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MSNBC’s Morning Joe shreds Bloomberg for flunking ‘politics 101’ in first debate

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MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough buried Mike Bloomberg’s first presidential debate performance, and thumped big-name Democrats who saw him as the party’s political savior.

The “Morning Joe” host said the billionaire and former New York City mayor seemed terribly unprepared for the attacks against his lengthy business and political record, and Scarborough said Bloomberg failed at the most basic skills.

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“I think for Democratic professionals who saw this guy as their political savior to save them from Bernie Sanders, they had to be disappointed last night because he was bad in politics 101,” Scarborough said. “They’ll forgive a candidate that can beat Donald Trump for just about anything, but you’re right, it’s called a pivot.”

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) hammered Bloomberg on his record with women, and Scarborough showed how easily he could have changed the subject and stayed on message.

“‘Listen, I’m not going to get into that,'” Scarborough suggested. “‘Let me tell you what actually matters, this is how I’m going to help women when I beat Donald Trump because’ — and then list the things that Donald Trump has done, the retrograde policies, how he’s going to move America forward, that’s what Americans care about, but he wasn’t good at any of it.”

Bloomberg couldn’t even hold his ground when he got interrupted, Scarborough said.

“For a guy worth $55 billion and says he can run the world, he couldn’t even run his own microphone last night,” Scarborough said. “So I’m wondering if, for the Democratic political class, his biggest sin last night was being so woefully ill prepared and ill-equipped.”

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Trump suggests he’s open to calling Joe Biden and asking him for advice on coronavirus

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On Thursday, The Daily Beast reported that President Donald Trump is considering taking up former Vice President Joe Biden on his offer to set up a phone call and discuss the government's response to the coronavirus pandemic.

"Addressing a reporter’s question if Trump would be open to such a conversation, the president said during Wednesday’s press briefing that he would “absolutely” take Biden’s call if he were to ring him," wrote Hanna Trudo. "'I'd love to speak to him, sure,' said Trump, who, despite routinely mocking the presumptive Democratic nominee's mental acuity and tagging him, for months, as 'sleepy Joe,' said he's 'always found him to be a nice guy.'"

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Holding the Wisconsin primary looks ‘absolutely foolish’ after DNC postpones Milwaukee convention

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"The DNC is delaying a convention that was set to take place in Wisconsin in July. But the Democratic governor and Republican legislature there won't move—or cancel the in-person portion of—a primary that's happening there next Tuesday."

The Democratic National Convention scheduled for this July in Milwaukee has been pushed back to August due to public health concerns about the coronavirus outbreak even as Wisconsin is forging ahead with plans to have statewide elections—including party primaries—next week on April 7 despite concerns raised by public health officials and voting rights advocates.

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Democrats move national convention to mid-August after Biden calls for delay over coronavirus concerns

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The Democratic National Convention will not be held until the week of August 17, a delay made after former Vice President Joe Biden expressed concern about having a large group of people gathered to hold the nominating event amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“I doubt whether the Democratic convention is going to be able to be held in mid-July, early July,” Biden said Wednesday night, as The New York Times noted. “I think it’s going to have to move into August.”

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