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Internet confused why Trump invited My Pillow owner to public health briefing: ‘Tell me this is a prank’

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When President Donald Trump took the podium to deliver his daily press briefing on the coronavirus pandemic, one of the businessmen pledging to help make masks was an unusual choice: Mike Lindell, the founder and CEO of My Pillow.

It is unclear why Lindell, a frequent Fox News advertiser and Trump supporter who has faced a series of lawsuits over deceptive marketing and unsupported health claims for his product, would be a key fighter in the epidemic — and commenters on social media promptly weighed in.

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‘The scariest jobs chart’: Economics columnist details the troubling signs lurking beneath the positive unemployment news

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When President Donald Trump spoke at a press briefing in the White House Rose Garden on Friday, he bragged to reporters about the state of the economy.

“We’re going to have the strongest economy in the world,” he said. “We’re almost there now.”

But while there was unexpectedly good news released on Friday, columnist Catherine Rampell explained in her Washington Post column why it also came with troubling signs.

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‘Awful news for Republican Senate candidates’: Odds of GOP holding Senate collapsing over support for Trump

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According to an analysis by Politico's Jeff Greenfield, recent voting trends combined with Donald Trump's unpopularity with the electorate will likely see Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) lose his power following the November election.

First proposing, "It’s a question as obvious as it is critical: How will the trio of crises—the pandemic, the economy, the demands for racial justice—affect the 2020 race for the White House," the columnist said it will be a major factor this election cycle and that is not good news for Republicans.

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Trump campaign trying to spin president’s poll numbers as good news: report

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President Donald Trump's electoral standing has eroded in recent weeks in the midst of multiple national crises, with his polling average in nearly every swing state trailing former Vice President Joe Biden.

But according to The Daily Beast, the president's campaign is trying to spin this situation as good news.

"Though poll after poll shows the president in a historically bad position for an incumbent in an election year, inside the White House and on the campaign a feeling of relief has begun setting in that it’s not worse," reported Sam Stein and Asawin Suebsaeng. "As they see it, any one of the events of the past few months would have tanked a prior president’s standing. They endured a global pandemic, a historic rise in unemployment, and a sweeping revolt against the criminal justice system in quick succession. And, through it all, many of them feel bruised but politically intact."

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