WH Dodges On Trump Mask Refusal – Politics Article

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro on Tuesday morning found himself in a fiery exchange on CNN as he repeatedly dodged questions regarding President Trump’s refusal to wear a mask in public. Last week, President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence wouldn’t commit to issuing a nationwide mask mandate even after finally encouraging the public to adopt the practice. Masks are a key way to slow the spread of COVID-19 amid rising cases across the country. Trump has yet to wear a mask…

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Tom Hanks Goes on bizarre Vulgar Rant About Face Masks – Politics Article

Hollywood star and fervent liberal Tom Hanks just came unglued as he embarked on a bizarre rant about face masks, going so far as to say that you are a “p*ssy” if you refuse to wear one amidst the coronavirus pandemic. “Those things are so simple, so easy, if anybody cannot find it in themselves to practice those three very basic things — I just think shame on you,” Hanks said of wearing face masks and social distancing, according to People…

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McConnell Urges Mask Wearing | Talking Points Memo – Politics Article

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Monday jumped on the Republican bandwagon urging the public to continue wearing face masks as coronavirus cases surge in several states. During a Senate floor speech, McConnell sought to find a “middle ground” amid the pandemic, which includes wearing masks. President Trump has yet to wear a mask in public and has not encouraged the public to do so, though the White House says Trump has no issues with masks. “Until we have a…

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Pence Encourages Mask Wearing | Talking Points Memo – Politics Article

Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday said that he is now on board with encouraging the public to wear masks after initially punting to local health officials for guidance amid recent spikes in coronavirus cases. After praising Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s (R) efforts to restart the economy last month during a press conference at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Pence acknowledged the surge of coronavirus cases in the state and touted Abbott’s efforts to promote social distancing in…

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Pelosi Urges Mask Wearing Mandate – Politics Article

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Sunday said that it’s “definitely long overdue” for a federal mandate on wearing masks as coronavirus cases spike in several states during an interview on ABC News. After acknowledging that the Centers for Disease Control recommended the use of masks because it didn’t want to “offend the President,” Pelosi proceeded to tear into President Trump. “And the President should be example,” Pelosi said. “You know, real men wear masks. Be an example to the…

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CDC Chief Says Actual COVID-19 Infections Ten Times Higher, No Big Deal – Politics Article

Robert Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said yesterday that the actual number of Americans who’ve been infected with COVID-19 is probably about ten times more than the 2.4 million who have actually been diagnosed with the disease. In a conference call with reporters, Redfield said the estimate of roughly 24 million infections was based on antibody tests, which show whether someone’s immune system has had a response to the virus at any point in…

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