US To save his presidency, Donald Trump may tear America apart -- Meanwhile in America
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.
To save his presidency, Donald Trump may tear America apart.
Trump is not even pretending to hide the divisive racial rhetoric on which he's anchoring his bid for a second term.
He's running to keep the Confederate flag — seen by many Americans as a symbol of slavery — flying. He's guarding statues that honor generals who took up arms against the United States. He hasand even slammed the Washington Redskins football team for finally looking for a less offensive name.
Fact check: Trump doesn’t outperform other presidents despite 2 months of strong job gains
A claim on President Trump's strong job growth in recent months that declares no president has averaged higher gains is misleading and lacking context.The graphic, with the headline "Trump shatters world history two months in a row" and posted July 2 by Michael A. French, points to 2.5 million jobs that were created in May and 4.8 million jobs created in June “all during COVID-19 lockdowns and massive violent riots.” It says no American president in history averaged higher than 224,000 jobs in one month.
Without a strong economy to carry him through reelection, Trump is picking the most polarizing fight possible: He hopes enough Americans will agree that their White culture is drowning under a multi-ethnic tide for him to run an election campaign on racial grievance. Over the weekend, he turned one of the few nonpolitical moments in American life -- Independence Day festivities -- into a pageant of paranoia, claiming that Marxists, radicals and anarchists are roaming the country and far-left fascism is taking over newsrooms and America's education system.
There was an outburst of apolitical violence at the weekend -- includingin gun violence -- but the America under siege that Trump describes is largely a fantasy. Most pollsters and many Republicans think that while Trump's arguments strike a chord among millions of conservatives, the "Silent Majority" that he invokes is not sufficiently large for him to win reelection on their votes alone -- and that he is alienating moderate Republicans.
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The efficacy of Trump's tactic will emerge only in November. But it is already clear that the President is running the most openly demagogic campaign in America's modern history. And it will leave wounds that will take years to heal by whoever wakes up in the White House next January 21.
'A leader in Covid-19'
"I think the world is looking at us as leader in Covid-19," White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany claimed at a press briefing on Monday. The US is a world leader, all right. It has the most cases and the most deaths, and is now experiencing a renewed outbreak. The White House argues that the US has a better mortality rate than France and Italy -- but apart from being in rather poor taste, brandishing death rates like great triumphs shows how little Trump has to defend his continued mismanagement of the pandemic. The other new White House claim that 99% of coronavirus cases are "totally harmless" is just untrue. Doctors expect the rate of US deaths to start rising again in the coming weeks, which means that the White House will probably soon be deprived of another callous talking point.
'Not OK': Neil Young denounces the use of his songs at Trump's Mount Rushmore event
Young has called out his songs being used at Trump events since 2015 after one of his hits was played during an official campaign announcement. "Donald Trump was not authorized to use 'Rockin' in the Free World' in his presidential candidacy announcement. Neil Young, a Canadian citizen, is a supporter of Bernie Sanders for President of the United States of America," said a statement from Young's representatives at the time.Recently, the family of the late Tom Petty condemned the apparent use of "I Won't Back Down" at Trump's campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in June.
'We are in free fall'
With new Covid-19 infections, some hospitals close to running out of beds and many Americans continuing to pack beaches and public spaces, the prognosis is not good. "We are in free fall," Dr. Rochelle Walensky, chief of infectious diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital, told CNN. "We know of the 50,000 cases this past day -- a single day of this (holiday) weekend," Walensky said. "If they're young people, it could be 500 people who die from that. If they're older people, it could be 7,500 people who die from that -- just from a single day of infection."
The Great Reclosing
Almost half of US states have now been forced to pause or roll back attempts to reopen local economies, as local case totals skyrocket. Below, Meanwhile producertakes a look at America's great backtracking on reopening the economy.
On Thursday, Republican Governor Kay Ivey extended Alabama's public health emergency until September 9.
Arizona's Gov. Doug Duceythat the state's reopening plans are now "on pause" as a result of a major spike in coronavirus cases. Ducey has already closed bars, gyms, movie theaters, water parks and tubing, and limited indoor and outdoor mass gatherings
FDA commissioner refuses to comment on Trump's claim that 99 percent of coronavirus cases are 'harmless'
Trump calls 99% of COVID cases "harmless" in his July 4 speech. FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn refused to comment on the claim.During his Fourth of July speech at the "Salute to America" event, Trump claimed that the majority of coronavirus cases were harmless.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson also said Thursday that he was not ready to further lift restrictions as cases surge, andon Friday that will give Arkansas cities the ability to mandate face coverings.
On June 28, California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered bars closed in seven counties, including Los Angeles County. On Thursday, Southern California's Imperial County reverted to more stringent stay-at-home orders.
Colorado bars and nightclubs that do not serve food must reclose during the month of July, after reopening only two weeks prior.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says the state will pause its reopening. On Friday, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Giménez issued a countywide curfew to control the spread of Covid-19, and then on Sunday announced that restaurants, gyms and other businesses
Idaho, Indiana, Louisiana and Maine
The states of Idaho, Indiana, Louisiana and Maine have all hit pause on their reopenings, extending intermediate stages for the next few weeks as cases grow nationwide.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmerclosing indoor service at bars throughout most of lower Michigan, after having opened in early June. Masks are mandated in public in the state.
Behind America's tear gas business boom: Low-wage workers and angry neighbors
“They have millions of dollars. I don't think it’s right or fair that they can do that with no ramifications, no nothing," one local resident said.The United States dominates the burgeoning nonlethal weapons industry that supplies crowd-control solutions such as tear gas to governments across the world, from confrontations at the U.S.-Mexico border involving the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, to Middle East conflicts. Two global defense manufacturers in particular stand out: Safariland, based in Jacksonville, Florida, and Combined Systems, Inc., which operates out of Jamestown, Pennsylvania, have seen their fortunes — and public scrutiny — soar in recent years.
Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York
Nevada, New Jersey and New Mexico have also hit pause, with previously expected plans to reopen or allow some businesses to resume activity now on ice. New York's much-anticipated indoor dining is also on hold.
North Carolina and Rhode Island
North Carolina and Rhode Island have postponed their reopening dates and have limited public activities and gatherings until later in the summer.
Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday ordered bars to close again and restaurants to reduce capacity to 50%. On Thursday, he said Texas would pause any further phases to reopen, as a wave of infections crashed across the state. At least, which includes Houston, are "pretty much at maximum capacity," Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said last week.
Trump's bluster doesn't beat a virus, calm a restive nation .
WASHINGTON (AP) — Not long after noon on Feb. 6, President Donald Trump strode into the elegant East Room of the White House. The night before, his impeachment trial had ended with acquittal in the Republican-controlled Senate. It was time to gloat and settle scores. “It was evil," Trump said of the attempt to end his presidency. “It was corrupt. It was dirty cops. It was leakers and liars.” It was also soon forgotten. Also Feb. 6, in California, a 57-year-old woman was found dead in her home of natural causes then unknown. When her autopsy report came out, officials said her death had been the first from COVID-19 in the U.S.The “invisible enemy” was on the move.