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‘Clueless, shameless, dissembling’: New York Daily News editors rip Trump for trainwreck HBO interview

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The New York Daily News on Wednesday published a scathing editorial in which the editors took President Donald Trump to task for his widely derided interview with Axios reporter Jonathan Swan.

The editors say that Swan during his questioning exposed a “clueless, shameless, dissembling president” who appears to be overwhelmed by the COVID-19 pandemic that is ripping through the country.

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“Trump… fumbled and shuffled misleading charts showing U.S. deaths low as a proportion of total cases,” the editors write. “When Swan responded with plain facts about how poorly America fares in international comparisons of deaths per population, Trump stammered: ‘You can’t do that.'”

The editors then argue that performances such as this one are a big reason why voters have shown they have little confidence in the president’s ability to handle the crisis.

“No wonder new polling shows two-thirds of Americans believe the richest and most powerful nation on Earth has handled coronavirus worse than other countries,” they conclude. “No wonder desperate states are banding together to make up for yawning gaps in federal leadership on testing. The nation is sick in no small part because its leader is sick.”


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Trump flips out after Fox host tells him his former intel chief thinks Russia has something on him

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Speaking on Fox News Radio's The Brian Kilmeade Show this Thursday, President Trump railed against Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, claiming that the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate's son stole "three-and-a-half million bucks" from Russia. As Trump ranted, Kilmeade interrupted and told him that his former director of national intelligence, Dan Coats, "thinks Russia has something on you."

"Dan is a stiff," Trump fired back. "Dan would sit there all day long in a meeting and he would never say anything, and all of a sudden he becomes this guy."

"Dan is a very low-key guy -- I can't even believe he'd say a thing like that," Trump continued.

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Trump met with boos and chants of ‘vote him out’ outside the Supreme Court

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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump went to the Supreme Court Thursday morning to pay their respects to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg but they were met with a very unfriendly audience.

Trump was seen with his eyes closed swaying from side to side, as a slow stream of boos threaded through the audience growing louder and louder. The crowd then began to chant "vote him out" more and more fiercely.

Trump then hung his head and walked inside the building rather than listen to the jeers.

A whopping 62 percent of Americans don't want Trump to appoint the next Supreme Court justice, according to a Reuters poll posted earlier this week.

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Sarah Sanders says Trump isn’t planning to leave: ‘I don’t think he expects to need any transfer of power’

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Former White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said on Thursday that President Donald Trump is not planning for a peaceful transfer of power because he expects to win.

During a press conference on Wednesday, Trump refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses in November.

"We're going to have to see what happens. You know that I have been complaining very strongly about the ballots. And the ballots are a disaster,” he remarked. “Get rid of the ballots and you'll have a very peaceful — there won't be a transfer frankly. There'll be a continuation.”

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