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Morning Greatness: Trumps Says Country Will Not Shut Down for Second Virus Wave

Good Friday morning.

Here is what’s on the president’s agenda today:

  • The president participates in a Rolling to Remember Ceremony: Honoring Our Nation’s Veterans and POW/MIA
  • President Trump receives his intelligence briefing
  • 2:00PM Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany holds a briefing

I have a condensed version of the Greatness for you this morning.

Coronavirus news:

Donald Trump: ‘We Are Not Closing the Country’ if Hit by Second Wave of Coronavirus

COVID-related arson believed cause of church fire in Mississippi

Co-owner of gym that was shut down isn’t afraid to get arrested and says he’ll reopen Friday

A son stabbed and killed his father during a Zoom meeting, police say

Lordy, enough about the masks! Trump blasts Michigan AG for ‘viciously threatening’ Ford for letting him tour plant without mask

Good Grief! Coronavirus government response updates: Trump claims to have worn mask, but only off camera

Bay Area doctors seeing more suicides during coronavirus stay-at-home order

Ex-Homeland Security chief Ridge says coronavirus is ‘permanent risk,’ US must ‘learn how to manage it’

Gotta get Florida. FDA investigates lab as tens of thousands of COVID-19 test results in Florida are questioned

When businesses shut down, truckers lost work, risked their health to keep America open

CDC director Robert Redfield denies reports he was benched by White House

Issa sues California over November mail-ballot election

Awful. Janice Dean: Family Members Who Died In New York’s Nursing Home Disaster ‘Not Just Numbers On A Curve’

Trump Orders All Flags On Federal Buildings Be Flown At Half-Staff Over Memorial Day Weekend To Honor Coronavirus Victims

Over 100 police officers have died from COVID-19, FOP says

Uh ok. ‘Hot’ nurse gets support after suspension for exposing bra and panties

New York Times op-ed mocked for declaring ‘the end of meat is here’ due to virus outbreak

Smithsonian collecting coronavirus ‘artifacts’ to document historic outbreak

Dr. Scott Jensen bashes CDC, says bungled coronavirus response has ‘kept us mired down’

Victoria’s Secret closing 250 stores

81% of Minnesota COVID-19 Deaths Are from Nursing Homes

Other morsels:

Damn straight. Appeal Court orders Flynn judge to explain himself

Democratic Philly Elections Judge Pleads Guilty to Stuffing Ballot Boxes for Bribes

McConnell gives two vulnerable senators a boost with vote on outdoor recreation bill

Pompeo pushed officials to find way to justify $8B Saudi arms sale: CNN

Senate panel approves Trump nominee under investigation

Defense lawyers look to reopen cases where Tara Reade testified as an expert

Veepstakes: More contenders emerge on short list for Biden’s running mate and undergo vetting

Man who recorded the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery has been arrested, GBI says

And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob!