Politics of the United States

Coronavirus Death Toll in America on an Advertising Board on Times Square?

An advertising board in New York City's Times Square has been lit up to show a live counter of the coronavirus death toll in the US.

Branded the "Trump Death Clock" it was created by filmmaker Eugene Jarecki and installed on the roof of a Times Square building.

Mr Jarecki says the deaths from coronavirus are down to inaction by President Trump.

Trump angrily interrupted the conference: Ask China

Namely, Weijia Jiang, a CBS News correspondent from the White House, asked Trump why he sees the current crisis as an international competition, when more than 80.000 Americans have died.
"Maybe that's the question you should ask China," Trump answered a journalist who was born in China and emigrated to the United States at the age of two.

Trump ends press briefing after clashing with reporters

U.S. President Donald Trump abruptly ended his coronavirus press briefing at the White House on May 11 after clashing with female reporters. 

The discussion flared up after Weijia Jiang, a White House correspondent for CBS News, asked why he has repeatedly been saying that the U.S. is doing better than other countries when it came to testing for the virus while people are dying.

White House to wind down coronavirus task force as focus shifts to aftermath: Trump

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.   

White House blocks Fauci from testifying to Congress

The White House on May 1 blocked the U.S.'s top infectious disease expert from testifying before Congress next week.

The House Appropriations Committee sought Director of the NationalInstitute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Antony Fauci, to appear at a hearing on President Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

US President Donald Trump Will no Longer Hold COVID-19 Related Press Conferences

US President Donald Trump has announced that he will no longer hold COVID-19 related press conferences. He wrote this on Twitter last night after sparking controversy around the world with the statement that COVID-19 should be treated with disinfectants.

Trump backtracks on bleach injection treatment cla

U.S. President Donald Trump rolled back on April 24 his claim that a possible treatment for coronavirus could be to inject infected patients with disinfectants, after his misguided suggestion garnered widespread ridicule.

Trump told reporters in the Oval Office he was being "sarcastic" when he made the claim during Thursday evening's nightly press briefing.

Trump’s Political Survival Will Shape the Western Balkans

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 America we knew is fading

At a time when humanity needs the guidance and initiative of the most powerful countries, the world's leader for decades, the United States, is doing everything in its power to limit its role, betraying visions, hopes and expectations along the way.