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‘The deaths don’t matter to him’: Art of the Deal coauthor says Trump ‘has no conscience’

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Donald Trump’s coauthor of the 1987 book “Trump: The Art of the Deal” blasted the president for his response to the coronavirus pandemic during a Friday appearance on MSNBC.

Schwartz joined MSNBC chief legal correspondent Ari Melber on “The Beat.”

“I’m curious what you see here on day when the president is again declaring victories he hasn’t achieved,” Melber said.

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“This has been revelatory to me, Ari, the whole way he has responded has prompted me to really rethink Trump’s motivation,” Schwartz replied. “I’ve always assumed like most people have that the primary motivation is to be loved and admired and recognized and praised. That is a motivation, but the deeper motivation is domination — is to win.”

“And that is a function of the fact that he has no conscience,” he explained. “So he doesn’t make a distinction between right or wrong, nor does he feel a distinction between right or wrong. so when he is inventing stories and lies and a reality that is of his own making, he’s doing it without any shame or guilt, and that is an enormous advantage in a situation where most people would be limited by their respect for the truth and by their concern for how they were going to have an impact on others.”

“He doesn’t care. The deaths — I know this is extreme — the deaths don’t matter to him,” Schwartz concluded.

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Idaho’s Trump-loving lieutenant governor declares war on state’s GOP governor over COVID-19 shutdown

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Idaho's lieutenant governor has gone to war with her state's governor -- fellow Republican -- over coronavirus shutdown orders.

Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin has gone after Gov. Brad Little, who has ordered bars to stay closed until at least June 13, angering the lieutenant governor whose family owns The Celt Pub and Grill, reported The Daily Beast.

“As Lieutenant Governor, I am one heartbeat away from the governor’s chair,” McGeachin wrote. "[We were] sidelined and left to watch silently as the government closed Main Street by unilaterally deciding which businesses were ‘essential’ and which ones were not.”

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Major hospital chains reap billions in federal bailout money while sitting on piles of cash: report

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According to a report from the New York Times, a substantial amount of federal funds that were designated to support hospitals overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic ended up being shipped off to major hospital chains already flush with cash in the bank.

The report begins by noting that Providence Health System, one of the country’s largest and richest hospital chains, was the recipient of $509 million in government aide even though the company is loaded with so much money it invests its excess cash and reaps big rewards.

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WATCH: Staten Island grocery shoppers drive out woman who refuses to wear a mask in the store

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A group of angry shoppers at a Staten Island ShopRite were captured on video driving out a woman in the store who refused to wear a face mask.

The 20-second video clip shows masked shoppers swarming around a shopper who is pushing her cart around without any kind of face covering.

"Get out!" one of the shoppers yells at the woman.

"Get the f*ck out of here!" yells another.

While the woman is initially defiant, she eventually relents to peer pressure and leaves the store.

Staten Island has been hard hit by COVID-19 and has recorded more than 13,000 coronavirus infections and nearly 1,000 deaths from the disease.

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