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New York Daily News Hits Donald Trump With A Caustic New Nickname

The president's comments about disinfectant and the coronavirus inspired the tabloid's scathing moniker.

The New York Daily News has a new nickname for President Donald Trump.

After the president mused about injecting people with disinfectant to fight off the coronavirus during Thursday’s task force briefing (and then walked back the idea just 24 hours later, claiming he was being sarcastic), the tabloid newspaper declared him to be a “TOTAL BLEACH BUM” on its Saturday cover.

Check out the new moniker, at the bottom of the front page, here:

The Daily News’ main headline, however, was a swipe at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who has suggested states hit by the pandemic could file for bankruptcy instead of seeking federal financial aid.

“YOU SON OF A MITCH!” it read.

Earlier this month, the newspaper slapped a face mask on Trump for saying he likely would not follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines asking people to wear them in public:


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