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MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle ponders Steve Bannon’s ‘painful’ slam against Don Jr. as Mueller probe closes in

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Steve Bannon appeared to throw Donald Trump Jr. and Jared Kushner under the bus in an explosive interview — and MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle wondered how badly the president and his supporters should worry.

The Breitbart News chief and former White House chief strategist, who’s expected to be called as a witness in the probes of Trump-Russia ties, told journalist Michael Wolff that special counsel Robert Mueller would eventually expose the presidential family’s “greasy” money laundering.

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“They’re going to crack Don Jr. like an egg on national TV,” Bannon said, according to Wolff’s new book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.

He described the meeting arranged by Trump’s son, which was attended by son-in-law Jared Kushner and then-campaign manager Paul Manafort, as potentially “treasonous.”

“Let’s say I’m a true Trumper,” Ruhle said, speculating how the president’s supporters dismiss poll numbers, statistics and other unfavorable data.

“Those same people who believe that believe in President Trump and Don Jr.,” she continued. “They also believe in Steve Bannon, (who) he is quoted saying, ‘They —
meaning Robert Mueller — are going to crack Don Jr. like an egg on national TV.’ How worrisome should a comment like this from Steve Bannon be to Team Trump?”

“Crack an egg?” Ruhle added, mimicking the cracking of an egg on her head. “Painful.”

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Jeremy Bash, national correspondent for MSNBC and former chief of staff for both the Department of Defense and the CIA, said Trump has already been announcing his fear in the last month’s worth of tweets.

“The president, whenever he seems a bit cornered, seems to lash out with these taunts, these attacks, these tweets,” Bash said. “I do think you have seen since Dec. 3, that was the day that Mike Flynn pleaded guilty and announced — it was announced that he would be cooperating with the special counsel and testifying and offering evidence against the president and against the president’s inner circle. Since that day you’ve seen the president really lose it over the Mueller investigation, lash out, try to attack Mueller.”

“He’s had his allies on Capitol Hill try to undermine the Justice Department,” Bash added. “(Tuesday) he actually began with a tweet, not against North Korea, but against the men and women of the United States Department of Justice, who actually protect and defend all of us, regardless of whether you’re Democrat or Republican. So we’re in for a long road here.”

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WATCH: Franklin Graham tells Jeanine Pirro coronavirus pandemic is because of people sinning

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Franklin Graham blamed sinners for the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic during a Saturday night appearance on Fox News.

Host Jeanine Pirro noted the growing death toll and wondered how God could let that happen.

"Well, I don't think it's God's plan for this to happen," Graham said.

"It's because of the sin that's in the world, judge," he argued.

"Man has turned his back on God, we have sinned against him, and we need to ask for God's forgiveness and that's what Easter's all about," he continued.

"This pandemic, this is the result of a fallen world that has turned its back on God," he added.

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Drought causing water shortage amid coronavirus crisis in Chile

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With historically low river flows and reservoirs running dry due to drought, people in central Chile have found themselves particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus pandemic.

Years of resource exploitation and lax legislation have allowed most reservoirs in that part of the country to run dry.

"There are now 400,000 families, nearly 1.5 million people approximately, whose supply of 50 liters of water a day depends on tankers," Rodrigo Mundaca, spokesman for the Movement for the Defense of Water, the Earth and the Protection of the Environment, told AFP.

One of the main pieces of advice to protect people against coronavirus is to wash your hands regularly.

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Trump warns of ‘tough week’ ahead — after the United States surpassed 300,000 coronavirus victims

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US President Donald Trump warned Americans on Saturday to brace for a "very horrendous" number of coronavirus deaths in the coming days as the total number of global fatalities from the pandemic soared past 60,000.

As confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States surpassed 300,000 with more than 8,300 deaths, there was some encouraging news in Italy and Spain.

Europe continues to bear the brunt of the epidemic, however, accounting for over 45,000 of the worldwide deaths, and Britain reported a new daily high in fatalities.

There are now more than 1.17 million confirmed coronavirus cases around the world and there have been 63,437 deaths since the virus emerged in China late last year.

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