Trump Puts Children At Risk By Not Ensuring Schools Can Reopen Safely
July 9, 2020
Trump rushed to reopen states and churches, and to hold campaign rallies before it could be done safely. As a result, new coronavirus cases spiked. Trump has learned nothing and is now pushing to reopen schools without ensuring it can be done safely, and even pressuring his own CDC to water down safety recommendations.
Trump recklessly pushed to reopen states — cases spiked.
Washington Post: “Rush to reopen led to spikes in cases that threaten to overwhelm hospitals in some states, officials say”
Trump recklessly demanded to reopen churches — cases spiked.
New York Times: “Weeks after President Trump demanded that America’s shuttered houses of worship be allowed to reopen, new outbreaks of the coronavirus are surging through churches across the country where services have resumed.”
Trump recklessly held campaign rallies — cases spiked.
Associated Press: “President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa in late June that drew thousands of participants and large protests ‘likely contributed’ to a dramatic surge in new coronavirus cases, Tulsa City-County Health Department Director Dr. Bruce Dart said Wednesday.”
Will Trump do the same with our schools?
CNN: “President Donald Trump’s new push to open schools shows he’s learned nothing from calamities sparked by his demands for premature state openings.”
New York Times: “President Trump pressured the government’s top public health experts on Wednesday to water down recommendations for how the nation’s schools could reopen safely this fall and threatened to cut federal funding for districts that defied his demand to resume classes in person.”