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Trump is questioning whether Secretary Alex Acosta did well enough in his press conference: CNN

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President Donald Trump hasn’t said a word about Labor Secretary Alex Acosta since the press conference about Jeffrey Epstein.

Acosta has been under scrutiny for a “sweetheart” plea deal that allowed Epstein to spend just a few hours a day in prison for 13 months.

Acosta’s only goal was to show the president that he was strong enough to fight back against his accusers. While Acosta didn’t apologize or admit to doing anything wrong, Trump wasn’t pleased with the press conference.

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“Now we are being told that while initially, he was pretty favorable with how [Acosta] performed and how he defended himself, he has since become skeptical and is now quizzing people about whether they think his answers were sufficient to essentially make this controversy go away,” said CNN’s Katlin Collins.

The president isn’t necessarily concerned about the plea deal itself but how the story is playing in the media and if it would follow his administration.

“Now that is raising some concerns,” Collins continued. “Since [then] he’s been quizzing people about how Alex Acosta did, about how long Alex Acosta could potentially last in this administration.”

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DOJ investigating why consumers are paying record prices for beef during pandemic: report

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On Monday, Politico reported that the Justice Department and Agriculture Department are looking into what they consider to be suspicious price increases of beef for American consumers — on the suspicion that the recent spike in prices may be a result of price-fixing.

"Supermarket customers are paying more for beef than they have in decades during the coronavirus pandemic," reported Leah Nylen and Liz Crampton. "But at the same time, the companies that process the meat for sale are paying farmers and ranchers staggeringly low prices for cattle."

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Trump is ‘losing it’ and ‘devolving down into rabbit holes of conspiracy theories’: Conservative TV host

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On Monday, conservative CNN talk show host S. E. Cupp slammed President Donald Trump for his behavior amid the coronavirus pandemic.

"I think no matter who the president is, there's always going to be someone criticizing the response to a disaster," said anchor Brianna Keilar. "But something that has been true since the beginning of this is that the president really had a real opportunity, handed one, to unify people, to lead, to set a tone, and he's really squandering it, isn't he?"

"I think we should say, Brianna, this has long gone past offensive, and distasteful. I think what we're seeing is the president losing it," said Cupp. "I don't think that the president's behavior is that of a healthy, stable, balanced person. That he can't focus all of his energy and efforts and attention on this global pandemic, on securing the physical and economic safety and health of this country, is very alarming. Instead, devolving down these rabbit holes of conspiracy theories, baseless conspiracy theories as you pointed out, attacking women for their looks and their weight, you know, threatening governors, one in Michigan for mail-in voting, another in North Carolina for not guaranteeing a full house at the RNC."

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Trump ally: It’s ‘unrealistic’ to say president shouldn’t golf just because people are dying of COVID-19

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On CNN Monday, former Trump adviser and Republican lobbyist David Urban defended President Donald Trump's decision to take a golf outing as coronavirus deaths approached 100,000.

"Every death is horrible," Urban said. However, "people die in America every day, and just to expect the president to sit frozen in his office is unrealistic."

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The US approaches 100,000 coronavirus deaths, while this weekend President Trump played golf.

Close Trump confidante @DavidJUrban says “every death is horrible," but "people die in America every day, and just to expect the president to sit frozen in his office is unrealistic.” pic.twitter.com/rYnVaUD0Tc

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