Deborah Birx warns Covid-19 now ‘extraordinarily widespread’ in US – liveTom Lutzon August 2, 2020 at 4:41 pm The Guardian

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According to one congressional candidate for America’s House of Representatives, Covid-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement are a screen “for pedophilia and human trafficking”.

Another has claimed the US has a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take this global cabal of Satan-worshiping pedophiles out”, while several others running for national office have posted cryptic memes hinting at a powerful global elite that must be abolished.

Related: ‘They need voters’: QAnon is finding a home in the Republican party

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House majority whip Jim Clyburn has compared the president to Mussolini during an appearance on CNN’s State of the Union.

After Trump’s suggestion earlier this week that he would consider delaying the election, Democrat congressman Clyburn compared Trump to the Italian dictator who was in power for 20 years.

Continue reading…Birx says virus has taken a hold over large parts of the USGOP reportedly to ban media from Republican national convention Is US attorney general William Barr a danger to democracy?QAnon is finding a home in the Republican partySign up to our First Thing newsletter 5.41pm BST According to one congressional candidate for America’s House of Representatives, Covid-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement are a screen “for pedophilia and human trafficking”.Another has claimed the US has a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take this global cabal of Satan-worshiping pedophiles out”, while several others running for national office have posted cryptic memes hinting at a powerful global elite that must be abolished. Related: ‘They need voters’: QAnon is finding a home in the Republican party 5.27pm BST House majority whip Jim Clyburn has compared the president to Mussolini during an appearance on CNN’s State of the Union.After Trump’s suggestion earlier this week that he would consider delaying the election, Democrat congressman Clyburn compared Trump to the Italian dictator who was in power for 20 years. Continue reading…The Guardian


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