South Carolina is setting a curfew for alcohol gross sales at bars and eating places because the state grapples with a surge in new instances of coronavirus.
Republican governor Henry McMaster introduced eating places and bars would now not have the ability to promote alcohol after 11 pm beginning tomorrow evening.
The announcement marks South Carolina’s first step to roll again its reopening course of, and it comes after states like Texas and Florida determined to reimpose limits on bars in an effort to restrict the unfold of the virus.
South Carolina’s variety of coronavirus instances has jumped in current days, with 21,560 instances recorded up to now two weeks. The state has confirmed greater than 50,000 instances complete for the reason that begin of the pandemic.
Trump’s deliberate rally tomorrow in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is inflicting unease for among the city’s residents.
The Boston Globe reports:
Lucy Bloomfield was partaking in a specific sort of panic buying on Thursday afternoon, getting ready not for a pure catastrophe or an sickness however as a substitute for President Trump’s marketing campaign rally right here on Saturday. She deliberate to remain removed from it, hunkered down at dwelling with every thing she would possibly must climate the weekend.
‘I’ve been referring to it as ‘The Super-Spreader in Chief’ is coming,’ Bloomfield, 57, stated within the car parking zone of the Market Basket, as she loaded groceries into her truck.
As the president’s rally looms, some residents, retailer homeowners, and elected officers fretted in regards to the coronavirus pandemic and the divisiveness of the anticipated crowd, whereas a rising refrain of well being care professionals and others requested Governor Chris Sununu to require masks on the occasion.
Sununu has declined to concern a statewide masks requirement in current weeks, however the governor stated he wouldn’t attend the president’s rally out an abundance of warning.
The marketing campaign occasion comes days after a high well being official in Tulsa, Oklahoma, stated Trump’s rally there final month “likely contributed” to the town’s current rise in new instances.
Trump has adopted a “woe is me” angle because the nation suffers the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic and experiences a reckoning over racism, in response to those that have spoken to the president in current weeks.
The Washington Post reports:
The president rants in regards to the lethal coronavirus destroying ‘the greatest economy,’ one he claims to have personally constructed. He laments the unfair ‘fake news’ media, which he vents by no means provides him any credit score. And he bemoans the ‘sick, twisted’ cops in Minneapolis, whose killing of an unarmed black man of their custody provoked the nationwide racial justice protests which have confounded the president.
Gone, say these advisers and confidants, many talking on the situation of anonymity to element personal conversations, are the standard pleasantries and greetings.
Instead, Trump typically launches right into a monologue inserting himself on the middle of the nation’s turmoil. The president has solid himself within the starring function of the innocent sufferer — of a lethal pandemic, of a stalled economic system, of deep-seated racial unrest, all of which occurred to him relatively than the nation.
Joe Biden criticized Trump’s self-pitying angle in regards to the pandemic in a speech late final month in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
“He’s like a child who can’t believe this has happened to him — all his whining and self pity,” the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee stated.
“This pandemic didn’t happen to him. It happened to all of us. And his job isn’t to whine about it, his job is to do something about it — to lead.”
Speaking to reporters earlier than leaving for Florida, Trump additionally accused Joe Biden of copying his marketing campaign platform with the Democrat’s “buy American” proposal.
“He plagiarized from me but he can never pull it off. He likes plagiarizing,” Trump stated, apparently referring to a 1987 scandal specializing in plagiarism allegations in opposition to Biden that doomed his first presidential marketing campaign.
“It’s a plan that is very radical left but he says the right things because he’s copying what I’ve done. But the difference is he can’t do it, and he knows he’s not doing that.”
Biden unveiled a $700 billion plan to put money into American trade yesterday. Speaking at a metalworks in Pennsylvania shortly after releasing the proposal, Biden stated, “Time and time again, working families are paying the price for Donald Trump’s incompetence.”
According to the Washington Post, among the president’s allies had been annoyed that Biden launched his proposal earlier than Trump unveiled his comparable “buy American” plan, which has been held up for months on account of inner White House objections.
So Trump is basically accusing Biden of plagiarizing a plan that has not but been launched.
Trump stated he’s “looking at” a pardon for his former affiliate Roger Stone, who is predicted to report back to jail on Tuesday.
“I think Roger Stone was very unfairly treated, as were many people,” Trump stated earlier than leaving for his journey to Florida.
The president claimed Stone was the sufferer of a double customary, suggesting a few of his political enemies — together with Barack Obama, Joe Biden and former FBI director James Comey — ought to have been prosecuted for the investigation into Russian election interference.
“And in the meantime Comey and all these guys are walking around, including Biden and Obama, because we caught them spying on my campaign. Who would have believed that one?” Trump stated.
The president has equally mused about pardons for a few of his different former associates, together with former marketing campaign chairman Paul Manafort, regardless of issues from his allies about how such pardons can be seen by voters.
Stone had requested a delay within the begin of his jail sentence due to coronavirus, however the justice division stated yesterday that Stone ought to report back to jail on Tuesday as deliberate.
Dr Anthony Fauci, the federal government’s high infectious illness knowledgeable, has corrected the president’s declare that 99% of coronavirus instances are “totally harmless.”
“I’m trying to figure out where the president got that number,” Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told the Financial Times.
