On Tuesday, Jonathan Lemire of the Associated Press posted an image of the Students for Trump rally at the Dream City megachurch in Phoenix, Arizona — and revealed how the rallygoers were not social distancing and few were wearing masks, even though an event organizer said masks would be widely used and even though Phoenix has mandated mask use in public settings.
The scene of President Trump’s appearance at a Phoenix mega-church.
No social distancing. And the only masks I am seeing are being worn by the White House travel pool pic.twitter.com/WYBRjAiDJp
— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) June 23, 2020
The rally swiftly drew scorn on social media for its apparent lack of concern for public health.
— 🌹NoJusticeNoPeace🌹 (@bmanilla93) June 23, 2020
Bathed in God's fluids…
— Your mom (@Souldoh) June 23, 2020
Trump trusts the "True Believers" from Dream City Church Phoenix. Apparently their ventilation “kills 99.9% of COVID-19 within 10 minutes"
They look like shifty con men, I sure wouldn't trust them with my life, do you?#WearADamnMask #StayHomepic.twitter.com/o1QoKesrBX
— Paul the other one, it's got bells on it. (@paulcshipley) June 23, 2020
Well, this is that magic church that kills 99.9% of the virus.
— LAWoman🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊 (@pamster2009) June 23, 2020
The magic COVID-19 destruction machine removed none of the COVID
— Publius (@ThePubliusUSA) June 23, 2020
Instead of clapping, everyone please cough.
— NancD🏇 Wear a Mask, dammit (@tangotiki) June 23, 2020
JESUS, TAKE THE WHEEL! (And we know how that works)
— Steve (@williboy60) June 23, 2020
The Superspreadysburg Address
— Matt (@jivekata) June 23, 2020
Gees. Remember when America wasn’t a global joke…
— Ray Malone (@JustYaMateRay) June 23, 2020
— IAMResisting (@BrendaZeller1) June 23, 2020
‘Trump is too stupid to realize he may get to his most feared number on COVID-19 deaths’: Keith Olbermann
Host and progressive paragon Keith Olbermann has been issuing "worst person in the world" videos in which he makes a new case each week that President Donald Trump is the worst person and why.
He began by citing that COVID-19 is continuing to surge, with the astounding number of just over a 30 percent increase in the past two weeks. In Texas, hospitalizations are up 35 percent in as many weeks. Even the first lady can't get over her symptoms of the virus
"We could be just a month -- perhaps just days -- away from the exact same nightmarish, healthcare scenes and draconian closures and even lockdowns that snuck up on the proactively stupid, the psychotically self-absorbed, and the criminally negligent murders -- you know, on Donald Trump," he explained.
Trump ripped after mask-shaming Lesley Stahl: ‘You’ve spent 9 months blasting masks’
President Donald Trump has spent the past year attacking those who wear a mask, even going so far as to bully his own White House staff for wearing a mask, demanding reporters take their masks off and claiming his opponent's mask is too big.
Speaking to a Pennsylvania crowd in September, Trump asked if they kew "a man that likes a mask as much" as former Vice President Joe Biden.
US lawmakers more optimistic on stimulus as deadline looms
Chances for approving a new spending package to support the US economy improved dramatically on Tuesday after the senior Democratic lawmaker said a bill is in the works and the top Senate Republican said he would bring it to a vote.
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Bloomberg TV that legislators are starting to commit the measure to paper and she is optimistic it can win bipartisan support.
Whether policymakers can complete the negotiations in time for Congress to approve the package before the November 3 presidential election, however, remains a question mark.
"Our economy needs it. Hopefully by the end of the day today, we will know where we are," she said in an interview. "We are starting to write the bill."