Trump’s pandemic czar turns on him over bogus cure

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Top Stories for August 3:

Trump’s own testing czar rebukes on hydroxychloroquine: “time to move on”

Brett Giroir says emphasis should be on “effective” ways to curb the virus despite Trump’s continued promotion of hydroxychloroquine.

Take Action: Tell Trump to STOP promoting false cures. They’re killing people!

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Chris Wallace nails Trump adviser on air over Trump accepting foreign assistance in election

The lone real journalist at Fox humiliated the Trump aide.

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Trump botched virus response ghosted America
Hear how Trump’s hideous pandemic response resulted in American cities becoming ghost towns.

Trump’s ambassador to Brazil sought help from the country for reelection campaign
Brazilian news reports say the ambassador asked for a “favor.” Democrats are demanding answers.

Take Action: Demand Congress take urgent action after Trump invited foreign collusion in 2020 Election!

Trump skirts Senate to install nominee under fire for Islamaphobic tweets in Pentagon post
Anthony Tata has been designated as the official ‘performing the duties of’ the deputy undersecretary of defense policy.

Trump and Jared Kushner’s personal banker is under review by Deutsche Bank
The banker’s purchase of a $1.5 million Manhattan apartment from a Kushner-owned company raised red flags within the company.

Take Action: Demand an investigation into Ivanka and Jared’s corrupt profiteering off Trump’s presidency!

Housekeeper who outed Trump for hiring undocumented immigrants faces deportation
Victorina Morales was one of many undocumented workers at Trump Organization golf properties who came forward. She was placed in removal proceedings this week. A judge will decide on her bid for asylum.

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House investigation reveals Trump overspent for ventilators by as much as $500 million
Democrats say the episode raises questions about one of the Trump administration’s largest contracts for ventilator production.

Trump, GOP ban media from convention in Charlotte
Republicans hope to keep their corruption behind closed doors.

“Do-over”: Trump goes on executioner rant after judge reverses Boston Marathon bomber’s death sentence
The president’s latest tweet falls decidedly on the eye for an eye side of justice with no plans to turn the other cheek.

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Today’s Action: Call Senators to demand they pass the HEROES Act before August recess

Mitch McConnell wasted over two months. The Democratic-backed House bill (HEROES Act) languished on his desk as he refused to act, even as the majority of states have struggled with increasing cases and death tolls. And now, 32 million people’s emergency unemployment assistance has expired with no stimulus package in sight.

If you thought the recession was bad before, just wait until the effects of 32 million people halting all spending and failing to make rent hit home. And why is this happening? Because Republicans want Americans who have lost their employment to the pandemic to receive only 70% of their original wages – punishing them because Trump tried to pass it all off as a hoax.

The Senate goes to recess at the end of this week! Email or call your Senators and demand they stop blaming unemployed people for Trump’s great mistakes – pass the HEROES Act in full to extend the boosted unemployment assistance.

We’re well beyond 150,000 deaths and rising further at rapid rates. The GOP, despite its political claims to the contrary as they seek to control women’s bodies, clearly does not care about life. But they do care about getting re-elected.

This week, more than any other week, we need to call their offices. Every. Single. Day. Flood the phones to show them the life or death urgency in passing a stimulus package that actually addresses unemployment, election safety and security, hazard pay for essential workers, and funding for cash-strapped states.

What are they waiting for?

Call (202.224.3121) or email your Senators and tell them that the only acceptable outcome of this week’s negotiations is passing the HEROES Act. We needed robust unemployment assistance, boosted election safety, housing security, and worker protections…two months ago.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition calling for an end to inhumane treatment of refugees during the pandemic, and check out the brilliant “Don’t Think of an Elephant” by George Lakoff — a quick read that contains the ultimate keys for Democrats to win elections — and arguments.


Required Reading for the Resistance. Actions that make a difference.