Biden Hits Trump After Attacks on Fauci: ‘The American People are Tired of Your Lies’

Joe Biden blasted Donald Trump on Monday after the president called Dr. Anthony Fauci an “idiot” on a campaign phone call, and attacked him on Twitter.

Said Trump on the call with campaign staff: “People are tired of Covid. People are saying, ‘Whatever, just leave us alone.’ People are tired of hearing Fauci and all these idiots. He’s been here for, like, 500 years. He’s like this wonderful sage telling us how — Fauci, if we listened to him, we’d have 700,000 [or] 800,000 deaths.”

On Twitter, Trump continued, whining: “Dr. Tony Fauci says we don’t allow him to do television, and yet I saw him last night on @60Minutes, and he seems to get more airtime than anybody since the late, great, Bob Hope. All I ask of Tony is that he make better decisions. He said “no masks & let China in”. Also, Bad arm! …P.S. Tony should stop wearing the Washington Nationals’ Mask for two reasons. Number one, it is not up to the high standards that he should be exposing. Number two, it keeps reminding me that Tony threw out perhaps the worst first pitch in the history of Baseball!”

Joe Biden responded in a statement.

Said Biden: “Coronavirus infections are spiking across the country, but President Trump decided to attack Dr. Fauci again today as a ‘disaster’ and call public health experts ‘idiots’ instead of laying out a plan to beat this virus or heeding their advice about how we can save lives and get our economy moving again. President Trump even criticized me yesterday for listening to the scientists — that’s not an attack, that’s a badge of honor.”

“Mr. President, you’re right about one thing,” Biden continued. “The American people are tired. They’re tired of your lies about this virus. They’re tired of watching more Americans die and more people lose their jobs because you refuse to take this pandemic seriously. Now, more than ever, we need a leader to bring us together, put a plan in place, and beat this virus — but you have proven yourself yet again to be incapable of doing that.”


Democratic Georgia Lawmaker Crowdsurfs at Trump Superspreader Rally: WATCH

Georgia state Rep. Vernon Jones, a conservative Democrat who supports Donald Trump, crowdsurfed over a packed, mostly maskless MAGA crowd at the president’s rally in Macon, Georgia on Friday night. Experts have warned a massive spike in COVID cases could be on its way to Georgia.

In April, Jones resigned from his seat after backlash from announcing his support for Donald Trump. A day later, he took it back.

In August, Jones spoke at the Republican National Convention: “Jones, a Black lawyer from suburban Atlanta, used a high-profile speaking spot on the first night of the Republican National Convention to praise President Donald Trump, saying he had delivered on promises, and to tear into Democrats, saying they had taken advantage of Black voters. ‘Why is a lifelong Democrat speaking at the Republican National Convention? That’s a fair question. And here’s your answer: The Democratic Party does not want Black people to leave the mental plantation they’ve had us on for decades,’ Jones said.”


Eric Trump on Trump’s Health: My Father Created a Vaccine for COVID and ‘Just Took It’ — WATCH

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Donald Trump’s son Eric told ABC News anchor Jonathan Karl that his father created a vaccine for COVID and took it.

“Yeah, listen, that first day he got hit hard. I can tell you as a son. It’s never fun watching your father fly up to Walter Reed on Marine One, right? That’s a day that no son wants to remember. That’s no fun to watch.

Said Trump: “I spoke to him three times that next Saturday. The guy sounded 100 percent. It was amazing. It actually probably goes to speak of how good some of these vaccines being created are. What my father did on the vaccine front, no one could have done. No one could have done.

“My father literally started day one creating this vaccine,” Trump bragged. “He worked to push this vaccine, and now my father just took it, and you see how well he got over it.”

Karl asked Trump to clarify what he said about a vaccine.

Replied Trump: “Meaning, when he was in Walter Reed. The medicines that he was taking. He sounds tremendous. I think it goes to show the power of medicine in this country and how far that we’ve come on COVID in the last six or seven months.”

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In the same broadcast, Karl told viewers that the White House would not allow anyone on the president’s task force to appear on his show:

“We had hoped to talk to Dr. Fauci about both the outbreak at the White House and across the country. He was more than willing to join us, but the White House wouldn’t allow you to hear from the nation’s leading expert on coronavirus. In fact, they wouldn’t allow any of the medical experts on the president’s own coronavirus task force to appear on this show.”

Meanwhile, over on FOX News, Trump told Maria Bartiromo that he’s immune: “It seems like I’m immune, so I can go way out of a basement. … It looks like I’m immune for, I don’t know, maybe a long time, maybe a short time. It could be a lifetime. Nobody really knows. But I’m immune. So the president is in very good shape to fight the battles.”


