More than three-and-a-half years into his presidency and 40 days from an election, President Donald Trump on Thursday launched what aides termed a "vision" for health care heavy on unfulfilled aspirations. read more
President Trump's Thursday night convention speech making the case for his reelection was lower-rated than his challenger Joe Biden's speech one week ago, according to overnight Nielsen ratings. read more
As the debate over school reopening rages on, President Trump posted a clip from a Fox News interview where he said that children are "almost definitely" immune to the novel coronavirus. This is a lie. While it's true that children often develop less severe COVID-19 cases, they're absolutely not immune to the virus. They can get infected just like adults, and some risk developing a multi-system syndrome after the initial COVID-19 infection. Recent studies showed that young children might have a viral load in their noses and throats that's 100 times greater than the viral load in adults. Other studies said children over 10 can spread the virus just as adults do. read more
President Donald Trump has largely avoided subjecting himself to the scrutiny of a one-on-one interviews with actual journalists. There's a good reason for this.
The COVID-19 task force led by White House Senior Adviser and President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner reportedly scrapped its plan for nationwide testing for COVID-19 at least partially due to an unwillingness to assist states that did not support Trump. Vanity Fair reported on Thursday that Kushner's team ultimately decided to thrust the responsibility of handling the testing shortage crisis upon individual states for political reasons in April, as blue states like New York bore the brunt of the pandemic at the time. "The political folks believed that because it was going to be relegated to Democratic states, that they could blame those governors, and that would be an effective political strategy," a public health expert who was in contact with the White House COVID-19 task force told Vanity Fair. read more