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On an daily basis, @realDonaldTrump and the Coronavirus Task Force are outlining their unprecedented response to coronavirus for the American people.

Yet, Democrats like Joe Biden and some in the media are pushing outright lies. (1/8)
At the #DemDebate, Joe Biden claimed @realDonaldTrump rejected test kits from the World Health Organization.

That has been debunked as a blatant lie.

PolitiFact: “The WHO never offered to sell test kits to the U.S.” (2/8)
Yesterday, @nytimes incorrectly implied that POTUS was leaving states high and dry by telling them to get supplies “themselves.”

The full quote clearly stated that the federal government was fully behind them, but that if an opportunity arose to buy direct, to do so. (3/8)
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Didnt watch the #DemDebate last night? Well as always I did, and let me fill you in on what happened.

Main take-aways:

1. This was a substantive debate
2. Main topic: Crisis management
3. Revolution vs results
4. race unchanged (Biden up)

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1. Substantive debate 1/17
This was by far the most interesting debate on content. There were only two candidates and no audience, plus the moderators didn't feel the need to interrupt.

Now lets start by saying that the 'normal' debates held are a really bad format for getting any real information 2/17
Normally its much more about creating small viral moments and playing to your audience. In fact, one of the main things that experts point to in terms of improving the debates is not having an audience present. See more in the link



On top of that 3/17
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So I've slept on the #DemDebate and here's what I think.

Biden lied, a lot. When he could not lie, he took no responsibility for his mistakes, just blamed different times.

That's a problem b/c now he is asking us to trust him that he has changed his positions...
on everything from fracking (suddenly he's against more of it) to free college (suddenly he believes in it) to protecting working people and "making them whole" during an economic crisis/bail out (sure didn't happen under the Obama Admin).
Look: if you are willing to lie repeatedly and brazenly about what you did in the past, it raises reasonable questions about why you should be trusted about what you now say you will do in the future.

That's a big part of Biden's electoral challenge.
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As a woman, I see everyone trying to make the story about Joe picking a female VP, which is an old story, not news, instead of his repeated lies about his record -- including is flip flopping stance on my right to choose.

Feminism isn't a political ploy. It matters. #DemDebate
☝️🏾From last Nov BTW. Hardly news.
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Joe Biden's night so far:

- Wins #DemDebate
- Says his running mate will be a woman
- Commits to a black woman on the Supreme Court
- 29 point lead over Sanders
- 9 point lead over Trump
-Joe Biden is going to the White House
- Trump is going to prison
- It's still only 10:30pm
Joe Biden just made history by dropping a bombshell about his running mate during the Democratic Debate palmerreport.com/analysis/joe-b…
Five women who could end up being Joe Biden’s running mate palmerreport.com/analysis/women…
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#DemDebate #coronavirus #MyResponse
It is easy to be shocked when we hear of celebrities and the rich and famous contracting COVID-19. But I encourage everyone to not overlook the danger this virus present to our more vulnerable populations;
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especially elders, people who are house-less & those with compromised immune and respiratory systems. & while I encourage you to practice safe & appropriate social distancing, please remember that does not mean treating those around us (including strangers) with indifference.
2/4
It is easy in times like this, where much is unknown and fear levels are heightened, to treat others as threats. I hope, that as a nation, we can resist that temptation and remember our interdependence upon each other.
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HONESTY

I'm solidly with #Bernie and #NotMeUs, but I'm relieved to see #Biden this sharp at the #DemDebate. I deeply disagree with his policies and have opposed his candidacy, but if he's the nominee, I hope this is the Biden who shows up against Trump. Our future depends on it.
And let me reiterate: I am vehemently opposed to perpetuating the status quo and rewarding the Dem leadership that has allowed GOP extremism to flourish. #Bernie represents the future of the Democratic Party and I will strongly support #NotMeUs no matter what the primary outcome.
Let me elaborate: I'm using "sharp" as a contrast to the GOP talking point that #Biden in serious cognitive decline.

#Bernie is both sharp AND right on the issues.

