Pandemic shows Trump’s resistance to criticism, desire for praise

Examples range from President Trump’s suggestions of keeping aid from states to his refusal to take responsibility for the federal response's shortcomings.
High school student Emma Rehac speaks at a “Retire Segregation” rally as part of the youth-led education equity group IntegrateNYC in May. (Yazmany Arboleda)
High school student Emma Rehac speaks at a “Retire Segregation” rally as part of the youth-led education equity group IntegrateNYC in May. (Yazmany Arboleda)
Xiye Bastida has had to go digital with her climate protests amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Courtesy of Xiye Bastida)
Xiye Bastida has had to go digital with her climate protests amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Courtesy of Xiye Bastida)
Roxie Richner, a high school student in Michigan, speaks at an Ann Arbor rally organized by climate activists and One University. (Rachi Willard)
Roxie Richner, a high school student in Michigan, speaks at an Ann Arbor rally organized by climate activists and One University. (Rachi Willard)

Gen Z was fed up with the status quo. Coronavirus could affirm their beliefs.

The pandemic is grim validation of their support for the government-run programs and social-welfare policies less popular with their parents and grandparents.

Barr calls lockdown measures ‘draconian’ and suggests they should be revisited next month

On Fox News, the attorney general was asked about civil liberties concerns surrounding the government’s steps to stem the spread of coronavirus.

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The House speaker held her ground as Senate Republicans press ahead with the Trump administration’s latest request amid the pandemic.

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