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Trump 4 July message: We’re beating ‘China plague’

Trump 4 July message: We’re beating ‘China plague’

World
President Donald Trump says the US is on its way to a "tremendous victory" over the "terrible plague from China", despite a big surge in Covid-19 cases.His upbeat video message to the nation was to mark Independence Day - yet many 4 July events have been cancelled on public health grounds.Beaches have been closed in Florida and California, city parades cancelled and firework displays curtailed. Hundreds are expected to attend a White House party Mr Trump is hosting later. Despite grim US economic figures, including more than 20 million made jobless by the pandemic, the president said in his message that "we are getting close to fighting our way out of it" and "our country is coming back, our jobs numbers are spectacular".The US d...
Republicans, with exception of Trump, now push mask-wearing

Republicans, with exception of Trump, now push mask-wearing

Health
WASHINGTON -- In Republican circles -- with the notable exception of the man who leads the party -- the debate about masks is over: It’s time to put one on. As a surge of infections hammers the South and West, GOP officials are pushing back against the notion that masks are about politics, as President Donald Trump suggests, and telling Americans they can help save lives. Sen. Lamar Alexander, a Tennessee Republican, on Tuesday bluntly called on Trump to start wearing a mask, at least some of the time, to set a good example. "Unfortunately, this simple, lifesaving practice has become part of a political debate that says: If you’re for Trump, you don’t wear a mask. If you’re against Trump, you do,” Alexander said. It’s a rare break for Republicans from Trump, who earlier this month told
Trump suspended from Twitch as Reddit shuts down supporters’ forum

Trump suspended from Twitch as Reddit shuts down supporters’ forum

Technology
Donald Trump has been suspended from livestreaming platform Twitch for "hateful conduct" and Reddit has shut down a forum for the president's supporters.Twitch, which is owned by Amazon, said it had temporarily banned the president's channel because it violated its hateful conduct policy. "Hateful conduct is not allowed on Twitch," a spokeswoman said."In line with our policies, President Trump's channel has been issued a temporary suspension from Twitch for comments made on stream, and the offending content has been removed." Image: Reddit co-founder Steve Huffman (L) said the Trump supporters' page violated its policy of not promoting hate She said one of the streams was a rebroadcast of a 2016 Trump rally in which the president said...
Trump retweets video featuring supporter shouting ‘white power’

Trump retweets video featuring supporter shouting ‘white power’

Technology
President Trump has retweeted a video featuring a supporter shouting "white power" at other demonstrators in Florida.The footage shows a man in a golf cart that includes "Trump 2020" and "America First" signs responding to protesters who were also shouting and carrying placards expressing their opposition to the president. According to the person who originally posted the video, it was recorded in a retirement community known as The Villages where the residents were apparently "protesting against each other" - the Trump supporters apparently in a parade of golf carts and the others standing beside this parade. Image: The president's tweet was later deleted "White power" is a white supremacist political slogan designed to mimic the "bl...
Trump says he’s open to more stimulus checks. What to know before you count on the money

Trump says he’s open to more stimulus checks. What to know before you count on the money

Finance
U.S. President Donald Trump signs H.R. 748, the CARES Act in the Oval Office of the White House on March 27, 2020 in Washington, DC.Erin Schaff | Getty ImagesA political fight is brewing on Capitol Hill over what  the next coronavirus stimulus package will look like.But President Donald Trump made it clear this week another round of stimulus checks should be on the table.Trump answered affirmatively when asked in an interview this week whether Americans will receive more checks."We will be doing another stimulus package," Trump said. "It'll be very good. It'll be very generous."Yet before any checks go out in the mail, they would need  a green light from Congress. Plus, Americans may face another wait before they see the money.What comes nextThere are several possibilit...