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MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace blisters Trump’s Montana speech as the ‘pathetic’ words of a man ‘desperate for attention’

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Nicolle Wallace delivered an epic takedown of Donald Trump to open her MSNBC show on Friday, describing a narcissistic man so obsessed with getting a rise out of people that he can’t function like a normal adult.

The rant started with a discussion of Scott Pruitt, who Trump reportedly ordered his chief of staff to fire after months of scandals.

In the wake of that, Wallace said, Trump acted like the “Sun King,” because “he wants all the media’s attention for himself.”

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Wallace played a clip of Trump’s unhinged rants about Elizabeth Warren and the “rigged deal” of the FBI investigations into his collusion with Russia.

“Ay-ay-ay, where’s Melania?” she asked. “Even his friends describe that version of Donald Trump as slightly pathetic. As someone who is so desperate for attention, so desperate for the cheers and hoots and hollers from the crowd, that he puts on a show that really isn’t even remotely close to anything presidential.”

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French hospital halts trials of Trump-promoted COVID-19 drug due to worries about heart failure

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President Donald Trump's promotion of hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19 has drawn criticism from medical experts who say much more work needs to be done before anyone can say it's effective at stopping the disease.

And now one hospital in France has stopped its testing of hydroxychloroquine on COVID-19 patients over worries that the drug poses a "toxic risk" to people's hearts when taken in combination with other drugs.

French newspaper Nice Matin reports that Nice University Hospital "immediately stopped" its use of hydroxychloroquine in patients who exhibit "major risks" of suffering heart failure due to the drug.

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Economist who hoped for ‘V-shaped’ recovery now predicting a prolonged downturn even worse than the Great Recession

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Tim Bartik is among the economists who has described the type of “V-shaped” economic recovery he would like to see in the United States following the coronavirus pandemic. Ideally, Bartik has asserted, all the businesses that have been shut down by the pandemic would reopen quickly when it’s safe to do so and put millions of Americans back to work. But journalist Andy Balaskovitz, in an article published in MiBiz on April 8, explains why Bartik (a senior economist at the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research in Kalamazoo, Michigan) now believes that predictions of a “V-shaped recovery” are wishful thinking — and why Americans are in for a lot of economic pain in the months ahead.

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‘Recipe for disaster’: Officials in Florida city say they face ‘unimaginable’ potential death from COVID-19

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Officials in the Florida city of Hialeah are warning that they are uniquely vulnerable to the COVID-19 pandemic and face the possibility of "unimaginable" death from the disease.

In interviews with The Daily Beast, the officials explained how their large population of senior citizens is at grave risk if Hialeah erupts as a major COVID-19 hotspot.

"I think it is going to get a lot worse," Hialeah Councilman Jesus Tundidor tells The Daily Beast. “The experts have been telling us to expect a peak [in Florida] near the end of the month. As we get more testing sites up and running, the more positive cases we will see. And that will create more fear."

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