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Trump contradicts his own CDC director on vaccine timeline: ‘I think he made a mistake’

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US President Donald Trump holds a press conference on COVID-19 in the Rose Garden of the White House on March 13, 2020. AFP / SAUL LOEB

At Wednesday’s White House press briefing, President Donald Trump was asked about CDC Director Robert Redfield’s statement that a COVID-19 vaccine would likely not be available until the middle of 2021 — and the president outright contradicted him.

“No, I think he made a mistake when he said that. It’s just incorrect information,” said Trump. “I believe he was confused.”

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Several drug companies are racing to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, and Trump has repeatedly claimed, without basis, that the vaccine will be available in the coming weeks or months, possibly even ahead of the election.

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Mary Trump sues president and his siblings for cheating her out of family inheritance

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President Donald Trump and his sibling were sued by their niece, who claims the family cheated her out of millions of dollars.

Mary Trump, whose best-selling memoir describes a deeply dysfunctional family, filed a suit in State Supreme Court in Manhattan accusing the president, his sister Maryanne Trump Barry and their late brother Robert Trump of fraud and civil conspiracy, reported the New York Times.

The suit seeks to recover millions of dollars Mary Trump says she was owed from her own late father's inheritance after his 1981 death, when she was just 16 years old.

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Mitch McConnell slammed for his ‘oddly specific’ promise to accept results of Nov. 3 election

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) added his voice to statements issued by other Republican lawmakers assuring they would accept the election results -- which President Donald Trump suggested he would not.

The president refused to commit to the peaceful transition of power if he loses to Joe Biden, and McConnell and some other Republicans offered some sort of assurance they would -- although none mentioned Trump by name and some suggested Biden had made similar threats.

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WATCH: Public health officials rip Trump-loving mayor to his face after he links them to ‘violent mobs’

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Tennessee Mayor Glenn Jacobs came under fire from his own public health officials this week after he narrated a video that attacked them as "sinister" bureaucrats who were linked to "violent mobs" trying to install a "socialist utopia."

Knox News reports that during a Knox County Board of Health meeting on Wednesday night, several members of the board ripped Jacobs to his face for narrating and posting a right-wing propaganda video that claimed scientists were working with left-wing anarchists to bring down the United States.

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