Biden Sees Surge of Support from Healthcare Professionals as Trump Falters Over Pandemic Response

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is enjoying a surge of support from those working in healthcare, receiving more than  $3.8 million in donations from healthcare leaders and their employees, including pro-Biden super-PACS, according to data from the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics.  The news comes as President Donald Trump and his administration continue to weather heavy criticism over their response to the coronavirus pandemic. read more

Trump Announces U.S. Will Sever Ties with WHO as Coronavirus Deaths Top 104,000

President Donald Trump announced earlier today that the United States will sever ties with the World Health Organization (WHO) during his press conference earlier today.

“China has total control over the World Health Organization despite only paying $40 million per year compared to what the United States has been paying, which is approximately $450 million a year,” Trump said during a news conference in the White House Rose Garden. read more

Nearly 40 Million Americans Are Now Unemployed As a Result of the Coronavirus Pandemic

According to new data from the Department of Labor, another 2.44 million Americans filed for initial unemployment benefits last week

The current unemployment rate of 14.7 percent means that nearly 40 million Americans are out of work as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, which has forced many businesses to declare bankruptcy or impose layoffs. An estimated 20 million jobs were wiped out last month. read more

McConnell Promises Republicans He’ll End Enhanced Unemployment Benefits

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) promised his Republican colleagues that he would end enhanced unemployment benefits. Currently, those receiving unemployment benefits receive an additional $600 a week. McConnell said Republicans are “going to have to clean up the Democrats’ crazy policy that is paying people more to remain unemployed than they would earn if they went back to work.” read more

Trump Allies Recruiting “Extremely Pro-Trump” Doctors to Advocate Reopening Economy

According to an Associated Press report, President Donald Trump’s allies are recruiting “extremely pro-Trump” doctors to go on television and advocate reopening the national economy as speedily as possible. This would be “without waiting to meet safety benchmarks proposed by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.” read more

Trump Insists “We Have Done a Great Job on Ventilators, Testing, and Everything Else”

President Donald Trump attacked The Washington Post in an early morning tweet, disparaging its coverage of the government’s coronavirus response.

“We have done a great job on Ventilators, Testing, and everything else,” the president insisted. “Were left little by Obama. Over 11 million tests, and going up fast. More than all countries in the world, combined.” read more