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‘I worked with Larry Kudlow — no one has less credibility’ on COVID-19: CNN’s John Harwood

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John Harwood once worked at CNBC covering business, economics and the markets, but at CNN Harwood is at the White House covering the ever-evolving story about the future of the coronavirus in the United States.

“Look, eventually reality catches up to political baloney, and that’s what’s happening in real-time with coronavirus,” said Harwood at the White House.

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On Monday, the White House said that they would no longer require temperatures be taken to enter the building. It’s a strange move given six of Trump’s advance team, including two Secret Service agents, tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the Tulsa rally.

“We’ve had mixed messages and missed messages all year long on coronavirus,” said Harwood. “It was really brought to a head this morning. Take a listen to these two advisers, both economic advisers, Peter Navarro and Larry Kudlow. Listen to their differing assessments of what we’re facing ahead in the next couple of months.”

Kudlow appeared on CNBC to say that a second wave of coronavirus “isn’t coming.”

“It’s just hot spots. They send in CDC teams, we’ve got the testing procedures, we’ve got the diagnostics, we’ve got the PPE. And so I really think it’s a pretty good situation,” he said.

“Actually, I think nationwide the positivity rate is still quite low, well under 10 percent,” he also said. Ten percent of the U.S. population would mean nearly 32 million people would have the coronavirus.

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Peter Navarro, by contrast, said that the U.S. is filling the stockpile anticipating a second-wave would come in the fall.

“Look, Larry Kudlow is my friend,” Harwood confessed. “We worked together at CNBC for many years. It is hard to think of a public official with less credibility on this topic than Larry Kudlow. He’s the one who said we’ve got it controlled airtight several months ago.”

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Here’s why Wall Street has decided it’s fine with Democrats sweeping the election

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President Donald Trump has tried to portray himself as an economic savior, and warned that Joe Biden winning the election would be a disaster for jobs and businesses.

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"Traders in recent weeks have been piling into bets that a 'blue wave' election, in which Democrats also seize the Senate, will produce an economy-juicing blast of fresh fiscal stimulus of $3 trillion or more that carries the U.S. past the coronavirus crisis and into a more normal environment for markets," reported Ben White. "Far from panicking at the prospect of a Biden win, Wall Street CEOs, traders and investment managers now mostly say they would be fine with a change in the White House that reduces the Trump noise, lowers the threat of further trade wars and ensures a continuation of the government spending they’ve seen in recent years."

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MSNBC’s Morning Joe can’t wait for Democrats to throw McConnell’s words back in his face

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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell gave Democrats every justification to expand the Supreme Court.

The "Morning Joe" host -- an ex-Republican -- said Democrats should throw McConnell's words back in his face to make the case for expanding the court if they retake the majority, after Republicans brazenly violated their own precedent to ram through Amy Coney Barrett.

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