President Trump Announces Deal to Cut Out-of-Pocket Insulin Expenses
During a Rose Garden event on seniors with diabetes, President Trump announces a deal to cut out-of-pocket expenses for insulin. The president also criticizes the Affordable Care Act and says his administration will preserve Medicare and Social Security and people with pre-existing conditions.
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Missouri Governor Says "Poor Choices" Made at Lake of the Ozarks Holiday Weekend Gathering
At a news conference to provide an update on Missouri's response to the conronavirus pandemic, Governor Mike Parson (R) addresses the Memorial Day weekend gathering at the Lake of the Ozarks where hundreds of people abandoned social-distancing practices and gathered in close quarters, saying, "poor decisions were made" and that failure to adhere to the practices could be "potentially dangerous for everyone, especially our most at-risk individuals." However the governor says the people who gathered at the holiday spot represented only a "small sample" of how Missourians behaved over the Memorial Day weekend.
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Michigan Governor Signs Executive Order Expanding Coronavirus Testing
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) announces she has signed an executive order expanding the number of health care personnel that can authorize a coronavirus test to include nurses, physician assistants, and pharmacists, as well as the number of individuals who may wish to be tested for the virus.
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North Carolina Governor Cooper in Talks with RNC About August Convention
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper (D) says he is in ongoing talks with the Republican National Committee about the party's presidential convention, which is due to take place in Charlotte in August. Over the weekend, President Trump Tweeted that he was prepared to look elsewhere if the governor wouldn't allow the convention center there to be "fully occupied." Responding to a question about that Tweet, Governor Cooper says that public safety, science and data must be the number one priority. "It's okay for political conventions to be political, but pandemic responses cannot be," he says.
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White House Pressed on President's Tweets About Joe Scarborough and Deceased Staffer
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany responds to questions about President Trump's Tweets over the weekend about Joe Scarborough and Lori Klausutis, a congressional staffer who died after a fall in her office back in 2001. Klausutis' widower has asked Twitter to remove the president's Tweets, but Twitter has declined. When pressed on why the president continues to Tweet a conspiracy theory about Scarborough's possible involvement in the death of a staffer, McEnany refers back to comments Scarborough made on the Don Imus Show. "It was Don Imus and Joe Scarborough that joked about killing an intern— joked and laughed about it... It's Joe Scarborough that has to answer these questions," McEnany says.
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Washington, D.C. Metro Area Has Highest Coronavirus Positivity Rate, Dr. Birx Says
White House Coronavirus Task Force Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx says the Washington, D.C., metro area, which includes Northern Virginia, Montgomery County and Prince George's County in Maryland, has the highest coronavirus positivity rate among the nation's cities, followed by Baltimore, Chicago and Minneapolis. “These are the places where we have seen really a stalling or an increase of cases,” Birx says, while other urban centers across the country have seen a decline in the number of positive coronavirus cases.
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White House Spokesman Clashes with Reporters Over Church Openings Remark
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany responds to questions on the president's call on the nation's governors to allow places of worship to open immediately. When pressed on what authority the president has to make such an order and whether it is safe for churches, Mosques and Synagogues to do so, McEnany accuses the reporters of being opposed to their reopening. "The president will strongly encourage every governor to allow their churches to reopen. And boy, it's interesting to be in a room that desperately wants to seem to see these churches and houses of worship stay closed," McEnany says.
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North Carolina Governor Announces Restaurant Reopenings at 50 Percent Capacity
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper (Di) announces that the state's restaurants can reopen for in-person dining at 50 percent capacity as part of the state's phase-two reopening plans. The governor also announces the availability of free online training resources, called on Count On Me NC, that focus on advanced cleaning, disinfecting, social distancing, and hygiene practices.
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President Trump Calls for Immediate Reopening of Houses of Worship
President Trump makes a statement at the top of the White House briefing calling on the nation's governors to immediately allow for the reopening of places of worship, saying they are essential and that the CDC has issued guidance for them to reopen safely. “Today I am identifying houses of worship...as essential places that provide essential services...We need more prayer, not less," the president says. The president also threatens to "overrule" the governors if they don't comply with his request.
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President Trump Shows Off Mask He Said He Wore During Ford Plant Tour
President Trump shows off his mask to reporters after being asked why he wasn't wearing one while touring the Ford Rawsonville components plant in Michigan. The president says he wore the mask on part of the tour but stopped wearing it ahead of his speech at the plant.
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