“The President is ethically unfit and intellectually unprepared to lead,” she said in a statement.
Trump’s comments drew a chorus of criticism from congressional Democrats and public health officials, who said it validated fears that the president was more focused on saving face amid the pandemic than on protecting public health. A White House official told The Washington Post that Trump was joking, a common defense from Trump’s aides when he says something controversial.
Twelve states on Sunday reported new highs in their seven-day rolling new case average, with Oklahoma showing the biggest increase, 16 percent, over its previous high. And Missouri hit a new rolling average high for the first time since April 12, 70 days ago, according to tracking by The Washington Post. There are more than 2.2 million confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country, with almost 119,000 deaths.
Here are some significant developments:
- White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said Sunday the Trump administration is stocking up in preparation for a possible second wave of the novel coronavirus in the fall. But he said he isn’t suggesting there will be a second wave.
- One of the country’s leading public health experts said Sunday that he was worried that Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa could become a “superspreader” event.
- Spain ended its months-long state of emergency on Sunday, allowing in tourists from most of Europe but warning that measures must be followed to avoid a second wave.
- Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis acknowledged Saturday that surging coronavirus cases in his state were not solely the result of expanded testing.
- Comedian D.L. Hughley said he tested positive for the coronavirus after he was hospitalized for collapsing onstage during a performance in Nashville.
- The test kits for detecting the nation’s earliest cases failed because of “likely” contamination at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to a new federal review.
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