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Trump Questions Why America Should Bail Out ‘Poorly Run’ Democrat States Hit By The Coronavirus Crisis

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Following the footsteps of Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell, President Donald Trump on Monday questioned why the federal government should bail out Democratic states facing a funding shortfall as a result of the coronavirus crisis.

“Why should the people and taxpayers of America be bailing out poorly run states (like Illinois, as example) and cities, in all cases Democrat run and managed, when most of the other states are not looking for bailout help?” Trump asked on Twitter. “I am open to discussing anything, but just asking?”

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) suggested that states facing funding deficits should declare bankruptcy because they are Democratic states.

“There’s not going to be any desire on the Republican side to bail out Democratic states by borrowing money from future generations,” he said in an interview last week.

Trump’s tweet comes as New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) pressed the federal government to pass additional funding to assist his state, warning of at least a $10 billion funding shortfall.

Three different economic rescue bills passed in Congress, but without bailout funding for state and local governments.

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Trump Spent Memorial Day Tweeting About Golf, Comparing Himself To Obama And Threatening a Democratic Governor

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President Donald Trump spent most of the Memorial Day on Twitter defending himself from charges that he was golfing as the U.S. neared the horrific 100,000 coronavirus death milestone.

Trump, who frequently attacked then-president Barack Obama for golfing, has spent more than $130 million in taxpayers’ money on golfing trips. And he couldn’t take the heat after the campaign of presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden released an ad pointing out his golfing trip as the COVID-19 death toll mounts.

On Sunday, he responded to the ad, comparing himself (favorably, of course) to Obama:

On Monday, Memorial Day, he jumped on Twitter again, this time blaming the “truly deranged” media for supposedly elevating the story. “[Obama] also played moments after the brutal killing by ISIS of a wonderful young man,” Trump said. “Totally inappropriate – and it was me who shattered 100% of the ISIS Caliphate. I was left a MESS!”

Trump also threatened to pull the Republican National Convention from Charlotte, citing North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper’s “shutdown mood” and noncommitment to saying whether or not a convention for tens of thousands of people in the state’s largest city will be able to take place in August.

Aside from defending his hobbies, Trump’s Memorial Day weekend of tweeting included retweeting several posts by a former congressional candidate with a history of making racist and sexist remarks about black women.

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