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Trump called ‘demented’ after blaming ‘blue states’ for coronavirus death toll

Official White House Photo by Joyce N. BoghosianBy ELIZABETH THOMAS and ALLISON PECORIN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump is facing backlash after blaming blue states for the coronavirus death toll during a press briefing at the White House on Wednesday.”So we’re down in this territory,” Trump said, pointing to a graph that the White…read more »

AG Barr takes aim at DOJ prosecutors, compares lockdowns to slavery

Official White House Photo by Shealah CraigheadBy ALEXANDER MALLIN, ABC News(HILLSDALE, Mich.) — Attorney General William Bar took sharp aim at federal line prosecutors and compared coronavirus lockdowns to slavery in remarks at Hillsdale College’s “Constitution Day” celebration Wednesday evening.”Even the most well-meaning people can do great damage if they lose perspective,” Barr said. “The…read more »

Trump’s rebuke of CDC director sows confusion on vaccine timeline

ABC NewsBy ANNE FLAHERTY, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump’s public rebuke of a top public health official is sowing confusion on the nation’s vaccine timeline and reviving criticism of political meddling in the government’s pandemic response.Trump’s challenge of Robert Redfield, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in a White House press…read more »

Biden campaign debuts new ads, including testimonial from former Trump voter

ABC NewsBy JOHN VERHOVEK, ABC News (WASHINGTON) — Former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign unveiled two new television ads on Thursday, including one that features a testimonial from a farmer from western Pennsylvania who voted for Donald Trump in 2016 but now calls that choice a “mistake” he won’t make again.”I voted for Trump in…read more »

AG William Barr accuses some DOJ prosecutors of becoming ‘headhunters’

ABC NewsBy ALEXANDER MALLIN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Attorney General William Barr took sharp aim at federal line prosecutors in remarks at Hillsdale College’s “Constitution Day” celebration Wednesday evening, describing them as improperly working to take law enforcement decisions into their own hands in contravention of the traditional chain of command.”Even the most well-meaning people can…read more »

Voter ‘disappointed’ after Trump fails to answer her question about immigration during ABC News town hall

Heidi Gutman/ABCBy MEG CUNNINGHAM, ABC News(PHILADELPHIA) — Flor Cruceta, an immigrant from the Dominican Republic who recently became a United States citizen, had an odd exchange with President Donald Trump at ABC News’ town hall Tuesday.Cruceta asked the president a question on behalf of her mother, who recently died from breast cancer which had spread…read more »