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‘Not a single Republican reached out to ask what can we do’: Trump’s ‘my African-American’ fan blasts GOP

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President Donald Trump once called Gregory Cheadle “My African-American” during a California campaign rally in 2016, but now Trump’s champion is out and he says it’s due to the GOP’s white supremacy.

In an interview with CNN’s Don Lemon, Cheadle asked how any person of color could be part of a party that doesn’t want them.

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“Well, he and the party have just shown that they have no interest in any of group but white,” said Cheadle. “Whites are the primary group. Everyone else may get crumbs. But his agenda is targeted towards benefitting whites. For the GOP as well. The GOP is they want to slash Social Security. They want to slash welfare. They don’t say diddly-squat about cutting subsidies, loan guarantees, government contracts and whatever else for the wealthy. So they’re all about themselves.”

The GOP lost one of its key Black members Mia Love last year. Trump couldn’t stand her. Now, the last Black Republican in the House, Will Hurd, is leaving Congress as well. Lemon asked Cheadle if Trump’s rhetoric was part of the reason people of color felt the GOP was pushing them away.

“Without a doubt. How in the world can you think about being involved with a party that doesn’t want you?” Cheadle asked. “Since I have left the party, not a single Republican reached out and tried to say, ‘What can we do?’ None of that. I have not been contacted by any of the ‘right-wing media.’ The Republican Party is bent on being all white.”

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CNN’s Sanjay Gupta thrashes Trump for ‘insulting’ conspiracy theory about doctors hoarding masks

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Two medical experts on Monday called President Donald Trump's insinuation that doctors are intentionally hoarding masks to be an "insulting" conspiracy theory.

Appearing on CNN, emergency room physician Dr. Leana Wen was asked by host Alisyn Camerota about the president's statements about hospitals lying about the amount of equipment they need -- and she replied that it bore no relationship to reality.

"We need to be preparing for months or years, and frankly, it's insulting to suggest that hospitals are somehow keeping equipment away from health care workers, and jeopardizing their lives," Wen said. "Actually, all of us should be doing everything we can to supply the basic equipment that front line health care workers need to protect themselves and protect all of us."

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Veteran newsman Dan Rather tears up trying to motivate Americans during coronavirus crisis

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Veteran newsman Dan Rather teared up talking about American exceptionalism during times of crisis.

Speaking to CNN's Don Lemon, who had a special show late Sunday evening, Rather learned over the weekend that friend and former CBS colleague Maria Mercader had lost her life to the coronavirus.

Lemon asked if Rather had ever experienced anything like this in his life, and he said the closest thing would be the 1918 flu epidemic that killed millions, but it was before Rather was born.

"Your question, how do we get through it? I fully understand people are anxious, worried. They're fearful. The way we get through it is to remember in this 'land of the Pilgrims' Pride, land where our father's died,' we are not descended from people with any crowdedness whatsoever," he cited lyrics from "My Country 'Tis of Thee," his voice cracking with emotion. "What is needed is a little resolve and a little courage keeping in mind that courage is being afraid but going ahead and doing what you do anyway. We're at the decisive moment, what we need is each and every one of us to must aero little bit of courage, and we'll get through it."

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Justice Department is looking into stock transactions made by Richard Burr ahead of market crash: CNN

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Before the Dow Jones markets crashed, Republican elected officials on key committees were caught selling off hefty sums of stocks. It's a crime to use insider information from the government or the business to profit, but that's exactly what economics experts think these officials did. Now at least one of those officials is being investigated, CNN reported Sunday.

One, in particular, was Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), who dumped $1.6 million in stocks after he tried to tell the American people that everything was fine and the country was prepared for the coronavirus.

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