‘Pet Shop Karen’ Calls 911 After Being Told to Put On Her Mask: WATCH

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A woman in Palm Springs, California called 911 after being asked to wear a mask inside the Bones-N-Scones pet store. The encounter was filmed by Aidan Bearshaw, an employee at the store, and posted to Facebook, where it has gone viral.

Said Pet Shop Karen: “As per the 1964 Civil Rights Act, I cannot be discriminated against. I do have a right to breathe O2 not CO2 and I am being discriminated against right now. I have a religious exemption right and a God-given right to breathe O2 not CO2. Yes, medical exemption too.”

After the 911 dispatcher said she was sending an officer, Karen turned to Bearpaw and sassed, “You are welcome to do your research to find out that in the end, I’m actually right.”

The New York Post reports: “The woman tells the dispatcher she’s leaving, while insisting that she’s in the “right” before heading back to her car. Bearpaw told Storyful that the woman called 911 on him the next day, sending police to the store. ‘She was feeling the public backlash and dispatched police on me again,’ he said. ‘My bosses were initially furious. It was very possible I was going to be fired. My co-workers were all very supportive and made it clear there would be consequences if I was terminated.’”

Local news station KESQ interviewed Bearpaw who said of Karen, “I think she was kinda waiting for that to happen just cause she had the A.D.A screenshot pulled up already. It was definitely really anxiety inducing. But it worked out in the sense that, you know, I was able to keep myself safe, and whatever customers were going to come that we’re going to come in safe.”

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Trump Can Handle COVID Pandemic Better Than Biden Because He Contracted the Virus, Campaign Spokeswoman Argues: WATCH

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Donald Trump can handle the coronavirus pandemic better than Joe Biden because he contracted the virus and Joe Biden didn’t, according to Trump campaign spokeswoman Erin Perrine.

Said Perrine on FOX News: “Firsthand experience is always going to change how someone relates to something that has been happening. The president has coronavirus right now. He is battling it head-on as toughly as only President Trump can. And listen, of course that will change the way that he speaks of it because it will be a first-hand experience. But that experience of not only coronavirus, but being President of the United States, that’s why you just see a different tone overall from him.”

“He has experience as Commander in Chief. He has experience as a businessman. He has experience now fighting the coronavirus as an individual,” Perrine added. “Those firsthand experiences, Joe Biden, he doesn’t have those.”


Trump’s Doctor Dodges Question on Oxygen Treatment, Reveals Timeline Suggesting President Attended Fundraiser Knowing He Was Positive: WATCH

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Donald Trump’s doctor Sean Conley gave a report on the president’s condition Saturday morning that raised several red flags, one being the timeline of Trump’s diagnosis. Conley said that the original diagnosis was 72 hours ago. He also said that Trump has been fever-free for 24 hours.

The timeline suggests that Trump went to a fundraiser in Bedminster, New Jersey after already being diagnosed as positive and receiving some treatment.

Conley also dodged a question on whether Trump has received supplemental oxygen.

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Trump later tweeted: “Doctors, Nurses and ALL at the GREAT Walter Reed Medical Center, and others from likewise incredible institutions who have joined them, are AMAZING!!!Tremendous progress has been made over the last 6 months in fighting this PLAGUE. With their help, I am feeling well!”


Anti-LGBT+ Kellyanne Conway joins Trump in catching coronavirus – and her daughter was the one to break the news

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The former senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway is the latest member of Trump’s inner circle to test positive for coronavirus after attending a Rose Garden event last week.

The crowded ceremony in which Trump announced his anti-LGBT+ Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, is already being called a “super spreader” event after at least seven guests tested positive for the virus.

Conway, 53, was seen mingling closely with attendees, touching her face and wearing no mask during the ceremony.

“Tonight I tested positive for COVID-19,” Conway announced on Twitter less than a week later. “My symptoms are mild (light cough) and I’m feeling fine. I have begun a quarantine process in consultation with physicians.

“As always, my heart is with everyone affected by this global pandemic.”

However, it was actually Conway’s daughter Claudia who first broke the news. The outspoken 15-year-old, whose parents recently booted off social media for expressing liberal, pro-LGBT+ views, took to TikTok to share her mother’s symptoms.

“My mom coughing all around the house after Trump tested positive for COVID,” she wrote to her 900,000 followers as she lip-synced the lines “that’s weird, that’s suspicious”.

“Update my mom has COVID,” she added on Friday night, half an hour before her mother made an announcement. “I’m furious. Wear your masks. Don’t listen to our idiot f**king president piece of sh*t. Protect yourself and those around you.”

Claudia also posted another controversial video, which has since been deleted, that blames her mother for refusing to wear a mask and in turn infecting the whole family.

