Morgan Wallen criticised for partying maskless ahead of SNL performance
The singer is booked to make his debut as the musical guest for the iconic comedy show this weekend (10Oct20), but unlike cast and crewmembers, who have been taking social distancing and face covering regulations seriously in order to try and keep the New York set coronavirus-free, Wallen appears to have ignored such concerns.He was in Tuscaloosa on Saturday (03Oct20) to attend the University of Alabama football team's game against Texas A&M;, and openly got drunk and partied with locals as they celebrated the Crimson Tide's big win.Fans filmed him taking shots and kissing random girls at a ba...
Crisscrossing US, Trump mocks Biden for 'staying in again'
Newport News (United States) (AFP) - With just 39 days until the US election, President Donald Trump ramped up his campaigning with back-to-back events Friday in battleground states -- a frenetic pace in contrast with the more sedate approach of Democratic rival Joe Biden.The 74-year-old president's grueling 12-hour, three-state schedule culminated with a nighttime rally in Newport News, Virginia. By that time US media was reporting that he was set to nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, who if confirmed would cement a solid conservative majority on the country's highest cour...
Prospect of 'maskless' Trump rally Thursday 'distressing,' Whitmer says
DETROIT — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday called the prospect of President Donald Trump “descending” on the state of Michigan to hold a gathering of people who may or may not be wearing a mask “distressing to say the least.”Whitmer in an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper said it was possible Trump would encourage people to come “maskless” and worried the Thursday rally would reverse progress made in battling the virus.“We’ve pushed our curve down, we’ve saved thousands of lives, we’ve gotten people back to work,” Whitmer said. “And events like this threaten all that sacrifice that we’ve ma...
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Airline contacts US senator over maskless photo
Washington (AFP) - American Airlines said Monday it had contacted Republican Senator Ted Cruz after he was seen without a mask on a flight, but he said he had only removed it to eat and drink.Health experts and scientists have called on politicians to set an example by wearing face coverings as the coronavirus rages across the United States."While our policy does not apply while eating or drinking, we have reached out to Senator Cruz to affirm the importance of this policy," American Airlines said in a statement.The Texas lawmaker was holding a coffee cup and a phone in the widely-shared photo...