President Donald Trump’s commerce secretary saw the coronavirus in China as a boon to American business.
Wilbur Ross, who heads the Commerce Department, told Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo that business leaders should consider China’s recent history with viral outbreaks before deciding to buy goods and materials there.
“Every American’s heart goes out to the victims of the coronavirus, so I don’t want to talk about a victory lap over a very unfortunate and very malignant disease, but the fact is it does give businesses,” Ross said, before pausing to cough, “yet another thing to consider when they go through their review of their supply chain on top of all the other things. Because you had SARS, you had the African swine virus there, now you have this. It’s another risk factor that people need to take into account.
“I think it will help to accelerate the return of jobs to North America, some to U.S., probably some to Mexico, as well,” he added.
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Derek Chauvin victim taunts ex-cop on CNN: ‘Which one of us is in big boy jail now?’
A man who filed a complaint against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin seven years ago told CNN's Alisyn Camerota on Monday about his experience being held at gunpoint by him and other officers.
Minneapolis native Kristofer Bergh told Camerota that a group of police officers that included Chauvin swarmed him and his friends after one of his friends fired an orange NERF dart out of a car window back in 2013.
"So I get out of the car, I grabbed my things, turn around," he said. "All of a sudden officers are on me with guns aimed at me, screaming at me. I can't repeat some of the things they said to me on live TV."
‘Turned his back on America’: MSNBC’s Morning Joe and Mika bash Trump for his ‘incredible shrinking act’ as the country burns
MSNBC's Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski bashed President Donald Trump's glaring lack of leadership as protests consume the U.S., and presidential historian Jon Meacham said he's acting as if he'd already given up his duties.
The "Morning Joe" co-hosts were astonished that Trump spent the weekend tweeting incendiary comments instead of addressing the protesters' concerns, and they agreed that he had shrunk from the coronavirus and racism crises engulfing the nation.
"It's sort of two things going on," Brezezinski said, "this sort of sowing fear and hate and sowing the violence on Twitter, and, yet, a lot of people felt during the moment at the Rose Garden on Friday, when he chose not to speak about George Floyd and everything that was going on, and he turned around and walked away, turned his back on America, the questions started popping up. Is he afraid to do anything? What is holding him back?"
No incumbent president has ever been in a weaker position than Trump: CNN polling analyst
All recent polls suggest that President Donald Trump is losing to presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden, and CNN polling analyst Harry Enten argues that Trump's current position is unprecedentedly bad for an incumbent president.
In analyzing a new round of polls on the 2020 presidential race, Enten writes that Biden's lead over Trump has been stronger and steadier than any lead of a challenger over an incumbent president.
"There were more than 40 national public polls taken at least partially in the month of May that asked about the Biden-Trump matchup," he writes. "Biden led in every single one of them. He's the first challenger to be ahead of the incumbent in every May poll since Jimmy Carter did so in 1976."