• Merriam-Webster Reports 30,500% Spike in Searches for ‘Schadenfreude' After Trump COVID Diagnosis

    22 days ago - By The Wrap

    According to dictionary publisher Merriam-Webster, searches for “schadenfreude” spiked 30,500% after President Donald Trump's COVID-19 diagnosis was announced.
    On its “Trend Watch” page, the site explained, “ Schadenfreude is defined as ‘enjoyment obtained from the troubles of others.' The English word was borrowed from German in the middle of the 19th century. In German it comes from Schaden and Freude .”
    The “Trend Watch” page also pointed out that the word was the top lookup for Friday “by a very considerable margin” and the searches began after Trump tweeted that he and First Lady...
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  • Stock Markets Decline Following News of Trump's Positive COVID Test

    22 days ago - By The Wrap

    It seems everyone is reacting to the positive COVID-19 tests for President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump. The U.S. stock markets appear to be no exception.
    Currently the major markets are all trending down about -1% from the previous day's close.
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed Thursday at 27,816.90, which was up 35.20 points or 0.13% for the day. On Friday, the Dow opened at 27,532.47.
    The S&P 500 closed Thursday at 3,380.80, which was up 17.80 points or 0.53% for the day. On Friday, the S&P opened at 3,338.94.
    The NASDAQ closed Thursday at 123.92. On Friday, the...
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  • Joe Biden Hopes for President Trump's ‘Swift Recovery' Following COVID Diagnosis

    22 days ago - By The Wrap

    Joe Biden wished President Donald Trump and Melania Trump a “swift recovery” following the news that the two had tested positive for COVID-19.
    “Jill and I send our thoughts to President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump for a swift recovery,” Biden tweeted Friday morning. “We will continue to pray for the health and safety of the president and his family.”
    Trump announced his diagnosis on Twitter on Thursday night, saying. “Tonight, FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!”
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  • Jobs Report Disappoints, Dow Futures Dip But Off Overnight Lows After Trump Contracts COVID

    22 days ago - By Deadline

    The U.S. added 661,000 jobs in September, below expectations, the Department of Labor announced Friday, a morning roiled by news of President Trump's positive COVID-19 test. That news sent U.S. stock futures down sharply overnight but they've recovered some ground ahead of the open. Dow Futures - reflecting stock prices ahead of the start of...
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  • Joe Biden Wishes Donald Trump, Melania Trump “Swift Recovery” After COVID-19 Diagnosis

    22 days ago - By Deadline

    Former vice president Joe Biden issued a statement wishing President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump a “swift recovery” after they tested positive for coronavirus. “Jill and I send our thoughts to President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump for a swift recovery,” Biden said in a statement. “We will continue to pray for...
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  • ‘The Wire' Star Dominic West On Donald Trump's Covid Diagnosis: “I Did Slightly Leap In The Air With Joy”

    22 days ago - By Deadline

    Dominic West, the British actor who has starred in The Wire and The Affair, did not hold back when asked about Donald Trump testing positive for coronavirus. Appearing on ITV breakfast show Good Morning Britain, West was asked if he had an instinctive reaction when he heard that the U.S. president had contracted coronavirus. “I...
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  • Vice President Mike Pence, Second Lady Karen Pence Test Negative For Coronavirus After Donald Trump Reveals Positive Diagnosis

    22 days ago - By Deadline

    Vice President Mike Pence tested negative for the coronavirus on Friday, his spokesman said, as attention focused on the health of President Donald Trump after he said that he tested positive. His spokesman Devin O'Malley wrote on Twitter, “As has been routine for months, Vice President Pence is tested for COVID-19 every day. This morning,...
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  • Sophia Bush & More Stars React To Trump's COVID Diagnosis After He Downplays Virus: Is It Still A ‘Hoax'?

    22 days ago - By Hollywood Life

    After Donald and Melania Trump confirmed that they had tested positive for COVID-19, various celebrities took to social media to weigh in on the diagnosis.
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  • Donald Trump, Melania test positive for Covid-19

    22 days ago - By Up Worthy

    Donald Trump has for months played down the severity of the virus and told a political dinner just Thursday night that “the end of the...
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