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Biden officially became the Democratic nominee in the 2020 election

The virtual Democratic National Convention had an unconventional nominating process for former Vice President Joe Biden.

Since holding a physical convention in Milwaukee was scrapped due to the coronavirus outbreak, Democrats held their roll call nationwide with delegates from each state and territory putting Biden officially over the finish line.

Dozens of Democrats offered virtual applause from their own living room to the tune of Kool and the Gang’s classic hit “Celebration” as both Biden and his wife Dr. Jill Biden were surprised by their grandchildren who popped in with flying streamers.

However, GOP critics highlighted Biden’s “awkward” nomination acceptance.

“Joe Biden is asking himself ‘What just happened?'” Trump senior campaign adviser Mercedes Schlapp quipped.

“Was it just awkward or did @JoeBiden realize he actually became the nominee of the Democrat party?” former White House press secretary Sean Spicer similarly asked.

“The Biden acceptance was as awkward as you thought it could be,” former McConnell chief of staff Josh Holmes tweeted.

“He literally has no idea what’s going on,” Trump campaign rapid response director Abigail Marone said.

Tuesday night’s speaker lineup included former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, former Secretaries of State John Kerry and Colin Powell, and Dr. Jill Biden.

Author: Joseph A. Wulfsohn

Source: Fox News: Republicans mock ‘awkward’ moment Biden officially nominated for president

Several members of the media were quick to dismiss the presence of “My Pillow” founder Mike Lindell at the White House coronavirus press briefing despite his company’s ongoing contribution to combating the outbreak.

Lindell, who was among several business leaders who spoke at Monday’s presser, announced that his company is aiming to increase its production of cotton face masks from 10,000 to 50,000 per day.

He also said a prayer and encouraged the country to dedicate time to their families and religion.

“God gave us grace on November 8, 2016, to change the course we were on,” the pro-Trump businessman said. “God had been taken out of our schools and lives, a nation had turned its back on God. I encourage you to use this time at home to get back in the word. Read our Bible and spend time with our families.”

However, critics from various news outlets mocked Lindell’s appearance at the Rose Garden.

“Trump just called the ‘My Pillow’ guy up to the podium in the Rose Garden. You cannot make this stuff up,” MSNBC anchor Ali Velshi reacted.

“Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski tweeted, “Is that the my pillow guy?? Do I need to turn the volume up. I was waiting for the doctors.”

“The ‘My Pillow Guy’ was at the Corona Virus briefing today? Boy oh boy, do we need SNL this Saturday. If this had been a SNL skit we would have thought it was fake, right? You can’t make this s— up. Who is going to play the ‘my pillow guy’?” Miami Herold reporter Julie K. Brown asked.

“Well, imagine my relief that the My Pillow guy is on the job,” NeverTrump commentator Tom Nichols quipped.

“Trump now has the guy from My Pillow doing a campaign commercial for Trump’s 2020 campaign in the middle of a press conference about a deadly virus. How can any real news network air this BS?! #StopAiringTrump” Daily Beast and CNN opinion columnist Dean Obeidallah wrote.

“Look, it’s hard to fill up 90 minutes worth of material every single day, so you need to get some sponsored material/infomercials,” New York Magazine writer Jonathan Chait joked.

CNN abruptly cut away from the presser the moment Lindell began speaking and waited to cut back in when the president returned to the podium.

Others rushed to defend Lindell from the social media pile-on and praise his efforts amid the national crisis.

“I applaud Mike Lindell for helping our country during this crisis by using his factories to make 50,000 N95 masks A DAY (!!) for our health care workers in need. This is not political – and you should do some serious soul searching if this act of patriotism is triggering to you,” Meghan McCain said.

“Michael Lindell is a private citizen entitled to his own opinion. He is also being downright heroic for working to manufacture more masks,” RealClearNews correspondent Philip Wegmann tweeted.

“If you’re angry at the guy shifting over his factory to produce 50,000 facemasks a day for medical professionals, you’re doing being human wrong,” Ben Shapiro wrote.

Fox News’ Louis Casiano contributed to this report.

Author: Joseph A. Wulfsohn

Source: Fox News: Mainstream media mocks White House appearance of ‘My Pillow Guy’ Mike Lindell despite contribution to virus fight

President Trump on Sunday didn’t offer the warmest greeting to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle amid reports that they had relocated from Canada to the U.S.

A source told People Magazine last week that the royal couple relocated from Vancouver Island to Los Angeles, Markle’s hometown.

Markle, 38, and Harry, 35, have been staying in a secluded compound and have stuck close to home during the coronavirus pandemic, the magazine reported. It’s unclear when the couple made the move.

