Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1)

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Senior Producer. MSNBC's @TheLastWord. Opinions mine. Not as outlandish as I could be.

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Manhattan, NY

2009-04-18 12:45:48

On the day the U.S. hit a record high number of coronavirus cases in a single day, more than 50,000, here's a reminder of what Jared Kushner said about the coronavirus back in April: "[T]he hope is that by July the country's really rocking again." https://www.businessinsider.com/jared-kushner-coronavirus-great-success-story-rocking-july-reopen-ec...

Breaking via NYT: Joe Biden and the Democratic Party outraised Trump and the Republicans for the second straight month in June, announcing a record haul of $141 million hours after Trump's campaign trumpeted his own $131 million total. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/01/us/politics/trump-fundraising-2020.html

Twitter removed a picture from a Trump tweet after it received a Digital Millennium Copyright Act complaint. This is the second time in two weeks that Twitter has had to take down content from Trump's account due to a copyright violation. https://www.axios.com/twitter-copyright-photo-trump-new-york-times-aefcb416-9d9b-418c-b893-3374a32ac...

Breaking via NYT: A New York appellate judge has ruled that Simon & Schuster can go ahead with its plans to release a tell-all book by Mary L. Trump, the niece of President Trump, reversing a lower court's decision that had temporarily halted publication. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/01/us/politics/mary-trump-book-lawsuit.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nytimes

NBC News: There have been 50,000+ new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours.  @MSNBC

An Afghan contractor is named in American intel reports and confirmed by Afghan officials as a key middleman who for years handed out money from a Russian military intel unit to reward Taliban-linked fighters for targeting American troops in Afghanistan. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/01/world/asia/afghan-russia-bounty-middleman.html

Some Secret Service agents returning from the Tulsa trip were directed not to get tested until Wednesday, days after the rally, an instruction that was given without explanation and which some agents found perplexing. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/in-wake-of-trumps-tulsa-rally-his-campaign-is-still-contendi...

The House has passed an extension of the Paycheck Protection Program. It was supposed to run out in less than 24 hours. The extension will now keep the program open to applications till August 8. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/congress-extends-relief-program-covid-slammed-businesses-n...

Pelosi: "The fact is very clear. The president is intellectually unprepared, personally unqualified, and ethically unfit to serve as president of the United States. And now he has undermined any credibility he may have had as commander-in-chief."  @MSNBC

Pelosi: "We have very positive things that we must be doing, rather than dwelling on the mental state of the president of the United States. And he is unfit."  @MSNBC

Pelosi: "To see this threat, this possible bounty on our soldiers be treated so lightly, without investigation and the rest, is so inappropriate ... In order to have judgment, you have to have knowledge. For him to ignore the facts in a PDB ... is dereliction of duty."  @MSNBC

Kamala Harris: "It is incumbent on all of us— clearly not the president of the US, because he clearly doesn't have any initiative or interest or courage to take these issues on ... to be alert, to be aware, and do what we can to preserve our democracy against adversaries."  @MSNBC

Monmouth poll: Is the U.S. on the right or wrong track? 18% Right track 74% Wrong track

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's high court turns down Republican lawmakers' effort to end governor's shutdown order.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Richmond mayor orders removal of all Confederate statues standing on city land.

One day, Fauci says the U.S. could reach 100,000 cases a day. The next, Trump says he still thinks the virus will disappear.

Trump: "I think we're going to be very good with the coronavirus. I think that, at some point, that's going to sort of just disappear, I hope."
Fox: "You still believe so, disappear?"
Trump: "Well, I do."

Trump: "I think we're going to be very good with the coronavirus. I think that, at some point, that's going to sort of just disappear, I hope." Fox: "You still believe so, disappear?" Trump: "Well, I do."

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California governor orders 3-week closure of bars, dining in restaurants in most of state amid big rise in virus cases.

Trump: "I think we're going to be very good with the coronavirus. I think that, at some point, that's going to sort of just disappear, I hope."
Fox: "You still believe so, disappear?"
Trump: "Well, I do."

Trump: "I think we're going to be very good with the coronavirus. I think that, at some point, that's going to sort of just disappear, I hope." Fox: "You still believe so, disappear?" Trump: "Well, I do."

At least 45 million people have filed for unemployment since the pandemic began. Yet as the pandemic raged, the combined wealth of U.S. billionaires increased by $584 billion. https://abcnews.go.com/Business/extreme-inequality-preexisting-condition-covid-19-widened-americas/s...

A federal initiative to provide Americans with free face coverings has run out of supplies. https://yhoo.it/3inxMwm

Sen. Menendez has introduced an amendment that would require the Trump administration to impose asset freeze sanctions on Vladimir Putin and other Russian officials involved in alleged bounties to Taliban-linked militants. https://www.axios.com/bob-menendez-russian-sanctions-bounty-scheme-061e800e-1efc-4ca7-8131-14cf8ae25...

Ahead of Mike Pence's visit, Arizona has reported nearly 4,900 additional coronavirus cases and 88 new deaths — a record-high single-day jump. https://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/01/arizona-reports-record-spike-in-new-coronavirus-cases-and-deaths-ahe...

Sens. Menendez, Reed, and Durbin want Secretaries Pompeo and Esper to detail their knowledge of and actions resulting from the U.S. intelligence about Russian bounties. "U.S. service members ... deserve a Commander in Chief who will respond forcefully." https://bit.ly/2Zrmcb5

After Georgia experienced major issues in this month's primary election, the Atlanta Hawks are stepping up. The team announced it's teaming up with Fulton County and making its home, State Farm Arena, available as the largest polling site in state history. https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/06/29/hawks-turn-arena-into-voting-station-after-georgia-...

Morning Consult poll: Trump job approval 39% approve 59% disapprove

Morning Consult poll: 75% of voters think the country is on the wrong track, including nearly 4 in 5 independent voters. The survey marks the worst numbers on the question since immediately after Trump was elected.

According to E. Jean Carroll, Trump's attorneys have withdrawn their claim that Trump can't be sued based on his residential status in her defamation case. https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/manhattan/ny-jean-carroll-trump-lawsuit-20200701-yfb4dp5gs5b2pm...

NYC Mayor de Blasio confirms 'Black Lives Matter' will be painted on 5th Ave. in "a matter of days." He tells  @MSNBC that whenever Trump comes to New York, "he'll get a message that he still doesn't understand. Maybe seeing it outside his doorstep will help him get the point."

A federal judge has ruled that Trump's border rule requiring immigrants to first claim asylum in another country is illegal. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/judge-overturns-trump-border-rule-requiring-immigrants-first-cl...

There's new evidence that Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic is pushing his support lower. About a sixth of those who approved of Trump in March no longer do. More than two-fifths of them live in places hit hardest by the pandemic. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/06/30/new-evidence-that-trumps-handling-coronavirus-pan...

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