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April 27, 2020
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“The Trump Pod Challenge.”

In This Episode

The White House weighs cutting back on Trump’s daily briefings, Republicans start to worry about November, and Joe Biden’s campaign adjusts to life in the midst of a pandemic. Then Senator Brian Schatz talks to Jon L. about the next economic relief bill and the Senate map in 2020.

Show notes

Trump Show in Trouble

  • NBC News: White House considering scaling back Trump’s daily coronavirus briefings in coming weeks
  • NYT: Trump’s Suggestion That Disinfectants Could Be Used to Treat Coronavirus Prompts Aggressive Pushback
  • WaPo: Trump floats another bogus coronavirus cure — and his administration scrambles to stop people from injecting disinfectants
  • Axios: Trump plans to cut daily coronavirus briefings
  • NYT: Trump’s Scientists Push Back on His Claim That Virus May Not Return This Fall 
  • AP: Despite warnings, Trump downplays threat of virus returning
  • CNN: Trump disagrees with Fauci on US testing capacity
  • The Hill: Trump says he disagrees with Fauci on testing capabilities
  • NYT: Health Dept. Official Says Doubts on Hydroxychloroquine Led to His Ouster
  • Politico: Ousted vaccine expert battles with Trump team over his abrupt dismissal
  • Politico: White House weighing plan to replace Azar
  • WSJ: White House in Talks to Replace Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar
  • CBS News: West Point to bring back 1,000 cadets for graduation, Trump commencement address
  • NYT: Trump Speech to Bring 1,000 West Point Cadets Back to Campus 
  • FiveThirtyEight: How Popular Is Donald Trump?
  • WaPo: 13 hours of Trump: The president fills briefings with attacks and boasts, but little empathy
  • Politico: Trump grapples with a surprise threat: Too much Trump
  • CNN: Trump’s approval rally has disappeared
  • Axios: Focus group: Ohio swing voters want Trump to act more like a governor
  • FiveThirtyEight: Americans Are Largely Unimpressed With Trump’s Handling Of The Coronavirus Pandemic
  • AP: AP-NORC poll: Few Americans trust Trump’s info on pandemic 
  • WaPo: Voters are turning against Trump because of his leadership in the pandemic
  • Fox News: Fox News Poll: Biden tops Trump in Michigan, where Gov. Whitmer is more popular than president
  • NYT: Nervous Republicans See Trump Sinking, and Taking Senate With Him
  • Politico: Trump’s poor poll numbers trigger GOP alarms over November
  • Politico: ‘It’s a sh– sandwich’: Republicans rage as Florida becomes a nightmare for Trump
  • WaPo: Democrats see Senate suddenly within reach, boosted by Biden’s ascent
  • WaPo: Which Senate seats are most likely to flip in November?
  • Politico: Democrats’ momentum puts Senate majority in play
  • The Hill: Democrats gain new momentum in fight for Senate majority

Biden 2020

  • NYT: A Candidate in Isolation: Inside Joe Biden’s Cloistered Campaign
  • WaPo: A year ago, Biden kicked off his campaign with pizza and handshakes. Now, it’s all Zoom calls and appearances from his basement.
  • CNN: Biden’s invisible campaign is winning 
  • Vox: Polls show Biden leading Trump in most battleground states
  • The Hill: Biden allies fear Trump fundraising juggernaut
  • WaPo: With rallies banned, Joe Biden welcomes voters to another kind of show
  • ABC News: 1 year since launch, Joe Biden campaign faces familiar questions as it looks to general election
  • NYT: Biden Will Fund-Raise With D.N.C. and His Appointee Will Lead the Committee 
  • WaPo: Biden raised $46.7 million in March, his best fundraising month to date
  • Politico: Biden wants a new stimulus ‘a hell of a lot bigger’ than $2 trillion
  • HuffPo: Joe Biden Under Pressure From Progressives To Cut Out Larry Summers
  • Bloomberg: Larry Summers Advising Biden Campaign on Economic Recovery
  • Reuters: Biden campaign’s outside economic advisers include Larry Summers
  • Politico: ‘There’s room for him to move’: Progressives press Biden on health care
  • The Hill: Sanders outlines steps on health care for Biden 
  • Medium: Follower Counts don’t Count