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Politics The problem with Trump's pandemic-era events

02:05  07 july  2020
02:05  07 july  2020 Source:   cnn.com

More than 500,000 people worldwide have now died from the coronavirus

  More than 500,000 people worldwide have now died from the coronavirus A half-million people have now died from COVID-19 worldwide, and the death toll has doubled in just over seven weeks.That grim milestone – marked Sunday by Johns Hopkins University – is particularly unsettling given warnings by health experts that the pandemic is still in its infancy.

In 2018, the Trump administration fired the government’ s entire pandemic response chain of command, including the White House management infrastructure. In the spring of 2018, the White House pushed Congress to cut funding for Obama- era disease security programs, proposing to

Donald Trump will reportedly hold an outdoor rally in New Hampshire on Saturday, lending support to the Trump celebrates Fourth of July by stoking division over pandemic and race. Read more. Turner said those looking to take down Confederate era statues in Houston had not caused problems .

Cases of Covid-19 are climbing both nationally and within President Donald Trump's team.

Donald Trump et al. in front of a crowd © Win McNamee/Getty Images

Still, Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have kept holding public events. Staffing and staging ahead of any presidential event is complex, even without the pandemic. But now, when the President or Vice President is on the move, it puts their staff members and guests at greater risk.

Following Trump's Tulsa rally, eight campaign staffers and two Secret Service agents who were onsite for the rally tested positive for coronavirus. The rest of Trump's campaign staff who attended quarantined the following week.

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Trump chose Bolton to lead the National Security Council in April 2018. A month later, Bolton nixed the pandemic preparedness office as part of an effort to streamline the agency. He said the problem with the COVID-19 outbreak has nothing to do with the structure of the National Security Council and

Donald Trump will reportedly hold an outdoor rally in New Hampshire on Saturday, lending support to the Trump celebrates Fourth of July by stoking division over pandemic and race. Read more. Turner said those looking to take down Confederate era statues in Houston had not caused problems .

Then, ahead of an Arizona event, eight Secret Service agents assigned to Pence's detail tested positive for coronavirus right before Pence was scheduled to travel there. The trip was pushed back by a day to swap out the sick agents for healthy ones.

Herman Cain, a 2012 presidential candidate and co-chair of Black Voices for Trump, also attended Trump's Tulsa rally (and was pictured not wearing a mask). He subsequently tested positive for coronavirus and experienced symptoms so severe he was hospitalized last week, though Cain's spokesperson said it was impossible to know whether Cain contracted the virus at the rally.

On Friday, before Trump's pre-Independence Day celebration at Mt. Rushmore, Kimberly Guilfoyle tested positive for coronavirus. Guilfoyle, a top fundraiser for the Trump campaign and girlfriend of Donald Trump Jr., attended both the Tulsa rally and Trump's visit to an Arizona megachurch.

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One unnamed Trump adviser teased the campaign’ s tactics, telling Politico that a win in New Hampshire combined with either Nevada or New Mexico Trump celebrates Fourth of July by stoking division over pandemic and race. He says staffing at the city’ s hospital is a particular problem .

Donald Trump will reportedly hold an outdoor rally in New Hampshire on Saturday, lending support to the Trump celebrates Fourth of July by stoking division over pandemic and race. Read more. Turner said those looking to take down Confederate era statues in Houston had not caused problems .

And just one exposure to coronavirus can send shockwaves. Montana Republican Rep. Greg Gianforte suspended in-person campaigning for his gubernatorial bid in the state after his wife and running mate attended an event with Guilfoyle.

Despite all that, Trump has another campaign event on the docket. He's headed to New Hampshire this weekend for a rally at the Portsmouth International Airport. The crowd will be inside the airplane hangar and can overflow onto the tarmac.

The Granite State is one of the few states with declining coronavirus cases. New Hampshire's Republican Gov. Chris Sununu said today he would wear a mask to greet Trump and that "it is imperative that folks attending the rally wear masks."

The Point: Trump's upcoming rally is still risky for those involved, even though cases are declining in New Hampshire.


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Trump . The aggressive, small-footprint approach is an improvement, but there will inevitably be more The military component of Trump ’ s counterterrorism strategy is not fundamentally different than what And as even former Obama- era officials have acknowledged, the White House’s insistence on

The big problem for Trump is that no elected president in the modern era has improved dramatically between this point and the election. The only way Trump likely has a chance is to somehow stop the spread of the pandemic and do it quickly enough that the economy can start to recover.

Mary Trump’s book says the president practices ‘cheating as a way of life’ .
Mary Trump’s book, “Too Much and Never Enough,” will be moved up from July 28 to July 14 — even though the president’s family is trying to block the tell-all in court. The publisher said it’s moving up the release date due to “high demand and extraordinary interest.”“[It] is the story of the most visible and powerful family in the world. And I am the only Trump who is willing to tell it,” Mary Trump, 55, writes in an excerpt of the book’s prologue included in Monday’s release.

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