Daily Archives: July 6, 2020

Trump gives divisive 4th of July speech as US coronavirus cases soar | DW News

DW News

Jul 5, 2020

US President Donald Trump fanned the flames of US culture wars over the coronavirus and racism in a divisive speech to Americans celebrating Independence Day. The president spoke at the White House during a patriotic 4th of July tribute. Hundreds of guests gathered there for a picnic, most not wearing masks. Thousands of others converged on the capital to watch a fireworks display and military flyover. But across the nation, anti-racism protests and the coronavirus muted what normally are festive celebrations. More than 52,000 people were diagnosed on Friday. Despite the soaring numbers, Trump said the US was close to defeating the virus.

Trump’s Mt. Rushmore 4th of July speech: Protesters want to ‘wipe out our history’

DW News

Jul 4, 2020

US President Donald Trump has kicked off Independence Day celebrations at an event in South Dakota. Fireworks lit up the sky over the Mount Rushmore monument which, in a controversial move, Trump chose as the venue for this year’s festivities. In a divisive speech, he criticized recent protests against racial injustice as “a merciless campaign to wipe out our history.” Trump made little reference to the coronavirus pandemic, though his speech came on a day the US saw another record rise in cases, with more than 57,000 new infections.

Backlash to Trump’s 4th of July celebrations | GMA

Good Morning America

Jul 4, 2020

The president spoke to a packed crowd at Mount Rushmore in South Dakota with no social distancing and no mask requirement.

Chris Cuomo responds to Florida governor’s virus boast

CNN

Jun 30, 2020

CNN’s Chris Cuomo discusses Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) praising his own response to the pandemic in May now that Florida has recorded nearly 10,000 new daily cases of coronavirus.

Chris Cuomo’s passionate plea to the government: ‘Do your damn job!’

CNN

Jul 6, 2020

CNN’s Chris Cuomo speaks directly to the federal government, telling them to do their jobs and stop hiding from the reality of the Covid-19 pandemic.

John Kasich: President Trump is ‘in a meltdown

CNN

Jul 6, 2020

Former Governor John Kasich (R-OH) says Donald Trump “is in a meltdown” after the President complained about NASCAR’s recent decision to ban the Confederate flag from all races and events.

Top Obama strategist says Trump’s tactics aren’t working

CNN

Jul 6, 2020

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany refused to denounce the Confederate flag during a press briefing after President Donald Trump bemoaned NASCAR’s recent decision to ban it from all races and events. CNN’s David Axelrod analyzes Trump’s strategy of stoking racial divide in the nation to gain re-election.

‘He blew it’: Why this Trump voter won’t support him again

CNN

Jul 2, 2020

CNN’s Jeff Zeleny speaks to longtime Republicans in Florida who say they will not vote for President Donald Trump in November because of his response to the coronavirus pandemic.

White House downplays COVID-19 dangers after Fourth of July weekend


CBC News: The National

Published on Jul 6, 2020

The White House continues to downplay the danger of COVID-19 as infections rise across the country and July 4 celebrations saw Americans congregating in large groups

5G: A world divided in digital spheres of influence


CGTN

Published on Jul 6, 2020

The U.S. feels threatened when Chinese technology is being used to replace their own. U.S. companies were hurt very badly by banning Huawei. So, the U.S. is willing to disadvantage American companies that were exporting as part of Huawei’s 5G efforts to China – they’re willing to make that sacrifice