However, in a tweet from the president on Sunday, it became clear that U.S. taxpayers were not footing the bill for their security.

“I am a great friend and admirer of the Queen & the United Kingdom. It was reported that Harry and Meghan, who left the Kingdom, would reside permanently in Canada. Now they have left Canada for the U.S. however, the U.S. will not pay for their security protection. They must pay!” Trump exclaimed.

Rumors of a potential move to America have been circulating since the royals announced this past January that they’d “step back” and move away from the U.K. part-time.

Reports emerged last month that Markle and Harry were “looking at houses” in Los Angeles for the summer.

“They love being in Canada, but they are looking at houses in L.A., too,” a friend who was part of their circle told People magazine. “They’ll likely have houses in both places.”

The insider said life in Vancouver Island was similar to what Markle experienced in Los Angeles.

Fox News’ Nate Day contributed to this report.

Author: Joseph A. Wulfsohn

Source: Fox News: Trump tells Prince Harry, Meghan Markle ‘they must pay’ for security amid reported move to US

Christine Pelosi, a political strategist and daughter of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is under fire over a tweet that appears to endorse the 2017 assault of Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., after the lawmaker revealed he tested positive for the coronavirus.

Paul’s announcement this past Sunday that he had contracted the virus led some other GOP lawmakers to self-quarantine, including Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah.

Washington Post congressional reporter Paul Kane echoed Romney’s concerns about contracting the virus because of his wife, Ann Romney, who has multiple sclerosis.

“He told us the other day his biggest personal concern was not getting this because his wife has MS. Now he can’t see her for almost 2 weeks,” Kane tweeted.

“Rand Paul’s neighbor was right,” Christine Pelosi reacted Sunday evening.

Paul’s neighbor, Rene Boucher, was sentenced to 30 days behind bars for assault after he tackled the senator over a yard dispute, resulting in five broken ribs and the removal of part of his lung damaged from the incident.

Christine Pelosi was blasted on social media for the tweet.

“Nancy Pelosi’s daughter just endorsed the felony assault against Sen. Rand Paul,” The Federalist co-founder Sean Davis wrote.

“You should probably take anything about “love” out of your bio,” The Daily Wire’s Jessica Fletcher told Pelosi.

“Leave it to Christine Pelosi @sfpelosi (Nancy Pelosi’s adult daughter) to have the most disgusting take of the day on twitter dot com,” GOP rapid response director Steve Guest tweeted.

Pelosi did not immediately respond.

Author: Joseph A. Wulfsohn

Source: Fox News: Christine Pelosi under fire for tweeting ‘Rand Paul’s neighbor was right’ after senator’s virus diagnosis

Alec Baldwin blasted Trump supporters on Monday for what he described as the “colossal destruction of everything that matters” in America.

Baldwin, who in recent years has become best known for impersonating President Trump on “Saturday Night Live,” went on a tirade on Twitter about the “moral collapse” of the country and put the blame on the 63 million voters who backed Trump in 2016.

“American democracy has always been a struggle between the misaligned protections of specific freedoms and a raging, at times intoxicating, 12 cylinder economy. It demanded vigilant/consistent regulation, compassion for the disenfranchised and the periodic display of a necessary sacrifice that allowed for the long term health of our society at the expense of short term whims,” Baldwin wrote. “The desecration of those ideals and the near moral collapse of this country falls squarely in the lap of Trump’s supporters… as opposed to Trump himself, who is merely what psychology labels the ‘objective negative function.’

He continued, “Like fire, floods and earthquakes, it destroys, and only destroys, by its very nature. Without prejudice. It is Trump voters, particularly those who would re-elect him who bear the blame. For the undeniable and colossal destruction of everything that matters to us as Americans that cannot be merely monetized.”

Over the holidays, Baldwin dedicated one of his “Christmas wishes” to President Trump.

“I hope some of the BBQ sauce in Trump’s hair slides off, he trips and falls and can’t run,” Baldwin tweeted just before Christmas.

Author: Joseph A. Wulfsohn

Source: Fox News: Alec Baldwin blasts Trump supporters, saying they’ve caused ‘colossal destruction’ to America

What is the true cost of Medicare for all?

Juniper Research Group founder and CEO Chris Jacobs breaks down the cost.

The Trump campaign slammed Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-VT, on Friday for his intention to extend Medicare-for-all for all illegal immigrants currently living in the U.S.

Speaking at a presidential candidate forum in Miami earlier on Friday, Sanders vowed to “organize the American people” to get onboard with government-funded health care for everyone, reiterating that it should be a “human right.” When asked by the moderator if the approximate 11 million illegal immigrants would be included, Sanders quickly responded, “absolutely.”