Claudia’s strident left-wing views have repeatedly brought her into conflict with her parents. In August Kellyanne Conway announced she would be stepping down from her political role to focus on her children, saying she wanted to give them “less drama, more mama”.

Before her resignation she was the highest-ranking woman in the White House and one of Trump’s most anti-LGBT+ advisers.

In 2002, Conway complained that the media reported too much on LGBT+ issues and too little on gun rights, claiming that gay rights were “not important to Americans”.

She added that the media had pushed changes in the public school curriculum, and said that “they’re so worried now about how many mommies Heather has that [the teacher] runs out of time” to teach basic civic lessons.

According to GLAAD, in 2017 Conway gave the keynote speech at the Family Leadership Summit, an event hosted by anti-LGBT+ group The FAMiLY Leader, which describes LGBT+ people as “practicing distorted sexual behaviour”.

In the same year, she spoke alongside Trump at the anti-LGBT+ hate group Family Research Council‘s Values Voter Summit.

Conway has also been accused of supporting conversion therapy.

Donald Trump is going to the hospital with COVID symptoms. He won’t be back for days.

President Donald Trump was flown to the Walter Reed Medical Center “out of an abundance of caution,” the White House announced this afternoon. Trump reportedly has a fever and has been lethargic.

While they report that he will “be working from the presidential offices” at the nation’s largest and most renowned joint military medical center, the fact that he is being transported via Marine One, the presidential helicopter, has created a sense of urgency across the country.

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The President walked to Marine One to leave for the hospital. He is expected to stay at Walter Reed for a few days.

This comes less than 24 hours after it was announced that the President and his wife, First Lady Melania Trump, had tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The First Lady has a slight cough, according to the White House, and the remainder of the first family reportedly tested negative.

Their diagnoses come hours after reporters revealed that top Presidential aide, Hope Hicks, had tested positive. Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Ronna McDaniel, former White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) have also tested positive in the last 24 hours. All three had contact with Donald Trump recently.

These developments come after the President downplayed the seriousness of the deadly virus, and after he proclaiming multiple times that the pandemic caused by the virus “will disappear” or “will go away.”

CNN reports that officials “do not expect” to transfer power, temporarily or not, to Vice President Mike Pence. The Vice President is briefed and on standby at his official residence in the Number One Observatory Circle at the U.S. Naval Offices.

UPDATE: 6:40 PM EST – Trump recorded a video prior to his departure from the White House and posted it to Twitter. “I think I’m doing very well,” Trump said in the video, “that but we’re going to make sure that things work out” by going to Walter Reed.”

UPDATE: 10/03/2020 12:30 AM EST – White House physician Sean Conley announced that President Trump is being placed on Remdesivir therapy, a multiple therapeutic treatment for coronavirus that limits the severity of its symptoms. In a tweet after the announcement, Trump wrote “Going well, I think! Thank you to all. LOVE!!!”

Donald Trump tests positive for coronavirus after claiming ‘it affects virtually nobody’. He’s 74 and overweight

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump step off Air Force One in Cleveland, Ohio for the first of three presidential debates. (MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

US president Donald Trump and his wife, first lady Melania Trump, have tested positive for coronavirus.

Trump, who is 74 and therefore in a high-risk group, announced the news in a tweet on 2 October, writing: “Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!”

Trump was already quarantining with Melania in the White House after his adviser Hope Hicks tested positive for coronavirus earlier in the day on 2 October. Hicks travelled with Trump on Air Force One to the first presidential TV debate with Democratic rival Joe Biden in Ohio on Tuesday.

Trump’s doctor, Sean Conley, said that he expected Trump to “continue carrying out his duties without disruption while recovering”.

Trump has been widely criticised for downplaying the coronavirus pandemic during the early stages, and for the US death toll which is the highest in the world.

At the debate – during which Trump belittled Biden for wearing masks and having smaller campaign rallies than him – some of Trump’s family and aides were photographed sat together and not wearing masks. The president has also spurned mask-wearing, telling Americans last week not to worry about coronavirus because “it affects virtually nobody”.

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Since the coronavirus pandemic began at the beginning of this year, more than seven million people in the US have had the virus and 208,000 people have died from it.

News that Donald Trump has coronavirus comes just 32 days before the US election. It is not clear how his illness will affect the next presidential debate, scheduled for 15 October.

Trump is the latest world leader to catch the deadly virus, after UK prime minister Boris Johnson in March and Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro.

Johnson was the first leader of a major Western country known to have contracted the virus. It came just weeks after he cheerfully bragged at a press conference that he “shook the hands” of coronavirus patients at a hospital.

Bolsonaro, like Trump, has shunned masks, telling reporters masks are “too gay”. In July, the far-right leader tested positive for coronavirus twice.