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White House staffer tests positive for COVID-19 less than 24 hours after Trump’s Philadelphia visit

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President Donald Trump was in Philadelphia on Tuesday, September 15 for an ABC News town hall event that was moderated by George Stephanopoulos—and less than 24 hours after that event, CBS News reported that a White House staffer had tested positive for COVID-19. However, the CBS affiliate in Philadelphia, CBS Channel 3, said that the person was “not associated with” Trump’s visit to Pennsylvania’s largest city, where the town hall was held at the National Constitution Center.

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On Wednesday, September 16, Trump confirmed that a staffer had been infected with COVID-19 but did not say who the person was. Trump told reporters, “I heard about it this morning at a very small level…. Last night, I heard about it for the first time, and it’s a small number of cases.”

At a White House press conference on September 16, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany was asked about a report that another White House staff member had tested positive for COVID-19 earlier in the day — and she told reporters, “I don’t share people’s personal medical information.”

McEnany also said, “We’re not going to confirm the identities.”

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Pennsylvania is a key battleground state that has 20 electoral votes, and some recent polls have shown former Vice President Joe Biden with only a narrow single-digit lead over Trump in the Keystone State.

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Brett Kavanaugh revised his Wisconsin ruling after Vermont official’s demands — but it still contains the lies

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Supreme Court Justice revised his Wisconsin opinion after a Vermont official complained that he misrepresented the way the state dealt with the election amid the pandemic. The problem, however, is that his corrections only cleaned up the sloppy language.

While it no longer appears like a high school mock trial assignment, it still lies about the example he gave in the Vermont details.

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‘You’re free to go’: CNN’s Lemon tells Trump after president spends weeks complaining about going to rallies

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President Donald Trump has spent the last several days at rallies complaining about how much he hates being there and how much he hates being president.

CNN's Don Lemon played clips of the rally airing of grievances.

"I probably bottom be standing out here in the freezing rain with you," Trump complained while in Lansing, Michigan. "I would be home in the White House doing whatever the hell I was doing. I wouldn't be out here."

"We win Wisconsin, we win the whole ball game," Trump told a crowd in Janesville, Wisconsin last week. "What the hell do you think I'm doing here on a freezing night with 45-degree wind? What do you think? Do you think I'm doing this for my health? I'm not doing this for my health."

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Trump’s new favorite X-ray doctor is retweeting demands Dr. Fauci debate him

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President Donald J. Trump selected radiologist Scott William Atlas as his newest health care policy advisor on the White House Coronavirus Task Force this past August after a public fallout with immunologist Dr. Anthony Fauci. The two scholars could not be any more different on their approach to mitigating the pandemic, which has so far killed over 227,000 Americans.

"If we get a vaccination campaign, and by the second or third quarter of 2021 we have vaccinated a substantial proportion of the people, I think it will be easily by the end of 2021, and perhaps even into the next year, before we start having some semblances of normality," Fauci said recently during a University of Melbourne panel.

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White House staffer tests positive for COVID-19 less than 24 hours after Trump’s Philadelphia visit

Donald Trump at a “The President and the People” town hall (screengrab)

President Donald Trump was in Philadelphia on Tuesday, September 15 for an ABC News townhall event that was moderated by George Stephanopoulos—and less than 24 hours after that event, CBS News reported that a White House staffer had tested positive for COVID-19. However, the CBS affiliate in Philadelphia, CBS Channel 3, said that the person was “not associated with” Trump’s visit to Pennsylvania’s largest city, where the townhall was held at the National Constitution Center.

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On Wednesday, September 16, Trump confirmed that a staffer had been infected with COVID-19 but did not say who the person was. Trump told reporters, “I heard about it this morning at a very small level…. Last night, I heard about it for the first time, and it’s a small number of cases.”

At a White House press conference on September 16, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany was asked about a report that another White House staff member had tested positive for COVID-19 earlier in the day — and she told reporters, “I don’t share people’s personal medical information.”

McEnany also said, “We’re not going to confirm the identities.”

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Pennsylvania is a key battleground state that has 20 electoral votes, and some recent polls have shown former Vice President Joe Biden with only a narrow single-digit lead over Trump in the Keystone State.

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MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle: The markets finally realized the economic crisis is linked to the health crisis

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MSNBC market expert Stephanie Ruhle told Brian Williams on Wednesday that the reason Americans saw the stock market fall this week is that they have finally realized that things aren't getting any better.

Williams asked if the numbers this week are different from normal pre-election years.

"This is quite different," said Ruhle. "The markets have woken up to the fact that this health crisis is directly linked to the economic crisis. The markets can't thrive when we don't have a national plan to deal with the coronavirus. And you look at the GDP, you know that tomorrow, you led the show with it, the president is going to say, 'We're back, baby! With the greatest economy ever.' That's not the case. We have been seeing improvements. We are on the road to recovery. But even if we get 30 percent, 35 percent GDP, which would be positive, it's far from saying we're back."

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Stephen Colbert does hilarious MAGA-Frozen parody after Trump fans were abandoned in the Omaha cold

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Those who've been subjected to "Let it Go" from the Pixar film "Frozen," for the past decade will recognize the new tune from "A Late Show" host Stephen Colbert.

"MAGA Frozen" celebrates those who could lose a toe to the tune of "Let it Go."

"The MAGA rally just ended tonight,He danced to YMCA.His campaign bussed me out hereBut the ticket was one-way.Extremities have all gone numb,All to watch Trump attack Biden's son.My feet can't feel severe frostbite.I think I might,Lose a toe,Lose a toe,Left foot will have only four.Lose a toe,Lose a toe,My choice of footwear was poor.Obamacare will cover my stay.Oh, wait, Barrott got confirmed.Might have to sell this tiara on eBay."

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Brett Kavanaugh revised his Wisconsin ruling after Vermont official’s demands — but it still contains the lies

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Supreme Court Justice revised his Wisconsin opinion after a Vermont official complained that he misrepresented the way the state dealt with the election amid the pandemic. The problem, however, is that his corrections only cleaned up the sloppy language.

While it no longer appears like a high school mock trial assignment, it still lies about the example he gave in the Vermont details.

https://twitter.com/Jordan_S_Rubin/status/1321628261714190336

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