President Donald Trump stated Monday that the variety of coronavirus cases were going down “nearly everywhere”— even though an unreleased White House report showed infection rates increasing across the United States.
” We have actually fulfilled the minute, and we have prevailed,” Trump informed reporters throughout a White Home briefing. The president later on added that he was referring to testing, not the infection itself.
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Inside the White Home, a memo instructed staffers to use facial coverings and to prevent coming to the West Wing unless it was “absolutely” needed. The relocation came after a leading aide to Vice President Mike Pence and one of Trump’s personal valets tested favorable for the infection.
On Capitol Hill, U.S. Senators will question top health officials on Tuesday about the federal government’s reaction to the pandemic, though the officials and the subcommittee chairman, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., will all appear via videoconference due to the fact that of possible direct exposure to the virus.
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