Trump and Science: The dim disconnect continues | Editorial
Against the wishes of half the auto industry, two dozen governors, the science community, every green group on the planet, and 7 in 10consumers, President Trump has decided that it’s time to roll back vehicle fuel efficiency standards, which is the climate policy equivalent of licking doorknobs.This could be the most consequential retreat from climate action in history, so the timing is odd that Trump’s terrestrial death wish is ticking up just as we are in the clutches of a global pandemic.Perhaps they are indistinguishable through his ashy prism: Neither has inspired him to heed the warnings...
Dieter Kurtenbach: We're all asking the wrong question about the return of sports
SAN JOSE, Calif. — When will sports resume? Everyone has a thought. The North American professional sports leagues are hoping for late May, early June. Per ESPN, President Trump told commissioners Saturday that he hopes leagues can resume — with fans in the stands — in August or September.Yes, it’s his hope that the NFL starts, with fans in the stands, on time.California Governor Gavin Newsom disagrees. “I’m not anticipating that happening in this state,” he said Saturday.It’s fair to wonder and project, when normal — or whatever normal will be after this pandemic — will return, but the truth ...
The Mercury News
Trump hopes virus-hit sport back 'sooner than later'
Washington (AFP) - President Donald Trump said Saturday he believed US sports leagues hit by the coronavirus pandemic would resume "sooner rather than later" but declined to set a timetable for their return.On a conference call with the commissioners of the major professional sports leagues, Trump told National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell he believed the season would kick off as scheduled in September.US sports have been upended by the coronavirus, with the NBA, Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer and National Hockey League all halting or suspending their respective seaso...
Trump: 'Going to be a lot of death' as US toll reaches 8,300
CORONAVIRUS | US President Donald Trump told Americans to brace for a big spike in coronavirus fatalities in the coming days, as the country faces what he called the toughest two weeks of the pandemic.“There’s going to be a lot of death,” Trump said at a briefing with reporters.He pushed back on criticism that the federal government has not done enough to get ventilators that many critically ill coronavirus patients need to survive to the states, saying some governors are asking for more machines than they will need.“Fears of shortages have led to inflated requests,” Trump said of submissions ...
Former Obama advisor: President Trump’s economic team is unfit to handle the coronavirus response
By Leo Hindery, Jr.The coronavirus pandemichas already wreaked havoc on the U.S. economy, bringing business to a grinding halt and leaving millions of Americans worrying about where their next paycheck will come from. This is a nearly unprecedented public health crisis that demands meticulous coordination by top scientists and doctors. It’s also an economic emergency that calls for drastic intervention.In fact, experts say New Jersey’s economy is among those that could be hardest hit, as many of the state’s growth centers depend on a robust hospitality industry.But the lack of leadership from ...
Trump and the coronavirus (Mike Peters Guest Cartoon)
OF RELATED INTEREST: --The U.S. was beset by denial and dysfunction as the coronavirus raged --Editorial: It's time for the networks to stop live broadcast of Trump's briefings --Everyone and everything Trump has blamed for his coronavirus response --Link to Google page with stories on Trump blaming others Mike Peters is recognized as one of our nation’s most prominent cartoon artists for his outstanding work as both a political and comic strip cartoonist. His favorite expression “WHAT A HOOT” certainly sums up his outlook on his life and work which are inexorably entwined. Mike’s warm, easygo...
The Moderate Voice
Trump jokes about models during coronavirus briefing
President Donald Trump joked about being “involved in” models during a coronavirus briefing at the White House. The quip came while the president was fielding questions about the trajectory of the pandemic.“The models show hundreds of thousands of people are going to die and you know what I want to do? I want to come way under the model,” he said. “The professionals did the models and I was never involved in a model. At least this kind of a model.”Vice President Mike Pence, standing stoically behind the president, did not laugh.Nearly 276,000 Americans have been infected by the coronavirus, ac...
New York Daily News
Trump: FEMA ordered 180 million masks to fight coronavirus
US President Donald Trumpaddressed the American people on Saturday evening and said “we are using the Defense Production Act” for FEMA to order 180 million masks to fight the coronavirus, and stressed that if “people won’t give us what we need for our people, we’ll do what we have to do.”Trump repeated the figure, saying “who ever heard of such a number?”He also stressed now is not the time to “play politics” and claimed it is the duty of the various states to report on how many ventilators they actually have as “some states have more than they need.”“We have 10,000 ventilators and we’re movin...
Jpost.com - The Jerusalem Post online edition
Trump invokes DPA to prevent export of medical protective gears during coronavirus outbreak
WASHINGTON -- US President Donald Trump on Friday issued a presidential memorandum under the Defense Production Act (DPA) to prevent the export of personal protective equipment (PPE) during the coronavirus outbreak.According to the memorandum, "domestic use, as appropriate" is prioritized in the allocation of items including N95 and other respirators, surgical masks and gloves that are designated "scarce or threatened materials."While the Secretary of Homeland Security, "through the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, in consultation with the Secretary of Health and Human...
China Daily US edition
Trump to meet with major US energy company CEOs
By SCOTT REEVES in New York | China Daily Global | Updated: 2020-04-04 00:03US President Donald Trump will meet with CEOs from major US energy companies Friday at the White House to discuss falling prices due to collapsing demand during the coronavirus outbreak.Oil prices also have been hammered by the price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia that has flooded the world with cheap oil. But they surged and set off a rally in shares of energy companies after Trump said in a tweet on Thursday that he expected Saudi Arabia and Russia to substantially cut their oil production to halt collapsing pri...