#DemocraticDebate
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Jake Tapper asks about #ClimateChange and health. Bernie emphasizes impacts today and says we need to transform our energy system as soon as we can — and goes right to fossil fuel interests. #DemDebate
Tapper follows up by asking Biden whether his plan is ambitious enough because it would cost $14 trillion less than Sanders. The ideal answer would be: “The measure of ambition is not how much money we spend, but how many tons we cut.” #DemDebate #climatechange
Biden lays out key aspects of his plan: Restore EPA regs including clean car standards; Rejoin #ParisAgreement; and in a surprise devote significant funds to saving the Amazon.
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Biden promises zero deportations in his first 100 days as president, and then only felons get deported after that. Sanders pledges no more ICE raids and everyone entering with a kid is untouchable. Adios sovereignty! #AmericaLast #DemDebate
Sanders is quick to say that making illegal immigration unpublishable/legal is not “open borders.” Biden calls the claim that immigrants take citizen jobs a “Republican canard.” #AmericaLast #DemDebate
Biden reminded by the lady that he opposed Sanctuary Cities as a presidential candidate in 2007. He states that now he supports them. No explanation asked for or given. Sanders says our country was built by “slave labor.” Biden says that xenophobia is a disease. #DemDebate
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My interest level in watching Biden and Bernie yell at each other as our country is shut down and coronavirus infections are soaring and the economy is tanking and Trump is saying he has “tremendous control” over the situation. It’s time to move on to the general election folks.
Are we arguing about sausage making in the Senate before a significant portion of our voters were born? Make it stop!!! #DemDebate
STOP YELLING AT EACH OTHER!

We’re in a coronavirus crisis. Times have changed. #DemDebate
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Bernie again talks about inequality in the system such as wage inequality, etc. Bernie shows more concern about broader issues but is lacking on details. Biden is again emphasizing the NOW. Neither has laid out specifics. "Making people whole" is not specific. #DemDebate
Bernie asked about his vote against the bank bailout and he doubles down. He points out that those banks are doing well now (duh they were bailed out). He says coronavirus is different. Joe does a good job hammering Bernie over this. Biden's record is serving him well. #DemDebate
Biden asked about making undocumented immigrants feel safe to feel treatment. Biden's answer is not great...Sanders is far stronger here unless you don't like the idea of undocumented people getting free health care. #DemDebate
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Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders called for increased testing for the rapidly spreading coronavirus, and both advocated economic relief. Sanders said President Trump is “blabbering with unfactual information that is confusing the American public.” #DemDebate

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Biden and Sanders clashed over whether Sanders' signature health plan is the best way to respond to a pandemic.

Sanders says his single-payer system would treat those diagnosed with COVID-19. Biden says he would use government funds for treatment.

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Sanders said that the crisis further shows the need for an overhaul of the country's economic system.

Biden stressed he would focus on meeting "immediate needs" like helping financially at-risk Americans make their mortgage payments.

#DemDebate

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In the span of 10 seconds, Joe Biden:

- Mixes up the #coronavirus with the swine flu

- Mistakenly calls the H1N1 virus (swine flu) the "N1H1"

- Forgets the name of the Ebola virus, calling it "what happened in Africa"

#DemDebate
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The latest Democratic debate takes place without an audience, between two men who, if they lived in the UK, might be about to spend the next four months at home. #DemDebate
Both men have each got the name of coronavirus confused.
Best moment of the night from Sanders encouraging viewers “to go to the YouTube right now”
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Democratic Debate: Shame on Joe Biden for saying that our hospitals will be overrun with the number of coronavirus cases. Is Joe running for president or auditioning for an anchor at @CNN?
#DemDebate: Bernie Sanders just badgered Joe Biden about the statements he made as a Senator. The arcane argument Bernie made had no traction. His mode of argumentation was very off-putting. My bet is Joe came across as the better of the two curmudgeons.
#DemDebate: Bernie Sanders wants credit for having been a radical his whole life. He is boasting about having been consistently crazy, unlike Joe Biden who is only occasionally crazy. Bernie calls it 'leadership.'
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Sanders as usual making fine points about healthcare, the same points I see working class Americans making on this very website every day #DemDebate
Italy does NOT HAVE A SINGLE PAYER SYSTEM. Joe Biden factually wrong there. Italy has a mixed system: people can choose to pay. Also, many services require copayments #DemDebate
Placating, gentle body language from Biden. Popular with voters. He has good bedside manner, but not convincing points. #DemDebate
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#SleepyJoe coughs in his hand while setting forth (by telling people to go to his website) Trump’s and his task force’s #coronavirus plan

#CrazyBernie sets forth his socialist plan to handle #coronvirus

#DemDebate
Joe calls the H1N1 virus, the N1H1 virus. He says he would call leading experts, including world experts and global into the the situation room and would work with other nations.

