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Disaster Preparedness expert ‘flabbergasted’ Trump thinks he can reopen everything by Easter: ‘It’s mind boggling’

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President Donald Trump (R) during a trade meeting with China's Vice Premier Liu He (L) in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, on April 4, 2019. (AFP/File / Jim WATSON)

An MSNBC panel of experts were shocked by President Donald Trump’s decision to reopen everything by Easter, which will be Sunday, April 12 this year. While most establishments are closed on the Christian holiday, Trump wants to see an economic explosion.

Dr. Anand Parekh, the former deputy secretary of the Health and Human Services Department explained that for every person with COVID-19, they can infect two to three people. Using social-distancing, he said they can bring it down to just one or fewer and stop the crisis before it kills too many people.

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“Right now we are on the up-slope of the pandemic curve, so I would say, right now, I applaud all of those governors who put forward a stay-at-home order trying to limit non-essential movement and travel. I think that has to be the posture right now. This is a public health crisis. The economy will follow, once we can focus on the health aspects of this and we can turn the corner of the economy,” said Dr. Parekh.

Dr. Irwin Redlener, an expert in disaster preparedness at Columbia University, was floored by Trump’s decision to re-open everything in a matter of weeks.

“It is mind-bogglingly inappropriate to even think about that,” he told MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle. “I think we have to understand that this is a really totally unprecedented crisis, really since 1918, we have not experienced anything like this. If we want to have any chance of slowing the spread and flattening the curve, that really means slowing the spread, and protecting ourselves and our health care workers. We have to keep this going as long as we need to keep it going. The economy will take care of itself, which is why we need a massive intervention and appropriation from the federal government to make sure that not only the larger economy or business gets supported, as it needs to be, but that every single family does not have to fear for the loss of income during whatever — however long it takes to get this under control.”

He went on to say he “was kind of dumbfounded that the president thinks that we can just, by fiat, say that the time for social separation is” over. Americans, he explained, will have to adapt and that means the president as well.

Watch the full conversation below:

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‘Get the hell out!’: Trump supporters freak out when protesters show up to Lindsey Graham event

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A small group of protesters came to one of Lindsey Graham's latest campaign events, and they were quickly attacked by supporters of President Donald Trump chanting "four more years."

Graham's event seemed to have more support for Trump than for Graham at his own weekend event. It's unknown why the Trump supporters were not chanting for Graham.

"Get the hell out!" one Trump supporter can be heard shouting. He and another older man were seen wagging their fingers

At least one Graham protester could be seen holding up a sign with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

The South Carolina senator is fighting for his political career and many other Republicans struggling to hold onto their seats. Graham is now being confronted with past comments he made saying that no president, regardless of the party, should make a Supreme Court pick right before his or her election.

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Black man takes N-word spewing racist to school — and makes him promise to never do it again

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When a racist White guy at a marina shouted out the N-word at a group of Black men, he probably didn't count on their response being a history lesson, but that's precisely what happened.

While President Donald Trump is claiming that Black community members are beating and killing White racists and responding with general violence, the two men showed a different reality.

"What made you say it?" the men asked.

The white guy shrugged.

"You that racist?" one of the men asks.

"Uh, no, I--" the White guy tried to answer.

"Then why would you call us a n*gger?" one of the men asks.

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Lamar Alexander refuses to stand against Trump Supreme Court choice

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Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) is an outgoing Senator but he is firmly supporting President Donald Trump's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.

In a statement released Sunday, Alexander claimed that the so-called "McConnell Rule" doesn't count because the Senate and the White House is ruled by Republicans. The "McConnell Rule" was never a rule until McConnell decided he didn't want former President Barack Obama to nominate another justice when conservative Justice Antonin Scalia died suddenly.

"Senator McConnell is only doing what Democrat leaders have said they would do if the shoe were on the other foot," said Alexander.

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