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3/2/2021

CORONAVIRUS/VACCINES: “Former President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump received coronavirus vaccines in early January on the advice of doctors, according to a Trump adviser speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the ex-president’s medical history…

Aides did not disclose why Trump was vaccinated in secret.”

-Matthew Brown and David Jackson, “Donald Trump, Melania Trump secretly received COVID-19 vaccine in January,” usatoday.com, Mar. 2, 2021

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2/28/2021

CORONAVIRUS/DEMS/ELECTIONS/VOTING: “Another one of the most urgent issues facing the Republican party is that of ensuring fair, honest and secure elections. Such a disgrace, such a disgrace, such a disgrace. We must pass comprehensive election reforms, and we must do it now.

The Democrats used the China virus as an excuse to change all of the election rules without the approval of their state legislatures, making it therefore illegal and had a massive impact on the election. Again, you have to go to the legislatures to get these approvals. This alone would have easily changed the outcome of the election at levels that you wouldn’t have even believed. Even with COVID, even with all of the things, the numbers are staggering. We can never let this or other abuses of the 2020 election be repeated or happen again, can never let that happen again…

But the reality is you cannot have a situation where ballots are indiscriminately pouring in from all over the country, tens of millions of ballots. Where are they coming from? They’re coming all over the place, where illegal aliens and dead people are voting, and many other horrible things are happening that are too voluminous to even mention, but people know.”

-Donald Trump via Reuters, “LIVE: President Donald Trump speaks at CPAC – full speech,” youtube.com, Feb. 28, 2021

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2/28/2021

CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP ADMIN/VACCINES: “Any article you read said it couldn’t be done. It would be years and years [to make a coronavirus vaccine]. I handed the new administration what everyone is now calling a modern day medical miracle. Some say, it’s the greatest thing to happen in hundreds of years, two vaccines produced in record time with numerous others on the way…

What the Trump administration has done with vaccines has in many respects, perhaps saved large portions of the world. Not only our country, but large portions of the world.”

-Donald Trump via Reuters, “LIVE: President Donald Trump speaks at CPAC – full speech,” youtube.com, Feb. 28, 2021

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2/17/2021

CORONAVIRUS/JOE BIDEN: “I saw that he [Joe Biden] said that there was no [coronavirus] vaccine when he came into office, and yet had got a shot before he came into office. And it was already in early November when we announced it, but we actually had it substantially before that and we were giving millions of shots and millions of doses. So he was either not telling the truth, or he’s mentally gone. One or the other.“

-Donald Trump, “Donald Trump to Newsmax TV: Rush Was Unique, Great Friend,” newsmax.xom, Feb. 17, 2021

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2/16/2021

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/ECONOMY: “Prior to the [coronavirus] pandemic, we produced the greatest economy and jobs numbers in the history of our Country, and likewise, our economic recovery after Covid was the best in the world. We cut taxes and regulations, rebuilt our military, took care of our Vets, became energy independent, built the wall and stopped the massive inflow of illegals into our Country, and so much more. And now, illegals are pouring in, pipelines are being stopped, taxes will be going up, and we will no longer be energy independent.”

-Donald Trump, “Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America,” Feb. 16, 2021

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2/11/2021

CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP’S HEALTH: “Then-President Trump was sicker than previously reported when he was rushed to Walter Reed Hospital for treatment for the coronavirus last fall, The New York Times reported Thursday [Feb. 11, 2021].

At the time of his hospitalization, Trump had severely depressed blood oxygen levels and officials were concerned he would have to be placed on a ventilator, according to the Times, citing two people familiar with his condition. He was determined to have lung infiltrates, or substances such as fluid or bacteria inflaming the lungs.

Trump was previously reported to be struggling to breathe and running a fever Oct. 2, when he was taken to the hospital. The then-president had participated in the first presidential debate two days before his diagnosis was made public, and it remains unclear whether he had transmitted the virus by that point.”

-Zack Budryk, “Trump’s condition during hospitalization was worse than acknowledged: NYT,” thehill.com, Feb. 11, 2021

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1/20/2021

CORONAVIRUS/RACISM/TERRORISM: “We will press forward with speed and urgency, for we have much to do in this winter of peril and possibility…

Few periods in our nation’s history have been more challenging or difficult than the one we’re in now. A once-in-a-century virus silently stalks the country. It’s taken as many lives in one year as America lost in all of World War II. Millions of jobs have been lost. Hundreds of thousands of businesses closed.

A cry for racial justice some 400 years in the making moves us. The dream of justice for all will be deferred no longer.

A cry for survival comes from the planet itself. A cry that can’t be any more desperate or any more clear.

And now, a rise in political extremism, white supremacy, domestic terrorism that we must confront and we will defeat.

To overcome these challenges – to restore the soul and to secure the future of America – requires more than words.

It requires that most elusive of things in a democracy: Unity.”

-Joe Biden, “Inaugural Address by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.,” whitehouse.gov, Jan. 20, 2021

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1/20/2021

CORONAVIRUS: “The first thing we have to do is pay our respects and our love to the incredible people and families who’ve suffered so gravely from the China Virus. It’s a horrible thing that was put onto the world. We all know where it came from, but it’s a horrible, horrible thing. So be very careful, be very, very careful. But we want to pay a great love, great love to all of the people that have suffered, including families who have suffered so gravely. So with that, I just want to say you are amazing people. This is a great, great country. It is my greatest honor and privilege to have been your president.”

-Donald Trump via PBS NewsHour, “WATCH: Donald and Melania Trump say goodbye in final remarks of his presidency,” YouTube.com, Jan. 20, 2021

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1/20/2021

CORONAVIRUS/VACCINES: “We did something that is a really considered a medical miracle. They’re calling it a miracle. And that was the [coronavirus] vaccine. We got the vaccine developed in nine months instead of nine years, or five years, or 10 years, or a long time. It was supposed to take a long time, many, many years to develop a vaccine. We have two out, we have another one coming almost immediately, and it really is a great achievement…

And I can only say this. We have worked hard. We’ve left it all, as the athletes would say, we’ve left it all on the field. We don’t have to come and say— We’ll never say in a month, when we’re sitting in Florida, we’re not going to be looking at each other and saying, ‘You know, if we only worked a little bit harder.’ You can’t work harder.”

