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Kayleigh McEnany mocked on CNN for boasts about Trump reading: Like bragging he ‘cuts his own meat’

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CNN’s John Berman on Wednesday mocked White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany for boasting that President Donald Trump does, in fact, read the intelligence briefs that are given to him.

After playing a clip of McEnany on Tuesday insisting that “the president does read,” Berman marveled at how low a bar had been set when it comes to expectations for America’s commander-in-chief.

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“To be cornered into a space where your response is, ‘The president does read,’ that’s not a place you want to be,” Berman said. “That’s tantamount to, ‘The president ties his own shoes and cuts his own meat.’ You don’t want to be in a place where saying ‘the president reads’ is your best defense.”

CNN reporter Abby Phillip agreed.

“There’s absolutely no universe in which saying that ‘the president reads’ is an accolade,” she said. “I mean, he is the president of the United States. I think we just kind of get to the point where the — we expect so little at this point, but he’s the president of the United States and on this matter, I think, putting all of the other things aside, on issues of national security, I think that is where the bar is extraordinarily high.”

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If Trump loses two more states it’s ‘ballgame over’: AP reporter

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Appearing on MSNBC's " Morning Joe," Associated Press White House correspondent Jonathan Lemire explained Donald Trump's chances of being re-elected have reached the point where, if he loses the electoral votes of one more, he will be out of luck and out of office.

Speaking with co-host Joe Scarborough, Lemire was asked where Trump stands in the battleground states he so desperately needs.

"Both campaigns agree that there are six battleground states to decide this election: Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, Arizona, North Carolina, Florida," he began. "Now the president has to play defense and has had to spend resources and had to go the past week to places like Ohio, Texas -- Georgia is another one where he has to play defense. We don't see, outside of perhaps New Hampshire, a place where Democrats have to do the same now that the Trump campaign has ceded Michigan."

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Trump’s executive orders are confusing and unconstitutional — and likely to hurt his own voters. He doesn’t care.

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As we went into the weekend, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had washed his hands of the negotiations over the vitally necessary COVID-19 relief package, leaving Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and former Tea Party zealot turned White House chief of staff Mark Meadows to try to hash out a deal. Word was that the Democrats had come down from their demand for $3 trillion in various relief programs to $2 trillion, while the White House stuck to its offer of $1 trillion and not a penny more. By Friday, the Senate was going home and the talks had irretrievably stalled.
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Trump administration says US would share COVID vaccine with world after America’s needs are met

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On Monday, Fox News reported that Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar is offering to share any potential COVID-19 vaccine with other countries, after it stabilizes public health in the United States.

"The U.S. will share any coronavirus vaccine it develops with the globe after American needs are met, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said Monday during a visit to Taiwan," reported Evie Fordham.

"Our first priority of course is to develop and produce enough quantity of safe and effective FDA-approved vaccines and therapeutics for use in the United States," said Azar. "But we anticipate having capacity that, once those needs are satisfied, those products would be available in the world community according to fair and equitable distributions that we would consult in the international community on ... After our departure from the WHO, we will work with others in the world community to find the appropriate vehicles for continuing to support, on a multilateral and bilateral basis, global public health on the order that the United States has done in the past."

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