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Trump will deny he ever set Easter as a timeline: MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell

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President Donald Trump proclaimed this week that he wants to have everything reopened by Easter Sunday, which is April 12. It’s mere weeks away as many states are still on the upswing of coronavirus cases.

But MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell thinks that Trump will pretend he never said it when it becomes clear that the date is impossible.

“The United States has 65,063 cases of coronavirus and 906 reported deaths of coronavirus,” O’Donnell said Wednesday evening. “By the time we get to easter 18 days from now, Donald Trump will deny saying what he said yesterday about Easter. Here is what Donald Trump said yesterday, that he already wants you to forget.”

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“So I think Easter Sunday, you’ll have packed churches all over our country,” Trump proclaimed during his press briefing.

Already Trump’s campaign is freaking out about an ad that plays all of Trump’s claims about the virus. In the early days of the virus, Trump said he solved the problem by shutting down flights from China. He then claimed that it was nothing more than just the flu. Then he decided that there were just 15 cases and it would be down to zero in no time. There were a slew of other comments before he finally started taking it seriously. His campaign sent a cease and desist letter about the ad.

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This Europe country is housing quarantined coronavirus patients in a five-star hotel

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An ambulance driver wearing a white protective gown enters a Barcelona hotel and announces the arrival of three new "customers" -- a trio of coronavirus patients discharged from hospital into luxury quarantine.

"Good morning! How are you? My name is Enrique Aranda and I am probably the first non health care worker you see in several days," says the director of the five-star Melia Sarria hotel, peering into the ambulance.

It took just three days to convert the hotel, which features contemporary decor and bathrooms with marble finishing, into a clinic.

"Some patients arrive thinking that they were taken out of hospital to be left to die, many people are frightened. I try to make them forget all that," said Aranda, wearing mask and gloves.

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UK Labour to unveil new leader to replace Jeremy Corbyn

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Britain's main opposition Labour party on Saturday unveils a new leader who will take the helm of a defeated and divided party in the midst of the coronavirus crisis.

Keir Starmer, a former director of state prosecutions and Labour's Brexit spokesman, is the runaway favourite to win the ballot of around 500,000 party members and succeed Jeremy Corbyn.

The announcement will be a low-key affair, with a planned special conference cancelled due to restrictions on social gatherings imposed to stem the spread of COVID-19.

Instead, the result will be put out in a press release mid-morning -- and candidates have been asked to pre-record their victory speeches.

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‘Trump fires people for telling the truth’: President blasted for ‘dead of night decision’ to fire intel watchdog

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President Donald Trump was harshly criticized on Friday for firing intelligence community Inspector General Michael Atkinson.

House Intel Chair Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Senate Intel Ranking Member Mark Warner (D-VA) were among the lawmakers who took to Twitter to criticize Trump on his favorite social media platform.

Here's some of what people were saying about Trump's decision:

Trump’s dead of night decision to fire ICIG Michael Atkinson is another blatant attempt to gut the independence of the Intelligence Community and retaliate against those who dare to expose presidential wrongdoing.

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