-Donald Trump via PBS NewsHour, “WATCH: Donald and Melania Trump say goodbye in final remarks of his presidency,” YouTube.com, Jan. 20, 2021

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1/20/2021

CORONAVIRUS/ECONOMY: “We got hit [by coronavirus]. Nobody blames us for that. The whole world got hit, and then we built it again. And now the stock market is actually substantially higher than it was at its higher point prior to the pandemic…

Remember us because I’m looking at elements of our economy that are set to be a rocket ship up. It’s a rocket ship up. We have the greatest country in the world. We have the greatest economy in the world. And as bad as the pandemic was, we were hit so hard just like the entire world was hit so hard. Places that thought they got away with it, didn’t get away with it. They’re suffering right now.”

-Donald Trump via PBS NewsHour, “WATCH: Donald and Melania Trump say goodbye in final remarks of his presidency,” YouTube.com, Jan. 20, 2021

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1/20/2021

TRUMP POST-PRESIDENCY: “His presidency over, Donald Trump said farewell to Washington on Wednesday [Jan. 20, 2021] but also hinted about a comeback despite a legacy of chaos, tumult and bitter divisions in the country he led for four years.

‘So just a goodbye. We love you,’ Trump told supporters at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland where he walked across a red carpet and boarded Air Force One to head to Florida. ‘We will be back in some form.’…

Speaking without notes, Trump said his presidency was an ‘incredible four years.’…

‘It’s been something very special. We’ve accomplished a lot,’ Trump said, citing the installation of conservative judges, creation of the space force, development of coronavirus vaccines and management of a robust pre-pandemic economy. ‘I hope they don’t raise your taxes, but if they do, I told you so,’ he said of the Biden administration…

‘I will always fight for you,’ he told the crowd. ‘I will be watching. I will be listening.'”

-Associated Press, Eric Spillman, “Refusing to participate in Biden inauguration, Trump in departure tells backers he will return in ‘some form,’” ktla.com, Jan. 20, 2021

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1/19/2021

CORONAVIRUS: “The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus eclipsed 400,000 on Tuesday in the waning hours in office for President Donald Trump, whose handling of the crisis has been judged by public health experts a singular failure.

The running total of lives lost, as compiled by Johns Hopkins University, is nearly equal to the number of Americans killed in World II…

It took four months to reach the first 100,000 dead. It took just over a month to go from 300,000 to 400,000.”

-Associated Press, “U.S. coronavirus death toll surpasses 400,000 in final hours of Trump presidency,” ktla.com, Jan. 19, 2021

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1/19/2021

CORONAVIRUS/VACCINES: “When our nation was hit with the terrible pandemic, we produced not one, but two [coronavirus] vaccines with record-breaking speed, and more will quickly follow. They said it couldn’t be done but we did it. They call it a ‘medical miracle,’ and that’s what they’re calling it right now: a ‘medical miracle.’

Another administration would have taken 3, 4, 5, maybe even up to 10 years to develop a vaccine. We did in nine months.

We grieve for every life lost, and we pledge in their memory to wipe out this horrible pandemic once and for all.”

-Donald Trump, “Remarks by President Trump In Farewell Address to the Nation,” whitehouse.gov, Jan. 19, 2021

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1/19/2021

CORONAVIRUS/JOE BIDEN: “To heal, we must remember. It’s hard sometimes to remember, but that’s how we heal. It’s important to do that as a nation. That’s why we’re here today. Between sundown and dusk, let us shine the lights in the darkness, along the sacred pool of reflection, and remember all whom we lost [to coronavirus].”

-Joe Biden via PBS NewsHour, “WATCH LIVE: Biden, Harris speak at memorial to COVID-19 victims ahead of inauguration,” YouTube.com, Jan. 19, 2021

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1/19/2021

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN: Tonight, in Washington, D.C. and across the nation, we came together to honor the over 400,000 Americans we’ve lost to COVID-19. The last year has tested us in unimaginable ways, but now it’s time we begin to heal and overcome — together.

Joe Biden, Twitter.com, January 19, 2021 4:20 pm

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1/19/2021

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN: Join us for a national moment of unity and remembrance in honor of the 400,000 Americans we’ve lost due to COVID-19.

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Joe Biden, Twitter.com, January 19, 2021 11:09 am

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1/18/2021

CORONAVIRUS/IMPEACHMENT/JOE BIDEN: “The inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States is going to look vastly different than those of his predecessors, given the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and heightened security concerns after a mob of pro-Trump extremists violently breached the U.S. Capitol two weeks ago.

There will be no throngs of people massed beneath a platform at the Capitol. Also absent will be President Trump, who’s skipping town early…

Trump, who was impeached by the House of Representatives last week for inciting his supporters to storm the Capitol while lawmakers worked to certify Biden’s election victory, is breaking with 150 years of tradition by not joining Biden at the event. It’s customary for an outgoing president and other former presidents to sit behind a new president, symbolizing the peaceful transfer of power.

Biden called Trump’s decision not to attend ‘one of the few things he and I have ever agreed on.'”

-Barbara Sprunt, “Biden’s Inauguration Is Going To Look Very Different. Here’s What To Know,” npr.org, Jan. 18, 2021

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1/17/2021

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN: I know masks have become a partisan issue — but it’s a patriotic act. Experts say wearing a mask from now until April will save more than 50,000 lives.

Joe Biden, Twitter.com, January 17, 2021 7:50 am

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1/16/2021

BIDEN-HARRIS ADMIN/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN/VACCINES: To get as many people vaccinated as quickly as possible, we need more clinics across the nation. That’s why my administration will harness the full resources of the federal government to establish thousands of community vaccination centers.

Joe Biden, Twitter.com, January 16, 2021 10:55 am

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1/16/2021

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN/VACCINES: Getting America vaccinated will be one of the most challenging operational efforts ever undertaken. But you have my word that we will manage the hell out of this operation.

Joe Biden, Twitter.com, January 16, 2021 5:30 am

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1/15/2021

CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP ADMIN/VACCINES: “As I’ve said before, we will use the Defense Production Act to work with private industry to accelerate the making of materials needed to supply and administer the [coronavirus] vaccine, from tubes and syringes to protective equipment…

As we made clear earlier this month, the Trump administration policy of holding back close to half of the supply did not make sense.

