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Jerry Falwell Jr. goes on Fox News and spins unhinged coronavirus conspiracies to defend Trump

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Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. (Screenshot)

Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr. on Friday uncorked an unhinged rant on “Fox & Friends” where he said that the entire world has deliberately overreacted to the coronavirus pandemic solely to hurt President Donald Trump.

Falwell started out his rant by claiming there wasn’t nearly this much hysteria surrounding the H1N1 pandemic in 2009, without noting that H1N1’s fatality rate was less than 0.1 percent, whereas the fatality rate for coronavirus is more than ten times higher.

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“It makes you wonder if there’s a political reason for that,” Falwell said. “Impeachment didn’t work, and the Mueller report didn’t work, and Article 25 (sic) didn’t work, and so maybe now this is their next attempt to get Trump.”

Of course, countries across Europe and Asia have gone into complete lockdown to slow the spread of the virus, which seems like an extreme step to take if their goal were really to hurt Trump’s poll numbers.

Falwell also claimed without citing any evidence that the virus was a bioweapon developed by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

“The North Korean president promised a Christmas present for America back in December, could it be that they got together with China and this is that present?” he asked. “I don’t know but there really is something strange going on.”

Watch the video below.

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Here’s why Wall Street has decided it’s fine with Democrats sweeping the election

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President Donald Trump has tried to portray himself as an economic savior, and warned that Joe Biden winning the election would be a disaster for jobs and businesses.

But according to Politico, Wall Street executives don't agree. Many of them are now actively rooting for Democrats to sweep the 2020 election — because Republicans have failed to deliver crucial stimulus.

"Traders in recent weeks have been piling into bets that a 'blue wave' election, in which Democrats also seize the Senate, will produce an economy-juicing blast of fresh fiscal stimulus of $3 trillion or more that carries the U.S. past the coronavirus crisis and into a more normal environment for markets," reported Ben White. "Far from panicking at the prospect of a Biden win, Wall Street CEOs, traders and investment managers now mostly say they would be fine with a change in the White House that reduces the Trump noise, lowers the threat of further trade wars and ensures a continuation of the government spending they’ve seen in recent years."

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Expert: Trump in a ‘dangerous’ battle with Bloomberg to win Texas for Biden

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Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg this week revealed that he's making a major last-minute ad blitz aimed at winning both Texas and Ohio for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

According to the New York Times, Bloomberg's Independence USA super PAC is "directing millions toward television advertising" in the two states in the hopes of swaying undecided voters into backing Biden instead of President Donald Trump.

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MSNBC’s Morning Joe can’t wait for Democrats to throw McConnell’s words back in his face

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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell gave Democrats every justification to expand the Supreme Court.

The "Morning Joe" host -- an ex-Republican -- said Democrats should throw McConnell's words back in his face to make the case for expanding the court if they retake the majority, after Republicans brazenly violated their own precedent to ram through Amy Coney Barrett.

"I love watching stuff like this," Scarborough said. "This is, like, do I need some popcorn? No, I'll tell you why. Every word that Mitch McConnell -- every single word -- and if Democrats have half a brain, and if they're not wimps, they will actually lift that speech word for word and use it when they expand the court to 11 or 12 justices."

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