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Trump: Black Community Getting Hit ‘Very, Very Hard’ by Coronavirus

Trump: Black Community Getting Hit ‘Very, Very Hard’ by Coronavirus

President Donald Trump on Tuesday at the White House said that African-Americans were suffering more deaths proportionally during the coronavirus epidemic. “It has been disproportional,” Trump said. “They are getting hit very, very hard.” The president said that he would work to support the African-American communities suffering from the virus. “It is a tremendous challenge.…

Scalise: We Can’t Keep Economy Closed ‘For Another Two Months’

Scalise: We Can’t Keep Economy Closed ‘For Another Two Months’

On Tuesday’s broadcast of Fox News Radio’s “Brian Kilmeade Show,” House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) stated that we can’t keep the economy closed “for another two months,” and if we did, “there would be nothing to come back to.” Scalise said that he supports President Trump “putting a team together to start looking at…

Ezekiel Emanuel: We Cannot Return to Normal Until There’s a Vaccine

Ezekiel Emanuel: We Cannot Return to Normal Until There’s a Vaccine

J. Scott Applewhite / AP Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, an architect of Obamacare and special adviser to the director-general of the World Health Organization, told MSNBC’s The Last Word that the United States cannot return to normal until a Chinese coronavirus vaccine is available, which he speculated could take between 12-18 months. A transcript is as follows: …

Donald Trump Announces Hold on World Health Organization Funding

Donald Trump Announces Hold on World Health Organization Funding

President Donald Trump announced Tuesday at the White House that he would put a hold on funding to the World Health Organization amid the coronavirus crisis. “They were wrong about a lot of things,” Trump said. The president noted that the World Health Organization receives more from the United States than any other country, and…

Elizabeth Warren Joins Mounting Calls for Mail-In Voting

Elizabeth Warren Joins Mounting Calls for Mail-In Voting

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on Tuesday formally joined her progressive counterparts in demanding mail-in voting and took it a step further, pushing a ban on cleaning voter rolls and urging officials to allow eligible individuals to vote “with a sworn statement of identity instead of a voter ID.” Warren outlined her series of proposals in a…

Report: New York City Auctioned Off Ventilator Stockpile

Report: New York City Auctioned Off Ventilator Stockpile

A new report indicates that New York City auctioned off its emergency stockpile of 500 ventilators several years ago, thanks to budget cuts and attention to other priorities. The story, reported by ProPublica on Monday, echoes a similar report by the Los Angeles Times last week about California’s stockpile. In both cases, Republican leaders built up emergency…

Donald Trump Gets Millions of Hydroxychloroquine Pills from India

Donald Trump Gets Millions of Hydroxychloroquine Pills from India

President Donald Trump persuaded India’s prime minister to release many millions of hydroxychloroquine pills on April 6 after the Indian government had announced it would keep all of the pills for its own population of almost 1.5 billion people. “I called Prime Minister Modi of India this morning … and I said I’d appreciate it if…

House Republican Demands Congress Defund WHO Until Chief Resigns

House Republican Demands Congress Defund WHO Until Chief Resigns

Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA) on Tuesday introduced a resolution demanding Congress withhold funding from the World Health Organization (WHO) until its Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (pictured), resigns from his post. The measure, which is co-sponsored by over 20 Republicans, also calls for a wide-ranging investigation into WHO’s alleged role in assisting the Chinese Communist Party cover…