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‘Hindsight is 20/20’: Mask-free Myrtle Beach mayor wishes face coverings were mandated a month ago

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The mayor of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on Wednesday said that she wishes she her city had mandated face masks weeks before COVID-19 cases surged in the state.

During an interview on MSNBC, Mayor Brenda Bethune responded to reports that hundreds of new coronavirus cases have been linked to trips to Myrtle Beach.

Bethune, who was not wearing a mask as she spoke to an MSNBC reporter, said that a mandate is “crucial” for public health.

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“You know, hindsight is 20/20,” she admitted. “Our hotels opened up about four weeks ago. I wish we had done it then but we didn’t have the same issues as we do today. So, we are seeing increases in cases and I think we have to do this [mask order] tomorrow.”

The mayor disputed the notion that trips to Myrtle Beach had caused the virus to spread.

“There’s no way to determine exactly where everyone contracted the virus,” she insisted, “or if people coming here brought it here. Our cases were well under control and when we opened back up to our visitors, that’s when we started seeing those spikes.”

“I’m not one to place blame on anyone,” Bethune added. “I think we have to deal with the situation that we’re given and placing blame doesn’t help solve issues.”

Watch the video below from MSNBC.

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‘Have you ever heard someone whine as much as this man?’ CNN’s Anderson Cooper tears into Trump’s COVID excuses

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On CNN Tuesday, anchor Anderson Cooper slammed President Donald Trump after his Axios interview in which he said of coronavirus deaths, "It is what it is."

"For a man who seems to have strength and power, have you heard someone as allegedly powerful and strong as he claims to be — have you ever heard somebody whine as much as this man?" said Cooper. "'It is what it is.' Let me play the last portion of that first exchange again, because he says something telling."

"It is what it is," said Trump in the clip. "But that doesn't mean we are not doing everything that we can. It's under control, as much as you can control it."

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Here’s how Mitch McConnell’s Republicans are destroying America

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Senate Republicans’ shameful priorities are on full display as the nation continues to grapple with an unprecedented health and economic crisis.

Mitch McConnell and the GOP refuse to take up the HEROES Act, passed by the House in early May to help Americans survive the pandemic and fortify the upcoming election.

Senate Republicans don’t want to extend the extra $600 a week in unemployment benefits, even though unemployment has soared to the highest levels since the Great Depression.

Even before the pandemic, nearly 80 percent of Americans lived paycheck to paycheck. Now many are desperate, as revealed by lengthening food lines and growing delinquencies in rent payments.

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Trump is lying about other countries’ COVID-19 records to distract from his own disaster: report

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On Tuesday, writing for The Washington Post's "The Debrief," Anne Gearan broke down how President Donald Trump is trying to deflect from his disastrous inability to contain coronavirus by spreading false narratives about what's happening in other countries.

"In recent days, Trump has increasingly pointed to the experiences of other countries in an attempt to dilute the bad news at home and justify the largely hands-off federal response, which has included no national mandates or lockdowns," wrote Gearan. "Germany, France, Spain, Belgium, Japan, Israel, India, Australia, Brazil, South Korea, China, Hong Kong and others have been part of a presidential spin-the-globe review of trouble spots, in which Trump makes misleading claims about the U.S. record and talks up the prospects for a cure."

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