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.
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.
Florida wants Trump to move the Republican convention to their state, but coronavirus cases have grown by the thousands and deaths by the dozens.
President Trump took to Twitter to declare that today “will be a Big Day for Social Media and FAIRNESS!” just a day after he threatened to shut down social media platforms after Twitter, his communication tool of choice, began fact-checking his tweets.
Trump claimed on Tuesday that he did a good job on the coronavirus with nearly 100,000 dead, almost 2 million sick, and the economy in tatters.
Nearly 100,000 people have died from the novel coronavirus as the crisis has intensified over the last two months, but President Donald Trump appeared to flout all criticism and attacked presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden over his response to the 2009 swine flu pandemic.
President Donald Trump’s former chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said the United States has “overreacted a little bit to coronavirus” while arguing that Americans should head back to work while wearing masks and observing social distancing guidelines.
According to a new poll of nearly 1,700 adults from Gallup and the Knight Foundation, found that 68 percent of Republicans “strongly agree” that it is harmful for the media to exaggerate the threat of the novel coronavirus. The number of Democrats, by comparison, is 34 percent.
President Donald Trump claimed he’s finished taking hydroxychloroquine, the controversial anti-malarial drug he’s been repeatedly criticized for touting as an effective coronavirus treatment against the recommendations and research from health and policy experts.
President Donald Trump threatened to find a new site for August’s Republican National Convention (RNC) if North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper (D) can’t guarantee “full attendance” as the state slowly reopens amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Trump was not only warned about the coronavirus in January, but he also blocked measures that would have slowed the spread and saved lives.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) have preemptively requested President Donald Trump order flags on public buildings nationwide to fly at half-staff when the national death toll from the novel coronavirus reaches 100,000. The current death toll is 95,016, according to the most up-to-date statistics.
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.
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.”
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.”
Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden called President Donald Trump’s claim that the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine can be used as an effective treatment for the novel coronavirus “absolutely irresponsible” during last night’s virtual Yahoo News event with chef Jose Andres.
President Donald Trump threatened to withhold Michigan’s federal funding after its Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson (D) announced that all state residents would receive applications for absentee ballots, allowing them to vote-by-mail.
The Orlando Sentinel‘s editorial board criticized Florida Governor Ron DeSantis after he blamed the high number of unemployed people for the state’s failure to pay unemployment benefits.
DeSantis made the remarks in response to a reporter’s question about delays that have affected individuals who first applied for unemployment in March.
A study conducted by the progressive campaign group the Committee to Protect Medicare suggests demonstrators at anti-lockdown protests have spread the novel coronavirus. The information was gathered from anonymized location data from opt-in cellphone apps.
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.”