This 30 March 2020 video from the USA says about itself:
Locals anxiously await checks after President Trump signs off on stimulus bill
For some, a $1,200 check will offer relief. However, it could take several weeks for that money to arrive and the rent is due Wednesday…
TRUMP DELAYS STIMULUS CHECKS TO ADD HIS NAME President Donald Trump’s name will be printed on the economic stimulus checks that will be distributed by the Internal Revenue Service to individuals to help mitigate losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic . The addition, ordered by the Treasury Department, is expected to delay the delivery of paper checks by several days. [HuffPost]
Never before was any United States president’s name added to such documents on financial payments to citizens.
PRESIDENT SHIFTS BLAME TO WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION Trump used Tuesday’s White House coronavirus press briefing to blame the World Health Organization for thousands of deaths while not acknowledging his own administration’s flawed response. Trump announced that the U.S. would be halting funding to the WHO while it conducts a review. This comes as the Trump administration has faced mounting criticism over its slow response to the crisis. [HuffPost]
Trump has grown increasingly aggressive, casting blame on governors, reporters and international health officials rather than what critics have said was a slow national response as cases appeared. [HuffPost]
TRUMP’S CABINET MIA AS PANDEMIC RAGES The White House has tried to reassure the public that it’s on top of the coronavirus pandemic, declaring it an “all-hands-on-deck effort.” Yet as the disease has ripped through the country, many of Trump’s Cabinet members have been largely invisible or have failed to use the powers of their agencies to respond to a crisis that has shut down the economy and killed more than 20,000 Americans. [HuffPost]
TRUMP CAMPAIGN RELEASES WEAK LIST OF ‘DECISIVE ACTIONS’ Pressed for what he did between January and March to combat the coronavirus pandemic, Trump claimed: “A lot.” His campaign soon offered 20 items from February. But items on the list attributed to Trump personally are mainly his statements about the virus and his self-proclaimed success in containing it. His two sentences in his Feb. 4 State of the Union address, in which he claimed he would take “all necessary steps” to protect Americans, is listed as an accomplishment.[HuffPost]
Rita Wilson had “extreme” side effects from unproven drug touted by Trump.
NYC DEATHS SOAR WITH ‘PROBABLE’ FATALITIES INCLUDED The official death toll from the coronavirus soared in New York City on Tuesday after officials began including people who probably had COVID-19, but died without ever being tested. City officials reported 3,778 “probable” deaths, where doctors were certain enough of the cause of death to list it on the death certificate, and 6,589 confirmed by a lab test. Combined, that would put the total fatalities in the city over 10,000. [AP]
Everyone Wants an Antibody Test. Everyone on This Private Island Can Get One. The tests show whether someone has been exposed to the coronavirus. They’re being provided to everyone in an exclusive Florida community that was able to pay for them: here.
WWE Now Considered ‘Essential Business’ In Florida During Coronavirus Pandemic. The governor’s office said that World Wrestling Entertainment is “critical to Florida’s economy”: here.
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