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‘Read the books!’ Trump tells baffled reporter of ‘manuals’ that advise against testing ‘too much’ for COVID-19

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President Donald Trump left a reporter baffled recently when he told him about unspecified medical “manuals” that advise against excessive testing for the novel coronavirus.

In a set of brief preview clips of an upcoming interview set to air on HBO Monday, Trump can be seen telling Axios reporter Jonathan Swan about the perils of mass testing for the disease.

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“You know, there are those that say you can test too much, you do know that,” the president told Swan, who had a look of bewilderment on his face.

“Who says that?” Swan asks.

“Well, just read the manuals,” the president replies.

“Manuals?” Swan asks. “What manuals?”

“Read the books,” Trump insists. “Read the books!”

“What books?” an increasingly incredulous Swan asks.

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The Daily Show mocks Fox News for taking a premature victory lap on low coronavirus cases in Texas and Florida

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It wasn't long ago that New England and west cost states were suffering under the weight of the coronavirus. They locked down states, shutdown the economies and mandated masks. Meanwhile, red states like Texas, Georgia and Florida were celebrating what they thought was smart leadership.

"And guess what," announced Fox News host Sean Hannity on May 20. "Now it's time for all the states to follow their lead."

That lead sent them down the pathway to being the worst in the country for coronavirus cases as COVID-19 ravaged everyone from children to the elderly.

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Republican strategist says he can’t believe GOP Senate is going along with Trump unilaterally raising taxes: ‘We’re really going to do that?’

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In discussion with MSNBC, two Republican strategists, Steve Schmidt and Stuart Stevens,

Schmidt explained that after having to deal with the likes of Sarah Palin on Sen. John McCain's bid for the presidency, he really hoped the GOP wouldn't make the mistake again of choosing someone so clearly ill-equipped. But then there was President Donald Trump.

He explained that Trump's decision to go at it alone over the coronavirus stimulus was a clear indication that he is desperate and losing.

"Donald Trump is cornered in his Bedminster Golf Club and he stood there yesterday signing unconstitutional executive orders, engaging in nonsense, nonsequiturs, nonsense, gibberish, proclaiming himself a victim to a half-drunk Saturday crowd of golfers assembled there, people that pay $350,000 to join the club," said Schmidt.

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Trump calls Mt. Rushmore story ‘fake news’ — but then says it ‘sounds like a good idea’

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President Donald Trump attacked CNN and the New York Times for their story that the White House reached out to the governor of South Dakota about Trump being added to Mt. Rushmore. He claimed it was "fake news" but then proceeded to mischaracterize what the report actually said.

"This is Fake News by the failing @nytimes & bad ratings @CNN. Never suggested it although, based on all of the many things accomplished during the first 3 1/2 years, perhaps more than any other Presidency, sounds like a good idea to me!"

The report doesn't say that he or the White House suggested the idea, it reported that the South Dakota governor created a mock-up of Mt. Rushmore with Trump's face on it.

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