Global Statistics

All countries
18,515,902
Confirmed
Updated on August 4, 2020 3:32 pm
All countries
11,525,289
Recovered
Updated on August 4, 2020 3:32 pm
All countries
699,093
Deaths
Updated on August 4, 2020 3:32 pm

Global Statistics

All countries
18,515,902
Confirmed
Updated on August 4, 2020 3:32 pm
All countries
11,525,289
Recovered
Updated on August 4, 2020 3:32 pm
All countries
699,093
Deaths
Updated on August 4, 2020 3:32 pm

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Donald Trump

 

 

Highlights

• Trump declines governance as pandemic aggravates

• Republican allies refuse to wear or endorse the use of face mask

 

(CNN) Most Presidents would try to stop the United States from barreling toward disaster. But Donald Trump has nothing to say and no answers to mitigate a calamity unfolding in his watch that he seems resolved to ignore.

 

Trump refuses to continue leadership as pandemic worsens 

On the day when the government’s top infectious disease specialist Anthony Fauci said he would not be surprised to see the US record 100,000 new coronavirus cases per day, Trump refused to break his deafening silence.

And the day after his White House described record-breaking new infections that are sweeping the nation as “embers that need to be put out,” Trump’s campaign claimed credit for the “phenomenal” success of his botched pandemic leadership. Trump is now pretty much the sole figure in authority in either party — including his major Republican allies — who refuse to wear or endorse face masks that are proven to slow the spread of coronavirus but that he has stigmatized as a liberal plot to harm him politically.

 

Republican allies refuse to wear face mask

“We must have no stigma, none, about wearing masks when we leave our homes and come near other people. Wearing simple face coverings is not about protecting ourselves, it is about protecting everyone we encounter,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on the Senate floor Monday.

But Trump on Tuesday tweeted cryptically “THE LONE WARRIOR!” — apparently embracing his isolation from even political allies and the scientific approaches that have proven elsewhere to at least slow the spread of the coronavirus in the short term.

Trump’s morning Twitter spree showed that his current preoccupations involve anything but the virus, despite Fauci saying on Tuesday that “we’re going in the wrong direction.” The President tweeted or retweeted claims that a story that Russia put a bounty on US soldiers in Afghanistan was a “hoax.” He also fixated on protecting monuments from protestors, Joe Biden, economic growth, the stock market, cable news ratings and police reform. But he did not offer any plans for tackling the virus crisis or offer condolences to the victims. Undeterred by the deepening national crisis, Trump is pressing ahead with plans for an early July Fourth celebration at Mount Rushmore that will bracket him symbolically and without irony alongside four of America’s most revered Presidents, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt. The social distancing advised by Trump’s government will not be enforced.

 

 

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