“When I talk about healthcare being a human right, the last time I heard that undocumented people are human beings as well,” Sanders added.

President Trump’s “War Room” blasted the 2020 candidate on Twitter.

“This is unfair to America’s seniors who have worked hard and paid into Medicare their whole life,” the campaign exclaimed.

RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel also swiped Sanders. saying the Democrats’ “radical agenda” was on “full display.”

Fellow Democratic candidate, former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper, was also asked if all 11 million illegal immigrants would be eligible for his healthcare plan but expressed that the country “wasn’t ready” to guarantee such benefits for all of them, but did leave the door open once when immigration reform takes place.

Joseph A. Wulfsohn is a media reporter for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @JosephWulfsohn.

Author: Joseph A. Wulfsohn

Source: Fox News: Trump campaign slams Bernie Sanders for calling for free healthcare for all illegal immigrants

2020 Democratic candidate Joe Biden says the Trump presidency is a threat to democracy

Former Vice President Biden references Charlottesville and morality in speech to supporters in Iowa; reaction and analysis from ‘Special Report’ anchor Bret Baier.

Former Vice President Joe Biden made a bold promise on Tuesday to “cure cancer” if he is elected president in 2020.

At a campaign event in Ottumwa, Iowa, Biden expressed the difficulty one faces with a “loss” of a family member and others attempt to comfort them saying, “‘I know how you feel'” when in reality they have “no idea how I feel,” which is likely in reference to the loss of his son Beau Biden, who died in 2015 from brain cancer.

“That’s why I’ve worked so hard in my career to make sure that… I promise you if I’m elected president, you’re going to see the single most important thing that changes America, we’re gonna cure cancer,” Biden declared.

His remarks were welcomed with applause.

In 2016, Biden headed the “Cancer Moonshot” program during the Obama administration in a renewed effort to find a cure for cancer. He also launched the Biden Cancer Initiative after leaving office.

The Democratic frontrunner took some shots at President Trump while campaigning in Iowa, calling him an “existential threat” to the country.

Joseph A. Wulfsohn is a media reporter for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @JosephWulfsohn.

Author: Joseph A. Wulfsohn

Source: Fox News: Joe Biden promises to ‘cure cancer’ if elected president

“Daily Show” host Trevor Noah appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Thursday night and offered some rare praise for President Trump for being the first president to “actually deliver” on his campaign promises.

Noah, 35, began by knocking critics who claimed he wasn’t “angry enough” when he first took over “The Daily Show” in 2015 from Jon Stewart.

“When I took over ‘The Daily Show,’ everyone was like, ‘What are you going to make jokes about?’ And then one of the main things people have said to me was — they said, ‘You’re just not angry enough, Trevor. Where’s your indignation?’ And I was like, ‘What do you have to be angry about? Things are going great right now; your economy is growing, your president is loved, your footprint around the world is one that’s being cemented as the super power. What are you angry about?'” Noah recounted to Jimmy Kimmel.

“And then people had all of this faux anger and they were like, ‘You’ve got to be angry’ and I was like ‘There’s nothing to be angry about. There’s nothing to be stressed about right now. And I was worried about that for the show.”

“We’re always angry about something. If there’s nothing important to be angry about, we’ll find something dumb to be angry about,” Kimmel said in agreement. “Somebody will put pineapple on a pizza and we’ll lose our minds.”

President Donald Trump speaks about modernizing the immigration system in the Rose Garden of the White House, Thursday, May 16, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

The Comedy Central star then pivoted to the Trump presidency and acknowledged a trait rarely seen in politics.

“Then when Donald Trump was elected and then proceeded to do what he had promised, ironically, right?” Noah continued. “Because it’s funny that Donald Trump would be the first presidential candidate to actually deliver. Hate him or love him, hate him or love him, he’s doing the things he said he was going to do.”

The South African comic routinely comments on Trump and American politics on his Comedy Central show and is ramping up the show’s political coverage ahead of the 2020 races.

“What’s going to be interesting for me in 2020 is this new narrative and this new discussion around the Democratic Party — because for a long time it’s just been one storyline: Donald Trump,” Noah said at a SXSW panel in March. “But now it’s going to be: Who are the Democrats? What do they stand for? What are their plans?”

“We’re going to be at the conventions, we’re going to be tracking the primaries,” Noah said. “We’re going to go where ever there’s access.”

Joseph A. Wulfsohn is a media reporter for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @JosephWulfsohn.

Author: Joseph A. Wulfsohn

Source: Fox News: Trevor Noah: Trump is the first president to ‘actually deliver’ on campaign promises

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