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Trump: “I think we’ve done really well in Florida”

Florida just recorded the highest daily coronavirus death toll for the fourth straight day but President Trump says he thinks “we’ve done really well in Florida.” Dr. Aileen Marty is an Infectious Disease Expert at Florida International University in Palm Beach County, one of the hardest hit counties. She joins AC360 to react to the President’s comments and says the reality is “absolutely heartbreaking” and they’ve had many children die. Plus, as the world waits for a an effective Covid-19...


Pelosi: All lawmakers and staff required to wear masks in the House

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced all lawmakers and staff members will be required to wear face coverings in the House chamber. Pelosi announced the new rule after GOP Congressman Louie Gohmert, who frequently refused to wear a mask, announced he tested positive for Covid-19. Speaker Pelosi joins AC360 to discuss the testing difficulties going on throughout the country and gives an update on the stimulus bill that is still being negotiated. Plus, a day after Attorney General...


Trump as U.S. nears 150,000 deaths: “Nobody likes me”

During a coronavirus press briefing President Trump questioned why his approval rating wasn’t as high as White House Task Force Member Dr. Anthony Fauci. He also promoted unproven hydroxycholoroquine as a treatment for Covid-19 despite the FDA, Dr. Fauci and other doctors saying it’s not an effective treatment. Republican Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has been leading his state through the pandemic and has clashed with the President about testing. He joins AC360 to react to Trump’s recent...


Florida cases up more than 1,500% since May reopening

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis stood outside the White House two months ago declaring his state’s victory against the deadly coronavirus. Less than 10 weeks later, Florida has surpassed New York’s total count for Covid-19 cases, with at least 432,747. Democratic Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber wrote a letter to DeSantis blaming him for the “unconstrained growth” of Covid-19. Mayor Gelber joins AC360 to explain why he called the governor’s response “unprepared” and “failed.” Plus, Congressman...


WH Press Secretary: “There has been no change” in Trump’s tone on coronavirus

The U.S. is on track for topping 1,000 daily coronavirus deaths for the 4th straight day. In the last week President Trump canceled the Republican National Convention activities in Jacksonville, Florida, encouraged Americans to wear masks and changed his tone on the severity of the deadly virus. White House Coronavirus Task Force Coordinator, Dr. Deborah Birx said California, Florida, Arizona and Texas seem to be plateauing after weeks of surging cases and deaths. Dr. Joseph Donnelly is an...


Trump on coronavirus crisis: “Cases remain low and very stable”

President Trump held another coronavirus briefing without the nation’s top doctors. He declared “cases remain low and very stable” as the U.S. nears 4 million cases and deaths have topped 142,000 people. California was one of the first states to shut down and seemed to have the virus under control, but after a resurgence, it has surpassed New York with the most coronavirus cases in the country. Dr. Barbara Ferrer is the Los Angeles County Public Health Director and says Covid-19 is set to...


Pres. Trump: Pandemic will probably get worse before it gets better

In his first coronavirus briefing in months, President Trump admitted the Covid-19 crisis will probably get worse before it gets better. The President encouraged “everybody” to wear a mask and said “whether you like the mask or not, they have an impact.” Dr. Peter Hotez is the Dean of the School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor University in Texas where cases are spiking in the state and the reopening has been paused. He tells AC360 President Trump lacked empathy and compassion for the...


Pres. Trump: Mask wearing is “patriotic” when you can’t distance

President Trump tweets out a photo of himself wearing a mask and says that “it is Patriotic to wear a face mask when you can’t socially distance” one day after an interview aired where he continued to downplay the impact of coronavirus in the United States. The President also said in that interview, “I don’t agree with the statement if everybody wear a mask everything disappears.” CNN’s Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta explains what is behind the President’s change in tone and why...


Fauci: U.S. may need to “reset” as virus spirals out of control

As Covid-19 cases continue to rise throughout the South and Southwest of the U.S., White House Task Force Member Dr. Anthony Fauci suggested the country might need to “reset.” At least 27 states have paused or rolled back their re-openings as the U.S. recently saw the highest daily number of cases, 67,417. William Haseltine, Chair and President of ACCESS Health International, tells Anderson Cooper we are in a very dangerous situation and desperately need guidance. Plus, the Moderna...


Pres. Trump gives campaign-like speech at the White House as coronavirus cases surge

President Trump gave a campaign-like speech in the Rose Garden and offered no plan to help stop the surge of coronavirus cases throughout the country. Meanwhile, White House Task Force Member Dr. Anthony Fauci warned Covid-19 could become as serious as the 1918 flu that killed more than 50 million people. Arizona had to pause its reopening because cases were spiking. Dr. Quinn Snyder is an Emergency Room Physician on the frontline in Arizona fighting the virus. He tells Anderson Cooper he...


