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Spicer stated that the hearing tonight, in which Trump will be fighting Seattle District Judge James Robart on his immigration and refugee executive order, is solely "an interim decision" on whether the president's order is enforced. If not, Trump has said that he is prepared to take the order to the Supreme Court. Other takeaways:

  • Trump on Iran rhetoric: "The Ayatollah is going to realize that there's a new president in office... [Trump] is not going to sit by and let Iran flaunt its violations to the joint agreement."
  • On list of terrorist attacks Trump says weren't reported: Spicer says many of the attacks didn't get the attention they deserved, and said it undermines the threat that faces our country. Emphasizes that the list was put together AFTER Trump's comments.
  • Secretary Kelly's comments on not adding countries to travel ban: Spicer said that's the case for "right now," but "nothing is final until the end of the review period" for the executive order.
  • Timeline of repealing and replacing Obamacare: "I think we can have this done legislatively sooner rather than later, but the implementation might take a little bit longer."
  • Terrorist in Yemen taunting Trump: Spicer denied that the Yemen raid was to target AQAP leader Qassim Al-Rimi. He reiterated the raid was for "intelligence gathering" and emphasized that it was "highly successful."

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Trump says he's prepared to sign executive orders on coronavirus aid

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President Trump, speaking from a podium at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J., on Friday announced that he is prepared to issue executive orders suspending payroll taxes and extending enhanced unemployment benefits through the end of 2020, and halting student loan interest and payments indefinitely.

Why it matters: The impending orders come after talks between the White House and Democratic leadership collapsed Friday afternoon. But Trump said he remains committed to striking a deal with Congress on a broader stimulus package before signing the orders.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 4 p.m. ET: 19,193,661 — Total deaths: 716,735 — Total recoveries — 11,611,029Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 4 p.m. ET: 4,918,927 — Total deaths: 160,737 — Total recoveries: 1,598,624 — Total tests: 59,652,675Map.
  3. Politics: White House recommends Trump issue executive orders on coronavirus aid.
  4. Education: Cuomo says all New York schools can reopen for in-person learning.
  5. Public health: Surgeon general urges flu shots to prevent "double whammy" with coronavirus — Massachusetts pauses reopening after uptick in coronavirus cases
  6. World: Africa records over 1 million coronavirus cases — Gates Foundation puts $150 million behind coronavirus vaccine production.

Trump: "We are going a different way" on coronavirus aid

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President Trump tweeted on Friday that his administration is "going a different way" with coronavirus aid after negotiations with congressional Democrats stalled again, suggesting he will use an executive order to address stimulus spending.

What he's saying: "Pelosi and Schumer only interested in Bailout Money for poorly run Democrat cities and states. Nothing to do with China Virus! Want one trillion dollars. No interest. We are going a different way!" Trump tweeted.