Bernie focuses on a social safety net, big pharma and free healthcare

#DemDebate #coronavirus
Sleepy Joe says this is a crisis “from abroad” and it’s “war.”

#racist #xenophobic #DemDebate
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Video of Biden coughing while answering a question about the coronavirus within minutes of the CNN debate starting.
Joe Biden knocks Bernie for pushing Medicare for All in response to the coronavirus: With all due respect for Medicare for all, you have a single payer system in Italy. It doesn’t work there.
Bernie Sanders mistakenly calls the ongoing coronavirus outbreaks the "ebola crisis" twice. #DemDebate
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Does Biden have....a cough? He looks worse than usual 😬 #DemocraticDebate #coronapocolypse
A lot of people are going to die because we didn't have #Medicare4All *before* the #coronapocolypse hit. We can't change the past, but we can prepare for the future.
Covid-19 tests and vaccines are being developed with public money, but congress just signed off on legislation that lets pharma companies own the rights to those developments *and charge whatever they want for them* #Medicare4All #DemDebate theintercept.com/2020/03/13/big…
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alright folks, welcome to our live thread of the #DemDebate: pandemic edition—bernie vs. biden:
biden opens with a cough
biden says coronavirus has nothing to do with medicare-for-all because single payer failed italy, in the same breath as he calls to make treatment free because the US is in a state of emergency 🤔 🤔
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🗳🇺🇸1. ¡Feliz día de #DemDebate! Hoy, Joe BIDEN vs. Bernie SANDERS en el primer (¿y último?) 1 vs. 1 de estas primarias demócratas que ya parecen ganadas por el exvicepresidente.

En este hilo seguiré el desarrollo del debate con vídeos y pequeñas valoraciones. Let's go! 👇🏼
🗳🇺🇸2. Empezamos con #coronavirus. ¿Qué le pueden decir los candidatos a los ciudadanos en una crisis así? Biden empieza hablando de lo que hay que hacer: arreglar los problemas de test, apoyar a los hospitales y ayudar a los ciudadanos a nivel económico.
🗳🇺🇸3. Sanders dice que hay que parar ya a Trump por la desinformación que "está confundiendo" a la población. Sanders dice que intentará sacar la sanidad universal adelante como presidente, pero que lo importante AHORA es que los ciudadanos no tengan miedo a ir a los hospitales.
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Biden’s debate prep still sucks.

Don’t say your time is up. Just finish your answer. #DemDebate
Bernie is asking very smart, rhetorical questions.

Good strategy. #DemDebate
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For all those tonight parroting the delusion Sanders somehow still has a chance, ALLOW ME TO SLAP YOU IN THE FACE WITH REALITY:
He needs at least 57% of remaining delegates. 23 states have already voted. How many of those did he win 57% of the vote? ZERO.

IT'S. OVER. #VoteJoe
These are Sanders' BEST FIVE states so far in vote share:
ND: 53%, VT: 51%, ID: 43%, NV: 40%, CO: 37%.

These are Biden's best five states, by contrast:
MS: 81%, AL: 63%, MO: 60%, MI: 53%, VA: 53%.

NOTICE THE DIFFERENCE IN VOTE SHARE. #DemDebate
Let's look at it another way. Sanders' 5th best state by vote share was Colorado with 37%. These are the states Joe Biden won more than 37% of the vote:
1. SC
2. AL
3. AR
4. MN
5. NC
6. TN
7. VA
8. ID
9. MI
10. MO
11. MS
12. ND
13. WA
#DemDebate
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BREAKING: Following delivery of remarks in front of @DNC on Wednesday, 7 leading youth organizations are issuing the following statement & demands to @TheDemocrats, @JoeBiden & @BernieSanders, & media ahead of Sunday's #DemDebate:

cc: @jaketapper @iliacalderon @DanaBashCNN
There is a generational divide in the Democratic Party. But in 2020, Millennials & Gen Z represent the largest voting bloc in the country. To win in November, Dems will need not just the votes of young people and the base of the party, but our energy and enthusiasm as well.
From income & racial inequality, to immigration & migrant justice, to education, gun violence prevention, & the climate crisis—there has not been a serious discussion in this election cycle on the issues that face our generation. Ahead of Sunday’s #DemDebate, we are demanding:
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