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Thu Jul 16, 2020, 01:28 AM

As Trump refuses to lead, America tries to save itself

As Trump refuses to lead, America tries to save itself

(CNN)President Donald Trump isn't leading America much as its pandemic worsens. But that's not stopping Walmart -- along with Kroger, Kohl's, and city and state leaders and officials -- from making the tough decisions that the President has shirked.

Given Trump's approach, if the country is to exit the building disaster without many more thousands dead, it will fall to governors, mayors, college presidents and school principals, teachers and grocery store managers to execute plans balancing public health with the need for life to go on.

There were growing indications Wednesday that such centers of authority across the country are no longer waiting for cues from an indifferent President whose aggressive opening strategy has been discredited by a tsunami of infections and whose poll numbers are crashing as a result.


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More school districts -- in Houston and San Francisco, for example -- are defying the President's demand for all kids to go back to class in the fall.


Democratic Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly signed an executive order to delay opening schools until after Labor Day. Alabama, perhaps the most pro-Trump state in the nation, introduced mask-wearing requirements for public places on Wednesday. Montana issued its own recommendation on masks. Massive retail chains Walmart, Kohl's and Kroger will require shoppers to wear masks in the coming days, confirming an emerging national consensus that face coverings -- far from being an infringement of freedom -- could be a lifesaver.

One of the NFL's most storied franchises, the Green Bay Packers, will play the preseason without fans. Even Trump's frequent protector, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, broke with the President's magical thinking as he stumped through his increasingly afflicted home state of Kentucky. McConnell said that while "there were some that hoped" the coronavirus will go away, it isn't.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/16/politics/donald-trump-coronavirus-leadership/index.html

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Demovictory9 Jul 16 OP
Cha Jul 16 #1
lame54 Jul 16 #2
dchill Jul 16 #3
Midnight Writer Jul 16 #4
Larissa Jul 16 #5

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Thu Jul 16, 2020, 03:08 AM

1. KR!

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 03:22 AM

2. Capitalism is stepping up...

Repugs should love that

Upside down world

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Thu Jul 16, 2020, 03:25 AM

3. Alabama governor Kay Ivey - KAY IVEY! - issued a mask mandate!

Hell may not have frozen over, but it's at least getting nippy.

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Thu Jul 16, 2020, 03:36 AM

4. If Trump thinks these corporations are stealing his thunder, he will fight them.

If they engage as a force that will be the end of Trump.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Jul 16, 2020, 04:20 AM

5. Some folks find religion the hard way

The cries of "hoax" and "fake news" fade away as more folks witness first-hand the handiwork of Covid-19.

Chuck Woolery's Son Gets Coronavirus
https://deadline.com/2020/07/chuck-woolerys-twitter-account-disappears-son-coronavirus-trump-1202986952/

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