Donald Trump sent more than 100 tweets and retweets on Sunday, most of which promoted unsubstantiated claims about the investigation into collusion between his campaign and Russia.
The president appeared to spend much of his day on Twitter, even as the death toll from the coronavirus neared 80,000 and White House officials issued dire warnings about the state of the US economy. At the time of writing, the toll stood at 79,384.
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So is Trump leading America further into the abyss, or making the best of an agonising trade-off between economic pain and disease mitigation?
“The president’s concern is not with the death count but with what destruction and despair does to his re-election chances,” said John Weaver, a political consultant and part of the Lincoln Project, a group of former Republicans working to prevent this Republican president winning a second term. “So he’s reverting back from ‘we’re in this together’ to Hunger Games, and good luck.”
Macron had earlier urged the French public not to attend public celebrations but instead to put up flags and decorate their windows and balconies in tribute instead.
Large-scale parades across Europe have been scrapped, drastically downsized or moved online, as the continent grapples with its biggest crisis since World War II – this time an invisible enemy that has sickened more than 3.7 million worldwide.
Boris Johnson has been warned by trade unions that ordering many people back to work from as early as Monday is a “recipe for chaos” in the absence of urgent action to safeguard workers’ health, Richard Partington and Rob Davies write.
The UK prime minister said on Sunday that anyone who cannot work from home should be “actively encouraged” to return to their jobs from Monday. Detailing plans to gradually reopen the British economy after more than a month of tough controls during the health emergency, he said those in manufacturing and construction jobs in particular should be encouraged to return.