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MSNBC’s Morning Joe levels Trump for whining about his money instead of leading pandemic response

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MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough blasted President Donald Trump for drowning in self-pity instead of offering solutions to alleviate the coronavirus crisis.

The “Morning Joe” co-hosts played a video clip of Trump repeatedly complaining during his daily COVID-19 briefing about the money he had lost by serving as president, and they both were appalled.

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“Obviously, we’ve been very concerned from the very beginning, we’ve expressed our concerns about the president and starting in January, the intel agencies warning him that a pandemic was coming that could really be deadly,” Scarborough said. “Also, very concerned about the president saying at rallies that the press was whipping this up into a frenzy and to a hoax level, been concerned about people with cable news shows talking about how this was just — the press was trying to get Donald Trump through this. A lot of things to be very concerned about, the president saying if you want to test you can get a test just weeks ago and still that not happening.”

Scarborough said the president’s behavior during these daily briefings were alarming, and showed he’s still not taking the crisis as seriously as he should.

“I thought Friday and Saturday’s press conferences were — I’ll just say it — absolutely frightening, and the president, of course, went on tangents and can’t stay on script,” he said. “He devolves into self- pity, and that is a very bad look for a commander-in-chief in the time of a crisis. Also, for the life of me, I don’t understand why he’s not using all the powers that he’s using to really coordinate a national response, like FDR coordinated a national response in World War II. He’s still holding back, he’s still deferring to governors. It’s almost like he wants to blame governors if things go badly. Now, Harry Truman said the buck stops here, and in a pandemic, the buck doesn’t stop with a governor — the buck stops with the White House.”

“This was the mistake George W. Bush made during Katrina,” Scarborough added, “and those of us that were on the ground in Louisiana and Mississippi know that federal government wasn’t there because they were waiting for the state to come in and save the day. The state didn’t have the resources or the leadership to do it. The pandemic starts at the top, [and it] still looks like Donald Trump doesn’t understand that.”

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WATCH: Protesters tackle man carrying semi-automatic rifle at Texas Black Lives Matter protest

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In an incident that was captured on video in Lubbock, Texas, this Tuesday, and man who was carrying a semi-automatic rifle was tackled and detained by people attending a Black Lives Matter protest, KVEO reports.

Emmanuel Quinones, 25, was carrying a loaded Smith & Wesson .223 caliber semi-automatic firearm at the protest. The video shows numerous people imploring him to put it down. Quinones did put the weapon down when a police officer who showed up on the scene drew his gun, and was subsequently tackled by protesters.

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Maine deputy mayor blamed hacker for his racist Facebook posts — until local cops busted him for lying

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The deputy mayor of the city of Brewer, Maine has admitted that he personally wrote a racist Facebook post about the death of George Floyd, even though he had told police earlier that someone had hacked into his account.

The Bangor Daily News reports that former Brewer Deputy Mayor Thomas Morelli has resigned from his position after police charged him with filing a false police report about purportedly getting hacked by a malicious troublemaker who made racist comments in his name.

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Charleston port employee keeps job after social media post praising Dylann Roof

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A South Carolina Ports Authority employee was disciplined -- but not fired -- for social media posts praising white supremacist killer Dylann Roof.

The employee called for Roof's release from prison, where he's awaiting execution for killing nine black worshipers in 2015, and responded to a comment by saying the white supremacist was the only person who could "save Charleston," reported Charleston City Paper.

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