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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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WATCH: Video shows pack of police forcibly remove man from a city bus — for not wearing a mask

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Shocking video from Philadelphia shows multiple police officers forcibly removing a man from a city bus -- reportedly for not wearing a mask.

"A video that went viral Friday shows what appeared to be four police officers, backed by about six more, forcibly pulling a man not wearing a face covering off of a SEPTA bus. After the uniformed and masked Philadelphia Police Department officers lift the adult man off the bus and engage in a brief confrontation, he walks away. No arrest. No ticket," WHYY-TV reports.

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REVEALED: White House pushed FEMA to give its biggest coronavirus contract to a company that never had to bid

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Last month, as a deadly new virus swept over the globe, one Canadian defense contractor predicted on an earnings call that it would lead to a big business opportunity in the U.S. Thanks to the White House, that bet paid off just a few weeks later in a $96 million no-bid deal.

In an unusual move, even in times of disaster, the White House stepped into the federal purchasing process, ordering the Federal Emergency Management Agency to award a contract to AirBoss of America. The Trump administration has rushed through hundreds of deals to address the pandemic without the usual oversight, more than $760 million reported as of this week, but the AirBoss transaction is the single largest no-bid purchase, a ProPublica analysis of federal purchasing data found.

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Trump mocked as a ‘gibbering lunatic’ for continuing to lie about how tariffs work at latest coronavirus briefing

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At Friday's coronavirus task force press briefing, President Donald Trump repeated, for the umpteenth time, his false claim that the government of China is paying the tariffs imposed on Chinese goods in the United States, as opposed to American businesses and consumers — something that he has repeatedly been corrected on. This time, he even went out of his way to note that people have debunked this claim, but saying that he still believes it anyway.

Commenters on social media exploded in frustration at the president's refusal to understand basic concepts of world trade.

Trump is repeating his false claim that China is paying most of the tariffs, specifically noting that people say it's not true and then rejecting this true point.

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