People Think Mnuchin Accidentally Said Trump Admin’s Most Honest Thing About COVID-19

Livestock Theft Hits South African Farmers Hard

In South Africa 218,000 farm animals—cows, sheep or goats—were taken in the 12 months to March, up from 180,000 five years earlier. The total loss was worth about $60m in each of the past two years, around twice as much as the annual black market value of poached rhino horn. Losses this year will probably be even higher, as the economic effects of the pandemic make it harder to earn a lawful living.

Japan to Suspend Domestic Travel Campaign in Virus Hotspots

Japan will partially suspend the country’s “Go-To” domestic travel campaign in areas where coronavirus cases are increasing, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said.

Suga didn’t specify the places where the campaign will be suspended. New virus cases in Tokyo reached a daily record of 539 on Saturday.

Suga and his Cabinet gathered on Saturday to discuss the campaign, which had been a boost to the local economy with subsidies provided on travel and dining. The country’s virus task force had recommended that the government consider reviewing the program, Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said Friday.

Kayleigh McEnany’s Latest Trump Lie Is Firmly Debunked In Stinging Viral Video

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany claimed during a briefing Friday that President Donald Trump “was never given an orderly transition of power.”

A video going viral on Twitter proves otherwise.

The NowThis clip begins with McEnany making her latest baseless claim.

It then cuts to footage of Trump, during his inauguration in January 2017, actually thanking former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama “for their gracious aid throughout this transition.”

“They have been magnificent,” Trump declares.

The video later contrasts how the Obama administration sought to facilitate the transfer of power to Trump with Trump’s ongoing and increasingly unhinged attempts at stealing the election from President-elect Joe Biden.

Check out the video here:

A shorter version of the video has garnered more than 1.6 million views on Twitter.

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Conservative News Site Warns Donald Trump: ‘Concede And Move On’

The Washington Examiner urged President Donald Trump to “move on” and accept defeat in the 2020 election in an editorial published Friday.

The conservative news outlet warned that, otherwise, Trump’s ongoing attempts to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s victory could jeopardize the GOP candidates in January runoff elections for two Senate seats, and thus cost the Republican Party its control of the Senate.

The right-wing site has called out Trump before, but often strikes a friendly tone on the president. It argued Trump had had the right to legally challenge alleged election “irregularities, mistakes, fraud, or all three.”

But Trump’s legal team had failed to prove the allegations ― it said in the editorial titled “It’s time for Trump to concede and move on” ― and now “increasingly looks as though it is flinging mud to see what sticks, rather than pursuing a coherent course of litigation.”

The newspaper said Trump’s desperate bid for a second term will fail and is distracting “from the really important task of keeping the Senate in Republican hands.”

“If Trump wishes people to believe he has the good of the country and the legitimacy of its elections in mind, the president should concede that he lost and should do all he can to help his party win the two Senate battles in which it is still engaged,” it concluded. 

Read the full editorial here.

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GOP Senators Get Stark Reminder Of Their Previous ‘Let The Voters Decide’ Demands

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes on Friday reminded Senate Republicans of their calls to “let the voters decide” the fate of President Donald Trump when they voted to acquit him of impeachment charges earlier in the year.

Hayes accused the vast majority of Republican senators of now being “complicit participants” with their silence on the president’s “feeble attempt to subvert the election.”

He aired a montage of GOP senators — including Lindsey Graham (S.C), Ted Cruz (Texas) and Marco Rubio (Fl.) — saying in February that they did not support removing Trump from office at that time because it should be up to the American people to decide in November.

“OK. We had one. We had an election,” said Hayes. “The voters decided. And so now all those senators should be showing some deference, some respect for the decision.”

“I mean, they told us this was the thing to do, and we went out and did it, and now what? Now what?” he asked.

Check out the segment here:

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People Think Mnuchin Accidentally Said Trump Admin’s Most Honest Thing About COVID-19

People think Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin’s slip of the tongue on Friday could be the most honest thing ever said by someone in President Donald Trump’s administration.

During a telephone interview for CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” Mnuchin said “we’re working on mass distribution of the virus.” He presumably meant to say the Trump White House was working on the mass distribution of a vaccine to combat the spread of COVID-19.

Check out the clip here:

But folks on Twitter thought it was a Freudian slip, seeing how Trump’s mishandling of the pandemic has allowed the coronavirus to ravage the country, killing more than 250,000 Americans to date.

Trump intentionally misled citizens for months by downplaying the threat of the contagion in public, while in private acknowledging its dangers.

The outgoing president also ignored his own government’s advice on how to mitigate its spread, hosted crowded campaign rallies for maskless supporters and ended up being hospitalized for three days after contracting it himself.

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