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Trump didn’t consult his whole task force before releasing plan to ease social distancing in ‘low-risk’ counties: report

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On Thursday, CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta reported that President Donald Trump did not consult everyone on the coronavirus task force before putting out his plan to phase down social distancing.

“President Trump told the nation’s governors in a letter the administration is working on new guidelines that would help state and local leaders come up with new social distancing letters,” said Acosta. “The letter says counties across the U.S. will be designated high risk, medium rusk or low risk, depending on their exposure to the virus. We’re learning not all task force members had seen Mr. Trump’s letter to the governors before the letter was released.”

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WATCH: Trump supporter short circuits after CNN proves that he got fooled by a doctored Biden video

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A supporter of President Donald Trump on Friday found himself befuddled after a CNN reporter proved to him that he had been fooled by a doctored video of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

During an interview with CNN's Donie O'Sullivan, the Trump supporter claimed that he'd seen a video of Biden falling asleep in the middle of a television news interview.

However, as O'Sullivan showed him, that video had been completely doctored by splicing footage of Biden at a time when he happened to have his eyes closed into a local TV news interview of another guest who had fallen asleep on the set.

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WATCH: Trump’s chief of staff starts shouting when grilled about president’s refusal to accept election results

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On Thursday, CNN's Wolf Blitzer pressed White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows about President Donald Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transition of power after the election, and became visibly agitated and raised his voice under questioning.

"He said he's not sure the election could be honest here in the United States," said Blitzer. "Is he saying if he wins, he'll accept the results, if he loses, he won't commit to a peaceful transition?"

"I haven't heard him say that," said Meadows. "I can tell you what I have heard him say, Wolf, is really overwhelming concern about mail-in ballots ... we're seeing some activist judges across the country interpret the law that really is not on the books. They're actually making the law. I think that's what most of this is about, making sure that as long as it's free and fair. If it's free and fair, we'll accept the will of the American people. We believe that will be the re-election of Donald Trump."

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Trump apologist thinks president made ‘huge mistake’ by admitting he won’t peacefully give up power

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A conservative who usually defends President Donald Trump admitted to CNN on Thursday that the president made a "huge mistake" when he refused to commit to having a peaceful transfer of power should he lose the 2020 election.

During a panel discussion on the president's latest controversial remarks about the upcoming election, liberal guest Bakari Sellers argued that Americans should be "very terrified" about Trump implicitly encouraging violence in the event that he loses.

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