The previous point person was HHS Secretary Alex Azar.
AxiosTrump continued to downplay concerns about the illness, contradicting an assessment from a CDC official that the spread of the virus is inevitable: "It's gonna be very well under control...It may get a little bigger. It may not get bigger at all."
AxiosAsked about the market sell-off, Trump said that he thinks stocks will recover and claimed, bizarrely, that the Democratic debate on Tuesday night may have contributed to losses.
The lawsuit claims the Times falsely wrote the campaign had a quid pro quo with Russia.
AxiosNEW: The Trump campaign is suing the New York Times for libel over an opinion article that claimed the campaign had an "overarching deal" with Russian President Vladimir Putin to trade election help for a "new pro-Russian foreign policy."
Clearview works with law enforcement agencies across the country
AxiosControversial facial recognition startup Clearview AI told its customers that its complete list of clients, which includes law enforcement agencies all over the country, was stolen in a data breach, The Daily Beast reports.
"We have a tax on wealth to pay for that," he told Anderson Cooper on "60 Minutes."
AxiosBernie Sanders has announced on CBS' "60 Minutes" a new plan to guarantee free child care and pre-kindergarten to all American children from infancy to age four, saying he'd pay for it with "taxes on billionaires"
It's being run by a Democratic political group focused on promoting moderate presidential candidates.
AxiosNEW: The Big Tent Project, a Democratic group focused on promoting moderate candidates, has sent hundreds of thousands of mailers attacking Bernie Sanders to black voters in South Carolina who voted in the 2016 primary.
The White House and its allies have assembled detailed lists of officials to oust and loyalists to replace them.
AxiosSince the acquittal, aides say Trump has crossed a psychological line regarding what he calls the "Deep State."
He feels his government — from Justice to State to Defense to Homeland Security — is filled with "snakes."
AxiosAmong the potential hires offered in memos from right-wing group Groundswell:
• Sheriff David Clarke for a Homeland Security role.
• Fox regular Dan Bongino for a Homeland or counterterrorism role.
• Federalist contributor Ben Weingarten for the NSC.
AxiosEXCLUSIVE: Over the past 18 months, the Trump White House and its allies have assembled detailed lists of disloyal government officials to oust — and trusted pro-Trump people to replace them.
The House majority whip said the label would hurt the party in moderate districts it flipped in 2018.
AxiosHouse Majority Whip Jim Clyburn said on ABC's "This Week" that Bernie Sanders' identification as a democratic socialist may be an "extra burden" in down-ballot House races if he were to win the nomination.
"The rest of the field needs to consolidate, ideally," he said on CNN.
AxiosAndrew Yang has referenced his own departure from the 2020 race as he suggested on CNN narrowing the Democratic field: "Someone needs to pull an Andrew Yang and be like, 'I've done the math, I'm not going to win'"
McEntee has told people there will be no more promotions for "Never Trumpers."
AxiosJohnny McEntee called in White House liaisons from cabinet agencies for an introductory meeting Thursday, in which he asked them to identify political appointees who are believed to be anti-Trump, three sources familiar with the meeting tell Axios.