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Trump staff had an inquisition for healthcare workers for Tulsa rally — demanding to know if they leaked staff COVID story

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President Donald Trump was so incensed that the media learned of his staffers who caught COVID-19 in Tulsa, Oklahoma that he had a kind of inquisition for healthcare workers to investigate if they leaked the story.

The Washington Post reported Wednesday that those familiar to his reaction said that outside of the BOK center, Trump campaign staff were being tested before the event. When the information was released, they scrambled, quizzing who leaked the information about the positive cases.

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Healthcare workers were “then given a different list of people to test, according to two people with direct knowledge of the events who, like others in this story, spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe internal conversations,” said the Post.

Previous reports said that Trump was so furious about the news being released that when he found out the arena was only half-full, he almost turned the plane around.

Trump campaign spokesperson Tim Murtaugh said the team “performed more tests than originally anticipated” in Tulsa, and that the rally mandated that campaign employees “wore masks during the rally in accordance with [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] guidelines.” White House spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany said that she wouldn’t wear a mask at the COVID-19 hotspot.

To make a bad situation worse, the BOK Center had placed signs on seats, saying “Do Not Sit Here, Please!” to encourage rallygoers to socially distance. The Trump fans removed the signs and did as they saw fit.

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Since the rally, Oklahoma has exploded with cases. The incubation period of the virus can be anywhere from 5-14 days, so the increase in cases in the state are likely attributed to the state’s reopening that happened weeks prior to the Tulsa rally. Trump’s advance team arrived in Tulsa a week prior to the rally, so it’s unknown if they contracted it in Oklahoma, on the way to Oklahoma, or in Virginia, where Trump’s campaign is located.

You can read the full report at the Washington Post.


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Trump can ‘rage from the balcony’ but he ‘will not succeed’: Dem super lawyer promises to protect the vote

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President Donald Trump has a lot of options available to him when it comes to his attempt to steal the election. That doesn't mean they'll work, however.

In an interview with Democratic "super-lawyer" Bob Bauer, "The Circus's" John Heilemann listed a few scenarios for Trump trying to steal the election.

"We already have an electoral infrastructure -- a voting system -- that is not always adequately resourced or supported," Bauer explained. "You take that system, you layer on top of it a pandemic, you lay on top of that destructive behavior by one of the major political parties who espouses this kind of nonsense, and you add on top of that the internet-distributed misinformation plays, and that just means that the task that you have to address these contingencies is much larger than it's been as a structural matter any time in the past."

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2020 Election

Will American elections ever again be legitimate?

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Only an established, legal “right to vote“ can defeat Republican voter suppression.

Republican politicians and conservative commentators are shocked, shocked! that Chief Justice John Roberts would say that people who voted before election day in Pennsylvania but their ballots were delayed by Lewis DeJoy’s sabotage of the Post Office should have their vote counted.

Increasingly, this election is coming down to the simple question of how effective 40 years of concerted Republican voter suppression efforts will be.

Their main strategy, particularly since George and Jeb Bush got together in 2000 to use a Texas felon list to purge 90,000 Black people off voting roles in Florida, has been removing the names of people who are legitimate voters.

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Melania Trump cancels appearance at Pennsylvania rally due to ‘lingering cough’

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First Lady Melania Trump has cancelled an appearance at a Pennsylvania rally with President Donald Trump due to her ongoing COVID-19 symptoms.

The first lady was slated to travel with the president on Tuesday to her first rally since receiving the COVID-19 diagnosis.

"Mrs. Trump continues to feel better every day following her recovery from COVID-19, but with a lingering cough, and out of an abundance of caution, she will not be traveling today," a statement from the First Lady's Office said.

CONFIRMED: Melania Trump will no longer accompany her husband to PA tonight, per her spokeswoman: "Mrs. Trump continues to feel better every day following her recovery from COVID-19, but with a lingering cough, and out of an abundance of caution, she will not be traveling today."

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