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‘Wrong on so many levels’: Trump’s own appointee for top ICE post called him ‘heartless’

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Even President Donald Trump’s appointees are railing against his cruel policies.

An Axios exclusive Sunday revealed Trump’s nominee to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement called the president out over email.

“The fact they are pushing for me to leave immediately is heartless and void of any decency and compassion,” the nominee, Mark Morgan, wrote to the former acting commissioner. “This is just wrong.”

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Kevin McAleenan was the acting commissioner of Customs and Border Protection before he was moved over to be Trump’s acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

“I am being removed in the name of politics — and politics at its worst,” Morgan said to McAleenan. “I will not have them believe I willingly left under these circumstances.”

Another email quoted Morgan saying, “This is wrong on many levels. I have several questions but I need to process through a bit more.”

Morgan worked as a career FBI official when he was selected to take over the Border Patrol for the final months of President Barack Obama’s administration.

While the Border Patrol union was furious with the decision, Morgan has spent years touting Trump’s policies. Clearly, it worked out well for him.

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Read the full report at Axios.


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More than 1 in 5 ventilators the 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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Even Trump criticizes Mike Pence’s answer about why the administration won’t open Obamacare exchanges

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At Wednesday's coronavirus task force press briefing, reporters asked Vice President Mike Pence to justify why the administration is refusing to reopen the Affordable Care Act insurance marketplaces for a special enrollment period in response to the pandemic — and the vice president's answer was so evasive and unhelpful that even President Donald Trump teased him for it.

Pence replied that he was working with insurance companies to eliminate copays for coronavirus-related treatment — which doesn't help people who have no coverage and can't enroll because the administration hasn't authorized enrollment.

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