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Fox News doctor: President Trump will lower suicide rates because he’ll ‘make people feel good’

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Dr. Kevin Campbell joined Fox News host Jenna Lee on Thursday afternoon to discuss health care under the Trump administration, as well as growing suicide and drug overdose rates facing the country, Mediaite reports.

Lee read in a Wall Street Journal piece that researchers identified “rising death rates in white, middle aged Americans driven largely by increases in death from suicide, drug overdoses, alcohol abuse, and chronic liver disease.”

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“What’s your read on that?” she asked.

“I think there’s been a lot of hopelessness in this country,” Campbell explained. “And the opioid addiction problem has been huge. That’s been a huge cause of death.”

He continued, “We have to give our kids hope again, and I’m hoping with the new administration we can do that. Make people feel good about what’s going on, support our children, support our seniors, make sure everyone feels like they got a fighting chance.”

Campbell seemed to believe that Trump’s White House would provide hope for Americans across the country. However, various suicide prevention hotlines were flooded with phone calls on election night following Trump’s victory.

“As the evening wore on, we saw a doubling of calls,” John Draper, the Director of New York’s National Suicide Prevention Lifeline told VICE. “We had about a 140 percent increase over normal number of calls. At 1 AM alone, 166 people called in, which is something we haven’t typically seen.”

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Watch Dr. Campbell’s full remarks below.

 


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Trump’s latest attack on Joe Biden is stunningly delusional — even for him

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Few ever accuse President Donald Trump of subtlety. But in a new speech in Cleveland on Thursday, he let loose with a particularly wild rant against his Democratic opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden, that was over-the-top, even for him.

It’s worth just quoting in full:

He’s following the radical left agenda. Take away your guns. Destroy your Second Amendment. No religion! No anything! Hurt the Bible! Hurt God! He’s against God! He’s against guns! He’s against energy, our kind of energy. Uh, I don’t think he’s going to do too well in Ohio.

Many people pointed out that there’s much more evidence that Biden is a committed Christian than there is for Trump. But almost that seems to miss several key points about how wild this is:

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Angst-ridden Republicans should have acted when Trump put his reelection above national security concerns: conservative columnist

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Writing in the Washington Post this Thursday, columnist Jennifer Rubin says that Senate Republicans are in serious trouble, especially in light of the stimulus bill they rolled out this week.

According to Rubin, the Senate GOP is in dire straits because "they have allowed the anti-government, anti-science Trump sycophants to disclaim any interest in the bill, thereby handing the reins to Democrats."

Rubin writes that some Republicans saying they want to see essential workers being taken care of in the bill are speaking up too late. "If only they they had some power in February to remove the unfit and corrupt president from office, instead of leaving him there to purge witnesses from his administration, seek vengeance on foes, force out inspectors general and botch the response to the coronavirus," Rubin writes.

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Facebook removes network of fake accounts that posed as Trump supporters

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Facebook said Thursday it took down accounts running a deceptive campaign out of Romania pretending to be Americans supporting US President Donald Trump ahead of the coming election.

The leading online social network removed 35 Facebook accounts, three pages, and 88 Instagram accounts as part of an ongoing fight against "coordinated inauthentic behavior," according to security policy head Nathaniel Gleicher.

"The people behind this network used fake accounts to pose as Americans, amplify and comment on their own content, and manage pages including some posing as President Trump fan pages," Gleicher said.

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