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Trump is living in a ‘COVIDless la-la land’ — and can’t understand why he isn’t being taken seriously: CNN’s Cuomo

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On Wednesday’s edition of CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time,” Chris Cuomo slammed President Donald Trump for demanding people take him seriously as he ignores his own health experts and tries to override recommendations on school closures.

“Another day gone without the president deciding to lead us with a plan of action to fight the pandemic,” said Cuomo. “Instead, we now know what he meant by pressuring states to reopen schools, ready or not, without ever offering them a plan to help. If they don’t reopen, he will punish the poorest students. He said he’s going to pull federal aid, and the kids that get most of that aid are the neediest. Many of them are white, by the way, and from families that may be Trumpers.”

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“You may argue, wait a minute, the CDC put together some guidelines to help states figure out how to reopen,” said Cuomo. “You’re right. But Trump attacked the CDC for putting too much emphasis on safety, calling the suggestions too tough and expensive. Guess what, the CDC buckled. New recommendations are coming next week. Do you think they’ll make schools more or less safe? That’s a rhetorical question. And I told you the scientists would be silenced last night.”

“Today, who don’t we see?” added Cuomo. “No Fauci at the task force briefing. I wonder why? Because Fauci is saying we’re not on the right side of the pandemic, that we shouldn’t be complacent, that we’re knee-deep in the crisis. So the president wants you to ignore his own health officials to live in his COVIDless la-la land, and at the same time, he says he should be given more credit because Fauci and the others are seen as so credible. Maybe if you start listening to Fauci, and doing what Fauci says you should do, you’ll be seen as credible as Fauci is!”

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Senior officials battling White House over urgent risk of reopening schools

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Public health officials are increasingly worried that states -- especially in the South -- are not seriously considering the coronavirus risks associated with reopening schools.

Trump administration officials have insisted to governors that reopening schools could be done safely, but senior officials have recently pressed White House officials to improve their messaging about the potential risks, reported The Daily Beast.

“If you have Trump going out there and saying everything is fine there’s a risk that that’s what people are going to think going back,” said one senior official. “There’s a real possibility that counties won’t implement all the measures outlined in the [Centers for Disease Control] guidelines and will just say, ‘Look, we’re doing the best we can and that’s it.’ There’s no one to enforce that stuff.”

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WATCH: COVID truther goes on wild rant about communism after getting pulled over by cops

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A South Carolina woman this week was caught on video going on a wild rant about Jesus and communism after a police officer pulled her over because her anti-vaccination signs were completely obscuring her car's rear window.

The video shows that the woman was driving a car that was covered in signs that protested not just economic shut downs, but also simply testing people for COVID-19.

After the officer pulled her over, she demanded to see his badge number and started yelling at him.

The officer tried to calm her down and told her there was no reason to be upset.

"Oh, no reason to get upset just because we're in communist Greenville, South Carolina?!" she yelled back. "I am not being disorderly! I have freedom of speech! You're being disorderly!"

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‘Angry’ Michigan Trump voters want ‘this nightmare to end’ in November

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President Donald Trump's Michigan supporters are abandoning their 2016 pick for Vice President Joe Biden as the election comes closer.

In a series of interviews on MSNBC Sunday, revisited voters they'd met earlier in the election cycle in Kent County.

Katey Morse and her husband were both working full time, and their kids were in school back in March, but things quickly changed as the coronavirus spread throughout the country. Luckily, she and her husband didn't lose their jobs, but they, like many parents, are struggling to do virtual school for their kids.

"I'm turning into more of an angry person than I've ever been in my life," she said about how she feels politically, noting that it makes her sad. "I've just got a countdown to November now, and I'm hoping we'll wake up from this nightmare we're in."

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