38 Million Lost Jobs & Trump Doesn't Want You To Vote
The David Pakman Show - May 21, 2020
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Trump Press Secy Kayleigh McEnany Barely Keeps It Together
Donald Trump's Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany could barely keep her lies straight yesterday during her 26-minute press briefing. When asked about Trump’s Twitter threat to pull funding from Michigan over vote-by-mail, McEnany said she couldn’t comment on it because it’s a “campaign issue.” When asked why the President had to tweet attacks about Governor Whitmer, McEnany said that was Trump being “transparent.”
To cap it all off, a reporter mentioned Susan Rice in a very specific, exculpatory context. This triggered Kayleigh to turn to the Susan Rice page of her notes and read two minutes of unrelated attacks on Susan Rice before leaving the room. While this is embarrassing, the Trumpists are thrilled because they believe she's owning the liberal media. We live in a very backwards country right now.
Dr. Fauci Has Been Completely Disappeared
Dr. Anthony Fauci has totally disappeared from public appearances over the last few weeks. Even while the daily task force press briefings were being phased out, Fauci would appear for interviews. Now he has disappeared from those as well. It is completely, utterly, obviously clear that this is part of a concerted effort to make it seem like the virus part of the crisis is over.
If there was ever a week to have Dr. Fauci on TV, it would be this week. There were promising results from a vaccine trial. Fauci works for the NIH, which is working in partnership with private companies developing a coronavirus vaccine. We are still very much dealing with a 100-year global pandemic and Trump puts CEOs on TV instead of a well-respected infectious disease doctor. Yet another example of the Trump administration’s complete mishandling of the virus.
--On the Show:
--John Barry, Professor at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and author of "The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History," joins David to discuss prior pandemics and much more. Get the book: https://amzn.to/36uuJNL
--2.4 million more people file unemployment claims, bringing the total new claims to more than 38 million since the start of the coronavirus pandemic
--Notable discussions from the David Pakman Show Reddit, including about Biden vs Trump, endless food buffets, and the unintended consequences of coronavirus lockdowns
--Donald Trump threatens Michigan and Nevada over plans to vote-by-mail as his authoritarian tendencies become even more obvious
--Donald Trump refers to voting as an "honor," despite voting being a right, in his latest attack on potential plans for states to vote by mail due to the coronavirus pandemic
--Voicemail caller implores David not to cater to stupid people
--On the Bonus Show: Barbers cutting hair on MI capitol lawn in protest, company touted by Trump wins border wall contract, Michael Cohen to be released from prison, much more...
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