My administration will release the vast majority of the vaccines when they are available, so more people can get vaccinated quickly, while still retaining a small reserve for any unforeseen shortages or delays.

Let me be clear: we are not changing the FDA’s recommended dosing schedule. We believe it is critical that everyone should get two doses within that FDA recommended timeframe.”

-Joe Biden, “Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by President-elect Joe Biden on the COVID-19 Vaccine Plan in Wilmington, Delaware,” buildbackbetter.gov, Jan. 15, 2021

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1/15/2021

CORONAVIRUS/VACCINES: “By the end of our first month in office, we will have 100 federally-supported centers across the nation that will ultimately vaccinate millions of people [against coronavirus]…

Within the first month of our administration, we will deploy mobile clinics. We will partner with community health centers, and local primary care doctors to offer vaccines to hard-to-reach communities in cities, small towns, and rural communities.”

-Joe Biden, “Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by President-elect Joe Biden on the COVID-19 Vaccine Plan in Wilmington, Delaware,” buildbackbetter.gov, Jan. 15, 2021

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1/15/2021

CORONAVIRUS/VACCINES: “If you were to ask most people today, they couldn’t tell you who exactly should be getting vaccinated.

What they do know is there are tens of millions of doses of [coronavirus] vaccines sitting unused in a freezer, while people who want and need the vaccine can’t get it.

We’ll fix the problem by encouraging states to allow more people to get vaccinated beyond health care workers and move through these groups as quickly as states think they can.

That includes anyone 65 and older — a population that has accounted for 80% of the deaths to date.”

-Joe Biden, “Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by President-elect Joe Biden on the COVID-19 Vaccine Plan in Wilmington, Delaware,” buildbackbetter.gov, Jan. 15, 2021

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1/15/2021

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOBS/JOE BIDEN: We not only have an economic imperative to act now, we have a moral obligation.

In this pandemic, in America, we cannot let people go hungry. We cannot let people get evicted. We cannot watch nurses and educators lose their jobs.

Joe Biden, Twitter.com, January 15, 2021 2:40 pm

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1/15/2021

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN/VACCINES: My administration will move Heaven and Earth to:

– Allow more people to get vaccinated

– Create more places for them to get vaccinated

– Mobilize more medical teams to get shots in arms

– Increase vaccine supply and get it out the door as soon as possible

Joe Biden, Twitter.com, January 15, 2021 8:02 am

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1/14/2021

CORONAVIRUS/ECONOMY/JOBS/JOE BIDEN: “Our [coronavirus] rescue plan also includes immediate relief for Americans hardest hit and most in need.

We will finish the job of getting a total of $2,000 in direct relief to people who need it the most.

$600 is simply not enough if you still have to choose between paying rent and putting food on the table…

We will also provide more peace of mind for struggling families by extending unemployment insurance benefits for millions of workers.

That means that the 18 million Americans currently relying on unemployment benefits
while they look for work can count on these checks continuing to be there. Plus, there will be a $400 per week supplement to help make ends meet.”

-Joe Biden, “Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by President-elect Joe Biden on the American Rescue Plan and Build Back Better Recovery Plan in Wilmington, Delaware,” buildbackbetter.gov, Jan. 14, 2021

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1/14/2021

CORONAVIRUS/VACCINES: “The [coronavirus] vaccines offer so much hope… But, the vaccine rollout in the United States has been a dismal failure thus far.

Tomorrow, I will lay out our vaccination plan to correct course and meet our goal of 100 million shots by the end of our first 100 days.

This will be one of the most challenging operational efforts we have ever undertaken as a nation.

We will move Heaven and Earth to get more people vaccinated, to create more places for them to get vaccinated, to mobilize more medical teams to get shots in peoples’ arms, and to increase vaccine supply and get it out the door as fast as possible.”

-Joe Biden, “Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by President-elect Joe Biden on the American Rescue Plan and Build Back Better Recovery Plan in Wilmington, Delaware,” buildbackbetter.gov, Jan. 14, 2021

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1/14/2021

CORONAVIRUS: “It’s been three hundred and forty-three days since the [coronavirus] that has ravaged our nation tragically claimed its first life…

Almost exactly one year later, nearly 400,000 of our fellow Americans have met the same cruel fate. Countless families and friends left behind, with unrelenting grief and guilt, anger and frustration. And the emptiness felt by the loss of life is compounded by the loss of our way of life…

A crisis of deep human suffering in plain sight.

And there is no time to wait.

We have to act and act now.”

-Joe Biden, “Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by President-elect Joe Biden on the American Rescue Plan and Build Back Better Recovery Plan in Wilmington, Delaware,” buildbackbetter.gov, Jan. 14, 2021

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1/14/2021

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/ECONOMY/JOE BIDEN: We have no time to waste when it comes to getting this virus under control and building our economy back better. Tune in as I announce my American Rescue Plan.

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Joe Biden, Twitter.com, January 14, 2021 1:16 pm

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1/14/2021

CORONAVIRUS/VACCINES: “Here’s the deal — the more people we vaccinate [from coronavirus], and the faster we do it, the sooner we can save lives put this pandemic behind us and get back to our lives and loved ones.

The sooner we can rescue and rebuild our economy.”

-Joe Biden, “Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by President-elect Joe Biden on the American Rescue Plan and Build Back Better Recovery Plan in Wilmington, Delaware,” buildbackbetter.gov, Jan. 14, 2021

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1/13/2021

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/CRISIS/ECONOMY/JOE BIDEN/MEDIA/VACCINES: We’re in the teeth of this crisis, and we need to take immediate action to get the virus under control. That’s why tomorrow, I’ll be laying out my vaccination and economic rescue package to beat COVID-19 and build back better. RT @CNN

The US reported its highest daily number of Covid-19 deaths on Tuesday with more than 4,320 fatalities attributed to the virus.”

Joe Biden, Twitter.com, January 13, 2021 4:48 pm

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1/13/2021

CORONAVIRUS/SOCIAL MEDIA: “The efforts to censor, cancel and blacklist our fellow citizens [on social media] are wrong and they are dangerous. What is needed now is for us to listen to one another, not to silence one another. All of us can choose by our actions to rise above the ranker and find common ground and shared purpose. We must focus on advancing the interests of the whole nation, delivering the miracle [coronavirus] vaccines, defeating the pandemic, rebuilding the economy, protecting our national security and upholding the rule of law.”

