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Trump’s attacks on GM have ‘unnerved’ companies — and now they’re less willing to help with pandemic response

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President Donald Trump’s decision to attack General Motors last week reportedly “stunned” executives in the company — and has now made other companies wary of taking on projects to help combat the coronavirus pandemic.

According to the New York Times, GM and its partner company Ventec had been working for weeks on figuring out how to mass produce ventilators that hospitals could use to keep COVID-19 patients alive.

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Despite this, Trump still publicly lashed out at GM for not producing ventilators, despite the fact that he had never even ordered them to do so by invoking the Defense Production Act.

“GM executives were furious Mr. Trump would attack the company after it had made so much progress in a week and the administration had earlier been supportive of their effort,” the Times writes.

Trump’s attacks on GM have also had a chilling effect when it comes to other companies who were at one point willing to join in the fight.

“Mr. Trump’s Twitter posts appear to have unnerved other corporate leaders,” the Times reports. “A person familiar with the Stop the Spread campaign said that several corporate executives who had been willing to contribute to the effort earlier had backed away for fear of ending up becoming targets for Mr. Trump.”


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24 hours of embarrassing incidents culminate in #TrumpIsALaughingStock trending on Twitter

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President Donald Trump has already had a tough week.

It started Monday evening when HBO aired a widely-panned interview with Axios correspondent Jonathan Swan.

Monday morning, Trump appeared entirely unfamiliar with Yosemite National Park.

And then Trump had another one of his lie-filled presidential briefings.

All the fodder circulating resulted in the hashtag for "Trump is a laughing stock" trending on Twitter.

Here's some of what people were saying about the commander-in-chief:

https://twitter.com/jeremynewberger/status/1290833836587311104

https://twitter.com/egheitasean/status/1290768729286963201

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GOP operatives linked to Kayne West’s presidential bid in potential ‘spoiler’ effort: NYT

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There are questions as to whether Kanye West is running a "spoiler" bid for president to help re-elect his friend, Donald Trump, according to a new report by The New York Times.

"At least four people who have been active in Republican politics are linked to Kanye West’s attempt to get on the presidential ballot this year. The connection raises questions about the aims of the entertainer’s effort and whether it is regarded within the G.O.P. as a spoiler campaign that could aid President Trump, even as those close to Mr. West have expressed concerns about his mental health as he enters the political arena," the newspaper reported.

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Kris Kobach ridiculed after losing comeback bid in Kansas: ‘Adios amigo’

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Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is the projected loser of the state's Republican primary for the U.S. Senate, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.

Kobach, a longtime crusader against immigration, headed up President Donald Trump's so-called "voter fraud commission" before it was disbanded after failing to identify any widespread instances of fraud.

Kobach unsuccessfully ran for governor in 2018.

Here's some of what people were saying about Kobach's defeat:

https://twitter.com/LokayFOX5/status/1290832478865952768

https://twitter.com/davematt88/status/1290831071462875136

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