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NRA supporter Donald Trump offers ‘thoughts and prayers’ for victims of Jersey City shooting

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President Donald Trump on Tuesday offered his “thoughts and prayers” for the victims of the shooting in Jersy City, New Jersey.

“At least six people, including at least one police officer, were killed in Jersey City, N.J., on Tuesday after two people opened fire around a convenience store, officials said, touching off a firefight involving dozens of law enforcement officers that made the residential area take on the feel of a war zone,” The New York Times reports.

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“Just received a briefing on the horrific shootout that took place in Jersey City, NJ,” Trump tweeted.

“Our thoughts & prayers are w/ the victims & their families during this very difficult & tragic time. We will continue to monitor the situation as we assist local & state officials on the ground,” he continued.

Trump, who received tens of millions in support from the National Rifle Association during his 2016 campaign, has ignored calls for strengthening gun safety laws.

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Trump says governors are ‘very happy’ with the job he’s doing — even though they’re begging him for more supplies

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At the latest coronavirus task force press briefing on Monday, President Donald Trump boasted that "every one" of the state governors in America are "very happy" with the job he is doing to help them combat coronavirus.

His claim is at odds with numerous governors who have complained that the federal government is not doing enough to coordinate the delivery of medical equipment and forcing them into bidding wars with other states.

Trump even tried to add later in the speech that Gov. J. B. Pritzker (D-IL) was "a happy man" even though "he may not be happy when he talks to the press."

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There’s a horrifying history of leaders saying there’s a ‘light at the end of the tunnel’

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President Donald Trump rang out in an all-caps tweet Monday morning "LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL!" It was a comment he echoed from his Sunday press conference saying that the U.S. is in the home stretch of the coronavirus crisis. He went on to say that he anticipated the country reopening in a few weeks.

The quote was one that Washington Post columnist Karen Tumulty noted was one that many other leaders have used at frightening times.

"It is difficult to imagine a poorer, more chilling choice of words," she wrote. "Or one that more illuminates, if inadvertently, the consequences of the mixed-messages that Trump continues to send."

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‘Hey baby’: Fox News anchor forgot to turn off his mic while ignoring Trump’s briefing

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At Monday's coronavirus press briefing, it appeared that even one of President Donald Trump's biggest defenders in the media couldn't be bothered to pay attention to the president's update — and he revealed how disengaged he was after he forgot to turn off his mic.

"Hey, baby," Fox News host Jesse Watters could be heard saying on one of the streams. "We have the task force briefing."

Jesse Watters forgot to turn off his mic. pic.twitter.com/K1z5cXSX5a

— nikki mccann ramírez (@NikkiMcR) April 6, 2020

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