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Jared Kushner pushed a hard line against Qatar — after Qatari investor denied his bailout request: report

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The Trump administration has been more than willing to go along with the Saudi Arabia-led blockade of the nation of Qatar for its alleged financial support of terrorism.

A new report from The Intercept suggests, however, that Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner might have an extra incentive to push for a tough stance against the tiny Persian Gulf nation.

According to The Intercept’s sources, Kushner and his family for the past two years have been negotiating with Qatari investor  Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani to secure a $500 million investment to help shore up finances on their troubled property at 666 Fifth Avenue in New York City.

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“Trump himself has unsuccessfully sought financing in recent years from the Qataris, but it is difficult to overstate just how important to Kushner the investment at 666 Fifth Avenue is for him, his company, and his family’s legacy in real estate,” The Intercept writes. “Without some outside intervention or unforeseen turnaround in the market, the investment could become an embarrassing half-billion dollar loss.”

The publication also points to reports indicating that Kushner has “played a key behind-the-scenes role in hardening the U.S. posture” toward Qatar, although no direct link between America policy toward the Qatar and the troubled state of the Kushner family’s troubled real estate investment has been confirmed yet.

The Kushner family earlier this year was caught on camera using their connections to Jared Kushner to entice Chinese investors to put money into Kushner properties, and the family even dangled the possibility of obtaining EB-5 visas in exchange for their investments.


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Trump busted for cynical reasons behind scheduling his COVID-19 press conferences at the same time everyday

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An MSNBC panel discussing the coronavirus task force's daily press briefing that have been hijacked by Donald Trump so he can be on television every day turned to explaining why they held at the same time every day.

With "Am Joy" host Joy Reid explaining that the nation's media is doing their best to try and "normalize" the president's behavior, she also called out the president for cynically scheduling the briefings to keep the public ignorant about how the coronavirus is devastating their own communities.

Noting that Trump has replaced traditional press briefings with a "hit TV show" in his eyes.

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Navy captain fired by Trump over coronavirus letter tests positive for COVID-19: report

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According to a report from the New York Times, the Navy captain relieved of his duties by the Trump administration over a letter drawing attention to dangerous health conditions on his aircraft carrier has tested positive for COVID-19.

The report states, "Capt. Brett E. Crozier, the Navy captain who was removed from command of the coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt, has tested positive for Covid-19, according to two Naval Academy classmates of Crozier’s who are close to him and his family."

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Georgia GOP governor orders several beaches to reopen days after acknowledging he’s woefully uneducated on coronavirus spread

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The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported today that Kemp is reopening Tybee Island and other beaches along the Georgia coast.

Local officials in several of Georgia’s coastal communities reacted with fury on Saturday after Gov. Brian Kemp’s shelter-in-place order simultaneously reopened several of the state’s most popular beaches.

The stupidity and lack of regard of human life on display in Republican-run states is beyond criminal and inhumane. In fact, there are no words to describe this. Because the longer these so-called “leaders” make decisions that are in the best interests of, I don’t know who, the longer it will take to come out of this pandemic that is claiming so many thousands of lives.

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