Pres. Trump: “I have a very good relationship with Dr. Fauci”

President Trump says he has a very good relationship with White House Task Force Member Dr. Anthony Fauci despite the White House attempting to discredit the nation’s top infectious disease expert. Dr. Fauci has been increasingly vocal about his concerns over reopening the country while there’s a surge of coronavirus cases in some states. Peter Staley, an AIDS activist and a member of the Covid-19 Working Group of New York, has worked with Dr. Fauci for decades and has been talking to him...


Pres. Trump: “We’re getting back on track”

President Trump says the United States is “getting back on track” as the country saw the highest single-day coronavirus cases, 63,900. Meanwhile, White House Task Force Member Dr. Anthony Fauci says the country is in the middle of a “very serious problem.” Dr. Fauci and the President haven’t seen each other in at least 2 months. William Haseltine, Chair and President of ACCESS Health International, has worked with Dr. Fauci and tells Anderson Cooper “it’s like turning off your radar in the...


Trump threatens to cut funding if schools don’t reopen

As coronavirus cases are surging in some areas of the country, President Trump and his administration are pushing schools to reopen by fall. Trump threatened he “may cut off funding” to schools that don’t reopen and says he disagrees with the CDC guidelines for safely reopening schools because they are “very tough” and “expensive.” Vice President Pence now says the CDC will issue new guidelines. Richard Carranza, Chancellor for the New York City Department of Education, tells Anderson Cooper...


President Trump: “We are in a good place”

President Trump claims the country is “in a good place” despite more than 131,000 people dying from COVID-19 and the U.S. seeing the highest single day of new COVID-19 cases. A key model now projects more than 208,000 deaths by November. Dr. Chris Murray is the director of the group at the University of Washington that’s been working on the models throughout the pandemic. He tells Anderson Cooper that kids going back to school and the seasons changing contribute to the higher projection....


Keeping them Honest: Pres. Trump’s divisive, inflammatory and racist words

President Trump says that 99 percent of Covid-19 cases are totally harmless and instead focuses his national leadership message on dividing the country with racist remarks about the confederate flag. Meanwhile, White House Task Force Member Doctor Anthony Fauci continues to sound the alarm on the pandemic saying that "we are still knee-deep in the first wave of this." Dr. Peter Hotez and Professor William Haseltine weigh in on the rise in cases around the country. Professor Haseltine tells...


7,500 people gather for Pres. Trump event, without social distancing or enforced mask use

As the U.S. continues to see record increases in new coronavirus cases, Pres. Trump prepares to speak to an estimated 7,500 person crowd at an early Fourth of July event at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Mask use is optional and there will be no social distancing. Dr. Leana Wen and Dr. Celine Gounder speak to AC360 about the medical repercussions for people attending the event and for Americans over the holiday weekend. Also a concern at Mount Rushmore: fireworks that pose a potential...


Dr. Fauci: U.S. isn’t going in the right direction

As 38 states see a rise in coronavirus cases, White House Task Force Member Dr. Anthony Fauci says he thinks “it’s pretty obvious that we are not going in the right direction.” The Texas governor is now requiring face coverings in public places “in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases” after the state saw its highest number of cases in a single day. William Haseltine, Chair and President of ACCESS Health International, joins AC360 to discuss the surge in cases throughout the...


Pres. Trump says he thinks at some point Covid-19 will just disappear

As the U.S. sees the highest single-day increase in new coronavirus cases, Pres. Trump repeats his claim that he thinks at some point the illness will just disappear. Florida Democratic Congresswoman Donna Shalala and Clinton White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta speak to AC360 about lack of guidance from President Trump. Also, former National Security Adviser to Pres. Obama Susan Rice reacts to reporting from CNN’s Jim Sciutto. Multiple former Trump administration officials who briefed...


Dr. Fauci warns U.S. could hit 100,000 cases a day

With the U.S. seeing 40,000+ new cases a day, White House Coronavirus Task Force Member Dr. Anthony Fauci warned a Senate committee that new cases could rise to 100,000 a day. Colorado just became the 18th state to pause or roll back their reopening plans. William Haseltine, Chair and President of ACCESS Health International, tells Anderson Cooper because the country is lacking leadership from the President, governors and other local officials are stepping up to try and protect their states...


At least 16 states have paused reopening plans

Florida is one of at least 16 states that have paused or rolled back reopening plans. Governor Ron DeSantis suspended alcohol consumption in bars but has yet to put a statewide face mask requirement in place. Nikki Fried, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services, says the governor needs to be more engaged and “get his head out of the sand.” Plus, sources tell CNN during hundreds of highly classified phone calls with foreign leaders, President Trump was consistently...