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Chris Wallace Confronts Trump Campaign Spox Jason Miller: Admit ‘You’re Losing’

Chris Wallace Confronts Trump Campaign Spox Jason Miller: Admit ‘You’re Losing’Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace interrupted his guest’s attacks on Joe Biden to bring up some important points about the Trump campaign this weekend.“Despite what you say about the Biden campaign, the fact is it is the Trump campaign that just replaced your campaign manager,” Wallace told Trump campaign adviser Jason Miller. “It’s the Trump campaign that just paused all television advertising for six days to recalibrate.” From there, Wallace put up on the screen a series of polling averages that show Trump trailing Biden by wide margins both nationally and in three of the crucial swing states he won in 2016. “How do you turn this around, because at this point, Jason, you’re losing?” the host asked.Unsurprisingly, Miller dismissed the premise of the question. “Well, we think we’re in great shape and well positioned to win this,” Miller said in response. He then falsely stated that in all the states President Trump needs to get to 270 electoral votes “he’s either leading or within the margin of error.” He also cited the outlier Rasmussen poll that has Trump with a 50 percent approval ratings as of this past Friday.‘He’s Terrified of Losing’—Trump Goes Into Hyperdrive to Delegitimize the ElectionBut when he started to attack Fox News’ polling specifically, Wallace stopped him. “I think the Fox poll compares very favorably to the Rasmussen  poll in terms of accuracy,” Wallace said. “I knew you were going to attack one poll. As I said the national poll is based on nine polls. The state polls, based on multiple polls as well. Are you really going to blame this—it seems to me that you hurt your credibility if you don’t admit, yeah, we’re losing and we’ve got to turn things around.”“I disagree,” Miller replied. Undeterred, he insisted, without evidence, that Trump is “in a good position right now.” Stephen Miller Spreads Blatant Lies About Mail-In Voting on ‘Fox & Friends’Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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Attorney for family of missing soldier calls on Congress to launch investigation against Fort Hood, launches "I am Vanessa" campaign

Attorney for family of missing soldier calls on Congress to launch investigation against Fort Hood, launches "I am Vanessa" campaignAs the search for 20-year-old Private First Class Vanessa Guillen continues, the Guillen family attorney, Natalie Khawam has requested a congressional investigation into Fort Hood and Vanessa’s disappearance. Vanessa was last seen on April 22, 2020, in a parking lot at Fort Hood, in Texas, where she's stationed. Her car keys, barracks room key, identification card and wallet were later found in the armory room where she was working earlier in the day. Her phone is still missing. The U.S. Army



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Biden Says November Election Can’t Be Delayed: Campaign Update

Biden Says November Election Can’t Be Delayed: Campaign Update(Bloomberg) — Joe Biden said unequivocally Tuesday the November election couldn’t be delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic.“We cannot delay or postpone a constitutionally required election,” Biden said in an interview on NBC’s “Today.”Biden, the likely Democratic presidential nominee, repeated his calls for states to plan ahead for remote voting options, including expanding vote by mail. The former vice president said he hoped people can vote in person, but it would “depend on the state of play.”“We’re going to have to conduct the election on November 3,” he said.Biden’s comments come as voters in Wisconsin stood in line to vote in the state’s primary Tuesday after the Republican-controlled legislature refused the governor’s request to delay in-person voting amid a stay-at-home order.John Lewis, Civil Rights Icon, Endorses Biden (5:30 a.m.)Representative John Lewis of Georgia, an icon of the Civil Rights movement, endorsed Joe Biden on Tuesday, becoming the latest Democrat to support the former vice president as he tries to wrap up the Democratic presidential nomination.Lewis’ endorsement comes as Biden has amassed a nearly insurmountable lead in delegates over his only remaining competitor, Senator Bernie Sanders. Biden is looking to extend that lead Tuesday when Wisconsin holds its primary contest.Lewis has represented Georgia in Congress for more than 30 years, after serving as one of the leaders of the American civil rights movement. He was the chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and worked with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to organize the March on Washington in 1963.“I have stared down the deepest, and darkest forces in this nation,” Lewis said in a statement. “Vice President Joe Biden and I both believe that we are in a fight to redeem the soul of America. I know Joe Biden as a man of character and dignity – A man who can not, and will not rest when he sees injustice in our American home.”In December, Lewis, 80, announced he had been diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer, but last month, he made a surprise appearance in Selma, Alabama, joining Biden and many other Democratic presidential candidates, to mark the 55th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” when peaceful marchers were attacked by the police. Lewis himself was beaten and badly injured.“We must go out and vote like we never, ever voted before,” Lewis said at the commemoration.Georgia’s Democratic primary was initially scheduled for March 24, but it was pushed back to May 19 because of the coronavirus pandemic. — Tyler PagerFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.



