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WATCH: Trump threatens to ‘override’ governors if churches aren’t re-opened – then leaves briefing without taking questions

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At a White House press briefing on Friday, President Donald Trump said that houses of worship should be considered “essential.”

The president called on governors to allow churches, synagogues, and mosques to reopen this weekend. “If they don’t do it, I will override the governors,” Trump said.

He did not take any questions from the press after making his announcement.

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Trump tried bullying schools into reopening — and now it’s blown up in his face: NYT

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President Donald Trump's attempts to bully public schools into opening their doors during the novel coronavirus pandemic appear to have backfired.

A new report from the New York Times documents how Trump's aggressive push to force schools back open without offering a plan to do so safely has only hardened opposition from teachers unions who have complained that the current state of the pandemic makes going back to class too risky to their members' health.

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‘Months to prepare’: Trump’s ‘disarray’ after Kamala Harris joins Biden mocked on Morning Joe

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MSNBC's John Heilemann marveled at the "total disarray" in President Donald Trump's response to Sen. Kamala Harris joining the Democratic ticket.

The president has seemed even more off than usual since Joe Biden named the California Democrat his running mate, the "Morning Joe" contributor said, although Trump and the Republican Party should have been prepared for that likely scenario.

"If you think about the metrics by which we judge in politics, a VP rollout, they controlled the timing, didn't have a leak that came out, got out ahead of them," Heilemann said. "All the electronic means they used on Tuesday to get the word out, 24 hours later you had a unified Democratic Party. No faction of the party taking potshots at the pick. Not just unified but enthused, donors writing checks. Small donors on the web giving the campaign its biggest fund-raising campaign in history. Everything you could want on the Democratic side and rave reviews from the press. A candidate who cleared the bar ready to be commander in chief. No one questioning their qualifications, and on the Republican side, total disarray in terms of what the message is supposed to be."

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Trump goes all-in on portraying Kamala Harris as an ‘angry’ Black woman in new Fox interview

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President Donald Trump on Thursday went all-in on portraying presumptive Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) as "angry" and "mad."

During an interview with Fox Business's Maria Bartiromo, the president assailed Harris for her questioning of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his Senate confirmation hearings.

The president described Harris as "a mad woman" and said that "she was the angriest of the group [of Democrats at the Kavanaugh hearings] and they were all angry."

"They're all radical left, angry people," the president added. "These are seriously ill people."

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