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Damning timeline shows the White House is creating an ‘alternate reality’ where Trump is a competent leader: conservative columnist

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Writing in The Bulwark this Wednesday, Tim Miller chronicled how President Trump “downplayed the threat of and ignored warnings” of the burgeoning threat of coronavirus in the early days of the outbreak. Despite the documented evidence of the White House initially attempting to minimize the threat, the Trump administration is trying to establish an “alternate reality” that paints Trump as a competent leader who was ahead of the situation.

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“On March 18 the Trump campaign put out a list of actions the U.S. government took to prepare for COVID-19. They meant this as exculpation; instead, it highlights just how asleep Trump was at the switch, despite warnings from experts within his own government and from former Trump administration officials pleading with him from the outside,” Miller writes. “Most prominent among them were former Homeland Security advisor Tom Bossert, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration Scott Gottlieb, and Director for Medical and Biodefense Preparedness at the National Security Council Dr. Luciana Borio who beginning in early January used op-eds, television appearances, social media posts, and private entreaties to try to spur the administration into action.”

Speaking to Miller, Borio described the steps the Trump administration should have taken in January to get ahead of the outbreak — steps that include tech solutions for “tracing that protects civil liberties.”

According to a timeline showing the opportunities squandered by the Trump administration, Miller details how warning signs about the impending outbreak were made known to the Trump administration as early as 2018 but were subsequently ignored, missteps that were compounded by an 80 percent cut to the CDC in its efforts to prevent global disease outbreaks, specifically in countries like China, Pakistan, Haiti, Rwanda and Congo.

Also noted in Miller’s timeline is the fact that it took Trump around 10 weeks to finally start taking the situation seriously after disease control experts became aware of the virus.

Read Miller’s full timeline over at The Bulwark.

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Trump adviser: ‘we don’t want to have’ protection of voting rights get through Congress

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On CNBC News Thursday, President Donald Trump's economic adviser Larry Kudlow said that the administration does not want protection of voting rights to pass as part of the coronavirus stimulus package.

"So much of the Democratic asks are really liberal left wishlists we don't want to have," said Kudlow. "Voting rights, and aid to aliens, and so forth. That's not our game."

Talks between Congress and the White House are currently at an impasse. The administration is refusing to support outlays greater than $1 trillion, and the president has explicitly demanded there be no funding for the Postal Service, to keep voting by mail as difficult as possible.

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Black man adopted by white Alabama family fights for Confederate symbols: ‘I’m not going to take my flag down’

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A Black Alabama man this week said that he was fighting to save Confederate monuments because members of his adopted white family fought in the U.S. Civil War.

WHNT spoke to Daniel Sims outside the courthouse in Marshall County, where activists are calling for the removal of Confederate monuments. Sims said that he opposed the effort to take down the monuments.

"Regardless of how the next person feels, I'm not going to take my flag down," Sims said. "If I've got anything to do with it, ain't no monument going to come down."

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Viewers reject Sarah Palin’s advice to Kamala Harris

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Sarah Palin offered advice to Sen. Kamala Harris on running for vice president, but social media users didn't want to hear it.

The former Republican vice presidential nominee and one-time half-term governor of Alaska appeared Thursday on ABC's "Good Morning America," where she complained about the media coverage of her failed 2008 campaign alongside Sen. John McCain.

"A lot of the coverage of me was quite unfair," Palin said. "I hope that they will treat her fairly, but at the same time, no kid gloves ... the American voter wants to know that we have the most capable people running and who will be elected, regardless of gender, regardless of race."

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