Eyeing 2020 Race, Trump Pushes Reopening As Unemployment Soars
With portions of Michigan dealing with flooding, Trump talked politics while refusing to wear a mask in front of the media while visiting a Ford facility in Michigan. Aired on 05/21/2020.
With much of the nation in lockdown, Trump is focusing much of his coronavirus response on his own grievances. Ashley Parker of The Washington Post and Jonathan Lemire of The Associated Press join to discuss. Aired on 4/13/2020. Heading to Arizona to visit a Honeywell factory that makes respirator masks, President Donald Trump urged Americans to consider themselves "as warriors," in the fight against the coronavirus. "Our country has to open," Trump said. (May 5) The financial effect of the virus has been felt across small towns in America. Aside from government subsidies, people have been turning to food banks. And the pantries there are being stretched to the limit. CGTN's Sean Callebs reports from Morehead City, North Carolina. On today's What America's Thinking, a new Hill/HarrisX poll finds 48 percent. of voters approve of the job Donald Trump is doing as President. Hill Reporter Brett Samuels talks the latest news on Trump and the coronavirus front and Director of Research at Ipsos joins Hill TV to discuss the public opinion on presidential approval. This survey was conducted online within the United States from April 10-14, 2020 among 2,854 registered voters by HarrisX. The sampling margin of error of this poll is plus or minus 1.8 percentage points. The results reflect a nationally representative sample of registered voters. Results were weighted for age within gender, region, race/ethnicity, income, political party, and education where necessary to align them with their actual proportions in the population.
LIKE. >> IMAGINE THAT. HEY, JONATHAN LEMIRE, WE’VE GOT -- WE’RE BUMPING RIGHT UP AGAINST 40 MILLION UNEMPLOYED, AGAIN THAT WE KNOW OF, PEOPLE WHO HAVE FILED AS A RESULT OF LOSING THEIR JOB. I SAW THE BANNER BEHIND THE PRESIDENT TODAY IN MICHIGAN. THIS IS GOING TO MAKE A TRANSITION TO GREATNESS MORE DIFFICULT, IS IT NOT? >> BRIAN, MY OWN PERSONAL TRANSITION TO GREATNESS IS CERTAINLY A WORK IN PROGRESS, AND WHAT WE’RE SEEING HERE FROM THE PRESIDENT’S TEAM IS THE SAME. THIS IS -- IT’S AN ODD CATCH PHRASE AND THEY HAVE A LOT OF WORK TO DO. THEY’RE FOCUSING, AS WE’VE NOTED BEFORE, ON THE ECONOMY. THE AMERICAN DEATH TOLL IS GOING TO ECLIPSE 100,000 NEXT WEEK. THEY’VE SHIFTED AWAY FROM THE PUBLIC HEALTH ASPECT OF THIS CRISIS AND FOCUSED INSTEAD ON THE ECONOMY. THEY’VE SEEN THE NUMBERS. ANOTHER TERRIBLE JOBS NUMBER TODAY. THEY KNOW THAT THEY ARE -- THEY NEED THE ECONOMY TO BOUNCE BACK. AND THE PRESIDENT IN A WAY IS TRYING TO TAKE A NEW TACK HERE BY REVERTING TO AN OLD TACK, ONCE AGAIN PORTRAYING HIMSELF AS THE OUTSIDER, WHICH IS WHAT HE SO EFFECTIVELY DID IN 2016, TAPPING INTO THAT ANTI-GOVERNMENT POPULIST ENERGY THAT HE WAS ABLE TO CARRY FOUR YEARS AGO AND DEFEAT HILLARY CLINTON. THAT’S SORT OF AN INHERENTLY HARD CASE TO MAKE WHEN YOU ARE OF COURSE THE INCUMBENT PRESIDENT. BUT THEY FEEL LIKE THEY CAN DO IT, AND WE’RE SEEING HIM REBEL AGAINST FRANKLY FEDERAL HEALTH GUIDELINES, INCLUDING TAKING AN ANTIMALARIAL DRUG THAT WAS NOT RECOMMENDED BY HIS OWN WHITE HOUSE MEDICAL TEAM. YOU ARE SEEING HIM, OF COURSE, FIGHT WITH THESE GOVERNORS. YOU ARE SEEING HIM SHIFT BLAME ELSEWHERE. YOU’RE SEEING HIM SUPPORT -- AND HE DID AGAIN TODAY -- THE PROTESTS FROM AMERICANS WHO ARE AGITATING FOR THE ECONOMY TO REOPEN QUICKLY. HE SEES A LINK BETWEEN HIS VOTERS AND THOSE WHO WANT TO GO BACK TO WORK. WE’LL SEE IF IT’S EFFECTIVE. THE BIDEN CAMP, FOR ITS PART, SAYS, LOOK, YOU OWN THIS. YOU CAN’T PLAY THE OUTSIDER HERE. AND, IN FACT, IF YOU WANT TO, YOU CAN BECAUSE RIGHT NOW, WHAT THIS MOMENT, THIS CRISIS CALLS