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Republicans spent the weekend lobbying Trump to kill funding for World Health Organization during COVID-19 pandemic

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President Donald Trump’s attempt to dodge responsibility for the impact of the coronavirus has prompted blame pointed at China and the World Health Organization. In the middle of a global pandemic, Trump is leaning toward canceling 100 percent of the WHO’s funding.

On Friday, Fox News host Tucker Carlson obtained a “leaked document” he said showed Trump was “on the brink of resuming U.S. funding of the World Health Organization.”

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According to a report from Axios, Trump was nearly convinced to restore partial funding for the WHO, given the need for the world to work together to fight COVID-19. Trump, however, is vacillating between most options. Three sources said he was ready to kill the future funding, while another source said the decision was still fluid.

While Trump and GOP leaders spent the weekend at Camp David, they pressed the president “to not give a dime to WHO,” a source familiar with the weekend told Axios.

“That’s where the president’s head is at as well. So it was more reaffirming his position,” added another source.

House Democrats say that Trump doesn’t have the legal authority to stop WHO funding since Congress controls the budget for the United States. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi seemed to indicate that she would challenge the decision if Trump attempts to enact his funding cuts.

The Trump White House claimed that no language in Congress’ spending bills forcing dollars go to the WHO.

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Read the full report at Axios.


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Confused Trump can’t stop talking about the new military ‘hydrosonic’ toothbrush missile

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President Donald Trump spent some of his time at his Ohio rally Saturday saying that under his leadership the military has developed a secret hydrosonic missile.

There's just one problem: Hydrosonic is a toothbrush.

The Hydrosonic Pro is a Curaprox product that boasts "ultra-fine, gentle CUREN® filaments."Hypersonic missiles are weapons that can travel at 17 times the speed of sound and Navy warships will be outfitted with them. Trump also seems confused about the facts, saying that the missile travels at five times the speed of normal missiles.

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‘Jarring’: PA Trump fans attack polls making so much noise poll workers couldn’t read instructions to voters

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One Pennsylvania polling place fell under a full out attack on those standing in line to vote and trying to cast a ballot on Saturday.

In a Twitter thread, Behavioral Economist Alex Imas explained that while he was casting his ballot on the outskirts of Philadelphia County, PA Saturday, a parade of semis and other cars surrounded the polling place, laying on their horns.

"I arrived just as polling place opened. Short line. Thought I'd be in and out in 20 minutes tops. Even w/ this short line, it took 2+ hours," he explained.

"Then the next Semi followed, then the 3rd," he continued. "A motorcade of semis, jeeps, and a few sedans drove down the road. All honking. All flying Trump 2020 flags. With people yelling out the window. This motorcade snaked around the polling place the entire time I was there (2 hrs)."

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Trump gives 9/11 first responders back the $3.3 million he took from health fund: GOP Congressman

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told Rep. Peter King (R-NY) announced that the 9/11 first responders would get the $3.3 million back that President Donald Trump stole from the program that helped them with medical treatments.

Those at the Twin Towers site in the days following the terrorist attacks breathed in a series of toxic gasses and asbestosis, leading them to have a slew of health problems years later. A fund was set up to ensure that those heroes were always taken care of for the rest of their lives as they suffered through their final years.

“It’s a great victory for really deserving people,” King told the New York Daily News Saturday. "I mean this just never should have happened, but we fought hard, we got it done."

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