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MSNBC’s Mika alarmed by Trump ‘acting like a stubborn little 5-year-old’ onstage while doctors deliver bad news

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MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski was alarmed by President Donald Trump’s behavior during two updates on the growing coronavirus crisis.

The “Morning Joe” co-host was disturbed that Trump appeared to be annoyed by his own medical experts as they delivered useful information about the outbreak and how it could be slowed — which could potentially save millions of lives.

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“We saw on stage at the coronavirus update the president talking for quite some time about money and about the economy and about Easter,” Brzezinski said. “Then his top scientist, dDr. [Anthony] Fauci, they were trying their best to tell the truth without getting fired, and there was this disturbing moment where Dr. Fauci backed up, finished his remarks and stood next to the president and looked at him, and there was a look of concern in his face that, perhaps, the president did not like what he was saying.”

She saw a similar dynamic play out on Fox News, where Trump appeared to dismiss the information delivered by another one of his public health advisers.

“I saw in the Fox town hall Dr. [Deborah] Birx talking and the president literally rolling his eyes and acting like a stubborn, spoiled little 5-year-old really anxious for her to stop speaking,” Brzezinski said. “Because he doesn’t want their information to scare Americans from going back to work. That’s the logic that’s playing out on stage. Anybody want to question it at this point?”


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Veteran newsman Dan Rather tears up trying to motivate Americans during coronavirus crisis

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Veteran newsman Dan Rather teared up talking about American exceptionalism during times of crisis.

Speaking to CNN's Don Lemon, who had a special show late Sunday evening, Rather learned over the weekend that friend and former CBS colleague Maria Mercader had lost her life to the coronavirus.

Lemon asked if Rather had ever experienced anything like this in his life, and he said the closest thing would be the 1918 flu epidemic that killed millions, but it was before Rather was born.

"Your question, how do we get through it? I fully understand people are anxious, worried. They're fearful. The way we get through it is to remember in this 'land of the Pilgrims' Pride, land where our father's died,' we are not descended from people with any crowdedness whatsoever," he cited lyrics from "My Country 'Tis of Thee," his voice cracking with emotion. "What is needed is a little resolve and a little courage keeping in mind that courage is being afraid but going ahead and doing what you do anyway. We're at the decisive moment, what we need is each and every one of us to must aero little bit of courage, and we'll get through it."

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MSNBC host goes off on Trump for ‘choosing to ignore’ intelligence on coronavirus: ‘That’s a provable lie’

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MSNBC had a panel discussion about Sunday about the ways in which President Donald Trump has ignored all of the intelligence that warned him that a health crisis was coming.

Reports have surfaced over the past several weeks about the information that Trump received urged him to prepare for the coronavirus, but it was ignored. U.S. intelligence agencies were sounding the alarm in January and February that a pandemic was likely and that it would come to the United States, the Washington Post reported. Trump ignored the reports. Politico reported that the Trump team failed to heed warnings about a pandemic by top advisers. Those people are now gone from the administration.

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Justice Department is looking into stock transactions made by Richard Burr ahead of market crash: CNN

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Before the Dow Jones markets crashed, Republican elected officials on key committees were caught selling off hefty sums of stocks. It's a crime to use insider information from the government or the business to profit, but that's exactly what economics experts think these officials did. Now at least one of those officials is being investigated, CNN reported Sunday.

One, in particular, was Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), who dumped $1.6 million in stocks after he tried to tell the American people that everything was fine and the country was prepared for the coronavirus.

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