, as it is called, erupted on the Republican National Convention floor earlier in the day after it failed in its attempt to put the issue to a roll-call vote.

Navarro, who worked for Jeb Bush when he was governor of Florida, then criticized one of Trump’s aides, Paul Manafort, for saying that Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) was “embarrassing his state” for not attending the event.

“What a ridiculously stupid thing to do,” she said of the remark. “Go attack Hillary Clinton. You are not running against John Kasich. Whether you like him or not, whether he likes you or not, he is the popular governor of this state, which happens to be a purple state.”

Watch Navarro’s comments, as posted online, below.

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California bill to establish nation’s second public bank applauded as ‘historic challenge to Wall Street domination’

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"If California is serious about addressing racial and income inequities, we must create a banking system that centers people not profits."

In a move advocacy groups celebrated as a "historic challenge to Wall Street domination of municipal finances," a pair of California state lawmakers on Thursday unveiled legislation that would establish the nation's second publicly-owned bank and empower the institution to lend to businesses and local governments fighting to stay afloat amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

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What is China doing to stop Beijing’s new coronavirus outbreak?

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Over 1,000 flights have been cancelled, schools shut and residents urged not to leave Beijing, as Chinese authorities race to contain a fresh outbreak linked to the capital's largest wholesale food market.

The number of confirmed cases in the capital has shot up to 137 within the last week after two months of no cases, and four other provinces have revealed cases linked to the Beijing cluster.

How did the outbreak begin, and what measures are Beijing taking to contain it?

- What is the origin of the cluster? -

Beijing had turned into a virtual fortress at the height of the pandemic, with people arriving from other regions or countries required to undergo quarantines.

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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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