-Donald Trump via The White House, “A Message from President Donald J. Trump,” YouTube.com, Jan. 13, 2021

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1/12/2021

CORONAVIRUS/JOE BIDEN/TRUMP ADMIN/VACCINES: “The Trump administration announced sweeping changes to its vaccination rollout on Tuesday [Jan. 12, 2021], including making all of the coronavirus vaccine supply immediately available, urging states to provide shots to anyone 65 and older and warning states with lagging inoculations that they could lose some of their shots to speedier places.

The steps, part of an effort to accelerate a delayed and disjointed rollout, depart from the administration’s original strategy, and come just days after President-elect Joe Biden announced plans to release nearly all the vaccine supply.”

-Lena H. Sun, Laurie McGinley, Isaac Stanley-Becker, and Amy Goldstein, “Trump administration reverses stance, will no longer hold back second shots of coronavirus vaccine,” washingtonpost.com, Jan. 12, 2021

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1/12/2021

CORONAVIRUS/VACCINE: “Because of the pandemic — horrible, horrible invisible enemy — and despite our tremendous success developing a [coronavirus] vaccine years before it was thought evenly remotely possible. Nobody thought it was going to be possible. They said would take five years. ‘Sir, it will take seven years.’ All of our scientists were saying — our advisors, ‘It will take 7 years, 5 years, 10 years maybe.’ Well, we did it just like I said we would. And we had it out years and years before they thought it was possible. And we’re now delivering it to states, including your state, where your governor and government are doing a terrific job in getting it administered in Texas. And Florida is doing great. Some of them are doing great. Some aren’t doing as well, but they have all they can handle. And we get it to them as fast as they need it, and even faster.

But they’re calling it a ‘medical miracle.’ And this has been a difficult year and a very difficult election. The pandemic has made it a very, very difficult year for our country and virtually every country all over the world.”

-Donald Trump, “Remarks by President Trump at the 45th Mile of New Border Wall | Reynosa-McAllen, TX,” whitehouse.gov, Jan. 12, 2021

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1/12/2021

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN/VACCINES: My number one priority is getting people vaccinated as quickly as we can to get our country back on track.

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Joe Biden, Twitter.com, January 12, 2021 9:27 am

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1/12/2021

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN/SOCIAL DISTANCING: I urge every American to:

– Wear a mask

– Stay socially distanced

– Avoid large indoor gatherings

We can save countless lives if we step up together.

Joe Biden, Twitter.com, January 12, 2021 3:05 am

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1/11/2021

BIDEN-HARRIS ADMIN/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN/VACCINES: Getting America vaccinated will be one of the greatest operational challenges we’ve ever faced, but my administration will spare no effort to get it done.

We’re going to ensure the vaccine is distributed quickly, equitably, and free of charge to every American.

Joe Biden, Twitter.com, January 11, 2021 2:15 pm

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1/11/2021

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN/VACCINES: Folks, I just received the second dose of my COVID-19 vaccine — and just like the first dose, it was safe, quick, and painless.

I urge everyone to get vaccinated once it’s your turn. Because only together can we save lives and beat this virus.

Joe Biden, Twitter.com, January 11, 2021 11:45 am

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1/7/2021

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19: “As angry rioters and supporters of President Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol in a last stand for the outgoing president Wednesday [Jan. 6, 2021], the violence overshadowed a deadly day across the nation as the coronavirus pandemic continued its surge.

A record 3,915 people died of covid-19 in the United States, the deadliest day of a pandemic that has claimed more than 360,000 lives across the country. A record 251,646 new coronavirus cases were reported, about 16,000 more cases than the Wednesday before.”

-Paulina Firozi, “U.S. records its deadliest day of the pandemic while eyes are fixed on mob storming Capitol,” washingtonpost.com, Jan. 7, 2021

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1/4/2021

CORONAVIRUS/FEDERAL FUNDING: “Look, the states need help [with coronavirus]. There’s a reason why the Constitution said the federal government could have a deficit spending in times of crisis and states have to balance their budgets. It’s for this very thing. It’s the whole idea, your states have to balance your budgets. So what’s happening? You’re going to see more and more people laid off, more firefighters, police officers, school teachers, first responders, the people we need badly now. The states need more money to do the job. They need to the federal government to work with them, not attack them and leave them out there hanging.”

-Joe Biden, “President-elect Biden Fires Up Voters In Atlanta,” YouTube.com, Jan. 4, 2020

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1/4/2021

CORONAVIRUS: “Millions of people in this country out of work through no fault of their own. No fault of their own. They’re struggling. Many are fearful and many have given up hope. Look at the lines at food banks, hours and hours and hours. This is the United States of America, for God’s sake and there are food lines like we’ve not seen since the depression and they’re getting longer.

Families, children, people who have worked their whole lives and never asked for a thing except a fighting chance, now, they’re lining up for food in America and the debate over $2,000 [in coronavirus relief] isn’t some abstract debate in Washington, it’s about real lives.”

-Joe Biden, “President-elect Biden Fires Up Voters In Atlanta,” YouTube.com, Jan. 4, 2020

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1/4/2021

CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP ADMIN/VACCINES: “I’ve said it before, getting America vaccinated [against coronavirus] will be one of the most difficult operational challenges this nation’s ever faced but we’ve known it for the last months.

This [Trump] administration has gotten off to a God-awful start. The president spends more time whining and complaining than doing something about the problem. I don’t know why he still wants the job, he doesn’t want to do the work.”

-Joe Biden, “President-elect Biden Fires Up Voters In Atlanta,” YouTube.com, Jan. 4, 2020

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1/3/2021

CONGRATS/CONGRESS/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN/SENATE: The Senate swearing-in ceremony was always one of my favorite parts of the job as Vice President. Congratulations to the newly minted members of the 117th Congress. I look forward to working alongside you to get this virus under control and build back better.

Joe Biden, Twitter.com, January 3, 2021 1:55 pm

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1/3/2021

CDC/CHINA/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/FAKE NEWS/QUOTE: The number of cases and deaths of the China Virus is far exaggerated in the United States because of @CDCgov’s ridiculous method of determination compared to other countries, many of whom report, purposely, very inaccurately and low. ‘When in doubt, call it Covid.’ Fake News!

