Peter Baker

Peter Baker

Chief White House Correspondent for The New York Times and MSNBC analyst. Proud husband of Susan Glasser of the New Yorker and CNN.

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Trump: "Do you think Sleepy Joe could have deal Bibi? Sleepy Joe. You think he would have made this deal? Somehow, I don't think so." Netanyahu: "Well, Mr. President, one thing I can tell you, is, um, uh, we appreciate the help for peace from anyone in America ... "

Despite Trump gripes, @harrispolitico  and @dlippman  argue that reporters are being too generous to him. Any other candidate with such dire polls "would be facing coverage that would be the political equivalent of a hospital vigil for a very sick patient."

After months of political pressure, Hahn seems to be trying to save the FDA from the fate of the CDC, whose scientists have been stripped of much of their authority and independence. @BySheilaKaplan  @SharonLNYT  @noahweiland  @maggieNYT 

Seven years after granting Snowden asylum, Russia gives him permanent residency.

Universal mask use could prevent nearly 130,000 deaths from Covid-19 in the US through next spring, according to scientists. @apoorva_nyc 

Trump, Thursday: "We are rounding the corner." News, Friday: More than 85,000 new cases of the virus were reported across the country, shattering the single-day record.

"The anatomy of a Trump lie": Smart and powerful case study by @AshleyRParker ⁩ looking at how Trump came to falsely take credit for veterans legislation originally championed by McCain and signed by Obama.

If you adjust today's battleground state polls by how far off they were in 2016, then it comes down to Pennsylvania where it would be statistically tied. @Nate_Cohn ⁩

Out soon, the updated edition of "Border Wars," the definitive account of Trump's assault on immigration by @juliehdavis ⁩ and @shearm ⁩ that broke so many stories. This will be the go-to book for historians looking back at an era when America closed its doors.

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Trump: “We’re doing very well.” Coronavirus deaths over the last 7 days: Australia: 70 Canada: 37 France: 51 Germany: 49 Italy: 55 Japan: 27 Spain: 57 Sweden: 27 UK: 414 US: 7,189

Federal ethics law: "An employee shall not use or permit the use of his Government position or title or any authority associated with his public office to endorse any product, service or enterprise ... "

Trump, Feb. 28: "The press is in hysteria mode" over coronavirus. Trump video, April 13: "The media minimized the risk from the start."

Very haunting listening now to the bells at Washington National Cathedral tolling for the 200,000 killed by the coronavirus in the United States.

Trump: "You know the way it was asked. I was looking at you." Reporter: "No you weren't sir. I wasn't there yesterday."