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The problem isn’t the campaign manager — it’s Trump: Republican analyst

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Switching up the campaign manager four months before the election when the latest poll shows you 12 points down has nothing to do with the campaign’s leadership, Republican analyst Amanda Carpenter explained on CNN Wednesday.

“The problem isn’t that Donald Trump has a bad campaigner,” said Carpenter in an interview with CNN’s Don Lemon. “They’re raising tons of money. They have a boatload of surrogates. The problem is that he has a bad presidency. And no one — no one, no spin master, not Kellyanne Conway, not Brad Parscale can spin the most important number of this election, and that’s — at present, 137,000 dead and rising. And so what we need to see if Donald Trump wants to turn this around is to turn around his white house. And I have four words of advice: More Fauci, less Kayleigh.”

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She explained that the one thing people need is facts and honesty, not spin or, worse, a president encouraging people to inject disinfectant or use UV lights under the skin somehow.

“People want real leadership,” Carpenter explained. “They want competence. They want expertise. We need it. We’ve been in lockdowns and quarantines since march. And it’s like the White House woke up, looked at the calendar in July and said, ‘Oh, we better start thinking about school.’ And what was their plan? Well, open up five days a week. Figure it out according to these completely unworkable CDC guidelines. And if you don’t, we’ll take away your funding. I mean parents I know, the first question when you talk to anybody, ‘What are you doing about school? What are you doing about school?’ I think a lot of people were good soldiers, tried to suck it up, put on a brave face, and got through the spring, but now you’re looking at rolled back dates, September, October, school’s not even opening. There seems to be no end in sight, and this has gotten completely away from Trump, and putting people like Dr. Fauci on the back burner really makes even the most ardent Republicans question him in their hearts.”

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Bank VP gets booted from family business after responding to Obama’s eulogy with racist Facebook screed

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According to the Valdosta Daily Times, an executive at a small family bank has been removed from his job after a racist, anti-Semitic Facebook post in response to President Barack Obama's eulogy of civil rights leader John Lewis.

"David Hollis has been asked by Citizens Community Bank to resign both his position and his role on the bank's board of directors, according to a CCB statement to the Valdosta Daily Times," reported Chris Herbert. "'The employee was asked to submit his resignation and is no longer employed by the bank, nor will he be serving on the board of directors,' the statement read."

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Trump donor revealed as a secret funder of the conservative outlet The Federalist: NYT

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For years, there has been speculation about the funding behind the right-wing publication The Federalist, which has turned into one of President Donald Trump's most reliable backers.

However, a new report from The New York Times appears to have partially solved this mystery.

Two sources with knowledge of The Federalist's finances tell the Times that packing supply magnate Dick Uihlein is one of the people who gives generously to the publication.

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‘Would be comical if it didn’t involve real lives’: Trump interview spotlights deadly failure of his COVID-19 response

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"If you wrote this as grotesque farce" for a movie script, wrote actor and progressive activist John Cusack, "no one would believe it."

In an interview with Jonathan Swan of Axios that aired late Monday, President Donald Trump sputtered, declared "You can't do that," and continued trying to downplay the massive and rising coronavirus death toll when confronted with the fact the U.S. has a higher mortality rate by percentage of population than major countries like South Korea and Germany.

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