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Trump threw Georgia governor under the bus after Fauci said he’d never support his reopening plan: CNN

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday threw Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp under the bus and said that he was opposed to the governor’s plan to reopen his state’s economy this week.

Now CNN’s Jim Acosta is reporting that Trump only decided to turn on Kemp after members of the president’s pandemic response task force told him that there was no way they could publicly support what the Trump-loving Georgia governor had done.

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“At a meeting just prior to Wednesday’s briefing, task force members were discussing likelihood that some doctors on the panel would be asked by reporters about Kemp’s controversial move to open up many businesses in Georgia, like nail salons and bowling alleys,” Acosta reports. “During the meeting, Doctor Anthony Fauci and others on the task force noted there would be a glaring inconsistency if the scientists were not in agreement with Trump on the Georgia issue during the press conference.”

Acosta’s sources also say that the task force members successfully convinced Trump to change his mind about Kemp’s reopening plan, as the president had apparently earlier expressed private support for the measures.

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Trump has ‘confused’ his own voters about mail-in ballots — and GOP fears ‘turnout crisis’: report

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President Donald Trump's frequent attacks on mail-in voting have made his own voters far less likely to take advantage of filing absentee ballots -- and the Washington Post reports that GOP operatives fear it could create a "turnout crisis."

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill tells the Post that he recently met with a group of Republican voters who traditionally send their ballots through the mail, but were now reluctant to do so thanks to the president's regular attacks on the system.

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Trump’s ‘craziness’ is scaring off exhausted voters in the Rust Belt states: columnist

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In a column for the conservative Bulwark, political observer Daniel McGraw said voters in a key region between Pennsylvania and Ohio have had enough of the chaos in the Donald Trump's White House and his failure to bring the jobs he promised them in 2016.

As McGraw points out, the region along the border encompassing Erie, Crawford, Mercer, Lawrence and Beaver counties in Pennsylvania was a solid Democratic region until Trump came along. Writing that candidate Trump swept into the area in 2016 with rallies where he promised jobs and better times ahead McGraw stated that Trump's pitch was well-received and local voters turned out for him.

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‘Deborah took the bait & hit us!’ Trump lashes out at Birx for delivering bad news about the virus

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President Donald Trump stepped into the dispute between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Dr. Deborah Birx.

The White House coronavirus task force coordinator warned Sunday that the U.S. was in a "new phase" of the pandemic, as Pelosi escalated her attacks on the senior scientist.

"So Crazy Nancy Pelosi said horrible things about Dr. Deborah Birx, going after her because she was too positive on the very good job we are doing on combatting the China Virus, including Vaccines & Therapeutics," Trump tweeted. "In order to counter Nancy, Deborah took the bait & hit us. Pathetic!"

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