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, January 3, 2021 2:14 am

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1/3/2021

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/VACCINES: The vaccines are being delivered to the states by the Federal Government far faster than they can be administered!

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, January 3, 2021 2:05 am

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1/2/2021

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN: Mask up, folks.

Joe Biden, Twitter.com, January 2, 2021 11:00 am
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1/1/2021

CORONAVIRUS/IMMIGRATION: “President Donald Trump extended a ban on new green cards and work visas until months after he leaves office, citing continued weakness in the U.S. labor market due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Trump on Thursday[Dec. 31, 2020] signed a proclamation that extends to March 31 immigration restrictions he first put into effect in April and renewed in June.”

-David McLaughlin, “Trump Extends Work Visa Ban to March, Citing Labor Market Woes,” bloomberg.com, Jan. 1, 2021

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1/1/2021

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/VACCINES: Some States are very slow to inoculate recipients despite successful and very large scale distribution of vaccines by the Federal Government. They will get it done!

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, January 1, 2021 1:27 pm
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1/1/2021

CHINA/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/GOP/SENATE/SOCIAL MEDIA/TECHNOLOGY: Our Republican Senate just missed the opportunity to get rid of Section 230, which gives unlimited power to Big Tech companies. Pathetic!!! Now they want to give people ravaged by the China Virus $600, rather than the $2000 which they so desperately need. Not fair, or smart!

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, January 1, 2021 9:56 am
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1/1/2021

BIDEN-HARRIS ADMIN/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN/MEDIA/VACCINES: Let me be clear: The Biden-Harris Administration will spare no effort to make sure people are getting vaccinated.

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Joe Biden, Twitter.com, January 1, 2021 6:45 am
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12/31/2020

ANTHONY FAUCI/CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP ADMIN/VACCINES: “Officials from Operation Warp Speed, President Donald Trump’s [coronavirus] vaccine program, had said the country would immunize 20 million people with the first of the two-dose Covid-19 vaccine in December. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that of more than 12.4 million doses distributed, just under 2.8 million have actually been administered…

States and counties need more resources to accelerate the pace of vaccination, Fauci said. Trump in recent days has defended his administration’s rollout by saying it’s the responsibility of the states to administer the shots once they’re delivered by Operation Warp Speed.”

-Will Feuer, “Dr. Fauci says slow Covid vaccine rollout has been ‘disappointing’,” CNBC.com, Dec. 31, 2020

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12/30/2020

CORONAVIRUS/VACCINES: “The distribution of [coronavirus] vaccines in the United States has gotten off to a slower-than-expected start, federal health officials acknowledged in a news conference on Wednesday [Dec. 30, 2020], though they also voiced confidence that the pace would accelerate in the coming weeks…

In a tweet on Tuesday, President Trump seemed to lay the blame on governors, saying that it was ‘up to the States to distribute the vaccines once brought to the designated areas by the Federal Government.’ But several governors have recently said their states have struggled because they had not received enough money from the federal government.”

-Rebecca Robbins, “Warp Speed Officials Say Covid Vaccine Distribution Is Going Too Slowly,” nytimes.com, Dec. 30, 2020

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12/30/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN: The next few weeks and months are going to be a very tough period for our nation — maybe the toughest of the whole pandemic.

But we are going to get through it. Brighter days are coming, but it’s going to take all the grit and determination we have as Americans to do it.

Joe Biden, Twitter.com, December 30, 2020 2:40 pm
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12/30/2020

CORONAVIRUS/MITCH MCCONNELL/TECHNOLOGY/VOTING: “Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday introduced his own version of a bill to increase the $600 stimulus checks from the coronavirus relief package to $2,000, but also included two other major priorities for President Trump.

The legislation would also repeal Section 230, the controversial liability protection for online platforms, and create a committee on the Election Assistance Commission to study election integrity.”

-Tyler Olson, “McConnell introduces his own bill on $2,000 stimulus checks, other Trump priorities,” foxnews.com, Dec. 30, 2020

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12/30/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN/SOCIAL DISTANCING: We can save 60,000-100,000 lives in the weeks and months ahead if we step up together.

Wear a mask. Stay socially distanced. Avoid large indoor gatherings.

Each of us has a duty to do what we can to protect ourselves, our families, and our fellow Americans.

Joe Biden, Twitter.com, December 30, 2020 8:35 am
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12/30/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN/VACCINES: We’re going to make sure vaccines are free of charge.

And we’re going to ensure they are distributed equitably, so every person who wants a vaccine can get one — no matter the color of their skin or where they live.

Joe Biden, Twitter.com, December 30, 2020 5:42 am
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12/30/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/VACCINES: The Federal Government has distributed the vaccines to the states. Now it is up to the states to administer. Get moving!

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 30, 2020 1:43 am
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12/29/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN: After ten months of the pandemic, we still don’t have enough testing. It’s a travesty.

We need to scale up testing so anyone who needs one can get one.

Joe Biden, Twitter.com, December 29, 2020 2:30 pm
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12/29/2020

CORONAVIRUS/KAMALA HARRIS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/VACCINES: “I hope that the President will clearly and unambiguously urge all Americans to take the [coronavirus] vaccine once it’s available.

I took it to instill public confidence in the vaccine.

Vice President-elect Harris took hers today to do the same.

When his doctors recommend it, President Trump should take it and instill that same degree of confidence.”

-Joe Biden, “Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by President-elect Joe Biden After a COVID-19 Briefing in Wilmington, Delaware,” buildbackbetter.gov, Dec. 29, 2020

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12/29/2020

CONGRESS/CORONAVIRUS/JOE BIDEN: “After 10 months of the pandemic, we still don’t have enough [coronavirus] testing.

That’s a travesty.

All of this — vaccinations, testing, protective gear — will require more funding from Congress, more than was just approved. That is why I will propose a COVID action package early next year and challenge Congress to act on it quickly.

My ability to change the direction of the pandemic starts in three weeks.”

-Joe Biden, “Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by President-elect Joe Biden After a COVID-19 Briefing in Wilmington, Delaware,” buildbackbetter.gov, Dec. 29, 2020

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12/29/2020

ANTHONY FAUCI/BIDEN-HARRIS ADMIN/CORONAVIRUS: “I’ve laid out three challenges in our first 100 days.

