Yamiche Alcindor

Yamiche Alcindor


@PBS @NewsHour White House correspondent. @NBCNews & @MSNBC contributor. Formerly of @NYTimes & @USATODAY. Email: yamiche@newshour.org

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Joe Biden's long statement on Bernie Sanders dropping out is filled w/ praise. Says, "He hasn’t just run a political campaign; he’s created a movement. And make no mistake about it, I believe it’s a movement that is as powerful today as it was yesterday."

@NYGovCuomo  says there is progress in the coronavirus fight because the curve "is flattening" in New York. "It's not a time to get complacent," he says. "We have to remain disciplined going forward." But he says yesterday 779 died people and that is the highest number yet.

New York state will be making an additional $600 payment to all who filed for unemployed. They will also extend unemployment benefits from 26 to 39 weeks.

Rev. Jesse Jackson said he sees Joe Biden as too “modest.” “Our needs are not modest,” Jackson said of African Americans. “We are the most uninsured, the most profiled, the most jailed. We work harder, make less, live under stress and die earlier. That is our predicament.”

Rev. Jackson said he has “enough political sense” to choose Joe Biden over Pres Trump but wants to see Biden back medicare-for-all & other policies. He said Biden needs more of a plan for black people who were his firewall in the race. "‘The firewall has needs too," he said.

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President Trump today at the White House said to me: “Be nice. Don't be threatening.” I’m not the first human being, woman, black person or journalist to be told that while doing a job. My take: Be steady. Stay focused. Remember your purpose. And, always press forward.

President Trump just said he likely was distracted by the impeachment trial and that impacted his response to coronavirus. That is a remarkable admission.

Thanks to @JDiamond1  for passing me the microphone & letting me ask my second question. I asked: Which health professionals are telling you that more people will die from the economic impact than coronavirus? Trump didn’t answer directly and instead just repeated his claims.

WOW. Soon after he offered public assurances that the government was ready to battle coronavirus, Senate Intelligence Committee ChairmanRichard Burr sold off between $582,029 and $1.56 million of his holdings on Feb. 13 in 29 separate transactions.

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