3 Things To Know Today

1 Trump Withdraws U.S. From World Health Organization

He threatened it, but now it’s official: President Trump has officially withdrawn the United States from the World Health Organization. As you’ll recall, it was back in May when Mr. Trump announced that the U.S. would "terminate" the relationship because the WHO has "failed to make the requested and greatly needed reforms." Fast forward and a Trump Administration official has confirmed that the U.S. withdrawal plan was effective as of Monday and has been submitted to the United Nations. The news isn’t going down well on either side of the aisle. Senator Bob Menendez, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, tweeted that the administration informed Congress of the withdrawal calling the move "chaotic and incoherent." GOP Senator Lamar Alexander also says he disagrees with Trump's move, and argues that even if the WHO made mistakes, needs to be dealt with once the coronavirus crisis is over. Withdrawal requires a year's notice, so we’re not ‘officially’ out until July 6th, 2021.

2 Trump Disagrees With Fauci On COVID Situation In U.S.

Despite what you’ve heard from infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci, the United States is in a “good place” as it relates to the coronavirus. That’s the word from President Trump, who tells Gray Television that he disagrees with Dr. Fauci, who says the virus situation in the U.S. is "really not good." As Trump sees it, he saved the U.S. from a number of deaths after going against Fauci's wishes and issuing a travel ban from China and Europe into the U.S. While he acknowledges an increase in hospitalizations in some states, he reminds that other states are doing "very well." As for Fauci, he’s encouraging state governors to shut down bars and require masks amid surging coronavirus cases. In a virtual meeting with Alabama Senator Doug Jones, Dr. Fauci said indoor bars are a "perfect setup" for the spread of infection. He also says masks are "fundamental" in combating the virus and is in favor of governors mandating such coverings.

3 President Trump, First Lady Hold Roundtable Discussion on Reopening Schools

President Trump says his administration is going to put pressure on governors to reopen K-through-12 schools in the fall following the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking at a roundtable discussion at the White House, the President said they do not want governors to "keep the schools closed for political reasons." Trump said the mortality rate in the U.S. “from the China virus" is down "tenfold" and it's time to reopen schools. “We’ve pioneered new treatments that are dramatically improving the health outcomes. Vaccines are doing very well. Therapeutics are doing very well,” he offered. “And I think you’re going to have a lot of big things happening long before the end of the year.” First Lady Melania Trump agrees and added children are missing more than just time out of the classroom, and she encouraged parents to teach children the importance of CDC guidelines. Vice President Mike Pence said they are concerned that children are falling behind in the classroom, not just physically but emotionally, because "there is no substitute for in-class learning."

Sponsored Content

Sponsored Content