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‘We did not screw up’: Trump barks at Fox News host for slamming his ‘perfect’ virus response

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President Donald Trump insisted on Tuesday that his government did not “screw up” the preparation for the surge in coronavirus cases.

During a Fox News virtual town hall event, host Bill Hemmer asked the president why the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) was slow to ramp up testing for COVID-19.

“A month ago, the CDC had an initial test that failed,” Hemmer explained. “At that moment, late February, you said, it’s perfect and it wasn’t perfect, so what happened there in the early stages in late February?”

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Trump, however, said that he was referring to his controversial Ukraine call as “perfect,” not the virus — although he did compare the two.

“That was another whole scandal nonsense,” the president complained. “A total witch hunt. But this one, is a much different thing. We had other administrations — not just the last one — they built up a platform, they built up a test. But the test was no good, it didn’t handle large numbers of people.”

“So did the CDC screw up?” Hemmer pressed. “Or did you screw up?”

“We did not screw up!” Trump said, cutting off the Fox News host. “And I don’t think CDC screwed up either. They had a test that would have worked for a small group of people. In other words, for a normal problem.”

“Nobody ever expect a thing like this,” he added. “Nobody would say that millions and millions of people have been tested.”

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Democrats win another voting rights victory as absentee restrictions struck down in South Carolina

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On Monday, voting rights attorney Marc Elias reported that a federal court has blocked a restriction on absentee ballots for the upcoming South Carolina primary.

The ruling undoes a requirement that mail-in ballots be accompanied by a witness.

BREAKING: @DCCC, @TheDemocrats, and @scdp score major voting rights victory in South Carolina. Federal Court blocks witness requirement for absentee ballots in June primary.

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GOP ripped for refusing to remove Trump from office: ‘Folly of that failure becomes clearer by the day’

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Republicans seeking to keep control of the United States Senate were harshly criticized by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for failing to remove President Donald Trump from office during impeachment.

"For four years now, as both a candidate and president, Donald Trump has repeatedly attacked America’s voting system, falsely claiming voter fraud any time it suited his needs. In a new low, last week he threatened the federal funding of two states over their reasonable moves to facilitate mail-in voting," the newspaper noted in an editorial published online on Memorial Day. "What does it say that the head of the world’s leading democracy is so intent on undermining that democracy?"

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Fox News commentator slammed for mocking Joe Biden’s decision to wear a mask

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On Monday, during his observance of Memorial Day, former Vice President Joe Biden donned a face mask in accordance with CDC guidelines — a contrast with President Donald Trump, who has frequently refused to wear a mask even in some places that require them.

But Fox News senior analyst Brit Hume went out of his way to mock how Biden looked wearing it.

This might help explain why Trump doesn’t like to wear a mask in public. Biden today. pic.twitter.com/9l1gw1ljBE

— Brit Hume (@brithume) May 25, 2020

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