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  • [ Originally published on this site as post ] President Trump and Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president, said in interviews broadcast June 25 that President Barack Obama failed in his response to Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
  • [ Originally published on this site as post ] At the height of the Ebola outbreak in 2014, days before the World Health Organization declared it an international public health emergency, Donald Trump tweeted: “The U.S. cannot allow EBOLA infected people back. People that go to far away places to help out are great-but must suffer the consequences!” “This framework sees infected persons as an enemy to be contained and avoided rather than as people who need treatment,” the global health researcher Jeremy Youde wrote in response. That is a worrying framework, especially considering that Trump will almost certainly face another epidemic during his presidency. If not Ebola, if not Zika, then something else. As my colleague Ed Yong wrote [...]
  • [ Originally published on this site as post ] Appearing on ABC’s This Week, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway tried to make the case that the Medicaid cuts in Senate Republicans’ new health care proposal weren’t actually Medicaid
  • [ Originally published on this site as post ] Both Senate Republicans and the Trump “administration” have quickly settled on how they’ll be selling the Senate’s gargantuan $800 billion cut to Medicaid and subsequent loss of coverage for millions of Americans. See if you can spot it. “These are not cuts to Medicaid, George,” Kellyanne Conway told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. Oh, well that’s a relief. Meanwhile, health secretary Tom Price continues to make a name for himself as the Kellyanne Conway of the cabinet: x HHS Secretary Tom Price making a bold delararion to @DanaBashCNN: “We would not have individuals lose coverage.” — Manu Raju (@mkraju) June 25, 2017 In yet another studio, Sen. Pat Toomey weighed in: x On CBS, @SenToomey [...]
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