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The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 has reached a somber milestone: To date, the highly infectious viral disease has taken more than 100,000 lives nationwide, accounting for roughly 6 percent of the nation’s tally.
Soaring from two known coronavirus fatalities in February to more than 58,000 in April, the tally of U.S. deaths — in a country with fewer than 5% of the world's inhabitants — now accounts for nearly one-third of all the known lives lost worldwide to the pandemic.
More than 14 hours after 100,000 Americans were reported to have died from the novel coronavirus, President Donald Trump on Thursday acknowledged the death toll, calling it a "very sad milestone."
In a tweet Thursday morning, Trump said he extends his "heartfelt sympathy & love for everything that these great people stood for & represent.", reported the abcnews.
This comes after the president for months downplayed the coronavirus, comparing it to the flu, and suggested throughout the month of April that the country wouldn't reach 100,000 deaths.
At the same time, in what critics say is a part of an effort to distract from the bad news -- and to highlight his claims that states moving to mail-in voting amid the pandemic will lead to fraud -- Trump is expected to sign an executive order Thursday on social media that would make it easier for companies like Twitter, Facebook and Google to be held liable and face lawsuits for the content posted on their platforms, after Twitter fact-checked two of the president's tweets on mail-in ballots.
Here are Thursday's most significant developments in Washington:
Trump expected to sign executive order against social media companies
President Donald Trump has tweeted it will be "a big day for social media and fairness" as he's expected to sign an executive order that could expose social media platforms to more regulations and lawsuits, following his tweets alleging widespread fraud will result from states allowing mail-in voting amid the pandemic.
Therefore, the President is now stumbling into a social media storm against him, his twisted speaking and a heavy sneer at his slogan of " Make American Great Again". It is written on the atlantic that:
"Trump’s new campaign slogan is a confession of failure, “Transition to Greatness” is a corporate-style euphemism that tries to spin a collapse as a success.
There’s no doubting the genius of “Make America Great Again,” Donald Trump’s 2016 election slogan. While the campaign’s operations were chaotic, the candidate volatile, and many of the policies contradictory, the phrase offered a clear, coherent summary of Trump’s redemptive vision for the country. It was a testament to Trump’s decades as a master marketer, though he took the phrase from Ronald Reagan; the president is a magpie, clever at borrowing and attracted to shiny things.
The one danger of a slogan so simple is that it offers a simple test for voters: After four years, Trump has either made America great again or he hasn’t. The president long ago made the logical choice to assert that he had, even before he had any evidence to back it up. Days before he’d been inaugurated, he told a Washington Post reporter that his reelection slogan would be “Keep America Great,” though he has repeatedly re-announced it as “new,” garnering credulous press attention each time. The phrase wasn’t quite as punchy as its predecessor—there was a reason Trump continued to employ MAGA, even in the self-proclaimed KAG era—and it raised the question of what the point of a second term would be, if he’d already made America great, but it sufficed for a while.
|The photo is illustrated for Trump on the atlantic|
The one danger of a slogan so simple is that it offers a simple test for voters: After four years, Trump has either made America great again or he hasn’t. The president long ago made the logical choice to assert that he had, even before he had any evidence to back it up. Days before he’d been inaugurated, he told a Washington Post reporter that his reelection slogan would be “Keep America Great,” though he has repeatedly re-announced it as “new,” garnering credulous press attention each time. The phrase wasn’t quite as punchy as its predecessor—there was a reason Trump continued to employ MAGA, even in the self-proclaimed KAG era—and it raised the question of what the point of a second term would be, if he’d already made America great, but it sufficed for a while".
Also, the timesfreepress with an article " Sohn: Trump's 'Keep America Great' slogan has come back to bite him" said that: His "Keep America Great" slogan is coming back to bite him. Hi 2020 catchphrase is "we will transition to greatness". Perhaps he understands, though he'll never admit it, that he took an already great American economy and severely damaged it. Now he has to sell the promise of a painful economic restoration at a time when most of us tell pollsters we think he's done a poor job of preventing the spread of COVID-19.
|AP Photo, Alex Brandon / President Donald Trump and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar listen as Brad Smith, director of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation, speaks about the coronavirus during a press briefing in the Rose Garden of the White House on Monday.|
Why do reporters put up with Trump's daily attacks?
On an article of the CNN said that: Brian Stelter asks: Why don't they just walk out when they're insulted? ABC White House correspondent Jonathan Karl, author of "Front Row at The Trump Show, says he gets asked that question often. "As reporters, our job is to be there," he says. "The insults don't matter. Who cares?" He says "we are there to try to get the facts and to put the questions to those who are in power in this country."
And the President of the US, as said by the businessinsider that: President Donald Trump has been among the most controversial presidents in US history, and just the third commander-in-chief to be impeached.
|From a point of view said on the businessinsider that: Though Trump's been perhaps the most controversial and divisive president in modern US history, he has had a remarkably steady approval rating due to his staunchly loyal supporters.|
The president, for example, has taken full credit for steady economic growth that began under the Obama administration. Trump has also repeatedly and wrongly claimed that he's fostered the "greatest economy" in US history.
Here are Trump's biggest accomplishments as president so far, measured by their overall impact and taking into account the general response from Congress, the public, and wider world.
Trump's most lasting impact on the country will be the reshaping of the federal judiciary.
Thus far, Trump has installed two Supreme Court justices and 187 judges to the federal bench — all for lifetime appointments.
|Police officers stand in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, DC, U.S. (Photo: businesinsider)|
Trump nominees now make up roughly 25% of all US circuit court judges, according to an analysis by The Washington Post.
He's appointed 50 judges on the 13 US circuit courts — and still has roughly a year left in his first term. To put this into perspective, former President Barack Obama appointed 55 circuit judges in his two terms in the White House.
The courts get the final say in US politics, setting precedents that can shape the country for years to come.
Even if Trump is not reelected in 2020, his presidency will continue to have an impact on the direction of the US due to the sheer number of conservative federal judges he's installed.
In signing a $738 billion defense spending bill just a few days before Christmas, Trump officially established the sixth branch of the US Armed Forces — the Space Force.
The Space Force is the first new military service since the US Air Force was created in 1947.
Despite its name, the new branch has not been established to protect the planet from potential extraterrestrial threats, but is tasked with protecting the US military's assets in space.
Three years into his presidency, Trump's signature legislative achievement remains a Republican tax bill that made sweeping changes to the tax code — the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
Trump signed the First Step Act into law in December 2018, marking the first legislative victory in years for advocates seeking to reform the criminal justice system.
The bill passed with overwhelming bipartisan support in Congress. It offers relatively modest changes to the federal prison system, but was praised as an important step forward by groups and activists seeking to end mass incarceration.
|President Donald Trump speaks about H. R. 5682, the "First Step Act" in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, which would reform America's prison system. (Photo: AP)|
|Although the President is now being criticized for many stuffs, he is still the President of The United States of America. A real hero would be recognized by the history, so someone acknowledged as a successfulness or failure should be seen in the time of demonstration with results. President Trump used to surprise the world for his victory, still pursuing his way of " Make America Great Again", and all coins always have two sides.|
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