Donald Trump 2016 presidential campaign
The White House coronavirus task force will wind down as the country moves into a second phase that focuses on the aftermath of the outbreak, President Donald Trump said on May 5.
Trump confirmed the plans after Vice President Mike Pence, who leads the group, told reporters the White House may start moving coordination of the U.S. response on to federal agencies in late May.
When it comes to the US, meanwhile, one thing seems clear: Donald Trump's chances of re-election as President hang on his ability to "unite the nation" in its response to the pandemic.
A challenge of such a magnitude provides "ample opportunity to take up the mantle of national leader and appear presidential". [Zachary Wolf reporting for CNN]
The 8,000 kilometers that separate Michigan in the United States from Thessaly in central Greece is no easy distance to cover, yet 52-year-old financial consultant George Papadopoulos has become accustomed to the long journey. It's been 30 years since he left his homeland to study in the US, where he stayed on to build a family and a successful career.
"Big WIN for us in Iowa tonight. Thank you!", Donald Trump wrote on Twitter.
Trump campaign used yesterday's contest to test its organizational strength, deploying Cabinet secretaries, top Republican officials and Trump family members to the state, as AP reports.
It's unusual for Iowa to even be holding a GOP contest with an incumbent in the White House.