Decoding the viral video on coronavirus protests



A video went viral when Trump supporters began verbally attacking a local TV reporter at a coronavirus reopening protest in Long Island, New York. This video is being used by both sides — President Trump has retweeted the video at least three times — to argue their perspective on the shutdown. Chris Cillizza explains why this video is a Rorschach test of America right now.

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:
This viral video of Trump supporters screaming at a reporter is a Rorschach test of America right now
https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/16/politics/donald-trump-media-reporters/index.html

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Trump and some top aides question accuracy of virus death toll
https://www.axios.com/trump-coronavirus-death-toll-d8ba60a4-316b-4d1e-8595-74970c15fb34.html

How Many Covid Deaths? Don’t Ask President Trump

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Editor: Michelle Cho
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Famous 'God Bless America' rendition banned over singer's racist past



It’s been more than 30 years since Kate Smith died, but the singer is at the center of a recent controversy about racist lyrics. The NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers announced they would stop playing her famous rendition of “God Bless America” during games and have removed her statue outside the team’s arena. The MLB’s New York Yankees said they pulled Smith’s iconic version of “God Bless America” on April 1. The Yankees said the song had been a fixture at their games since 9/11. Smith’s rendition has been replaced with other versions.

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Ocasio-Cortez splits with Pelosi on border bill with fiery response



Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) slammed the version of an emergency border aid bill that passed the House Thursday, railing against what she called the lack of humanitarian provisions in the bill.

Ocasio-Cortez, who voted against a different border aid bill earlier in the week as well, said she opposes giving any more money to agencies who are enforcing President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, namely Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
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Understanding the Marianne Williamson phenomenon



After the first CNN Democratic debate, Marianne Williamson was the most-Googled candidate in 49 states. But does she stand a chance? Here’s everything you need to know about the bestselling author, spiritual guru and meme-worthy 2020 presidential candidate.

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:
Marianne Williamson is the newest internet darling
https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/31/politics/marianne-williamson-debate-2020/index.html.

Marianne Williamson Has Her Moment. And Republicans Are Gleefully Trumpeting It.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/31/us/politics/marianne-williamson-democratic-debate.html.

Newsletter: The uniquely California rise of Marianne Williamson
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-07-31/marianne-williamson-california-rise.

I’ve worked for Marianne Williamson. She is no kook.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/religion/2019/07/31/ive-worked-marianne-williamson-she-is-no-kook/?utm_term=.f9ed5d8e16d7.

Watch: Marianne Williamson on Race, Reparations and Trump’s ‘Dark Psychic Force’
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/30/us/politics/marianne-williamson-debate-quotes.html.

Marianne Williamson Wants to ‘See the Memes.’ Here They Are.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/01/us/politics/democratic-debate-memes.html.

About me:
I was named “best dressed” in 7th grade. That, along with being CNN’s editor at large and author of the daily “Point” newsletter are my proudest achievements. Look for me here every Tuesday and Thursday to find out what’s really going down in politics.

CREDITS
Writer: Chris Cillizza
The Point team: Brenna Williams, Leigh Munsil
Editor: Steven Sevilla
Producer: Arielle Sacks

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