One of them is ensuring that 100 million shots [of coronavirus vaccine] have been administered by the end of our first 100 days.

If Congress provides the funding, we would be able to meet this incredible goal… We will find ways to boost the pace of vaccinations.

But as Dr. Fauci and others have stated these past few days, this will all take more time than anyone would like – and more time than the promises from the Trump administration has suggested.”

-Joe Biden, “Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by President-elect Joe Biden After a COVID-19 Briefing in Wilmington, Delaware,” buildbackbetter.gov, Dec. 29, 2020

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12/29/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN/TRUMP ADMIN/VACCINES: “I want to [be] clear about five things every American should know about our efforts to contain COVID-19 and where the [coronavirus] vaccine stands today.

First — things will get worse before they get better…

Second, the Trump administration’s plan to distribute vaccines is falling behind, far behind… A few weeks ago the Trump Administration suggested that 20 million Americans could be vaccinated by the end of December.

With only a few days left in December, we have only vaccinated a few million so far.

At the pace the vaccination program is moving now, it would take years, not months, to vaccinate the American people.

Which brings me to the third thing every American should know: the Biden-Harris Administration will spare no effort to make sure people are getting vaccinated…

And that gets to the fourth thing you should know: I will move Heaven and Earth to get us going in the right direction.

I will use my power under the Defense Production Act to order private industry to accelerate the making of materials needed for the vaccine…

Fifth — while the pandemic rages on and as we increase the supply, distribution, and administration of the vaccine, we must remain vigilant.

As part of our 100-day challenge, I’ll be asking the American people to wear a mask for the first 100 days of my administration.

Not as a political statement, but as a patriotic duty.”

-Joe Biden, “Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by President-elect Joe Biden After a COVID-19 Briefing in Wilmington, Delaware,” buildbackbetter.gov, Dec. 29, 2020

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12/29/2020

CORONAVIRUS/JOE BIDEN/VACCINES: “As we end one of the most difficult years as a nation, I am optimistic about the future. The [coronavirus] vaccines that have been discovered and developed give us enormous hope. Our economy is poised to come back, and come alive. And I can see a return to normalcy in the next year…

But I need to be honest. The next few weeks and months are going to be a very tough period of time for our nation — maybe the toughest of the entire pandemic. I know that’s hard to hear. But it’s the truth…

We need to follow even more closely the recommendations to slow the spread of the virus.”

-Joe Biden, “Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by President-elect Joe Biden After a COVID-19 Briefing in Wilmington, Delaware,” buildbackbetter.gov, Dec. 29, 2020

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12/29/2020

CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP ADMIN/VACCINES: “Officials working on Operation Warp Speed said this month they planned to have 20 million doses of the [coronavirus] vaccine distributed by the end of the year, down from the 100 million doses that President Donald Trump had projected in September would be shipped out by year’s end.

But while the federal government said Monday that 11.5 million doses of the vaccine have been sent to the states so far, only about 2 million people have gotten their first dose, according to data compiled by NBC News from federal and state agencies.

At the current rate of around a million shots a week, the U.S. will come up far short of projections by Trump administration officials that every person who wants a shot would be able to get one by the spring.”

-Mike Memoli, Lauren Egan, and Shannon Pettypiece, “Biden to attack Trump admin for slow pace of Covid vaccinations,” nbcnews.com, Dec. 29, 2020

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12/29/2020

BIDEN-HARRIS ADMIN/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN: Once in office, I will be asking the American people to wear a mask for the first 100 days of my administration. Not as a political statement, but as a patriotic duty.

Joe Biden, Twitter.com, December 29, 2020 12:50 pm
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12/29/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/VACCINES: It is up to the States to distribute the vaccines once brought to the designated areas by the Federal Government. We have not only developed the vaccines, including putting up money to move the process along quickly, but gotten them to the states. Biden failed with Swine Flu!

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 29, 2020 11:44 am
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12/29/2020

BIDEN-HARRIS ADMIN/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN: Tune in as I deliver remarks on the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and what my administration will do to get this virus under control.

https://t.co/cW9z2nkEkP?amp=1

Joe Biden, Twitter.com, December 29, 2020 9:42 am
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12/29/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN/KAMALA HARRIS/VACCINES: Leading by example. RT @KamalaHarris

Today I got the COVID-19 vaccine. I am incredibly grateful to our frontline health care workers, scientists, and researchers who made this moment possible. When you’re able to take the vaccine, get it. This is about saving lives.
Joe Biden, Twitter.com, December 29, 2020 8:50 am
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12/29/2020

CHINA/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: $2000 for our great people, not $600! They have suffered enough from the China Virus!!!

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 29, 2020 2:46 am
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12/28/2020

BERNIE SANDERS/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/DEFENSE/SENATE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/VETO: Give the people $2000, not $600. They have suffered enough! RT @_nalexander

Senator [Bernie] Sanders [I-VT] will filibuster any attempt for the Senate to override Trump’s veto for the NDAA [National Defense Authorization Act] until a vote for the stimulus increase to $2000 is brought to the floor.
This may force the Senate to stay in session until the New Year.”
Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 28, 2020 7:53 pm
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12/28/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN: This year, we’ve painfully learned the cost of being unprepared for a pandemic.

If we aren’t investing with our partners around the world, we’re undermining our ability to defeat COVID-19 and leaving ourselves vulnerable to the next deadly epidemic.

Joe Biden, Twitter.com, December 28, 2020 2:45 pm
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12/28/2020

CORONAVIRUS/SHUTDOWN: “President Donald Trump has signed a $900 billion [coronavirus] pandemic relief package, ending days of drama over his refusal to accept the bipartisan deal that will deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals and avert a federal government shutdown…

In his statement, Trump repeated his frustrations with the COVID-19 relief bill for providing only $600 checks to most Americans instead of the $2,000 that his fellow Republicans already rejected. He also complained about what he considered unnecessary spending by the government at large.”

-Jill Colvin, Lisa Mascaro and Andrew Taylor, “Stimulus update: Trump signs COVID-19 relief bill, avoids government shutdown after nearly weeklong delay,” 6abc.com, Dec. 28, 2020

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12/27/2020

CONGRESS/CORONAVIRUS/TECH: “I am signing this bill to restore unemployment benefits, stop evictions, provide rental assistance, add money for PPP, return our airline workers back to work, add substantially more money for [coronavirus] vaccine distribution, and much more…

The Senate will start the process for a vote that increases checks to $2,000, repeals Section 230, and starts an investigation into voter fraud.

