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The amount of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States will soon surpass 16,000, with over 200 deaths. Millions of Americans are facing sudden unemployment as businesses across the country close their doors to help curb its spread.

In a bizarre Friday press conference designed to assure Americans that his administration was keeping the situation under control, President Donald Trump berated a reporter and made wild unverified promises about a drug that hasn't even seen clinical trials.

His behavior gave Americans even more reasons to be concerned.

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Republicans were unfazed by the 31 false statements made by President Donald Trump in his State of the Union address, but they were fuming at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for ripping her copy of Trump's address in half on the House floor.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was among those offended, and tried to troll Pelosi on Twitter.

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Alarming texts were released on Tuesday between two associates of the President's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani: indicted Ukrainian-American Lev Parnas and GOP congressional candidate Robert Hyde.

The texts indicated Hyde was tracking the whereabouts of then-U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch. Hyde claims in the texts to be working with someone on Yovanovitch's security team to monitor her whereabouts and tells Parnas he knows people who "can help" for a price.

Yovanovitch left Ukraine for the United States due to security concerns weeks later.

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Last week, President Donald Trump okayed an airstrike which killed top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani.

The killing of one of Iran's most powerful figures led Americans to question if the hasty development would trigger yet another American war in the Middle East.

Iran promised it would take revenge.

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After the United States government assassinated a foreign leader on Thursday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo employed the propaganda technique of repeating a word or phrase over and over, even if it's a lie.

Pompeo's boss President Donald Trump often employs the technique on Twitter and in his speeches and MAGA rallies with phrases like "fake news" and "witch hunt."

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President Donald Trump was warned by both sides of the aisle that abandoning our Kurdish allies in Northern Syria would pave the way for Turkey to commit atrocities and acts of war against the Syrian Kurds.

Nevertheless, Trump went through with his plan and sure enough, within days of U.S. withdrawal, Turkish forces moved in and now hundreds of Kurds are dead.

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President Donald Trump's Ukraine scandal just keeps getting worse.

As if asking the Ukrainian President to investigate his political rival wasn't enough, we've now learned that Trump did the same with the Australian Prime Minister and possibly others, with Attorney General William Barr's and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's approval. Also concerning Americans are Trump's calls to identify and even arrest the whistleblower whose complaint singlehandedly spurred impeachment proceedings against the President.

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