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Sunday shows - Trump trade adviser knocks Obama, whistleblower, CDC

Sunday shows - Trump trade adviser knocks Obama, whistleblower, CDC
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White House trade adviser Peter Navarro appeared on multiple Sunday morning political talk shows, taking shots at former President Obama, whistleblower Richard Bright and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Several governors also discussed reopening efforts in their states amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Read The Hill's complete coverage below.

White House trade adviser: 'I'm glad Mr. Obama has a new job as Joe Biden's press secretary'
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said Sunday that he was “glad Mr. Obama has a new job as Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump: McConnell 'helpless' to stop Biden from packing court Biden, first lady send 'warmest greetings' to Muslims for Ramadan The business case for child care reform MORE’s press secretary.” 

The comment came after ABC's George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosSenate Republican targets infrastructure package's effect on small business job creators Energy secretary: 'We don't want to use past definitions of infrastructure' Christie: Biden lying about Georgia voting bill MORE asked Navarro to respond to the former president saying during a commencement address that things are “screwed up” because leaders are doing “what feels good, what’s convenient, what’s easy.”
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Navarro says whistleblower 'deserted' in an 'American tragedy'
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said Sunday that whistleblower Richard Bright “deserted” the U.S. in an “American tragedy” when he authored a report criticizing the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Navarro: CDC 'really let the country down with the testing'
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
White House trade adviser Peter Navarro on Sunday faulted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on its handling of coronavirus testing, saying the CDC “really let the country down.”
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HHS secretary on people not following social distancing: 'That's part of the freedom we have'
By REBECCA KLAR
 
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said Sunday that reports of people crowding in bars across the country as some states lift restrictions is “part of the freedom” Americans have.
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Azar points to 'unhealthy comorbidities' when asked about high coronavirus death rate in US
By REBECCA KLAR
 
“Every death is a tragedy, [but the] results could have been vastly, vastly worse,” Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar said, adding that “to our knowledge” nobody in the U.S. has died because they didn’t have access to a ventilator or a bed in an intensive care unit.
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Trump economist: 'Worst economic news is starting to get behind us'
By TAL AXELROD
 
Stephen MooreStephen MooreFormer Trump economic adviser praises 'blowout' jobs report As nation freezes, fossil fuels are keeping the lights and heat on Economist Moore says he's not sure US needs 'massive stimulus bill' MORE, a member of the White House coronavirus economic task force, said he thinks the “worst economic news” has passed and urged Democratic governors and mayors to expedite the reopening of their respective states and cities amid the pandemic.
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Former CDC head: 'I don't think you can be too alarmist about what this virus can do'
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director Thomas Frieden said Sunday that he did not think it is possible to be “too alarmist about what [coronavirus] can do.”
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Public health expert: Vaccine possible this year 'if everything goes in the right direction'
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
The director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security said Sunday that Americans should not “bank" on a coronavirus vaccine by year’s end, but said it is a possibility in a best-case scenario.
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Ohio governor 'absolutely' concerned about crowded bars as state lifts restrictions
By REBECCA KLAR
 
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R) said Sunday he is “absolutely” concerned about pictures of crowded bars as his state begins lifting coronavirus restrictions, but he said officials are working with the attorney general to help keep businesses in check.
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Colorado governor predicts mix of online, in-person schooling in fall
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Colorado Gov. Jared PolisJared Schutz PolisMLB All-Star Game officially moved to Denver Colorado governor extends state mask mandate by 1 month New York to expand vaccine eligibility to all on April 6 MORE (D), who recently announced schools in the state will resume in the fall, said on Sunday that classes would likely be a “hybrid” of in-person and online learning.
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Newsom says federal government has 'ethical obligation' to send states funding amid coronavirus pandemic
By REBECCA KLAR
 
California Gov. Gavin NewsomGavin NewsomCalifornia to spend 6M on wildfire prevention Former Trump campaign manager advising Jenner on potential California gubernatorial run Overnight Health Care: Biden says US still in 'life and death race' with virus | White House rules out involvement in 'vaccine passports' | Arkansas lawmakers override Hutchinson veto on transgender bill MORE (D) on Sunday said approving coronavirus relief funding for state and local governments is “not charity” and that his state is facing budgetary concerns as a “direct result” of the crisis. 
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Sanders says coronavirus relief bill should include paycheck guarantee
By JUSTINE COLEMAN 
 
Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersAmazon workers have spoken — are progressives listening? What's really behind Joe Biden's far-left swing? It's time to declare a national climate emergency MORE (I-Vt.) said Sunday that the latest coronavirus relief bill should include guarantees that workers will continue to receive their paychecks and benefits.
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