In February, Trump predicted that US cases of the coronavirus would soon be down "close to zero." He was still suggesting in March that the virus was less of a problem than the flu -- without any of the caveats Fauci used in February -- and kept telling Americans simply to stay "stay calm" because the virus would just "go away." Into mid-March, Trump claimed the virus was under "control." In June, he continued to assert that the virus was "dying out" and "fading away" -- despite record increases in confirmed cases in several states. … [Read more...] about Fact-checking the White House statement against Fauci
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In March, the Cuomo administration issued guidance requiring nursing homes to take coronavirus patients who were discharged from the hospital, which more than likely worsened the nursing home fatalities. It stated “[nursing homes] are prohibited from requiring a hospitalized resident who is determined medically stable to be tested for COVID-19 prior to admission or readmission.” … [Read more...] about Fact Check: Has New York Handled the Coronavirus Pandemic Better than Florida?
Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). His new book, RED NOVEMBER, tells the story of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak. … [Read more...] about Fact Check: Police Do Kill More White People, but There’s More to the Story
2) Trump hasn't adjusted his behavior -- or, at least, his very casual relationship with the truth -- as the country has faced two hugely serious crises: The coronavirus pandemic and the protests sparked by the May death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis. Again, the opposite is true, as the Post notes: "The coronavirus pandemic has spawned a whole new genre of Trump's falsehoods. The category in just a few months has reached nearly 1,000 claims, more than his tax claims combined." … [Read more...] about Here’s the most incredible thing about Donald Trump’s problem with facts
Jack Dunphy, a 35-year veteran of policing in Los Angeles wrote in City Journal on July 10: “In New York City, where the city council has voted to cut $1 billion from the NYPD’s budget, weekly shooting incidents in mid-June increased by 358 percent over the same period in 2019. In Chicago, homicides are up 34 percent so far this year compared to last year, and nine children have been killed since June 20.” His article was aptly titled “Demoralizing the Police.” … [Read more...] about Newt Gingrich: Defund vs. defend — policing debate poses opportunity for Republicans in 2020 election