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Trump’s campaign hopes Americans ‘grow numb’ to massive COVID-19 infections and death tolls: report

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COVID-19 infections are still smashing records in the United States, and 130,000 Americans have died of the disease in just four months.

The Washington Post reports that President Donald Trump’s campaign recognizes that the virus will not magically go away by November — and is instead hoping to convince Americans they can simply “live with” the deadly disease spreading unchecked.

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“White House officials also hope Americans will grow numb to the escalating death toll and learn to accept tens of thousands of new cases a day, according to three people familiar with the White House’s thinking,” the paper reports. “Americans will ‘live with the virus being a threat,’ in the words of one of those people, a senior administration official.”

One former administration official tells the Post that the campaign is betting “that people will get over it or if we stop highlighting it, the base will move on and the public will learn to accept 50,000 to 100,000 new cases a day.”

Cases have continued to surge in the United States in recent weeks, even as many European countries that were initially hit hard by the virus have gotten it under control.

Italy, whose daily average infections peaked at more than 5,600 per day in late March, is now seeing under 500 new COVID-19 infections per day.

The United States, in contrast, has seen its new daily cases hit record highs, and it is now averaging more than 50,000 new cases a day.

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Chaotic White House made worse by ‘incompetent’ Trump who rarely shows up for work: report

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According to Playboy magazine senior White House correspondent Brian Karem -- who has seen it first hand -- Donald Trump is an absentee president who puts in little time at his job and, when he does, has no idea what he is supposed to be doing.

Writing for the conservative Bulwark, Karem said is more than just "Putin's puppet," he "incompetent" and therefore dangerous.

As Karem see it, the public is inundated with reports about the president's "bombast, wild claims, misogyny, racism, lies, greed and avarice" but what should be more concerning is his inability to fulfill the basic responsibilities of his office.

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Ohio Democrats bust police officer’s son for stealing Biden campaign signs and then posting the video

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The son of an Ohio police officer was accused this week of outing himself as one of the people who stole a number of Biden campaign signs.

The Ohio Union Country Democratic Party shared video that allegedly has been posted by the son of an officer in Marysville.

"Local cop's son shows off the Biden signs he and his friends stole, then tags the accomplices on his Instagram post," the Union County Democrats' Twitter account said. "Hey @MarysvilleOHPD. You know where he lives. When can we pick up our signs?"

Video shared with the post shows someone flipping through a stash of Democratic Party campaign signs. The post included the message: "Fuck Biden."

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‘Rubber stamp’ Lindsey Graham scorched for announcing ‘we’ve got the votes to confirm’ unnamed Trump SCOTUS nominee

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Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham is under fire for announcing he has enough votes to confirm President Donald Trump's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court – days before the president will announce who the nominee is.

"We've got the votes to confirm Justice Ginsburg [sic] replacement before the election, we're going to move forward in the committee, we're going to report the nomination out of the committee to the floor of the United States Senate so we can vote before the election," Graham said on Fox News Monday night. 

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