June 5, 2020

Review Category : People

Trump wants more coronavirus resources to high-risk groups to allow for end to lockdowns

Trump wants more coronavirus resources to high-risk groups to allow for end to lockdownsPresident Donald Trump said on Friday he wanted to focus on battling the coronavirus in high-risk populations as he pushes to open the United States' economy further. "The best strategy to ensure the health of our people moving forward is to focus our resources on protecting high-risk populations, like the elderly and those in nursing homes, while allowing younger and healthy Americans to get back to work immediately," Trump said in remarks at the White House Rose Garden. Trump called for schools to reopen and a sweeping end to the stay-at-home orders instituted by states in a bid to curb the spread of the virus that has sickened 1.9 million people and killed more than 108,000 in the United States.


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Michigan Gov. Whitmer Violates Her Own Social Distancing Order during Civil Rights March

Michigan Gov. Whitmer Violates Her Own Social Distancing Order during Civil Rights MarchMichigan governor Gretchen Whitmer violated her own executive order on social distancing while participating in a civil rights march with hundreds of demonstrators.Whitmer's order, which she signed on Monday, states that participants in public gatherings should remain six feet apart at all times."The governor took precautions for engaging in an outdoor activity, including wearing a mask even though it is not required outdoors under the order," Whitmer spokeswoman Tiffany Brown told the Detroit News. Brown said Whitmer did not violate the order, which states "Nothing in this order shall be taken to abridge protections guaranteed by the state or federal constitution," including the right to protest.However, an FAQ page on the Michigan state government website states, "Persons may engage in expressive activities protected by the First Amendment within the State of Michigan, but must adhere to social distancing measures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including remaining at least six feet from people from outside the person’s household."Whitmer drew national scrutiny in March for imposing some of the strictest lockdown measures in the country, including prohibitions against the purchasing of certain consumer goods in big box stores. In April, Whitmer compared anti-lockdown protesters to Americans who refused to work in factories during the World War II production effort.Whitmer also faced backlash from constituents after her husband, Marc Mallory, allegedly tried to use her position to coerce a marina worker into putting their boat in the water ahead of Memorial Day weekend, rather than waiting in the queue."I am the husband to the governor, will this make a difference?" Mallory asked when Dowker said it wouldn't be possible to put out the boat by Memorial Day, according to a since-deleted Facebook post by dock owner Todd Dowker.Whitmer described her husband's statement as a "failed attempt at humor."


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Trump clashes with black female reporter again who asks about unemployment rates: 'You're something'

Trump clashes with black female reporter again who asks about unemployment rates: 'You're something'Donald Trump clashed with reporters Friday during a press conference that featured him ignoring questions and telling a black journalist she is "something" when she asked about rising minority unemployment rates.The president came to the Rose Garden for a hastily arranged press conference to tout better-than-predicted employment figures. The Labor Department said the unemployment rate dropped to 13.3 per cent from 14.7 per cent last month.


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