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Maddow reveals the ‘single most unnerving piece of news’ on the coronavirus epidemic

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The host of “The Rachel Maddow Show” on MSNBC updated her viewers on the latest global news about the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic.

“Even on a day with all of that happening, I will tell you, the single most unnerving piece of news I saw today was this, from the Associated Press,” Maddow said.

She read from an AP story titled, “Official: White House didn’t want to tell seniors not to fly.”

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“The White House overruled health officials who wanted to recommend that elderly and physically fragile Americans be advised not to fly on commercial airlines because of the new coronavirus, a federal official told The Associated Press. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention submitted the plan as a way of trying to control the virus, but White House officials ordered the air travel recommendation be removed, said the official who had direct knowledge of the plan,” the AP reported.

Maddow was shocked.

“So if this Associated Press report is correct, the Centers for Disease Control concluded, internally, in what was presumably a science-driven process, that not just people with underlying health conditions, not just people with another health challenge, but all older Americans, should not fly,” Maddow explained. That was the CDC’s reported conclusion about the advice Americans should be given in the context of this virus, in order to keep ourselves safe and alive: older Americans, don’t get on planes.”

“What happened to that recommendation? White House officials ordered the air travel recommendation be removed,” she explained. “And the reason we know about this reported conclusion of the Centers for Disease Control about what Americans should be doing, about what advice Americans should get in the middle of this crisis, is because somebody who is not authorized to speak publicly about the matter was apparently freaked out enough by this advice being spiked by the White House that this person instead went to the press, went to the Associated Press, to make sure that the word got out, because otherwise, how would we know?” she added.

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‘Like George W. Bush after 9/11’: Kayleigh McEnany declares Trump Bible photo op a historic moment

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White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Wednesday defended the use of force against protesters in order to clear way for President Donald Trump's photo op at St. John's Episcopal Church.

At her daily press briefing, McEnany was asked why it was necessary for Trump to walk to the church, where held up a Bible.

McEnany suggested that Trump's photo op had been a historic moment.

"This was a very important moment," she explained. "I would note that through all of time, we've seen presidents and leaders across the world who have had leadership moments and very powerful symbols that were important for a nation to see at any given time, to show a message of resilience and determination."

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When police killed Breonna Taylor in her own bed it wasn’t caught on video

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Whatever you think about the unrest gripping this country–whether you’re outraged by cops’ across America brutally repressing peaceful protesters or the people breaking windows and looting businesses–the proximate cause was officer Derek Chauvin, who was still on the job despite being named in 18 previous complaints, slowly murdering George Floyd on the street–compressing his throat for 8 minutes and 46 seconds–as other officers looked on and a small crowd screamed that Chauvin was killing him. That video quickly went viral and here we are.

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