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10 Aug
#HappeningNow: President @realDonaldTrump holds a press briefing.

- warns of mail in ballot fraud; cites @JustTheNews report on 500k incorrect mail in ballots found in VA
- Stock market up 358 points after this weekend

@OANN
President abruptly stops briefing midway; secret service escorts him out of the briefing room.

- Currently in lockdown inside briefing room.

- Reports of shots fired 5:47pm EST
President returns to briefing:

One person shot.

POTUS Thanks Secret Service.

“We live in a dangerous world”
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3 Aug
#HappeningNow: President Trump gives a press briefing.

- Virus is receding in hot spots.
- Weekly cases in AZ down 37%, TX down 18%, FL down 21%
- 18 states less than 5%
- Follow guidelines. Permanent lockdown “not a viable path forward”

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POTUS:
- Reducing drug prices, increasing access to Telehealth... all contribute toward reducing healthcare in US by up to 80%
- Big pharma is in opposition to this. Hence the big anti-Trump pharmacy ads recently
- Massive price reduction - more than any effort in 51 yrs
POTUS on COVID's silver lining in healthcare:
- Telemedicine benefits rural healthcare
- 135 new health services now available via telehealth
- 43% of all medicare primary care visits in APR were via Telehealth
- Telemedicine benefits rural healthcare; funding provided.
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28 Jul
#HappeningNow: @realDonaldTrump gives a press briefing.

- before my admin took office; millions of jobs were vacuumed out and shipped to China and the world
- today is a landmark day; we’re bringing pharmaceutical manufacturing back to American soil

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POTUS:
- Today we have reached a historic agreement w/ Kodak to manufacture drugs in US (Rochester, NY)
- Trump admin is finalizing this deal as we speak
- Kodak will enable us to manufacture generic drugs
- Using Defense Prod. Act: $765 mill loan to launch Kodak Pharmaceuticals
The Fed Loan to Kodak Pharmaceuticals will be @realDonaldTrump’s 33rd use of the Defense Production Act.

To be paid back over 25 yrs.

POTUS: Today is the first step to building the greatest medical arsenal in the world.
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23 Jul
#HappeningNow: @realDonaldTrump holds a briefing from the White House:

#BREAKING: RNC convention in FL cancelled.

- POTUS on the Jacksonville RNC; the timing of this event is not right.

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POTUS on School Safety during China Virus:
- Schools must open in the fall
- 99% of all virus fatalities are in adults
- Wellbeing of America's children is always our top priority
- Schools can/should reopen so long as they follow safety protocols
- Families must ult. decide
POTUS:
- Permanent shutdown leads to more mortality and irreversible harms.
- CDC to provide additional guidance today on how schools can reopen safely.
- This isn't about politics; we're asking Congress to provide 105 Bill toward helping schools safely reopen.
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14 Jul
#HappeningNow: @realDonaldTrump gives press breifing from @WhiteHouse Rose Garden.

- Just signed Exec Order: Hong Kong Autonomy act
- But also, no special treatment for HK on trade front
- WH continues to stand up to China; leading way
- Cont. to hold China accountable

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POTUS:
- Biden's China policy was a series of gifts to the Communist Party (i.e., Paris Climate Accord)
- America lost nearly 10k factories while Joe Biden was VP
- Biden a politician 47 yrs; why didn't he fix anything he's complaining about now?
POTUS at Rose Garden:
- Biden did nothing but make bad decisions - especially on foreign policy.
- Allowed China to plunder our manufacturing/industry, steal our intellectual property, and pillage state secrets.
- Dems now want to defund military; while China BUILDS its military.
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22 May
#HAPPENINGNOW: White House Briefing 5/22/20

@realDonaldTrump - CDC directed to designate houses of worship “essential” during the COVID lockdown.

This weekend. If Governors do not allow this, the Administration will force them do allow for openings.

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President Trump promptly leaves the briefing upon announcing Houses of Worship will be designated “essential services” by the CDC.

Dr. Birx now briefing on the decreasing amounts of illness associated with Covid across the country.
@presssec:
- President Trump donating his salary to HHS.

- Data showing people are starting to return to normal way of life while infection rates continue to decline.
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8 May
Thank you, Jon. It was a great honor and an incredible story - our work on the Biden Crime Family is far from over.

