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‘We don’t want everybody to get a test!’ Trump blows off question about Americans who still can’t get tested

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President Donald Trump on Friday dismissed the idea that there are any Americans right now who still can’t get tested for COVID-19 even though they are experiencing all the symptoms.

During the latest White House press conference on the coronavirus pandemic, PBS News’ Yamiche Alcindor asked the president about the continued shortage of testing kits that has been hampering the government’s response to the crisis.

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“There are Americans, though, who say they have symptoms and they can’t get tested,” she said. “What do you say…”

“I’m not hearing it!” Trump interrupted. “And we don’t want everybody to go out and get a test, because there’s no reason for it!”

Trump just two weeks ago promised that there were more than enough testing kits for the entire country and said, “Anybody who wants a test gets a test.”

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Don’t be fooled by recent rulings: ‘Deeply conservative’ John Roberts has a long game

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In the right-wing media, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts is being slammed as a traitor to the conservative cause because of his recent rulings on a Louisiana abortion law, LGBTQ rights in the workplace and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Many far-right pundits see the 65-year-old Roberts, who was nominated by President George W. Bush in 2005, as a traitor to the conservative cause. But journalist Sam Baker, in a June 10 article for Axios, stresses that Roberts — despite having some nuance — is still decidedly right-wing in his judicial philosophy.

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Trump’s friends calling him over concerns he wants their kids back in school as pandemic rages: report

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In a deep dive into why Donald Trump is hellbent on sending kids back to school as the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage across the country, the Daily Beast reports that close friends and outside advisers to the president are calling him and questioning the move over fears about their own children.

According to the report, Trump campaign advisers are saying they have polling numbers that show getting schools up and running again appears to be a winning issue with mothers and could help the president pick up some support in the suburbs where he has been polling poorly.

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The worst may be yet to come as America finally wakes up to Trump’s incompetence and cruelty

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Since Election Day 2016, America has been in a state of mourning.

Donald Trump's Independence Day speeches offered more of the almost never-ending funeral ceremonies for America's democracy, dignity and decency. Instead of trumpet-like exhortations to American greatness and goodness on the country's birthday, Trump chose to deliver horribly off-key funeral dirges.

This article was originally published at Salon

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