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Coronavirus task force briefing devolves into Trump attack on ‘sleepy Joe Biden’

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President Donald Trump used his platform at a coronavirus task force briefing on Wednesday to attack Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

The president pivoted to the election after a reporter observed that his “credibility rating” had taken a hit over his response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Trump replied by pivoting to the 2020 election.

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“I see that they’re very high,” the president said, insisting that “95% of the Republican Party” backs him.

“We just had a poll that was done by a very reputable group where I’m beating sleepy Joe Biden by a lot in the state of Florida,” he continued. “And in other states. So, I don’t really know who you’re talking about.”

Watch the video below from MSNBC.


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GOP senator derails Lindsey Graham’s Obamagate hearing with profanity-laced rant on ‘grandstanding’

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Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) blasted senators on the Judiciary Committee on Thursday for what he said was "grandstanding for the cameras" at a hearing to review former special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.

“It’s bullshit the way people grandstand for cameras in here," Sasse told the committee. "The reality is if we didn’t have cameras in this room, the discussion would be different. The Senate doesn’t work. It doesn’t diffuse the partisan tensions that are leading the country toward dissolution.”

"Ninety percent of our committees are about people trolling for soundbites," the senator added. "That's what actually happens. Some of us have other work to do. People can troll for soundbites whenever they want."

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Man who shot and killed Ahmaud Arbery stood over his body and uttered racial slur: report

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According to a new report from CBS News, the man who shot and killed Ahmaud Arbery allegedly stood over his body and uttered a racial epithet.

"Agent Richard Dial testified that the driver of the second pickup truck, Roddie Bryan, said Travis McMichael then stood over Arbery's body and said a racial epithet before police arrived," CBS News reports.

"The evidence was presented to support murder charges against McMichael and his father as well as Bryan. It also could factor into a federal investigation into whether hate crime charges are warranted."

This is a developing story. Check for updates at CBS News.

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Bishop who criticized Trump gets blocked from accessing her church — thanks to new White House border wall

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Bishop Mariann Budde, who earlier this week criticized President Donald Trump for using the St. John's Church as a photo-op location without asking permission, was unable to access her church this week to hold a planned vigil.

Mother Jones reports that Budde had wanted to use the church to hold a vigil in solidarity with protesters on Wednesday, but was prevented from doing so thanks to the new wall being constructed around the perimeter of the White House complex that includes St. John's Church.

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