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Trump's poll numbers dip over handling of coronavirus pandemic | The Guardian |

A Reuters/Ipsos poll this week found approval of Trump's handling of Covid-19 had dipped to 42%, down from 48% the week before. Trump's overall approval rating was at 40%, close to where it has been for much of his presidency. According to a survey by CNN, 45% of Americans approve of Trump's coronavirus response.

Perhaps more worrying for Trump are his dwindling numbers in a match-up against Joe Biden. CNN found that Biden leads Trump 53% to 42% among registered voters nationwide.

A number of Trump's advisers and Republican allies are said to be among those unimpressed with his performance at his press briefings, which have become a daily ritual and often last several hours. Axios and The New York Times  reported that a series of senior figures have become dismayed at the briefings, which Trump has used to propagate lies and disinformation about his response to the pandemic.

"White House allies and Republican lawmakers increasingly believe the briefings are hurting the president more than helping him," the Times reported.  

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by Oui on Fri Apr 10th, 2020 at 07:57:21 PM EST

by Oui on Fri Apr 10th, 2020 at 07:58:37 PM EST
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Miss Lindsey is a well know sub so not surprising at the Trump water carrying.


She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Sat Apr 11th, 2020 at 07:43:58 PM EST
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"CNN found that Biden leads Trump 53% to 42%"
IF that were true, the craven DNC wouldn't be recruiting "America's Governor" Cuomo for alternate nominee.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Apr 10th, 2020 at 08:06:32 PM EST
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DNC is probably worried Biden is going to have a mental break down on national television.

And they are quite right to be worried.  The guy is one lost neuron from a funny farm.


She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Sat Apr 11th, 2020 at 07:45:43 PM EST
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by Oui on Fri Apr 10th, 2020 at 09:56:40 PM EST
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Germany used to be one of the most reliably pro-US countries in Europe, but, as you write in your sig line, the rift keeps increasing.

Berlin lets mask slip on feelings for Trump's America - Politico.eu

The crisis has convinced Germans that Trump is not just untrustworthy, but dangerous.
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 Even Merkel has declined to give Washington the benefit of the doubt.

"For me, it's important that we get to the bottom of it," she said during a press conference on Monday. "We have contradictory statements out there, but I think it should be possible to clear it up."

So far, that's proved tricky.

What is known is that Berlin police placed an order for at least 200,000 "FFP-2" masks, which provide more protection than conventional surgical masks, from a German medical supplier. The supplier, which Berlin officials have yet to name, ordered the masks in Asia.

Just as the masks, which had been paid for in advance, were about to be dispatched from Bangkok to Germany, the order was redirected to the U.S., according to Martin Pallgen, a spokesman for Berlin's interior ministry.

But Pallgen and other Berlin officials are relying on information provided by the unnamed supplier, who they say told the city's police department that the masks were redirected as a result of a "U.S. directive."

by Bernard on Sat Apr 11th, 2020 at 08:31:15 AM EST
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