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Trump made ‘a rare admission’ of regret after ordering Spicer to defend his inauguration crowd size: Fox News reporter

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Donald Trump admitted he was wrong when he sent former White House press secretary Sean Spicer to bat about his inauguration crowd size, Fox News host Howard Kurtz reports.

Trump made “a rare admission” after sending Spicer to spar with the media over the size of the president’s inauguration. Kurtz wrote about Trump’s regret in his new book “Media Madness: Donald Trump, The Press, And The War Over The Truth,” according to an excerpt in the Washington Post.

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As Kurtz reports, counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway tried to talk the president out of sending Spicer to defend his inauguration crowd size, telling him, “You’re really big. That’s really small.” But her effort was to no avail; Trump would later send out Spicer to convince the media the 45 president’s was “the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period.” Spicer was widely-mocked for his assertion, and later expressed regret about the incident.

As Kurtz reports, Trump eventually told aides, “You were right. I shouldn’t have done that.”


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Trump blows up at Fox News reporter for asking him about disbanding pandemic team

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On Wednesday, President Donald Trump lost his temper at a coronavirus press briefing when Fox News correspondent John Roberts asked him about his administration disbanding the pandemic response team.

"We didn't do that. That turned out to be a false story," said Trump. (It is not a false story.) "Now you're starting to go — are you working for CNN?"

"I'm pointing out what they have said and what you have said, that's all," said Roberts.

"Fox isn't so easy either, don't kid yourself," whined Trump. "Look, John, let me tell you something. You know that's a false story. What you just said is a false story, this doctor knows it better than anybody ... you shouldn't be repeating a story that you know is false."

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More than 1 in 5 ventilators in federal government stockpile is holding for emergencies don’t work

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As the coronavirus is raging through the United States, President Donald Trump has begun releasing personal protective equipment from federal stockpiles as well as much-needed ventilators. Unfortunately, however, one in five ventilators from the government don't work.

The New York Times reported Wednesday that there are 10,000 ventilators that the government is holding back for the next wave of the emergency.

"But what federal officials have neglected to mention is that more than 2,000 of the lifesaving devices are unavailable after the contract to maintain the government’s stockpile lapsed late last summer, and a contracting dispute meant that a new firm did not begin its work until late January. By then, the coronavirus crisis was already underway."

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Pro-Trump reporter banned from White House briefing room for ignoring social distancing guidelines

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On Wednesday, the White House Correspondents Association announced that it would be banning One America News Network reporter Chanel Rion from the press briefing room, after she repeatedly refused to follow social distancing guidelines imposed as a safety precaution against coronavirus.

The WHCA taking action after OANN staffer Chanel Rion repeatedly broke the agreed-upon rules --> https://t.co/8uTRLaVSbd

— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) April 1, 2020

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