@RudyGiuliani @OANN

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6 May
#HAPPENINGNOW: @PressSec McEnany hosting press briefing 5/6/20

- The US has conducted the most tests to date in the world.
- Small business loans granted thus far: $181 Billion

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PPP was an all hands on deck, bipartisan effort.
PressSec on the US-China Relationship now:
- It is one of disappointment; China has not been transparent in their handling of this virus
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27 Apr
#HAPPENINGNOW: White House Daily Briefing 4/27/20

@realDonaldTrump:

- Consistent decline in cases across major cities
- There is a hunger for getting our country back; and it’s happening faster than we think
- Every Gov has more ventilators than they know what to do with

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POTUS:
- Collaboration with the private sector to develop testing capabilities has been unprecedented
- Top Executives across the US to make major contributions
- Quest Diagnostics: 10 mill tests by end of May
- Labcorp; 45 days ago, we could do 2k tests per day; now it is at 60k
#NEW: Labcorp to ensure at home test kits are available with no upfront cost to the consumer.
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24 Apr
#HAPPENINGNOW: White House Daily Briefing 4/24/20

- Country is reopening; infection rates consistently going down actoss the nation
- Signed Paycheck Protection Plan fund replenishment today
- Direct payments to 81 million Americans. With families, average check ~$3k

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.@SteveFDA:
- FDA working round the clock to cut down needless barriers to ensure safe testing is distributed
- Process that usually takes years; condensed into weeks and months
- 63 diagnostic and antibodies tests approved
- First home test officially approved
@VP:
- FEMA, HHS, Private sector working together to coordinate supplies and shipments to states nationwide
- 5.1 million Americans have been tested for Coronavirus as of this morning; compared to last month 80k tested
- 2hr call w/Governors; all implementing fed resources
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23 Apr
#HAPPENINGNOW: White House Briefing 4/23/20

- House ready to pass latest addition to Paycheck Relief
- Wealthy Institutions like Harvard, Stanford to return stimulus $
- 46 states reported drops in daily Coronavirus cases
- Continued diligence essential part of strategy @OANN
POTUS:
- 52k academic articles being screened by AI in collaboration with top tech leaders to ensure we are cultivating the best data

VP:
- Metro areas continue to show signs infection rates have peaked
- Encouraging reports regarding Sunlight and it’s effect on this virus
@VP:
- States like Missouri, Texas, and Pennsylvania following WH Guidelines for reopening, and adding regions guidances
- The administration will continue to work closely with the states to provide the latest data to inform their reopening plans
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22 Apr
#HAPPENINGNOW: Daily White House Briefing 4/22/20

CDC’s Dr. Redfield:
- CNN misconstrued statement; actual statement was about upcoming fall and winter bringing in flu cases that may complicate efforts.
- My comments were to appeal to Americans to embrace the flu vaccine

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.@realDonaldTrump:
Fake news ignores the truth, ignores the Administration’s incredible successes; after panicking for weeks about ventilators, no one in fake news talks about ventilators anymore. We did such a good job fake news doesn’t want to cover it.
POTUS:
- Admin working closely with governors to ensure they have strategies in place to mitigate spread for the most vulnerable
- Technical assistance through one on one phone calls via @VP
- Dr. Ben Carson to spearhead economic initiatives for African American communities
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21 Apr
#HappeningNow: Daily White House Briefing 4/21/20

- Senate just passed the PPP and funding for hospitals and testing. $382 Bill for small businesses
- As the ink is drying and the House votes on the Senate bill tomorrow, Sec Mnuchin will begin work on Phase 4 relief

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Secretary Mnuchin:
- FAQ to be released elaborating on certification for PPP eligibility and severe consequences for those who violate the certification requirements
Secretary Mnuchin:
- Premature to lay out the cost of phase 4 relief bill
- Phase 4 should be the last tranche of Coronavirus relief bills
- PPP saved over 30 mill jobs
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20 Apr
#HappeningNow: White House Daily Briefing 4/20/20

- 30 states have 1 case per 1000
- 30 mill American Jobs affected by Paycheck Protection Plan; hope to have Senate vote by tomorrow
- US is filling up its oil reserves- 75 mill barrels to be added on top of current levels

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President Trump:
- States have now tremendous capacity for testing
- Gov Cuomo agrees with Administration that states should lead on the testing front
- Gov Cuomo to visit @WhiteHouse, 4/21
- US in a great position to help other countries with ventilators (10k in US stockpile)
General Semonite, US Army Corps of Engineers:

- Coordinated w/ HHS, FEMA, TaskForce

- Constructed major hospitals across the country

- 16k bed capacity

- Assessing sites in collaboration with mayors and governors

- Building Wall on southern border, 4K contractors on ground
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17 Apr
#HAPPENINGNOW: White House Daily Briefing 4/17/20

