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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 accuses Democrats of ‘trying to steal an election’ with mail-in voting during the COVID-19 pandemic

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President Donald Trump accused Democrats of conspiring to steal an election at a hastily arranged news conference held at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster.

And angry Trump lashed out at Democrats for seeking to allow voting by mail in the November election.

Here's some of what people were saying about Trump's press conference, where he questioned if Democrats love America:

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Pelosi blasts Trump as ‘not a well person’ and wonders if GOP is motivated by a ‘manhood thing’: report

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) briefed members of the Democratic Caucus on Saturday about the state of negotiations over the next coronavirus stimulus bill.

Luke Broadwater, a congressional correspondent for The New York Times, posted a thread about the call on Twitter, citing "sources on call."

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) was also on the call, and reportedly blasted White House chief of staff Mark Meadows for the failure to reach a deal.

“Meadows, when John Boehner and Paul Ryan was Speaker, impeded every agreement they tried to make with us on must-pass legislation," Hoyer reported said.

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Democratic pressure on intel agencies exposed a motherlode of information on foreign meddling helping Trump: report

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On Saturday, Politico reported that congressional Democrats believe their pressure campaign on the intelligence community was crucial to exposing Russia's newest plot to interfere with U.S. elections on behalf of President Donald Trump.

"For weeks, top Democratic lawmakers in the House and Senate have been blaring warnings and demanding briefings and public disclosures from the intelligence community, shrugging off Republican charges that they’re politicizing intelligence," reported Andrew Desiderio and Kyle Cheney. "And Democrats can now point to evidence that their pressure campaign might be working. On Friday, the Trump administration’s counterintelligence chief publicly confirmed that Russia is attempting to harm Joe Biden’s candidacy in 2020. The official, William Evanina, even singled out a pro-Russia Ukrainian, Andrii Derkach, as a key participant in the Kremlin’s new effort."

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