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White House Gave Wealthy Donors Private Briefing on Pandemic’s Threat to Markets

HeadlineOct 15, 2020

The New York Times reports that during the early days of the pandemic in February the Trump administration gave wealthy Republican Party donors at the Hoover Institution advance warning about the threat posed by the coronavirus — even as President Trump and White House officials made rosy statements minimizing the threat of COVID-19 to the public. The insider warning came ahead of a stock market crash. 

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