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Former Wells Fargo CEO wants Americans back to work next month: ‘Some may even die, I don’t know’

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Richard Kovacevich, the former CEO of Wells Fargo, wants Americans to get back to their jobs — even if it kills them.

In an interview with Bloomberg, Kovacevich said that he thinks we have to get Americans working again sometime by the end of next month. Although he’d prefer to have them come back after the coronavirus pandemic is under control, he said the risks to the economy were too great to keep them out much longer.

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“We’ll gradually bring those people back and see what happens,” he said. Some of them will get sick, some may even die, I don’t know… Do you want to suffer more economically or take some risk that you’ll get flu-like symptoms and a flu-like experience? Do you want to take an economic risk or a health risk? You get to choose.”

President Donald Trump this week said that he also wanted to see Americans get back to work next month, either by April 1st or by Easter on April 12th, even though public health officials have warned him that the pandemic will not be anywhere close to under control in that time frame.

Trump has reportedly received a push to get Americans back to work by Wall Street executives who are upset that social distancing measures are harming the economy.


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Video catches woman in Central Park falsely reporting ‘an African-American man threatened my life’

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A video circulated on social media on Monday showed a woman in Central Park falsely claiming that an "African-American man" threatened her life.

The incident was said to occur between a man and a white woman over the Memorial Day weekend. Cell phone video shared on Twitter revealed a verbal confrontation as the woman was exercising her dog without a leash.

After the man asked the woman to put her dog on a leash, he took out his phone to film her.

"Please stop," the woman says. "Sir, I'm asking you to stop recording me."

"Please don't come close to me," the man replies.

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Trump’s televised ‘petulance’ is driving a key voting bloc away from the GOP amid the coronavirus pandemic: columnist

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Writing in the Washington Post this Monday, columnist Karen Tumulty writes that when it comes to the reliable voting bloc of Americans who are 65 and older, President Trump is on shaky ground, thanks to his bungled response to the coronavirus.

Recent polling has shown a notable shift in support for Trump from America's senior citizens. According to Democratic pollster Geoff Garin, "Trump is blowing what had become an important Republican advantage."

Tumulty writes that this slip in support is also the fault of Republicans in general, who've been sending subtle messages to older Americans that their lives are not worth as much as a strong economy. Nevertheless, older Americans have been paying close attention to Trump's handling of the coronavirus crisis.

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Fox’s Chris Wallace rips into Kayleigh McEnany for questioning faith of White House reporters

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There aren’t many people at Fox News who President Donald Trump angrily rails against on Twitter, but Chris Wallace is an exception. Wallace, although conservative, isn’t shy about being critical of Trump and his administration at times — and on Sunday, May 24, Wallace called out White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany for questioning the faith of White House reporters.

Trump is demanding that governors in the U.S. allow churches to fully reopen sooner rather than later — and McEnany, at a press conference, joined him in that assertion. Reporters, however, brought up a very legitimate concern of governors: crowded religious gatherings, governors worry, could promote the spread of coronavirus. And McEnany accused White House reporters of being anti-religion — a claim that Wallace stressed was way out of line.

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