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CNN’s Cuomo slams Trump advisers for attacking Fauci: ‘Why doesn’t Captain Carnage tell his sycophants to shut up?’

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On CNN Tuesday, Chris Cuomo slammed President Donald Trump’s aides for attacking Dr. Anthony Fauci — and their boss for allowing it to continue despite knowing Fauci is correct.

“Trump knows Fauci is a trusted source,” said Cuomo. “Given what just came out of his mouth, we have to ask why is he trying to destroy Fauci? And the answer is because Fauci keeps telling you the truth about COVID-19.”

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“If the president isn’t behind it, why is his campaign pushing out a staffer like Stephen Moore, who is openly trying to smear Fauci’s decades-long service?” said Cuomo. “The guy is supposed to be an economic analyst. What about this from Peter Navarro, another Trumper? Now he’s a Fauci critic? These guys want to talk about being trustworthy and records of getting things wrong, and they work for Trump and never admit his legendary lies? And Dan Scavino, deputy chief of staff for communications, he posted this cartoon, mocking the top infectious disease specialist on his Facebook page as he calls him his colleague.”

“So, yes, Trump is behind this. And, yes, this is how Trump and his trolls treat colleagues,” said Cuomo. “The truth is, the man who promised to ‘drain the swamp’ has created more stench and added more alligators. That’s what Trump has done. If i’m wrong, why doesn’t Captain Carnage tell his sycophants to shut up? If he likes Fauci and believes he’s a trusted source, why doesn’t he say stop? Why doesn’t he correct it? Because he likes what they’re saying. He wants them to say it because he doesn’t want you to believe the truth, unless it benefits him.”

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WATCH: Damning supercut of Trump’s failed COVID predictions as US passes 5 million infections

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The United States now has more than 5 million novel coronavirus infections -- and President Donald Trump is still insisting, as he has for months, that the situation is totally under control.

CNN on Monday played a damning supercut of Trump's failed predictions about the coronavirus pandemic, starting as far back as January when he told CNBC that "it's one person coming in from China and we have it under control, it's going to be just fine."

"5 million is not just fine," interjected host John Berman. "And it's 5 million more than the close to zero the president promised in March."

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‘The hydroxychloroquine of economic policy’: Krugman warns ‘greater recession’ could come from Trump’s stimulus

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Speaking to CNN on Sunday, Nobel Prize winner Paul Krugman explained that the things President Donald Trump did on Saturday would provide little help to Americans desperate to survive amid a worse recession since the Great Depression.

Amid the coronavirus crisis, the U.S. entered another recession, and jobs were lost so quickly by the shutdown that the unemployment rate soared to 14.7 percent. In the 2007-2008 recession, the rate tapped out at 10 percent. The highest U.S. unemployment rate was 24.9 percent in 1933 during the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl.

"This new thing, what it is, is both limited and it calls for a new program," said Krugman about Trump's proposal. "It calls for complicated actions from the states. More money. And one thing we learned it's that our unemployment insurance system in this country is not designed to do complicated things. The virtue of the last round was that it was very, very simple. Just $600 a month and even so, a lot of people took a long, long time before they got those benefits."

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‘Sounds like he’s not getting the job done’: Acosta hammers Trump aide for being a ‘dealmaker’ who can’t make a deal

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President Donald Trump's campaign aide Jason Miller told Congress that they need to get back to Washington to pass a stimulus package. The comment came as Trump was spending his weekend in Bedminster, New Jersey, golfing at his resort. Meanwhile, Trump's campaign seems to also be off message about the president's executive orders, revealing that apparently, they didn't work because a stimulus is still needed.

CNN's Jim Acosta probed Miller on how Trump could claim to be a "dealmaker" and so brilliant at making deals if he can't even manage to make a deal with Congress on the COVID-19 stimulus package.

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