Trump Blames Coronavirus Surge on Protesters, Young Drinkers and Mexico

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Donald Trump, who has consistently deflected blame for the coronavirus outbreak, on Wednesday evening pinned a surge of cases and deaths in America’s Sun Belt states on protesters, Mexico and young bar patrons

Notably, for the second consecutive night, the president was in the briefing room for only a short while – a departure from the wild coronavirus briefings he conducted in the spring, which could last almost two hours and created political headaches for Mr Trump and his White House and campaign aides.

His expected general election foe, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama this week sharply critcised Mr Trump in a coming joint campaign video.

  • “Can you imagine standing up when you were president and saying, ‘It’s not my responsibility. I take no responsibility.’ Literally. Literally,” Mr Biden says to his former boss, who replies: “Those words didn’t come out of our mouths when we were in office.”

Article URL : https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-coronavirus-press-conference-today-covid-protests-mexico-young-drinkers-a9633426.html

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