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In the category of: Reality vs. Fiction
While President Donald Trump obsesses about his reelection hopes in his White House bubble, state and local leaders are frantically reversing state reopenings that he demanded, which turned America into the world’s biggest coronavirus hotspot.
In the category of: Pivot
A growing number of the president’s allies are undercutting his attempts to minimize the pandemic’s dangers.
From masks to school reopenings to the testing abilities of the United States, some of President Donald Trump’s central political talking points are being undermined by a growing circle of usually reliable allies as the coronavirus roars back to alarming levels.
The breaks with Trump come as the president’s poll numbers on handling the virus and his job approval in general continue to sink, while the administration tries to put the virus in the rearview despite record-breaking case numbers and straining health care systems.
In the category of: From bad to worse
Despite record increase in deaths, Florida still plans for its schools to resume in-person learning in August.
With coronavirus infections and deaths rising in many parts of the country, United States educators from California to Wisconsin are opting for online learning rather than a return to classrooms when the school year begins in a few weeks.
Florida reported a record increase in COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday with 133 more lives lost, raising the state’s total deaths to more than 4,500. The previous record increase was 120 on July 9.
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