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Iowa businessman gets lucrative no-bid coronavirus contract after making big donation to Trump: report

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This February, West Des Moines businessman David Greenspon made his first ever donation to Donald Trump. According to Iowa Starting Line, two months later he received a no-bid contract to obtain Personal Protective Equipment for the state of Iowa.

Greenspon gave $15,000 to the Trump Victory joint fundraising PAC on February 4. He also gave Trump’s presidential campaign committee two donations of $2,800.

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“The $7.2 million that Greenspon’s Competitive Edge business was awarded in early April has come under scrutiny after reporting from the AP’s Ryan Foley,” Iowa Starting Line reports. “Greenspon’s business has never produced or acquired medical equipment before; his business has been known for producing t-shirts and Republican campaign signs in the past. He was tasked with obtaining one million gowns and 100,000 plastic goggles.”

According to additional reporting from the Associated Press, Greenspon was recently arrested and charged for felony assault on a woman.

Read the full report over at Iowa Starting Line.


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It wasn’t just Derek Chauvin who crushed the life out of George Floyd — it was the force of American history

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Encouraging police brutality and other forms violence is one of Donald Trump's favorite things to do.

In a 2017 speech, Donald Trump told police: "Please don't be too nice" to suspected criminals.

Predictably, Trump's administration has systematically removed civil rights protections designed to hold America's police accountable for acts of brutality and other crimes against the public.

On Memorial Day, Donald Trump's wish came true (again).

George Floyd was detained by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin and three of his colleagues on suspicion of using a forged $20 bill to make a purchase at a local convenience store.

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‘The moment is just too big for Donald Trump’: MSNBC contributor rips president’s failures of leadership

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MSNBC's Mike Barnicle blasted President Donald Trump for shrinking from his leadership role as the coronavirus and race riots rage across the nation.

The "Morning Joe" contributor said the president's failure showed he simply didn't understand the nation he leads, and was incapable of faithfully executing his duties.

"The moment is just too big for Donald Trump," Barnicle said. "It's too big for him to handle. He doesn't understand the country, he doesn't understand the loss, he doesn't understand empathy, he doesn't understand the differences between races in this country. He just doesn't understand the nature of the job."

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Trump mocked in China’s state media for fleeing to bunker in the face of protests: ‘Mr President, don’t go hide’

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According to a report in The Guardian, Chinese state media and government leaders are mocking reports that Donald Trump fled to a secure bunker under the White House in the face of massive police brutality protests that reached the White House gates.

Following reports that a "rattled" Trump was ushered to safety by the Secret Service as police battled with George Floyd protesters in the streets of Washington, D.C, among other cities, officials in China took notice.

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