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China Launches a Fake News Campaign to Blame the U.S. for Coronavirus

China Launches a Fake News Campaign to Blame the U.S. for CoronavirusHONG KONG—Bombastic Chinese government officials are laying the groundwork to blame the United States for the global coronavirus pandemic, and in turn extricate the Chinese Communist Party from any blame. Trumpian rhetoric, it seems, has a clear mirror reflection on the other side of the globe. The American president calls the pandemic sweeping the globe “a foreign virus”? The Chinese are calling it an American one.Zhao Lijian, the spokesperson of the Chinese foreign ministry and face of the CCP, insinuated by tweet in both English and Chinese on Thursday that the United States is behind the the novel coronavirus outbreak in China: “CDC was caught on the spot. When did patient zero begin in U.S.? How many people are infected? What are the names of the hospitals? It might be U.S. army who brought the epidemic to Wuhan. Be transparent! Make public your data! U.S. owe us an explanation!”The rant was inexplicably paired with a video clip from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield’s testimony before Congress on Wednesday, subtitled in Chinese, about Americans who may have been misdiagnosed with the flu when they actually had COVID-19, the disease brought on by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.Zhao’s creeping escalation of rhetoric is the latest example of the Chinese Communist Party’s attempt to shift blame after its officials bungled efforts to contain the virus at the onset of the outbreak. And who better than its key geopolitical foe—the United States—to be the scapegoat?The claim by Zhao was first seeded in late February, when Zhong Nanshan, a seasoned epidemiologist and pulmonologist who identified the SARS virus in 2003, said that the coronavirus “may not have originated in China” even though the first known cases were in the city of Wuhan and the majority of confirmed infections were there and in the rest of Hubei province.It didn’t take long for state media and Chinese trolls to grab hold of Zhong’s talking point, merging it with the crackpot theory that the coronavirus is a bioweapon. Soon they were asking which nation has sophisticated biowarfare capabilities and can release its viral weapons to wipe out an unsuspecting population. The obvious conclusion, for them, was the United States.Simultaneously, on Chinese social networks like Weibo, hashtags for the “Japanese virus” and the “Iranian virus” helped shape the narrative that SARS-CoV-2 could be of foreign origin, and China merely got a raw deal. Now, the “Italian virus” tag is doing the same.Never mind that Chinese researchers, like Shi Zhengli, the “Bat Woman” virologist profiled by Scientific American, have conducted field research in China’s rural areas to locate and identify dozens of lethal viruses that are similar to SARS and the coronavirus that is now infecting many around the world. They recognize that there are many more strains that could make the leap to humans, causing new viral outbreaks like the one China went through in the past three months.Like Trump, Zhao has a history of posting combative outbursts on Twitter, which is banned in China except for some of the party’s officials. He is one of the first Chinese diplomats to register and run an official account on Twitter—and the first to weaponize his feed, rallying China’s paid trolls through talking points spewed onto the social network. Last August, he was promoted from his post as deputy chief of mission in Pakistan to become deputy director of the Chinese foreign ministry’s information department.That’s all to say, in an age of post-truth misinformation and disinformation, Zhao is Beijing’s vociferous master of spin. Other Chinese officials often echo his talking points online. There is little doubt that the CCP’s ranks coordinate the content of their Twitter feeds.As new infection numbers taper off to mere dozens per day in China, the pandemic is politicized more than ever. Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Wuhan this week in what was essentially a victory tour for the country’s “war” against the virus. To prevent the embarrassing situation from the previous week, where residents shouted “It’s all fake!” from their balconies when a CCP official staged a photo op, two police officers were stationed in every apartment near locations where Xi was set to appear.Right now, people in mainland China and Hong Kong are baffled by the current situations in Western Europe and the United States. There have been months of warnings from Asia, and thousands have died from COVID-19, yet all of that was insufficient for many nations in the West to prepare for the virus’ landfall.“If it were purely a financial crisis in Asia—an illness of capital,” a venture investor said to me offhandedly this week, “institutions [in Europe and America] like banks and hedge funds would have reacted with no delay.” But public health, she suggested, wasn’t as much of a concern even in an era of globalization, when, normally, many millions of people are moved across continents each day.In the past three months, some of those who suffered in China thought their cases would be signals of a global threat. That their warning signs were mostly ignored may serve to feed Zhao’s disinformation suggesting the U.S. is behind it all.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. 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