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White House staffers scream at CNN’s Jim Acosta after Trump points at him and says ‘out’

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Speaking with CNN host Wolf Blitzer, White House correspondent Jim Acosta said President Donald Trump wanted no part in answering questions before he held a photo op with Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev and White House staffers shouted him down after Trump singled him out.

“As I tried to ask whether he wanted more people to come in just from white or caucasian countries, he said, ‘out,'” Acosta said. “He pointed to me and said, out, as in get out of the Oval Office.”

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Acosta said reporters then went to the Roosevelt Room, where Trump and the president of Kazakhstan made remarks.

But when he tried to ask the president questions after the remarks, deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley “got right up in my face… and started shouting so loudly that it was impossible for the president to hear our questions.”

“It was that kind of a display. It reminded me of something you might see in less democratic countries,” Acosta said.

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‘American shame’: Doctors spit fire at Trump’s ‘sinful incompetence’ on COVID-19 pandemic

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Stat News this week interviewed a dozen different doctors from across the United States, and they all said that the federal government had failed to act in a timely manner to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eric Topol, a cardiologist and director of the Scripps Research Translational Institute in San Diego, minced absolutely zero words when asked to evaluate the Trump administration's response to the crisis.

"The American public doesn’t know that a large portion of this catastrophe was preventable, if not for the sinful incompetence of our leaders," he said. "It didn't have to be like this."

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QAnon conspiracy theories about the coronavirus pandemic are a public health threat

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First there was the pandemic, then came the “infodemic” — a term the head of the World Health Organization defines as the spread of false information about COVID-19.

The most dangerous conspiracy theories about the coronavirus are now part of the QAnon phenomenon. For months now, actors in QAnon have downplayed the severity of the crisis, amplified medical disinformation and have been originators of hoaxes.

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8 Capitol police test positive for coronavirus — 2 weeks after lawmakers flooded the Hill

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The coronavirus has made it's way to the Capitol Police, those responsible for security around the U.S. Capitol and lawmakers. Thus far, eight have tested positive, according to CNN and the gestation period of the virus could be concerning for many lawmakers.

"The health and well-being of USCP employees is the Department's top priority," Capitol Police spokesperson Eva Malecki said. "We are implementing a number of proactive measures to respond to the pandemic."

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