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Here’s a comprehensive list of everyone Trump has blamed for his pandemic response failures

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President Donald Trump infamously said that he isn’t taking any responsibility for the federal government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, and has instead constantly sought to shift blame for the government’s failures onto others.

The Washington Post’s Amber Phillips has created an exhaustive list of all the people whom Trump has blamed for his own administration’s pandemic response, and it shows that the president has been willing to cast a wide net in the search for COVID-19 scapegoats.

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Among other things, Trump tried to blame China for not doing enough to contain the virus, even though he actually praised China for “working very hard to contain the coronavirus” back in January.

The president also falsely blamed former President Barack Obama for supposedly slowing down his administration’s production of testing kits, even though none of the rule changes about stricter testing oversight proposed under Obama were ever implemented.

Trump has also tried to blame governors for the shortage of ventilators faced by hospitals during the crisis, as he’s claimed that it shouldn’t be the federal government’s responsibility to secure medical supplies during a public health crisis.

Trump has even gone so far as to accuse governors of exaggerating the equipment that they need.

“I have a feeling that a lot of the numbers that are being said in some areas are just bigger than they’re going to be,” he said. “I don’t believe you need 40,000 or 30,000 ventilators.”

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Read the entire list of COVID-19 scapegoats here.


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Trump is a friendless ‘psychopath’ who now sees Kavanaugh and Gorsuch as enemies: Art of the Deal ghostwriter

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Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch, who were nominated by Donald Trump, voted with the majority on Thursday against the president. Tony Schwartz, the ghostwriter behind “Trump: The Art of the Deal,” says that the president now views the two Supreme Court justices as his enemies.

“The psychopathy is why he does what he does,” Schwartz told CNN. “He has no conscience and so breaking the law for him is no big deal.”

The Supreme Court rejected claims by Trump's attorneys that the president enjoyed absolute immunity, but the rulings may still allow him to keep his financial records secret until after the November election.

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‘Trump may well face charges’ after Supreme Court gave prosecutors access to financial records: Legal experts

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President Donald Trump could potentially face charges after the Supreme Court dealt him a loss in Trump v. Vance .

The ruling gives Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. the go-ahead to subpoena Trump’s accounting firm as part of his investigation into possible tax crimes involving hush money payments to his mistresses, according to attorneys Norm Eisen and Bassetti in Just Security.

"Trump has significant state law criminal exposure in connection with his hush money payments (for which his fixer Michael Cohen has already gone to jail on federal charges) — and more," the pair wrote. "Trump cannot pardon himself for state law offenses on his way out the door. And the Justice Department’s position that a sitting president cannot be indicted does not bind New York state authorities."

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WATCH: Drunk CEO brags about his wealth as he spews racist slurs at California bartender

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During her shift this Tuesday night at a bar in Fresno, California, Rebecca Hernandez found herself on the receiving end of racist slurs from an intoxicated man. Since she was with only one other co-worker in the bar and feared for her safety, she took out her phone and started recording the incident on video.

“You’re a dark-haired dumbass, sand-n****r motherf*cker,” the man said to her.

“You’re going to be on the internet,” Hernandez told the man, who identified himself in the video as Jason Wood.

“No honey, I drive the internet," he responded.

Hernandez posted the video to Instagram, where it's garnered thousands of views.

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