’15 people’ has become 200,000 American deaths—and Trump continues to praise himself for it

As 60,000 deaths came and went, Trump revised the numbers up haphazardly, choosing 65,000, or 70,000, or 75,000, as his own new estimates; after deaths soared past all of those milestones in the span of a single week in May—the same week he began a loud push for state “reopenings”—he revised upward again, to 100,000 or so.

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The Press is Angry… Chris Cuomo Drops the S-Bomb! David Jolly Uses a Different S-Bomb! (Who Can Blame Them?)

Rachel Maddow is on vacation, so I taped “Cuomo Tonight” on CNN just for grins. And man, there were not a lot of grins, because Chris was way angry. In his opening monologue, he opined about Trump and Ivanka pitching Goya products from the resolute desk, just because the head of Goya said nice things about Trump. I guess that’s all it takes?

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Trump demonstrates utter contempt for justice in commuting Roger Stone’s sentence

That Trump pardons people who commit fraud, conspiracy, and obstruction is only fitting — since Donald Trump has already paid a $2 million fine for fraudulent use of his charity, and a $25 million settlement over his fraudulent university. Trump has been sued at least five times for breach of contract, and hundreds of times for nonpayment. Fraud … is just what he does for a living.

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8 Lost Weeks and No Masks (Thanks, Trump!) Have Bankrupted a Sh*t-Ton of Companies

POP CRAMPS: So while Trump fiddled for two months, then encouraged “reopening” beaches, gatherings, bars, and rallies, then poo-pooed mask wearing, the real economy fell into the toilet. Not just for the big companies, but also for the mom and pop shops, local restaurants, gyms, barber shops, offices, distributorships, creative agencies, and more that won’t be tallied until this thing is over.

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WAPO Opinion | Trump’s awful new reelection strategy makes a powerful case against him

Over the weekend, Trump claimed that “99 percent” of cases are “totally harmless.” This disgusting lie appears based on an absurdly downgraded death-rate calculation and ignores multiple realities: The virus’s degradations are severe and persistent even in many who survive it, and carriers spread it to others — indeed, we’re hitting new highs in case levels as we speak.

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