Big Tech must not get protections of Section 230!

Voter Fraud must be fixed!

Much more money is coming. I will never give up my fight for the American people!”

-Donald Trump, “Statement from the President,” whitehouse.gov, Dec. 27, 2020

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12/27/2020

CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/VACCINES: “As President of the United States it is my responsibility to protect the people of our country from the economic devastation and hardship that was caused by the China Virus.

I understand that many small businesses have been forced to close as a result of harsh actions by Democrat-run states…

Fortunately, as a result of my work with Congress in passing the CARES Act earlier this year, we avoided another Great Depression. Under my leadership, Project Warp Speed has been a tremendous success, my Administration and I developed a [coronavirus] vaccine many years ahead of wildest expectations.”

-Donald Trump, “Statement from the President,” whitehouse.gov, Dec. 27, 2020

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12/27/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: Good news on Covid Relief Bill. Information to follow!

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 27, 2020 12:21 pm
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12/27/2020

BIDEN-HARRIS ADMIN/CIVIL RIGHTS/CLIMATE CHANGE/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/CRISIS/ECONOMY/JOE BIDEN: From COVID-19 and the economy to climate change and racial justice — our nation is facing four historic crises at once. And come January, there will be no time to waste. That’s why my team and I are hard at work preparing to take action on day one.

Joe Biden, Twitter.com, December 27, 2020 11:20 am
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12/27/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/HEALTHCARE/JOE BIDEN: To all the health care workers on the front lines of this fight — thank you. You are true heroes.

Joe Biden, Twitter.com, December 27, 2020 7:00 am
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12/26/2020

CHINA/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: $2000 + $2000 plus other family members. Not $600. Remember, it was China’s fault!

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 26, 2020 3:56 pm
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12/26/2020

CALIFORNIA/CHINA/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/DEMS/FLORIDA/SHUTDOWN: The lockdowns in Democrat run states are absolutely ruining the lives of so many people – Far more than the damage that would be caused by the China Virus. Cases in California have risen despite the lockdown, yet Florida & others are open & doing well. Common sense please!

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 26, 2020 8:02 am

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12/25/2020

CHINA/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/FLORIDA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: Made many calls and had meetings at Trump International in Palm Beach, Florida. Why would politicians not want to give people $2000, rather than only $600? It wasn’t their fault, it was China. Give our people the money!

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 25, 2020 8:36 am

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12/24/2020

CONGRESS/COVID-19/GOP: “President Donald Trump’s sudden demand for $2,000 checks for most Americans was swiftly rejected by House Republicans on Thursday [Dec. 24, 2020] as his haphazard actions throw a massive COVID relief and government funding bill into chaos…

Unemployment benefits, eviction protections and other emergency aid, including smaller $600 checks, are at risk. Trump’s refusal of the $900 billion package, which is linked to $1.4 trillion government funds bill, could spark a federal shutdown at midnight Monday.”

-Lisa Mascaro and Andrew Taylor, “GOP blocks $2,000 checks as Trump leaves COVID aid in chaos,” apnews.com, Dec. 24, 2020

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12/24/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/HOLIDAY/JOE BIDEN: I know how hard it is to forego holiday traditions — but it is so very important. Please wear masks, limit the size of any groups, and refrain from traveling. We have to stay apart just a little longer.

Joe Biden, Twitter.com, December 24, 2020 10:00 am
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12/24/2020

CHINA/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/VACCINES: More than one million Americans have already received the China Virus Vaccine, a record pace!

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 24, 2020 9:30 am

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12/23/2020

CONGRESS/CORONAVIRUS: “A second round of [coronavirus] stimulus checks had been expected to land in the bank accounts of millions of Americans as soon as next week, thanks to the $900 billion economic relief package that Congress passed Monday night. But President Donald Trump’s sudden insistence Tuesday that lawmakers boost the bill’s $600 stimulus checks to $2,000 per person is now throwing the timing and amount of the checks into question…

Another round of negotiations could delay the bill by several days, while a veto from Mr. Trump could delay passage of a bill by weeks.”

-Aimee Picchi, “Second stimulus check: Will you get $2,000, $600 — or nothing?,” cbsnews.com, Dec. 23, 2020

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12/23/2020

2020 ELECTION/CONGRESS/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/GEORGIA: “In the crucial Georgia Senate runoff races, Democratic challengers Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are using President Donald Trump’s latest push for larger [coronavirus] stimulus checks to bash incumbent GOP Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler.

In video posted Tuesday night, Trump called the $900 billion Covid relief bill passed by Congress an unsuitable ‘disgrace’ and urged lawmakers to make a number of changes, including increasing the $600 stimulus checks to $2,000…

Covid relief has been central issue in the tight election that will decide control of the Senate. If at least one Republican wins in the Jan. 5 election, the GOP will retain control of the upper chamber. If both Democrats win, Democrats will have control of the White House and Congress.”

-Hannah Miao, “Democrats seize on Trump’s push for $2,000 stimulus checks for boost in Georgia Senate race,” cnbc.com, Dec. 23, 2020

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12/23/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN: Here’s the simple truth: Our darkest days in this battle against COVID are ahead of us — not behind us.

We need to prepare ourselves and steel our spines.”

Joe Biden, Twitter.com, December 23, 2020 9:15 am
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12/22/2020

2020 ELECTION/CORONAVIRUS/DEMS: “My fellow Americans. Today I want to explain to you why I am so determined to pursue every legal and constitutional option available to stop the theft of the presidential election. As President, one of my most solemn duties is to protect the integrity of your sacred right to vote.

This year, using the virus as a pretext, Democrat officials in the key swing states illegally violated their own state laws in order to enable, encourage, and facilitate fraud on a scale never before seen in the history of our country.

The truth is we won the election by a landslide. We won it big.”

