MSNBC 18 Feb 2020

Bloomberg Fires Back vs. Trump, But Will Critiques Bruise His 2020 Chances? - Day That Was


2020 presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg's rise in the polls, boosted by record ad spending and a massive campaign infrastructure, has been accompanied by tweeted insults about his height by President Donald Trump. But the former New York City mayor is also facing criticism for past statements on his use of controversial stop-and-frisk policies and comments that the end of racially discriminatory real estate redlining caused the 2008 financial crisis. Aired on 2/13/2020.

Sen. Bernie Sanders announced Tuesday that he would withdraw from the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, leaving former Vice President Joe Biden to become the presumptive nominee. But he says he'll continue his fight to make progressive policies part of the Democratic platform. Here's a look at how Sanders has influenced the race. Aired on 4/8/2020.
Bernie Sanders endorses Joe Biden in web call urging his supporters to come together. #FoxNews

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At today's coronavirus briefing, President Donald Trump repeatedly criticized the World Health Organization's dealings with China, and accused it of not acting soon enough to help countries deal with the COVID-19 outbreak. In response, he said he was cutting off funding to WHO. However, taking a look at Trump's own words from the past few months shows him both praising the WHO's response to China, and ignoring the WHO's advice. And Trump's push to reopen the economy comes as WHO issues guidelines for when countries should consider it safe to do so. The U.S. has not yet met any of those guidelines. Aired on 04/14/2020.
As some states, like Georgia, begin reopening their economies for nonessential businesses, other governors and mayors are far more skeptical. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms says, "There's nothing essential about going to a bowling alley in the middle of a pandemic." New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says despite a leveling off in coronavirus deaths, "we have a long way to go" before nonessential businesses can open. Aired on 4/21/2020.

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