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The View’s Meghan McCain goes off on Trump for being so stupid about the coronavirus

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“The View” co-host Meghan McCain joined her colleagues in trashing President Donald Trump for his dismissal of the coronavirus as a threat.

The show opened with the women talking about Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) being delivered some instant karma. At the end of last week, Gaetz mocked the coronavirus by walking around the U.S. Capitol in a gas mask. Now he’s under self-quarantine because he came in contact with someone infected with the virus.

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In between his gas mask incident, Gaetz also traveled with President Donald Trump on Air Force One. Trump has already indicated he’s concerned that reporters will get the disease intentionally and give it to him on the plane. The president didn’t comment about his interactions with a CPAC attendee who has been diagnosed with coronavirus or contact with Matt Gaetz. Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) is also under self-quarantine after contact with a coronavirus person. He too, shook the president’s hand.

“They shared all that air in the plane,” noted co-host Joy Behar. “I don’t know that he wants to be tested. If they find he has it, the stock market will go bananas, and that impacts his reelection campaign, which is all he’s thinking about all the time. You know, because he’s afraid he’s going to go to jail.”

“That’s so dangerous that the commander-in-chief has been obviously, possibly exposed to the coronavirus and would not be tested,” Sunny Hostin said. “You’d think he’d at least have access to it.”

“He doesn’t want it. He doesn’t want it,” Behar agreed.

“I agree, the political implications if he ends up having coronavirus are cataclysmic,” agreed McCain, before going on to discuss the political rallies and other large events that are putting more people in contact with possibly infected supporters.

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“There’s a lot of misinformation that we don’t know. I’m not a doctor,” McCain continued. “Don’t take my medical advice, but I am someone who lives in logic, and I don’t know why we’re not down Italy if this isn’t a problem. like, if you get the flu, you don’t shut down an entire country.”

Last week, Trump indicated he would like to close the U.S.-Mexico border to prevent infection.

“We are looking also at [the] southern border,” he said. “We have received a lot of power on the southern border over the last couple of years from the courts. But we are looking at that very strongly.”

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Co-host Whoopi Goldberg said that her business partner was in Italy, and no one cared whether he had a fever when he came through customs.

“Part of the problem, why this is interesting politically, is it seems like the chickens have finally come home to roost with his misinformation,” said McCain. “It’s one thing to say windmills cause cancer. It’s one thing to say there’s a million people at my rally, whatever. It’s entirely different from saying this potentially deadly virus that is globally hitting everywhere is no problem here. I actually think it is one of the few things that could really hit this election in an interesting way. We have an election night tonight, and how many people are going to end up going to the polls in the same way that they would if this also wasn’t going on, so I think the politics of this…”

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WATCH: John Oliver exposes Trump’s lies about vote-by-mail — and the Fox News ‘cult’ claiming the election is already ‘rigged’

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"Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver's main story Sunday refuted President Donald Trump's latest crusade against vote-by-mail. Trump announced on Twitter that the more people who vote in an election, the more Republicans tend to lose. So, he wants fewer people to have access to the ballot in November, even if people are too scared to go out during the coronavirus crisis.

Oliver called out Missouri Gov. Mike Parson (R-MO), who outright told people not to vote if they were too afraid to vote in the local elections next week.

"Well, hold on there," Oliver interjected. "Voting is a right. It has to be easy to understand and accessible to anyone."

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John Oliver rips Fox News’ Tucker Carlson for urging ‘order’ from people of color — but never demanding it of police

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John Oliver opened his Sunday show, shredding Fox News host Tucker Carlson for uring "order" among protesters, but refusing to urge "order" to police and "wannabe police" who can't stop killing people.

It's a lot, Oliver explained. "How these protests are a response to a legacy of police misconduct, both in Minneapolis and the nation at large and how that misconduct is, itself, built on a legacy of white supremacy that prioritizes the comfort of white Americans over the safety of people of color."

While some of it is complicated, Oliver conceded, most of it is "all too clear."

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Cars set on fire blocks from White House as DC protests turn violent

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The Washington, D.C. protests turned violent as the city approached the 11 p.m. curfew the mayor instituted Sunday afternoon.

The policy of D.C. police is that when they are attacked, they advance forward. So, when fireworks were fired, the line of officers began pushing the protesters back further from the White House. Behind the line of police officers also stand a line of National Guard troops that President Donald Trump has demanded stand watch in the city.

Lights that normally shine on the White House have also been turned off, reporters revealed.

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