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Trump Edges Closer to Invoking Defense Production Act

One should never pay too close attention to social media, but sadly, that’s where a lot of diplomacy takes place these days. Especially today. Since dawn broke over the nation Friday, President Donald Trump has chastised General Motors and Ford for their perceived foot-dragging in getting much-needed ventilators into production, urging them to pick up […]

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Trump’s Doing It Again. And by ‘It’ I Mean Lying During a Global Pandemic

Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty Images) There are some things that have remained consistent since the coronavirus hit: Jeezy is still rapping about drugs despite being a grown-ass man in a serious grown-ass man relationship with the Asian girl from The Real or The Talk or The View. Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz has continued to unite […]

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Thanks to Trump, Lupus Sufferers Are Now Struggling to Get a Crucial Drug

Photo: Shutterstock The last time I checked, no one elected a medical doctor—or even a pharmacist—to the presidency in 2016 (or a rational human being, for that matter). But that hasn’t stopped many people from following Trump’s dubious medical advice in the wake of the coronavirus. As the world desperately seeks a method to contain […]

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Trump Hates This Ad So Much, His Campaign Has Asked Networks to Stop Running It—or Else

Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty Images) When all of this is said and done, history is going to look back at Donald Trump, especially during the time of the coronavirus pandemic, and say: Trump fumbled the ball on a global pandemic not because he wasn’t warned or didn’t have the information available to him; he fucked […]

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The President Is a Pandemic-Sized Asshole and When He’s Called on It, He’s Attacks the Media

Photo: MANDEL NGAN (Getty Images) In the president’s world, everything—the global pandemic, deaths, fear, the lack of toilet paper—all of it is solely about his election and the attempts by the “lame stream media” to keep him from being elected. So the president has decided that he’s going to show everyone—scientists, the media, people who […]

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The President Is a Pandemic-Sized Asshole and When He’s Called on It, He Attacks the Media

Photo: MANDEL NGAN (Getty Images) In the president’s world, everything—the global pandemic, deaths, fear, the lack of toilet paper—all of it is solely about his election and the attempts by the “LameStream media” to keep him from being elected. So the president has decided that he’s going to show everyone—scientists, the media, people who didn’t […]

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Here’s How Much Cash You’ll Really Get From the Coronavirus Stimulus

WASHINGTON — The massive new economic stimulus package grinding through Congress includes a provision to send four-figure checks to regular folks like you. But the details matter. The idea is to get checks into the hands of Americans as quickly as possible to stave off the worst of the damage to the U.S. economy from […]

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Utah Sen. Mitt Romney Tested Negative for Coronavirus, So Naturally the President Trolled Him on Twitter

Photo: Samuel Corum (Getty Images) It isn’t like the world is facing a global pandemic so devastating that Spain is currently using an ice skating rink to house dead bodies, so naturally, the president of the United States took time out of his busy day of applying “Pumpkin vomit,” as blush from Taylor Swift’s makeup […]

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The White House Now Wants Everyone Who’s Visited New York City to Self-Quarantine

WASHINGTON — The White House warned that anyone leaving New York City should self-quarantine for 14 days, in the latest attempt to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus from the city that’s become the epicenter of the outbreak in the United States. Roughly 1 in 1,000 people in and around the city are infected, […]

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Trump Said This Drug Showed Promise Against Coronavirus. Now a Man Is Dead and His Wife Is Hospitalized

Photo: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI (Getty Images) An Arizona couple made the costly mistake of listening to the president. During a recent press briefing, President Trump touted the potential benefits of a drug called hydroxychloroquine, despite no drug being approved to prevent or treat coronavirus. The couple remembered the name since it sounded similar to chloroquine phosphate, […]

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The GOP’s Coronavirus Bailout Would Let Trump’s Hotels Get a Loan But Not Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON — A gargantuan new economic stimulus plan being fiercely debated on Capitol Hill could have polar opposite implications for two potential borrowers: President Donald Trump and Planned Parenthood. Under language included in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s bill, the president’s hotel business appears to be fully eligible for emergency loans that could save it […]

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First Responders Plead for Trump Administration to Prioritize Them for Coronavirus Tests

Photo: Frederic J. Brown (AFP via Getty Images) If you’re like me, it feels like the coronavirus pandemic just straight exposed all the failings of our current systems. You would think being caught with their pants down would spur the Trump administration to be more proactive about, well, everything. Apparently not, though. The Trump administration […]

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Trump Offers Flippant ‘Gee, That’s Too Bad’ After Learning Sen. Mitt Romney May Have Been Exposed to Coronavirus

Photo: Mandel NGAN (Getty Images) Clearly, it is impossible for President Trump not to be a petty bitch. Is he Joe Exotic’s level of petty? Not yet, but give him time. After learning Sunday that Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) is being isolated after being exposed to the coronavirus, Trump smirked and said, “Gee, that’s too […]

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It’s Time for Dr. Fauci to Tackle the President, Steal the Mic and Keep Telling America the Truth

President Donald Trump speaks as Dir. of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci looks on during a news briefing.Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images) During these pandemic times and on these pandemic streets, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is the adult in […]

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Trump Won’t Rule Out Taking a Coronavirus Bailout to Save His Hotels. ‘Let’s Just See What Happens,’ He Said.

WASHINGTON — Will President Trump award himself a fortune in coronavirus bailout money? On Sunday he was asked that question directly, and his answer boiled down to: Maybe. “Let’s just see what happens,” Trump said. Trump refused to promise that he wouldn’t hand himself a slice of the crisis funds during a press conference while […]

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Trump Says He’s Mobilizing the National Guard in New York, California, and Washington

President Donald Trump said he’ll give the governors of New York, California, and Washington states “maximum flexibility” to use the National Guard to help combat the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S, which has now infected more than 30,000 people as of Sunday. “We’ve signed what we have to sign, and it’s been activated,” Trump said […]

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Is Urging Trump to Nationalize the Production of Masks and Ventilators

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. To cope with the coronavirus outbreak, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo postponed any non-critical surgeries at hospitals and urged the Trump administration to nationalize the production of crucial medical supplies. “I think the federal government should order factories to manufacture masks, gowns, […]

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Can Someone Unzip Sen. Lindsey Graham’s Leather Face Mask So He Can Tell Trump That Governors Aren’t His Enemy?

Photo: Evan Vucci (Getty Images) During this global pandemic, Trump has displayed the steadfast leadership skills of children once the piñata breaks. He has literally told governors Prince’s lyrics from “Let’s Go Crazy,” in which the Purple One says: Cause in this life Things are much harder than in the afterworld In this life You’re […]

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Secret Recording Shows Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Warned Rich Donors About Coronavirus Weeks Before Us

Photo: Mark Wilson (Getty Images) While the president was busy telling America that the coronavirus was well under control, lying about the number of people infected and claiming that health experts’ data on the virus’ death rate was false because of a hunch, the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee was warning a small group […]

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President Draft Dodger Calls Himself ‘Wartime President’ Because He’s Really Into Role Play

Photo: Brendan Smialowski (Getty Images) The president of the United States—the same man who avoided war by claiming bone spurs and who has never served a day in his life yet harassed one of the most decorated and beloved senators who was captured and tortured during his time in Vietnam—is now referring to himself as […]

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