Lee is the only one of the five Confederate figures along Richmond’s Monument Avenue that is owned by the state. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) has supported removal since the deadly Unite the Right white-supremacist rally in 2017, but he had long deferred to local sentiment.
Early in the pandemic, when Latin America was mostly a spectator to global outbreaks, there was hope that when the virus arrived there, things would be different. Weeks later, more than a million people have been infected, tens of thousands are dead, and those hopes are gone.
President Trump and former presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter and George W. Bush, along with their wives, attend the funeral of former president George H.W. Bush in 2018. (Matt McClain/The Post)
The president resubmitted his application to use a Florida address, as required by state law, and in March he voted by mail in Florida’s Republican primary. Trump has recently made unsubstantiated claims about fraud in mail-in balloting.
The nation that produces the first safe and effective vaccine will gain not only bragging rights but also a fast track to put its people back to work, a powerful public health tool to protect its citizens and a precious resource to reward allies.
Federal authorities ramped up their presence Wednesday, shutting off streets near the White House and causing protesters to move to other areas such as President Trump’s downtown hotel and the U.S. Capitol.
Protesters run as riot police fire tear gas and move on demonstrators to clear Lafayette Park and the area around it across from the White House for President Trump’s photo op on Monday. (Ken Cedeno/Reuters)
The Trump campaign demanded corrections, claiming no tear gas was used — although the CDC actually considers the very chemical irritants used in Lafayette Square to fit within the broad umbrella term of “tear gas.”