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‘He’s the guy who said ride it out!’ Nicolle Wallace attacks Trump as ‘the phantom’ making things worse

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MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace shouted at President Donald Trump for making a bad situation worse as the coronavirus ravages the United States.

Speaking Wednesday afternoon, Wallace showed the clip of Trump quoting “some people” saying that the country should merely “ride it out. Don’t do anything, just ride it out and think of it as the flu.

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“I have heard from sources that Dr. [Anthony] Fauci through Secretary Alex Azar had been banging the pots and pans very early in the year, whether he feels warmly toward them or not, he did not listen to them. And he’s talking about, ‘people who said ride it out’ He’s the guy who said ride it out! Last week, he said last week, ‘let’s get everything open on Sunday.’ He seems to be blaming some phantom. He’s the phantom!”

Washington Post reporter Ashley Parker called it tremendous revisionist history on the part of the president.

“It wasn’t only Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx, there was very much a push and pull between the economic advisers and medical advisers, and there was a significant period where the economic advisers were winning. And when he was frustrated with Dr. Fauci for sort of gently but firmly correcting him from the podium and in media interviews and one of the president’s tells is — ‘some people are saying, some people were saying ride this out.’ That some people is him. That was his belief initially. So, it did take him a very long time to come here. but he’s not acknowledging that. He’s not acknowledging that at all.”

She explained, however, that it doesn’t change the facts and it also doesn’t stop the death toll. It’s easy to look back at the videos from two and three months ago where the president was downplaying the crisis. Even then his experts were sounding the alarm in TV interviews. The president simply wasn’t listening.

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‘I am George Floyd’: Air Force Chief Master Sergeant backs protests as Trump threatens military force

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Kaleth O. Wright, the Chief Master Sergeant of the United States Air Force, expressed his support for anti-police brutality protests across the country just as President Donald Trump threatened to use military force to put down violence.

"I am a Black man who happens to be the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force," Wright wrote on Twitter Monday night. "I am George Floyd... I am Philando Castile, I am Michael Brown, I am Alton Sterling, I am Tamir Rice. Just like most of the Black Airmen and so many others in our ranks... I am outraged at watching another Black man die on television before our very eyes."

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Trump wanted to sent brutal message by gassing protesters on way to church: White House reporter

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Although at least one senior official was sickened by President Donald Trump's walk to St. John’s Episcopal Church, a White House reporter said most officials were pleased that it set a brutal example.

NBC News correspondent Shannon Pettypiece told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that White House officials liked the chaos and brutality displayed by U.S. Park Police and National Guard troops firing tear gas at peaceful protests to clear the area for Trump's walk to church.

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African Americans and Hispanics have been looted of trillions — and it needs to stop

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Looting is the word of the day, on the lips of every newscaster, the president, and elected officials across the country. And, indeed, looting is a major problem in America.

In 1981, when Ronald Reagan ended the New Deal era, crushed labor unions, and massively cut the top personal and corporate tax rates, he kicked off the most massive and widespread looting of America since the 1920s.

Working people all across the nation have seen over $7 trillion of their wealth looted by the top 1 percent just in the past two decades, reducing them from the middle class to the working poor.

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