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Navy officials fear sailors are losing confidence in their pandemic leadership: CNN correspondent

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On CNN Tuesday, in the wake of acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly’s resignation amid the scandal over relieved Capt. Brett Crozier, CNN correspondent Barbara Starr reported that the Navy is worried the coronavirus pandemic, and the controversy over their response, has shaken troops’ confidence in their leadership.

“The Navy very much wanting to move on from this,” said Starr. “They want to get those sailors healthy, they want to eventually get the ship back out to sea. But most important, you’ll remember that video of hundreds of sailors cheering their captain as he left the deck for the last time. They want that crew to feel like the Navy — and they want all of the Navy sailors to feel like somebody is looking after them in this crisis and that is — the fact that that was called into question may be the biggest crisis for the Navy at this point.”

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Two white men beat Black man with baseball bats in ‘terrifying racially motivated attack’ in Portland: witness

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Police in Oregon are investigating an alleged assault where a Black man says he was attacked by two men with a baseball bat in a Portland park on July 3, The Oregonian reports.

According to witnesses, a "derogatory term" was used against the man during the attack by one of the suspects, both of whom were white.

“I saw the man get hit with these metal bats; while he was pleading for them to stop, they were hurling vicious racial slurs,” witness Jessica Johnson wrote in a Facebook post.

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‘Flailing’ Trump is ‘losing and he’s going to lose bigly’: CNN pollster

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Appearing on CNN's "New Day" with host John Berman, polling analyst Harry Enten said Donald Trump is running a disastrous re-election campaign where the president is losing to his presumptive opponent, Joe Biden, on topics near and dear to the public where the president should be dominating.

According to the analyst, the president is "flailing" because his campaign is pursuing a "losing strategy" as revealed by his poor polling numbers.

Using an ABC/Ipsos poll released Friday morning as his guide, Enten explained, "It's important obviously to put this into context because the president is going to be running against somebody else in former Vice President Joe Biden and, when it comes to the issue of the coronavirus and you match up Biden versus Trump, who is trusted more on the issue, the former vice president is trusted by double digits and also on race relations, the other big issue of the day, we see the former vice president trusted by double digits. It's difficult to imagine that the president will win unless something changes."

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Mike Pence hoped being Trump’s worshipful manservant would protect him from the president’s collapse — but the pandemic’s on him now

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One of the most enduring Trump-era internet memes is "I hope you find someone who looks at you the way Mike Pence looks at Donald Trump." Trevor Noah's "Daily Show" has had a lot of fun with it:

Who's ready to watch Mike Pence watch Donald Trump? #SOTU pic.twitter.com/QqHUeAaXAq

— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) February 5, 2019

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