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Trump’s contradictory claims about coronavirus testing revealed by damning CNN super-cut

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Most of the countries that have moved forward with reopening have at their core a robust testing operation. The United States may be testing thousands of Americans, but it’s a tiny fraction of the country’s over 330 million people.

The confusion on testing goes back to a series of statements from President Donald Trump, who appears to be all over the place about what is happening and what should be done.

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“We’re testing everybody that we need to test,” said Trump on Feb. 26.

“Anybody who wants a test can get a test,” Trump said March 6.

“We took over an obsolete, broken, testing system,” Trump claimed March 21, but there were no COVID-19 tests left by the Obama administration. The coronavirus didn’t come about until 2019, which is why it’s named COVID-19.

“There’s not a lot of issues with testing,” Trump claimed on April 10.

“The governors are supposed to do testing,” Trump told Americans on April 14.

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“We are lapping the world on testing,” Trump claimed on April 27.

“I’ve always said testing is somewhat overrated,” the president eventually said on May 7.

Testing is important because it gives people a handle on how safe their communities are. But when fewer people are tested, more people are eager to get back out into the community, which is what Trump wants to reignite the economy.

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Protests around the world: This time it’s different

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A profound, historical difference separates the protests across America the past six days from past eruptions of anger over police violence against black men and women. It’s a difference that isn’t showing up news reports, televised or print even though it’s quite apparent.

The differences are where these demonstrations are taking place and who is protesting,

In Los Angeles, the demonstrators were not in the poor and historically black neighborhood known as Watts, but in Beverly Hills and the city’s prosperous West Side. Many of those demonstrating were white. In some places a majority were white.

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COVID-19 cases skyrocket among younger Americans as states reopen

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The coronavirus is tearing into a new demographic as states relax social distancing guidelines.

Younger Americans have gone back to work in the service industry and congregating in public, and their activity seems to be bearing out ominous predictions from public health experts, reported The Daily Beast.

“Watch what’s happening before and after the peak,” said epidemiologist Dr. Judith Malmgren, of the University of Washington’s school of public health. “The disease didn’t change, but the people who were infected changed.”

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Trump’s Confederacy-loving fans accused of treason in brutal new Lincoln Project ad

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In another no-holds-barred ad from the Lincoln Project -- headed up by Republicans Rick Wilson, George Conway and Steve Schmidt -- Donald Trump is linked to the Confederacy and, by extension, treason against the United States.

The ad notes the prevalence of the Confederate flag at Trump rallies -- some even bearing his name -- and notes, "The men who followed this flag 150 years ago knew what it meant: Treason against their country. Death of the United States,” in the voiceover.

With clips showing the neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, the ad goes on to ask, "What does it say that they’re all in for Trump?"

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