*This morning on SiriusXM’s The Joe Madison Show, Rep. James Clyburn and Rep. Maxine Waters called in to the program to discuss the coronavirus pandemic, what Congress is doing about it, and whether Presidential primaries should move forward during this crisis. Rep. Maxine Waters said all American adults should receive $1,000, and each kid $500, every month, while Rep. James Clyburn said “we are where we are because of a lack of coherent competent leadership.”
Financial Services Committee Chair Maxine Waters told Joe Madison: “We need to stimulate the economy. We’ve got to put money into the hands of the people who would otherwise not be able to buy food for their families and their children because they’re getting laid off…or they may get fired, or the plant may close down. We want to put $1,000 into the hands of every American, every month. And my legislation calls for $1,000 to every adult and $500 for every kid.”
House Majority Whip James Clyburn: “What we had in 2008 won’t even compare to what is going to take place now if we don’t get leadership in that White House. We are where we are today because of the lack of coherent, competent leadership in the Office of the President. That’s why I am doing as much as I possibly can to restore dignity and respect and competence to the White House.”
Maxine Waters: All Americans Should Receive $1,000 a Month:
My committee early on, sent out letters and questionnaires to all of the financial services area including all of the banks, all of wall street. We wanted to know what are your plans and what are you doing. And we’re following up with that with what will be our third set of information and corrections that we’re putting out from Congress in addition to the $800 billion bill that we first put out. As you know, there was a second bill that’s now languishing over in the Senate that will take care of making sure that everyone can get tested without cost. Making sure that there is paid sick leave dealing with families first as we call it. And then now my committee is working on another bill where we lead off with saying that we need to stimulate the economy. We’ve got to put money into the hands of the people who would otherwise not be able to buy food for their families and their children because they’re getting laid off. Minimal jobs, workers where they make minimum pay, or they may get fired or the plant may close down. We want to put $1,000 into the hands of every American every month, and my mind legislation calls for $1,000 to every adult and $500 to every kid, and now everybody’s trying to catch up with that, and I think we better be able to get that done.
Host, Joe Madison:
Did I hear you say every month do that or a one time payment?
Oh no, this is,I’m going for every month. This is no onetime payment. We don’t know how long this thing is going to last and we don’t understand what danger people are in. And some people are saying, well, $1000 a month is not enough, but I’m concerned about food and the ability to put food on the children’s table.
James Clyburn: There is a “Lack of Coherent, Competent Leadership in the Office of the President”
Host, Joe Madison:
In case you didn’t hear, for my audience, someone is suggesting that auto factories, Ford, General Motors, Fiat Chrysler shut down for two weeks.
Well, you know what that would do to South Carolina again, everybody looks to Detroit, and I know you know a little bit about Detroit, but let me tell you something. We got BMW up there in Greenville. We got Volvo and Mercedes-Benz. People don’t know that the so-called Sprinter, that car made by Mercedes Benz, every Sprinter is made in North Charleston, South Carolina. Volvo, is now making the XC60, are here in South Carolina and BMW, up in Greenville. If these places closed for two weeks, not just what would happen to the people there on the jobs, but what would happen to those local communities when no shopping has taken place, when people can’t afford to go shopping. That is what makes this thing even worse. What we had in 2008 won’t even compare with what is going to take place now if we don’t get leadership in that White House. We are where we are today because of the lack of core coherent, competent leadership in the Office of the President. That’s why I’m doing as much as I possibly can to restore dignity and respect and competence to the White House.
Maxine Waters: Americans Should Receive $1,000 a Month During the Pandemic
Full Interview: https://soundcloud.com/siriusxm-news-issues/maxine-waters-joe-madison-coronavirus-pandemic-payments-economy
James Clyburn and Joe Madison Discuss Coronavirus and Having a Black Woman on the U.S. Supreme Court
Full Interview: https://soundcloud.com/siriusxm-news-issues/james-clyburn-joe-biden-joe-madison-coronavirus-vice-president-supreme-court
SiriusXM and “The Joe Madison Show” (weekdays from 6-10am on Urban View channel 126).
And Now Donald Trump Jr. Tests Positive for Coronavirus
*We could be snarky about it, but we’ll resist the temptation to do so and just report straight up that Donald Trump Jr. has tested positive for the coronavirus and is quarantining at his cabin.
So far he’s not displaying any symptoms, his spokesman said. The news was first reported by Bloomberg.
