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Jared Kushner hung up on McCain advisor over criticism of Trump’s friendly relationship with Vladimir Putin: report

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Senior White House advisor Jared Kushner reportedly hung up on an advisor to the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), the Washington Examiner reported Tuesday.

The report was based on a revelation from the new book Kushner, Inc. by journalist Vicky Ward.

In the days after the 2016 election, Trump fielded a congratulatory phone call from Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin.

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The day after the phone call, McCain put out a blistering statement.

“At the very least, the price of another ‘reset’ would be complicity in Putin and Assad’s butchery of the Syrian people. That is an unacceptable price for a great nation,” McCain said. “When America has been at its greatest, it is when we have stood on the side those fighting tyranny. That is where we must stand again.”

Kushner reportedly called longtime McCain adviser Rick Davis to vent.

“Has McCain got a strategy or is he just an egomaniac?” Trump’s son-in-law reportedly asked.

“He needs to step back,” Kushner demanded. “We have a plan. He ought to give us time to implement our plan. He’s being obstructionist.”

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After Davis suggested Kushner show McCain respect, Kushner reportedly hung up.

Trump himself attacked McCain on Saturday evening, Sunday morning and Tuesday morning.


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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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