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Pro-Trump reporter banned from White House briefing room for ignoring social distancing guidelines

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On Wednesday, the White House Correspondents Association announced that it would be banning One America News Network reporter Chanel Rion from the press briefing room, after she repeatedly refused to follow social distancing guidelines imposed as a safety precaution against coronavirus.

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The WHCA has set up a rotation of reporters who are allowed to be in a briefing on any given day, to limit the number of people in the room and reduce the likelihood of transmission. But Rion has frequently come in on days when she is not in the rotation, standing at the back of the room and insisting she is a “guest” of White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham when asked to leave.

In her work for the far-right, pro-Trump outlet OANN, Rion has promoted a number of conspiracy theories, including that former Democratic staffer Seth Rich was murdered by party leadership and that Democratic officials have engaged in satanic cannibalism. She also partnered with Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani on a multi-part special trying to gather dirt from corrupt Ukrainian officials in the attempt to discredit impeachment.


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The 2020 general election campaign between two top parties has unofficially been set.

"Joe Biden formally clinched the Democratic presidential nomination Friday, setting him up for a bruising challenge to President Donald Trump that will play out against the unprecedented backdrop of a pandemic, economic collapse and civil unrest," the AP reported Friday. "The former vice president has effectively been his party’s leader since his last challenger in the Democratic primary, Bernie Sanders, ended his campaign in April. But Biden pulled together the 1,991 delegates needed to become the nominee after seven states and the District of Columbia held presidential primaries Tuesday."

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On Friday, President Donald Trump retweeted a video from right-wing commentator Glenn Beck, which appeared to question the wisdom of calling George Floyd a "hero" — and concurring with Black GOP commentator Candace Owens, who said it "sickens me" he is being "held up as a martyr."

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