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‘Nothing says America like a solid gold toilet’: Internet cheers the Guggenheim’s ‘brilliant’ Trump troll

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The Washington Post on Thursday published an incredible story on Donald Trump’s effort to “borrow” a Vincent Van Gogh painting for use in the president and First Lady’s living quarters.

According the report, the Guggenheim’s chief curator Nancy Spector replied that she was not able to accommodate the president’s request, she was able to offer an “alternative.” As the Post reports, Spector’s offer was ‘an 18-karat, fully functioning, solid gold toilet—an interactive work entitled ‘America,’” by artist Maurizio Cattelan.

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Spector added the artist “would like to offer it to the White House for a long-term loan.” asked about his offer to the Trumps, Cattelan told the Post, “What’s the point of our life? Everything seems absurd until we die and then it makes sense.”

The Internet on Thursday was thoroughly amused by what users saw as the perfect metaphor for Trump’s presidency.

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Trump’s health officials privately grumbling about his obsession with unproven anti-malaria drug for COVID-19: report

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On Monday, Politico reported that some health officials in the Trump administration are privately "unsettled" by the president's ongoing fascination with hydroxychloroquine, the drug primarily used to treat malaria, lupus, and arthritis that is now being suggested as a treatment for the novel coronavirus.

The president has repeatedly touted hydroxychloroquine as a possible miracle cure, and has even suggested he might start taking it himself, even though his tests for COVID-19 have been reported as negative and even though there's a lack of data that it is safe or effective for that purpose.

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Wisconsin GOP slammed for making people choose between their health and their vote

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What just happened re: Wisconsin can seem a bit confusing. The TL;DR: The Supreme Court decided that Republicans winning elections is more important than keeping voters healthy & alive.

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Watch how the BBC reports on ‘the reality’ in the United States during COVID-19 crisis

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The British Broadcasting Corporation is reporting on the "frantic and on-the-edge" situation in an intensive care unit in New York City.

The BBC had footage from CBS News, which was allowed in the ICU.

"Though the administration says there's no shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), the reality is otherwise," the BBC noted.

A front-line worker wearing a garbage bag "wished" she had the same PPE as the reporter.

"It's very, very difficult, it's like something out of 'The Twilight Zone,'" she said.

"And I don't think any of us going through it will ever be the same," she added.

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