Thursday, July 23, 2020

Pres Trump Wants His Children And Grandchildren Back In School; Relief Package Could Push US to $4 Trillion Deficit, and Other C-Virus Updates

President Trump said he would be happy for his son and grandchildren to return to school, as he stepped up his appeals for schools across the country to reopen in the fall despite fears of another surge in coronavirus cases.
For the second time in two days, Trump Wednesday appeared alone in the White House briefing room without any members of the coronavirus task force to give an update on the pandemic.
He announced his administration will provide $5 billion for nursing homes in the worst-hit states, along with increased testing of staff, part of what he said was a strategy designed to protect the most vulnerable while allowing younger people to get back to work or school.
And, when asked whether he planned to send the children in his own family — son, Barron, and grandchildren — back to school, he said yes.
“I am comfortable with that, and we do have a national strategy. As you know, ultimately, it’s up to the governors of the states," he said, adding that he wanted 100% of schools open.
The question is one of the trickiest issues facing his administration. Many parents cannot return to work unless their children can go back to school, yet only about 1 in 10 people think day care centers, preschools, or K-12 schools should open without restrictions in the fall, according to a new poll from the Associated Press and the NORC Center for Public Affairs.
The issue is at the heart of negotiations for a fourth congressional aid package. While both sides back about $100 billion in support for schools and universities, Republicans want to earmark about half the money for schools that want to teach classes in person.
And Trump has threatened to withhold federal funding from schools that fail to reopen in the fall.
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