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Anchors Liz Claman and Charles Payne join Lou Dobbs in quarantine as coronavirus spreads through Fox Business

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Fox Business news anchor Liz Claman is now under quarantine after someone on her staff tested positive for the virus. Because of the contact, hosts Lou Dobbs and Charles Payne are also being isolated.

The Hollywood Reporter revealed the news Monday afternoon, citing fill-in anchor Cheryl Casone.

“She is fine,” Casone said. “She is one of the finest, healthiest people I know. This is all out of an abundance of caution.”

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“On Friday night, anchor David Asman replaced Lou Dobbs after a member of Dobbs’ team also tested positive,” said the HR.

“We fully support that employee 100 percent, who we all wish a speedy recovery,” Asman said. “Lou feels well, he has no symptoms, but out of an abundance of caution, he and his team are taking the necessary precautions.”

Dobbs, in particular, was part of those on Fox networks who blasted the media for overhyping the virus.

Charles Payne similarly dismissed coronavirus’s impact because “last week, Broadway attendance went up” and “movie receipts were normal.” He said during a March 10 “Fox & Friends” appearance, “we don’t need to talk ourselves into a recession or let anyone else with ulterior motives talk us into a recession.”

Read the full piece at the Hollywood Reporter.

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Trump uses coronavirus briefing to tout pastor who said 9/11 attack was God punishing America

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During a press briefing today to address the nation's response to the coronavirus pandemic, President Trump was asked about certain Christian pastors who plan to defy state lockdown orders and hold Easter church services this Sunday.

"I've had talks with the pastors, and most of the pastors agree ... that they are better off doing what they are doing, which is, distancing," Trump said, adding that the pastors want to "get back to church so badly."

Trump then referred to a notorious pastor who sits on his religious advisory council.

"I'm going to be watching Pastor Robert Jeffress, who's been a great guy," Trump said. "He's a great guy and I'm going to be watching on a laptop."

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Trump slammed for ‘ridiculous’ ad trying to link Biden to the Chinese government

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On Friday, writing for The Washington Post, Greg Sargent tore apart President Donald Trump's "ridiculous" new attack ad trying to claim that Vice President Joe Biden is beholden to Chinese interests.

"The ad clips Biden’s words out of context to misleadingly imply that Biden criticized Trump’s decision to restrict travel from China, when that’s not what Biden did," wrote Sargent. "Second, the ad relies on numerous past quotes from Biden to demonstrate he’s supposedly been soft on China. But those quotes were mostly boilerplate diplomatic language — and Trump has repeatedly praised China in language very close to what Biden has used ... And third, the Asian man that Biden bowed to turns out to be Gary Locke, a former Washington governor and U.S. ambassador to China, an American."

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Trump rambles about ‘genius’ coronavirus during long-winded briefing: ‘The germ has gotten so brilliant’

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The leader of the free world rambled about his "brilliant enemy" during a coronavirus briefing that lasted over two hours.

Allies of the White House had been quoted in the press urging President Donald Trump to keep his remarks short, but that advice has apparently been ignored.

"When critics (and allies) make suggestions to him and they become public - such as the briefings ought to be shorter - POTUS often prefers to do the opposite. We're well past 90 minutes on this briefing," New York Times White House correspondent Maggie Haberman noted on Twitter as the briefing wore on.

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