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‘This isn’t success — it’s American carnage’: CNN’s Avlon delivers brutal takedown of Trump’s COVID response

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CNN's John Avlon debunks lies told by President Donald Trump (Screen cap).

CNN’s John Avlon on Tuesday delivered a scathing takedown of President Donald Trump’s handling of the novel coronavirus pandemic, which has now claimed the lives of 200,000 Americans.

During one of his “Reality Check” segments, Avlon warned against growing numb to the staggering death toll from the disease, which President Donald Trump insisted would “go away” seven months ago.

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“In less than seven months, we have lost nearly four times the number of Americans who died in battle during the first World War, two-thirds the number of Americans we lost in the second World War, nearly six times the number of American soldiers killed in Korea,” he explained. “And we’ve lost almost three-and-a-half times more of our fellow Americans than the total lost in Vietnam.”

Avlon then hammered Trump and his allies for trying to spin this shocking death toll into a positive.

“There’s just no way to spin having both 4 percent of the world’s population, but 20 percent of the world’s deaths, as a success,” he said. “This isn’t a success story — it’s American carnage. It’s 200,000 tragedies. And it didn’t need to be this way.”

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Pro-Trump internet trolls tried to hijack Nickelodeon’s kid’s survey on who should be president — and failed

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On Tuesday, Nickelodeon hosted its "Kids Pick The President" straw poll, in which young viewers of the network give their own opinion on who should win the presidential election. The poll has no electoral significance, given that kids cannot vote and given that the survey methodology is not scientific and lets anyone opt in regardless of how it balances the sample.

Despite this, pro-Trump internet trolls reportedly sought to hijack the results, spreading the message to get people to flood the poll with votes for President Donald Trump.

In the end, however, they couldn't even do it. Joe Biden won the poll, 53 percent to 47 percent.

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Wisconsin sees ‘nightmare scenario’ of COVID cases — as Trump ignores medical advice for campaign rally

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Wisconsin residents saw a “nightmare scenario” situation unfold Tuesday as 5,262 COVID-19 cases rocked the state, resulting in 64 deaths as President Donald Trump held a large campaign rally with few masks and zero social distancing.

"This is no longer a slow-motion disaster," said Gregory Poland, director of the vaccine research group at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. "This is a disaster in warp speed. And it's maddening to me as a physician because a whole lot of people have died and are dying."

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According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the state Department of Health Services reported 5,262 new cases and 64 deaths Tuesday, both records far above any previous daily counts. The death toll now stands at 1,852.

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Trump’s website hacked and defaced to stop the ‘fake-news’ spread by the president: report

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President Donald Trump's website appeared to have been briefly hacked on Tuesday -- one week before the 2020 presidential campaign.

Visitors to the site briefly saw a fake DOJ takedown notice.

"This site was seized," the message read. "The world has had enough of the fake-news spreaded (sic) by President Donald J. Trump."

"It is time to allow the world to know the truth," the message continued.

The message also claimed "secret conversations" prove the Trump administration "is involved in the origin of the coronavirus."

There is no evidence that is the case, experts believe the virus originated in China.

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