“Don tested positive at the start of the week and has been quarantining out at his cabin since the result. He’s been completely asymptomatic so far and is following all medically recommended COVID-19 guidelines,” a spokesman for Donald Trump Jr. told Dailymail.com.
As far as why he’s quarantining in a cabin, he owns one in upstate NY where he likes to fly fish in the Delaware River.
You may remember that Don Jr’s girlfriend, Kimberly Guilgoyle caught the virus back in July around the 4th, but he escaped catching the disease.
However, he is the second of the president’s children to test positive for the virus, following Barron Trump’s diagnosis last month. Barron tested positive in October when both his parents had COVID.
Here’s more via DailyMail:
Donald Trump Jr.’s infection comes as coronavirus cases are in the rise in the United States with more than 11.9 million people infected. More than 253,000 Americans have died from the disease.
It’s unclear where the president’s oldest son may have been infected. He was at the White House on election night where several of Trump’s staff later tested positive for COVID, including White House chief of staff Mark Meadows.
He’s the latest in a long line of people close to the president to get infected.
Also on Friday, Andrew Giuliani, the son of Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, announced he had COVID.
Geraldo Suggests Naming the COVID Vaccines After Trump to Make Him Feel Better (Watch)
*To soothe Donald Trump’s hurt feelings for losing his presidential re-election bid, his boy Geraldo Rivera proposed naming the COVID vaccine after him as a salve.
“I had an idea with the world so divided and everybody telling him he’s gotta give up and time to leave and time to transition … why not name the vaccine The Trump? Make it, like, ‘have you gotten your Trump yet?’ It would be a nice gesture to him. And years from now it would become kind of a generic name. Have you got your trump yet, I got my trump, I’m fine. I wished we could honor him in that way.”
Watch below (or here on Twitter):
Geraldo WHAT: “I had an idea with the world so divided and everybody telling [Trump] he’s gotta give up and time to leave and time to transition … why not name the vaccine The Trump, make it, like, ‘have you gotten your Trump yet?’ It would be a nice gesture to him.” pic.twitter.com/UjdMXGiBYb
— The Recount (@therecount) November 20, 2020
Twitter had some thoughts.
Naming a vaccine after Trump would be like naming a hamburger after Jeffrey Dahmer, @Geraldo.
— Don Millard (@OTOOLEFAN) November 20, 2020
If someone asked me if I got Trumped, I’d assume they were asking me if I got screwed over. This is dumb. And so is Geraldo
— Willy The Wino (@BillWanti1) November 20, 2020
Geraldo proposes that Trump be able to put his name on something that he didn’t make or fund, but would expand his brand: https://t.co/9iW5S8MKxc
— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) November 20, 2020
Texas County Paying Inmates $2 an Hour to Move COVID-19 Victims’ Bodies [VIDEO]
*A Texas’ El Paso County is reportedly paying inmates $2 an hour to move the bodies of deceased victims of the COVID-19.
According to CBS, the county has nine inmates who are working to move the bodies. Chris Acosta, public affairs director at the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, described the prisoners as “low-level offenders” and said they are “provided full PPE by the morgue/hospital.”
“The work is 100% voluntary,” Acosta added. “It’s great that these individuals are stepping up and volunteering to assist a community in dire need of help right now.”
El Paso County has about 34,000 active COVID-19 cases, which continue to surge. While prisons rely on inmates to perform jobs for little or no pay, having prisoners move COVID victims has raised concerns about ethics.
Check out the video report above.
📍NEW: Chilling video of El Paso jail inmates hired to move bodies of #COVID19 deceased patients into mobile overflow morgues. Inmates wear full PPEs & paid $2/hour. They’ve been doing this tough work since Monday, before El Paso increased to 10 mobile morgues. I cry for El Paso. pic.twitter.com/KgQBpzD1mZ
— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) November 15, 2020
Meanwhile, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the country’s Covid-19 death toll could reach between 276,000 and 298,000 by December 12, per MSN.
“The number of deaths that we’re going to see in three weeks’ time or four weeks’ time reflects the actions that we all take right now,” said Dr. Leana Wen, an emergency physician and the former Baltimore health commissioner. She urges Americans to reconsider their Thanksgiving holiday plans for safety reasons.
“I understand that people are worried, they’re stressed, they haven’t seen their loved ones, they want to see their loved ones now more than ever,” she said. “But we really cannot do that in person, indoors, safely this Thanksgiving.”
“One of our concerns is people over the holiday season will get together and they may actually be bringing infection with them to that small gathering and not even know it,” said the CDC’s Dr. Henry Walke.
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