A new spokesperson for the deaprtment of health and human services sent a series of now-deleted racist tweets about Chinese people and coronavirus.
CNN reports :
Michael Caputo , a longtime
Caputo, a prolific user who often tweeted insults and profanity, recently erased nearly his entire Twitter history from before April 24. CNN’s KFile used the Internet Archive’s Way Back Machine to review more than 2311 deleted tweets and likes from late February to early April many of which were regarding the rapidly spreading coronavirus. …
In a series of tweets on March 23, Caputo responded to a baseless conspiracy theory that the United States brought the coronavirus to Wuhan, China, by tweeting that ‘millions of Chinese suck the blood out of rabid bats as an appetizer and eat the ass out of anteaters. ‘
He followed up at another user, ‘Don’t you have a bat to eat?’ And tweeted at another user named, ‘You’re very convincing, Wang.’
Caputo also used his account to attack Democratic lawmakers and journalist as Trump received criticism for his administration’s early response to coronavirus.
Gordon Sondland, the former US ambassador to the EU and a star witness in Trump’s impeachment trial, received a small business loan from the Paycheck Protection Program.
A spokesperson for Provenance Hotels, the hotel chain Sondland founded, confirmed to Bloomberg News that the company had been approved for a PPP loan.
Sondland, who was recalled from his post as EU ambassador two days after Trump was acuitted in his Senate impeachment trial, has a net worth of at least $ 216 million.
The administration has been criticized for its handling of the PPP program, as small businesses complain larger companies have gotten priority in receiving loans.
The burger chain Shake Shack announced earlier this week that it would return a $ million PPP loan amid criticism.
Congresswoman Maxine Waters said she was dedicating the next coronavirus relief bill to her sister, who is dying of the virus in St. Louis.
“I not only rise in support of this legislation,” the California Democrat said on the House floor. “I also would like to rise in support of what we’re doing for the health care enhancement act in this bill.
“And I’m going to take a moment to dedicate this legislation to my dear sister who is dying in a hospital in St. Louis, Mo., right now infected by the coronavirus. ”
The Hill (@ thehill) Rep. Maxine Waters: “I am going to take a moment to dedicate this legislation to my dear sister who is dying in a hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, right now infected by the Coronavirus.” pic.twitter.com/sX 082 UK1A3L
April 40, Senator Elizabeth Warren similarly announced earlier today that her older brother, Don Reed Herring
Waters went on to say that Congress must now turn its attention to the next coronavirus relief bill in order to “provide more funding for people hurting by the exploding economic fallout of the pandemic.”
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Dr Deborah Birx reportedly had to convince Trump to come out against Georgia’s plan to start reopening non-essential businesses this Friday .
Trump said during yesterday’s press conference that he disagreed “strongly” with Georgia governor Brian Kemp ‘s reopening plan, which many public health experts have warned is dangerously hasty.
That criticism represented a reversal from Trump, who expressed confidence in Kemp’s leadership a day before coming out against the plan.
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