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CNN reporter calls out Trump to his face: ‘Yesterday you said this was under tremendous control’

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President Donald Trump said Monday that by “August, maybe July” the coronavirus or COVID-19 will “wash through.” But no one really has a grasp on the future of a country that is slowly shutting down public spaces. The statement along with claims from Trump on Sunday prompted questions from at least one CNN reporter.

Trump opened the Monday press conference saying that “very talented people” created a flier urging people to self-quarantine for 15 days to help stop the spread. He urged “schooling from home,” and told Americans not to go to bars and restaurants.

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“I spoke to my son, he said, ‘How bad is this?’ I said, ‘It’s bad. It’s bad.'” Trump revealed.

Dr. Deborah L. Birx, who is heading the coronavirus response, claimed that the White House’s inability to respond in the first 40 days of the crisis was actually a good thing because it enabled them to sit back and watch the way others dealt with the crisis and what worked for them.

Monday is day 47 since the first coronavirus case was discovered in the United States. As the president began speaking, over 4,000 people were diagnosed with the virus, according to the John’s Hopkins map.

When it went to questions, CNN’s Kaitlan Collins asked if Trump wanted to “revisit” his statement that everything was under “tremendous control.”

Trump said that he meant his government was doing a great job, not that the virus is under control, but they’re handling things.

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Trump calls Minneapolis protesters ‘thugs’ — and threatens military action

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President Donald Trump blasted protesters in Minnesota outraged over the killing of George Floyd.

“ I can’t stand back & watch this happen to a great American City, Minneapolis,” Trump tweeted after midnight.

“A total lack of leadership. Either the very weak Radical Left Mayor, Jacob Frey, get his act together and bring the City under control, or I will send in the National Guard & get the job done right,” he wrote, even though the National Guard was already deployed.

“ These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts,” he threatened.

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Trump loyalist Lindsey Graham locked in dead heat with Democratic challenger in red South Carolina

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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is locked in a dead heat in his bid to win re-election, a new online poll finds.

Graham, who has represented South Carolina in Congress since 1995 and held his Senate seat since 2003, has in recent months faced mounting pressure from Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison. A new Civiqs poll released this week finds the two rivals tied at 42%.

A deeper dive into the poll reveals more possibly unnerving developments for Graham. Fifty-six percent of South Carolina voters have an unfavorable view of the senator, while only 35% have a positive view of him.

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WATCH: Minneapolis police station burns after protesters reportedly seize the building

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On Thursday night, the Minneapolis Police Department's third precinct was destroyed.

Here are some of the images from the scene.

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