Facebook’s decision to remove Trump political ads last week has added urgency to the campaign’s internal discussions about devising work-around plans if big social media companies continue to block its content.
President Trump is expected to sign an order later Monday temporarily barring new immigrants on a slate of employment-based visas including the H-1B for high-skilled workers from coming to the U.S. amid the continuing coronavirus pandemic,
Michael C. BenderTrump administration envisions an “America-first recovery.” Here’s @MHackman on a new order banning immigrants who come to the US for jobs ranging from landscaping to tech
In an interview in the Oval Office, the president defended his handling of the dual crises currently impacting the country: the coronavirus pandemic and protests following the killing of George Floyd, a black man, in Minneapolis police custody.
Michael C. BenderNew: In Oval Office interview with @WSJ, Trump says there "probably is some" systemic racism in the US, removing Confederate names from bases would further divide the county, and claims credit for popularizing Juneteenth:
More to come...
Michael C. BenderTrump tells @WSJ that some people may get sick after attending his Tulsa rally, but that he would be ok if Ivanka wanted to sit in the crowd. “First all she’s young,” he said, adding that elderly Americans were more likely to become severely ill.
Michael C. BenderTrump to @WSJ: Covid testing is "overrated" and some Americans may be wearing masks to signal disapproval of him—not as a preventative measure. “I personally think testing is overrated, even though I created the greatest testing machine in history."
President Trump broadly defended his handling of foreign policy issues that are the subject of a new book from John Bolton, dismissing the critiques from his former national security adviser as lies and exaggerations from a disgruntled employee.
In his new book, former White House national security adviser John Bolton echoes allegations at the center of President Trump’s impeachment trial and says Mr. Trump asked China’s Xi Jinping to help him win re-election.
American Airlines said that it plans to pledge its loyalty program as collateral for a $4.75 billion government loan as it seeks to shore up capital to manage through the coronavirus pandemic.
Michael C. BenderAmerican Airlines is using its frequent flyer program as collateral for a $4.75 billion pandemic loan from the federal government. Company says it’s loyalty program is worth $20 billion to $30 billion.
Over 1,300 Chinese medical-supply companies, many providing masks and respirators in the pandemic, listed on their FDA registrations a U.S. agent without proper contact information, a Wall Street Journal analysis found.
Michael C. Bender1,300 Chinese companies selling PPE in the US have registered the same 3-bedroom Wilmington, Del. home as their address. @austenhufford, @MarkMaremont & Liza Lin on the regulatory holes in the FDA’s rush to respond to the pandemic
Some campaign advisers have grown concerned about troubling polls for the president, while others say there is plenty of time before Election Day.
Michael C. BenderThe economy has been a subject Trump has broached in nearly any context, an answer to almost every question and, in his view, his single most potent argument for re-election. With less than six months to campaign, it may be his last card to play.
Remote regions with crowded households have turned deadlier during the pandemic than some of the densest city blocks. “I was just wishing that we had extra rooms, so we could have separated.”
Michael C. BenderCoronavirus spreads more widely in places with the most crowded households, not densest populations—WSJ analysis. Rural hamlets where extended families live under the same roof have turned deadlier than some of the densest blocks of Manhattan.
Americans by a 2-to-1 margin are more troubled by the actions of police in the killing of George Floyd than by violence at some protests, and an overwhelming majority, 80%, feel that the country is spiraling out of control, according to a new Wall...
Michael C. BenderTrump betting big on a quick snapback in the economy. But some warning signs on that wager in new poll:
*66% not ready to fly on a plane
*66% reluctant to attend big events
*54% uncomfortable eating at restaurant
*50% nervous about sending kids to school
Despite nationwide protests and criticism from fellow Republicans and military leaders, President Trump celebrated his administration’s performance on the economy and the coronavirus on Friday.
Michael C. BenderRocket ships, RV road trips, border walls, job reports. Just another day in the White House Rose Garden.”
Hopefully Georgie is looking down right now and saying this is a great thing that is happening for our country.”
The decision to use gas and rubber bullets on a crowd of peaceful protesters before President Trump walked to a damaged St. John’s Church and posed for photos drew broad criticism while garnering praise from conservative backers.
Michael C. BenderAt St. John’s on Monday, Ivanka Trump handed her father the Bible to hold as media cameras were escorted from across the street. She brought it from the White House in the white MaxMara handbag she was carrying, officials said.
The Chinese city at the initial center of the pandemic said it had collected coronavirus swab tests from more than nine million over the past 10 days, an ambitious response to the re-emergence of a handful of fresh cases earlier this month.
Mr. Trump’s campaign expects an economic recovery that will overshadow health concerns. Mr. Biden’s team thinks Americans will prioritize competence.
Michael C. BenderTrump's golf outing today is no accident. He & Biden are taking very different approaches to life w covid, placing very different bets on how voters will view the outbreak by November. More here w @KThomasDC on the potential risks and benefits for both
Fresh data from Michigan, one of the states hardest hit by the new coronavirus, show that a testing shortfall there is likely fueling a substantial undercount of deaths attributed to Covid-19 and points to the broader challenge of tracking deaths...
Michael C. BenderA testing shortfall in Michigan is likely fueling a substantial undercount of deaths attributed to Covid-19 and points to the broader challenge of tracking deaths from the disease. @coulterjones & @jon_kamp analyze death certificates in the state