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‘One big reality sh*tshow’: Internet pounds Trump for heartless ‘ratings’ excuse for Arpaio pardon during Harvey

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After President Donald Trump claimed he announced his pardon of racist former sheriff Joe Arpaio Friday night due to high “ratings” from Hurricane Harvey, Twitter predictably freaked out.

“In the middle of a hurricane, even though it was a Friday evening, I assumed the ratings would be far higher than they would be normally,” Trump said during a joint press conference with Finland’s President Sauli Niinistö. “You know, the hurricane was just starting.”

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This was the third time in recent days that Trump made comments about Hurricane Harvey that appeared dismissive, and naturally, Twitter immediately went into uproar mode.

“Did Trump just use ratings and hurricane in the same sentence?” writer Tony Posnanski tweeted.

“He truly is a sociopath,” ShareBlue’s Eric Boehlert wrote. “Viewed pending destruction of America’s fourth largest city thru prism of TV ratings.”

Check out video of the president’s comments, along with Twitter’s incredulous reaction to it, below.

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Eric Trump bragged about the stock market as the US crossed 100,000 dead — and it didn’t go well

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On Wednesday, the number of reported coronavirus deaths in the United States officially hit the 100,000 mark — a milestone experts have been anticipating for days.

But at the same time, President Donald Trump's second son chose to take the moment to brag about how the stock market was doing.

GREAT DAY for the DOW!! https://t.co/t0cK3wOKUu

— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) May 27, 2020

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Navajo Nation got masks from a former Trump official — that ‘are not approved by the FDA’: report

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The Indian Health Service acknowledged on Wednesday that 1 million respirator masks it purchased from a former Trump White House official do not meet Food and Drug Administration standards for “use in healthcare settings by health care providers.”

The IHS statement calls into question why the agency purchased expensive medical gear that it now cannot use as intended. The masks were purchased as part of a frantic agency push to supply Navajo hospitals with desperately needed protective equipment in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

ProPublica revealed last week that Zach Fuentes, President Donald Trump’s former deputy chief of staff, formed a company in early April and 11 days later won a $3 million contract with IHS to provide specialized respirator masks to the agency for use in Navajo hospitals. The contract was granted with limited competitive bidding.

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Police clash with George Floyd protesters in Minneapolis for second straight day

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On Wednesday, protests against the police killing of George Floyd continued — and once again, police and demonstrators clashed, with authorities using chemical agents to attempt to deter the crowds.

Protestors move further back into street after police shoot some kind of deterrent pic.twitter.com/yrvqziOMbD

— christine nguyen (@xinewin) May 27, 2020

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