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Trump’s Former Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney Warns Republicans: ‘We Still Have a Testing Problem’ With COVID-19
Mick Mulvaney, Trump’s former acting chief of staff, warned Republicans on Monday that there is still a COVID-19 “testing problem” in the country.“I know it isn’t popular to talk about in some Republican circles, but we still have a testing problem in this country. My son was tested recently; we had to wait 5 to 7 days for results. My daughter wanted to get tested before visiting her grandparents, but was told she didn’t qualify,” Mulvaney wrote in a CNBC op-ed. “That is simply inexcusable at this point in the pandemic.”Earlier this year, however, Mulvaney appeared to downplay the risks of the virus by comparing it to the flu and accusing the media of extensively covering the spread of the virus to “bring down” President Donald Trump at a conservative event in February.Also Read: Trump Finally Wears a Mask for Cameras During Visit to Military HospitalBut in his Monday op-ed, Mulvaney urged Congress to focus on “dealing” with the pandemic by directing money toward research, temporary hospital beds and therapeutics. He also said lawmakers need to “focus” on solving the problems of the pandemic, rather than focusing on the election.“Put another way, the fact that people aren’t going on vacation probably has more to do with fear of getting sick than it does with their economic condition. Giving people a check, or some financial incentive to travel, won’t solve their problem. Make people feel safe to go back on an airplane or cruise ship, and they will of their own accord,” Mulvaney wrote. “Elections, despite what too many politicians think, cannot be bought. But problems can be solved. As lawmakers consider the next stimulus, let’s hope they focus on the latter.”According to Johns Hopkins University’s Coronavirus Resource Center, there are over 3.3 million confirmed COVID-19 cases and over 135,000 deaths in the United States.Read original story Trump’s Former Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney Warns Republicans: ‘We Still Have a Testing Problem’ With COVID-19 At TheWrap
The Internet erupted after Jada Pinkett Smith confirmed her affair with R&B artist August Alsina. However, from the Red Table Talk conversation addressing the difficult topic with husband Will Smith, it appears that she might not be the only one in this marriage who has been involved in an outside 'entanglement.' As Twitter fans noticed […]
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* * *Jorge Masvidal saved the day, but couldn't take home the belt at UFC 251 on Saturday.When Gilbert Burns fell out of the UFC 251 main event after testing positive for COVID-19, Masvidal quickly stepped in to challenge UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman.Despite the short-notice, Masvidal lasted all five rounds with the champion. That, of course, wasn't the objective. The objective was to take Usman's belt. Following the fight, Masvidal broke down his performance and commented on what might be next for him.Hear everything Masvidal had to say after his loss to Usman at the UFC 251 Post-Fight Press Conference on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.(Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube)* * *TRENDING Kamaru Usman shuts down Jorge Masvidal in UFC 251 main event* * * How did UFC Fight Island come to be? (Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube)
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The Trump administration escalated its actions against China on Monday by stepping squarely into one of the most sensitive regional issues dividing them and rejecting outright nearly all of Beijing’s significant maritime claims in the South China Sea. The administration presented the decision as an attempt to curb China’s increasing assertiveness in the region with a commitment to recognizing international law. It also comes as President Donald Trump has come under growing fire for his response to the COVID-19 pandemic, stepped up criticism of China ahead of the 2020 election and sought to paint his expected Democratic challenger, former Vice President Joe Biden, as weak on China.
Drinks giant Diageo, which owns the brand, will trial the environmentally friendly bottles in 2021.
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