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Trump snaps at Jim Acosta for reminding him of coronavirus death toll: ‘Fake news CNN’

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President Donald Trump on Monday snapped at CNN’s Jim Acosta when he reminded the president that the novel coronavirus so far has killed 155,000 Americans.

During a question-and-answer session with reporters, the president boasted that the United States had done an “amazing” job at handling the COVID-19 pandemic, at which point Acosta interrupted him and tried to ask him about the 155,000 people who have died from the disease in just five months.

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“The U.S. has so many deaths,” Acosta said.

“Hold it!” Trump replied.

“So many countries around the world…”

“Fake news CNN,” he said. “Hold it. We have done a great job in this country. We haven’t been given enough — not me, Vice President Pence, the task force — have not been given the kind of credit.”

The president then claimed that multiple other countries were “exploding” with new COVID infections, and he listed Germany, Italy, Spain, and France as examples.

However, according to data from the Financial Times, these “explosions” in cases are nothing compared with what’s going on in the United States.

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Of the countries the president listed, Spain has the highest current number of cases, with an average daily increase of 49 cases per million people. But even this vastly pales in comparison with the United States, which is averaging 183 new cases per million people.

Italy, meanwhile, is averaging just 4.6 new cases per million, Germany is averaging 8.3 new cases per million, and France is averaging just under 16 new cases per million.

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Kayleigh McEnany says Trump ‘very likely’ will nominate new Supreme Court Justice before Ruth Bader Ginsburg is buried

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White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany says President Donald Trump will announce his nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, mostly likely by Tuesday. The late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will lie in repose at the Supreme Court. The date of her funeral, which will be a private ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, has not even been announced yet.

Asked if the nomination would be announced "before Wednesday," she replied, "I think that's very likely."

MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Monday morning also hinted the announcement would come Tuesday.

President Trump says he will soon nominate a justice to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court.

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Trump says he is ‘counting on the federal court system’ to declare winner on election night—before many ballots are tallied

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"This is an open admission that Trump hopes to use the Supreme Court to steal the election."

President Donald Trump said during a campaign rally over the weekend that he is "counting on the federal court system"—which he has packed with right-wing judges—to declare a winner of the presidential election on the night of November 3, a statement that one journalist described as an "outright pledge to use the courts to stop votes from being counted."

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Trump suggests Obama was too lazy to appoint judges during Fox & Friends rant

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President Donald Trump suggested his predecessor was too lazy to fill judicial vacancies.

The president is rushing ahead with a nominee to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court, although Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) blocked President Barack Obama's nominee for months ahead of the 2016 election.

"You know, we won the election, and elections have consequences," Trump told "Fox & Friends." "It's called you pick people from the Supreme Court, and you pick judges, too. We have, we're going to have almost 300, about 300 judges at the end of my first term, which will be a record."

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