US president Donald Trump wears a face mask as he arrives to visit wounded military members and front line coronavirus healthcare workers at Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, 11 July 2020: Chris Kleponis/PoolDonald Trump has again lashed out on Twitter against his key media ally, Fox News, accusing the network of “working so hard against the people that got them there” and saying its contributors are “all over the place”.A move by the White House to discredit the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, Dr Anthony Fauci, by labelling him too frequently “wrong” about the coronavirus pandemic has meanwhile been derided as “atrocious” by House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo denounced the administration’s push to reopen schools, saying that the states is “not going to use our children as guinea pigs” or as a “litmus test” for national reopenings as he accused the president of “gross negligence” for “denying” public health experts.The president defended his “very good” relationship with the nation’s leading infectious disease expert as he falsely claimed that the US has one of the lowest Covid 19 mortality rates and blamed the Obama administration for US testing shortfalls, claiming that his predecessor “stopped their testing” despite the pandemic beginning three years after he left office.His latest spats come as new cases of Covid 19 continue to surge in the Sun Belt states, with Florida reporting a record 15,299 cases on Sunday and the Texas city of Houston weighing a return to lockdown.Seventeen states and Washington DC have also sued the administration over its plans to drop certain visas for students at universities moving to online classes despite the raging pandemic. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), which will include “scenario based training and exercises,” is spreading alarm among civil liberties and immigration rights organizations which question why the agency is devoting resources to providing civilians with “firearms familiarization” and instruction in “targeted arrests.” The program, set to begin in Chicago this fall as “a pilot for nationwide implementation,” will be run by ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations branch, which is responsible for detaining and deporting immigrants.
When you woke up and logged onto Twitter, were you cringing or laughing? I was laughing. I didn’t think, “Oh my god, I can’t believe I said that!” There was nothing horrible it was loony, it was goofy, the only person who might’ve looked crazy was me. Social media is like yelling into a mountain valley.