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Nurse drops hammer on Trump administration for treating healthcare workers as if they are ‘expendable’

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Appearing on MSNBC on Sunday afternoon, Jean Ross who heads National Nurses United lashed out at Donald Trump’s administration for bumbling about getting healthcare workers the protective gear and ventilators they need to deal with coronavirus pandemic.

Speaking with host Alex Witt, Ross described what her colleagues are facing every day now that hospitals are filling up and facing critical shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE).

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With host Witt stating, “The Defense Production Act, we know the president invoked it,” she asked the nurse “What is it like being on the front lines of this pandemic?”

“Well, it is actually quite scary,” Ross replied while speaking from her home. “We’re being told by everyone from the White House to our employers to the CDC how valuable we are and how necessary, but actions speak and we are being treated as if we’re expendable.”

Pressed for details, she continued, “Well we asked repeatedly, we are begging, we’re demanding the right and proper protective equipment, the PPE, we just did another national survey of out r nurses as of March 20th — 55 percent still don’t have access to N95 respirators on their unit and 27 percent have access to the powered air-purifying respirators. We are told that places are conserving because there is not enough and we know that will likely come to a head but right now we’re not at that point — so where is the equipment?”

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Trump slammed for ‘ridiculous’ ad trying to link Biden to the Chinese government

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On Friday, writing for The Washington Post, Greg Sargent tore apart President Donald Trump's "ridiculous" new attack ad trying to claim that Vice President Joe Biden is beholden to Chinese interests.

"The ad clips Biden’s words out of context to misleadingly imply that Biden criticized Trump’s decision to restrict travel from China, when that’s not what Biden did," wrote Sargent. "Second, the ad relies on numerous past quotes from Biden to demonstrate he’s supposedly been soft on China. But those quotes were mostly boilerplate diplomatic language — and Trump has repeatedly praised China in language very close to what Biden has used ... And third, the Asian man that Biden bowed to turns out to be Gary Locke, a former Washington governor and U.S. ambassador to China, an American."

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Trump rambles about ‘genius’ coronavirus during long-winded briefing: ‘The germ has gotten so brilliant’

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The leader of the free world rambled about his "brilliant enemy" during a coronavirus briefing that lasted over two hours.

Allies of the White House had been quoted in the press urging President Donald Trump to keep his remarks short, but that advice has apparently been ignored.

"When critics (and allies) make suggestions to him and they become public - such as the briefings ought to be shorter - POTUS often prefers to do the opposite. We're well past 90 minutes on this briefing," New York Times White House correspondent Maggie Haberman noted on Twitter as the briefing wore on.

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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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