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Trump is freaking out about his failing poll numbers — so he’s officially launching his campaign against Biden

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After a series of polls showing President Donald Trump was losing to former Vice President Joe Biden, the president’s campaign is launching a series of attack ads against Biden while Americans are continuing to die in the coronavirus crisis.

According to Axios, the COVID-19 “pandemic forced a pause, and a lighter touch, on Trump’s original attack plan against his presumed general election opponent, according to people familiar with internal conversations.”

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“A lot of people have told the president to be careful, or risk seeming tone-deaf to the needs of the country right now,” said a Trump administration official.

Trump thought that he was about to run a campaign touting his strong economy, but with the worst economy since the Great Depression and Trump promising things would still be bad for the rest of the year but would be “great” by next year.

“He is going to try to campaign as ‘Joe Lunchbox from Scranton, Pa.’ But he will be exposed as ‘NAFTA Joe,'” one official said.

“Joe Lunchbox” is not among the nicknames famously used for Biden, except by Republicans and Russian bots on Twitter and Facebook, according to a Google search.

“The campaign plans to launch state-specific attacks targeting Biden’s record on three areas: Cuba, fracking and trade,” said Axios.

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None of the topics seem to be impacting Americans who lost jobs due to the coronavirus and are suffering from increased fear about more people spreading the virus as states begin to reopen. It could end up making Trump look like he’s out of touch with the fears and anxieties most Americans are suffering from.

Biden, by contrast, is addressing the failures of the administration in dealing with the coronavirus crisis.

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Reports last week from multiple sources verified that Trump lost it with his campaign manager for his falling poll numbers, threatening to sue the man. Trump denies it. As states reopen, Trump is taking an even greater risk. If the reopening results in a huge increase in coronavirus cases and deaths the economy will likely fall even more and Americans will blame him for the decision to rush the reopening before a vaccine was released.

Read the full report from Axios.

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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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