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Trump’s Mt Rushmore speech trashed on CNN for being nonsense straight out of the ‘Hannity universe’

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On CNN Saturday, reporter Brian Stelter tore into President Donald Trump’s Mount Rushmore speech.

“The president had a chance to deliver one of these unifying messages, especially ahead of Independence Day, but instead he chose to go on the attack,” said anchor Christi Paul. “Do you think that was the right strategy and why?”

“It sounded like a Stephen Miller speech,” said Stelter. “And that is something that appeals to the parts of the president’s base that he really focuses on. This is wartime conservativism [sic], this belief that conservatives are at war trying to protect the country from change.”

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“That message, I know it resonates well with the base,” added Stelter. “You have to be plugged into the narrative the right wing is selling on radio, TV, and online, which is about statues, which is about monuments. When the president said something like he said last night — schools are teaching students to hate their own country — that makes no sense unless you are plugged into the Hannity universe and that makes sense.”

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‘This is going to be a nightmare’: WaPo business columnist says Trump’s executive orders will be disasters

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Washington Post economics columnist Catherine Rampell on Monday said that President Donald Trump's executive orders intended to provide economic relief to Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic have the potential to make things much worse.

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WATCH: Damning supercut of Trump’s failed COVID predictions as US passes 5 million infections

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The United States now has more than 5 million novel coronavirus infections -- and President Donald Trump is still insisting, as he has for months, that the situation is totally under control.

CNN on Monday played a damning supercut of Trump's failed predictions about the coronavirus pandemic, starting as far back as January when he told CNBC that "it's one person coming in from China and we have it under control, it's going to be just fine."

"5 million is not just fine," interjected host John Berman. "And it's 5 million more than the close to zero the president promised in March."

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‘The hydroxychloroquine of economic policy’: Krugman warns ‘greater recession’ could come from Trump’s stimulus

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Speaking to CNN on Sunday, Nobel Prize winner Paul Krugman explained that the things President Donald Trump did on Saturday would provide little help to Americans desperate to survive amid a worse recession since the Great Depression.

Amid the coronavirus crisis, the U.S. entered another recession, and jobs were lost so quickly by the shutdown that the unemployment rate soared to 14.7 percent. In the 2007-2008 recession, the rate tapped out at 10 percent. The highest U.S. unemployment rate was 24.9 percent in 1933 during the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl.

"This new thing, what it is, is both limited and it calls for a new program," said Krugman about Trump's proposal. "It calls for complicated actions from the states. More money. And one thing we learned it's that our unemployment insurance system in this country is not designed to do complicated things. The virtue of the last round was that it was very, very simple. Just $600 a month and even so, a lot of people took a long, long time before they got those benefits."

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