- Treasury has sent relief checks to over 80 mill Americans - IRS.gov/getmypayment
- Out of 80 mill deposits less than 1% experienced minor problems
- Dept Ag implementing $19 BILL relief program for farmers/ranchers @OANN
AG Sec Sonny Purdue:
- Ag Relief Program is in 2 parts
1) $16 bill in direct payments
2) USDA will purchase $3 Bill in food to give to food banks and faith groups to help distribute food to those in need.
President Trump:
- Over 5 mill testing swabs being sent out to Governors
- Will significantly help increase testing capacity
- Ventilators being produced for the national stockpile; did not need as much as first estimated but US still producing for the stockpile
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16 Apr
#HAPPENINGNOW: White House Daily Briefing 4/16/20

- The US has built the most robust testing system in the world
- Through it all we have seen the heroism of our medical community and our citizens in a national endeavor.
- Our strategy has saved hundreds of thousands

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President Trump:
- 30% of the country has reported no new Coronavirus cases
- The US has achieved a significantly lower mortality rate than any other country
- Now is time for the next front of this war: Reopening our Country
- To preserve our health we must preserve our economy
#BREAKING: Three phases of reopening to be laid out...
- Not all at once but one step at a time
- Sheltering the highest risk individuals
- State by State decision
- Governors need to tailor their needs accordingly
- We will support the governors’ and their decisions

@OANN
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15 Apr
#HappeningNow: White House Daily Briefing 4/15/20

- Abbott Labs has just announced it has produced an antibodies test for Coronavirus
- DPA has GM shipping 600 ventilators this month alone

@OANN
- Therapies most important because it takes care of people right now
- 35 clinical trials underway now
- Convalescent Plasma continues to show promise

- 448 Fed Judges approved
- 129 judges stuck in Senate due to partisan lagging
- Other major positions not filled, Dems blocking
#BREAKING: President Trump to use constitutional authority to adjourn both chambers of Congress under recess provisions in order to appoint federal positions.

On Dems blocking appointments: It is a scam and a dereliction of duty.

@OANN
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14 Apr
#HappeningNow: Daily White House Briefing 4/14/20

- Officially HALTING WHO funding until US can investigate why WHO helped China cover up Coronavirus Outbreak

- Trump ignored WHO and banned China travel; a decision that saved American lives - Border Control saves lives.

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President Trump:
- Inability of WHO to obtain Coronavirus samples from China is testament to their suspicious allegiances.
- Had WHO done its job the outbreak could have been contained at its source in China.
- Instead WHO took all China statements at face value, pushed misinfo.
President Trump:
- US will find other ways to cooperate with other countries on the worldwide health front.
- US to redirect aid to more effective groups/health partners unless WHO reforms itself.
- No hospital in the US has had to turn away patients for lack of ventilators.
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13 Apr
#HAPPENINGNOW: White House Daily Coronavirus Task Force 4/13/20

- US continues to make progress; infection rates across nation going flat.
- Charts and models early on estimated way more fatalities than latest data are showing.
Dr. Fauci:
1. Much lower death rate than first thought
2. Must focus on getting testing to demographics most at risk - data continues to show disparities across demographics
3. Addresses interview from yesterday: clarifies this Administration is not at fault.
Members of White House Press Corps apparently upset that Dr. Fauci correcting the record and praising Trump Administration’s early action and willingness to act upon data and expert advice.

Terse voices challenging dates, times, and whether Fauci was “coerced” to say it. @OANN
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10 Apr
#GoodFriday2020: White House Daily Briefing

- OPEC nations have agreed to 23% reduction in oil production; US to help Mexico in the process

- Numbers of Death in the US due to Coronavirus slowing

- Need for hospital beds not as high as first expected
POTUS:
- Up to 2.2 million lives at first forecast to die from virus is in reality significantly higher than reality.
- Louisiana Stabilizing - May not need as many beds as first thought
@OANN
Dr Birx: We’re seeing a leveling off of infections and cases.

Rate of increase for Boston and Philadelphia also slowing.
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9 Apr
#HAPPENINGNOW White House Task Force Briefing 4/9/20:

- Labor Secretary Scalia in Attendance.
- Project Airbridge: 49 flights scheduled
- American Med System performing strong
- Testing capabilities, best in world
- Spoke w/ Mental Health leaders today

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POTUS:
- 19 Therapies being tested now
- HydroxyChloroquine and ZPaks being distributed for use by doctors at discretion
- Admin working w/ Congress to implement Paycheck Protection
- dept of Ed 6bill for students impacted by suspended classes
VP Pence: We continue to see evidence that we are reaching or at the peak - America is succeeding against this virus.
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