The White House said on Monday President Barack Obama urged any protests in Ferguson, Missouri, to be peaceful after a grand jury’s decision on whether to indict a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager.
The grand jury in the St. Louis suburb has made its decision, according to media reports, but it has not yet been announced.
(Reporting by Will Dunham)
Jared Kushner slammed for buzzwording his way through coronavirus press conference
At Thursday's coronavirus task force briefing, President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner took the stand to discuss his own role in combating the outbreak.
Commenters on social media, however, did not care for what he had to say — and roundly criticized his appearance.
I didn't see it so let me just get this straight: Jared Kushner -- who has exactly about as many qualifications for dealing with a pandemic as he did for concocting Mideast peace -- was on hand to brief the American people about the #COVID19Pandemic but Dr. Fauci wasn't? Ok then. https://t.co/I94u3dYCAB
Trump blasted as ‘commander of confusion’ in Washington Post review of his coronavirus failures
President Donald Trump's response to the COVID-19 coronavirus was detailed in a new Washington Post story.
"In the three weeks since declaring the novel coronavirus outbreak a national emergency, President Trump has delivered a dizzying array of rhetorical contortions, sowed confusion and repeatedly sought to cast blame on others," the newspaper reported.
How the pandemic pulled back the curtain on the flawed global economic system
When the wealthiest country in the world is unable to produce basic medical gear to cope with a rampaging pandemic, it is dealing with a strategic vulnerability by depending on multinational supply chains to produce manufactured goods. Absent sufficient redundancies and physical reserves of resources, “just-in-time” lean supply systems can’t cope with sudden disruptions. The global pandemic of 2020 is a case in point.
This pandemic continues to unfold, but it will serve as the D-Day equivalent of a new predominating economic model for the world, and which in many ways was beginning to take shape before COVID-19. At its core, developed and mixed market economies will factor in the health risk and growing military cost of sustaining international supply chains against investing in high-tech production closer to their markets, and increasingly export their goods to the rest of the world.