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Trump tells LA parents: ‘Find yourself a new person’ who’s in charge of the decision to reopen amid COVID-19

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A bullish President Donald Trump warns China of an even deeper trade war ahead of a G20 summit where he will meet President Xi Jinping

President Donald Trump is standing by his decision to reopen schools, even if he doesn’t actually have any control over local school districts.

Speaking to CBS News on Tuesday, Trump said that it was a “mistake” for the Los Angeles school district not to reopen in the fall. LA is the second-largest school district in the country after New York City and before Chicago.

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Trump told LA parents that they need to find another person to make the decision instead of listening to the existing leadership.

The person who generally makes those decisions is a school superintendent and the elected school board.

“You should find yourself a new person whoever is in charge of that decision because it’s a terrible decision,” Trump said.

He claimed that it is a “balancing act” about gauging the rate of coronavirus cases against the harm of children not being in school. While many schools closed down, as most parents can attest, school work continued, teachers continued to give instruction online for those who had access, and assigned coursework. However, it leaves behind children who don’t have broadband access or a laptop or tablet to do the work on.

Trump also said that the decision has been a political one.

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“A decision like that in politics, because we’re starting to do very well in the polls,” he claimed, falsely. “Because I’m for ‘law and order.’ I’m for strong business. Our jobs are coming back at a record level like never — we’ve never seen anything like it. Record level. We’re heading up. It’s turning out to be the ‘V’ just like — I build it once before, the strongest economy ever. I’m doing it again. And they don’t want that to happen.”

When CBS News’ Catherine Herridge asked who “they” was, Trump replied “Democrats.”

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Here’s why Wall Street has decided it’s fine with Democrats sweeping the election

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President Donald Trump has tried to portray himself as an economic savior, and warned that Joe Biden winning the election would be a disaster for jobs and businesses.

But according to Politico, Wall Street executives don't agree. Many of them are now actively rooting for Democrats to sweep the 2020 election — because Republicans have failed to deliver crucial stimulus.

"Traders in recent weeks have been piling into bets that a 'blue wave' election, in which Democrats also seize the Senate, will produce an economy-juicing blast of fresh fiscal stimulus of $3 trillion or more that carries the U.S. past the coronavirus crisis and into a more normal environment for markets," reported Ben White. "Far from panicking at the prospect of a Biden win, Wall Street CEOs, traders and investment managers now mostly say they would be fine with a change in the White House that reduces the Trump noise, lowers the threat of further trade wars and ensures a continuation of the government spending they’ve seen in recent years."

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Expert: Trump in a ‘dangerous’ battle with Bloomberg to win Texas for Biden

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Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg this week revealed that he's making a major last-minute ad blitz aimed at winning both Texas and Ohio for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

According to the New York Times, Bloomberg's Independence USA super PAC is "directing millions toward television advertising" in the two states in the hopes of swaying undecided voters into backing Biden instead of President Donald Trump.

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MSNBC’s Morning Joe can’t wait for Democrats to throw McConnell’s words back in his face

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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell gave Democrats every justification to expand the Supreme Court.

The "Morning Joe" host -- an ex-Republican -- said Democrats should throw McConnell's words back in his face to make the case for expanding the court if they retake the majority, after Republicans brazenly violated their own precedent to ram through Amy Coney Barrett.

"I love watching stuff like this," Scarborough said. "This is, like, do I need some popcorn? No, I'll tell you why. Every word that Mitch McConnell -- every single word -- and if Democrats have half a brain, and if they're not wimps, they will actually lift that speech word for word and use it when they expand the court to 11 or 12 justices."

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