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Trump demands ‘blue states’ open up — but every state he cited is a state he won in 2016

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President Donald Trump speaks during a press conference at the White House. (AFP / Roberto SCHMIDT)

At Wednesday’s White House news conference, President Donald Trump attempted to blame the COVID-19 pandemic on “blue states,” then demanded those states end their COVID-19 restrictions — but every state he cited is a state he won four years ago.

“If you take the blue states out, we’re at a level that I don’t think anyone in the world would be at,” said Trump. “And by the way, we recommend that they open up their states … North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Michigan.”

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While all three of those states have Democratic governors, they are also states the president carried in the 2016 election. Recent polls suggest all of them are competitive, with Joe Biden having a narrow lead in all of them.

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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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