NEW YORK — Suicides have doubled in Queens during the first six weeks of the city’s coronavirus lockdown, data released Tuesday night showed.Queens has been hit particularly hard by the virus, and data from Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz suggests the disease may be taking a heavy emotional toll as well.According to figures released by Katz, between March 15 and Tuesday, 16 people died by suicide in Queens County, compared with just eight in the same time period last year.By comparison, nearly as many people have died by suicide during the lockdown as in the first four months of 2019. Qu...
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'A sign of weakness': Trump undercut by ex-advisor for running to CPAC so soon after losing to Biden
On Saturday, speaking to The New York Times, former Donald Trump 2016 campaign adviser Sam Nunberg argued that the ex-president's rush to speak at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando so soon after losing the 2020 presidential election signifies his failure, rather than any ongoing strength within the GOP.
"In 2013 and 2014, Mr. Trump wanted 'to be part of the action,'" said Nunberg, adding that Trump "has 'to be part of the action' to keep his precarious grip as the leading contender for the 2024 G.O.P. primary ... The reality is that speaking at CPAC so soon after becoming only the 10th president to lose re-election is a sign of weakness."
According to a report from the Mercury News, Kimberly Guilfoyle -- once a Fox News personality before leaving under a cloud and then dating Don Trump Jr. -- is being urged to return to her native California and run for political office.
Should she make the move -- and possibly running against her former husband Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) who is facing a recall -- she would join a long list of people closely associated with Donald Trump making a run at public office in large part because of their ties to him.
On Saturday, The Washington Post reported GOP officials are alarmed that former President Donald Trump is still consumed with a "desire for revenge" against various Republican politicians he believes "betrayed" him.
"By all accounts, Trump remains furious at a few he believes betrayed him from within during his attempt to overturn the election results — Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) all come up frequently, sometimes multiple times a day, according to people who speak to him," reported Josh Dawsey and Michael Scherer. "That desire for revenge worries GOP officials. On Friday, the former president made his first endorsement against an incumbent House Republican, backing a former White House aide, Max Miller, against Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-Ohio), a former NFL wide receiver."
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