"Now that we have passed the peak in new cases, we are starting our life again. We are starting rejuvenation of our economy again" — Trump pic.twitter.com/PlD5yGSXJw
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 16, 2020
They're literally just going to pretend like the pandemic is over, put everyone's lives at risk, and slap a slogan on it to help Donald Trump's reelection.
That's literally what they're going to do.
— Jared Yates Sexton (@JYSexton) April 16, 2020
The Trump "plan" to re-open the economy is similar to the Trump "plan" to have drive-thru testing in every Wal Mart parking lot. It's…not a plan. It's just an announcement.
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) April 16, 2020
I think the tone of voice and the down demeanor reflect him being pissed that he can’t just make this all go away and open up the economy tomorrow. I think that’s why we’re getting a “we did great“ litany. https://t.co/xyAHPxr4aQ
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) April 16, 2020
Birx, now YOU of all people know that these numbers and charts are meaningless because we have only test 1% of the American population. We have NO IDEA who has or have had this disease. When scientist play into the propaganda truth itself is hurt.
— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) April 16, 2020
No testing, so pretty much the "plan" from @realdonaldtrump is "good luck, not my fault."
— John Weaver (@jwgop) April 16, 2020
Here's the White House document for reopening the country, if you want to read: https://t.co/ZgtvUvGXzn
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) April 16, 2020
Because all the clever names were taken https://t.co/BciyABcjgO
— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) April 16, 2020
Trump's obsession has always been winning the news cycle every day — just as it was from Jan to March. Yet his daily pronouncements don't stand up well against a pandemic that goes on & on. https://t.co/119Rj1DBiC
— Jackie Calmes (@jackiekcalmes) April 16, 2020
New polling from PEW: 65% of Americans say Trump was *too slow* to take major steps to address the threat to the United States when cases of the disease were first reported in other countries.
73% say the worst is yet to come.
66% worry restrictions will be lifted too soon.
— James Hohmann (@jameshohmann) April 16, 2020
"You're gonna call your own shots," Trump tells governors https://t.co/3wZ9tqel00
— Jeffrey Levin (@jilevin) April 16, 2020
Trump is arguing that it's time to begin reopening the country, saying: "Our experts say the curve has flattened and the peak in new cases is behind us." But a lot of states are still dealing with major new outbreaks and say their peaks are yet to come. https://t.co/El9uJXPK7G
— Alice Miranda Ollstein (@AliceOllstein) April 16, 2020
Trump just now touting 3.5 million test completed is a weird boast. On March 10, Pence pledged 4 million tests by the end of that week. https://t.co/CGy10kh0L3
— Sam Stein (@samstein) April 16, 2020
Well, about 200 people did. We’re not sure if they were all from here. https://t.co/6uIcx3NY5G
— Micheline Maynard (@MickiMaynard) April 16, 2020
California gives two weeks of supplemental paid sick leave for essential food workers https://t.co/9YPtBPDSUl
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) April 16, 2020
Here’s Trump saying he’s planning to send ventilators to Russia because “they’re having a hard time in Moscow” pic.twitter.com/pb5xLhtZR3
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 15, 2020
REUTERS: Cuomo hires @McKinsey "to develop a science-based plan for the safe economic reopening of the region that can thwart expected pressure from President Donald Trump to move more rapidly .."https://t.co/ICrufjGFR0
— Carl Quintanilla (@carlquintanilla) April 16, 2020
"Melania could be out there sewing masks, visiting caregivers, working at a food bank—whatever. That’s what first ladies do during crises," writes @MollyJongFast. "So where is she?" https://t.co/VlO9n0uBM6
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) April 16, 2020
Ivanka trump gets to do whatever she wants because she’s a trump and they don’t have to follow the rules the rest of us do. https://t.co/8NAHp0Ffyp
— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) April 16, 2020
Last weekend I watched my own mother's funeral on Zoom.
So no, I don't feel great about Ivanka breaking the rules for non-essential travel. https://t.co/moDNLs5zde
— Julie #FlattenTheCurve Cohen (@FilmmakerJulie) April 16, 2020
The impeached president who got crushed in the midterms has bungled the country into 30,000 deaths and 20 million layoffs…and Democrats are worried about their messaging. https://t.co/lUJcYwHtq6
— Michael Grunwald (@MikeGrunwald) April 16, 2020
BORIS IS RISEN! BREXITSHAMBLES BRITAIN
Three stories to read this evening
🔴Lockdown extended for at least three weeks https://t.co/VN0LLMHo7y
🔴Romanian fruit-pickers flown in to UK for lockdown harvest https://t.co/HPcP787V4a
— SkyNews (@SkyNews) April 16, 2020
— Belfast Telegraph (@BelTel) April 16, 2020
— Kate Socialising Distantly Bevan (@katebevan) April 16, 2020
— Dame Alun Roberts (@ciabaudo) April 16, 2020
Opinion | People Are Dying and All British Media Can Talk About Is Boris Johnson – The New York Times https://t.co/0HuAWzVXuU
— ALASTAIR CAMPBELL (@campbellclaret) April 16, 2020
Jesus, just stop…
— Mirror Politics (@MirrorPolitics) April 16, 2020
Downing Street has said Boris Johnson will look at ways to recognise the “heroic efforts”, of Captain Tom Moore, the 99-year-old who has raised over £13million for NHS charities by doing 100 laps of his garden https://t.co/WkKMnfuj8t pic.twitter.com/w4VgmaMZKd
— ITV News (@itvnews) April 16, 2020
Clapping is great and lovely and, I’m sure, appreciated.
But if you actually want to do something tangible to help those working in health and social care, you’ll listen to every fucking word of this video and never vote for these heartless shits again.pic.twitter.com/SHefNYRAxt
— 🏳️🌈 Max 🏳️🌈 (@SpillerOfTea) April 16, 2020
so much for social distancing…
— Damir Rafi (@d_rafi1) April 16, 2020
— The Independent (@Independent) April 16, 2020
In an exclusive interview with the FT, French president Emmanuel Macron warned of the collapse of the EU as a 'political project' unless it supports stricken economies such as Italy and helps them recover from the coronavirus pandemic https://t.co/3RtJHCNMl1 pic.twitter.com/AFATBjH4Vg
— Financial Times (@FinancialTimes) April 16, 2020
This is how Angela Merkel explained the effect of a higher #covid19 infection rate on the country's health system.
— Benjamin Alvarez (@BenjAlvarez1) April 15, 2020
Coronavirus: EU offers Italy 'heartfelt apology' over response – video https://t.co/RyxFhmPBhE
— The Guardian (@guardian) April 16, 2020
Five weeks after the first coronavirus case in Spain was reported, hundreds of mass gatherings were held in Madrid: protesters marched for International Women’s Day, a far-right party rallied at an event, and soccer fans packed a stadium. https://t.co/FNyZI4Pb5i
— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) April 16, 2020
— Irish Times Opinion (@IrishTimesOpEd) April 16, 2020