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Rachel Maddow does takedown of Trump’s new COVID ‘herd immunity expert’ who wants to kill 6 million Americans

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President Donald Trump unveiled the United States’ new policy on COVID-19 during the ABC News Town Hall Tuesday night, saying that he wants to create a “herd mentality.” While Trump presumably meant “herd immunity,” MSNBC host Rachel Maddow walked through the qualifications of the doctor who gave him that idea and why he has no idea what he’s talking about.

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At the top of her show, Maddow showed side-by-side examples of the recommendations sent to states with growing COVID-19 infections and how they have changed since Dr. Anthony Fauci is no longer Trump’s chief adviser on the virus. In early September, the federal government sent a notice to South Dakota, saying that they were among the top 15 highest states with the coronavirus. They were in “the yellow zone,” and there was a list of things that they should do to slow their spread. Chief among them was to institute a state-wide mask order.

Weeks later, when South Dakota became the worst state in the country for the spread of the virus, they got another letter informing them what they should do. Even though they were far worse than all other U.S. states, there was no recommendation for a mask order.

The reason for that is that radiologist Scott Atlas, who does MRI’s of people’s brains for a living, convinced Trump that spreading the virus faster was the way to go.

The “herd immunity” idea was first tried by Sweden when the virus got to their country. It didn’t work, and they were forced to abandon it. Still, Dr. Atlas thinks he knows more than all of the virologists and Center for Disease Control experts.

What Atlas and Trump failed to mention, however, is how Americans achieve such immunity. To do so would require 65 percent of the United States to get the coronavirus. With 330 million people in the United States, that would mean that 215 million Americans would need to get the virus. The mortality rate for COVID-19 in the United States is about 2.97 percent. So, 2.97 percent mortality of the 215 million Americans that it would take to achieve a herd immunity means killing 6.4 million American deaths.

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Dr. Atlas is essentially telling Trump and the viewers at Fox News to let 6.4 million Americans die. Even if there were miracle cures and genius treatments, that’s still millions of Americans dead. Millions. That doesn’t even count the number of Americans who will be forever struggling with heart inflammation, will need lung transplants, may lose all sense of taste or smell or suffer from other coronavirus after-affects.

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CNN presents damning list of all the times Trump has refused to accept election results

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President Donald Trump triggered outrage at his Wednesday press briefing for refusing to commit to a peaceful transition of power.

But his attitude is nothing new, wrote Kevin Liptak for CNN, who listed all the times in the last few months Trump has expressed similar sentiments.

On July 19, for instance, Trump told Fox News Sunday, "I'm not going to just say 'yes'" when asked if he'll accept the election results. On July 30, he tweeted that mail ballots are "INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT" and suggested "Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote." On August 17 at a rally, he suggested staying in office beyond two terms, saying "we'll go for another four years because they spied on my campaign. We should get a redo of four years." Three days later, at another rally, he said of Democrats, "they're trying to steal the election, and everybody knows that. Because the only way they're going to win is by a rigged election."

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McConnell’s re-election campaign slapped with FEC flag over suspected accounting errors

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) re-election campaign is facing scrutiny from the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and he is now being required to answer questions regarding suspected accounting errors.

The letter and a 60-page report, written by FEC campaign analyst Susan Worthington to McConnell’s Senate Committee, were sent to McConnell’s campaign treasurer, Larry J. Steinberg on Monday. The committee pointed out “Apparent Excessive, Prohibited, and Impermissible Contributions” regarding donations recorded in McConnell’s July quarterly report that suggests multiple contributions may have exceeded the legal limits.

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Fox News analyst slams Trump for visit to Ginsburg’s casket: ‘Maybe it’s to get the boos’

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Fox News analyst Chris Stirewalt was bewildered on Thursday after President Donald Trump showed up at the Supreme Court to pay his respects to former Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

As Trump appeared next to Ginsburg's casket, the crowd could be heard jeering the president.

"I don't know why he went," a confused Stirewalt said. "He didn't go to John Lewis' memoriam. He wasn't there for that stuff. And for good reason. Right? These people don't want him there. Ruth Bader Ginsburg's folks don't want him there. It's going to be an ugly scene."

"I guess, he's the president. He can go where ever he wants," the Fox News contributor added. "And he has security so that he can go do it. But you just wonder what the political calculation was here in going to a place where you know you will be received poorly, going to a place where you know the folks there don't want you to be."

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