-Donald Trump, “Statement by Donald J. Trump, The President of the United States,” Facebook.com, Dec. 22, 2020 8:49 pm

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12/22/2020

CONGRESS/CORONAVIRUS: “Despite all of this wasteful spending, and much more, the $900 billion [coronavirus stimulus] package provides hardworking taxpayers with only $600 each in relief payments, and not enough money is given to small businesses and, in particular, restaurants whose owners have suffered so grievously…

Congress found plenty of money for foreign countries, lobbyists, and special interests, while sending the bare minimum to the American people who need it. It wasn’t their fault, it was China’s fault, not their fault.

I am asking Congress to amend this bill and increase the ridiculously low $600 to $2,000, or $4,000 for a couple. I am also asking Congress to immediately get rid of the wasteful and unnecessary items from this legislation and to send me a suitable bill, or else the next administration will have to deliver a COVID relief package, and maybe that administration will be me and we will get it done.”

-Donald Trump, “Special Message from President Trump,” facebook.com, Dec. 22, 2020 7:30 pm

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12/22/2020

CORONAVIRUS/VACCINES: “We are grateful that we got the [coronavirus] vaccine.

And yesterday, in an effort to instill confidence in the vaccine, I had my shot administered in public. I look forward to the second shot, and I have absolute confidence in the vaccine.

But we’re short on supply…

Experts say things will get worse notwithstanding the vaccine. We’re averaging a death rate of close to 3,000 a day. That means we will lose tens of thousands of more lives in the months to come, and the vaccine won’t be able to stop that.

So we still have to remain vigilant.

We need everyone to mask up, stay socially distant, and avoid large gatherings.”

-Joe Biden, “Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by President-elect Joe Biden in Wilmington, Delaware,” buildbackbetter.gov, Dec. 22, 2020

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12/22/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN/VACCINES: Yesterday, in an effort to instill confidence in the vaccine, I had my shot administered in public.

I have absolute confidence in the vaccine and look forward to the second shot.

Joe Biden, Twitter.com, December 22, 2020 3:45 pm
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12/22/2020

CONGRESS/CORONAVIRUS/JOE BIDEN: “Have you ever known anyone in the history of the United States of America that could be president and assure exactly what the Congress is going to do? I can’t assure anything, but I can tell you what I expect. I fully expect on those critical issues that we’re facing, number one, being able to get all the work we need done and all the funding to be able to get that [coronavirus] vaccine in everyone’s arm, and that’s 300 million people…

Number two, all those people are out there hurting, have lost jobs through no fault of their own, they’ve extended unemployment for 10 weeks. Simply not sufficient… The things that are left to deal with from unemployment to people needing unemployment insurance to the ability to have access to healthcare, the ability to get this treatment for free, et cetera, all of that is something that the public is not going to stand for us not doing. And I think with Donald Trump not in the way, that will also enhance the prospect of things getting done.”

-Joe Biden, “LIVE: Remarks by President-elect Joe Biden,” YouTube.com, Dec. 22, 2020

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12/22/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/EDUCATION/JOE BIDEN/VACCINES: In the first 100 days of my administration, we will:

– Ask all Americans to mask up

– Administer 100 million vaccine shots

– Get most schools back open

We’re going to contain the virus and get back to our lives.

Joe Biden, Twitter.com, December 22, 2020 10:20 am
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12/22/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/VACCINES: Distribution of both vaccines is going very smoothly. Amazing how many people are being vaccinated, record numbers. Our Country, and indeed the World, will soon see the great miracle of what the Trump Administration has accomplished. They said it couldn’t be done!!!

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 22, 2020 3:26 am

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12/21/2020

CONGRESS/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN: I applaud this relief package, but our work is far from over. Starting in the new year, Congress will need to immediately get to work on support for our COVID-19 plan.

My message to everyone out there struggling right now: help is on the way. RT @AP

BREAKING: Congress has passed a $900 billion COVID relief bill, authorizing new aid to individuals and businesses as the pandemic persists.”
Joe Biden, Twitter.com, December 21, 2020 6:35 pm
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12/21/2020

CORONAVIRUS/JOE BIDEN/VACCINES: “President-elect Joe Biden received his first dose of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine Monday, an event that was broadcast live as part of efforts to reassure the American public about its safety…

The president-elect gave credit to the Trump administration for its efforts accelerating the development and distribution of coronavirus vaccines through Operation Warp Speed and said ‘this is just the beginning.’…

Absent from the growing list of public officials receiving the coronavirus vaccine is President Trump, who has largely remained out of public view as the country enters the next phase of its fight against the coronavirus.”

-Melissa Quinn, “Biden receives his first dose of COVID vaccine, stressing its safety,” cbsnews.com, Dec. 21, 2020

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12/21/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN/VACCINES: Today, I received the COVID-19 vaccine.

To the scientists and researchers who worked tirelessly to make this possible — thank you. We owe you an awful lot.

And to the American people — know there is nothing to worry about. When the vaccine is available, I urge you to take it.

Joe Biden, Twitter.com, December 21, 2020 1:55 pm

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12/21/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/MEDIA/QUOTE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/VACCINES: “‘The President was responsible for those direct payments to Americans in the Covid-19 Relief Bill.’ @kilmeade @foxandfriends And the Moderna vaccine has already started rolling out. Very smooth distribution!

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 21, 2020 12:51 am

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12/20/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19: “On day one, my administration will be ready to undertake additional steps to get the virus under control and build our economy back better than it was before this crisis. In our first 100 days, we’ll be asking all Americans to mask up for 100 days; we’ll have a plan to administer 100 million [coronavirus] vaccine shots in 100 days and to get most schools open in the first 100 days. These are bold, but doable steps to contain the virus and get back to our lives.”

-Joe Biden, “Statement from President-elect Joe Biden on Bipartisan Agreement on COVID-19 Relief,” buildbackbetter.gov, Dec. 20, 2020

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12/19/2020

CHINA/CONGRESS/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: Why isn’t Congress giving our people a Stimulus Bill? It wasn’t their fault, it was the fault of China. GET IT DONE, and give them more money in direct payments.

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 19, 2020 6:18 pm

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12/19/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/MEDIA/SHUTDOWN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UK: We don’t want to have lockdowns. The cure cannot be worse than the problem itself! RT @BBCNews

Areas currently in tier 3 in south-east England, including London, will enter tier 4 from tomorrow morning PM Boris Johnson says tier 4 ‘will be broadly equivalent’ to November’s lockdown Latest updates: bbc.in/38kFtzl

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 19, 2020 8:23 am

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