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PBC News & Comment: Binge-watching Himself on TV, Trump Desperately Seeks Miracles

His musing about injecting chlorine to kill Covid were prompted by anger, dejection over TV coverage, and letter from religious nutcase…NY Times cites White House insiders who report that the stable genius watches 6 hours of morning TV and feels isolated and downcast

The Guardian reveals letter from Mark Grenon, who runs pro-chlorine “church” Genesis II and touts industrial bleach as “miracle cure” banned by FDA

–our daily Covid-19 update, with details on Trump’s bizarre comments

–Clorox, Lysol and Tide all issue consumer warnings

–FDA issues warnings about hydroxychloroquine, recently promoted by Conman Don

–first clinical trial of remdisivir shows it has no effect in Covid treatment

–claims from antibody research by Stanford and USC draw strong criticism

NY Times graph shows per capita death rates in US hotspots

–nursing homes and prisons remain high-spread zones for coronavirus

–Pennsylvania prison staff fed cruel hoax to supporters of Mumia Abu-Jamal

–in remarkable interview that links “blame China” memes to US hybrid warfare, Pepe Escobar illuminates us in new podcast interview

–Navy brass recommend reinstatement of Capt. Brett Cozier to command of the Roosevelt, and we’ll find out if Trump ordered his removal

–Gov. Cuomo dares Mitch McConnell to change laws to allow states to declare bankruptcy

–Trump signs latest relief bill, which was vastly improved by Democratic “obstructors”

–the package includes $10 billion loan to Post Office, which Trump threatens to withhold if Amazon’s delivery rates aren’t jacked up

–small biz owners who actually get SBA loans get no written assurance that the loans will be forgiven, as advertised

–Lee Fang at The Intercept shows that Trump donors got small biz loans in first round

–corporate lobbyists got big tax breaks that only apply to the super weathy in CARES Act

–Trump’s share of loans from Bank of China in NYC investment partnership exceed $60 million

–White House immigrant hater Stephen Miller tells top Trumpers that latest immigration restrictions won’t be “temporary”

–Ryan Grim at The Intercept confirms Biden accuser Tara Reade’s claim that her mom talked about Tara’s complaints on Larry King’s TV show

–Biden shakes up DNC, installs expert on high-dollar fundraising

–Biden wans that Trump may try to postpone November election and warns about Russian interference

–even as Sanders exited, poll shows that Latino support for Biden is falling

–near the end of our interview today, Pepe Escobar reported breaking news from Brazil of shake-ups in Bolsonaro administration

–as newspapers lay off reporters due to drop in ad revenue, Facebook buys multiple full page ads in my local papers