• Donald Trump just kicked the US economy in the teeth

    22 days ago - By Business Insider

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    President Donald Trump on Tuesday tweeted that he has ordered the White House to stop negotiating with Democrats in the House of Representatives on another round of economic aid for the country. He says negotiations will resume after the election
    This is terrible news for the economy and the stock market, both of which have been showing signs that more support from Congress is needed ASAP.
    This reeks of shallow politics. Senate Republicans were never sold on another stimulus package, and now they're in a race against time to...
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  • Trump is still comparing COVID-19 to the flu. But the coronavirus has already killed 3 times more people than flu does in a year

    22 days ago - By Business Insider

    President Trump meets with students, teachers, and administrators about how to safely reopen schools at the White House, July 7, 2020 in Washington, DC.
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    President Trump tweeted on Tuesday that the coronavirus was "far less lethal" than the flu in most populations, adding that "sometimes over 100,000" people die from the flu.
    Both claims are false: The most Americans who have ever died from the flu in one season is 61,000. The coronavirus' death rate in the US is also far higher than the flu's.
    Facebook removed and Twitter flagged Trump's post for violating...
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  • Citigroup fires employee who ran popular QAnon conspiracy theory website

    22 days ago - By Business Insider

    Supporters of President Donald Trump hold up their phones with messages referring to the QAnon conspiracy theory at a campaign rally at Las Vegas Convention Center on February 21, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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    Citigroup has fired an employee who ran a website dedicated to QAnon, the far-right conspiracy theory alleging that President Donald Trump is fighting a cabal of human traffickers.
    Jason Gelinas, a New Jersey employee of the company, was previously put on paid leave when Logically.ai reported that he operated QMap.pub, a main aggregator of "Q drops," the...
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  • Facebook just kicked QAnon off all its platforms, dealing a massive blow to the conspiracy group

    22 days ago - By Business Insider

    A Donald Trump supporter holding a QAnon flag visits Mount Rushmore National Monument on July 01, 2020 in Keystone, South Dakota. President Donald Trump is expected to visit the monument and speak before the start of a fireworks display on July 3.
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    Facebook said it has banned QAnon accounts across all its platforms, effective Tuesday.
    The move is an update to a policy the company announced in August than only banned QAnon accounts that promoted violence.
    Facebook has been criticized for not doing enough to curb the spread of conspiracy theories on its...
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  • Coronavirus survivors and families of victims react to Trump's message: 'You do not have a choice if COVID-19 dominates your life'

    22 days ago - By Business Insider

    President Donald Trump holds up his facemask during the first presidential debate.
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    Days after being hospitalized with COVID-19, President Trump told Americans not to be afraid of the virus or let it dominate their lives.
    Trump received experimental treatments and top-tier care likely unlike anyone else in the world.
    Some survivors of the illness and family members of those who've suffered or died found the messages insulting, dangerous, and out of touch with how the virus affects everyday Americans.
    Others interpreted the messages more positively, saying they needed...
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  • Trump's struggles with older voters are only getting worse, and he hasn't been able to turn the dire numbers around for months

    22 days ago - By Business Insider

    President Donald Trump listens during a roundtable on “Fighting for America's Seniors” at the Cabinet Room of the White House on June 15, 2020.
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    President Donald Trump is doing even worse among older voters following his first debate against Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
    Going into the debate, Trump was behind Biden by 4 points among voters 65 and older in the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll - but that number ballooned to 27 points afterwards.
    A new CNN poll has Biden up by 33 points among older people, a margin almost unthinkable for any Democrat in modern...
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  • Twitter said it had to temporarily lock President Trump's account after he shared a columnist's email address, violating the company's policies

    22 days ago - By Business Insider

    President Donald Trump gives thumbs up from the Blue Room Balcony upon returning to the White House Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, in Washington.
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    Twitter said it locked President Donald Trump's account after he shared the email address of a New York Post columnist on the social media site Monday evening.
    President Trump praised a column by writer Miranda Devine in which she applauded the president for pushing through his battle with COVID-19.
    In a second, now deleted post, the president accidentally tweeted Devine's email address, a move that Twitter confirmed to Business Insider...
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