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Trump loves pitting families against each other — look what he did to Ronna and Mitt Romney: WaPo reporter

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The Washington Post’s Aaron Blake offered a simple explanation for why President Donald Trump was escalating his fight with conservative lawyer George Conway, husband of his counselor Kellyanne Conway. It has nothing to do with distracting from his multiple legal problems — Trump simply loves the drama, as he’s proved previously.

“I keep thinking back to a couple months ago when Ronna McDaniel, the chairwoman of the Republican Party, was basically forced to come out and repudiate her uncle Mitt Romney, who is the new senator from Utah, who is very critical of the president in certain ways,” Blake said. In fact, it was reported that the president is so hostile to Mr. Romney that he asked his niece to change her name.

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“I think the president loves this kind of tension,” Blake added. “This is such a great story, a husband and wife on opposite sides of this divide, one of them works for him, the other one is attacking him almost daily.”

“Is it a distraction?” asked host Hallie Jackson. “Do you see it as the president trying to seed some shiny penny out there?”

“I’ve never liked this idea that everything the president does is a distraction,” Blake replied. “I think he likes drama, he likes to be the center of attention. These are stories that allow him to do that.”

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America hits five million COVID-19 cases: Johns Hopkins

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The United States has registered over five million cases in the coronavirus pandemic, Johns Hopkins University's real-time tally showed Sunday, as well as over 162,000 deaths as the country struggles to control the disease.

The US tally reached 5,000,603 cases on Sunday morning and 162,441 deaths -- both totals by far the highest of any country in the world.

Polls have showed a large majority of voters unhappy with President Donald Trump's handling of the crisis, ahead of the November election that could see him ousted from office.

"The United States just passed 5 million reported infections of COVID-19," his Democrat opponent Joe Biden tweeted Sunday.

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‘Babbling and incoherent’: Internet stunned by Kudlow’s trainwreck appearance on CNN

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While no one accused White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow of being drunk on the air this morning (well a few did), he definitely seemed unprepared to speak with "State of the Union" fill-in host Dana Bash, seemingly to unable to get his talking points and numbers straight when asked about Donald Trump's plan to supplement unemployment payments.

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Joe Biden says he won’t stand in the way of a possible prosecution of Trump

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Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden told NPR on Thursday that while he was unsure if it was "good for democracy," if elected he would not stand in the way of a hypothetical Justice Department prosecution of President Donald Trump for crimes committed in office.

"Look, the Justice Department is not the president's private law firm," the former vice president said. "The attorney general is not the president's private lawyer. I will not interfere with the Justice Department's judgment of whether or not they think they should pursue the prosecution of anyone that they think has violated the law."

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