“What I think happened is that someone told him that the general mortality is about 1%. And he interpreted, therefore, that 99% is not a problem, when that’s obviously not the case.”
Trump received the eye of many fact-checkers final week when he stated in a July four speech, “We have tested over 40 million people. By so doing, we show cases, 99% of which are totally harmless. Results that no other country will show, because no other country has testing that we have — not in terms of the numbers or in terms of the quality.”
There is not any proof to help the 99% declare, and the Washington Post Fact Checker gave it four Pinocchios. Public well being consultants have additionally famous the nation’s current surge in new instances is outpacing the rise in testing, indicating the virus is spreading greater than it was earlier than.
This is Joan Greve in Washington, taking up for Martin Belam.
Donald Trump plans to carry a marketing campaign rally in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, tomorrow, and his marketing campaign is raring to keep away from the horrible optics of his current rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the place 1000’s of seats went unfilled.
A marketing campaign official informed NBC News, “We can’t have a repeat of Tulsa.”
NBC News reports:
Instead of choosing an indoor venue, because it did in Tulsa, the Trump marketing campaign chosen an open-air airport tarmac hangar to attenuate its footprint Saturday and to appease well being consultants who stress that outside occasions are safer, though mass gatherings are nonetheless thought-about dangerous.
Officials say comparable changes are being mentioned for the Republican National Convention, which is ready to happen on the finish of August in an area in Jacksonville, Florida, that may maintain 15,000 folks.
But the marketing campaign is clearly nonetheless transferring forward with the rally, regardless of issues about how his Tulsa occasion could have contributed to a current surge in new instances of coronavirus there.
A high well being official in Tulsa stated Trump’s rally “likely contributed” to the current rise in new instances, however White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany downplayed these issues yesterday.
Goya Foods President and CEO Bob Unanue had some heat phrases yesterday for president Donald Trump when he spoke alongside him on the White House.
We’re all actually blessed on the identical time to have a frontrunner like president Trump who’s a builder, and that’s what my grandfather did. He got here to this nation to construct, to develop, to prosper. And so we’ve got an unbelievable builder, and we pray for our management, our president, and we pray for our nation that we are going to proceed to prosper and to develop.
That has not gone down terribly effectively with components of the Latino Goya Foods buyer base, who at the moment are, it seems from social media, organising to boycott. #Goyaway and #BoycottGoya trended on Twitter, and main Latino Democratic get together figures Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Julián Castro joined in.
Unanue has been on Fox & Friends this morning, the place he addressed the criticism, saying that it exhibited a double-standard and was a “suppression of speech”
Eight years in the past I used to be referred to as by Michelle Obama to Tampa. They wished to strategy the Hispanic neighborhood so that they referred to as on us, as probably the most recognised Hispanic meals model within the US and I went. I went to the White House later and launched in Hispanic Heritage Month, President Obama. And so that you’re allowed to reward one president? But after I was referred to as to be a part of this [Trump] fee to assist in financial and academic prosperity, and also you make a optimistic remark abruptly, that’s not acceptable? So , I’m not apologising for saying, and particularly, when you get referred to as by the president of the United States, you’re gonna say ‘No, I’m sorry. I’m busy. No thanks.’? I didn’t say that to the Obamas and I didn’t say that to President Trump
There’s a brand new official Twitter account on the town. White House Rapid Response is up and operating and promising to “try to drive messages and make announcements”. It shall be manned, it says, by the White House communications store, below the course of Kayleigh McEnany and Alyssa Farah.
Their opening tweet says the account will “cut through the bias and provide real-time updates on the historic accomplishments of President Donald Trump’s administration”. A press release which, if I’m sincere, possibly doesn’t sound completely bias-free itself.
The account is but to be verified by Twitter.
We know the Donald Trump cares deeply about his score numbers – whether or not that’s political polls or on the tv. He possibly shouldn’t take a look at the app retailer for the time being.
Bloomberg are reporting that thousands of TikTok fans are review-bombing the official Donald Trump campaign app within the Apple retailer in retaliation for noises coming from Trump’s administration that they’re contemplating a ban on the app for safety causes.
It isn’t the primary time that Trump and the TikTok viewers have crossed swords – many urged that a social media driven campaign by TikTok users and K-Pop fans to take up tickets for Trump’s divisive rally in Tulsa drove up the marketing campaign’s expectations of the dimensions of crowd they’d see on the occasion, resulting in the humiliation of them having to cancel the overspill space that they had organized.
Questions about how Joe Biden and Donald Trump carry out cognitively are more likely to be a recurring theme within the subsequent few months of the marketing campaign. Both males go into the election of their mid-70s.
Last evening in a cellphone interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, Trump referred to as on Biden to take a check, and unexpectedly boasted about his personal rating on a current check:
[Biden] hasn’t taken any cognitive assessments as a result of he couldn’t cross. I truly took one very lately, when the novel left was saying “Is he all there? Is he all there?”, and I proved that I used to be all there, as a result of I aced it. I aced the check. He ought to take the identical precise check, it’s a really customary check. I took took it at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in entrance of the docs, they usually had been very shocked, they stated “That’s an unbelievable thing, rarely does anybody do what you just did”, however he ought to take that very same check.
As many have noticed on social media, saying that your docs had been “surprised” that you simply did effectively in a psychological acuity check is kind of the odd boast