Biden Repeatedly Coughs, Gets Confused During Tuesday Interviews

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Cough, Cough

The Headline

Biden Repeatedly Coughs, Gets Confused During Tuesday Interviews

The Grind

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden repeatedly coughed and struggled through multiple interviews on Tuesday, which were conducted from the comfort of his own home.

Grabien founder Tom Elliott created a supercut video of Biden’s struggles and repeated coughing during interviews that he had on CNN, MSNBC, and ABC.

“Have you been tested for the coronavirus?” CNN’s Jake Tapper asked Biden at the start of the clip

“No, I have not been tested for the coronavirus, uh, I’ve had, thank God, no symptoms that I’m aware of, that doesn’t mean that can’t happen,” Biden responded as he proceeded to cough throughout the remainder of the video.


The Details

At one point in the video Tapper had to call out Biden for coughing into his hand, which ignores the CDC’s recommendation that people cough into their elbows instead of their hands.

Biden, who has criticized President Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus, said that it was not a big deal because he was “alone” in his “home.”

During an interview on ABC’s “The View,” Biden struggled to make a coherent statement about curing the coronavirus, saying, “We have to take care of the cure, that will make the problem worse no matter what.”

During an interview on MSNBC, Biden, who had to repeatedly clear his throat, was showered with praise by leftist Nicolle Wallace. Read more…

 

 

 

 

 

We Have a Deal

The Headline

Senate Reach Deal on $2 Trillion Stimulus Package

The White House and Senate leaders reached a deal early Wednesday morning on a massive stimulus package they hope will keep the nation from falling into a deep recession because of the coronavirus crisis.

The revamped Senate proposal will inject approximately $2 trillion into the economy, providing tax rebates, four months expanded unemployment benefits and a slew of business tax-relief provisions aimed at shoring up individual, family and business finances.

The deal includes $500 billion for a major corporate liquidity program through the Federal Reserve, $367 billion for a small business loan program, $100 billion for hospitals and $150 billion for state and local governments.

 

The Details

It will also give a one-time check of $1,200 to Americans who make up to $75,000. Individuals with no or little tax liability would receive the same amount, unlike the initial GOP proposal that would have given them a minimum of $600.

The agreement caps five days of intense negotiations that started Friday morning when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) convened Republican and Democratic colleagues, with talks stretching late into the evening each of the following four days.

“At last we have a deal. … The Senate has reached a bipartisan agreement,” McConnell said during a speech on the Senate floor after 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday, pledging that the Senate would pass the package later in the day. Read more…

 

 

 

 


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