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PBC News & Comment: Trump Fights Virus with Racism, Media Attacks

Our calm and stable genius repeatedly refers to “Chinese Virus” as he continues to blame media for richly deserved criticism…–borrowing Biden’s smear of Sanders in last debate, Trump says the press are “siding with China”

–in today’s news conference, Trump peppered his comments with attacks on media

–former CIA guy Phil Giraldi probes the source of the coronavirus, says US, Israel and China are main suspects

–super-listener Faith Peoples shares scientific paper that says it’s “improbable” that the virus was cooked up in a laboratory

–super-listener Terry Paris shares link to handy pandemic data dashboard

–our daily Covid-19 update, edited by Linda Lewis

–Crown Prince Jared is running his own, parallel team from the “private sector” as his brother’s company, Oscar Health, tries to profiteer on virus testing

–2/3 of quarantined passengers from the Grand Princess have declined to be tested out of fear it would extend their quarantine

–in Hawaii, 2 cruise ships allowed to refuel, but passengers can’t go ashore

–billionaire bad boy Elon Musk defies order to close Tesla assembly plant

–white collar criminals like Michael Cohen and Bernie Madoff appeal for release from prison to avoid virus

–in surprise column, WashPost reporter Adam Taylor hammers TrumpCo for escalating sanctions on Iran

–at The Nation, Jeet Heer criticizes Pelosi for wanting means-testing of any cash payments

–Tulsi Gabbard ends presidential campaign, endorses Biden

WashPost fact checkers expose Biden’s debate claim that he would ban new fracking

–Sam Husseini reminds us that Biden keeps lying about his Iraq vote, and that Trump will use it against him

–former NYC prosecutor who railroaded Central Park 5 sues Ava DuVernay

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